Restore Lost Skin Tone With A HydraFacial® And CTGFTM Booster

Restore Lost Skin Tone With A HydraFacial® And CTGFTM Booster

The face is subject to the most skincare stress. It is always exposed to wind, sun, rain, pollution and here in Florida, saltwater. Added to those stressors are typical skincare issues like acne, scarring, and, as we get older, fine lines and wrinkles. It’s tough to keep our faces looking fresh when they are subject to a daily onslaught from our environment and our genes.

The HydraFacial® is one of the best treatments on the market for gentle skincare restoration. It’s non-invasive, does not use lasers, and provides cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration all in one.

Boosters like Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF™) can be added to the HydraFacial® to target specific problem areas or concerns. The CTGF™ booster is particularly beneficial for targeting fine lines and wrinkles.

Natural Growth Factors Support Skin Renewal

CTGF™ is comprised of naturally-occurring growth factors which actually renew the skin from the inside out. While the HydraFacial® is clearing away dead skin cells and debris, the CTGF™ booster is infusing the newly uncovered skin with growth factors that target fine lines and wrinkles to minimize their appearance and restore skin to a more youthful-looking state.

Since CTGF™ uses growth factors, they keep working even after the initial treatment has ended. Once applied to the skin, CTGF™ binds to the skin, restoring and renewing skin for improved appearance and texture. The end result is a more youthful, fresher, radiant, and even complexion.

Rediscover Your Youthful Glow With A CTGFTM Booster At EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa

If your skin is showing its age, contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa in Orlando to see if a HydraFacial® with a CTGFTM booster is right for you. Not sure what you need? A technician at our certified HydraFacial® treatment center would be happy to examine your skin and discuss treatment options that can help you meet your skincare goals.

Call 407-857-5476 or schedule a consultation today to take the first step to a renewed complexion!

HydraFacial® GlySal Boosters Unveil Inner Radiance

HydraFacial® GlySal Boosters Unveil Inner Radiance

The HydraFacial® remains one of our most popular services – and with good reason! It’s a wonderfully non-invasive way to renew your skin without using lasers or harsh chemical peels. This facial renewal treatment combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration into one process which is gentle enough even for the most sensitive skin types. In addition to renewing skin, the treatment can be used to target problem areas like wrinkles, scarring, dark spots, or clogged pores.

We are now offering GlySal peels as an optional add-on to our HydraFacials! This booster provides immediate results to enhance skin radiance.

Experience Deep Results With GlySal Peels

The GlySal booster is a peel that cleanses and exfoliates while also hydrating the skin. It is best suited for targeting fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and oily or acne-prone skin. The peel increases the depth of the treatment, minimizing imperfections on the top layer of the skin, but because it cleanses and hydrates as it works, there is far less irritation and stinging than what is typical of skin peels.

Peels work by softening sebum and impurities to the point that they can be planed away with dead skin cells. Many peels rely on harsh chemicals to achieve this, making such treatment impossible for those with sensitive skin. If you have been wary of peels in the past, the GlySal booster is the perfect entry point to these skin clarifying treatments.

GlySal is made up of a blend of Glycolic, Lactic, and Salicylic Acids – all known for their exfoliating abilities. Combined with the hydration of the HydraFacial, these acids are softened to the point where they can be used on most skin types, including sensitive, thin, and fragile skins without causing redness, irritation, or stinging.

The percentage concentration of acids is adjustable. You and your EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa technician can work together to determine the percentage best suited for your specific skin type and treatment goals.

Schedule a Skincare Consultation At EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa To Learn More About GlySal Peels

If your skin is looking dull and you’re ready for some rejuvenation, contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa at 407-857-5476 or schedule a consultation today to learn more about the HydraFacial® treatment and GlySal booster.

Treat Bra Bulge With Liposuction

Treat Bra Bulge With Liposuction

“Bra bulge”, that area of fat between the armpit and the bra, along the sides, or on the back along the bra line, is an extremely common complaint among women. These fatty deposits can affect the body’s contours and make it difficult, if not impossible, to feel comfortable wearing form-fitting or slim fit tops. Even bras can start to feel uncomfortable if they are cutting into or rubbing against the skin.

