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Ask Charmayne | What Is An OxyGeneo™ 3-in-1 Facial?

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Q – Charmayne, I’ve heard about a new 3-in-1 “super” facial…is there such a thing, or is this a new skin fad?

  

A – Well, you’ve heard correctly; there is such a thing as a “super” facial. And the good news is, it’s so not a skin fad — we think this skin health technology is here to stay!

 

This service is actually an OxyGeneo™ 3-in-1 Facial that combines exfoliation, infusion and oxygenation to support a complexion that is well nourished to reveal a healthy glow.

— Charmayne Torres-Trujillo, Medical Aesthetician

 

The unique aspect of this “super facial” is its ability to work naturally with your body which allows for higher potency and benefit for your skin.

 

 

Ok, let’s talk about how this facial really works for your skin and why we think this facial will be next on your self-care list!

 

 

WHAT IS AN OXYGENEO™ FACIAL?

Three treatments are simultaneously delivered in this facial:

 

#1 – Exfoliation

Exfoliation occurs to the outer layer of the skin to remove dead cells and prepares the skin to absorb nutrient-rich active ingredients.

Think microdermabrasion, but much less abrasive.

This phase of exfoliation is safe for all skin types (including sensitive skin).

 

#2 – Infusion

Infusion is where your happy skin cells come alive with active ingredients that will help nourish your complexion.

 

The infusion of essential nutrients like peptides, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants help improve texture, improve clarity of complexion and support bright skin.

 

#3 – Oxygenation

This is where the genius of OxyGeneo™ comes in – oxygenation of the skin is generated within your body.

 

CO2 bubbles create a physiological response with a gentle burst on your skin’s surface, which stimulates oxygen-rich blood flow and increased skin metabolism.

 

Nutrient-rich active ingredients are then optimally absorbed by your skin.

  

Exfoliate + Infuse + Oxygenate Results –

• Skin Plumping & Hydrating

• Restored Skin Volume

• Renewed Youthful Glow

• Increased Collagen

• Reduced hyper-pigmentation

• Improved Skin Cell Production

• Reduce Appearance of Wrinkles

• Safe for ANY skin type!

  

 

WHAT SKIN TYPE IS THIS FACIAL FOR?

All skin types! Even the sensitive ones. Another reason why we love this “super facial”.

 

  

HOW LONG DOES THE OXYGENEO™ FACIAL TAKE?

 

I know we sound like a broken record, but this can be done during your lunch hour! (I mean, who has time for long treatments these days?)

 

Typically, it takes 30 minutes for the facial with some time for pre and post treatment preparation.

 

 

WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME FOR OXYGENEO™?

 

Zero! No downtime for this facial and you can go right back to your daily routine.

 

Because this treatment feels like a massage for your face; you should feel comfortable the entire time.

 

  

HOW MANY OXYGENEO™ FACIALS ARE RECOMMENDed TO SEE RESULTS?

 

After the first treatment, you will see noticeable results!

 

OxyGeneo™ Facials can be performed frequently and we can customize a skincare plan just for you.

So, what do you think — is this the facial you’re looking for?

Who doesn’t love skin that is well exfoliated, infused with nutrient-rich ingredients and oxygenated to nourish and plump the skin?

 

 

If you’re ready to up your self-care game and reveal a healthy complexion — without all the hassle of time-consuming skin treatments — OxyGeneo™ 3-in-1 “Super” Facial is here for you!

  

Love your skin and call Renew today to book your best skin health.



RENEW MEDICAL SPA + LASER + WELLNESS CENTER

719.423.0083


Ask Charmayne | What Is Laser Genesis?

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ASK CHARMAYNE


Q: What Is Laser Genesis?

A: Well, I can’t start this Q& A off without saying how much I LOVE Laser Genesis. I recommend this treatment to just about every client who comes to see me; especially if they have an event coming up soon (even that weekend) because most people see results right away.

And this service is one of our favorite treatments at Renew – not just for you the client – but I personally use Laser Genesis for my skincare routine + maintenance.

