Liquid Facelift
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Did you know FIVE full syringes of filler only make up a single teaspoon?!

So you have decided that you are interested in possibly getting treatment with dermal fillers, but outside figuring out what types of filler are best for you (leave that to the skinBe experts) when you are considering your budget you may also be wondering, “Well, how many syringes of this filler am I going to need to get the results that I am looking for?” 

There are several things to take into account when determining the amount of dermal filler that you need. One would be the amount of enhancement you are looking for – are you wanting a slight, moderate or major change? The other would be age. Starting in our mid 30’s we begin to lose approximately 1cc of volume in the facial area per year. Because of this, most clients require 1 syringe of filler per decade of life. Although it is custom for each client, you can expect at 40 years old, you may need about 4 syringes just to get the party started. 50 years old? About 5 syringes of filler to start, and so forth. In combination with age, lifestyle choices, such as smoking and sun exposure, can also affect how much filler you might need. The goal is to look youthful and refreshed, not done. Everyone is different and has personal needs and goals to achieve optimal results. It’s best to start with a skinBe Anti-Aging and Wellness Assessment to determine a custom treatment plan just for you. 

“You’re never too old to look younger.”

Beth Donaldson
Achieve Glow-Getter Status

Dermaplane is a driptastic treatment for men and women that helps exfoliate by removing dead skin cells and gives the face a brighter complexion by removing the vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz to achieve GLOW GETTER status!

Dermaplaning is one of the most popular monthly treatments offered at skinBe Med Spa and included in our VIP membership for a consistent maintenance option to achieve optimal anti-aging and skincare results. The results? Smoother, glowing, more vibrant skin. But what else is there to know about this treatment? Let’s take a closer look at the answers to some FAQ.

Why Is Dermaplaning So Popular?

Exfoliating your skin — is a great way to get rid of dead skin that has potentially built up for months while revealing vibrant, healthier skin that is bound to feel as smooth as butter. It can also help with mild acne scars, hyper pigmentation and the start of fine lines and wrinkles. And although there are many treatments out there that can help give you these results, dermaplaning is great for anyone on a budget that wants to achieve GLOW-GETTER status.

What Does Dermaplaning Feel Like?

We describe the sensation of dermaplaning as a gentle sweep across your skin, and comfortable for most clients.

What Is The Downtime?

One of the biggest benefits of dermaplaning is that there is virtually no downtime required. Yes, you read that right— there is no downtime involved which means that you can come into our clinic on your lunch break, and even add our lunch time peel to catapult results, and go right back to work afterward without missing a beat. We even have clients come in the day of a red carpet event so their face can look flawless for that special event.

Aging is a fact of life. Looking your age is not.

Get your skinBe GLOW on!

Beth Donaldson
That Drip Life

Everyone is talking about what you can do to stay healthy or how to prevent certain illnesses, like the flu - common cold - seasonal allergies, but why wait until you’re already feeling bad to do something?

We believe in preventative anti-aging and wellness approaches as well as long-lasting habits for a better you - inside and out!

That’s why the skinBe dripBar is the place to Be. Whether you feel yourself coming down with something or you want to give your body all the nutrients it’s craving, IV nutrition therapy at skinBe could be your best option.

Receiving IV Vitamin therapy has many benefits due to its quick and efficient replacement of deficient nutrients in the body. There are many reasons why people become deficient in nutrients either over a short period of time or over a period of time due to genetics, lifestyle and what we put in our bodies. Other reasons individuals may become deficient in certain nutrients and electrolytes as well as fluids  are due to rigorous workouts, alcohol use, stress and more. Some people do not absorb certain vitamins due to medical conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s or Ulcerative colitis, history of certain surgeries including weight loss surgery, auto-immune processes like celiac disease, GI infections such as tapeworm; the list goes on.

IV nutritional therapy can help correct deficiencies and restore low levels in the body. skinBe provides a variety of cocktail drips to help correct these deficiencies and enhance your overall life. We offer base cocktail drips and can customize them with additional boosters to help you achieve all your anti-aging and wellness goals. Because; to look and feel your BeST, it starts from the inside out.

Beth Donaldson
Like a Fine Wine, We Get Better With Age
Your age is your business, how young you look is ours.

