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Dr Katie’s Beautiful You – Beauty Bootcamp

By | Beauty, Facials, Gentle Touch
Q: Why get regular facials?
A: Regular skin care is a must for beautiful skin! In this selfie-oriented world, we are more aware of wanting to look our best in any lighting, indoors or outside. Good skincare includes self-care steps done at home daily as well as routine professional maintenance. Having a professional esthetician help care for your skin is just like going to a gym and working with a trainer to get the best workout, specifically tailored for your body.

Q: What are the advantages of having facials and peels performed by a professional?
A: There are multiple reasons to have professional facials done on a regular basis, such as once per month. This is what our BBC (Beauty Boot Camp) offers to all of our members.

1. Cleansing and exfoliation –Properly done, these steps remove the dull dead skin cells, dirt and debris that has become embedded in the top layer of the epidermis. This brings your young, fresh cells to the surface and improves texture and appearance.

2. Extractions – These are best done by a professional esthetician who has the proper tools and products for a more thorough job with minimal irritation. Improper treatment can make a problem worse!

3. Improved circulation – This is an important part of a professional facial. The products and massaging motions applied during the procedure improve blood flow to the skin, resulting in increased local detoxification while bringing in more oxygen and nutrients for healing. It also stimulates the production of new cells such as fibroblasts which can lead to collagen production and healthy cell production.

4. Anti-oxidants, peptides and hyaluronic – these are all great ingredients for the skin. Professionals use high quality products with greater concentrations of active ingredients that are appropriate for your skin type. For example, your skin needs change when the weather is cold and dry vs. when it is hot or humid. Your skin care needs to evolve with the seasons and also with stress, age, diet, pregnancy and other hormonal events.

5. Customized care – Estheticians can analyze your skin and will address the problems and treat with products that will work best for you. They have a variety of products and

modalities to use as your individual needs change. They can also advise you on the best products for your home use.

6. Professional products & skill – Professional products generally have stronger concentrations of the active ingredients than homecare products which may have some

similar ingredients. Proper timing and technique with the products and tools is important and the esthetician’s knowledge and experience is vital for the best results.

7. Rest & relaxation – A little pampering is good for the soul. Relaxation is important for all of us so treating yourself or a loved one to a facial will provide multiple benefits.

We hope this helps answer your questions and we look forward to seeing you at Dr Katie’s Beautiful You.

Lose that Double Chin with Kybella – Newport Beach

By | Beauty, Gentle Touch, Injectables

Have a double chin? Wondering where it came from? Wondering what to do about it? Sometimes as we age, we develop a bit of fat or excess skin below out chin as we witness our jawline slowly disappearing. Subtle things like defined jawlines can really make or break someone’s appearance. Really – think of the most handsome man or the most beautiful woman you can think of. What’s one thing they have in common? A define jawline with little to no double chin.

Interesting, isn’t it? Over time, loose skin and fat may build under our jaws resulting in subtle differences that cause us from looking out absolute best. Luckily, there’s a treatment called Kybella offered by Dr Katie’s Beautiful You that can take care of that! Read more about Kybella here! Rest assured knowing that your double chin is only a temporary condition and with the right help and treatments, you can be the most beautiful and youthful version of yourself. Give us a call today!

Kybella in Newport Beach

By | Beauty, Injectables

Lose that Double Chin with Kybella

Tired of looking in the mirror every morning and seeing that double chin? Sometimes it not even because of being overweight. Sometimes you just have it and it gets worse with age. Is that really a way to see yourself every morning? It doesn’t have to be. With Kybella in Newport Beach, here at Dr Katie’s Beautiful You, we can help you rid yourself of that extra saggy fat under your chin! With only a few treatments from Kybella, you will begin seeing a decrease in appearance of your double chin. Your jawline will reappear making you more beautiful and more attractive than ever!

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It’s amazing how subtle changes can make all the difference in the world. For both men and women, Kybella can be the answer to that lingering double chin. Contact us for more information!

