A Minimally Invasive Approach To Reducing Double Chin

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Losing fat through diet and exercise takes dedication and hard work, but even the most stalwart follower of fat-reducing regimens has an especially difficult time reducing fat deposits under the chin. In fact, the fatty tissue that builds up in a double chin is typically the most resistant to diet and exercise and the last to show any signs of reduction. With that in mind, Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa is pleased to offer a groundbreaking, non-invasive injectable treatment that works with the body’s natural processes to break down and destroy fat deposits in the chin area.      

Why is Fat in the Double Chin so Difficult to Lose?

Technically referred to as “submental fullness,” the double chin is primarily caused by weight gain, aging, and genetic disposition, with all three typically playing a role in most cases. The genetic component is among the most significant factor because it dictates the body’s propensity for how much fat will be stored in the submental (chin) area. Weight gain plays a role because if you put on the pounds a portion of it will end up in the chin according to your genetics. Last, aging plays a role because the muscles in the area weaken with age as the skin gets looser, both of which allow any fat deposits to more easily droop and bulge.  

This aging factor adds to the difficulty of reducing double chin by diet and exercise because there is no way to spot reduce fat. Any diet-and exercise-related fat loss in the chin will be proportional to fat loss everywhere else; however, that distinct loss may not be as apparent due to any age-related skin looseness and muscle weakness. Thus, while the two-inch loss of fat around your waist might be apparent, the commensurate amount lost around the chin area might not even be noticed.   

Your Premier Naples, FL Medical Spa Offers Kybella®    

With the limited results offered by diet and exercise, some people turn to more invasive methods, such as micro liposuction or surgical neck lift, to correct their double chins. However, there is an injectable treatment for double chin that has been clinically proven to reduce submental fat deposits. Approved as a one-of-a-kind treatment by the FDA in 2015, Tru Glō Medspa is now offering its Naples, Florida-area medical spa clients Kybella®, a synthetic formulation of a naturally occurring compound in our bodies that breaks down fat, which is then naturally disposed of by the body’s metabolic process.

Kybella’s® active ingredient is the synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring bile used by our bodies to help with fat absorption during the digestive process. The synthetic form works in a similar manner by breaking down the fat cells it is exposed to after being injected into the treatment area. While results are not immediate, most patients notice a difference within four to six weeks after the first injections. And, because the fat cells are destroyed, results are permanent and no further treatment should be needed after aesthetic goals have been met.    

Your Kybella® treatment at Tru Glō Medspa represents a quick procedure that may cause some swelling, tenderness and slight pain, but most patients are able to resume  normal daily activities immediately after. If you would like to learn more about how Kybella® can reduce the fat in your chin for a more sculpted facial physique, contact us today through our website contact page, or by calling 239-919-7009.

Tru Glō Medspa Ecstatic Over Non-Surgical Facelift

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Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa is pleased to now offer an innovative minimally invasive procedure that provides many of the same benefits of a facelift. This non-surgical procedure—the FDA-approved Silhouette InstaLift®—lifts the deeper layers of epidermal facial skin to re-contour the mid-face region while boosting the body’s natural collagen formation with the aim of stimulating a more youthful appearance. This innovative non-surgical alternative to the facelift is perfectly suited for women or men interested in rejuvenating their facial area without major surgery, injections or lasers.

 

What is the Secret behind Silhouette InstaLift®?

Drooping and sagging skin are among the leading contributors to aged and tired-looking appearances, which means that any measures that can elevate skin layers into their previous positions help renew youthful contours and reduce the signs of aging years.

Silhouette InstaLift® achieves this elevation by the insertion of internal sutures attached to bi-directional cones that both lift and reposition the deep skin layers of the mid-face or cheek area. These sutures and cones are made of biomedical materials—glycolide/L-lactide (PLGA)—that are well tolerated by the body’s system and used in many medical devices. They are naturally absorbed into the skin over time and help further stimulate healthy skin renewal and collagen growth. This results in a natural looking lifting and renewal of the skin, with initial contouring and increased volume results noticeable almost immediately.

Approved by the U.S. FDA in 2015, Silhouette InstaLift® has proven to be well tolerated by patients and receiving buzz as a facelift alternative with media exposure by “ELLE,” “Marie Claire,” “New Beauty,” “Allure,” and “The Doctors TV.”

