Cara Mia brings you the most advanced spa services in the world. Our goal is to bring you aesthetic treatments that are results oriented in a safe environment. Our goal is to bring you aesthetic treatments that are results oriented in a safe environment. At Cara Mia, we help you achieve health and restore your youthful appearance while offering you privacy, comfortable surroundings and many alternatives for your cosmetic skincare. We offer both preventive and restorative spa treatments that help you improve your appearance and health.
Our facial and body treatments can reduce the signs of aging by improving the skin’s appearance. Collagen can be stimulated, wrinkles reduced, pore size decreased, and sun-damage signs diminished. Additionally, we address troubled-skin issues such as acne, scarring, stretch marks, spider veins, cellulite and perspiration. We custom design treatments to your individual skin type and offer a complete range of advanced spa procedures, including laser hair removal and vein therapies.
Cara Mia Medical Day Spa is the place where science, health and comfort intersect to help our patients maintain healthy, youthful skin.
Cara Mia Medical Day Spa offers Bio-Ultimate Gold’s MICROCURRENT FACELIFT system. As seen on “Oprah,” the Microcurrent Facelift offers a number of facial treatments that visibly firm and revitalize the skin, provide muscle re-education, and ionize product for deep penetration into the skin. A popular pre-red carpet procedure for celebrities, the Microcurrent Facelift revitalizes, plumps and smooths skin after a single treatment. Improvements to the skin’s texture, tone and tightening appear immediately.
Experience facial skin revitalization with Cara Mia’s OXYGEN FACIAL. Your skin is cleansed, moisturized and revived with a fine mist of pure oxygen. After a skin analysis, we apply the appropriate products with the oxygen to penetrate deep into the epidermis to remove impurities, leaving the skin radiant and soft. Skin is rejuvenated and hydrated. We recommend this facial in conjunction with chemical peels or microdermabrasion.
Purify and detoxify skin with Cara Mia’s DEEP CLEANSING FACIAL. Clear clogged pores, control oil, reduce blemishes, remove dead skin cells and refine and stimulate cellular renewal. This facial will restore the natural balance of your skin.
At Cara Mia our aestheticians have the experience and training to customize each facial to the patient’s personal skin care needs and results. Cara Mia Medical Day Spa aestheticians also offer additional FACIALS that target specific areas of the body or specific conditions such as:
- Back Only
- Exfoliating with mild chemical peel
- Just Extractions
Cellulite is a kind of fat tissue in the subcutaneous layer of the skin that contains constricting bands of connective tissue. This connective tissue, which varies in thickness and is laced with fat cells, is held in place by a network of fibers that protects our body, cushioning our muscles and organs. It is also surrounded by a liquid that both nourishes it and provides it with an effective waste system. When all is working well in the system, waste products are removed from the body and smooth curves result; when fats, fluids and toxins are trapped deep in the skin (below the epidural layer), the connective tissue thickens and hardens, giving a dimpling effect. As we mature, the layer of skin thins, resulting in the rippled appearance of cellulite.
WHAT IS VELASHAPE?
Velashape is the first FDA cleared device for circumferential and cellulite reduction. It has been specifically shown to achieve temporary reduction of thigh circumferences and the appearance of cellutlite. It utilizes a unique multi–modal approach with vacuum suction, mechanical rollers, and heating through infrared light and bi-polar radiofrequency energy. Reduction in cellulite and contouring of lipodystrophies (unwanted lumps, bumps and bulges) and circumference are the treatment goals for Velashape.
HOW DOES VELASHAPE WORK?
The Velashape combines heat (infared and radio frequency) energy with vacuum suctions and mechanical rollers to break up the superficial fat layer that contributes to cellulite. The heat increases the metabolism of the fatty layer, which causes the fat cells to shrink in size. The mechanical rollers and vaccum suctions increase circulation to the area which aids in creating a smoother surface appearance.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS AND HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
Many patients will begin to see results after the first or second treatment. However, it is recommended to do three treatments spaced two weeks apart to achieve optimum results. After the series of three treatments is complete, it is recommended to do a treatment once every three months for continued results. Some patients are so encouraged by the first series; they will elect to continue once every two to four weeks for an additional three treatments.
