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The Fiszz facial is the newest on the scene for red carpet celebrity facials. Also known as the Effervescence Facial, the Fiszz facial by iS, was first introduced to Hollywood celebrities during the award season. Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills exclusivly gifted VIP guests attending the Grammy’s and the Academy Awards with iS skincare line by Innovative Skincare. Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic is excited to be the first in Arizona to offer the Fiszz Facial. The FisZZ is a luxuriously effective facial designed to hydrate, sooth, brighten and purify skin instantly while taking you on a journey of fantastic sensations.

The FisZZ Facial begins with a delicious honey & papaya enzyme cleansing masque that gently warms as it is massaged onto the skin, followed by a citrus & rosemary clarifying mud masque that opens the skin’s pores, gently drawing out impurities. This uniquely formulated mud masque optimizes moisture levels in the skin, while it brightens skin tone, protects against oxidative damage, provides anti-inflammatory protection and encourages healthy cellular metabolism. The highlight of the FisZZ facial is the patented effervescent Citric Acid resurfacing masque that exfoliates & smoothes while providing a (fizzy) champagne-like sensation. A refreshing copper firming mist aids in collagen production, this innovative mist includes emollients to protect skin moisture, saponins which stimulate healthy immunity and herbal components which lessen age-related puffiness. The facial is completed the the application of topical serums, moisturizer and sun protection selected specifically for your skin type.
60 min

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Read MoreSeptember 17, 2012 5:06 pm - Posted by Kristy

It is not surprising that the bikini area is one of the most common areas treated with laser hair removal. There are many advantages to having laser hair removal on the bikini area, but the most obvious is convenance. Lasers offer a more permanent solution to hair removal than waxing or shaving, so you don’t have the constant maintenance. Laser hair removal eliminates stubble, ingrown hairs and irritating red bumps. After laser hair removal, you no longer have to worry about shaving or waxing before you put on a swimsuit or skimpy little panties the area is always smooth.

Terms for popular bikini hair removal styles

Many of the terms used to describe the styles for bikini hair removal are used interchangeably, so always be sure to communicate exactly what you want with the person doing your bikini hair removal treatment.

Basic Hair is only removed from outside of the standard bikini panty line.

American (Modified Bikini) Hair is removed a little deeper inside bikini line than the basic.

FrenchHair is removed from the sides, leaving a thin strip on top. Hair is not removed from the labia, buttock or peri-anal area.

Brazilian Hair is removed from the sides, buttock and peri-anal area, leaving a small strip or triangle. Hair is not removed from the labia.

Playboy Hair is removed everywhere including labia, buttock and peri-anal area, leaving only a small strip on top.

Hollywood Everything is removed, leaving the area completely bare.

Bollywood Bejeweling the top of the bikini area, with crystals.

Bunny Tail Just above the anal area, between the cheeks

Don’t be shy

Many people feel embarrassed or awkward about having hair professionally removed from the bikini and anal area. As an Esthetician and Laser Technician, I can assure you that nobody should ever feel embarrassed about having a bikini wax or laser hair removal. This is our job, this is what we do all day. We do not care about the size, shape or color of anything. You do not have anything we have not seen before. ( Unless you have two vaginas) I have seen it all, piercings, tattoos, tampon strings and hemorrhoids. I have treated women, men and pre-op transsexuals. If you are someone that feels shy about having a bikini treatment, try to remind yourself that you are being treated by a professional.

What to expect during a treatment

Before you have a laser hair removal treatment you will have a consultation with your laser technician. During your consultation you will discuss what shape or style you would like, it is usually best to shave the area in the shape you like about two days before your treatment. Your laser technician may shave the area if there are any long hairs.

You will be taken in to a private room and asked to undress from the waist down. The technician will leave the room while you undress. You may wear panties or a swimsuit if you are only treating the hair that extends outside the pantie line. After undressing you will lay on the table and drape yourself with a sheet or towel. The laser technician will come back into the room and prep the area by shaving any hair that is to long and then applying a topical numbing cream. ( Numbing cream is optional) The numbing cream is usually left on for about thirty minutes before the treatment begins. After the numbing cream has had a chance to take effect your technician will come back in and begin treatment. Your technician will treat a section at a time, draping the other areas. The treatment itself takes about thirty minutes.