The problem with this area of the body is that it is an extraordinarily difficult area from which to lose weight. Part of this difficulty stems from the function of the area. We need the skin and muscles to be mobile so we can reach and stretch our backs and arms. Unfortunately, over time this regular day-to-day movement can cause skin to lose elasticity, which affects the area’s contours. It’s also a common area for fat to build up and is particularly difficult for women to target the area with exercises.

Liposuction is a simple, quick, and effective way to get rid of this unwanted fatty tissue. Liposuction can be performed anywhere around the bra line – under the cups in front, under the armpits, along the mid-back, between the armpit and the bra, or even along the shoulder straps.

Remove Fat, Smooth, and Sculpt

Our bra line liposuction services focus on three goals: removing excess fat, smoothing the area, and sculpting the remaining tissues. The end result is a more toned appearance than liposuction alone can provide. This is extremely important since the areas that are treated are often hard to tone through diet and exercise. Lipo plus body sculpting gives you a head start on improving your form.

Targeting these pockets of fat through liposuction is an effective and controlled way to contour the shape of the back and sides, producing extremely pleasing results. Spot reduction through diet and exercise just doesn’t work in this area.

Ideal candidates have just small areas of fat that they would like to have removed. Good skin elasticity is also important since the skin will need to retract and shrink to accommodate your new shape. Once removed, the results are long-lasting as long as your maintain your weight.

The clinicians at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa are highly trained and will undertake a comprehensive physical exam before recommending a course of action to ensure optimum results.

Discover A Smoother, More Shapely Form With Bra Line Liposuction 

If bra bulge is causing you discomfort or making you self-conscious or unhappy with your appearance, call EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa to discuss your liposuction and body sculpting options. Contact us at 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to arrange a consultation.

What Can Arm Liposuction Do for You?

What Can Arm Liposuction Do for You?

Did you know that we offer liposuction for arms? This isn’t the first area that most people generally think of when they think of liposuction, but it’s actually one of the areas that rates the highest levels of liposuction patient satisfaction!

There are many reasons for this:

  • The arms are highly visible, especially in our hot Florida environment where sleeveless tops are a must, and
  • Arm liposuction removes that hard-to-target “arm flab” that comes with excessive weight loss or simple aging, which means
  • The end result can be very noticeable and empowering for anyone who has been embarrassed by their arms!

When Strength Training Isn’t Enough

Who doesn’t want to show off strong, lean, defined arms? We’re always told that muscle burns fat, but what is shared less often is the fact that the fat you burn doesn’t necessarily come off where you want to lose it. That means you can strength train your arms every day, get stronger and lift heavier and still not see results in your arms! You can feel the muscles. You can tell that you’re stronger, but excess fat deposits are preventing your arms from looking their best. It’s incredibly frustrating.

If this sounds familiar, arm liposuction may be the next step in your transformation.

What To Know About Arm Liposuction

  • Arm liposuction is a very effective way to remove excess fat from the arms (typically the upper arms). It is often performed on people who are unable to lose weight in their arms, despite diet and exercise or those who have lost a lot of weight in the rest of their body but have lingering fat in the arms.
  • It’s important to recognize that arm liposuction removes fat from the arms. It does not remove excess skin such as sagging or drooping skin commonly found on the backs of the arms. For that, you’ll need an arm lift, which is a more invasive procedure. However, EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa’s body sculpting services may be an appropriate middle solution. This contouring service can be used to refine the shape of the arms after fat removal.
  • People with good skin elasticity have the best results as the skin will naturally tighten once the fat is removed.
  • Arm liposuction is very effective and long-lasting. As long as you maintain your body weight, your arm liposuction will last because the procedure actually removes fat cells from the body.
  • Arm liposuction can be safely combined with other lipo procedures and is often performed in conjunction with liposuction of the upper back/sides/bra line for a smooth and contoured appearance.

Contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa To Learn More About Arm Liposuction

You don’t have to live with fat arms. Arm liposuction can unveil smooth, sculpted arms that you’ll want to show off every day! Contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa to learn more about arm liposuction and see if it is right for you.

Call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to schedule a consultation.

