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!

6 Times Cleaner for the Gift Giving Season with Clarisonic and MediSpa Maui

The holiday gift-giving season is about to hit us full-force! Are you ready? If you’re looking for some help, we have a great gift idea for you. The Clarisonic cleansing brush is near and dear to our hearts. This sonic skin cleansing system is a ‘can’t do without’ product for our MediSpa Maui staff. Your loved ones will think you’re pretty amazing if you put this on your gift-giving list.

The Clarisonic is a sonic skin cleansing brush that was originally developed for skincare professionals to use in treatments, and is said to have transformed ‘the skincare industry, one pore at a time.’ The sonic device is patented, and consists of a handle with a brush head. The Clarisonic technology doesn’t use vibration or spinning, which can work against skin’s natural elasticity. The brush uses sonic frequency to drive oscillation of the brush head. This means the brush head has between 200 to 350 movements per second. The brush works with skin’s natural elasticity to transform texture and appearance.

The Clarisonic is proven to be safe and gentle for two-times-per-day use. It’s best to start by removing your eye makeup by hand. Cleanser can be applied directly to the damp Clarisonic brush head. Push the button and go, it’s as easy as that. Some of the Clarisonic models have timers that tell you when to move the brush to different ‘zones’ of your face. There are several models to choose from that vary by color, speed, warranty, chargers, timers, and more. Clarisonic also offers specialized brush heads for every skin type. The brush heads should be changed every 3 months.

So what makes Clarisonic so special? The proof is in the benefits. This cleansing brush cleanses 6 times better than using your hands alone. It allows for 61% greater absorption of your skin care products, because the products are applied to facial skin that is very clean and well-exfoliated. If you’re making a wise investment in medical grade skin care products, you want these products to have high absorbability and every opportunity to work for you. Starting with a Clarisonic cleansing makes great sense.  Ninety four percent of consumers report softer skin, and 90% report more radiant and glowing skin. Who doesn’t want an overall improvement in skin texture and appearance?!

Come visit us at MediSpa Maui and we can help you find a Clarisonic and brush head appropriate for your skin care needs. We can also assist you with choosing a Clarisonic to give as the perfect gift. LIKE us on Facebook, and enter to win our November Giveaway of a Clarisonic Smart Profile. Gift it or keep it, the choice is yours! Happy holiday season to you . . .

 

Day of Beauty and Incredible Specials! Join Us Friday, November 7th . . .

We are excited to announce a Day of Beauty and Incredible Specials! This Friday, November 7th, we will be offering significant savings and gifts with purchase to get you looking your best before the Holidays.

*SkinMedica and Colorescience will be here offering complimentary skincare consults by appointment (and giving away FREE products!) and our team of Skincare Specialists will be available by appointment and for walk-ins to consult on treatments. Stop in between 10am-5pm for Appetizers and Refreshments or you can call in to take advantage of the Specials.

Botox and Filler Specials:

Botox Special with Courtney Tsark RN: $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)
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 complimentary Venus Skin Firming Treatment when you purchase a series of 3 or more
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)

Product Specials:

Take advantage of any of our Treatment Specials today and receive 15% Off of your SkinMedica and Colorescience products

Purchase a product regimen including: Growth Factor product, Retinoid, Antioxidant, Specialty Product and SPF and receive 15% Off and a FREE Colorescience Sunforgettable Powder

Grand Spa Package Drawing:

Take advantage of any of our treatment specials and your name will be entered into our Grand Spa Package Drawing that includes:

20 Units of Botox
3ML Latisse
TNS Essential Serum
Lytera Skin Brightening Complex
($800 Value!)

All specials are available for pre-purchase. Thank you~ We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr Brian Stolley and the MediSpa Maui Team
879-4909

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

 

 

Youth Times 2—Volumize the UPPER Face and Lift the LOWER Face with a Liquid Lift by MediSpa Maui

We hear the phrase ‘Liquid Lift’ but do we know what it means? A ride on a wave, or tipping back a cool drink?! No indeed! It means bringing back the youth to our faces, times 2—volumize the upper face AND lift the lower face. A Liquid Lift at MediSpa Maui may also be called facial contouring or facial sculpting. Essentially a Liquid Lift is addressing the issues that affect us as we age—primarily the loss of volume in our face, particularly the upper face. As we age, we go from what we commonly refer to as the “triangle of youth” with our fullest volume in our upper face, to the “pyramid of age” with our volume sinking into the lower half of our face.

This process starts quite young in our mid to late 20’s as we begin losing volume in the temples, the cheeks, and under the eyes as well. As we lose this volume the face will go from the triangle of youth to becoming more squared off and eventually turning into that pyramid of age. At any point in this aging process we can address this at MediSpa Maui by adding volume back in the form of fillers. We can also use Botox and Dysport to help with some of the frown lines, squint lines, and forehead lines. Botox and Dysport may also achieve an opening up of the eyes and a lifting of the brows.

