Travel Tips for Glowing Skin

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Are you traveling so much that your frequent flyer miles are showing up on your face? Plane travel can take a toll on your skin, and with the holidays coming up, you are probably going to be spending more time in the air then you’d like.

Today, I’m going to give you a few skin care tips to keep your skin glowing and radiant for when you step off the plane.

One Word: Moisturize

The dry, recycled air on planes can seriously suck the moisture out of your skin. Focusing on moisturizing from both the inside and outside is the key to keeping you looking fresh-faced and glowing.

You should begin your travel day by applying an extra rich moisturizer to your face and body.

Your skin needs water in order to retain moisture, so drink up! Once you’re past security, buy a big bottle of water and drink as much of it as you can on the plane. Also, try to score an aisle seat for easy access to the bathroom.

Cut back on alcohol, caffeine, and salty foods as much as possible while traveling, because these are dehydrating and can further dry out your skin.

Pack a travel-sized hydrating spray in your carry-on (I love plain rose water) and mist onto your skin once an hour to add hydration to your skin’s surface.

Wear Sunblock

When you are flying, you are much closer to the sun, and the solar rays that come through the airplane windows are intense. Apply a sunblock with at least SPF 30, at least 30 minutes before boarding. If you have a window seat, pull down the shade once the plane gets in the air.

Catch some Zzzs

Give your skin the rest it needs and try and get some sleep on the plane. I ALWAYS pack an eye mask and some earplugs in my carry-on. I also recently discovered CozyPhones which are headphones that are so comfortable you can sleep in them. I just bluetooth some white noise from my iPhone to my CozyPhones and I’m out like a light!

I hope you have fabulous and safe travels over the holidays! And if you want some extra primping before you see your family and friends, give us a call at 972-943-8633 to book an appointment or book online here!

Turkey necks begone! Our neck lift will make you look like a swan!

Is a droopy neck putting you in danger of being plucked, stuffed, and roasted this Thanksgiving? If your neck is giving you a striking resemblance to the Thanksgiving centerpiece, you are not alone!

Neck skin can start to droop as early as our fifties because the sheet-like muscle in the neck, called the platysma muscle, gets stretched out over time and starts to sag.

But don’t worry because U. Med Spa will have your neck looking swan-like in no time with our Non-Surgical Neck Lift, only $250 for the holidays, regularly $325!

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Dysport is injected into the front of the neck to weaken the front neck muscles, which allows the muscles in the back of the neck to become stronger, pulling loose and sagging skin backward.

Our Neck Lift also smooths out platysmal bands, small bands that can appear on the front of the neck when you talk or make certain facial expressions.

In the video below, our master injector Carol Robinson, PA-C demonstrates U. Med Spa’s Non-Surgical Neck Lift:

Non-Surgical Neck Lift Video

The Non-Surgical Neck Lift only takes a few minutes and is virtually painless.

You may experience slight redness or swelling at the injection sites, but only momentarily, so you can go about your normal activities immediately after receiving treatment. You may also have slight bruising at the injection site, but nothing a little concealer can’t hide.

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Give us a call at 972.943.UMED (8633) to book a free consultation, or book online here.

Happy Halloween! BOOtox Week specials end today!

Happy Halloween! It’s time to break out the spandex, knee-high leather boots, and cat ears, YAY!

I just wanted to remind you that today is the last chance to take advantage of our scary-good (I couldn’t help it) pricing on wrinkle relaxers because U. Med Spa’s Halloween BOOtox Week ends in 24 hours!

Don’t miss out on $199 per area pricing on Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.

One area equals:
50 units of Dysport, 20 units of Botox, or 20 units of Xeomin

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Dysport is our favorite wrinkle relaxer because Dysport lasts the longest and goes the farthest. Dysport spreads more than Botox and Xeomin, making it ideal for treating larger areas like the forehead.

Botox is the classic wrinkle relaxer that started it all. Botox relaxes facial lines and wrinkles and lasts about 3 months.

Xeomin is the wrinkle relaxer that offers the fastest results and contains zero additives, making you less likely to become resistant.

BOOtox Week specials can be purchased online, by phone, or in store for the next 24 hours, and you can use your wrinkle relaxers whenever you like!

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Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Ready to book your next Botox or Dysport treatment? Click here to book online! or give us a call at 972-943-8633 to schedule a free consultation.

Halloween BOOtox Week starts now!

It’s our favorite week of the year: Halloween BOOtox Week starts now!

Halloween BOOtox Week means $199 per area pricing on Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin from now until October 31st!

One Area Equals:
50 units of Dysport, 20 units of Botox, or 20 units of Xeomin

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Dysport is our favorite wrinkle relaxer because Dysport lasts the longest and goes the farthest. Dysport spreads more than Botox and Xeomin, making it ideal for treating larger areas like the forehead.

