Dr. Ben Talei and the Profound Laser!

Hi everyone! WOW it has been forever since I have blogged! I have to say I had a lot of major life changes since the last time I was blogging, moving and more moving and even more moving, but what’s even worse is ALL the pics on my pasts posts have dissappeared so I am going to try to get those updated again as soon as I can for any new readers! I am going to try to start getting back into full time blogging again as well as doing a small YouTube Channel about all kinds of fun things and keep this blog strictly Anti-Aging, skin and spa info! I really want to bring the real truthful information to all the men and women out there who are interested in trying new procedures as well as what is worth the money and what you should pass on!

Some of you may have saw my recent appearance on Inside Edition! If you havent here is the link to check it out!  Inside Edition

Sooooo WHAT DID I DO YOU ASK? HOLY COW! well before I get into that I want to introduce to not only a good friend but one of THE leading plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills Dr. Ben Talei! He really is an amazing doctor and I am very proud to tell you a little about him!

Dr. Ben Talei is the leading Director of the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic and Laser surgery, He practices every area of pastic surgery but has a real focal point in everything that is the “face” His Academic past is LONG and not only is he extremely educated in his craft but his list of humanitarian purusits is equally as impressive! On top of all that he is a gourmet chef a classically trained pianist and ladies he’s single! I could go on and on about Dr. Ben Talei and all the major celebs he has worked on, he truly has the reputation as one of the most sought after and best doctors in his field, but I will let you read his full bio here!  Dr. Ben Talei BIO

He also has one of the newest and most state of the art facilities in all of California, when you walk in to his office you know you are dealing with the best in this industry and to me this is something very important. I not only want my doctor to make me feel comfortable, but I want to know the enviorement I am in is clean, professional and safe and the staff is kind and courtesy. To see a 360 degree view of his office please click this link! Virtual Tour 

Ok! Ok! I know, I know you want me to get to WHAT THE HELL DID I DO TO MY FACE!?

What I did is a new laser treatment called The Profound Laser, which is basically a Microlift laser! This means it Tones, tightens, lifts and works wonders for Acne and perfect for BOTH men and women! It is the WHOLE shabang! But I will get into the real nitty gritty of it now!

Why did I want to do it? I did it because I wanted to get lift in areas of my face I just wasn’t seeing with injectables, so that was my neck, my frown lines around my mouth and light wrinkles around my eyes and my jowels! I think the first thing that ages people are their JOWELS and I did not like even the first sublte sight of mine! I also as you all know am constantly trying to use preventitive measures so as I age I don’t wake up one day and look in the mirror and say who is that? I also wanted to get overall better texture on my face, becasue as we age our texture truly changes and not all the Cindy Crawford mircle cream is going to change that!

 

What is truly great about this procedure is it is a one time process! Not only that it has a 100% success and patients satisfaction rate! That is pretty much unheard of! It also is able to hit the not only the dermal layers of your skin but the deep subQ layers where all the real action takes place! The doctors have control of how deep and the temperatures of this laser so they truly have complete contol and can cater to your specific needs! It also can last up to 2 years!! basically halting your aging process! YES!

Ok! Now you have met the pro and you understand a little bit more about this new and cutting edge treatment let me tell you all about my experince!

I have been wanting to do this laser for a LONG time! However this laser DOES have down time! they say about 5 to 7 days, but for me it was a bit longer, I would say 10 to 12! But I have to be on TV and wear make up often so I really waited till the swelling went down! I also had another laser on top of this treatment that I will blog about next week, but for a different skin issue! So my healing time was a couple days longer, also NO sun! but I wasn’t plannig on going into the sun at this point anyway or out of the house for that fact!

IT DID NOT HURT! I swear! Dr. Ben gave me shots in my face very much like a dentist does for the mouth, I have to say that this was probably the worst part of the whole procedure, it didn’t take long and when I was numb I was good to go! No tears just some uncomfy pokes for a bit. Dr. Ben was very gentle and made sure I was comfotable the entire time! Once I was numb the whole procedure took about 35/40 minunts. I can’t really say how it felt becasue I was completely numb! excpet that he was pressing what felt like a stamp size device on my slowly until he covered my entire face.

