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Wondering What to Get Dad for Father’s Day?

Father's Day Med Spa Gift

Dads can be the hardest people to get gifts for. Finding the perfect gift for someone so special to you sometimes just doesn’t “feel like enough.”

Here at True Med Spa, we know how much you love Dad and want to make a difference in his life. So, this Father’s Day, why don’t you give him the gift that will make a visible difference and leave a lasting effect.

This June, True Med Spa is introducing a revolutionary new treatment that will painlessly and effortlessly change appearance, KYBELLA! We have also begun our work with charity “Compassion”, and now when you buy Dad a $99 VIP Med Spa Membership, he will also be sponsoring an underprivileged child. Pretty cool!

Unique Gifts for Dad

kybella special1Introductory KYBELLA Special

  • 2 Syringes for $999.00 (Save $200)
  • Receive 20 Units of Botox FREE
  • KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of the “double chin”

2Make Sure Dad Stays Healthy During The Arizona Summer!

  • 15% off ALL Sunscreen!
  • Stay safe in the summer sun and protect your skin against sun damage!

3Gift Dad a VIP Membership and CHANGE THE WORLD

  • Join The Movement – When You Become a VIP Member a percentage of the proceeds are donated to COMPASSION!
  • Get Beautiful Skin & Give a gift of Beautiful Life
  • With our VIP membership, we are changing lives of children who are desperately in need. These children cannot afford to go to school, and they are forced to work to make a mere few dollars a day. With our support, they are not only able to go to school, but also they can get clothing, food and books. Education is vital to escape the poverty.
  • We have found that Compassion is one of the most honest charities in the World when it comes to the financial clarity. 82% of funding goes to support kids, which is incredible compared to other charities.. That’s why we chose them.
  • True Med Spa currently sponsors 38 children around the world

Want more ideas? Check out all of our monthly True Med Spa Specials and know that you’re getting Dad a very unique and exciting gift!

true med spa scottsdaleto book his appointment! (480) 429-4000

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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!

Anti-Aging Facial Treatments in Downtown Scottsdale

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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.

The Truth About Preventing and Treating Crow’s Feet

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We have all seen the those fine lines around our eyes. Perhaps we see them more on a day when we’ve been squinting in the sun or when we haven’t gotten enough sleep – crow’s feet. Radiating from the corners of your eyes, crow’s feet are among the first wrinkles to develop in men and women. Crow’s feet usually develop in your 30s but can develop years before depending on your lifestyle and genetics. Crow’s feet can prematurely age us and while they may not bother some, most people would prefer them gone.

So what causes crow’s feet and what can be done to prevent and treat them?

Causes of Crow’s Feet

Eye wrinkles can be caused by a number of things. Factors that influence our propensity to get crow’s feet include genetics, squinting, sun exposure, sleeping on one side of your face, and free radicals.

The most common cause of crow’s feet is sun exposure, both in the form of sun damage to your skin and squinting in the sun. Repeated and habitual facial expressions like squinting is a major cause of wrinkles and fine lines anywhere in the face but especially around the eyes. In addition to squinting, sun exposure over time leaves our skin dried out, making us more susceptible to the fine lines of crow’s feet.

Preventing Crow’s Feet

Your eyes are the first thing that people see, so you want to make sure you keep the skin around your eyes looking good.

Preventing wrinkles before they emerge is the most important step in skincare. Although it sounds like crow’s feet are inevitable, the good news is that you can work on preventing crow’s feet before they start. The earlier you work to prevent these fine lines from developing, the less you will have to work to treat them later.

There are some basic things that you can do to try and prevent wrinkles and even to prevent further damage to your skin. The best thing you can do to prevent crow’s feet is to protect your skin from the sun. This includes using both SPF or sun block as well as wearing sunglasses or hats to shade your eyes from the sun. Wearing sunscreen and also large sunglasses that cover the sides of your eyes will offer some protection from the sun’s damaging rays as well.

