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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Med Spa Gift

Do you still need to get Mom a present? We have you covered, with the best gifts for Mother’s Day!

The entire month of May, True Med Spa is celebrating Mom! Here are some special ways to pamper her with the ultimate, “Happy Mother’s Day!”

Some of our most popular procedures are being offered at a special rate during the month of May including, Hydrafacials, Micro-Needling and even Xeomin (for VIP members.) If you want Mom to be able to pick out her own treatment, then give her the gift of True Cash! Right now you can purchase $150 gift card for only $100! ($50 SAVINGS)

3 Best Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

true med spa gift card1PURCHASE A $100 GIFT CARD AND GET $50 TRUE CASH

  • True Cash can be used for mom for a total gift of $150 OR the $50 can be applied to the purchaser account.
  • True Cash can be used toward ANY TREATMENT. (Excluding products and injectables)
  • BONUS OFFER! Receive a Complimentary Mother’s Day card and a bag full of goodies!

260 min. Hydrafacial $149 (Generally $159)

320% OFF MICRO-NEEDLING PACKAGES

  • Improves tone & texture of the skin!
  • Great for stretch mark reduction!
  • Tightens enlarged pores and reduces scars/acne scarring!
  • BONUS OFFER! +ADD Plasma Rich Growth Factor upgrade for only $200 per treatment ($124 Savings)

We have EVEN MORE SPECIALS going through the month of May. Check out all of our monthly True Med Spa Specials and really treat Mom well this year. We all know she deserves it!

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Skin Care Regimen for Men

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Although you might not want to admit it, men want to look their best. But adult acne, sun damage, and fine lines and wrinkles are hard to escape. Most men don’t have a skin care regimen—do you? With a few changes, it’s possible to keep your facial skin looking young and healthy.

Skin Concerns for Men

Men have many of the same skin concerns as women; primarily sun damage and environmental factors and aging skin.

Sun Damage and Environment

Your skin is a complex living mechanism with cells that regenerate every 30 days or so. New cells come to the surface and flatten to form the top layer of the epidermis, while older cells are constantly being shed.  From the moment you step outside in the morning, your skin feels the effects of the environment. Pollution, toxins, wind, and UV rays known as free radicals cause undetectable damage. Unlike women who may wear makeup with an SPF on a daily basis, many men do not use daily sun protection. Without protection from the sun, harmful ultraviolet rays (UV rays) can cause sun damage, wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Aging Skin

Intrinsic factors in the natural aging process also play a role and can contribute to enzyme loss, reduced collagen and dehydration. This combination of factors can speed up the development of free radicals, blocking skin cells from performing at their best and ultimately leading to a decline in elasticity, resilience, tone and texture.

But environment isn’t the only factor that damages skin; our facial expressions also accelerate the aging process, resulting in the development of fine lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet.  As we age, the rate of healthy young cells that migrate to the topmost layer slows down, which makes skin look dull. Additionally, over time our skin becomes thinner and drier. We also lose collagen, the main structural protein in connective tissue that provides our skin with a plump healthy appearance.

Facials for Men

A facial nourishes your brand-new skin cells, providing increased blood circulation and helping to remove the dead cells on top of your skin. Facials can also treat a myriad of skin problems including facial and body acne, sun damage, age spots, dry skin, broken capillaries, fine lines, and signs of aging.

Your skin condition and age will partially determine how often to get a facial. Depending on your skin type and skin care goals, you may need only a monthly facial or multiple treatments over a period of months. At True Med Spa, your medical aesthetician will set up a facial treatment plan that will give you the very best results for your skin care goals.

Benefits of Regular Facials for Men

With regular facials, you benefit from the expertise of a medical aesthetician and brighter, healthier skin. A cleansing and skin evaluation allows for a custom evaluation of specific conditions like dry skin, broken capillaries, age spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles. How often you need a facial depends on your skin care goals and can be discussed during a consultation.

In addition to a targeted skin care regimen, regular facials also exfoliate your skin which can make you look younger and healthier. Exfoliation removes the top layer of your skin primarily consisting of dead skin cells. Exfoliation is either a mechanical or chemical process that works to remove dry, dull, or dead skin cells and reveal healthy skin underneath. Mechanical exfoliants are scrubs or other course products that rub away dead skin. Chemical exfoliants are acids and enzymes that slough off dead skin.

