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January/February  2019 Newsletter
My Predictions For 2019 

I see in my crystal ball exciting new and improving aesthetic & regenerative medical treatments in 2019, some of which are being revealed to you first, before the rest of the world, including:

Very recent research shows that fat factor treatments, known more commonly by the misnomer "nanofat" treatments, use stem cells & growth factors from a small amount of fat to rejuvenate those areas that don't require volume, like the neck and essentially any area of the body. Don't expect to see the treatment advertised or on The Doctors, because this treatment utilizes your own healing cascade cells instead of a commercial product  to youthanize your body

A  first-of-its-kind, anti-aging facial volumizing treatment is being patented by Skinspirations, & we're bursting at the seams trying not to spill the beans before it's official, but you'll be the first to know. 

Dr. Elliott's Skinbucha team
Increasing real probiotics & prebiotics in skincare- Research is showing that good bacteria are beneficial not only for the gastrointestinal system, but also for the skin, and when used topically, can decrease acne breakouts, rosacea symptoms, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and more. There are very few skin products containing the effective live bacteria but Skinspirations is getting ready to introduce a new live probiotic product for application to the skin, named "Skinbucha". The product can be used like a toner that gently exfoliates, cleanses & increases good bacteria while decreasing the bad. Mention the newsletter & get a free sample of Skinbucha through February.

New absorbable suture treatments, such as our " Thread Treatments", are being developed for new uses & multiple body areas & will become increasingly popular in 2019. Our own Corinn Singletary, PA-C, is now a trainer for NovaThreads & teaches thread techniques to other medical professionals.
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More men will use injectable dermal fillers to masculinize their facial features by augmenting their chins, jawlines & brows, & we will be happy to help them

New Botox competitor named Nabota (Prabotulinum toxin A), already available in 60 countries, should be approved by the FDA this spring (if the government shutdown doesn't continue much longer). Since it will be the new kid on the block, hopefully it will be priced competitively. Daxibotulinum toxin A from the company Revance, is another new Botox competitor nearing approval, & it appears to start showing effects within the first few days, similar to Dysport.

Many other exciting developments in cosmetic & regenerative medicine are on the horizon & we'll be passing the news on to you in upcoming newsletters so stay tuned.

   2019 promises to be a great year!

Cosmetic Treatments That Are Best Done in Winter (giving you a few more weeks here in Fl)
Winter is the best time to have treatments done on the body that may cause more than a few days of discoloration, swelling or bruising, because winter clothing can hide a multitude of sins.  And as you know, turtleneck season here lasts about 3 days, so time's a wasting!.

Winter is also the time to start those treatments for your summer goals that require a few months and/or a few sessions.
Couple at beach

Winter body treatments that may cause more than a few days of skin discoloration:
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) removes spots within a week on the face but on the body, the temporarily darker spots can take up to 4 weeks to flake away.
  • Profractional Laser Resurfacing can be done anywhere on the body to smooth crepey, crinkly skin or improve scars but can cause some blotchy redness for up to 6 weeks following the treatment.
Body treatments requiring more than 1 session or 1 month to achieve desired results:
  • About 7 sessions of monthly  treatments reduces about 70% of dark hair, on average, in the treated area
  • Because of their slow growth it can take at least 3 months to see improvement in nails treated with Laser Nail Fungus treatments
  • CoolSculpting fat reduction results may take 8 - 16 weeks to become noticeable but some people see improvement sooner.
  • Laser Vein Removal on body areas usually requires at least 4 - 12 weeks to see improvement, depending on the width of the treated veins. Blue spider veins improve faster than wider, deeper green veins.
  • Laser Tattoo Removal usually requires multiple treatments, done 8 weeks apart, before significant fading of the tattoo is seen.
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If you plan on having any of the treatments above, you'll want to schedule them now because be fore you know it, you'll be back in your summer duds, so call us at 727.571.1923 soon.


PRP applications
Study Shows Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Improves Sun-Damaged Skin
JAMA Dermatology, Dec. 2018

In a recent study, 27 people who had bilateral cheek wrinkles had 3 ml (less than a teaspoon) of PRP injected into the skin of one cheek and 3 ml of saline injected into the other. Neither the participants nor the raters knew which cheek was injected with PRP & which with saline. No significant differences in the results were noted at 2 weeks and 3 months after a single treatment, but by 6 months, the participants noticed significant improvement in the PRP-treated cheek.

