We are happy to announce that we are a proud provider of invisalign-The clear alternative to braces! Call today to hear about specials and schedule a complementary consultation with our resident Orthodontist!
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared procedure to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck and under-chin.
Now, FDA-cleared to improve décolletage lines and wrinkles!
Look like a Star with a ZO® ‘Red Carpet’ Ossential Stimulator Peel
Ever wondered how celebrities look so flawless on the red carpet? Having a professional team of makeup artists and stylists certainly helps, but savvy celebs throng to Dr. Zein Obagi’s head office in LA for a revolutionary chemical peel from Obagi’s ZO® Skin Health line. Now you can get the same “Red Carpet” treatment at Northwest Medi Spa.
ZO Ossential Stimulator Peel
It’s called the ZO® Ossential Stimulator Peel and it works wonders in minutes. It’s a quick and easy treatment that can be done in your lunch hour to miraculously smooth away fine to moderate lines and wrinkles, acne, age spots, uneven pigmentation and rough skin texture.
The Ossential Stimulator Peel is designed to exfoliate the skin by stimulating cellular turnover to improve skin tone, texture and clarity. And the best part is that there is no downtime, peeling or redness afterwards; just glowing, healthy skin.
Because it doesn’t cause redness or flaking, celebrities often use the “Red Carpet Peel” to help them look their best at red carpet events.
Ossential is gentle on the skin but strong enough to make a visible difference, brightening and refreshing the face for a youthful, dewy look.
This peel contains 3 different acids to exfoliate your skin and promote cell turnover; with 10% Salicylic Acid, 10% Lactic Acid and 10% Citric Acid. These are known as AHA or Alpha Hydroxy acids – they dissolve dead skin cells and give a great exfoliation to the upper layers of the skin. The salicylic acid works on oily, acne prone skin, and the citric acid gives the skin a healthy glow.
Just one peel give you results, but maximum benefits can be achieved with a series of three to four peels carried out at two-week intervals.
Using the Ossential peel with other ZO products and protocols makes it even more effective, but it can be used on its own for great results.
Ossential Stimulator Peel can:
- Soften and rejuvenate sun damaged skin
- Increase skin tolerance
- Improve the appearance of age spots or freckles
- Help with the appearance of hyperpigmentation
- Soften fine lines and wrinkles
- Stimulate the production of collagen
- Exfoliate the skin
At Northwest Medi Spa, you can receive a free “Red Carpet Peel” ($100) value, with the purchase of any ZO Skin Health Product. Call and schedule your appointment today!
ZO Skin Health Products
We are so excited to now offer the ZO Skin Health line. Created by world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi, ZO Skin Health is a scientific-based skin care line that goes beyond treating just the skin’s surface. According to Dr. Nonweiler, the ZO products are “amazing!” “Everyone should try them.”
ZO activates and repairs skin at the cellular level. ZO products enhance skin strength and increase the skin’s ability to resist the negative effects of many internal and external factors. ZO also enhances the skin’s ability to repair damaged skin DNA.
We carry ZO products that both prevent skin damage and repair whatever skin problem you are experiencing. ZO will help you achieve smooth, radiant, younger-looking skin. Call our office for more information on how you can achieve phenomenal results with ZO Skin Health today!
What is a chemical peel?
If you are not familiar with chemical peels, you may be a bit daunted at the thought. Could putting an acid on your face that peels away your top skin layer really help? The answer is definitely yes.
As counterintuitive as it sounds, chemical peels can actually improve your skin’s appearance. The safe and effective acid penetrates the outer and middle layers of skin, removing damaged cells. After a few days, the skin flakes and peels. The new skin underneath is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Signs of aging are literally peeled away.
At Northwest Medi Spa we use one of the most popular chemical peels on the market — VI Aesthetics’ VI Peel. The unique blend of ingredients (see below) in the VI Peel produces powerful results with no pain, no skin preparation and very little downtime. The VI Peel is a medium grade peel that can be used on the face, as well as the hands, neck and chest.
The VI Peel is great for:
· Treating hyperpigmentation and melasma
· Reversing sun damage and signs of aging
· Improving fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, freckles and moderate skin discolorations
· Improving skin tone and texture
· Clearing acne and reducing acne scars
· Stimulating collagen growth and elastin production for firmer skin
· Treating some precancerous skin growths, such as actinic keratosis
The VI Peel is a combination of several of the most effective medical peel agents available including:
TCA – Trichloroacetic Acid for penetration, deep scar healing;
stimulates collagen growth
Retin-A – acid derived from vitamin A to combat wrinkles
Salicylic Acid – this beta hydroxy acid (BHA) is an exfoliant
Phenol – has antiseptic and anesthetic properties; aids in skin penetration
Vitamin C – ascorbic acid has antioxidant and mild exfoliation properties
At Northwest Medi Spa, we have the VI Peel on special for $225 (regularly $325) until the end of February. Give us a call and let us help you peel into a new year with younger-looking, smoother skin.
Winter is here, and for most of us, our summer tans have faded away. That makes it a perfect time to try laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted body hair. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your skin for laser hair removal treatments.
1. Talk to an expert. If you are considering laser hair removal, the first step is to schedule a consultation to determine the specific laser treatment needed to meet your hair removal needs. Northwest Medi Spa offers state-of-the-art hair removal technology. The settings on our lasers can be adjusted depending on your hair and skin color. In fact, we have lasers for both light AND dark skin tones.
2. Ditch the tweezers and avoid the sun. Before your first session, it is important to avoid plucking, waxing or electrolysis for six weeks. The laser needs to be able to identify the hair follicle. You MUST stay out of the sun. Any tanning of the skin can result in pigmentation in the areas you laser. That’s one of the reasons winter is a good time to have laser hair removal done.