Botox is the classic wrinkle relaxer that started it all. Botox relaxes facial lines and wrinkles and lasts about 3 months.

Xeomin is the wrinkle relaxer that offers the fastest results and contains zero additives, making you less likely to become resistant.

BOOtox Week specials can be purchased online, by phone, or in store from now until October 31st, and you can use your wrinkle relaxers whenever you like!

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Ready to book your next Botox or Dysport treatment? Click here to book online or give us a call at 972-943-8633 to schedule a free consultation.

How to get $69 facials all year long

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How do you get ultra luxurious facials for only $69? Sign up for U. Med Spa’s Facial Membership!

Want to try it out? Right now, we are offering non-members one $69 facial (you can choose any facial you like from our extensive line-up).

If you love it, and we think you will, you can sign up for our Facial Membership, which gives you one facial of your choice per month for only $69!

And if you want more than one facial a month because you take extra great care of your skin? No problem! As a member, each additional facial is only $69. And if are feeling like a body treatment instead, our $69 Membership also includes all of our body scrubs and wraps! YES!

U. Med Spa’s extensive line of medical-grade facials include:

Pumpkin Clarifying Facial: Our deep cleansing facial that includes a thorough, deep-pore cleansing using the Clarisonic skin care brush and a galvanic current. Gentle extractions and a medicated mask follow to eliminate acne-causing bacteria. Regularly $90

Manly Facial: The facial specifically designed for men. The Manly Facial includes a deep cleansing facial which treats problem areas such as ingrown hairs and razor bumps, and ends with a brow tune-up. Regularly $90

Back Facial: Planning a big event? Bare your back with this relaxing treatment that includes deep cleansing, extractions, and exfoliation, followed by a rejuvenating massage. Regularly $90

Firming Facial: Get luminous, hydrated, and firmer skin. The Firming Facial includes a boost of Vitamin C, which provides antioxidant protection and helps build collagen. Regularly $110

Blueberry Smoothie Facial: A deliciously refreshing scrub and peel that exfoliates, smooths, and brightens, while giving your skin a powerful boost of antioxidants. Regularly $110

Fire & Ice Facial: Instantly brightens, smoothes, and tightens your skin. The Fire & Ice facial is a 2-part treatment that resurfaces the skin, reduces fine lines and deep cleans clogged pores. This facial also includes an intensive hydrating and resurfacing mask containing 18% glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, and retinol, and a rejuvenating mask containing hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and Japanese green tea extracts. Regularly $125

Ultraluxe Acne Facial: Treats inflamed, irritated, and acne-prone skin types. The Ultraluxe Acne Facial hydrates and heals your skin, calms breakouts and rosacea, and reduces redness. Regularly $125

Foaming Enzyme Facial: Provides a light and effective exfoliation for all skin types, leaving your skin clear and glowing for days. Regularly $125

Skinceuticals Micropeel: A three-step procedure combining dermaplaning (physical exfoliation), chemical exfoliation, and cryogenic therapy to reduce signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles, dull complexions, and skin imperfections. Regularly $150

U. Signature Facial: Our signature three-part facial: includes a lactic acid peel, microdermabrasion, and an oxygen facial treatment: This is the ultimate facial for refreshed and radiant skin. Regularly $175

Give us a call at 972.943.UMED (8633) for more info or book your appointment online here

9 uses for Botox (that you might not have heard of)

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Well known for their ability to stop aging in its tracks, Botox and Dysport are the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. But did you know that Botox can also tighten your pores, provide relief from teeth grinding and TMJ, and ease symptoms of depression?

Keep reading and find out 9 uses for Botox (and Dysport) that you might not have heard of:

Teeth Grinding and TMJ

The joint that connects the jawbone to the skull on each side of your head is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ allows you to talk and chew, but if you grind you teeth, this joint can become overworked and displaced, which can lead to severe headaches and jaw pain.

Botox can relieve TMJ pain by weakening the masseter and temporalis muscles, making you unable to grind your teeth.

Reshape the Jawline

Injecting Botox into the jaw muscles makes them look smaller and gives the jawline a more rounded and less square appearance.

Eyelid Twitches and Uncontrolled Blinking

Botox was first created to treat eye spasms by relaxing the muscles around the eyes (it’s wrinkle-relaxing abilities were discovered as side effect of this treatment).

Blinking is a reflex that protects your eyes from damage, but this reflex can become so excessive that it can be difficult to keep your eyes open, limiting vision (blepharospasm). Botox is used to treat uncontrolled eyelid blinking and twitching by relaxing the eyelid muscles.

Tension Headaches

For headaches that can be described as imploding (squeezing, crushing, or vise-like), Botox is a very effective treatment. Botox is performed not only on the side of the headache pain, but on the opposite side as well because research has shown that injecting only on the side of the headache will cause the headache to migrate to the opposite side.

