The Differences Between Ultherapy vs Thermage Treatments

The Differences Between Ultherapy vs Thermage Treatments

The Differences Between Ultherapy vs Thermage Treatments

As you consider Thermage or Ultherapy, it’s important to know the similarities and differences between the two. Ultherapy treatments are used to lift the skin at deeper layers than Thermage treatments do, which is why it takes more sessions with Ultherapy to see results than with Thermage. 

How Does Ultherapy Work? 

Ultherapy is a non-invasive FDA-cleared procedure. This treatment uses ultrasound energy beneath the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen production. Ultherapy treatments are more suitable for tightening areas around the jaw line, lifting eyelids, tightening neck skin, and diminishing wrinkles.  Menopausal women will benefit from Ultherapy more than Thermage because of hormonal changes that cause laxity in skin tissue

How Does Thermage Work?

Thermage uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to deliver heat deep into tissues, stimulating new collagen production.  When performed on the face, the procedure tightens glandular tissues which is why it’s primarily used to improve facial contours such as smoothing out lines across the forehead or between the eyes.  Thermage is also used to tighten the abdominal area, that is the advantage of doing Thermage on larger areas. A single treatment takes about 30 to 90 minutes depending on the treatment area, and there is little to no downtime.

How many treatments do I need?

Thermage treatments take about an hour while Ultherapy takes 30 minutes.  These procedures can be performed on any part of the body including your face, neck, arms, hands, chest, or abdomen. 

In terms of downtime, both treatments require only minimal recovery with no invasive incisions or stitches necessary for either procedure.   Both procedures have similar results when performed on men with great results achieved after 3-4 sessions with 2-3 treatments within a year.  Most individuals only need one treatment.  For severe skin laxity, two treatments may be more beneficial.

These procedures can be performed on the same day as other non-invasive procedures that you use for self-care, including chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and both Ultherapy and Thermage enhance other skin rejuvenation treatments such as laser resurfacing and injectables like Botox. 

Call Beauty & Body by Mia to Find Out More

If you want to find out more, then reach out to me. I am more than happy to explain the differences, or even set an appointment for you to come in talk about which treatment is the best one for you and your results. 

 

Why You Want Oxygeneo Treatments for the Holidays

Why You Want Oxygeneo Treatments for the Holidays

We all know how hectic things can get around the holidays. You’ve got shopping to do, holiday parties to attend, and maybe even a family reunion on the horizon.

With so much going on it’s important not to neglect your skin! Facials at Beauty & Body by Mia are an excellent way for you to treat yourself throughout the hectic season while also ensuring that your skin stays healthy under all the stress put on it by winter weather conditions.

The Holidays Are the Perfect Time for Oxygeneo Facials

Here’s why you should treat yourself to a facial appointment this holiday season:
1 – They leave you feeling pampered and relaxed. Beauty & Body by Mia is the perfect place for you to unwind after a long day battling crowds at the insane malls around town. I offer many little touches that all come together to create an experience that will leave your mind completely free of stress while your body gets the rest it needs.

2 – Skincare treatments are great for anti-aging. During the holidays we can let ourselves go just a bit more than usual without worrying too much about how our non-holiday activities might affect our skin in a negative way – but that doesn’t mean we want to look like we’ve let ourselves go! Oxygenero facial treatments done on a regular basis can do wonders for your skin. Tightening and rejuvenating the skin while also preventing wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and forehead lines, from becoming more prominent than they already are.

3 – All our facials are done by Mia, Chicagoland’s Exclusive Provider for the OxyGeneO™ 3-in-1 Super Facial Treatment from DermaMed Solutions, the Most Advanced Facial Technology in the Market! That means that I have gone through extensive training to learn exactly what to do when it comes time for giving you the facial treatments you want and need. Your safety is always my number one priority!

Call Beauty & Body by Mia to Set Up Your Oxygeneo Treatment Today!

Mia Valleskey would like nothing more than to make sure that your skin stays healthy this holiday season. I am also offering a promotion during the holidays. With every $100 you spend on a gift card; you receive $10 off. It’s the perfect gift for someone you love, that wants to try a Oxygeneo Facial treatment.

So, give me a call today and book an appointment! I am ready to take care of all your skincare needs this holiday season.

Discovering Exciting New Health and Physical Wellness Treatments

Discovering Exciting New Health and Physical Wellness Treatments

There are so many minimally or non-invasive beauty therapies available today for the first time. Long gone are the days of anything short of surgery having a noticeable and lasting effect. With some of these treatments you can even target specific parts of the body for improvement.

