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Celebrity Beauty Gossip: Iggy Azalea has had enough of her “A$AP Rocky” tattoo and is getting Laser Tattoo Removal treatment in order to get it removed.
The Australian rapper finally decided to get her ex-boyfriend’s name off her finger once and for all as she visited Laser Tattoo Removal studio on Tuesday. Braving the rain as she exited from the tattoo removal center, Azalea was spotted leaving the the building with a bandage in the place where her old A$AP ink used to be.
Are you one of the thousands living with bad tattoos or are you just tired of your tattoo? Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa Laser tattoo removal is the most effective, non-invasive method of safe tattoo removal available in Scottsdale & Phoenix AZ.
Please call 602-952-8446 for a complimentary tattoo removal consultation.
Tattoos – “What looks cool or sexy when you are young, can look downright hilarious once your body begins the ageing process,” says Dannielli.
Indeed. Take tattoos, a body art traditionally for the young, cool and hip. “In wartime, young men were tattooed, especially sailors,” says Dannielli*, a leading Perth skin specialist. “Now it is a beauty trend for everyday young men and women, and we are seeing an increasing number of them inking their faces, necks, decolletages and limbs,” she says.
What may look cutting-edge on a 20-something, takes on a very different incarnation on a 60-year-old. “Think of young skin as a tight, blank canvas,” Katherine says. “As we get older, spots, pigmentation and wrinkles begin to appear. Most importantly our skin loses its elasticity.
“Our bones begin to degenerate and our bodies get smaller. As we shrink, our skin drops and sits loosely around our frame.” As a result, you could find one day, that the pretty full-blown butterfly that once adorned your decolletage, has landed on your stomach.
Thank god for the invention of Laser Tattoo Removal, now you don’t have to live with wrinkled, outdated and unflattering tattoo.
Are you one of the thousands living with bad tattoos or are you just tired of your tattoo? Suddenly Slimmer Spa Laser Tattoo Removal is the most effective, non-invasive method of safe tattoo removal available in Scottsdale & Phoenix AZ.
Please call 602-952-8446 for a complimentary tattoo removal consultation.
NEW! VitaGlow, also known as mesotherarpy
Botox has been the ‘go-to’ injection to keep faces from aging, but a new shot is for those looking for a more natural approach.
Vitamins are no longer just to be ingested, now they’re being injected for cosmetic purposes.
This treatment is inspired by what many women have been doing in France since the 1950′s. But the doctor doing it here has a modern approach that she customizes for each patient.
And yes, you get a healthy dose of vitamins and more.
“What’s being infused is a combination of vitamins, anti-oxidants and hyluranic acid,” said Dannielli Marcelino, Director of Esthetics at Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa
By infused, she means injected, but ever so lightly. A tiny needle barely penetrates the skin, but it does get to what’s known as the middle or meso layer. The French call this practice mesotherarpy.
“The whole premise is to take advantage of the middle layer of the skin where circulation is existent but somewhat sluggish, as opposed to really brisk. Because imagine if you inject this deeply or directly into a vein, it doesn’t stay where you inject it,” said Dannielli.
But this solution will linger longer in the meso layer. The vitamins, including B, C and E, plus copper zinc and magnesium, nourish the anti-oxidants and help reduce inflammation.
The hyluranic acid helps offer a plump dewyness, and those microdroplets help stimulate collagen.
“Classically the French perform Vitaglow every week, but for busy, time-starved Arizona city women, the protocol is such that you have one session every two weeks and basically only three to five sessions depending on your skin type, your needs, and your time,” said Dannielli Marcelino.
A cooling facial mask helps to lock in the Vitaglow. Best not to wear makeup for 8 hours.
“Vitaglow doesn’t get rid of dynamic wrinkles the way Botox does, but for those people who are very happy with their expression lines and don’t want to change much about that, Vitaglow is a great alternative,” said Dannielli.
You can do a single round and Dannielli says you’ll see immediate results, but several treatments will do even more good.
NEW! VitaGlow, also known as mesotherarpy – takes 30 minutes, cost is $299, this treatment is performed only by physician.
To schedule a VitaGlow Facial treatment please call 602-952-8446
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Indulging in fistfuls of colourful candy can make you feel like a kid, but there is nothing youthful about sugar’s effect on your skin. Eating sugary foods causes a cascade of damaging reactions that can make your skin age faster.
Sugar Makes Us Happy
The euphoric grin and that satisfied moan that slips out when we eat sweet food is a clear sign that sugar makes us feel good. Sugar stimulates the release of happy hormones in the brain. Foods with high amounts of simple sugar in them elicit a fast release of these happy hormones. Such foods include candy, sugary coffee drinks, muffins, condiments, white bread, crackers and some breakfast cereals. The ‘sugar high’ we experience from these foods makes us feel happy, but it also damages our skin.
