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BOTOX® Cosmetic

A very common complaint we hear is that patients are bothered by the signs of aging that appear in various areas of the face. You can notice the vertical frown lines between your eyebrows, crow’s feet from the corners of your eyes, or the horizontal forehead creases. If you are looking for a nonsurgical solution to refresh the look of your face with “just a little something,” then BOTOX Cosmetic in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA might just be what you are looking for. These simple and quick injections can effectively improve your facial wrinkles while maintaining your ability to make a natural facial expression, which our providers at Acqua Blu Medical Spa believe is an essential part of what keeps you looking just like you!

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BroadBand Light Therapy: The Number One Post-Summer Treatment at Acqua Blu

Take years off your complexion with BroadBand Light Therapy (BBL). This gentle, noninvasive, and safe procedure will erase sun spots, age spots, redness, and more across your body. If you have been out in the sun all summer long, now is the time to rejuvenate your skin with BBL. BBL uses state-of-the-art technology to make your skin firmer and more even in tone and texture, creating a fresh and youthful appearance. This FDA-cleared treatment commonly treats conditions such as:

  • Vascular Lesions (small blood vessels)
  • Pigmented Lesions (freckles and age spots)
  • Acne
  • Uneven Skin Texture
  • Skin Firmness
How Does BBL Work? This treatment uses near-infrared light energy to gently heat the top layers of your skin, stimulating your body to create new collagen and restore your skin’s natural beauty. The photothermal energy will blend the natural colors of the skin and make it smoother, more vibrant, and younger looking. This procedure will also eliminate the small blood vessels that cause redness and reduce the melanin that causes freckles and age spots. At the same time that the skin is heated, the machine’s contact cooling system will pull heat out of your body. This ensures minimal discomfort so that most patients do not even need topical numbing cream during this treatment. What Areas Are Commonly Treated? BBL can treat any area of your body. Since most damage is caused by sunlight, however, the most popular treatments are done on the:
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Hands
  • Chest
PreBBLChest1 PostBBLChest1 w label         A Pre-BBL (left) and Post-BBL (right) chest after a treatment performed by Dr. Heil of Acqua Blu Medical Spa.   How Many BBL Treatments Do Patients Need? For the best possible results, experts recommend that patients come in for two to four BBL treatments each year. The precise number of treatments will vary based on the results that you desire. What Should Patients Expect After BBL? Immediately after treatment, patients may notice mild redness and the sensation of a mild sunburn. This side effect will go away in one to two days. Treated areas will start to look healthier several days after treatment, and age spots, sun spots, and broken blood vessels should clear up in just one to two weeks. Are You Interested in Rejuvenating Your Skin with BBL? If you are planning to restore your clear, youthful skin with BBL, then you should contact Acqua Blu Medical Spa. Our skin specialists in Pittsburgh, PA offer cutting-edge, non-invasive cosmetic care that will enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. To find out more about BBL and our other spa services in the Pittsburgh, PA area, please call 724-371-8571 today.

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ClearScan™ Vascular & Redness

ClearScan™ allows our physician assistants near Morgantown, West Virginia to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions, and discoloration of your skin by using our laser energy. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and your desired result. Available in our medical spa in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA, the ClearScan™ treatment can improve skin conditions including Rosacea, facial veins, telangiectasia, spider veins, broken capillaries, and redness.

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Nonsurgical body contouring is now a reality near Upper Saint Clair, PA. If you’ve already improved your figure with diet and exercise, the pockets of fat you want to target are quite small, and you’re just not interested in a surgical procedure, Acqua Blu Medical Spa has just the treatment for you. There is a new way to accomplish your fat reduction goals without surgery: CoolSculpting®. In Wexford, PA and Pittsburgh, PA, this revolutionary treatment is now available.