Ok, enough about me and my love for Laser Genesis – let’s find out WHY I love this skincare treatment so much and think you will too!

 

WHAT IS LASER GENESIS?

Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment that helps restore and smooth out skin tone and texture as well as reduce acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, redness, pore size and can aid in the treatment of active acne.

 

The Laser Genesis’s heat-based laser boosts collagen growth and loves to work on treating acne scars and rosacea.

  

I don’t just recommend Laser Genesis, I’m a faithful user of this treatment because it works. Especially for rosacea sufferers like myself.
— Charmayne Torres-Trujillo, Medical Aesthetician


WHO IS LASER GENESIS FOR?

The short answer: just about anyone!

If you struggle with acne, acne scarring, rosacea, large pores or desire an overall refresh of your skin tone and texture – without going under the knife – Laser Genesis is for you.

Of course, there are always exceptions when it comes to certain skin types that Laser Genesis may not be useful for, so please speak with your skin care expert.

 

HOW DOES LASER GENESIS WORK?

Laser Genesis can be done on the face, neck and chest and depending on the area you’re receiving this treatment, the appointment is typically around 30-45 minutes.

 

Most people report that Laser Genesis is not painful – only a warm sensation is felt. And yet, another reason why we love this treatment: zero downtime and recovery.

 

Now, taking into consideration your skin type and desired results, multiple treatments (3-5) of Laser Genesis (spaced out over 4+ weeks) is recommended.

 

WHAT RESULTS FROM LASER GENESIS CAN I EXPECT?

With this lunchtime laser treatment, you can potentially see results right after receiving Laser Genesis. However, the most optimal results and benefits are seen within 3-6 months (and oftentimes, beyond that timeframe).

 

Maintenance for results – especially if being treated for pigment and rosacea challenges – are highly recommended every 6-12 months.

 

Protecting yourself from the sun and maintaining a consistent skincare regimen at home can also help extend your results from Laser Genesis.

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My Laser Genesis | Before + After

Series of 6 treatments with 1-2 touch-ups on cheek area.

 

What I’m trying to say is — you know that really trustworthy best friend you call upon when life’s getting you down and who always has golden nuggets of wisdom to share?

That’s a lot like our BFF Laser Genesis: totally there for you when you’re at your wits end with your skin, shows up consistently for you with treatments and helps you feel all warm and fuzzy (outside + inside…because laser and confidence!).

Ready to get to know your skin BFF, Laser Genesis?



PS — Have a question for Charmayne or Dr. Elijah? Simply email (renewpuebloco@gmail.com) with your question and we’d love to answer and feature them in our monthly Ask Dr. Elijah/Ask Charmayne articles. (And don’t worry, we won’t use your name; it’s all anonymous.).


R E N E W | 719.423.0083


truSculpt iD® vs. CoolSculpting® – A Melt the Fat or Freeze the Fat Comparison

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When it comes to body contouring, we’re pretty sure you’ve heard the words truSculpt or CoolSculpting.

Followed by that is usually terms like “melt the fat” or “freeze the fat” when referencing these body sculpting technologies.


And often times this is where confusion sets in.

Because there’s much debate on which body contouring technology is better and more effective — to melt fat or to freeze fat.

Not only is this one of the big questions in medical aesthetics today, but it’s also on the minds of many potential clients looking to contour their body without surgery.

 

We know you want to target those areas on the body that can be stubborn and don’t want to let that fat go no matter how hard you exercise or eat right — like the abdomen, flanks, back, arms and even the chin area.

 

But how do all of these body contouring machines compare?

 

Let’s take a look, shall we…

 

A Melt The Fat or Freeze The Fat Comparison  

truSculpt iD® (Melt the Fat):

 

•  Technology Used?

Monopolar focused Radio Frequency.

 

•  Treatment Time?

15-minutes.

 

•  Comfort Level?

Usually well tolerated; little to no discomfort.

 

•  Effectiveness of truSculpt iD®?

Up to 24% permanent fat reduction. 

 

•  Any Adverse Effects? 

