Vacation Season, Here We Come!

Okay, so the piles of hardened, dirty snow at every street corner may be misleading… but summer is right around the corner! How are you going to prepare for the sun, warm weather and the vacation season we have been dreaming of for the last six months? Here at Tribeca MedSpa, we offer endless ways to get your skin and body ready for the days in the sand starting from the inside out. Laser Hair Removal, TruSculpt and BabyFoot are a few of many items on our summer-prep checklist.

One of the many hassles of swimsuit season is the incessant shaving, razor bumps, or painful waxing appointments that come along with the territory. Experience the liberation that comes along with never shaving again and do yourself a favor! At Tribeca MedSpa, we use a variety of Laser Hair Removal equipment to ensure that any guest can receive an effective treatment no matter the hair type or skin tone. Get started with a consultation today, so you can be ready for the upcoming season… You’ll thank us when you can just run down to the beach at a moment’s notice. 😉

TruSculpt is another must-have treatment here at Tribeca MedSpa to get your summer body ready quickly, and most importantly, effortlessly. When diet and exercise aren’t enough to fix those stubborn problem areas, TruSculpt’s technology offers a non-invasive solution. TruScultpt uses radio frequency to heat adipose (fat) tissue in order to melt away fat, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and tighten skin.

Let’s not even talk about how frustration sandal season can be when you have dry, cracked or rough feet. We all have that dead skin that even the most expensive pedicures can’t smooth. As we head into those vacations, we find ourselves slipping into backless sandals and wedges, wishfully thinking of feet as smooth as a baby’s. Featured on the Today show, BabyFoot is the perfect at-home foot peel, sure to remove layers and layers of dead skin cells. BabyFoot is formulated with 17 natural extracts to exfoliate your feet while leaving them moisturized. Say goodbye to dry and cracked soles and hello to cute flip flops!

Ready for vacation and summer? Schedule a complimentary consultation today!

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Did Somebody Say Baby?

Whether you’re expecting, nursing or planning for a baby, Tribeca MedSpa has plenty of treatments and products that are safe and effective for a woman with a baby on her mind. Here is a list of pregnancy-safe services, perfect for a little pampering or for combating hormonal skin:

• Customized Facials: At Tribeca MedSpa, no two facials are the same. Whether you are looking to detoxify clogged pores, nourish dry skin, or both, one of our customized facials will leave your skin feeling hydrated and rejuvenated.

Dermaplaning: Our Dermaplaning treatment gently removes the outer most layer of dead skin, revealing a softer, smoother complexion.   Vellus hair, also referred to as peach fuzz, is removed during the treatment, and the immediate result is fresh, bright skin.

Vibradermabrasion : Vibradermabrasion is the latest technology as a safer, less invasive alternative to Micro­dermabrasion. This treatment exfoliates dry skin cells leaving fresh, healthy cells for nourishment and hydration.

• Stem Cell Therapy: Stem Cell Therapy is ideal for anyone looking to address minimal to moderate wrinkles, fine lines and skin laxity. Stem Cell Therapy combines Vibradermabrasion or Dermaplaning to exfoliate the skin, followed by a topical stem cell serum to promote a more youthful, refreshed and radiant appearance.

Below is a list of pregnancy-safe products categorized by step and skin type.

Product Key:

AA: Anti- Aging
O: Normal to Oily Skin
D: Normal to Dry Skin
A: Acne Prone Skin

Cleanse:

• Citrus Burst Gel (O, A)
• Crème of Nectar Soothing Wash (D)
• Phyto Lipid Hydrating Scrub (AA)
• Foaming Gel Cleanser (O,A)
• Gentle Cleanser (D)

Tone:

• Rose Water (D,O,A)
• Nu Derm Toner (D,O,A)

Correct:

• Biocellulose Masque (D, AA)
• Clarifying Clay Masque (AA, A)
• Hydrate B5 Mask (D, AA)
• Phloretin CF (AA)
• Phyto + (AA)
• Redness Neutralizer (A)
• CE Ferulic (AA)
• Epidermal Repair (AA)

Moisturize:

• Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum (D,AA)
• Hyaluronic Hydrating Whip (AA,D)
• Squalene Moisture Seal (D,AA)
• Hydrate Luxe (D, AA)
• Hydrate Moisturizer (AA)
• Metacell Renewal B3 (AA)
• Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 (AA)

Protect:

• Oil-Free Sunblock, SPF 30 (AA)
• Sun Shield, SPF 50 (AA)
• Physical Fusion UV Defense (AA)
• Weightless SPF (AA)
• Mineral Sunscreen Stick, SPF 40 (AA)
• Quick Dry Body Spray SPF 40 (AA)

Eyes:

• Elastiderm Eye Complex Serum (AA)
• Elastiderm Eye Cream (AA)

Come in for a complimentary consultation to determine a treatment plan and home care regimen that is best for you and your skincare needs! Request an appointment today!

