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Having a Chemical Peel in Coral Gables Can Help with Winter Skin Issues

Traditional winter temperatures can wreak havoc on the skin. And though we live in a subtropical area and don’t have to be as concerned as those living in colder climates, we still need to be aware of winter skin issues. That’s one of our many priorities, here at DermaClinic medspa in Coral Gables, and we highly recommend the popular skin-resurfacing, anti-aging treatment – chemical peel to help with winter skin Issues.

We’re in the midst of the coolest winter months, and recently, temperatures have been dropping even more. And here’s something else to keep in mind: traveling to colder climates. Any sudden switch to colder temperatures and cold, dry air can impact the cause skin, causing it to lose its natural moisture and become drier, causing itching and flaking.

Let’s Talk Skin-Renewal

When this happens,  drink more water and use more moisturizers, especially immediately after getting out of the shower or bathtub. But if you want to rejuvenate your skin, consider getting the minimally-invasive procedure -chemical peel, which helps renew your skin. In the procedure, one of our licensed and experienced aestheticians applies a chemical solution to your skin, causing it to exfoliate and eventually peel off.  It can improve the appearance of your face, neck, and hands.

A Chemical Peel Rejuvenates Your Skin

There are a number of benefits of a chemical peel, which address and help improve many skin conditions and concerns. It helps diminish scars, spots, fine lines and wrinkles (expression lines), rough skin, scaly patches, helps improve collagen production, and more. In the end, you’ll have fresh-looking, smoother skin. There are three types of chemical peels – light, medium, and deep – and they all address different skin needs. When you come in for your consultation, we can discuss which one would work best for your skin type and goals.

Chemical Peels Are Popular

Not surprisingly, chemical peels are incredibly popular. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, chemical peels were among the top 5 cosmetic minimally invasive procedures performed in 2017.  

Let’s Discuss Your Skincare Goals

The winter months are not only a great time to get a chemical peel, but they are also perfect for other treatments, including cellulite and fat reduction, face and body laser hair removal, and the facial treatment – HydraFacial, all of which are very popular here at DermaClinic. Our services are designed to help you – our patients, look better and feel better. You’ll be in great hands with our compassionate aestheticians, who undergo strict and constant academic training, in the skin care and cosmetics fields.

Book Your Appointment with DermaClinic in Coral Gables

You deserve the best, and that’s exactly what you’ll get from us. Call DermaClinic in Coral Gables at (786) 210-4234 and make an appointment and learn more on how a chemical peel can help with winter skin issues and talk to us about how we can help you enhance your beauty and reach your aesthetic goals.

Five Things You Never Knew About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is popular, and for good reason. It works! Not surprising, it was listed among the top five cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2017. Laser hair removal is also a fan favorite among women and men here at DermaClinic medspa in Coral Gables where we specialize in the treatment, using state-of-the-art technology. We provide superior cosmetic services.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Imagine not having to shave, tweeze, or wax to remove unwanted hair, ever again. That’s the beauty of laser hair removal. In the procedure, concentrated beams of light target the pigment (melanin) in the hair, and when the pigment in the follicles absorb the light, the hair is destroyed. This does not harm the surrounding skin. People often ask us various questions, so we thought we’d answer them with this guide.

Does Laser Hair Removal Work for All Skin Tones and Hair Types?

Here at DermaClinic, we use the Soprano ICE laser hair removal system on our patients, which is the best one on the market. It’s effective on all skin tones – light and dark skin, and all hair types – thick or fine, straight, curly, or course. And while the optimal candidate has brown or dark hair, we’ve gotten great results with blond hair, as well.

Can Laser Hair Removal Be Used for Any Body Part?

You may think that the procedure is used for only certain body parts, but that’s not the case. Women typically use it on their faces, underarms, legs, and bikini area. Men usually use it on their faces, as well the back and chest. But any area of the body – ears, nostrils, groin (men) and bikini area, buttocks, and even the neck can be safely lasered, targeting unwanted hair.

Can Laser Hair Removal Be Used on Recently Tanned Skin?

As we mentioned above, our treatments can be used on any skin tone, including tanned skin. Because of the unique method used with Soprano ICE, treatments can be performed at any time of the year, regardless of whether you have a suntan or not.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Patients often ask, “Is laser hair removal painful?”  Not with the Soprano ICE system. Treatment is virtually painless, delivering a massage-like sensation. The unique heating and energy delivery method effectively damage the hair follicles while preventing injury and pain to the surrounding tissue. At the same time, integrated Soprano ICE technology cools the skin surface, preventing superficial burns and the sensation of pain. It’s also a time-saver. Treatment sessions are super-quick, even for large areas, such as the legs or back. Here’s another plus: you can return to your normal activities, including working out at the gym immediately following your laser session.

Are Laser Hair Removal Results Permanent?

Soprano ICE is the most advanced system for permanent hair removal, offering the fastest laser hair removal solution available today. The length of treatments can vary, depending on the patient’s skin tone, hair type and the area being treated.  Patients typically see results after 6 to 8 treatment sessions.

We Offer Several Treatments and Services to Help You Look and Feel Better

In addition to laser hair removal, we offer a wide range of treatments and services – facials, chemical peels, body contouring, microdermabrasion, cellulite reduction, vaginal rejuvenation, injectables, B12 Vitamin shots, and more —  to help anyone looking to improve their vitality, inside and out.

Our services are designed to help you look better and feel better. You’ll be in great hands: our experienced, licensed, and compassionate aestheticians undergo strict and constant academic training in the aesthetic field. You deserve the best, and that’s exactly what you’ll get here at DermaClinic. Come in and discover why so many celebrities visit us.

