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Ablative VS Non-ablative

Ablate means to remove or dissipate by melting, vaporization, erosion, etc. In the medical esthetic industry, it refers to treatments which remove or intentionally damage the outer layers of aged or sun damaged skin (the epidermis) to stimulate the underlying skin, resulting in collagen formation and an improvement in wrinkles and other signs of aging. [...]

July 16th, 2021|Treatments|Comments Off on Ablative VS Non-ablative

Thermal Damage Comparison

The above Energy Depth and Temperature chart shows how various treatment modalities affects the skin at different levels. Controlled thermal damage at various skin depths causes a reaction in the tissue, which in turn stimulates the body’s natural healing response. Depending on your skin type and needs, we can recommend a specific treatment such as [...]

June 14th, 2021|Treatments|Comments Off on Thermal Damage Comparison

2021 Before and After Photos

All photos shown are HVME patients using non-touched-up photos. Thank you to patients who have given permission for us to use their photos to showcase our work. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photorejuvenation Three months after one Intense Pulsed Light treatment Juvéderm Volbella and Vollure Right after treatment with Juvéderm Volbella and Vollure Refyne Lift and [...]

March 23rd, 2021|Injectables, Product, Treatments|Comments Off on 2021 Before and After Photos

Happy Knee Year!

“I come from a tennis playing family, so short skirts are the norm year round for us all. For ages, my mother has been complaining about unwanted and un-work-off-able knee fat and sagging, crepey skin around her knees. And I guess it’s genetic, as I’m starting to notice it too. What can I do now [...]

January 6th, 2021|Treatments|Comments Off on Happy Knee Year!

Why is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) So Important?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally-occurring substance in skin known for its incredible capacity to attract and hold onto over one thousand times its weight in moisture. It is a vital, naturally-occurring substance that’s part of the skin’s healthy matrix. When used in skin care products like creams and serums, hyaluronic acid brings moisture to [...]

November 21st, 2020|Injectables, Treatments|Comments Off on Why is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) So Important?

Microneedling Treatments Compared

Microneedling (AKA micropenning) at Hayes Valley Medical & Esthetics creates thousands of intentional and precise micro-injuries to the skin to trigger collagen synthesis, and through the healing process, improve skin texture and tightness and soften the appearance of scars. It may look and sound scary, but when the best technology is used by trained industry [...]

November 16th, 2020|Treatments|Comments Off on Microneedling Treatments Compared

Marin Body Sculpting Suite

The GO-TO place for reaching your body-beautiful goals faster! Our Marin location Body Sculpting Suite is headed by our own CoolSculpting Master Practitioner, Nicole Territo, LE. She has graduated from two invitation-only Master classes at CoolSculpting University, and she’s treated thousands of body parts and invites you to join her for a complimentary consultation to [...]

October 22nd, 2020|Treatments|Comments Off on Marin Body Sculpting Suite

EMSculpt and Diastasis Recti

During pregnancy, the rectus abdominis muscles, AKA 6-pack abs, are stretched by the baby growing in the expanding uterus. Diastasis recti (DR), occurs in up to 60% of women during pregnancy or postpartum when their abdomen muscles completely or partially separate. It's not just women during pregnancy—any of us can get this condition if we [...]

October 18th, 2020|Treatments|Comments Off on EMSculpt and Diastasis Recti

We’re Open!

As a medical spa, we can safely treat patients and are open by appointment only (no walk-ins). The core protocol recommendations coming from authorities are already part of our standard operational procedures for medical treatments. Since the first shelter-in-place ended, we have not been offering many esthetic services such as facials due to the risk [...]

July 19th, 2020|Treatments|Comments Off on We’re Open!

What’s New for Summer 2020

It's been a busy time for new treatment and product launches. We are very pleased to now offer: NEW MEDICAL & ESTHETIC TREATMENTS >> AGNES Precision RF and AGNES for Active Acne BASICS: microneedling with radiofrequncy device with un-matched precision TREATS: active acne, eye bags and wrinkles, saggy skin, enlarged pores, wrinkles, and scars >> [...]

June 29th, 2020|Product, Treatments|Comments Off on What’s New for Summer 2020