Ok! So I know and was told repeatley that there would be swelling, however I was not quite prepared for HOW much swelling! when it was over and they gave me a mirror I almost died! I really looked like the cat lady of New York and My face looked like a pumpkin! I was reassured this was ALL normal in fact some people actually swell the next day but I had full swelling right then and there! lucky me! 

I went home and my NetFlix/Playstation marathon began, I can’t reiturate enough how much this laser did NOT hurt! I did not need any pain meds what so ever, however there are some medications the doctors want you to take such as an anti-biotic because it’s like have tiny little wounds all over your face, I did however NOT allow my BF to see me for 4 days! He knew dating me meant at times there would be down time but he wasn’t seeing this! lol.

Around day 3 I did sort of have a holy shit moment and needed reassurance that this actually was ok and the swelling was normal, Dr. Ben and his staff continuely checked on me, assured all my fears and made me feel confortable, ALL of your doctors should do this for you! Your after care should be as important as your procedure and I can say Dr. Ben and his staff did that for me and I am forever thankful! I’m actually an annoying patient afterwards and question everything!

Now, like I said I was swollen a little longer then normal but again, I did 2 lasers, one you will see in my next blog post, but that laser wasn’t the reason for the big swelling you see. here are some pictures of my results one month after! now I do have a little make up on in the after photos but the make up isn’t effecting the actual changes in the lifting and toning of my skin and face. you can see here the Nosalabial lines ( the lines from my nose to my mouth) I find these age women as much as the jowels and when women try injecting them with filler it can look weitd. mine are completely GONE! That isn’t the make up!


Here you can see in my eyes, my jowels, my nasal folds and marientte lines, I can’t begin to tell you how these pictures don’t even do my face justice! It’s like night and day to me and something you just can’t get with fillers or injectables. Its like reversing time by 5 years and slowing the aging process down another 2 to 3 to me! In this second picture you can see the lift in my neck which is something I really love and I didn’t have to be put under this was just done with a laser!

I really wish I had this done this before I started filming  my new show on the Lifetime Network  “Growing Up SuperModel” which you can catch weds at 10pm and get some info on it in the link above! I see scenes and I see all the trouble areas I only WISH I had done but couldn’t because of filming. here is a shot on my new show that makes me cringe! I think women and men can get so obsessed about the wrinkles on their face they forget the gravity that is aging them even quicker!

This is a shot taken of me about 4 or 5 days ago in daylight with no make up on and I am so happy and thrilled with my results! The great thing about this laser is your skin just keeps getting better and better as the months go on! I also want to clarify this was just a laser, I have not had any work on my face before ever, I have never had my nose done, cheek implants or any other major surgical procedures, I have simply had injectables and now the very awesome Profound laser! I feel like it took ten years off my face! Ok guys! if you would like to know more about this or any other procedure Dr. Ben Talei does, please take a look at his fantastic website and see his before and after pics here! Beverly Hills Center

Dr. Ben will be doing a great give away! TWO actually, 1 for this blog post and one for the next blog post! All I’m saying is botox is involved in the next! For this one he will be offering one lucky winner his exclusive AuraSilk Serum (I use this EVERYDAY) and a collection of his skin care line!  All you have to do is follow his Instagram account here Dr.Ben Talei and we will be randomly drawing a name a week from today! This is woth well over $500 and worth seeing one of the best doctors in action!

 

I hope you all enjoyed this blog post and I gave you some insight on one of the coolest lasers out there! Next week I will be blogging about the highly debated Co2 laser and if its worth the downtime as well! talk to you all soon and don’t forget to wear your Sunscreen!

