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Inside Honolulu MedSpa: Meet Kanoe Oda

Get to know more about the people you’ll meet at Honolulu Med Spa with our insider interviews! We wouldn’t be considered the top med spa in Hawaii if not for our outstanding team. This week, meet Kanoe Oda, a 32-year-old Medical Aesthetician & Laser Technician. Kanoe took a break from her daily duties performing facials, chemical peels and laser hair removal to talk to us.

Read on to find out why she loves her job, her favorite facial treatment, and what’s in her bag right now.

 

Tell us about you. Were you always interested in beauty and skin care?

Yes, taking care of my skin and feeling good was always important to me ever since I was little. Ending up in the skin care and medical field was a perfect fit for me.

 

What’s a typical day like at Honolulu MedSpa?

Meeting and getting to know new people, catching up with patients, exchanging helpful health and beauty tips. I never really have a “typical” day here. Everyday is unique and I love that.

 

What qualities do you think someone needs to have to be able to do your job well?

They should have genuine interest in skincare and beauty, and in people and wanting to help them. You need to be a team player.

 

What’s your favorite treatment to perform for your patients?

The Express Facial. That’s because I like focusing on cleansing the skin and having extra time at the end to recommend products to fit our patients’ specific needs.

 

What’s the nicest thing a patient has said to you?

The first patient who ever requested me said that I was hands-down the best laser technician she’s ever had. That made me really happy. 🙂

 

What is the biggest misunderstanding people have about your job?

It may not always seem like it, but it’s a very physical job.

 

What would you say to someone who’s never been to a medical spa before?

We will probably have more to offer you than you than you realize and you won’t have to spend your life savings either.

 

What do you think makes Honolulu MedSpa the #1 facility on the islands?

We have something to offer anyone and everyone.

 

What’s the best part of what you do?

Helping people look and feel better about themselves.

 

Famous last words?

Happiness is created, not found.

 

Eager to meet more of the Honolulu MedSpa team? Our med spa is open to welcome you six days a week. Drop by to book your complimentary consultation and get a personalized treatment plan for your skin. We’ll be waiting for you!

March 28th, 2017|Q&A|0 Comments

The Forget-the-Surgery Facelift: The Honolulu Guide to BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers

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For one reason or another, many of us will consider getting injectables at some point in our lives. BOTOX® and fillers can improve our appearance, and help with everything from smoothing wrinkles to softening scars. But before you go under the needle, here’s an easy guide to your options at Honolulu Med Spa.

BOTOX®

If you’re concerned about lines and wrinkles on your upper face, BOTOX® may be able to help. BOTOX® is a purified protein that’s used to temporarily improve crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows. BOTOX® works by blocking the nerve impulses that cause specific facial muscles to contract. Once these muscles relax, the skin naturally smoothes itself and looks more refreshed.

Getting BOTOX® injections is a short, 10-minute process once your aesthetician has discussed your goals with you and analyzed your facial movements. If you’re worried about pain, don’t be! We can numb the area with a topical cream. There may be a little swelling or bruising, but generally there’s no downtime, and the results will last between two to three months.

Juvéderm®

One of the most asked-for fillers available, Juvéderm® uses naturally occurring hyaluronic acid to fill facial wrinkles and folds, especially creases around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid, which helps support and ‘hold up’ skin tissue, is great for adding subtle volume to areas that need it. You can expect to see improvement right away.

The procedure takes less than an hour, and on the odd chance you don’t like the result, it’s completely reversible. Juvéderm® fillers usually last between six months to a year when done right. Because we all produce lots of hyaluronic acid when we’re young, most patients don’t need this filler until after the age of 30.

Juvéderm Voluma™

Another HA dermal filler from the Juvéderm collection, Juvéderm Voluma®  is designed to lift and contour the cheek area. We inject Juvéderm Voluma® XC deep into the cheeks to restore volume loss — a common factor of aging. Your aesthetician will carefully evaluate your face from all angles. At Honolulu Med Spa we use a special Magic Needle from France to give you better results with minimal discomfort.

You can expect some minimal swelling and possibly some bruising in your face after your Juvéderm Voluma® injection. These side effects should go away within two weeks. One reason we like Juvéderm Voluma® is because it stays in place and slowly metabolizes over the course of two years – a long time in the world of fillers!

Juvéderm Volbella®  

Of course, we can’t forget something for the lips. Juvéderm Volbella® filler is a clear, all-natural soft gel that was created specifically for natural-looking lip augmentation and vertical lip lines. After consulting with you about your goals, your aesthetician will apply a numbing cream around your lips. After the gel is injected, a vigorous lip massage helps move the product into place.