Facial And Chin Liposuction Helps Refine Features

Facial And Chin Liposuction Helps Refine Features

Heavy cheeks, drooping jowls, or a double chin can dramatically affect your appearance and sap your self-confidence. It’s not unusual for people who have lost weight in the rest of their body to struggle with pockets of fat on the face. These pockets usually show up in the cheeks, jowls, or skin under the neck, hiding your face’s natural shape and making you appear heavier than you really are.

EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa’s facial and chin liposuction procedures can be used to skillfully target and remove these stubborn bits of fat while also contouring the face to highlight its shape and features. Facial and chin liposuction delivers some of the most dramatic results of all liposuction treatments, as even the smallest amount of fat removal makes a noticeable difference.

A Careful And Considerate Approach To Facial Liposuction

Facial liposuction is suitable for just about anyone who has unwanted fat deposits on their face or neck. Our patients typically seek treatment for the following issues:

  • Double chins
  • Puffy cheeks
  • Poorly defined jawlines or necks

Facial or chin liposuction is performed the same way as liposuction is performed on other parts of the body, though on a much smaller and even more precise scale. Very small incisions are made near the treatment site and a hollow cannula (tube) is used to loosen and remove fat. We proceed very slowly and very methodically to not only remove areas of unwanted fat but to also ensure proper shaping and sculpting of the area. Fat removal without this careful consideration to the facial shape can result in uneven and unsatisfying results. We also offer customized post-care procedures to help improve results and support healing.

Uncover The Real You With Facial or Chin Liposuction

Facial and chin liposuction is an outpatient procedure that can result in a younger, fresher look for men and women alike. If you are bothered by a heavy appearance to your face or a double chin, contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa at 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to schedule a liposuction consultation.

Say Goodbye To Cankles With Ankle Liposuction

Say Goodbye To Cankles With Ankle Liposuction

Getting rid of fat is difficult no matter where your trouble spots are located, but one of the hardest areas to lose fat is the ankle. In many cases, fat accumulates due to diet and activity levels, but that’s not the case with the ankles and calves. These areas accumulate fat almost entirely based on genetics. That makes them almost impossible to treat through diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, thick calves and “cankles” can be effectively treated with ankle liposuction at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa.

Ankle Liposuction Restores Ankle and Calf Balance and Beauty

Most of the patients who request ankle liposuction at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa are unhappy with the look of their calves and ankles. They may feel that their ankles are too thick, merging with their calves to form a cankle, lack shape and definition, or detract from their weight loss or exercise success due to their undefined appearance.

Ankle liposuction can be used to slim and contour the ankles and calves, creating a more streamlined, feminine appearance. In fact, most treatments involve ankle liposuction and liposuction of the lower calf to ensure a beautiful, streamlined look that maintains proper proportions.

Ankle liposuction is less about weight loss and more about uncovering a contoured, slimmer appearance of the ankles and calves.

What To Expect From Ankle Liposuction

Calf and ankle liposuction is a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure in which a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is used to break up fat deposits and remove them from the body. The procedure is highly precise and extremely targeted, making it very effective at creating definition in the calves and ankles. This targeted approach also makes recovery easier; patients are able (and encouraged!) to walk as soon as the day after their procedure. Discomfort is typically so minor that it can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to ankle liposuction at our clinic. Each patient undergoes a thorough health evaluation and physical examination of the treatment areas to ascertain exactly where slimming and contouring is needed to provide the best results and most attractive appearance.

Uncover Shapely Ankles And Calves With Ankle Liposuction At EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa

If you miss your ankles or dislike the appearance of your calves, ankles, and lower leg, contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa to learn more about ankle liposuction. We can help you see your ankles again and restore your confidence to uncover your lower legs!

Call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to schedule a consultation.

Knee Liposuction: The Liposuction You Never Considered

Knee Liposuction: The Liposuction You Never Considered

The knees are not commonly associated with liposuction, but they are a treatable area. In many cases, knee liposuction is performed in conjunction with thigh liposuction to give the upper legs a more even, streamlined appearance, but the knees can be treated on their own.

The knees are an extremely difficult area to tone through diet and exercise alone; we often see patients who have achieved weight loss success but are left with bulging pockets of fat around their knees. There’s just no effective way to slim and tone the knees, which is what makes knee liposuction such an attractive option to many.

