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Best Ways to Achieve Healthy, Glowing Skin | New Canaan, CT

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Best Ways to Achieve Healthy, Glowing Skin New Canaan, CT

November 15, 2023

No matter the season, glowing skin is always in. Achieving it, however, requires some effort on your part. Home remedies are of course an easy steppingstone, such as staying hydrated, moisturizing, wearing sunscreen, eating a nutrient-rich diet and quitting smoking. But in addition to healthy habits and a great skin care routine, professional skin treatments can make a real difference when treating problematic concerns or can simply give you an extra boost to maintain well-behaved skin.

First, let’s discuss your skin care routine. Even if you’ve got the basics down — cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen — there may be more your skin is craving that is being left untreated. This is where a complimentary skin care consultation with us can give you the roadmap to success. Once we’ve outlined your skin’s needs and your unique goals, we can recommend a step-by-step regimen of products which may include serums, toners and spot treatments. Another element that comes into play are the types of products you’re using. Results are far more attainable when the ingredients being used are clinically proven to be effective. That’s why we only offer medical-grade products that contain high concentrations of active ingredients to promote overall skin health, tackle imperfections and leave you with a glowing complexion.

Now, let’s get into some glow-getting treatments.

Hydrafacial®

For a glow on the go, Hydrafacial makes a wonderful day-of treatment for any big event or special occasion that all skin types can enjoy. This is because Hydrafacial works its magic without downtime or irritation. With a culmination of patented vortex suction and nourishing medical-grade serums, this hydradermabrasion device can cleanse, extract and hydrate your skin in less than an hour. You’ll notice an immediate glow, one that’s more evenly toned and textured, after just one treatment. For other concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots and oily/congested skin, we recommend repeated Hydrafacials which will equate to longer-lasting improvements.

Microneedling

Rejuvenate your skin from the inside out with the natural healing power of microneedling. We proudly offer FDA-cleared SkinPen®, an advanced microneedling device that creates tiny micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing response and stimulate new collagen and elastin growth. You can enjoy optimal results with a series of one to three 30-minute sessions and little to no downtime. As your skin begins to heal itself following each microneedling session, it will become more renewed and rejuvenated. Over the long term, you will notice improvements in the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles for a smoother, more radiant complexion.

Want to learn even more ways to glow? Get started on your skin care journey with Intentional Self Aesthetics by calling 203.327.5299 or requesting a consultation online today.

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Top Treatments for Getting Holiday Ready | New Canaan, CT

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Top Treatments for Getting Holiday Ready New Canaan, CT

November 1, 2023

A key element to looking and feeling your best before the holidays is timing your treatments accordingly. We would suggest allotting yourself at least four to six weeks in advance to begin treatments so you can start seeing results as soon as possible. This makes November an ideal month to get the ball rolling on your aesthetic goals.

It’s the most wonderful time of year to pamper yourself, so let’s get into our top treatments for holiday-ready radiance:

Advanced Skin Rejuvenation

BBL® HERO™ photofacial is a fast-acting treatment option to revitalize your skin from head to toe. This includes improving the look of age spots, sunspots, freckles, redness and rosacea, uneven skin tone, dullness, acne, small veins and broken capillaries and with repeated treatments, lines, wrinkles and skin laxity. BBL HERO works quickly, treating the face and larger areas of the body within minutes with no social downtime. As the BBL HERO device delivers high-energy broadband light to break up pigmentation in the skin without harming its surface, it also stimulates collagen production. Within a week or two, you can expect to see optimal results of your refreshed, glowing skin which will continue to build as new collagen is generated.

Halo® laser skin resurfacing can take an aging complexion and restore it to its former youthful glory, helping you achieve long-lasting complexion improvements for a healthy glow. Halo works by combining ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to treat the skin at multiple levels for intense renewal with shorter downtime than similar lasers. Along with increased collagen production, Halo can help improve concerns of hyperpigmentation, large pore size, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin texture, dullness and more. As your treated skin heals and flakes off in the following days to a week, your new radiant skin will be revealed with continued improvements over the next few weeks and months. Best of all, with just one to two treatments, your Halo glow can last for years!

Injectables

Botox® makes it easy to refresh your appearance and boost your confidence in only a few short minutes. This tried-and-true neurotoxin injectable temporarily relaxes wrinkle-rousing muscles so the skin above can gradually smooth out, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Popular treatment areas include crow’s feet that radiate from the eyes, horizontal forehead lines and vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. As your results fully settle in the days to weeks following treatment, you can enjoy your wrinkle-free radiance for up to four months.

Dermal fillers are ideal for anyone looking to achieve immediate improvements to the volume, softness or smoothness of their skin. Formulated as a clear, ultra-smooth hyaluronic acid (HA) gel, fillers add fullness where injected, which can be to multiple areas of the face. This is why we’re proud to offer the full collection of Juvéderm® HA fillers to address an array of needs, including Voluma® XC for volume loss and augmentation of the chin, Vollure® XC for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and Ultra XC for lip augmentation. The beauty of fillers is that they replenish volume and fill in wrinkles and folds instantly with optimal results appearing in the following weeks. Not to mention these benefits can last anywhere from six months to a year or longer, depending on your specific filler.

