We’ve all been there, wanting something more than a facial, but maybe we’re not ready to commit to laser just yet. For our patients who are somewhere in between we offer Microneedling, a technique that uses a needle-studded wand to create micro-wounds to the skin. Microneedling can treat a variety of skin issues, including acne scars, sun damage and can also promote collagen growth for those subtle signs of aging. It will soften lines, wrinkles and improve skin texture.
The goal of a microneedling treatment is to stimulate collagen while giving the skin an effective exfoliation. The downtime is very minimal compared to aggressive laser treatments and also more affordable. You may be red for the first 25-72 hours and makeup is avoided for the first 24 hours because the pores on the facial skin are still open. Why is collagen regeneration so important? Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in our bodies that will keep the skin plump and youthful. It helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles while making it more firm, elastic and youthful. Microneedling uses the body’s own repair system to improve the appearance. For example, controlled skin injury leads to collagen production, which then becomes a form of ant-aging.
At Honolulu MedSpa we offer our Microdermabrasion treatment as a stand alone service, or as an advanced service including PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). In laymen’s terms, microneedling + PRP becomes a result oriented facial that essentially uses your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells. Our patients have noticed a decrease in skin issues, and a brighter, even and plumped up complexion. When asking for this service, ask for the PRP Facial.
If pain tolerance is a concern, fear not! The pain is very low considering numbing cream is always applied before the procedure is done. Some patients have noted an increase in tingling around the jawline, nose and forehead, but overall, the pain has been rated a 2-3 out of 10.
For those looking at doing an at-home microneedling, leave it to a professional when it comes to needles. Performing and advanced treatment such as microneedling could make your face worse and cause an infection or permanent injury. Always confirm you provider is trained, licensed and experienced in performing a Microneedling treatment.
We welcome questions and offer our patients free consultations to learn more about this service. Give us a call at 808-528-0888 to book your appointment.
With the New Year in full swing, many of us are guilty of wanting to make transformations to look and feel our best, and we typically want those results immediately. We’re here to help you find the “best you” every step of the way. Below are some of our more popular treatments that can make feel your most confident for 2018 and beyond!
Are you a bride-to-be for your upcoming summer wedding or just tired of the stubborn areas you just can’t seem to get rid of? This treatment is perfect for you. CoolSculpting is the fat freezing procedure that permanently eliminates fat cells in problem areas. With no surgery and no downtime, CoolSculpting allows you to look and feel your best without altering your routine.
What areas can you treat? Abdomen, love handles, flanks, inner and outer thighs, arms and even your double chin!
How does it feel like? CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure so there are no needles and no downtime. The area of fat being treated will feel a cooling sensation that freezes and destroys the fat cells so the body can eliminate them naturally.
Are the results permanent? In the weeks and months following a CoolSculpting procedure, the body naturally processes the treated fat cells, gradually eliminating the dead cells and revealing the new you. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. As long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained, your results will stay.
How much is this treatment? Pricing starts at $700
Are you embarrassed to take off your shirt in public or to wear a bikini on the beach because of the amount of hair you have or even the darkness it casts on your body? Allow the painless laser hair removal to win back the confidence in you! With the Soprano ICE, which represents the best technology on the market, let the days of unwanted face and body hair remain in 2017!
What areas can you treat? Some common areas are: upper lip, chin, underarms, shoulders, chest and abs, back, bikini line and legs. As long as there is pigment to the hair, we can really treat it all!
How does it feel? It’s virtually painless. You will feel gradual heat and then a cooling mechanism to ensure you’re comfortable the entire treatment.
Are the results permanent? Although it gets rid of unwanted hair, you will need some “touch-ups” throughout time. It does however grow lighter, finer and fewer in numbers.
How much is this treatment? Depends on the area treated. Request a free consultation.
Are you bothered by lines, wrinkles, and ageing skin? Why not refresh and rejuvenate your skin with a less-invasive alternative to full cosmetic surgery to start off 2018 right. This quick treatment will smooth moderate to severe frown lines and leaving you with a softer looking appearance.
What areas can you treat? Forehead, between the brows and crows feet are the most common lines treated. Off label treatments such as injections in the chin, “bunny lines” around the nose and injections for sweating are also performed.
How does it feel? We numb the area prior to the injection with a topical anesthetic cream or a cold pack. The needles are very small for botox, so you should feel little to no pain at all.
How long does the results last? It can last up to 3 months.
How much is the treatment? $13 per unit.