Anti-Aging Facials for Men

True Anti-Aging facial in effectively hydrates skin and promotes clear and younger looking skin. This facial includes antioxidants such as Citamin C and/or hyaluronic acid that nourishes the skin to promote clear and well-hydrated skin. Our Anti-Aging Facial is an excellent skin treatment for men looking to keep their skin looking young and healthy.

Facial Rejuvenation for Men

At True Med Spa, we also recommend the anti-aging treatment with Plasma Rich in Growth Factors PRGF®, one of the latest advances in facial anti-aging. This new technique uses the growth factors (bio-stimulating substances) from a patient’s own plasma in order to stimulate and accelerate tissue regeneration. The patient’s isolated plasma is applied to the face, neck and neckline skin in order to stimulate tissue regeneration, producing an increase in the skin’s thickness, smoothness and luminosity along with mitigating the effects of the aging process.

This anti-aging treatment activates tissue regeneration can counteract degenerative changes in the skin from the third decade of life, improving the tone and skin elasticity. We recommend this procedure for all men ages 30 and over.

Botox and Fillers for Men

It’s no secret that women aren’t the only ones who want to look younger. True Med Spa performs Botox and other injectable procedures for men right in Downtown Scottsdale. Most of these procedures are quick and virtually painless and can be performed over your lunch break!

Look Better and Younger

At True Med Spa, our Skin Care Specialists use the latest techniques and technology to ensure we are safely delivering the medical results that you are looking for. We hope that you find confidence in our knowledge and experience and choose us to help you achieve your aesthetic goal. Look better and younger today! Schedule a consultation with True Med Spa to establish a skin care regimen that works for you!

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Anti-Aging Skin Treatment with Plasma & Micro-Needling

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As we move past the third decade of life, our lives may get richer, but our skin begins to show signs of wear and aging. Texture and tone are rough and dull, fine lines and crow’s feet appear, and small surface scars seem more visible. At True Med Spa, we turn to one of the latest advances in facial skin rejuvenation treatment called Plasma Rich in Growth Factors PRGF®. This is a new technique that enables us to isolate and use the growth factors (bio-stimulating substances) from a patient’s own plasma in order to stimulate and accelerate facial skin regeneration.

The Science of Plasma and Micro-Needling

In this revolutionary procedure, the patient’s isolated plasma (specifically, the Epidermal Growth Factor) is applied to the face, neck and neckline skin in order to stimulate tissue regeneration. In addition to mitigating the signs of aging, the plasma produces an increase in the skin’s thickness, smoothness and luminosity.

A therapy called micro-needling is used to precisely apply this plasma to the skin. Using the most advanced technology, our medical aesthetician applies thousands of invisible and virtually painless perforations to the skin. The benefit of micro-needling lies in the “channels” created in this process, which allow the body to absorb the plasma — then respond by forming new tissue and releasing growth factors that promote scar repair and skin healing.

Micro-Needling Procedure and Recovery

Initially, the medical aesthetician applies a topical anesthetic, typically requiring 45 minutes to 1 hour to prepare the skin for the procedure. The actual micro-needling procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Growth factors are then applied to the skin that penetrate through the micro-perforations and assist with wound healing, followed by a calming serum. Make-up can be applied 4 hours after completion of the procedure.

Side Effects of Micro-Needling

Like the recovery time for the procedure, side effects of micro-needling is minimal. In fact, most patients don’t take any time off from work. Side effects include redness and mild irritation. It’s normal for the skin to be irritated immediately after the procedure. The skin will likely remain irritated the first night after the procedure but it generally improves the following day. Redness of the skin will continue for 2 to 3 days, although it is easily covered with makeup so no time away from work is required.

Results of Micro-Needling

With this therapy, the skin becomes firmer and regains elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become finer. The skin’s overall condition improves. We use this therapy to treat acne scarring, to improve the skin’s appearance.

Benefits of Micro-Needling

There are many benefits to the micro-needling procedure. You will notice an immediate improvement in your skin, in the tone and skin elasticity.**

The complete benefits of micro-needling include:

  • Collagen production: PRGF®-Endoret® promotes the increase secretion of collagen and elastin. This generates a greater consistency, firmness and reduced sagging in the skin of the patient. 
  • Hydration: Clinical trials have proved PRGF®-Endoret® ensures a high level of skin hydration compared to levels obtained with other cosmetic treatments.
  • Wrinkle reduction: The filler effect achieved through the use of PRGF®- Endoret® technology attenuates the wrinkles in the infiltrated areas. The facial expression lines lose their depth similar to the way they do on the treatments using Hyaluronic acid.
  • Skin luminosity: PRGF®-Endoret® makes skin recover the lost luminosity over the years. Patients that have gone through this innovative treatment achieve a higher lustre of their skin.