You know the drill. Wear sunscreen, eat well, exercise regularly, repeat. But the fact of the matter is, despite your healthiest habits, aging is inevitable. That doesn’t mean, however, that you’re stuck having to look less than your BeST. The more you know about how and why your skin, face, and body change, the better equipped you are to take charge and age BeAUTIFULLY.

It turns out, looking young isn’t subjective—there’s a real science behind aging – and it starts with understanding that the aging process is not one thing but made up of many. There are actually three separate processes that combine to make our faces appear aged, and it is the combination of these three things that we think of when we see age on someone’s face.

Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Volume Loss

Skin Changes

Knowing that – how do you pick the best treatments? First, you meet with a skinBe Master Injector for a complimentary one-on-one anti-aging and wellness assessment to discuss your goals and create a custom treatment plan, then you commit to the plan. Sound complicated? It’s not! The skinBe team is here to help you every step of the way.

The real drill is skincare daily, drip weekly, Botox quarterly, and follow your skinBe treatment plan.

Schedule a complimentary anti-aging and wellness assessment today.

Beth Donaldson
What You Need To Know About One of the Most Powerful Treatments on the Market for Skin Texture Improvement

There is no escaping the fact that the appearance of our skin plays a critical role in our self-confidence and overall self-esteem.  Acne scarring from our teenage years can make us feel insecure when meeting new people.  The fine lines and wrinkles around our eyes may make us look older than we feel.  Every year, thousands of people seek solutions to correct these skin concerns, but a new, non-invasive treatment is quickly becoming the industry darling for noticeably improving your skin’s overall appearance and health without the need for deep laser resurfacing or downtime! Microneedling has taken the aesthetics and beauty world by storm over the past two years and prompted several devices to be launched in professionally administered market.  At first, the idea of several little needles puncturing your skin to make it smoother may be off-putting, but there is no denying that when administered correctly by a licensed professional, microneedling is clinically proven to improve your skin noticeably.  One particular device has risen to the top of the microneedllng world and is now considered the gold standard in the medical aesthetics world. To date, the SkinPen® device by Bellus Medical® is the only class II microneedling device the FDA has approved for safety and efficacy, and it’s available at skinBe. This makes it the safest option for clients looking to improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, enlarged pores and more with microneedling.  Let’s take a closer look at what SkinPen® is and why it’s unique! 

What is SkinPen® Microneedling? 

The SkinPen device is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art tool, which is available only through licensed medical skincare professionals. It looks like a thick, blue “pen” with a point made up of a disposable tip comprised of 14 surgical-grade stainless steel needles.  These fine, tiny gauge needles are what give microneedling its name.   

How Does SkinPen® Work on Acne Scarring & Wrinkles? 

Microneedling works by creating hundreds of microscopic channels into the surface of your skin. In response, your skin responds as if it is healing from a controlled injury and starts to produce collagen and elastin.  These are the components of your skin that keep it firm, smooth, resilient and youthful looking. When skin suffers from acne; collagen and elastin can be damaged and lead to scarring. They both also naturally decrease as we age and can be further damaged by sun exposure and other lifestyle factors. By stimulating your collagen and elastin production, SkinPen® makes skin thicker, smoother, tighter and younger looking! 

What Skin Concerns & Conditions can SkinPen®  Microneedling Treat? 

SkinPen® is beneficial for multiple skin concerns such as acne scarring, wrinkles, sagging skin, enlarged pores, melasma and other pigmentation issues, and even stretch marks!  Unlike laser resurfacing, it is non-ablative, non-thermal and has a fractionated approach.  This makes it a safe treatment option for most skin types and colors with little to no downtime for most. In addition to improving your skin from the inside out, SkinPen® Microneedling can also make the products you’re already using work BeTTER! Since microneedling creates little channels into your skin, it can increase how well any subsequent products you place on top of your skin are absorbed, making them more effective.  Expect your serums to work twice as well in the weeks following your treatment! 

