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  • Hydrafacial: What is it?

    HydraFacial: An Introduction What is a HydraFacial? You may have noticed this term being used, but how is this procedure different from a conventional facial? We get this question a lot from our clients, so here’s an introduction. A HydraFacial is a 30-minute skin treatment (sometimes referred to as hydra-dermabrasion) that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, a light peel and antioxidant infusion, plus LED light therapy. The hand-piece used by your aesthetician has multiple functions. It removes oil and debris with painless suction, then floods the skin’s surface with beneficial serums, antioxidants and peptides. HydraFacial describes this as VortexFusion, an infusion of antioxidants such as horse chestnut seed and green tea extract, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. Peptides is another frequently-used term, what are they? Peptides are the protein building blocks of your skin. Short segments of amino acids are formed when collagen breaks down, forming a chain and becoming a protein called peptide. Peptides in skin care provide significant anti-aging benefits, as they send signals to our skin to revive and form new collagen. When applied topically, our skin experiences an improvement in the look of lines, wrinkles and firmness, therefore making it an essential in any anti-aging regime. Am I a good candidate for a HydraFacial? HydraFacial does not have a type, it addresses all skincare needs, with expanded treatment options for specific issues. if you struggle with acne, sensitive skin, rosacea or fine lines, or simply want to hydrate and refresh for a special event, HydraFacial is a useful tool. In our practice, we have expanded options available to our clients by adding booster serums from ZO Skin Health. These serums were specifically developed for use with the HydraFacial regimen. ZO Brightalive Booster Serum is formulated to brighten tone and fade unwanted discoloration; it is especially beneficial for skincare clients who suffer from a dull complexion or uneven skin tone. This popular serum improves the impact of an already beneficial treatment and helps clients see results sooner. ZO Rozatrol Booster Serum is formulated for clients who show signs of Rosacea. Great for sensitized skin, the serum helps reduce the visible appearance of telangiectasia (blood vessels on the skin), while reducing overall dryness and preventing future inflammation. Regardless of which HydraFacial a client selects, each treatment concludes with LED light therapy, red light soothes any redness and blue light kills acne causing bacteria, which also penetrates deep into the dermis to stimulate collagen growth. When considering any skincare treatment, you’ll want to consider potential downtime. There is no pain or downtime associated with a HydraFacial. It is possible to experience redness, but that should subside within a few hours. It is a relaxing and comfortable treatment. There is no pain or downtime associated with a HydraFacial. It is possible to experience redness, but that should subside within a few hours. It is a relaxing and comfortable treatment. In my time administering HydraFacials to our med spa clients, I have seen major improvements in every patient that begins a series of HydraFacial treatments. For clients that present with stubborn blackheads that won’t clear, the extraction step of the treatment works like a gentle vacuum, sucking everything up and out of the skin, producing an incredible and immediate result. I personally have very oily/acne prone skin, and it takes constant care and maintenance to keep it under control. HydraFacial has helped my skin tremendously to maintain an overall nice complexion even through my breakouts. No matter how you choose to care for your skin, understanding of your skin type and treatment options available will help you achieve your skin health goals. The treatment is non-invasive, hydrating and can be your path to a glowing complexion. With frequent treatments, HydraFacial will give you the best skin of your life. _________________ All medical services are performed by Heather Lenhart, MSN, FNP-C, Donna Jackson, MSN, FNP-C and Megan Richardson-Cobb, MSN, FNP-C. Heather Lenhart is also an Allergan Master Injector.