After your treatment the area may feel like a mild sun burn or razor burn. The area may also have little red bumps, this is follicular edema. Follicular edema is a normal response to the hair follicle heating up. The hair will begin to fall out over the next two weeks after treatment. It is important to keep the area cool immediately after your treatment.

How many treatments are needed?

Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments, a minimum of 8 treatment is needed on non-facial areas such as the bikini. Treatments are generally done about 6 weeks apart. Most people will require periodic maintenance treatments, after the initial series of 8 treatments. You may be told that you will only need 5 treatments, this is almost never true. There is not any special laser that has the ability to eliminate hair with fewer treatments.

Why do you need so many treatments?
When we do laser hair removal, we treat the entire area and most of the hair will fall out with each treatment. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of hair is permanently removed with each treatment. In most cases less than ten percent will be permanently removed with each treatment. The reason has to do with the growth cycle of hair. Hair goes through a growth cycle that includes anagen, catagen and telogen. Hair that is in the Anagen stage ( active growing phase) respond best to laser hair removal. Each hair follicle acts independently, so not all hair will be in the same cycle of growth at the same time. On the bikini area you may have only about thirty percent of hair follicles that are in the anagen stage at any given time, while up to 70% can be in a telogen stage for about twelve weeks. These growth cycles vary from person to person, and from time to time.

To complicate the hair removal process even further we all have “potential” follicles that have never produced hair, but have the potential to grow hair. The number of potential follicles far out number the anagen or telogen follicles. These potential hair follicles can be stimulated to produce a hair at any given time and laser hair removal can not prevent a potential follicle from having the ability to produce a hair.

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Read MoreMarch 19, 2012 10:03 pm - Posted by Kristy

Coolsculpting is a non-surgical procedure used to get rid of muffin tops, love handles, back fat and all those fat bulges that torment us. The treatment only takes an hour per area and there isn’t any down time, so you can immediately get back to your normal activities. The best part is unlike other non-surgical procedures, the fat cells die permanently.

How it works

Coolsculpting uses a new technology called Cryolipolysis to reduce excess adipose tissue, or as we call it FAT. Cryolipolysis is kind of a fancy way to say freezing fat or controlled fat cooling. The controlled cooling is done in a way that does not damage surrounding tissue. Water freezes at 0〫celsius while fat freezes at 10〫celsius. Coolsculpting actually cools the fat to just above freezing, at about 12〫celsius. Adipocytes (fat cells) contain lipids that respond in a unique way to cold. When cooled to just above freezing the lipids will crystalize. When the lipids crystalize the fat cell dies, going thru a natural process known as apoptosis. The great thing about Coolsculpting is that there isn’t any tissue injury or necrosis, which is a traumatic cell death. Some of the fat cells will have immediate cell death, however most of the fat cells will continue to die as they go thru apoptosis, up to six months after a single treatment.

What to expect

The applicator is applied to the targeted area, you will feel a strong suction as it attaches. Once the applicator is applied to the treated area you will feel it begin to cool, surprisingly it doesn’t feel that cold. Once the applicator is applied and the cooling begins, you simply relax for the next hour. You can watch TV, read, work on your ipad or take a nap. The treatment is very comfortable. After an hour the applicator is removed. The fat in the treated area is raised and firm, it looks kind of like a stick of butter. The fat will be massaged and will flatten down to normal.

There isn’t any down time after the treatment, so you can immediately return to your normal activities. Results can be seen as early as two weeks after treatment and continue to improve up to six months later. The most obvious change is seen around two months after treatment.

Diet and Exercise

Before anybody thinks of leaving a comment suggesting to simply diet and exercise, let me start off by saying ” duh…. don’t insult us captain obvious.” Obviously treatments like Coolsculpting are not an alternative to diet and exercise. For many people there are just areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Some people hold onto weight in their butt, hips or thighs while others hold onto fat in their abdomen or flanks. ( Most of us are not perfect )

Diet and exercise can help with overall weight loss, but diet and exercise are not effective for targeting weight loss for specific areas of the body. Exercise can tighten, tone and build muscle in targeted areas, however exercise can not target fat reduction in specific areas. Procedures like liposuction and Coolsculpting help to reduce fat in resistant areas.

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Read MoreMarch 9, 2012 3:09 pm - Posted by Kristy

About 8 of of 10 women have cellulite, even women that are thin or work out often have cellulite. Some of hottest celebrities have cellulite, Pamela Anderson, Misha Baton, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and Beyonce have all been photographed with cellulite. Kim Kardashian has even had Velashape cellulite treatments on her show. VelaShape offers an effective solution for treating cellulite, which is probably why we have seen it on shows like Dr Phil, Rachel Ray and The Doctors.

