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- Do not overexpose your skin to UV rays. Even in the wintertime, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun. Use sunscreen when going outside for longer than 30 minutes.
- Stay hydrated with plenty of water throughout the day. You may not be perspiring, but winter dryness can rob your skin of the moisture it needs to stay beautiful and healthy.
- Avoid smoking.
- Cleanse your skin thoroughly both morning and night.
- Moisturize your skin well both morning and night.
- Exfoliate two to three times a week.
- Use products with antioxidants and peptides.
- Eat a diet rich in fruits, nuts and vegetables.
- Exercise at least 30 minutes daily.
- Get professional facials every three months.
This month’s great skincare specials will help you boost your cold-weather beauty regimen!
The Skin Master Rejuvenation System is the ultimate skin care treatment. It combines ultrasonic technology for deep cleaning and product penetration along with electro micro-current to tone and firm the skin by stimulating collagen production.
Dr. Colgrove and the staff at Vinings Surgery Center have an innovative new technology to offer patients who want to reduce wrinkles, tighten loose skin and contour problem areas of the body: ThermiRFTM.
ThermiRFTM uses radiofrequency (RF) technology, which for more than 75 years has been safely used in cardiology, pain management, dermatology, plastic surgery and other medical specialities. This technology allows physicians to precisely locate an area for treatment, then apply a specific dose of controlled radiofrequency energy to a portion of the targeted area for wrinkle reduction, body contouring, lifting, relaxation of frown lines and skin tightening.
ThermiRFTM is the first aesthetic therapy that uses temperature control technology, which is a safer than laser and other RF technology currently being used. All procedures done with ThermiRFTM can be performed in the office setting and do not require any down time. Patients can have procedures done during a lunch hour and return to work.
ThermiRFTM can be used to tighten small areas of adipose tissue (fat) deposits in areas including:
- Frown reduction
- Axillary fold
- Arms (tricept area)
- Abdomen (love handles)
The ThermiRFTM device is FDA-cleared and provides a minimally-invasive solution for tightening and fat reduction anywhere on the body. A tiny radio-frequency probe delivers the prescribed dose of safe RF energy through the non-insulated tip of the probe to heat the targeted loose tissue and fat cells. This is a very accurate method to selectively target the loose tissue and fat pockets results in controlled tissue reduction and tightening. Over time, the treated fat cells are drained via the lymphatic system and then excreted as urine and the lax tissues tighten.
The prescribed temperature is set by the clinician to ensure a comfortable yet effective treatment for each patient. The ThermiRFTM Platform controls the temperature of the handpiece tip that is in contact with the patient. The clinician can set the desired temperature and know that it is being delivered to the patient. Once the handpiece tip reaches the target temperature, a digital clock measures time. With precise temperature and time, the clinician can target and control the therapeutic dose. The system increases safety and delivers more reliable clinical outcomes.
Call 770-955-9000 to schedule your consultation today!
There’s a new option out there (and, of course, here at Vinings Surgery Center) for looking more youthful, adding facial volume and reducing lines and wrinkles. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is an FDA-approved filler used to lift the mid-face with long-lasting results. It is the first and only filler approved for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss instantly.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC gives a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile for as long as two years. While JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, adds volume specifically to the cheek area.
More about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC:
- It is the first and only hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift. HA is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume.
- It is clinically proven to last as long as two years with optimal treatment.
- After 24 hours, you should be able to resume your normal activities.
- Side effects are moderate and generally last two to four weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration and itching.
To see results, visit the Juvederm website. Click here to see reviews from those who have tried Voluma, as well as the RealSelf “worth-it” rating.
Smooth and Contour Your Body with VelaShape $85 Introductory Offer ($200 value) VelaShape is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for cellulite with three components, which together have been shown to be effective in tightening and smoothing skin: radiofrequency energy (RF), infrared light energy and mechanical vacuum massage.
As we all celebrate Thanksgiving this week, it’s the ideal time to focus on gratitude. For example, we here at Vinings Surgery Center are grateful for the wonderful patients who make what we do so great every day! We love hearing your stories and seeing the transformations. Watching you take active steps to live your best possible life and make positive changes is always so inspiring. Thank you!
Did you know that in addition to improving your overall well being and mental state, expressing gratitude can actually make you healthier?
First, gratitude can help you sleep better. Researchers found that people who felt more grateful also reported more positive thoughts and feelings, which allowed them to fall asleep faster and improved their overall quality of sleep. The research suggests that taking just a few minutes before bed to write down or say aloud a few things you’re grateful for might help you fall into a deep slumber.