  • PRP: Platelet Rich Plasma

    Employing Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as a regenerative therapy has been common in sports medicine for years. High-profile athletes like Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods are two who have used PRP therapies to expedite tissue healing, pushing this serious therapy with the catchy “vampire” name into the media. Aesthetic medicine also has a use for PRP, harnessing its power to prompt tissue growth in the face and scalp as an excellent anti-aging and hair growth therapy. Platelets are cells in the blood that promote clotting and healing. They contain alpha granules that release growth factors responsible for activating multi-potent stem cells to create new tissue. The goal of PRP treatments is to isolate platelets, concentrate them, and inject them into the areas that need regeneration. When these growth factors are injected into the face, it creates a controlled injury that triggers a natural wound healing process. Healing activates multi-potent stem cells, creating new tissue growth. This new tissue consists of collagen, fatty tissue and blood vessels that will appear as bright, smooth and more youthful skin. You are using the body’s own power to heal itself. What sets it apart from other treatments? As an injectable, PRP is unmatched for many reasons. Many clients come in looking for a solution to volume loss under the eyes. Around the eyes, hyaluronic acid filler has a higher risk profile due to the dense and sensitive vascular structure around the eye. As PRP is derived from a patient’s own blood, it poses no threat of vascular occlusion during injection in high risk areas such as the eye troughs. What is the process? The procedure starts with a simple blood draw. The blood is spun in a centrifuge, separating the liquid from the red blood cells, which are then discarded. The remaining solution of plasma and platelets is spun again, concentrating the desired platelets. That final solution is re-suspended in plasma, creating the platelet-rich plasma necessary for the procedure. Platelets are extremely sensitive cells. This process by which they are isolated and prepared is the most sensitive part of the therapy and it happens before I even touch my patient’s face. Utilizing an inferior method opens a patient up to unsatisfactory results or adverse reactions. Where can it be injected? In the scalp, PRP is very effectively used as a treatment for baldness. PRP triggers regeneration in the hair follicle, which improves thin and brittle hair conditions for both male and female patients. As mentioned, PRP is the safest treatment for hollows under the eyes that make you look tired. PRP can also be injected superficially under the eyes to thicken the dermis and minimize purple, dark circles. This is my most popular PRP treatment. PRP is frequently combined with hyaluronic acid to treat areas where facial fat loss is problematic. This could be the temples, nasolabial folds, cheeks marionette lines, lips and corners of the mouth. It can be used alone to break up scar tissue and soften old acne marks. If you have wrinkles at rest, shadows forming on the sides of your mouth or textural issues that seem to get worse, you may benefit from this treatment. Skin texture issues can be resolved with a combination of microneedling PRP into the dermis to minimize the appearance of pores and smooth the complexion. How many treatments are needed? A series of three treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart, is generally recommended for optimal results. A booster treatment may be necessary once a year after full correction is met, depending on the patient’s response. I like to tell my clients that they can enjoy the benefit of turning the clock back about five years without surgery and aging from that point onward. Hucksters, Fakes and Salesmen Don’t be fooled by YouTube videos depicting red blood being poured on a patient’s face; they’re going for shock value. Studies have shown red blood cells can cause inflammation and cell death, our goal is to promote healing with concentrated platelets. Red blood cells have no role in real PRP facial therapy. To safeguard your health and investment, be sure that your provider is properly trained to provide this medical procedure. Halcyon Med Spa is solely owned and operated by Dr. Lonnie Schwirtlich. All medical services are performed by Allergan Master Injector Heather Lenhart, FNP-C, Donna Jackson, FNP-C and Dr. Katie Boyle. Tags: acne scars, prp, Skin care, thinning hair, vampire facial

  • Botox vs Dysport: What’s the difference?

