It goes without saying that your body experiences a lot of changes during pregnancy, but let’s say it anyway! Some things are stretched, others are swollen. Your center of gravity shifts, you’re carrying added weight, and your hormones go more than a little crazy. While all of this is totally normal, it can result in both mental and physical stress for expectant mothers.
Prenatal massage can relieve many of the aches and pains...more
Chemical peels can do amazing things for the appearance and texture of skin. A carefully combined formula of rejuvenating acids in combination with quality skincare products can dramatically soften fine lines and wrinkles, refine pores and texture, reduce hyperpigmentation, minimize acne and scarring, and enhance the overall radiance and brightness of your skin.
But one peel does not fit all. Chemical peels, like most medical cosmetic...more
Many people begin to consider Botox when the lines and wrinkles on their face begin to make them appear tired, angry, or older than they feel. Botox and other injectable neuromodulators are so effective at improving the appearance of facial lines that they are by far the most popular cosmetic treatment worldwide.
But what many do not realize is that the best time to start Botox is actually before the wrinkles set in. Once...more
Through thick and thin, eyebrows have been a feature of facial fashion for thousands of years. That’s because aside from their biological function to keep sweat and dust out of the eyes, they have an amazing ability to highlight your best features, enhance your expressions and make you look well-groomed and “put together” even when wearing little to no makeup.
But previous over-tweezing, aging, and even genetics can make consistently...more
Your evening cleansing ritual is an important part of your skincare routine. Washing your face before bed not only leads to fewer breakouts and less irritated skin, it can help reduce the signs of aging by keeping pore size small, reducing oxidative stress, and allowing for better absorption of your favorite serums and creams.
But if you’ve ever cleansed your face and followed with a toner on a cotton ball, you’ve probably noticed that...more
Although the term neuromodulator may sound obscure, it’s actually far more common than you would think. A neuromodulator is a drug that is used in the medical spa industry that helps relax tightened muscles across the body. Neuromodulators are administered into the body by the way of small amounts of a concentrated solution.
A few of the most popular cosmetic neuromodulator treatments that are frequently used are Botox, Xeomin, and...more
A neuromodulator is a drug used in the medical spa industry to help relax tightened muscles. This is done by injecting small amounts of the solution into specific muscles. Neuromodulators are used for a myriad of reasons, one of the most prevalent being that neuromodulators help to reduce the appearance of some wrinkles and can temporarily reverse fine lines.
A few of the most popular cosmetic neuromodulator treatments are Botox,...more
Chronic pain, that lasting 12 weeks or longer, is a prevalent and potentially debilitating medical issue with which many Americans live. Regardless of whether the pain is the byproduct of injury or long-term illness, the condition can feel arduous and defeating. If left untreated, chronic pain may eventually lead to increased stress levels, heightened anxiety, and depression, and as well as difficulty in accomplishing day-to-day...more
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is a sliding joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. The TMJ is comprised of bones and muscles that make up the jaw along with connective tissues and muscles that surround and protect the jaw. When working well, the TMJ functions to connect the jaw to the skull and also open and close the mouth. However, this indispensable part of the facial anatomy can oftentimes become damaged and cause severe pain...more
Beautiful skin does not always come easily. Age, environmental pollutants, sensitivities, genes, and the products we use all play a role in our skin’s condition and appearance. Regular professional facials are a great way to not only rehydrate dry skin, but also unclog pores, treat breakouts, and exfoliate dead skin cells. They can also encourage increased collagen production and new cell turnover for a longer-lasting glow and softer...more
Many people struggle with acne and are considering getting on Accutane. While using Accutane as a skin treatment is often an effective way to cure severe cystic acne, it also comes with a host of potentially dangerous side effects. Many people refrain from taking Accutane because of these side effects and are willing to try alternate treatments in hopes of treating acne. Listed below are four facial treatments that are worth considering...more
Many of us would like to improve the appearance of our skin. A beautiful complexion rarely goes unnoticed and while it is something to strive for, beautiful and healthy skin can be difficult to get. One of the things that can help improve your skin the most is education. Listed below are 5 skincare tips that will help you understand how your skin works and how to best take care of it.
Millions of people each year make a commitment to lose weight, some are successful others are not. What determines the success of a program? It seems that while there is always an abundance of crash and fad diets, new gym membership excitement, and radical exercise programs; the shiny wears off and failure is imminent. For this reason, many people are beginning to turn toward the medical field for support and guidance during their weight loss...more
Many people think about getting injectables long before they actually do. Whether it’s a fear of needles, side effects, or looking too “different,” they wait around, unhappy with their appearance, not realizing that aesthetic practitioners are eager and available for a consultation appointment to answer any and all questions regarding these safe cosmetic procedures. Here are some of the most commons we get.
If you’re experiencing acne-type bumps around your mouth, chin, and nose area where you’ve never had a problem before, you’re not alone. In fact, there’s a name for it: Maskne. This Covid complexion casualty comes from wearing a face covering for extended periods of time, and while masking up may be necessary while the virus rages, it’s hard to mask our frustration with the cosmetic consequences.
Maskne is actually not a new term at...more
While massage has long been recognized as a great way to pamper yourself after a tough work week or when spending luxury time alone or with friends, many now embrace it as an essential part of an ongoing wellness routine. That’s because massage therapy not only feels amazing, it offers many therapeutic benefits that last long after you leave the table.
The hands-on muscle...more
Did you know that some 50 million American adults struggle with some form of chronic pain? If you’re one of them, you should know that regular massage therapy sessions can help you manage many kinds of chronic pain without the need for drugs or surgery. Let’s look at how this form of manual healing can enhance your quality of life.
Nagging injuries may leave you with chronic pain issues. In some cases, acute injuries heal incorrectly,...more
Many of us would like to get rid of troublesome areas of fat accumulation that just don’t seem to respond to traditional strategies such as diet and exercise. If you have this annoying problem, you may be delighted to learn that Kalologie 360 Spa in Austin offers two surgery-free alternatives, Emsculpt and CoolSculpting. But what’s the difference between these two approaches, and which one should you choose? Here’s a quick comparison to clear...more
If you’ve lived in Austin for any length of time, you’ve gotten to know the sun all too well. The same glowing ball that permits warm, bright, cheerful outdoor fun can also cause some serious skin problems, from premature aging and painful sunburns, to deadly cancer. So you probably wouldn’t think of heading off to the beach or going for a jog without first applying sunscreen. Unfortunately, you can’t grab just any product from the...more
When you buy a skin care product at the supermarket or corner drug store, are you really getting what you want and need? These products can vary widely, both in their active ingredients and in the concentrations and effectiveness of those active ingredients. Let’s examine some of the differences that you need to understand in your quest for better skin.
Cheap, generic skin care products tend to offer little more than a nice scent, a...more
Wonderful though modern smart phones are, they certainly have their drawbacks as well. Aside from promoting time-wasting and distraction, the biggest issue is probably ergonomic. Today, it's common for a person to spends hours each day using their cell phone. Typically, these folks crane their necks forward over their phone during these hours.
This posture leads directly to the condition commonly called 'text neck.' It's natural for the...more
Excellent skin does not come easy! While facials and cosmetic products add good value in slowing down the aging process, your diet plays a big role, too. It is important to continue maintaining a diet that fits your overall skin care goals. With these reasons in mind, here are ways to adjust your diet to help it promote healthy skin.
Choose Healthy Nuts, Seeds, and Avocado Snacks
Some of the healthiest fats are...more