Spa Madness! Lunch Break Botox at SmoothMED

For many, the saying “don’t knock it until you try it” does not apply when it comes to Botox. We’ve heard the horror stories and witnessed the debatable results when celebs go overboard like 10 procedures in one day, Heidi-style, but done properly and within reason, Botox has proven to be a great, successful “lift” for the average woman. We sent Rosanne of Beyond, Beauty Basics to SmoothMED for a ten minute Non-Surgical Eyebrow Lift, and also to fill in some of the lines on her forehead. She admits that in her younger years she was anything but kind to her skin, ignoring warnings from mom, too much tanning, and other bad habits.

At her consultation Dr. Berdy, owner and medical director explained the truth about Botox:

Botox is the brand name that represents the protein (botulinum toxin) that is produced by a bacteria known as Clostridium Botulinum. In large doses, this protein causes “Botulism,” a paralytic illness most often seen in cases of food poisoning. It was discovered however; that in small dosages, this protein could be used in cosmetic medicine to treat facial creases, folds and wrinkles. Botox can also be used in non-cosmetic medicine to treat excessive underarm sweating, migraine headaches, chronic pain, esophagus problems, lazy eye syndrome and in some cases, severe clinical depression due to aesthetic and body image distortion mental disorders.

The opportunity to erase years of negligence came knocking and she went for it. Click HERE to read her review of the final results and check the video below.

Also, if you recall, last week during Spa Week Michelle also tried out the Botox Brow Lift at SmoothMED, and she woke up this morning, 6 days later, and noticed the difference. Dr. Berdy had said it would take 5-7 days. Take a look at the after (click HERE for the before and the full procedure… can you notice a difference? Would you try it yourself?

SPA MADNESS!


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Spa Madness! It all started with Bryce Gruber’s Vajazzling, which went viral around the world from Gawker to Chelsea Lately to Croatia… now there’s no turning back.

Spa Week Daily sent bloggers to the spa as our little agents all across North America to capture a peek of the delicious massages, facials, body wraps, med spa treatments, eyelash extensions and many other of our spas’ $50 Spa Week® treatments. They got videos and photos, they shared highly personal accounts, they did Tweetments™ (the act of Tweeting the play-by-play of your spa treatment) no holds barred… this is madness we’re talking!

Spring 2010 Spa Week® was a huge success, and we’d like to thank our blogger lineup for sharing your candid experiences, and for inspiring wellness and relaxation for hundreds of thousands of spa-goers.

181Treatment: Vajazzling
Spa: Completely Bare Spa, Bond St., Manhattan, NY
Appointment: Tuesday 2/23, 3:00 pm EST
Blogger: Bryce Gruber, The Luxury Spot
Twitter: @brycegruber Spa:@completelybare

Coverage: The Luxury Spot | Spa Week Daily (VIDEO!)

hagan-wrapped-300x2411 Treatment: Slimming Body Wrap
Spa: I-Spa Queens, NY
Appointment: Tuesday 2/23, 4:00 pm EST
Blogger: Hagan Blount, Wandering Foodie
Twitter: @H18

Coverage: Wandering FoodieSpa Week Daily (VIDEO!)

spaweek-006-300x224Treatment: Acupuncture
Spa: The Ruby Room – Style of Wellness, Chicago IL
Appointment: Friday 2/26, 1:15 pm CST
Blogger: Patrice Yursik, Afrobella.com
Twitter: @afrobella Spa: @rubyroomchicago

Coverage: Afrobella | Spa Week Daily (VIDEO!)

microdermabrasion4 Treatment: Microdermabrasion
Spa: Facelogic, Mount Kisco NY
Appointment: Tuesday 3/2, 11:15 am EST
Blogger: Vanessa Alfano, Healthy Style NY
Twitter: @VanessaAlfano Spa: @facelogickisco

Coverage: Healthy Style NY | Spa Week Daily (VIDEO!)

