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Reversing the Appearance of Skin Aging

We all want younger-looking skin, and we’ve all been bombarded with different methods of achieving it. With so many different treatments and products at your disposal, it can be overwhelming to figure out what works best for you. That’s why Club West Med Spa has outlined a comprehensive guide to reducing the appearance of skin aging. From skincare products and injectable treatments to lifestyle changes, we’re here to explain it all!

If you are in the Midlothian, VA area and are interested in our Botox® or other injectable treatments or are just looking to learn more about taking care of your skin, contact us at Club West Med Spa today!

Skincare

Skincare is a crucial part of reducing the appearance of aging. Having a solid skincare routine with products tailored to your skin type will keep your skin hydrated, moisturized, and glowing.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is like magic for your skin. It is a naturally occurring substance that, when applied to your skin, greatly increases hydration. It can help make your skin look fuller and give you that youthful glow. Incorporate it into your skincare routine to keep your skin looking healthy. To learn more, read our last blog post!

SPF

The importance of SPF has probably been preached to you, but it’s for a good reason. SPF is essential for protecting your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Some of those effects are premature aging, wrinkles, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation. It’s one of the easiest things you can do every day to protect yourself–trust us, your skin will thank you!

Lifestyle

Stay Hydrated

Hydrated skin is happy skin! If you are dehydrated, your skin is one of the first giveaways. Your skin may appear dry or oily (if you have oily-prone skin), and your complexion will look dull and muted. To stay properly hydrated, you should be drinking around half an ounce to an ounce of water per pound you weigh. This will keep your skin looking plump and moisturized.

Sleep With a Silk Pillowcase

If you haven’t discovered the benefits of sleeping on silk yet, now is the time. You may not even realize it, but your regular cotton pillowcases are actually pretty rough on your skin. Silk is softer and therefore creates less friction and abrasion on your face. Replacing your cotton pillowcases with silk will give you a luxurious, high-end feeling while protecting your skin!

Eat a Balanced Diet

Did you know that the food you eat can be a cause of aging skin? Foods with high glycemic index, like sugars and simple carbs, are inflammatory to the body, speeding along the aging process. You definitely don’t need to give up on dessert forever–but finding joy in moderation is powerful.

Adding more healthy foods to your diet is more important than removing unhealthy foods. Here is a list of some anti-inflammatory foods to start adding to your meals. Maintaining a balanced diet and incorporating more anti-inflammatory foods into your diet will make you glow from the inside out!

Cut Down on Drinking and Smoking

Everyone has their vices, but the truth is, they are greatly damaging to your skin and your overall health. Alcohol is very dehydrating, and drinking regularly can cause long-term damage to your skin. Smoking is also incredibly detrimental to your skin’s health. It rapidly speeds up the aging process and can cause wrinkles and dullness. By cutting alcohol and cigarettes out of your life or enjoying them in moderation, you can save years of your life.

Botox® & Fillers

Injectable Fillers

Dermal Fillers are injectables intended to reduce wrinkles. They are injected underneath the skin and create volume that plumps up any dull or creased areas. Because they are so widespread today, fillers are more accessible than ever! They are a quick and efficient anti-aging treatment that is easy to keep up with.

At Club West Med Spa, we offer Botox®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, and Voluma® injectables. Each one is a highly-rated treatment designed to create volume and reduce the appearance of aging. Not sure which one is right for you? Contact our team to learn more!

Visit Club West Med Spa

A visit to Club West Med Spa is an investment in yourself. Our team of professionals is committed to making you look and feel your best. Whether you are looking for injectable treatments or shopping for skincare, there’s no better place to be. If you live in or around Midlothian, VA, contact Club West Med Spa today!

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EMSCULPT NEO® vs CoolSculpting®: Which Is Better?

Tired of doing endless crunches and squats to no avail? Are you struggling to lose stubborn belly fat and gain definition in your thighs, arms, and buttocks?

Introducing the latest in non-invasive body contouring, Club West Med Spa is one of the first day spas in Chesterfield County and Central Virginia to utilize the EMSCULPT NEO®.

But that’s not all. We also offer CoolSculpting® for those who want to target specific areas of fat pockets.

What are the differences between EMSCULPT NEO vs. CoolSculpting? Not sure which procedure is right for you?

In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO and how they can help you achieve your body goals. We’ll also discuss how you can expedite and ensure long-lasting results with either procedure!