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Beauty Boot Camp

By | Beauty

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Treat Yourself to Beautiful Skin Every Month

Including:

HydraFacials • Gold Mask Facial Lactic acid • Vitality C & Pumpkin Peels • Microdermabrasion • LightStim or Oxygenation treatments • Monthly Botox (100 units per year) • V Shape Skin Tightening • Vanquish ME body treatment • 5-10% Discount on all products & other services


Join Our Annual Beauty Boot Camp & Get Monthly Treatments for Beautiful Healthy Skin:

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Wrinkle Removal in Newport Beach

By | Beauty, Injectables

Wrinkle Removal in Newport Beach

Aging is natural – it happens to all of us. Wrinkle removal in newport beach can be the answer. The effects that age has on the skin can be visible and apparent. At times, you can determine a general ball-park estimation of their age by what their skin looks like. Here at Dr Katie’s Beautiful You, Medspa in Newport Beach, you’re only a treatment away from removing those wrinkles and signs of aging. Thanks to treatments like these, aging has never been an easier obstacle to deal with!

Botox will soften and smooth the lines and cracks around your eyes, forehead and mouth. Wrinkles are a universal sign of aging, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about them! Botox is safe and easy and is a nonsurgical procedure that can help fool Mother Nature. Wrinkle removal in Newport Beach through Botox treatments can last for about 3 to 5 months in most people. On rare occasions, a small amount of bruising may occur after the first treatment. Don’t worry! It is temporary and will go away. Furthermore, Dr. Ross is notorious for being exceptionally careful and gentle when it comes to the treatment of faces. She is experienced, professional and genuinely cares about the end result – for you to be happy.

Every time you laugh or frown, your muscles contract under your skin. When Botox is injected into those particular muscle groups, they become temporarily immobile. This smooths out the wrinkles and lines that would have otherwise shown up when you laugh or frown. If you have any questions or concerns, please fill out the contact form on this page or call us at (949) 631-2500. For more information about Botox and how it can help, click here. For more information about ant-aging, click here.

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Orange County Anti Aging

By | Beauty, Injectables

Orange County Anti Aging

Aging is a natural thing that happens to all of us. It affects the skin of some of us more than others. However, sometimes we may need a little help to get that youthful glow back into our faces. With Orange County Anti Aging here at Dr Katie’s Beautiful You, one of the highest rated Medspas in Newport Beach, you’re only a treatment or two away from shedding years from your appearance and looking the way you’ve only dreamed of looking.

Healthy and young looking skin contains many naturally-occurring hydrating molecules that hold up to a thousand times their weight in water, which adds volume and support to the skin. The elements gradually wear down these hydrating molecules and the affect begins to show around the age of 30. When you start seeing little lines and cracks around your eyes and mouth, you know it’s happening to you.

That’s why with Orange County anti-aging treatments like Juvederm, you can get the youthful glow back and look young again! Watch as the lines disappear. With the right treatment in just the right areas, you can look and feel young again.

Juvederm can be used on lips to achieve a fuller and smoother feel. It can be used on the side of the mouth, jaw line, forehead and other places where you have age lines and wrinkles. You don’t have to surrender to the trail against time without putting up a fight! Here in Orange County, anti aging is a possibility when you come to Dr Katie’s Beautiful You. We have services hundreds of satisfied clients who walk out of our doors looking many years younger. So give us a call or fill out the contact form on this page to set up a free consultation to see if Juvederm is right for you!

Skin Tightening in Orange County

By | Beauty, Gentle Touch

Nobody wants loose and saggy facial skin. V-Shape in Orange County, delivers the most effective results to their patients. We at Dr Katie’s Beautiful You, medspa in Newport Beach, provide a non-invasive and minimally invasive procedure that treats a wide range of conditions.

V-Shape Skin Tightening in Orange County provides a visible improvement after the first treatment and continues to build with subsequent treatments. Look young again! Patients are consistently thrilled with the results.

Fill out the contact form to the right or call the number for questions, inquiries or to set your appointment today!