Key Skin Conditions that benefit from SkinPen® Microneedling: 

•    Acne Scarring

•    Surgical Scarring & Accidental Scarring

•    Chicken Pox Marks

•    Uneven Skin Texture & Pigmentation including Melasma

•    Fine Lines & Wrinkles

•    Crappiness Around the Eyes

•    Lines Around the Mouth (Smoker’s Lines)

•    Lines Around the Eyes (Crow’s Feet)

•    Sagging Skin & Loss of Elasticity

•    Vertical Lines / Creases Between Breasts

•    Stretch Marks 

What Happens During a SkinPen® Microneedling Treatment? 

Like most procedures, a thorough skinBe assessment is required to make sure you are a good candidate for microneedling.  Just before your first treatment, your skin will be cleansed, and a topical numbing cream will be applied to keep you comfortable during your procedure.  Don’t worry, we make the treatment as comfortable as possible, and most clients describe the sensation more like a vibration or light scratching. Once the numbing cream is removed, your Master Nurse Injector will apply a serum or Platelet Rich Plasma to your skin which will allow the tiny needles to glide over your treatment area effortlessly.  She may pay particular attention to a key area of concern and apply a technique called “stamping” to depressed scars or enlarged pores to encourage more of a healing response. 

What Will My Skin Feel Like & Look Like After SkinPen®? 

Immediately after your treatment, your skin will appear slightly red, and you may notice some bleeding in certain areas that your provider microneedled more aggressively.  Your skin may also feel tight and dry, almost like a mild sunburn.  These symptoms will subside in 1 to 3 days and can easily be covered by makeup the day after your treatment. Your skinBe nurse will outline specific post care instructions for you to observe after treatment like what skincare products to use and avoid and a timeframe for reintroducing them. 

How Many SkinPen® Treatments Will I Need to See Noticeable Results? 

Most SkinPen® clients notice an improvement after one treatment, but a series of treatments is recommended for the BeST results.  It takes time for the body to rebuild its collagen and elastin after treatment and effects will continue to set in for three months after your SkinPen® treatment.  Most clients pursue a treatment series of at least six treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for optimal results. The smoothing results from your SkinPen® Microneedling results are permanent!  Clients with deeper acne scarring and wrinkles may continue with a second treatment series to get even smoother results. SkinPen® is a wonderful treatment to repeat a few times every year after your series to ensure your skin stays smooth, youthful looking, healthy and glowing! 

Contact skinBe today to transform your skin with a SkinPen microneedling treatment. Add PRP to 10X the results! 

Beth Donaldson
Who Wins the Wrinkle War?!

Botox Versus Dysport

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Confused about your options when it comes to treating your wrinkles with injectables?  At skinBe we use Botox and Dysport, both known to give amazing results when treatment is performed by a skilled injector with the proper dose. Although both are FDA-approved neuromodulators for minimizing wrinkles in adults, they have some key differences you should know about.  Let’s shine a light on the similarities and differences so that you can make the choice that is right for you and your expectations. 

How are Botox and Dysport similar?  Wrinkles naturally develop on our faces over time due to the repeated muscle contractions we make during regular facial movements.  They will tend to be more prominent in areas that we are more expressive, such as the forehead, eyebrows, and eyes.  Both Botox and Dysport reduce these wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that are contracting to cause them.  When skillfully injected into the offending muscle, they will both block the signal from your brain to those muscle nerves to contract.  In time, this will allow the muscle to relax temporarily and surface wrinkles to smooth. Both Botox and Dysport have results that are temporary and gradually wear off.  This occurs because our bodies will develop new nerve receptors to receive the signal to contract again.  In time, the same wrinkles will reemerge.  This is why your qualified skinBe injector will recommend an interval of treatments every 3 months to achieve optimal results and keep your skin looking consistently smooth and refreshed.

How are Botox and Dysport Different? Botox and Dysport are NOT interchangeable.  They have several differences that may steer you in one particular direction in regard to which product you pursue treatment with.

Difference #1 – Molecular Size:  If you were to look at Botox and Dysport under a microscope, you would see that Dysport is comprised of smaller molecules compared to Botox.  This molecular size affects how quickly the product typically sets in and the spread of the treatment. 

