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Off Label use of Kybella for Fat Destruction in Other Body Areas Besides the Chin

When Kybella was launched in the United States for fat destruction in the submental fat of the chin, the hype around it was immense. KYBELLA ® (deoxycholic acid) injection is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. While there are no approved uses of Kybella in other areas, there are plenty of off-label uses that are gaining some attention from injectors and their patients.

We know that Kybella destroys fat safely by killing the fat cells and allowing the body to absorb them, and the fat goes away forever. It is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive way to get rid of fat so why not try it in other body areas. Continue reading “Off Label use of Kybella for Fat Destruction in Other Body Areas Besides the Chin” »

SPF to Prevent Aging and Protect You From the Sun

Florida has beautiful beaches and lots of sun. However, the harmful rays of the sun can lead to skin cancer and aging. The best way to protect yourself from sun damage is avoiding the sun, wearing sun protection clothing and hats, and applying SPF frequently.

The first line of defense is to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible. Try to limit sun exposure between 10am and 2pm daily. Wear sun protective clothing with UPF 50+ and wearing a hat is very beneficial while out in the sun. If unable to wear UPF clothing that covers the sun exposed skin cover the bare skin with some type of clothing is better than nothing. The denser and thicker the fabric the greater reduction in UV transmission. Generally, darker colors absorb more rays overall, including UV rays. Polyester and Nylon does an excellent job at disrupting UV light, while wool and silk are moderately effective. Apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ daily to sun exposed areas. Sun block should protect you from UVA and UVB rays and should be water resistant for at least 40 minutes.  Apply SPF to dry skin 15 minutes BEFORE going outdoors and reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating. Remember no matter how high the SPF the amount of time it last is the same so reapply frequently. Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30+, which blocks 97 percent of the sun’s UVB rays. Higher-number SPFs block slightly more of the sun’s UVB rays, but it is important to remember no sunscreen can block 100 percent of the sun’s UVB rays.  Sun blocks with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the best for your skin. These are chemical free and use minerals to physically block the sun UV rays. Continue reading “SPF to Prevent Aging and Protect You From the Sun” »

Prepare for Peak Beach Season with Laser Hair Removal

After a wacky winter, summer is finally peeking around the corner. It won’t be long until school is out and you are packing your towel to hit the beach. You can enjoy your vacation time so much more if you don’t have to worry about what body hair might be showing as you soak up the sun. While women worry about the bikini area, armpits, and legs, men feel self-conscious about chest and back hair.

Don’t rely upon an inefficient razor or painful waxing sessions to seek a temporary escape from your unwanted body hair. Instead, you can begin laser hair removal treatments now in order to enjoy your results by peak beach season!

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? Continue reading “Prepare for Peak Beach Season with Laser Hair Removal” »

Getting Rid of Your Marionette Lines with Juvederm Vollure XC

Age impacts the body in so many ways, and unfortunately it doesn’t spare the skin. After years of sun damage, muscle contractions, diminished collagen production, and the natural effects of aging, it is inevitable that your skin will display the proof of so much stress.

But you don’t need to feel defeated by the unstoppable forces of age. Juvederm Vollure XC is one of the many dermal fillers approved by the FDA to fight signs of aging. In particular, Juvederm Vollure XC is the first and only hyaluronic acid filler using Vycross technology for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds that lasts up to 18 months. If you are frustrated by the wrinkles and folds that are becoming carved into your skin, Vollure can reverse the damage and help you feel years younger.

Vollure XC Fills Wrinkles… and Makes Them Disappear

Vollure can be used to treat bothersome nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Nasolabial folds are the deep lines that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth, while marionette lines run downward from the corners of the mouth. Since these folds tend to be deeper than other wrinkles around the face, they can only be effectively filled with a durable and advanced dermal filler like Juvederm Vollure XC. Continue reading “Getting Rid of Your Marionette Lines with Juvederm Vollure XC” »

Redness and Rosacea are a Common Concern at Hermann Wellness: ZO Medical Rozatrol May Be the Answer

Many people suffer from facial flushing, redness, broken capillaries, visible blood vessels, and rosacea. Hermann Wellness wants to help clients address these concerns with ZO Medical Rozatrol Normalizing Serum Treatment for red sensitive skin.

ZO Rozatrol is a daily treatment serum for red sensitive skin with an advanced amino acid complex that helps to restore skin to a more radiant appearance.

Lactose, milk protein, and brassica oleracea italica extract helps minimize the appearance of skin redness. Farnesyl acetate, farnesol, and panthenyl triacetate helps reduce excessive oil. Papain provides gentle, enzymatic exfoliation to improve skin texture and tone. ZO-RRS2™ is an exclusive plant stem cell complex that provides powerful antioxidant to help minimize inflammation and protection to help prevent the signs of premature aging. Glycerin to replenish hydration and support healthy skin barrier. Continue reading “Redness and Rosacea are a Common Concern at Hermann Wellness: ZO Medical Rozatrol May Be the Answer” »

Xeomin or Botox – Which is the Right Choice for Me?

