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COOLSCULPTING MODEL SEARCH!!!

CoolSculpting Cool Event Model Search!!
 
We have a new project that we are working on and we need a MODEL! We will perform up to six FREE cycles of CoolSculpting to desired areas on Aug 28th. (date subject to change)
 
How to Enter: Call the office at 540.371.9098 for a free consultation and assessment. The CoolSculpting Model Search will be held on August 13th from 11 to 7pm. Winner will be required to use the photos for marketing. Photo/Video consent required. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Winner must meet all requirements according to CoolSculpting nationwide medical history consent.
 
If you have stubborn tissue that wont go away, this is the perfect opportunity for YOU!
 
 

VOTED #1 BEST OF THE BURG!

Dr Terri Morris and staff at The Dermatology Center and glowMD Laser
MedSpa want to thank our patients for voting us #1 as “Best Dermatologist,
Dr Terri Morris” and “Best MedSpa” glowMD Laser MedSpa in the
Fredericksburg area. Dermatology and Cosmetic Services is our passion and
our team has worked hard to provide a consistent high quality
service Dermatology Practice and Laser MedSpa for the residents of
Fredericksburg and surrounding counties. Everyday we strive for excellence
with the best outcomes, safe and natural results, and a friendly
environment. Being recognized for this commitment is very humbling and
we”THANK YOU” from the bottom of our hearts!

CoolSculpting® and Sonja Morgan Are About to Get REAL About Self-Care

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Television personality from Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City”, philanthropist, fashion lifestyle entrepreneur and mom, Sonja Morgan, is partnering with CoolSculpting® as the face of the brand’s new “Let’s Get Real About Self-Care” program. 

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with CoolSculpting® and to talk honestly about taking the time to care for oneself. I’m proud of the body I have at my age, and I work hard to stay active and healthy. But sometimes, one may want a little extra help – for me, CoolSculpting® is the perfect complement to my existing self-care routine! It helps me look good on-and-off camera.” 
– Sonja Morgan 

You work hard to get the body you want – but sometimes those last few inches don’t seem to move! When diet and exercise have plateaued, we have a solution: CoolSculpting®.

glowMD Laser Med Spa’s CoolSculpting® treatments can help men and women who are interested in removing a few extra inches, in hard to reach places. One CoolSculpting treatment is going to reduce approximately 20-25% of unwanted fat in a given area like your chin, abdomen, thighs, arms and hips. There’s no downtime or anesthesia involved—you can get right back to your normal activities afterward. Why pay for liposuction and all of the fees associated with it, when you can do CoolSculpting? No anesthesia, no downtime! Permanent fat reduction!

CoolSculpting Benefits You Wont Find Anywhere Else in Fredericksburg or The Surrounding Counties

Dual Sculpting! We can provide twice the fat reduction in half the time with our multiple CoolSculpting® machines. That is what DualSculpting is! It does not cost anymore. We can use 2 machines at one time to treat which cuts your treatment time in half!

Did you know you can get points for CoolSculpting the same way you get points for BOTOX®? Here’s how:

If you ARE part of Brilliant Distinctions:

  • Members earn 200 points per cycle
  • Maximum of 8 cycles/year
  • Minimum of 30 days between treatment sessions

If you are NOT part of Brilliant Distinctions: Call 1-800-811-4148 or visit Brilliant Distinctions Registration to determine eligibility and/or set up your Brilliant Distinctions account.

$200/$300/$500 Savings On Coolsculpting

For the Month Of February 2019, Coolsculpting and Brilliant Distinctions are coming in hot with a Great Offer! Get contoured for spring:

$200 Off 6 cycles or more – Like It!

$300 Off 8 cycles or more – Love It!

$500 Off 12 cycles or more – Gotta Have It!

This Offer Is On Top of Our Already Generous Package Pricing!

Offer Expires 02/28/2019. Must Leave Deposit in February to get offer.

More questions? Call us at 540-371-7118 to learn more or to schedule your appointment for CoolSculpting, Fillers or BOTOX®.

10 Tips to Prevent Signs of Aging in Your 30’s

Taking care of your skin now is critical to having healthy and youthful looking skin in the future. If you are in your 20’s or even your 30’s, it’s time to start a labor (or regimen) of love with your skin. To prevent signs of aging takes work unless you’re one of the rare women with extraordinary family genetics! Not only will you see immediate benefits, you’ll see that your hard work pays off in your 40’s and 50’s.

