Monthly Archives: September 2020

laser tattoo removal

Interested in Tattoo Removal? Here’s How to Care For Your Skin Post-Removal

Research shows that about  11% of people with tattoos ultimately get their tattoos removed at some point. If you are also planning to get yours removed, it’s necessary to understand that tremendous results can only achieved by proper post-care.

The dermatologist will do their job by breaking up the ink in your skin but it is your responsibility to make sure your skin receives the care it needs to heal once you go home.

If you fail to take good care of your skin after laser tattoo removal, it could result in an infection or other side effects. That’s why we are going to cover some important aftercare tips you can follow after getting tattoo removal treatments.

5 Tips To Follow After Laser Tattoo Removal

Keep the area clean

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The treated area must be kept clean and dry at all times. You can use any soap and water to lightly clean it, and then pat it dry. Remember, “gentle” is the operative word here.

Don’t use any rubbing motions while applying soap or drying with a towel. Once cleaned, cover the area with an antibiotic ointment and bandage the first 3 days following the laser tattoo removal. Make sure you change bandage every day.

Avoid soaking the area in water

It is recommended to avoid any activities where the treated area can be soaked in the water. This includes swimming, baths, hot tubs, pools, etc. You can take showers but make sure the treated area doesn’t get directly hit by the water pressure.

Allow the scabbing

Most of us have this tendency to pop and pick the blisters and scabs, no matter how many times we are told not to do that. Well, in this case, you will have to control your urges or you will end up with infections.

After tattoo removal treatments, your body is going to be working hard to remove the ink from your skin. This may result in blistering or scabbing. But don’t worry, these will heal on their own. Once the blister/scab naturally pops or falls off, apply an antibiotic ointment on it after 24 hours.

Avoid taking aspirin

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It is common for patients to feel slight discomfort after the tattoo removal treatments. If you experience the same, you can take some Tylenol (after talking with your doctor), but don’t take any blood thinners like aspirin. This may increase the risk of bleeding or bruising.

And if you feel any swelling or itchiness on the treated area, you can apply some vitamin E oil or a cold compress to sooth it.

Avoid exposure to sun

Once your laser tattoo removal session is complete, you should avoid excessive sun exposure until your skin has completely healed. This goes for tanning activities as well. And if you must go out, cover the area with clothing and apply a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.

Advanced Laser Treatments in Coral Gables for Best Results

Ready to get rid of your tattoo? At DermaClinic in Coral Gables, we offer highly effective laser tattoo removal treatments that are performed by licensed aestheticians. We will assess your skin first and offer free consultation so you know exactly what to expect.

Call us at 786-210-4234 today or write to us online to schedule an appointment.

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The Two 2 Best Lip Fillers For 2020

Kylie Jenner’s famous (or infamous?) pout has made lip fillers incredibly famous in the last few years. The entire Kardashian clan as well as several models has demonstrated that getting injectables in your lips can take your appearance to the next level.

A good lip filler, performed by a board-certified dermatologist or aesthetician, can volumize and smooth out your lips, without looking unnatural. The operative word here is “good”.

We all have heard horror stories of cheap lip fillers gone wrong where women end up with severely swollen lips. Just look at Lindsay Lohan; her lip injections have inarguably made her face quite unappealing.

If you are looking to get lip fillers Coral Gables, it is crucial that you do your homework and choose a reliable specialist with a good reputation. Only then you can be sure that they will use high-quality fillers. 

Speaking of which, there are many brands of lip fillers and injectables in the market today. However, not all of them are safe. In this post, we are going to talk about 2 most popular and safest lip fillers that most trusted specialists use.

Is There Such A Thing As the Best Lip Filler?

Yes, absolutely. Hyaluronic acid (HA) lip fillers are considered the best fillers in the industry. HA fillers are known for producing consistently satisfactory results, with little to no risk of adverse effects. Since hyaluronic acid is naturally found in human bodies, these fillers are less likely to cause an allergic reaction.

The most popular HA-based brand for lip fillers is Juvederm.