If those wrinkles around your brow, eyes, and forehead are becoming more and more noticeable with each birthday you celebrate, it’s time for a change. Thanks to incredible advances in cosmetic technology, you can make your wrinkles disappear in less time than it takes to get the oil changed in your car or shop for groceries!

Botox has long ruled the cosmetic industry as the “go to” injectable that safely and effectively banishes unwanted wrinkles for months at a time. However, a new and very similar product called Xeomin is also growing in popularity. Though so closely related, these two products present distinct differences as well. Which is the right choice for you and your skin? Continue reading “Xeomin or Botox – Which is the Right Choice for Me?” »

Hermann Wellness Believes in ZO Skin Health Anti-Aging Physician Grade Skin Care

The providers at Hermann Wellness believe a good anti-aging skin care line must include a retinol, antioxidants, and growth factors. The Zo Skin Health anti-aging products Ossential Daily Power Defense and Ossential Growth Factor Serum Plus delivers these key ant-aging components.

Ossential Daily Power Defense is an anti-aging formula of retinol, antioxidants, and specialized DNA repairing enzymes to aid in stimulating collagen production and repairing damage skin. This lightweight lotion promotes skin health, repairs damage and protect against future skin damage. Ultrasomes (UV-endonuclease) and roxisomes (glycosylase) introduces enzymes to help speed up the skin’s natural repair process. Vitamin E provides antioxidant properties to protect and combat free radical damage that causes aging. Retinol (vitaine) firms and helps even skin tone. Ceramide 6 helps restore barrier function. Matrixyl 3000 (palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7) firms and re-densifies the skin.

Ossential Growth Factor Serum Plus is a lightweight serum with growth factors, amnio acids, and retinol. The growth factors support collagen and elastin production. The retinol and amino acids reduces collagen degradation and restores elasticity. Disodium acetyl glucosamine phosphate and fermented red ginseng extract helps enforce the skin’s protective barrier to restore hydration, elasticity and firmness. Retinol firms and helps even skin tone. ZPROTM and buddleja stem cell helps prevent future signs of aging. Dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate minimizes the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles. Beta glucan and angelica polymorpha sinensis root extract calms and soothes irritated skin. Continue reading “Hermann Wellness Believes in ZO Skin Health Anti-Aging Physician Grade Skin Care” »

The Importance of a Home Skin Care Routine

There are some things that turn out beautifully when you “set it and forget it”, like a crockpot meal or your dishwasher cycle… but not your skincare routine! The routine that you use every morning and night at home will play a considerable role in the overall health of your skin, especially as you age and begin to battle additional signs of damage. Here’s what you should know to keep your skin bright, tight, and vibrant.

Healthy Skin Begins With the Basics

The science of healthy skin isn’t complex. You need to cleanse, exfoliate, and tone your skin everyday in order to maintain its most healthy and balanced state. Regardless of your type of skin, regular cleansing, exfoliating, and toning will achieve a radiant glow and clear complexion. Then your skin will be primed and ready for additional healing treatments that target specific problems. Continue reading “The Importance of a Home Skin Care Routine” »

Hermann Wellness Presents Skin Brightening Solutions by ZO Skin Health, Inc

Many of our clients at Hermann Wellness struggle with uneven skin complexion, brown spots, and tired eyes. Therefore, we at Hermann Wellness decided to offer a skin health brightening solution to our clients by adding Zo physician grade skin care line developed by renowned dermatologist Zein Obagi MD. The ZO Ossential C-Bright 10% Vitamin C Serum for the face and Hydrafirm Eye Brightening Repair Cream for under the eyes give the brightening solution are clients are looking for in a skin care product.

Ossential C-Bright 10% Vitamin C Serum is an illuminating formula that provides a potent, pure dose of vitamin C that is stabilized to brighten and rapidly re-texturize the skin surface pigmentation, while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and depth of wrinkles. The Ascorbic Acid (10%) exfoliates the skin surface discoloration for a brighter more even skin tone and complexion. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is proven to help prevent up to 80% new pigment formation. Tocopheryl acetate & coenzyme-Q10 provides multiple antioxidant protection to defend against environmental triggers that cause pigmentation. Squalane mimics our body’s own natural moisturizer factor for additional hydration. Continue reading “Hermann Wellness Presents Skin Brightening Solutions by ZO Skin Health, Inc” »

Don’t Fear Bathing Suit Season, Just Use Accent Skin Firming

For those of us in the Tampa, Florida area, beach season is right around the corner! You might be ready for the warm weather, but do you feel ready to bare your skin in a bathing suit? If the idea of walking around in a bikini overwhelms you with anxiety and thoughts of spending the next month living on the treadmill, think again. All you need is an Accent skin firming treatment series.

Accent Your Body is a skin firming procedure that tones and tightens the most significant trouble spots on your skin. The Accent technology makes it possible to improve loose, sagging, and cellulite-covered skin by forcing your skin’s collagen to restructure itself in a firmer and tighter arrangement. Since Accent Your Body generates real results, you can enjoy tighter, more contoured skin for years!

How Does Accent Your Body Work? Continue reading “Don’t Fear Bathing Suit Season, Just Use Accent Skin Firming” »