Yearly Archives: 2016

“How Much do you Charge?”

(Sorry for the length, but important information!) Last week, I received a call at the office, and this is how it went… Me: Thank you for calling Cielo Aesthetics & Wellness.  How may I help you? Caller: How much do you charge for Botox®? Me: Hello! Have you had Botox or any of the other neuromodulators before? Caller: (rudely) Just tell me what you charge for Botox! Me: We charge $11… (cut off by caller) Caller: (even more rudely) That’s more than I pay in Scottsdale! Me: Well, then you should stay in Scottsdale. I don’t usually “show my ass” like that to a client, but she was so rude and frankly, this sort of thing is happening too often lately.  I’m a human being, a business professional (though admittedly I didn’t show that at the end of the call) and a highly trained aesthetic specialist who’s not only been…
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Welcome Sarah Erdman!

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Erdman, LE, CLT to the Cielo Aesthetics team! Relocating to Arizona from Minnesota 2 years ago, she brings with her over 10 years of experience in the skin care industry to share with her clients. Sarah is a  licensed Esthetician and Certified Laser Technician  with additional training on Microneedling and Pro-fractional lasers. Sarah prides herself on building strong relationships and trust with each and every client and is passionate about helping them feel and look their best!  She does so by providing a comprehensive assessment of each individual's needs and then performing comfortable, non-invasive aesthetic treatments in a safe and effective way. Sarah has a great respect for the industry and takes every opportunity to learn and grow to remain the best at her craft. Services Sarah provides include facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning,  acne treatments, Hydrafacial, ThermiSmooth Face, ThermiVA, photofacials, laser hair removal, tattoo removal and retail skin…
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Be Careful Where You Purchase Your Skin Care Products!

  We at Cielo Aesthetics & Wellness take great pride in providing only the very best in skin care lines for our clients.  You should find the following article from New Beauty Magazine  (2018) enlightening if you’re currently purchasing your “name brand” skin care online…we have further to say at the end, so please read on! Government Report Finds Amazon and Walmart Are Selling Counterfeit Products—Including Cosmetics Containing Toxins The internet can be a bit of a Wild West situation when it comes to purchasing beauty products. Not getting what you paid for is never a plus but, as a new report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office this week suggests, there may be some much bigger risks involved in the road to rip-off. According to the report, which can be read in full here, the investigators purchased a total of 47 products from third-party sellers from Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Sears Marketplace and Newegg.…
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Am I Going To Bruise?

Bruising…it may be the single greatest fear in all of us who chose to undergo anti-aging  treatments like Botox and Dermal Fillers.  We’ve undergone the treatment to look our best and then walk around sporting an unsightly mark declaring to all that we’ve succumbed to our vanity.  😊 As you can see from the photo, it’s amazing that we don’t bruise far more often!  While we never promise that a client won’t get a bruise from injectable or other treatments, we can share steps to reduce the risk by quite a bit.   A Week Before Your Procedure To reduce bruising risk, avoid those things we know increase bleeding: NSAIDS (aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, etc.) Vitamin E Alcohol Omega 3 Oils Green Tea Garlic Gingko Avoiding the above for a week to ten days prior to your treatment and two to three days after will help reduce the amount of bruising…
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Do You Know About Sculptra Aesthetic?

Scultpra® Aesthetic  What is Sculptra®?  It is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid/collagen stimulator that has been approved for cosmetic use to treat shallow-to-deep nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. Injectable poly-L-lactic acid thickens skin and stimulates the body to replace lost collagen, the primary structural protein found in skin. It provides the supple, elastic quality associated with youth. Unfortunately, our body’s natural supply of collagen is depleted as we age. Sculptra® Aesthetic provides subtle results over time. A full course of treatment includes as many as four sessions spaced between three and eight weeks apart. The results may last for more than two years. Because Sculptra® is reconstituted with sterile water and lidocaine, most clients find the treatment far less uncomfortable then they anticipated.  Your provider may offer topical or injectable anesthetic to block the nerves so you don’t feel pain. Pro-nox™ (a nitrous oxide/oxygen delivery system) is becoming increasingly popular…
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Congratulations to Our Lucky Open House Winners!

