Give Your Face a Boost Before Summer!

medi

Your skin is constantly affected by many environmental factors, natural aging and genetics. Facial renewals are a unique skin rejuvenation treatment that can address all types of skin concerns. The minimally invasive treatment cleanses, exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, followed by a serum infusion customized to your skin. We love this treatment because it requires no downtime and provides long-term results.

Facial renewals address the following skin concerns:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Skin texture
  • Firmness and elasticity
  • Brown spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven tone and dullness
  • Oily skin and blackheads

Facial renewals are a great option if you’re looking to resolve several skin concerns without the recovery time needed for more abrasive treatments. Call us to reserve your visit!

Lasala Spa Services- 520-795-3341

7459 East Tanque Verde Road

Tucson, AZ 85715

Advertisements

Top 5 Reasons to Try Microdermabrasion

day2

Microdermabrasion is a resurfacing technique that uses tiny crystals to exfoliate and remove the outer layer of the skin to reveal smoother, brighter and healthier skin. Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular procedures done in the spa, and it is popular among a wide range of clients. Why, you ask? The results are fantastic and immediate. So, why haven’t you tried it yet? We’ve listed the top 5 reasons you should.

  1. No downtime, no recovery. Microdermabrasion is a painless and quick procedure. It can be done in 30-45 minutes and doesn’t require any restrictions from activities or products.
  2. It addresses many skin concerns. Acne scars? Sensitive skin? Age spots? Uneven tone? Redness? Microdermabrasion can effectively address all these skin challenges and more. The Microdermabrasion procedure exfoliates skin, removes dead skin cells, cleans pores, smoothes skin and stimulates collagen production, among other benefits.
  3. It is safe. Microdermabrasion is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the U.S. One of the best benefits is its safety. The procedure is non-invasive, non-surgical and painless.
  4. It is a great alternative to laser or chemical procedures. Microdermabrasion is easy, effective and much less harsh than other procedures. It’s a great starting point if you’re looking to restore your skin and address concerns such as tone, texture or aging.
  5. Rejuvenate your skin to look younger and healthier. Your skin is your first line of defense against toxins, environmental pollutants and stress. Microdermabrasion can help support and strengthen your skin.

Call us at Lasala Spa Services of Tucson, AZ, 520-795-3341 to reserve your Microdermabrasion treatment!

Month of May Special- Power Peel (Microdermabrasion and Peel add on- $99!)

The Best Facials for Your Skin Type

Day-Article2small

A facial is an amazing treatment for glowing, healthy skin and is the perfect monthly rejuvenation. We invite you to go on a self-discovery to notice your skin!

Oily

If your skin is typically shiny, greasy feeling and acne-prone, you have oily skin. We can hear your loud sigh from here! Having oily skin isn’t all bad, if you know how to correctly care for it. One bonus is you are less prone to wrinkles as you age.

Dry

Itchy, red and rough flaky skin? Your skin is dry and needs hydration and moisture! Usually dry skin stems from environmental causes like the wind, sun, etc. With regular facials and the right products, persistent dehydrated skin can feel dewy soft again. We offer facials that remove dead skin cells, soften the skin and increase circulation.

Combination

Combination skin type can be caused by weather. Usually dry in the winter, oily in the summer. It can also mean your face has oily areas and dry areas as well. This is more common than you might think, but it’s important to have a professional look at your skin. We can determine how to address both and customize your facials to meet your needs.

Sensitive

You can have any of the above skin types and also have sensitive skin. A lot of products generally irritate sensitive skin. It’s best to have a professional choose the ideal facial products.

Please call Lasala Spa Services at 520-795-3341 to speak to an Aesthetician about which facial is right for you

 

How to Reduce Household Toxins in Your Home

Day-Article1

Wellness is such a broad topic, we often forget that the little things we encounter on a regular basis could be affecting your health and well-being. Here, at the spa, we’ve had several conversations about toxins recently and it got us thinking, what household toxins are we using that we don’t realize might be hurting us?

News flash for EVERYONE – there are A LOT. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not planning to toss your makeup and handy Clorox wipes anytime soon, but we do appreciate being more aware of what we’re using and what the alternatives are.