Facial Twitches

Facial tics and twitches are the result of muscles spasms from overactive muscles in the face. Botox can treat facial twitching by temporarily paralyzing the overactive facial muscles that are causing spasms.

Facial Paralysis

Botox is the most effective treatment for asymmetric facial movement due to partial facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy). Botox is used to weaken the muscles on the good side of the face for greater symmetry.

Large Pores

When injected superficially into the outermost layer of the skin, Botox can relax the tiny muscles around the pores and hair follicles, called the arrector pili muscles (these are same muscles that create goose bumps). Relaxing the arrector pili muscles pulls the skin taut, making your pores look smaller.

Acne and Facial Sweating

When Botox is injected superficially to relax the arrector pili muscles, the pores also secrete less oil and sweat, which helps to prevent acne. AquaGold is the best device for injecting Botox superficially into the skin, and it’s our new favorite skin treatment.

Depression

When you frown, you send signals to your brain that you are unhappy. Botox is a promising new treatment for depression because it weakens the frown muscles, causing you to frown less and trick you brain into feeling happier. You can read more about how Botox can alleviate symptoms of depression here.

Ready to book your next Botox or Dysport treatment? Click here to book online!

Give us a call at 972-943-8633 to schedule a free consultation.

 

Pumpkin spice addicted? We’ve got the perfect facial for you!

Helloooo October!

It’s my favorite time of the year because the weather is perfect, the holidays are almost here, you can get just about anything pumpkin-spiced, and I’m going to make about 200 pounds of pumpkin bread!

So to celebrate October, AKA pumpkin spiced season, our Pumpkin Clarifying Facial is only $69 for the entire month!

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The Pumpkin Clarifying Facial is our signature deep cleansing facial which includes a thorough deep-pore cleansing using the Clarisonic skin care brush and a galvanic current.

Gentle extractions follow and then its time for the best part: a delicious pumpkin enzyme masque that eliminates acne-causing bacteria while sloughing off dead skin cells to reveal soft and glowing skin underneath. This masque smells so good I could eat it, but I’ll just eat more pumpkin bread instead.

Purchase your Pumpkin Facial online here and click here to try my favorite pumpkin bread recipe (drool).

Give us a call at 972-943-8633 to book your next appointment or book online here

Too much fun in the sun? Say buh-bye to summer skin damage

If you had a little too much fun in the sun this summer, we’ve got you covered!

But before I tell you how we can erase sun damage, let me explain what happens to your skin when you’ve had too much sun exposure.

Melanocytes are special skin cells that offer sun protection by creating pigment, called melanin. So, when you are exposed to UV rays, melanocytes are hard at work making your skin darker with a tan in order to protect your skin from the sun.

It is estimated that sun exposure accounts for up to 90% of visible skin aging, so melanocytes serve a very important function. People with light skin tones have less active melanocytes than people with dark skin tones, which means that fair skinned folks like me have less natural sun protection.

Skin color actually depends on the geographic region that you come from. People from geographic regions close to the equator have more melanin in their skin because they are exposed more intense UV rays, requiring more natural protection from the sun. Pretty cool, huh?!

Overexposure to the sun causes our melanocytes to malfunction, creating areas of uneven pigmentation, AKA age or sun spots (my melanocytes go haywire as soon as I step outside).

The good news is that laser treatments are very effective at removing sun and age spots, and my favorite treatment (trust me I’ve tried them all) is our DOT Therapy Summer Peel, a superficial laser treatment that erases sun damage and dark spots like magic, with little to no downtime.

The DOT Therapy Summer Peel also stimulates collagen production and tightens the skin, while giving you a gorgeous, even skin tone. What’s not to love?!

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Right now, U. Med Spa’s DOT Therapy Summer Peel is only $399, regularly $600!

Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for this treatment. The DOT Therapy Summer Peel can destroy melanocytes in dark skin tones, leading to hypopigmentation (areas of the skin without pigment), and nobody wants that!

Find out if you are candidate and book a DOT Therapy consultation online here or give us a call at 972-943-8633.

FAB for Fall event specials are here!

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It’s almost time!

U. Med Spa’s FAB for Fall Party is this Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 pm!

Please join us for food and drinks, gifts and prizes, and crazy-low event pricing on wrinkle relaxers, facial fillers, and cosmetic injectables.

AND…our FAB for Fall event specials are here!

Event specials can be purchased online, by phone, or in store from now until this Saturday, September 23rd and you can use your injectables whenever you like!

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Purchase online here or give us a call at 972.943.8633

Please note that we no longer use PayPal checkout, instead you can purchase directly from our new specials site here. If however, you prefer to use PayPal, please email me here and let me know what you would like to purchase, and I will send you a link.

FAB for Fall event specials include:

$199 Botox (20 units): The wrinkle relaxer that started it all. Botox relaxes facial lines and wrinkles and lasts about 3 months.

