Jun 17, 2022
Welcome to Episode 96! This isn't our typical area of expertise, this is why we called in a PRO. This all falls under the same umbrella of self-image, so read on!
In the world of fashion, everyone has their own way of achieving their style goals.
This week, Holly explores the world of non-invasive cosmetic procedures with Dr. Tanya Lawson of Inbloom Health + Medispa in New Hampshire.
What's the latest? Is it right for you? Does it have to hurt?
See? We also apply these same questions to fashion! #AmIright?
LISTEN TO THE NEW EPISODE here!
First, some background:
Dr. Lawson specializes in aesthetic, anti-aging, and functional medicine. Her personalized approach allows her to combine the best in cutting-edge wellness treatments and aesthetics, positioning her to provide her patients the very best care to meet their goals.
(Just a disclaimer: the information in this newsletter is NOT medical advice, it is for your information only!!)
“Whether it's fashion or medical esthetics, we're really trying to help clients or patients care for themselves so that they can feel their best.
It's about empowering patients. It's not about making people feel bad because they look a certain way." – Dr. Tanya Lawson, M.D.
Dr. Tanya's Top Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatments (zero Fashion Crimes here):
BOTOX: What is it, how does it work
Botox is the top injectable treatment of its kind. It’s FDA-approved to minimize the look of moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet for about 3-4 months.
Um, what are you shooting in my face? Botox uses purified botulinum toxin to temporarily relax the muscles responsible for these common wrinkles. With Botox treatment, wrinkles become less apparent.
For some patients (like HOLLY), there is a fear of pain, a fear of the medication, and the dread of trying to keep up with it every 3 months.
Dr. Tanya dispels the misconceptions of this treatment, and even SPILLS THE TEA on all of the uses of Botox that you may not be aware of: those neck bands, your veiny hands - even your booty!!! #YAASSGURL
Dr. Tanya and Holly review all of the "Dos and Don'ts of Botox" so you need to listen up!
NOTE: At this point in the podcast, Holly and Dr. Tanya fantasize about having a "Free Styling and Botox Advice" booth in the airport for all the fashion and face crimes they see. It's so easy to ask an expert! Just do it - they are not judging!!
FILLERS: What's new? What do they do?
Over time, skin loses volume. Loss of collagen, sun damage, and more can leave you with a sunken look that impacts your confidence. If you notice that your skin has lost its volume and smoothness, dermal fillers can help.
Dr. Tanya explains that fillers have come a long way since the early days of collagen fillers, and primarily now they use hyaluronic acid.
Um, what are you shooting in my face? Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that exists in our skin that loves water. When you think of fillers, you want to think about it to add volume in areas of volume loss to plump tissue. Typically, you use fillers in lips, cheeks, and jaw lines.
Why do we love them? If administered correctly by a professional (ahem, take note), they have an instant result. Patients love them for that immediate gratification. AND, fillers typically last - depending on the product used - 12 months on average.
LASERS for Hair Removal
Shaving, waxing, and tweezing aren’t just time-consuming; they don’t reliably give you the silky smooth, hair-free look and feel you want.
These days, new laser hair removal procedures are safe and permanent - and less painful - when administered by aesthetic and medical professionals.
Ok, so laser hair removal is still not pain-free. But the new generation of hair removal is more comfortable and more effective.
Dr. Tanya's Tip: just remember, hair removal procedures are not for those with red, blonde, or white hair. Rrrruuudddeee.
WTF ABOUT CELLULITE?
Cellulite is often genetic. It's hormonal. There are different treatments on the market that can help reduce the appearance.
Dr. Tanya is a fan of using radiofrequency micro-needling. This can help smooth and tighten the skin. It also has certain settings that can help melt fat essentially.
When we have cellulite, we have bulging fat cells with fibrous septums that bring it down and creates a rippled appearance. By decreasing fat in the area, you can get more smoothing.
Some good news? There is a new injectable treatment on the market that is in its early stages, so be on the lookout!
HOW TO LOOK NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL
Most of the age-old science is still relevant (no pun intended):
1.) Get enough sleep
3.) Avoid sun exposure
4.) Avoid unhealthy foods and alcohol
5.) Exercise, including building muscle with weights.
Bottom line? Listen to this episode, live a healthy lifestyle, be happy, wear appropriate clothing, keep your face out of sun, blah, blah. blah, AND listen to this podcast.
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