Forever young? It’s not just a dream

Forever Young - ASLC blogIf you want to look 21 forever, the time to start thinking about how to achieve that is NOW, even if you’re only in your 20’s and have nice wrinkle-free smooth skin.

So, how can you future-proof your skin and you appearance? When it comes to treating the signs of aging, many people used to take a wait-and-see approach. As in, wait until a wrinkle or age spot appears and then see what to do about it. In fact, many of the advertisements for anti-aging creams and treatments are aimed toward older people, not you. But don’t be fooled. Starting now ensures that you will have smooth, wrinkle-free, clear, soft skin.

Start with Preventative Botox® Treatments and Fillers

Are you already seeing small wrinkles around your eyes or between your brows when you smile or squint? Over time, these lines will just get deeper and harder to treat as they become etched in – essentially they become scars. Now is the time to start preventing permanent damage. By starting mini treatments now, you not only prevent facial muscles in those areas from creating deeper lines in the future, but Botox® can retrain these muscles to be less active, less problem-creating. (more…)

Essential Tips for Skin Care During Cancer Treatment (or Anytime)

4 tips for healthy skinSkin is your largest organ and the first line of defense against infection. During chemotherapy, good skin care is not just cosmetic, it is also an essential part of your treatment.

We’ve all heard that chemotherapy causes hair to fall out, but chemotherapy can cause your skin to become drier and more fragile than ever before. You may even be more sensitive to the sun. That all sounds quite scary, but if you take good care of your skin, it’s possible to have soft, healthy, comfortable, and attractive skin throughout your treatment process. (more…)

What should you consider when choosing a tattoo removal clinic.

Tattoo Removal ClinicTimes change. Fashions change. Basically, life changes. But tattoos are forever. Or are they?

Tattoo removal has become one of today’s most popular aesthetic treatments. According to a recent poll, 1 in 4 adults with tattoos experienced tattoo regret.

New, advanced laser tattoo removal technology has made it possible for unwanted tattoos to be more efficiently and effectively removed than previous lasers. However, challenges such as ink particle size, tattoo color, depth of ink particles, tattoo age, and location, all play a role in the speed of clearance and the number of treatments required to achieve optimal results.

The question is, how do you choose the most effective treatment and the most professional and effective clinic? Before you decide where to have your tattoo removed, visit the clinic and ask some important questions. Here are some questions you will want to ask during your initial consultation. (more…)

What is breast thermography & why consider it?

breast thermography in pittsburgh

Just like a fingerprint is unique to each person, each one of us has a particular infrared heat map of our body. By using this unique “map”, and especially being aware of changes on the map over time, thermography can detect early signs of cancerous tumors, abnormalities, and other dangerous heat-producing growths.

Thermography (digital infrared thermal imaging) is a non-invasive clinical procedure that shows an infrared heat map of your body. At Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center we use thermography to detect cancerous breast growths even before they are apparent on a mammogram. (more…)

Achieving Beauty Should Not Be Painful

Pain Free InjectablesIs fear of pain keeping you away from getting the aesthetic treatments and procedures you want? If so, you are not alone. One of the most common concerns for patients before trying a new aesthetic treatment or service is: will it hurt?

Most treatments don’t hurt. With some, like Botox® Cosmetic injections, you might feel a pinch. Still, you might be a bit scared or anxious, or maybe you just have a low tolerance for any pain. There are many options out there to ease the discomfort during treatments, such as ice, topical creams, acetaminophen (Tylenol®), anesthesia, and numbing injections. However, these methods are not always practical or effective. Another very safe option for pain relief during aesthetic treatments is nitrous oxide. (more…)

What’s the difference between Juvéderm fillers?

Juvederm fillers in Pittsburgh PA

The rising popularity of dermal fillers has lead to the creation of many different types, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. While having more choice is a good thing, we know that choosing between filler treatments can get confusing.

If you have been considering an injectable filler, but are confused by all of the types available, we are here to uncloak the mystery for you.

At Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center, we use many types of fillers, depending on your needs. Today, we will focus on products from Allergan®, the makers of the Juvéderm® family of injectables. (more…)

National Relaxation Day Specials August 2018

National Relaxation Day 2018In honor of National Relaxation Day on August 15, we have added a few specials through the end of the month!

If you buy three BEMER sessions, we will give you one for free. This non-invasive treatment uses gentle, electromagnetic pulses to give you a cellular energy boost that is similar to physical exercise. It is a safe, healing energy therapy that can improve circulation, mental acuity, and immune system functionality. Learn More About BEMER

We are also offering $75 medical grade facials through the end of August. This treatment can be tailored to your specific needs, and could include anything from microdermabrasion to LED light therapy. These medical grade facials are longer lasting than your run-of-the-mill facials, and leave you with smoother, tighter, younger looking skin. Learn More About Medical Grade Facials

These specials end August 31, 2018, so take advantage of these Limited Time specials before they are gone! And treat yourself to a much-deserved, relaxing day, and a better you.

