5 Healthy Habits to Adopt in the New Year

A new year can be an opportunity to adopt new, healthy habits to improve your quality of life. Here are five healthy habits to adopt in the new year that are easy maintain so you can make 2018 your best one yet!

  • Plan your meals with portion control in mind, and eat just enough to satisfy your hunger.
  • Eliminate sodas and other sugar-filled drinks, which have excess calories and make you hungrier.
  • Exercise regularly to manage your weight and lose fat, establish a workout partner!
  • Protect your skin from potential sun damage by wearing hats and applying sunscreen every day.
  • Remove your makeup and cleanse your face at the end of every night before going to sleep.
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Microneedling 101

There’s no time like the present to take care of your skin, especially with winter right around the corner! Chances are that you’ve heard of microneedling and have probably heard friends rave about their beautiful results. However, while you have heard the results are amazing (and they are), you may have some questions. Luckily, we created the graphic below to give you a little more insight into microneedling and what it can do for your skin! If you would like more information or are ready to try out this procedure and revitalize your skin, schedule your consultation with Dr. Hausauer here!

How does it work?

Microneedling uses a pen with tiny needles to stimulate the collagen production in the skin.

What does it treat?

Microneedling can treat acne, scarring, stretch marks, fine lines, uneven skin tone and more.

Am I a candidate?

It is safe for most people, but if you have an infection or history of abnormal healing, we may need to adapt your treatment.

 

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Benefits of Microneedling with PRP

The field of skin rejuvenation has undergone exciting new developments in recent years, allowing men and women to take advantage of treatments like microneedling and platelet rich plasma (PRP). When performed as a standalone procedure, microneedling provides exceptional results for skin rejuvenation. But did you know that PRP can enhance the results of microneedling? To learn more, read on to discover the benefits of having your next microneedling treatment performed with PRP.

How It Works

Before we explore the benefits, let’s take a look at how microneedling and PRP actually work. Microneedling uses a small device that is covered with short, tiny needles. When the device is rolled over the treatment area, it pokes holes into the skin’s surface, which stimulates collagen production as these micro-injuries heal. Gradually, this collagen will fill in fine lines, plump up skin, and produce a more youthful appearance.

PRP stimulates skin rejuvenation as well, but it does so in a much different way. PRP therapy uses your body’s own blood platelets to encourage the growth of new skin cells. Blood is made up of several components, including white and red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. After spinning the blood in a centrifuge, the platelets can be separated. Then, these platelets are re-injected into your skin in the treatment areas, which stimulates collagen and rejuvenates the skin.

Microneedling and PRP: The Perfect Match

When performed together, microneedling and PRP perfectly complement each other. Here’s why: New cell generation is dependent on growth factors for optimal results. Growth factors are special proteins that promote cell differentiation, and our blood platelets are full of them.

When microneedling creates tiny injuries on the skin’s surface, this makes it easy for platelets (full of growth factors) to enter the skin. If applied topically, growth factors would have no use, but when they’re able to penetrate deep into the skin, this is where rejuvenation begins.

As your skin heals from the microneedling treatment, you’ll have an abundance of growth factors working their magic in the meantime. This high concentration of growth factors will stimulate collagen, encourage the growth of skin cells, and produce a completely refreshed look.

While both of these treatments provide excellent results on their own, when combined, patients can take advantage of comprehensive skin rejuvenation. If you’ve been considering either microneedling or PRP, why not try both? Contact Aesthetx today at (408) 559-7177 to schedule a consultation, or to learn more about skin rejuvenation treatments.

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Introducing Dr. Amelia K. Hausauer to Aesthetx

Introducing Dr. Amelia K. Hausauer to Aesthetx

Aesthetx is delighted to announce that board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Amelia K. Hausauer, has joined the team. Dr. Hausauer brings an intuitive sense of aesthetic beauty and extensive dermatological knowledge to produce results that showcase patients’ natural beauty.

She upholds Aesthetx’s core values by performing each cosmetic treatment from a highly individualized, patient-focused approach. Learn more about Dr. Hausauer, and how you can benefit from her dermatology treatments.

Dermatology: Beauty Meets Biology

Optimal dermatology results require a careful, skilled approach, and Dr. Hausauer can expertly treat your skin while being mindful of the delicate balance between medical precision and beauty. With nearly two decades of experience as a classically trained ballet dancer, Dr. Hausauer developed an instinctual sense of what makes something beautiful. Using these same principles in her work as a dermatologist, she achieves stunning aesthetics while respecting each patient’s unique anatomy and cosmetic needs. Her practice is centered around a philosophy that combines the foundations of cutaneous biology with a refined sense of aesthetic beauty.

