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Hello again and welcome to the February 2009 edition of the Signature Forum Newsletter! This month, we’ll be getting you set for Valentine’s Day by suggesting some superior skin care treatments that can have you looking lovely and years younger without the necessary repetition of skin creams or the hefty cost of some surgical procedures.

We all know there are thousands of skin care solutions available at every neighborhood drug store in the country. Unfortunately, the majority of these treatments have never been proven to work, and those that do usually won’t elicit noticeable results for weeks or even months. That kind of patience is commendable, but not always helpful, especially when you’re approaching a romantic time of the year like Valentine’s Day. This is why Signature Forum suggests trying a professional facial rejuvenation treatment with a skin care specialist. At your local cosmetic clinic, it only takes about 20-40 minutes to erase years of fine lines, age spots, large pores, and other imperfections from your skin. Better still, considering our current economy, these simple, minimally invasive procedures won’t take a bite out of your bank account.

Botox Cosmetic®
We’re all familiar with the world’s most popular cosmetic treatment, Botox. This dermal injectable is famous for quickly and effectively eliminating laugh lines and crow’s feet, creating a more vibrant, youthful look. Today, it’s easier to find a reputable Botox provider than ever before, and most clinics are offering huge discounts to encourage consumers to brave economic conditions. The fact is, if you’re still in the market for a Botox treatment, there’s probably never been a better time to try it out for yourself. A session can be completed on your lunch break, for a few hundred dollars or less. And the results tend to speak for themselves (after all, there’s a reason that over 3 million Botox procedures are administered in the U.S. each year!).

Also known as the “power peel,” a Microdermabrasion is even more affordable than Botox, and is quickly becoming the skin rejuvenation treatment of choice for many women. Rather than using an injectable solution, Microdermabrasion machines are designed to emit a stream of cleansing crystals (typically aluminum oxide) which effectively clean and shrink large pores, remove blackheads, clear age spots, and can even reduce the appearance of acne and fine lines. Microdermabrasions leave your face incredibly clear, smooth, and soft to the touch (just right for a romantic evening), and with a price tag often as low as $100, it’s hard to rationalize passing this treatment up.

IPL Photofacial
Another favorite skin rejuvenation option among the staff here at Signature Forum is the Photofacial. Utilizing IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light technology, Photofacials manipulate heat energy beneath the skin’s surface to help produce new collagen, an essential building block of smooth, sculpted facial tissue. A Photofacial (or Fotofacial) session only takes about 30 minutes on average, and many clinics are offering the procedure for $250 or less.

Dermal Fillers
While dermal fillers are injectables that serve a similar purpose to Botox, they use different science to accomplish their goals. Restylane®, Juvederm®, and Radiance®, among others, are called dermal fillers because they literally “fill in” areas of the dermal tissue that are lacking in their natural supply of a substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient in promoting skin elasticity and volume. Age can reduce the production of this substance, but dermal fillers help close the gap and bring back the full, youthful glow of your face.

These are just some of the professional skin rejuvenation options available at cosmetic clinics and medical spas in Signature Forum’s national network. Choosing which one is best for you and your budget can best be determined by speaking with a specialist. And fortunately, with Signature Forum, consultations with skin care specialists are absolutely free! So contact us today and set up your free consultation at a clinic or medspa in your area. And until next time, have a great Valentine’s Day and a fine February!

The Signature Forum Staff

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