Call Us: (617) 277-3339

Blog

SKIP A SHAMPOO, BUT DON’T SKIMP ON STYLE

Let’s face it — we’re busy. That’s why non-wash day products like dry shampoo have become so immensely popular; between work, family life, hobbies, self-care and household tasks, sometimes you just can’t squeeze in a shampoo!  Luckily for you, our no-wash day family of products is growing, giving you more options for those “skip a shampoo” days. If you’re not sure which one is right for you, here’s the rundown on our no-wash favorites. Shampure Dry Shampoo is the original Aveda no-wash day favorite. Legions of Aveda fans and Artists can’t live without it, and we agree that it’s amazing! It’s a non-aerosol …
Read More

DAMAGED HAIR, DO CARE!!

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR HAIR IS DAMAGED  – AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO FIX IT. Think about your relationship with your hair. Do you heat style often? Do you color or lighten on the regular? Are you outside a lot without a hat or sun protection? Do you like wearing your hair in high ponytails, braids or tight updos, or do you wear extensions? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re probably damaging your hair — and you may be seeing the results staring back at you in the mirror. It’s time to assess the damage …
Read More

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HAIR COLOR SHINY AND VIBRANT

You’ve just invested in a gorgeous new shade of Aveda hair color at the salon. It’s a work of art, totally customized just for you, and you love it. Here’s what we recommend to help keep your big investment looking fresh and fabulous. Invest in some protection. To extend the vibrancy of your new color, we recommend Color Conserve Shampoo and Conditioner. Wash your hair less frequently.  Turn down the heat. While a hot shower feels great, it isn’t necessarily so beneficial for your color. Limit your fun in the sun. Deep condition. This step is important, and it’s especially pivotal if you’ve lightened your hair. Make …
Read More

WAKE UP TO GLOWING SKIN WITH TULASĀRA

REVEAL YOUR RADIANCE AROUND THE CLOCK WITH OUR AM AND PM CREMES. Your skin’s needs may differ depending on the time of day, which is why you probably have an AM and PM skin care routine. We created the Tulasāra family of skin cremes, Renew Morning Crème, Wedding Masque Overnight and Wedding Masque Overnight Eye, with this in mind. Each was developed to maximize your skin’s rhythms; Wedding Masque Overnight and Wedding Masque Eye Overnight help support your skin’s natural repair process, which happens as you sleep, and Renew Morning Creme instantly makes your skin look brighter and more radiant, even on those early …
Read More

5 Simple Steps to Glowing, Radiant Skin

Swap the complex multi-step skin care regimens and expensive brightening makeup for these simple tips to reveal your healthiest, most radiant complexion yet, so you can finally get your natural glow on! 5 Simple Steps to Glowing, Radiant Skin 1- Prioritize a Little More Shuteye- Beauty sleep is not a myth 2- Get a Facial Massage: There is some merit to those trendy facial rollers and dry brushes—both kinds of gadgets massage the skin’s surface, encouraging blood circulation alongside other benefits 3- Favor a Little More Hyaluronic Acid in Your Skin Care: Naturally occurring in the skin, this acid does the heavy lifting …
Read More

How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps

It’s certainly disappointing to shave in hopes of gaining smooth, hair-free skin only to be left with redness, irritation, and razor bumps especially before an important event or even a beach day. The only way to prevent razor bumps 100% is to prevent hair growth altogether. While waxing and epilation may help to reduce hair growth, you still risk the appearance of ingrown hairs or razor bumps as hair grows back in. IPL or laser hair removal permanently reduces hair growth via the delivery of heat energy that zaps and destroys the hair follicle deep below the skin’s surface, preventing hair …
Read More

