The Importance of Your Skin Being Ready for Summer

Now that summer is around the corner, we can only imagine the list of things on your to-do list: fish out the bathing suits, flips flops and sunhats, pick up some sunscreen, plan the next family beach day, or a trip to the water park for the kids… but there’s one more thing to add to that checklist… taking care of your skin. Even if you can’t find the time for regular facials, or a strict skincare regimen is overwhelming, the turn of the season is the most important time to show your skin some extra love. The change in the weather can be abrupt, especially here in New York City. Your skin needs some TLC and we’ve got just the trick.

Getting rid of all the dead skin cells and build up from the past months is one of the most effective ways to prep your skin for the upcoming season. The Laser Retexturizing treatment is a favorite among both men and women, and combines exfoliation with a rejuvenating laser treatment to stimulate collagen production and reveal a smoother and brighter complexion immediately. You’ll reap the benefits of this treatment all summer long!

One form of exfoliation, excellent on its own or paired in the Laser Retexturizing treatment is Dermaplaning. Dermaplaning gently removes the outer most layers of dead skins using a 10 gauge scalpel. This painless treatment removes peach fuzz, allowing your products to sink into your skin or makeup application to appear flawless. Dermaplaning’s effects are immediate and include brighter, smoother skin. Even better, this treatment is safe for women who are pregnant or nursing!

Another great treatment for the turn of the season is a Glycolic Peel. As we age, our skin cell turnover naturally slows down, which can lead to a dull, dry appearance. Peels stimulate that cell turnover, restoring the radiant and vibrant appearance of youthful skin.

If you’re looking to revamp your skincare routine or add something to your beach bag arsenal, here are a few summer-time favorites that allow you to treat your skin at home or on the go.

Rose Water is an essential product all year long, but even more so during the summer. This mist is hands-down the most versatile product, and is perfect for daily pick-me ups on hot summer days. Try keeping yours in the refrigerator for a refreshing and cooling spray. Rose Water is known for its calming properties, and is excellent for reducing redness and irritation from the hot, sticky weather. Rose Water also soothes, which makes it the perfect toner if you accidentally get sunburn.  At Tribeca MedSpa, we love to carry Rose Water with us to wipe our skin down in between sunscreen applications, or to hydrate after a swim… Chlorine and salt water can be harsh!

Another must-have is SkinCeuticals’ Phyto Corrective Masque. This cooling gel is packed with concentrated botanical extracts, great to soothe aggravated skin or to hydrate and restore. This masque alleviates discomfort while reducing redness, making it the perfect masque post-sun exposure or after swimming in chlorine and salt water.

Vitamin C is an essential product for all year long, but can be especially useful during the summertime. SkinCeutical’s CE Ferulic works on a molecular level to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and other environmental damage. CE Ferulic’s unique formulation also soothes the skin, and is perfect to help heal sunburn.

Of course, we can’t forget about sunscreen, so read about some of our favorites here and protect your skin from those harmful rays. You’ll thank us later.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Looking for something to give Dad this Sunday? Treat the men in your life to something they’ll thank you for long after Father’s Day! The best part? You’ll receive $50 off your next treatment! Here are some of Tribeca MedSpa’s most popular treatments among men.

SculpSure: This latest breakthrough in fat reduction uses light-based technology to permanently destroy fat cells, while contouring the body. SculpSure only takes 25-minutes and has no downtime, perfect for the man who’s always on the go, and is looking to target stubborn fat that even diet and exercise can’t tackle.

Laser Hair Removal: We can’t say if this a gift for Dad or if it’s really a gift for you but he’ll be relieved by the freedom of never having to shave again!

Ultherapy: Whether he’s in need to be lifted and tightened, or if he simply wants to prevent sagging skin, Ultherapy is the answer! Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to target the same foundational layer that is typically addressed during surgery, without the knives or the downtime.

Botox: Eliminate fine lines and wrinkles to give Dad a refreshed and youthful appearance all summer long. He’ll look well-rested even without the vacation!

Dermal Fillers: As we age, we lose soft tissue, often resulting in a drooping or hollow appearance. This is the perfect treatment for the man in your life looking to restore the skin’s natural volume, while diminishing deep lines and wrinkles.

Facials: Give Dad the gift of relaxation with a customized facial. This facial is sure to leave him refreshed and renewed while detoxifying and nourishing his skin.

Looking for something to give Dad this Sunday? Treat the men in your life to something they’ll thank you for long after Father’s Day! The best part? You’ll receive $50 off your next treatment!...

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Tribeca MedSpa Welcomes SculpSure!

You may have seen this latest breakthrough in fat reduction featured in Vogue, Forbes, Vanity Fair and Men’sHealth, or maybe you saw a segment on ENews! or The Dr. Oz Show… Whether everywhere you turn you see SculpSure, or if this is the first time you’re reading about it, there’s no avoiding this craze.

So what is SculpSure? SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring system, designed to reduce stubborn fat in areas that even the most strict diet and exercise can’t seem to target. The 25 minute procedure uses light-based technology to permanently destroy fat cells in the treated area. That’s right- permanently! The number of fat cells stored in our bodies typically remains constant throughout adult life. The SculpSure treatment reduces this number through the destruction of fat cells that won’t return. When we lose weight, the fat cells tend to get smaller, but the number of fat cells stays the same. This is why even with the best diet and exercise, those stubborn problem areas won’t seem to go away.

Schedule your treatment and contour your body just in time for summer fun, impromptu beach trips or even your sister’s upcoming wedding.

Set up a complimentary consultation today and take the first step towards removing stubborn fat without surgery, and with absolutely no downtime!

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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!

Eat up!

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