What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the unsightly lumpy, dimpled skin appearance, also known as the ‘cottage cheese’ or ‘orange peel’ appearance. Cellulite consists of fat deposits that appear mainly on the hips, thighs and buttocks. The skin’s connective tissue surrounds fat cells, which are arranged in chambers. The margins of these chambers contain septae. Over time, the fat cells increase in size and number. This phenomenon together with accumulation of localized edema, push the skin’s surface between the septae in an upward direction. This is what creates the lumpy and dimpled skin appearance, also known as the ‘cottage cheese’ appearance, associated with cellulite.

VelaShape™ Cellulite Treatment
VelaShape™ features the unique elōs™ technology combination of Bi-polar Radiofrequency (RF), Infrared Light Energy, plus Vacuum and Mechanical Massage to deploy targeted heat to adipose tissue. The precise heating ensures a safe, effective, fast treatment with no downtime. Vacuum and specially designed rollers for the Mechanical Massage smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient heat energy delivery. The combination of these energies increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers. The net result is gradual smoothening of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite. With VelaShape™ it is easy to enhance your body, improve your lifestyle and feel better about yourself!

The result:
Gradual smoothing of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite
Circumferential Reduction, with noticeable reshaping of the treated area
In a clinical multi-center study, 85% of the treated areas have reported Circumferential Reduction of thighs of at least 1cm; ranging up to 7.2cm in reduction.



You can schedule a Velashape treatment at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic. 480 421-1701
Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste F-100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
480 421.1701
wwwshapiroplasticsurgery.com

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Read MoreAugust 1, 2011 5:11 pm - Posted by Kristy

My family and I had the pleasure of seeing Jordin Sparks live at the MIM Museum in Phoenix, Az. The Jordin Sparks and Friends benefit concert was to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of The MIM (Musical Instrument Museum), and to help Jordin raise money for her exciting new program called the “12/29 Music Project”. The proceeds from this concert will benefit her new program that she is so passionate about.

The 12\29 Music Project’s mission is to provide a safe working environment for young people to perfect their craft through artistry, recording music and learning the necessary skills for working inside a studio while making a difference in their community. 12\29 Music Project is a project of The M.A.D. Girls, Inc. Jordin endorses The M.A.D. Girls Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, serves the community as a management group. It helps individuals or organizations identify and implement projects to benefit a cause or humanitarian effort of interest. They achieve their goals by promoting and encouraging corporate and individual social responsibility. By actively engaging in localized efforts to raise awareness, and by supporting activities that enhance the well-being of the less fortunate, we can make a difference. The campaign hopes to motivate others to find something they’re passionate about and funnel that energy into doing something to help another. It’s amazing how wonderful it feels when you know you’ve made a difference in someone’s life. For more information, please go to www.1229musicproject.com

Jordin Sparks MIM Museum

Jordin Sparks has a phenomenal voice and she is such an inspiration! I’m so excited and thankful that we had a chance to meet her! She is truly a beautiful woman inside and out! Her voice was so mesmerizing and her performance was sensational! We need more positive influences like her that are representing and leading our youth. I am so elated after watching such a personal and intimate concert! Children are our future and we need to make sure that we expose them to positive role models such as Jordin Sparks. I am so enamored by her personality and good will. After speaking with her, I have grown even more fond of her music and her personality, talk about a real girl with a “real” personality! I absolutely love her and her music and her drive. She is so talented and I wish for my daughter to follow her as a role model.

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Read MoreMay 17, 2011 9:19 pm - Posted by Stephanie


Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. – Greenville Kleisser

Best Of Both Worlds Az, recently co-hosted an event to benefit Athletes International, at Stand Up Scottsdale comedy club. We really had a great time and would like to thank everyone that came out to help us support a good cause. For those that didn’t make it, you missed a great show. The show featured Andrew Norelli as the headliner, along with the other comedians that opened the show.


Kristy and Stephanie with Comedian Headliner Andrew Norelli

Andrew has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Comedy TV, Entertainment Studios with Byron Allen, and Comics Unleashed to name a few. He is real a top act. Not only is he funny, but he is able to make a crowd laugh out loud without using derogatory terms or offensive language. ( Which, in my opinion is a talent ) Sometime’s you watch a comedian and their style of comedy is only enjoyed by a certain targeted group, however Norelli’s act is tailored to be enjoyed by everyone in the audience. I am guessing his experience with improv has helped him to read a crowd, while working as writer for nationally syndicated television programs has given him an understanding of mainstream humor. Two thumbs up!

