Urban Effects MedSpa Blog

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

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

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

Rejuvenate Your Skin with a Microdermabrasion Treatment

Posted by Susan Cross on Apr 14, 2018 7:01:00 PM

Microdermabrasion is a popular non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation procedure offered at many spas in Des Moines. Its popularity is due to a number of factors: it is quick, convenient, and relatively inexpensive, and it involves no downtime and few side effects. Is microdermabrasion right for you?

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Topics: skin wellness, microdermabrasion

Wish Your Acne Would Just DISAPPEAR?

Posted by Susan Cross on Mar 13, 2018 7:16:00 PM

If you’re plagued by painful acne or haunted by the ghosts of pimples past, you know how frustrating and embarrassing the condition can be. Acne is the most common problematic skin condition in the United States today, and many people continue to suffer long beyond their teenage years.

Treating your acne can help restore your confidence, self-esteem, and radiance. Left untreated, acne can leave you with permanent dark spots and scars. There are numerous treatment options for both teens and adults who suffer from acne; there are also many options to help minimize the appearance of scarring and restore your skin’s beauty.

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Topics: skin wellness, acne

Facials, HydraFacials®, and Chemical Peels

Posted by Susan Cross on Mar 7, 2018 8:02:00 PM

If your skin looks tired, dry, or flaky, or if you’re suffering from irritation, redness, or acne, a visit to the spa may be in order. Three common spa treatments are facials, HydraFacials®, and chemical peels. Knowing the basics of each of these procedures can help you decide which is right for you.

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Topics: skin wellness, spa treatments

6 Things You Need to Know About Microdermabrasion

Posted by Susan Cross on Mar 5, 2018 9:36:00 AM

Winter weather, holiday indulgence, and the natural aging process can all take a toll on your skin. To restore a youthful, rosy glow to your complexion, you might be considering microdermabrasion. This quick, easy procedure can help improve how you look and make you feel younger and healthier almost instantly.

Want to learn more? Read on for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this procedure and learn why it might be a great solution for you.

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Topics: skin wellness, microdermabrasion

Wellness Tips to Keep Your Skin Naturally Beautiful

Posted by Susan Cross on Mar 5, 2018 9:34:00 AM

A rosy, glowing complexion is generally regarded as a sign of good health and vigor. It’s important to take good care of your skin in order to keep yourself looking and feeling your best. The best skin care regimen involves caring for it both from the inside and the outside (topically). Follow these tips to keep your skin healthy all year round.

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Topics: skin wellness, spa treatments