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Acne Scars Done & Dusted

“Acne does not discriminate. It’s an equal opportunity offender.”

By the age of 25, most everyone has experienced some level of acne. Acne does not discriminate. It’s an equal opportunity offender. Whether it’s the lumpy congestion made up of blackheads & whiteheads, the siren red pimples, the oiliness or the scarring…when it’s on our face…we want it gone.

I’m going to talk specifically about how to successfully eliminate the scarring from PIH, or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation which leaves that dreaded reddish-purple spot long after the offensive blemish has gone. I’ll also talk about correcting the depth and texture of the scars to eventually give you an improved, more smooth appearance.

Step 1. See a skin care provider for direction

First things first, the blemish is gone. Yay! Step One- Get in to see your clinical aesthetician or dermatologist for an evaluation. This is money well spent as it will save you from buying countless products and treatments that you don’t need, or that are not appropriate for you. For complete correction you will need 3 things; professional treatments, professional strength products, and the discipline to be consistent with your program. With these steps, you will have success.

Your skin care provider will likely recommend a schedule of treatments as well as a few key products. It’s all about combination therapy.

First, I recommend treatments that will stimulate new collagen which will translate to plump, new skin to begin smoothing the scar. For this, I like two treatments; (1) Microneedle with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for scars with more depth like icepick & boxcar scars and (2) Viva RF Microneedle with PRP for lighter scarring. Both treatments are done in a series with usually one every 4-6 weeks. Treatments will be $250 to $500 per session. Photo below depicts 2 Microneedle treatments at 30/60 days post treatment.

Step 2. Home use products….the key to success!

Secondly, it’s all about the product you will need to use at home daily. I always recommend an exfoliating product (to rapidly shed the dead, impacted cells) to be used 2-3 times weekly. I pair with that a core program of a Salicylic based gel cleanser for evening, and a lipid based cleanser for morning. I like Avene Xeracalm Cleansing Oil, $32. It’s also brilliant for removing all of your makeup with zero sting! A good product for day to begin the brightening process is Skin Ceuticals Phloretin CF, $169 with a 10% Ascorbic acid, and 2% Phloretin.

Over that, an excellent broad spectrum sunscreen should be worn daily. This is a crucial step that often gets overlooked (because it’s rainy or gloomy weather) but the damaging UVA/UVB rays are out regardless of sun or none. A huge part of the correction process with acne scars is removing pigment so SPF cannot be skipped. For sunscreen, I like the powdery finish of Jan Marini Antioxidant Spf33, it settles on the skin nicely with no weight. For the evening, I call it the “Two-Punch,”  a good 2% Salicylic lotion is very useful, I like Jan Marini Bioclear Lotion, $80 with Meladerm over the top, only available at, $49. This is a powerful skin lightener with a layered formulation that is free of Hydroquinone and safe to use daily.

Step 3. Hands Off

Lastly, keep your hands off of your face. No fiddling, touching, picking. Bad things happen when you start picking. It’s a sure fire way to scar your skin and spread the bacteria to perpetuate more acne. And no, don’t buy an extractor tool either. There is no good way to pick at your face. That’s my job.


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Banish Wrinkles with No Downtime? Discover Laser Treatments!

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Short on time, but heavy on wrinkles? We’ve got the solution. Our laser wrinkle treatments can smooth skin without downtime. Call today and learn more about your options.

I’m Too Busy for Wrinkle Treatments

Are you too busy for plastic surgery? A facelift, brow lift, or neck lift can provide dramatic rejuvenation for the face, but most of us just don’t have the time. Patients often miss 2-3 weeks from work after a facelift and must avoid strenuous activities for even longer than that. Fortunately, surgery isn’t your only option for skin rejuvenation. We offer several laser treatments that require no downtime. Come in for treatment and return to work immediately. With the right combination of laser treatments and good skin care practices, you may be able to avoid the need for plastic surgery altogether. If you’ve got an hour, you have time to rejuvenate your look.

How Can Laser Treatments Rejuvenate My Skin?

Love your skin again with one of our laser treatments. We use several different laser options, specifically chosen for their ability to remove imperfections and smooth the skin without damaging healthy tissues. Powerful laser light penetrates deeply into the skin, targeting the damaged skin. As your skin heals, it will produce more collagen, an essential building block for healthy skin.

The Viva Laser – A Patient and Staff Favorite

One of our most popular laser treatments, the Viva Laser is a staff and patient favorite here at Natural Foundations. Is Viva right for you? Schedule a consultation and learn more about your options.

  • 30-45 minute treatment
  • Non-ablative – doesn’t burn the skin
  • No downtime
  • Anti-aging effects continue long after your treatment
  • Not painful – many patients feel a slight warming sensation
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production

Smooth your skin and eliminate those wrinkles with a laser treatment. With the Viva laser, you can enjoy smoother, healthier skin without downtime. Call today and learn more.

