Sheri’s SculpSure Story

I found the SculpSure treatment to be quite easy. A belt holding the treatment frames was attached to my legs and, after thorough explanation, the treatment began. I didn’t know what to expect pain- or sensation-wise. I could feel periods of deep heat alternated with cooling, and even felt more on one side than the other. After 25 minutes it was all done…

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Understanding Parabens

First off, “paraben” is an umbrella term for chemical esters used for many decades as preservatives. They’re a cheap and effective way to extend shelf-life and inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungus and mold in cosmetics, hair care products, shaving products, moisturizers, pharmaceuticals and some foods but, ironically, aren’t found in many deodorants.

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Beyond Sunscreen

Clothing is our first line of defense against ultraviolet rays. After a long Colorado winter the thought of covering up with long sleeves and pants is less than desirable, I get it. The more surface area you cover, though, the less damage you’ll incur. There are many clothing lines that now come with a UPF rating. UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor…

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The Sunblock Conundrum

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. If you have skin cancer, it is important to know which type you have because it affects your treatment options and your outlook (prognosis). If you aren’t sure which type of skin cancer you have, ask your doctor so you can get the right information. From Basal Cell to Squamous Cell to Melanoma…

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Jennifer Flores
The Good Fight

Free radicals naturally occur in the body through our metabolic processes but extrinsic factors like smoking, UV exposure, environmental pollution, alcohol and industrial solvents form them as well. (Pham-Huy, 2008) The cell membrane is one of the first and most vulnerable areas that free radicals start to attack. When the membrane’s integrity is compromised, the function of the cell starts to break down and affects….

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Real Client Stories: Patricia

We met Patricia while her husband was undergoing skin cancer surgery with Dr. Imola. And while circumstances were less than ideal, we’re so glad she found us! Patricia had been passively looking for an aesthetician, but had not committed to anything. While her husband was in surgery, she walked upstairs to the Aesthetics by Design and booked an appointment.

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Oil Slick

As much as people tout these oils as moisturizers, there’s very little substantiated research and data out there for their topical use (especially coconut oil). As a food, both oils are tasty and almost identical calorically with one tablespoon of coconut oil coming in at 117 calories and olive oil with 119. When it comes to heart health, though, olive oil wins.

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