Dr Katie’s Beautiful You – Beauty Bootcamp

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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.

Hydrafacial in Newport Beach

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Aging and the sun can have many negative and detrimental effects on your face. Not only does the HydraFacial in Newport Beach remove surface damage such as dead skin cells, scars and impurities, it also replenishes the skin with antioxidants through Vortex-Fusion®, the most advanced application of nutrients to the skin. After a Hydrafacial treatment from our Medspa here in Newport Beach, your face will feel softer, smoother and more lively.

The HydraFacial is a gentle, non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that is suitable for all skin types and delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime.

Hydrafacial in Newport Beach

Our Newport Beach Med Spa will be your answer to the age old question “how can I look and feel younger?” Of the many services we offer to bring out your most beautiful you, Hydrafacials are one of the best ways to make your face brighter and more lively. Fill out our contact form on the side or call the number below for further inquiries or to set your appointment! Be your most beautiful version of you!

(949) 631-2500

Chemical Peels in Newport Beach

By | Facials, Gentle Touch

Aging and the sun can have many negative and detrimental effects on your face. With chemical peels in Newport Beach here at Dr Katie’s Beautiful You Med Spa, we can provide you the chemical peels you need to treat common conditions such as sun damage, age spots, freckles, malesma, acne and hyper-pigmentation.

A proper chemical peel could also decrease pore size and make your skin and skin textrue feel smooth, soft and bright by stimulating the collagen, creating a tighter and more youthful appearance.

Chemical Peels in Newport Beach

Our Newport Beach Med Spa will be your answer to the age old question “how can I look and feel younger?” Of the many services we offer to bring out your most beautiful you, chemical peels are one of the best ways to make your face brighter and more lively. Fill out our contact form on the side or call the number below for further inquiries or to set your appointment!

(949) 631-2500

Know Before You Go: What to Consider Before Your Newport Beach Facial Rejuvenation

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Men and women have various needs and preferences when it comes to aesthetics. Some want subtle changes while others are more adventurous and would love to see dramatic outcomes. Here at Dr Katie’s Beautiful You, we will help you achieve the outcome you desire from any of our medspa procedures through a combination of patient-centered approach, knowledge of the latest technological advances, and genuine concern for your overall wellness.

Making an informed decision before facial rejuvenation treatments is very important. The following are the most common components that you need to consider before your non-invasive cosmetic procedure:

Our Lead Esthetician

The physician and esthetician of your choice should have the necessary training and experience needed for your procedure. So if you’re thinking about Botox, Juvederm or other facial rejuvenation treatments, consider a trained physician who has successfully performed a good number of successful treatments and can advise you appropriately. Other things to consider include the doctor’s experience and results, and the level of comfort that you experience during an initial consultation.

Risks and Complications

Like all types of cosmetic procedures that are minimally invasive in nature, risks and complications are always existent. Hence, the importance of personally assessing the risks and complications so you can fully prepare for them.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions and do your homework before making the decision.

Preparation and Recovery

The outcome of your medspa treatment not only depends on your physician and esthetician, but you need to do your part as well. Certain restrictions before and after procedures should be adhered to such as quitting smoking, no extreme physical activities, avoiding too much sun, using sunscreen, etc.

Your Newport Beach Medical Aesthetics Office

Are you ready for an initial consultation? To learn more about non-invasive cosmetic treatments that will best suit your cosmetic desires, visit us at Dr Katie’s Beautiful You on Dover Drive! Call us at 949-631-2500 or contact us to set up an appointment.

Be your most Beautiful you!

Pamper Your Face with Facial Treatments

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Aging, sun exposure, pollution, and acne are some of the factors that cause facial imperfections. The appearance of facial maladies can take away your attractive look or even your youthful glow. Here at Gentle Touch Aesthetics, you can treat your face and pamper it once in a while with facials in Newport Beach.

What are the benefits of facials?

Facials cleanse your skin. Facials cleanse your skin and remove toxins and dirt. By removing dirt and toxins and cleaning the skin’s surface through exfoliation, you will have tighter and smoother skin.

