Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Name Contest Winner!

   Hi everyone and thank you to all those who submiited names for me in the last week! I had some great suggestions....over 100 of them! The winner is Karla Larson! Her name.....Sei Bella.....Karla suggested I not change the name, Beautiful You, since my daughter came up with it. She said just change the language. Sei Bella means Beautiful You in Italian. And for those who have spent anytime with me, you know how much I love Italy!
   To better encompass what we do, our future plans, and hopefully to avoid confusion, I am officially naming this Sei Bella Med Spa. It was very difficult to choose from all the great suggestions and to find that one unique name that didn't already exist. I did check the handy dandy translator on my iPhone to see the translation in other languages. Smuk du is Danish; Fallega pu is Icelandic; and Vackra du is Swedish, just to name a few. Definitely names to keep in mind if we expand to those places!!
   Karla wins the $150 gift certificate to use on any service she wants at Sei Bella Med Spa. Starting April 4th we will be offering medical grade facial peels. Sandy and I have already done ours so we can tell you what to expect. We love the results and I'll tell you all about it in the April newsletter.
    I have a list of everyone who submitted a name and am offering an adiitional 10% discount on Botox at the "Head To Toes Party" at Solemates on April 14th. All the details will be in the April newsletter with times, location, webpages, etc. It will be a great chance to get your spring shoes and a little Botox; have some wine and hors dourves; and just relax with friends. Mention the discount when you come and I'll mark your name on the list. Discount nontransferable.
   I look forward to seeing you soon and watch for the April newletter for more details about all of the above. It will also have links to new Lipo-Ex videos. Soon I will be sending out a survey to gauge what other services you would like for me to offer so be thinking about that as well.
   Thank you again for your time and thoughts. I appreciate all of you. You're great folks to be with and I am blessed to spend time with you.
Anne R Trussell MD
Sei Bella Med Spa

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Name Contest! Win a $150 Gift Certificate!

Hi Everyone!
  Want to win a gift certificate you can use toward Botox, Juvederm, Lipo-Ex or the new facial peels we are going to offer? Then put on your thinking caps!
   Apparently there is a business in a neighboring city with a name similar to Beautiful You. To avoid confusion about services, credentials, etc. I thought I'd just change our name. My 16 year old daughter came up with the original name, but we're stuck now. This is where you come in. Help me come up with a creative, new, unique name. But, I have to have it fairly soon because I am having a joint party with Solemates in April. It's going to be the "Head to Toes Party". We are going to have shoes and Botox on sale! So......I want the new name so I can post invitations and details about that in my next newsletter.
   Here is the fine print:
1. Email me your suggestion to One name per person please, but you can forward this out to anybody whether they are a current customer or already on the newsletter list.
2. If I get several suggestions for the same winning name, the first to email me gets the gift certificate.
3. Gift certificate is for $150.
4. The name needs to be something easy to find on a search engine and give people a clue about what I do.
Right now Botox, Juvederm, facial peels (in the next couple weeks), and I will probably eventually add laser because I've had so many requests for it.
5. Contest ends Sunday March 27th at noon. I know, I know, that's only a week, but you folks are inventive, creative souls and I know you will come up with lots of names!
Looking forward to hearing from you!!!
Anne R Trussell MD

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March Newsletter

Hi Everyone!
   I can't believe it's already March! Didn't we just have a foot of snow? I took my doggies out this morning and the quince are budding out in their pretty pink color, my purple crocus are blooming and my mom has daffodils! It's time to start planning for spring break, and graduations and then summer vacations!
   Last month I mentioned I would touch upon diet pills and diets. I have people ask me everyday about this. So what prescription medications are available? Currently there is phentermine (Adipex, Fastin). It is a stimulant and works by suppressing your appetite. It speeds your metabolism up slightly. Side effects can be increased blood pressure and pulse and jitteriness. It is a controlled substance and requires a monthly office visit for weight and blood pressure checks and refills. A new medication is possibly hitting the market called Contrave. If it gets FDA approval it will be the first new weight loss drug to gain FDA approval in over 10 years. Contrave is actually a combination of two already existing drugs: naltrexone, which is used to fight drug and alcohol addiction, and bupropion, an antidepressant. In combination, the two drugs work to increase your metabolism and decrease the desire for food cravings and overall appetite for food.
    Let's talk about diets for a minute. There are a lot out there so I'm just going to mention the ones that I know will work and some that are very popular right now. The HCG diet is the one I get asked about the most. It consists of a severely calorie restricted diet along with HCG drops you take by mouth or injections of HCG which is supposed to "reset/speed up" your metabolism. You can lose weight very quickly, the problem is maintaining as you start adding back foods. This same problem with maintaining is true if you are following a meal replacement or liquid diet such as the ones at UAMS or Baptist Health. What you need in a diet is one you can start with AND stick with that offers the gradual weight loss that is healthy. I lost 65 lbs last year by shifting all my calories to breakfast and lunch. I don't snack at all after 2 pm and rarely eat anything for supper. I have kept my weight off.  Weight Watchers is also great! You don't even have to buy their foods and you can participate online. Another healthy and reasonable alternative is Ideal Protein. You get personalized attention, weight loss of 3-7 lbs per week, and it promotes fat loss and maintains muscle mass. For more info go to . You can also contact Ravonda Jones, BS, RN at . Of course no diet is going to work without a little exercise. Yes, I know, not my favorite thing to do either.
   Last but not least don't forget to freshen up your face for your spring break, class reunion or summer vacation. Botox and Juvederm take just a few minutes and can take years off your face. Erase forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crows feet. Get rid of those deep smile lines and marionette lines; even plump up those lips a little.
   Next month I'm going to try to touch on some basic skin care for the body and face. Until's to a more beautiful and healthy you!
   Don't forget.....sign up for Groupon!!
Anne R Trussell MD
Beautiful You