Minimally Invasive Facelift

Are surgical facelifts dying out? Luckily for those in the cosmetic surgery field, facelifts are still in high demand. But for anyone looking to enhance their appearance without needing to go through with stitches or surgery, modern technology offers many facial cosmetic procedures. You can still find the improvements you’re seeking and not have to worry about going under anesthesia or undergoing a lengthy recovery.

Alternative Facelift Options

Nowadays, a “facelift” does not have to mean surgery. It can mean several various methods, procedures, and outcomes that generally help lift or rejuvenate your appearance. Whichever type of technique (or a combination of techniques) you choose will depend on what your desired results are for your face or neck. We’ll explore some of these options in-depth below.

Thread Lift

An incredible, long-lasting method of a minimally invasive facelift is called a Thread Lift. This procedure involves medical-grade needles being inserted into the skin. PDO threads are inserted through the needles and set into the skin then lifted slightly. This action causes an instant “lift” to the face, neck, jowls, or other parts of the body. The needle is removed, leaving the threads to interact with the body’s natural healing response. This essentially triggers extra collagen production, which enhances the plumping, lifting, and facial rejuvenation of the skin. Even better, the effects last up to one year.

Plus, a great thing about thread lifts is that this is a simple procedure with minimal recovery time. Because of this, it can be easily combined with other options such a Botox, fillers, and other minimally-invasive procedures to further improve and extend the effective results of anti-aging. 

With threads, there are minimal risks of infection, swelling, or long-term complications. The threads in the skin dissolve naturally over time, which does not give any harmful bacteria as much of a chance to cause problems. 

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Aside from the outstanding benefits of thread lifts, several other minimally invasive procedures can help achieve a lifted face, neck, and cheek area. 

* Remember: everyone will be different, so obviously you’ll need to talk to your professional about your personal options and what you’re trying to achieve. 

Botox

We all know Botox is famous for smoothing out facial wrinkles and fine lines. Botox relaxes the surrounding muscles to decrease the appearance of, for example, a scrunched forehead, “crow’s feet”, and cheek creases. Results appear within about a week and last up to several months. A great thing about Botox is that it’s FDA approved. The procedure takes only about 15 minutes!

Fillers

One largely popular minimally invasive facelift option are fillers. Fillers are injected into the desired area such as the lips, under eyes, temples, forehead, and cheeks. Instant results are seen with fillers, as they help add volume and restore the plump appearance of lifeless or wrinkling skin. Fillers can last several months and sometimes up to one whole year. 

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion facials help with overall facial complexion, clearer skin, and smoothing fine lines. It also improves hyperpigmentation and can reduce scarring. It’s renowned for clearing the pores, increasing collagen, and keeping the skin smooth and supple as it removes dead skin cells. 

High Tech Facials 

Facials using high tech tools and noninvasive techniques can work wonders for the skin. Radiofrequency and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment can provide an instant glow, collagen production, and combat irregular skin pigmentation.

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Pros and Cons of Minimally Invasive Facelifts 

 Many benefits of nonsurgical facelift alternatives include:

 

  • No going under general anesthesia
  • Quick recovery time
  • Little to no pain or discomfort
  • Instant results
  • Cost-friendly
  • Ability to combine various treatments over time
  • Try out a new appearance
  • Relatively long-lasting

However, some of the downsides can be:

 

  • Treatment can add up in cost over time
  • Results might not be as intense as desired
  • Maintenance and upkeep required to achieve continued results

Interested in Minimally Invasive Facelift Options?

Investing in noninvasive facelift treatments are best experienced when maintained. This means ongoing treatments every year or even every several months will show the best results. Additionally, sometimes treatments can last longer and result in high effectiveness when regularly used over time. 

Interested in hearing more about your personal nonsurgical facelift options? Reach out to the Wake Up Beautiful professionals today to discuss how we can help you achieve beautiful results! 

What Causes Wrinkles?

As we age, we all see unwanted wrinkles creep up on us. Thankfully, we don’t have to live with those wrinkles any more as our medical spa treatments have vastly improved!

But what causes wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur because our collagen levels deplete and our skin becomes thinner and less elastic, making it more difficult to rejuvenate itself. When the skin thins out, simple repeated facial expressions can lead to creases in the skin, specifically between the eyes and around the mouth.