Another way to prevent crow’s feet is to sleep on your back. People who sleep on their backs tend to have fewer wrinkles than those who sleep on their side or stomach. The reason for this is because pressure of sleeping on your stomach or your side causes your skin to push into the pillow and mattress. Over time this pressure causes wrinkles on the delicate skin around your eyes.

Drinking plenty of water will also aide in keeping your skin hydrated, which is critical in preventing wrinkles. Doctors recommend eight glasses a day or more for dry climates like the climate in Scottsdale.

Crow’s Feet Treatment Options

While prevention is key, what do you do if you already have crow’s feet? There are treatments that work well in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

BOTOX® is effective in treating crow’s feet. A neurotoxin, BOTOX® is used to treat a variety of medical conditions but it is often used to improve the look of wrinkles on the face. An extremely common area for BOTOX® treatment is the area around the eyes. *While results vary from patient to patient, most people see the results of BOTOX® for crow’s feet.

During the one session treatment, BOTOX® is injection into the three main areas around both of your eyes. The injection works by reducing the muscle activity and lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment for reducing the apparance within two weeks after treatment.**

True Med Spa is experienced in using BOTOX® to treat and lessen the appearance of crow’s feet. Learn more about BOTOX® here or request an appointment for a consultation today. 

Anti-Aging Exfoliation Treatments for Dry or Dull Skin

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Exfoliation is an essential part of your skincare routine. If you’re suffering from dry flaky skin due to the weather or just feel like your complexion is looking a little dull, you should consider adding an exfoliation regime to your routine. Exfoliation works by removing the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface to reveal new, healthy skin cells.

What types of exfoliants are out there and what will work for your skin? The answer depends on your individuls needs and skincare goals. This post will lay out the treatment options at True Med Spa for dry skin or a dull complexion.

Microdermabrasion 

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is constantly regenerating itself as old, dead cells slough off. As your skin continuously sheds itself, a manual means of exfoliation, also known as microdermabrasion, can help that process along. Manual exfoliation includes, natural scrubs like sea salt, sugar, or walnut scrubs, the now-banned microbeads, and microdermabrasion brush systems. 

Chemical Peels

There are a few different types of chemical exfoliants, also known as peels, that you can use on your skin. Chemical peels are a fantastic way to treat multiple skin conditions like acne scars, sun spots, melasma, dry/dull skin, and overall signs of aging. A chemical peel is a more effective alternative to manual exfoliation and chemical peels should be part of an anti-aging regimen

Some common chemical exfoliants used in chemical peels include:

  • Glycolic acid
  • Malic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) 

Chemical peels are available at True Med Spa where our trained skincare specialists will work with your unique skin to select the proper chemical peel for your skin..

Dermaplaning Treatment in Scottsdale

Dermaplaning is exfoliating treatment that provides an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion and is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, or visible facial veins. Dermaplaning skin treatment at True Med Spa is performed s experienced aestheticians who use a blade to gently exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells and remove fine facial hair commonly known as “peach fuzz”. Your skin is left looking and feeling smoother and ready for the application of skin care products.

Exfoliating Facials in Scottsdale

Any one of the facials at True Med Spa including the Hydrafacial MD and our Anti-Aging Facial will work to provide the best skin care possible while incorporating exfoliating steps to ensure the removal of dead skin cells and the full penetration of skin care products.

Laser Skin Rejuvination

Lastly, the iPixel™ laser skin rejuvination treatment is the leading approach to remove years of damage from your skin. This FDA-approved facial treatment combines the proven effectiveness of lasers that both exfoliate the skin work and work to rejuvinate the cells underneath. iPixel helps to remove fine lines and wrinkles and treats other skin conditions as well.

Which treatment is right for you?

Exfoliants can be used by all skin types and but you need to make sure that you are using a treatment that is formulated for your skin. At True Med Spa we advise coming in for a consultation before scheduling any procedure so that our experts can help you make the best decisions for your skin.