If you’re ready to discover the power of these innovative treatments and how they can help you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

EMSCULPT NEO®

EMSCULPT NEO is a non-invasive, FDA-approved body contouring treatment that targets and burns fat cells while simultaneously building muscle mass. It is a next generation treatment that combines radiofrequency (RF) heat energy with high levels of high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM™) energy.

The EMSCULPT NEO procedure is virtually painless. Patients may experience warmth and sensations similar to muscle contractions during the procedure.

How Effective Is EMSCULPT NEO?

Applied to different areas of the body, which can include the abdomen, buttocks, legs, calves, and arms, one 30-minute session is the equivalent of 20,000 squats and 20,000 crunches. On average, you can expect 30% fat reduction and 25% muscle gains after four 30-minute sessions.

Compared to the standard EMSCULPT®, this procedure produces better, tighter, and longer-lasting results. The combined powers of HIFEM and RF energy in the EMSCULPT NEO delivers a higher blood supply to muscles, causing them to contract more rapidly and build muscle cells at a faster rate. At the same time, the combined radiofrequency and electromagnetic energy targets deeper layers of visceral fat cells, damaging them, and causing them to break down permanently.

Are You a Candidate for EMSCULPT NEO?

Even with diet and exercise, some people can struggle to lose stubborn body fat and build muscle. EMSCULPT NEO is ideal for those who want to simultaneously reduce fat and tone their bodies.

Men and women with a body mass index of 30 or less are eligible for treatment. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation.

CoolSculpting®

Are you looking to target distinct bulges of stubborn fat?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-approved body contouring treatment that helps individuals reduce specific areas of fat through the method of cryolipolysis.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

The CoolSculpting device targets a specific area of the body between two paddles. These paddles freeze fat cells to a temperature that causes them to break down. Over time, the body naturally expels these dead fat cells. The procedure is often sought by patients who struggle with fat bulges on the belly, thighs, buttocks area, along the bra line, under the jaw, or in the upper arms.

CoolSculpting is generally painless, but patients do experience minor pinching and numbness during the procedure.

Are You a Candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is recommended for those who have not been able to remove stubborn areas of fat with diet and exercise. Patients who are at a healthy weight are the best candidates for CoolSculpting. Patients who are slightly overweight may also be candidates for CoolSculpting.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation for CoolSculpting. We’re happy to help you explore all of your treatment options.

How to Maintain Long-Lasting Body Sculpting Results

The quality of your long-term results with CoolSculpting or EMSCULPT NEO will depend on whether or not you’re able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a rule of thumb, the more weight you gain post-treatment, the less noticeable the results will be.

It’s recommended that patients focus on losing or maintaining weight after treatment. Consistent exercise and a healthy diet rich in protein and whole foods can help with this. Staying hydrated, getting plenty of sleep each night, and reducing stress are also ways you can ward off weight gain.

Is EMSCULPT NEO® or CoolSculpting® Right for You?

At Club West Med Spa, we’re here to help our clients regain their confidence and achieve a higher quality of life through the power of non-surgical, body contouring devices.

If you’d like to learn more about the differences between EMSCULPT NEO® vs. CoolSculpting®, reach out to us today to schedule a consultation.

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New Med Spa Treatments: Virtue RF & CoolPeel

Are you ready to achieve younger, brighter, and healthier-looking skin?

As the premier medical spa in Chesterfield County, VA, Club West Med Spa offers a diverse selection of skin treatments that reduce signs of aging and improve your overall complexion. We’ve recently introduced two new medical spa treatments, Virtue RF and CoolPeel, and we’re excited for what they have in store for our patients.

Read on to discover more about the rejuvenating powers of Virtue RF microneedling and the innovative CoolPeel laser skin resurfacing treatment. If you’d like to schedule a consultation for Virtue RF or CoolPeel treatment, contact us today!

Virtue RF Microneedling

Combining the power of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy, Virtue RF is a versatile, minimally-invasive treatment that stimulates collagen and elastin production to minimize pores, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and much more.

Wish you had smooth and supple skin? Are you self-conscious of acne scars, blemishes, uneven skin tone, or stretch marks?

Virtue RF may be the right med spa treatment for you! Next, we’ll explore how it works and what you can expect during and after treatment.

How Does Virtue RF Microneedling Work?

Virtue RF works similarly to traditional microneedling treatments. By penetrating deep beyond the top layer of the skin, Virtue’s microneedles stimulate collagen and elastin production.