Achieve Radiance on Your (or Your Daughter’s) Wedding Day

med spa bridal packagesWedding season reaches its peak in October, if you or your daughter plans to get married this fall, you have no doubt spent a lot of time choosing a wedding venue, bridesmaid dresses, food, entertainment, and flower arrangements. Many brides-to-be, grooms, and their parents also add facial and body rejuvenation to their pre-wedding checklist. If you are new to the world of med spas and aesthetics, you might not realize what services you can add to your wedding preparations that will help you look and feel radiant on the big day, whether it is six months or only six days away. (more…)

Show Your Legs This Summer

"Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful, I just know what to do with them."
Marlene Dietrich

Well, so do we at Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center. In fact, we know what to do to make your legs beautiful and ready for beach and pool time, graduations, and summer weddings. Here are just a few of our treatments to get your legs GORGEOUS! 

We know what to do

First of all, do your homework. Know which lasers are being used for any treatment you do. Laser accuracy and quality varies, and not all med spas provide top of the line lasers. At Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center, we do provide state of the art lasers. Our medical aestheticians go through extensive and specialized training and are top of their class. But that’s not all, they also have a wealth of experience. We know how to treat our patients so that your procedure is effective and that you are as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process.

Laser hair removal

Smooth legs are just an appointment away. Never shave your legs again. With laser hair removal, there is no stubble, no razor burn, no messy waxing, no sloppy depilatories. At Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center, we use lasers that emit light energy to target and penetrate hair follicles. The laser destroys each follicle, stopping new hair growth without affecting the surrounding skin cells. You’ll see improvement after the first session, and continued improvement with each session.

Having smooth legs has never been easier! With our treatments you will experience less pain and need fewer sessions. 

Read more about laser hair removal treatment or fill out the contact form to make an appointment. 

Spider vein removal with Cutera Excel V

Wear shorts and miniskirts with confidence! Get rid of those unsightly spider veins. Unfortunately, they are virtually impossible to get rid of without help. Over time, and without treatment, they just get worse. 

Spider vein removal with Cutera Excel V is the best in class laser for fast and effective removal of small spider veins. This FDA-approved treatment uses a dual-laser energy system to target red and blue vessels, closing them. Eventually the body absorbs these small vessels…so give your body time to resorb. 

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What Is Microblading? Microblading Q&A

All you ever wanted to ask about Microblading

The eyes are the window to the soul, and the eyebrows are the window treatments. Make sure your windows are dressed in style. Try microblading, the fastest growing brow treatment in the world.

You know the saying “Eyes are the windows to the soul.” Well, current aesthetics has identified the eyebrows as the window frames. That’s why having beautiful eyebrows is so important in completing your “look”!

Although there are plenty of advertisements for ways you can perfect your eyebrows, the most natural looking brows are achieved with microblading (or eyebrow embroidery).

Microblading is the fastest growing brow treatment in the world.

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What exactly is Microblading?

Microblading is a natural way to get the eyebrows you want. It is a procedure that delivers semi-permanent results. Microblading produces trompe l’œil-like eyebrows that look just like real hairs. 

During the microblading procedure, the aesthetician uses a special microblading pen to draw on individual strokes one by one. It’s an extremely meticulous process that takes great skill and concentration. Microblading is an art! 

How is Microblading different from eyebrow tattooing?

In microblading, the aesthetician uses a pen filled with pigment to draw in the eyebrows rather than a mechanical device injecting dye, which cannot offer such fine strokes.

Microblading uses pigment rather than ink. The pigment is drawn into the basal membrane of the skin with a pen. Adding the color to this layer of the skin creates fuller looking brows. Eyebrow tattooing is done with a motorized device and uses inks, which cannot offer the fine strokes of a pen and pigment. Microblading uses a special hand tool to simulate hair strokes in the brow. Pigment has a thicker consistency, while ink is more watery in texture, because the ink is placed deeper in the skin, it tends to have more staying power. Unlike tattooing, with microblading there is no “leaking” of the pigment under the skin and the strokes look crisp and clear. Naturally, the pigment will exfoliate out of the skin over time, which will cause the pigment to lighten. 

How is Microblading done?

Microblading uses a special hand tool to deposit pigment in an artistic method that simulates hair strokes in the brow.

What can I expect from Microblading?

Microblading, done by our talented microblading artist, can deliver beautiful, artfully drawn eyebrows that don’t need to be recreated every day! You can save so much time – and look your best every single day!

How long does the actual Microblading procedure take?

The first procedure should take about 2 to 3 hours. Believe it or not, much of that time is spent just on planning the microblading procedure, deciding on the shape and color of the brow, and other details. If the planning is done properly, the actual procedure takes about an hour.

You aren’t limited in any activities after the microblading procedure. It takes about a week or two for the brows to heal, and about one month for the color to fully set in.

The second microblading session takes place after 4-6 weeks after the initial session. This session lasts about 1.5 – 2 hours. It is just for touch ups and to be sure that everything looks perfect.

How long will eyebrows last with Microblading?

A properly done microblading generally lasts between 3 to 5 years, depending on the color of the skin, hair, the pigment that best matches your hair, as well as the creams and cleansers used.

Is the Microblading procedure painful?

Before the microblading procedure begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. You might feel a slight discomfort during the microblading procedure, but it is almost painless.

Read more about Microblading

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Microblading Before and After
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Microblade Your Way to Beautiful Brows