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Voyage L.A. visits Mia Belle Skin February 18 2017

 

 

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mia Belle.

Mia, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My passion lays in creating true vitality for myself and wanting to share what I create with my patients.I started off in branding, working with lines from the image to the science and chemistry of the product. I found such a strong disconnect between the doctors, chemists, practitioners, and patients. There was also a lack of being able to synergistically apply traditional and alternative dermatology to the treatments and products being offered. There were so many breakthroughs regarding formulations, technology and other findings, but nobody was putting it all together.

After working for a major Beverly Hills dermatologist, I decided to create my own practice where I could give the most advanced and individualized care to my patients. So many practices are all about the bottom line, with constantly changing staff and generic skin health plans.
There are so many exciting advancements in whole body health and I continue to study and travel the world to provide the best treatment and product options for my patients.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
My major struggle is to re-educate my patients! There are so many outlets that give biased and or completely bad skin health advice. Many patients have had catastrophic results from treatments that should have never been offered to them, Others have become disillusioned by products that give them little to no results. Fillers, lasers and Botox have become so overused and a common part of peoples “beauty routine.” Many people do not know the full and long term effects to these procedures, and I’m seeing more and more undesirable side effects from them. It’s still very taboo though to openly talk about this subject for many of us practitioners since it’s such a big money making machine for the industry. I do believe more people will start speaking out and we can start to offer better options for the patients.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with mia belle skin – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
It’s so important for me to create an authentic relationship with my patients. We both are investing in each other and I’m so grateful for all of them. I’m told that I give exceptionally individualized care. I make sure to know not just everything about my patients medical health but also their lifestyle, genetic make up and what their optimal results can be. I strive to create very bespoke and result driven treatments that create not only the best skin health for my patients but also the most youthful and beautiful aesthetic. To do this you need to really understand the structure of the face and all of the factors that can create true vitality starting from the bones to the epidermis. I’ve trademarked this philosophy as “DermalBonding.” You can’t just treat on factor in the wholistic practice of aesthetics.
I’m also proud and grateful that I’m able to reverse many undesirable results from surgeries and other facial treatments. It can be devastating to people to have their faces look distorted. Not looking like what you feel is your real self can have deep psychological effects on a person.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Hoping to keep up with my travels to offer the best in health treatments and to create a global dream team of vitality experts! I also hope to broaden my reach on women’s health issues. I’ve been a women’s health advocate since high school. About a year ago I added the ThermiVa treatment to my practice. It targets a plethora of women’s health issues and has given me a platform to let women know that there are a lot of safer and less invasive ways to deal with the issues they are suffering with. The lack of advancements and education in women’s health is shameful. So many women live in pain and a compromised quality of life and they don’t have to! The ThermiVa treatment is truly revolutionary and a blessing to many women!


Soak in beauty! January 30 2017

Baths can be much more than just relaxing!

Baths can be truly therapeutic. I want to share with you some of my favorite baths. A recipe for headaches, cleansing, and beautifying as well as emergency baths for sunburns, leg cramps, and feminine health.

Headache Relief:

Essential oils are concentrated plant essences that have the power to inspire balance to our body and mind.

I want to share an amazing bath elixir that will help relieve energy draining headaches. Headaches can be caused by anything from seasonal allergies to anxiety and stress. Hormonal fluctuations, menstrual cycles, and lack of sleep can also cause headache tension.

The essential oil lavender is a commonly known choice to relieve stress in general but when you’re targeting a headache, we should get a bit more specific. Many of my patients suffer from sinus congestion due to internal and external stressors. Below is my favorite concoction for a treatment bath that relieves headaches due to congested sinuses.

Mix the following together then slowly pour into a warm bath.

–Peppermint oil – 10 drops
–Eucalyptus oil – 5 drops
–Sesame seed oil – 1 Tbsp.

Make sure to relax for 30 to 40 minutes to allow for the oils to do their magic. The eucalyptus oil helps decongest the airways and the sinuses while peppermint oil provides pain relief. Be aware the eucalyptus oil is a very strong, so take care not to splash the bath water in your eyes – it may cause irritation.

Beauty Bath:

Goat’s milk is one of my favorite beauty gifts from Mother Nature! When I was a little girl, a local healer told me to drink a glass of goat’s milk a day and that I would always stay young. I still add it to my shakes and I love using it on my skin. It’s an ingredient that has become more popular in the past few years. It creates a transforming beauty bath when you immerse yourself in a tub filled with warm water and 2-4 cups of organic goat’s milk.

It will help soften and smooth your skin. Milk contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that can help loosen the bonds that hold onto old, dead skin cells. Your skin will feel silky smooth and look brighter! A milk bath helps exfoliate your skin without any scrubbing, so if your like me and can’t handle dry brushing or harsh scrubs, you don’t have to worry about irritating your skin but will still get the smooth results.