Book Your Appointment

So, are you ready to remove all of the unwanted hair on your body and not have to worry about shaving, tweezing, or waxing ever again? Call DermaClinic in Coral Gables at (786) 210-4234 and make an appointment with one of our aestheticians. Don’t forget to check out our promotions page, filled with gift ideas.

Boost Your Self-Confidence with Body Sculpting in Coral Gables

Looking into a mirror can have a negative impact on us, if we don’t quite like what we see in that mirror. Sometimes we just need a pick-me-up – something that’s going to lift our spirit – boost our self-confidence. We have the perfect solution: non-surgical body-sculpting treatments, such as VelaShape®.  Boost your self-confidence with body sculpting in Coral Gables.

What Is Body-Sculpting?

Body-sculpting, also called body contouring, targets stubborn fat, and it does so without surgery. You know those areas of fat that refuse to budge, even after you’ve been exercising and eating right, religiously?  “Love handles,” “bra bulge,” and double chins immediately come to mind. Treatments can also help reshape your abdomen, thighs, bottom, thighs, and upper arms. These non-invasive contouring treatments target those areas by destroying the fat cells.

How Do Body-Sculpting Treatments Work?

Methods of body-sculpting vary. Some of them involve freezing fat cells, also called cryolipolysis, while others use penetrated heat through ultrasound therapy, low-level laser therapy, and radiofrequency.  They all break down fat cells which are eventually flushed out through the body’s lymphatic system, within a few months. That’s when you’ll see the full effect of the treatments. The number of treatments varies, dependent on the particular method you use, and your desired results.

Can I Lose Weight with Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting or body contouring is not designed to help you lose weight. It is not a weight loss program. And who makes a good candidate for body-sculpting?  In general, the treatments work best for people with a normal body mass index (BMI) of between 18.5 and 24.9.

VelaShape® 3 is a Fan Favorite

One of the popular fat removal treatments at our med spa is the VelaShape® 3 Cellulite and Body Fat Reduction treatment.  This non-invasive body contouring, slimming, and fat reduction treatment is a combination of infrared and radio frequency energies with contact cooling technology. It tackles fatty deposits on the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and underarms. It also addresses cellulite, and in only 1 session.

Recovery After Body-Sculpting Treatments

Because body-sculpting treatments are non-invasive, there’s minimal downtime – though you may experience some redness, bruising, swelling, or tenderness. There is no scarring.

You can return to work or resume your daily activities, immediately after the treatment.

Body-Sculpting V/S Liposuction

When it comes to comparing body-sculpting to liposuction, there is one big similarity: they both reduce fat from target areas. But the similarities end there. For starters – liposuction is invasive surgery that requires anesthesia, and not everyone will qualify as a patient – especially people with heart issues. Plus – recovery may take several days. Body-sculpting is non-surgical, with no downtime.

Visit Us for Body-Sculpting Treatments

If you’re looking for the best non-surgical way to reduce fat, try body sculpting. Call us at (786) 210-4234 or email us, so we can schedule an appointment to discuss the best body-sculpting treatment in Coral Gables. We offer many anti-aging and skin-rejuvenation treatments, that will help you boost your confidence, and so much more.  We look forward to helping you reach your aesthetic goals!

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Imagine a world in which you no longer have to regularly wax, pluck or shave unwanted hair from your body. That’s possible with the help of laser hair removal treatment. After all, who doesn’t want smooth skin?  Say good-bye to shaving bumps and ingrown hairs! Unwanted hair – be gone! Does laser hair removal work? Yes, and yes. This popular noninvasive hair removal treatment is among the top 5 cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2017. We know the treatment extremely well here at DermaClinic in Coral Gables. We’re experts at laser hair removal, and we’re here to tell you that there are many benefits.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The treatment involves using a concentrated beam of light to penetrate hair follicles. That light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, in effect damaging the hair follicles enough to inhibit future hair growth. And how many laser hair removal treatments are required? It depends on the area being targeted, but it normally takes four to six treatments to be effective.

Benefit #1: Reduced Hair Growth

Laser hair removal will drastically reduce your hair growth. It is most effective for people who have lighter skin and dark hair. But advances in laser technology have made it possible for nearly all skin tones/hair colors to enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal, though it may not be quite as effective. Most studies point to an 80 percent hair growth reduction.

Benefit #2: Hair Removal Results are Long-Lasting

Just how long does hair removal last? While there are no optimal results (they vary from person to person), your hair may not grow back for several months or even several years. It depends on several factors, including your skin tone, hair type and color, the part of the body that’s being targeted, hormonal changes, and whether the hair follicle was totally destroyed or damaged. But it’s an excellent semi-permanent hair removal method.

Benefit #3: Laser Hair Removal Works on Many Parts of the Body

Our hair grows on many different parts of our body, and thankfully, laser hair removal can handle those areas. Some of the most common uses include the following areas:

  • Face, especially the upper lip and chin
  • Bikini area
  • Armpit
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Neck/Shoulders

Benefit #4: Laser Hair Removal Treatment Saves You Time and Money

Think about this – because it’s a semi-permanent hair removal treatment, you don’t have to continuously and on a regular basis undergo a hair removal process. No more spending hours per month, in the bathroom shaving. All of this, of course, saves you a lot of time and money.

We Use the Gold Standard for Laser Hair Removal

Another benefit, especially the way we remove hair here at DermaClinic, is that our process will not harm the surrounding skin. We use the painless Soprano XL technology which is the gold standard in laser hair removal.  Soprano XL’s energy penetrates deep into the dermis (where the hair follicle is located), preventing hair from ever growing back (in many cases).

Come in For a Consultation

Call us at 786-210-4234, or email us, so we can schedule an appoint to meet you and discuss how our laser hair removal treatment will help you get smooth skin.  As the best medspa in Coral Gables, we can talk with you about all of your skincare needs and aesthetic goals. We look forward to helping you glow up!