Also, gratitude may just be the inspiration you need to stick with your gym routine. Exercising regularly was just one of the additional benefits reported by the subjects in a study. If feeling grateful can boost your energy level and happiness and help you get a great night’s sleep, it’s no surprise it can help you stick with your workout program, too! Read more about what gratitude can do in this great Shape magazine article.
It’s time to look flawless for those holiday parties coming up!
You are invited to a very special Botox Express Day with Vinings Surgery Center nurse injector Jennifer Garrity, RN, BSN.
Here are all the details:
WHAT: Botox Express Day
WHERE: Vinings Surgery Center
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 13, appointments 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DETAILS: Special Botox pricing of $9 per unit (regular price $10 per unit; 20-unit minimum purchase required)
Additional $50 instant savings with the purchase of two areas
Use your Brilliant Distinctions coupons for even greater savings! Remember to print out your coupon and bring it with you to this event.
Space is limited, so please book your appointment today by calling (770) 955-9000.
ABOUT BOTOX: Recent research has proven that Botox Cosmetic lasts up to 4 months. Experience these remarkable results for yourself. For frown lines and crow’s feet, the treatment blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines.
The injection relaxes the muscles so they don’t contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Treatment takes just about 5 minutes and no anesthesia is needed. Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. In some cases the toxin can migrate and cause temporary weakness of nearby muscles. In rare cases there can be a temporary drooping of an eyelid or facial asymmetry.
The risk of any side effect depends on the muscles injected. Because the effects of the procedure are completely reversible, all side effects are only temporary. Recovery is immediate, with minimal restrictions for four hours.
Laser Hair Removal Over 40% Off!
Wouldn’t it be nice not having to worry about shaving or waxing those unwanted hairs? Imagine staying silky smooth all year long, ready to go at a moment’s notice with no stubble, no shadow, no razor rash! Now you can with laser hair removal from Vinings Surgery Center. Start now and be bathing suit ready by next Spring!
- $175: Lip or chin
- $350: Underarms, neck or face
- $525: Bikini or forearms
- $700: Abdomen, chest or Brazilian
- $1400: Back or legs
When you carve your jack-o-lantern this month, be sure not to just toss out those pumpkin “guts”! They’re super rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, antioxidants, beta-carotene, zinc and vitamins A and C. As if that weren’t enough, pumpkins are packed with anti-inflammatory benefits, natural UV protectors and even exfoliating properties.
Just remove the seed and try these spa treatment recipes from The Beauty Bean designed to give you smooth and sexy skin ready for the season ahead.
Pumpkin Pie Face Scrub
Mix a few tablespoons of cooked and mashed (or canned) pumpkin with 2 tablespoons of plain, unsweetened yogurt (rich in lactic acid, a great natural exfoliator) and 1 tablespoon of ground almonds and/or oats. Apply the scrub to your face and let it sit for a few minutes to allow the pumpkin and yogurt to start to soften dead skin cells before using your fingers to gently scrub your face in small curricular motions. The dead, dull skin cells will wash away and your face will look fresh and flawless.
Pumpkin Body Mask
Mix 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned),
1/2 cup virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil
(which not only moisturizes, but also helps to exfoliate deal cells and even has antibacterial properties) and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (which is antioxidant rich, antibacterial and smells delicious!). Apply generously to clean skin (in the shower is neatest!) and massage it into the skin. After 10 minutes, rinse with warm water and pat dry – we think this is a perfect body treat to do while you let a deep conditioning hair mask steep.
Pumpkin Honey Facial Mask
Mix a few tablespoons of pureed pumpkin with 1 whipped egg white (which will help tighten pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines), 1 tablespoon plain yogurt (which will help exfoliate) and 1 tablespoon honey (which is anti-bacterial, great for clearing acne). Apply to entire face, avoiding the eye area, and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing. The yogurt and pumpkin will encourage cell-turnover and exfoliate, while the honey has antibacterial properties to ensure a fresh face for fall.
- FotoFacial for $150 (regular price $300) — FotoFacial uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and radio frequency (RF) energy combined in the same pulse to improve the look of skin on the face and neck.
- Vi Peel for $225 (regular price $300) — Vi Peel uses a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients to produce dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation and little downtime.
- Purchase Lytera skin brightening complex for $125 and receive Vitalize peel 50% off (regular price $150) — Lytera is a non-prescription, non-hydroquinone skin brightening product that minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots. Vitalize peel provides noticeable results after just one peel, compelling results after three to six peels.
- $85 for VelaShape (regular price $200) — VelaShape treatment smooths and contours your body.
Call 770-955-9000 today to make your skincare appointment!