You now have a clean canvas so your products penetrate the skin more effectively, so your moisturizer does a better job of keeping your skin hydrated. Milk also contains fats and proteins that can help boost your skin’s moisture even after you’re done soaking.

It’s also uber calming! The proteins whey and casein found in milk, as well as the amino acids, lactic acid and vitamins A, D and E, all work together to help reduce redness and itchiness. Great emergency soak if you get a dose of poison oak on a vacation!

Total Detox:

Epsom salt is rich in both magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium and sulfate can be easily absorbed through the skin and taken up into the bloodstream, so it’s an excellent external way to detox and get out any harmful and unnatural substances.

This bath stimulates your lymph system and encourages increased oxygen and blood flow to your body. Sulfates stimulate the pancreas to form digestive enzymes necessary to detoxify the body. The soak also neutralizes toxins, protecting the body from heavy metals.

Magnesium in the Epson salts are uplifting to our mood because deficiencies in magnesium can cause significant damage to nerves, which manifest in symptoms associated with depression. Magnesium salt also promotes gastric activity in the intestines, which provides a laxative effect. The stimulation of movement in the gut and colon further promotes detoxification processes.

The Sulfates are beneficial for the health of joints, skin, and nervous tissue. Sulfates also bind toxic impurities in the liver to render them less hazardous.

Spend at least 40 minutes to soak in the tub. Allow 20 minutes of treatment to pull toxins out of your body through the skin. The second 20 minutes allows for the absorption of minerals to occur. 1- ½ cups for a full bath.

Quick Cramp Relief:

A muscle often locks up for no apparent reason; the root cause is a chemical signal from the nervous system that tells the muscle to contract. You’re probably running low on potassium, magnesium, and calcium – the minerals that help to regulate activity in your nerves and muscles. Many people that suffer from chronic cramping know to sip on some tonic water before bedtime because it contains quinine. This can be beneficial to sip on but also can be used as a soak. A Tonic Water bath a great way to help you get through the night f you’re on vacation or traveling for work. Head straight to the mini bar and grab a few tonic waters and add it to your bath. You should feel a bit of relief shortly!

Sunburn:

Apple Cider Vinegar contains antiseptic properties that kill germs and relieve pain. It also helps to balance the pH of sunburned skin and reduces the blisters after burning. It acts as an astringent that shrinks or constricts the blood tissues which in turn reduces the inflammation caused by sunburn, creating instant relief. Apple cider vinegar acts as a wonderful cooling and moisturizing agent that makes the skin release the pent-up heat.

Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV to us hippies is rich in B-vitamins, Vitamin C and trace minerals, making it nourishing to skin.

Added benefit: it will also make you smell sweeter! It will help kill the bacteria that contribute to body odor and create an environment where odor is less likely to thrive in the future.

For sunburn relief, add 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar to a full bath and soak for 10 -20 minutes.

FEMME Bath:

Baking soda baths are a useful remedy to fight against many feminine health issues as it maintains a pH balance in the body. Anything that upsets the pH of your vagina will worsen the situation. Substances like semen or menstrual blood are Alkaline. A sitz bath with baking soda, which buffers pH levels, can help reduce the pH of your vagina and decrease the irritation.

A full bath can also help soften your skin and also remove chlorine from your skin and hair.

Add 3 tablespoon to sitz bath- about 2-3 inches high in water or 6 tablespoons to a full bath. Soak for 20 minutes.

I hope these baths inspire you to take the time for self care and relaxation for you to create the true whole body health you deserve.

~My article was also published by LVBX Magazine.


Feminine Fitness August 13 2016

 

Vaginal Rejuvenation, it’s not what you think it is. Know the whole story.

There are multiple treatments out there that are referred to as “vaginal rejuvenation,” but it may not be what you think.

At my clinic, I have created a protocol for my patients that combines muscle fitness with a medical device called Thermiva. This treatment creates amazing health and aesthetic benefits for women without being invasive. There is no recuperation period and no downtime. This protocol is an amazing and life-changing alternative to antibiotics, surgery, synthetic lubrication, painful sex, midnight trips to the drugstore, and countless hours at the doctor’s office.

Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misinformation regarding vaginal rejuvenation. The treatment I offer is not about “body shaming” women. This treatment provides women with an empowering and non-surgical option to relieve them of a variety of feminine issues.

Many women have issues pertaining to vaginal and bladder health and are given few to no result driven options. In fact, even the discussion of these issues is laden with shame and judgment. But why? We make sure to take care of our teeth and gums, keep toned by going to the gym, get facials, etc. Why do we shy away from giving extra care to one of the most important parts of our bodies? Sexual activity, periods, nutrition, hormones, clothing, detergent, exercise – pretty much all we do has a direct effect on our lady parts.

