How the Hollywood Facial and Pico Laser Technology Helps Your Skin

How the Hollywood Facial and Pico Laser Technology Helps Your Skin

Don’t let the name fool you. The Hollywood Facial isn’t really a facial at all but is instead a type of sophisticated laser treatment. It’s all the rage in, you guessed it, Hollywood! Celebrities favor the treatment because of its dramatic results and quick recovery time.

What Is the Treatment?

The treatment itself involves a couple of different steps. First, a black carbon mask is applied to the face. Once the mask is in place, an expert skincare professional applies a Pico laser treatment.

A Pico laser is a non-invasive treatment that targets certain types of imperfections. It sends heatless pulses of energy into the targeted area of the skin, breaking down the skin pigment it touches. The sensation isn’t uncomfortable, but it is highly effective at removing sun damage spots, scarring, lesions, and even certain types of tattoos.

What Types of Conditions Does It Treat?

The Hollywood Facial and Pico laser treatments are highly effective at getting rid of many unwanted skin conditions, both new and old. Since the Pico laser targets and destroys pigmented areas, it’s useful for getting rid of nearly any type of spot on the face, from dark patches to old scars. Schedule this treatment to handle the following issues and more.

  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Melasma
  • Unwanted birthmarks


Additionally, this treatment leaves you with rejuvenated, glowing skin, regardless of your skin type!

How to Prepare

Fortunately, scheduling a Hollywood facial and Pico laser treatment doesn’t require much from you. There’s no downtime and most patients experience no side effects at all. The most common ones are minimal and include redness. In general, it’s a gentle treatment and you can get back to the rest of your day after your appointment.

Sessions tend to be fairly quick, too. Pico laser treatments only take a few minutes (a half hour at most) and by the end, you’ll have fresh, lovely skin! For highly pigmented or troublesome spots, you may need a few different sessions. The benefits from the Hollywood Facial begin immediately, though.

Final Thoughts

Everyone deserves to love their skin. Over time, damage accumulates. If you have acne-prone skin or spend a lot of time in the sun, that’s even more true. Fortunately, there are plenty of options out there to help. The Hollywood Facial is popular for a reason – it works! To discuss this treatment and others, schedule a consultation with Beauty and Body by Mia today.

4 Types of Injectables to Consider

4 Types of Injectables to Consider

Age is inevitable. It catches up to everyone at some point, bringing fine lines and wrinkles with it. Youthful skin only lasts a precious few years on its own, but what if you could help it along? Many injectables on the market fight visible signs of aging and help restore that youthful, full glow to your face. Injectables can also help those struggling to lose weight. Sometimes, you can put in all the work and not see the results you want. It’s okay to get a little extra help! Below are some of the most popular anti-aging and weight-loss injectables.


The name Botox is well known even among people who know little or nothing about injectables. It’s synonymous with anti-aging skin treatments. There’s a good reason for that, too. It works. Botox works by blocking certain signals within the body and forcibly relaxing targeted muscles, allowing them to relax. Consequently, fine lines and wrinkles recede and are less prominent (or gone altogether). Botox is very safe and FDA-approved, with results that last for months at a time.


Juvéderm offers a few different injectables to fit your needs. The Juvéderm line uses hyaluronic acid in all of the injectables. Everyone’s body naturally contains hyaluronic acid, but the supply dwindles as you age. Juvéderm injectables replace it, adding volume, increasing elasticity, and relieving dry skin. Some Juvéderm options include:

  • Voluma XC
  • XC and Vollure XC
  • Hydrate

B12 Injections

Are you working out, eating right, and still not seeing the weight results you want? B12 injections may help. They include a B12 complex and lipotropic enzymes to boost metabolism and help you get the most out of your diet and exercise routine. B12 injections aid by:

  • Boosting metabolism
  • Giving you more energy
  • Burning fat
  • Increasing liver function
  • Fighting insomnia and lingering fatigue
  • Helping with weight loss

Lipolytic Injections

Some parts of the body are stubborn. Even if you lose weight, your double chin might refuse to budge or your thighs won’t comply with your lifestyle changes. Lipolytic injections can help with that. They break down buccal fat in a way that allows your body to eliminate waste and get rid of unwanted fat deposits. With minimal recovery time and only two treatments to get the results you want, they’re a huge help!

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If you want to look younger or lose weight and are ready to give injectables a try, schedule a consultation with Beauty and Body by Mia to get started!

Fall in Love with the Hollywood Carbon Facial

Fall in Love with the Hollywood Carbon Facial

Do you struggle with acne, oily skin, or clogged or enlarged pores? Does sun-damaged skin plague you? There is a treatment that could be beneficial for you. This article will discuss the Hollywood carbon facial and why it could benefit you.

What Is the Hollywood Carbon Facial?

The Hollywood carbon facial is a carbon laser peel that combines the benefits of charcoal and laser technology. The main goal of a Hollywood carbon facial is skin rejuvenation. It was created to reduce the signs of aging skin or damaged skin.

The laser breaks up cells in targeted pigmented skin areas to prepare the body to eliminate those particles. Carbon attracts the laser light, and the paste absorbs heat and energy, destroying the particles within the pores.

Next, the energy from the laser heats deeper layers of skin, causing cells to contract, which creates a lift, smoothing lines and wrinkles. The laser energy also helps to stimulate collagen production, which improves the skin’s elasticity and strength. The carbon paste absorbs dirt from the skin’s pores while exfoliating.