Treatments for Summer-Ready Skin

We can finally say that the long-awaited season of summer is almost here, which means it’s time to start reorganizing your closet and swapping the bulky winter clothes for flowy, colourful summer pieces. Whether you are planning to bare it all for a beach vacation or just want to sport the stylish summer fashion you’ve been saving all year long, knowing your body type will help make sure you look and feel your best. Nothing complements summer fashion better than a healthy, glowing complexion. Facial rejuvenation treatments can work wonders for your skin by opening up and deep-cleaning pores, leaving behind an instantly …
Read More

4 Tips to Maintain the Results of Your Venus Legacy/ Venus Versa Treatments

Tip #1: Diet and Fitness: Body contouring treatments can certainly help to break down fat cells in a targeted area, but your results won’t last if you don’t work to keep it off. It’s necessary to have some fat on the body to keep your energy levels up and skin appearing plump and smooth. To maintain those results, though, it’s essential to consider fat intake and caloric output. Tip #2: Adequate Skin Care:  Asking your treatment provider for their recommendations on the top skin care products for you to use post-treatment is a good way to get a gauge on what your …
Read More

Myth: Skin Tightening Treatments Only Treat One Area?

Some may believe skin tightening treatments are effective only on the face, others believe its best used on the abdomen, and some may believe it only helps firm up and define the chin and neckline. These assumptions are a little misled. There are certainly some areas in which skin tightening treatments are more commonly used than others, but they aren’t limited to those areas alone. A certified treatment provider can better speak to specific concerns regarding lax or sagging skin in different areas, but generally speaking, skin tightening treatments can be effective on the face, chin and neckline, chest, arms, …
Read More

How long does Venus legacy results last?

 How many treatments will I need? In general, we recommend a series of six Venus Legacy treatments for the face, spaced apart at weekly intervals. For the body, we recommend six to ten treatments performed weekly. After your series, it is recommended to maintain your results, by having a single treatment four times a year, similar to maintaining Botox. Most patients typically see results after the third treatment, however, many have noted results even sooner. With FDA approval, Venus Legacy has documented itʼs results to last a minimum 18 months but will continue to last ongoing if one session per quarter is …
Read More

How to Make Your Treatment Results Last Longer

If you’re investing in a custom medical aesthetics treatment plan, you want to make sure those results last—and you’re not alone.Taking the proper measures to maintain your results post-treatment will not only help you save money, but it can also extend the period between your last treatment session and your first maintenance session, and may even improve your results. Tip #1: Diet and Fitness Tip #2: Adequate Skin Care Tip #3: Sunscreen—Always Tip #4: Regular Rejuvenation Treatments It’s Easier Than You Might Think While creating new habits may not be your strong suit, for many medical aesthetics patients, the outcome of their …
Read More

Get Gorgeous in 30 Minutes or Less

In a world of last-minute invites and tight schedules, getting gorgeous can no longer be an all-day affair. Opt for a Lunchtime Quickie While it is a proven fact that getting a little frisky can do wonders for your skin and overall appearance, we’re not talking about a romp between the sheets here. Instead, we’re referring to wrinkle reduction treatments with a longer-lasting impact. Powered by advanced radio frequency technology that works to deliver energy deep below the skin’s surface, these treatments spur on skin’s natural collagen and elastin production levels. The result is a firmer, smoother complexion free of fine lines and …
Read More

Wrinkles vs. Rhytides

It’s a subtle difference, but if you’re interested in medical aesthetic treatments, your provider may distinguish between wrinkles and rhytides. While rhytides can be a term that’s tossed around as a stand-in for wrinkles, the two aren’t exactly the same. For the most part, rhytides are fine lines and minor creases that appear first, while wrinkles are the deeper folds or creases that often follow rhytides. Seeking treatments for rhytides can be the most effective way to keep skin looking smooth and firm, but there are solutions for deeper-set wrinkles as well. Radio Frequency-Based Wrinkle Reduction Treatments To get to …
Read More

