I was recently invited to a grand re-opening event at Advanced Skincare Surgery & Medcenter in Los Angeles. For those that know me well, know I grew up in Med spas & clinics. In high school I wanted to be a makeup artist and loved skincare, so I went to cosmetology school. During this time, I got my first job as a receptionist at a local Long Beach medspa. I happened to get the job because my mom, who was working their at the time as a nurse, recommended me for the job. Between cosmetology school, my new job, and my mother who was a cosmetic nurse….I couldn’t help but be immersed in the medspa world!….and I loved it! Laser hair removal had just come out and I thought it was the most amazing thing!…still is if you ask me :)! As I grew older, I slowly faded out of working for medspas (I worked for 3 different medspas in my early 20’s), and went into finance (of all things). But I never lost my passion and love for skin care and for lasers. My mom grew in her field and has worked for a number of medspas, and is also now a national laser trainer for a laser company. So having her in my life has helped me to stay on top of all the latest and greatest technologies out there!…yes my mom and I are total laser nerds haha.
So as you can imagine…I was super stoked when I got the invite for this grand re-opening. It was a “re-opening,” because there are new doctors and a new business name. As you can see from the itinerary, it was a fun filled afternoon and evening! There was music, raffles, waiters passing around drinks, catered food, and live demos. (Of course I’m on a nutrition challenge and can’t have any drinks wah!) It was such a fun idea but also so informative for people who are curious about particular procedures. People who were curious about procedures could ask endless questions of the staff and the people receiving treatments in the demos, without the pressure of having to purchase anything, or feeling like they were rushing the staff. And if they did wan’t to purchase a procedure for the future, they had a great discount. Overall just a great night!
Now for the most fun demo of the night: COOLSCULPTING!
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure, that has no downtime, but is like liposuction in the sense that it removes the fat cells. The machine provides controlled cooling on specific areas…essentially freezing those cells to death! Then you just pee, poop or sweat the fat out! (Yes I just said that haha). This “exterminating” of the fat cells doesn’t happen until 4 weeks-3months after the treatment. And that is when you will start to notice a difference. I asked how many treatments someone would need, and they said that most people see results after one treatment, but that they recommend 2-3 treatments per area. They also said that there is a 90% satisfaction rate for clients after one treatment. This is a technology straight out of Harvard University!…so you know it has to be legit! Seriously it sounds to good to be true right? But so many of their patients are satisfied!
Below I have pictures of the machine and what the hand pieces actually look like.
Here is the machine.The hand pieces vary in size and the price varies as well. If you use one smaller hand piece, the price is less. (For smaller areas)This is the largest hand piece. The larger the hand piece…the more expensive….but it also covers large areas! The hand piece is placed on the area desired for treatment, and then it begins to suction your skin in that area. The skin gets suctioned into the hand piece and then it gets frozen! The first 8-10 minutes are uncomfortable, but then your skin freezes and you don’t feel it anymore. Then you just sit back, relax with this hand piece on your body…wherever it may be, and watch some Netflix haha…at least thats how they do it at Advanced Skincare Surgery & Medcenter. The staff at Advanced Skincare Surgery & Medcenter was so informative and helpful. Here is the nurse practitioner Mary answering a number of questions about Coolsculpting to inquiring guests of the grand re-opening. Guests had the opportunity to go from room to room to see demos and have their questions and concerns answered. This beautiful, elegant, and clean facility was the perfect place for a fun night out, and an amazing treatment!Oh and they had some great gift bags and samples of amazing skincare products for the guests! This is one of the goodies I picked up and I can’t wait to use it!Be sure to check them out!
Advanced Skincare Surgery & Medcenter