microdermabrasion1Treatment: Microdermabrasion
Spa: Parma Center- Health, Medicine and Wellness, DC
Appointment:
Friday 3/5, 2:00 pm EST
Blogger:
Bailey Vincent, Makeover Momma
Twitter:
@makeovermomma

Coverage: Makeover Momma | Spa Week Daily (VIDEO)

vichy-shower4Treatment: Vichy Shower
Spa:
Spa Dreams Day Spa, Atlanta GA
Appointment:
Saturday 3/6, 10:00 am EST
Blogger:
Lisa Samples, Mom of 2 Boys Wife of 1
Twitter:
@lisasamples

Coverage: Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1 | Spa Week Daily

shadesofu-facial1Treatment: Bio-Roller Anti-Aging Facial
Spa:
Desert Bloom Skin Care, Scottsdale AZ
Appointment:
Sunday 3/7, 3 pm MST
Blogger:
Aileen, The Shades Of U
Twitter:
@shades_of_u

Coverage: Shades Of U | Spa Week Daily

hydrafacial_pgraphicTreatment: Hydrafacial
Spa:
Center for Modern Vein and Skin Care, Chicago IL
Appointment:
Thursday 3/4, 11:00 am CST
Blogger:
Sarah Bellum, The Beauty Brains
Twitter:
@thebeautybrains
Coverage: The Beauty Brains | Spa Week Daily

botoxkatieTreatment: Botox
Spa:
Vitahl Medican Aesthetics, Denver CO
Appointment:
Thursday 3/4, 3:00 pm MST
Blogger:
Katie Sanchez, Katie Talks About
Twitter:
@ellisfan14 Spa: @VITAHL

Coverage: Katie Talks About | Spa Week Daily

hookedonbeautyTreatment: 70 Minute Swedish Massage
Spa:
Orange Skye Day Spa, Denver CO
Appointment:
Tuesday 3/9, 1:00 pm MST
Blogger:
Carissa, Hooked On Beauty
Twitter:
@hookedonbeauty
Coverage: Hooked On Beauty | Spa Week Daily

babyTreatment: Prenatal Massage
Spa:
Elixir Mind Body Massage, Denver CO
Appointment:
Tuesday 3/9, 2:45 pm MST
Blogger: Kia,who’s blogging her whole pregnancy on Bodhi Bear
Twitter:
@bodhi_bear

Coverage: Bodhi Bear | Spa Week Daily (VIDEO!)

ivillage-wrinkles10-150x1502Treatment: Swedish Massage
Spa: Spa 23, Manhattan NY
Appointment: Wednesday 3/10, 11:30 pm EST
Blogger: Jennifer Merrit, iVillage
Twitter: @iVillage

Coverage: iVillage | Spa Week Daily

second-cityTreatment: Laser Hair Removal (Armpits)
Spa:
A Beautiful You, Chicago, IL
Appointment:
Wednesday 3/10, 2:00pm CST
Blogger:
Carol Calacci, Second City Style
Twitter:
@SecondCityStyle

Coverage: Second City Style | Spa Week Daily

chatterbox-facial1Treatment: Photorejuvination
Spa:
Dr. Q Cosmetics, Atlanta, GA
Appointment:
Thursday 3/11, 12:30 pm EST
Blogger:
Christie Crowder, ChristieCrowder.com and The Blog Rollers
Twitter:
@chatterboxcgc
Coverage:
ChatterBox | Spa Week Daily

spasTreatment: Microcurrent Turbo Lift Facial
Spa:
Joseph Michael Salon & Spa, Chicago, IL
Appointment:
Friday 3/12, 11:00 am CST
Blogger:
Jessica Teas, Beauty Woo Me
Twitter:
@beautywoome

Coverage: Beauty Woo Me| Spa Week Daily

allstarlakespabellevueTreatment: Partial Eyelash Extensions
Spa:
All star Lake Spa, Seattle, WA
Appointment:
Wednesday 3/17, 2:00 pm PST
Blogger:
Mary Jo Manzanares, Planet Eye Traveler
Twitter:
@flyawaycafe

