Archive for November, 2010
Jessica Simpsons recent engagement to Eric Johnson has been the latest buzz. The engagement has even sparked rummers of a possible pregnancy, but Simpson shot down rumors that she is pregnant. Although Jessica isn’t expecting a baby, she can expect to be busy with the release of her new Christmas CD. Jessica Simpson’s newest CD, Happy Christmas was just released this Wednesday, Nov 22. Simpson recorded a duet for the album with a USS Harry Truman sailor. Jessica has always been devoted to our troops, even before the war in Iraq. In-fact, my brother was actually one of her guards when she performed for soldiers in Fort Hood, TX.
Look for Jessica at the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade, and the Jessica Simpson Christmas Special later that evening. She will be performing songs off of her new holiday album, Happy Christmas. The show will be on PBS at 7-8PM Thanksgiving day. Jessica will also be at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on November 30th.
The Most Beautiful Event Of The Year
This event is NOT to be missed! Gather up your entourage, throw on something fierce, and enjoy a fabulous night out. Top beauty industry professionals will give tips and tricks to shine for the holidays and forecast the hottest beauty and style trends for 2011. This beautiful event benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Friends & Trends
Tuesday, December 7
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Beauty Bar with hairstyling tips by award-winning stylists Keith Russell and Mark Reid. Make up artistry by celebrity make up artist Lisa Forester.
Shop one of kind vintage jewelry at trunk show by renowned vintage collector Robert Black of Fashion by Robert Black.
Live demonstrations including the newest applications for Botox, injectables and fillers. Learn about the most advanced skin treatments available from the most experience team of skin specialists in Arizona.
Hollywood Red Carpet Photo Session
Celebrity Plastic Surgery 411 with Dr Shapiro
Amazing Beauty Giveaways: Latisse, Skin Ceauticals, Facials, Fraxel and more. One lucky will win complimentary skin care for a year.
HOLIDAY SOUNDS BY DJ MR P-BODY
Hors D’eourves and Cocktails
KINDLY RSVP BY DECEMBER 2
Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste F-100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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Laser peels, also known as a laser resurfacing, is the removal of the top layers of the skin via focused laser light energy. Some types of lasers may penetrate into deeper layers of skin to provide correction at a deeper level. Fully ablative laser resurfacing is used to remove moderately deep lines, scars, birthmarks and enlarged oil glands on the nose (rhinophyma). Laser resurfacing is usually performed using a Co2 (carbon dioxide) or Erbium laser, both lasers vaporize superficial, damaged skin cells. Laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure that usually requires local anesthesia, and often done at the same time as surgical procedures.
CO2 is thought to give the best skin tightening, unfortunately it also creates the most downtime, pain and risks of adverse side effects. Newer versions of CO2 lasers can use short pulsed light energy (ultrapulsed) or continuous light beams that are delivered in a scanning pattern to very precisely remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage to the surrounding structures.
Erbium laser resurfacing creates minimal burning of surrounding tissue allowing for quicker recovery time than CO2 resurfacing procedure. Recovery time from the full coverage CO2 resurfacing is up to two weeks, compared to about one week with an Erbium laser. Erbium lasers cause minimal side effects, such as swelling, bruising and redness. Those with darker skin are usually a better candidate for erbium laser resurfacing compared to CO2.
The Sciton MicroLaser Peel is partial to full epidermal peel ( typically, 20 – 50 microns). The Sciton Erbium Yag laser is used for MicroLaser Peels and has the capability to treat at depths as minimal as 10 microns to as deep as 120 microns (full resurfacing). Microdermabrasion generally only removes the stratum corneum (10 microns). This is a versatile procedure because the settings can be adjusted to control the depth of the desired peel, while a computer guided scanner ensures maximum precision and treatment uniformity. Because this treatment ablates deeper into the epidermis, it is perfect step between microdermabrasion and full resurfacing.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Fractional resurfacing procedures have gained in popularity because their delivery systems dramatically reduce downtime compared to full coverage resurfacing. Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments can utilize the same energy of an ablative resurfacing lasers, while providing the safety of non-ablative laser treatments. As a result, patients can undergo a corrective procedure, without the down -time. Fractional laser treatments target only a fraction of skin at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact, allowing the skin to heal faster. Fractional laser procedure are usually done in a series of treatments. Fraxel, ProFractioal and Ultrapulse (Active FX) are the most widely used fractional laser treatments.
ProFractional is a Fractional Erbium Ablative laser.
Active FX, Deep FX and Total FX
The UltraPulse fractional CO2 (10,600nm) laser system is capable of offering the full range of fractional resurfacing. The Active FX and Deep FX are both part of the UltraPulse Fractional laser, they are however separate handpieces that work differently. Patients are often confused by before and after photos, assuming they represent an Active FX treatment, when they may actually show results from a Deep FX or Total FX treatment.
DeepFX offers a small, deep spot microablative treatment
ActiveFX offers a large, superficial spot treatment.
Total FX is a treatment that combines both the DeepFX and ActiveFX.
Fraxel currently has four fractional systems.
Fraxel re:fine® treatment—for prevention and maintenance
This is the most gentle option, and is a cosmetic procedure that treats minor skin damage, with little to no down time.
Fraxel re:store® treatment—for mild to severe skin damage
The original and most popular Fraxel treatment, this treatment is used to resurface damaged skin and treat wrinkles around the eyes, acne scars, surgical scars, age spots/sunspots, melasma and Actinic Keratoses. There is minimal downtime , usually redness and some swelling. Most return to regular activities within a day or two.
1500nm Erbium laser
Fraxel Restore Dual uses both 1500nm Erbium laser and 1927 Thulium fiber laser
Fraxel re:pair® treatment— for the most severe skin damage
This is the most aggressive Fraxel treatment, it tightens skin, corrects severe damage, wrinkles, irregular texture, age spots/sunspots, sun-induced redness. There is increased downtime with this treatment, most return to routine activities after a week.