Stand Up Scottsdale is known for booking some of the most relevant comedians on the scene, you can expect an amazing headliner every weekend. They also have open mic on Wednesday nights. Stand Up Scottsdale! Comedy Club is located in old town Scottsdale, on 5th Ave between Goldwater and Indian School. It is the old Anderson 5th Estate building. The location is great for anyone that may want to go to dinner in Scottsdale and then a show, or enjoy Scottsdale’ night life at some of Old Town’s Dance Clubs, Bars and Restaurants. You can also enjoy food and drinks at the comedy club before, during or ofter the show, which may be a good idea because the drink prices are more affordable than most of Scottsdale’s trendy hot spots. Most shows are $15. and they offer discounts for military, studants, fire and police.

We really enjoyed working with Howard and everyone at Stand up Scottsdale Comedy Club, we will definitely be back to the club for a good laugh.

Stand Up Scottsdale Comedy Club
6820 E. 5th. Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480.882.0730
www.standupscottsdale.com
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Read MoreMay 10, 2011 5:15 pm - Posted by Kristy

Wow! Now that’s a work out! I can attest to this incredible fitness kickboxing class. I had been wanting to do a kickboxing class for a long time and after driving by Koncrete Gym every day, I finally stopped in to check it out. I decided to try a few classes, and a month later I am still enjoying these sessions! The class sizes are small which I love. Everyone there is very experienced and are always willing to help and improve your fitness goals. They also offer private training lessons for only $22 a session. Your other options are, for $79 a month, you can have unlimited fitness classes or for $99 a month unlimited classes and nutrition boot camp. See their website for other offers. www.koncretegym.com

This gym offers highly skilled, experienced world champion trainers. Its not going to be your typical Lifetime Fitness class. Learn real boxing techniques from the pros, and self defense techniques of martial arts. I even have my own pink boxing gloves (which you can purchase there, or just borrow a pair for free!) Cardio kickboxing has been rated as one of the absolute best calorie-burning workouts around. Get toned and get into shape at Koncrete gym with these cardio fitness/ boxing classes that will kick your butt and teach you how to kick butt!

boxing classes

Koncrete Gym is conveniently located in Scottsdale at 69th Street and Shea
6949 East Shea Blvd Ste 120
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 656-6308
www.koncretegym.com

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Read MoreApril 14, 2011 11:09 pm - Posted by Kristy

bee pollen

Some nutritionists state that you could live adequately on bee pollen alone. I know that sounds crazy, but science shows that bee pollen has natural rejuvenating powers, boosts energy, extends life span, fights allergies (and possibly even cancer) and relieves digestive orders. Bee pollen bursts with easily assimilated protein and lecithin, which nourish the brain and nervous system. Who would have thought?! Honeybee pollen and raw honey are the only food on earth that contain all 22 nutrients needed by mankind for complete and perfect health.

Everyone can benefit from taking bee pollen, but check with your doctor before using if you suspect sensitivity or have an unhealthy condition or if you are in question. There are many different types of Bee pollen. I recommend buying it from your local farmers market, that way it is the freshest and purest form. Small jars are usually about $8 and medium sized jars about $15-20. It should be kept in the freezer to preserve freshness.

I have purchased my bee pollen from THE FISH HUGGER and MADE BY BEES . Both have a great selection of honey and bee pollen. Both vendors are found at a few of the farmer’s markets around town. Follow both vendors on facebook to see updates and get more info!

The Fish Hugger Facebook
www.fishhugger.com

Made By Bees Facebook
www.madebybees.com

Click here for a list of farmers markets in Az

bee pollen

Its important when taking bee pollen to start with 1 to 3 granules for adults in the morning followed by water, juice or milk,and start with 1 granule for children and increase by 2 grains every day. For normal daily intake adults can take up to 1 or 2 tbsp. I don’t know how to describe the taste but it may take a little bit to get used to. Mix in yogurt, smoothie, oatmeal, or whatever you want if you don’t want to eat it out of the jar.