On a side note, there is something deeply satisfying about wiping down the bathroom with a disinfectant wipe (or is that just us?). It kind of makes you feel like a superhero, saving your family from those lurking germs … ah, we digress!

We can’t completely eliminate toxins from the environment, but there are some easy steps to reduce toxins, especially in your home. Here’s a list of three common toxins found in your homes and some alternative suggestions.

Synthetic Fragrance

Fragrance is likely the most common chemical in your home. You will find fragrance in everything. E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! This includes laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, fresheners, room deodorizers, etc. The list goes on and on.

Air fresheners and room deodorizers are some of the worst culprits. These products do not clean or deodorize the air. They simply put chemicals into the air we breathe. It is ideal to avoid these completely. But the products many of us use on a daily basis may not be so easy to avoid. Try using natural alternatives, or do your research on the cleanest ingredient products available.

Cleaning Products

Most cleaning products on the shelves at your favorite store fit into this category. These cleaning products contaminate the air with chemicals and toxins when you spray them, achieving exactly the opposite of your goal – to clean! The ingredients are dangerous and have warnings about skin burns, danger if ingested, etc. These are all products that we are not only breathing in, but coming into contact with through food, clothing and your skin.

The tried and true alternatives are safe and cheap. And bonus, you probably already have them in your pantry! Vinegar and baking soda are two of the best natural cleaning agents you can buy. If the smell of vinegar has you dreaming of pickles, then put in a few of your favorite essential oil drops for a crisp scent.

Nonstick Cookware

Convenience sells everyone on nonstick pots and pans, but there are some drawbacks to the material your dinner is cooking on. Perfluoroalkyl acid, a class of chemicals linked to many health problems including thyroid disease and high cholesterol, is an element better left undigested.

Maybe a good rule of thumb is if you can’t pronounce it, it shouldn’t be in your body. Nonstick should always be replaced when you start seeing peeling or chips in the surface. The best alternatives are cast iron, glass or stainless steel.

Making small changes in how you clean your home and the products you put on your body do make a big difference. Here’s to feeling and looking your best and showing off your homes the natural way!

Need help in figuring out if the products you are using in your body have harmful toxins? Bring them in and we will help!

When To Start Preventative Botox

Med-Article2small

Maybe we should start this article by noting that mother is right? Your skin’s best preparation begins BEFORE we see damage. Even if you are in your 20s, it is not too early to start learning about the benefits of Botox. A good rule of thumb to follow is when you start to see lines sticking around, it might be time to visit the medi spa to embark on your skin’s preservation.

Botox is a bit of a magical potion and works when your face becomes more relaxed, which discourages wrinkle formation (and when used preventatively, even deep wrinkle development)! What is the old saying:? “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When speaking of Botox, no other statement better describes the results that await you with regular administration.

Although most doctors don’t recommend treatment before the age of 30, some women and men are at the mercy of early-aging genes and want to get a jump on controlling their future appearance. So, an exception might be made for you if you are noting wrinkles at rest.

The age at which you begin Botox also varies according to your genetics. Lighter complected people generally start injections in their mid-to-early-40s and darker-toned people may be able to wait longer. That said, it is difficult to cast a general age range over any population. The determining factor in beginning your use of Botox depends on your skin’s condition. Try this small test; if you see crow’s feet tugging at the corners of your eyes and you’re not smiling, it might be time to come in for your first session.

Toying with attending a Botox party? Beware the risks that can occur. We recommend that you only receive your treatments in a professional office with trained aestheticians on-hand to ensure any reactions and the dosage can be controlled.

If you’re still not sure, we are always happy to schedule a consultation to discuss your questions further. Our aim is to enhance your natural beauty … but only if you feel comfortable with your beauty decisions.
We hope to hear from you soon, to discuss this intriguing and effective option to beautify your skin and turn back the hands of time.

Lasala Spa Services

Botox Fridays 520-795-3341

Top 5 Unknown Benefits of a Chemical Peel

Medi-Article1

Every single one of us has different types of skin challenges. Whether you are dealing with acne, an excess of oil, red and chapped skin, or even a combination of all of the above, you might not know about a secret weapon. The chemical peel has been offered by medi spas for years and what was formerly thought to be a celeb privilege, is now very much mainstream.