For the best results, we recommend a total of four treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart each. Booster treatments can be done yearly to maintain your results.

Facts about Micro-Needling and PRGF®-ENDORET®:

PRGF®-Endoret® is indeed a breakthrough in tissue regeneration to counteract degenerative changes in the skin, improving the tone and skin elasticity.**

  • 100% biocompatible, versatile and safe
  • It is the market’s first 100% autologous technology
  • Control over its activation and use
  • Fast and simple
  • Clinical efficacy in the stimulation of tissue healing and regeneration has been described in a large number of international articles.
  • It does not contain leukocytes, avoiding their pro-inflammatory activity.
  • Powerful bacteriostatic properties
  • Excellent therapeutic potential in different clinical applications.
  • No undesired side effects

Anti-Aging Facial Treatments in Downtown Scottsdale

anti-aging facial treatments downtown scottsdale

As we age, our skin changes. It’s inevitable. Harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun damage our skin and environmental factors and facial expressions lead to fine lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet. Unfortunately, this damage occurs at a time when our skin is slower to replenish itself, as the rate of healthy young cells slows down when we age. This results in skin looking dull and dry. To top it off, collagen, the structural protein in connective tissue that provides our skin with a plump healthy appearance, diminishes as we age.

What can you do about aging? There are several treatments that True Med Spa in Downtown Scottsdale provides. If you’re looking for improved skin tone and elasticity, read on on learn more about the anti-aging facial treatments available to you.

Anti-Aging Facials in Downtown Scottsdale

With our True Anti-Aging Facial, the skin is hydrated, promoting clear and younger looking skin. This facial includes antioxidants such as Vitamin C and/or hyaluronic acid that nourishes the skin to promote clear and well-hydrated skin. The process for a True Anti-Aging Facial is broken down in to several steps.

First, a medical aesthetician will perform a Visia Skin Analysis to thoroughly evaluate your skin conditions, such as dry skin, broken capillaries, age spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles. The skin is cleansed and analyzed with a magnifying glass. The skin is exfoliated, which removes the top layer of your skin, consisting primarily of dead skin cells. After exfoliation, the medical aesthetician will perform necessary extractions to physical unclog any clogged pores. The last step in the True Anti-Aging Facial is a facial massage with classic strokes such as effleurage, to both relax you and stimulate your skin and facial muscles.

For the best results, we also recommend our Laser 360 Rejuvenation, True Photofacial, True iPixel Laser, Anti-Aging Hydrafacial, and MD treatments to effectively minimize fine lines and treat wrinkles. Our full line of medical grade Anti-Aging Facial products are available as your take-home regimen.

Facial Rejuvenation with Micro-Needling

To rejuvenate facial skin, True Med Spa relies on an aesthetic treatment with Plasma Rich in Growth Factors PRGF®. This technology is one of the latest advances in skin care treatments. It is a new technique that allows the practitioner to isolate and use the growth factors (bio-stimulating substances) from a patient’s own plasma in order to stimulate and accelerate tissue regeneration.

A therapy called micro-needling is used to precisely apply this plasma to the skin. Using the most advanced technology, the medical aesthetician applies thousands of invisible and virtually painless perforations to the skin. The “channels” created by micro-needling allow the skin to absorb PRGF®.

With this therapy, we see excellent production of the patient’s own collagen. This generates a greater consistency, firmness and reduced sagging, and also hydrates skin. Wrinkle reduction is significant, facial expression lines lose their depth, and lustre and luminosity is restored to skin, leaving you with a wonderfully youthful glow.**

Chemical Peels as Anti-Aging Facials

If you have acne and acne scars, enlarged pores, age or liver spots, freckles, uneven skin tone, dull/dry skin and signs of aging, True Chemical Peels can help. These chemical peels are radically different from those used by most aestheticians and remarkably effective. These non-invasive True Chemical Peels are a painless and quick way to rejuvenate the skin.

True Chemical Peels work with the patient’s isolated plasma (specifically, the Epidermal Growth Factor), which is applied to the face, neck and neckline skin in order to stimulate tissue regeneration, producing an increase in the skin’s thickness, smoothness and luminosity along with mitigating the effects of the aging process. Areas of sun-damaged, precancerous keratoses or scaling patches may improve after chemical peeling. Following treatment, new lesions or patches are less likely to appear.