The results of Velashape can be long lasting as long as a healthy weight and lifestyle are maintained. Cara Mia Medical Day Spa offers our patients a reduced price for maintenance treatments.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?
The Velashape treatments are often described as a deep tissue massage, but we have found patients usually find the first treatment slightly uncomfortable due to the unique manipulation of the tissue. After the initial treatment people are more familiar with the “feeling” and find it comfortable. There will be some mild redness to the skin and the areas will feel warm immediately after the treatment. We recommend wearing a fitted garment on the area to keep the tissue warmer for a longer period of time. Normal activities may be resumed the same day.
WHO IS THE IDEAL PATIENT FOR THE PROCEDURE?
Velashape is ideal for those looking to improve the appearance of cellulite in the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks. Body contouring via circumferential reduction of unwanted fat bulges is going to be most dramatic in those patients who are compliant with a healthy lifestyle.
WHAT TO EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR VELASHAPE PROCEDURE?
The treated area may appear flushed or pink from the heat for a short while, and may feel warm for several hours after treatment. One can resume normal activities immediately. There may also be some mild soreness and bruising.
WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR VELASHAPE?
Velashape can be used on any person if cellulite is present and if there are realistic expectations for circumferential reduction. It is safe and effective for all skin colors and there are no long term health hazards from light of RF energy.
Permanent makeup (micro- pigmentation) helps give back what time has taken away and saves you precious time you normally spend “putting on your face”. You can save countless hours in a single year that were formerly spent struggling to draw eyebrows evenly or eyeliner half-way straight…that’s a lot of extra free time!
Cara Mia Medical Day Spa is proud to have well trained, highly experienced Micro-Pigmentation artists, giving our patients the best experience available.
WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP/MICRO-PIGMENTATION?
Permanent makeup is the art and science of implanting color into your skin. It is putting the right color in the right place so you can look better naturally. Specialized instruments allow your micro-pigmentation professional to place color into the layer of the skin known as the dermis. Because the outermost layer of the skin, the epidermis, is always shedding and renewing itself, you are looking at the color through a thin veil of skin. When a procedure is completed, the color will appear darker than the final result. This is the result of the color being in BOTH the epidermis and the dermis The color in the top layer will flake off during the healing process, lightening the overall effect. It is a cosmetic invasive procedure that requires skill, experience and cooperation with your permanent makeup professional.
MOST COMMON AREAS FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP
- Full Lips/Lip Liner
- Beauty Marks
- Freckles/Age Spots
- Stretch Marks
- Areola Restoration
- Birth Marks
IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
We use a topical anesthetic as well as oral medication. Some people describe it as a “tingling” feeling. However most people still experience some discomfort especially for eye and lip procedures. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst pain, most patients are at a 3.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
The treatment takes about 1-3 hours but it depends upon the specific skin condition being treated and the professional opinion of your skin care provider.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECOVER?
Most patients will be mildly swollen, sensitive and lightly bruised for 1 to 2 days. You can usually go back to normal activities but would want to avoid submerging yourself in lakes, oceans, rivers or anything that could promote infection for at least 7 days.
HOW LONG WILL MY PERMANENT MAKEUP LAST?
Permanent makeup/micro-pigmentation lasts a long time but NOT forever. As you become accustomed to your new makeup it is not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new makeup every couple of years. The darker the color the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural delicate colors are often more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body’s natural response.
COOLSCULPTING® by /zeltiq
The idea that cold can selectively affect fat led to the innovative cooling process developed by scientists at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
HOW DOES COOLSCULPTING® BY ZELTIQ WORK?
CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq is a safe non-invasive treatment for fat removal and body contouring. CoolSculpting® is an FDA approved device that uses a technology called cryolipolysis to freeze targeted fat cells. Studies have shown 20-25% of the targeted fat cells die in a natural way and dissolve over the course of several weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FAT AND HOW IS IT REMOVED?
The cooling of the fat cells causes them to die a natural cell death (called apoptosis) as opposed to other methods which cause a traumatic death to the cell (necrosis). As this is a natural process, the cells slowly get broken down and reabsorbed. This reabsorption process is very similar to dietary fat broken down by the liver.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?
A majority of patients will see results in the first eight weeks. It is important to know, as this is using a natural body process, results will be obtained gradually over 2-4 months.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Fat loss of the cell are permanent, fat cells do not regenerate.
WHEN CAN I DO ANOTHER TREATMENT?
If after your consultation it is determined you may need more than one treatment to achieve the desired result, a second treatment can be done as early as four weeks apart.
WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING® BY ZELTIQ?
CoolSculpting® is best for those fat pockets resistant to diet and exercise. An ideal candidate will be within 10 to 15 pounds of their target body weight and is otherwise healthy.
WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING?
CoolSculpting® is not appropriate for significantly overweight patients, nor is it appropriate for patients with very little fat or have very loose skin. This procedure can NOT be done if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if overly sensitive to cold. Other more rare conditions may also be contraindications and your Cara Mia professional clinician will go over these during your consultation.
WHAT ARE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS (RISKS)?
Risks include bruising, redness and varying degrees of discomfort to the area such as sharp shooting pains, numbness, tingling, cramping, tenderness to the touch. No long term side effects have been reported, all subside and resolve over time.
Micro-Needling is a therapy that delivers tiny needle pricks to the skin to stimulate the skin’s natural healing processes, minimizing wrinkles and improving the appearance of scars in all skin types with minimal recovery time. Cara Mia Medical Day Spa offers the procedure using a MicroPen device which is inherently safer than dermal rollers, utilizing sterile single-use, surgical grade disposable needle tips. The MicroPen has a unique feature such as “Turbo Safety Needle”, ensuring the MicroPen delivers greater efficiency and superior clinical results while maintaining the highest level of safety for both patient and provider.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR THE TREATMENT?
MicroPen is safe for ALL skin types.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE TREATMENT?
A topical gel is applied to clean skin. The gel helps the MicroPen glide across the skin. A rapid needle motion creates superficial micro-injuries designed to improve the skin and stimulate new cells. Patients describe it as feeling like a mild sandpaper sensation. The treatment takes approximately 30-60 minutes.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF THE TREATMENT?
Micro-needling stimulates collagen for softer, firmer skin, smoothing the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and improves skins texture. The safety and control of MicroPen lead to predictable, consistent results for every patient.
GENTLEWAVES LED LIGHT THERAPY
Gentelwaves is a non-ablative (non-harming), non-thermal treatment that reduces wrinkles, pore size and pigmentation to product smoother, more youthful looking skin. Treatments are painless and there is not down time, so you can immediately return to your normal activities.
Gentlewaves requires several apointments, as results are gradually seen and increase with time and after each session. It is also FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes. Using a technology called photo modulation, Gentelwaves is a low-intensity light therapy that can modulate (increase or decrease) cellular activity. In other words, Gentlewaves can increase collagen productions while decreasing the production of enzymes that break down and age the skin.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR GENTLEWAVES?
Gentlewaves can be used by any patient except those with seizure disorders or migraines. The therapy can be beneficial when used in conjunction with any of the treatments offered at Cara Mia Medical Day Spa.
The aestheticians at Cara Mia Medical Day Spa do total body waxing to temporarily control unwanted hair.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE WAXING
Prior to waxing please be certain to STOP using the following:
- Medical topical prescriptions such as Retin-A and Differen
- Certain Obagi and ZO products such as those that contain glycolic acid
- If you are on Accutane or within 3 months post Accutane you can NOT wax