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Dermaplaning is a safe and effective manual skin exfoliation treatment that is appropriate for both men and women of all skin tones. Our trained aesthetician will use a sterile disposable surgical blade to gently remove the outer layer of dead skin cells and fine vellus hairs or “peach fuzz.” Available near Morgantown, West Virginia, Dermaplaning is an effective way to increase the absorption of skincare products, reduce acne scarring, and improve uneven pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. The end result of Dermaplaning is a polished appearance with increased firmness and elasticity.

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Diamondtone & PowerPeel

If you are unhappy with dark spots, acne scars, fine wrinkles, or flaking-dry skin, you might find microdermabrasion to be an ideal treatment for your skincare needs.  This simple treatment helps both men and women achieve remarkable improvements by deeply exfoliating the skin to remove the outermost layer of dull or dry skin for a more refreshed, brighter, and healthier glow. This acne treatment may be the right fit for you, contact us today!

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eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation

The All Skin Color, All Skin Type Non-Laser Skin Rejuvenation System. Get effects similar to laser without the laser side effects on skins prone to discoloration.

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Emvera Tattoo Removal

A tattoo used to be permanent and irreversible, but due to social, cultural, or even physical changes in life, some people wish to have their tattoos removed. With new laser technology, Acqua Blu Medical Spa can safely and effectively remove or lighten most tattoos with minimal scarring. Because each tattoo is unique, tattoo removal treatment plans are tailored to meet our patient’s needs. Several visits are required for tattoo removal, and side effects are usually minor. Whether you are looking to remove your tattoo or interested in lightening one to get a new design, we are where you want to begin.

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Experiencing Issues Below the Bikini Line? Vaginal Rejuvenation May Be the Answer

Though cosmetic surgery is becoming more mainstream, perfectly normal issues such as urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, and loosened vaginal tissues are still rarely talked about. If you have experienced unwanted changes below the bikini line, then non-surgical ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation will restore your confidence in the bedroom and wherever you go. Today, Acqua Blu’s skin specialists in Pittsburgh, PA, are here to answer a few questions that our patients commonly ask about vaginal rejuvenation. Will ThermiVa Improve My Leaky Bladder? Many women who have given birth will experience a leaky bladder when they sneeze, laugh, or exercise. ThermiVa uses radiofrequency energy to thicken and tone the vaginal wall, which reinforces the muscles that keep your bladder under control. After this treatment, most patients enjoy a significant reduction in urinary incontinence. Will Vaginal Rejuvenation Help Me in the Bedroom? ThermiVa will tone and tighten the vaginal canal, enhance healthy blood flow below the bikini line, and restore natural lubrication. These benefits can improve sexual sensation for both you and your partner. Additionally, if you have had difficulty orgasming after childbirth or menopause, then it’s possible that ThermiVa can help. Is ThermiVa Painful? ThermiVa is gentle and painless. It feels like a mildly warm transvaginal ultrasound. Your physician will use a thin, smooth, and wand-like device to deliver controlled heat via radiofrequency energy. This gentle heat causes your skin to regrow collagen, bringing back the strength and elasticity of your tissues. After your procedure, you can return to your regular activities right away. How Long Will My Results Last? Our patients typically enjoy the full benefits of ThermiVa for about one year after their initial series of treatments. Then, an annual follow-up appointment will maintain those desirable effects for several years. Unfortunately, the collagen boost that patients experience may not be enough to fully correct problems caused by the natural tissue aging process. Is ThermiVa Affordable for Me? ThermiVa is priced per treatment, and the number of treatments you need will vary depending on your individual goals. Most patients require two or three appointments to achieve the results that they desire, while others might combine ThermiVa with additional cosmetic procedures. At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, a package of three vaginal rejuvenation treatments starts at $1800. Are You Considering Vaginal Rejuvenation with ThermiVa? If you are interested in ThermiVa or any of the spa services in Pittsburgh, PA, that we offer at Acqua Blu Medical Spa, then please schedule your consultation today. Just call 724-371-8571.