Sugar AGEs the Skin
High sugar levels in the skin cause a process called glycation. You can think of glycation as the process of tying knots with the scaffolding (collagen and elastin) of the skin. Sugar in the skin causes the amino acids in collagen and elastin to cross-link. By linking to each other, elastin and collagen loose their ability to stretch and recoil. Scientists thought they were witty when they called these knots advanced glycation end products (AGEs) since the knots cause the skin to look less youthful. To avoid this ‘AGE-ing’ of your skin don’t eat sugary treats.
Your Weakest Moment
Afternoon cravings are more common than not. In fact, according to researchers most people are likely to give into a sugary craving like cookies, sugary coffee-drinks and muffins around 4:12 P.M. Dr. Shulman, national best-selling author of nutrition-related books, says don’t give in! Instead, reach for “fiber, fat and protein to help fill you up and end a craving…good options include frozen berries or mango, a hard-boiled egg, walnuts or almonds.”
Squash Your Craving
Succumbing to sugary cravings does not only age your skin, it will “result in extra weight gain around the belly region, fatigue and an intense craving for more!” says Shulman. You can also squash your cravings with healthy options like a glass of water or herbal tea, some fruit or vegetables, a handful of almonds, or inulin. Haven’t heard of inulin before? Inulin is a fiber that can make you feel satiated and promotes digestive health. There are even chews that contain inulin, designed for moments (like 4:12pm) when cravings arise.
Can Food Really Make a Difference?
When researchers studied the diet of people from Australia, China, Greece, Japan and Sweden, they found eating vegetables, legumes, fish and olive oil were associated with younger-looking skin. It makes sense that diets rich in whole foods like vegetables, fish and legumes would be helpful to the skin as they are low in sugar.
Cutting Out Sugar
Did you known the average American consumes 2 pounds of sugar per week? Sugar is hiding in many everyday foods and drinks. We know that cutting sugar completely out of your day isn’t realistic. By focusing on whole, fresh foods you can cut down on your sugar intake and feed your skin beautiful.
Surprisingly Sugary Foods In Your Day:
2 tbsp of peanut butter = ½ tsp of sugar
1 tbsp of mayonnaise = ¼ tsp sugar
½ cup of pasta sauce = 2.5 tsp of sugar
1 granola bar = 2 ½ tsp of sugar
1 tbsp of ketchup = 1 tsp of sugar
1 small iced coffee = up to 8 tsp of sugar
What causes large pores?
Large pores are caused by a variety of factors, and if you know what they are, it can be easier to decide what treatment options will be helpful to you. Dermatologists have studied several factors that causes large pores, and there are three main causes: oily skin, age and sex
Our bodies produce sebum, an oily substance we secrete to keep the skin from drying out. People who have naturally oily skin tend to have larger pores. This happens because when oil and dirt collect in your skin, your skin swells and your pores look larger than they normally would. Another contributing factor is age. As you get older your skin loses its elasticity, which can cause your pores to look bigger. Sun damage also affects the appearance of pores. It makes your skin thicken, causing skin cells to collect around the edges of your pores, which stretch them out. The third main factor is sex (no we don’t mean the bump-and-grind kind). Males tend to have larger pores than females. Women might experience enlarged pores more often during hormonal changes, however, particularly during menstruation.
So what can you do to minimize the appearance of large pores?
To reduce the appearance of large pores, start by keeping them clean. Use a gentle cleanser twice a day, but don’t scrub too much because you don’t want your skin dried out. Using an exfoliating cleanser once a week will also help, because it breaks down dead skin cells that clog pores and can give your skin a smoother appearance.
The beauty experts at Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa suggest these three to minimize the appearance of large pores:
- SkinMedica Tri-retinol Complex – Gently releases retinol, which helps correct and repair sun damage. This product improves the skin’s appearance, improving its texture by minimizing the appearance of large pores. It can also firm up your complexion.
- Deep Pore Cleansing Facial – Once a month, visit one of Suddenly Slimmer’s skin care experts to do a deep pore cleaning for you. Their beauty experts will have the products and beauty gadgets to gently deep cleanse your skin to clear up skin congestion, blackhead, and provide professional advice on how to prevent from getting clogged up.
- Laser Skin resurfacing – if you want dramatic results for your large pore problem, a laser skin resurfacing treatment is for you. Suddenly Slimmer uses Pixel Laser, which not only successfully shrinks pores, but can also smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and clear sun-damaged skin.
Aside from Spanx, this is another must-have to “lift” you up!
Under eye bags. One of those tricky beauty conundrums that continue to stump cosmetic brands and consumers.
Caused by pads of fat that push forward as skin stretches and muscles relax under the eye, undereye bags can be attributed to genetics or aging. Sadly, beyond of surgery, there’s really nothing on the market that can actually make an obvious difference to shrink those puffy bags.