A little swelling and occasionally some bruising is common with lip fillers, but with a skilled practitioner, you will experience little to no pain during the actual procedure. You should enjoy smoother lip lines and subtle volume in your pout for anywhere up to one year.

Interested in finding out more about dermal fillers and BOTOX®? Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation at our award-winning Hawaii med spa. See you there!

Honolulu MedSpa Body Sculpting Q&A: CoolSculpting® or TightSculpting® … or Venus Freeze?

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You ask, we answer! With so many options for body sculpting available, it can be tricky choosing just one. That’s why we’re here! We gathered your most pressing questions about body sculpting and brought them to the aestheticians at our award-winning spa. Check out our latest Honolulu MedSpa Q&A just below to find out where to start, why two treatments can be better than one, and why pain is not a problem.

 

I’m new to body sculpting. How does it work?

There are several ways we’re able to address body fat with non-invasive treatments. In the most advanced technology, we use lasers, often more than one at a time, to target adipose (fat) tissue beneath the skin. The cell can be contracted to release its store of fat, or we can stimulate cell metabolism, or freeze the cell, to the point where the fat cell dies and is naturally eliminated by the body. This is the science behind body sculpting in a nutshell.

 

Don’t worry — during your complimentary consultation with a Honolulu MedSpa body sculpting expert, you’ll find out a lot more about each treatment, and which one will be most effective for your needs.

 

Which treatment should I begin with?

That depends on your initial concerns and where you want to invest your time and money. Chances are, you have a specific area or goal you want to work on. We treat each of our patients individually and create personalized treatment plans for each patient based on his or her specific concerns.

 

What should I address first, loose skin or unwanted fat?

Fat bulges and skin elasticity loss are the two main worries patients bring to us at Honolulu. If there’s stubborn, exercise-resistant fat on the body, we usually recommend treating that first. Afterward we move on to improving skin elasticity; or as some patients say, “Tighten everything up!”

 

Can I expect better results by combining two types of treatments?

One benefit of combining treatments is a more defined, sculpted physique. If you only want to remove unwanted fat that’s perfectly okay, but almost everyone can benefit from skin tightening too. We encourage you to begin with one treatment for your immediate needs, and then explore complementary treatments for more comprehensive, long-term results.

 

Are body sculpting treatments painful?

Nothing to worry about here! Although we do mention ‘heat’ when we talk about stimulating cell metabolism, this is almost always a gentle, easily tolerable warmth. Most patients read or even nap through body sculpting treatments, that’s how comfortable they are!

Still have questions? Our body sculpting experts are available six days a week to meet with you. Take the first step toward your dream body by visiting our award-winning med spa today!

March 13th, 2017|Smooth Fat Bulges and Cellulite|0 Comments

Vote for Us! Best Laser Hair Removal Treatment Provider—Honolulu Magazine

Vote Honolulu MedSpa Laser Hair Removal

Modesty is certainly a virtue. But let’s face it. If you’ve got it, flaunt it.

Hawaii’s Favorite Painless Laser Hair Removal Provider

Year after year, we have been a Hawaii favorite for our painless laser hair removal services. We know this because we have received ongoing, unsolicited positive feedback on platforms like Yelp and Facebook. Our patients tell us, but, more importantly, they come back for additional services based on their experience with their painless laser hair removal treatments and a deeper level trust in our expertise. This speaks volumes!

One of our proudest achievements is our two-year winning streak as Honolulu Magazine’s Best of Award Winner for Laser Hair Removal. This award is particularly special to us because it is based on your votes! Plus, it gives our staff of experts a well-deserved shout out for their highly sought after technical skills and thorough approach for permanent results.

Vote Honolulu MedSpa as the Island’s Best Laser Hair Removal Provider

If you have had the service and wish to support our rock-star team, take a moment to do the following by March 31, 2017. Please note: You can only vote once per IP address.

  1. Visit this Link.
  2. Under the “Best in Services” section, fill in our name: Honolulu MedSpa in the field next to “Laser Hair Removal”
  3. While you’re at it (and if the feeling strikes you), enter our name in the field next “Day Spa.”
  4. Finally, click “Submit.”

BONUS: Honolulu Magazine is entering any voter (ages 21+) who casts a vote into a drawing to win one of the two prizes:

  • A day at the spa, or
  • Dine around town package worth $500.

Check Out Our Painless Laser Hair Removal Special

In the meantime—as Honolulu Magazine tallies the votes—be sure to share (or take advantage of) our current Painless Laser Hair Removal special. This is our most popular special of the year!

 

Book a Complimentary Consultation for Painless Laser Hair Removal

Interested in learning more? Book a free consultation with us and we can help determine which treatment options best address your needs. All you have to do is give us a holler!