 

S.xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

LightStim LED light therapy

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the delay on my blog I am excited to announce I am moving! Its been a crazy period looking for new homes but I am very excited for this new chapter in my life. I also wanted to announce the winner of the $1000 off giveaway for Dr. Aaron Rollins is Michelle @grbush82 Congrats Michelle Dr. Aarons is amazing and if you do end up trying his Laser Lipo I know personally you will be thrilled! with that the Anti-Aging battle must continue and up next I have a really fun and exciting therapy I don’t think many people know about. Light Therapy!

Ok, I know you have all heard of cutting edge lasers, steams, creams, I have even touched on the magic of electro micro currents, but today I will be showcasing the healing properties of Light therapy that not only can change your skin but also add on great bonuses to any treatment you might get at the spa!

So what is light therapy and LightStim? Basically LightStim uses LED light therapy to deliver light energy in a similar way plants absorb light energy from the sun. LightStim emits UV-free, beneficial light rays that energize cells and stimulate the body’s natural process to build new proteins and regenerate cells!

By Using different wavelengths, or colors of light each LightStim is awesomely beneficial! When the light is applied directly to the skin it helps to increase collagen and we ALL need that, as well as elastin production, it reduces inflammation, speeds healing and increases circulation Oh and did I mention is can DESTROY Acne bacteria! Boom!

So how do I use it? well first  they have three different lights!

 

*LightStim for wrinkles

The Wrinkle LightStim uses Amber, Deep Red, Light Red and Infrared light which together emit multiple wavelengths of colored light, this is a patented Multiwave technology! See ya later crows feet!

*LightStim for Acne

This Acne light uses Red and Blue light! The Blue light Destroys acne causing bacteria and the red light reduces redness, together they clear and help prevent future breakouts I got this one for my 16 year old daughter and she LOVES it!

*LightStim for Pain

This LightStim emits light energy that reduces inflammation and increases circulation, this increased circulation accelerates your body’s healing process by delivering oxygen and naturally helps relieve pain! I will be getting this bad boy of my mom this xmas to aid in her arthritis!

and YES,  you read that right! you can actually use one of these hand held devices for the temporarily relief of arthritic, muscle and joint pain and help reduce inflammation and stiffness, help increase blood circulation, speed healing and diminish bruising!

using it is easy, you lightly press it to your face and thats it, when the timer rings you move it to another areas until you have covered all your desired areas, I find that the warmth of the light and the color is very relaxing!

Sounds amazing right? well it is, I first learned about the power of lights at Kate Somerville med spa, who offers cutting edge facials and is leading in the industry in skin care, she offers over 7 facials with these amazing lights! Most of the machines in her spa are much bigger and made for a professional setting, like these! Now I love theScreen Shot 2015-10-13 at 9.16.25 AMse but they can be expensive and I really don’t have the space in my home to have them! But I wanted the benefits of the lights because I can SEE and feel the difference after just 15 min of being under them!

This is why I wanted to write this blog and share with all the ladies and gents who want these benefits but either can’t get to a spa, can’t afford it or also want to be able to do it in the privacy of their own home!

Welcome to our own private hand held LightStims LED lights! Another great Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 9.16.03 AMfeature about these hand helds is it comes with a App for your phone, so depending on what LightStim you choose you can go on to your smartphone and time your session!Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 9.47.16 AM I love to do this at night when I’m home watching TV or when I’m talking on the phone, my smart phone reminds me to move it and I get all the benefits that spas, estheticians, dermatologists, plastic surgeons and clients have used for decades in the privacy of my own home! I also want to note that the FDA has clinically Proven that 100% participants showed improvement in their fine lines and wrinkles in just 8 weeks! THAT is awesome and something you just don’t see everyday in the land of anti-aging

The great thing is you can treat your entire face! forehead, crows feet, cheeks, nasal labial folds, jawline and even your lips! As you all know, I only blog about treatments I have tried and treatments I believe in! This is the real deal people and something I highly suggest adding to your beauty regime, it’s easy, it’s therapeutic and it’s convenient!

Please take a moment and visit  LightStim’s website here www.LightStim.com

Treatments at spas for the healing LED light therapies can end up costing tons! which is why being able to have this proven therapy at your finger tips at home that you can do everyday is truly priceless!