Education and Training

Dr. Hausauer earned a Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in Human Biology from Stanford University, and she later advanced to the University of California San Francisco, where she earned her medical doctorate. Her dermatology residency was completed at New York University, allowing her to gain invaluable experience in medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology, and she studied under pioneers of the field. Dr. Hausauer then completed a cosmetic surgery fellowship at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, receiving direct mentoring in methods used to treat wrinkles and skin folds, body contouring, scar revision, hair therapies, and more.

Your Dermatology Treatments with Dr. Hausauer

Dr. Hausauer brings her wealth of knowledge to every procedure she performs, giving patients access to the highest standard of care and expertise. Through highly selective mentorship programs, she gained insight into some of the most innovative methods in dermatology, including platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and microneedling.

She remains dedicated to staying abreast of the latest developments in dermatology, which means her patients can take advantage of the best and most effective treatments on the market. In fact, Dr. Hausauer has led several research trials that studied the efficacy of PRP therapy for both male and female hair loss. Whether you’re considering a cutting-edge dermatology treatment or you’re interested in a more traditional procedure, Dr. Hausauer is excited to work with you and help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

If you’d like to learn more about these treatments or you want to schedule a dermatology consultation, contact Aesthetx today at (408) 559-7177.

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Celebrate BRA Day with Dr. Zeidler on October 12

Immediately following a mastectomy, many women choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery to restore the look of natural breasts. But did you know that a recent study showed that only 33% of patients were informed of their options for breast reconstruction before undergoing a mastectomy?

Breast reconstruction can be a transformative procedure for women who’ve lost breast tissue to cancer removal surgery, but the truth is, the majority of breast cancer patients aren’t aware that it’s even an option. In light of this, Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day was started with the aim of informing women about their options so they can be fully in control of their recovery from breast cancer.

To celebrate this important day, Dr. Kamakshi Zeidler has partnered with Cancer CAREpoint to host her sixth annual BRA Day event.

BRA Day 2017: You’re Invited!

Join Dr. Kamakshi Zeidler and Cancer CAREpoint on October 12th as they celebrate BRA Day at Hotel Valencia, located at 355 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128. The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration to attend the sixth annual BRA Day event is $30 per person, and $60 if you’d like to participate in the bra decorating contest, which will have a celebrity judge panel, including World Cup Champion Brandi Chastain. All proceeds from the event will go to CAREpoint.

Why Celebrate BRA Day?

Although more and more women have taken a proactive approach to their breast health in recent years thanks to Breast Cancer Awareness month, many women are still not aware of their treatment options during breast cancer recovery. The goal of BRA Day is to spread awareness so that women are informed about the full range of possibilities offered by breast reconstruction surgery.

This year’s BRA Day will be focused on educating and supporting women going through breast cancer. Dr. Zeidler will be sharing exciting information about the latest developments in breast cancer research, and guests will also have a chance to see technological advancements in breast reconstruction surgery through demonstrations. The event will also feature a special presentation by Dr. Pamela Munster, Professor of Medicine and Co-Program Leader at the Center for BRCA Research at UCSF, who will be speaking about recent advancements in treating patients with breast cancer gene mutations.

To celebrate the resilience of those affected by breast cancer, Dr. Zeidler recently held a special photo shoot to capture the many women who are determined to thrive in their recovery. The BRA Day event will feature an inspiring showcase of these photos, allowing guests to see how breast cancer patients have found strength again after a difficult journey.

If you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer, join us on October 12th to empower women through education and awareness on BRA Day. If you have any questions about the event, or you’d like to learn more about your options for breast reconstruction surgery, contact Aesthetx at (408) 559-7177.

 

 

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What You Need to Learn About Breast Augmentation in Your 40s

It might not seem like it, but plenty of women undergo breast augmentation in their 40s. If you’re in your 40s and considering breast augmentation, then you’re probably wizened and ready for a new change. Don’t think of it as if it’s a matter of being too old to get a new figure—if anything, breast augmentation just might be the key to rejuvenating your look. You’ve been there, done that—now it’s time to do a little something for yourself. To help you learn more about the process, we’ve put together this helpful guide on what you need to learn about breast augmentation in your 40s:

Plan, Plan, Plan

It’s important to consider the logistics of breast augmentation—especially when it comes to timing. Lucky for you, being in your 40s is an optimal time to get the procedure done. Many women are often done having children in their 40s, which removes the possibility that their results might be compromised by a future pregnancy. And since age-related volume loss might have set in by their 40s, many women also seek breast augmentation to help restore fullness and firmness to the breasts.

