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Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation method that requires the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to gently shave the top layer of the skin, removing dead skin and vellus facial hair, aka peach fuzz. Sound scary? It’s not! Here are a few of the top Dermaplaning Myths addressed.

Myth #1: Dermaplaning will cause the facial hair to grow back thicker and darker.

Fact: The vellus hair on your face is soft and thin by design; the structure of the hair cannot be changed by “shaving” or Dermaplaning.

Myth #2: Dermaplaning is painful.

Fact: There is absolutely no pain involved in the Dermaplaning process; most clients report feeling a gentle tickle or brushing sensation.

Myth #3: Dermaplaning is too harsh for Sensitive Skin.

Fact: Dermaplaning is actually the gentlest way to exfoliate the skin and remove facial hair. It is ideal for clients with sensitive skin.

While Dermaplaning cannot be performed on active acne, it works wonders for preventing it! Vellus hair on the face can trap and hold bacteria, leading to breakouts. Removing the hair prevents bacteria and dead skin cells from building up and clogging pores. It can even fade old acne scars over time by stimulating cell turnover.  Other benefits of Dermaplaning include better penetration of products and peels as well as a smoother makeup application and all over brightening of the skin.

Microneedling, or Collagen Induction Therapy, comfortably creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This results in a remodeling of the skin, including the formation of collagen and elastin. This treatment is ideal for anyone experiencing fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, acne scarring and uneven skin texture. With little to no downtime, mild post-procedure effects and lasting results, Microneedling is the perfect treatment for all skin types. Book your treatment during the month of September and receive a FREE Serum Enhancement.

Surgeons Challenge Other Businesses to Join

FORT MYERS, FLA., July 11, 2018 – Facial Plastic Surgeons Dr. Stephen Prendiville and Dr. James L. Newlon are teaming up with Assuage Luxury Spa to raise money to support Captains For Clean Water, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for and protecting South Florida’s water resources.

“We are disheartened to see the damage caused to our rivers and estuaries by the unnatural discharges from Lake Okeechobee.  Our fish and seagrasses are dying, our shorelines are caked with green algae, and our decaying water quality is impacting everyone,” said Drs. Prendiville and Newlon.  Both are avid fishermen and supporters of Captains For Clean Water.

“The solution is to restore the natural flow of the water by purchasing land to treat and convey Lake Okeechobee water south.  Funds to do this are already available through Amendment 1, but our legislature is slow to act to implement this long-term solution,” they said.

To help Captains For Clean Water convince the Florida Legislature to acquire land south of Lake Okeechobee, both physicians and the Assuage Luxury Spa will donate 10 percent of their income from injectables and filler sales to the non-profit for the entire month of August.  The offer will be extended to Assuage Luxury Spa locations in both Fort Myers and Naples, where Dr. Prendiville serves as medical director.

The surgeons are issuing a challenge to other businesses to also dedicate a portion of their revenues during August to help Captains For Clean Water save our waters.  Businesses that wish to join the challenge should contact Captains For Clean Water at www.captainsforcleanwater.org .

“We believe strongly that we must put pressure on our legislators and the Army Corps of Engineers to save the fisheries and coastal communities of south Florida.  It starts with just a few of us stepping forward to say ‘enough is enough’ and we ask others to join us in this fight to protect our waterways, and ultimately, our way of life,” said Drs. Prendiville and Newlon.

The fund-raiser will include all injectables and fillers offered by both physicians, including

  • Juvederm Vollure™ – a long-lasting filler that is FDA-approved to soften moderate to severe lines around the nose and mouth with results lasting as long as 18 months;
  • Juvederm Voluma® – the first filler approved to restore age-related volume in the cheeks;
  • Juvederm Volbella® – an injectable for lip augmentation and correction of lines around the lips;
  • Sculptra® – an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen – an underlying cause of facial aging – for results that can last more than two years; and
  • Other fillers, such as Radiesse®, Restylane®, Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport® and others.

Dr. Prendiville is the only Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers who is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Newlon has more than 12 years of experience as a facial plastic surgeon and is the current chairman of otolaryngology for the Lee Health system.  He is Board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

For more information, visit www.drprendiville.com and www.docnewlon.com

NAPLES, Fla. – April 16, 2018 – PRLog — Assuage Luxury Spa hosted a special event, “Freedom Fundraiser,” April 12 at its Naples location that raised more than $2,000 for Path2Freedom, a local non-profit that helps local victims of human trafficking.

