Pairing Hydrafacial and BBL Treatments

  “By stacking BBL treatments with the incredible Hydrafacial, we are combining the power of broad band light therapy with an intense infusion of potent antioxidants, including Vitamin A, Vitamin E, White Tea Extract, Horse Chestnut Seed Extract, and Rosemary Extract. (Youth Lab 2019)” In April 2018, Youth Lab Medical Spa in Perth, Australia reported on the ins and outs of laser therapy in all its different forms. They also touched on how BBL (Broad Band Light) treatments can be enhanced by Hydrafacials. In their words, “For the last decade, light-based therapy has become a widely accepted and reliable method for the treatment of photo-damaged skin, pigmentation, vascularity, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles...

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Going Beyond Ultraviolet Protection

  Written by Natalie Goldman, LC, CALT   Summer is warm in Northern Arizona and Infrared Light (IR) is emitted off objects, creating  electromagnetic radiation. These waves of infrared radiation are longer than those of visible light, according to the California Institute of Technology. These waves are closer to that of  heat from microwaves, sunlight and fire. All objects on Earth emit IR radiation in the form of heat. Research  on infrared damage or “heat shock” has demonstrated to cause premature aging. SkinMedica’s revolutionary sunscreen Total Defense + Repair has SOL-IR Advances Antioxidant Complex. This trio of potent antioxidants is a treatment to defend against harmful Infrared Rays & Ultraviolet Rays, while supporting the skin’s...

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What is KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for the treatment of fat outside of the submental area or in children under 18 years of age. If you’re interested in a nonsurgical way to reduce submental fullness, KYBELLA® may be right for you. KYBELLA® is a first-of-its-kind injectable treatment for adults with submental fullness that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. KYBELLA® MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU IF: You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental...

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Arnica Massage Oil

The Benefits of Arnica Massage Oil Arnica is a flowering perennial plant from the daisy family. It’s blossoms are used to make arnica oil, an aromatic, yellow essential oil. At Flagstaff Face & Body, we use an arnica oil blended with other relaxing essential oils to help temporarily reduce inflammation, soothe the body and mind, and reduce tension in muscles and joints. Arnica works by increasing circulation, thereby increasing energy and promoting healing throughout the body. It is widely used to reduce muscle soreness from sports or excersize, and can help to reduce arthritic pain. When topically applied to minor injuries like bruises and strained muscles, it can quickly stimulate circulation to those areas,...

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4 Layer Facial from Repêchage

4 Layer Facial from Repêchage Our premier facial treatment, 4 Layer Facial from Repêchage. The most renowned facial in the world to the most cutting edge protocols, has been creating facial treatments based on natural, seaweed-based ingredients combined with advanced science and technology for over 35 years. Their professional treatments are globally recognized for good reason: the multitude of benefits, and they continue to develop new and better treatments for skin care problems based on the latest scientific research and advanced knowledge of techniques, technology and treatment. “Sea” the difference! Repêchage’s development team is constantly searching for the latest in skin care technology. Seeking solutions to skin care problems globally is their mission, and...

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TIRED OF SHAVING, WAXING OR TWEEZING?

Then it’s time to get rid of unwanted hair. Our laser hair technology is safe and effective for most skin types. Studies show both women and men can feel disfigured from unwanted facial and/or body hair. How it works: This treatment uses a cosmetic laser that has settings adjusted to both your skin and hair type. The laser fires a concentrated beam of light that’s directed at the pigment in your hair follicles. This kills the follicle at its root, preventing those hairs from growing back. Hair grows in cycles. Lasers are effective in only the anagen phase (the active growth phase) when the melanin load (hair pigment) is at its highest. Because not...

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Collagen Induction Therapy AKA Micro-needling

Collagen Induction Therapy AKA Micro-needling The Eclipse MicroPen® is a revolutionary cordless dermal micro-needling device used by skincare professionals across the globe. The Eclipse MicroPen® has a high-speed motor allows for a more efficient yet timely procedure. The rapid pen motion provides a more comfortable experience that patients describe as a mild sandpaper-like sensation. Safety and control features The Eclipse MicroPen® has leads to predictable, consistent results. Automated micro-needling is an innovation in aesthetics for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the skin’s texture, tone and color. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. Eclipse MicroPen® is the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling...

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Get Your Eyes Back

What Will It Take For You To Get Your “EYES ” Back? Dear Dr Bass, I look in the mirror and see a “tired” face looking back at me, even after 8 hours of sleep. My eyes use to be my best feature and now they seem to have lost their luster. I probably need something done with my neck but I really don’t want to look overdone. Can I just do something for the eyes? Tired of Looking Tired   Dear Tired, Yes that mirror and family photos do bring some wonderful people into my practice. You’ve heard the sayings that 50 is the new 30, and 60 is the new 40. I’m...

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Summer Skin Care Tips

Summer Skin Care Tips Summer weather means showing more skin, hotter temperatures and plenty of days spent in the sun. You know that a regular skin care routine includes cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating. However, during the summer you need to add a few additional steps to your skin care regimen. Your skin is the largest organ your body has and you should treat it with care. Of course sunscreen is always necessary, but there is more to your summer skin regimen than your SPF. Exfoliate Regular exfoliation is important to your skin. When you exfoliate, you remove dead skin cells and debris that lead to clogged pores. If you have sensitive, aging or dry...

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