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  1. Use a daily sunscreen that contains a broad spectrum SPF of at least 30, preferably higher. We have many to choose from that helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to acne, rosacea and discoloration. These mineral-based face sunscreens are lightweight and silky. Elta MD, iS Clinical, GlowMD to mention a few.
  2. Avoid the sun! As stated in tip number one, you should always use products that contain protection against the sun, but even more must be remembered. Even just a few minutes of time in the sun can cause changes to the skin after so many years. Too much sun can cause wrinkles, freckles, age spots and even blotchy skin. Try to avoid the sun from the hours of 10:00 am- 4:00 pm.
  3. Don’t smoke! There are many reasons not to smoke but in reference to your skin, cigarette smoking can cause wrinkles to appear sooner than in non-smokers. After many years of smoking, some people show an almost yellow hue to their skin. Even if you’ve smoked for years, stopping smoking can still benefit the body and skin.
  4. Be sure and drink lots of water which help the kidneys do their job and expel toxins from the body. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day hydrates skin, and it helps cells to carry essential nutrients where they are needed.
  5. Use wrinkle creams or moisturizer for the eye area where skin is more sensitive and thinner. One of our favorites by far is iS Clinical Youth Eye which contains powerful peptides, key growth factors, & potent antioxidants. A must have!
  6. Exercising on a regular basis helps skin to look healthier and more radiant. Exercise helps increase blood circulation which is good for your skin.
  7. Add antioxidants to your diet. Free radicals can cause damage to your skin, but antioxidants protect you from the damage of the free radicals.  Foods that are high in antioxidants include fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and cereal. Green tea and some juices (such as cranberry) are loaded with antioxidants.
  8. Consider Injections. If you prefer a quick fix and have the budget to do so, consider getting Botox injections or fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm to fill in wrinkles. Instant gratification!
  9. Depending on your level of damage, you may even want to consider an IPL – Intense Pulse Light treatment to rid dark spots.  Chemical peels such as the Jessner peel do wonders for skin tone and the reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  10. Finally, take care of your skin DAILY. It’s hard to be consistent all the time, but regular cleansing, moisturizing and the other steps mentioned above pay off. While you’re young start your regimen and it will pay off when you get to your 40’s, 50’s and even your 60’s.

Call us for your free skincare consultation! Let us help you!!

BOTOX – Want To Try It But Afraid?

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For over 20 years of service in Fredericksburg, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Terri Morris of glowMD Laser MedSpa has been providing our patients with fantastic results from their Botox injections. The Botox injection process is easy, quick, and relatively painless, and it offers long-lasting results.

If the lines in your face aren’t quite matching up with your age or your attitude, you might be considering a cosmetic treatment to smooth them out. The “crow’s feet” that develop around the eyes and “frown lines” between the eyebrows can make you appear older or more stressed out than you actually are. These inconvenient lines are no match for Botox, a popular cosmetic treatment to reduce lines and wrinkles.

How Botox Works

Botox is used as a cosmetic skin treatment aimed at reducing wrinkles and fine lines on the face. The Botox solution is administered by our board certified physician Dr Terri Morris using a tiny needle containing purified botulinum toxin. This naturally-occurring protein works by halting muscle movement under the targeted areas of the face. Wrinkles happen because the facial muscles are constantly in motion when chewing, talking, even reading or blinking. When those movements are restricted, however, the wrinkles diminish over a few days time. The effects of Botox on the muscles usually last between three and five months, but results vary with each patient.

Great Results

Botox is well-established as an aesthetic procedure, making it a safe, affordable, and minimally invasive procedure. While surgery can be expensive with a long-term recovery, Botox is an excellent way to achieve similar results without the cost or downtime. Typical results are subtle and the final result leaves patients looking younger and refreshed instead of constricted or “pulled.” Recently, a clinical study found that the vast majority of people who chose Botox were very pleased with their results; they all reported that their appearance had improved.

It only takes around 15 minutes to perform your Botox treatment. The injections themselves produce minimal discomfort, and there is no recovery period after the injection process. It will take about five to seven days to see your full results, and those results will last for around three to five months.

Call glowMd Laser MedSpa to schedule an appointment for your Botox injections today. Dr. Morris and our expertly trained staff can provide you with the outstanding aesthetic care and beautiful, natural results that you are looking for. 540-371-9098.