Why You Should Start Your Cellulite Treatments in the Spring

There are a few different treatments that can be explored to reduce the appearance of cellulite, ranging from simple tips for camouflaging to targeting fat cells and strengthening tissue below the skin’s surface. The following are just some benefits of planning ahead so you’re ready when summer finally arrives. Time to Perfect Your Tanner Sunless tanner can be an easy way to mask cellulite. Self-tanner can give the impression of a more even skin tone and help to reflect light, offering the appearance of smooth, more toned skin. More Time to Focus on Healthy Weight Loss Spring cleaning doesn’t just have …
Read More

How to Manage the Effects of Hormones on Skin Health

While the only way to halt or even potentially reverse the effects of fluctuating hormone levels on skin is hormone therapy, there are ways to kickstart skin’s natural healing cycles and boost skin health without altering hormone levels. For those experiencing late-onset acne, a dermatologist may recommend a topical retinoid. If using a topical, only apply as much as directed—using more isn’t going to achieve better results or a clearer complexion faster. In fact, applying too much could dry out skin, causing further clogging of pores and even more breakouts. Alternatively, you may be an ideal candidate for Intense Pulsed Light …
Read More

What’s the Difference Between Male Skin and Female Skin?

Fundamentally, male and female skin isn’t the same. Of course, attributes can vary by individual, but generally speaking, male skin is naturally thicker than female skin due to hormones . Androgens and testosterone, two hormones that are usually present in higher levels in men, can increase skin thickness by 25% on average compared to females. This helps to maintain skin structure and plumpness while fending off fine lines and cellulite. More often than females, males tend to make ideal candidates for aesthetic hair removal treatments. Due to higher levels of testosterone, vellus hairs—the thinner, almost invisible hairs—are transformed into terminal hairs—the coarser, darker type—at a higher …
Read More

Did you know that we will all develop at least one scar in our lifetime?

That’s a fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. While some might feel one scar is no big deal, many of us may experience increased distress and negative social impacts due to more visible scars. Dermabrasion is an effective treatment for scars that concern uneven skin texture, particularly raised scars. Differing from microdermabrasion, which exfoliates skin and removes dead skin cells, dermabrasion is performed with a motorized brush that wears down scar tissue by removing several layers of skin cells in a controlled manner for quick and effective results …
Read More

Why You Should Start Thinking About Your Summer Body Now

Summer may seem a long way off, but winter’s cold months actually offer the best opportunity to successfully get that summer body you often rush to whip into shape once the warmer weather hits. Planning Ahead Can Save You Time and Money The dead zone between the holidays and spring can be the perfect time to cross one never-ending item off your summer to-do list. Swap out shaving and waxing appointments this summer with a custom Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or laser hair removal treatment plan this winter. Utilizing light or laser energy, these treatments target and destroy hair follicles for permanent …
Read More

How to Manage the Effects of Hormones on Skin Health

While the only way to halt or even potentially reverse the effects of fluctuating hormone levels on skin is hormone therapy, there are ways to kickstart skin’s natural healing cycles and boost skin health without altering hormone levels. For those experiencing late-onset acne, a dermatologist may recommend a topical retinoid. If using a topical, only apply as much as directed—using more isn’t going to achieve better results or a clearer complexion faster. In fact, applying too much could dry out skin, causing further clogging of pores and even more breakouts. Alternatively, you may be an ideal candidate for Intense Pulsed Light …
Read More

How to Reset and Recharge Your Skin Rejuvenation Efforts

Visiting a dermatologist or esthetician to help you discover the right anti-aging skin care and cleansing solutions is the first step to resetting your skin care efforts. Reach deep below the skin’s surface to refresh and rejuvenate while supporting skin hydration with a custom dermal rejuvenation treatment. Utilizing gentle suction, a rotating tip, and ultra-fine jet streams of saline, dermal rejuvenation treatments offer a deep-cleaning solution that opens up pores and removes common impurities, such as daily dirt and debris, dry or dead skin cells, and excess sebum (the natural oils). With the rotating tip and suction, these treatments also help stimulate …
Read More

Citrus Spa Boston