We just got in Neotensil from Living Proof (yes, from the makers of hair products touted by Jennifer Aniston). Neotensil features a new technology called “Strateris.” It forms a breathable, invisible film on your skin and acts as shapewear for your bags. The film has been engineered to “want” to shrink and become flat. So there’s a two-layering process — you apply the first layer, the Reshaping Base, to the skin and then apply the second Activating Layer. These two form a kind of grid on the skin’s surface that compresses and reshapes, forcing the sagging skin under the eyes, wrinkles, and bulges to lay flat.
And voila! Undereye bags begin to diminish in an hour, and will virtually be gone by the third hour mark! Pretty incredible, if you ask us. Overall, users say that the improvement stays for a good 24-hours, which makes the product perfect to use before a sweet date, a fabulous gala, a reunion with old friends you haven’t seen in ages, a wonderful wedding…or really, any occasion that you feel should look your best!
It is not permanent, mind you. There’s surgery or maybe even lasers for that. However, the science and technology behind Neotensil is considered groundbreaking and shows lots of potential in the anti-aging industry. It’s an instant fix, which many cumsuemrs are looking for without gong under the knife.
One thing to note, though…Neotensil does not correct dark circles (discoloration). It was meant to “lift” the heavy bags, not to change the coloration of your skin. Consumers who have tried it, however, are saying that the dark circles under their eyes are significantly diminished because the heavy bags causing that usually causes the shadows are diminished.
Also another thing to note, you can’t wear makeup over it. The brand has specifically created a powder to work with the product.
Hey, worth a try. Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa can offers individual Neotensil treatments, and also offers the complete kit for clients to take home!
Want to learn more about Neotensil? If you happen to be in the Phoenix area, we are hosting an event to learn more about Neotensil on Aug. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. Check out details on our Facebook page.
How To Lose Belly Fat
Phoenix – 1. Exercise no more than 45 minutes a day to reduce excess cortisol, the hormone that stores belly fat. Dubbed the “stress hormone,” cortisol helps our bodies deal with stress and can have some positive effects in the short term. Long-term, however, elevated level of cortisol can have several detrimental effects, including increased abdominal fat.
When it comes to exercise, you want to get in 30 minutes a day, four or five days a week, but be careful about going longer.
“When you go over that 45-minute threshold, cortisol, which is a stress hormone in the body, elevates tremendously,” Damaceno explained. At the same time, testosterone levels drop.
“You’re doing the opposite of what you’re really trying to accomplish,” she said.
2. Drink two cups of green tea every day.
3. Eat good-quality lean protein. Go organic if you can.
4. Come in and have our physician order blood test to check all three estrogen levels — estriol, estradiol and estrone. “If you can adjust those three estrogens, you can make a big difference,” Damaceno said.
5. Consider taking a supplement with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Studies have shown that taking 6 games of CLA per day can decrease belly fat by up to 30 percent.
Bonus tip: Green coffee bean extract is proven to significantly lower belly fat. Dr. Oz featured the supplement on his show, citing “a staggering newly released study” that “triggered unprecedented excitement for a weight-loss study.” According to that study, participants lost an average of 17 pounds in 22 weeks by doing nothing more than taking this supplement.
The Top 10 Foods That Burn Belly Fat & The Top 10 Foods That Store Belly Fat
The most powerful way to lose belly fat for women is to eat foods that burn belly fat and increase metabolism. But just as important as the foods to eat are the foods to avoid.
How Do Foods Burn Belly Fat?
It’s so much easier to remember and motivate yourself to change your diet if you understand the reasons behind it I think.
Our metabolism is determined by the balance of our hormones, which are the master controllers of our mood, how our skin looks, cravings, sleep as well as all of the metabolic functions like how your body uses food as energy, where it will get the energy from, whether to store or burn calories and the list goes on and on… and on!
So the key to burning belly fat is to eat foods that balance the hormones that effect belly fat storage and belly fat burning.
Our amazing bodies evolved to store excess energy as fat for times when food wasn’t available. An incredible creation that kept our species alive BUT in this age of ‘Supersize’ fast food, that incredible creation is now the reason why we’re fat… our bodies are storing excess calories as fat for the times when food isn’t around, but we NEVER have those times!!!!
The main hormones that effect belly fat fall into the 2 categories:
Hormones that store belly fat
Hormones that burn belly fat
Hormones that store belly fat in women:
Estrogen (More specifically Estrone)
Hormones that burn belly fat in women:
The following lists of foods will decrease the production of the belly storing hormones and increase the belly burning hormones:
Top 10 Foods That STORE Belly Fat And DECREASE Metabolism:
It is as important to avoid foods and ingredients in foods that increase the bad hormones as it is to eat the foods that increase the good hormones.
