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28/Jun/2022

Microdermabrasion is a popular skin care treatment that has been around for many years.

But What is it? What are the benefits of microdermabrasion? What are the risks of microdermabrasion? Does microdermabrasion hurt or cause bleeding? Can microdermabrasion fade dark spots on skin? Is microdermabrasion the same as dermabrasion? How often can microdermabrasion be done?

In this article, we will answer all of these questions and more!

What is microdermabrasion?

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Microdermabrasion is a skin care treatment that uses a mechanical exfoliation process to remove the top layer of dead skin cells from the face.

The machine used for this procedure has a rough, diamond-tipped wand that is passed over the skin. This process removes the dead skin cells. The cells and debris are suctioned up by a vacuum tube.

Microdermabrasion is often described as a “lunchtime facial” because it is a quick and easy treatment with little to no downtime.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

The main benefit of microdermabrasion is that it can help to improve the appearance of the skin.

It can also help to:

  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of acne scars
  • Reduce the appearance of age spots and sun damage
  • Improve the overall texture and tone of the skin

What are the risks of microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective procedure with few risks. The most common side effect is mild redness and sensitivity. This usually goes away within a few hours.

Other potential side effects include:

  • bruising
  • swelling
  • itching
  • burning

Be sure to wear sunscreen daily after any type of exfoliation treatment, as your skin will be more sensitive to the sun.

Be sure to wear sunscreen daily after any type of exfoliation treatment, as your skin will be more sensitive to the sun.

Does microdermabrasion hurt or cause bleeding?

Microdermabrasion is a gentle procedure that should not cause pain. There may be some mild discomfort during the treatment, but this should go away quickly.

There is usually no bleeding during or after the treatment.

Can microdermabrasion fade dark spots on skin?

Microdermabrasion can help to improve the appearance of dark spots on the skin by removing the top layer of dead skin cells.

The results are not permanent, but they can last for several weeks.

Is microdermabrasion the same as dermabrasion?

No, microdermabrasion is not the same as dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a more aggressive treatment that uses a rotating brush to remove the top layer of skin.

It is usually done by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

How often can microdermabrasion be done?

Microdermabrasion is typically done every four to six weeks. It is an excellent skincare maintenance treatment to add to your beauty routine!

If you are interested in microdermabrasion, we recommend a free consultation with our licensed aesthetician.

This can be scheduled in any of our three most southern locations including, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Boerne. Call 830-627-7979 to schedule today!


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22/Jun/2022

Dermaplaning is a facial treatment that has been growing in popularity in recent years.

But what is dermaplaning? What are the benefits of dermaplaning? What are the risks of dermaplaning? How often can it be done?

In this blog post, we will answer all of your questions about dermaplaning!

What is dermaplaning?

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Dermaplaning is a facial treatment that involves using a sterile blade to remove dead skin cells and vellus (peach fuzz) hair from the face.

The process of dermaplaning is simple: a licensed esthetician will hold your skin taut and use a sterile blade to scrape off dead skin cells and vellus hair.

What is the process for a dermaplaning treatment?

The process of dermaplaning is simple: you begin by cleansing the face, after which a licensed esthetician will hold your skin taut and use a sterile blade to scrape off dead skin cells and vellus hair.

The treatment itself only takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.

Afterwards, a hydrating mask can be applied, or the face is moisturized, and an SPF is applied.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning has a number of benefits, both aesthetic and medical.

First, dermaplaning can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.

Second, dermaplaning can help to unclog pores and remove debris that can lead to breakouts.

Third, dermaplaning can help to make the skin’s surface more even and smooth, giving the complexion a brighter, more youthful appearance.

Finally, dermaplaning can help to prepare the skin for other treatments, such as hydrating masks or moisturizers.

What are the risks of dermaplaning?

The risks of dermaplaning are minimal.

The most common side effect is temporary redness or swelling of the skin.

Other potential side effects include bruising, scarring, infection, and hyperpigmentation.

However, these side effects are rare and can usually be avoided by choosing a licensed esthetician with experience in performing dermaplaning treatments.

Can dermaplaning be used to help with acne?

Dermaplaning can be used to help with acne by unclogging pores and removing debris that can lead to breakouts.

Dermaplaning can also help to make the skin’s surface more even and smooth, which can reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Does dermaplaning hurt?

No, dermaplaning does not hurt. You may feel a slight scraping sensation as the blade removes dead skin cells and vellus hair, but the treatment is not painful.

How often can I get dermaplaning done?

Dermaplaning can be done every four to six weeks. However, you may need to wait longer between treatments if you have any cuts or scrapes on your face.

How much does dermaplaning cost?

Dermaplaning treatments typically cost between $75 and $150. However, the cost may vary depending on the location and length of the treatment.

If you’re interested in trying dermaplaning, we recommend finding a licensed esthetician with experience in performing the treatment.

Dermaplaning is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your skin, and it can be done every four to six weeks.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about any of our aesthetic treatments! Our newest location in New Braunfels is accepting new patients, along with the Boerne and San Antonio locations. Call 830-627-7979 to schedule.

