Non-Surgical

Fall is Laser facial season

It is the Season For Laser Facials

By Tara Bertoldo NP It’s that time of year again… It’s laser facial season! The days are shorter and we are further from the sun. Most of us won’t be tanning on the beach or the boat in the next few months. It’s the perfect time to resurface, renew, and bake some new collagen. And …

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Deoxycholic acid can help a double chin

Deoxycholic Acid

By Dr. Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM   Deoxycholic acid, also known as cholanoic acid is a bile acid normally found in the human body that breaks down fats. The most well-known brand name deoxycholic acid is Kybella from Allergan, the makers of Botox. This naturally occurring acid is used in aesthetic medicine to treat small …

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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal- No More 5 O’clock Shadow an Hour After Shaving

  By: Erin Roche      Why am I talking about laser hair removal? Look, we have all been there, we spend countless hours in the shower shaving every little piece of hair we can find, just to step out of the shower and immediately get the goosebumps! Argh!! Now the hair is already back! I …

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Good riddance Spider Veins! What is Sclerotherapy and How Does it Work?

By Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM   Sclerotherapy has been used for decades. No, it is not an exotic treatment for overcoming issues from childhood. It is a method of treating spider veins and varicose veins. The lymphatic vessels can be treated with sclerotherapy as well. Sclerotherapy uses a medication or chemical solution that is injected …

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“Does Radio Frequency Microneedling Like Morpheus and Scarlet Hurt? What is Usually Done to Help With That?”

FAQ: “I Have Heard That Radio Frequency Microneedling Like Morpheus and Scarlet Hurt. What is Usually Done to Help With That?” By Natalie Ledbetter, CRNA Radio frequency microneedling procedures such as Scarlet and Morpheus8 have become extremely popular lately due to their skin tightening, resurfacing, wrinkle relaxing, and fat reducing capabilities. I mean, who wouldn’t …

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Protect those lips, girl!

By Melissa Miller, Master Body Contouring Specialist How to keep your lips safe in the sun Before every summer outing or beach trip, you probably slather yourself with sunscreen. But you might be forgetting an important area prone to burning: the lips. Your lips, especially the lower lip, are constantly exposed to sunlight when outside. …

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What is Botox, how does it work, and what does it achieve?

By Natalie Ledbetter, CRNA Botox is a neuromodulator protein (a messenger that affects the transmission of signals from nerves to other nerves or muscles) produced in a lab by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It prevents the release of acetylcholine from the nerve endings at the neuromuscular junction blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles …

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Nano LaserPeel

Written by: Melissa Miller      What is NanoLaserPeel?   Nothing shows age like our skin. If your skin looks dull and tired, you may be considering (or already doing) treatments like a chemical peel or microdermabrasion. These are treatments that use chemicals or abrasive materials to remove the top layer of the skin promoting …

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Strawberry Laser Lipo

Written by: Natalie Ledbetter   Do you have stubborn pockets of fat you can’t seem to get rid of? Have you started noticing loose skin or pesky cellulite and want to avoid invasive plastic surgery or traditional liposuction procedures that have a long recovery process? This non-invasive, non-painful body contouring treatment offers a comfortable solution …

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Pro-Nox

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C   Scared of pain during some of our laser procedures? Well, we have something that can help! ProNox is a system that can help ease anxiety, and therefore pain, during some of our uncomfortable procedures. ProNox delivers a gas through a mouthpiece that is made up of 50% nitrous oxide …

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Most Common Questions Asked

Written by Lauren Klein   Working in this field we get a lot of questions asked about us in general, services and treatments, and also skincare. I am sure if we are getting some of the same questions asked daily, that YOU might be looking for the answer to some of the same questions.. so …

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Bikini Season

Written by: Katie Ladner, L.E,   Tis the season to start working on your body contouring goals before we are in bikini season.    At L Aesthetics we have various types of body contouring treatments such as the famous Cool Sculpt Elite treatment, to EmSculpt and Evolve. Right now you might be saying what are …

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My lip filler experience 

Written by: Stephanie Borjas, NP   The most common injection site for a filler from Allergan’s Juvederm line is filler injected into the lips for a prettier, more fuller or defined pout. In our medspa, we use Juvederm Ultra XC to accent our clients lips and help them reach their aesthetic goals. I remember when …

