Is a PDO Thread Lift In Your Future?

Is a PDO Thread Lift In Your Future?

Have you been looking for a procedure to help you look younger, but you do not want to go under the knife? Then you may be the ideal candidate for a PDO thread. This type of thread is great at helping you look younger but does not require a scalpel. The thread we use dissolves slowly on its own, but while it dissolves, it triggers your body to create new collagen to keep the look longer. The benefits of these procedures are vast. Let’s take a peek!

What Is a PDO Thread?

Many people are familiar with thread lifts. This is when we take a thread of dissolving material and use it to anchor a lift to one or more areas of skin, often on the face. So, what makes a PDO thread different? It is in the thread itself. PDO stands for polydioxanone, and it is the material the thread is made from. In this case, it is a type of polyester. During the procedure, we use the PDO thread and use it to lift up problem areas, suturing it in place when the desired effect has been reached. Over the next 6 months, the thread dissolves, leaving a collagen-rich area of skin behind.

The procedure is quick, taking less than an hour. The downtime is minimal, and your results last from 6-18 months, depending on how much collagen your body produces. You can look naturally younger in very little time, and feel great for a long time. PDO threads have been used for over 40 years very successfully, and they can help you look and feel amazing, too!

For More Info About PDO Threads, Call Us Here at Beauty & Body by Mia

Here at Beauty & Body by Mia, we have many different beauty treatments to help you look and feel your best. To find out more about PDO threads, or one of the many other options we provide, give us a call. We would be happy to listen to your goals and share the procedures we believe would work best for you. Call us today to find out more!

Take Summer by Storm with Beauty Treatments to Feel Your Best!

Take Summer by Storm with Beauty Treatments to Feel Your Best!

Summer is in the air and we all want to look and feel our best. Sure, you could get a haircut, or your nails done. But why not consider turning back the clock? And what better way to look and feel your best than a visit to your local spa and indulge yourself? But with such an array of options, how do you choose? Easy: you want fast, effective, non-invasive, and zero down time. And that means Ultrasound Therapy (Ultherapy).

So What Is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment that utilizes ultrasound technology to lift, tighten, and tone your skin. Without being invasive, this treatment reaches deep into the dermis, far deeper than other non-invasive therapies. The ultrasound frequency stimulates collagen production, which causes the skin to tighten and, in the dermis layer, helps the creation of fibroblasts — a matrix of fibers that support new cell growth and improve the skin. These same fibroblasts help your skin cells replace and regenerate, leading to more firm, subtle, and youthful-looking skin.

Because this therapy uses ultrasound, your provider can see the area she is treating, ensuring the treatment energy reaches the correct areas, bringing the most benefit. Ultherapy is most often performed on the face, under the chin, and the neck, but in fact it can be used anywhere you have lax skin.

Sometimes Ultherapy is likened to a non-invasive facelift, but this is misleading. Ultherapy is quick, safe, often requires only one visit, and comes with no downtime. For anyone not ready to go under the knife, Ultherapy is the perfect alternative.

Contact Beauty & Body by Mia Today

There is no better way to enjoy the summer than looking and feeling your best. Even better, looking and feeling your best with a safe, quick, no downtime beauty procedure like Ultherapy. Come visit Beauty & Body by Mia and let us treat you to some pre-summer pampering. And while you are here, check out our other ways to make you look and feel great: beauty treatments, body treatments, vitamin injections, and even Mesotherapy Injections can all make your good summer great.

Four of Ways to Rejuvenate Your Skin After a Long Winter

Four of Ways to Rejuvenate Your Skin After a Long Winter

Winter takes a toll on the body. It dries out the hair, the skin, and leaves you feeling exhausted. So, when spring rolls around, you are eager to get out and move about. Why not change how you feel before spring? This winter is long and is only going to keep going for a while. Why not take the time now and help your skin feel better? There are several ways of doing that. Here are some of our favorites.

BB Glow

If you want your skin to look radiant, then you want to start with BB Glow. This simple treatment can give your skin a softer feel and a new, glowing look. Your pores will be smaller, your skin will be smoother, and you will look healthier. It’s a great option to feel your best!

Plasma Skin Tightening

For those who are worried about looking older than they really are, plasma skin tightening can really help. It works on loose skin all around the body, and gives it a firmer feel and appearance. Try it on your knees or elbows, your eyes, or even your chin! The treatment leaves you feeling better for months at a time, and it is FDA approved.

