Find the Perfect Med Spa Treatment

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​ Have you been considering visiting a med spa for treatment but don't know what treatment is right for you? Or maybe you're mulling over a particular service but aren't sure if it's worth it? Don't worry - you're not alone. There are a wide variety of med spa treatments available and a lot of information about these treatments, which can make sele...
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Go Sugar Free

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​ You already probably know that sugar is bad for your teeth and your waistline, but is sugar bad for your skin? It is! Sugar can make your skin look tired and dull, which can make you look older prematurely. So, put down that sugary snack and read this. Sugar, Sugar Everywhere According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans consume 156 ...
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Smarty Pants

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​ It's time to get smart - about your skin and anti-aging treatments. We're not just talking about researching what procedure is best for you or what provider is best for you (Dr. Johnson, of course!). We're talking about getting smart with the SmartXide Dot CO2 laser skin-rejuvenation treatment offered by Innovations Medical. What Is the SmartXide...
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Skin's Role in Health

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​ Your skin is the largest organ of your body and serves many essential purposes, including protection, temperature regulation and sensation. Since the skin is so important to your body and your health, taking care of it is critical. Innovations Medical offers many skin-rejuvenating and aesthetic treatments to help keep your skin healthy and lookin...
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After-Summer Skin Savers

After-Summer Skin Savers

Three months of summer can be a great thing - we hope you've had time to relax, enjoy a vacation or two, make a few memories and spend time at the beach or pool. While all these things are great, summer can be a bit rough on your skin due to prolonged exposure to the sun, wind and chlorine. These conditions can leave your skin looking a little dull in the fall. You can revitalize your skin as we move into cooler weather with a skin-rejuvenation treatment from Innovations Medical.

Choose from:
Radiofrequency Micro Needling with Legend Skin Tightening. Radiofrequency micro needling with Legend is a great way to improve your skin's texture, skin pigment, sun damage, scarring and stretch marks. The procedure has minimal downtime, and you are in and out of the office in just a few minutes. During this procedure, the skin is rejuvenated through hundreds of tiny needle sticks. These small punctures stimulate the body to produce collagen, which in turn tightens the skin. Legend Skin Tightening is added to the procedure for powerful skin-tightening benefits that leave you looking youthful and smooth.

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Six Steps to Great Skin

Six Steps to Great Skin

Do you look at your friends or favorite celebrities with envy over their flawless skin and wonder how they got it? Well, great skin doesn't just happen - it requires a lot of nurturing and care over your lifetime. Here are six basic tips to get great skin:

1. Say No to Sun
One of the top ways to get great skin for life is to protect it from the sun. Prolonged and frequent sun exposure can leave the skin with significant damage such as age spots, freckles, wrinkles and other problems. Prolonged sun exposure also increases your risk of developing skin cancer.

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Learn About Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Learn About Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Considering Fraxel laser skin rejuvenation? You're making a great choice - Fraxel is an excellent way to freshen your face, and we know that you will love your results. Before you begin your treatment, read on to learn more about what to expect and how you can maximize your results.

Determining If Fraxel Is Right for You
If you're considering Fraxel laser treatment, the first thing you should do is schedule a consultation with Dr. Johnson to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. If you've undergone or are currently undergoing Accutane treatment, using skin care products with retinol or antibiotics, or have a proclivity for severe scarring, Fraxel may not be right for you.

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Dermal Fillers in Demand for Individuals Seeking Cosmetic Facial Procedures

Dermal Fillers in Demand for Individuals Seeking Cosmetic Facial Procedures

Dermal fillers are in high demand, according to a recent survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The results of the survey revealed that almost 50 percent of individuals seeking cosmetic facial procedures ask for dermal fillers.

Fillers, such as Restylane, Radiesse and Botox, are in high demand because of their dynamic ability to replace lost facial volume and reduce the signs of aging.

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Erase Skin Damage

Erase Skin Damage

Do you miss the skin of your youth? If you're mourning the days of a clear complexion without wrinkles, lines, acne scars and age spots, you don't have to wax nostalgic anymore as you look at pictures from days gone by. You have another option to restore your skin to its youthful and wrinkle-free appearance: a PRP facial from Innovations Medical that can help you achieve your goals.

What Is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. To get PRP, a small amount of your blood (about the same amount as what is taken for lab testing at your annual checkup) is drawn and the PRP is spun and separated from the rest of the blood cells. What remains is dark red plasma full of powerful platelets.

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More About Minimally and Non-Invasive Procedures

More About Minimally and Non-Invasive Procedures

Do you want to make changes to your body to get the shape you've always wanted but without the risks, recovery and downtime of invasive cosmetic surgery? You can still change your look with minimally invasive or non-invasive cosmetic treatments. Advances in technology and medicine have made it possible to resculpt, reshape and rejuvenate the body and skin with fewer incisions and faster recovery times. Learn more about the non-invasive cosmetic procedures offered by Innovations Medical.