Congratulations To Our Lucky Winners! We had an awesome time last Thursday hosting our annual open house event.  Thank you to all those who came to support us and allow us to show our appreciation to you for your continued loyalty.  We had great things to eat and drink, great information was shared, generous raffle prizes were won and we had some great laughs, too! To those who were unable to attend, you were missed….we hope you’ll be able to make it next year.  You’ll no doubt want to when you see the following.  😉 Congratulations to the winners… Julie – a syringe of Radiesse, a syringe of Belotero and 25u of Xeomin  ($1350 value) Jerry – Xeomin to one area for one year (4 treatment max - $1000 value) Tresa – a syringe of Restylane Lyft and 50u of Dysport ($800 value) Susan – Dysport to one area for…
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Save the Date!

It’s finally here - our annual event to show our thanks for your support this past year! We are so grateful to those who’ve entrusted us with their care and for allowing us to do what we love (while forging great friendships while doing it). We’ll have food, libations and amazing prizes for you to win - so please stop in! Raffle prizes include: Epionce and Cielo Aesthetic Gift Baskets filled with Skin Care Products and a gift certificate for a complimentary facial A Treatment with Kybella ($1000 value) Free Treatment with Xeomin to one area for one year ($1000 value) Free Treatment with Dysport to one area for one year ($800 value) A package of 3 microneedling treatments ($750 value) A package of 3 Photofacial treatments ($597 value) A VI Chemical Peel ($250 value) and more... Our Mega Raffle will include the following: A syringe of Radiesse, a syringe…
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Considering an Anti-Aging/Facial Rejuvenation Procedure?

    Whether you are unhappy with the changes you see in the mirror or are determined to prevent those changes from occurring, there are a number of things to take into consideration before you start your journey.  The following will help you make the right decision in finding the best provider for you.  Reason: WHY do you want to have treatment? What is the benefit/outcome you wish to achieve? Research:  The aesthetic industry continues to grow, with millions spent annually on anti-aging and beauty product and treatments.  Many are hoping to benefit from these sales - from brand new nurse graduates to orthopedic surgeons.  What that means to you is that a provider may have little to no experience in the industry. Do your research before booking a consultation. There is a lot of information online, but if you know someone who has previously undergone treatment, even better!  Choose a few…
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Millennials and “Prejuvenaton”

Millennials are hoping to prevent aging by focusing on “prejuve­nation,” such as injectables -  a trend spurred by social media and celebrities. A reported 64% of member facial plastic surgeons reported an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments in the under 30 crowd, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstr­uctive Surgery (AAFPRS). They are using these treatments as a preventative measure; facial muscles that cause wrinkles can be trained to move less, thus stopping wrinkles before they start, according to AAFPRS. “We’re seeing an uptick in the popularity of injections like Botox, Xeomin and Dysport in millennials," said Dr. Edwin Williams, AAFPRS president and facial plastic surgeon. "Social media makes young patients increasingly aware of their lines and wrinkles, and thanks to celebrities and the internet, they know that there are ways to correct it and maintain their youthful skin," Williams said. AAFPRS members agreed that the biggest trend for the future…
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Which Foods In Your Fridge Are Most Contaminated With Pesticides?

We care about you and your health, so we wanted share some important information on common foods you probably have in your fridge right now. As many of you know, we strongly encourage our patients to buy or grow and eat organic food when possible. It's not a topic we get a chance to talk about as often as we'd like, but knowing what's in your food and how it is grown is a key element to good health! Pesticides can generate free radicals in the body, causing oxidative stress and cell damage. Not only are free radicals linked to accelerated aging, but also associated with various health ailments, including cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and many others. Read more on the effects pesticide have on health. We understand it may not always be possible to buy organic, so knowing which foods are considered "dirty" is useful information to have…
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