At Skinspirations, PRP can be applied during a microneedling treatment to achieve multiple benefits including skin rejuvenation & hair restoration in areas where hair is thinning. 
Skinspirations' 2019 Monthly  Skincare Specials
We want to make it easy for you to look & feel great in 2019 so  each month we're featuring a carefully selected professional skin care treatment with a value of at least $150, for just $125! 

Save even more when you buy a 12 month package of Monthly Skincare Specials for just $1,200*  or any 6 months for $660!

You'll also save  20% on all in-office product purchases (not to be combined with other discounts or promotions) throughout the year when you purchase the 12 month package.

These treatments are appropriate for all skin types & really make a difference in the look & feel of your skin. 

Call  727.571.1923  or  email us  to purchase a package or schedule a treatment.

As you've probably noticed, for the first time in years, we've increased the price of the monthly skincare specials to cover part of our increased expenses. We strive to bring you only the best treatments featuring the most effective products administered by highly skilled aestheticians. This is the first time in over 13 years that we've increased our prices even though our service menu has expanded and we use the most effective & highest quality products for our treatments. We hope that you appreciate the value you receive with the quality of services that we provide. Thank you for your loyalty!

* If you buy a 12 month package of Skincare Specials after January, you can carry over your remaining treatments for the corresponding number of months into 2020.

Sneaky Dehydration: Different Strategies for Dry vs Dehydrated Skin
from Nov. 2018, SkinInc

Skin conditions are a hefty variable in one's treatment and requires a deep interest and understanding of skin. The skin condition "dehydra­ted"and the skin type "dry" are easily disguised as one another, and yes, there is a major difference between them.

Dehydrated skin is one of the most common yet misunderstood skin conditions, and to the untrained eye it will present itself as dry skin. Overlooking this difference can cost you grief, because the worst way to treat dehydrated skin is as if it is dry.

Oil relieves dry skin, but water relieves dehydrated skin.

Causes and Signs
Dehydration is the lack of water in the skin, coupled with a stripped acid mantle. It is the one condition that you either have some confusion about or may be one of the few who has a true understanding of it. Remembering that skin types change little throughout life and skin conditions are a variable based on what a person is or isn't doing is an important lesson to review. Specifically, the cause of dehydration is more closely related to extrinsic factors such as the misuse of products, lack of products and environmental causes.

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Nature's Sponge: The Magic of Hyaluronic Acid  
from the Nov. 2018 edition of SkinInc

At this stage of its popularity, hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of the brightest stars on the best ingredient list as we can see from the plethora of serums, ampoules, creams and sheet masks that are currently available. 

(It's also the main ingredient in the injectable fillers Juvederm & Restylane).

To give you a fuller idea of its  capabilities, one gram of HA holds approximately six liters of water. 

Now produced scientif­ically to ensure efficacy, HA is an essential product to add to the ever-changing and expanding skin care tool box. Its plumping and moisturizing properties are well known, but it has many other qualities that keep the skin healthy and looking youthful.

The Basics
HA is a clear sugary substance that is classified as a glycosam­inoglycan (GAG), also known as mucopoly­saccharides. It is produced by the body naturally and is part of the extracellular matrix (ECM), the skin's protective barrier. HA is well known as a lubricant and cushion for the joints, but it has many other functions like sustaining the shape of the eyeballs. Also, one reason why hormone replacement therapy often causes the skin to look more youthful and less sun damaged is because estrogen contained in these treatments maintains moisture by increasing hyaluronic acid and mucopoly­saccharide levels.

In the skin, which contains 50% of the hyaluronic acid present in the human body, it also helps to retain collagen and provide elasticity and flexibility. In other words, it keeps us looking young. Many people report that their skin feels "dewier," the bags under their eyes diminish and their skin texture is smoother after applying serums and creams containing hyaluronic acid.

Two Hyaluronic acid-containing skin care products recommended by Skinspirations:

SkinMedica HA5
Why we love it: This hydrator features a proprietary blend of five different forms of hyaluronic acid, which work synergistically to provide continuous hydration for up to eight hours. It also contains a very potent antioxidant from vitis flower stem-cell extract, which supports skin's natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid for increased hydration and long-term skin health.

What clients say: "It plumps and smooths everything out and leaves a gorgeous, silky matte veil on the skin, never leaving it greasy or shiny. Complexion has been flawless! I'm hooked."-Olalla, WA

Buy HA5 Online Now

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glo Therapeutics Oil Free Moisturizer 
Why we love it:
This oil-free moisturizer contains botanicals and hyaluronic acid that not only moisturize, but strengthen and protect your skin. As an added benefit, this moisturizing cream also supports collagen and elastin production, helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its lightweight texture makes this cream suitable for all skin types, even oily or congested complexions. With each use of this moisturizer, you'll receive lightweight hydration that won't cause blemishes or leave behind a heavy, greasy feeling.