Benefits of a Hollywood Carbon Facial

The Hollywood carbon facial deeply exfoliates your skin. They are also used to stimulate collagen production. These carbon laser peels are used in the treatment of:

  • Acne, acne pigmentation, and acne scarring
  • Enlarged and clogged pores
  • Photoaging
  • Melasma
  • Fine lines and wrinkles.

Chemical peels can also be used to treat these conditions, but there are differences between chemical peels and a Hollywood carbon facial. Here are the main differences between them:

  • Carbon laser peels use heat rather than chemicals to get results.
  • Carbon laser peels require that you take no downtime for recovery.
  • Individuals with sensitive skin or conditions such as eczema will typically have less redness or irritation after a Hollywood carbon facial than a chemical peel.

Effectiveness of the Hollywood Carbon Facial

Carbon laser peels tend to be effective for improving how oily skin or skin with large pores looks. People with severe acne or scarring from acne may require multiple treatments before they see complete results. Fine lines and wrinkles should diminish visibly after one or more treatments.

Hollywood carbon facials don’t provide permanent results. If you want the benefits of the treatments to be lasting, you may require ongoing treatments. Carbon laser peels can be done every two to three weeks, allowing collagen to regenerate between treatments amply.

Learn More About Hollywood Carbon Facials

If you have questions about Hollywood carbon facials, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation to find out if the treatment is right for you, contact Beauty & Body by Mia.

5 Things to Know About Injectable Fillers

5 Things to Know About Injectable Fillers

As time passes, we notice more visible signs of aging. Many of these signs can be attributed to volume loss in the skin. When facial tissue thins, we begin to see lines around our nose, mouth, and cheeks, and those lines can look hollow. Dermal fillers are one way to smooth lines and wrinkles by replacing lost volume in the skin, restoring a more youthful look to the face.

What Are Injectable Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injected beneath the skin to smooth lines and wrinkles, soften creases, enhance facial contours, and restore lost skin volume. The fillers are made of a gel-like substance, and different formulas are available. Over a million men and women choose facial rejuvenation through dermal fillers each year. The treatment can be cost-effective and help you look younger without the pain and downtime associated with surgery.

Things to Know About Dermal Fillers

If you’re considering dermal fillers, there are a few things you should understand before you go to your appointment. Here are five of those facts.

  1. They could be temporary. Dermal fillers typically last about six months. Sometimes, the effects can last longer. However, you should expect temporary results that are designed to put off any surgical intervention.
  2. Some are all-natural, and some are synthetic. Some fillers are derived from things naturally produced in the body, like hyaluronic acid and collagen. Other fillers are made from synthetic ingredients but are proven to be safe and highly effective.
  3. They are best used on the face. Many ask if injectable fillers can be used on other areas of the body to avoid cosmetic surgery. The FDA has not approved injectable fillers for use in other areas of the body. It would take much more filler for larger areas than for the face. The face has areas that are more easily targeted by the injectables.
  4. There is a low risk of side effects. Injectables are in a gel-like form, and they are placed just beneath the skin. There is a very low risk of side effects as the injectable works to restore skin volume and smooth out lines and wrinkles.
  5. Always choose someone qualified to do the injections. Be cautious when selecting your practitioner. You want to choose someone capable of doing the procedure. An inexperienced practitioner could place the injectable in the wrong place or within a blood vessel causing complications or unwanted results.

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If you’re interested in dermal fillers and how they can help you look younger, contact Beauty & Body by Mia to learn what dermal fillers can do for you!

Ring in the New Year with a Photo Facial

Ring in the New Year with a Photo Facial

Have you begun to notice the telltale signs of aging in your face caused by sun exposure? As we inch toward the New Year, why not consider treating yourself to a photo facial to begin improving the color and texture of your skin? If you’ve never heard of a photo facial, you are likely wondering what it is and how it works. This article will help you learn more about the process.

What Is a Photo Facial?

Photo facial is another name for intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. It’s a treatment used to improve the color and texture of your skin without surgical intervention. Photo facials can undo the visible damage caused by exposure to the sun and could help red or splotchy skin caused by a medical condition. Photoaging (damage from sun exposure) is most noticeable on the face, hands, neck, and chest.

How Do Photo Facials Work?

During a photo facial, the practitioner uses a light-emitting tool that has been precisely calibrated to target specific skin issues or to rejuvenate the full face. The pulses of light emitted by this tool are absorbed by the red blood cells and melanin in the skin, generating heat. The heat mimics a minor injury but won’t cause any lasting damage. This device is made to activate the natural healing process of the skin without causing harm to delicate dermal tissue.

Photo facials shouldn’t cause infection, scarring, or other complications. When the skin begins to repair itself, it sheds the dull, damaged outer layer of the skin and begins to form soft, new skin. As the process continues, skin-firming proteins are created in abundance, diminishing the effects of collagen loss associated with aging. The light from the photo facial breaks down the dark pigmentation of freckles and age spots which creates more even skin color.

Things to Remember About Photo Facials

The treatment isn’t cheap, and insurance typically doesn’t cover cosmetic procedures. While photo facials can make your skin look younger, they won’t stop the aging process entirely. It also won’t treat the condition that caused your skin issues.

Final Thoughts

You might consider a photo facial when you want to mitigate the damage caused to your skin by the sun or a health condition. If you want to learn more about photo facials and how they can help you, consider scheduling a consultation with Beauty &  Body by Mia. They can help you determine if the procedure is right for you.