2 Beauties Share Their CoolSculpting Success: Mrs. and Ms. Hawaii 2015

We’ve had some really exciting news this summer at MediSpa Maui! Two of our own MediSpa Maui ladies have been crowned! Mrs. Hawaii Caroline Absolom and Ms. Hawaii Flecha Tovar are now moving forward to compete for Mrs. and Ms. America. During their pageant journey, the ladies attribute some of their self-confidence to the success of their own CoolSculpting treatments with Dr. Stolley.

We all have those stubborn areas of fat that may not respond to the effort and pain we’re putting in at the gym—even beauty queens! MediSpa Maui has a ‘cool’ way to reduce the fat in those stubborn areas with zero downtime. CoolSculpting, which is a device made by Zeltiq, is a non-invasive fat freezing procedure that is FDA-cleared. There’s no downtime with CoolSculpting, so our Mrs. and Ms. Hawaii don’t even have to slow down on their quest for the crown. That means you don’t have to slow down after CoolSculpting either!

In Ms. Hawaii Flecha Tovar’s words, “Without CoolSculpting and the help of Dr. Brian Stolley and MediSpa Maui, I would not have had the confidence to get up on stage and compete for Ms. Hawaii. CoolSculpting was able to target those hard to treat areas that I was unable to lose with exercise and dieting. Thank you so much Dr. Stolley and CoolSculpting!”

Mrs. Hawaii Caroline Absolom shares a similar view on CoolSculpting: “Have I had CoolSculpting? I’m 41 years old and won a beauty pageant. Of course I’ve had CoolSculpting!” We’re so proud of Mrs. Hawaii!

CoolSculpting is such an exciting treatment for fat reduction. When you couple that with the willingness of our ladies to share their own personal testimonies, it drives the excitement that much higher. Are you interested in learning more about this non-invasive treatment to reduce stubborn areas of fat? Call us for a complimentary consultation at (808) 879-4909. This month only we’re offering 50% off a 2nd area of CoolSculpting, when you purchase the 1st area at full price. ‘Like’ us on Facebook to be a MediSpa Maui Fan and stay up-to-date with Giveaways, Events, and Promotions.

Come Celebrate Ms. Hawaii and Mrs. Hawaii 2015 at MediSpa Maui

We are celebrating the success of our very own MediSpa Maui ladies: Caroline Absolom, Mrs. Hawaii 2015, and Flecha Tovar, Ms. Hawaii 2015! Our ladies are moving forward to compete for Mrs. and Ms. America! Our Celebration Event will take place Thursday, August 13th, with two available times at 4:30pm or 5:30pm at MediSpa Maui.

At our Celebration Event we will be offering specials on all of our services with a portion of the proceeds going to sponsor our lovely ladies for their upcoming pageant events. We will also offer a champagne toast and hors d’oeuvres followed by our ladies sharing some of their experiences with the treatments they have done, and an opportunity to take advantage of all the great specials. We will also be doing a grand prize drawing for each group (4:30pm and 5:30pm).

Space is very limited, so please call us to RSVP at (808) 879-4909. We are requesting a $50 reservation fee to hold your spot, which can then be applied toward any treatment or product special.

Thank you for helping us support our ladies, and we look forward to a fun evening with you all!

Have a ‘Cool’ Summer with CoolSculpting and 0 Downtime

CoolSculptingYou CAN lose inches and look younger, beautifully and easily. Now you’re listening! So you’re working hard at the gym, trying to get to your favorite classes each week to spot target that ‘bump’ of fat on your abdomen, or the saddlebags that make you self-conscious in your shorts or swimsuit. Sometimes the ‘no pain, no gain’ rule just doesn’t quite work in our favor. Those stubborn areas of fat may not respond to the effort we’re putting in at the gym. So what if we told you at MediSpa Maui we have a ‘cool’ way to reduce the fat in those stubborn areas with zero downtime?

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a device made by Zeltiq. In a nutshell, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat freezing procedure that is FDA-cleared. If that doesn’t sound exciting enough, there’s also no downtime with CoolSculpting. The results are noticeable, proven, and long-lasting. At MediSpa Maui we’ve had the CoolSculpting device for close to 2 years, and we’ve been very happy with it. It treats stubborn areas of fat on your body, also referred to as pockets of fat, where fat can be difficult to get rid of on your own.