Liposuction. At or near your goal weight but have stubborn fat in some areas that won't budge even with exercise and a healthy diet? You're not alone. Many individuals have stubborn fat in areas like the thighs, midsection and upper arms that won't go away no matter how hard they work out. Liposuction can help get rid of this stubborn fat in many different body areas. Innovations uses Smart Lipo, which can not only eliminate fat, but also help boost collagen production and tighten the skin and tissues in treated areas. This added benefit leaves you with a shapelier result - without major surgery and all that comes with full body-lift procedures.

Fat Transfer. While some people want to get rid of fat from body areas, others want to add fat to specific body areas. Dr. Johnson performs autologous fat transfers that take fat from one part of your body (i.e., the midsection or lower back) and transfer it to another part of your body, such as your buttocks for a Brazilian butt-lift or your breasts for a natural breast augmentation.

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Don't Skip This Step Before Bedtime

Don't Skip This Step Before Bedtime

Do you sleep in your makeup? Did you know that it is really bad for your skin? While once in awhile is not terrible, did you know that making a habit of not washing your makeup off before bed can mean rashes, blemishes, acne and premature aging? While these things may seem relatively benign, wearing makeup to bed can also mean serious consequences. One Australian woman found out how serious wearing makeup to bed can be - after not washing off her mascara for 25 years, she developed hard deposits of mascara that were permanently stuck in her eyelids and scratching her eyeballs. While her story is extremely rare, not washing your makeup off is a mistake you just don't want to make.

What Happens When You Don't Wash Your Makeup Off?
Breakouts Happen. Going to bed wearing your makeup means that your pores get clogged! Makeup, dirt, dead skin and pollution get stuck in your pores and cause breakouts. Not washing your face can also make existing acne worse.

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The Mechanics of Wrinkles

The Mechanics of Wrinkles

No one wants to talk about it, but it happens to everyone and is almost as certain as death and taxes: aging. Unless you have the luck of amazing genes, aging - and most notably, wrinkles - is nearly unavoidable. Wrinkles are not only a part of aging, but also make a difference in how we take care of our skin, what cosmetics we choose and even the clothes we wear.

But what causes wrinkles? Researchers at the University of Southampton's Centre for Advanced Tribology in conjunction with scientists from the Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Laboratory at the University of Cape Town set out to answer this question using a very surprising approach: biomechanics.

Scientists from the schools created a series of quantitative computer models to create 3-D models of wrinkles to help skin care researchers identify the physics involved in their development. The researchers hope that by identifying these characteristics, they could help to advance the development of new approaches to both treat existing wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming.

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Make Facials a Regular Part of Skin Care

Make Facials a Regular Part of Skin Care

When was your last facial? If you can't remember, it has probably been too long! Facials and other skin-rejuvenation treatments aren't meant just for relaxation or a once-in-a-while treat; skin-rejuvenation treatments also play an essential role in the health of your skin. Innovations Medical offers facials and many high-quality skin-rejuvenation treatments to keep your skin healthy and looking great!

How Often Should I Schedule a Facial?
We recommend you have a facial at least every four to six weeks. While this schedule may seem like a lot, this is the perfect schedule to have facials or skin-rejuvenation treatments. This is the average time it takes for your skin cells to go through a complete cycle from new cell to dead cell ready to be exfoliated. Dead skin cells on the surface of your skin make your face look dull, dirty and older. Dead skin cells, along with environmental pollutants, can also clog the pores, causing blemishes and acne.

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Make Facials a Regular Part of Skin Care

Make Facials a Regular Part of Skin Care

When was your last facial? If you can't remember, it has probably been too long! Facials and other skin-rejuvenation treatments aren't meant just for relaxation or a once-in-a-while treat; skin-rejuvenation treatments also play an essential role in the health of your skin. Innovations Medical offers facials and many high-quality skin-rejuvenation treatments to keep your skin healthy and looking great!

How Often Should I Schedule a Facial?
We recommend you have a facial at least every four to six weeks. While this schedule may seem like a lot, this is the perfect schedule to have facials or skin-rejuvenation treatments. This is the average time it takes for your skin cells to go through a complete cycle from new cell to dead cell ready to be exfoliated. Dead skin cells on the surface of your skin make your face look dull, dirty and older. Dead skin cells, along with environmental pollutants, can also clog the pores, causing blemishes and acne.

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Erase the Signs of Aging

Erase the Signs of Aging

Have you tried every anti-aging and beauty product under the sun and over-the-counter to get rid of fine lines, creases and wrinkles? If you've run out of options and you're still struggling with erasing the signs of aging, you should take a look at Xeomin. Innovations Medical offers Xeomin to patients who want beautiful and youthful-looking skin.