 

 


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16/Jun/2022

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves using a device to create tiny punctures in the skin.

Microneedling is also sometimes called collagen induction therapy or percutaneous collagen induction.

What does Microneedling help with?

Microneedling is said to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks.

What is the process for a Microneedling treatment?

Microneedling is usually performed by a qualified medical professional.

The person receiving the treatment will be numbed with a local anesthetic cream or gel. Then, the Microneedling device will be passed over the skin in order to create tiny punctures.

These tiny punctures will stimulate the skin to produce new collagen and elastin. Microneedling can be done on the face, neck, chest, abdomen, or other areas of the body.

Are there any side effects of Microneedling?

The most common side effects of Microneedling are redness and swelling of the skin. Other potential side effects include bleeding, bruising, and infection.

Who should not get Microneedling?

You should not get Microneedling if you have an active skin infection, have a bleeding disorder, take blood thinning medications, have diabetes, or have a weakened immune system.

Does Microneedling work to tighten loose skin?

Microneedling can help to tighten loose skin. The tiny punctures that are created during the Microneedling treatment stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin.

This new collagen and elastin can help to tighten the skin.

What serum or liquid is used with Microneedling treatments?

There are a variety of serums or liquids that can be used with Microneedling treatments.

These serums or liquids can contain hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, platelet rich plasma (PRP) or other ingredients that can improve the appearance of the skin.

Can Microneedling be used to help with hair loss?

Microneedling can be used to help with hair loss. Microneedling creates tiny punctures in the scalp, which can help to stimulate new hair growth.

Microneedling is often used in combination with other treatments, such as PRP or minoxidil.

What is the difference between Microneedling and rolling the skin?

Microneedling and rolling the skin are both ways to create tiny punctures in the skin. Microneedling is usually done with a Microneedling device, while rolling the skin can be done with a derma roller.

Microneedling is generally more effective than rolling the skin because the Microneedling device can create deeper and more uniform punctures.

How much does Microneedling cost?

Microneedling treatments can vary in cost, depending on the number of treatments that are purchased, the location of the treatment, the type of Microneedling device that is used, and whether or not serums or PRP are added.

Microneedling treatments typically range from $200 to $800 per session.

If you are interested in Microneedling, please feel free to contact our office at 830-627-7979.

Our newest New Braunfels location (as well as San Antonio and Boerne) is accepting new patients. We also offer a free 30-minute consultation to patients interested in Microneedling or any of our other aesthetic procedures.

 

 


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16/Jun/2022

If you are considering esthetic procedures, then you have probably heard of Juvederm. But what is it, exactly? And what can it do for you?

We will discuss the basics of Juvederm and what to expect from treatment with this dermal filler.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a type of dermal filler that can be used to smooth away wrinkles, plump lips, and improve the overall appearance of your skin.

Juvederm is made from a substance called hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. This makes Juvederm an ideal choice for people who are looking for a safe and effective way to improve their appearance.

When injected into the skin, Juvederm helps to replenish lost volume and give the skin a more youthful appearance.

Juvederm can also be used to plump up lips that have become thinner or lost definition over time. In addition, it can be used to fill in facial creases and wrinkles.

Juvederm is typically injected into the mid-face area, around the eyes, or into the lips. The results of Juvederm injections can last for up to one year.

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How long does the Juvederm injection process take?

Juvederm injections can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of syringes used and the areas being treated.

Once the injections are complete, you will be able to see an immediate improvement in your appearance.

What are the possible side effects of Juvederm?

Although Juvederm is considered safe, there are some possible side effects, including redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site.

In rare cases, side effects may also include itching, headache, and nausea.

If you experience any of these side effects, please contact your doctor or seek medical attention immediately.

Juvederm is a convenient and relatively safe way to achieve a more youthful appearance.

With minimal risks and side effects, it is an option worth considering if you are looking for a way to reduce the signs of aging.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does one syringe of Juvederm cost?

The average cost of one syringe of Juvederm is $550

How many syringes will I need?

All patients have different needs.  Your injector can help you determine how many syringes of the filler you need.  We offer a FREE consultation for patients interested in filler.

Do the injections hurt?

Juvederm injections can be uncomfortable. We use a form of the injectable that has an anesthetic to help make them less uncomfortable.  A small ice pack can also be applied during and after treatment to help with swelling and discomfort.

Is there any downtime after a Juvederm treatment?

Juvederm treatments usually take less than an hour to complete, and there is no downtime required afterwards. In most cases, patients can expect to see results within a few days. While results do vary from patient to patient, Juvedermâ is typically considered to be a long-lasting dermal filler. With proper care, results can last for up to one year. For best results, it is recommended that patients receive touch-up treatments every few months.

Is Juvederm better than Botox?

Botox and Juvederm work in very different ways and are intended for different purposes. However, Juvederm is a popular alternative to Botox, as it offers similar benefits but with a more natural-looking and immediate result.

Who should not get fillers?