I am VERY excited to announce that LightStim has offered to do TWO giveaways! These retail at $250 so there will be 2 very lucky ladies! All you have to do is Follow myself and @lighStim on Instagram! Leave a comment with your name and Instagram name below and In 1 week we will do a random drawing! YOU don’t want to miss out on these ladies! best of luck and lots of happy LightStimming!

S.xoxo

 

 

 

 

Kate Somerville & Laser Genesis

Hey everyone! Sorry I am so late on this post, some of you may know I am the Executive Director for the Miss Nevada USA & Miss Nevada Teen USA pageants and I was in Baton Rouge for the Miss USA pageant! I am very proud to say my girl placed 3rd runner up! I am now back and I’m here to give you the best info on the best Anti-Aging treatments out there and this post is going to be awesome with 2 giveaways!

This week I am focusing on the one and only Kate Somerville! When people ask me what products I use, this it ladies! I literally have every single one of her products for anti-aging and over all skin health, I went through numerous products until I found her line, and I am talking NUMEROUS! Obagi, skinceuticals, Channel, La Mer, Murad and the list goes on and on…an expensive list too!

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Ok, so lets start with who is Kate Somerville? Kate is the creator and director of the renowned medi-skin clinic in Los Angeles, Kate pioneered the integration of skincare and medicine, By partnering early on with top dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons she set the foundation for the medi-spa industry, For the past 15 years her dedication to research and development has kept her at the forefront of skin wellness, Committed to innovative new products and the continuous creations of revolutionary treatments, she truly is coming out with NEW and cutting edge products monthly!  Kate Somerville is leading the pack in skin wellness!  Kate is also the inventor of The Skin Health Pyramid! Founded on scientific research and clinical tests, the Skin Health Pyramid™ was utilized to develop a synergistic line of treatments and solutions that work perfectly together. By combining the most advanced technology, cutting-edge ingredients, and time-tested botanicals, Kate Somerville has made radiant skin a reality for everyone.

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The Clinic is found on the trendy and super chic Melrose Place in LA, she has over 16 treatment rooms and over two dozen service providers, ladies when you walk into this spa it is just stunning! I seriously wish my entire home was decorated in the same decor, you feel like you are escaping the energy of the city and really taking some serious “me” time, the staff  is friendly and is comprised of a medical director, nurse practitioners, Rn’s, Certified estheticians all overseen and trained by Kate herself! For me this is THE place to Renew Skin, Restore Health and Deliver Results! to Visit the clinic you can call here 1-323-655-7546 or contact them here! Skin Clinic

Kate has been so kind to offer TWO amazing must have giveaways this week but before I get into that we will be talking about the topic of my blog her one of a kind treatment “Laser Genesis!” This is a game changer gals and one you need to put into your anti aging regime!  THIS laser is my go to treatment here, I try to do this at LEAST once a month but if I find myself having a skin issue I will go in once a week for a more aggressive tune up! But first what is Laser Genesis?

Laser Genesis®
For all skin types, this gentle non-invasive laser is effective for anti-aging, rosacea, acne and scarring. By warming the skin and stimulating collagen, this painless treatment polishes the complexion, reduces redness and decreases pore size and fine lines. Recommended as a series for best results.
15–45 minutes

Now, as I am aging I am finding and please note I am fair skinned that under my eyes the skin is getting thinner and I also at times can have that crepey effect. THIS literally kills that! I am asked all the time what do I do to keep my skin looking so young and really this is the laser!

 

IMG_8411 I love this laser because it’s painless, it truly feels like warm raindrops on your skin and it doesn’t take long, they actually have 2 types the EXO and the EXCEL, one just covers a bit more area so it’s quicker which makes popping in on your lunch break perfect! I find this laser so relaxing that at times I can fall asleep!