    As an aesthetic injector I’m frequently asked the question “What is the difference between Dysport and Botox?” Both Dysport and Botox are botulinum neurotoxins produced from the fermentation of the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold, commonly referred to as frown lines. You’ll see lines forming when you squint or smile, and the muscles around your eyes contract, causing crow’s feet. When you raise your eyebrows, the muscles on your forehead contract, causing skin to furrow and fold. Both Dysport and Botox block the abilities of those muscle groups to contract, so those targeted facial muscles relax, and fine lines are minimized. There are currently 8 serotypes of botulinum toxin however only two, serotypes A and B, are used in clinical practice. Both Botox and Dysport are botulinum toxin Type A neurotoxins which are composed of nontoxic accessory proteins (NAPs) and the 150-kD active neurotoxin bonded together. The action of the 150-kD neurotoxin can only take place when it is disassociated from the NAPs; this is where the difference in Botox and Dysport is apparent. During the manufacturing process, which purifies the neurotoxin into a pharmaceutically safe product, the two final products are composed of differing percentages of NAPs and the active neurotoxin. The most important takeaway is that consumers should go to a provider who understands the dosing and placement of each of these drugs. Dysport molecule size is smaller than Botox. The total molecular weight of Botox is 5.00 ng where the total molecular weight of Dysport is 0.87 ng. Some have theorized that due to the lower molecular weight of Dysport, the product may spread more in the targeted muscle, however in current recommended preparations this has been found to be untrue. Another common thought is that because of the higher molecular weight of Botox, perhaps it has a stronger effective action. However, studies have found no statistically significant evidence of this to be true. So, what does that mean for you? Botox and Dysport vary in molecular weight, manufacturing process, and cost however current evidence shows no difference in the clinical results of one product over the other. The most important takeaway is that consumers should go to a provider who understands the dosing and placement of each of these drugs. Personally, I have injected myself with both Botox and Dysport. I have not noticed a difference in strength or duration between either product, although anecdotally, I have had clients tell me they do notice a difference in some of these categories themselves. Reports I have received from clients include a longer duration of action of Botox, which is to say they think it “lasts longer” and a “softer” look with Dysport, and a quicker onset of desired action with Dysport. My suggestion is to discuss your options with your injector and decide upon the best course of treatment with regards to your specific anatomy, preferences, and budget. We all have frown lines, but we don’t all want to treat them the same way, if at all! In the hands of a competent injector I am confident you will be happy with your results. This article originally appeared in The Bend Magazine online. _________________ Heather Orr, MSN, FNP-C is a medical injector at Halcyon Med Spa. Halcyon Med Spa is solely owned and operated by Dr. Lonnie Schwirtlich. All medical services are performed by Heather Orr, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Angelica Jackson, a Board Certified PA trained in Dermatology and an Allergen Master Injector. Halcyon Med Spa is solely owned and operated by Dr. Jonathan Dancel D.O. All medical services are performed by Allergan Master Injector Heather Lenhart, MSN, FNP-C, Donna Jackson, MSN, FNP-C and Megan Richardson-Cobb, MSN, FNP-C. Heather Lenhart is also an Allergan Master Injector. Tags: neurotoxins, Skin care, botox, dysport,

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  • Black Friday Promos | Halcyon Med Spa

    BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS: OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR! ​ Black Friday specials are available for pre-purchase STARTING TODAY through Wednesday, November 30th. Treatments will stay in your account until you’re ready to book *does not expire* BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS: NEUROTOXINS: Buy 50 units get 10 FREE. Applies to Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau. (Pre-purchase is available for up to 100 units) FILLER: • Liquid Nose Job - $599 • Lips - $500 • Jawline - $999 • Cheek Filler - $1,350 • New Year New You package - Included 3 syringes of filler & can be used for any area - $1,500 (Can pre-purchase 1 of each filler special) LASER HAIR REMOVAL: • 15% off a package of 3 • 20% off a package of 6 (Pre-purchase is available 1 package per area) HYDRAFACIAL: • Signature Hydrafacial- $150 (Can pre-purchase up to 3) • Add on any booster for $30 (Our Licensed Medical Aesthetician will determine which booster is best for you during your treatment) ZO SKIN HEALTH: 10% off all products (Spend $150 or more & receive a free gift) Buy $100 Gift Card & receive a $25 credit to your account! Offer valid through December 31, 2022. ​ Limit 4 per person. Purchase Gift Card