 

Your Silhouette InstaLift® Procedure

Prior to initiation of any Silhouette Instalift® procedure, Tru Glo’s in-house Nurse Practitioner Stacey Blake, APRN, will consult with you to assess patient goals, gauge skin condition, and plan suture placement. Suitable candidates for Silhouette Instalift® must have good skin quality that is neither too thick nor too thin, but also showing signs of noticeable sagging.   

During the actual in-office procedure, your Silhouette Instalift® specialist will mark out the areas on the face needing lifting and provide a local anesthetic to numb the area before inserting the sutures. The specialist will then gently insert a needle to a depth of approximately 5 mm, guide it through the subcutaneous tissue of the mid-face region, and extract it at each bi-directional exit point. Once the desired lifting and contouring has been achieved, typically within about 45 minutes, the procedure is done.

Some patients might experience a minimal inflammatory tissue reaction after the procedure. Other potential symptoms include minor pain, swelling and bruising. Any side effects beyond the above listed ones should be reported to Tru Glō Medspa as soon as possible.

 

Learn More by Contacting Us Today     

If you would like to learn more about how Silhouette Instalift® might help rejuvenate and lift your facial skin to achieve a more youthful look, the specialists at Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa stand ready to discuss the benefits of this novel minimally invasive treatment. To learn more about Silhouette Instalift®, or any of Tru Glō Medspa’s incredible line of beautification treatments, contact us today for a free consultation, through either our website’s contact page or by calling 239-919-7009.

Presenting Permanent Makeup Services at Tru Glō Medspa!

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Tru Glō Medspa is expanding its line of facial treatment options with permanent makeup cosmetic services! We are pleased to introduce Mercedeh Reynolds as our new permanent makeup artist. An award-winning licensed, aesthetician and certified permanent makeup artist, Mercedeh will tailor her microblading and feathering artistry on eyebrows, eyeliners and lips in our Naples, Florida medical spa.    

Also known as “micropigmentation” and “cosmetic tattooing,” permanent makeup is a form of light tattooing in which pigment is implanted into the upper skin layers to achieve desired enhancements of specific features such as eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips. The procedure can also be utilized to hide scars and mask other facial imperfections. Permanent makeup helps limit the time needed for regular makeup application, and is a proven boon for those who don’t have time to refresh their makeup throughout the day.

Permanent Makeup is Smear Proof

Because it is smear-proof, permanent makeup is an especially attractive cosmetic option for athletes and others with active lifestyles. It is also beneficial for those who experience various hindrances related to the application of makeup, such as those with allergies and skin sensitivities, vision impairment, and assorted medical conditions that impact dexterity, including arthritis, stroke and Parkinson’s disease, to name a few.

Mercedeh Focuses Artistry on Eyebrows, Eyeliner and Lips

Mercedeh is skilled with all permanent makeup techniques, whether using traditional coil, rotary, or pen machine, or by providing detailed artistry by hand. Mercedeh uses these techniques to redefine eyebrows, highlight the eyes with appropriate eyeliner, and enhance and restore lip color and shape.

An award-winning, microblading feathering technique is generally used to enhance the eyebrows. Perfect for reconstructing or covering gaps in existing eyebrows, and for adding definition and slight arching, Mercedeh utilizes the feathering technique to create individual angled hair strokes that mimic the natural pattern of eyebrow hair growth.

Mercedeh uses a delicate hand-held drawing tool to create the perfect eyeliner sought by her clients. The eyeliner can be applied to both the top and bottom lids with either a thin, barely noticeable light touch, or a thick, bold line to create alluring cat eyes.

Permanent lip makeup is a perfect solution for restoring age-related loss of lip color, volume, shape and definition. Not only can permanent lip makeup be used to add color to dulled lips, but it can also create a fuller look, adjust symmetry, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the lips. Clients can opt for a neutral shade for a natural look that will work well with most lip liners and lipstick colors, or pick a shade that matches their favorite lipstick. Those opting for the more vivid shades need just apply some subtle lip gloss to enhance and bring out the full color.

Application Time and Healing Duration Are Short

Most permanent makeup sessions take about two hours to complete. While there is usually some sensitivity, tenderness and swelling to the area treated, pain is rare. Healing times vary, but most clients are fully healed and ready to show off their new look within a week. Permanent makeup procedures with Mercedeh at Tru Glō Medspa include a free consultation, application of the permanent makeup and a follow-up visit for evaluation and any possible touch ups. While the new permanent makeup pigment will always be in your skin, some fading does occur over time. Thus many clients opt for a permanent makeup refreshing session every couple of years.    