Difference #2 – Diffusion: Because of Dysport’s smaller molecular size, it can cover larger surface areas per injection site due to diffusion.  This attribute of spreading can be beneficial in some larger areas of the face, such as the forehead, but make it less effective and precise for smaller areas, or thicker muscles that need a more concentrated dose.  It is essential to go to a qualified and licensed medical professional for your injectables who has experience with BOTH products to ensure you get the safest and best results.

Difference #3 – Dilution: If a clinic advertises that their Botox and Dysport is billed the same, per unit, RUN!  These two products are diluted for use with very different ratios.  If you have been getting 25 units of Botox between your eyebrows for years, DO NOT expect that to translate to 25 units of Dysport.  Dysport requires far more units to get the same result as Botox, that is why you will generally see it at a lower cost per unit.  Do not be enticed by this perceived “bargain” as you will require more units and the total treatment cost will typically be similar to Botox.

Difference #4 – How Quickly You See Results: It varies for each individual. Dysport typically takes a couple days for results to set in, while Botox can take upwards of a week or more for results to be fully kick in. So how do you decide?  Like many things in life, it comes down to personal preference.  It’s like comparing Bloomingdales to Saks Fifth Avenue! Both are amazing products that can achieve beautiful results. Many clients opt to try both to discern if their response is better to one or the other.  Some steer towards Botox, as it is the first FDA approved neuromodulator and has a longer track record of results.  Others choose Dysport because they love how their results set in faster.  The best way to decide which product is right for you is to speak with a qualified injection specialist who has experience with both products. Like many clients, you will likely fall in love with BOTH!

So who wins the wrinkle war?! BOTH, if you ask us! It is specific to each individual’s needs and goals. A skinBe assessment with one of our Master Injectors is key for achieving best results and creating an individualized treatment plan to keep you feeling and looking your best, from the inside out.

Beth Donaldson
What to Expect as a newBe
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Alright, so you’ve finally decided to book your first visit to skinBe Med Spa! You’ve done enough research to write a thesis on the treatment, and received some words of encouragement from friends and family. But what actually happens when you arrive? Here are some things to expect as a newBe at skinBe.

Upon your arrival

Our staff is passionate, talented, knowledgable and excited to welcome you! You will be greeted with a deelicious hot coffee or chilled Proud Source Water by one of our friendly staff members upon arrival. Since skinBe is a medical facility, documentation and proper identification are needed. Please allow some time to complete paperwork or you can complete the forms prior online. There will be questions about your health, medical, and physical history – allergies, medications, perhaps questions on lifestyle/habits, skin type, etc. This gives your skinBe nurse enough information to decide what treatments are right for you and to ensure your skincare needs are met so we can help you achieve all you anti-aging and wellness goals.

Anti-Aging and Wellness Assessment

At skinBe Med Spa we offer a complimentary anti-aging and wellness assessment with one of our talented Master Injectors for all newBes. We can accommodate both your assessment and treatment at the same visit too, so no need to wait to start looking and feeling your best! During your visit you will discuss all your anti-aging and wellness goals with our knowledgeable staff to create a custom treatment plan just for you.

The viBe

The ambiance and viBe at skinBe are all about feeling and looking amazing to become the BeST YOU! At skinBe Med Spa, you will receive a WOW experience that delivers cutting-edge results. Plus, everything from our water to our IV cocktail drips and our PRP treatments, to everything in between are created with YOU in mind! #Beyou

Our Talented Master Injectors

Who performs treatments at skinBe? Our talented NPs and RNs. Safety is of the utmost importance at skinBe. All of our treatments are performed by advanced trained medical professionals to ensure safety while delivering cutting-edge results.

Maintenance and Follow-Up

Due to the higher intensity of treatments and skincare offered at skinBe Med Spa, at-home care and client compliance is strongly urged. Clients are educated on protocol to achieve optimal results, the best products for their skin type, and given pre and post-procedure instruction forms on what to expect before and after treatment.

Ready to become a skinBe newBe?!

We look forward to meeting you soon! Click here to book your first visit.

Beth Donaldson
Dominate Your Sex Life
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Hanky Panky. Makin' Whoopee. Creating The Beast With Two Backs. There are lots of silly ways to describe it, but we all know it by one word: sex. Although it can be fun to talk about, and has been known to make even the sweetest angels turn into naughty devils, sex is not always an enjoyable experience for some. 