Juvederm: Gold Standard of Lip Fillers Coral Gables

lip fillers Coral GablesJuvederm is a FDA-approved filler and is considered the safest option, regardless of your age or skin type. It adds volume to the lips as well as fills out the wrinkles, crow’s feet, and smile lines, making it the top choice of dermatologists around the world.

In addition, it also works wonders in masking acne and erasing scars. If you have hollow cheeks or sagging skin folds, Juvederm can help with that as well.

Juvederm Volbella XC has proven to be very effective in smoothing out vertical lip lines, while Juvederm Ultra XC is mainly used to add volume to the lips. When applied by licensed and experienced professionals, Juvederm fillers can last for up to 1 year before they need to be re-injected.

The whole session takes 15-30 minutes and results are visible instantly. There is no downtime but you may experience slight swelling or bruising which usually goes away in a couple of days.

Juvederm Volbella

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Even though Volbella is part of the Juvederm line of lip fillers, it deserves a separate mention due to its revolutionary performance. The top dermatologists in the country prefer Volbella over other kinds of fillers because it can soften the appearance of smoker’s lines and laugh lines within minutes. 

In addition to being really effective in filling acne scarring and plumping up the lips, Volbella gives super long-lasting results that can go for more than 1 year.

Plus, it doesn’t make you look like you have a “duck face” – Volbella allows the filler to create a subtle volume that’s consistent and discrete. If you want lips that look naturally pouty and juicy, Volbella is the way to go.

Tired of Thin Lips? Lip Fillers Coral Gables is the Safest Solution

At DermaClinic in Coral Gables, we offer FDA-approved lip fillers that are injected by certified and trained aestheticians at our state-of-the-art spa.

Whether you want a Kylie-like pout or just want smoother, younger-looking lips, we can help. Call DermaClinic at 786-210-4234 today or send us an online message to set up an appointment.

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Fall is Approaching: Top 3 Facials to Keep Your Face Glowing

As the weather gets cooler, you expand your wardrobe to include warmer pieces of clothing – why not take the same approach to your skin care regimen?

Facials are the extra layer of moisture and protection that you need to shield your skin from the harsh cold weather. And don’t get us wrong: DIY face masks can be effective when used correctly. But there are certain results you simply cannot achieve without bringing in the big guns, i.e., the professionals.

For starters, a professional facial performed in a state-of-the-art spa is going to be way more potent than the at-home facial treatments. Secondly, a professional will analyze your skin and determine exactly what it needs to stay hydrated, healthy, and glowing.

Unless you have spent years studying cosmetology and acquired experience in it, you don’t have the knowledge or tools to create and customize effective facial treatments for yourself.

Why You Need a Facial This Fall

If you are considering treating yourself to a luxurious and relaxing facial to prep your skin for the upcoming fall, we have some recommendations for you.

Chemical Peel

facial treatmentsDuring a chemical peel treatment, a chemical solution is applied to your skin to remove the dead skin cells and stimulate collagen production for baby-soft and brighter skin. This also accelerates cell turnover, making you look visibly younger.

There are three strengths of the chemical peel – deep, medium, and superficial. Depending on your skin issues, these peels can address several concerns, like removing fine lines and wrinkles, and reversing hyperpigmentation.

Fall is a really good time to get a chemical peel facial treatment because you are less susceptible to complications that come with too much sun exposure during the post-facial healing process.

One session is usually 45-60 minutes long and it is almost painless. The duration will also depend on the state of your complexion before the peel and the strength of the treatment. You will start to see flaking and peeling of the skin in the days after but it’s perfectly normal.

Microdermabrasion

This procedure removes the upper layers of skin using a crystal- or diamond-tipped device. Microdermabrasion accelerates cell turnover by physically exfoliating the upper layers of skin. As a result, you are left with smooth and even-toned skin and any wrinkles and fine lines become a thing of the past.

facial treatmentsThe best thing about microdermabrasion is it can be customized to your skin’s needs, regardless of your skin type. Whether you want to revitalize your complexion or reverse the sun damage, one session of microdermabrasion can work wonders for you.

Fall is the best time for this facial treatment because your skin becomes dry and damaged over the summers. By removing the outmost layers of your skin, you will have brand-new and shiny skin to show off as the cold weather gets here.