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Holiday Eating

Some of us may believe that we have tactfully mastered the art of eating well over the holidays. Others of us struggle a little bit more with achieving this balance. And then there are some of us that undoubtedly end up in a food-coma shame-spiral that starts in November and possibly continues until our self-proclaimed new-year-new-me campaign. I am here to tell you that it doesn’t matter where you fall on the spectrum of mindful eating; everyone (myself included) can benefit from a re-evaluation of their dietary behaviors. Similar to the liberating feeling of a Spring cleaning, opening up to the vulnerability of personal reflection can be both spiritually uplifting and mentally and physically healing. With the risk of sounding like I’ve jumped on the zen guru bandwagon, I really believe in the power of individual introspection, especially as it relates to our health and wellbeing.

Take a moment for yourself before the holiday season is in full swing to think about how you have been feeling physiologically. It may seem easier to ignore signs of exhaustion, dehydration and new food cravings (amongst many others) that should alert you that your health needs to be put back on track. In reality, dismissing these signals and allowing yourself to live sub-optimally is more detrimental in the immediate and long term future.

Let me be completely transparent – becoming ‘in tune’ (as they say…) with your body, will require some humility and open mindedness. What makes this practice so great is that it is extremely personal and can be applied in any way that suits your style of connecting. On that note, I have some areas related to your nutritional wellbeing that you may want to consider as you get started.

Stage 1 Commitment: This is the most crucial step in the process – the decision to check in with yourself.

Stage 2 Monitoring: The simplest way to become more self-aware of your own nutrition habits and how they relate to your wellbeing is by keeping a detailed food and beverage journal for a few days. Don’t just track your food, also observe and write down sleep patterns, exercise, energy level, gastrointestinal symptoms and any other potential nutritionally related problem areas. This seems like a tiring challenge, but I feel compelled to tell you that almost all of my clients learn so much from this experience and report how much they love keeping a diary. Some clients will continue to do so as a way to stay honest about their nutrition. The more days the merrier!

Stage 3 Analysis: Are there any associations between physiological symptoms and your diet? Can you make improvements? What is making you feel off-balance?

Step 4 Planning: Set goals based on your own self-analysis.

Step 5 Achievement: Successfully check off your goals one-by-one.

You’re probably thinking, “Get real Alix. Changing my diet and reaching my health goals is much more difficult than that”. You are 100% right. The stages I have outlined above are just the skeleton of what a full nutrition revamping might look like. I understand that going through these stages is just like any other new undertaking. It requires focus, determination, hope and support. Sometimes you may need outside help (you know where to find me!). However, I always ask YOU about your own thoughts and conclusions because you will always know yourself best. Fact, end of story. With the proper skillset and tools to make certain changes that YOU desire in your life, you will no longer need to make outwardly empty self-help statements about becoming a better version of yourself, you will be that person in mind, strength, and spirt.  Sounds pretty great to me!

If you’re thinking about committing or are having hesitations about the process, take a baby step and connect with me. I will gladly support you on an individualized health journey and give you that boost of courage to get real with yourself. Forget about the self-help book section, we got this 🙂

-Alix Kantowitz, Director of Nutrition and Wellness

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Eat the Rainbow

I completely understand the frustration of being bombarded with the same, monotonous messages on a weekly, or even daily, basis. Instead of the typical ‘don’t do this’ or ‘do that’ approach, I want to give you the WHY behind the WHAT. After all, I am a science nerd at heart, and it would be a shame if I couldn’t share my passion with you. What’s the sound-bite I am thinking of…oh yes, knowledge is power :).

