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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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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 is very common and can people unhappy with the appearance of their skin. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that many types of hyperpigmentation, including melasma, are different conditions with different causes and symptoms. Fortunately, effective treatments are available for various types so you can keep your skin looking beautiful. 

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Topics: skin wellness, skin care products, microneedling, light treatment, rf treatments

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

Dead Giveaways—Hands, Neck, and Decollete

Posted by Susan Cross on Nov 14, 2018 2:43:00 PM

You’re diligent about your facial skin care regimen. You drink lots of water, eat healthy foods, exercise, and religiously apply sunscreen. Your makeup is non-toxic, non-comedogenic, and mineral-based. You feel confident that you’re putting your best face forward, but are your best efforts being subtly sabotaged? Not giving enough thought to the appearance of your neck, décolleté, and hands can undermine everything you do to maintain the youthful radiance of your face. 

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Topics: skin wellness, skin care products, skin laxity

The Best Combination Therapy for Treating Aging Skin

Posted by Susan Cross on Nov 1, 2018 1:22:00 PM

 

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Topics: skin wellness, medical skin care, laser treatments

What is Microneedling?

Posted by Susan Cross on Oct 16, 2018 4:06:00 PM

 

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Topics: microneedling

TruSculpt® iD is Here!

Posted by Susan Cross on Oct 3, 2018 2:16:00 PM

In the past, fat-reduction body sculpting options were fairly limited. Those that were available were often invasive and painful. Today’s choices use cutting-edge technology to reduce fat and precisely sculpt all areas of your body—quickly, non-invasively, and with minimal discomfort. The truSculpt iD system is the next evolution in body-sculpting systems, offering impressive results faster and more comfortably than ever before.

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Topics: skin wellness, laser treatments

Psssst…We Have the Secret!

Posted by Susan Cross on Sep 18, 2018 3:25:00 PM

Today’s laser technology is more advanced than ever before, which means there are many new options to help your skin look and feel healthier and more youthful. A variety of treatments offer dramatic results with minimal pain, risk, and recovery time, and an exciting new treatment is now available: the CUTERA Secret RF system! 

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Topics: skin wellness, microneedling, rf treatments

Your Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimen for Morning and Night

Posted by Susan Cross on Sep 6, 2018 4:24:00 PM

A good skin care regimen can help preserve the youthful appearance of your skin and possibly even turn back the clock on some signs of aging. Fortunately, an effective anti-aging skin care routine doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming.

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Topics: acne, medical skin care

Lip Injection Before & After Care

Posted by Susan Cross on Aug 22, 2018 6:37:00 PM

Lip injections are safer and more natural looking than ever before. It’s easier and more affordable than ever to enhance the beauty of your lips, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and laugh lines, and give your face a more youthful and vibrant look with lip fillers. If you’re considering lip injections, here’s what you should know before you go.

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Topics: lip fillers