At True Med Spa in Downtown Scottsdale, we practice the best in anti-aging facials, peels, and rejuvenation to promote younger looking skin with improved tone and elasticity. Our aestheticians are well-trained in skin care and ready to help you look younger. Learn more about these anti-aging treatments and your other skin care concerns. For more information contact us at (480) 429-4000 or request an appointment today.

How often do I need a facial?

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Your skin is a beautiful thing – a living organ, with cells that regenerate every 30 days or so. New cells come to the surface and flatten to form the top layer of the epidermis, while older cells are constantly being shed. A facial nourishes these brand-new skin cells, providing increased blood circulation and helping to remove the dead cells on top of your skin. Facials can also treat a myriad of skin problems — acne, sun damage, age spots, dry skin, broken capillaries, fine lines, and signs of aging.

Your skin condition and age will partially determine how often to get a facial. Depending on your skin type and skin care goals, you may need only a monthly facial or multiple treatments over a period of months. At True Med Spa, your medical aesthetician will set up a facial treatment plan that will give you the very best results for your skin care goals.

Benefits of facials in treating acne

Facials can benefit people who suffer with acne. Whiteheads and blackheads are a non-inflammatory type of acne caused by pores clogged with oil. This type of acne, called comedonal acne, responds well to a monthly facial.

The acne facial at True Med Spa works by exfoliating the top layer of skin, which unclogs pores and helps oil flow naturally through the follicles, thus avoiding future breakouts. Extractions remove the existing comedones, which both helps your appearance and also lessens the likelihood of developing a pimple (which occurs when a comedone becomes inflamed). At True Med Spa we offer specific facial treatments to treat acne so you can get on with your life, confident in your beautiful skin.

Facials erase sun damage

Facials also work to treat the damage from the damaging rays of the sun in Downtown Scottsdale.** As we age, our skin reflects damage from the sun, lifestyle factors, and the wear-and-tear of daily life. Many people have found that a monthly facial is effective at treating age spots, sun spots, prematurely aged or sun damaged skin, rosacea, broken capillaries, spider veins, acne.

An IPL Photofacial treats sun damage on your skin. This type of facial is the ideal answer for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime. At True Med Spa, we have embraced the latest technology – a generation beyond laser machines, which emits a single narrow wavelength of light. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology delivers hundreds of wavelengths of light that are selectively absorbed by different tissue allowing a multitude of skin conditions to be treated with IPL technology. A medical aesthetician at True Med Spa can work with you to determine how often you should get an IPL Photofacial based on your skincare needs and goals.

Facials can erase signs of aging

Sun damage isn’t the only factor that damages skin. As we age, the rate of healthy young cells that migrate to the topmost layer slows down, which makes skin look dull. Harmful ultraviolet rays (UV rays), various environmental factors, and our facial expressions all accelerate our aging process resulting in the development of fine lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet. Additionally, over time our skin becomes thinner and drier. We also lose collagen, the main structural protein in connective tissue that provides our skin with a plump healthy appearance. The benefit of facials lies in restoring youthful skin, and resolving these multiple skin problems, erasing the spots, lines and other irregularities that detract from our normally healthy skin.

At True Med Spa, we recommend the True Anti-Aging facial to effectively hydrate skin and promote clear and younger looking skin. This facial includes antioxidants that nourishes to promote clear and well-hydrated skin. For the best results, we also recommend our Laser 360 Rejuvenation, True Photofacial, True iPixel Laser, Anti-Aging Hydrafacial, and MD treatments to effectively minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Our full line of medical grade Anti-Aging Facial products are available as your take-home regimen.

Regular Facial Benefits

With regular facials, you benefit from the expertise of a medical aesthetician and brighter, healthier skin. A cleansing and skin evaluation allows for a custom evaluation of specific conditions like dry skin, broken capillaries, age spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles.

In addition to a targeted skin care regimen, regular facials also exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation removes the top layer of your skin primarily consisting of dead skin cells. Exfoliation is either a mechanical or chemical process that works to remove dry, dull, or dead skin cells and reveal healthy skin underneath. Mechanical exfoliants are scrubs or other course products that rub away dead skin. Chemical exfoliants are acids and enzymes that slough off dead skin.

For more information about facials and skin care treatments, request an appointment with True Med Spa. We will personally assess your skin and work together to develop a treatment plan in line with your skin care goals. Click here to make an appointment today.