 

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Juvederm in Orange County

By | Beauty, Gentle Touch, Injectables

Orange County Juvederm

Here at our Medspa in Orange County, we can offer you young, healthy-looking skin! Orange County Juvederm is carefully and effectively injected into the lips in multiple places can help restore that beautiful and youthful appearance you thought was gone. By adding or replacing the lost collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acids, your lips can again look full, smooth, youthful and well, sexy – the way you want them to. For more information about the specifics of Juvederm, see here! Everyone sees it, everyone wants it, and here at Dr Katie’s Beautiful You, we can give it to you.

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Our Juvederm is currently available in 2 different formulations: one for deeper lines and one for less deep wrinkles. Now a third Juvederm® product, Juvederm Voluma™ XC, also made by Allergan, has recently been approved by the FDA and is available for men and women over age 21. Dr. Ross from Dr Katie’s Beautiful You, here in Orangy County, will administer treatment during a brief office visit. If you’re still concerned about treatment discomfort, she may offer additional options to make your treatment as comfortable as you desire.

Look healthy and younger with Orange County Juvederm!

Give us a call or fill out the contact form on this page! Come on in and see how we can help you become the most beautiful and rejuvenated version of yourself that you can be! Orange County Juvederm will give your skin the healthy and young look you’ve been dreaming of. Age is just a number – never forget that! Contact us today for any questions and set your appointment! You’re that much closer to being in love with the skin you’re in.

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Beautiful You Inside and Out

By | Beauty, Gentle Touch

At Dr Katie’s Beautiful You we have a slogan:  BE YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL YOU, INSIDE AND OUT! How can we achieve that? Our skin is a reflection of our inner health and along with your eyes and smile, it’s one of the first things people will notice about you.

 The skin is our largest organ and it is vitally important to us but we often tend to take it for granted. We may forget about taking a little time each day to keep it looking it’s best. Life happens. We get busy.. We’ve all gone to bed on occasion without following a good skin care routine. Or, when we’re young we may just take our beautiful skin for granted and think it will always look radiant, even as we age. But, alas, the sun and stress and some poor habits and diet choices over the years do add up to dull, sun-damaged problem skin. At that point we might wish to have a magic pill or potion that would fix all of our skin problems and keep us in optimal health to boot.  But we all know it’s not that simple. But did you know it does not have to be too complicated either!

 So how can we keep our skin looking as radiant, young and as healthy as possible AT ANY AGE??

 It starts from the inside out.  It won’t happen without good internal health. It’s not too late to make some important changes for better overall health and skin. That means getting enough rest, eating a healthy diet with good, nutritious food that will feed your whole body with plenty of protein, vitamins and minerals. It also means doing some form of regular exercise; walking and stretching are good starters. Avoid excesses of alcohol, sugar and fatty, salty foods. Try to eat organic, non-GMO vegetables and fruits as much as possible. Try shopping at your local farmer’s market or the organic section of your local grocery store. (Costco now also has organic and grass fed options.) Avoid unnecessary antibiotics and foods from animals that have been treated with hormones. They give the animals hormones to make them fatter/ faster. Guess what? It makes us fatter/faster too! And the excess hormones disrupt our own hormones, leading to many problems with our metabolism and endocrine system as well as possible skin breakouts or rashes. Instead, choose wild caught fish, grass fed beef and free range, organic eggs and poultry.  The initial cost may seem to be more but your good health is foremost and in the long run your overall health will improve, leading to fewer medical problems and prescription drugs. That should also mean less money spent on healthcare, and even insurance premiums.

You ALSO NEED  to get enough sleep, pace yourself, breathe deeply,…relax your body and your mind. And don’t forget to DRINK LOTS OF WATER–STAY WELL HYDRATED!

