September 2014 Newsletter, Issue 01

October 10, 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to our first issue of Beautiful You Medical Spa’s Newsletter!

Issue 1 contains a Featured Article and Product, Staff Updates, Megan’s Pick, Kim’s Korner, and Upcoming Parties, Events and Promotions. Megan’s Pick is sure to be a winner, so please stop by the spa to ask about this product and our upcoming promotions, parties and events.

We hope to accomplish several things by publishing a monthly newsletter. First, we want to educate you and keep you informed of the latest and most advanced aesthetic cosmetic procedures and skin care products. Second, we want to make you aware of happenings at the spa, parties and events we are hosting, and trade shows we are participating in. Third, we want to keep you apprised of monthly specials, promotions and giveaways.

As a valued patient we do not want you to miss out on a single thing, so in addition to our monthly newsletter we have a multitude of ways for you to stay connected. You can “Like us” on Facebook, “Follow us” on Twitter, or check out our website You can also sign up to receive skincare tips and promotions. Send your name and email address to, or give us a call at 859.296.4968 (4YOU). Or you can simply read on — the best we have to offer is in your hands.

Our mission statement, which declares our purpose and serves as the standard for our action and decisions, is:

“…to provide the highest quality medical aesthetic services in a comfortable, relaxing environment. We will accomplish this by creating individualized treatment plans, emphasizing a personal relationship with our patients. We use the highest quality prescription grade products and offer the most advanced treatment options to maximize results, while assuring that our patient’s safety, comfort, and confidentiality remain our priority.”

It is our goal to live up to these standards every single day.

Thank you for the confidence you place in us to take care of you and your skin care needs.

Very truly yours,

Lauren Larson, M.D.
Kimberly A. Combs, BSN, R.N.

Staff Update

Savannah Vaughn, Licensed Esthetician
Savannah, an experienced Licensed Esthetician, joined our team on July 14, 2014. Savannah performs a variety of services including facials, medical peels, microdermabrasion, dermal planning and makeup artistry. She has been trained in Theraderm, Obagi, SkinCeuticals, Clinical Care, and GloMinerals. Savannah currently resides in Lexington, KY.

Monica Coote, Weight Loss Specialist
Beautiful You Medical Spa is pleased to announce it is partnering with Healthier Weighs and Monica Coote to provide customized weight loss programs, food allergy testing, seasonal detoxification programs, and personalized fitness programs. Monica received a certification in the Science of Nutrition from American Health Science University and the National Institute of Nutrition Education. Monica also holds a Diploma in Women’s Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences. Monica is a Certified Fitness Trainer with the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). Monica currently resides in Lexington, KY with her husband Chris.

Ann Malik, Marketing Director
Ann is from Versailles, Kentucky. Ann joined our
team in May, 2014. Ann is responsible for the overall marketing direction of Beautiful You Medical Spa. Ann creates and designs all marketing materials as well as plans and coordinates parties, events, and other promotional campaigns. Ann has owned and operated several successful small businesses and is pursuing her desire to work in the medical spa industry.

Featured Filler Product

Holding back the years
As we age, our skin inevitably loses its youthful appearance as the production of natural dermal volumisers and moisturisers such as hyaluronic acid (HA) diminish, leaving lines and wrinkles where our skin was once youthful, even and radiant. Today, the signs and symptoms of the natural ageing process can be reduced by
replacing the lost hyaluronic acid.

Holistic solution for targeted needs
Products containing HA address all aspects of the ageing process
and are used in various treatment approaches. Belotero® offers an extended range for smoothing and filling wrinkles, lip augmentation, restoring facial volumes and rehydrating skin.

Enhance Comfort
Belotero® now comes with lidocaine. Due to the addition of the anesthetic, lidocaine, your comfort can be enhanced. The influence
of lidocaine even endures after the injection procedure.

Intelligent design in aesthetics
The Belotero® range of fillers lets you achieve predictable and harmonious results by tailoring an approach that optimises the
balance of the 3 essential properties elasticity, cohesivity and
plasticity. The Belotero® products can be used individually or in combination to tailor an aesthetic solution for you depending your
skin’s structural and functional needs.

Megan’s Pick

If I had to pick one skin care product that stands out from all the rest it is SkinCeutical’s Vitamin C E Ferulic®. This product has it all. I am a huge proponent of this antioxidant combination, since it delivers advanced environmental protection against photoaging by neutralizing free radicals that cause accelerated signs of aging. Additionally it provides advanced environmental protection against damaging free radicals induced by UVA, UVB, and infrared radiation A and increases firmness and replenishes lipids to visibly reduce wrinkles. Once absorbed, this serum can’t be washed or rubbed off. It remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours, making it an excellent addition to sunscreen.

Kim’s Corner

Looking Your Best on Your Special Day – Preparing for Events

Kim Combs, BSN, R.N.

There are many events in our lives where we want to look our best — wedding, class reunion, 40th birthday. Each one of them is a special event in our lives, and one that we want to celebrate by feeling a bit better about ourselves.

Our lives are scattered with special events.

Most of the time we are so busy we barely notice them until they’ve long gone and all we have are a few pictures to remember them. There are others that are so important that we take extra time to plan for them, and maybe think about what we want to look like in those pictures we’ll look back at someday. Some events are even special enough that they make us reassess and make changes that we have been wanting to make for a long time, but would never consider undertaking if it wasn’t for something special.

What people will remember of you from those events is not how you look, but rather your happiness – your happiness in this special event and being able to share it with others who are important to you.

That’s all very easy to say, but for many of us, our happiness in those moments, our self-confidence and willingness to open ourselves to the experience whole-heartedly is enhanced when we feel more confident in our appearance. In fact, our happiness might be just a bit greater if we feel we are looking our very best – or looking better than we dreamed we could look.

That can come from the perfect dress, a hairstyle that makes us feel wonderful or makeup artfully applied. But if you’re coming to Beautiful You Medical Spa, you probably have a few areas of your face and body which you would like to improve to help you feel your very best.

Some of the changes you would like to make concern areas which have taken years to develop, and may have been present for a very long time. That doesn’t mean that you have to accept them. Still, if you want to be able to make changes, it’s going to take time. So try to fit me into your calendar early – you’ll have a lot more options.

In a perfect world, here’s a schedule to consider if you want us to be able to help you best for your special day:

1 Year Before Event
Schedule initial consult to make aesthetic plan

Start any skin improvement which may require multiple sessions, such acne scars, brown spots, sun damage, or skin texture issues

Start any medically assisted weight loss

Start any prescription skin products to improve acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines and wrinkles

6 months Before Event
Undergo any laser treatment where skin tightening is the goal
Start Latisse for maximal eyelash enhancement

5 Months Before Event
Undergo first session of Botox to make sure injection pattern is perfect

1-2 Months Before Event
Botox and filler appointment
Last laser appointments

2 Weeks Before Event
Last touchups to Botox and filler

Honestly, patients rarely plan a year in advance. My hope in writing this is that maybe more people will think about aesthetics early, and make the experience a lot less stressful than trying to make a big change two months before an event. I’m glad to help at any stage before an event, and I’ve had many last minute calls where I did everything I could to help on very short notice – but if you really want to make some changes and turn some heads at your special event, call us sooner rather than later.

We’ll have a lot of fun getting you where you want to go!