Beauty & Skin Health  

Med Spa Myths – Debunked

In the Med Spa world, we get tons of questions about our procedures, and have heard a lot of fictitious stories. We’re here to address a few of the most popular Med Spa myths and reveal the truth behind many of these claims.

Laser Hair Removal & Reduction

Laser Hair Removal removes unwanted hair from your area of choice, using state-of-the-art diode lasers and vacuum -assisted technology. The laser attacks the hair follicle, and not the skin, and rarely causes skin irritation in our patients. One of the most common questions we get is, “What are the long-term effects of laser hair removal?”

There are no known long-term side effects of hair removal, and it some cases, the procedure is actually used to treat certain forms of forms of precancerous lesions, sun damage, and wrinkles1. The procedure is safe, and you can trust our highly trained Licensed Medical Aestheticians to implement treatments safely and efficiently. Choose laser hair removal and reduction as the solution to constantly shaving or waxing that unwanted hair.

PRP Facial

Now don’t let pictures of Kim Kardashian fool you, this treatment very much occurs during daylight and is not as gruesome as pictures make it out to be. The PRP Facial is a treatment that incorporates your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Micro-Needling. This facial improves fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and scars. The growth-factor rich topical PRP solution is applied to the skin after Micro-Needling and is effectively absorbed, further enhancing your results, stimulating collagen production and waking up the skin at a cellular level.

Botox vs. Bro-tox

Botox® is an injectable compound which when injected into a specific area binds itself to receptors within the targeted muscle. This process decreases the ability of the muscle to contract and thus diminishes the visibility of the wrinkle that would form when the muscle would otherwise contract.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the number of men seeking botox, or “bro-tox” has risen 355% in the last fifteen years. Drumroll please – botox is not just for women. Many men seek botox treatment because, “Male patients who have tried botox look better, feel better, and believe it gives them a competitive edge. There’s also less of a stigma associated with cosmetic procedures nowadays,” reports Men’s Journal about the increasing popularity. Whether you’re male or female, if you’re looking to look younger, botox may be the right solution for you.

Fillers – Juvéderm®

Fillers are substances designed to be injected beneath the surface of the skin to add volume and fullness. The most common concern we hear about fillers is “Will fillers make me look fake?” And the short answer is – no, of course not! Fillers, when done correctly, rejuvenate the skin and make problem areas look younger. Celebrity culture has perpetuated obvious mistakes of fillers: getting too much filler, or focusing filler in one area – creating a “fake” look.

Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvéderm®, have recognized RM Med Spa as a top ranked practice based on high quality and high volume performance. This means you can trust in our expertise for your injectable treatments, and that you can always be sure you are getting authentic product.

1 Cherney, Kristeen. “What are the Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?”. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/laser-hair-removal-side-effects#laser-hair-removal-and-cancer