You GLOW, Girl!

Get your holiday glow on with little or no down time. Our favorite spas recommend these skin treatments that will make you and your night merry and bright!


A quick office visit means you’re back to decking the halls in no time, and even tough lines are softened in just days.

Botox is good for anyone who wants to prevent future wrinkles and those trying to correct wrinkles. Botox has a two-part function: somebody who has wrinkles prevalent in a resting phase (like smile lines or crow’s feet when not smiling), also it is in trend with younger people ages 25 and up as a preventative. Botox™ may safely be used off-label for so many different things: in the chin to smooth orange peel-type puckering, to shape the nose, and in the eyebrows to give an arch. The Memphis Laser Clinic offers the Botox Lip Lift, giving a beautiful pucker to the upper lip, giving the top lip a subtle flip, exposing more of the lip without need for fillers. Clients go back to their lives in minutes and see and feel results within days. $12 per unit, Holiday special $10 per unit thru 12/31/16.

Sandra Johnson, LME, Clinic Manager

The Memphis Laser Clinic / 1125 Poplar View Ln S #3, Collierville / (901) 610-3986


An instant liquid facelift, with same-day results, defies age as it replenishes volume.

The bio stimulator Bellafill, the only of its kind, has an FDA approved five-year study on safety and efficacy, though many see results last well beyond five years. Valerie Monismith, RN has eight years of experience with Bellafill and is a certified trainer for administering the product. The collagen in Bellafill gives an immediate lift, while the spheres in Bellafill assist the body’s own natural collagen production. Especially for someone who needs just a little lift, Bellafill looks and feels completely natural, unlike the more temporary fillers (such as Restylane™ or Juvederm™), which can feel more firm and reduce dynamic movement with expression. Just filling the area around the temples or ears gives you an immediate lift on the side of your face and jowl area.

There is lidocaine in the product and clients have numbing cream applied as well as ice on each area before injection. Micro-cannulas are also used to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. Bellafill comes competitively priced at $600 per syringe.

Valerie Monismith, RN

Ashtoria Aesthetics & Wellness / 4600 Merchants Park Circle, Suite 131 Collierville / (901) 310-3530


Summer skin sins forgiven as Rejuvapen treats hyperpigmentation and fine lines with little down time.

Blur away the summer’s fine lines and hyperpigmentation-—even acne scarring— with the Rejuvapen treatment. Rejuvapen is a medical-grade micro-needling treatment that stimulates the production of collagen in the skin to not only improve the skins appearance but to treat hyper-pigmentation, stretch marks, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Down time is minimal for this treatment. Typically the healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of the procedure. Most commonly there may be some redness that resembles a mild sunburn. This may last for 2-4 days. Some patients may have the redness dissipate within 24 hours.

Rejuvapen is a treatment that can be used on all skin types. Solutions suggests a series of 4-6 sessions, depending on the patient’s individual needs, though some may see results immediately. Most see final results 3-6 months following the last appointment. The cost is $300 per treatment. $750 for three treatments and $1000 for five treatments.

Kate Gassaway, RN, MSN, APRN, BC, Nurse Practitioner

Solutions Medical Center / 832 W. Poplar, Collierville / (901) 853-6428


Like “exercise for the skin,” Laser Genesis is used frequently before red carpet events in Hollywood because of the immediate results with NO downtime.

Laser Genesis improves the skin’s overall appearance on the face, neck, and chest, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. It restores even skin tone while tightening pores and smoothing ruddy complexions and other facial redness. This therapy reaches into the deep dermis of the skin (inner layer), promoting a vibrant, healthy appearance.

How does it work? During the procedure, a wand-like instrument is waved over the skin’s surface. Light penetrates deeply into the skin where collagen is produced, therefore stimulating new collage production. Unlike harsher methods, this is done without destroying the upper layer of the skin (non-ablative). The skin is gently warmed with energy to trigger the body’s natural collagen, sparing you from lengthy recovery times, irritation, and swelling. The experience is one of rejuvenation with no down time, leaving the skin with a true holiday glow! Laser Genesis is appropriate for all skin types, and costs $250/treatment.

Lisa Street MSN APRN NP-C Nurse Practitioner

Glo Medical Aesthetics and Hair Spa / 703 New York Street / (901) 552-3461


Hydration appeal makes HydraPeel stand apart from traditional in-office exfoliation techniques.

McDonald Murrmann Center for Skin, Laser, & Healthy Aging is excited to offer a brand-new skin treatment to the practice and the Memphis area. HydraPeel™ 7-in-1 Aesthetic Platform is an advanced facial treatment that includes a deep cleansing with gentle exfoliation. Patients see an instant healthy glow with zero down time, lasting hydration, and results that are immediately “red carpet ready.”

The ability to actively moisturize during the treatment sets it apart from other skin resurfacing techniques, such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels. The HydraPeel machine infuses serums and oxygen deep within the skin to plump and hydrate instantly. A variety of customized serums are available for different skin conditions, such as dry, acne-prone, or oily. Costs vary, contact the office for pricing.

Managing Partner, Sarah Carpenter Ognibene. RN, BSN

McDonald + Murrmann Center for Skin, Laser, & Healthy Aging / 7205 Wolf River Blvd, / (901) 322-7020

By Robin Beaudoin

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