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It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Summer Body – Venus Skin Tightening And Body Contouring

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Venus Skin Tightening Can Get you the Body You Always Wanted

Summer got here before you knew it and you never had the chance to put in all those hours in the gym to prepare for bikini season? We all know the feeling. Luckily, there is another quick fix for you, Venus Skin Tightening/Body Contouring at Scottsdale True Med Spa. This non-invasive procedure will help you stimulate the weight loss that you were hoping for in less than 30 minutes per session!** This summer, True Med Spa invites you to learn more about this medical weight loss procedure.

You may be wondering what Venus Skin Tightening/Body Contouring can do for you! Well here are just a few of the things that make this medical weight loss procedure so special!

VENUS Skin Tightening/Body Contouring **

  • Reduce cellulite, contour, and lift your buttocks for an enhanced shape
  • Improve tone & texture of your skin!
  • Great for stretch mark reduction!
  • Contour and tighten your abdomen for a flatter and more defined waistline
  • Reduce volume and tighten skin for a more contoured silhouette
  • Reduce circumference and smooth cellulite for a tighter, smoother leg
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Best Acne Treatment in Scottsdale: Celebrate the Freedom of Clear Skin

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This Independence Day Get Your Clear Skin Back

Truly feel FREE in your own skin… Through the whole month of July, True Med Spa is offering $250 OFF your Acne Photofacial Package. Get your best skin with this 1 month treatment (8 bi-weekly sessions). But don’t stop there. We will send you home with a FREE Acne Defense Kit (Value $100) too! Why? Because we care about your skin and we want to see you glowing and confident this summer.

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Best Acne Products (Yours for FREE)

Our acne treatment product line is targeted to give your skin the ongoing care it needs to stay fresh all throughout the summer.** So feel confident at the pool, don’t cake your skin with makeup to cover your pimples and instead let your clear skin shine!

Acne Photofacial treatment is 100% safe and it works. During the hot Arizona summer months your skin begins to sweat, opening your pores and trapping bacteria. Each Acne Photofacial treatment targets the bacteria beneath your skin and eliminates it. After your 1 month of treatments (8 total), you too will see results.**

Great staff and service! Dr. Choi is awesome and his wife, who did my photofacial, was very sweet and thorough. – My face feels great, I’m a dedicated customer now!

– Monique V. (source Yelp! website)

See all of our July Specials

Or Book Now: (480) 429-4000


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Wondering What to Get Dad for Father’s Day?

Father's Day Med Spa Gift

Dads can be the hardest people to get gifts for. Finding the perfect gift for someone so special to you sometimes just doesn’t “feel like enough.”

Here at True Med Spa, we know how much you love Dad and want to make a difference in his life. So, this Father’s Day, why don’t you give him the gift that will make a visible difference and leave a lasting effect.

This June, True Med Spa is introducing a revolutionary new treatment that will painlessly and effortlessly change appearance, KYBELLA! We have also begun our work with charity “Compassion”, and now when you buy Dad a $99 VIP Med Spa Membership, he will also be sponsoring an underprivileged child. Pretty cool!

Unique Gifts for Dad

kybella special1Introductory KYBELLA Special

  • 2 Syringes for $999.00 (Save $200)
  • Receive 20 Units of Botox FREE
  • KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of the “double chin”

2Make Sure Dad Stays Healthy During The Arizona Summer!

  • 15% off ALL Sunscreen!
  • Stay safe in the summer sun and protect your skin against sun damage!

3Gift Dad a VIP Membership and CHANGE THE WORLD

  • Join The Movement – When You Become a VIP Member a percentage of the proceeds are donated to COMPASSION!
  • Get Beautiful Skin & Give a gift of Beautiful Life
  • With our VIP membership, we are changing lives of children who are desperately in need. These children cannot afford to go to school, and they are forced to work to make a mere few dollars a day. With our support, they are not only able to go to school, but also they can get clothing, food and books. Education is vital to escape the poverty.
  • We have found that Compassion is one of the most honest charities in the World when it comes to the financial clarity. 82% of funding goes to support kids, which is incredible compared to other charities.. That’s why we chose them.
  • True Med Spa currently sponsors 38 children around the world

Want more ideas? Check out all of our monthly True Med Spa Specials and know that you’re getting Dad a very unique and exciting gift!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Do you still need to get Mom a present? We have you covered, with the best gifts for Mother’s Day!