Coverage: Planet Eye Traveler| Spa Week Daily

rs_deeptissuemassage_w_195_h_288_w_300_h_395Treatment: 1.5 Hour Custom Massage
Spa:
Massage Envy, West Boca FL
Appointment:
Thursday, 3/18 5:00 EST
Blogger:
Meieli Sawyer Detoni, LimeLife
Twitter:
@Limelife

Coverage: Limelife | Spa Week Daily

aqualia-facialTreatment: Aqualia Signature Facial
Spa:
Aqualia Spa, Manhattan, NY
Appointment:
Friday 3/19, 4:00 pm EST
Blogger:
Sabrina Alexis Newman, A New Mode
Twitter:
@anewmode

Coverage: A New Mode | Spa Week Daily

Beauty female eye with curl long false eyelashesTreatment: Eyelash Extentions
Spa:
Albina Spa Manhattan, NY
Appointment:
Monday 3/22 11:00 am EST
Blogger:
Alexis Wolfer, The Beauty Bean
Twitter:
@TheBeautyBean

Coverage: The Beauty Bean | Spa Week Daily

b-well-facialTreatment: b-Well Facial
Spa:
Bangz Salon & Spa Montclair, NJ
Appointment:
Wednesday 3/24, 2:30 pm EST
Blogger:
Evie, Product Pasha
Twitter:
@ProductPasha

Coverage: Product Pasha | Spa Week Daily

massageTreatment: Aromatherapy Scrub and Purifying Facial
Spa:
Faina European Day Spa, Manhattan, NY
Appointment:
Wednesday 3/24, 3:30 pm EST
Blogger:
Michelle Madhok and Rebekah Rombom, SheFinds.com
Twitter:
@SheFinds and @SheFindsRebekah

Coverage: She Finds | Spa Week Daily

prior1Treatment: Eminence Biodynamic, The Purest Facial on Earth
Spa: Zhen Reflections Spa & Salon, Minneapolis, MN
Appointment: Friday, 3/26 2:30 pm CST
Blogger: Jen, Prior Fat Girl
Twitter: @Priorfatgirl

Coverage: A Prior Fat Girl | Spa Week Daily

1045lipsTreatment: 1/4 Syringe of Prevelle for Lip Plumping
Spa:
SmoothMED, Manhattan NY
Appointment:
Tuesday, 3/29 3:00 pm EST
Blogger:
Ashley Brady, TheLuxurySpot.com
Twitter:
@AshleyBrady Spa: @SmoothMed

Coverage: The Luxury Spot | Spa Week Daily

Treatment: Non-Surgical Eye Brow Life
Spa: SmoothMED
Appointment: Tuesday 3/30 3:00 PM EST
Blogger: Rosanne, Beyond Beauty Basics
Twitter: @BBBTweets
Coverage: Spa Week Daily | Beyond Beauty Basics

mom-startTreatment: 60 Min Sudatonic Infrared Slimming, Toning and Detoxifying Body Wrap
Spa: Advanced Skin & Body Solutions
Appointment: Saturday, 4/3 12:15 pm PST
Blogger: Louise Bishop, Mom Start
Twitter: @momstart
Coverage: Mom Start |  Spa Week Daily

Treatment: Electro-Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Spa: Bruno Salon and Spa
Appointment: Thursday, 4/8 3:00 PM EST
Blogger: Migdalia Rivera, Latina on a Mission
Twitter: @MsLatina
Coverage: Spa Week Daily | Latina On a Mission

Treatment: Signature Massage & Facial

Spa: Facelogic Spa Roswell, GA
Appointment:
TBD
Blogger:
Jerri Ann Reason, Four Reasons Media
Twitter:
@The_Jerri_Ann

For even more madness inside the spa… check out the live Spa Week action: 9 Treatments at 8 Spas in 7 Days. Feeling like you should be at the spa right now? Go make your OWN madness!