Consider a Lift

At your age, your skin’s elasticity will be slightly compromised. It’s possible that over the years, a small degree of drooping might even have developed. In that case, it’s important to consider whether you should also undergo a breast lift in addition to breast augmentation. Hear us out: for certain women who have some droopiness in the breast, the insertion of implants might actually make sagging worse. With that in mind, you might want to opt for a breast lift with implants because it would be able to give you the right lifting effect as well as give you peace of mind that your results will be long-lasting. A breast lift with implants can address a wide range of issues:

  • Restore volume loss in the breasts
  • Enhance the cleavage
  • Reposition the breasts to a more youthful position
  • Resize overly large nipples

Maybe a Mammogram

Since many women begin getting mammograms in their 40s, you might be concerned about how implants might interfere with the screening. Fortunately, many physicians consider breast augmentation to be safe for mammograms, although it’s highly recommended that you inform the technician about your implants before every test.

This is your decade—your time to just do you. Maybe you’re done having children or you’re at the peak of your career, but now is the perfect time to boost confidence and pride about your body. To learn more about what your breast augmentation will be like, contact Aesthetx now, for a consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Sweatember, Sweat It All Out!

Who’s ready to sweat? Now that the dog days of summer have officially come to an end, and fall is quickly approaching, you may be searching for different ways to relax, catch your breath, and enjoy the change-in-season.

But we’re not going to let you!

If exercising is the farthest thing from your mind right now, at Aesthetx, we’re going to help keep you motivated . . . all the while, doing our part to ensure you stay in shape.

A great way to stay active, while also having fun, is by participating in yoga. YogaSource offers a variety of workshops and classes for all levels – from beginners to pros. Private sessions are also available, for those who would feel more comfortable in a one-on-one setting.

YogaSource is all about creating a safe, encouraging space for individuals who want to learn and grow through the art of yoga. Prices are affordable, instructors are both helpful and personable, and the location is convenient.

Have you ever considered practicing yoga?

Yoga offers a variety of health benefits, such as:

  • Builds Muscle Strength
  • Improves Flexibility
  • Perfects Posture
  • Increases Blood Flow
  • Ups Your Heart Rate
  • Lowers Blood Sugar
  • Helps You Stay Focused

Furthermore, yoga is a great way to sweat! Whether you want to sweat out the last of those summer toxins or that extra glass of red wine you had on Friday night, yoga will leave you looking good, but feeling even better.

Not one hundred percent sure yoga is for you? Well, you’ll never know if you don’t try . . . and September is the perfect time to try something new!

Specifically, on Saturday, September 23, YogaSource will be participating in Sweatember, an event to benefit individuals of Cancer CAREpoint, while also promoting healthy lifestyles. When you sign up for the class, you’ll get to try yoga, enjoy beverages and snacks, get a free hat, and raffle tickets for your chance to win some amazing prizes!

All proceeds of Sweatember will be given to the Cancer CAREpoint foundation. You know what they say: Sweating is so much more fun when it’s for a good cause!

Speaking of sweating, do you currently struggle with excessive underarm sweating, pit stains, and body odor? If so, miraDry could be for you! The very first FDA-approved treatment for excessive underarm sweating, miraDry uses the power of electromagnetic energy to eliminate sweat and odor. Better yet, it’s non-invasive and doesn’t require surgery . . . and the procedure is available at Aesthetx!

To schedule a consultation at Aesthetx to discuss miraDry, call (408) 559-7177 today!

 

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Lift Your Way Through Fall

It’s unfortunate but true: You can work out on a daily basis, watch every single calorie you put into your body, and still have stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge. Fair? No. Reality? Yes.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t workout.  The first step to feeling good about yourself is finding a good work out regime that you can stick to.  One place that comes to mind is .  This unique studio promotes living a healthy lifestyle and a tight knit community of supportive people who will help you stay motivated. From long days to busy schedules, it can be hard to find even an hour to dedicate to yourself and personal needs.  However, no matter how you choose to do so, moving your body is important. Therefore, LIFT offers a variety of opportunities to appease all needs! From cycle to high intensity heated interval training courses to 60-minute barre classes, you’ll sweat, and you’ll sweat good! And there’s no time like now, the fall season, to sweat!

If you’ve been curious about LIFT, and want to try out a sample class, now is the perfect time! You can participate in the Sweatember event, taking place on Thursday, September 21st. When you sign up, not only will get to take the cycling class, but you’ll also be given a free hat and raffle tickets for a chance to win a variety of prizes. Snacks and beverages will also be available.

The best part about Sweatember is the fact that you’ll get to sweat, while also helping out a great cause: Cancer CAREpoint. All proceeds from the event will benefit the patients of Cancer CAREpoint, meaning you can better your own life, AND someone else’s life too.

Yet, as stated above, it’s not always easy to lose weight just by dieting and working out. Sometimes, we need assistance in the form of cosmetic surgery – and that’s perfectly okay!

If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, either surgical or non-surgical, weight-related or not, it’s important to be as close as possible to your optimal weight.

But why?