Tru Glō Medspa is excited to offer this new service, and pleased to welcome Mercedeh Reynolds as its renowned permanent makeup artist. If you would like to learn more about permanent makeup at Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa, Mercedeh will be glad to meet with you in an initial consultation to discuss how her artistry can compliment your face. Contact us today for your free consultation, through either our website’s contact page or by calling 239-919-7009.

 

Choosing the Ideal Injectable Dermal Treatment at Tru Glō Medspa

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The passing years take their toll on our faces, as evidenced by the deepening of those distinctive nasolabial lines, the increase in wrinkles around our mouth and nose, and the overall sagging of our skin and hollowing of our cheeks. Fortunately, we can help reduce those signs of aging by trying to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds with minimally invasive injectable dermal fillers and treatments. Tru Glō Medspa offers a range of injectable dermal treatments designed to address the signs of aging by restoring lost skin volume and displacing the depth of lines and wrinkles.  

Determine Which Dermal Filler Meets Your Needs

Much like no two faces are alike, the signs of aging differ for all of us. Thus, Tru Glō Medspa relies on an assortment of dermal fillers tailored to address different types of wrinkles and lines, as well as differing levels of volume loss and sagging. Among Tru Glō Medspa’s injectable filler options, as detailed below, are Botox®, Restylane®, Restylane Lyft®, and Juvéderm®. Whichever injectable dermal treatment you choose, we will strive to help you leave our Naples, Florida-based premier medical spa with fuller, smoother, more radiant and younger looking skin.

Botox®

As one of the first FDA-approved injectable dermal treatment, Botox is not a filler, but a muscle relaxant that works by shutting down the signals of neurotransmitters that cause the muscles to tense, which in turn causes the formation of wrinkles on the forehead and crow’s feet. Administered by our fully qualified and licensed doctors, Botox injections have limited downtime and side effects, and can show significant reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet within minutes.  

Restylane®

Tru Glō Medspa recommends Restylane® for the reduction of moderate depth wrinkles and lines around the mouth and nose. Not only is Restylane® a filler, but it also works to replace the skin’s age-related loss of hyaluronic acid, a natural chemical that helps maintain the skin’s volume and elasticity. Along with use of nasolabial folds and lines, Restylane® is used to plump up lips and eliminate their fine lines.   

Restylane Lyft®

Similar to Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft also contains hyaluronic acid to help the skin recover volume and elasticity. The particles in the Restylane® Lyft injectable gel are larger than those used in Restylane®, and the gel is injected deeper into the skin. Thus, Restylane® Lyft is used to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth.  

Juvéderm®

Tru Glō Medspa offers the full line of Juvéderm® dermal filler products to address different areas of the face. As with the Restylane® products, Juvéderm® fillers are hyaluronic acid based, which is believed to prolong the effectiveness of each treatment.

Juvéderm Voluma® XC is designed to correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area, with the added volume expected to create lift and better contour. Juvéderm® XC is used to target moderate to severe parenthesis lines and wrinkles for an overall smoother face. Juvéderm® XC can also add volume to aged hands. Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra XC are designed to reduce and eliminate deep wrinkles. Ultra XC is also used for plumping lips and reducing lip wrinkling.  
If you would like to address the loss of volume in your facial skin, and reduce the depth and number of wrinkles and nasolabial lines, the specialists at Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa can evaluate your skin to determine which injectable dermal treatment is the right option for you. Tru Glō Medspa looks forward to introducing you to these effective non-surgical face rejuvenation options. To learn more about the Botox, Restylane®, and Juvéderm® injectable products, contact us today for a free consultation, through either our website’s contact page or by calling 239-919-7009.

The Different Facial Treatments Available at Tru Glō Medspa!

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With the face serving as the most visible, distinguishing characteristic of a person’s identity, Tru Glō Medspa offers a broad array of facial treatments to address various facial skin conditions and skin types. In addition to treating facial imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne, spotting, sun damage, and dull skin tone, our facial treatments are designed to clean, rejuvenate, and fortify your skin. Choosing one of these aesthetic skin treatments at our Naples, Florida-based medical spa will leave you feeling rejuvenated and radiant.