About 30% of men and 40% of women suffer from sexual dysfunction. But besides the obvious pleasure gained from intercourse, there are also plenty of health benefits, such as lower blood pressure. But what can you do, if doing it simply isn't doing it for you? The solution for a strong sex drive might just be IV nutritional therapy at skinBe to give your bedroom a boost. 

We compiled a list of skinBe nutrients that benefit your sex life immensely as well as the benefits each nutrient provides, so you can go from clammy companion to provocative partner in less time than it takes to take off your clothes. Check the list below to learn what important skinBe nutrients will boost your sex life.

Arginine activates your sex life big time.

This amino acid helps increase circulation with ease. It also makes the genitals more sensitive to sexual stimulation due to increased blood flow. You will also be able to last longer to the influx of nitric oxide that is a by-product of arginine. Arginine has also been known to increase muscle mass, reduce body fat, improve male fertility, and improve vascular function. It’s like a natural Viagra without the embarrassment of having to the pharmacy to pick it up.

Glutathione has many sexual benefits, too.

Glutathione is great for many things including when it comes to getting' down. Glutathione is an antioxidant that provides numerous benefits when it comes to the bedroom. Glutathione helps with detoxifying the body by protecting the cells from free radicals that can affect your blood flow and reduce energy in your body. Glutathione has also been known to increase strength and endurance, making you last longer during sex.

Vitamin B12 improves your immune system while making sex hotter.

B-12 is great for immunity.  B-12 can also make sex bigger, bolder, and better. B-12 deficiency affects over 40% of the U.S. population and can lead to symptoms like fatigue, low energy, and low stamina. If you find yourself feeling sluggish when it comes to slipping under the covers, there's a good chance it may be due to not getting enough B-12 in your system. B-12 is one of the best vitamins that boosts energy and increases stamina. With a regular dose of B-12, you'll find that your desire for sex will have increased and you'll be able to last longer in bed.

Vitamin C gives you stamina for increased sexual performance.

We all know that a healthy dose of Vitamin C can help clear a cold, but did you know that Vitamin C can also help you in the bedroom? Vitamin C has been known to help you have more stamina in bed naturally by decreasing stress reactivity and also increasing blood flow. It also helps the release of oxytocin, a hormone produced during sex that helps you feel euphoria during an orgasm. Those people lacking in Vitamin C will end up feeling more anticlimax than climax when it comes to doing the deed. But don't worry, you don't have to drink a gallon of orange juice to be gallant with your guy or gal, you can dose up with a skinBe cocktail drip and add an extra booster of Vitamin C.

Dose up and Dominate your sex life.

If you're looking for a natural way to improve your sex life, there are plenty of nutrients at skinBe that can give you what you need. They perform a range of different functions from increasing your blood flow, giving you more energy, and increasing stamina.

Click here to schedule a skinBe appointment.

Beth Donaldson
The ABCs of Skin Care

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of healthy skin? What defines healthy skin? At skinBe healthy skin is achieved from the inside out to achieve a hydrated, smooth, firm, tolerant and even skin tone. Environmental and internal factors contribute to decreased healthy skin that begin at a young age and eventually are seen with age. Whether this is viewed as dryness, thinning of the skin, laxity, wrinkling, or a dullness of weathered skin it is never to late to help reverse the signs of aging and restore damaged cells.

The most vital thing we can do for our skin is protecting it from harmful effects of UVB and UVA sun rays. Some will say, even if you worked in a basement everyday your skin will still be vulnerable to the effects of the sun. Having a SPF 50 sunblock with zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide is the #1 rule of thumb in skin care. skinBe uses Obagi Sun Shield Matte & Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 50.  These two products are sheer, PABA free, fragrance free, and hypoallergenic leaving skin feeling refreshed without a greasy residue or film seen with alternative sun blocks. It is recommended that sunblock be applied at least in the morning with our daily regimen and again throughout the day dependent on an individual’s day to day activity. Studies have shown visible significant aging effects of sun damage just during driving to regularly exposed skin versus skin that is not in direct exposure.

