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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th

What to get Dad for Father’s Day this year? Steer away from the usual “man gift” and try the gift of a relaxing facial at LaserSpa. Razor burn will be gone and his face will feel refreshed and renewed. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help your skin look younger.

Gentleman’s Facial: specifically targeting men’s skin type. Customized for a gentleman’s specific skin needs, a deep cleansing is followed by an exfoliating scrub and extraction. The treatment concludes with a cool, soothing mask to balance and hydrate your skin, also helping alleviate shaving irritation. 


Don’t forget…summer is upon us. Look and feel your very best on the beach with a CoolSculpting treatment.

25% off each Cool Body Sculpting treatment (for a limited time).


The Problem with Wrist Tattoos and the Apple Watch

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According to news coming out of Silicon Valley, wrist tattoos can be a big problem for Apple Watch lovers. Since the watch uses your heartbeat to process Apple Pay, send notifications, make phone calls and use apps, some wrist tattoos may prevent Apple’s sensors from accurately recording your heartbeat.

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The problem boils down to color and size. Since the watch uses green light to detect the beat in red blood cells, if your tattoo is red, black or solid colored it may absorb the light and throw off the watch’s detector.

Do you have a wrist tattoo and want an Apple Watch? Share your experience or concerns (if any) in the comments section below.


The Best Sunblock for Your Skin

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Skin damage is no joke. Sunblock is the only answer. Especially when it is caused by the sun. UVA and UVB rays can be detrimental to the way your skin ages. Exposed areas like our hands, face and chest often take the brunt of the damage. Over years of sun exposure, you may start to see changes to your skin like sunspots, wrinkles or discoloration. These changes can be dangerous!

What is a sun spot?

Sun spots aren’t necessarily dangerous but they’re not attractive. Unlike freckles, sun spots can occur on any type of skin that is exposed to UV rays. Sun spots are more like age spots, where they come in over time and are typically found on the hands and face rather than the rest of the body.

At LaserSpa of Tampa Bay, we use professional lasers that can only be used by qualified personnel. Depending on your initial consultation, we may recommend an anti-aging skin treatment with lasers, or a combination of many of our skin treatments.

Most of our treatments require sun avoidance, which is why we recommend what we carry at our location. For the best sunblock, try SkinCeuticals UV Defense SPF 30 on your face and hands.


7 celebs who had name tattoos removed

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Many people have broken the “first commandment of getting inked,” which is to say never ever ever get someone’s name permanently inked anywhere on your body. It’s often a big mistake, leading to breakups and sometimes even laser tattoo removal.

You don’t have to be famous to make mistakes like name tattoos. Avoid the taboo and tattoo or you just may end up regretting your choice of ink.

1. Angelina Jolie replaced Billy Bob Thornton with coordinates where her children were born.

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2. Melanie Griffith erased Antonio (Banderas) from her heart.

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3. Johnny Depp  and Winona Forever or not.

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4. Heidi Klum washed Seal right off her right forearm.

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5. Marc Anthony chose to cover up his tattoo for Jennifer Lopez.

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6. Denise Richards said “Goodbye Charlie” Sheen.

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7. Kat Von D got a portrait of Jesse James as a child and then immediately thought otherwise.

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Who’s your favorite celeb from this list? What are some of  your favorite name tattoos? Tell us in the comments.


The Two-Week Tattoo?

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Have you heard the buzz about this new ink technique that lasts only two weeks? It’s called inkbox. Invented by two brothers, this kit gives us a mock tattoo until the stain disappears.

That’s right, it’s a stain and it’s made from fruit so it’s organic (bonus). The Canadian brothers, Braden and Tyler Handley are onto something. Temporary tattoos have been around for ages in henna form and even Cleopatra dabbled in permanent makeup. Suffice to say this isn’t a new invention, but it is something that’s turning heads.

While ordinary tattoos actually stain the second layer of skin or Dermis, an inkbox tattoo only stains the first layer of skin or Epidermis. So, after several showers the tattoo naturally fades through the exfoliation process. You can literally have an arrow pattern one day and a star tattoo the next.

It comes in black only so options are a bit limited. Formula 2 is currently being funded, but once in production the kit is extremely affordable at roughly $20 a design.

For those who are a bit gun shy – and we don’t blame you, we’re in the business of removing bad tattoos this may be an option to satisfy your ink cravings.


What is it like to have a chemical peel?

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I had hormonal discoloration along my jaw line. It seriously looked like I didn’t know how to blend concealer. After a 4-day beach vacation, I noticed that the “mask” had darkened no thanks to all the time spent in the sun. My skin was a mess of patchy dark spots.

I went to LaserSpa of Tampa Bay for my usual laser hair removal and Meredee DeLuca, medical aesthetician, convinced me that something had to be done about my face. We had talked briefly about a chemical peel before, but the recent sun damage needed attention and quick.

The peel itself was delightful. It burns a bit, but there’s a fan to help keep you cool. Meredee was very knowledgeable about my skin type (light medium, combination skin) and the hormonal damage. She warned me that an aggressive peel might make the hormonal patchiness worse so to avoid that she started with a less-aggressive peel to slowly reveal new skin beneath.

Right after the chemical peel, my skin felt rough and there was obvious peeling happening around my jaw line and forehead – the most prominent damage areas. There were days it did look worse than I did before the facial, but those feelings quickly dissolved once I started to see the new skin come to the surface.

Meredee strictly warned me to use at least a SPF 30 on my face and to also start using a Retinol cream. She recommended the starting a Retinol immediately and stick to the following brands for the best results: Skinceuticals, RoC and Neutrogena.

I chose the Neutrogena product because it was easy to find at my grocery store. The benefits of using a Retinol are astounding. My new skin regime keeps me acne-free, dry skin free, oily skin free and healthy looking. My skin hasn’t looked like this since I was in my early 20s and I couldn’t have done it without Meredee and LaserSpa of Tampa Bay.I’ll definitely go back for another peel soon, and I’ll never go a day without sunblock and Retinol A.

Give Meredee a call today at (727) 934-4477 and book a peel. It’s the most affordable thing you can do for yourself that gives you results in just a few days.


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