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Forever Young BBL

Forever Young BBL is a non-invasive procedure that uses a Broadband Light (BBL) laser to treat signs of aging in your skin. Regular BBL treatment can improve the appearance of sun-damaged and aged skin while also reducing redness and flushing. This procedure results in more youthful-looking skin. Available in Wexford, PA and Pittsburgh, PA, BBL treatments last about a half an hour. The effects of a series of treatments can be long-lasting if the skin is well cared for.

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Fractional RF Micro Needling

At Acqua Blu Medical Spa we are always leading the way, introducing new, ground breaking treatments and methods. One worth mentioning is the Fraxis Duo.

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Over time, your skin can lose its youthful glow due to sun-exposure and your body’s natural aging process. As a result, your skin may develop sun spots, fine lines, and lose that natural, healthy glow. Previous lasers couldn’t effectively remove this damage because the treatment was either too shallow or too deep. Halo® eliminates years of damage by precisely targeting the right depth, and restoring the luminous glow you had when you were younger. Halo® treatments are performed in our Pittsburgh, PA Medical Spa located in Upper Saint Clair, PA.

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How Much Botox Will I Need?

If you are getting Botox for the first time, then you may be surprised to learn that this treatment is usually priced by how many units of Botox you receive. Naturally, this leads many patients to wonder how many units they will need to achieve the results they desire. Unfortunately, this seemingly simple question isn’t so simple. Many factors can influence the amount of Botox that you need: Your Gender Men have more muscle mass in their brows and foreheads than women, so they will require more Botox to achieve the same amount of relaxation. The physicians’ technique will also be slightly different depending on the patient’s gender because men and women tend to have different aesthetic preferences. Your Muscle Strength Botox injections inhibit the nerves that cause your facial muscles to contract. When they are weakened, they can’t make the movements that cause lines and wrinkles. The stronger your muscles, the more Botox you need. You may even require more units for one side of your face than the other. Your Ultimate Goal Some patients may prefer a completely motionless result, while others may wish to maintain some amount of movement for a more natural look. The more movement you retain, the fewer units of Botox you need. Your Facial Features Depending on the shape and size of your face, you may need a different amount of Botox to soften your features and prevent wrinkles from forming. For example, if you have a small forehead, you may need less Botox than average. Your Metabolism The effects of your Botox will only last until your body metabolizes the product. Most patients can enjoy smoother skin for four to six months. Those who have a fast metabolism, however, may need more Botox or may need to schedule a follow-up appointment sooner. Which Areas of the Face Will Your Treatment Target? For an estimate of how many units the average patient needs for popular Botox facial areas, check out the infographic below. how much botox will i need-page-001 Ultimately, you can’t know how many units of Botox you will need until you come in for a consultation with skin specialists in Pittsburgh, PA, or wherever you are located. To find out more about our Botox injections and other spa services in Pittsburgh, PA, please schedule your consultation today. Just call 724-371-8571 or fill out our online form.

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Juvederm® is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid facial filler that is the perfect choice for restoring lost volume by effectively filling in small, vertical lines around the lips, as well as deeper nasolabial folds. It can also be used for enhancing facial features, such as sculpting cheeks and chin, and adding volume to lips, resulting in a more youthful-looking complexion. At Acqua Blu Medical Spa near Morgantown, West Virginia, dermal filler treatments are performed by board certified physicians and physician assistants.

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If you're bothered by moderate to severe submental fullness, (sometimes referred to as a "double chin"), we’ve got something new just for you! KYBELLA™ is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical injectable fat reduction treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness. This means there are no scalpels or incisions involved. You won’t have to deal with any frustrating and uncomfortable downtime, and you’ll be able to get right back to your daily schedule. In Pittsburgh, PA, Kybella treatments are performed by plastic surgeon, Dr. Heil and our trained physician assistant, Zakery Koban, PA-C.

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Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis is a non-invasive, restorative treatment that is designed to eliminate wrinkles, large pores, and splotchy redness while also improving the skin’s texture and tone. All areas of the face, neck, and body can see dramatic results from a Laser Genesis treatment.  This innovative treatment reaches deep into the dermis layer of the skin, promoting a vibrant, healthy appearance.  Near Upper Saint Clair, PA, Laser Genesis treatments can boost the body’s natural collagen production, providing continued improvement over the course of treatments. On average, patients require four to six treatments in order to achieve the best results.