The entire month of May, True Med Spa is celebrating Mom! Here are some special ways to pamper her with the ultimate, “Happy Mother’s Day!”

Some of our most popular procedures are being offered at a special rate during the month of May including, Hydrafacials, Micro-Needling and even Xeomin (for VIP members.) If you want Mom to be able to pick out her own treatment, then give her the gift of True Cash! Right now you can purchase $150 gift card for only $100! ($50 SAVINGS)

3 Best Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

true med spa gift card1PURCHASE A $100 GIFT CARD AND GET $50 TRUE CASH

  • True Cash can be used for mom for a total gift of $150 OR the $50 can be applied to the purchaser account.
  • True Cash can be used toward ANY TREATMENT. (Excluding products and injectables)
  • BONUS OFFER! Receive a Complimentary Mother’s Day card and a bag full of goodies!

260 min. Hydrafacial $149 (Generally $159)


  • Improves tone & texture of the skin!
  • Great for stretch mark reduction!
  • Tightens enlarged pores and reduces scars/acne scarring!
  • BONUS OFFER! +ADD Plasma Rich Growth Factor upgrade for only $200 per treatment ($124 Savings)

We have EVEN MORE SPECIALS going through the month of May. Check out all of our monthly True Med Spa Specials and really treat Mom well this year. We all know she deserves it!

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Tips for Managing Oily Skin

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The sheen of oily skin feels unattractive, and detracts from the fresh look many of us prefer. Why does our skin get so oily? Unfortunately, genetics is the primary cause and there’s not much we can do about that. Hormonal ups and downs, stress and humid weather can increase the oil your skin produces. Also, heavy makeup can trap oil and trigger acne problems. Touching your skin with fingers or cell phone also make the problem worse. After all, the oil plays a role in keeping skin healthy and supple. The problem arises when there’s too much of a good thing – as excess oil leads to acne and other blemishes. We’ve got a few tips for oily skin to help you achieve a balance.

Skin Care Tips For Oily Skin

Gentle foaming cleanses are the best way to manage oily skin. Both morning and night, a gentle cleanser will help keep oil under control. Harsh soaps can actually trigger oil production. A washcloth or buff puff can have the same effect.
If those steps haven’t sufficiently cut oiliness, try a product that includes an acid such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or beta-hydroxy acid. These are often referred to as acne products, but they’re fine for oily skin, too.  Cosmetic blotting papers help remove oil without drying your skin. Medicated pads with glycolic acid, salicylic acid or other oil-cutting acid ingredients also help control oil.

For some people, facial masks and clays help draw out oils and cleanses pores, but there may be drying. Kaolin is the ingredient in clay that absorbs oil and helps soothe skin; once per week is plenty. Matifying primers can also help absorb oil and reduce the shine. When choosing sunscreens, look for an oil-free sunscreen.

Regular facials are good for all skin types but especially for oily skin. Read this post for more information on how often you should be getting a facial.

Facial Products For Oily Skin

At TrueMedSpa, we advise patients to use our Epionce GENTLE FOAMING CLEANSER, which effectively removes surface impurities and dissolves makeup without leaving the skin feeling tight, dry or stripped of its natural protective oils. This very gentle cleanser is comprised of natural Willow Bark Extract, Date Fruit Extract and Marshmallow Extract and is set at optimal pH, so it’s ideal for normal-to-combination skin. The cleanse won’t harm skin and the extracts provide a natural protective barrier. The cleanser leaves skin feeling comfortable and clean.