  • Halcyon Med Spa | Aesthetic Services in Corpus Christi, Texas

    Home About Our Services Specials Our Team Contact Us LASER TREATMENTS INJECTABLE DERMAL FILLERS MEDICAL AESTHETICS GIFT CARD SPECIAL Halcyon Med Spa Halcyon Med Spa is able to provide you with unique personal attention. Our Board Certified Nurse Practitioners and Licensed Medical Aestheticians maintain strict safety standards during your treatments and prioritize your comfort during your therapeutic and cosmetic treatments. We provide the highest quality and most advanced technology available to achieve results that enhance your natural beauty. ​ Our staff specializes in the latest procedures and innovative technology to achieve results that enhance your natural beauty. When it comes to aesthetic options and decisions about your image, a trustworthy and highly trained team of professionals is your best resource. ​ Under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Dancel D.O., our team follows strict safety standards. All medical services are performed by Heather Lenhart, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Donna Jackson, Family Nurse Practitioner and Megan Cobb, Family Nurse Practitioner. ​ All medical services are performed by Heather Lenhart, MSN, FNP-C, Donna Jackson, MSN, FNP-C and Megan Richardson-Cobb, MSN, FNP-C. ​ ​ We’re proud to offer medical-quality aesthetic services to the men and women of Corpus Christi. OUR MOST POPULAR SERVICES LASERS Ablative & non-ablative laser options including Juliet, Moxi, BBL with minimal to no down time for vein/hair removal, skin resurfacing and tightening. Read more SKIN REJUVENATION Skin rejuvenation services including PRP, Microneedling, Jessner Peel, Hydrafacial, Dermaplaning & Microdermabrasion for instant, noticeable results. Read More FILLERS & INJECTABLES Add Volume to Plump Lips, Smooth Lines, or Lift & Contour Cheeks. Collection of Fillers. Treatments with minimal downtime & long-lasting results. Visit an aesthetic injector today. Read more BODY CONTOURING Halcyon Med Spa is proud to offer truSculpt® iD, Emsculpt, for body sculpting, fat elimination, and to shape areas of the body and tighten skin. truSculpt WOMEN'S WELLNESS Emsella, a Non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for urinary incontinence. Hormone therapy & more... ​ Specials QWO® Cellulite Injectable ​ The first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of women. About QWO OUR TEAM Dr. Jonathan Dancel D.O. Owner & Medical Oversight Heather Lenhart, MSN, FNP-C Board Certified Nurse Practitioner Anissa Rodriguez Marketing Director Julie Rios Office Manager Megan Richardson-Cobb, MSN, FN Board Certified Nurse Practitioner Brittany Hunter Winn Client & Event Coordinator Emily Beltran Client Coordinator Mariah Ramos Licensed Medical Aesthetician SHOP Gift Certificates and Monthly Specials Kybella - Destroys fat cells in the area under the chin. Price $300 per vial - Savings of $100 (pre-purchase up to 10 vials) Aquagold Facial - Microneedling treatment improves texture and reduces pore size. Price $480 - Savings of $120 Emsculpt - Package of 4 sessions $300 off package price any area (Pre-purchase is available) Jessner Peel - Even out your skin tone. Price $50 - Savings of $15 Grace & Stella - All Grace & Stella Products 10% off! ​ View Specials CONTACT US Are you an INSIDER? Text INSIDER to 833-407-0130 for texts about upcoming events and unadvertised sales! Our Address 7002 S. Staples St. #107 Corpus Christi, TX 78413 info@halcyonmedspa.com \\ Tel: (361) 452-2637 Opening Hours Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM 2nd & 4th Saturday of month 10AM – 2PM By Appointment

  • Special Monthly Promos | Halcyon Med Spa

    Exclusive Monthly promotions We offer specials on popular services and products every month, check back often to see what’s new! ​HALCYON NOVEMBER SPECIALS HAVE ARRIVED* ​GET 10% OFF ALL Grace & Stella Products 10% off in November! ​TERMS APPLY Monthly specials may not be combined with other offers. Ends 11/30/2022 * Buy $100 Gift Card & receive a $25 credit to your account! Offer valid through December 31, 2022. ​ Limit 4 per person. Purchase Gift Card KYBELLA Get rid of your gobbler with Kybella! An injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the area under the chin to improve your profile. ​ Price $300 per vial - Savings of $100 (Can pre-purchase up to 10 vials) AQUAGOLD FACIAL The must have facial for the holidays! A superficial Microneedling treatment that improves the texture of your skin and reduces pore size. ​ Price $480 - Savings of $120 ​ EMSCULPT Package of 4 sessions ​ $300 off package price any area (Pre-purchase is available) JESSNER PEEL It’s chemical peel season! Reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne scars, age spots and even out your skin tone. Price $50 - Savings of $15

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