Three weeks into our new normal, I missed my old self.  Although, I loved, a shower, a braid of hair and out the door in 20 mins flat.  I missed my old normal, a shower, primp of hair & full make-up out the door in a respectful hour.  My old routine made me feel confident. One of my main goals is to make others feel better externally. How can I do that, when I feel so "blah" under my protection? 

COVID 19 has changed that confidence. I absolutely couldn't do the N95 for all clients within the first few days, we opened. I met with my clients. Within two days, I felt bruised when I externally palpated my lungs. I'm asked daily, "Do you know anyone that has COVID"?.  My answer is yes. My husband is friends with someone that lost a brother. There are also many other hot spots near us right now.  If I feel the client puts us at risk against COVID, I do increase my protection & I would wear the N95 mask. 

if a positive person needed my assistan...

In the midst of the COVID 19 stay at home order, I decided to learn more about the beginning of Botox®.  Botox® or botulinum toxin is the most common cosmetic procedure performed today.  (Well, technically not today because of COVID 19).  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimated that in 2018 seven million people received botulinum injections.[1]. Botulinum injections are used for the treatment of wrinkles, muscle spasticity, migraines, severe underarm sweating and overactive bladder.  How did botulinum toxin come to be the most requested aesthetic treatment at med spas across the country?

The year was 1895, a Belgium bacteriologist, Emile Pierre-Marie van Ermengem, isolated Clostridium botulinum from a piece of ham.  The ham poisoned thirty four people.  The victims aged 15 thru 21 showed impaired eye vision, uncontrolled action of the eye lids, weakness of muscles and speech disorder.  This food poisoning incident ignited a very extensive investigation.  H...

A new year is here, happy 2020. We are experiencing warmer than normal temperatures. I'm day dreaming about spring already. Most med spas experience an increase in clients interested in laser hair removal during winter months. Laser hair removal may take several sessions to complete. If you are thinking about going razor free in the spring, now is the time to start your treatments. 

1. How does laser hair removal work?

The laser hair removal machine emits energy to safely target and destroy hair follicles responsible for hair growth. There are 4 cycles of hair growth. Each cycle must receive a treatment. On average, clients require 6 treatments. Four treatments for each cycle, two extra treatments for dense areas and hair that grows off cycle. 

2. Who is the ideal candidate?

People with fair skin tone and darker hair color are typically the best candidates. If you have blonde, gray or white hair, laser treatment will not work. Book a free consult to determine if you are a good consult...

Six years ago the Vampire Facial™ was made famous by Kim K.  Kim's instagram post was liked by nearly 150,000 followers.  In 2013, her bloody selfie received attention because of the shock factor.  I'm going to break down the science. The benefits are not just shocking, but amazing. 

Why are the treatments called the Vampire™? (Vampire Facial™, Vampire

Lift™ & Vampire Hair Restoration™) Dr. Charles Runels took PRP (protein rich plasma therapy) to the next level.  He trademarked the name and the technique of the treatment.  I decided to attend his training because I agree consistent technique will achieve consistent results.  However, the therapy can be customized to meet many client's needs. 

PRP (protein rich plasma) is a treatment method to enhance the body's ability to heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate skin healing, encourage collagen growth and repai...

The popularity of microneedling is growing exponentially. Microneedling is an effective  minimally invasive treatment of skin rejuvenation.  Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a treatment option to improve acne scaring, fine lines, and skin tone and texture.

Educate yourself and remember these 3 "P"s of microneedling...provider, procedure & price.

     1. Your provider:  In the state of Ohio, microneedling is considered a medical procedure.   Microneedling is permitted by a registered nurse under the direction and guidance of a medical director.  As a R.N. and a Certified Aesthetic Nurse, I've obtained three separate certifications in microneedling. 

     2. Procedure: microneedling is a procedure that requires a clean, controlled environment.  We are a medical facility, our numbing ointment is medical grade.  Our topical anesthesia, allows the treatment to proceed at minimal discomfort.  At SAS Med Spa,...

