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FAQ About Laser Hair Removal

Posted by Susan Cross on Jul 17, 2018 11:37:00 AM

Are you considering laser hair removal? Women and men alike spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours each year shaving, waxing, and using other temporary hair removal methods. Laser hair removal offers a long-term alternative to these expensive, time-consuming options. Here’s what you need to know about this exciting option. 

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Topics: laser hair removal

Damaged Skin? Turn Back the Clock with BBL

Posted by Susan Cross on Jul 6, 2018 2:48:00 PM

Everyone wants to look and feel their best, and youthful, healthy skin is a great confidence booster. BroadBand Light is an exciting new technology that may be able to help improve the look and feel of your skin and restore it to a level of radiance it hasn’t had for years. According to the Stanford Study, it rejuvenates skin cells so they appear more youthful even at a genetic level! 

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Topics: skin wellness

Tired of Sagging Skin? Tighten and Firm with SkinTyte II

Posted by Susan Cross on Jun 19, 2018 7:01:00 PM

Sagging skin on the face, neck, knees, abs, and arms can be the result of many different factors, and it can make you feel self-conscious. Making your skin firmer and tighter can improve its appearance and make you look and feel younger.

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Topics: medical skin care, skin laxity

Smooth, Plump, and Define Your Lips with Non-Surgical Fillers

Posted by Susan Cross on Jun 7, 2018 7:49:00 PM

As we grow older, our faces show many different signs of aging. Crow’s feet, spider-web wrinkles, deep laugh lines, sagging, and loss of elasticity contribute to making you look and feel old. Especially around the lips, these telltale signs can be difficult to cover up and stubbornly non-responsive to topical treatments. Non-surgical fillers may be the answer to helping you look and feel better and younger.

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Topics: injectables, lip fillers

Is All Mineral Makeup Created Equal?

Posted by Susan Cross on May 21, 2018 6:23:00 PM

Mineral makeup has exploded onto the cosmetics scene in the last few years, offering another alternative to heavy, thick liquid or cream formulations. These products are made up of ground minerals like iron oxides, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide. The resulting fine powder is dusted over the skin like a luminous veil, evening out skin tones and leaving a glowing luster.

But all mineral makeup isn’t created equal! Do you know what makes one product superior to another? Here’s how to separate the gold dust from the chalk.

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Topics: skin wellness, skin care products

Protect Your Body from the Sun This Summer (and Still Get a Tan!)

Posted by Susan Cross on May 9, 2018 7:01:00 PM

While a healthy summer glow enhances your appearance and makes you just feel good, sunburn can be both painful and hazardous to your health. How do you get that beautiful bronze tan and keep your skin looking its best this season? Read on for our top seven tips!

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Topics: skin wellness

What Is the ITG Diet?

Posted by Susan Cross on Apr 24, 2018 7:42:00 PM

Summer is coming! If you want to look your best this summer, you need a diet plan that works. The ITG diet can help you lose weight and keep it off—without starving or sweating until you drop. It’s fast, effective, and incredibly easy to incorporate into your busy life—no hours of meal planning, long shopping lists, or expectations of sitting down to elaborate home-cooked meals. ITG is a weight loss plan that works for today’s busy, on-the-go society without making you count points or follow a complicated program.

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Topics: medical weight loss

Rejuvenate Your Skin with a Microdermabrasion Treatment

Posted by Susan Cross on Apr 14, 2018 7:01:00 PM

Microdermabrasion is a popular non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation procedure offered at many spas in Des Moines. Its popularity is due to a number of factors: it is quick, convenient, and relatively inexpensive, and it involves no downtime and few side effects. Is microdermabrasion right for you?

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Topics: skin wellness, microdermabrasion

Kiss Shaving Goodbye with Laser Hair Removal

Posted by Susan Cross on Mar 29, 2018 7:44:00 PM

Whether you shave, wax, tweeze, or use depilatory creams, removing unwanted body hair can be a painful, messy process. Recent research reveals that more than 99 percent of American women voluntarily remove hair from their legs, underarms, eyebrows, upper lips, and/or bikini lines. More than 85 percent do so on a regular basis—sometimes daily!

All this hair removal adds up to a lot of time and money: over the course of a lifetime, American women who shave will spend an average of more than ten thousand dollars and nearly two entire months of their lives removing hair. A woman who waxes once or twice a month can spend more than twenty-three thousand dollars over the course of her lifetime! If you’re tired of spending precious time and money on temporary hair removal methods, you have better options.

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Topics: laser hair removal

Is BOTOX® a Safe Treatment?

Posted by Susan Cross on Mar 19, 2018 7:46:00 PM

You probably know that BOTOX® can diminish the appearance of forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, and other facial wrinkles. Although this treatment is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has been used for many years for these purposes, you may still have questions about it. Is it safe? How does it work? How long does it last? Read on for more information and the answers to these questions.

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Topics: botox, injectables