Perhaps you want something to firm up loose skin around your neck or chin. Some folks may be interested in getting rid of cellulite in a problem area. Still, others may be looking for something to brighten their skin tone and make it look and feel more youthful. Here are a few examples of some of the many exciting options available in this field:

Facial Therapies

For those who were interested in a more vibrant and youthful appearance, the BB Glow just might do the trick. It is a micro-needling treatment which smoothes out wrinkles and minimizes the appearance of pores. Additionally, the hyaluronic acid helps to give the skin a more plump texture and radiant glow. The effects of these therapies tend to last several months.

Body Therapies

People seek out body treatments many times for things that dieting and exercise don’t seem to help with. This includes small but stubborn amounts of weight such as 5 or 10 pounds. Love handles, muffin tops, upper arm cellulite, as well as thighs and buttocks are all common problem areas. Hair removal is another example.

Therapies like Liposonix use heat to melt cellulite away. Radiofrequency therapy can reshape fat more evenly across an area of your body. UC treatments melt fat down into a liquid which exits the body in the same way as all other liquids. Each of these is non-surgical.

Various Other Wellness Therapies

There are several other treatments that Body by Mia may be able to offer you, depending on what it is that you are looking for. Mesotherapy can help with everything from fat removal to facials to re-growing hair. Get in contact with us today to find out more about how we can help you achieve the look that you see when you look in the mirror.

A Change in Weather Calls for a Change in Your Skin Care Treatments

A Change in Weather Calls for a Change in Your Skin Care Treatments

As the fall season begins to bloom in full, the coming drop in temperatures and increase in moisture will wreak havoc on many people’s skin. Skin and enhancement treatments, whether at home or in-office aren’t a one-size fits all solution. There are also no single, all-in-one regimens that are suitable for day in, day out use all year round.

After all, the requirements of your skin vary greatly from season to season, as well as by region and climate. But for the specific topic of today’s post, we want to look at MesoCapil injections and the effect they have on the skin in general but also on broken capillaries in particular.

Do You Still Use the Same Outdated Skin Therapies or Regimen?

One of the biggest problems is that we tend to get stuck in routines that once worked for us. However, we continue on with them even when they are no longer producing results. It’s understandable because as humans, we are creatures of habit. But you wouldn’t go to a dentist that practiced techniques and treatments from the 1970s! So why are you using products and therapies from a decade or two ago?

Benefits of MesoCapil Injections

It would take an entire other article to cover every benefit from this form of treatment. However, the main advantage is that it corrects the damage and causes of broken capillaries which can lead to numerous issues with your appearance. Bright, red, blotchy spots may be present in small or large sizes all over your face. These simple injections can take care of the problem.

In addition to that, MesoCapil treatments also do a fantastic job at smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines without creating that traditional “frozen” look of conventional Botox therapy.

If you think that this type of therapy is something that might be a good choice for you, our family here at Beauty and Body by Mia is always ready to help. We would be glad to answer any questions you have about not only this treatment, but any of the many others that we also offer. Give us a call today to learn more.

At Home Skin Care Tips

At Home Skin Care Tips

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us and our daily life. I miss seeing and serving all of my clients! I know that when things feel hard or difficult, sometimes the best solution is routine. I’ve been diving into my own personal care routines daily, including skincare.

How have you been taking care of your skin while at home? It might be easy to let this piece of self-care take a back seat, but now is a perfect time to indulge in some pampering! I’ve been missing my clients and can’t wait to see everyone in person again, but in the meantime, let me help you get inspired to get your skin glowy and gorgeous.

Now that many of us are spending most of our time at home, makeup can be optional, and that’s a great thing for our skin! You can make the most of your lighter makeup routine by using some extra time to set a solid foundation of good overall skincare. Make sure you continue with your skincare routine for health; though it’s tempting to cut corners, it’s essential that you keep up with cleansing and nourishing routines that you know will keep your skin at its best. 

Favorite At Home Skin Care Products

If you’re looking to indulge in a treat to help bridge the gap until you can visit us again, I highly recommend Rodan + Fields products. They’re a brand I trust, and, as a bonus, you can order them to be delivered directly to your home. I especially love the Soothe products, since they help with sensitive skin or uneven skin tones. 

DIY Skin Treatments

If you’re looking for some great treatments to try at home, there are great resources on using oil for cleansing, new ways to optimize your face masks, and more. Make sure you take care when trying a new technique; though it can be fun, make sure that you don’t try anything too harsh or abrasive, particularly if you have sensitive skin. To stay safe, if you are trying a new product, do a test on a small patch of skin first.

Until we’re able to meet in person, make sure to stay connected! As soon as we are able, we’ll begin seeing clients, so stay in touch to make sure you set an appointment with me as soon as allowed.

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