LYTIC GEL CLEANSER is an Epionce favorite, a refreshing go-to cleanser for oily and problem skin types. This cleanser effectively dissolves dirt, oil and makeup, and calms the visible appearance of irritated skin without over-drying. It cleanses without harming the skin’s protective barrier, and is ideal for oily/problem, scaling or blemished skin. Ingredients: Willow Bark Extract, Date Fruit Extract and Marshmallow Extract.

PURIFYING TONER helps remove traces of dirt, oil and makeup. Botanical ingredients reduce surface shine while helping control factors that can lead to the visible appearance of problem or irritated skin. Set at optimal pH, the cleanse gently reduces oil, shine and blemishes. Great for combination, oily and problem skin. Ingredients: Willow Bark Extract, Salicylic Acid, Marshmallow Root Extract, Menthol

Best Facial For Oily Skin

Our True Acne Facial is an effective way to get rid of excess oil as well as non-inflammatory or comedonal acne (whiteheads and blackheads). Comedones occur when pores get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Facial exfoliation takes off the top layer of skin, which unclogs pores and helps oil flow naturally through the follicles, thus avoiding future breakouts. Extractions remove the existing comedones, which both helps your appearance and also lessens the likelihood of developing a pimple (which occurs when a comedone becomes inflamed).

For the best results, we also recommend our Acne Hydrafacial MD, True Acne Photofacial, and/or True iPixel Laser treatment to effectively minimize acne causing bacteria and acne scars. When getting facials for oily skin and acne, the aesthetician will perform each of the following procedures:

  • Visia Skin Analysis: Our medical aesthetician performs a Visia Skin Analysis to thoroughly evaluate your skin conditions, such as acne, acne scars, sun damage, pores size and skin tone. While older skin is less likely to have breakouts, sometimes there can be deep congestion (blackheads) due to a build up of dead skin on the outer most layer.
  • Cleansing and skin evaluation: The aesthetician wipes away any excess oil and dirt with a cotton pad or sponge. He/she then looks at your skin with a magnifying glass to evaluate your acne, sun damage, dehydration, and/or other conditions.
  • Exfoliation: By definition, an exfoliant removes the top layer of your skin, which primarily consists of dead skin cells. Exfoliation is either a mechanical or chemical process: Mechanical exfoliants are scrubs or other course products that rub away dead skin. Chemical exfoliants are acids and enzymes that slough off dead skin.
  • Extractions: An extraction is the physical unclogging of a clogged pore. The aesthetician uses a specific technique on each acne lesion, forcing the pus, bacteria, and sometimes blood up through the clogged follicle opening. It is a procedure that should only be performed by an experienced aesthetician or dermatologist as it can damage your pores if done incorrectly.

Makeup Tricks For Oily Skin

To maintain a fresh oil-free look through the day:

  • Start with a moisturizing matifying lotion to absorb oil. This keeps oil from mixing with your foundation. Choose a lightweight lotion that will absorb oil.
  • Use a damp sponge to refresh skin during the day.
  • Use blotting papers to remove oil and blotting powder to erase the shine.
  • Before applying eye shadow, use a dry eye primer or powder on the lid.
  • Drink plenty of water. If you stay hydrated, your skin won’t produce as much oil.
  • Use a lightweight moisturizer to help control oil production.

At True Med Spa, our aestheticians use the latest techniques and technology to ensure we are safely delivering the medical results that you are looking for. We hope that you find confidence in our knowledge and expertise and choose us to help you achieve your aesthetic goal. Contact us to schedule a complimentary skin analysis today.

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Skin Care Regimen for Men

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Although you might not want to admit it, men want to look their best. But adult acne, sun damage, and fine lines and wrinkles are hard to escape. Most men don’t have a skin care regimen—do you? With a few changes, it’s possible to keep your facial skin looking young and healthy.

Skin Concerns for Men

Men have many of the same skin concerns as women; primarily sun damage and environmental factors and aging skin.