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Laser Hair Removal

Facial and body laser hair removal for men and women is an effective treatment that will remove hair growth caused by hormonal fluctuations, age, genetics, or other medical related conditions. The most common treatment areas include upper lip, chin, legs, bikini, and back. Laser hair removal offers results with fewer laser hair removal sessions and is perfect for patients of all skin types, including darker complexions.

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Let’s Talk About Unwanted Facial Hair...And What You Can Do About It

The removal of unwanted facial hair is one of the most popular spa services available in our Pittsburgh, PA medical spa. Laser hair removal is quick enough to do on your lunch break, pain-free, and surprisingly affordable. With this procedure, you can permanently remove unwanted facial hair on your:

  • Upper Lip
  • Space Between the Eyebrows
  • Chin and Jawline
  • Sideburns
  • Cheeks
How Does Laser Hair Treatment Work? At our medical spa, we use Broad Band Light and an Emvera Diolux laser to focus infrared energy on the capillaries that feed hair follicles. The heat of this treatment cauterizes the blood vessels and permanently shuts down the growth of unwanted facial hair. shutterstock_646664458 What Should Patients Expect During Their Treatment? When you come in for facial hair removal, your experience will be fast, simple, and nearly pain-free. Your physician will target the areas you desire with the laser, leading to a brief sensation of warmth that is reminiscent of the snapping of a rubber band. If you are treating a small section of the face, such as the upper lip, your treatment can be finished in as little as five minutes. When Will Patients See Results? Right away! Any visible hair and stubble on your face will fall away after your laser treatment. Then, after one to three weeks, the hair underneath your skin will push out, leading to several weeks with little to no hair growth. Repeated laser hair removal treatments will permanently reduce the growth of your unwanted hairs. Why Does Laser Hair Removal Require Multiple Treatments? At any given time, the hair on our body is in one of three phases: anagen, catagen, or telogen. Laser hair removal works on hair in the anagen phase, when the hair is still attached to the follicle and actively growing. The heat from the laser will travel the down the shaft of hair, penetrate the attached follicle, and permanently destroy it. Only 30% of our hair is in the anagen phase at any given time. Therefore, while a single treatment will stop the growth of many hair follicles, patients require multiple treatments to eliminate all of their unwanted facial hair. What Will Laser Hair Removal Cost? The price of your laser hair removal will vary depending on the area being treated. Small Area: Lip, Chin, Sideburns Package of 3: $149 Medium Area: Underarms, Bikini, Brazilian Package of 3: $249 Large Area: Back, Arms, Legs Package of 3: $399 Would You Like to Eliminate Your Unwanted Facial Hair? If you are considering laser hair removal on your face or anywhere else where unwanted hair grows, then you should talk to Acqua Blu Medical Spa’s skin specialists in Pittsburgh, PA. We strive to deliver the gorgeous results that you desire in a relaxing atmosphere. To find out more about our laser hair removal treatments, please call 724-371-8571 today.

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Mesoestetic® Chemical Peels

Time affects us all, and as a result, small imperfections start to appear, such as acne, shine, dilated pores, wrinkles, dull skin, and even dark spots. If we add the effects of adolescence, pregnancy or menopause, we can see that our skin tends to lose its ability to renew cells. Acqua Blu Medical Spa’s chemical peel treatments accelerate the natural flaking of the skin, eliminating dead skin cells and impurities. This provides the tissue with oxygen and reactivates mechanisms of cell regeneration. After a Mesoestetic® chemical peel, the epidermis thickens, which leaves the skin with a youthful glow that enhances elasticity and luminosity.