None reported.

 

•  Treatable Areas:

The flexibility of applicators allows for multiple areas to be treated including chin, arms, abdomen, flanks, thighs, knees and the back area.

 

•  Skin Tightening? 

Yes.

 

•  Treat BMI Over 30?

Yes.

 

 

CoolSculpting® (Freeze the Fat):

 

•  Technology Used?

Cryolipolysis (fat freezing).

 

•  Treatment Time?

105 minutes to treat same area.

 

•  Comfort Level?

Due to the suction-based applicator + post-treatment massage this can get uncomfortable.

 

•  Effectiveness of CoolSculpting®?

Up to 22% permanent fat reduction. 

 

•  Any Adverse Effects? 

Up to a few weeks of potential numbness, nerve pain and uneven results of the treatment area.

 

•  Treatable Areas:

Potential limited treatment areas based on the design of the applicator (which is suction-based).

 

•  Skin Tightening? 

No.

 

•  Treat BMI Over 30?

No.

 

  

To Sum it Up

 

Now you’ve seen the comparisons – to melt or to freeze – those stubborn areas on your body where no amount of jumping jacks, lunges, hot yoga sessions and green smoothie sipping can help.

  

Call us bias (we LOVE our truSculpt iD® technology), but it looks like if you want to maximize your time, increase your potential for permanent fat reduction, experience little to no discomfort during the body contouring treatment and tighten your skin while treating your problem areas – truSculpt iD® has you covered in all of those areas and then some.

 

If you asked us whether we’d melt our fat or freeze our fat – we’d simply say, “Pass me a frozen drink ‘cause it’s about to get warm up in here while I melt this fat away!”


Does body contouring without surgery have your interest?

Call RENEW | 719.423.0083 to schedule a consultation or REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT below to get started!



Body Contouring Without Surgery

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I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

And I have a feeling I’m not the only one that shares this secret.

Ready for it?

Here it is: I’m stingy with my time – especially when it comes to treating myself.

Yep, I’m a get in and get out type of person (most of the time!).

 

Even though I have access to so many self-care and aesthetic treatments, I still shudder at the thought of any treatment or procedure taking too long.

 

So recently, when we were introduced to a new body contouring technology with an indicated use of one, 15-minute treatment – with visible results seen up to 12 weeks post-treatment – you could say I was more than intrigued.

 

I thought, who doesn’t want to melt fat cells and sculpt their body on a lunch break?

 

Sign me up!

 

And that’s what we did…

 

So, what is this new 15-minute, results-driven, fat blasting, body contouring without surgery technology we’re talking about?

 

 

truSculpt iD® by Cutera

 

truSculpt® iD is a revolutionary non-surgical, body-sculpting treatment that allows you to personalize your ideal body in as little as one 15-minute treatment.

We at RENEW are proud to bring this technology to you.

And we’re the FIRST practice in Colorado to offer truSculpt iD® -- how exciting is that?!

 

Ok, let’s get to know this technology that offers body contouring without surgery.

 

 

Body Contouring Without Surgery

 

By now you’re probably wondering how truSculpt iD® works and what makes this different than other body contouring procedures.

 

How truSculpt iD® Works

 

• truSculpt iD® uses innovative Monopolar RF technology to selectively target fat and therapeutically heat it – until fat cells are eliminated by passing through the body naturally.

 

• Average of 24% fat reduction is achieved in just one treatment.

 

• Can be used on most areas of the body – especially abdomen, flanks, chin, and arms.

 

• No visible downtime after the procedure and normal activity can be resumed immediately.

 

• The treatment time is dependent on the treatment size and how many areas are treated. Treatment time is typically 15 to 30 minutes to treat the abdomen and flanks.

 

• Results are typically visible after just one treatment, with maximum results seen after 12 weeks. Additional treatments may be required to achieve the personalized results you desire.

 

What Makes truSculpt iD® Different Than Other Body Contouring Procedures?

 

• This procedure is versatile and effective to treat a wide range of patients who may not be a candidate for other contouring procedures due to treatment location, skin type, fat thickness and presence of skin laxity.