What clients say:
  My skin is very sensitive and this is the only formula that will work for me. It's lightweight, fragrance free and delivers the hydration my skin craves. I could not live without this moisturizer!

Call  727.571.1923 or email us to order glo Oil Free Moisturizer 1.7 oz for $52 (includes shipping) 

 $75 Gift Card As A Thank You For Referring Us To Your Friends

We'd love to have more clients just like you (or we wouldn't be sending you our newsletters). Refer your friends & family and when each of them has their first treatment at Skinspirations, between now & Feb. 28th, 2019,
we'll send you a $75 Skinspirations Gift Card
good on any of our services & products.

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What to Eat for Healthy Skin
from Experience Life, Jan-Feb, 2019, by Chrystyle Fiedler

Your skin's appearance is a reflection of your inner health. Learn what to eat and what to avoid for a healthy complexion.

Acne was ruining my life," says Olivia Gilmer, who suffered from persistent blemishes on her face and chest in her early 40s. Over-the-counter topical treatments and prescription antibiotics offered only temporary relief. A dermatologist suggested  birth-control pills to balance her hormones, but those didn't help either. Worried about side effects, Gilmer (not her real name) resisted taking a prescribed acne medication.

Finally, after years of suffering, she consulted naturopathic physician Trevor Cates, ND, in Park City, Utah, who inquired about her dietary habits and digestion issues. Gilmer admitted she had a bit of a sweet tooth and often felt bloated and uneasy after meals. Cates suspected that Gilmer's diet was the culprit behind her issues and recommended several changes.

In addition to limiting sweets to stabilize Gilmer's blood-sugar and insulin levels, Cates recommended adding more fiber- and antioxidant-rich veggies to support her body's detoxification systems and restore hormonal balance. She instructed her to eat foods high in amino acids to assist the synthesis of  collagen (a protein that plays a vital role in skin structure) and to take prebiotics and probiotics to support gut health. Cates also suggested Gilmer eat two servings a week of wild-caught fatty fish to boost her intake of omega-3 fatty acids, which help minimize inflammation.

Within two weeks, Gilmer began to see improvements. Three months later, her skin was clear.

Explore our before & after results

Skinspirations' Selected Videos

An IPL Photofacial Treatment of the Face, Neck & Chest at Skinspirations in Clearwater, Florida
An IPL Photofacial Treatment of the Face, Neck & Chest at Skinspirations

Skinspirations' Painless Laser Tattoo Removal with the RevLite SI
Skinspirations' Laser Tattoo Removal 

Skinspirations' ProFractional Laser Treatment
Skinspirations' ProFractional Laser Treatment

Skinspirations' Skinpen Microneedling Of The Neck
Skinspirations' Skinpen Microneedling Of The Neck

Dr. Elliott Demonstrates Correcting Tear Troughs & Eye Depressions With Dermal Fillers
Dr. Elliott Demonstrates Correcting Tear Troughs & Eye Depressions With Dermal Fillers

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January/February Patient Appreciation Specials

Have a treatment with any Restylane dermal filler (Lyft, Defyne, Refyne, Silk) & save 25% on the 2nd syringe when done during the same session.

Be Bare by summer & save 20% off a Laser Hair Removal treatment package

Save $100 on a Laser Mani or Pedi (all 10 fingers or toes) treatment package to reduce nail fungus

Rejuvenate 2 areas (ex. face, neck, decolletage, knees, inner arms, etc.) with a Fat Factor ( Nanofat) treatment for the price of one area(value > $850)

Thicken your hair & save $100 on a  PRP Skinpen Scalp treatment

Get a free mini Microdermabrasion when you have a Profractional laser treatment to the face, neck or chest

Buy a Facial Thread Lift for one area (brows, cheeks, lower face, jaw or neck) & get a 2nd area free (value > $600)

Get a complimentary   IPL treatment to your hands or neck  (value $175) when you have a 15 or 30-minute IPL treatment to another area for spots or redness.   

$125 Skincare Special - Glo peel w/mini facial (value $150) - Refine skin texture and reveal healthier skin. Starting with a thorough cleansing your aesthetician will then choose a light chemical - peel suited for your skin's needs. Includes light extractions as well as the application of serums & hydration to enhance your results.

Monthly client appreciation specials are available only during the month/s published (unless otherwise stated), quantities are limited, and there are no rain checks or substitutions permitted. Monthly specials are not valid with any other promotions or discounts.