It is important to not simply load up your plate with fresh produce, but rather eat the rainbow of fruits and vegetables, because each color (pigment) provides a different assortment of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. If you include all the colors in your diet, you can pat yourself on the back because you know for a fact that you are getting all of these health-promoting compounds in abundant supply.

Let’s dig a little deeper. What are the specific benefits associated with the different colors?

Red: Lycopene is the main pigment found in red fruits and vegetables. This phytochemical is known for its potency as an antioxidant that protects against certain cancers, particularly breast and prostate. It has also been shown to be protective against heart disease. Some examples include beets, tomatoes, watermelon, grapefruit and guava. Put on your Italian hats and experiment with some homemade tomato sauce. There is nothing better than delicious food that is good for you too!

Orange/Yellow: Carotenoids are the health-supportive compounds found in orange and yellow color fruits and vegetables. These phytochemicals help strengthen our eyes by converting into vitamin A in our body. Orange foods are also high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that boosts our immune system and keeps our skin looking healthy by fighting off unstable free radicals that damage our cells. Examples of produce full of beneficial carotenoids include carrots, winter squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, apricots, and mangos. Tis’ the season…. for carotenoids! Root vegetables are all the rage during Fall and I have some helpful tips for how to get your bang for your buck when it comes to the scrumptiously sweet carotenoid superstar, pumpkin.

Green: I don’t like giving preferential treatment to any color grouping, but it may come as no surprise that if I had to pick my favorite, it would be green. Hands down. There is no way around it – green foods are considered nutrient powerhouses. To understand WHY I love my greens so much, I want to give you a visual. Think about the changing color leaves during the Fall season. As the chlorophyll (green pigment) is broken down, the other colors of the leaves appear. Now imagine as you are eating your greens, you are also getting the benefit of ALL those colors that may be hidden to our eyes, but their benefit is very real to our bodies. Greens are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, and are an especially high source of non-dairy calcium. The cruciferous vegetables (i.e. broccoli, cabbage) are high in indoles, naturally occurring compounds that may help protect against some types of cancer. If that’s not enough, green plant foods are full of another phytochemical group known as isothiocyanates, which are responsible for inducing enzymes in the liver that remove toxins and drugs, thus eliminating potential carcinogens in our body. More please!

I told you- it’s hard not to play favorites when you realize the goodness of the green. Examples include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, spinach and kale.

Blue/Purple: You can thank the phytochemical anthocyanin for the blue/purple pigmentation in your favorite fruits and vegetables. These foods are known for improving our memory as we age, promoting heart health and protecting our DNA from cancerous mutations. Good examples include eggplant (skin included), blackberries, blueberries, pomegranates, plums and cranberries.

White: These fruits and vegetables obtain their color from the phytochemical anthoxanthin. Although colorless, white plants still contain many beneficial compounds, such as flavonoids. For example, garlic is packed with the chemical compound allicin, which has been touted for its ability to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. We also have cauliflower, ginger, onions, parsnips, and turnips in this lovely group.

I could go on and on about the various compounds found in each color fruit and vegetable. These are just a few of my favorite highlights.

No need to worry. You are not back in school – there will be no tests. The only homework assignment you have is to eat the rainbow in fruits and vegetables. We use the honor system here – only you will know if you’re staying on track. Think about the balance of these colors in the context of a weekly basis. Most importantly, don’t drive yourself crazy, and stop playing color favorites!

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Product Spotlight: SkinCeuticals Biocellulose Restorative Masque

SkinCeutical’s Biocellulose Masque is not only an excellent biweekly replenishing mask, but it is also specifically formulated to facilitate the recovery process after abrasive or irritating treatments. This sheet mask’s unique fabric acts as an artificial skin barrier, allowing for breathability while restoring skin’s moisture.

This sheet mask is an excellent treatment for:

• Traveling (Our Tribeca MedSpa staff loves to use this sheet mask on flights to combat dehydration and clogged pores!)
• Women who are pregnant (This mask is completely safe to use for women who are pregnant or nursing, and soothes any discomfort cause by hormonal skin.)
• Anyone who has dry, dull or irritated skin, and is looking for immediate hydration.