Processed & Refined Foods
Artificial Colours, Flavours, Additives
Processed Soy Products
High GI Carbs
Saturated & Trans Fats
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Top 10 Foods That BURN Belly Fat And INCREASE Metabolism:
Cruciferous Vegetables – Broccoli, Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage etc.
Green Leafy Vegetables
Beans – eg Red Kidney
Tuna & Salmon
Garlic and Onions
Pure Whey Protein
Just by following the foods to avoid and foods that burn belly fat list and managing your meals around that will dramatically improve your metabolism and you will burn belly fat without having to count calories and feel hungry.
PIXEL RF Laser Skin Resurfacing
Improvement of Acne Scars and Stretch Marks
Skin Tightening & Skin Rejuvenation
Treatment of Discoloration, Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Acne Scar Treatment
Pixel RF technology works to contour, tighten and rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful, healthier appearance. The non-invasive Pixel RF skin rejuvenation platform uses Micro Plasma Technology, which both ablates and heats the skin through controlled, focused delivery of energy. The thermal injury prompts the formation of new collagen which tightens the skin and creates a smoother, refreshed appearance.
Pixel RF can also be advantageous because it does not see color so it is safe for all skin types. The healing time for Pixel RF can be faster than other skin resurfacing treatments and the entire procedure can be performed in as little as 15 minutes. With Pixel RF’s high-energy output, it can often create optimal results in skin resurfacing with only one treatment, as opposed to multiple treatments typically required from other radiofrequency techniques.
Here’s what industry leaders have to say about the PixelRF:
“Another dimension in the fight against aging. PixelRF technology has given us another dimension in the fight against aging. Since fractionated resurfacing with RF technology does not harm the skin’s outer layer, the healing time is faster than traditional CO2 lasers. As we noticed during our study The Micro Plasma Technology? creates multiple, controlled microperforations within small zones of thermal injury, similar to the pattern created by many fractionated skin resurfacing lasers. During the procedure, just a small portion of the tissue is ablated. The remaining tissue supplies the healing that leads to the elimination of irregular epidermal pigmentation, tightening of dermal collagen and the smoothing that results from the stimulation of the skin’s deeper layers. The fact that patients are experiencing less discomfort and a shorter down-time has made this technology a hit in my practice.” Dr. Michael Gold, M.D. - Nashville, TN
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PIXEL RF LASER SKIN RESURFACING BEFORE AND AFTER GALLERY
Instead of relying on your Photoshop app, why not just get a permanent “touch-up” in real life?
IPL Photofacial is a common procedure that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to zap away skin blotches, age spots, sun damage, discolored scars and even rosacea. It is highly effective that the results are evident that the next time you take a selfie, you wouldn’t even have to bring up your Photoshop app. For real!
For the most part, the IPL Photofacial works well on all skin types, but seems to do better on lighter skin types. There may be a risk of hyperpigmentation on darker skin types. But as our fabulous senior esthetician Dannielli suggests, “It is worth coming down to Suddenly Slimmer for a consult so our experts can properly determine if a Photofacial is right for your skin type.”
Of course, Suddenly Slimmer offers other options that can deliver the same great results that IPL Photofacial would for clients with darker skin tone.
The Photofacial session results in a more even skin complexion because it reverses sun damage…and boy, do we Phoenicians know all about that as we hit 110+ degrees. The treatment can also correct “telangiectisias,” which is redness of the skin due to broken capillaries. The best part, and an important part too, is that Photofacial can kill bacteria that causes acne. So if you’re still suffering from adult acne, or you have older teenagers who are battling the acne wars, this could be very helpful. Remember that.
Although IPL Photofacial really was not designed to prevent or repair wrinkles, the other benefits of receiving this treatment sometimes outweighs that. Also, there are other treatments for wrinkles that could very well work well in conjunction with Photofacial. That’s why it’s always important to consult with a certified esthetician, registered nurse or supervised medical assistants.
Now just for clarification, the Photofacial is not a laser treatment and should not be confused with laser treatments. Laser resurfacing actually removes layer of skin, while a Photofacial treatment creates what is referred to as “injury response” in the skin, that stimulates collagen and corrects the skin from the inside out. Photofacials use intense pulsed light, not laser. The good thing, it’s less expensive than laser resurfacing.
Pain? Not much, virtually none. Clients may feel a slight stinging sensation from the pulsing light. But typically, there is an optional cooling gel that can be applied to the treatment area to bring comfort. There’s zero recovery time, so it’s really no excuse to miss work…but we’ll leave that up to you. ; )
Are you ready to try it?! Seriously, with all the great skin benefits it can bring, plus the almost pain-free procedure and the reasonable price tag, you really should strongly consider it and be ready to ditch your Photoshop app. Your skin will always be photo-ready!