 

• The treatment has minimal discomfort and has been compared to a hot stone massage.

 

• Because truSculpt iD® is a customized and tailored treatment to meet individual needs, most adult men and women are a candidate.


in this video, charmayne discusses body contouring without surgery with trusculpt id®


To Sum it Up

 

If you’re stingy with your time like I am but want to look and feel your best (without putting in loads of hours in at a time), truSculpt iD® is both time and body contouring friendly.

 

One, 15-minute treatment (that can be done on your lunch break) has the ability to help you contour and sculpt your body with no downtime and maximum results seen in as little as 12-weeks.

 

At RENEW, we’re truly proud of this technology and what it can do to help you feel comfortable inside and out!

 

Just take a look at these results we’re seeing in less than 6-weeks.

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If you feel less than confident with areas like the abdomen, flanks, chin and/or arms, please don’t hesitate to contact RENEW for a free body contouring consultation  |  719.423.0083

We want you to love your time with us just as much as you love the results from truSculpt iD®.



How Hormones Affect Your Relationship

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Does your partner remark about your hormones?

“Wow, tread lightly around her today!”

“Are your hormones raging, darling?’

“You’re acting like a crazy person!”

 

When you hear these words does a little part of you think, “Yes, you are exactly right – I feel all out of whack.”

 

Sometimes you know that it’s hormones affecting you and other times you might not even realize hormones may be the culprit of your irritability, brain fog, fatigue and a laundry list of other symptoms.

 

Not only can hormones disturb your way of life but think about the impression hormones can leave on your relationship (not feeling in the mood, headaches, lack of desire, up and down moods, potential weight gain, etc.)

 

 

How Hormones Impact Your Relationship

 

It’s probably only a half-joke when your partner refers to your mood swings and why you just can't seem to regulate your body temperature.

But these feelings can be real and can impact your life. 

So keep in mind: you're NOT a crazy person, your hormones are.

 

Do any of these sound familiar? 

·      Fatigue

·      Mood Changes

·      Decreased Mental Ability

·      Hot Flashes/Night Sweats

·      Weight Gain

·      Decreased Sex Drive

·      Sleep Problems

·      Always Cold

·      Hair Loss/Breakage

·      Dry Wrinkled Skin

 

If these symptoms are common to you, an imbalance in your hormones could be taking place.

 

This could also account for those times in your relationship where your mood swings took over, or you lacked intimacy and just didn't know why. 

 

 

A Treatment Option to Balance Your Hormones

 

Thankfully, your experience with hormone imbalance has a treatment option – BioTE.

In short, BioTE is your happy hormone helper.

 

What is BioTE®?

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a natural treatment option for patients and is delivered via pellet therapy.

Pellet Therapy comes in the forms of pellets which are placed under the skin, with little downtime, and are more natural for your body, therefore, the chance of negative interactions is lessened.

 

These pellets have the same structure as naturally occurring human hormones and are plant-derived and found in nature.

 

BioTE® Pellet Therapy:

  • More consistent with dosing versus another hormone therapy
  • More sustainable for your body; pills and creams can create an uncomfortable rollercoaster effect.
  • Studies show improvements in conditions like PMS, anxiety, osteoporosis, heart disease, menopause, and depressions.

 

If you’ve read the article this far, we hope you can now see some light (through your potential hormone imbalance).

 

Not only can your hormones improve, but other areas of your life can as well (like your relationship(s) - especially with your partner).

 

 

Next Steps

Symptoms sound familiar?

Ready for some happy hormone help?

 

If you’re in the Pueblo, Colorado and/or Southern Colorado region –

  • Take this quiz to find out if BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy) is right for you (and find a provider if you’re not in the Pueblo, CO area)
  • Call Dr. Elijah today 719.553.2201 to schedule an appointment
  • Or request an appointment below

 

Still on the fence? Check out these testimonials from real women who've experienced what BioTE® can do for you. 

 

 

 

Resources:

Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash

A Skin Care Alternative

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What if we said NASA plays a major role in your skin care?

