Urban Effects MedSpa Blog

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

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

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

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

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