However, wrinkles are caused by more than just repeated facial expressions. They can be caused by environmental factors such as exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. This happens via sunbathing and prolonged exposure to the sun without protection. The damage UV light does to your skin has been proven to increase the speed of wrinkle development as it breaks down the collagen in your body which keeps your skin elastic and fresh. When our collagen disappears, our skin begins to weaken and we see wrinkles and dark spots appear.

What Causes Wrinkles Smoking and alcohol consumption can also lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. Smoking reduces blood supply to the skin, and alcohol dehydrates it. If your skin isn’t getting the right blood supply or hydration, it will begin to thin out, causing it to sag and make wrinkles more noticeable than ever.   Here’s our recommendation for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fighting them off for as long as possible:

What Causes Wrinkles

Botox

Botox is one of the easiest, and most commonly used methods for removing wrinkles. It works by blocking the chemical signals that lead to your muscles contracting. If your muscles don’t contract, they aren’t strained by repeated facial positioning, and you are able to avoid those pesky creases. Botox is also great for a number of other medical treatments, and leave your skin tight and smoother than it’s been. Botox is generally used to decrease lines between the eyes, on the forehead, frown lines, and any other lines surrounding the eyes or mouth.

Stop letting your facial muscles strain

Filler

Filler is very similar to Botox. It is injected in deeper face wrinkles, but unlike Botox, has a “plumping” effect. You will receive smooth skin, rejuvenated looking skin, and fuller looking lips, cheeks, and facial features. Filler can also be used on other parts of the body such as hands and feet, as those generally see wrinkles and sagging skin quicker than other body parts. There are various Filler options, so you’ll need to consult with our Registered Nurse before deciding which one is right for you.

Plump your skin and see those wrinkles disappear

Hi-Tech Facials

What Causes Wrinkles Regular facial treatments are great for increasing circulation and collagen production in your body, making our Hi-Tech Facials the perfect way to decrease the look of wrinkles you have. Our combo IPL and RF treatments will destroy the dead skin on the surface of your face and stimulate the collagen in the dermal layer. After you’ve received your treatment, your skin will look smoother and tighter, helping you reduce your wrinkles.  

Increase your circulation and collagen production

What Causes Wrinkles

Increase your circulation and collagen production

Elevate™ Thread Lift

Unlike a traditional facelift, Elevate is a non-invasive procedure with minimal side effects. You can go to work, notice crow’s feet, and come in for a consultation during your lunch break. This quick procedure helps lift and tighten your skin by using PDO thread which is absorbed by the body. It will leave you looking younger and give you that V shape to your face and neck. You’ll be able to target any specific area of the face, neck, or body, and will begin to see results immediately.

See immediate lifting and tightening of your skin

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. However, by taking care of your skin with early on at-home treatments, visiting us for regular procedures, and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, you can keep your skin looking bright and tight. With healthy skin you’ll be able to avoid wrinkles and always Wake Up Beautiful.

Laguna Niguel Laser Hair Removal

Summer is here and that means it’s time to hit the beaches for some sunshine and waves! You want to be able to put on your bathing suit without worrying about shaving and the burn from salt water that follows a fresh shave. That’s where we come in. Wake Up Beautiful is pleased to offer Laser Hair Removal to the Laguna Niguel area.

Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the U.S.. There are many benefits of choosing Laser Hair Removal over shaving, waxing, or other methods of hair removal, and we fully believe you’ll love the results once you’ve come in for treatment. Our system utilizes highly concentrated light by beaming it directly into hair follicles, which is then absorbed by the follicle pigment. This will eventually destroy the root of each hair, leaving your skin as smooth as can be.

Discover the benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal will take some time to create a completely hair-free area. Since hairs can only be targeted when they are attached to the root, each treatment will be able to remove about 20% of hair in the area. Most clients require 4-6 visits to see desired results, but visits will be determined by the specific area and individual receiving treatment. While this treatment may initially take longer to see results, there are many benefits to choosing laser hair removal instead of waxing:

Long-Term Results

Laser Hair Removal prevents hair regrowth for months on end whereas waxing must be repeated monthly.

Cost Efficiency

While there is a greater upfront cost, over the span of just one year, waxing can cost you up to double the price of laser treatments.

No Ingrown Hairs

Since the hair won’t grow back, you don’t have to worry about pesky ingrown hairs like you do with waxing.

Pain Free

Waxing rips your hair from the root, causing you to feel intense pain. Laser hair removal is frequently not felt, and when it is, is described as a mild pinch.