Get started with Intentional Self Aesthetics for your holiday beauty prep by calling 203.327.5299 or requesting a consultation online today.

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How to Conquer Summer Sun Damage New Canaan, CT

October 13, 2022
Even when we try our best to stay protected, sun damage can be sneaky. While you may not feel any discomfort when sunlight hits your skin, your healthy cells can still be damaged. Over time, that damage comes to the surface in the form of wrinkles, dark spots, freckles and hyperpigmentation, to name a few. Fortunately, reversing sun damage is more than just possible with the versatility and power of aesthetic laser technology.

At Intentional Self Aesthetics, our best-in-class lasers and light-based therapies allow us to correct pigmentation irregularities, diminish signs of aging and more with minimal downtime — so you can reclaim healthy, radiant skin once and for all!

Let’s get to know these glow-getting treatments:

BBL® HERO™ photofacial

As the most advanced intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment, BBL HERO photofacial combines broadband light with High Energy Rapid Output to treat a myriad of skin concerns on the face and large areas of the body within mere minutes. BBL HERO quickly and comfortably delivers impressive results with four times the speed, three times the peak power and two times the cooling as the original BBL device. Without downtime, BBL HERO uses non-invasive, high-energy light to break down pigmentation in the skin and stimulate vibrant collagen production. With just a single pass of the handpiece, BBL HERO can improve the appearance of age spots, sunspots, freckles, redness and rosacea, dullness, uneven skin tone, small veins and broken capillaries and more on the face, neck, décolleté, arms, legs, back, buttocks and abdomen. You can expect to see initial improvements just a few days after your session, with benefits continuing to build in the following weeks and months.

Halo® laser skin resurfacing

Intense skin renewal is the name of the game with Halo laser skin resurfacing. As the world’s first hybrid fractional laser, Halo combines both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to simultaneously treat both the skin’s outer layers and the deeper dermis with shorter downtime than similar lasers. While stimulating your body’s natural healing response, Halo can target common pigmentation irregularities, signs of aging, skin dullness, uneven texture, pore size, acne scars and more for all skin types. You will notice initial results two to five days after your Halo with continued benefits over the following weeks and months as new collagen is produced. Best of all, with just one to two treatments, or a series of milder treatments, your Halo glow can last for years!

Your brighter, more evenly toned complexion is just a consultation away! Call 203.594.1890 or request a consultation online today to get started.

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Meet Owner and Medical Director, Dr. Alasio! | New Canaan, CT

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Dr. Alasio

Meet Owner and Medical Director, Dr. Alasio! New Canaan, CT

October 22, 2022
Welcome to Intentional Self Aesthetics, where you can become the ultimate version of your unique, beautiful self, inside and out! Our practice was founded by Dr. Teresa Alasio, an accomplished Board-Certified Physician and our very own Medical Director. Dr. Alasio has made significant contributions to the field of medicine over her nearly 20-year career with a diverse range of expertise as an experienced and highly skilled physician and thought leader.

As we open our doors this October, we want you to get to know the backstory and the brains behind Intentional Self Aesthetics. So, without further ado, let’s meet Dr. Alasio:

Her motivation for opening a medical aesthetic practice

Dr. Alasio’s mission with Intentional Self Aesthetics is to prioritize confidence, self-awareness and self-compassion for every client that walks through the door. She has found aesthetics to be the ideal practice environment to combine her skills and passion to empower people to live with intention and shine brightly at every stage of life. Dr. Alasio intentionally built her practice in her hometown of New Canaan, Connecticut so that she can not only work close to home and be near her family, but also be part of a thriving community and actively participate as a local business owner.

Her academic and professional accomplishments

Dr. Alasio’s professional journey over the past two decades is marked by academic excellence and extensive training. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she also did her residency training, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Alasio has continuously improved and honed her skills through fellowship, continuing lifelong education activities and service on national committees. Additionally, she has made significant contributions to the medical community through presentations and publications, sharing knowledge and expertise with peers and colleagues. Her other accolades include:

  • Board Certification in Aesthetics from the American Association of Procedural Medicine (AAOPM)
  • Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology
  • Certified Life Coach from The Life Coach School

Her commitment to social responsibility and community engagement

Dr. Alasio has served on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Violence Crisis Center of Stamford as well as being Co-Chair of the annual Voices of Courage Luncheon. She has also been recognized as a dedicated and compassionate healthcare provider, earning praise from patients and colleagues alike for exemplary patient care and service. Dr. Alasio has even been nominated in the past as a “Health Care Hero” by Westchester Magazine.

Her intentions with Intentional Self Aesthetics

Dr. Alasio and her team truly can’t wait to serve you! Call 203.594.1890 or request a consultation online today to get started.

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