People with certain medical conditions, such as bleeding disorders or infections, should not receive fillers. In addition, pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid Juvederm injections.

When should I get Juvederm?

If you are considering Juvederm or any dermal filler before a special event such as a wedding, you should plan on having your injections done at least 2 weeks in advance of the special event.  This will allow time for any bruising or swelling to fade.


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23/May/2022

If you are one of the many people who suffer from excessive underarm sweating, you may be considering treatment with Botox.

Botox is a safe and effective treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis, which is the medical term for excessive underarm sweating.

In this blog post, we will answer some common questions about Botox for underarm sweating, including cost, treatment duration, side effects and more!

What is Axillary Hyperhidrosis?

Axillary hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating in the underarm area. This can be a very embarrassing and uncomfortable condition, as it can often lead to sweat stains on clothing.

In severe cases, axillary hyperhidrosis can  also interfere with daily activities such as work or school.

What is Botox and How does it work?

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Botox is a medication made up of botulinum toxin, which is a protein that temporarily paralyzes muscles.

Botox for underarm sweating is a relatively new use for the medication, but it has been found to be very effective in reducing excessive sweating.

Botox works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the sweat glands, which then reduces sweating.

How Much Does Botox for Underarm Sweating Cost?

The cost of Botox for underarm sweating will vary depending on the severity of the condition and the number of treatments required. However, on average, each treatment will cost $200 or more.

How Long Does Botox for Underarm Sweating Last?

The effects of Botox for underarm sweating will typically last for six to twelve months. In some cases, the effects may last for up to eighteen months.

How Long Does a Treatment for Botox for Underarm Sweating Take?

Each treatment of Botox for underarm sweating will take approximately thirty minutes to complete.

What Are the Side Effects of Botox for Underarm Sweating?

The most common side effects of Botox for underarm sweating are mild and temporary. These may include bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site.

In rare cases, more serious side effects such as difficulty swallowing, or breathing may occur.

Is Botox for Underarm Sweating Safe?

Botox is a safe and effective treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis. However, as with any medical procedure, there are risks involved. Be sure to speak with your doctor about all potential risks and side effects before beginning treatment.

If you suffer from excessive underarm sweating, Botox may be a good treatment option for you! Be sure to speak with your medical provider and they can direct you to a trained injector.

Here at Hormones by Design we are happy to offer a FREE consultation for any of our many aesthetic procedures. Our newest location in New Braunfels, Texas is accepting new patients. To schedule, call 830-627-7979.


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17/May/2022

If you’re considering getting injectables to improve the  appearance of your skin, you may be wondering what the  difference is between Botox and dermal fillers.

Both treatments  can help reduce wrinkles and give you a more youthful  appearance, but they work in different ways.

In this blog post,  we’ll take a look at the differences between Botox and dermal  fillers, as well as their benefits and drawbacks.

We’ll also  discuss where each treatment can be used in the body. 

What is Botox? 

Botox is a type of injectable that contains botulinum toxin. This  toxin can temporarily paralyze muscles, which is why Botox is  often used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

When injected  into the skin, Botox works by relaxing the muscles that cause  wrinkles. This can help to smooth out lines and give the face a  more youthful appearance. 

What are dermal fillers? 

Dermal fillers are injectables that contain substances like  hyaluronic acid, collagen, or fat. These substances can help to  plump up (i.e. “fill”) the skin and reduce the appearance of  wrinkles.

Unlike Botox, which works by temporarily paralyzing  muscles, dermal fillers work by filling in lines and wrinkles.

Benefits of Botox 

One of the main benefits of Botox is that it is temporary. The  effects of Botox typically last for three to six months, after  which you will need to get another treatment.

This can be seen  as an advantage or disadvantage, depending on your preference.  Another benefit of Botox is that it is relatively affordable. 

Drawbacks of Botox 

One of the main drawbacks of Botox is that it is temporary. If  you want to maintain the results, you will need to get  treatment every few months.

Additionally, Botox can cause side  effects like bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site. 

Benefits of dermal fillers 

Dermal fillers can provide longer-lasting results than Botox,  sometimes lasting for up to 2 years.

Additionally, dermal fillers can be used to add volume to areas of the face like the cheeks or  lips. This can give the face a more youthful appearance. 

Drawbacks of dermal fillers 

Dermal fillers are more expensive than Botox. Each vial of  product generally costs around $400-$800. Dermal fillers tend  to be “used up” by the body more quickly in patients that exercise regularly.

Additionally, dermal fillers can cause side  effects like bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site. 

Where can these be used in the body? 

Botox and dermal fillers can be used in many different areas of  the body. Common treatment areas for Botox include the  forehead, around the eyes, and between the eyebrows. Dermal  fillers can be used to plump up the lips, cheeks, and hands. 

If you’re considering getting injectables to improve the  appearance of your skin, talk to your medical provider. They  can direct you to a trained injector.

Hormones by Design is  happy to give you a FREE consultation on any aesthetic  procedure you may be interested in. Our New Braunfels location is now accepting new patients. Call 830-627-7979 to  schedule today!


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