Once a year, we have that Hallmark holiday that is dedicated to that special “someone” in your life. Not saying that long-stem roses aren’t wonderful, along with chocolates and a romantic dinner. Those are all greatclassic Valentine's Day gifts! Why not give a gift that lasts a little longer than a week?There is a special promotion during February only that Dr. Shah's is proud to announce!
A Radiesse dermal filler wrinkle treatment. Buy 1 Get 1 Free.
The benefit of this promotion is that you can be creative. I am getting some filler and would like for you to join me. This promotion is specific and specially designed for Dr. Shah's office from the manufacturer, Merz. Radiesse is a filler which can make a face look younger in the office in 15 minutes. You can literally soften lines and add volume to your face quickly, safely and effectively. Radiesse can last a long time, usually more than a year.
Any laser hair removal treatment for $100!
Nothing says I love you like lasering your back for your significant other. Whether it’s your legs or that underarm hair you hate, come in for a painless hair removal treatment. Keep in mind that most laser hair treatments require a series so start now to be hairless by summer.
We also have gift certificates available. So, if you have something in mind for you or your loved one and aren’t sure really what they would like, just give them a beauty gift card instead!
When we get down to the nitty-gritty, who wants to be hairy scary?NOT me and obviously not you; none of us do! The options for hair removal can be endless but finding the one that works best for you and your budget can be a bit challenging. Some of our options include razors, over-the-counter hair removal products, waxing and lasers. So, what is a girl to use when it comes to the least amount of pain, cost, and hair regrowth?
Let’s face it, we’ve all shaved and waxed our legs, underarms and bikini area for years, and although today’s razors and over-the-counter hair removal products can be great, we still have to deal with the side effectslike nicks, cuts, bleeding, razor burn, rashes and those infamous ingrown hairs, medically referred to as folliculitis.
So, let’s talk lasers. To give you some background, laser hair removal began about 20 years ago when it was experimentally used and tested. In 1997, the FDA approved certain lasers for hair removal. Laser hair removal works through a process called photothermolysis or SPTL.This proven procedure selectively targets dark pigmentation or melanin, which is what gives our skin and hair its color and darkness; it is also the area of hair growth. Lasers heat the hair follicle and not the skin. In addition, they deliver a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration where the light is absorbed by the dark areas/hair follicles on our skin.
Laser hair removal has been proven to significantly reduce or remove hair long-term or permanently. A lot of men and women use laser hair removal to get baby-smooth skin and there’s no worry about scraggly hairs sticking out in the wrong places at the wrong time. The good news is that it’s also less painful and causes less skin irritation when compared to waxing. Yes, there can be side effects like itching, redness and swelling, but if you’re a chicken to the waxing, like me, then this option is a winner!
I know you’re wondering how much laser hair removal will set you back. Well, if you think about the cost of waxing, plus the number of times you have to go to the salon month after month, year after year, it can add up. So why not just spend a little more money for something that really is worth it?
Yes, laser hair removal can cost more upfront, but over the long run, it can actually save you money, time and there’s less pain. Who wouldn’t want baby-smooth, hairless skin that you don’t have to shave or wax – or deal with any of the mishaps that can happen. It’s so freeing to wake up knowing you can throw on your shorts and tank top without worrying about scary, hairy, scraggly stubble. I mean ladies you never know when you could run into the man of your dreams-- and I’m sure hairy legs isn’t a great first impression. Come in for a laser hair removal treatment and you’ll never have to worry about hair again!
More Americans undergo plastic surgery than people in any other country in the world.
But when countries' populations are taken into account, five other nations have more cosmetic surgeries per capita than the U.S., according to data from Trend Monitor and graphed by The Economist.
The top 7 countries with the most plastic surgeries are:
1. South Korea
6. United States
Americans spend more a year in the cosmetic industry than they ever will on their education. Why?
1. There is a lot of money to be made in beauty, now more than ever.
Every month, there seems to be a new product on the market promising youth for older women and glamour for younger women. Every magazine has a huge beauty section because the advertisers are willing to pay big bucks for huge glossy ads about eyeshadow or lipstick. And it's no wonder beauty is a big business: it doesn't cost a lot of money to produce a small tub of cream (Creme de La Mer costs upwards of $100) but women won’t think twice before swiping their credit cards to buy it.
2. The anti-aging industry is growing at a furious rate.
Ten years ago you had only Oil of Olay promising to erase fine lines and wrinkles. Now you have microdermabrasion products, Retinoids (think Retin-A, which isn't just for acne anymore), antioxidants and peels. On top of this, you have a whole list of new minor cosmetic procedures that women are trying as early as age 20. These fillers (think Botox and Restylane) offer women a simpler, less costly option to look younger. They are becoming so mainstream, women in Dallas are getting them done in the mall of all places!
3. On a lighter note, a 'less is more' trend that I hope takes off.
It started with an article in a magazine about how the French are so much more casual than Americans with their makeup and we all know French women are so very sophisticated. This unleashed a few 'Beauty secrets from the French articles'. Then the New York Times writer Alex Kuczynski wrote a book that got a ton of recent buzz about how she became obsessed with cosmetic surgery and has opted to now go au naturel. Perhaps this new trend is a result of the number 1 and 2 trends I outlined above. We'll see if it has any sort of affect. I'm somewhat doubtful it will. But on the streets of New York, you don't see a lot of bright lipstick and heavily lined eyes. I can't speak for anywhere else, however. But since New York is the trendsetter of American beauty and culture, we'll see where that takes us.
4. The celebrity factor...in advertising.
Over the past five years or so, celebrities have become spokesmodels for beauty products, unseating the 'Supermodels' of the late 80's, early 90's. This reflects a general trend in advertising, I think, where celebrities have pitched all sorts of products from watches to foundation. They don't wear a ton of makeup when stalked by paparazzi, I've noticed, but they sure make a ton of money pitching it for ad agencies.
The beginning of every year brings in new hope and enthusiasm. We look forward to a new beginning and hope things to improve from the last year. We like to forget about our pasts and its daunting memories and wish for a new start. Hence, New Year is celebrated with cheering and joy by every race around the world.
Although many of us make a New Year resolution at the beginning of a New Year but we do it more out of a custom than with actual planning. Also, people don't spare much thought in finding out what he/she will actually like to achieve in the year. Hence, the success rate with New Year resolution is actually poor. Some tips therefore can become handy in making your New Year resolution a success.
Fix your target: What is really important to you? What do you want to achieve in the coming days? Setting your priorities will help you set your New Year's resolution better.
Make a realistic promise: When we promise, we promise big, without really considering the possibilities of achieving it at the end. This is one of the major causes of higher failure rate with New Year's resolutions. Hence, make yourself a realistic promise.
Make an optimistic promise: Try and look at the positive side of the promise. Leave the negative ideas aside. Hence, instead of saying that ‘I'll not be late at my appointments' say 'henceforth, I'll reach everywhere in time'. The positive tone will help you improve your chances of success.
Break down big goals: If you have promised yourself a big thing set small targets at first. Instead of looking at the mammoth task on the whole, taking small steps towards achieving it will help you to reach the target easily.
Develop other habits: We all know that some habits are hard to change. Hence, the best way to change an old habit is by developing other engagement. If you have decided to quit smoking, find another engagement which will relax you and will take your mind away from smoking.
t is 2013 - your year for uncovering a fabulous, new you. That said, Dr. Shah and his team would like to help you fulfill your New Year's resolutions. What better way to start than from the inside-- out? Let us introduce you to several beauty treatments and different options for you to improve on the specific features that you would like to work on. This can help you reach your goals and give you the confidence to fulfill your New Year’s Resolutions!