The fillers that we commonly use here at MediSpa Maui include the Juvederm family of fillers: Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Voluma. Voluma has the added benefit of lasting for up to 2 years in the cheeks. Sometimes we also use Restylane or Perlane in different areas of the face. Lastly we can use ArteFill, which can provide volume for 5 years or longer.

A Liquid Lift is truly a customized treatment for the patient. Not any one treatment is the same. A Liquid Lift can be done in a short period of time with one or two treatments, or it can be done over several months. Typically we’re treating the temples, cheeks, under the eyes, nasolabial folds, fine lines around the mouth, the lips, marionette lines and the jawline. Fillers can be used in all these areas to rejuvenate the face and give it a more youthful appearance.

When patients come see us, we assess the face to determine what is best for the patient and our course of action with fillers. If you have any further questions about fillers you can give us a call at MediSpa Maui at (808) 879-4909, or visit our website at www.medispamaui.com. Please ‘Like’ us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with promotions, special events, and giveaways.

 Dr. Brian Stolley

Owner & Medical Director of MediSpa Maui

1 Month to a More Youthful You

This month at MediSpa Maui we are promoting the anti-aging TNS Essential Serum made by SkinMedica, which is now owned by Allergan. This is personally one of my favorite products.  TNS Essential Serum is very easy to use, and when used in combination with Vitamin A such as tretinoin or retinol, it essentially gives your skin all that it needs to thrive. This product is appropriate for all skin types. When the product is pumped, two columns of serum stream out. One serum is the patented TNS Recovery Complex, which contains growth factors, soluble collagen, and matrix proteins. TNS Recovery Complex has also been offered by SkinMedica packaged on its own.  The second column of serum is the APS Corrective Complex, which contains niacin, hyaluronic acid, and an innovative blend of antioxidants and peptides. With this blending of two serums, TNS Essential Serum is basically the equivalent of 6 or more products!

It is best to use this product twice per day after cleansing and toning, massaging the dual serums into your skin after blending them slightly on the back of your hand. Apply the TNS Essential Serum before any moisturizer or sunscreen. At night, follow TNS Essential Serum with retinol or a tretinoin, which is also referred to as the brand name Retin A. Some of our staff members have other favorite products to use in conjunction with TNS Essential Serum such as an eye cream, but for people that want to keep it simple (I’m a guy, and I like to keep it simple!) this product is so easy to use.

So what does this mean for your skin? The results include reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhanced texture and tone, fights free radicals, reduces inflammation, immediate plumping, and minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration.

Starting on July 15th through the end of August, there are some double rebates offered by Allergan. Please come in to see us or call us to ask about these rebates, and our team can give you the details,  (808) 879-4909.

Please LIKE us on Facebook and COMMENT or  SHARE, if you’d like, on our TNS Essential Serum Product of the Month post—this will enter you into a Giveaway to win a Free TNS Essential Serum. Here’s your chance to try this powerful product, on us!

Dr. Brian Stolley

Founder and Medical Director of MediSpa Maui

Coolsculpting Event Wednesday June 4th, 2014!

RSVP for our event next Wednesday and receive $500 OFF of your Coolsculpting treatment!

The only non-invasive, non-surgical option proven to reduce stubborn areas of fat by 20-25% per treatment with absolutely NO downtime!

WHEN: Next Wednesday June 4th: Consultation times available from 10am-5pm

WHERE: MediSpa Maui Kihei

DETAILS: We will be offering Complimentary Private Consultations and Education with our Staff and CoolSculpting Specialist. And the best part? We are offering $500 Off your treatment!

Common Treatment Areas: Abdomen, Love Handles, Upper and Lower Back, Inner and Outer Thighs, Arms.

Call Today for details and to RSVP. Go towww.medispamaui.com to learn more about this incredible treatment.

We look forward to seeing you,

Dr Brian Stolley and Team at MediSpa Maui

808-879-4909

CoolSculpting Event at MediSpa Maui

Our first Coolsculpting Event is filling up fast!

You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to learn about the only non-invasive, non-surgical option proven to reduce stubborn areas of fat by 20-25% per treatment. Absolutely NO downtime!

WHEN: Nov 21st-22nd: 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm

WHERE: MediSpa Maui Kihei

DETAILS: We will be doing Live Demonstrations, Complimentary Private Consultations, Group Discussions and Education with our CoolSculpting Specialist.  And the best part? We are offering $500 Off your treatment! 

Common Treatment Areas: Abdomen, Love Handles, Upper and Lower Back, Inner and Outer Thighs, Arms.

Call Today for details and to RSVP. Go towww.medispamaui.com to learn more about this incredible treatment.

We look forward to seeing you,

Dr Brian Stolley and Team at MediSpa Maui

808-879-4909