 

DAY SPA VS MEDICAL SPA: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

 

Sometimes you just need a good spa day!  Going to the spa can be a great way to destress while rejuvenating your mind, body, and skin. For many people the difference between a medical spa (aka “med spa” or “medi-spa”) and a traditional day spa is a bit ambiguous. This blog explains some of the differences and benefits of a medspa vs a day spa!

DAY SPA

Traditional day spas provide personal care treatments focused on improving beauty, health, and relaxation. Common services at day spas include massages, pedicures/manicures, aromatherapy, facials, and mud wraps. Some Day spas offer specialized treatments like lava stone massage and reflexology, while others integrate hair salon and makeup services so spa-goers can get a new hair style while they relax.

Day spas are not under the supervision of a medical director, and treatments are not typically performed by medically trained professionals such as nurses or nurse practitioners. Day spa providers of some treatments are certified in the area of their expertise, such as a licensed massage therapist, or they may be trained as a spa tech or aesthetician.

MEDICAL SPA

At Glow MD Laser MedSpa, we are a specialized medical skincare medpsa operating under the guidance of Terri P Morris MD, our Board Certified Dermatologist with a PhD in Biochemistry. (Does it get any better than that in terms of having a skin expert in house?)  We are located adjacent to The Dermatology Center with easy access to our physician, or our PA Rob Sterling, and our NP Nikki West. Our medical spa focuses on providing medical-grade treatments to correct a variety of skin conditions including lines and wrinkles, pigmentation issues, acne, redness, volume loss, acne and broken capillaries. We also offer CoolSculpting for the permanent removal of subcutaneous fat.

MedSpa’s are less about relaxation and pampering, and more about providing lasting improvements to the skin with advanced skincare and treatments.

GlowMD Laser MedSpa treatments include:

  • Medical Grade Skincare. We pride ourselves on spending time with our clients to offer a customized selection of products that are developed according to latest scientific research with highest quality ingredients and standards. All products are dermatological and many are clinically tested for the best efficacy. We take many factors into consideration before recommending a skincare regimen for our clients. We have the ability to offer products that have been clinically proven to have a positive effect on the skin. Products sold outside of a medspa cannot offer the same.
  • Facials (Medical Grade): Facial treatments that can target a variety of different skin ailments including acne, redness, and aging symptoms. Compared to facials offered at a day spa, med spa facials can incorporate extractions and topical products with higher concentrations of active ingredients.
  • Chemical Peels: Topically applied formulations that trigger a controlled shedding of the skin to accelerate the growth of new and youthful appearing skin cells. Chemical peels are available in a variety of different types each using different active ingredients (peeling agents) depending on the condition being addressed with treatment.
  • Microdermabrasion/ Dermasweep: A physical exfoliation process that removes the outermost layers of the skin, revealing youthful under layers.
  • Skin Lightening: A specialized skin treatment (typically hydroquinone and retinol based) that addresses common pigmentation issues including dark spots, blemishes, melasma, and melanin imperfections. Skin lightening systems can also boost the texture and luminosity of the skin.
  • Skin Lightening – Botanical: We offer iS Clinical White Lightening Complex which helps treat pigment, age spots, melasma and lightens and brightens. Key Ingredients: White Willow Bark, Bark Extract, Glycerin Squalane, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Sugar Cane Extract, Bilberry Extract.
  • Micro-Needling: Involves the creation of microscopic channels through the surface of the skin, which leads to formation of new tissue and releases the skin’s natural growth factors which promote scar and hyperpigmentation repair and healing. The treatment can be enhanced by adding topical treatments or the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma, which are better able to penetrate deeper into the skin with the channels created by the Micro-Needling.
  • Lasers: There are many laser treatment options available to address a variety of concerns, including wrinkles, loss of collagen, texture issues, discoloration and blemishes, and more. Some common laser treatments include IPL photofacial, Gentle Lase, Laser Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal, VBeam for hemangiomas and scarring.
  • Radio Frequency (RF): A device used to impart energy into the deep tissue to provide a tightening effect for face and neck.  Some commonly used RF devices are InMode Fractora and Forma. These services can also provide a nice resurfacing to the skin.
  • CoolSculptingThis device offers non-surgical body contouring using cryolipolysis (i.e., it freezes the fat). GlowMD is a Certified CoolSculpting Center of Excellence with certified clinicians to serve our area.
  • Botox or Dysport: Injectable treatments to address lines and wrinkles.
  • Kybella: The permanent reduction of submental fat (for double chin).
  • Dermal Fillers: Most commonly formulated with hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers help to volumize areas of the face that have hollowed or formed wrinkles due to a loss of collagen. Common fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse. There are many to choose from.
  • SK’s??We can also treat Seborrheic Keratosis in the MedSpa. Seborrheic keratosis is a common type of pigmented skin patch that is typically raised and can be treated in the MedSpa with eskata.
  • Blue Light for Acne: Blue light therapy is a noninvasive treatment for acne that uses light to kill certain bacteria on the skin. A form of phototherapy, blue light treatments are FDA-approved for acne vulgaris that is moderate or has not responded to other therapies

