Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cellulite Treatments – do any of them really work?

Most women have cellulite, and that fact has spawned an industry of products and treatments that claim to get rid of it or change its appearance. Most of them don’t do anything, but some can actually make a difference.

I especially like the reference in the article as to what food you should or shouldn’t have in your diet…because these food suggestions are relevant to ALL skincare concerns…

I do not offer any cellulite treatments at Blue Turtle Spa because I really do not believe the marketing hype around cellulite treatments….

Read the full article to see what may….or not….

Spider veins around the nose, what to do?

As we age, various physiological reasons cause those veins to be more visible, and nothing topically applied can do anything for them…so laser treatments that cauterize the blood vessels will diminish them or even remove them. Over time many people will see a recurrence of some of those spider veins…just a physiological issue called aging…

Typically these services will cost an average of $275 and you need to repeat the treatment within a month or 2 for it to be most effective…so plan on $550 minimum. I am using the prices published by Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Dermatology in San Francisco, CA. The vascular consultation and basic treatment is $175, but at $1 per laser pulse, you can easily get to 100 pulses for the area around the nose….so I just took that as an average.

The treatment is not without it’s ‘pain’ and redness to the skin where the laser cauterizes the blood vessels. It is essential that you wear a mineral sunscreen to protect the skin after the treatment. Mineral sunscreens do not irritate the skin as much as other sunscreens so I never recommend anything else after the skin has already been ‘irritated’ by laser treatments.

The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.