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By Spa Medicca
November 18, 2021
Tags: Juvederm  

With time we age, and so does our skin and how we would love to reverse that. Even if we can't reverse aging, we can still look younger with the help of cosmetic treatments. Both men and women fret over the lines and wrinkles that appear on their faces. Juvederm is a dermal filler that can be injected into the skin, making it appear smooth and plump. As per Dr. Christopher Sesslar from Spa Medicca in Dayton, OH, Juvederm is a popular cosmetic treatment.

There are many types of Juvederm and, they vary in their function. It is injected on the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth. Hyaluronic acid keeps the skin supple. When we age, its production decreases, leading to loose skin and wrinkles. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based filler that can smoothen lines, give fuller lips and plump skin. After the doctor evaluates the patient's skin, the problem areas are marked. The injection contains hyaluronic acid with a local anesthetic to make it comfortable. Doctor massages the injected area to distribute the filler evenly. The results of Juvederm treatment in Dayton, OH, are immediate. The duration of the procedure is around 15 minutes. The number of injections required depends on the patient's needs. Juvederm can also give fuller lips and cheeks by increasing tissue volume.

The popularity of Juvederm has increased and is because of its minimally invasive nature. You don't need to go under the knife to make your skin look a few years younger. The effect of the treatment lasts up to 1 year for Juvederm Ultra & Ultra plus and up to 2 years for Juvederm Voluma. Allergic reactions are low as hyaluronic acid is a natural protein. To say goodbye to lines and wrinkles on your face, schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Sesslar from Spa Medicca in Dayton, OH, for a Juvederm treatment by calling (937) 312-9212 today.

By Spa Medicca
August 19, 2021
Tags: Sofwave Treatment   Sofwave  

Learn more about this revolutionary new cosmetic technology that rebuilds collagen.

We know that one of the number one goals of many of our patients is to keep their youthful appearance. As we age, our bodies stop producing as much collagen, which is responsible for keeping skin supple and firm. If you’re looking for a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to restructure and stimulate the production of collagen, then you may want to sit down with our Dayton, OH, doctor Dr. Christopher Sesslar at our award-winning medspa to find out if Sofwave is right for you. Contact Spa Medicca today!

What is Sofwave?

This advanced high-frequency ultrasound technology targets the mid-dermis layer of the skin to rebuild collagen in the skin’s layers that tend to breakdown most often as we age.

Sofwave treatment is used to:

  • Tighten and tone the skin
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (both on the face and body)
  • Tighten and lift areas that are sagging, particularly the jawline

While there are many cosmetic treatments on the market that can help restructure collagen and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other markers of aging, this treatment is great because it can be used not just on the face but also on the neck and body. After all, aging occurs everywhere, not just the face, and this ultrasound technology can help you look younger from head to toe.

What should I expect from the Sofwave treatment process?

Once you’ve come into our Dayton, OH, medspa for an evaluation, you will come back into our office for treatment. You may choose to take a pain reliever about 30 minutes before, but our team may also apply a numbing gel to the treatment area beforehand to alleviate any discomfort.

Next, we will direct the ultrasound device over the area or areas you wish to treat. Depending on how much of the face and body you want to treat, the procedure can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. The good news is that you can go back to your routine immediately after treatment, as there is no downtime.

Most patients only need one or two treatment sessions with our Sofwave technology to get the results they want. Of course, it can take months for your body to produce enough collagen to firm and tighten the skin, so expect to see results appear over the next 3-6 months after treatment.

Are results permanent?

While your results can last a while, as you continue to age, you may need further sessions to improve the tightness of your skin, but these sessions only need to occur every 2-3 years.

If you are looking for one of the top cosmetic medspas in the US, then turn to Dr. Sesslar and the team at Spa Medicca in Dayton, OH. They can provide you with the individualized cosmetic care you deserve for a beautiful appearance. To learn more about Sofwave and whether this treatment is right for you, call us today at (937) 312-9212.

By Spa Medicca
May 11, 2021
Tags: Coolsculpting  

This non-invasive cooling technology can blast away unwanted fat from the body.

Getting rid of a little unwanted body fat here and there can often be more challenging than simply eating right and exercising. While we wish that we could kickbox away fat around the abdomen or love handles, for some people these healthy habits simply aren’t enough. For those who have tried everything and still can’t get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat, our Dayton, OH, doctor Dr. Christopher Sesslar may recommend CoolSculpting.

What is CoolSculpting?

This non-invasive, nonsurgical system uses cooling technology (also known as Cryolipolysis®) that breaks down fat cells in certain areas of our body without affecting the healthy tissue around it. Over the course of a few months, you will notice a permanent fat reduction in commonly treated areas including:

  • Back
  • Flank (“love handles”)
  • Abdomen
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Bra line
  • Upper arms

Virtually, any part of the body can be treated with CoolSculpting.

What should I expect from my CoolSculpting treatment?

When you come into our Dayton, OH, med spa for your first CoolSculpting treatment, we will first place an applicator onto the area of the body that you wish to treat. This applicator is controlled by our CoolSculpting monitoring system, which will transmit energy waves to destroy fat cells permanently. The procedure is painless and can be performed in under 35 minutes.

Are there any side effects of treatment?