3. Shave with a new razor. On the day before your treatment, you should shave with a clean, new razor. Shaving allows the laser to reach the hair follicle underneath the skin with full power. Using a clean, new razor ensures there are no lingering bacteria that could cause contact dermatitis after your laser treatment. (Contact dermatitis is a delayed type of allergic reaction of the skin resulting from skin contact with a specific allergen.)
4. Be patient and persistent. It takes six to eight treatments to see a significant reduction in hair growth in the treated area. So plan on coming back.
5. Blonds don’t always have more fun. Laser hair removal is not as effective on blond or red hair. Lasers works by picking up the contrast between the hair follicle and the skin pigment. With blonde and red hair, the hair to skin pigmentation difference is much less.
Northwest Medi Spa is offering a December special on laser hair removal. Buy a six-treatment package and receive a second area (of equal or lesser value) free. Call and schedule an appointment today. (541) 318-7311.
For laser skin resurfacing and pigment correction, Fraxel is the most effective non-surgical solution available. Fractional laser resurfacing is the most advanced way to smooth the skin’s surface and improve aging, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, and other skin texture problems, all with minimal downtime.
Smooth, Even Skin
Fraxel does an excellent job of treating skin problems because it’s so precise, leaving you with smoother, younger-looking skin.
Subtract Years From Your Appearance
Fine lines and wrinkles bear the brunt of the blame when it comes to signs of premature aging. But hyperpigmentation, pothole-size pores and an uneven skin tone can all add years to your appearance. Northwest Medi Spa uses Fraxel to restore a more uniform, translucent tone, and correct hyperpigmentation.
Erase Hyperpigmentation and Discoloration
Caused by years of sun exposure and oxidative damage, sunspots, age spots and pigmented blotches are often resistant to topical treatments. Fraxel is revolutionary in its ability to correct hyperpigmentation and discoloration on the face, neck, chest, back, arms and legs in just a few treatments. Dr. Nonweiler also recommends Fraxel for patients who are seeking to:
Treat acne scarring
Tighten large pores
Improve skin tone and texture
Erase the effects of sun damage, including facial wrinkles
Mitigate melasma, which is typically caused by hormonal fluctuations
How Fraxel Works
In the past, lasers used for rejuvenation were not fractional. They would treat a wide area of skin at the same time. This limited both the depth and the intensity of the treatment that could be given. With fractional treatment, only a set percentage of the skin surface is treated during each session. Thus, healing is quick and not prone to scarring or loss of normal skin color. With Fraxel, new collagen is formed in the treated areas as the skin renews itself.
Is Fraxel Safe?
Fraxel uses patented fractional laser technology to target ageing and sun-damaged skin and to reestablish a more youthful, refreshed appearance without the risks or complications of surgery. While patients who are pregnant and nursing should avoid the treatment, the Fraxel technology is safe to use on both men and women and on nearly every skin type.
Let Fraxel help recover your skin’s youthful appearance. Schedule a consultation with Northwest Medi Spa to see if Fraxel is right for you (541) 318-7311.
You want to return your skin to its former wrinkle-free, smoother self. But the options are so confusing. What are fillers and injectables? What is Botox? How do you know which is the right solution for your skin?
Cosmetic injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvaderm are quicker, less invasive and less expensive options to facelifts. Both smooth away wrinkles, but do so in slightly different ways and therefore work on different areas of the face.
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin
These three products are made from the bacterial toxin botulin. Sounds scary, but they are an FDA-approved, safe and effective way to eliminate wrinkles. Injected into the muscle, they work by blocking the signals from the nerve. This causes the muscle to relax, thereby smoothing out nearby wrinkles. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin last about four months. In general, they work best on the upper one-third of the face including forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines.
Juvederm, Belotero and Restylane
They products are dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injected under the skin to fill in lines and creases. Several different types of substances are used, depending on the product and type of wrinkle. Fillers work best on the lower half of the face and can also be used to plump up cheeks, jawlines and temples, and to fill out thin lips.
Juvederm, Belotero and Restylane use hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid fillers are very versatile and act like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. HA also brings water to the surface of the skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
Restylane can also be used in very fine lines close to the surface of the skin. Restylane has a slightly better lifting capacity than Juvederm but doesn’t last quite as long. Restylane is good for areas that are hard to lift or fill.
Other fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra use FDA-approved synthetic substances that help replace lost collagen. Radiesse consists of calcium microspheres that over time stimulate collagen growth. Radiesse is good for the checks and jawline.
Sculptra is more of a collagen stimulator than filler. After a series of treatments, Sculptra’s results can last for two or more years.
The best way to decide which product is right for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our estheticians. For more info call Northwest Medi Spa at (541) 318-7311.
High performance cleansers, cellular regeneration creams, hydrating serums, and of course sunscreen. All are important parts of our skin care routine. Now add sweat to that list. Yes, sweat.
Exercise is a vital ingredient in keeping our skin supple and young, and should be an important part of your beauty regime. From increased blood flow to creating substances that slow the aging process the benefits of exercise for the skin are many.
Dr. Nonweiler is a firm believer in staying physically active. An avid exerciser herself, she has competed in several Ironman Triathlons. She believes exercise not only helps us look and feel good physically, it also helps us feel better mentally by relieving stress and adding balance to our busy, overscheduled lives.
Check out this WebMD article for even more information on the many ways exercise benefits our skin. And if you exercise outdoors, don’t forget the sunscreen.