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CoolSculpting

Jeanna KaridasHi Everyone,

I’m Jeanna Karidas and I exclusively administer all of the Coolsculpting treatments here at Shino Bay. Prior to my employment at Shino Bay, I started my Coolsculpting experience at a Plastic Surgery office in Naples, FL. about 8 years ago. I was personally trained by the Plastic Surgeon how to determine fat versus skin, along with the different types of fat such as fibrous and visceral. This knowledge at the beginning of my training has been invaluable to me.

When I first started Coolsculpting, there was only one applicator that was one shape and size so we were very limited as to what areas we could treat. Over the years, this technology has really advanced and there are now 6+ different applicators that are all different shapes and sizes. The applicators have been redesigned so that they are more comfortable for the patient and the treatment time is shorter.

The results have any greatly improved as a result due to the amount of areas we can now treat. These areas include: Chin, Upper Arms, Inner Thighs, Outer Thighs, Love Handles, Hips, Back Bra Fat, Underarm Fat, Abdomen, Knees and Back Upper Thighs.

Coolsculpting is ideal for someone who is within about 15lbs of their idea weight and have pockets of unwanted fat. CoolSculpting can even out the fat layer so that areas are flatter, smoother and more contoured. I’ve personally treated hundreds of patents over the years and have seen amazing results with this technology, and yes, I’ve had a few treatments myself and am a big fan. ?

The technology is called Cryolypolysis, which basically means fat freezing, this causes fat cells to actually die and not shrink, which means it delivers permanent results – non-surgically. Results are typically seen anywhere from 1-3 mos. (more or less) and you can expect a 20-25% fat layer reduction with each treatment. That means, you can do multiple treatments if a larger fat reduction is needed or desired.

I can’t say enough about Coolsculpting, you honestly have to just try it and see it with your own eyes. You can always start small, with one area for example, then see how you respond and go from there. I must warn you though, you will become addicted. ?

I am considered the “Coolsculpting Queen” here at Shino Bay. LOL.

~Jeanna Karidas – Medical Aesthetician~

CoolSculpting2019-09-19T09:29:05-04:00

Turn Down the Fat by Turning Up the Heat

Melinda Leyva

For most of my life I have been pretty content with my body weight and its fat placement. I have never been overweight and found it very easy to get into shape when I choose to dedicate time to a workout routine. However, as the idiom states, all good things must come to an end – oh boy, it sure did! Before I go into sharing my story with you, let me state that I am not one of those women who ever enjoyed pregnancy. Although I believe pregnancy is a blessing, it was anything but rainbows and butterflies for me. With that said, after pregnancy my body changed dramatically; My post-baby weight was substantially higher than my pre-baby weight and I couldn’t lose a simple five pounds to save my life. Ironically, although I had birthed my children (oh yea, I had twins – bonus!), I still appeared to look pregnant. To say the least, I was no longer content with my body weight and its fat placement.

It was an evening while at Walgreens that I decided to do something about my mid-section bulk. As I was checking out the very regretful lady that was scanning my items asks, “when are you due?”. I was extremely uneasy as my responded awkwardly, “I’m not pregnant”. In fact, I had my twins two years ago! The very next day I went into work determined to try a series of VanquishMe treatments.

Having the knowledge about VanquishMe but lacking the time is what kept me from trying the treatment in the first place. My mindset was clearly different now after being mistaken for a pregnant woman! I decided to start treating myself like I would a real patient. I began consuming 3.0 liters of water a day and implemented a walking plan each morning in order to give this treatment a fair shot. After one treatment a week for four weeks, I can say I am very pleased with my overall reduction results. However, due to my perfectionist nature, I will be undergoing another series of VanquishMe treatments for additional slimming.

VanquishMe is a contactless radio frequency procedure that disrupts fatty cells through selective heating of adipose tissue. This process leads to fatty cell shrinkage and elimination – everything I needed to NOT look pregnant. Although my fat placement problem was due to pregnancy, VanquishMe treatments are designed for anyone who wants to decrease the circumference of their particular problem area – regardless of one’s body mass index. It’s ideal for any age and any size. Therefore, if you too have an area that you would like to debulk, I urge you to turn down the fat by turning up the heat.

~Melinda Leyva – Medical Aesthetician~

Turn Down the Fat by Turning Up the Heat2019-09-19T09:30:29-04:00

Permanent Makeup Artist | Laser Hair Specialist

Rachel RichterHi Everyone,

My name is Rachel Richter. I am a licensed aesthetician, licensed electrologist/laser hair removal specialist, licensed advanced permanent makeup artist, and more recently the Emsculpt specialist here at Shino Bay. I have been practicing for 13 years, and have been working for Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera for 8 of those years. I still enjoy the technical aspect of each area, the artistic freedom, and the beautiful results that my patients experience. I feel proud of the services that I provide, knowing that when my patients leave me, they are in a better condition physically and even emotionally than when they arrived. It is my “psychology from the outside – in”.

This profession is perceived by some to be one of sheer vanity, which is partially true, however in my experience, patients do look more beautiful on the outside, but they also feel more confident on the inside. It affects their daily experience and often can change their lives for the better. In one example, after a series of hair removal sessions, my patient with previous pigmentation on her legs from shaving three times a day, came into my room twirling around in a dress that she hadn’t worn in ten years.

