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Photo Rejuvenation for Rosacea Treatment


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for many skin problems that is safe and effective. IPL treatments are non-surgical and non-invasive and can be used as a skin rejuvenation treatment for rosacea.

The main symptom of rosacea is persistent facial redness. People may look like they are constantly blushing, and there may be inflamed bumps and a burning sensation. Rosacea is a common condition that affects about 14 million people in the United States. In severe cases, the skin may become thick and excessive oil glands may develop. The cause of rosacea is not known, and there is no cure, but IPL photo rejuvenation treatments can dramatically reduce the symptoms and appearance of rosacea.

IPL delivers targeted light energy to specific areas of the skin. It may target only red blood vessels so that the light turns to heat to make the red vessels disappear. IPL has a range of wavelengths to target different issues.

During a consultation with our specialist at Head to Toe Med Spa, a patch test with the IPL hand piece may be performed to assess the skin’s suitability for the treatment. Treatments for rosacea usually require a series of sessions spaced about two to eight weeks apart to get the optimum results. The timing will depend on the severity of the condition being treated. One treatment takes anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. It may take from three to five months to see the results, but the redness will gradually dissipate over time.

You may look a little redder right after a treatment session. This may last from two to five days. You can use makeup immediately, but it must be applied and removed very gently.

While IPL photo rejuvenation does not make your skin more sensitive to the sun, Summer may not be the best time to have the treatments. The good news is that the results will last for months if you make sure to reduce the amount of direct sunlight the treatment area gets. You can use high SPF sunscreen, wear hats and stay in the shade as much as possible so your skin will continue to look good, requiring only annual maintenance treatments.

If IPL photo rejuvenation is the right treatment for your rosacea, our specialist may ask you to avoid excessive sun and self-tanners for two to four weeks before treatment. You may also be asked to discontinue certain skin treatments and to avoid taking ibuprofen or aspirin one week before treatment.

Photo rejuvenation at Head to Toe Med Spa is a safe and effective treatment for rosacea, brown spots and other skin imperfections. Thanks to this treatment, you may no longer be embarrassed by the bright red skin on your face. Our office is located in Wilmington. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.

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During a UFactor PRP treatment, a specially-designed device that features multiple tiny needles injects PRP into targeted areas. This is a minimally-invasive, well-tolerated treatment performed at our office in Wilmington. Our patients are made comfortable throughout the duration of the session.

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Laser hair removal at Head to Toe Medspa is safe, effective and painless. It works great on both men and women of all ages. It is fast and safe for all skin types and skin becomes smooth and silky after treatments are complete. No damage is caused to surrounding areas and there is no need for numbing agents.

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Chemical peels may incorporate several corrective strategies simultaneously to effectively reduce the depth of surface lines, smooth out skin texture, improve mild acne and help fade brown spots.

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Target Stubborn Fat Non-Surgically with CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical, safe and convenient cosmetic procedure that is performed to reduce fat and improve body contours. It is approved by the FDA to use patented cooling technology to target stubborn fat cells that do not respond to diet and exercise. This is a versatile treatment that can address unwanted fat in several areas.

About CoolSculpting®

Since the temperature required to freeze fat cells is less than that of the surrounding cells, fat can be safely targeted through cooling technology without harm to other cells in the body. This precision elimination is known as Cryolipolisis, and it actually causes these targeted fat cells to crystalize and die. They begin to shrink gradually and are metabolized upon their death, being eliminated from your body naturally.

Fat cells treated through the CoolSculpting® procedure are destroyed and will not return. You can lose approximately 20% of the fat cells in a targeted area with each treatment session. This loss accumulates with additional treatments.

Benefits and Treatment Areas

CoolSculpting® is quite versatile in that it can be performed on some body areas to reduce fat and provide contour. The abdominal region and those pesky love handles are common areas targeted for fat removal. The fat along the back or bra area also responds well to treatment, as does that of the thigh area. Men commonly seek CoolSculpting® to achieve a more sculpted chest.

CoolSculpting® offers a number of unique benefits. Results are natural-looking, as they occur gradually over time, usually about six months. Patients begin to see changes in about four to eight weeks. Treatment is convenient, with sessions lasting approximately an hour. The number of sessions you’ll require depends on your unique circumstances and the goals you wish to achieve. Usually, no more than a few are needed. It’s also comfortable and non-surgical. It is safe and is the only freezing technology approved by the FDA for fat reduction.

Other Considerations

There are very few side effects associated with CoolSculpting®, and they are rare. You may feel some discomfort or numbness following your treatment session. This is temporary and will gradually subside. CoolSculpting® can provide great motivation to continue with healthy living habits.

Is CoolSculpting® Right for You?

If you are unhappy with annoying fat that won’t go away despite your best efforts, CoolSculpting® treatments at Head to Toe Med Spa may be for you. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment at our office in Wilmington to learn about the kinds of results you can expect and whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Using a Broad-Spectrum Light for Acne Treatment

Acne is the most common skin condition, and it affects about 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30. While not a serious health threat, acne can cause scarring. Fortunately, broad-spectrum light can be used for acne treatment.

