Urban Effects MedSpa Blog

3 Healthy Skin Supplements You Should Know About

Posted by Susan Cross on Aug 15, 2018 5:23:00 PM

Your skin is the largest organ in your body—did you know you have nearly 22 square feet of it? While scrubs, polishes, moisturizers, and spa treatment can help your skin from the outside, nourishing your body from the inside is one of the best ways to help it look its best.

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10 Cold, Hard Truths About Tanning

Posted by Susan Cross on Aug 9, 2018 7:11:00 PM

Many people love the look of tanned skin, which seems to be healthy and glowing. Unfortunately, appearances can be deceptive. Learn the facts about tanning and invest in some quality sun protection to look and feel your best over the long term.

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Topics: skin care products

Is Your Face Breaking Out, or Is It Purging?

Posted by Susan Cross on Aug 6, 2018 4:54:00 PM

Have you ever started using a new product that’s supposed to help reduce blemishes only to find that your skin immediately gets worse? You may assume that the product doesn’t work (or doesn’t work for you), or you may worry that you could be having a bad reaction to one of its ingredients. But there may be something different happening: purging.

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Topics: skin care products, medical skin care

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 showing off skin that’s youthful and healthy is a great confidence booster. But how do you achieve this rejuvenated appearance? BroadBand Light is an exciting 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 in years. 

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Topics: skin wellness, light treatment

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