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The Best Treatments to Repair Sun Damage

It’s officially fall, and now that we’re spending less time in the sun, it’s time to correct the visible and nonvisible summer sun damage. How does the sun damage your skin? Sunlight in moderation can be good for us, but overexposure can damage the skin both on the surface and at a cellular level. Sunburn, premature aging and hyperpigmentation are ways the sun can visibly…

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat eliminating procedure that works by freezing stubborn fat cells. We are all born with a set number of fat cells. With healthy habits, we can shrink those cells, but we cannot get rid of them on our own. CoolSculpting works by safely freezing stubborn fat cells. Once they’re frozen, they die, and the body naturally removes those dead fat cells.…

What is the Best Type of Filler?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic fillers injected to enhance volume and fill deep wrinkles. All USA FDA-approved dermal fillers have the same parent chemical, hyaluronic acid. However the size of particles and the way the fillers are cross-linked differ. These differences give the fillers different properties. You could say Hyaluronic Acid fillers are all part of the same family, but each filler has a different personality.…

What Skin Concerns Can Be Addressed with a HydraFacial?

The beautiful thing about the HydraFacial treatment is that it addresses multiple skin concerns at once. Everyone can benefit from this facial, and it treats the majority of skincare needs! In just one treatment, the HydraFacial MD can address the following concerns: Fine lines and wrinkles Uneven skin tone and texture Hyperpigmentation (brown spots) Redness Enlarged pores Elasticity and firmness Dry skin Oily and congested…

What’s the Difference between Botox and Filler?

Botox and fillers are both types of cosmetic injectables, but their composition makes them very different. Comparing Botox and filler is really like comparing apples and oranges. Botox Botox is in the neurotoxin, or “toxin,” category. So, all the toxins approved by the US FDA, which includes Botox, Xeomin, Jeuveau and Dysport, are all derived from the botulinum toxin. These toxins work by weakening the…

A Guide for First Time Botox Patients

If you’re concerned with the wrinkles on your forehead or around your eyes, you’ve probably wondered about Botox. Botox is a neurotoxin, or neuromodulator, that works by weakening the wrinkle-causing muscles in the face. Our injectors, Dr. Lamb and Dominique, RN, inject tiny amounts of Botox in the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes. Botox can also be injected in other facial muscles,…

6 Frequently Asked Questions about Botox

Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatments- for good reason! Dr. Lamb has been injecting Botox since it was approved by the FDA in 2002. It can be used to smooth wrinkles, lift eyebrow arches, reduce the size of bulky facial muscles (for example, the masseter in the jaw), and for therapeutic benefits such as easing migraines and excessive sweating. While you…

5 Best Things for your Skin during Quarantine in Kansas City

We’re about 5 weeks into COVID-19 quarantine, and we’re all in need of some TLC. We’re desperate for a haircut, fresh manicure, facial, and a happy hour! Until we’re able to go see our fav stylists, nail techs, aestheticians and bartenders, we’ll turn to DIY self-care. For those feeling like their skin needs some help, here are some quarantine skincare tips. Go Without Makeup This…

3 Ways to Enhance Your Eyes

Healthylooks Medspa owners, Dr. Lamb and Carri Lamb, want to use this time in quarantine to share tips they’ve learned in their 20+ years in the aesthetic industry. To begin the “Healthylooks at Home” series, we want to start with the eyes, as they’re the first feature another person notices about you. So, what are three easy ways to nonsurgically enhance your eyes? Botox Permanent…

5 things to know about SPF

Kansas City is warming up, and our staff and patients are raving about the weather! With more time spent in the sun, let’s talk about sunscreen. We appreciate the concern for sunscreen this season, but sunscreen should actually be worn ALL YEAR LONG! We’ve found that there is a lot of misperception about SPF, so we wanted to break down a few key takeaways. 1.…