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Why is my face sagging?

Written by Kelsie Matthews, L.E. We all have heard the term “collagen” and been told that it’s good for our bodies, but what does it do for our skin and why is it so important? Collagen is one of the main proteins in our bodies that is involved in providing structure and strength to your …

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Tips For Clear Skin with the World’s Newest Accessory

By Mary Mireles, L.E Tips For Clear Skin with the World’s Newest Accessory Although these past few months have been very strange, I have begun to settle into what seems to be our new normal (at least for the time being). Spending lots of time at home, limited gatherings, staying six feet apart and wearing …

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5 Skin Care Products No One Should Live Without

Written by: Blaise Geyer PA-C 5 Skin Care Products No One Should Live Without If you’ve ever been in Ulta or Sephora, you know how overwhelming it can be sorting through the plethora of available skin care products. There are cleansers and toners and exfoliators and eye creams and serums and moisturizers..EEK! How do you …

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Vices and Your Skin

Written by: Katharine Ehresman   Welcome back. Today’s topic is a serious one, but I will try to make it not so troubling that it becomes self-defeating. Previously we learned about the effects of the sun on your skin. Is the sun a vice? Not in of itself, but the “art of sunning”, which most …

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Probiotics

Written by: Natalie Ledbetter DAcOM, MSN, MSNA, CRNA   Probiotics: Should I use them and does the brand matter? There are more cells in our bodies that are not human than cells that are. We have microbes living on our skin, in our mouth and gastro-intestinal tract, and in our nose. There are mites that …

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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Written by: Lauren Klein, Office Coordinator Hormone Replacement Therapy Here at L Aesthetics and Longevity we want you to know the importance of hormones and how they play a major role in your health and how your body overall functions. It is known that as we age, both men and women produce less and less …

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EMSULPT

Written by: Melissa Miller BUILD MUSCLE AND SCULPT YOUR BODY NO SWEAT REQUIRED!   What is Emsculpt? This is the first device that removes fat by working out the underlying muscle. FDA-cleared for the strengthening, toning, and firming of the abdomen and butt, arms and legs, Emsculpt delivers superior contouring results that existing non-invasive body shaping …

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Brilliant Distinctions

Written by: Mary Mireles, Front Desk Supervisor Using Brilliant Distinctions to its Full Advantage One of the most powerful tools we have in our office is Allergan’s rewards program, Brilliant Distinctions. This program allows for patient’s to gain points for eligible procedures and products, and then use those points towards future treatments. When used to …

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The Effects of Blue Light on the Skin

By: Kelsie Matthews, L.E Nowadays, we are becoming more reliant on our smart devices. Although we have had some great advancements in technology, having access to so many screens comes with its downfalls as well. One of the main disadvantages of sitting in front of your computer or phone all day is blue light or …

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Why Choose Us? 4 Reasons that L-Aesthetics & Longevity is the Right Place for You

Written by: Blaise Geyer PA-C   Medical Spas seem to be popping up all over Texas, and Austin and the surrounding areas are no exception. Trying to choose the best Medical Spa from the immense list can be very overwhelming. While reviews online can be helpful, they come from sources that you don’t know and …

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy

By Dr. Billy Ledbetter, Jr. M.D Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy Health/ Wellness You may have heard about pulsed electromagnetic field therapy and how it is used by NASA to help mitigate muscle atrophy and bone loss in astronauts in space. What you may not know is that PEMF was used thousands of years ago …

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Your Skin and Aging

Written by: Katharine Ehresman Who’s this old lady in the mirror?? PART 1 We all know the songs, we’ve heard them over and over for years; Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days”, Toby Keith’s “As Good As I Once Was”, and Five for Fighting’s “ 100 Years” or of course Garth Brook’s “ Much Too Young (to …

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Turmeric- The Awesome Ancient Herb Most of us Need Today!

Written by: Natalie Ledbetter, DAcOM, MSN, MSNA, CRNA Turmeric Most people on our planet today are full of inflammation and inflammation is thought to be at the root of many diseases and many signs of aging. There is an ancient herb that has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for centuries. This ancient herb …

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Invasive VS Non-Invasive Procedures

Written by: Lauren Klein, Office Coordinator Invasive VS Non-Invasive Procedures An invasive procedure is technically “going under the knife”. A medical procedure in which this skin is manipulated in some sort of way, typically leaving an incision or scar. • Face lift • Tummy tuck • Facial/body contouring Non-invasive procedures are those which leave the …

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Why should I invest in skin care products?

Written by: Kelsie Matthews, L.E Why should I invest in my skin care products? One of the most common questions I hear as an Esthetician is “Why should I buy my products here instead of over the counter at the drugstore?” There is a long list of reasons why it is worth it to invest …

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Retinols, Retinoids, Retinoic Acid… Oh my!

Written by: Mary Mireles, L.E “Front Desk Supervisor” Retinols, Retinoids, Retinoic Acid… Oh my! If you have ever ventured into the skincare side of the online world I am confident that you have heard some form of the word retinol. I know for myself I found this word to be one of the most confusing …

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SkinPen: The world’s first FDA approved Microneedling device!