Tailoring a Facial for Your Skin Type and Needs    

Tru Glō Medspa’s primary facial treatments include the “signature,” “express,” and “anti-acne” facials. Signature facials are customized specifically for each client to meet their facial dermatological needs in maximum comfort. Express facials are designed to provide similar  rejuvenating results to those who just don’t have time for a full facial. Express facials offer a quick and simple skin revitalization touch-up before a night out or other function! Anti-acne facial treatments are customized by skin type, dryness and other factors with the goal of reducing the unique conditions leading to your acne condition.

Advanced Facial Rejuvenation Treatments

In addition to our standard facial treatment options, Tru Glō Medspa offers several advanced facial rejuvenation treatments. These advanced treatment options involve laser therapy, light treatment, hydration therapy, and exfoliating peels. These treatments can be customized for specific skin type and to target particular skin conditions, and can be undertaken individually, or combined for greater effectiveness.

Forever Young BBL™ Light Therapy

Forever Young BBL™ Light Therapy targets signs of aging and sun damage, while also fostering the look of clearer, smoother and youthful skin. In addition to its rejuvenation effects, the device’s light output can be adjusted to remove age spots, freckles, broken blood vessels, unwanted hair and other imperfections. The device has been shown to change gene expression associated with aging and longevity, and regular treatments effectively provide a refreshed and youthful facial appearance!

Halo™—Hybrid Fractional Laser Treatment

Halo™ is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser, allowing it to apply tunable non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment zone so as to maximize results while decreasing down time. The treatment has proven successful in addressing sun damage, discoloration, uneven skin tone, light scars, poor skin texture, enlarged pores, fine lines, and various signs of aging. Halo™ works with all skin types and tones, and provides safe skin surface renewal in conjunction with deep dermal rejuvenation.

Because its tunable, clients can opt for a lighter ablative surface treatment that creates makeup-ready smooth skin within 24 hours, or choose a more intense treatment for longer lasting results, though with more downtime. Whichever scale of treatment is chosen, follow up red light treatment is recommended to boost collagen production and enhance the overall Halo™ results.   

HydraFacial MD®

HydraFacial MD® is an invigorating, all-in-one, multi-regimen treatment that includes an acid peel, exfoliation, extraction and hydration. The treatment delivers immediate, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation. HydraFacial MD® uses a unique “HydroPeel® ” tool in conjunction with an acid peel to remove dead skin and unclog pores, and then applies hydration through Vortex-Fusion® which infuses the skin with creams and serums loaded with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid. The end result is fresh, youthful looking skin that leaves the client’s face soft and glowing.  

If you would like to optimize your facial treatment options and skin care, the specialists at Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa can evaluate your skin to determine which of our standard or specialized treatments will provide the greatest reinvigoration of your facial features. Tru Glō Medspa looks forward to meeting all of your aesthetic needs. To learn more about our southwest Florida medical spa, contact us today for a free consultation, through either our website’s contact page or by calling 239-919-7009.

Protect Your Skin from the Ravages of the Sun

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Now that summer has arrived with its warm temperatures and long sunny days, it’s time
to focus more attention on skin care products that can protect you from the sun’s
damaging rays. In particular, you should be using skin care products that provide
protection from the widest spectrum of ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun possible,
because those rays are the biggest contributor to the physical signs of aging skin, other
than aging itself.

How Does Ultraviolet Light Damage Skin?

In addition to providing warmth and light, the sun emits a spectrum of UV radiation that
penetrates and damages your skin. “Long wave” UVA rays penetrate the deepest and
can reach into the “dermis,” the thickest layer of your skin. Exposure to UVA rays over
time causes wrinkling and premature skin aging, as well as suppression of the immune
system and can play a role in the formation of skin cancer cells. Short wave UVB rays
only penetrate the skin’s surface area, but it is these rays that are the primary cause of
sunburn. Sunburned skin represents damaged skin, and when repeated over time,
enhances the overall physical signs of aging skin. UVB rays also play a role in the
development of cancer and melanoma. The bottom line is that people need to protect
themselves from both forms of UV.