Fraxel Repair 10,600nm Co2 laser
G-Star Raw Scottsdale
This G-Star RAW Store is the first of it’s kind in the Southwest. This G-Star store is brought to Arizona by the owners of the HUB. The Hub was the first to introduce the G-Star brand to Arizona.
Best of Both Worlds Az’s Stephanie and Kristy: by local artist Josh Keating
Josh Keating is a local Arizona artist that has been drawing since he could pick up a pencil to draw. He’s been professionally drawing caricatures for parties and events since 2003 and is still going strong today. He is currently featured in North Scottsdale Times as the artist of the month on page 35. He has three of his Napa Valley murals in the new wine bar at Fry’s Food on the corner of Shea and Tatum blvd. If you want to book Josh Keating to draw caricatures for your next party or event you can contact him at www.personalcartoonist.com or call him at 602.510.3689. Josh can also paint custom murals for your business, office, and childrens’ room.
There are many people that have embraced their freckles and love them, while others would prefer spotless skin.
Freckles are clusters of concentrated melanin, ranging in color from red, tan and brown. Some people have a genetic tendency to develop freckles, however sun exposure is the main cause of freckles. Freckles generally appear on sun-exposed areas, and will appear darker or more prominent after sun exposure. Ephelides is a freckle which is flat, light brown or red, and fades when protected from UV light. Ephelides are more common in those with light complexions. Liver spots (also known as sun spots and Lentigines) are freckles that develop after years of sun exposure, and are more prominent with age.
If You Want To Remove Freckles
The best way to remove freckles is to have a series of photofacial treatments, combined with bleaching creams containing 4% hydroquinone and tretinoin (Retin-A). A good UVA/UVB sunblock is also recommended, because UV exposure will make freckles more prominent.
Photafacial (Fotofacial) uses IPL (Intense Pulse Light) to treat skin discoloration, redness and broken capillaries. There generally isn’t any down time associated with IPL treatments, however pigmented spots will appear darker temporarily. After a photofacial any freckles or pigmented lesions will darken up and flake off. It can take up to two weeks for spots to flake off. The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the skin condition.
If You Like Your Freckles
If you are not concerned with removing freckles you can use lightening and brightening products. These products brighten the skin without removing freckles. Freckles will fade slightly, but will not go away.
OBAGI C-RX System
If you love your freckles, you may want to skip the Therapy Night Cream from this system. The Therapy Night cream has a 4% hydroquinone, which will further fade freckles and pigmentation. The Clarifying Serum also has a 4% hydroquinone, however this C- serum is only used in the morning and is not enough to eliminate freckles. The Clarifying Serum is great for anyone that wants brighten their skin tone, and still keep their freckles.
iS Clinical White Lightening Complex
Brightens and lightens skin with beneficial moisturizing properties. Utilizing an innovative blend of proprietary lightening ingredients and pharmaceutical-grade botanicals, this high performance formula exfoliates, reduces inflammation, and provides strong antioxidant protection.
White Lightening Complex will brighten the skin, and freckles will fade, but not go away completely.
To prevent freckles, you need to use a good sunblock. I recommend a UVA/ UVB sunblock with an SPF 30 or higher. I also recommend sunblocks with Zinc, because it is a broad band physical block. SPF only measure UVB protection, and even if a product is labeled to have UVA protection, it may not protect from the full UVA spectrum. Topical Vitamin C ( L- ascorbic acid) can also help prevent sun damage because it neutralizes UV radiation.
I just have to share this super cute blog that I stumbled upon, written by a local Chandler mom! Kim is a creative Mom/Party Stylist/Creative Director of The TomKat Studio, where she shares her fabulous party planning and decorating ideas! I just LOVE her stuff! Sometimes its hard to come up with a creative and fun party theme, so this blog can really help!! She also offers printable party designs, such as cut out labels, banners, invitations, and much more! These printable party projects can transform any party!
Kim was just featured on Sonoran Living Live displaying a fabulous table setting for Thanksgiving. She thinks of every detail and shares info for vendors such as bakeries, photographers, florists, and everything else you could possible think of for your party planning necessities!
Kim has been featured on MarthaStewart.com, InStyle Magazine and People.com. She now has over 12,000 followers! Her stuff is adorable!! She has 100% positive feedback from over 1000 customers! I look forward to utilizing her blog site for my next party!! With this adorable blog, you can have an amazing party that everyone will be talking about!
Check out her site! www.tomkatstudio.blogspot.com
Jeremy Roenick and Muze Clothing have teamed up to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project
. The movie quote from Boondock Saints, “there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, the indifference of good men” reminds us all to support those troops who sacrifice so much for our freedom. Six soldiers standing guard atop a red, white and blue Celtic cross, serve as a reminder of service men protecting our freedom, and the words ‘veritas’ and ‘equitas’ which mean truth and justice are a subtle tie-in to the film.
* 100% cotton, short sleeve, crewneck t-shirt
* Discharge distressed front graphic for vintage look and feel
* Back graphic featuring the movie line in flocking
* Silcon wash for softness
Price: $40.00 100% of the proceeds benefit those soldiers who have been severely wounded.
Click here to order Order yours now to help support this cause and also be fashionable at the same time! Many Celebs support this cause and have this exact shirt!
To wear is human,
to give, divine
Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project exists to honor and empower wounded warriors who incurred service-connected wounds, injuries, and illnesses on or after September 11, 2001.
To order Muze Clothing go to www.muzeconnects.com
ESPN’s Erin Andrews supports our troops by wearing the MUZE ” wounded warrior” shirt.