Written by: Julia Westbrook, L.E “The Beautifier”   SkinPen: The world’s first FDA approved Microneedling device! The first recorded microneedling procedure was in 1905 performed by German Dermatologist, Ernst Kromayer, using various-sized dental burs powered by motor driven equipment to treat scars, birthmarks and hyperpigmentation. Microneedling as we now know it came to play by …

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BTL Emsella

Written by: Melissa Miller BTL EMSELLA™ is a new treatment procedure for incontinence that utilizes high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology, aka “HIFEM Technology”, to stimulate, strengthen, and restore neuromuscular control to deep pelvic floor muscles. This revolutionary non-surgical procedure takes on all the work and time out of strengthening pelvic floor muscles on your own, and …

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4 Steps to an Exceptional Aesthetic Consultation

Written by: Blaise Geyer PA-C 1. Let’s Take it from the Beginning The dreaded new patient paperwork. You can’t escape it even in Aesthetic Medicine! Although tedious, this paperwork is so important to us as your providers. Your medical and aesthetic history is like adding color to a black and white photo of you. This …

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Why I chose Morpheus8 and Neogen

By: Katharine Ehresman, Patient Coordinator Why I Chose Morpheus 8 and NeoGen Plasma Treatments There are some advantages of growing older and maturing. For instance, when I say, “Well, bless your heart” to someone now, it carries considerably more sting. Or, I suppose being called mam and knowing I’ve earned it.   However, there are the …

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Chemical Peel

By: Kelsie Matthews, L.E. What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is an acid solution applied to the skin, which causes the top layer of the skin to dissolve and slough off in the following days-weeks after treatment (depending on the depth of the peel). Some of the most common types of acids used …

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Exosomes

By: Billy Ledbetter, Jr., M.D. What are exosomes? Exosomes are said to be the future of cellular medicine.  They have been found to have positive impacts on wellness, antiaging and longevity. Exosomes are tiny subcellular nanovesicles produced inside of cells, but released to the outside of cells.  They carry information to other cells that are …

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Elderberry: What is it?

By: Dr. Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM Elderberry (most commonly Sambucus nigra, also known as European elderberry or black elderberry) has many health promoting properties.  In Chinese medicine it is known by the pinyan name, Jie Gu Mu.  Elderberry has been used for centuries in various traditional medicines as a home remedy to promote health and vitality and strengthen …

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Great Customer Service

Written by: Lauren Klein, Office Coordinator “The Beauty Bee”  What is Great Customer Service?          The definition according to google dictionary, is ‘the assistance and advice provided by a company to those people who buy or use its products or services.’ At a Medspa, I believe your brand is defined by service excellence and not just …

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CoolSculpting vs SculpSure

Written by: Melissa Miller “The Body Sculptress” What is CoolSculpting? The CoolSculpting fat-freezing treatment is the only FDA-cleared,* non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that may be resistant to diet and exercise. The results are proven and noticeable. The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges …

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Importance of Hyaluronic Acid: How is HA5 different from other HA products?

By: Mary Mireles, L.E, Front Desk Supervisor Importance of Hyaluronic Acid Hyaluronic acid is a term that is commonly heard in the skincare world. However, what exactly is hyaluronic acid? It is actually a substance found within our own bodies, providing lubrication to joints and eyes while also plumping the skin. A powerful humectant, this …

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DiamondGlow VS. Hydrafacial: “Same, same, but different.”

DiamondGlow and HydraFacial – both great treatments…which is right for me? By Julia Westbrook, L.E. Ready, Set, GLOW! You glow girl! GLOW UP! There’s a reason why there are so many “glow” slogans, it’s because EVERYONE wants to GLOW! When I’m asked, “What’s the best ‘Event-Ready’ treatment?” or “What can I do with minimal to …

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Which Juvederm Filler do I Need?

Written by Blaise Geyer, PA-C “The Beauty Blaiser” But They’re All Called Juvederm: Clearing up the Juvederm Filler Confusion You come in expecting to get Juvederm Ultra in your cheeks because we’re running a special, but then your injector tells you that we need to use Voluma instead. But why? They’re all Juvederm products so …

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TNS Essential Serum Review

TNS Essential Serum Skin Care TNS Essential Serum is your holy grail skin care product. It should be included in everyone’s regimen. Not only does it help reduce signs of aging, it also improves skin texture, increases collagen production, and increases cell regeneration. Why it works The Essential Serum is a combination of 2 separate …

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TOTAL DEFENSE AND REPAIR

SunScreen Season is Upon Us As Texas temperatures begin to rise, it is important to double down on diligently applying sunscreen. Wouldn’t it be great if your sunscreen doubled as an anti aging product? SkinMedica’s Total Defense and Repair does just that! With powerful antioxidants and Infrared protection, this sunscreen works to improve sun damaged …

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Deep Ablative Laser Resurfacing

Correcting saggy skin, wrinkles, and eye-bags used to require surgury. Face surgery is costly, dangerous, and sometimes ineffective. Thanks to recent technological advancements, however, tightening the saggy spots on your face and other areas can be done with modern lasers above the skin. No more surgeries! In fact, reducing skin laxity is a pretty fast …

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A Little Bit About B12 and B12 Shots

It is a water soluble vitamin that is necessary for health and life. Because it is water soluble, it is not stored in the body and we must consume it daily or almost daily in order to have enough for all the metabolic functions that rely on adequate levels. It is also known as cyanocobalamin, …

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3 Factors that Contribute to Aging

There are many factors that contribute to the aging process in humans. Some of the main factors contributing to aging have been studied and include telomere shortening, chronological age, oxidative stress, and glycation.

Welcome to Our MedSpa Blog!

Let’s Get Started with a Little Bit About Us We are L-Aesthetics & Longevity MedSpa, led by Natalie Ledbetter, MSN, MSNA, CRNA and Dr. Billy Ledbetter, Jr., M.D. Located in Austin, TX, our goal is to provide men and women of the surrounding areas with fully personalized MedSpa treatments and procedures to help them become …

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My Experience with Laser Resurfacing

Ok, so I am not really a vain person, but the day I turned 40, I cried. Literally. I suddenly looked so old, or maybe I had been looking old and just didn’t notice it. Whatever was up, I decided to fight like a girl and I wasn’t going to go down easy. I started …

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