Skinade® – Better Skin from Within

At Alazzo Med Spa, we’re always looking for ways to keep up with the ever changing you so we recently introduced Skinade®.

What is Skinnade and what does it do?

Skinade is an anti-aging drink with hydrolysed marine collagen peptides that boosts your body’s natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Skinade® is made of several other high-quality ingredients such as:

Vitamin C – aiding in collagen formation and providing protection for the skin by reducing free-radical damage and boosting the immune system.

Vitamin B complex – promoting more radiant, clear, uniform and glowing skin. This B complex includes Riboflavin, niacin, biotin, folic acid and B12.

MSM – improving elasticity, helping in the formation of collagen and keratin formation and inhibiting cross-linking of collagen cells which is the cause of aging skin.

Omegas 3 and 6 – balancing dry and oily skin

L-lysine – rebuilding the collagen on a cellular level

Skinade® does not include ingredients that are genetically modified, hormones, alcohol, or added sugar and is lactose, dairy and gluten free. Additionally, it is not in tablet form because the nutrients are absorbed 60-65% more in liquid form. It would take nearly 20 tablets to consume the same amount of nutrients that Skinade® has.

How does Skinnade work?

The previously mentioned ingredients work synergistically to help the skin function optimally. Furthermore, the hydrolysed marine collagen activates natural collagen production which helps increase the thickness of the skin resulting in less lines and wrinkles. The HAS2 receptors in our skin are also activated which results in more hydrated skin.

How long does Skinnade take to show visible improvements?

When taken as directed, consumers of Skinade® have reported that they notice their skin being softer and more hydrated after 4 days; more smooth, radiant skin after 10 days; a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles after 2 weeks and even more improvements in these areas after 4 weeks.

If you would like to learn more about Skinade® or would like to try a sample, stop in to see us at 8927 Fingerboard Road in Frederick. We’d love to give you a free consultation to educate you about how Skinade® can help improve the look of your skin.

 

Melissa Bolden, CRNP

Melissa Bolden, CRNP graduated from University of Maryland with a Masters in Science as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Melissa has owned and operated Med Spa’s since 2003. Her vast knowledge of aesthetic services and drive for perfection as well as her ability to achieve maximum results places Melissa at the top of the Med Spa industry.

3 Reasons You’ll Love Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal Service Frederick MDWinter has almost come to an end and we all have spring fever, especially with this mild weather we’ve been having. With spring and summer quickly approaching, we’ll be thinking about shorts, tank tops and swimsuits and the dreaded hair removal concerns soon enough. In preparation for summer and spring, there are many options to reducing the visibility of hair in areas like the face, arms, bikini area and legs but one of the best and most beneficial is laser hair removal. At Alazzo Med Spa, we’ve been providing laser hair removal for over 10 years and are the most experienced provider of laser hair removal in Maryland so we thought we’d share some reasons why you’ll love laser hair removal!

Reason 1: It’s More Convenient

Who else hates having to spend an extra 15 minutes in the shower shaving? We did too! You can reduce or even eliminate shaving by getting laser hair removal. If you’re not a shaver and choose to wax or get electrolysis, it’s faster than those too. At Alazzo Med Spa, we offer treatment packages of 6 sessions which are spaced weeks apart. This helps us make sure we get the hair growth in all stages. Once those 6 sessions are over, we have clients that don’t need to come back for 6 months or more, depending on how their body reacts. The treatment doesn’t take long either so all in all, the time it takes to get laser hair removal is far less than getting other treatments every 3-4 weeks.

Reason 2: It’s Cost Effective

As we’ve already mentioned, other treatments often require maintenance every 3-4 weeks. If you’re getting your chin, underarms and bikini area waxed every 3-4 weeks, that has to be adding up quickly! Not to mention the traveling back and forth. Laser hair removal is much cheaper, especially in the long run.

Reason 3: It’s More Effective

With laser hair removal, it’s not go big or go home. You can target a large area, small areas and areas in between. You can literally treat a follicle or an entire leg. No matter how large or small the treatment area is, you will see the same results. Laser hair removal results in permanent hair reduction so less hair grows back after each session and you’ll notice in most cases it will be lighter and thinner.

If you’d like to learn more about why you’d love laser hair removal, we’d love for you to call us at 301.810.5740 to set up a free consultation. During the consultation, we’ll evaluate your skin in the area you’d like to have treated and answer any questions you may have.

Melissa Bolden, CRNP

Melissa Bolden, CRNP graduated from University of Maryland with a Masters in Science as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Melissa has owned and operated Med Spa’s since 2003. Her vast knowledge of aesthetic services and drive for perfection as well as her ability to achieve maximum results places Melissa at the top of the Med Spa industry.

4 Ways to Reduce Pore Size

We all love things that boost our confidence and lets face it, wrinkles and oversized pores are 2 things that can kill our confidence rather quickly. At Alazzo Med Spa, we offer a multitude of treatments that help you boost your confidence so today we’d like to share with you a few ways to reduce your pore size. That way, your confidence can get back to where it should be!

  1. Using appropriate skin care products

There are several skin care products available over the counter – so many that it can be overwhelming. When choosing the skincare products for at home use, it’s important to make sure the products you’re using don’t have harmful ingredients that could harm your skin in other ways or even worse, make your pores look larger. Those who have large pores, typically have dirt and oil that build up in them. It’s important to remove the dirt and oil and you can do so with products like charcoal soap. Charcoal binds itself to up to 800 times its weight in dirt and oil pulling it out of the pores like a vacuum. Imagine how much dirt and oil it could rid for you!