What Causes Acne?

The skin’s pores are connected to oil glands that produce a substance called sebum. Hair follicles connect the sebaceous glands to the pores, and they serve as a canal that transports oil and dead skin cells to the surface.

In acne, the skin cells, sebum and hair clump together and form a plug that blocks the follicle. Bacteria multiply and cause swelling. As the plug starts to break down, a pimple develops. In some cases, the swelling gets so severe that the follicle’s wall breaks down, and the sebum leaks into neighboring tissues, causing inflammatory acne.

Current research indicates that some people are more sensitive than others to an increased amount of sebum and/or the bacterium Propionibacterium acnes. The bacteria do occur in healthy hair follicles, but if too many gather in a clogged follicle, they can secrete enzymes that break down sebum and cause inflammation. A person that is unusually sensitive to Propionibacterium acnes will develop acne.

What is Broad-Spectrum Light Therapy?

Light therapy or phototherapy is the use of light to treat certain conditions. Full spectrum describes light bulbs that are designed to mimic sunlight and thus include ultraviolet, infrared and visible light. A broad-spectrum light consists only of infrared and visible light, and is an effective acne treatment.

How Does Broad-Spectrum Light Help People with Acne?

Broad-spectrum light therapy can do two things for people with acne: It can lower the bacteria population, and it can decrease the oil production in the sebaceous glands and thereby reduce inflammation. The medical professional will use blue light to kill the bacteria and red light to dry out the sebaceous glands. The red light can also promote healing of the acne.

What Does the Acne Treatment Involve?

The patient will be given protective eyewear. In some cases, the doctor will apply an ointment to the treatment site to make it more responsive to the light. The treatments typically take about 10 minutes each. Most patients will need biweekly or daily sessions to get the desired results. It should be noted that broad-spectrum light therapy works best on patients with inflammatory acne.

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Located in Wilmington, Head to Toe Med Spa offers broad-spectrum light treatments as a safe and effective way for patients to address their acne. You don’t have to live with your unsightly condition any longer. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more.

Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is currently one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for minimizing the early signs of aging. This product can be injected into select facial areas to release fine lines and wrinkles and create a smoother and more youthful visage. There is no need for incisions, tissue removal or an extended recovery time. Non-invasive and relatively risk-free, this procedure can be the ideal way to freshen your appearance and regain lost confidence.

How BOTOX® Works

In order to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for BOTOX®, it is important to understand how this solution works. BOTOX® is designed to block the nerve singles that are sent to expressive facial muscles. The muscles that are used to create facial expression are prone to retaining stress and tension and thus, they are largely responsible for the formation of fine lines and wrinkles over time.

Once the nerve signals to these muscles are blocked and the local tension is released, the facial skin will take on a decidedly smoother appearance. The results of this treatment can last for up to six months. Sessions can be repeated multiple times each year for ongoing benefits.

Candidacy for Treatment

Given that BOTOX® is a non-invasive procedure, the general health requirements for candidacy are far more lenient than the health requirements for facelift procedures or other treatments that require tissue removal and cutting. With BOTOX®, however, it is important for candidates to have good neuro-muscular health. BOTOX® is suitable for the treatment of fine lines around the mouth and eyes and across the forehead.

What to Expect

Before your procedure, our provider will assess your aesthetic concerns and determine which areas should be targeted for injection. Over the course of only 15 to 20 minutes, a series of quick injections will be made in the predetermined areas.

BOTOX® can produce a number of immediate improvements across treated areas; however, the full effects of this treatment will usually manifest within three to five days after injections are performed.

Are You a Good Candidate?

During a consultation at Head to Toe Med Spa in Wilmington, we can help you determine if BOTOX® is the right treatment for addressing your wrinkles. Various factors will weigh into this decision, and they will all be discussed in detail during this meeting. You are also encouraged to ask any questions you may have about BOTOX®. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about this amazing injectable.

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Benefits of Laser Vein Therapy

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If you have ever seen varicose or spider veins, you know that they are anything but attractive. If you have problematic veins, you know that in addition to them looking unattractive, they can also be painful. Fortunately, there are quite a few different options that are available that can help individuals who are dealing with problematic veins. One of the most beneficial and popular options is laser vein therapy.

The first benefit that a person experiences after laser vein therapy is feeling confident in their appearance. When you have varicose and/or spider veins, you feel embarrassed to show your legs. You do not want to wear a swimsuit, shorts or a skirt. Instead, you hide your legs behind pants, even if the weather is hot or if you are at a place where people normally wear more revealing clothing, like at the beach. This means that you miss out on a lot of fun opportunities.

