July 18th, 2014 • Posted by Marci • Permalink
Most of the staff just returned from THE Aesthetics Show in Las Vegas over the weekend, armed with information about new technologies and treatments. We attended several trainings for the types of treatments that we already offer in order to make sure that we continue to stay at the top of our industry with the latest and most effective techniques. We also attended some sessions that enabled us to learn about new treatments on the market and what their success rates are.
One thing at the tradeshow itself that I noticed was that mixed in with the products and technologies that I expected to see, there were some items that seemed “too good to be true”, or even seemed a bit risky in the wrong hands. Even at a conference of this quality, with savvy practitioners and service providers in attendance, it’s still a buyer-beware market. That’s why it’s so important to do your homework and to ask lots of questions about the treatments and products you purchase from your med-spa, your doctor’s office and especially from places like the internet.
If someone tells you that you can administer Botox to yourself, you should definitely head the other direction! Products that come from other countries are not regulated by the FDA and are not necessarily the same products that you may be purchasing in the U.S.A. --even if the packaging looks the same. Items like derma-rollers/microneedlers can be dangerous if the needle length is too long and can be easily purchased on the Internet without any type of aesthetic or medical license. Just because you can buy it doesn’t mean you should.
There are so many things out there to help us slow down the aging process and to better address skin problems-- just remember to keep safety at the top of your list! Because education is such an important part of the process, we are committed to offering free consultations for all of our services. We want you to feel comfortable and able to ask questions without pressure—so call us today and we will be happy to share the latest information we have with you!
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June 25th, 2014 • Posted by Marci • Permalink
The Latest Trends In Hair Care from Brazil
With the World Cup Soccer Tournament taking place in Brazil this year, all kinds of tidbits of information about the culture of the country have been on the airwaves and web.
Here at Flawless Skin Spa, we know a thing or two about laser hair removal and THAT type of Brazilian hair treatment… ahem. And of course, most of us have heard about the Brazilian Blowout, where you can have your hair chemically straightened with treatments that can last 10-12 weeks.
The other day, I heard about the newest thing to hit the hair industry from Brazil (even though it's been around since the 60's) and although I have shorter hair, I thought it was really intriguing for those of you who adore your long locks but have to deal with the split ends and frazzled texture that results from hair that’s been processed and, well, around for a lot longer! It’s called Velaterapia, or 'candle-cutting,' and is popular with Victoria's Secret models including Barbara Fialho, Alessandra Ambrosio and Isabeli Fontana. The treatment involves twisting the hair into sections and running an open flame through the length of it. It aims to rid locks of split ends without taking anything off the length. I’ve included a link to an article that has photos of the process; it really is amazing! Don’t know if anyone in New Mexico is doing it yet but I’ll bet they soon will be. Stay Flawless!
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2664089/Could-BURNING-split-ends-better-haircut-FEMAIL-puts-hot-new-Brazilian-trend-test.html#ixzz35gIHlAAF
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June 17th, 2014 • Posted by Marci • Permalink
So, I’ve got a big birthday coming up this year… the good news is, maybe I’m finally at the age where doing “crazy” things that make me happy is as simple as just doing them!
For a while now, I’ve wanted to add a few streaks of bright color to my hair. For those of you who know me, I’m fairly adventurous when it comes to my hair, so that probably doesn’t seem like such a big deal. BUT I’m also the mom of 3 kids, the youngest of whom just graduated from high school. I’ve put off doing my hair because I always felt like it was important to try my best not to purposely embarrass them in front of their friends or to try to hard to look like any of them.
Fortunately, those days are kind of over. Most days, my girls want to borrow my stuff and my son seems to have made peace with his crazy, silly mom. My husband has never been one to dictate my fashion sense or my hairstyles; in fact, I think he enjoys my individuality. Most importantly, I’ve learned to worry less about what others think about me and care more about what I think about myself.
Yesterday, I took the plunge—and as with most things, I did it myself! I got the bleach kit, the color and went to town. 3 hours later, I’m happy with the result and even happier that I “just did it”! After all, it’s only hair… and you only live once, so do it colorfully!
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