The best candidates for knee liposuction are healthy and within 20 pounds of their ideal weight. They may have achieved success losing weight or shaping their calves and thighs but are left with unsightly bulge around the knee.

What To Expect From Knee Liposuction

Knee liposuction is an outpatient procedure, done under local anesthesia. Similar to liposuction performed on other areas of the body, knee liposuction removes unwanted or excess fat from areas around the knee via small incisions. In the case of the knee, these incisions are made in the creases behind the knee where they are well-hidden.

The biggest difference between knee liposuction and other types of liposuction is how refined and detailed the liposuction work is. We use a very thin liposuction tube to remove the fat. This tube is so thin and small that liposuction of the knee is better referred to as liposculpting since we are able to target very specific areas of fat and create a completely natural looking contoured knee. This detailed work is critical to the end result since knees don’t usually have large pockets of fat like the thighs or stomach may. A steady hand, skilled technician, and attention to detail are necessary to obtain the best results.

Healing can take several weeks since the knees are constantly in use and bearing our weight, but once the swelling goes down you’ll wonder why you waited so long to get rid of the fat around your knees! Be sure to follow all post-care treatment instructions to ensure a speedy and safe recovery.

Learn More About Knee Liposuction By Contacting EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa In Orlando

Knee liposuction can make all the difference in the appearance of your legs. If you’re bothered by how your knees look, contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa in Orlando to learn more about our liposuction services.

Call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to schedule a consultation.

Thin Thighs Can Be Yours Again With Liposuction

Thin Thighs Can Be Yours Again With Liposuction

After the stomach, the thighs are the most common candidates for liposuction. Since they are naturally prone to accumulating fat, it can be very difficult to lose fat from the thighs through diet and exercise alone. If you’ve got a “pear-shaped” body, you know exactly what we mean! Even when exercise does make a difference in the thighs, individuals can be left with bulging areas or pockets of fat that just won’t respond.

Not only does this excess on the thighs affect our appearance, it can affect our comfort and self-esteem. “Saddlebags” on the outside of the thighs may cause your clothing to fit improperly or even cut into you, while excess fat on the inside of the thighs can cause the thighs to rub together or against clothing, causing discomfort, rashes, and other skin irritations.

Thigh liposuction can help you get around all of these problems by removing fat from the thighs. Thigh liposuction is versatile; it can be used to remove large sections of fat or very small, targeted pockets – it all depends on your desired outcome.

What To Expect From Thigh Liposuction

Liposuction of the thighs is no longer the major surgery it used to be. Today, it’s an outpatient procedure that can be used to both remove fat and contour or shape the thighs. Contouring is a major part of the thigh liposuction procedures that we perform at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa. Without contouring, thighs may be slimmer but they would not look as attractive or be as shapely.

Candidates who experience the best results are healthy, within 20 pounds of their ideal weight, have good skin elasticity, and distinct pockets of fat on the thighs. We generally recommend that our clients come to us AFTER they’ve achieved their weight loss goals as opposed to before so that we can better see where the problem areas remain and help them fine-tune their appearance. Thigh liposuction is often combined with knee liposuction to give the legs a more shapely appearance.

Although it is an outpatient procedure, thigh liposuction will result in soreness and swelling. You may need to wear compression garments for a few days to help reduce swelling, but once the swelling goes down, your skin will shrink and smooth on its own. In general, gentle movement is perfectly acceptable; it actually helps improve circulation and blood flow, which promotes healing. However, we always send patients home with detailed post-care treatment instructions specific to their treatment and recovery needs.

You can still gain weight in the thighs after liposuction, so a good diet and exercise are important for your long-term satisfaction. In many cases, thigh liposuction is just the motivation a person needs reach their exercise or weight loss goals!

Contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa To Discuss Thigh Liposuction

Liposuction is a very effective way to get rid of bothersome fat in the thigh area. To learn more about thigh liposuction or liposuction in general, contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa in Orlando. We can help you love your thighs again!

Call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to schedule your consultation today!

"Just How Permanent Is Permanent Makeup?"

“Just How Permanent Is Permanent Makeup?”