Since this is a non-invasive technique you will be allowed to return to your daily activities without restrictions. You may notice some redness in the treated areas, but this shouldn’t last more than a few hours. You may also experience bruising or swelling, which will subside after a few weeks.

What will my results look like? How long will my results last?

About two to four months after CoolSculpting, the patient will notice a considerable fat reduction in the targeted areas. After the first two to four months, those who are looking to gain even more fat reduction may opt for additional CoolSculpting treatments. Of course, it’s important to know that it can take up to six months to see the full results. Since fat cells are destroyed, results are considered permanent.

Who should consider getting CoolSculpting?

This procedure is recommended for those who are healthy and fit but still experience pockets of fat in areas that diet and exercise just don’t seem to change. This is not considered an alternative to weight loss nor will it be helpful for someone who is obese. This is also not an alternative to liposuction.

Spa Medicca is one of the Top 250 cosmetic practices in the US and we’re ranked in the top 1 percent of the US for cosmetic procedures such as CoolSculpting.

We have patients from around the world come to our Dayton, OH, practice for CoolSculpting and other cosmetic procedures. Dr. Sesslar and his team can help you get your ideal bikini body in time for summer. To schedule an evaluation, call (937) 312-9212.

By Spa Medicca
January 27, 2021
Tags: Broadband Light   BBL  

Not so long ago, surgery was the only way to improve your appearance. Today, laser and high-intensity light procedures provide a much simpler way to look younger or eliminate age spots, broken blood vessels, and other flaws. Broadband light (BBL) therapy, one of the laser treatments offered by Dr. Christopher Sesslar of Spa Medicca in Dayton, OH, is an excellent choice if you're concerned about a skin issue.

BBL therapy treats a range of skincare issues

BBL therapy might be a good option for you if you're concerned about:

  • Small veins in your face
  • Acne
  • Age or sun spots
  • Rosacea
  • Freckles
  • Unwanted hair
  • Sagging skin
  • Skin texture issues

BBL can be used on nearly any part of the body, including the face, chest, neck. arms, hands, and legs.

How BBL Treatment Works

During BBL therapy at the Dayton medspa, a high-intensity pulsed light is aimed at your skin. The energy from the light generates heat that stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a protein that keeps skin toned, elastic, and firm. Enhancing collagen production with BBL therapy reduces sagging and may improve skin tone and texture.

The light also breaks up the pigments in blood vessels, red patches, age spots, and freckles. Once the pigments are broken apart, they're naturally removed by your body.

BBL treatment offers an excellent alternative to shaving, plucking, and waxing unwanted hair. Light pulses heat and damage the hair follicles, which causes hair growth to stop or slow.

Most people don't consider BBL therapy painful. As the light pulses hit your skin, you may notice a slight stinging or mild warming sensation. After your treatment, your skin may look slightly red and a little swollen. It's important to wear sunscreen after your treatments, as you may be more likely to burn.

Depending on the reason for your treatment, you may need several sessions to achieve your desired results. Sessions are usually scheduled about three weeks apart and may range in length from 20 minutes to one hour. You can resume your normal activities or return to work immediately after your treatment.

Dayton, OH, laser treatments at Spa Medicca help you look your best. Call Dr. Christopher Sesslar at (937) 312-9212 to schedule your appointment.

Is your complexion dull and lifeless? It may be time to make an appointment for a skincare treatment at Spa Medicca in Dayton, OH. The Spa Medicca team, led by Dr. Christopher Sesslar, will evaluate your skin and make a few recommendations for treatments that will restore your radiant glow.

4 Skin Care Treatments That Improve a Dull Complexion

Depending on the team's analysis of your skin and your concerns, one or more of these treatments may be recommended during your visit to the Dayton medspa:

  1. Oxygen Infusion Therapy: During this therapy, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and oxygen are infused deep into your skin with an airbrush oxygen machine. In addition to providing a natural glow, oxygen infusion therapy plumps and firms the skin improves hydration, increases skin cell turnover, and removes pollutants and toxins. The therapy also improves the production of collagen and elastin, proteins that keeps skin firm and supple.
  2. Science of Youth Facial: The multi-step Science of Youth Facial starts with the application of peptides, amino acids that keep your skin toned and firm. After gentle microcurrent tones the muscles of your face, it's time to counter the effects of the sun and hydrate your skin with an age-reversal antioxidant mask. Anti-aging serums and sunscreen complete this invigorating facial.
  3. Enzyme Therapy: Enzyme therapy not only gives your skin a healthy glow but also stimulates collagen production, removes dead cells and toxins, and lifts and firms your skin. Live enzymes used in the treatment enhance the abilities of your natural enzymes and improve your skin's structure.
  4. Dermafiling: Citrus enzymes and a handheld dermafile device smooth and exfoliate the outer layers of your skin. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, leaving you with dewy, glowing skin. A blueberry and hyaluronic mask add hydration to the skin during the second step of the treatment. Dermafiling not only eliminates dullness but can also be helpful if you have sun damage, fine lines, clogged pores, dark spots, or acne scars.

Improve your skin tone and texture with a facial or another skincare treatment at Spa Medicca. Call Dr. Christopher Sesslar's Dayton, OH, office at (937) 312-9212 to schedule your appointment.