Honolulu MedSpa is a full service Medical Spa. Call for a complimentary consultation to discuss any of our skin or body rejuvenation services. 808-528-0888
With such a huge variety of exfoliating treatments available, it’s good to know the difference between dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Women and men with various skin problems from sun damage to rosacea and even acne can benefit from these treatments. Listed below are some skin care services that will help you achieve that healthy, youthful and glowing complexion you deserve!
Dermaplaning: Dermaplaning exfoliates the epidermis which removes dead skin cells and reduces fine hairs (peach fuzz) on the skin. It uses a scalpel to “shave” away the outermost layers of the skin to achieve smoother, brighter skin. This process is painless and very safe, especially for pregnant and nursing women as there are no chemicals or peeling agents applied to the skin. The beauty of it is, there’s no downtime and the results are immediate. Pricing starts at $175
Hydrafacial Microdermabrasion: Our unique Hydrafacial system uses vortex technology that exfoliates away the top layers of dead, dull skin cells, revealing fresh, glowing, rejuvenated skin. Hydrafacial treats light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and large pore size. It also helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles, which result in a younger looking complexion. As we age, our healthy cell turnover slows down, but with the help of Hydrafacial we can slough away impurities and reveal fresh, invigorated, glowing skin. There is no downtime associated with Hydrafacial. If extractions are performed you may see erythema to the area for a few hours post treatment. Pricing starts at $150
Chemical Peels: A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. It is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin from sun exposure, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots and scaring. Chemical peels are used to improve the overall appearance of your skin. It’s important to keep in mind that the treatment, results and recovery time will vary depending on the strength of your chemical peel and sensitivity of your skin. There can be 3-5 days of social downtime as your skin will go through an exfoliation period. A tight, dry feeling to the skin should be expected during the week of recovery. Pricing starts at $125
If you have questions, or are interested in booking a complimentary consultation to learn which treatment is right for you, please contact Honolulu MedSpa at 808-528-0888.
We all age, not just women, but men too. Our society has become tremendously age-conscious, and the culture of how aged celebrities look so much younger than they are has caught on with the general public. There is pressure among men of all ages to have a certain look, and they are finding it difficult to achieve with just diet and exercise alone, so they want a little help.
Men are increasingly seeking out non-invasive treatments in search of eternal youth. Many men seek these procedures to boost their appearance in a competitive work environment and just overall want to look and feel their best.
Here are the top non-invasive cosmetic procedures for men:
The advantage of these procedures is the fact that there is little-to-no downtime and the results are extremely fast without exposing that you’ve had any type of treatment done. Nowadays, these non-invasive treatments have become more affordable than even just a few years ago, making them economically feasible for anyone. It’s an investment in themselves, rather than an unnecessary expense.
These procedures are an opportunity to take a few years off while putting your best face forward.
If you are interested in any of the services above, or would like a complimentary consultation to determine which treatments are best for you, call us at 808-528-0888.
Thanks to revolutionary new technology increasing in the beauty industry over the years, patients can now enjoy satisfying results without committing to more invasive procedures and the high costs that come with them. It’s no surprise that more non-surgical treatments are more popular than ever now. Today we can improve our looks without suffering or breaking the bank. Take a look at some of the most popular treatment trends we’ve seen in the past ten years:
LASER HAIR REMOVAL Waxing and shaving have now become things of the past. With the advancements in technology, Laser Hair removal is on the rise. Known in the past for being expensive and painful, it’s now more comfortable and much cheaper than it was 10 years ago. We can also treat a broad range of skin colors where in the past only lighter skin patients were considered candidates. More comfortable, less expensive and permanent hair reduction… you can’t say no to that!
ADVANCED LASERS FOR SKIN RESURFACING With advancements in laser technology over the last 10 years, it is now possible to reduce, and in some cases remove facial wrinkles, acne scars and brown spots, without minimal disruption and downtime. Skin resurfacing has increased in popularity due to the fact that the skin is constantly exposed to harmful elements, like UV rays, environmental pollutants and even chemicals found in everyday products. Lasers, light based treatments and even skin tightening services have become more affordable, offer little to no downtime, and have become the go-to option for those who want to rejuvenate the skin without risky surgery.
THE RISE OF INJECTABLES Injectable services such as fillers and neuromodulators are still one of the biggest trends in facial rejuvenation, seeing a total rise of 180% since 2000. Over the years, people are wanting to refresh their looks with less invasive procedures and without the cost that comes with cosmetic plastic surgery. Injectables give pleasing results with hardly any downtime, and can take 5-10 years off the look of the face. Today people are more openly talking about receiving these types of treatments, posting their before and after photos on social media and even encouraging friends and family to meet with their favorite injector. The days of hiding your Botox appointments are long gone!