Where can it be useful?

It is often used in the abdominal area, the flanks (our lovehandles), and on the inner and outer thighs. CoolSculpting is unique in that it uses cold to remove the fat. Our fat cells are rather tolerant of heat, but they’re intolerant of cold. The CoolSculpting device essentially takes the temperature of the tissue down to a little bit above freezing and the fat cells actually crystallize, then die. Skin doesn’t crystallize due to the water content of skin, so it remains untouched and protected.

What is a CoolSculpting treatment like?

There are several different adapters or handpieces that we can use to treat the different areas of the body. The treatment is done for about an hour, and the patient gets to relax at this time. During the treatment a patient can nap, read a good book, even check emails.

What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?

It gets rid of about 25% of the fat in a given area. CoolSculpting can be done as a stand-alone treatment, or a one-time procedure, but some patients will choose to do it a couple of times to get rid of about half the fat in a given area. The benefits of this device include no real downtime, it is non-invasive, and it is a good alternative to a procedure like invasive liposuction. It is important to remember that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure, it is a spot reduction procedure. I had the procedure down myself over the abdomen, and I noticed a nice improvement. Some patients, myself included, noticed some numbness and tingling in the area that lasts for about 2 to 4 weeks and then improves over time. I look and feel great now!

If you’d like more information on CoolSculpting, click the link below titled ‘Cool Summer with CoolSculpt’ to watch my video blog detailing this simple and effective treatment for fat reduction and elimination. MediSpa Maui is offering a CoolSculpting Promotion for the month of July—purchase 1 area of CoolSculpting at full price, and receive 50% off a 2nd area. What a perfect time to try this treatment that has been on your mind for so long. Call us to schedule at (808) 879-4909. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook to see exclusive Facebook promotions and giveaways. Thank you!

Dr. Brian Stolley, Owner and Medical Director
‘Cool’ Summer with CoolSculpt

 

Dr. Stolley Discusses Diet & Topical Products for Healthy Skin

Here at MediSpa Maui we are often asked questions about how diet affects the skin. While it can be hard to tease out what elements in our diet have beneficial effects, a study by Maeve C. Cosgrove and her colleague published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2007 showed that patients whose faces had a wrinkled appearance reported eating significantly less protein, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A. Dry skin was observed in women with lower linoleic acid (an essential Omega-6 fatty acid) and vitamin C. We have seen for over 20 years the significant benefits of using the biologically active form of vitamin A on the skin in the form of retinoic acid. Another name for retinoic acid is tretinoin, often referred to as Retin-A, which is the original trade name of the product. In addition, vitamin C has been used for years topically as a potent antioxidant, repairing sun damage and preventing many skin conditions including skin cancer.

At MediSpa Maui we offer both tretinoin and vitamin C topically in the office. There are a host of other topical products that have been shown to help the cosmetic appearance of the skin and more. For healthy, great looking skin, we recommend a nutrient-rich diet low in processed carbohydrates and saturated fats while high in Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin C and vitamin A. Oral supplementation of these vitamins and nutrients should be considered if one’s diet is lacking in these elements and topical use of physician-grade cosmeceutical products as discussed is highly recommended.

We have a large variety of the most effective topical products available at MediSpa Maui. If you have questions or need to purchase skin care products, feel free to come by our new location at 1445 South Kihei Road or call us at (808) 879-4909. We can also set up a complimentary cosmetic consultation on skin care and other aesthetic needs for you. LIKE us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on MediSpa Maui news, giveaways, and promotions.

Thank you,
Brian Stolley, MD

1000’s of Micro Channels for Youthful Skin with MicroNeedling

In our busy world, it can occasionally be difficult to take time out for a laser treatment. Did you know that MicroNeedling at MediSpa Maui is a collagen stimulating treatment that involves zero downtime? Or that MicroNeedling can be performed on any skin type or color? No need to worry about any suntan on your face with MicroNeedling. Of course it goes without saying that you should be wearing your sunscreen!