March Special

MARCH SPECIAL

GOODBYE RAZOR, HELLO LASER!

LASER HAIR REMOVAL SPECIAL

Imagine the time saved if you didn’t have to shave. Waxing isn’t worth the investment and regrowth is a nightmare. We have a solution! It just so happens we’re also Honolulu Magazine‘s voters’ choice for Best in Laser Hair Removal (just sayin’).

BUY TWO, GET ONE!

Buy two treatments and get the third treatment of the same area free!*

We offer treatment from the head down to the toe!

*This monthly special offer is good on the Soprano Ice Laser System only. Customer must be deemed a good candidate for receiving Laser Hair Removal. Restrictions may apply.

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Injectables Gala

JOIN US FOR AN

INJECTABLES GALA

Facial Contouring with Dermal Fillers and BOTOX®

LIVE DEMOS

Open your eyes to a whole new perspective on the benefits and outstanding results injectables can provide without the expense and downtime of a full facelift. 

RSVP ONLY

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 5:30—7:30 p.m.

{Check-in begins at 5:15 p.m.}

RSVP by calling 808-528-0888.

Please Note: A $25 deposit is required to secure your spot, but can be used toward a purchase that night.

Don’t wait. The spots are filling up quickly!

February Specials

SHOW YOUR BODY SOME LOVE THIS MONTH

For the month of February, purchase any of your favorite body sculpting treatments and be entered into a raffle to win $500 towards a Honolulu MedSpa body transformation service of your choice! Whether you’re looking to lift, sculpt, or firm up the body, we’ve got you covered from head to toe!  Combine their super-power strengths, and vavoom, baby—You will melt hearts with your confidence!

BODY SCULPTING TREATMENTS INCLUDE

CoolSculpting®
Get rid of those unwanted fat bulges – Permanently.

TightSculpting
Advanced body contouring targets fat and elasticity loss.

Venus Freeze®
Smooth out cellulite and minimize the appearance of saggy skin.

KYBELLA®
Say goodbye to your double chin! Permanent results with minimal downtime.

WINNER’S CHOICE
With each purchase made on a body sculpting treatment of your choice (through February), receive a raffle ticket to be entered to win $500 towards an additional body sculpting treatment (your choice). This means you can purchase a Venus Freeze® and enter to win CoolSculpting® or any of the above!

Curious about which treatment is right for you?
We have answers. Just reach out at info@HonoluluMedSpa.com and book a complimentary consultation.

February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coolsculpting® & Tightsculpting™: Total Body Transformation Event

Get the Skinny on the Latest in Body Sculpting Treatments!

Get the scoop on TightSculpting and CoolSculpting® Plus+ as you watch live demos and ask the experts anything and everything your heart desires. Enjoy express consultations, customized treatment plans + special event pricing.

+ Complimentary pupus and refreshments  

RSVP ONLY

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:30—7:30 p.m. {Check-in begins at 5:15 p.m.}

RSVP by calling 8085280888">808-528-0888.

Please Note: A $25 deposit is required to secure your spot, but can be used toward a purchase that night.

Don’t wait. The spots are filling up quickly!

January 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Art of Napping & Why We Need Our Beauty Sleep

We don’t know exactly when sleep became a luxury, but we know it has. Eight hours a day is a wealth. Nine? Indulgence. For many women, when we’re put under stress our sleep quality is the first thing to go. Which is odd, but that’s when we need our brains more than ever to function at our best.

For many of us, it’s a constant struggle to carve out enough hours for sleep at night. That’s where napping comes in as an important supplement to your nighttime sleep.

Now before our highly driven, be-productive society tells you otherwise, you should know that in terms of overall health, productivity, and pleasure, napping wins all the way. Napping has been linked to great men (think Da Vinci and Einstein) and great successes (think Nike and Google.) It’s also one of the best (free!) things you can do for more youthful, beautiful skin.

Doctors tell us that a nap of just 20 to 30 minutes is enough for our minds to get some of that coveted Stage 2-type sleep that improves our concentration, motor skills and memory. In other words, we digest what’s just come, and hit the brain’s reset button so we’re ready for what’s ahead.

Of course, before we can enjoy the benefits napping brings we have to give ourselves permission to nap. Naps are good for you. So don’t feel ashamed about approaching naptime with the same dedication your bring to your desk. Embrace napping as an lovely investment in yourself.