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Give Dad the Gift of Wellness This Father’s Day

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Are you on the hunt for a unique, last-minute Father’s Day gift? Think outside the (tie!) box. Come into Natural Foundations and give the dad in your life the gift of wellness. After years of loving and caring for you, doesn’t he deserve a little TLC just for him? Any of these treatments would make a perfect gift for Dad or any other man in your life. Call and book your treatments today!

Infrared Sauna

Does Dad love the benefits of a steam but hate the heat? Send him to our Infrared Sauna this Father’s Day. This powerful sauna uses infrared heat and light to reduce pain and promote sweating for toxin release. Other benefits of the infrared sauna include increased circulation, a boost to your metabolic rate, improved skin, stress reduction, and relaxation. This special type of sauna offers more benefits than an everyday sauna. It is also well tolerated by people who don’t enjoy the traditional sauna experience.

Hair Removal

Give Dad a break from the hassle of shaving this Father’s Day. Our laser hair removal services can remove unwanted hair from the face or body. Help Dad to ditch the razor once and for all!

Our male patients often choose laser hair removal to treat unwanted hair on the:

  • Back
  • Chest
  • Face

This treatment targets the pigment in the hair and, thus, it works best on patients with dark hair. This is an excellent option for men who experience irritation from shaving. Results are long-lasting. In fact, many men find they no longer need to shave on a daily basis.

Non-Surgical Facelift

You’ve surely given Dad a wrinkle or two. Help Dad to banish sagging skin and reduce wrinkles with a non-surgical facelift. By tackling wrinkles early with these non-invasive treatments, Dad can avoid ever having to go under the knife. These treatments work best before advanced signs of aging occur.

We offer a few different non-surgical facelift options. Which treatment will be a great fit for your dad?

  • Microcurrent Non-Surgical Facelift– Gentle electrical stimulation is used to lift and tighten the skin. Some say that a microcurrent treatment basically retrains facial muscles while promoting collagen production and increasing cell regeneration. Treatments take about an hour (up to 75 minutes) with no downtime.
  • Venus Legacy Non-Surgical Facelift– Venus Legacy treatments can lift and tighten lax skin on the face. Each treatment takes 20-30 minutes, with a total of 6 treatments needed. We can often fit these treatments in on a lunch break, making Venus Legacy the perfect option for busy dads. Results are natural looking and long-lasting.

Give your dad the gift of wellness this Father’s Day. We’ll help him to look and feel amazing!

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Can Pulsed Magnetics Ease My Pain?

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Are you struggling with chronic pain? Have you tried pulsed magnetics? If you’re trying to find a solution for pain, come see us at Natural Foundations. We use pulsed magnetic field therapy to stimulate your body’s healing response and decrease pain and inflammation. Call today and learn more. A pain-free tomorrow is possible.

What Is Pulsed Magnetics?

Pulsed magnetic field therapy uses the power of magnetics to stimulate your body’s own healing response. It can increase blood flow, boost cellular regeneration, and increase cellular transport of calcium to the bones and cartilage. This healing activity permanently decreases inflammation and pain in the treated area (unless there is reinjury).

Pulsed magnetics can treat a variety of issues that cause pain, including:

  • Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Wrist Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Back Pain

Pulsed magnetics have been used to treat pain and speed healing for 40+ years, and countless studies have been performed on its effectiveness. Pulsed magnetics may help you to reduce your dependence on pain medications and other therapies. It can increase quality of life by helping you to finally feel better again.

What Should I Expect from a Pulsed Magnetics Treatment?

Our patients who receive pulsed magnetics treatments often find them to be comfortable and relaxing. You’ll lie down on a special table while the magnetic energy stimulates your body. Treatment is short and you’ll be able to return to your regular activities immediately with no downtime. Pulsed magnetics treatments aren’t painful, and some patients actually enjoy the treatment.

Banish your pain once and for all with pulsed magnetics. Ask us if this treatment option is right for you.

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Summertime Treatments

Summertime is upon us and at Natural Foundations, we have a few things you can do to help get you summer ready. With procedures like Laser Hair Removal, Non-Surgical Facelift, and Facial Rejuvenation, you can achieve the perfect look this summer. Find out more information with Natural Foundations’ infographic that provides a quick breakdown of each procedure and contact us today. Natural Foundation - Summer Ready

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A Facelift Without Surgery? Yes, it Is Possible!

Botox2What do you see when you look in the mirror? Is your reflection looking young and vibrant or tired and sagging? If you feel like an older version of you is looking back in the mirror, come see us. We can tighten, lift, and brighten your skin sans surgery. Every face needs a lift now and again, but it doesn’t have to be a surgical one.

