By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: May 2012
Kendra Morris, esthetician, and Cindy Lytal, owner of Skin Embrace Medical Spa & Laser Center.
Most of us have experienced times when we feel less than comfortable in our own skin, whether it is because of excess weight, unsightly blemishes, or unwanted body hair. But we live in an incredible age in which new methods and technologies are being developed to help us maintain a healthy appearance and the sense of confidence that comes along with it. Skin Embrace Medical Spa & Laser Center in Catoosa is proud to offer several options for those who want to improve their health, both inside and out, by embracing these technologies.
"We are seeing great results with our weight loss program,” says owner Cindy Lytal, who opened Skin Embrace on November 1, 2011. “So good, in fact, that we are receiving a lot of customer referrals.” The program is medically supervised and consists of appetite suppressants in conjunction with a 1,000 to 1,200 calorie diet and plenty of water. B-12 injections are also available. Since the weather has warmed up and outside activity can be performed in comfort, it makes it an even better time to pursue a weight loss program, as Cindy reports that people who work out see even better results.
According to Skin Embrace esthetician Kendra Morris, because summer is approaching and everyone will be wearing tank tops, swim suits, and sleeveless shirts, it is also a perfect time of year to treat yourself to a “back facial,” which includes steaming for the pores, extractions for blemishes, and exfoliation, which gets rid of dead skin cells and forces the body to make new ones. “The back is not an area you can get to yourself, so it’s nice when someone can do that for you,” she says. “And it is relaxing because you get a massage along with it!”
For those who have extreme skin problems on the back, a condition sometimes referred to as “bacne,” Kendra suggests a more intense treatment consisting of a light glycolic peel or a high frequency treatment, a painless process which kills bacteria under the skin. These treatments can also be performed on the chest, which is sometimes a problem area as well, and of course, facials are always available at Skin Embrace.
Because most people will want to abandon jeans and pants in favor of shorts, skirts, and dresses this summer, May is a great time for Kendra to remove any unsightly spider veins on the legs, with what is a relatively quick and surprisingly inexpensive process. Laser hair removal is available at Skin Embrace as well and is best performed when the skin will not be exposed to a lot of sun. Kendra adds that there is no problem in treating areas that are covered throughout the year, such as the bikini area and the underarms.
For wrinkles, Skin Embrace offers several options, including laser skin rejuvenation, Botox, Juvederm, and Microderm. The center is under the supervision of Medical Director Dr. Ladd Atkins, who performs cosmetic surgeries as well.
If you are ready to shed unwanted pounds, wrinkles, spider veins, body hair, blemishes, or anything else that makes you want to hide inside this summer, call Skin Embrace Medical Spa & Laser Center in Catoosa to schedule your complimentary consultation.