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Botox Party for the Holidays - Canton, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 04, 2013

Brilliant Distinctions Program!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 28, 2013

Dream Spa Medical is excited to announce that we
are now part of the Brilliant Distinctions Program!

Clients who purchase Botox® or Juvaderm® treatments can enroll in Brilliant Distinctions to earn points that add up to savings on future Botox® or Juvaderm® treatments. It is completely free and offers amazing benefits for our clients. Earning points is so simple…just register at BrilliantDistinctionsProgram.com and then let us know that you are a Brilliant Distinctions member when you come in for your service. Also, Brilliant Distinctions offers another way to earn points: through their Brilliant Distinctions Mall. The Mall gives you access to hundreds of retailers and you earn points on purchases made through the Mall. With the holidays just around the corner, this is an excellent way to save up for a gift!

Brilliant Distinctions has also made it even easier for iPhone users to register and access their Brilliant Distinctions account. A new app is available that lets you:

  • Register for Brilliant Distinctions
  • Access your account
  • View your points balance
  • Create & redeem coupons for instant savings on select Allergan products.

For every Botox® treatment you have, you earn 200 points and for every Juvaderm® syringe that you use, you also earn 200 points. The points earned through the Mall vary but are based on how much you buy…the more you buy, the more points you earn. You can redeem your points for a coupon to use towards your next Botox® or Juvaderm® treatment. Also, points can be accrued at any provider that offers the Brilliant Distinctions Program, so if you are already a member, you can start using your points here at Dream Spa Medical. Here’s a breakdown what the points are worth:

100 Points= $10
200 Points= $20
300 Points= $30
400 Points= $40
500 Points= $50
600 Points= $60
700 Points= $70
800 Points= $80

Visit Brilliant Distinctions online or download the iPhone app to learn more.

Tattoo Removal

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 21, 2013

Whether you regret your tattoo or not, it will always carry a stigma. Immediate judgment is made when a tattoo is revealed. Many work places have bans on body art and piercings within their dress code. In a recent survey by Careerbuilder.com, 31 percent of managers said that visible tattoos can have a negative impact on their decision whether to hire someone. Tattoos significantly limit the chances of a job opportunity in a professional setting.

The sad truth is that although your close friends and relatives may be accepting of your tattoos, society is not always.

  • Studies have shown that over half of those without a tattoo (54%) believe that someone with a tattoo is more rebellious.
  • 47% of people without tattoos, say people with tattoos are less attractive.
  • Two in five (39%) of those without a tattoo say people with a tattoo are less sexy.
  • One-quarter of those without tattoos, say those with tattoos are less intelligent (27%) and less healthy (25%).

In 2006, Northwestern University researchers conducted a study of 500 people ages 18 to 50 and found that about 25 percent of them had tattoo regret. Years have gone by and these numbers have drastically increased as tattoo removal has become an option. More than half reported that they “suffered embarrassment.” Tattoos have always been controversial and always will be. Good news is that tattoo removal is possible! Contact Dream Spa Medical at 781-561-9257 or e-mail appointments@dreamspamedical.com for more information.

What is Filler?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

More and more clients have been asking how to reduce the appearance of their fine lines and wrinkles. Dream Spa Medical offers two product lines that are clinically proven to combat the signs of aging and our facials and laser treatments are the perfect complement to the homecare regimens we put together for our clients. When clients use our products and come in for regular services, good results can be seen in a short amount of time. However, there is another option that is faster, longer lasting, and can do something that no other product can: restore volume loss. What is that option? Fillers.

Fillers is the term used for a number of injectable solutions designed to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and restore volume loss to areas such as the temple, under eye, lip, and cheek areas. Dream Spa Medical offers a number of different options to fit all of our clients’ needs. Depending on the product that is best suited for your needs, fillers can last up to 2 years, although the average is 6-9 months. Results can be seen immediately, although there are fillers that work over time for a more subtle transition. For more information about the fillers that we offer, check out our website.