But that’s not all. The microneedles simultaneously open up channels within the dermis layer to transfer radiofrequency energy, enhancing the production and flow of collagen and elastin. The radio frequency energy travels deep within the dermis layer to target and reduce scars, tighten skin, and create a healthier, glowing complexion.

Does Virtue RF Work on All Skin Types?

Yes! Virtue RF can yield beautiful, long-lasting results for patients of all ages, skin types, and skin tones.

So, whether you struggle with fine lines and wrinkles, acne and scarring, uneven skin tone and texture, loose skin, or stretch marks, you can benefit from Virtue RF microneedling.

Because Virtue RF’s system utilizes multiple microneedling handpieces, you can target facial skin and problem areas across your body.

Is Virtue RF Painful? How Long Does Treatment Last?

Virtue RF is minimally invasive and pain-free and is widely considered one of the most comfortable microneedling treatments in the market today.

Insertions of the microneedles are precise, minimizing tearing, trauma, and scratching. Your provider will most likely apply an anesthetic numbing cream before treatment goes underway to help soothe the area. You may experience light pressure while we apply the handpiece and emit heat from it.

The entire treatment process, including skin preparation and post-treatment, can take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes. The microneedling process itself lasts around 20 minutes. After treatment, patients wear a moisturizing, anti-inflammatory Microcurrent Dual Face Mask to reduce redness and promote healing.

What Can You Expect After Treatment?

Downtime after Virtue RF treatment is minimal, meaning you can resume work and normal activity right after treatment. You may experience some skin redness for the first few hours after treatment.

Wearing sunscreen and avoiding exfoliating skin washes and treatments for the first 24 hours post-treatment can also reduce redness. It’s also recommended that patients avoid wearing makeup soon after and at least a day after treatment.

Your skin may feel smoother soon after treatment. It takes anywhere from four to six weeks for noticeably full results to show. For best results, we recommend a series of three to four treatments over the course of several months.

CoolPeel

Wish you could shed years off your skin and radiate with a youthful glow? CoolPeel is a new, non-invasive CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment that is helping patients take control over age spots, sun damage, acne scars, loose skin, and the effects of aging.

What makes CoolPeel so innovative? Let’s take a closer look!

How Does CoolPeel Work?

Utilizing the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser, CoolPeel removes the damaged upper layer of the skin. It then delivers short pulses of laser energy, which stimulates collagen production.

Unlike other CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments, CoolPeel does not produce heat throughout the procedure, making it a more comfortable treatment option that yields a faster healing period.

Does CoolPeel Work on All Skin Types?

CoolPeel is most effective on skin affected by sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.

Laser skin resurfacing treatment can potentially cause discoloration. Any patient wishing to undergo CoolPeel, or any other type of laser skin resurfacing treatment, should consult with a doctor first and go over their medical history. There may be other medical spa treatments that are more effective with your skin type and can help you achieve a younger and healthier complexion.

Is CoolPeel Painful? How Long Does Treatment Last?

A facial CoolPeel treatment typically lasts anywhere from five to 20 minutes. You can expect a longer treatment time if you’re targeting areas like the neck or chest.

Treatment is not painful. It is generally considered one of the more comfortable laser skin resurfacing treatments available.

What Can You Expect After Treatment?

It takes around 10 days for CoolPeel to show noticeable results. The treatment will gradually take full effect over the course of a few months as your skin produces more collagen.

Downtime after CoolPeel is minimal. You can resume work and normal day-to-day activities. You may experience mild redness within the first 24 hours after treatment ‒ but it is no worse than a slight sunburn. Some dryness may occur.

You can minimize redness and irritation by drinking lots of water and avoiding sunlight, face coverings, makeup, perfume, as well as topical ointments and creams. You should also minimize contact with bleach products in the first few days after treatment. Talk to your provider about which skin lotions you should use to keep your skin hydrated following treatment.

Achieve Your Best Skin with Virtue RF & CoolPeel

Virtue RF microneedling and CoolPeel laser skin resurfacing are transforming the way we address the effects of aging on the skin. But did you know that Virtue RF and CoolPeel can work in unison to intensify results AND create a more gorgeous, youthful glow?

Whether you’re interested in these treatments separately or making them both a part of your skin regimen plan, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Club West Med Spa. We look forward to educating our patients on the rejuvenating powers of both Virtue RF and CoolPeel ‒ and we look forward to seeing the results work wonders for all skin types!

Contact us today to get started!