MicroNeedling is a safe, chemical free treatment that triggers new collagen. This non-surgical option is a wonderful choice for patients that don’t want the downtime of a laser treatment like CO2. MicroNeedling creates healthier, younger looking skin by stimulating collagen. The MicroNeedling device contains wheels of small needles that penetrate the surface of the skin to create thousands of superficial micro channels. It’s this controlled slight ‘injury’ to the skin that pumps up the collagen and elastin production. The surface of the skin is left intact, but below the skin your collagen is busy plumping, filling and firming.

MicroNeedling may improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, sun damage, unwanted skin pigmentation, and other scars. It also helps reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles. It aids with enhanced product absorption, allowing medical-grade skin care products to work to the best of their abilities during the healing process. With a MicroNeedling treatment regimen, your skin will become smoother, firmer, and tighter. By doing MicroNeedling at MediSpa Maui versus using an at-home device, you’re greatly reducing the risk of potential infection.

Typically we recommend a series of 6 MicroNeedling treatments, performed once per month, with long lasting results. During our April promotion receive FREE MicroNeedling with the purchase of Thermi Tight—the perfect time to try it! ($350 value) Call us to book your MicroNeedling treatment today at (808) 879-4909. Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with MediSpa Maui News, Events and Specials. Mahalo!

8 Treatments to Smooth Summer Skin with Laser Hair Removal

When you’re feeling pressed for time in the morning, do you dash through your shower without shaving your legs? When all know that little task takes some time. Consider laser hair removal, a wonderful choice for those of us that are tired of shaving. It’s also an option for people that have unwanted hair growth, or issues with ingrown hairs. At MediSpa Maui we have the most advanced laser treatments for effective reduction of unwanted, dark-pigmented hair for men and women of most skin types.  

At MediSpa Maui, we use the LightSheer which is a pulse diode laser. During a laser hair removal treatment, the laser emits a light that is absorbed by the hair pigment. This very brief pulse of laser light is enough to damage the follicle. Our laser at MediSpa Maui also has a contact cooling hand piece for your comfort, appropriately called the ChillTip.

After completing a series of laser hair removal treatments, you’ll see an 85% – 95% clearance of the hair. After each treatment you’ll see a 15% to 20% reduction in hair. We typically recommend about 8 treatments. The number of treatments is unique to each person. It depends on hair texture and color. Laser hair removal works best on darker, coarser hair. These treatments aren’t effective on white, blonde, gray or red hairs because of a lack of pigment.

We offer laser hair removal on most areas of the body for softer, smoother skin. This is a quick and easy treatment with no downtime. You may experience some redness up to the first 24 hours. As always, use your sunscreen (a minimum of 30 SPF) to protect the skin post treatment. Don’t miss our Laser Hair Removal GIVEAWAY during March on Facebook! For our MediSpa Maui March Promotion we are offering a free 2nd smaller area with purchase of a Laser Hair Removal series. Call us for details, we’ll help you get that skin silky smooth! (808) 879-4909

Sharing our New MediSpa Maui Home with YOU and Fantastic February Specials

We’ve opened new doors, and we’re doing new things her at MediSpa Maui! We’re in our new home on South Kihei Road, complete with our new sign that just went up today. To celebrate our move-in, we’re offering several fantastic February specials. This is our way of saying a BIG thank you to our patients for your continued support of MediSpa Maui. You were very patient with us while we went through the process of moving, and we really appreciate that.

~FEBRUARY SPECIALS~

Botox Special:
$12 per unit when you purchase 50+ units and additional $20 Off
Purchase 50 units and a 5ML Latisse and receive a FREE 3ML Latisse ($150 Value)
Purchase 100 units and receive a FREE 5ML Latisse ($225 Value)

Filler Special:
Voluma: $320 OFF each syringe (Reg Price $1200 per syringe)
Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Restylane, Perlane and Belotero- $70 off each syringe (Reg Price $600 per syringe)
Receive a FREE TNS Eye Cream or Colorescience Sunforgettable mineral powder when you purchase 2 syringes of any filler ($95 Value)
Receive a FREE Vitalize Peel & FREE TNS Eye Cream or Colorescience Sunforgettable mineral powder when you purchase 4 syringes of any filler ($245 Value)