BRO-TOX & BEYOND Men have a growing interest of getting rid of wrinkles, frown lines, and achieving a more youthful, rested look. Over the last 10 years, men receiving medical spa services has risen with the idea that considering non-invasive cosmetic procedures can help them to appear more approachable, to stay competitive in an ever-younger millennial workforce, and to increase their confidence. Botox, fillers, facial services and even laser hair removal are treatment trends that are not slowing down with the male patient.
Honolulu Med Spa has a a monthly special with a lot of the services mentioned above.
There are so many options out there when it comes to fighting the signs of aging. Over the years, injectables have become the most sought out facial treatments to combat over-active muscles that lead to lines, wrinkles and deep creases over time. Injectables are a great cosmetic procedure for anyone wanting to enhance their face with a more relaxed, softened look without doing a highly invasive procedure such as a facelift. Injectable treatments such as Botox and Juvederm are gaining popularity due to their immediate results and the promise of little to no downtime.
We caught up with our two head nurses- Leilani and Courtney to ask them the questions you want answered. Read on to see what they had to say about injectable services!
What are the most popular injectable services you perform at Honolulu MedSpa? Leilani:Botox and filler Courtney: Botox and filler
Name all the injectables that are available at Honolulu MedSpa? Leilani + Coutney: Kybella, Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Sculptra, PRP Facelift, Restylane (Silk, Lyft, Refyne, Defyne) Juvederm (XC, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella,)
What is one of the main side effects that we can see from getting botox? Leilani:Side effects and undesirable outcomes are different. Side effects can be something like a headache. Undesirable results that resolve on their own is something like heaviness to brows or lid. A true side effect is Ptosis of the brow or eyelid. Courtney:Adding onto Leilani’s, bruising
We see the rise of men getting injectables. What bothers them the most? (Forehead wrinkles? Tired eyes? Double chin? Crow’s feet?) Leilani: All of it! Each guy is different. Courtney:Agree, all of it
Have you seen any teens wanting injectables wanting to look like social media celebs like Kim and Kylie? Is there an age limit where they can start on these types of procedures? Leilani: I’ve treated as young as 19 years old. 18 is considered an adult. I haven’t treated anyone younger than 19. Courtney: Youngest patient was 20. She showed a picture of lips she desired. It was not specific to either Kardashian.
Not only does Botox help with fine lines and wrinkles. We see a lot more people getting the procedure done for migraines and even as an anti-aging benefit. What other are some benefits to Botox that we might not know about? Leilani: There are more than 700 MEDICAL uses of Botox! It helps with muscle spasm, incontinence, Depression, just to name a few. Time magazine recently published the many uses of Botox. Courtney: Adding to Leilani’s answer…Research and recent publications on Botox as an anti-depressant.
What is the difference between Botox and Juvederm? Which is better at fighting wrinkles? Leilani: They are both different treatments and products. They are not the same. Botox relaxes muscles in the face that causes wrinkles. Juvederm restores volume loss to the face. Courtney: Agree!
What other treatments would you recommend to combat fine lines and wrinkles if people are afraid of getting injected with a needle? Leilani: Injectables are instant gratification treatments. Anything other than injectables to combat lines and wrinkles will take time, patience, and a SERIES of treatments to see results. Lasers, peels, PRP Facials. A good skin care regimen that is pharmaceutical grade that will CORRECT the skin is key, consistency. Products such as retinol, Vitamin C, SPF, and antioxidants are a must!
Courtney: Yes. Lasers, microneedling with PRP, RF (radio frequency). Most definitely products! Retinol, Vitamin C, growth factors, SPF!, hydration.
What are some common myths about getting Botox? Leilani + Courtney:It will distort your face! You’ll look plastic. You’ll look fake. Botox lasts 6 months, which is not true.
How long does each injectable last for? Leilani + Courtney: Fillers last up to 12 months or less. Botox lasts 3 months with full dosing, so maintenance is required for Botox every 3 months. Kybella is permanent. Sculptors up to 2 years.
On average, how much is each injectable? Leilani + Courtney:Neuromodulators are $11 per unit. Fillers start at $475 and up to $1500.
Is there any downtime with getting any of these injectables? Leilani:Yes! Bruising and swelling can be a social downtime. People can take arnica 7 days prior to treatment. Courtney: If considering injectables (fillers mostly). Plan treatments up to 4 weeks prior to any major event (photo shoot, wedding, etc…) this allows enough time for touch ups or add-ons, and for bruising to resolve. This varies per patient preference, area of treatment, and desired outcome.
Because everyone’s facial features are different in the aging process, it is highly recommended to meet with one of our Aesthetic Nurse Specialists for a complimentary consultation before any injections. Give us a call at 808.528.0888.