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MicroLaser Peel™

The MicroLaser Peel™ is an effective solution for great skin care; it involves removing the outer layer of  the skin with a precision laser. The procedure is used to correct wrinkles, scars, keratoses, or abnormal pigmentation to provide patients with smoother, healthier, and more radiant skin. The MicroLaser Peel™ penetrates deeper into the skin than microdermabrasion, but is less invasive than deep chemical peels.

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PCA Chemical Peels

Professionally PCA SKIN applied peel solutions exfoliate dead skin cells and help healthy skin cells rise to the surface. These treatments allow deeper layers of fresh and untouched skin to be revealed.

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Acqua Blu Medical Spa presents the Profound treatment: a process that will tighten skin to give you a more youthful appearance. Profound is a revolutionary new energy-based facial treatment, designed to create new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. These three elements are the building blocks that keep your skin smooth and elastic. This treatment does not use surgery, fillers, or toxins. Profound dramatically improves aging skin, so you can look years younger.

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Available at our medical spa in Pittsburgh, PA, and Wexford, PA, ProFractional™ laser therapy is a procedure through which thousands of tiny “holes” are created in the skin. In between these columns, is healthy tissue that accelerates the production of healing collagen in new and existing skin cells. As collagen increases, the skin gains better support and naturally becomes tighter and more youthful in appearance. Some common skin concerns that can be addressed with ProFractional™ include: sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, lack of collagen, rough texture, skin laxity, and surgical or acne scarring. The technology of this non-invasive skin rejuvenating treatment is gentle enough to combine with complementary treatments such as a BBL treatment or MicroLaser Peel™.

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ProLipo Plus™

Sciton’s ProLipo Plus™ is a minimally invasive, ultra high-powered body contouring laser that melts unwanted fat and coagulates tissue, resulting in a tighter, slimmer body. ProLipo Plus™ allows plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Heil, to beautifully contour your body without having to use general anesthesia, large cuts, or require you to take weeks out of your life to recover. The most common areas for the procedure are the tummy, waist and flanks, face and neck, arms, buttocks and inner and outer thighs. Not only will your treatment result in less fat, but the skin will become visibly more firm and tightened.

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RejuvaPen is a micro-needling system that uses a specialized “pen” containing a cartridge with nine small needles. But please do not let this turn you off! These are extremely tiny micro-needles that lead to great results.

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SkinTyte™ is an advanced, non-ablative laser-based approach in achieving smoother, firmer skin.  SkinTyte™’s laser technology utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat your dermal collagen. This heat initiates the body’s natural healing process, which renews your collagen foundation and increases skin firmness over time.

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ThermiSmooth & ThermiTight

Thermi’s innovative thermal radiofrequency treatments effectively treats wrinkled, sagging skin and other symptoms of aging and genetics. The ThermiSmooth and ThermiTight procedures prove effective for restoring the youthful and healthy appearance of skin. These noninvasive procedures are conducted over quick office appointments, making them popular alternatives to traditional cosmetic surgery.

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UltraShape Power™

The new UltraShape Power reduces the fat layer thickness targeting the stubborn fat that even diet & exercise fail to eliminate. It uses pulsed and targeted ultrasound technology to target and instantly destroy fat cells safely and comfortably, leaving surrounding nerves, blood vessels and tissue protected. Three treatments, spaced two - four weeks apart, deliver significant results. No swelling, bruising, surgical scars or anesthesia. Patient can return to their normal activities right after treatment.

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Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatments

The issue of sexual wellness, although not commonly discussed, can greatly impact women’s confidence and overall sense of general wellbeing. As we age our sex life begins to decline, it is common to experience a diminished desire to have sex because it is not stimulating, pleasant or rewarding as it once was.

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Voluma™ is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler that is formulated specifically to achieve added volume in the midface and sculpt the cheekbones. It provides a subtle, natural enhancement to the midface that lasts up to two years. At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, Voluma™ treatments are performed in our medical spa in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. Complimentary consultations are offered by our physician assistants, and treatments are performed with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Brian Heil, MD, FACS, and board certified dermatologist, Ana Busquets, MD, FAAD as well as our highly skilled physician assistants.

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