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Urban Effects MedSpa was created around Susan's passion for skin! We strive to achieve excellence in improving our patient’s skin health and appearance. Our patient relationships are built on integrity and trust. We have been working in the medical and aesthetic skin care industry for more than thirty years. We value education, communication and creating real results!
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Summer Squinting Means Deeper Lines!

Posted by Susan Cross on Jun 6, 2019 2:46:00 PM

Warm weather is finally here, and with it long, sunny days. While summer means vacations and time in the great outdoors, squinting in bright sunlight can lead to unwanted lines in your forehead and around your eyes. Fortunately, there are fast, effective, and easy ways to prevent and remove those lines, so you can enjoy the warm weather without worrying about aging. 

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Topics: injectables, skin wellness

Let’s Talk Freckles!

Posted by Susan Cross on May 22, 2019 2:28:00 PM

Love them or hate them, freckles have been the topic of fashion magazines for decades. Fortunately, cosmetic technology today allows people to embrace or erase their freckles as they wish. 

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Topics: light treatment

Head to Toe Summer Sun Protection

Posted by Susan Cross on May 7, 2019 2:49:00 PM

Now that spring is in full swing, it’s nearly time for summer vacations and sunny days. With the latest advances in skin care, long days relaxing in the sun doesn’t have to take a toll on your skin. By rethinking your skin routine, you can spend more time in the sun this summer and less time worrying about sunburns and wrinkles. 

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Topics: skin wellness, skin care products

Get Your Body Ready for Summer with Urban Effects!

Posted by Susan Cross on Apr 23, 2019 2:36:00 PM

Spring is finally here, and summer weather just around the corner. Everyone wants to look their best when their summer vacations finally arrive. Luckily, cutting-edge technology has made looking your best easier than ever. 

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Topics: laser hair removal, skin laxity, rf treatments

Adult Acne—How to Banish It Once and For All

Posted by Susan Cross on Feb 7, 2019 2:51:00 PM

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting 50 million people annually. While nearly all adolescents experience acne at least once, many adults have acne into their 30s and 40s. In fact, approximately 15 percent of adult women report suffering from acne. Dermatologists are aware that increasing numbers of adult women suffer from acne, making it one of the most common skin conditions in the United States. Acne in adults and teens, however, has different causes and different treatments. 

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Topics: acne

Is Stubborn Excess Fat Weighing You Down?

Posted by Susan Cross on Jan 23, 2019 3:02:00 PM

You work out at the gym and maintain a healthy diet, yet you still struggle to achieve the slim appearance you’ve been striving for. In some areas of the body, excess body fat can be stubborn and may require extra treatment to eliminate. Urban Effects MedSpa offers multiple, non-surgical options to reduce body fat and achieve the appearance you have been seeking for so long. 

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Topics: medical weight loss

Skip the Scalpel—3 Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatments

Posted by Susan Cross on Jan 12, 2019 4:29:00 PM

Cosmetic technology is advancing at a rapid pace, giving patients more options than ever before. Yet for many people, cosmetic procedures still can seem intimidating. In reality, procedures are growing easier and faster every year. Below are three non-invasive procedures offer dramatic results with little or no downtime. 

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Topics: microneedling, light treatment, rf treatments

Why Is My Skin Getting Worse in My 30s?

Posted by Susan Cross on Dec 27, 2018 3:03:00 PM

You spent your twenties exfoliating, hydrating, and protecting your skin. You selected your skin care products carefully to ensure that you looked your best every day. Yet in your thirties, wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging are beginning to appear. It’s time to shake up your skin care routine. 

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Topics: skin wellness, skin laxity, laser treatments

Hyperpigmentation and Melasma— the Differences and How to Treat Them

Posted by Susan Cross on Dec 11, 2018 1:44:00 PM

Hyperpigmentation, including melasma, is very common and can leave millions of Americans unhappy with their skin’s appearance. Many do not realize, however, that melasma and other types of hyperpigmentation are different conditions with different causes and symptoms. Fortunately, effective treatments are available for various types of hyperpigmentation. 

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Topics: skin wellness, skin care products, medical skin care

Cutting-Edge Technology for Rejuvenated Skin

Posted by Susan Cross on Nov 29, 2018 1:18:00 PM

If you are troubled by tired-looking skin, you’re certainly not alone. The 2018 Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) found that for six years in a row, consumers ranked excess fat as their top appearance concern. Fortunately, skin rejuvenation and dermal remodeling is now faster, safer, and more effective than ever before. Urban Effects offers the latest technology from Cutera, a leading provider of energy-based skin and body rejuvenation systems such as lasers and light therapies.

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Topics: medical skin care, laser treatments, microneedling