It can also alleviate any discomfort and provide relief to the skin:

• Post laser treatments
• Post chemical peels
• Post sunburn

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Let’s face it: We’ve all been trying to find the perfect gifts for Father’s Day, which always seems to sneak up on us! This year, Tribeca MedSpa wants to make celebrating the special men in your lives a whole lot easier for you. Take advantage of our Father’s Day Promotion, for every $200 you spend on dad, you’ll receive $50 off your next treatment. Shh… He’ll think it’s for him, but it’s really for you! Below is a list of Tribeca MedSpa’s favorite must-haves for men, sure to put a smile on Dad’s face!

Treatments:

Laser Hair Removal: Alright, ladies: this one’s really for you! Lately, more and more men are turning to laser hair removal to either remove or thin out unwanted, pesky hair. Tired of that hair on your man’s back? Our medical providers will work with your loved one to customize a treatment plan that will best achieve your desired look!

Customized Facials: We all know dad would never do this for himself, but dads need time to relax too! At Tribeca MedSpa, all of our facials are completely customized to one’s skincare concerns and needs. Our Tribeca Classic Facial will detoxify, nourish and hydrate the skin, leaving it looking healthy and rejuvenated.

Neurotoxin Injection: Treat your loved one to one of our three neurotoxins, Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, sure to reveal a refreshed and younger appearance by targeting fine lines and wrinkles. After all, men want to turn back the hands of time as well!

Products:

LifeLine Eye Firming Complex: A favorite among men, this eye cream is packed with peptides derived from non-embryonic stems cells proven to nurture both collagen and elastin production. Made with vitamins C and E, along with caffeine and hyaluronic acid, this eye cream will treat common signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles while also promoting a firm and bright eye area. This cream has been receiving amazing feedback from men, both for its noticeable results and its easy application process.

Regenica Repair Complex: This repair complex is the perfect after-shave, sure to leave skin nourished and silky smooth. This lightweight cream is specially formulated to accelerate cell renewal, and is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin.

DNA Citrus Burst Gel: This all natural cleanser is popular among men, not only for its refreshing citrus scent, but also for its nourishing properties. Formulated with organic oils, such as Grapefruit, Lime, Tangerine and Lemongrass oils, this cleanser is sure to leave your man’s skin feeling both smooth and hydrated.

PCA Weightless Protection: This lightweight sunscreen is the perfect gift to protect the skin all summer long. This sunscreen is broad spectrum, with no scent or chalky feel, making it a must-have for everyone! Sunscreen should be the last step in everyone’s skincare routine, all year round. Read more about Skin Cancer Awareness here.

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You Are What You Eat!

We all know that our health and even our moods are often reflective of our diets. But many of us don’t realize that what we eat can have a significant impact on our skin’s health and complexion. Whether you’re trying to combat breakouts or premature wrinkles, changing your diet ever so slightly may just be the jump-start you need to improve your skin’s overall appearance. After all, beauty comes from within. Here are Tribeca MedSpa’s top foods for a radiant complexion:

Berries: Well-known as a great source of antioxidants, berries can also protect skin from premature aging. The many antioxidants and vitamins in berries can combat free radicals, preventing future skin damage. Berries such as blueberries are also noted for their anti-acne properties, preventing blemishes, opening clogged pores and tackling harmful bacteria.

Citrus Fruit: Citrus fruits such as lemon, orange and grapefruit are packed with antioxidants and vitamins such as Vitamin C. Vitamin C not only hydrates skin, but it also reveals a brighter, more radiant complexion. Vitamin C can also reduce signs of aging by deferring wrinkles, discoloration, and even sagging. Fruits such as grapefruit and lemon are also thought to boost and energize one’s metabolism.

Spinach: Spinach is a great super food for your skin. Not only can spinach reduce visible signs of aging, but it can also repair damaged cells, stimulate collagen production and reveal healthy, glowing skin. Eating spinach daily can also leave dry, dull skin feeling hydrated due to its high water content. Nutrients such as Vitamin K help reduce inflammation, as well as the appearance of dark under eye circles.

Avocado: Avocado is a wonderful and effective natural moisturizer for dehydrated skin. Its high concentration of Vitamin E can nourish dry skin, revealing a supple finish. Avocado is also thought to prevent free radicals, reducing skin’s vulnerability to sun damage and other environmental damage that could cause fine lines and wrinkles.

Green Tea: Rich in antioxidants, green tea not only reveals a glowing complexion, but it is also proven to prevent skin cancer. In many cases, drinking green tea can also help protect your skin from sun damage and premature wrinkles. Aside from its amazing skin benefits, green tea can also lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease and boost your metabolism, igniting a healthy, new you!