Many individuals who have varicose and/or spider veins have commented on the fact that it has lowered their self-esteem. They used to feel confident in their appearance, but dealing with these veins has made them feel withdrawn and embarrassed. After a person has laser vein therapy, they can have these veins removed and walk away feeling great about the way they look.

Another benefit that a person receives when using laser vein therapy is that they get relief from the pain and other uncomfortable sensations that they experience because of varicose veins. They no longer see those bulging veins and worry if they will get scraped or cut. They no longer have the pulsing and throbbing pain that is associated with problematic veins. Instead, their legs feel comfortable when they are active or when they are at rest.

When it comes to treating problematic veins, there are many benefits that are associated with using laser vein therapy as opposed to other popular options. One of the main benefits is that a person does not experience as much discomfort. When a person uses stripping or ligation to treat veins, there is quite a bit of discomfort associated with these procedures.

Laser vein therapy leaves a person with no scars. Other vein treatments require making multiple incisions, which leads to scarring. Scarring with laser vein therapy is either completely nonexistent or minimal.

Laser vein therapy offers patients cosmetic and medical benefits. To learn more about this less invasive option for vein treatment, make an appointment at Head to Toe Med Spa in Wilmington. Our team of professionals will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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Eliminate Facial Wrinkles with Laser Skin Rejuvenation

A common saying among people who are starting to show the telltale signs of aging is that they have earned every single wrinkle they have on their face. There is more truth in the saying than they probably realize. While it is true that the human face ages as a part of nature, there are also things that we as people do to our face and skin that causes it to age prematurely.

Individuals who have an early onset of wrinkles may have them because of spending large amounts of time in the sun without adequately protecting their face. They may have allowed their face to become exposed to cold, wind and rain without providing the proper protection. Sunspots, variations in skin tones and other facial skin abnormalities are exacerbated when a person does not take proper care of their skin. Thankfully, these telltale signs of aging are not irreversible.

Laser skin rejuvenation, or laser skin resurfacing, is an effective way to undo some of the damage that life does to your face. It is a quick procedure that has been shown to be effective at addressing age spots, stretch marks, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and even acne scars.

How Does It Work?

Laser energy is directed toward the part of the face or body that is being treated. This energy activates the body’s natural healing process. Increased collagen is produced, and the affected skin is replaced by healthier, younger-looking skin that has refreshed tissue. Depending on the condition that a person is treating, they may just need to have one treatment, or they may be asked to come in for multiple treatments in order to get the results they want. The entire treatment is relatively quick.

People are attracted to laser skin rejuvenation because it is a simple and straightforward procedure. It is not as expensive or as invasive as a facelift, a forehead lift or any other surgical procedure. Yet it delivers unparalleled aesthetic results. It improves the tone of a patient’s face, it erases wrinkles and it removes brown spots.

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Laser skin rejuvenation allows you to live a good and active life, while at the same time maintaining your youthful vigor and appearance. To determine if this type of treatment is right for your unique situation, set up a consultation with Head to Toe Med Spa in Wilmington. We have a variety of laser skin rejuvenation options available. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more.

Look and Feel Revitalized with Chemical Peels

You hear a lot about chemical peels in the news and on television. People rant and rave about the positive benefits chemical peels have had for them. If you are considering having a chemical peel done, you probably have a few questions that you would like answered.

How Can You Find the Right Chemical Peel for You?

The simple answer is to talk to the professionals at Head to Toe Med Spa. Our experienced skin care professional will be able to evaluate your skin type and discuss what you want to get from the procedure. Based on this information, they will work with you to develop a customized skin care treatment.

Does Getting a Chemical Skin Peel Hurt?

Our skin care professional is going to take every precaution to see to it that the chemical peel you get does not create discomfort during the process.

Light chemical peels are very gentle, and they create little to no discomfort. However, if a person needs deep acne scars, deep wrinkling or severe sun damage repaired, they may require a medium chemical peel, which may produce some temporary discomfort.

Should People Who Are in the Sun Frequently Get Chemical Peels?

If a person’s lifestyle requires them to be in the sun for extended periods of time, they are still candidates for chemical peels. However, it is imperative that they protect themselves from the sun by using sunscreen daily.

They will need to follow the instructions they receive from our skin care professional. It is not recommended that a person goes sunbathing immediately after a chemical peel.

Will a Chemical Peel Make a Person’s Skin Thinner?

When a person has dry skin, they basically have a collection of dead skin cells that have built up. It makes it impossible for the natural exfoliation process to take place. It also hampers the skin’s ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients.

A chemical peel gets rid of the excess dry skin. As a result, it causes the body’s natural healing mechanism to kick in, which in turn hydrates skin, giving it a thicker appearance.

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A chemical peel is a non-invasive way to restore the skin’s youthful appearance. A chemical peel can give a person renewed confidence in the way they look, improve their self-esteem and help them have an overall positive outlook on life.

At Head to Toe Med Spa in Wilmington, we can evaluate your skin and determine which chemical peel is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and begin your journey to more revitalized skin.