Showing posts with label non surgical face lift. Show all posts
Showing posts with label non surgical face lift. Show all posts

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Micro Needling---Not As Scary As It Looks

When I first saw the Micro Needle Roller Therapy System, I must admit my first thought was, "ouch". Literally tiny needles on a roller with a handle for someone to roll across my face? Sounds like an ancient form of punishment.

Luckily for me, and other clients, it's not scary at all. In fact, this little thing is pretty awesome.




Here's how it works in a very small nutshell:
-The steel micro-points release toxins from the skin, triggers collagen production, and also helps products penetrate into the skin further resulting in greater effectiveness.

Here are just a few of the issues it helps with:
  •  Scars (of all colors)
  •  Brown Spots
  •  Facial Discoloration
  •  Deep Lines & Wrinkles
  •  Great for Wrinkles Around the Mouth (smoker's lip)
  •  Cellulite
  •  Stretch Marks
  •  Skin Firmness - Airbrushed Appearance
You can read much more about how it works here.

It is available in two different length needles, the shorter one can be retailed to your clients for at home use in combination with the services you provide. The longer needle roller is for professional use since it penetrates deeper into the skin.

I recently was reading an article about a woman interested in this service but could not find one single practitioner in her area....that seems outrageous to me. Are you missing out on clients searching for  this collagen producing treatment? It's definitely worth looking into!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Injecting Profits into Spas - Call the Doctor to Give Clients a Lift


Injectables offer spa clients more dramatic
and youthful results. 
There comes a time in any client's skincare regime when they have exhausted the routine of facials, microderm packages, masks and creams in their quest to stay youthful - they want more. Many small spa businesses and estheticians find themselves trying to decide what to add to their menu as a next level of treatment to address more aggressive signs of aging for these types of clients.  Some will opt for purchasing or leasing IPL machines, lasers, or various types of equipment in hopes of helping clients reach that next level of rejuvenation.  But with these types of units costing $10,000 - $40,000 (and results varying client to client), the investment can sometimes go bust.  Not to mention, if your competitor down the street gets the same unit, sales for these services can quickly go flat.

"Injectable Fillers for age conscious clients compliment
skin care services spas already offer."  -Dr. Joel Lamm
(Photo: 2 days post cheek injections, Botox & Juvaderm XC)
Recently, I took my mom to see my dermatologist, Dr. Joel Lamm, for his signature "Liquid Face Lift". My 64 year-old working mom sees Dr. Lamm to "work his magic," lifting, plumping, sculpting and filling her badly aged face with Botox and Juvederm XC.  Not only is this "Liquid Face Lift" a serious confidence booster, she feels it is important not to look her age in this tumultuous job market (but that is a whole other blog).  She, like many other spa clients, had exhausted her efforts of anti-aging facials, peels and microderm treatments and was ready for a serious boost of beauty.

While there with my mom, Dr. Lamm told me in addition to his dermatology practice on Long Island, he has begun seeing clients at a popular day spa in Tribeca.  He visits once a month to see the spa's existing and new clients who want Botox, Juvederm, Restylane or "the works" - aka the Liquid Lift my mom gets.  He explained this mutually beneficial arrangement with the spa allows him to expand his clientele, while the spa gets to offer top-notch injectable services that clients want.

This arrangement makes sense.  When a client is ready for a dramatic and long-lasting boost of beauty - why should they leave the spa and go seek out a dermatologist, why lose that business?  This type of working relationship benefits all parties.

  • Spa retains clients and keeps offerings current
  • Spa attracts new clients interested in fillers - but wary of Physician's offices
  • Dermatologist and Spa share revenue from service
  • Dermatologist sees clients once a month - doesn't pay rent for a second location
  • Clients get to have treatment in a comfortable environment they trust and know
  • Clients get to look drastically better, and still visit the spa for facials and treatments in between injections.
  • One-stop beauty for spa and esthetic clients

So how should you find a reputable dermatologist that will be a good fit for your business?  Check with Allergan, http://www.botoxcosmetic.com/FAD.aspx.  They have a website that allows you to locate a certified Physician who  performs injectables.  Contact them and start a dialog!  My advice, stick with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.  Sorry, but I would not take my mom to see a podiatrist that is certified to inject Botox! Dr. Lamm is located in Hicksville, NY - http://www.lammdermatology.com/ and specializes in creating natural looking (but astounding) effects with injectables.