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“Will I be bruised after my injection?”

One of the top questions we get here at Tribeca MedSpa is, “Will I be bruised after my injection?” Well you asked and we listened! Here are Tribeca Medspa’s best tips to combat bruising after a Neurotoxin injection, such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, or a Dermal Filler injection:

Before the Injection:

1. Avoid licorice root, fish oil supplements, aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen (i.e. Advil, Aleve, Motrin) for at least one week before your injection.

2. Avoid excessive amounts of alcohol and green tea one week prior to your injection.

3. Take an herbal supplement such as Arnica Montana or Bromelain during the week leading up to your injection.

Post Injection:

1. Continue to take any herbal supplements like Arnica Montana and Bromelain for as long as you like after the injection. At this time, you may also begin to take any anti-inflammatory medications again.

2. If you do bruise, use Regenica’s Recovery Gel to quickly heal the affected area. This smoothing gel is packed with natural anti-inflammatory agents including Arnica, Vitamin K and Aloe Vera, proven to reduce signs of bruising.

3. Icing bruises with a cold compress for one day after the injection, and then with a warm compress in the following days can also reduce signs of bruising.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Not only is May Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but it’s also the month in which we get to celebrate the most influential women in our lives: our mothers! Whether you want to show some love to your mother, your godmother, or those second-mothers who made you who you are today, Tribeca MedSpa has got you covered. Here are some perfect ways to show some love to the significant women in your life:

TMS’s Mother’s Day Gift Card: This Mother’s Day promotion is the perfect way to show mom you’re thinking of her. For every $100 you spend on a Tribeca MedSpa gift card, we’ll add $25! These gift cards can be used on any service, so they’re perfect for a little pampering and rejuvenation! (Is your mom not the only one who needs a little pick me up? We won’t snitch if you buy one for yourself!) Purchase one here.

BabyFoot: This amazing new product has been trending all over talk shows lately! BabyFoot is an at home chemical peel that sheds the dry and cracked layers of your feet. This treatment exfoliates and moisturizes your feet leaving them as smooth as a baby’s! Purchase here.

LifeLine Eye Firming Complex: LifeLine Skincare’s innovative technology uses human growth factors in their products to accelerate cell turnover. This unique formula not only stimulates collagen production, but it also improves visible signs of aging. Apart from its anti-aging properties, this eye cream is also great for reducing puffiness and dark circles. Purchase here.

Rose Water: Let’s face it–Rose water is simply a must for any holiday. Perfect for all skin types, you can never go wrong with this versatile, Holy Grail product! Read all about rose water’s benefit’s here.

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The Wonders of Rose Water

Roses are red, Violets are blue
Everyone needs rose water to refresh and renew!

But really, the list of rose water’s benefits goes on and on. There are so many different ways to use it, and the more I talk to people, the more I discover just how versatile this product is. Rose water is not only soothing, but it is also antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and extremely hydrating. Here’s a list of rose water’s many uses:

Daily Toner: Rose water is commonly used as a toner, directly after cleansing. Spritz some rose water on a cotton ball and wipe all over your face. This will leave the skin balanced and hydrated, while also prepping your skin for the rest of your regimen by removing any excess dirt.

Pre and Post Workout: Keep a small bottle of rose water in your workout bag. Either spray it directly on your face, our wipe your face down with a soaked cotton ball, both before and after your workout. This will cleanse your skin, preventing sweat from clogging your pores and preventing breakouts for those who have acneic skin.

Pick-Me-Up: Keep rose water in your purse as well; take it with you whenever you’re on the go. When your skin is feeling tired, dull, or dry, spray some rose water directly on your face to instantly feel refreshed. Your skin will feel rejuvenated, revitalized and hydrated. This is especially perfect during the hotter months, when were constantly out and about in the heat. Rose water’s scent is also very calming and soothing to many. Pro-Tip: Try keeping some rose water in the refrigerator. The cold mist wakes up your skin and is even more refreshing!

Combat Redness: Rose water’s anti-inflammatory property definitely comes in handy more often than you’d think. Use rose water before and after waxing or shaving to eliminate redness and to clean the area. Any other time your skin feels irritated and aggravated: rose water is the answer!

 

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