When you first walk into Azul, what’s one of the first things you notice? When we’ve asked our patients, the immediate and overwhelming response was “We notice how great everyone looks!” Working at Azul, of course we get the benefit of having access to the most cutting-edge advancements in fighting the aging process, plus we have Dr. Flaharty on hand to answer questions or suggest treatments. We happily admit that everyone who works here loves aesthetics — and we make the most of it!
Having said that, we each have our own special beauty treatment that is our absolute favorite, and we thought in this week’s post that we’d share them with you.
Britten Stine – Nurse Practitioner
Britten Stine is our injectables queen. Trained personally by Dr. Flaharty when she first started with us several years ago, Britten’s work with Botox and fillers is simply astounding, especially Sculptra! First, with Botox, anyone from 30 to 80 can look years younger, as the treatment will prevent ‘dynamic lines’ (i.e., wrinkles) from forming in facial areas where there is a lot of small muscle movement. Then, to rebuild collagen and restore volume in the face, Britten’s number one choice is the filler Sculptra — in fact, Azul was recently recognized as being one of the top 100 providers of Sculptra in America, in no small part thanks to Britten!
Lisa Gorman – Medical Esthetician
No one at Azul knows skincare like Lisa. Before joining our team, she operated her own skincare salon for twelve years, so she knows what she’s talking about. She’s a big believer in supportive skincare products, and that is why she’s so excited about our new line of anti-aging treatments products from Trilogy Labs. Lisa’s new fall favorite is Azul’s Blue Diamond Neck & Décolleté Sculpting Cream. It’s made from 5 different potent ingredients that will firm, lift and sculpt your neck. It’s the perfect cream to use after an Ultherapy treatment or Exilis. And as it’s made at Trilogy Laboratories, you can be sure that it has Dr. Flaharty’s personal seal of approval.
Catherine Kennedy-Campbell – Practice Director
I am the practice director here at Azul, and you can just imagine how much work a job like that can be. So how do I beat the stress? With a monthly HydraFacial treatment! It’s the perfect way to calm my mind and body, while also cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing my face. It only takes between 15 to 30 minutes, so if you’re in the middle of a stressful fall day, you can slip into the spa for a quick treatment and then out again, feeling pampered and relaxed.
Debbie McDonald – PA
Debbie knows that after weathering the harsh summer sun for months and months, her skin needs a break! Her way of recovering from the summer sun is to have an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment. It’s a great way to help your skin recover from sun damage, with a reduction of sunspots by up to 90%! She’s also a huge fan of Azul’s newest skin lightening product, Dermabright HQ. Full of skin-lightening ingredients, including one special, secret ingredient that halts melanin production across 8 different pathways. It’ll not only lighten your skin, but also remove any pollution and dullness. If you need proof, just take one look at Debbie’s healthy, beautiful skin!
Kelly DeMoss – Esthetician
Kelly says that, for her, nothing screams “fall” like a Pumpkin Spice latte, except for maybe our fantastic Azul Pumpkin Spice Facial! Only available for a limited time, this facial’s super ingredients include Glycolic Acid, Pumpkin fruit, Vitamins E & C, Cinnamon, Ginger & Nutmeg powder. With those ingredients, you can just imagine how delicious it smells! It’s full of antioxidants and enzymes that bring deep exfoliation to dry, dull skin. A natural fall winner, pumpkin is loaded over a 100 beneficial nutrients that will leave your skin feeling replenished, brightened and softly renewed. And, just for the month of October, we are offering this $75 treatment for only $55! Kelly knows that our Pumpkin Spice Facial will guarantee that you don’t look like a Jack-O-Lantern come the end of fall!
Angela Cordova – Medical Assistant
Aside from a belief in excellent nutrition, Angela also believes in a daily skincare routine. Her favorite way of keeping her skin youthful and amazing all through the fall is a daily facewash of 10% glycolic acid and Retin A. She says that if you eat right and take care of your skin, your youthful spirit will easily shine through the longer fall nights!
Deana Sardi – Medical Assistant
Deana has two simple and smart skincare tips for everyone. First, daily exfoliation can actually make it easier for your skin to absorb any skincare products you may use. Second, try to drink more water, because healthy, happy skin is hydrated skin! These are two tips that anyone can do from the convenience of their own home.
Suzie Horn, MSN – Nurse Educator
Suzie, our Nurse Educator, believes that skin health and skin beauty go hand in hand, so she wants everyone to understand the importance of proper sun protection. Even in the milder autumn months, the Florida sun requires significant skin protection. Her favorite sunscreen was our beloved Liquid Silk, and now it has gotten even better. Azul’s Satin Eclipse Sunscreen is the new and improved version of Liquid Silk. This rejuvenating super-screen prevents the appearance of premature aging from chronic exposure to infrared rays, while providing comprehensive protection beyond UVA and UVB. It’s antioxidant-rich formulation is silky, non-greasy and can be used as a primer under makeup to smooth out fine lines. This creates a protective layer on the skin, so that any makeup goes on airbrush-like and lasts longer.
Diana Maldonado – Front Desk
No turtlenecks for our sparkling Diana this fall! Her recent treatment with the CoolSculpt Mini created a firm and defined neckline, accenting her youthful appearance. She’s become a huge believer in this treatment and hopes that you will give it a try, too!
April Berry – Receptionist
Healthy diet and exercise is the order of the day from April, who believes in cutting back on carbs and eating more fruits and vegetables. Fresh fall produce contains powerful antioxidants that can combat the skin damage caused by free radicals. She recommends adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet this fall to reap the rewards of the season!
As you can see, even though we are big believers in all of our treatments, each of us has a favorite! If you’d like to hear more about these or any other skincare treatments, please visit our website at www.azulbeauty.com or give us a call at (239) 415-7576. We would love to talk to you in person to figure out what the perfect fall anti-aging treatment is for you!