  1. Using retinol

Retinol promotes the turnover of skin cells. As new skin forms, the cells are unclogged making them appear smaller. Again, when finding a product with retinol, you want to make sure that there aren’t other ingredients that harm your skin. At Alazzo Med Spa, we recommend using Image Skincare. If you’re not sure which product to use, we carry several of them and would love to discuss which would be best for pore reduction and your skin type.

  1. Using a Clarisonic brush

When using Clarisonic, a handheld electric brush, you can clean up to 6 times more makeup and be twice as effective when compared to manual cleansing. Removing the dirt from your face allows the pores to be cleaned and reduces the size of them. When choosing a Clarisonic system, it’s important to make sure you’re getting the appropriate brush for your skin type.

  1. Getting medical aesthetic treatments

There are multiple aesthetic treatments, such as MicroResurfacing and chemical peels, that can help improve the look of your pores. Each of these treatments work to remove dead cells and promote new skin cell growth. At Alazzo Med Spa, we provide MicroResurfacing with the DermaSweep™. The DermaSweep™ exfoliates the skin and vacuums the dead skin cells resulting in new cell growth. The chemical peel promotes new cell growth with a chemical solution that is applied to the skin that makes the skin peel. Each of these help reduce pore size.

If you’re tired of your pore size bothering you, let us help you determine which aesthetic treatment would be best for you. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will assess your skin and provide the best recommendation during your free consultation.

Melissa Bolden, CRNP

Melissa Bolden, CRNP graduated from University of Maryland with a Masters in Science as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Melissa has owned and operated Med Spa’s since 2003. Her vast knowledge of aesthetic services and drive for perfection as well as her ability to achieve maximum results places Melissa at the top of the Med Spa industry.

The Accountability Factor

We all know that the road to weight loss isn’t an easy one and it surely isn’t a straight shot. However, much like life’s many other journeys, the road can be much better when you have someone to share the trip. Not only is it great to share the experience with someone but it is even better to have someone holding you accountable.

Two Types of Accountability

When you’re out to make a big change, there are several ways that you can be held accountable but we’d like to focus on two. One – the person who does it with you and two – the person who you report back to.

The person who does it with you

Having a workout partner can double your performance according to a study done comparing those who worked out alone and with partners. This is huge! Not only can working out with a partner make you more likely to show up, it also makes you perform better. Instead of doing cardio for 10 minutes, you are more likely to do cardio for 20 minutes with a partner. Not to mention that a partner can help spot you and make sure your form is right when you get fatigued.

If you can’t find a workout buddy, you can always get a personal trainer. A personal trainer might not be lifting or doing cardio with you but they will educate you about exercising and show you how to do your exercises correctly and in a way that will benefit YOU the most. They will also keep you accountable for showing up on time and completing your workout with your best effort.

The person who you report back to

Some of us choose not to have a workout buddy or a personal trainer and may choose to be held accountable from someone that we don’t want to let down. This may be a friend who has been successful in their weight loss journey or a health and wellness coach that is helping you be more fulfilled in areas of your personal health and wellness. Regardless of who it is, this person will praise you for your progress and motivate you to keep going.

Alazzo Med Spa and Accountability

At Alazzo Med Spa, we are the person you report back to with an added bonus. We have a customized weight loss program that not only holds you accountable, giving you better results, but we also help you identify why you gained weight in the first place. There are numerous weight loss programs that help you lose weight and we feel that many are so unsuccessful because these programs don’t identify the cause of your weight gain. We help you correct the underlying issue so that gaining weight back is not inevitable. After we do several analyses and create a program specifically for you, we will provide continuous monitoring and support throughout your program to help you achieve optimal results. If you’d like to come in for a free consultation to learn more, give us a call at 301.810.5740.

Melissa Bolden, CRNP

Melissa Bolden, CRNP graduated from University of Maryland with a Masters in Science as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Melissa has owned and operated Med Spa’s since 2003. Her vast knowledge of aesthetic services and drive for perfection as well as her ability to achieve maximum results places Melissa at the top of the Med Spa industry.

Prevent Looking Another Year Older with These Two Anti-Aging Treatments

Age can start to change the way your skin looks as early as your 30th birthday and unfortunately you can’t control some things that contribute to aging skin like genetics. However, you can control your habits, both bad and good, which have a great influence on how fast we age. While we cannot prevent aging all together, we can prevent looking another year older with these two anti-aging treatments.

  1. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Therapy

IPL systems work on similar principles as lasers in that light energy is absorbed into particular target cells. IPL is different than lasers in that there are different wavelengths of light, as oppose to one, in each pulse. The light energy of each pulse is converted to heat energy which damages the targeted area. IPL therapy targets areas in the dermis while not affecting the top layer of skin, the epidermis. The treatment treats early aging lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, age spots and more.

  1. Micro-Needling

Micro-needling creates micro channels (tiny holes) in the epidermis (shown in the image below) of the skin with very small needles. The treatment stimulates the skin’s natural ability to heal itself producing collagen and elastin in the process. Collagen gives your skin strength while elastin enables your skin to stretch and bounce back. The repair process begins immediately as the micro channels close very quickly and the healing response begins. The process results in a thicker dermis (shown in the image below) giving you younger looking skin.

Micro-needling not only gives you longer looking skin overall, it also helps improve the appearance of pigmentation, stretch marks, scars, wrinkles and fine lines.

Find out if you’re a candidate for either of these treatments by coming in for a free consultation. We’ll evaluate your skin, discuss what you’d like to improve and offer the best solution for you to achieve ageless skin!

 

Melissa Bolden, CRNP

Melissa Bolden, CRNP graduated from University of Maryland with a Masters in Science as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Melissa has owned and operated Med Spa’s since 2003. Her vast knowledge of aesthetic services and drive for perfection as well as her ability to achieve maximum results places Melissa at the top of the Med Spa industry.

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