Laguna Niguel Laser Hair Removal
Laguna Niguel Laser Hair Removal

Start seeing your long-term results today

How It Works

Our Laser Hair Removal treatments are safe for all skin types and are perfect for all genders. We can do as much or as little hair removal as you’d like, and will cover the full range of your body. But how does Laser Hair Removal work?

Step 1 Prior to treatment hair is cut off or shaved – this is so the laser energy isn’t used above the surface of the skin. This is also why it is recommended you let your hair grow for some time before coming in for treatment; it allows the hair removal to be as close to the skin as possible.

Step 2 The laser beam passes safely through skin turning light energy into heat. The heat energy is then drawn into the melanin of the hair, heating up the entire hair shaft.

Step 3 The heat will then weaken or destroy your hair follicle, allowing the hair shaft to become detached from said follicle. This means that the hair has become uprooted and the deep removal process has begun.

Step 4 The hair sheds and the absence of a hair follicle means hair doesn’t re-grow. While not all hair can be removed immediately, you will see results following your first treatment. Depending on the thickness and color of your hair, you may need to return for 3-5 visits before all hair is removed from the area.

Once you’ve received your Laser Hair Removal treatment(s) from Wake Up Beautiful, you’ll always be ready for a stroll down the sand and a relaxing time in the ocean water. You won’t need to worry about shaving or waxing, and can always take that last-minute trip to the beach!

Never miss a beach day again

Father’s Day Gift Giving

When you think of Wake Up Beautiful as Laguna Niguel’s Permanent Makeup and Microblading Medical Spa, what comes to mind? For most of you, it’s probably a fun and relaxing girls’ day out to enjoy some champagne, relaxation, and the wonderful procedures we offer. However, Wake Up Beautiful isn’t just for the girls. Wake Up Beautiful Medical Spa for men and women, and the guys in your life would greatly benefit from our treatments, just as much as you do.

Now, Father’s Day is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about that perfect gift for dad. You could go with the classic tie and hand drawn card, but why not try something new? Wake Up Beautiful offers a variety of services that will excite and rejuvenate any dad. With these services, your man will be ready to wake up handsome every day.

Botox and Fillers

Medical Spa for men and women Who Doesn’t want to enjoy the look of tighter, lifted skin? Botox is a non-surgical injection that helps relax the muscles in your face. When the muscles are relaxed, the wrinkles on the brow, forehead, and eyes all slowly disappear. One of the major benefits of Botox is that the results can be as subtle or drastic as you want. For our male clients, they usually prefer a subtler anti-aging effect, so we generally go with lower doses of the injectable.   Our Fillers are great because they can be used on the face to tighten skin, but can also be used on other areas of the body such as his hands. Fillers are also great for minimizing the appearance of scars he may have gained over the years. Imagine the difference you’ll see after just one treatment!   You won’t be able to see the tole his hard work has taken on his body. He’ll consult with our Registered Nurse to ensure he gets the right Filler for him, and will leave our spa with tighter, lifted skin that could make him feel ten years younger!

Help him enjoy subtle anti-aging effects of Botox and Fillers

Medical Spa for men and women

Help him enjoy subtle anti-aging effects of Botox and Fillers

Chemical Peels

Frequently our male clients will have dark spots and acne scars they are eager to remove. That’s where our Chemical Peels become our recommended procedure. Peels are great for removing fine lines and wrinkles, erasing spots, and smoothing out scars, leaving his skin soft and smooth. But how does this work? Our treatment is designed to gently remove the top layer of skin, leaving him with smooth, refreshed skin after the Peel. This treatment is perfect for sensitive, dry, and sun-damaged skin. The best part of our Chemical Peels is that they can be used on the face, or on any other area where he’s starting to see skin damage and wants a rejuvenated look.

Schedule his Chemical Peel for rejuvenated skin

Novalyft

Medical Spa for men and women NovaLyft is a non-surgical neck and face lift that any man would love. As we age, our skin loosens and we start to see the sagging effect. This becomes especially apparent on our faces. With NovaLyft, he can restore the structure of his face and keep that support system in place for months to come.   We have specialized treatments for each different aspect of his face, but would recommend this procedure most of the jawline and neck, as no other treatment targets those areas as well. There are minimal side effects, and each injection of PDO threads only takes about one minute. Because of this, our NovaLyft treatment is the perfect lunchtime procedure.

