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2016 Skin Resolutions You Can Stick To


Making new year’s resolutions is one thing…sticking to them is another. Studies show that less than 10 percent of Americans actually achieve the resolutions they set. So what’s your plan to get the skin you’ve always wanted in 2016? We’ve got you covered.  

Microdermabrasion: If you’re looking to treat acne scarring, sun damage age spots, freckles, stretch marks, fine lines, scars and/or rough skin with no downtime, consider microdermabrasion. The exfoliating treatment can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, back, elbows and even your feet. Microdermabrasion speeds up the cellular turnover process and helps you gradually improve your skin within just a few treatments.


PicoSure Tattoo Removal: There’s no better time than the new year to say goodbye to your unwanted tattoo. The most advanced laser treatment available, PicoSure targets difficult ink colors including blue and green. It also removes ink more effectively than any other laser and can be used on previously treated tattoos.

Dermapen/Microneedling: An innovative step in non-surgical skin rejuvenation, Dermapen 3 effectively improves skin tone, erases fine lines, diminishes scars and leaves skin glowing with shorter treatments, less recovery time and less pain. If you’re looking to transform your skin but don’t want to go under the knife, this is your go-to for 2016.


Injectables: Another non-surgical skin transformer, Botox and fillers are a great way to achieve your ideal look with no surgery or downtime. So many new formulas and brands out now, your options are endless for lifting and getting rid of stubborn wrinkles.
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Bro-tox: Guys Giving Injectables a Shot

Listen up guys, Botox is no longer exclusively for the ladies. A new term coined Bro-tox is the latest and greatest thing to happen to your skin. Yep, we know it sounds a little out there, but Botox has crossed the gender lines with a 258 percent increase over the past ten years.

So why are men opting to go under the needle? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are a few factors playing into Bro-tox’s popularity. 

The first factor is that within the past couple of years, cosmetic procedures are more widely accepted and no longer carry the negative stigma they did in the past.

Additionally, Botox delivers results with no downtime and is an appealing option for men because it erases wrinkles but isn’t obvious that you’ve had “work” done.

What’s most interesting is that men feel increasing pressure to stay relevant in the workplace and want to look better and younger to climb the career ranks. The American Society of Plastic Surgery also reports that employees want to maintain a more attractive and youthful look in the competitive job market. This means that a youthful appearance allows men (and women) to receive promotions and generate more income than their older looking peers – a crucial part of success especially with a leaner workforce.

Men on the hunt for jobs also up their competitive game with Bro-tox for an extra edge when interviewing.

Not a scary procedure, Botox includes a few pricks to areas including your forehead, eyes and in between eyebrows to relax facial muscles and minimize lines and wrinkles.


Want to learn more or are you ready to take the Bro-tox plunge? Reach out to us at www.theshawcenter.com/Contact/Contact.phpto schedule a consultation.
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Recently, plastic surgery has been on the rise. 15.6 million people in the United States had a cosmetic procedure in 2014, a 3% increase from 2013 and a dramatic 104% increase from 2000.

With a surge in procedures, plastic surgery has become more widely accepted and has also opened the door for new non-invasive procedures. Instead of boring holiday gift staples like socks or a scarf, here’s our guide to skin and body services for everyone on your list.

For the clean freak: Clarisonic. This facial cleansing tool has become a household name and makes a great gift for those who are skincare obsessed or like things a little more squeaky clean than the rest of us. Not only does it purify pores on the daily, it also helps even skin texture and fight off fine lines.

For the poolside enthusiast: Sculpsure. In Arizona, pool season gets here early. Give the gift of a bikini-ready bod with brand new Sculpsure. The revolutionary laser reduces fat permanently with less treatments and zero downtime.

For the extra scruffy guy: Laser Hair Removal. Although it might not be a daily topic of conversation, no one likes unsightly hair (ew!). Help out with a package of laser hair removal session to get him ready for beach vacays and whatever else comes along in 2016.

For the celeb-obsessed: Lip Augmentation. 2015 was the year of the Kylie Jenner lip and women everywhere are jumping on the bandwagon to achieve volume-packed lips like the teen social media queen. Pump up your gift game this year with injectable fillers that not only increase pout size, but also smooth lips and rejuvenate the entire mouth area.

For the selfie pro: Smart Lipo Neck. This profile-perfecting procedure uses a laser to melt fat and tighten skin. With almost no scarring (the incision is only one millimeter), downtime is minimal. Grab a selfie stick and make it a packaged gift.  
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The Ultimate Glowing Summer Skin Guide


Now that the three-digit weather is upon us, it’s more important than ever to crank up your skin care routine. With these tips our experts at The SHAW Center, you can beat the heat – and save your skin – this summer.

Work out early… or late
If you enjoy exercising outdoors, readjust your routine so that you are doing your outdoor workouts in the early morning before the sun hits its peak intensity of in the evening/night when the sun goes down. Even if you’re not out during peak hours, always apply sunscreen when exercising or spending time outdoors in the sun.

Stay in the shade
If you’re spending the day at the park or zoo with the kids, wear a hat, sunglasses, protective or long-sleeve clothing and try to stay out of the direct sun. Take lots of breaks in the heat of the day to hide out in the shade. If you can, bring an oversized umbrella, especially if you are headed to the lake, where ample shade may not be available. And don’t forget to reapply sunscreen on yourself and your kids often.

Apply sunscreen daily
Speaking of sunscreen, apply it every day – even if the only time you see the sun is the care ride from your home to your office. Even a small amount of sun exposure on a repeated basis can cause skin damage over time. If you find applying sunscreen to be a pain, look for a daily lotion with SPF built in or buy the spray on kind which takes just seconds to apply. And don’t forget the face and neck!

Regain smoother skin
Reverse the effects of skin damage (even from when you were a teen tanning in the sun!) by using a chemical exfoliator versus a buffer or granule cleanser.

Soothe a sunburn
If you do get burned, take an ibuprofen to calm inflammation as well as soothe redness and pain. Next take a cool shower, and then apply a thick moisturizing lotion. Ahhhhh.


Our team of skin care experts can help you achieve and maintain that healthy glow. Call us today to schedule a consultation to see how we can help!
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