Welcome to FYMD Spa, your premier medical spa destination located in Carson City, Nevada. But what is a medical spa? A medical spa is a hybrid between a medical clinic and a day spa that offers non-surgical medical beauty treatments under the supervision of a licensed healthcare professional. At FYMD Spa, we specialize in a range of aesthetic and wellness treatments to help you look and feel your best.
What are the different types of Medical Spa Treatments, and what are they for?
C02 LASER RESURFACING: smoothing wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scars and more.
IPL (INTENSIVE PULSE LIGHT): dark spots, hyperpigmentation, age spots
CHEMICAL PEELS: i.e., salicylic acid, mandelic, lactic-improves texture,
MICRONEEDLING and FRACTIONATED LASER: increases collagen
synthesis, improves texture, improves acne scarring, reduce fine
MICRODERMABRASION: exfoliates, resurfaces, improves texture &
A very fine needle is used to ‘fill’ the wrinkle, line or skin depression with a product. The wrinkle-smoothing effects of most dermal fillers are temporary and regular treatments are needed to maintain the effect.
Some of the different types of dermal fillers include:
Collagen – suitable for deep lines and some scars. The effects last for about four to six months (known as Collagen, Zyderm®, Zyplast®, CosmoPlast® and Cosmoderm®).
Hyaluronic acid – suitable for thin surface lines, such as those that occur around the mouth and across the forehead. The effects last for about one year (known as Restylane®, Perlane®, Dermalive®, Juvéderm®, Emervel®, Sub Q®, Esthelis® and Belotero®).
Hyaluronan (a form of hyaluronic acid) – suitable for deep lines and acne scars. This product can be used as an alternative for people who are allergic to collagen. The effects last for about six months (known as Hylaform®).
Medical practitioners use botulinum toxin type A to treat medical conditions including facial tics, muscle spasms and excessive sweating. It is currently available under the brand names Botox® and Dysport®. Botulinum toxin type A is registered for cosmetic use to treat facial lines and wrinkles. It is very effective helping patients minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
What is C02 Laser Resurfacing?
Carbon dioxide (C02) lasers can precisely remove thin layers of skin with minimal damage to the surrounding structures. These lasers treat sun damage, wrinkles, scars, warts, birthmarks and other skin conditions. Unlike most treatments that only last for months, C02 Laser Resurfacing lasts for years. After the procedure it will look like you have a sunburn, but as the skin heals it is now smooth and glowing.
What is IPL?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes, including hair removal, photorejuvenation as well as to alleviate dermatologic diseases such as acne.
What are Chemical Peels?
Our chemical peel treatment is a popular choice for those looking to improve their skin's texture and tone. It's a non-invasive method that utilizes a chemical solution to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin. We will work with you to determine the best chemical peel for your skin type and desired results.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is used for skin revitalization. Microneedling treatments help to lift and tighten the skin while providing texture improvement for all ages and skin types.
Improves uneven complexion
Improves texture & firmness
Improves appearance of dull, sallow skin
Improves appearance of enlarged pores
Improves skin laxity~Tissue tightening
Improves collagen synthesis
Improves appearance of acne scarring
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can help improve the appearance of skin affected by sun exposure, wrinkles, acne, and other conditions.
The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it.
What is Botox?
Botox is a safe and effective solution to eliminate wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging. Botox is a cosmetic treatment that works by injecting Botox into areas of the face and relaxing the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Our experienced team will help you choose the right treatment for your unique needs and ensure that you receive the best possible results.
Is Botox Painful?
Botox is not painful! You may experience some discomfort due to needles, but the actual procedure is very quick and painless. In fact, it is used to treat many pain afflictions, including migraines! Dr. Krivan has helped many migraine sufferers relieve their pain via Botox.
How does Botox help with pain?
Botox works by blocking certain nerve signals that control muscle activity and can be used to treat uncontrolled muscle contractions and to relax chronically contracted muscles. Botox injections are used to treat pain associated with the muscles. Call us today if you want to know if Botox can help you!
How long does Botox last?
In general, Botox lasts 3-4 months. There will certainly be patients in which in lasts longer, in that 4-6 month range, or shorter, in that 2-month range, depending on how your body metabolizes it.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal fillers available on the market today. This non-surgical treatment is used to restore volume and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. It can last up to a year or more, depending on the individual. The best news? There is minimal discomfort during the quick, outpatient procedure.
The most common uses for Juvederm are:
1 – REDUCE PARENTHESES LINES
The skin has a tendency to lose moisture and elasticity with age. That is why fine parentheses can develop around the mouth and nose. Juvederm can add volume to the face, which can reduce the appearance of parentheses lines. The results will typically last 9-12 months and patients typically need less Juvederm when they are treated again.
2 – LIFT AND CONTOUR CHEEKS
Fine lines and wrinkles are not the only changes that you may notice as you get older. The cheeks have a tendency to flatten and lose volume, too. Juvederm can restore volume as well as lift and contour the face. This can restore one’s youthful appearance. In fact, some people who use Juvederm have reported looking five years younger. The results can last up to two years in the cheeks.
3 – PLUMP LIPS
If you’ve noticed that your lips have been getting thinner, then you may want to consider Juvederm for fuller lips. The results can last up to one year. Studies have shown that 78 percent of people were satisfied with the look and feel of their lips after one year.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
At FYMD Spa, we understand that hyperpigmentation can be a frustrating and challenging skin concern. Hyperpigmentation is a condition where the skin produces excess melanin, resulting in dark spots and uneven pigmentation. These dark spots can increase with age.
HOW CAN I TREAT DARK SPOTS?
The best treatments can be found here at FYMD Spa: Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
At home, you can try:
Exfoliants to increase cellular turnover
Rotate Retinoid’s 3-4 x weekly / p.m
How can I help prevent skin damage?
The sun and time are your skin's biggest enemies. You can't do anything about time, but you can use modern technology to reverse it. As for the sun, your biggest friend is sunscreen.
There are two types of protective lotions ~ chemical and physical.
Sunblock, a physical block, contains both organic and non-organic ingredients that
sit on top of the skin acting as a barrier between your skin and damaging UV rays
by reflecting or scattering UVB light, i.e.g, octyl methoxycinnamate, octyl
salicylate and octocrylene.
Sunscreen, a chemical kind, penetrates the skin and absorbs the UVA rays before
they are able to reach and damage your dermal layer. Zinc oxide and titanium
dioxide are the active ingredients in deflecting harmful UV rays before they reach
the protective outer epidermis layer of your skin. Another ingredient to look for is
ecamsule, which is a photostable sun protectant that blocks out photoaging UVA
Sunblocks are formulated to shield against UVB rays, while sunscreens protect
against UVA. In order to fully protect your skin, choose a broad-spectrum
protection formulated sunscreen that will protect against both UVA and UVB
rays. Luckily these days, formulas often contain a mixture of both sunblock and
What are the different types of skincare products I can use from home?
Vitamin A, Retinoid, or Retinol Products: Resurface, improves collagen synthesis and elastin, improves texture and tone
Lightening Products: Tyrosinase Inhibitors, i.e., Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Alpha~ Arbutin, Daisy Flower, Niacinamide, Hydroquinone (short term)
Hydrating Products: Containing Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane, Ceramides, Glycosaminoglycans
Peptides: Reduce further formation of new wrinkles, Reduce appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, deep rhytids, improve collagen and elastin…Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (matrixyl 3000™, Acetyl Hexapeptide, etc.
Growth Factors~Plant Stem Cells~Stem Cells: Provides longevity to other stem cells, rejuvenates and regenerates
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