Book his lunchtime procedure today

Medical Spa for men and women

Book his lunchtime procedure today

Body Sculpting

Our Endermologie treatments help reduce the appearance of cellulite, and help increase cellulite and blood flow throughout the body. But how does this work? We utilized a double roller machine massage with the addition of suction on his treatment areas. This soothing massage will not only relax him, but also help signal to the body that it should work to produce more collagen, which will help give the smooth, refreshed look he’s looking for. Not only will his skin look rejuvenated, but he’ll look more fit and beach body ready to kick off the summer!

Help Dad get beach body ready

Ultimately, our male companions’ skin needs just as much TLC as ours does! With these procedures, your dad (or any man in your life) will feel rejuvenated and start looking younger in no time. While you wake up beautiful, help your man to wake up handsome this Father’s Day.

Botox and Fillers and Peels, Oh My!

At Wake Up Beautiful we offer four major medical services: Botox injections, Fillers, Chemical Peels, and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) facials. All of our medical services are performed under the supervision of Dr. Victoria Cupic, and completed by our Registered Nurse Tammy Valencia-Glover, who has worked under Dr. Cupic for ten years learning the ins and outs of each procedure. We want to understand your desired outcomes, so we’ll always begin your treatment appointment with a consultation to guarantee you see the results you’ve wanted.

Botox   Botox is a purified toxin from Clostridium Botulinum that binds to nerve endings, preventing stimulation of muscles. The result is relaxation of muscles and improvement in appearance of wrinkles. The effect is temporary. It consists of several tiny injections into certain muscles on the face that cause wrinkles. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief, and no anesthesia is necessary. The procedure takes about 15 minutes, and is FDA approved. Most people can resume normal activities immediately following injection.   Botox prevents your skin from creating more severe wrinkles and creases, so it is great for older clients seeing more of these, or younger ones wanted to use it preventatively. According to Shape Magazine, “sixty-four perfect of facial plastic surgeons reported an increase in patients under 30 years old last year.” This proves that more and more people are seeing the benefits of Botox. It is often used as a treatment for severe migraines as well, show just how medically stable it is.

Only $11 per unit

Only $11 per unit

Fillers Filler is injected into the skin using a very fine needle, filling in your wrinkles right before your very eyes! It works instantaneously to plump your skin, filling out your unwanted wrinkles and folds. It can be used to plump thin lips, soften facial wrinkles and creases, enhance shallow contours, and improve the appearance of scars. Today, fillers are made of Hyaluraonic Acid which is naturally found in the body, making it much safer for recreational use than previous fillers. We carry a variety of fillers to meet every client’s needs. When you schedule an appointment for fillers, we’ll have a filler expert meet with you for a consultation on our products, and the two of you will decide which filler is right for you.

Starting at $600

Starting at $600

Chemical Peels Chemical Peels help reduce the depth of surface lines, smooth rough skin texture, treat skin discoloration and redness, and assist in clearing acne/blemished skin. Additionally, Chemical Peels are great for reducing under eye and mouth fine lines, wrinkles caused by sun damage, lightening scars, and reducing park spots. The naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), retinol and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) found in the chemical peel help loosen dead cells from the skin’s surface, revealing new, healthy cells. While immediate results may show redness similar to a sun burn, swelling, and skin sensitivity, all reactions should subside within one week, resulting in smooth, radiant, and flowing skin.

Only $325 per unit

Only $325 per unit

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) IPL is a popular treatment that is best known for its ability to treat vascular conditions like broken capillaries (“spider veins”) and the brown spots or “age spots” caused by sun damage. IPL also stimulates the production of collagen, which plumps up the skin and gives you a fresher look, and refines or tightens large pores.   It works by using short blasts of a polychromatic, high-intensity light to penetrate just below the skin’s surface, damaging either the melanin that makes up brown age spots, or the blood vessels that create broken capillaries. The skin repairs the damage, leaving you with a more even skin tone. IPL is also a way to boost collagen and elastin production in the body.

But, how does this IPL differ from our Hi-Tech facials? Well, we do use IPL as part of our Hi-Tech Facial treatments. However, the intensity on those programs is far less than on regular IPL treatments which must be performed by trained medical personnel.

Starting at $350

Starting at $350

Once you’ve decided which medical treatment you’d like, be sure to contact us to get a free consultation set up. Wake Up Beautiful wants to ensure your safety and most beautiful results. We’ll get you the perfect treatment to rejuvenate your look and make sure you always Wake Up Beautiful.