Keeping the vagina, internally and the vulva externally, strong and healthy can prevent and reverse the following issues:

–Urinary incontinence

–Urinary tract infections

–Yeast infections

–Bladder prolapse

–Lack of desired lubrication

–Orgasmic disorders

–Nerve sensation

–BV: Bacterial vaginosis

–Vaginal laxity

–Difficulty retaining tampons

–Pelvic prolapse

How it works: Thermiva uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat the tissue to rejuvenate, heal, and strengthen the vagina. We can restore the area to health and create an improved quality of life instead of just masking the symptoms. Thermiva is extremely safe and has many years of proven clinical results.

The patented, disposable hand piece is specifically designed to treat the vagina and vulvar structure without any discomfort. Treatment time varies from 30-45 minutes. Most of my patients just feel heat and light pressure. Many find it relaxing and are very excited with their instant results resulting from their first treatment. The treatment protocol I have designed which has led to the most desirable results is 3 treatments spaced a month apart. Upkeep is yearly, although some patients will come back 6-9 months later to treat the vulva for aesthetic reasons.

I am so proud to be able to provide such an important breakthrough for women’s health. I have always been a passionate women’s health advocate and I want women to know that there is no need to live with pain, discomfort, or a limited lifestyle any more. Reach out to us or another knowledgeable provider to get information about Thermiva and the help you deserve. Being a woman is a beautiful thing!

Photo courtesy of LiveBoxMag


Is Thermiva Right for You? February 01 2016

YES OR NO?

  • Do you feel “loose” vaginally since childbirth and/or menopause?
  • Do you feel dry during intercourse?
  • Do you have trouble reaching orgasm?
  • Do you occasionally dribble or leak when you sneeze, cough or exercise?
  • Have you ever “not quite made it” to the bathroom on time?
  • Have your intimate relationships suffered due to these changes?
  • Are you experiencing loss of self-confidence? Loss of interest in sex? Loss of desire?

YES AND KNOW!

  • …you don’t have to trade motherhood for sexuality. You can be Mommy and Sexy at the same time.
  • …you don’t have to trade the years in your life for the life in your years. You can be over 50 and sexy at the same time.
  • …vaginal delivery and menopause should not cost you your sexual health and well-being. It’s not for sale.
  • …you’re not the only woman thinking about it. We’re just not talking about it. So start talking to someone who can do something about it.

Contact me today to arrange for a consultation hello@miabelleskin.com

Learn more about Thermiva treatments: http://www.thermivabymiabelleskin.com

 


Thermiva May Be The Answer! January 27 2016

ThermiVa uses a special wand applicator which may be applied externally to labia and vulvar tissues to restore normal tissue tone and function. The specially designed handpiece may also deliver radiofrequency energy inside the vagina to revive atrophic tissue and other structures.

Excessive stretching of the vaginal muscles is a common occurrence after vaginal birth or due to aging. Damage can diminish sensation during sexual activity, reduce satisfaction and change the relationship between partners.

ThermiVa treatments use radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue to reclaim, restore and revive feminine wellness, without discomfort or downtime.

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • No surgery
  • No downtime
  • No anesthesia
  • Comfortable, in-office treatments
  • Three 30 minute sessions, one month apart
  • May resume sexual relations same day/night
  • Noticeable improvement after 1st or 2nd session
  • Long lasting results

 

Contact me today to arrange for a consultation hello@miabelleskin.com

Find more information about Thermiva here: www.thermivabymiabelleskin.com


Knowledge is Power! January 26 2016

 I’m extremely passionate about the advancement of women’s health in The United States. Traveling to different countries, and having many women come to me from all over the world to my practice in Beverly Hills, I’ve come to learn the vast differences in the treatments and education we have as women in this country.

Women’s whole body health and EDUCATION is essential to create a healthy nation. It’s also an ethical issue. Woman on a global level should have access to knowledge and health care that allows them to live a life of vitality and bliss. I strive to educate my patients, sharing with them the most advanced treatments available.

So many women suffer with health issues unnecessarily and are objectified to an industry that puts profit and historically, men’s health first.

 We have created progressive changes in some areas, but there’s much more work to be done. I’m extremely proud to be part of the organization “ The Women’s Health Network.” I want to share a bit about the group with you because I feel it’s important to become a health advocate for yourself and everyone else in your community. Get involved! Find a group you can feel proud to be a part of.

I'm a member and champion of this group because I feel it works hard to support women’s health from a place of empowerment and action.

 

A bit about NWHN: The National Women’s Health Network was founded to change the conversation about women’s health.They’re consumer activists supported by the membership of thousands of private individuals, choosing not to accept financial support from the pharmaceutical industry, medical device manufacturers, or insurance companies.

They shape policy and support consumer health decisions. They monitor the actions of Federal regulatory and funding agencies, the health care industry, and the health professions. NWHN identifies and exposes health care abuses and mobilizes grassroots action to champion women’s health.

Please learn more at:

https://www.nwhn.org/nwnh-history/