 

An important different between medical spas and day spas is that medical spas require professional oversight since treatments offered are powerful and have a risk of negative side effects if they are not performed by a skilled provider. In fact, many states require med spas to be overseen by a specially trained and licensed physician (such as a dermatologist ) and be staffed by medically trained providers to obtain proper operating licenses. The licensed physician that oversees the medical spa may supervise other providers to actually perform the treatments. These providers are often the physician themselves, nurse practitioners, certified physician assistants, medical assistants, or licensed aestheticians.

Take your skin and aging concerns to the next level at GlowMD Laser MedSpa. The safe and effective place to spend your time and investment. Call today for your free skincare analysis at 540-371-9098.

 

 

What Is Brotox and Why Is It Becoming More Popular?

At GlowMD Laser MedSpa, a new wave of men have been turning to Botox – playfully dubbed ‘brotox’ – in a bid to remain youthful.  A testament to the fact that cosmetic procedures like Botox aren’t just for women, Brotox has exploded in popularity over the last decade. As its nickname might suggest, “Brotox” refers to Botox procedures for men. And according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of men seeking Botox has risen by an astounding 355 percent in the last 15 years.

What Is Botox?

Despite its catchy name, Brotox is exactly the same procedure as the Botox injections that many women also utilize to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. During the 15- to 20-minute procedure, a skilled professional will carefully administer injections to the desired areas while you simply relax. Because this treatment is generally quick and easy, it’s often referred to as a “lunchtime procedure,” meaning that it can be scheduled during your lunch break or a free afternoon, as it requires little to no downtime afterward.

Most people will notice their final results within 2 to 7 days following their treatment, and these results typically last anywhere from 3 to 6 months (The Dermatology Review). But because the procedure is relatively convenient, many men and women find that making regular appointments spaced several months apart is easy to fit into their busy schedules.

Top 3 Reasons Why More Men Are Getting Brotox

Each year, more men opt for cosmetic procedures like Botox to help them look and feel their absolute best. While lots of men choose Botox for reasons similar to women, there seem to be three common threads among men who are considering, or who have already had, injectable treatments.

  1. Men aren’t immune to the aging process. Historically, society has emphasized women’s physical appearances, especially as related to the aging process, over men’s. However, with changing societal norms and shifting focuses, women aren’t the only ones who wish to reverse the hands of time and look a little younger and more energized. Along with the skyrocketing popularity of social media, there is a greater emphasis on physical appearance for both men and women, making cosmetic procedures like Botox or “Brotox” highly sought after.
  2. A growing need to remain competitive in today’s job market. In a similar sense, the job market is constantly shifting and becoming more and more competitive. Countless studies have shown that there is a direct link between one’s physical appearance and his or her career success (Forbes Magazine). Many men who want to keep a competitive edge in their career goals decide to take advantage of Botox procedures to maintain a virile, energized look that matches just how vigorous they feel.
  3. Improve self-esteem and quality of life. On a more personal level, like many women, men can benefit from the self-confidence boost that Botox may be able to provide. When you look your best on the outside, you tend to also feel better about yourself on the inside, which can have a positive effect on your overall happiness and quality of life.

Taking the Next Step

If you’re among the thousands of men and women who consider Botox each year, the first step is to find the right professional with whom to work. Keep in mind that although Botox is a relatively simple and quick procedure, you should always work with an experienced, well-trained professional.

At GlowMd Laser MedSpa at The Dermatology Center, our board-certified Dermatologist and NP Ms Nikki West offers the highest-quality Botox injections to help you reach your goals.

For more information about your Botox options, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact us at 540-371-9098. The staff at would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your unique needs and goals and design a custom-tailored treatment plan to help you achieve the youthful, energized look you want. Call us today at 540-371-9098.