First, it’s necessary to be as healthy as possible prior to and during your cosmetic procedure. Considering the other side of the equation, if you have been losing weight thanks to extra gym time or by consuming more vegetables than carbs, are you satisfied with the results? Unfortunately, it’s common to lose an excessive amount of weight, but be left with a sagging stomach, stretch marks, or drooping skin. If this is you, consider body contouring. Body contouring can remove excess fat, sagging skin, and improve the shape of your figure, leaving your feeling smoother and more sculpted.

To schedule a consultation at Aesthetx to discuss your body contouring options, call (408) 559-7177 today.

 

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Can You CycleBar?

Fall is almost here, meaning you may have trouble staying fit and healthy, as schedules become packed with practices, sporting events, and parent/teacher meetings. After all, getting into a “back to school” routine is hard enough, but “back to the gym?” Forget about it!

Finding time, energy, and motivation to workout can be a struggle, which is why the founders of CycleBar have combined three key ingredients to help keep you focused (and pedaling) all season long: great instructors, great music, and a great environment.  You will have no problem staying motivated in the uniquely lit, state-of-the art CycleTheatre™ that is filled with great music and monitors that help you track your progress throughout your ride.

Remember, despite the time of year or how hectic life can become, there is always room for a good sweat!

Now that summer is ending, one of the best ways to power through and stay dedicated to fitness this September, is to try different workouts. That’s right, mix it up! Think of it this way: You’d get bored watching the same movie over and over, every single day, right? Your body gets bored, too. So . . . get creative; see what you like, don’t like, and what your body is really capable of accomplishing.

CycleBar offers a variety of classes, for people of all walks of life, no matter what your interests may be. From classes that include strength training and endurance challenges, to competitions and themed rides, there is something for everyone!

Interested in trying out a class? CycleBar is hosting an event on Thursday, September 14th at 7:00 PM. As part of this Sweatember event, you can sign up for the event, and get fit while helping the Cancer CAREpoint cause. Beverages, snacks, and prizes will all be provided. It’s the perfect opportunity to give to those who are in need, and discover if cycling is really for you!

While cycling is a great way to lose weight and stay in-shape, at Aesthetx, we understand that sometimes it takes more than just exercise and diet to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. If you need some extra assistance in getting the body you’ve always wanted, consider CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting is a new fat reduction procedure that uses advanced fat freezing technology to non-surgically eliminate fat that simply won’t budge . . . not matter how much you diet or workout. Better yet, CoolSculpting provides natural, smooth results.

Interested in learning if CoolSculpting is for you? Contact the associates at Aesthetx today to schedule a consultation by calling (408) 559-7177.

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What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation in Your 30s

Are you in your 30s and thinking about breast augmentation? Lucky for you, your 30s is an optimal time for breast enhancement; you’re more confident, you’ve probably settled into a career, and you know yourself more than ever. If you’re curious about what having breast augmentation in your 30s will entail, check out our guide on getting breast augmentation in your 30s.

The Benefits of Breast Augmentation

In addition to being one of the most customizable procedures in the plastic surgery industry, breast augmentation happens to be the top cosmetic procedure in the world—and for good reason. Breast augmentation is a great way to remake your figure and give yourself a curvier, more alluring silhouette. To be more specific, breast augmentation can:

  • Enhance breast volume
  • Enhance your cleavage
  • Shape the breasts
  • Create fuller, firmer breasts

Optimal Breast Augmentation

One of the main issues with getting breast augmentation in your 20s is that your breasts might still be growing and maturing; once you’re in your 30s, however, that risk is almost nonexistent. Unless you have some major life changes-like pregnancy-getting a breast augmentation in your 30s is a great way to ensure your breast augmentation results will stand the tests of time.

Breast Feeding and Pregnancy

If you’re thinking about having children in the future, then it’s important to consider potential issues like how your breasts might change because of pregnancy or how breast implants might interfere with breast feeding. Since our breasts naturally change shape and size during pregnancy, it’s possible that your breast augmentation results might be affected. And while it’s not impossible to breastfeed after having breast implants, the amount of milk you produce might be compromised. If having more kids is a possibility in the future, you should make sure to discuss it with your surgeon.

Who You Are

Planning your breast augmentation is more than finding out what will look best on you—in fact, your implants should also fit your lifestyle and personality. Thankfully, a lot of women hit their stride in their 30s; women are a lot more self-assured at that time in their lives, and many of them have settled into lifelong careers and hobbies. By your 30s, you already know whether you’re someone who loves being active or someone who doesn’t mind a dramatic physical change, making it the perfect time to choose the kind of implants that will work best with your life.

Now that you know a little bit more about what it means to get breast augmentation in your 30s, let our surgeons educate you on the rest. Contact Aesthetx now, for a consultation.

 

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