What Are My Options for a Non-Surgical Facelift?

A non-surgical facelift seeks to stop or slow common signs of facial aging before they become more pronounced. By taking early action and addressing wrinkles, sagging, and loose skin in its earliest stages, many men and women are able to completely avoid the need for surgical interventions down the road.

If you’re starting to see the signs of aging in your face, ask us about your options for a non-surgical facelift.

  • Microcurrent Non-Surgical Facelift– By using gentle electrical stimulation, a microcurrent treatment can tighten skin and smooth wrinkles without surgery or downtime. This treatment essentially retrains facial muscles while stimulating collagen and elastin production. The treatment is painless (you’ll feel a gentle tingle) and does not damage the surrounding skin.
  • Venus Legacy Non-Surgical Facelift– Tighten lax skin and smooth out wrinkles with the Venus Legacy non-surgical facelift. This radiofrequency (RF) treatment penetrates deeply into the skin, stimulating circulation and helping you to maintain a youthful appearance. The treatment requires no downtime and feels like a hot, pulsing massage.

How Does a Non-Surgical Facelift Vary from a Traditional Facelift?

Many of our patients think that a non-surgical alternative to the facelift sounds too good to be true, but then they try it. Results can be truly amazing.

  • Lift and tighten skin without surgery.
  • No incisions, no cuts, no stitches.
  • Less recovery time … get back to life!
  • Subtle, natural looking results.

If you want to turn back the clock but don’t want to resort to drastic, invasive surgeries, ask us about your options. Try a non-surgical facelift for yourself and discover what a difference it really can make. Too good to be true? Not at all! Call and schedule your non-surgical facelift today.

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Rejuvenate for Summer with Our Alma V-Shape Device

Alma V-Shape

Summer’s knocking on the door. Is your body ready to go poolside? If not, don’t worry—Natural Foundations can help. Our Alma V-Shape radiofrequency device is the safest, most effective alternative to surgeries like facelifts, liposuction, and body contouring. Rejuvenate now and love your body by summer!

What Can V-Shape Treat?

The Alma V-Shape device uses radiofrequency energy to treat a variety of common skin concerns and complaints. This treatment can:

  • Tighten and smooth the skin
  • Improve skin texture
  • Fade stretch marks
  • Improve the appearance of cellulite
  • Fade fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sculpt and shape the body
  • Tighten sagging skin

If you need some help getting your body beach-ready, this treatment might be just what you need.

The Many Benefits of the V-Shape Treatment

The V-Shape device offers many benefits besides its exceptional ability to tighten and improve the skin, including:

  • Pain-free treatment
  • No downtime
  • Noticeable results in just a few treatments
  • Target a variety of skin concerns with one simple treatment
  • Treat the face and body
  • Stimulate collagen and elastin production
  • Few side effects
  • Effective and impressive results

Is the V-Shape Device a Laser Treatment?

The Alma V-Shape device isn’t a laser treatment but, rather, a radiofrequency treatment. The device allows for highly customized treatments. This enables us to treat a variety of patients and to ensure the best possible results for each and every one of them.

The unique capabilities of this device allow for deep and effective treatment with minimal to no downtime. If you’ve tried laser treatments in the past and haven’t enjoyed the downtime, give V-Shape a try. This treatment is different than a laser treatment and we’re certain you’ll love the results.

Get your body ready for summer with a little help from Natural Foundations. Call and ask us about our Alma V-Shape treatment today.

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Ashamed of Acne Scars? We Can Help.

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Many people mistakenly believe that acne scars aren’t treatable, and they assume they have to live with them. While these pesky scars can be difficult to treat, you do have options. At Natural Foundations, we specialize in helping you discover your best skin. Whether you have active acne or acne scars, we can help you smooth and clear your skin. Don’t live with the scars!

What Are My Treatment Options for Acne Scars?

If you have acne scars, come into Natural Foundations for state-of-the-art treatment to smooth and clear your skin. We’ll help you choose the right treatment options for your problem areas.

  • Venus Viva Laser for Acne Scars- The Venus Viva laser is one of our most popular treatment options for acne scars. This powerful fractional laser speeds healing by targeting only damaged skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. We typically start with a series of 3-4 treatments spaced every 2 weeks (this can vary depending on your skin’s condition). Each treatment takes about an hour (30 minutes for numbing cream to start working; 30 minutes for treatment). No downtime is needed, but you may have some redness and mild discomfort for a day or so.

Come discuss your treatment options with us today!

Prevent Acne Scars by Treating Your Acne

Prevention is easier than correction so, if you have active acne, get treatment before scars develop. We often use the Regenlite Laser to treat acne and clear skin.