What Does Xeomin Do?
Xeomin is used to reduce the appearance and occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, around the eyes and on the forehead. Other uses include the treatment of cervical dystonia, a condition that causes the neck muscles to contract involuntarily, and blepharospasm, the involuntary tight closure of the eyelids.

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Erase the Signs of Aging

Erase the Signs of Aging

Have you tried every anti-aging and beauty product under the sun and over-the-counter to get rid of fine lines, creases and wrinkles? If you've run out of options and you're still struggling with erasing the signs of aging, you should take a look at Xeomin. Innovations Medical offers Xeomin to patients who want beautiful and youthful-looking skin.

What Does Xeomin Do?
Xeomin is used to reduce the appearance and occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, around the eyes and on the forehead. Other uses include the treatment of cervical dystonia, a condition that causes the neck muscles to contract involuntarily, and blepharospasm, the involuntary tight closure of the eyelids.

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Radiofrequency Skin Tightening 101

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening 101

Quick, convenient and comfortable treatment coupled with great results and no downtime has naturally made the Legend RF radiofrequency skin tightening with microneedling procedure a very popular anti-aging treatment here at Innovations Medical. Legend RF can quickly improve the quality of your skin and leave you looking fabulous. But is radiofrequency skin tightening with microneedling safe?

What Is Radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency is a form of energy. You are likely exposed to radiofrequency energy every day; it is what allows you to listen to the radio, watch TV, use wireless internet and even use your microwave. While it may sound strange to think about using that same energy to tighten your skin, the level of radiofrequency energy used in radiofrequency skin tightening with microneedling is about 450 kilohertz, the slower side of the radiofrequency range. (Science lesson: The radiofrequency wavelength used for skin tightening is almost 100 million times slower than light you can see.)

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Radiofrequency Skin Tightening 101

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening 101

Quick, convenient and comfortable treatment coupled with great results and no downtime has naturally made the Legend RF radiofrequency skin tightening with microneedling procedure a very popular anti-aging treatment here at Innovations Medical. Legend RF can quickly improve the quality of your skin and leave you looking fabulous. But is radiofrequency skin tightening with microneedling safe?

What Is Radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency is a form of energy. You are likely exposed to radiofrequency energy every day; it is what allows you to listen to the radio, watch TV, use wireless internet and even use your microwave. While it may sound strange to think about using that same energy to tighten your skin, the level of radiofrequency energy used in radiofrequency skin tightening with microneedling is about 450 kilohertz, the slower side of the radiofrequency range. (Science lesson: The radiofrequency wavelength used for skin tightening is almost 100 million times slower than light you can see.)

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Battle Eye Wrinkles With These Procedures

Battle Eye Wrinkles With These Procedures

Wrinkles around the eyes are usually one of the earliest indicators that the aging process has begun. The development of these frustrating fine lines is also a result of smoking, prolonged sun exposure, genetics and other lifestyle factors. Whatever the cause, these tiny wrinkles and fine lines can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and make you look older. You may be tempted to temporarily cover them with makeup or over-the-counter eye creams. But if you’re tired of temporary fixes, you can find more permanent solutions for eye wrinkles at Innovations Medical.

Botox. Botox is one of the best ways to treat wrinkles around the eyes because it weakens the muscles of the face that contribute to the development of wrinkles from moving. Weakening the muscles helps to make the fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes disappear. Many people see the results of their Botox procedure very quickly. Botox lasts between three and six months for most people.

Fraxel Laser. Fraxel laser therapy is also an excellent option to erase lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Fraxel laser works by stimulating new skin growth. The new skin pushes out old skin and accelerates the production of collagen. This increased production of collagen has a skin tightening effect which smooths out wrinkles. Fraxel laser therapy has little to no downtime and is perfect for targeting specific areas of the face and body. Results of Fraxel laser therapy last about two to four years.

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Get Legendary Skin With Radiofrequency Microneedling

Get Legendary Skin With Radiofrequency Microneedling

You’ve tried all the expensive over-the-counter creams in hopes of restoring your skin, but have you tried Radiofrequency microneedling with Legend? Radiofrequency microneedling with Legend is a great way to reduce fine lines and signs of aging, treat scars and stretchmarks, and improve the quality of your skin overall, and the procedure can be done right here in Dr. Johnson's office.

What Exactly Is Radiofrequency Microneedling With Legend?
Radiofrequency microneedling with Legend, also known as Legend RF, is a minimally invasive skin-resurfacing procedure that combines microneedling with Legend radiofrequency energy. The microneedling portion of the Legend RF punctures the skin with hundreds of tiny holes to stimulate the body’s healing response. The body responds to microneedling by producing more of the essential skin protein collagen, which is necessary for skin’s elasticity. Increased production of the protein causes the skin to tighten, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and leaving your skin looking great.

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