How to nap like a pro

To build your own naptime ritual, try this:

  •   Pick a time between 1pm and 3pm, when energy is low. These hours are the best for napping that won’t affect your nighttime sleep.
  •   Remove restrictions — tight buns, bras or jewelry – and put gadgets and distractions away.
  •   Set up a soothing environment, by controlling sound, temperature, and most of all, light.
  •   Give your body a cue to relax. It may be deep breathing, a certain soundtrack, or a spritz of calming scent, such as lavender.
  •   Tell your mind that you are now going to sleep, and will wake up refreshed and alert at a specific time. Drift off.

The more you nap the more you can play with and perfect your ritual. Try adding plants such as rosemary or jasmine to your sleeping area. Invest in a snail pillow, nice sheets or comfortable earplugs to improve your sleep quality. Even hanging a hammock in a quiet corner can be enough to help you catch those much-needed Z’s. Add a nourishing face mask to give your skin a power nap and really wake up looking your best.

Beauty benefits of sleep

The nice thing about napping is that while you sleep, you’re actually getting lots done. It’s true! Slumber is a potent beauty treatment. Add one or two more hours of sleep to your day, and in just a few weeks people will be commenting on how well you look.

While you sleep, your skin replenishes and makes new collagen, so you end up with fewer wrinkles. More blood flows to the cells in your face, which makes for a better complexion. If you use any nutrient-rich serums, they’ll absorb better while you sleep. Tired eyes, tense facial muscles, puffiness – all these can be treated with a little well-earned rest.

At Honolulu Med Spa, sleep is one of our first recommendations for patients who’ve had a major treatment, because we know how powerful rest can be when it comes to restoration, healing and overall appearance. Even if you haven’t had a treatment recently, getting plenty of rest will always help your skin repair itself and help you look your best.

Visit our Hawaii med spa to find out more about your best skincare options and get a personalized treatment plan for 2017.

Protect Your Investment: 5 Things to do After Your Med Spa Treatment

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Sometimes, there seems to be so many moving parts to healthy skin care. Many of us have state-of-the-art treatments, but go back to old habits as soon as we leave the treatment room. Even for the most dedicated med spa goers, maintaining a good skin care program at home will protect and maximize your treatment results, and prevent unnecessary worries in the future.

Had an amazing treatment at the med spa? Good! Here are five things you can do to enjoy radiant results for longer:

Ask your aesthetician

Your aesthetician knows better than anyone the small tips and tricks that can optimize your results. It may be something as small as adding more antioxidant-rich staples to your diet. Or how frequently you should be moisturizing throughout the day. Or taking a particular supplement or vitamin to boost your benefits.

At Honolulu Med Spa, our expert aestheticians will help you create a skin care plan you can (actually) follow. If you’re willing to put in a little extra effort after a special treatment, just ask: We’ll be happy to give you inside tips and secrets that make a difference.

Re-think your cleansing routine

We can all get a bit lazy— or on the flipside, a bit too aggressive—when it comes to daily cleansing. Level up your cleansing game with a professional cleansing wand! The Clarisonic® is one of the best tools a girl can have in her beauty arsenal. It does an expert job of removing makeup and dirt. It also fully exfoliates skin so your serums and creams absorb better. With this kind of thorough cleansing, you can look forward to more supple skin, smaller pores, and fewer breakouts.

Map out monthly facials

Getting regular facials is one of the easiest ways to extend your post-treatment glow and address issues that need expert help. Before leaving the med spa, why not take a few moments to look at your schedule and book your next facial, or series of facials? Honolulu Med Spa performs a range of medical grade facials that are not only fantastic for your skin, they’re deeply relaxing too!

Slather on the sunscreen

Minimizing exposure to direct sun is one of the most common instructions we give to patients after a treatment. There are many reasons for this. Suffice it to say, if you really want the full effect of your med spa treatment, be diligent with the SPF in the days and weeks following. Splurge on a pretty new sun hat if it gives you added incentive to keep your face shaded. Here’s a tip: Be sure to apply sunscreen on dry, moisturized skin (neck and ears too!), and wait five minutes for it to fully absorb before you layer on makeup or other products.

Try a high-performing serum

To really boost your after-treatment results, consider investing in a well-reviewed serum, preferably one rich in retinols, antioxidants and/or hyaluronic acid.

At Honolulu Med Spa we carry and recommend the SkinMedica® GRASS Regimen. The TNS Essential Serum®  in particular is a product everyone loves. This serum is designed to stimulate the skin’s own natural repair processes. It has growth factors for younger-looking skin, retinols that speed up cell renewal, and antioxidants that fight free radicals. It’s like beauty sleep in a bottle!

There you have it ladies and gentleman. Five ways to make the most of your med spa treatments and keep your skin protected for longer. Call or visit our Honolulu Med Spa today to make 2017 your most beautiful year yet!