You’re probably thinking, “Well, if we can send a man to the moon, we should definitely be able to do something about these spots on my face or lines around my eyes by now.”

Yes. We are so on the same page.

And that’s why we want to tell you that NASA has your back when it comes to anti-aging and acne. 

 

So, what does NASA have to do with your skin care?

 

Welcome to the innovation of Celluma light therapy – a skin care alternative.

 

What is Celluma?

Celluma is an all-in-one low-level light therapy -- cleared by the FDA and backed by clinical research -- devised for anti-aging and acne skin care.

"Celluma light therapy works safely and effectively, without abrasive chemicals, harmful UV-rays or side effects and is a non-toxic, non-abrasive treatment." - Celluma by BioPhotas®

 

How Celluma Works

“Inspired by light. Proven by science.” - Celluma

 

BioPhotas® (the company behind Celluma) explains how this skin care alternative works:


“In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into plant tissue, high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) utilizing specific, proven wavelengths of light can trigger a natural biostimulatory effect in human tissue.

Research has shown that phototherapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, as well as ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and arthritis.

Research indicates that cells absorb particles of light (photons) and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize.

The resulting elevation of ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis.

Simply put, the LED light source provides compromised cells with added energy so the cells performance is enhanced. For example, fibroblast cells will increase collagen and elastic production in connective tissue.”

 

Celluma - advanced, award winning light therapy for skin & pain management

 

 

Benefits of Celluma

  • Acne Treatment -- diminishes acne bacteria, clears existing breakouts and restores skin's healthy appearance.

  • Anti-Aging -- increases collagen and elastin production, reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles and improves firmness and resilience of skin.

 

 

A skin care alternative

 

Dr. Rochelle Elijah and Charmayne Trujillo are proud to have Celluma at Renew and be the first to bring this service to Pueblo, Colorado.

We are extremely excited to offer this cutting-edge service for our clients -- especially those with stubborn acne and anyone looking for new and alternative ways to support the anti-aging process. 

Celluma can be done in a series of treatments (twice a week for six weeks) and the anti-aging and acne component can be an add-on for facials we provide. 

 

 

Next Steps

Here's a couple ways you can get started with Celluma AND keep in touch, so you don't miss out on any of our latest services, features and blogs: 

1.  Call RENEW, today, to get started -- 719.423.0083.

2.  Join our email list! Don't miss out on our 2-3 emails we send out monthly -- packed with our blogs, specials, features and Q&A's from Dr. Elijah and Charmayne. 

 

 

Natural Hormone Therapy BioTE® Is Here For You

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We are so excited to let you know about a life-changing therapy that we're now offering at our clinic(s) -- S K I N & RENEW. And we are also thrilled to be the only practice's offering this therapy in the southern Colorado and northern New Mexico area; we love serving the Pueblo area and beyond! 

 

You may not have to think too hard, but ask yourself if you experience any of these symptoms?


• Rundown
• Brain Fog
• Tired
• Moody
• Trouble Sleeping
• Low Libido
• Workout & Diet, but Gain Instead of Lose
**Men this goes for you, too!

 

Sometimes we think that this is just part of everyday life, but it doesn’t have to be that way. All of these symptoms could be due to a hormone imbalance and we can help. 

 

That’s why we are so thrilled to bring you a life-changing therapy: BioTE Method of Hormone Optimization. 

 

BioTE® Hormone Pellet Therapy is plant-based and uses no synthetic hormones. This natural hormone replacement therapy is here to help bring you optimal health, as it has been creating amazing results in patients health across the country!

 

We are so proud to have been trained and now ready to offer this therapy to you. Not all hormone replacement therapy is created equal and there is no one-size-fits-all approach; an expert is needed. 

 

If you’re ready to optimize your health, we would love to assess you for the candidacy of the BioTE Therapy — Please call S K I N (Southern Colorado Clinic) today 719.553.2201 to get started!

 

 

Resources & more info: 

BioTE Medical  

Bio-identical Hormone Therapy

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