Dream Spa Medical has a highly qualified team of nurses, hand-picked by Dr. Joseph Russo, who use fillers to help our clients look younger and more refreshed. Our clients never look “done”. Schedule a free consultation with one of our nurses now and get ready for the fast-approaching holiday season!

“Hey, PIZZA FACE!!!”

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 07, 2013

“Hey, PIZZA FACE!!!”

It was the end of a long day in a temp job that I wasn’t thrilled with. I was just out of college and still struggling to find my perfect career. I was temping for a public school system in an administrative office and found myself back at the same school where I attended 7th grade. Oddly, I felt like I was back in the 7th grade all over again.

I’ve struggled with acne since I was in the 6th grade.  I was a shy kid and having a face full of oil and pimples didn’t help matters. After a mortifying conversation with my mother, I went to see a dermatologist who put me on an ever-changing rotation of antibiotics, topical medications, and recommended certain cleansers from the drug store. My skin improved ever so slightly but not enough to say that I saw enough improvement to feel better about my skin. I tried every anti-acne product I could find (and afford on my high school/college budget) and even tried products from infomercials that promised free 30 day trials. Some products worked a little bit and others just made my skin worse.

Nothing worked.

Then, the esthetician who I was seeing for brow waxing suggested that I try a facial. Over time, she and I worked on my skin. She told me that just like getting regular dental checkups, we need to have our skin treated by a professional-especially when someone has problem skin. Also, I had to change my skincare routine at home. My esthetician also told me that we tend to get what we pay for when it comes to products. We don’t have to buy the most expensive products on the market but most products from the drugstores don’t really treat and heal acne in the long term. Over time, we found the right products for my skin. It wasn’t easy, finding the right home routine for skin care is like finding the perfect pair of jeans—you have to try a number of options before finding the right pair.

It did take time but my skin cleared up and has stayed clear for years. Most people are surprised when I tell them that I suffered from serious acne. Not only is my skin clear now, the products that I use help reduce the appearance of previous scarring and hyperpigmentation left over from my battle with acne. I do try new products based on the advice of estheticians and my own knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work.

Now, the only time I have to talk about pizza is when I splurge on a Friday night!

Acne Journey

Ultherapy: A Nonsurgical Way to Lift, Tone and Tighten your Skin

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 23, 2013

Is your sagging skin dampening your spirits? Lift your spirits and your skin with Ultherapy. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive FDA-approved procedure that lifts the neck, chin and brow. What does that mean? Non-invasive procedures are not surgical procedures and there is no downtime.

Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin from the inside-out. The skin’s resiliency and contours are renewed by gradually lifting and tightening the skin. Clients do notice immediate results but the real “WOW” factor comes after a few months as new collagen is stimulated. Here are some results from real Ultherapy patients.

Ultherapy can be used to combat the signs of aging on your neck, chin, brow, or we can customize the treatment for an all-over lift.

The Dos and DON’Ts of Face Washing

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 16, 2013

Washing your face…it sounds so simple but how many of us are doing this simple act properly? A Google search with the phrase “how to wash your face” returned over 83 million results. Imagine 83 million different directions on how to wash just one part of your body. You don’t have to go through those articles for the right answer. Just follow Dream Spa Medical’s Do’s and Don’ts for an easy and effective way to wash your face.

DO:

  • Do use makeup remover. Most cleansers do not cut through foundation, eye makeup, or mascara. To completely cleanse your skin, you need to remove your makeup first.
  • Do use a clean face cloth and towel to wash and dry your skin. Bacteria that builds up on used cloths and towels contribute to break outs.
  • Do use corrective serums and creams at night to give the products enough time to penetrate your skin.
  • Do work with an esthetician to find the right products for your skin type and specific concerns. A good product line can go a long way towards looking your best.

DON’T:

  • Don’t go to bed without washing your face. It is important to cleanse your skin of all the bacteria, dirt, and oil that has built up on your face all day.
  • Don’t use steaming hot water. Water that is too hot will damage the small capillaries in your skin and can cause dehydration. Use tepid or lukewarm water instead.
  • Don’t pick at your skin. Blackheads and blemishes should be dealt with only by professionals. You will risk further breakouts and even scarring if you try to pick or pop unwanted blemishes.
  • Don’t forget to wash along your jaw line, hairline, neck, and upper chest. These areas should all be cleansed.