OUR BODIES ARE MORE THAN 70% WATER!   EVERY DAY WE SHOULD DRINK ½ OF OUR WEIGHT IN OUNCES OF WATER.  IF YOU WEIGH 120 LBS. YOU SHOULD BE CONSUMING AT LEAST 60 OUNCES OF WATER DAILY. (Thick or sugary drinks and sodas do NOT count but about a third of your hydration may have some electrolytes!)

  I think that aging is a slow process of dehydration. Hair, skin & nails  all get drier…we may also get dry mouth, dry eyes and many of us will lose an inch or so in height because the fluid in the  spinal discs is decreasing.  We accept that it is all just a part of aging …but we want to reverse it. Staying hydrated is one very important thing we can all do to help our bodies operate at full capacity.

 

Regarding  WATER and the cells of your skin…have you ever looked at a cross section of the skin? At the junction between the dermis and epidermis, the tissue looks like a wave. Keep that wave going with plenty of hydrating fluids. When the cells dry out they deflate…that’s the beginning of fine lines and wrinkles.

 We can also protect the skin when we are out in the elements with moisture barriers. (At Gentle Touch we have a great Medical Barrier Cream from Epionce for active outdoor protection).  WEAR HATS, protect yourself from strong winds and don’t forget the spf 30-50 on at least on your face, neck and decollette’. (More about sunblock in a separate blog…)

You will also need a good, regular home care regimen with products that cleanse, repair, rehydrate and also help to hold that moisture in the skin. Keep it simple: a good cleanser, +/- a toner to balance the pH, a serum to hydrate and carry healing molecules deep into the skin, followed by a moisturizer with antioxidants and sunblock for daytime. A similar regimen starting with make-up remover and skipping the spf should be used at bedtime.

(Note: Serums can penetrate into the skin and carry in molecules which can help repair damaged DNA dimers and also molecules of hyaluronic and peptides which hold moisture and add firmness. Each molecule of hyaluronic holds 1000 times it’s weight in moisture for your skin.)  Anti-oxidants, such as vitamin C  help to reduce free radicals that break down your skin’s support system. Vitamin C is also an important  building block for new collagen in your skin.)

So here’s a Gentle Touch Healthy Skin Tip: Anti-oxidants are important for all of your body’s cells. They can be ingested in your diet and with supplements and can also be applied topically for maximum effect on your skin. Both oral and topical forms of anti-oxidants are also a more natural way to protect your skin from sunburn.

There is so much more to discuss but I promise that each suggestion will be an easy addition to your lifestyle and skin care routines.

Next time:  SunBlocks, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Truth

 

DermaPen Micro-Needling

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The newest innovation in skin care revitalization in the anti-aging arena is micro needling. The technique is a “quick fix that has lasting results” and has not more than a few hours of “downtime” until one can get back to their social plans. Micro-needling allows access to the elusive, deeper layers of the skin where collagen and elastin cells reside. It stimulates those cells to reproduce and results in softening of fine lines and wrinkles, tightening of pores and minimizing scars by a “filling in” process of your own tissue. The increased collagen and other supporting tissues created by the process lead to improved texture and tone of the skin, transforming it to an improved and younger appearance.

The DermaPen treatment employs an adjustable cluster of tiny needles that prick the skin with literally thousands of tiny holes down to the dermis. This allows infusion of anti-aging products including peptides, anti-oxidants, hyaluronic and serums with growth factors deep into the dermis where they can do the most good.  Brown “sun spots” can be treated with infusions of kojic acid and other lightening agents. It does all of that with a minimum of downtime because there is no damage from heat that occurs with many laser treatments. It is also a much less expensive, more affordable, alternative to laser treatments.

Unlike the clumsy, handheld rollers of the past, the electric DermaPen can be adjusted for different areas and thicknesses of skin such as the forehead and areas around the eyes and mouth vs. the cheeks, neck or decollete’. It can also be used on the hands, arms or other areas including scars on the back, legs or shoulders.

Micro-needling results are best when done as a series of 3-4 treatments, each one building on the last. At Dr Katie’s Beautiful You, the series can range from $999 to $1999, depending on number of treatments and areas treated.