July 2nd, 2013 • Posted by Heather Badal • Permalink
Demographics on tattoos from 2003-2012
I recently had a conversation with my 14 year-old about the tattoo she plans to get when she turns 18. I smiled and wondered if she would really get the same tattoo in 4 years. I told her that she could do what ever she wanted at 18, but recommended she hold off until 21.
You see, I have had the pleasure of helping people through their tattoo removal process. I would also say that over 70% of our clientele removing tattoos are people who have multiple tattoos. You may ask, "Why are they removing them?" Typically, it is the "First Tattoo" that is removed or lightened for a cover-up. What people wanted at 18 is not always what they want at 40.
Here are some interesting statistics. 1 in 5 Americans (that is right - 20%) have a tattoo and most people love their tattoo. In fact, according to the Harris Poll who surveyed 2,016 adults in 2012, 86% are really happy with their tattoo and have no regrets. Among those with a tattoo, 30% felt their tattoo made them feel sexy, 25% of them said their tattoo made them feel rebellious and 16% of them said it made them feel more spiritual.
What I found interesting were the statistics regarding the demographics. Yes, no surprise that the number of young adults (18-24) has almost doubled in the last decade. You know what? So has the number of people between 40-49! That was a shocker to me!
Let's face it, tattoos are a part of American Culture. I suspect that my daughter will be getting one at 18. However, for those of you who have a tattoo and fall into the 13% of people who regret it, Flawless Skin Spa has THE solution for laser tattoo removal. Call us today!
Stay Flawless - Heather
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June 24th, 2013 • Posted by Heather Badal • Permalink
Botox, Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask
1) What is Botox? (Short for Botulinum
Botox is a
protein found in nature. Botox works by temporarily blocking the release
of acetylcholine which is a nerve transmitter. When the nerve transmitter is
blocked, the nearby muscle is then relaxed and the corresponding wrinkle is
reduced or softened. Botox is a brand name owned by Allergan. Over a
million people have been safely treated with BOTOX® and other brands of
botulinum toxin A.
2) Is Botox only used to treat wrinkles?
Botox has been
used for multiple purposes by medical professionals since the 1980’s. In fact,
it has been used as early as the 1950′s. Botox was first used for the treatment
of Dystonia. Dystonia is a disorder characterized by involuntary sustained
muscle contractions resulting in twisting and repetitive movements. It can also
be used to improve severe spasm or involuntary blinking of the eyelid
(blepharospasm) as well as for severe underarm sweating,
3) Can anyone have treatment with Botox?
There are a few
but important conditions that are considered unsafe for the use of Botox.
For example, Botox may not be used if rare neurological conditions pre-exist
and may not be given when a few medications are taken such as some unusual
antibiotics. In addition, there have been no clinical studies on pregnant or
breast feeding woman. As a result,
we do not treat these patients at Flawless Skin Spa. Flawless will always treat on the cautious side to ensure
patient safety. During your consultation your practitioner will go through your
medical history and any medications you may be taking to qualify whether it is
safe to have a treatment.
4) How long do the results last?
patient is different, treatments can last from three to six months. At Flawless
Skin Spa, we always offer free of charge follow-up appointments to all
patients, allowing patients to return anytime from 14-21 days post treatment.
5) Can anyone inject Botox?
Because Botox is
a medication, it should be administered by a qualified medical professional.
practitioners have a firm understanding of both the facial muscles & how
they work in relationship with each other. There are over 50 different muscles
in the human face, should the wrong one be ‘relaxed’ the results could cause
unwanted short-term effects such as asymmetry to the face.
At Flawless Skin
Spa, our nurses have received extensive training in advanced injections and
have years of experience behind them.
We welcome you to call us today to schedule your appointment. We have affordable payment plans and
are open on Saturdays!
Stay Flawless -
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May 21st, 2013 • Posted by Heather Badal • Permalink
Yes, It's More Common Then You Think!
You shave your legs & your armpits but your nipples? NO!
Let’s face it, hair on a man’s chest can be sexy, but when it comes to a woman....hair on your breasts is just not something you want anyone else to see (including the person who gives you a mammogram!).
I'm sure you are thinking that hair on a woman's nipples is rare…. THINK AGAIN! It's more common than you might think. Here is the “in-side" scoop.
Nipple hair removal should be done gently and carefully because the areola’s skin is thin, sensitive, and prone to pain. The procedure can be performed at home using tweezers or hair-removal products, but certified nurses at Flawless Skin Spa can also treat the area with laser hair removal.
Shaving is not recommended, as an accident with a razor can cause serious injury to the nipple. Individuals should gauge the thinness or thickness of their nipple hair; thicker hair should be removed by professionals. Regardless of which method is chosen, all best tips for nipple hair removal involve preparing the skin for the process.
When prepping the skin for laser hair removal, the area should be disinfected with rubbing alcohol, and any nipple piercings should be removed. Experts recommend that individuals dip a cotton ball or wash cloth in warm water and apply onto the skin for two or three minutes to make hair follicles expand, allowing for smooth and quick hair removal. The area should be patted dry prior to removal.
The use of tweezers is a quick and affordable way to get rid of unwanted hair. Dipping the tweezers in rubbing alcohol helps eliminate bacteria, while a magnifying mirror helps individuals see the hairs better. Hair should be grabbed between the flat ends of the tweezers and pulled quickly and firmly in the same direction it grows. For cleaner results, nipple hairs should be removed one at a time.
As for laser hair removal, the nurses at Flawless Skin Spa can remove those unwanted hairs for $35 a month. You can join our Flawless Laser Hair membership, pay $35/month for 12 months and get 8 treatments. At the end, you will be free of Nipple Hair Anxiety.
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