Becky Morris

Becky Morris

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The Vivace Experience

So, let’s start with the name. Vivace is pronounced vēˈväˌCHā and is taking the aesthetics industry by storm. While microneedling devices are not new to the industry, Aesthetics Biomedical’s breakthrough product adds radio frequency to the trusted microneedling treatment.

 

WHY ADD RADIO FREQUENCY TO MICRONEEDLING TREATMENTS?

Adding radio frequency (RF) to a microneedling procedure maximizes the results of the treatment by further stimulating the body’s natural collagen and healing processes. Dr. Ava Shambam states that, “The conceptual framework for this latest beauty trend has been around for nearly five decades but only in the last few years has technology caught up. Finally, microneedling-radio frequency treatments can deliver antiaging benefits without pain.”

 

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?

The Vivace Microneedle RF has the most comfortable client experience. The depth is adjustable – .5 millimeters to 3.5 millimeters. There are also 36 needle sets with a small .3-millimeter diameter. It is high power with a 70-watt bi-polar frequency. The 10-inch color touch screen makes for easy operation.

First, I cleansed and applied numbing cream. I have to say, I was a bit nervous thinking of the 36 needles hitting my face at the same time, so I had to focus on the benefits – the tightening of my 40-year-old skin, improving my skin tone and texture, and minimizing pore size. So, I quickly jumped on the table.

The practitioner began with the treatment, and I felt a very light touch on my skin. I thought it was her glove, but the treatment had already started. I was shocked because it was so painless. Maybe I have a high pain tolerance, but I have experienced several other microneedling treatments from other brands and have always felt pain. She went through the treatment as I laid comfortably on the bed. The entire treatment was painless. She was at about .8-millimeters depth at most areas, and even as she adjusted the level up from one to five, I still had no discomfort. The treatment was great.

 

WHAT DOES THE DOWNTIME OR RECOVERY CONSIST OF?

There was no downtime for me. I didn’t use makeup for a few days and hid from the sun as directed. The Boost Serum was added to my post-treatment aftercare, which is a triple-peptide glide serum that contains the naturally occurring amino acids adiponin and syndermin. I used this daily after the treatment. I was also given a mask to use that night. The Soothe Mask has Binterin peptides in a cooling fluid which made for a great relaxing way to end my night.

 

HOW QUICKLY WILL CLIENTS SEE RESULTS?

The results were immediate. I saw an instant glow and tightness to my skin. After about a week, I noticed my complexion was better, and I saw fewer fine lines. I definitely want to return for a couple more treatments to experience the best results, but after seeing the amazing results from my first treatment, I am beyond excited to see full results.

 

WHAT SKIN CARE PRODUCT IS RECOMMENDED FOR AFTERCARE?

Aesthetics Biomedical launched a product line for homecare. SoME Skincare uses ingredients blended with the client’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP). Growth factors hydrate skin while renewing aged or pigmented skin. The platelet rich plasma is harvested form the client’s blood and then combined with the SoME Skincare base.

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD PRACTIONERS CHARGE PER TREATMENT?

In the spa, skin care professionals can charge between $600 to $1100 per treatment and a series of three to four is recommended. Clients are looking for results, and this is the perfect treatment for immediate results that improve over time.

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Check out their website at vivaceexperience.com for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

20,000 Super Kegels On My Lunch Break? Yes Please!

Many of you may be wondering, “How did she do that? I can barely master two sets of 10 on the drive to work.” Well, let me tell you about the newest breakthrough treatment that everyone should have in their practice.

WHAT ARE KEGELS?
Before I delve into this amazing service you could be offering in your practice, let’s do a brief recap for anyone who may be wondering, “What the heck is a Kegel?” A Kegel exercise is like pretending you have to urinate and then holding it. You relax and tighten the muscles that control urine flow. Kegels do, indeed, tighten the vagina, but they have nothing to do with the vaginal muscles. They strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that surround the vagina. Age and childbearing fatigue these muscles. Kegels are totally private. They can be practiced anytime anywhere. Strengthening these muscles can lead to more intense orgasms and better bladder control. The pelvic floor muscles contract during orgasm. As they become stronger, so do orgasms.

THE KEGEL THRONE
To help clients score a host of Kegel benefits, consider EMSELLA by BTL. It has also been called the Kegel Throne – and for good reason. It is FDA cleared for treatment for incontinence and is a non-invasive treatment. It is a great option for women of any age who desire a solution for urinary incontinence and improvement for overall quality of life. With the recent celebrity reviews it has received, I had to try it and share it the results!

MY EMSELLA BY BTL TREATMENT
On the drive to Dr. Kim’s office, I have to say I was a bit nervous. Would I be in plain view while getting this treatment? Was it going to hurt? Could I return to normal activity immediately after?
These questions were quickly answered when the nurse called me back to the EMSELLA room, which is a specialized room for the treatment. Phew! No public display of Kegels.
I sat down in a chair labeled BTL. It was connected to a machine which was calibrated by the practitioner. The nurse started the machine and it felt like electrical currents radiating in my cupcake area. It didn’t hurt, but it did take some getting used to.
Once I did get used to it, it was a piece a cake (no pun intended). I sat there for 30 minutes while the intensity went from 0 to 100 and 100 to 0. Then, it pulsed a bit and returned to vibrations. The treatment was 30 minutes long. I was able to catch up on my e-mails and social media scrolling until the treatment finished.

THE RESULTS
I woke up the next morning at 4:30 to do my usual workout and was curious to see which muscle would be the sorest – my thighs from squats or my cupcake from the EMSELLA. To my surprise, the treatment cause me to be sore!

This was my first EMSELLA by BTL treatment, but after seeing how easy the treatment was and experiencing the results, I would definitely go back for the entire series of six to see the final results.

 


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Becky Morris is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for DERMASCOPE Magazine.

A career sales professional, Becky enjoys over 15 years of involvement in the sales and marketing field. 

She is responsible for marketing programs, brand management, advertising initiatives, and corporate sponsorships.

Prior to joining DERMASCOPE Magazine, she worked in strategic business development and marketing at several companies. 

 

 

 

 

August 2022

Game Changers

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