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When you come in for this treatment a esthetician comes in to cleanse your face and basically you get a nice mini facial! They then put some protective eyewear on and away we go…you have the option to do a full face or half, I usually just go in and have them do all around my eyes and under of course! what I love about this laser is you SEE results rather quickly and where I had fine line or crows feet after a couple treatments they are diminished! I literally can tell when I have been slacking and when I need to get in there and have another session, another great add on is her Red lights you can do right after but that will be another blog on another day! Overall I see a huge difference in skin tone, a decrease in pore size and a fine line killer! I also think for younger women to do this for preventive reasons is awesome!

Kate has so many treatments for EVERY skin type and leading industry products I could write a 100 blogs, so please look at her website, if you are dealing with acne, scarring, redness, aging, sagging skin you name it she has you covered and fairly priced! To see more about Kate and her Clinic please visit her website here! www.KateSomerville.com

Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 1.25.24 PMNOW! Some exciting giveaways… The first giveaway is Kate’s best seller and a must have “ExfoliKATE Intensive” This is a $85 dollar value and a must have for your weekly skin care regime! I use this in the shower as well, it is a perfect scrub and after one use you see smoother, brighter healthier skin! check out more  on the amazing benefits here as well as all the ingredients!  she also has options for acne prone skin and more! ExfoliKate Intensive

 

Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 1.25.44 PMI am beyond excited for this next giveaway Kate’s Dermal Quench Liquid Lift! This is a $100 value! Lucky Lady who wins this! it’s like Botox in a bottle! basically you will experience a scientific breakthrough in Clinical skincare with the DermalQuench™ Collection. Beloved by celebrity clients, Kate’s Oxygen Treatment is captured in a patent-pending technology with both immediate and long-term results. HydraFill™ Complex goes to work fast, releasing PFC-Oxygen Carriers, Hyaluronic Acid and rare Botanical Extracts deep into the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin clarity. The perfect booster to any skincare regimen, these innovative, oil-free formulas deeply hydrate and produce Kate’s signature “Red Carpet Glow.”

Giveaway rules:

It’s very easy to enter! Comment below with your first name and your Instagram name. You must also be following Kate Somerville (@KateSomervilleSkincare) and I (@ShannaMoakler) on Instagram (should you win, we will reach out to you via Instagram). The contest ends next Monday, Aug 3rd at 9 pm EST. I will announce the winner the following day on Tuesday, Aug 4th! The winner be chosen at random.

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I hope you guys liked the topic of this weeks Blog! I love bringing you all of what I feel is truly the best secrets in Anti-Aging and over all skin health! I stand behind every health expert and product I write about as I have tried and used every one of them! My next blog will be on Dr Arron Rollins of Elite Body Sculpture and his Air Brush Laser Lipo! You don’t want to miss it! Good Luck ladies and graceful aging!

S.xoxo

 

 

 

Microcurrent Facials!

Hey ladies & maybe some gents! Thank you for all the positive feedback on this new blog and my last post! This time I am going to be talking about Microcurrent Facials! Some people swear by them and others it’s just not their thing! Being someone who loves to try anything I had my chance working with the amazing Charlene DeLory who has specialized in Microcurrent facials for decades! BUT before I get into the awesomeness that is Charlene I wanted to go over some basic questions and fun facts about Microcurrent facials and then I will tell you why I think they are something women should throw into their Anti-Aging regime!

What is a Microcurrent Facial ?

A microcurrent treatment, also known as microcurrent electrical neuromuscular stimulation, consists of gentle electric stimulation of muscles and tissue. During a microcurrent facial your skin cells as well as facial muscles will be targeted to tone and rejuvenate your face.

How Does a Microcurrent Facial Work?

Electric stimulation will make your facial muscles more taut, much like muscles in your body after a workout. This leads to a firmer skin and toned facial features. Gentle electric current is also known to increase blood circulation, production of collagen and elastin, and glycosaminoglycans. Glyco-what? Glycosaminoglycans, also known as “GAGs,” are large carbohydrates that encompasses proteins like collagen and elastin, and are responsible for a skin elasticity and firmness. On top of that electric stimulation has been shown to increase cell regeneration.

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