Making Sense of Sunscreen Products

Sunscreen products were initially developed to protect against the easily recognized
rapid sunburn damage caused by UVB rays. In fact, the familiar “sun protection factor”
(SPF) label found on all sunscreen products is primarily referring to how well the
product prevents skin exposure to UVB. The SPF doesn’t specifically cover UVA,
although we are exposed to about 20 times more UVA than UVB, unless the label also
claims “broad-spectrum.” Thus, to make sure you are receiving the fullest protection
possible from both types of UV, make sure that your skin care product’s SPF is “broad-spectrum.”
The active ingredients in sunscreen products work as UV filters by absorbing, scattering
or reflecting the sun’s rays, and are categorized as either chemical (organic) or physical
(inorganic). Most sunscreens today contain between two and seven of these UV filters,
some targeting rays in the UVA spectrum, others targeting those in the UVB spectrum,
and a couple which do both. Other ingredients are also added, such as skin
moisturizers, water proofers and preservatives, and sunscreens can be found in a wide
variety of formations, whether as creams, lotions, gels, sprays, powders, or sticks/bars.

Sunscreen Products and Acne

Some people feel that they should avoid sunscreens because their formations can lead
to acne or the development of whiteheads and blackheads. These effects are generally
attributed to products that may clog the pores, as well as on how some chemical filters
in sunscreen can increase heat on the skin. To avoid these concerns, look for labels
that say “non-comedogenic” and/or “non-acnegenic,” both of which contain formulations
less likely to clog pores. Those susceptible to heat-induced skin breakouts should
consider formulations that rely on physical rather than chemical UV filters, as the
physical ones—such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide—transfer less heat to the skin.

Tru Glō Medspa carries a variety of sun protection products within its wide range of skin
care products, including the full line of EltaMD broad-spectrum sun care lotions, creams,
gels and sprays. Tru Glō Medspa can help you pick the perfect EltaMD sun care
product for your skin type, and help protect your skin from the ravages of UV rays. To
learn more about EltaMD, and all of our take-home skin care products, contact us today
for a free consultation, through either our website’s contact page or by calling 239-919-
7009.

Perk™ Up Your Life With These 2 Quick Medspa Treatments

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What is Perk™

You’ve experienced and enjoyed the rejuvenation of facials, but with the new year comes new goals, new responsibilities, and less time for self maintenance. But what you haven’t discovered is the perk of using Perk™! Perk™ is a quick and easy addition to your Hydrafacial MD that offers the benefits of an in-office exfoliation treatment PLUS advanced daily application products that you can take home with you for extended use. By combining cutting-edge technology with proven ingredients, Perk™ creates powerful synergies, providing real results for your individual skincare needs.

Quick and Easy Facials Perks

One of the best parts about Perk™ is that it gives treatment providers and clients the best of both worlds! In as little as 10 minutes clients receive efficiency with effective results as Perk™ works to lightly plump lips and replenish the eye area. Perk™ uses patented roller-flex technology to gently exfoliate while flushing and suctioning away impurities from your skin. This process, also known as a liquid exfoliation, loosens dirt, oil and dead skin cells while at the same time gently flexing pores to replenish skin with vital antioxidants and nutrients. Through the use of unique serums specifically designed for your eyes and lips, Perk™ can offer quick results that you can see and feel instantly.

Perk™ Eye Treatment

Brighten and awaken the delicate areas of your eyes with the Perk™ Eye Treatment. A mix of Green Tea Extract, Citric Acid, and Peptides awakens and invigorates the delicate eye area using key ingredients in the Eye Replenishing Serum. Soothing Eye Masks are included for home use applications to calm and soothe under eyes.

Perk™ Lip Treatment

Lightly plump and lock in moisture with Perk™ Lip Treatment to reveal a perfect pout.
Your lips with be smoothed and naturally plumped using key ingredients in Lip Revitalizing Serum. After treatment you can take home the full sized Lip Revitalizing Serum and the Hydrating Lip Balm SPF 30 that provides UV ray protection and locks in moisture to maintain lip hydration.

Your trained HydraFacial MD and Perk™ professional can always further tailor your treatment to make it most exacting to your unique needs. Your skin isn’t like everyone else’s and your treatment shouldn’t have to be either.

Perk Up Naples, Florida

Are you ready to give your skin a New Year’s overhaul? There’s nothing quite like kicking off 2017 by giving tired, worn skin some TLC with our advanced cosmetic technology treatments at Tru Glō Medspa located in Naples, Florida! Come and see what makes us the finest medical spa in Naples, FL, and start 2017 off with a fresh face and a new attitude.