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Agnes

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C Tired of having undereye bags and wrinkles? How about acne or other types of skin lesions? Agnes would be wonderful for you! Agnes is a laser, a microneedling with radiofrequency technology that can help treat all of those conditions plus more! Did I mention fat reduction in certain areas, too? …

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Lip Flip vs Lip Filler

Written by: Jennifer McClead   In recent years, beauty circles have become more interested in achieving fuller, more voluminous lips. But for someone new to the world of aesthetics, finding a procedure that works for you can be pretty daunting. At L-Aesthetics & Longevity, we offer two options to help you get natural looking, beautiful …

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Kybella

Written By: Stephanie Borjas, NP   Have you tried to take a picture & found that the front facing camera was on? Were you shocked to see that double chin staring back at you?! I know I’ve had the displeasure of realizing my quarantine snacks have caught up to me. Do not fear, for Kybella …

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IPL/BBL Q & A

Written by: Natalie Ledbetter   Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Broad Band Light (BBL) For any of you who are in your 40’s or above (maybe even in your 30’s), do you regret the days you spent blissfully tanning on the beach or by the pool, or even in your backyard possibly slathered in baby …

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Eyebrows on Fleek

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C     Eyebrows are such an important part of the face that can often be overlooked. Although they tend to trend with different shapes and sizes, I always recommend following the natural shape with which you were born. Brows frame the face and allow our features to stand out, such …

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Why don't my expensive facial creams work?

Bunny Lines 

Written by: Stephanie Borjas, NP   Ever notice those lines on the sides of your nose that become more obvious when you make a “stinky” face, laugh or smile? In the aesthetic business, we call those lines “bunny lines”. Although they have a cute name, and start out as harmless wrinkles that disappear when not …

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All About Forma

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C What is Forma? Forma is non-surgical, skin tightening and elasticity treatment to improve skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles. It administers radiofrequency, which is a thermal energy (heat), to the deep layer of the skin, which stimulates the tissue to create collagen and contract. The energy is administered uniformly through the electrodes, …

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Hyperhidrosis

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which a person sweats more than what is normal. It can occur under the armpits, the hands and feet, and also the face. There is no harm that is caused by this, however, it can lead to embarrassment and annoyance for the person suffering from …

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BBL vs. IPL

Written By: Kelsie Matthews, L.E.   What are they?   BBL and IPL are forms of photofacial treatments. They both use light-based energy to correct dyschromias and discoloration in the skin, as well as provide anti-aging benefits like collagen production. BBL is the photofacial technology from Sciton Inc. Whereas IPL  is used with many other …

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Juvederm Filler Family!

Written By: Brielle Kirk, PA-C When coming into the office for a filler appointment, it might be confusing to know which filler you need. In this post, I will provide a brief overview of each filler from Juvederm. Juvederm Volbella XC Longevity: 12 months Area – natural, hydrated appearance of the lips and filling in …

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Five important things you need to know before having your intense pulsed light (IPL) or broadband light (BBL) treatment. 

Written by: Natalie Ledbetter Do you have sunspots or freckles you would like to get rid of? Are you suffering from rosacea or visible blood vessels on your face or nose? Would you like your skin to become healthier and more vibrant looking? If you answered yes to any of these questions an IPL or …

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How to Approach the “Smile Lines” aka Nasolabial Folds

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C Hate those lines extending downward from your nose towards your mouth? They are often referred to as “smile lines,” but they are really called nasolabial folds (NLF). I would say they are one of the most common complaints I hear from patients consulting at our medical spa. It is normal …

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Juvederm vs. Restylane: Which Filler is right for me? 