Photofacials, 1540′s & Venus Skin Firming:
35% OFF your treatments and receive a 4th Treatment FREE when you purchase a series of 3 or more
Total FX Fractional Resurfacing: $500 Off

Coolsculpting:  $500 OFF any treatment of 2 or more cycles
Laser Hair Removal:  Purchase 5 treatments of any area & receive 2 FREE Underarm Treatments
Peel Special: Purchase 3 Vitalize or Rejuvenize Peels: Receive a FREE 4th Peel and $100 in FREE Products ($250-$350 value)
Spa Facials:  Receive a FREE Venus Skin Firming treatment with your Spa Facial ($150 Value)
Latisse Specials:  Receive a FREE 3ml when you purchase a 5ml Receive 2 FREE 3ml when you purchase 2 5ml Receive 3 FREE 3ml when you purchase 3 5ml

Thank you~ We look forward to sharing our new MediSpa Maui with you!

Dr Brian Stolley and the MediSpa Maui Team

1445 South Kihei Road
879-4909

 

 

Ring in the Holidays with Botox Looking Smooth and Refreshed

Is Botox on your Christmas list? Wanting to look smooth and refreshed around the Christmas tree? Santa asked us to help you with that! Botox Cosmetic is a well-loved product that we’ve been using at MediSpa Maui for years. Botox is a great way to reduce lines and wrinkles in various areas of your face and neck. Botox is a purified protein that comes from a bacteria. This is a natural protein that works between the nerve ending and the muscle. Botox blocks the communication between the nerve ending and the muscle so the muscle doesn’t contract. This means softer facial expressions!

Botox Cosmetic is FDA approved for use in the frown lines and the squint lines. At MediSpa Maui we inject Botox in the forehead, between the eyes, the chin, in the down turn of the mouth, and in the muscles of the neck. Botox also has many FDA approved uses for medical reasons such as migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox has been around for more than 20 years from a medical standpoint, and 8 to 10 years from a cosmetic standpoint. It is a very safe way to reduce lines and wrinkles of action. It provides a smooth and soft look by reducing the action of these muscles. Picture yourself at special holiday events with a smoother forehead and softened crow’s feet.

Common dosages include 20 to 25 units in the frown area (between eyebrows), and about 12 units per side in the squint area along the eyes. Every Botox treatment is unique, so come in and see us and we’ll determine the best number of units for your needs. Our November Promotion offers a FREE Venus Skin Firming Treatment when you purchase Botox and Fillers ($250 value). Call us for details and appointments at (808) 879-4909. You can also visit our website at www.medispamaui.com. ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook to stay up-to-the-minute on Special Events, Promotions, and News. Happy Holidays!

Free Venus Skin Firming with Botox/Filler!

A ‘Cool’ Way to Reduce Fat with 0 Downtime – CoolSculpting at MediSpa Maui

Sometimes the ‘no pain, no gain’ rule just doesn’t quite work in our favor. Those stubborn areas of fat may not respond to the effort and pain we’re putting in at the gym. So what if we told you at MediSpa Maui we have a ‘cool’ way to reduce the fat in those stubborn areas with zero downtime? Now you’re listening! Today we are talking about CoolSculpting, which is a device made by Zeltiq. In a nutshell, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat freezing procedure that is FDA-cleared. If that doesn’t sound exciting enough, there’s also no downtime with CoolSculpting.

At MediSpa Maui we’ve had the CoolSculpting device for over a year, and we’ve been very happy with it. It treats stubborn areas of fat on your body, also referred to as pockets of fat, where fat can be difficult to get rid of on your own. It is often used in the abdominal area, the flanks (our lovehandles), and on the inner and outer thighs. CoolSculpting is unique in that it uses cold to remove the fat. Our fat cells are rather tolerant of heat, but they’re intolerant of cold. The CoolSculpting device essentially takes the temperature of the tissue down to a little bit above freezing and the fat cells actually crystallize, then die. Skin doesn’t crystallize due to the water content of skin, so it remains untouched and protected.