Dermaplaning is a no down time facial treatment for all skin types.  Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation that utilizes a special instrument designed to scrape away accumulated dead skin cells and vellous hair (peach fuzz facial hair) .  This painless skin care treatment, delivers results immediately.  Excessive dead skin cells and fuzzy facial hair leave the skin looking dull.  Dull skin can accentuate fine lines.  In as little as 30-60 minutes, this facial experience will improve skin tone, texture and reveal an over all healthier looking appearance to facial skin. 

At SAS Med Spa, I include a customized facial to compliment your dermaplaning treatment.  Upon reviewing your skin condition, the post dermaplaning treatment is adjusted to reveal the best skin possible for you.  A close assessment of the skin, including inspecting the scraped skin cells, I am able to determine which facial will best benefit you.  Dermaplaning may be added to...

July 23, 2018

A brutally honest testimonial 

I am a 57 year old woman who has struggled with my weight and image for many years now. My jobs and lifestyle demand a tremendous amount of physical activity - I am on the go constantly. My eating habits are for the most part better than most. I only drink water (or an occasional adult beverage 😊), stay away from pasta and sugar, no whites. I do have a sweet tooth but try to stay under 5 grams of sugar usually except for the occasional binge. A year ago, I was in a farm related accident which caused my very active self to be confined to a wheelchair then walker for 5 months. Trust me, sitting on the sidelines of life causes you to think and rethink your previous history and your future. When released, I started my journey of wellness. I absolutely HAD to get better as I have many who depend on me. I began strength training at a local gym to work on my balance and surprisingly l have remained loyal and continued. I have returned to my daily physical demand...

Importance of Caring for Eyelash Extensions

Did you just get a full set of eyelash extensions or a refill to get that fresh, full, glamourous look? We all love the fact, eyelash extensions ease our everyday routine! Ever wonder what the big secret is to making those gorgeous lashes last even longer? The secret isn’t so big. It is actually just performing the proper care for the extensions in between refill sessions.

Natural eyelashes are there to catch and stop any debris, dust, allergens and airborne particles from getting into the eye. Not to mention environmental allergens such as dust, pollen, mold and pet dander. Now imagine all of that debris building up on the eyelash extensions more and more every day. YUCK! The most common reason to get eyelash extensions is to keep everyday life, low maintenance, while still looking beautiful. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have an at home, simple, upkeep on eyelash extensions?  With NovaLash® eyelash extensions and NovaLash® brand supplies, the dai...

September 21, 2017

Have you looked in the mirror and felt frustrated by bulges of fat that just won’t go away with diet and exercise?

Do you want to feel better and look better in clothing?

Are you looking for a one-time, low discomfort with minimal downtime treatment?

If you have asked yourself any of the above questions, perhaps, laser liposuction is the treatment choice to reshape the look you desire.

How does laser liposuction work?

Laser liposuction or Smartlipo® is performed with a small laser fiber that produces gentle laser energy which heats, liquifies and coagulates fat cells.  Blood vessels are also sealed, allowing fat removal with less pain, swelling and bruising than old-fashioned liposuction.  Another unique feature of Smartlipo®, the heat of the laser is used to heat the skin.  The heating of the skin provides skin contraction, increased collagen and elastin, resulting in increased skin tightening when compared to traditional liposuction. 

Where is the procedure performed?

At SAS...

What Exactly Are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions are applied to your natural lashes to give you an enhanced natural look. This will make wearing every day mascara a thing of the past. Here at SAS Med Spa we use NovaLash on all of our clients. The NovaLash extensions are a single fiber artificial eyelash that has a blunt base and tapered tip, giving the lashes a very natural look. For every natural eyelash you have, a synthetic eyelash is attached to it using a formaldehyde free eyelash adhesive. Since all of our natural lashes go through a shedding process, each lash extension will shed with the natural lash. These semi-permanent eyelash extensions will last 3-4 weeks before needing a refill.

Reasons To Get Eyelash Extensions

By having eyelash extensions, it will help reduce the amount of time it takes to get ready in the morning. NovaLash extensions do not require any mascara, although you may wear NovaLash Mascara if you choose to do so. Each individual extension is made with a c...

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