Written by: Stephanie Marie Borjas, FNP-C       When choosing a medspa, something to consider is which dermal filler they use as a practice. Juvederm by Allergan and Restylane by Galderma are the leading dermal fillers in the world of aesthetics. Dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the …

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Your Eyes Tell A Story

Written by: Lauren Klein Face masks and coverings have become “The Norm” as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. With nothing but your eyes showing, we don’t want to be defined by how old we look, so let your eyes tell your story! With good products and measures taken at L-Aesthetics and Longevity we want …

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Fillers and Vaccines

  Written by: Stephanie Marie Borjas, FNP-C  Heard the news? Moderna’s COVID19 vaccine may cause temporary swelling in patients with cosmetic filler! During Phase 3 of the vaccine’s clinical trials, two participants with facial fillers experienced swelling at the site of their injectables. Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers such as Juvederm are injected into areas that …

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5 Myths about Botox:

Written by: Stephanie Marie Borjas, FNP-C (she/her/ella)  Botox is neurotoxin treatment by Allergan pharmaceuticals that is FDA approved for treating fine lines and wrinkles caused by the repeated contraction of muscle movement. Its popularity in mainstream media can bring about product awareness but confusion regarding its safety and efficacy. Here are 5 Botox myths: debunked! 1- …

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Morpheus8

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C Winter is here, meaning it is laser season! I want to review micro needling with radiofrequency so we all have an understanding of it and how it works! In particular, I will be discussing Morpheus8 since this is a popular one we use! Morpheus8 is a fractional skin treatment with …

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Uses of Botox

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C When getting Botox, we typically think of alleviating fine lines and wrinkles of the forehead, glabella, and crows’ feet. However, there are a lot more uses for Botox!  Underneath the lateral brow: Botox placed here can create a lift to the brows. This is important in a person with heavy upper …

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Filler Pre- and Post- Care.

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C Often, people can engage in lifestyle habits that make treatment time complicated and healing time longer. Make your appointment go a lot smoother and optimize your healing by following some of these recommendations! Before your appointment: – Do not have any dental procedures or vaccinations 2 weeks before injection appointment. …

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Botox VS Dysport

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C    I’m sure you’ve heard of Botox by now, but there are some other neuromodulators out on the market that work similarly to Botox. Another popular one is called Dysport. They are similar but not the same, so I will differentiate the two for you to better understand! First, let’s …

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EVOLVE TRIM by InMode

Written by: Melissa Miller CUSTOMIZABLE HANDS-FREE BODY REMODELING, MUSCLE TONING AND CELLULITE TREATMENTS What is Evolve Trim? Evolve Trim is an innovative non-invasive, non surgical solution designed specifically to reduce the unsightly appearance of cellulite. Multiple body areas can be treated simultaneously leaving you with a more natural looking you.   How does Evolve Trim …

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Botox vs. Dysport

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C   Difference between Neuromodulators: Botox vs Dysport        I’m sure you have all heard about Dysport, but what exactly is the difference between Dysport and Botox? Read below to find out! First, let’s discuss Botox. Botox (OnabotulinumtoxinA) is the leading neuromodulator in the beauty industry and has been around …

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Agnes RF

Written by: Lauren Klein Agnes RF is a non-surgical radio frequency device that treats bags under the eyes using this new technique!   Agnes uses effective technology of radio frequency to target specific areas like under the eyes and jowls. The needle has an insulated coating which protects other structures in the skin as well …

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Botox vs Filler: Decoding the Differences

  Written by: Blaise Geyer PA-C   How does Botox differ from dermal fillers? The differences between the two are easy to understand in theory, however, the nuances in practice can be harder to grasp. Both Botox and dermal filler are extremely popular (thank you Kardashians), non-surgical cosmetic injectable treatments that are performed within the …

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Skin Prep

Written by : Mary Mireles, L.E Morphues8, Halo and Neogen. What do these three procedures have in common? If at all familiar with these treatments, patients know to expect downtime and often see these as the treatments that work. However, what patient’s often don’t think of is how important it is to properly prepare the …

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Keep Calm And Ice On!

Written By: Blaise Geyer, PA-C The Do’s and Don’ts of Post Injectable Care So you made it through your first injectable appointment, congratulations! Understandably it’s a little scary leading up to that first appointment, but you nailed it. Now that you’re through the first appointment, let’s address some common side effects and post care do’s …

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Preparing for Your Botox or Filler Appointment like a Pro

  Written by: Blaise Geyer PA-C You’ve finally decided to pull the trigger and you’ve scheduled your Botox and/or dermal filler appointment. Yipee! But then panic sets in..what should you expect and how do you prepare for your appointment? Nerves are normal especially before your first visit, however, we want you to feel as comfortable …

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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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Laser facial

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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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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