There are several different adapters or handpieces that we can use to treat the different areas of the body. The treatment is done for about an hour, and the patient gets to relax at this time. During the treatment a patient can nap, read a good book, or check email. It gets rid of about 25% of the fat in a given area. CoolSculpting can be done as a stand-alone treatment, or a one-time procedure, but some patients will choose to do it a couple of times to get rid of about half the fat in a given area. The benefits of this device include no real downtime, it is non-invasive, and it is a good alternative to a procedure like invasive liposuction. It is important to remember that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure, it is a spot reduction procedure. I had the procedure down myself over the abdomen, and I noticed a nice improvement. Some patients, myself included, noticed some numbness and tingling in the area that lasts for about 2 to 4 weeks and then improves over time. I look and feel great now!

Recently on E! News there was a segment on CoolSculpting from the patient’s perspective of what it’s like to have the treatment done. The segment also shared some great educational material about CoolSculpting. I recommend that you go to the E! News segment and check it out. You can find a link to the segment on our Facebook page at MediSpa Maui, as well as our video blog .

MediSpa Maui is hosting a special event later in October for CoolSculpting. If you’re interested in attending or if you have any questions, please call us at (808) 879-4909. We’d love to hear from you.Thank you!

 Dr. Brian Stolley

Owner and Medical Director

Say ‘Bye Bye Spots’ in 4 to 7 Days with IPL at MediSpa Maui

Fall is upon us, and after a summer of fun-in-the-sun this is a perfect time to talk about Intense Pulse Light treatment at MediSpa Maui. Actually, it is always a good time to talk about Intense Pulse Light and how we can help improve our skin from sun damage—it is always sunny and warm out here in Hawaii! We’re able to spend a lot of time outdoors in our climate, and outdoors means potential sun damage.

Here at MediSpa Maui, we use the Palomar Cynosure device for our Intense Pulse Light treatment, which is a great device. Intense Pulse Light, or IPL, is also commonly known as a PhotoFacial. Essentially it’s a flash of light that goes into the skin and the light energy hits certain pigments. It will hit browns and reds in particular, so we can treat freckles, age spots, sun spots, blood vessels, and rosacea. As we’re treating the skin with these pulses of intense light, we can lift off a lot of the damaging effects that we visibly see from the sun. There are also some subtle changes that happen, such as improvement in the texture of the skin as well as decreased pore size. These are all really nice benefits of IPL. Another significant benefit of IPL is that there is no downtime following this treatment. If you have a lot of brown spots you’ll actually see those brown spots get a little darker for about 4 to 7 days and come to the surface before they slough off. Our patients here at MediSpa Maui love to see that pigment leaving—’bye bye spots!’ If you have blood vessels, they may actually get a little rosier immediately following the treatment. On rare occasions these vessels may get a little puffy. For example if you have a lot of blood vessels under the eyes, they may be puffy for a day or two.

IPL is best done in a series. Often times we’ll see this process get better and better with each IPL treatment. After the treatment your skin might feel a little rosy, almost like you have a bit of a sunburn. You’re able to apply sunscreen and make up, and go about your day. A benefit about the ease of IPL is that it’s a non-ablative treatment, unlike some of the other devices we use here at MediSpa Maui that actually lift off the skin.  With an IPL, the skin stays intact. IPL can successfully be combined with microdermabrasion, peels, and other various treatments.

With our September Special, if you purchase a series of IPL you receive a COMPLIMENTARY Peel or DermaSweep!  That’s a nice way to combine the benefits because we can work on the surface with certain treatments and work deeper with other treatments. It’s very effective also to combine the IPL with our medical-grade skin care products. Nothing beats a great home regimen! If you have any further questions, please give us a call here at MediSpa Maui at (808) 879-4909, or go to our website at www.medispamaui.com. “LIKE” us on Facebook to stay up-to-the-minute on our Special Events, Promotions, and Giveaways. Some restrictions apply on the IPL special, please call us for details.

 

IPL Results on a MediSpa Maui Patient

 

Dr. Brian Stolley

Owner & Medical Director