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Susan Cross

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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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Get More Radiant Skin With DiamondGlow™

Posted by Susan Cross on Mar 16, 2020 2:46:00 PM

The ideal look of skin is to be fresh and healthy in tone and appearance. However, for most of us, our skin falls far below the mark marred by the hazards of life. From acne to sunburns to aging skin, can we get a break? Well, there’s a solution that can repair your lifetime of skin imperfections.

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Topics: medical skin care

Don't Let Your Skin Do the Talking

Posted by Susan Cross on Aug 13, 2019 12:04:00 PM

You would never tell how old you are—but the skin on your neck and chest may be telling the story for you. The delicate skin on your neck and décolleté are among the first places to show signs of aging, such as loose, crepey skin and freckles. Those two things occur due to damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.

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Topics: skin wellness

4 Reasons Your Hands Look Old & How to Fix Them

Posted by Susan Cross on Aug 7, 2019 10:40:31 AM

In the Disney movie Tangled, Mother Gothel uses Rapunzel’s magic to heal herself and remain perpetually young. One of the most telling scenes is when Mother Gothel looks at her hands—which are beginning to show that she is aging. Her hands even show brown aging spots! We have to give credit to Disney; this is scientifically accurate, as the hands show the signs of aging before any other parts of the body.

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Topics: light treatment

Don't Let Summer Fun Leave Permanent Damage

Posted by Susan Cross on Aug 1, 2019 1:09:00 PM

There are so many fun outdoor activities in the summer—swimming, hiking, camping, kayaking, just to name a few. Yes, even reading a good book at the beach is a great way to enjoy the outdoors.

So much outdoor time, however, can leave your skin damaged from sun exposure. Of course, wearing sunscreen that is SPF 30 or above can help minimize the appearance of many skin issues, but damage that does occur doesn’t have to be permanent. Professional skincare can be the best place to start reversing it.

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Topics: skin wellness

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, advances in cosmetic technology allow you to embrace or erase your freckles as you wish. 

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Topics: skin wellness, laser treatments, 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