Facials improve circulation. Facials help improve circulation to facial skin. When blood flow to your skin is improved, your skin gets a healthy glow. The oxygen-rich blood that goes to your skin cells also provides the skin with water and nutrients, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It also improves the appearance of dry skin and promotes growth of new skin cells for healthy and younger-looking skin.

It makes you feel good about yourself. Facial treatments are relaxing and help relieve stress. It also moisturizes your skin and makes you smell good, giving you peace of mind.

It delays the aging process and gives you a youthful appearance. Even if you cannot stop the aging process, you can slow down the process through regular facial treatments. Your skin can become more supple and youthful if you get facial treatments regularly. Facials remove your dead skin cells and promote growth of collagen and new skin cells.

If you are interested in facials and want to learn more about the different facial treatments we offer, give us a call today at 949-631-2500 or fill out this online contact form. We look forward to your visit!

Dr Katie's Beautiful You Microdermabrasion

Newport Beach Microbermabrasion: Understanding How the Skin Works

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All of us want to have smooth and healthy-looking skin. To achieve this goal, some people make use of various beauty products but to little avail. A good alternative is available at Dr Katie’s Beautiful You. Microdermabrasion in Newport Beach gently exfoliates the top layer of the skin known as the epidermis. Microdermabrasion is a term that refers to the use of small rough grains to take away the skin’s top layer. There are different products that can be used during the procedure. It is steadily growing in popularity and is a procedure worth checking out. Before you even find out how the procedure works, it is important to understand how your skin works.

The Skin

The skin has two layers known as the dermis and the epidermis. The top layer of the skin, the epidermis, is a group of dead skin cells. It is above a layer of cells that are slowly maturing. Stratum corneum is the name given to the topmost layer of the epidermis. It serves as the barrier between the skin’s lower layers and the external world. Its job is to keep particles away so that only the tiniest molecules could pass.

The Stratum Corneum

Whenever you put lotion on the skin, not all of the moisture passes the stratum corneum. This is also the layer where you can find fine lines. During microdermabrasion, action happens in the stratum corneum. The target of the procedure is the epidermis and not the dermis. The skin’s deeper layers are not affected because doing so would cause a lot of pain and could be harmful. There is also a risk that small grains would be embedded to the skin for good.

To enjoy the anti-aging effects and instant results of microdermabrasion, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ross today by calling 949-631-2500 or by filling out this online form. Enjoy skin rejuvenation through microdermabrasion and be proud of your smooth and vibrant skin!

Dr Katie's Beautiful You Juvederm

Restore Facial Volume with Juvederm!

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Injectable fillers are very popular especially among people who want to add volume to the skin. As a person ages, the skin loses volume. At this point, wrinkles and lines become more apparent. These visible signs of aging can make anyone look years older. Fortunately, the solution can be found in an injectable filler known as Juvederm. Juvederm in Newport Beach is the secret why a lot of people have young and vibrant skin even though they are also, like everyone else, going through the aging process. Juvederm has a lot of benefits, and we have listed some of these for you to decide if it is what you need or you are better off with another procedure.

No need to go under the knife

Does the thought of having surgery in order to fight the signs of aging give you goose bumps? If you do not want to undergo surgery, Juvederm is a good alternative. It is effective and can helps you look fresher and younger without the downtime associated with surgery.

No need to disrupt your busy life

If you are a busy career man or woman (yes, Juvederm is for men too), finding the time for Juvederm injections will be easy. You can have it in between your meetings or during your lunch break. The treatment can be completed in less than 30 minutes depending on the treated site. Now that’s truly convenient. The treatment does not require any skin tests too.

No need to worry about Juvederm being unsafe

Juvederm is approved by the FDA as safe and effective. It is one of the first treatments to be proven very effective and safe for individuals of color. There was a time when hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, like Juvederm, had issues with dark-skinned individuals. The problem was resolved a long time ago.

To learn more about Juvederm and injectable fillers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ross by calling 949-631-2500 or by filling out this Consultation Request form. We look forward to your visit!

