No Surgery Necessary
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Core Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Restorative lasers can be amazingly beneficial with superb results and minimal downtime. Achieve superior results with the fewest treatments by enhancing skin tone and texture, reducing the effects of the sun and aging on the skin, smoothing lines and wrinkles, skin tightening and improving acne scars. Treatments range from mild to aggressive based on the extent of the rejuvenation you are looking for. The downtime is approximately two weeks. Right now, the Core Fractionated CO2 Laser treatment is $1,200 (regularly $1,500).
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care 254-3686
The Perfect Derma Peel
A beautiful complexion can be made possible with the help of The Perfect Derma Peel. As one of the most powerful peels on the market, patients who receive this treatment benefit from noticeable, long-lasting results after just one session. The Perfect Derma Peel significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne, acne scars and hyperpigmentation in as little as one treatment. The peel can be applied to the face, neck, chest and even hands. Patients can experience a drastic improvement in the appearance, tone, texture and elasticity of their skin. The entire process takes about 15 minutes and patients can return to their usual activities immediately after. In about a week, the peeling process is usually complete and patients can see and feel a dramatic difference.
Beverly Hills Physicians 249-4040
Fraxel Re:store Dual Laser
This dual laser treats a number of different conditions ranging from wrinkles to freckles, pre-cancerous actinic keratoses, enlarged pores and acne scarring. Fraxel Re:store Dual is safe to treat all skin types and is non-invasive with only minimal discomfort. Most patients see at least 60- to 80-percent improvement after their series of four treatments is completed. Fine lines and wrinkles are reduced while tone and quality of the skin is improved tremendously. Pigmentation can seem to disappear while scarring appears "blended away." Most patients only experience up to a week of pinkness and/or puffiness to the treated area. Makeup can be applied immediately after the treatment. Healing time and results are accelerated with the addition of PRP (platelet rich plasma). PRP is derived from processing the patient's own blood, drawn during the visit, to concentrate the platelets. The PRP, full of stem-cell enriching growth factors, is applied during the laser treatment. During the month of October, Fraxel packages are $3,000, $500 off the regular price, and include one PRP addition for free.
DermaCure Medical Aesthetics 257-8400
Beauty News to Use
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The "Brazilian Butt Lift" Raises Hopes for a Higher, Rounder Derriere
In 2015, nearly 15,000 American women and men enhanced their rears with the help of a surgeon; that's about one buttock procedure every 30 minutes, all day, every day. Most of those patients opted for fat grafting, though buttock implant use also soared in 2015, up by 36 percent from the previous year.
Why are buttock enhancements increasing in popularity? The answer, in part, reads like an A-list party roster. Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Jessica Biel and Sofia Vergara, just to name a few, have become famous for their ample, round rears and substantial projection.
What once was a coveted celebrity trend has trickled down to the masses; procedures like Brazilian Butt Lifts are now routinely scheduled by soccer moms and school teachers, as well as men who hope to obtain a youthful "football"-shaped tight end. And, while the procedure first gained traction with younger patients seeking often-dramatic augmentation, now the older generation wants "in," too. This demographic is traditionally seeking to only-moderately enhance a "dropped behind" that can benefit from improved fullness and lift.
Today's Brazilian Butt Lift patient is most often a female liposculpture client who desires a more-narrow waist and heart-shaped or round derriere with noticeably-improved projection. The procedure usually involves a combination of liposuction around the lower back and waist - as well as an aesthetically-sound fat graft to the rear. These augmentations are more subtle than implants, allowing patients to, if they choose, attribute their improved shape to great genes or "great jeans." Thanks to the natural look of fat grafting, many patients also confidently attribute their new rear to an old excuse: their workout regimen.
Younique Cosmetic Surgery 310-434-0044
Smooth Skin Is In
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Seven-minute Brazilian Magic
The award-winning Brazilian techniques developed by Heather Nelson of WAX make her one of the most sought-after estheticians in Southern California. Whether you're a wax virgin in need of follicular rehab or one of her multitude of adoring followers, the individual attention you'll receive will make you look and feel radiant. Her personality, service and the welcoming comfort of her studio has made her a popular favorite on Yelp!, earning the highest ratings possible. Heather's expertise isn't restricted to her seven-minute Brazilians; she's also the one to see for breathtaking brows and healthy hair-free chins and cheeks that will make you look and feel amazing.
WAX by Heather Nelson 644-4346
This Hair Removal Method is Sweet as Sugar
The Sweetest Skin Co. uses organic, vegan Sugar paste to gently and effectively remove every hair type quickly and with less pain than you're used to. That's because the room-temp paste only lifts dead skin cells, leaving your bod "entertainment ready," never red, stingy or "in-grown angry." Plus, there are no strips or sticks, ensuring that there's never a chance for cross contamination. With a formula so pure you can eat it, Sugar cleans up brilliantly with just water - no paraben-filled solvents required. Sugar can be used anywhere on the body and, through October 15, new clients can schedule a Brazilian with a free lip or chin Sugar bonus when they book with Natalie and mention Inside SCV.
The Sweetest Skin Co. 476-5775
Organic Wax a Healthy Treat for Sensitive Skin
What goes on your body goes in your body, which is why Bio-Organica Salon is committed to using only the "cleanest," most-pure products available. Their Organic Brazilian Wax Master can ensure that there are no more "bad hairy days" in your future while honoring your sensitive-skin needs, thanks to their wax formulation that includes soothing honey. You'll feel more confident, sexier and happier with smooth, irritation-free skin that begs to be touched. While you're there, explore the first organic and holistic hair salon in the SCV, featuring color treatments that are enhanced with biodynamic, certified oils and ingredients.
Bio-Organica Salon 753-9807
Smoother Skin Thanks to Wrinkle Reduction
If you're wondering how you can refresh your appearance without surgery, the Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction System may be perfect for you. It safely and effectively treats facial wrinkles with no pain or downtime, In fact, patients who've had the treatment at Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita say it feels like a warm massage. In less than an hour, your pleasant experience will end with results that last - and you'll look like a younger version of "you!" Patients often summarize results like this: "After three sessions, it looks like someone ironed away my wrinkles."
Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita, Inc. 312-0497
E V E R is now available at COIFFURE
Human-hair Extensions that will Last Years
Trichele's Human Hair Bar is a full-service extension bar/salon that specializes in exquisite extensions and quality human hair. Using only the finest-quality human hair, your extensions can be dyed, bleached, flat ironed, washed and styled as you would your own hair. Your extensions won't shed or tangle.
Hair by Trichele 347-9066
Luxe Recovery Oil Shines with Botanical Ingredients
EVER Recovery Oil combines rich Marula oil, sustainably-derived Squalane and rare Crambe Abyssinica to create a ultra-luxurious oil with the ability to penetrate the hair to seal, coat and smooth the cuticle, deliver nutrients to repair damage, protect from color degradation, increase elasticity, reduce thermal damage and enhance shine. Carefully handcrafted in California using the finest botanical ingredients sustainably sourced from around the world, EVER reduces spilt ends and enhances shine while promoting restoration.
Garrett Markenson Coiffure 297-2900