If the thought of jumping out of bed in the morning and skipping the makeup portion of your a.m. routine has you sighing in dreamy relief, then permanent makeup may be right for you. Permanent makeup is a type of cosmetic tattooing that injects pigment into areas where makeup is usually applied: the lips, eyelids, brows, and cheeks. When properly applied, the results are attractive, realistic – and incredibly time-saving.

One of the most common questions we hear at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa is, “Just how permanent is permanent makeup?” That’s understandable. After all, the look you’re going for today may not be the look you want for the rest of your life.

The good news is that while permanent makeup does deliver long-lasting results they aren’t going to be visible for the rest of your life.

The Permanency of Permanent Makeup

In most cases, permanent makeup will last between 3 and 5 years, depending on the colors applied and how the patient’s skin responds to the pigmentation. The makeup will appear darker than you expected immediately after application but will fade as your skin heals. Gradually, over the course of months and years, the pigment will fade even further. Eventually, the pigment may fade so much that a fresh application of makeup is required. You can choose to touch up your existing permanent makeup or explore a new look. How long permanent makeup lasts varies from person to person as body chemistry plays an important role in how well the pigments are retained in the skin.

Caring For Permanent Makeup

Proper care of permanent makeup can affect how long it lasts and its appearance. Similar to anything else that contains pigment or color, exposure to sunlight, water, and the elements will hasten fading. Lighter colors tend to fade quicker than darker colors.

The best way to prolong your permanent makeup is to:

  • Wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 45.
  • Do not use exfoliants on the area and avoid chemical peels or facials.
  • Use mild cleansers and products on your face.
  • Protect the area with Vaseline before swimming.
  • Get regular touch-ups. Lighter colors may need a touchup 10-12 months after application. Darker colors may not need a touchup for a year or so.
  • Discuss your medications with your esthetician; some can increase the fade rate of permanent makeup.

Learn More About Permanent Makeup At Enlighten Skin & Body Medspa

To learn more about permanent makeup or to find out if it is right for you, schedule a consultation with EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa. Call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to arrange your consultation today!

Say Goodbye To Sparse Eyebrows With Microblading

Say Goodbye To Sparse Eyebrows With Microblading

Whether you give them a second thought or not, eyebrows are a defining feature of our face. They highlight the eyes, provide visual balance to the face, and can actually impact how we are perceived by others. Poorly shaped, thin, or faint eyebrows can sap your self-confidence and cause you to spend precious time every day trying to fill them in to get that perfect look.

There’s an easier way.

Microblading is a cosmetic service offered by EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa where pigment is manually tapped into the dermis layer of the skin in the form of individual hair strokes. These strokes fill in, reshape, or darken existing eyebrows. Unlike the traditional eyebrow tattoos, the effects are semi-permanent, lasting several months to one year before needing a touch-up and fading entirely after about 3 years. Microblading is discreet and provides realistic results that will give you the brows you’ve always wanted while still allowing you to change the look of your eyebrows at a later date.

Is Microblading Right For You?

Microblading is an extremely safe process, generally less irritating to the skin than getting a tattoo. Having the procedure done at a licensed medspa like EnLighten Skin & Body reduces the biggest risks – infection or skin irritation – but even so, certain skin conditions or treatments can affect results.

The best candidates for microblading:

  • Do not have chronic skin conditions like eczema, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, or keratosis pilaris or currently damaged skin due to sunburn, rash, acne, etc.
  • Have generally calm, non-reactive skin.
  • Want to fill in sparse, overplucked, or missing eyebrows.
  • Are not diabetic or undergoing chemotherapy.

Your skin and aftercare procedure can also affect results. The effects of the procedure depend on skin type. Oily, large pored or thick skin does not retain pigment as long as thinner, drier skin. That doesn’t mean that oily-skinned candidate can’t have the procedure done. It only means the results may not last as long as you’d expect. The estheticians at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa will carefully evaluate your skin for suitability and discuss any concerns they may have with you before you decide whether or not to have the procedure done.

Aftercare is simple requiring not much more than staying out of the sun for a few days, not scratching or picking at the eyebrows, and not applying makeup until they are fully healed.

To learn more about our Microblading service, please call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to schedule a consultation.