Carboxy Therapy

Anyone wanting skin that looks younger and has a plumper appearance should consider carboxy therapy. It is quick and gives you results in a matter of minutes. It even gives the bonus that it can help detoxify the skin during the therapy, leaving your whole body feeling better when it is done. It is also an FDA-approved therapy.

Ultherapy

When your goal is firmer skin that is tighter and has more tone, then you want ultherapy. It works to give you a younger appearance anywhere on the body where the skin is looser. It is also FDA approved, and can give you a benefit long after the therapy is done.

Want to find out more options that could give your skin a rejuvenated look and feel? Then contact Beauty and Body by Mia today. We can set up a time for you to come in and get whichever treatment you feel will best help your skin.

What You Need to Know About Your Lash Lift and Tint Treatment

What You Need to Know About Your Lash Lift and Tint Treatment

Have you been looking for a way to boost your confidence or add a little extra pop to your normal beauty routine? Your eyelashes are one spot on your face where a little extra attention can go a long way, enhancing your eye color and your self-confidence.

About a Lash Lift and Tint Treatment

A lift and tint treatment can be a perfect solution if you’re in search of beautiful lashes without the fuss, chemicals, and time it takes to layer on mascara or apply fills and extensions. Once the treatment is completed, you can add mascara for extra drama, or go without – a wonderful option particularly on days when allergies create an issue. 

If you’ve ever used an eyelash curler, you’ve likely wondered why there isn’t a better option for curled lashes that’s simple and hassle free. Our lash lift and tint treatment is simple, relaxing, and painless – and you’ll only need to allow up to an hour for your appointment. Our treatment, YUMIlashes, uses keratin rather than an ammonia solution, and provides a natural look by gently curling each hair. 

Your Treatment

Before your treatment, don’t wear mascara for 2-3 days prior, and come to your appointment make-up free. When you arrive for your lash curl and tint, you’ll be asked to remove your content lenses, and tell your therapist if you have any irritation or injuries in the eye area. After the treatment, care is simple. Avoid rubbing your eyes, and don’t use any product or get your lashes wet for 24 hours.

Benefits of the Lash Lift and Tint Treatment

This is effortless beauty at its best! Opting for the lash lift treatment and the tint treatment gives you a full lash curl that can last up to 12 weeks. The lift gives the curl, and the tint enhances and complements, creating lashes that appear fuller and more lush with no added time or energy from you. 

If you decide to use mascara after your treatment, make sure you choose a mineral mascara with natural fibers, and do not use waterproof mascara. Remove all makeup with a non-oily remover, and use a lash brush to gently brush your lashes daily. To ensure that your lashes stay gorgeously curled, repeat the procedure every 6-8 weeks. 

Call us for a consultation! We’ll be sure to walk through all your questions so you’re ready and excited for your treatment.

What to Expect From My Chemical Peel Treatment

What to Expect From My Chemical Peel Treatment

Your skin and complexion can take a beating in Chicagoland weather. Blustery winds in the winter and bright sun in the summertime can leave your face looking dull and drab. If you are ready to brighten up your skin, reduce signs of aging, and even reduce imperfections like hyperpigmentation, chemical peel treatments are an excellent place to start.

If you have never had a chemical peel, you may feel nervous about the process. When you choose to work with Beauty and Body by Mia, you can rest assured that we will put you at ease, make the experience comfortable, and give you the very best results.

Before Your Peel

Whether you choose a Retinol Vitamin C peel or a Glo and Go treatment, you will begin preparing for your treatment about one week prior to your appointment. You’ll be asked to discontinue any use of Retinols, Vitamin A creams, or Retin A about 5 days before your appointment. Skip shaving, waxing, or threading as well in the treatment area. Continue using your sunscreen and makeup as normal.

During Your Peel

During your appointment, you won’t feel any discomfort aside from tingling or slight stinging. Your appointment will be relatively short and we will be sure to leave plenty of time to review with your any post-treatment instructions. You’ll have a post-treatment skin care kit that you will use instead of your normal skin care regimen for 5-10 days. You may notice that immediately after treatment your skin feels smooth and tight; this is normal.

After Your Peel

Once you have returned home from your appointment, don’t wash your face for at least 8 hours. Your skin will likely begin to peel within 2-3 days. Everyone is different, and some people may not peel at all while others will peel around days 5-7. Never force the peel by picking or sloughing off the skin on your own.

Finally, for the best results, we encourage clients to schedule another treatment in three weeks.

If you are ready to experience the results from a professional chemical peel, now is the time to call Beauty and Body by Mia. Contact us today to schedule your appointment or talk about your options.

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