Chemical Peels – An Effective Way to Beautiful Skin

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Chemical peels are commonly done on the face, neck, decollete’ and/or hands to quickly shed old layers of skin and accelerate the process of getting new, beautiful, baby-fresh and radiant skin. They reduce fine surface lines and wrinkles, sun and age related spots, roughness, uneven color and actinic keratosis. Chemical peels, most effectively done in a controlled series of 5-7 weekly treatments, can be used to improve certain types of acne and are often used to improve the look, feel and smoothness of the skin. Chemical peels have been utilized since ancient times when they were done with such basic substances as sour milk or fruits that provided natural acids. Today, under the supervision of medical personnel, similar acids are used in purified forms and in combinations to obtain a more youthful, radiant skin using chemical peels. Your first appointment includes a consultation to determine which peels would be best for your skin.

Peels that are done in a physician’s office are generally stronger and more effective than at-home treatments. They utilize chemicals such as lactic and glycolic acid, TCA (trichloroacetic acid), salicylic acid and phenol, in varying concentrations individualized to each patient’s skin. These chemicals are applied to areas of the skin to create a controlled wound and exfoliation (peeling) so that new skin can take its place.

Certain skin types respond better to chemical peels. Generally, those who are lighter skinned and fair haired will have more even results. Darker skinned individuals may have a good result but there is more risk of having uneven skin coloration due to stimulation of the melanin within the skin. Best results are obtained with repeated treatments done in a series together with proper use of home-care products, sun avoidance and daily use of a broad spectrum sunblock. A gradual results through a series of peels is the safest and most effective path for most individuals to take. Preconditioning of the skin with microdermabrasion and some at-home products will also often result in a better final outcome. Some downtime should be anticipated since there will be brown discolored areas coming to the surface and exfoliation (shedding) of the skin. There may also be some areas of blistering, depending on the type and strength of the peel used. Patients who have recurrent cold sores of the mouth may need to take antibiotics or antiviral drugs prior to treatments.

Quick Facts on HydraFacial

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A lot of people who want to experience skin rejuvenation make use of different beauty products and hope that they will get their desired results. Sadly, these products rarely get the job done. If they do, people usually have to wait for a very long time. Here at Dr Katie’s Beautiful You, you can rejuvenate your skin through HydraFacial. HydraFacial in Newport Beach is an advanced process that moisturizes and cleanses the face. Here are quick facts on this facial skin resurfacing procedure that will help you determine if it is what you need.

  • The treatment involves removal of dead skin cells and extraction of impurities.
  • While pores are open, an anti-oxidant cream is infused into the skin. The cream has peptides and hyaluronic serums that rejuvenate the skin.
  • The treatment immediately refreshes and sooths the face without irritating it.
  • It decreases the size of pores and wrinkles. It also repairs sun damage and stimulates the growth of collagen.
  • The facial is painless and relaxing.
  • The procedure is not invasive and does not have any downtime.
  • It is suitable for all types of skin.
  • Skin that is prone to acne as well as skin that is hyperpigmented, wrinkled, dehydrated, and sun damaged can take advantage of HydraFacial.
  • The procedure is a combination of three services: hydradermabrasion, LED light therapy, and lymphatic drainage.

For more information on HydraFacial and to experience facial rejuvenation, set an appointment with us by calling 949-631-2500 or by filling out this online contact form. This is your chance to get rid of facial impurities and dead skin cells while replenishing the skin with nutrients. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Hydrafacial

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Hydrafacial is the new, gentle & effective instant repair treatment for all skin types!

With Hydrafacial, science and technology meet beauty, health and anti-aging for your skin! This innovative treatment provides nourishing, noninvasive and affordable skin rejuvenation with no downtime!

HydraFacial uses VORTEX FUSION for gentle cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, repair and rejuvenation of skin. It decreases pore size and wrinkles, helps to repair sun damage while it stimulates collagen and moisturizes the skin with peptide serums, hyaluronic and antioxidants. This is a relaxing and painless super facial that is beyond microdermabrasion or any other facial on the market today!

Experience this innovative technology in our medical facility and find out what everyone is raving about including Hollywood stars, the Real Housewives, stage performers, TV personalities and everyone who wants to improve their appearance and their skin.

Choose from our menu of HydraFacial treatments that are customized for every type of skin including dry, aging skin, acne, oily skin and rosacea. Dr. Ross and our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the best personalized treatment for your skin and your budget.