ALWAYS

  • Wear sunscreen every day. Even if the weather is cloudy or if you are only going to be outdoors for short periods of time, you are exposed to the damaging rays of the sun. Don’t forget to put sunscreen on your hands if you drive every day.

VelaShape

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 09, 2013

You eat right, you make the time to exercise, and you take care of your body. But, still, you see cellulite and small pockets of stubborn fat that just won’t go away. Surgical procedures aren’t for you but you do want to look your best. Let Dream Spa Medical introduce you to VelaShape™ , the only FDA cleared device that effectively and safely contours, shapes, and slims the body by reducing cellulite and firming problem areas in as little as 4 treatments.

VelaShape is a virtually painless way to reduce the appearance of cellulite and results in localized circumferential reduction (the treatment area gets smaller). The procedure is approved for all skin types and you can return to normal activities immediately after treatment. VelaShape uses 4 techniques to reduce cellulite and improve skin appearance: Radio Frequency, Infrared Light Energy, and Vacuum and Mechanical Massage. The Radio Frequency and Infrared Light heat the fat cells to shrink them while the two types of massage increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage to even out the surface of the skin.

While results can be seen in as little as four treatments, Dream Spa Medical’s skincare specialists recommend buying a series of 6 weekly treatments and then continuing maintenance every few months along with proper diet and exercise. Results are even more dramatic and long lasting when used in conjunction with our August 2013 Product of the Month: SkinCeuticals Body Tightening Concentrate.

We are currently offering two VelaShape treatments for $185 through Amazon Deals from Aug 28-Sept 3, 2013 for a savings of $315 (normally we charge $250 per session). Clients can purchase up to 3 deals which is the equivalent of buying an entire series for $555, saving $695 off of our normal series price of $1250. This deal will only last until Sept 3, so make sure to buy yours today!

Still not convinced? Check out these before and after photos for cellulite treatment and for circumferential reduction:


 

End-of-Summer Skin Care Regimen - Canton, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ahhh…summer in New England! Fun in the sun, whether you are at the beach or in the mountains. But, summer is not so fun for your skin. Whether you spent your summer out in the elements or keeping cool in the air conditioning, your skin took a beating.  Humidity can make our skin oilier. Air conditioners and central air units can dry out our skin. And, don’t forget the sun! Chances are, even if you were vigilant with sunscreen and covering up between the hours of 10 and 2, you have some sun damage. Sun damage = early aging and no one wants that.

Now that the summer is wrapping up, it’s time to start ramping up your skin care regimen.  At home, look for products to correct damage…Vitamin C to correct sun damage, exfoliating products such as alpha hydroxyl acids to clean out clogged pores, extra hydration for skin that is dry. Also, with the upcoming change in seasons, most people may need to adjust the products they use. Consider switching to products that are more hydrating for the upcoming cold months.

Most importantly, call Dream Spa Medical to meet with one of our skin care specialists for a free consultation on what facial and new fall skin care routine would be best to refresh your skin after a long summer of fun. The O2 Lift and Hydrafacial are fan favorites for refreshing the skin. We even offer laser treatments to remove unwanted pigment. You don’t have to say goodbye to the summer memories, just goodbye to the damage!

Is Your Cellphone Contributing to Breakouts?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Holding your phone against your cheek traps oil in the pores, which can lead to those deep-forming acne cysts, black heads and white heads.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Watch out for office phones - Wipe them down! Consider all the people who press their face against the phone… more people means more dirt and oil!
  2. Get your phone off your face - Use a headset that doesn’t touch your face, put someone on speakerphone, and text when possible. The less often a phone touches your face, the better!
  3. Wash your face - if its possible wash your face after a phonecall DO IT!
  4. Clean your phone - wipe your phone down, and frequently. Better safe than sorry!

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