The event included complimentary skin consultations, product demonstrations, chair massages, tours, hors d’oeuvres, wine and silent auctions as well as raffles for gift baskets.

“Florida ranks number three in the nation in human trafficking. We are very thankful to good corporate neighbors like the Assuage Luxury Spa for helping us to serve the needs of child victims during their individual journeys from rescue to restoration,” said Path2Freedom Founder Ana Stevenson.

Path2Freedom works with its partners to provide safe environments and long-term programs to help victims of human trafficking recover.  The non-profit organization currently is raising funds for a home for victims to create an environment of hope and healing.

Assuage  Luxury Spa and the office of Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville host regular events to raise money for local non-profits and have raised thousands of dollars to assist agencies in Collier and Lee counties.

Assuage Luxury Spa is a medical spa offering exotic relaxation treatments from around the globe, as well as contemporary equipment and state-of-the-art technology.  For example, Assuage was the first medical spa in the area to offer SculpSure technology, the first and only FDA-cleared non-invasive fat melting device to treat stubborn fat in just 25 minutes.

The spa was created by Tehjan Prendiville, a registered nurse with more than 30 years experience in the mental health field.  Her husband, Dr. Prendiville, is the medical director of the spa.

The Naples spa is located at 1201 Piper Boulevard, Unit 1, at the corner of Immokalee and Airport Pulling Roads.  The Fort Myers spa is located at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive.

PRENDIVILLE HONORED FOR PATIENT SERVICE
Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen A. Prendiville is the first surgeon in Southwest Florida to be honored for excellent patient service with the RealCare Promise Badge. The badge is presented byRealSelf, a leading online community that helps people make confident choices about elective cosmetic procedures. Physicians who earn the designation must be part of the RealSelf reviewer network and agree to be timely with appointments, transparent with costs of treatments, and treat patients with respect. Prendiville, who serves as medical director of Assuage Luxury Spa in Fort Myers and Naples, was selected last year for the RealSelf 500 award, which recognizes physicians who have an outstanding record of positive consumer feedback and for providing unique, valuable insights to questions asked online by consumers. It is the sixth consecutive year that Prendiville has been honored by RealSelf. Prendiville is the only fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers who is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. For more information, visit www.drprendiville.com

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Stroke Recovery Fundraiser in December. All the support was truly overwhelming.Gulfshore Life – February, 2018

FORT MYERS, FLA., July 21, 2017 – Assuage Luxury Spa hosted a special event, “Independence Fundraiser,” July 19 at its Fort Myers location that raised $660 for Hearts & Homes for Veterans, a local non-profit that provides support for Southwest Florida veterans.
The event included beauty consultations, product demonstrations, chair massages, tours, food and drinks as well as raffles for gift baskets and a live auction of injectable treatments.
“One in 13 veterans is homeless or living in poverty. We are very thankful to good corporate neighbors like the Assuage Luxury Spa for helping us to provide shelter, food and other necessities for our low-income and homeless veterans,” said Don Payton, founder of Hearts & Homes for Veterans.
Hearts & Homes for Veterans provides housing, food, clothing, bedding, recreation, training and education for low income and homeless veterans throughout Southwest Florida. The Distribution & Service Center is located at 2230 Alicia St., phone 239-674-1719 or visit www.hhveterans.com
Assuage Luxury Spa and the office of Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville host regular events to raise money for local non-profits and have raised thousands of dollars to assist agencies in Lee and Collier counties.
Assuage Luxury Spa is a medical spa offering exotic relaxation treatments from around the globe, as well as contemporary equipment and state-of-the-art technology. For example, Assuage was the first medical spa in the area to offer SculpSure technology, the first and only FDA-cleared non-invasive fat melting device to treat stubborn fat in just 25 minutes.
The spa was created by Tehjan Prendiville, a registered nurse with more than 26 years experience in the mental health field. Her husband, Dr. Prendiville, is the medical director of the spa.
The Fort Myers spa is located at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive. The Naples spa is located at 1201 Piper Boulevard, Unit 1, at the corner of Immokalee and Airport Pulling Roads.
For more information, call 239-333-1450 or visit www.assuagecenters.com .

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