  • Regenlite Laser for Active Acne- The Regenlite Laser is an excellent treatment option for active acne. It works by killing bacteria and decreasing inflammation. A single treatment can reduce the number of lesions present by up to 50% for up to 12 weeks. We typically perform a series of three treatments spaced a month apart. No downtime is needed, but you may experience slight bruising for a few days.

Why Should I Get Treatment for My Acne/Acne Scars?

If you have acne or acne scars, get treatment. Over-the-counter options are rarely strong or effective enough to clear your skin. Skilled care and medical guidance can help you treat and prevent outbreaks, reduce embarrassment, and limit future scarring. Acne and acne scars can cause social and professional issues, but they don’t have to with the right treatment options. Get treatment today!

Discover clear skin. Ask us about our treatment options for acne and acne scars.

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The 4-1-1 on Skin Tightening

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If you want to look younger, tighten up. We’re not talking about spending hours at the gym, toning and tightening your muscles (although this is another great way to improve your look) but, rather, tightening up loose skin. Come in for a skin tightening treatment and rediscover smooth, tight, younger looking skin.

Do I Have to Have Surgery to Tighten My Skin?

Look great sans surgery! Here at Natural Foundations, we focus on providing our patients with the best, non-invasive rejuvenation treatments available. Our skin tightening treatments can improve the appearance of your skin with no downtime or surgery.

We offer a variety of different treatment options to ensure the best possible results. Come in and we’ll help you choose the right treatment for your lifestyle, budget, and desired results.

  • Venus Legacy- Tighten your skin in less than 30 minutes. Our Venus Legacy skin tightening treatments use NanoFractional Radio Frequency, pulsed magnetic fields, and SmartScan technology to rejuvenate and tighten skin. Most patients need about six treatments for optimal results.
  • Venus Viva- Targeting only damaged skin, the Venus Viva can tighten skin and smooth acne scars. Treatment takes about 30 minutes, but you will need to come in a bit earlier to have numbing cream applied. Most patients need 3-4 treatments, spaced every 2 weeks.
  • Microcurrent- Retrain your facial muscles with microcurrent skin tightening. This treatment uses gentle electrical currents to tighten up skin for a more youthful look. If you love your results (and we’re sure you will), they can be maintained indefinitely with regular follow-up treatments. This treatment doesn’t harm the skin. No downtime!
  • Regenlite Laser- The Regenlite Laser works by increasing collagen and elastin production for tighter skin. This means that you’ll see results that continue to improve for several months after treatment. Treatment takes less than an hour.
  • Jet Peel- See results after your very first treatment with the Jet Peel. This treatment is an alternative to microdermabrasion, and can be used in a variety of customized skin treatments. Love your skin!

Tighten your skin at Natural Foundations. Ask us about your options today.

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Spring Is Just Around the Corner. How Do I Banish Cellulite?

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Spring is fast approaching, with summer lurking, too. Are you ready, or does the thought send you into a full-blown panic? If the idea of trying on a bikini fills you with dread, call and ask us about our cellulite treatments. This is your last chance to banish cellulite before summer!

What Are My Options for Treating Cellulite?

You don’t have to live with cellulite. Modern treatments can significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite without surgery or downtime. Here are some of our favorite options:

  • Verjú Cellulite Reduction- The Verjú laser causes the fatty lipids inside of fat cells to be released, which makes them shrink and collapse. The released fatty lipids are then safely cleared by the lymphatic system. It treats cellulite by reducing fat in the treatment areas. It is pain-free with no downtime. We typically recommend a series of 6 sessions, which are about 30 minutes each.
  • iLipoXcell Cellulite Reduction- The iLipoXcell fights cellulite in four different ways. It provides body fat analysis and measurement, laser diode fat reduction, radiofrequency skin tightening, and uses IR vacuum massage. The results are a dramatic reduction in cellulite with no downtime. Most patients see an immediate difference in the appearance of their cellulite.
  • Venus Legacy Cellulite Reduction- Combining NanoFractional Radio Frequency with Smart Scan technology and 3D MP2 energy, the Venus Legacy offers superior cellulite reduction. Results can last 18 months or more (indefinitely with maintenance treatments). This treatment isn’t painful; patients describe the sensation as a hot, pulsing massage. No downtime is required, but you may have redness for about an hour after treatment.

I’ve Tried Cellulite Creams with Little Result. Do These Treatments Really Work?

If you’re frustrated with cellulite treatments that just don’t work, come into Natural Foundations. We’ve carefully chosen our cellulite reduction treatments for their effective results without surgery or downtime. By utilizing the latest cosmetic treatments and technologies, you can enjoy smoother, cellulite-free skin.

Winter is coming to an end. If you want less cellulite by summer, come in as soon as possible.

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