$199 Dysport (50 units): Our favorite wrinkle relaxer because Dysport lasts the longest and goes the farthest. Dysport spreads more than Botox and Xeomin, making it ideal for treating larger areas like the forehead.

$199 Xeomin (20 units): The wrinkle relaxer that offers the fastest results and contains zero additives, making you less likely to become resistant.

$375 per syringe Belotero: The only filler that can be used to treat lines around the eyes.

$399 per syringe Volbella: the fine line filler that can subtly plump up the lips, and fill in vertical lip lines and fine lines on the face.

$475 per syringe Restylane: Our favorite filler for plumping up the lips, making them juicy and kissable.

$500 per syringe Juvederm: Great for filling in naso-labial folds and marrionette lines, and for injecting under the brow to create a lift.

$500 per vial Sculptra: Stimulates the production of your own collagen for gradual results that won’t give you away.

$500 per vial Kybella: An injectable treatment that breaks down, destroys, and dissolves fat cells underneath the chin.

$550 per syringe Radiesse: The facial filler that can do it all. Radiesse is our favorite for creating high cheekbones, for filling in lost facial volume and erasing shadows under the eyes, and for defining the chin and jawline. Radiesse can also be used to plump up aging hands, fill in acne scars, and to perform liquid nose jobs.

$550 per syringe Restylane Lyft: Used to lift and plump up the cheeks, add volume to the mid-face area, and to smooth smile lines.

$550 per syringe Juvederm Vollure: A long lasting facial filler used to erase smile lines and parentheses marks on either side of the nose.

$550 per syringe Restylane Refyne: A unique injectable product made of flexible hyaluronic acid that allows it to bend, or “flex” with your skin as you make facial expressions, creating softer and more natural-looking results. Best for treating laugh lines and nasolabial folds.

$550 per syringe Restylane Defyne: Like Refyne, Restylane Defyne is made of flexible hyaluronic acid, but it is sturdier. While Refyne is best for moderate laugh lines, Defyne is meant to plump up and fill in deep lines, without restricting your natural facial movements and expressions.

$599 per treatment AquaGold: An all-over facial smoothing and tightening treatment that is like photoshopping your skin in real life. AquaGold can be used to rejuvenate your face, neck, and chest.

$700 per syringe Juvederm Voluma: The best filler for defining the jaw line and to use in combination with Radiesse for cheek augmentation. Voluma is a long-lasting filler with results lasting up to 2 years.

$1200: Liquid Facelift (2 Syringes of Radiesse + one area of Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin): Creates youthful contours, restores lost volume, and smooths out facial wrinkles.

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We can’t wait to see you on Thursday!

Give us a call at 972.943.UMED (8633) to book your next appointment or schedule a free consultation.

The hottest beauty treatment at half the price!

Microneedling is the hottest anti-aging skincare treatment, which works by pricking the skin with very fine needles, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin like crazy!

I know that doesn’t sound super fun, but don’t worry because microneedling is virtually painless and incredibly effective, with no downtime.

Check out the 7 benefits of microneedling below:

Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Lines and wrinkles are caused by the loss of collagen and elastin. The micro-injuries created by microneedling stimulates the body’s natural wound healing process, increasing collagen and elastin production. Microneeedling improves the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles with incredibly natural-looking results.

Improves the appearance of acne scars

Scars are formed from an abnormal formation of collagen. Microneedling breaks up old scar tissue and stimulates the growth of smooth and healthy collagen.

Tightens loose skin

More collagen and elastin equals tighter and thicker skin. Collagen and elastin are responsible for providing your skin with structure and support. Without these important protein fibers, skin starts to sag.

Reverses pigmentation and evens skin tone

Hyperpigmetation is triggered by an abnormal production of melanin from acne, wounds, or sun exposure. Microneedling improves sun and age spots by shedding the top layer of the skin and stimulating the production of new non-pigmented skin cells.

Shrinks pore size

Microneedling stimulates the collagen in and around your pores, making them appear much smaller.

Increases absorption of your skin care products

Microneedling improves product absorption by creating thousands of invisible channels in your skin, allowing your expensive skincare products to reach the deeper layers of the skin where they can work their magic.

Improves the appearance of stretch marks

Stretch marks are caused by rapid skin stretching. Microneedling breaks down stretch mark tissue, fading stretch marks over time.

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SkinPen is the most effective microneedling device on the market, and when it comes to younger-looking, smoother, and more radiant skin, it’s our secret weapon.

SkinPen can be used on all parts of the body including your face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.

Right now, our SkinPen microneedling treatments are half price ($150 per area, regularly $300)! Purchase one treatment or several, for the smoothest and most radiant skin of your life.

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Give us a call at 972.943.UMED (8633) to book a free consultation!

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