These are the five benefits that can resolve some of your most stubborn skin challenges:

  1. Skin and skincare products look and work better. When a tired layer of old, dead skin is banished, it’s surprising what the healing powers of the skin can do! Not only is the skin queued up to begin to produce more collagen and other skin-loving chemicals, but the products that you use actually penetrate and you get to reap the results!
  2. Chemical peels have gone custom. When chemical peels first hit the medi spa scene, a huge concern about hyperpigmentation arose. Now, we know that chemical peels can contain different strengths of ingredients to better address dark spots, sloughing, and even localized areas of concern. You can wade into the pool and figure out what combination and potency work best for you.
  3. Introducing an acne treatment. Not only can chemical peels help to eliminate acne, but the scars resulting from bouts of acne can be softened as well. Unclog pores, extract blackheads, and make damage less visible. Another awesome bonus is that the properties in the chemical peel linger in your pores and so you receive a longer-lasting defense against skin offenders. Laser treatments are not as effective in creating lasting results, so you want to consider your options carefully.
  4. Lose those dark undereye circles for good … maybe. Well, we have to add in the disclaimer because everyone and every skin type behaves differently. But we have noticed that even the darkest undereye circles start to brighten up after even one treatment. If one won’t do it, results have been promising for multiple chemical peels.
  5. Finally, hyperpigmentation control! When the sun creates dark spots on your skin, you won’t have to look any further for the resolution than a chemical peel! As mentioned in tip 3, lasers may temporarily diminish the darkness, but a chemical peel wards off recurring spots in a far superior fashion.

If you’ve been weighing the benefits of a chemical peel, we hope this article has illuminated your options. And of course, we would love to talk to you about any remaining questions. Or, if you’re ready, give us a call 520-795-3341 and schedule your chemical peel ASAP.

Look Beautiful This Holiday Season!

medi

Do you have holiday parties, family gatherings or work events to attend this month? To help you look your very best this season, you can select a variety of treatment options that will show off your flawless complexion at every occasion!

Check out these results-driven facial treatments so you can have beautiful, glowing skin for the holidays:

Chemical Peels. This treatment works below the epidermis to reduce skin damage and is a great way to exfoliate your skin and enhance its texture and tone. Depending on your specific skin concern, there are various types of chemical peels for you to choose from. Your esthetician can help you select the chemical peel that is best for you.

Microdermabrasion. This non-invasive exfoliation treatment removes dead skin cells and damaged skin to expose the healthy, radiant skin underneath. The procedure also firms and tones the skin and can be targeted to specific skin concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and sun damage.

Botox. This is a purified protein molecule that is used for cosmetic purposes. These series of injections work by interrupting the messages sent from the brain to the muscles via nerves to stop the muscles from contracting. This enables the skin to stay smooth, wrinkle-free and more youthful-looking. It’s most commonly used around the eyes and between the eyebrows to reduce frown lines.

Fillers. This is an injectable dermal filler for moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles. It’s also used to treat the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds). It adds a smoother appearance and temporary volume to the skin. Results are usually seen in just one treatment and can last from 9 to 12 months.

Let us here at Lasala Spa Services of Tucson, AZ help you put your best face forward this holiday season! Reserve your complimentary consultation today so we can recommend the best treatment combination for your skin.

http://www.LasalaSpaServices.com

520-795-3341

7459 East Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, Arizona

 

7 Easy New Year’s Resolutions

day2

Eating right and maintaining a healthy weight is something that should last throughout your lifetime instead of something initiated just once a year! Don’t wait until January 1st to begin planning your healthy eating resolutions – start doing (and sticking to) these seven New Year’s resolutions today:

  1. Write Down Your Goals

You can attain your long-term goals to lose a certain number of pounds by setting short-term goals for yourself. It’s very important to establish realistic short-term goals so you can achieve different ones every few weeks. Don’t completely deprive yourself of the foods you like to eat or it will backfire on you. Instead, focus on the healthy foods you will eat and allow yourself to indulge in your favorite foods in small amounts once in a while.