The second most important thing we can provide for our skin is a highly concentrated Vitamin C serum with antioxidant L-asorbic acid. L-asorbic acid in Vitamin C is directly absorbed and utilized by the skin rather than having to be metabolized and the skin only receiving a minute amount of nutrient. Vitamin C serum helps to reduce appearance of aging skin by minimizing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Brightening to provide an overall even skin tone while helping to lighten imperfections.

Lastly, Vitamin A found in skin care products commonly known as tretinoin, retinol, and retinoic acid is essential in providing natural protection against sun damage, cell rejuvenation and collagen production. It provides the essentials to your tissue and cells growth to help maintain firm, strong, and smooth skin. It has been commonly referred to as a “go-to” in significantly decreasing the appearance of wrinkles.

Overall, these ABCs of skin care help the skin repair itself at the cellular level deep within the tissue, at the surface, and creating a barrier to prevent further damage. At skinBe our knowledgeable staff can recommend an individual customized skinBe solution to meet your goals & needs.


Beth Donaldson
The Latest Innovation in Hair Restoration Using Your Own Blood
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Hair loss is typically a genetic issue that has been plaguing men and women for centuries. It’s a common problem amongst Americans. Sixty-five percent of men have noticeable hair loss by age 60, and 35 million men in the United States experience hair loss, while it affects 21 million women.

Despite the prevalence of baldness, effective treatments are limited. Prescription medications can be successful for some clients, but there’s a potential for unwanted side effects. Hair transplantation surgery is expensive, has a relatively long recovery time and does not treat underlying medical issues.

skinBe Med Spa offers the latest innovations in hair restoration, Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment (PRP). Some of the benefits include: 

  • Affordable and proven effective

  • No surgery required and no downtime

  • No harmful side effects

  • Increase blood supply to the follicle

  • Increase hair shaft thickness

  • Trigger and maintain the growth phase

  • Control hair growth cycle

  • Decreased hair loss

Beth Donaldson
The Science Behind Sexy Lips
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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. What better time to make sure you have the perfect pout, for that perfect Valentine’s Day kiss? What makes lips sexy? Is it a perfect cupid’s bow? Volume? Eliminating the fine lines and wrinkles in the peri-oral area also known as the ‘smokers lines?’ Or is it completely subjective?

According to a study published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery in 2017, lips with a surface area that is 53.5% bigger than the women’s baseline - natural mouth size - and that take up about 10% of the lower third of their face are found to be more attractive. In addition to the increase from baseline size, the sexiest ratio for lips is 1:2; this means that the upper lip is half the size of the bottom lip, but current aesthetic trends vary in ratio.

Lately, the media has influenced a preference towards a more 1:1 ratio, but 1:2 is what the study found to be a more attractive and natural ratio. Alternatively, a 2:1 ratio where the upper lip is twice the size of the bottom lip, was deemed to be the least attractive.

So, how can you obtain the perfect size and ratio for you? When you come in for an assessment with one of talented nurses, they will look at the specific shape, size and ratio of your lips in proportion to your overall face, discuss your goals, and create a custom treatment plan just for you. We offer a variety of dermal fillers for the lips that can enhance your face so you can look and feel your BeST! Add a skinBe drip to maximize the results, creating a hydrated look that can last longer!

Beth Donaldson
Dominate Your Life
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It was over 15 years ago when I hurt my back and the pain management started. I had two surgeries and up until I discovered the power of Toradol (and the Dominate cocktail drip) at skinBe, I was managing the pain quarterly with back injections. Now, instead of using pain meds, I get a 5-second Toradol booster shot or a Dominate cocktail drip weekly to help with the pain while boosting my overall wellness too.

Toradol works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. This effect helps to decreases swelling, pain and fever. The Toreador booster is perfect for people who don’t have time for a drip and need some pain relief.

The Dominate cocktail drip is loaded with nutrients to boost your performance physically, mentally, sexually and give you that overall endurance to dominate your life, along with the powerful benefits of Toradol for pain relief and recovery.

Once you begin your wellness journey with skinBe, you can say bye to pain and hello to wellness!

Cheers to an AMAZING 2019!

Beth Donaldson
You are What You Drip
 
Photo credit: Ladue News

Photo credit: Ladue News

 

What is IV nutritional therapy?

