Monday, September 5, 2011
I hope all of you had a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend!
No real excitement at the Trussell household, just yardwork, computer work and laundry work. (Nope. Didn't clean. Hate to clean house.)
Lots of news for you. First, thank you for making Teresa Smith, MS, LMT, our wonderful massage therapist, feel so welcome by buying out her Groupon at 11:30 am! Yes, 250 massages! She is fantastic! Teresa is in the office on Mondays and Thursdays now and working her schedule to be there some Fridays as well. She has 13 years experience working with all age groups, and problems whether it's chronic pain, stress, or an acute problem. Visit her webpage at http://www.tsmith.massagetherapy.com/. Call us to schedule a relaxing Swedish massage, or a deep tissue massage to work out all that stress you didn't get rid of over the holiday. Teresa offers massage packages as well. A Prenancy Massage package would really be a nice gift for a pregnant friend.
The DermaFrac procedure is becoming very popular! I've already had to order more peptides. For those of you getting the newsletter for the first time, DermaFrac is a painless procedure (actually I think it feels quite good) that injects peptides between the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin. It is very popular for facial rejuvenation in Europe. We have the first machine in Arkansas. There is no bleeding nor downtime. After a treatment you get an LED light treatment chosen for your skin needs. Microdermabrasion is available as well. I will look at your skin myself and help you decide on an anti-aging, lightening, anti-acne or hydration package. DermaFrac is sold as a series of 6 treatments one to two weeks apart depending on how quickly your face absorbs the peptides each week. Read more about it on the Sei Bella website at http://www.annetrussellmd.com/
Our facial peels were one of the most sought after things this past month. We sold out and I had to order more. The Gloss peel (almost exactly the same as the VIPeel) has an active ingredient of 17% TCA. This is the favorite. We also have glycolic and lactic acid peels of various strengths and combinations. I can help you decide which one is right for you. A facial peel is such a quick, inexpensive way to freshen and brighten up your face. Or, do a series of them to remove more of those fine lines and dark spots.
By now you should all be well versed in Radiesse, Botox and Juvederm. I won't take time to revisit all their benefits. It's on the website and you know you can either email me or call Sei Bella anytime for more info....501-228-6237. I try to send out an email if we're running a special but give me a shout if you need something.
OK..... So we have all these GREAT things we can do to help your face and body look younger and help you feel better about your appearance. How do we keep it that way? The #1 question I'm asked, everyday, is how long will results last. The answer is.....that depends.....No..... I'm not riding the fence post. Let me explain. WIth all aesthetic procedures, whether they are surgical or nonsurgical, we still continue to age. Our job at Sei Bella is to help turn back the hands of time for you. Then, how long those changes last depends on how well you take care of your skin. I don't just mean just wearing sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB, wearing a hat, not smoking, not going to the tanning beds, avoiding the buffet lines etc. I mean really having your skin evaluated and paying attention to what you eat. I've talked to many of you about which skin care line you would like for me to carry. Overwhelmingly, the answer was Obagi. So, I switched my own routine to Obagi as did Sandy. We have very different skin types and we both love it! Obagi is sold throught a physician's office because many of the products are presciption strength. Oh, and I started my daughter on their Clenziderm system. Two steps. Any teenager can do that. (Yes, two steps require 2 to 3 neurons firing in sequence, but they can do this regardless of their ability to complete chores and do homework). Abbey didn't have severe acne, just multiple pimples and blackheads, but she wasn't good about washing her face every night either, Plus, she had little pimply things on the back of her arms for years. After 2 1/2 weeks, they are all gone! (She will kill me for talking about her in my newletter). Maintenance is the key, though. The thing I like about Obagi is it requires very little product so it lasts a lot longer than other brands. I got a starter kit about 2 months ago and I still have about 1/2 of it left. You can sign up for the Obagi "Inner Circle" at http://www.obagi.com/ The website has info about all their products and the discounts you earn by being a member. It's free. Over 50,000 people are already signed up. I will be happy to talk to you about your skin problems, concerns, and needs when you come in. There are also a few products from Young Pharmaceuticals that I tried and especially like, especially their C-Mollient. Leaves the face feeling so soft and full of anti-oxidants.
So what's on the horizon? Well, I hummed and hawed about laser and IPL. Decided on IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). I know laser is the hot thing right now, but for what I want to offer, IPL was a better fit. I want to offer you rejuvenating, relaxing products and services that don't have the downtine that is associated with so many cosmetic procedures. We are all very busy folks, and don't have time for "downtime". IPL works on the same principal as laser. Right now I don't want to do ablative laser treatments that put people out of commission for a few weeks. The IPL offers hair removal, acne treatment, spider vein treatment, photofacials, plus treatment of melasma (dark spots) and sundamage. I had the rep treat a spot on my arm. Didn't hurt. Just a tiny pop. Granted, though, Teresa's massages do feel better!
Last two things. We will have a booth at Girls Night Out again this year, September 29th from 4-10 pm. It's a one day only event this year. We will have a bigger booth, have some special offers, and be selling some products and packages as well. Teresa will be there giving out free chair massages. That is good enough reason right there to show up!! Girls night Out is hosted at the Clear Channel Metroplex in Little Rock. Lastly, several people have asked me about having private parties. I did the Botox Party last year and the Head To Toes Party earlier this year. If you want to get a group of friends together, call or email me Trussell42@gmail.com or 501-228-6237 and let's visit. What services you want me to provide will determine if I can do it at your house/business or if we need to have it at Sei Bella. There is no charge to have the party, just for any services we provide.
I hope that September is a good month for all of you. I will send pertinent reminder emails or updates, but won't be blowing up your inbox so call or email if you have questions, concerns or comments in the meantime. Thank you all for the trust you put in us at Sei Bella Med Spa. I have truly been blessed to get to know so many wonderful people.
Anne R Trussell MD
Sei Bella Med Spa
9501 Lile Drive Suite 940
Little Rock, AR 72205
located on the Baptist Health campus
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