Bee Pollen self digests and aids the digestion of other foods. It makes fats burn faster and increases the rate of burned calories therefor aiding in weight control. Many athletes take bee pollen to help their endurance. It’s also used as an immune system builder. Since the bee pollen increases the body’s healing power, it can help build resistance to disease. Pollen brings back vitality without the dangers of artificial stimulants like caffeine, ephedra and can be taken safely at anytime. Pollen also contains active antibiotic substances, which destroy bacteria on contact. Bee pollen is useful in cases of stress and nervous endocrine system disorders due to its high content of natural B vitamins. Bee pollen increases energy and mental alertness and is believed to slow down the aging process!

Here is a list of the vitamins and minerals it contains:
Provitamin A
Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, H, K
Folic Acid
Calcium
Phosphorus
Iron
Copper
Potassium
Magnesium
Manganese
Silica
Sulphur
Pantothenic acid
Rutin
Vitamin PP
Sodium, titanium, zinc

Plus amino acids, fatty acids, proteins, globulins, and peptones.

There are 28 minerals that are found in the human body. 14 are vital, essential elements present in such small amounts that they are called micro-nutrients and honey bee pollen contains all 28 minerals.

Each ounce of honeybee pollen conatins 28 calories. 7 grams are carbohydrate, plus 15% lecithin, the substance that burns away fat and 25% PURE protein.

There are so many benefits and so much information on this mysterious nectar that it would be pages long if I wrote about everything!

I am not guaranteeing taking bee pollen will help or cure any health problems, nor is it recommended to live off be pollen. Please do your own research and talk with your Physician if you are in question.

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Read MoreMarch 27, 2011 9:45 pm - Posted by Kristy


“The Most Beautiful Woman In The World” was awarded to Lynda Carter in 1978, by The International Academy of Beauty and The British Press Organization. America’s beloved Wonder Woman is an Arizona Native, and she will be back here April 16, 2011 as the Celebrity Grand Marshal of the 15th Annual Phoenix Pride. She also has a new CD titled “At Last”.

Linda Carter was born in Phoenix, Arizona on July 24, 1951. ( FYI – That makes her a Leo) She went to Globe High School and Arcadia High School in Phoenix, she also attended Arizona State University. While she was attending ASU, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta and was voted ” most talented”. Lynda Carter played the role of Wonder Woman, an Amazon woman of eternal youth, and she seems to truly have been blessed with eternal youth and beauty.

Freshman Year at Arcadia High School, 1966

Junier Year at Arcadia High School, 1968

Lynda Carter was Miss Phoenix 1972 and represented Arizona in the Miss World-USA contest. Carter won the title of Miss USA, and went on to the semi-finals of Miss World 1972-1973.

Lynda Carter was cast in her famous role as Wonder Woman in 1976.

I bet you didn’t know she cold sing!

Listen to: At Last

www.lyndacarter.com


… with Lynda Carter, the most beautiful woman in the world

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Read MoreMarch 12, 2011 8:14 pm - Posted by Kristy


M∙A∙C Spring Colour 2011 is the feminine force that saves the day! No nemesis can match her super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, Eye Shadows, Lipsticks and Powder Blush for this transformation!

When my BFF, sent me a photo from her phone of the M.A.C. counter decked out and covered with Wonder Woman products, I was totally elated. Anyone that knows me, should know I am a huge Wonder Woman fan! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to the M.A.C. cosmetic counter for a couple weeks, and when I finely went to the M.A.C. counter at Paradise Valley Mall, I was disappointed to learn that they had sold out of almost the entire collection. Apparently, this limited edition collection was very popular. The packaging is nostalgic of the Wonder Woman from the comic book series and the cosmetic M. A. C. has even put together a series of Wonder Woman looks: Classic Wonder Woman, Defiance, Golden Lariat, Deep Truth, Mighty Aphrodite and Marine Ultra.

I was so excited and surprised, when my Aunt showed up at my house with the Wonder Woman makeup case and the cosmetic products that they still had left in the collection. I have also been getting text and Facebook messages from my friends about any of the Wonder Woman products they find. If you are looking for the Wonder Woman cosmetic collection, rumor has it that the
M. A. C. counter at the Arizona Biltmore still has some products available. I would like to send out a huge thank you to all my friends and family that have supported my Wonder Woman addiction.

“Please take my hand. I give it to you as a gesture of friendship and love, and of faith freely given. I give you my hand and welcome you into my dream.” Wonder Woman

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Read MoreMarch 9, 2011 7:08 pm - Posted by Kristy