Intravenous (IVtherapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream used to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies caused by lifestyle, genetics, environment, and digestion breakdown.

Studies have found that IV therapy can be a great way to improve many health conditions and achieve optimal health and wellness. IV nutritional therapy is an effective and efficient treatment at replenishing vitamins and minerals because it bypasses the digestive system, versus food and oral supplements must be chewed or swallowed whole then digested. The food and oral supplements then pass through the body, and break down through the digestive process, ultimately losing the ability to absorb a majority of the nutrients. Since IV nutritional therapy is administered directly into the bloodstream, it can achieve 100% absorption to allow for maximum benefits and a life well lived.

You are what you drip.

Get your dose.

Beth Donaldson
Be Well
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Winter and the hustle bustle of the holiday season is approaching, and with it comes cozy nights by the fire, comfort food, and time with family and friends. For many, all the good stuff comes with cold and flu season too.

Often times, nutrient deficiencies can take place without awareness because of the world we live, and can make us more vulnerable to illness. We are constantly fighting environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors that play a key role in our overall wellness. To top it off, when we attempt to behave and eat well or take oral supplements, our bodies only absorb a small percentage of the nutrients because most of it gets lost in transition. With IV nutritional therapy and vitamin boosters, your body can absorb up to 100% of the nutrients so that your body can achieve optimal wellness and fight illness.  At skinBe we offer a wide range of dripBar services that can help keep your immune system working well so you can avoid the Winter blues and be sure to feel (and look) your best while achieving Winter wellness!

Be well!

Beth Donaldson
Goodbye dark spots and uneven skin tone. Hello GORGEOUS!
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For years I had dark spots on my face and neck area from ingrown hairs and a variety of other skin issues so I decided to give micro-needling a shot and had amazing results with just one treatment. Since it is suggested in a series of treatments for optimal results, I added the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to my second treatment to catapult the results. To say this treatment changed my skin (and eliminated the dark spots), would be an understatement. Just a few short days after each treatment my skin appeared glowy and bright achieving beautiful results and flawless skin.

Micro needling is a treatment for resurfacing and collagen stimulation. This treatment can be performed on any area of the body to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, and scaring related to acne, surgical procedures, stretch marks, and more. When PRP is added to this treatment it intensifies the results significantly. It stimulates collagen production, activates stem cell activity, and is used to enrich and repair the skin and underlying tissues. Platelet rich plasma can be used in combination with microneedling treatments as well as for injection into targeted areas of the face and body, or hair restoration. 

It's time for you to feel faBOOlous with a PRP SkinPen micro-needling treatment at skinBe!

Beth Donaldson
Botox for newBes, and Experienced Med Spa Goers
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I started getting Botox at the age of 29, and if I could go back I would have started even sooner. Here’s Why!

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, shall we?

I’ve been getting Botox every 3 - 4 months since I was 29.  Does that sound young?  Most likely, if you've never done it before.  Would I do it again?  Absolutely. I would actually begin sooner.  Do I love the stuff?  Love is an understatement. Botox rocks!

Since I have several years of Botox use under my belt, I want to give you some tips to help you through the process.  It can be nerve-wracking to give a new procedure a go, especially when needles are involved (needles use to be a phobia of mine, can you believe that?)!  I was the person that thought about getting a Botox treatment for years before I decided to pull the trigger. I hope these tips are informative and helpful if you’ve been debating whether or not to take the plunge.

  • Prevention is priceless. Start early to help fight the signs of aging.

  • Good Botox isn’t cheap, and cheap Botox isn’t good. Don’t be cheap when it comes to any medical or aesthetic procedure. Receiving treatment at a clinic that offers authentic Botox (and Dysport) performed by experienced and knowledgeable medical staff is key to a great neuromodulator treatment.

  • Dose equals duration. It is important to receive an individualized treatment plan with an experienced medical professional to ensure maximum dosage for optimal, long-lasting results.

  • Consistency is key. Treatments are recommended every 3 – 4 months for optimal results.