One session generally takes 30-60 minutes, depending on if it’s done by itself or as an add-on. Many of our clients at Coral Gables Medical Spa choose this as an extra step to be included in their regular facial treatments.

There is no downtime to microdermabrasion; you’ll be able to wear make-up on the same day. In fact, with noticeably smoother and softer skin, your makeup will go flawlessly and last much longer.

Laser Facial Treatments

Laser treatments are incredibly effective in targeting any problem area you wish to have removed: unwanted hair, scars, acne, age spots, and pigmentation.

During the session, short and concentrated beams of pulsating light are used to treat the skin. If you want to see drastic results in one sitting, laser treatment might be the best option.

And since you’ll need to avoid exposure to UV rays after the session, fall is one of the best times to get it. One session is usually 60-minutes long and the downtime can be anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks.

Flawless Skin Needs Professional Care

Tired of applying DIY home masks and lathering yourself in essential oils without much to show for it? Why not get a professional facial that’s customized to your skin’s needs and lifestyle?

Schedule an appointment with DermaClinic, a leading Coral Gables medical spa, and see your skin transform before your eyes. Call us 786-210-4234 today or write to us online to set up a consultation.

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3 Best Fall Fillers For 2020

Dermal fillers, commonly known as facial fillers, can work all sorts of magic: smooth fine lines, erase under-eye circles, enhance your cheekbones, lift your eyebrows, and plump thinning lips. The end result is a visibly rejuvenated and younger appearance. 

As fall is coming closer, you probably want to get rid of all the sun damage your skin suffered over the summer. One of the most effective ways to achieve that is by taking injectables or fillers that can be done in less than an hour with little to no downtime.

Before we begin, please note that fillers are different from other injectables like Xeomin, Dysport, or Botox. While the latter can even out wrinkles, they cannot enhance or plump an area.

Now that we have covered that, let’s talk about the 3 best fillers to choose from this year.

Juvederm Treatments

injectablesJuvederm is perhaps the most well-known collection of fillers that are designed to be used on different parts of the face.

For example, Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC can plump up your lips and soften those annoying vertical lines on the lips.

But if you want to add back youthful contours to your cheeks, Juvederm Voluma XC is the best option for that. 

The main ingredient in Juvederm treatments is hyaluronic acid (HA) which is naturally found in the body and gives your skin the necessary elasticity, volume, and moisture. As you grow older, your skin loses its HA reserves and becomes wrinkly and loose.

Juvederm injectables act like a sponge that attracts water back into the skin. This plumps up the area in which the filler was injected, giving you an instantly smoother appearance.

Depending on which Juvederm treatment you’ve chosen, the effects can last anywhere from six months to 18 months.

Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra was originally created for patients suffering from immunodeficiency virus, who had lost the fat in their faces. It was used to improve their appearances and giving them their youthful, healthy glow back.

But then Sculptra was approved for cosmetic purposes in people who wanted to enhance their cheeks and fill in the sunken/hollow areas of the face. Another benefit of Sculptra is, it increases sin thickness to reduce the fine lines, smile lines, and folds around the cheek and nose area.

But Sculptra cannot be used around the eyes or on lips.

The poly-L-lactic acid present in Sculptra encourages the creation of new collagen. That’s why it takes multiple treatments for results to become obvious. The sessions are 4-6 weeks apart. The number of sessions you need will depend on the extent of aging on your face.

The effects of Sculptra can last up to 2 years after your first session is completed.

Radiesse

If your face has developed facial creases, like nasolabial folds, Radiesse might be the best option for you. It can plump up your cheeks and other contours on your face – except the lips.

Calcium hydroxylapatite is the main component of Radiesse, and it is naturally found in human bones and teeth. The tiny calcium particles used in a Radiesse treatment are suspended in a thick gel-like serum.

This treatment helps your skin replenish its lost volume, but as time passes, your body metabolizes the calcium and the gel is completely absorbed. But still, the results typically last a year or more.

Turn Back the Hands of Time on Your Skin

At DermaClinic in Coral Gables, we offer a variety of med spa treatments and fillers that can give you a luminous and flawless complexion in less than an hour! Call us at 786-210-4234 today or contact us online to schedule an appointment.