Sun Damage and Environment

Your skin is a complex living mechanism with cells that regenerate every 30 days or so. New cells come to the surface and flatten to form the top layer of the epidermis, while older cells are constantly being shed.  From the moment you step outside in the morning, your skin feels the effects of the environment. Pollution, toxins, wind, and UV rays known as free radicals cause undetectable damage. Unlike women who may wear makeup with an SPF on a daily basis, many men do not use daily sun protection. Without protection from the sun, harmful ultraviolet rays (UV rays) can cause sun damage, wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Aging Skin

Intrinsic factors in the natural aging process also play a role and can contribute to enzyme loss, reduced collagen and dehydration. This combination of factors can speed up the development of free radicals, blocking skin cells from performing at their best and ultimately leading to a decline in elasticity, resilience, tone and texture.

But environment isn’t the only factor that damages skin; our facial expressions also accelerate the aging process, resulting in the development of fine lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet.  As we age, the rate of healthy young cells that migrate to the topmost layer slows down, which makes skin look dull. Additionally, over time our skin becomes thinner and drier. We also lose collagen, the main structural protein in connective tissue that provides our skin with a plump healthy appearance.

Facials for Men

A facial nourishes your brand-new skin cells, providing increased blood circulation and helping to remove the dead cells on top of your skin. Facials can also treat a myriad of skin problems including facial and body acne, sun damage, age spots, dry skin, broken capillaries, fine lines, and signs of aging.

Your skin condition and age will partially determine how often to get a facial. Depending on your skin type and skin care goals, you may need only a monthly facial or multiple treatments over a period of months. At True Med Spa, your medical aesthetician will set up a facial treatment plan that will give you the very best results for your skin care goals.

Benefits of Regular Facials for Men

With regular facials, you benefit from the expertise of a medical aesthetician and brighter, healthier skin. A cleansing and skin evaluation allows for a custom evaluation of specific conditions like dry skin, broken capillaries, age spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles. How often you need a facial depends on your skin care goals and can be discussed during a consultation.

In addition to a targeted skin care regimen, regular facials also exfoliate your skin which can make you look younger and healthier. Exfoliation removes the top layer of your skin primarily consisting of dead skin cells. Exfoliation is either a mechanical or chemical process that works to remove dry, dull, or dead skin cells and reveal healthy skin underneath. Mechanical exfoliants are scrubs or other course products that rub away dead skin. Chemical exfoliants are acids and enzymes that slough off dead skin.

Anti-Aging Facials for Men

True Anti-Aging facial in effectively hydrates skin and promotes clear and younger looking skin. This facial includes antioxidants such as Citamin C and/or hyaluronic acid that nourishes the skin to promote clear and well-hydrated skin. Our Anti-Aging Facial is an excellent skin treatment for men looking to keep their skin looking young and healthy.

Facial Rejuvenation for Men

At True Med Spa, we also recommend the anti-aging treatment with Plasma Rich in Growth Factors PRGF®, one of the latest advances in facial anti-aging. This new technique uses the growth factors (bio-stimulating substances) from a patient’s own plasma in order to stimulate and accelerate tissue regeneration. The patient’s isolated plasma is applied to the face, neck and neckline skin in order to stimulate tissue regeneration, producing an increase in the skin’s thickness, smoothness and luminosity along with mitigating the effects of the aging process.

This anti-aging treatment activates tissue regeneration can counteract degenerative changes in the skin from the third decade of life, improving the tone and skin elasticity. We recommend this procedure for all men ages 30 and over.

Botox and Fillers for Men

It’s no secret that women aren’t the only ones who want to look younger. True Med Spa performs Botox and other injectable procedures for men right in Downtown Scottsdale. Most of these procedures are quick and virtually painless and can be performed over your lunch break!

Look Better and Younger

At True Med Spa, our Skin Care Specialists use the latest techniques and technology to ensure we are safely delivering the medical results that you are looking for. We hope that you find confidence in our knowledge and experience and choose us to help you achieve your aesthetic goal. Look better and younger today! Schedule a consultation with True Med Spa to establish a skin care regimen that works for you!