  1. Take The Time To Do Your Research

Don’t begin your New Year’s resolutions without an idea of what kinds of healthy foods, recipes and diet plans you’re going to embark on. Ignore any supposed quick weight-loss schemes that always seem to come out after January 1st, so you’re not tempted to try them. Most of them don’t work anyway and some of them can be dangerous to your health.

  1. Assign Yourself An Accountability Partner

It’ll be much easier to stick to your New Year’s resolutions if you tell someone about them and they do it along with you. Whether it’s a friend, a spouse or a family member, they can help motivate you to stay focused on your short-term goals for long term success. The best part: you can motivate each other and pick each other up if either one of you falls off the wagon!

  1. Motivate Yourself With A Mantra

At some point during your journey, you’re going to have a bad day; and that’s okay.  Most people do. Whenever you’re feeling down about your weight or about the way you’ve been eating, it’s very important to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and continue onward. Remember, tomorrow is a brand new day! Create a motivational mantra that you repeat to yourself anytime you’re feeling discouraged; it’ll help inspire you and get you back on track again.

  1. Measure Your Success

There are many apps available – such as MyFitnessPal, Fooducate, Fitbit and Lose It! – that will help you keep track of your progress if you’re trying to lose weight and meet your short-term goals.

  1. Purchase Things You’ll Need

Buy a reusable water bottle to tote around with you if your goal is to drink 8 cups of water per day. If one of your goals is jogging in the morning or taking a power walk after dinner, buying a new pair of good quality sneakers will help you to achieve that particular goal. Now is the time for you to purchase the things that you’ll need so you can follow through with your short-term goals.

  1. Hire Outside Assistance

You may find that you’re more likely to stick to your short-term goals with a little help from a dietician or weight loss professional, as they can assist you with staying on track with your healthy diet and exercise plan. Reserve a consultation with Lasala Spa Services, 520-795-3341 of Tucson, AZ so we can give you suggestions to help you succeed in achieving your Skincare New Year’s resolutions!

Great Spa Gift Ideas

day1

We all have special people in our lives who would love to have a day of relaxation at the spa. But very often, life gets busy and many people think they don’t have the time to indulge in luxurious and relaxing spa treatments.

Instead of giving them presents from a store this year, why not give them the gift of beauty, health and wellness at the spa?

There’s something for everyone on your gift list!

1) For Moms, Sisters, Daughters & Friends: Relaxing Facials, body scrubs, or try one of our medical aesthetic treatments such as laser hair removal, photofacials, microdermabrasions, microneedle and many more!

2) For Dads, Brothers & Sons: Specialized facials just for men will take the imperfections away.

3) For Teenagers: A variety of special skin and acne treatments, along with gentle facials for sensitive skin, can help them have a clear complexion year-round!

4) For Grandparents: Anti-aging skin treatments that include specially formulated facials, scrubs, masks and wraps will keep their skin hydrated, soft and youthful-looking.

Call 520-795-3341 today to purchase the perfect Spa Gift Card or Gift Certificate for everyone on your list!

Specials at Lasala Spa:

Buy More Save more Product specials!  Save up to 20% on our skin care products!

 

Turkey Stuffed Peppers With Vegetables

recipeThis holiday season, try a different spin on traditional turkey dishes with this hearty and tasty recipe! It’s a great alternative to beef and rice stuffed peppers as well as being a healthier choice because it contains turkey and nutritious vegetables. Enjoy these delicious Turkey Stuffed Peppers this winter and savor every bite!

Prep Time: 20 min. | Cook Time: 30 min. | Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 green bell peppers, tops removed, seeded
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • garlic powder to taste
  • Italian seasoning to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wrap green bell peppers in aluminum foil and place in baking dish. Bake 15 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from heat.
  3. In skillet over medium heat, cook turkey until evenly brown. Set aside. Heat oil in skillet and cook onion, mushrooms, zucchini, red bell pepper and spinach until tender.
  4. Return turkey to skillet. Mix in tomatoes and tomato paste and season with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stuff green peppers with skillet mixture.
  5. Return peppers to oven and continue to cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and garnish lightly with scallions if desired.