Another patient now sits in the front row of her meetings instead of the back after I removed significant hair growth from her face. She has also lost 30 pounds! I recently tattooed a woman’s scalp who has been camouflaging it for years with a dark powder to cover areas where hair no longer grows, as a result of a traumatic event in her life

My mission is for my patients to look in the mirror with a bit more self love, help minimize their daily aesthetic maintenance, and eliminate or at least significantly lessen the self-consciousness that they once felt.

~Rachel Richter – Permanent Makeup & Laser Hair Removal Specialist~

Permanent Makeup Artist | Laser Hair Specialist2019-09-19T09:35:12-04:00

Why Vitamin C and Retinol are Skincare Essentials

Vitamin C and Retinol are two essential skincare products that everyone should include in their skincare regimen. They promote cell turnover, even out the skin tone, and help build collagen under the skin. It is important to consult with your skincare professional to select the correct Vitamin C and Retinol to add into your daily routine.

~Ashleigh King – Skincare Specialist~

Why Vitamin C and Retinol are Skincare Essentials2020-03-18T19:52:46-04:00

Valentine’s Day Makeup

EYES:

  • ABH Norvina Palette
  • Dose Of Colors Desi x Katy Friendcation Palette
  • Stila Glitter Liquid Eye Shadow in Next to Notte
  • Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara

FACE:

  • Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer
  • Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Radiance-Perfecting Foundation in 2N2
  • Too Faced Born This way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer in Natural Beige
  • RCMA No Color Setting Powder
  • ABH Brow Definer in Dark Brown
  • Hourglass Ambient Lightning Bronzer in Radiant Bronze Light
  • Milani Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose
  • Hourglass Ambient Strobe Highlighting Palette
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
  • Essence Extreme Last Eye Pencil in 06 Silky Nude

LIPS:

  • Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Suburbia
  • Pat McGrath luxeTrance Lipstick in Beautiful Creature

~Mia Pulgar – Staff contributor~

Valentine’s Day Makeup2019-09-19T09:48:43-04:00

Everyday Makeup Routine

Products used:

  • Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer
  • Dermablend Flawless Creator Foundation 25N
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer 2C
  • Hourglass Loose Mineral Veil Translucent
  • Hourglass Ambient Light Blush Euphoric Fusion
  • Hourglass Ambient Light Bronzer Luminous Bronze Light
  • Jane Iredale Pommist Setting Spray
  • Fresh Minerals Pomade Brown Black
  • Jane Iredale Mystikol Liner Onyx
  • Dior Iconic Overcurl Black
  • Laura Mercier Lip Liner Ruby
  • Jane Iredale Play On Lip Crayon Naughty

~Ashleigh King – Skincare Specialist~

Everyday Makeup Routine2019-09-19T09:50:21-04:00

Post Procedure Skincare

Products used:

  • Alastin Nectar
  • Alastin Restorative Skin Complex
  • Alastin TransForm Body Treatment
  • Biopelle Tensage Intensive Serum 40
  • SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier
  • SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense
  • SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel & Masque
  • SkinCeuticals Epidermal Repair

~Ashleigh King – Skincare Specialist~

Post Procedure Skincare2019-09-19T09:51:42-04:00

Skincare Regimen for Oily Skin

AM

  • Cleanser- Glowbiotics Revitalizing Cleanser
  • Toner- SkinCeuticals LHA Toner
  • Serum- Biopelle KNR Serum, SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator
  • Antioxidant- Biopelle Antioxidant Defense Serum
  • Eye Cream- Biopelle Radiance Eye Cream
  • Moisturizer- SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3
  • Sunscreen- Elta UV Clear Tinted

PM

  • Cleanser- Simple Cleansing Wipes, SkinCeuticals Simply Clean, Shino Bay Pore War
  • Toner- SkinCeuticals LHA Toner
  • Retinol- Glowbiotics Advanced Retinol Renewal Treatment
  • Eye Cream- Glowbiotics Anti-Wrinkle Illuminating Eye Cream
  • Moisturizer- Glowbiotics Probiotic Brightening Lotion

~Ashleigh King – Skincare Specialist~

All products are available at Shino Bay

Skincare Regimen for Oily Skin2019-09-19T09:52:35-04:00

Halloween Makeup by Mia

AM

  • Cleanser- Glowbiotics Revitalizing Cleanser
  • Toner- SkinCeuticals LHA Toner
  • Serum- Biopelle KNR Serum, SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator
  • Antioxidant- Biopelle Antioxidant Defense Serum
  • Eye Cream- Biopelle Radiance Eye Cream
  • Moisturizer- SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3
  • Sunscreen- Elta UV Clear Tinted

PM

  • Cleanser- Simple Cleansing Wipes, SkinCeuticals Simply Clean, Shino Bay Pore War
  • Toner- SkinCeuticals LHA Toner
  • Retinol- Glowbiotics Advanced Retinol Renewal Treatment
  • Eye Cream- Glowbiotics Anti-Wrinkle Illuminating Eye Cream
  • Moisturizer- Glowbiotics Probiotic Brightening Lotion

~Mia Pulgar – staff contributor~

Halloween Makeup by Mia2019-09-19T09:54:30-04:00