Beth Donaldson
The Benefit of Belonging
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There seems to be a membership or subscription for everything these days.  You can have everything from beauty products and clothing to family dinner delivered to your doorstep with a click of a button.  The reason that these services are thriving is because improvement or progress of any kind requires consistency and planning.  It is often easier to leave the planning portion to the experts and take advantage of a ready-made membership that is customized to an individual’s specific needs and goals. 

Our skinBe treatments are designed with one thing in mind; making sure our clients have the best experience possible and achieve the most transformative results.  The way we deliver those results is through an individualized assessment and consistent, effective treatments.  Whether our clients are looking for anti-aging or wellness solutions, the skinBe memberships create consistency and habit that allow for optimal, long-lasting results.

This month, skinBe Med Spa introduces our newest membership option; skinBe MVP.  The MVP membership includes any two cocktail drips, special membership pricing, and other exclusive benefits. With the many effective treatment options at skinBe, there is no better time to commit to living your best life, from the inside out!

Beth Donaldson
Ageless Beauty
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As we age our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. Collagen in the skin also breaks down. These processes make deep wrinkles and collagen deficiencies more apparent. Other factors like heredity, lifestyle and sun exposure affect the appearance of the skin as well.

Dermal fillers, like Restylane and Juvederm, can be used to restore this volume, improve mild to moderate facial wrinkles and help reverse the signs of aging.

Dermal fillers differ in chemical make-up, longevity and degrees of softness. The wide variety of available fillers and advanced techniques at skinBe allow for correction in an expanding number of areas on the face. Traditionally, fillers have been used in the lips and nasolabial folds. Now they can also be used for adding volume in many other areas. They can be used for cheek augmentation, to enhance shallow facial contours, to soften facial creases and wrinkles, to correct under-eye hollowness, to improve the appearance of recessed scars, to reverse aging of the hands, and beyond.

Dermal filler treatments are performed by our talented Master Nurse Injectors and require no down time. The procedure takes 30 to 60 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated. Many fillers are now formulated with a local anesthetic that allows the procedure to be performed with complete comfort. The duration of results can range from 6 months to 2 years depending on the client, product used, and the area treated.

Before your aesthetic injection treatment at skinBe, you will have the opportunity to discuss your anti-aging and wellness goals with an experienced Master Injector to determine the best treatment options, and the best filler to use to meet your individual needs.

Be ageless. Be you.

Beth Donaldson
Blue is the New Fall Hue
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The leaves are falling, the pumpkin spice latte's are brewing, and although blue is not a color typically associated with Fall, it's the new hue this season.  At skinBe, our Obagi blue radiance peel is just what everyone's skin needs after a long, hot summer.  With little to no downtime post-peel, this treatment is great at promoting cellular turnover and can help to reverse effects caused by the sun along with other anti-aging benefits.  You'll leave having tighter, brighter and smoother looking skin after just one treatment! 

Okay, now I know what you’re thinking, “A peel is a great way to scare the kiddos without a Halloween mask” Trust us, your skin will not only look great but feel amazing too.  No wicked witch of the west for you! With calming agents such as licorice root and willow bark, this peel is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types.  That’s right, anyone can do it!  So stop tricking yourself and start treating yourself to the best looking face for Fall!

Contact skinBe to book your complimentary anti-aging and wellness assessment today.

Beth Donaldson
Driptastic!
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We all get so busy with our lives. You know, getting the kids to school, taking them to extracurricular activities, working, running errands, paying bills, trying to keep up with a social life, furthering your education, and spending quality time with family. You get what I'm saying. Notice how a majority of everything above is taking care of everyone else? What about taking care of you and making sure you're living your best life?!!

While we stay so busy, often times we forget to drink enough water or make sure we are getting the adequate nutrients our body needs. In fact, most Americans are dehydrated and deficient in many nutrients causing a variety of health, mental and emotional issues. IV nutritional therapy is an amazing way absorb up to 100% of the powerful nutrients offered at skinBe, and to feel your absolute best. You get your hydration and nutrients which are two things the human body needs to function properly. skinBe cocktail drips also help reduce stress, increase energy (what we all need more of), and can even help with chronic pain and autoimmune diseases. The wellness benefits with IV nutritional therapy are endless. Let me just say, you will leave feeling driptastic and ready to conquer the world! 

Beth Donaldson