Are you starting to notice that your skin is becoming dull or has lost its glow? If this sounds like you, you may be able to benefit from HydraFacial. This nonsurgical treatment is great for addressing a large number of skin concerns for a boost in confidence. Read on to learn more about this treatment option and what it can do for you.

About the HydraFacial

HydraFacial can address many skin care needs, including fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity and firmness, even tone and vibrancy, skin texture, brown spots, oily and congested skin, and enlarged pores. Almost anyone can benefit from HydraFacial to improve their complexion.

The HydraFacial is a three-step treatment to help you get the skin you want. The first step, Cleanse and Peel, includes exfoliation and resurfacing to slough away dead skin cells. Then comes Extract and Hydrate, which removes dirt from pores using suction, and nourishes with intense moisturizers. Fuse and Protect is the last step, which includes saturating the skin with antioxidants and peptides for a youthful glow.

The HydraFacial treatment can also be tailored to your specific skin concerns with our Growth Factor Boost, Dermabuilder Boost, and Britenol Boost serums.

Following Treatment

After your HydraFacial treatment, there is no downtime needed. You will be able to see dramatic results in the enhancement of your skin for about two weeks. One treatment per month is recommended to see maintain results.

If you are looking to refresh your complexion and restore a youthful glow, contact our Bellevue office today to schedule your initial consultation.

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Why is preventative aging important to millenials?

Today, social media is everywhere, and millennials or young individuals, have easily assimilated it into their everyday lives. With apps like Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook, selfies are all the rage. And when you are constantly taking selfies of yourself, you are bound to notice little signs of aging. To keep up with the idea of “perfection” shown on social media, more millennials than ever are getting Botox and dermal fillers. Because these treatments are nonsurgical and require little to no downtime, it makes it the perfect quick-fix. Read on to learn more about these treatment options.

Botox

Botox is a popular neuromodulator, which aims to selectively weaken certain facial muscles to reduce signs of aging. It is most commonly used to reduce crow’s feet, lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead, to elevate the brows, and soften the chin pad. It is made up of botulinum toxin type A, and can last for 3-4 months. Today, many millennials are also using Botox as a preventative treatment rather than to correct the aging process.

Fillers

Fillers are different from Botox in that they are used to lump and fill in areas of the face. Fillers are often used to help create fuller lips and cheeks, enhance sunken eyes, and soften the look of wrinkles. Many fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that attracts and binds water under the skin. There are many FDA-approved fillers today, including Restylane and Juvederm.

At ASBS, we also offer other types of fillers, such as Sculptra Aesthetic and Radiesse that work differently with your skin.

So, Fillers or Botox?

If you are in your twenties and are considering Botox of fillers, be sure do your research first. Seeking out a skilled cosmetic injector in Bellevue is important to ensure optimal results. Also, be sure to speak with your specialist about your individual goals and why you would like to have this treatment in the first place.

If you are interested in learning more about Botox or fillers, contact our Bellevue office today to schedule a consultation!

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Microneedling is an effective way to refresh your face and improve some of the most common skin concerns. Individuals, both young and old, are turning to microneedling in Bellevue for its skin rejuvenating benefits. Here’s what you can expect after your treatment with microneedling:

Minimal Risk

When the appropriate microneedling device is used by a licensed esthetician, there is minimal risk of infection or scarring after treatment. At Advanced Skin and Body, we use the only FDA-approved microneedling device on the market; the SkinPen. Its straight, sterile, and precise needles allow for the most effective and safest results.

Increased Collagen

Before you can enjoy the results of your microneedling treatment, your skin will need time to go through its natural healing process. During microneedling, tiny puncture wounds are created below the surface of the skin with the SkinPen device. This triggers the immune system to go to work repairing the puncture wounds. New collagen and elastin are produced, the essential ingredients to strong, healthy skin.

Skin Tightening

Over time, our skin begins to lose elasticity, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. With new collagen developing after microneedling, you can expect your skin to become stronger, tightening to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Many younger individuals are also turning to microneedling treatment to prolong their youthful looking skin with a boost of collagen.

Improved Blemishes

Along with tightening the skin, microneedling can also improve the appearance of common blemishes such as acne scarring, sun damage, and age spots and can shrink the pores. While the channels in your skin are present after microneedling, skin care products can be more effectively absorbed, so you can get the most out of your products for optimal skin improvement!

To learn more about the microneedling treatment or to schedule your consultation at Advanced Skin and Body Solutions in Bellevue, contact our office today!

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There are many skin care treatments available today, all with different unique benefits and drawbacks. Many common skin concerns involve only the outer layers of the skin, making a more abrasive treatment unnecessary. Find out how you can benefit from a skin care treatment like dermaplaning in Bellevue, for your surface level skin concerns!

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Gentle and Noninvasive

More aggressive skin care treatments can give you significant improvements, however, these treatments often come with uncomfortable side effects and some recovery time. Patients who don’t want to undergo a more abrasive procedure can benefit from dermaplaning. The gentle treatment only targets the surface of the skin, carefully scraping away the very outer layers to reveal fresh, healthy skin beneath. Following treatment, there is no recovery or downtime necessary. Because dermaplaning is so gently on the skin, it can be repeated once a month for optimal results.

Improve Imperfections

During dermaplaning, surface level imperfections are improved. This includes dry and dull skin caused by dead skin cells, acne scars, and uneven pigmentation. Dermaplaning also results in a stronger, thicker dermis which leads to more elastic skin and fewer fine lines. Along with the top layers of skin, peach fuzz is removed as well, leaving the skin completely smooth.

Optimize Other Skin Care Products

With peach fuzz and dead skin cells removed, products can be absorbed into the skin more effectively. Patients can get the most out of their skincare products by choosing to have dermaplaning first. Your skin care professional can recommend which products you should use depending on your skin concerns.

To learn more about dermaplaning or our other skin care treatment options, contact Advanced Skin and Body Solutions today. We can provide you with more information and schedule your appointment with one of our skin care professionals.

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Microneedling in Bellevue has been gaining in popularity as more patients begin to understand the benefits it has on the skin. Because of this, many microneedling devices are entering the market, but the SkinPen is the only FDA-approved device so far. Keep reading to learn what sets the SkinPen apart!

What is the SkinPen® Microneedling Device?

The SkinPen is a handheld microneedling device that contains many tiny needles. In case you’re new to the microneedling world, the treatment involves creating tiny puncture wounds in the skin, stimulating the body’s healing process. Blood flow is increased to the area and the formation of new collagen and elastin is developed, resulting in stronger, healthier skin with reduced lines and wrinkles, acne marks, and other blemishes.

The SkinPen® Difference

There are many microneedling devices on the market from rollers to smaller at-home devices, but only the SkinPen has been approved by the FDA. A number of risks have been uncovered involving the use of non-FDA-approved devices. Because the needles of the device are penetrating the skin, it is and should be considered a class II medical device. The SkinPen is the only device that has been verified as using sterile, straight needles, with precise depth control. Other non-approved devices have shown to have hooked or jagged needles, making them less effective.

SkinPen® Microneedling Benefits 

If you want to experience the benefits of microneedling without the fear of an ineffective or even dangerous device, be sure to choose a dermatologist that offers the SkinPen. If you are in the Bellevue, WA area, you contact Advanced Skin and Body Solutions for your microneedling treatment with the FDA-approved SkinPen. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with a skin care professional!

Learn more about why you should choose the SkinPen® Microneedling treatment at our premier medical spa in Bellevue, Washington.

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Now more than ever, non-surgical cosmetic treatments in Bellevue are rising in popularity. And it’s no surprise since these treatments typically require no incisions, stitches, or downtime. One of the most popular nonsurgical options is dermal fillers. However, it is important to understand that not all fillers are the same. Read on to learn more about fillers in Bellevue, and which one is right for you.

Juvederm

There are several Juvederm fillers used at our office, each of which targets a specific area of the face. Juvederm products are made with hyaluronic acid, which attracts and binds water to create youthful volume under the skin. Juvederm can be used to smooth facial wrinkles and lines, as well as plump the lips. Juvederm Volbella is specifically made to add volume to delicate areas such as the lips and lines around the lips, while Juvederm Vollure is a great solution for nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

Radiesse

Radiesse is made up of Calcium Hydroxyapatite, which are small calcium spheres that are suspended in a water-based gel. Once Radiesse is injected, it provides immediate volume, but also stimulates collagen production. Over time, the gel is absorbed by the body, leaving behind your own collagen for natural rejuvenation. This filler is great for treating smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, lines at the corners of the mouth, and chin wrinkles.

Sculptra

Sculptra is a filler meant to address signs of aging such as smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. It is made of poly-L-lactic acid, which is naturally absorbed by the body and stimulates collagen production. This helps to add youthful volume to the skin to smooth and rejuvenate for a more youthful appearance.

There are several other types of fillers that may be best for you. That’s why it’s important to seek an experienced cosmetic injector near you to ensure the best results.

If you are interested in learning more about fillers, contact our Bellevue, WA office today to schedule a consultation!

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If you have been following the latest nonsurgical body contouring options, then you have probably heard of CoolSculpting. This breakthrough procedure is a great way to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, without undergoing surgery. At our Bellevue officer, we offer CoolSculpting and DualScultping to help you look and feel your best!

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting uses cooling technology that targets and freezes stubborn fat cells while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed. It can be used to treat almost any area of the body, including the chin, upper arms, abdomen, flanks, and inner and outer thighs. Essentially, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction in Bellevue! During treatment, a special applicator will be used. The excess fat will be suctioned into the applicator, and the cooling will begin. It takes about one hour to treat one treatment area. During this time, many patients read, do work, or even nap!

There is also no downtime needed following CoolSculpting treatments, so you can return to your everyday activities as soon as you feel comfortable!

DualSculpting in Bellevue

At our practice, we are proud to offer two CoolSculpting machines to help save you time. We call this DualSculpting! By using two machines, we can treat two targeted areas at once, which means quicker results! Plus, we can freeze more fat in a shorter time period, so you can slim down, quicker.

If you are interested in learning more about DualSculpting and CoolSculpting in Bellevue, WA office, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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