I don’t know about you, but this whole notion of “growing old gracefully” doesn’t sound too appealing. I like the graceful part, but not the growing old. Yes, I know that growing older in inevitable, but I’d like to delay it as long as possible. I grew up in Arizona and was the classic sun worshiper. As I aged through my 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, I saw gradual age related changes taking place in my skin but by the time I turned 50 it was sheer horror! What are these brown spots on my face and why do they seem to be multiplying? The words of my mother came back to haunt me. “One day you’ll be sorry that you spent so much time in the sun with no sunscreen.” YIKES! That day was here. How did this happen? I don’t feel like I am in my 50’s and I certainly don’t want to look my age. After spending a ridiculous amount of money on over the counter drug store products that promised to “remove brown spots” and “lighten my pigmentation” I determined that I needed outside expertise. I made an appointment with my dermatologist and she recommended I have a skin consultation with Dr. Weiss at Paradise Med Spa. I guess I should mention that I had an ulterior motive in all this. My 20th wedding anniversary was the following year and I wanted to look as beautiful as I did when in my mid 30’s I married my husband. I have to admit, I was a little nervous when I made the appointment. What would Dr. Weiss recommend? Was there a viable solution to address my skin and pigmentation issues that were nonsurgical in nature? Would I be able to afford it? After reviewing the diagnostic that Dr. Weiss conducted and reviewing my options (yes I had options!) I felt empowered! There was a cost effective plan that would bring my skin back to a healthier and youthful conditions. Every couple of months I had an appointment with the “Magical” Meredith for a variety of skin treatments and facials. I also began using Skin Medica products based on Meredith’s recommendation and absolutely love how my skin is much more hydrated and tight. It has been a year now and I have seen astounding results. My husband and I just returned from our 20th anniversary “honeymoon” and I am happy to tell you that he says I have never looked better. My extended family and colleagues ask me what my secret to beautiful skin is. Hmm…should I tell them that they too could slow down the aging process with a little help some from friends?
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Even though I am a patient of Dr. Sarna at Norterra Family Medicine, I didn't know anything about Paradise Medspa until my daughter invited me to the Champagne Brunch and Open House last May. I thought it would be a fun way to have some girl time with my daughters and it would be an opportunity to get my questions answered about the anti aging techniques the Medspa offers. I am in my late sixties and am especially interested in looking younger as I have gotten older. At the event, the information on the Smart Lipo/VASER really caught my attention. I don't have a weight problem, I have a waist problem. I have the genetic body type that is predisposed to fat storage in my abdomen and every year it didn't seem to matter how good my diet was it just expanded and got bigger. I took advantage of a consultation with Dr. Weiss right away but it took several months for me to finally decide to "go for it". I am so glad that I did. Every step of the way Dr. Weiss and her staff made me feel at ease, kept me informed and shared my excitement in my positive results with me. So now four months later here are my top 10 reasons I am so happy I have had my Smart Lipo/VASER procedure. I 1) feel healthier knowing that my unhealthy abdominal fat cells are gone forever. 2) went to Hawaii just two weeks post procedure feeling great and fitting into a cute swimsuit. 3) am more confident about my appearance. 4) have fun shopping for clothes that actually fit (no belly camouflage or alterations needed). 5) can zip my pants with ease. 6) can wear a slip instead of a shaper with my skirts and dresses. 7) no longer have my "fat apron" resting on my lap when seated. 8) can look at myself sideways in a mirror and smile. 9) am happy that my muffin top is almost gone. 10) am looking forward to continuing results yet for the next several months. Yea!! Thank you Dr. Weiss for such a tremendous experience. You radiate a passion and love for your work. Your knowledge and artistic skill is so evident as well as your compassion and caring for your patients. I feel blessed to have you in my life.
At 68 years old, I was diagnosed with mono; while being treated I was not getting my strength back. During my first visit with Dr. Weiss, she recommended that I get a Myers Cocktail at the med spa to begin to build myself back up. I had a consultation with Dr. Sarna regarding the Myers Cocktail, and the very same day spent about an hour in a large, soft recliner, covered with a fluffy blanket, with soft music playing in the background, while an IV dripped wonderful nutrients and minerals into my body. I was also advised about vitamins and nutrients that I could purchase at the med spa to help my body fight the mono and return my body to normal. I followed Dr. Sarna’s recommendations and within 2-3 months, my body began to regain strength back. Without their guidance, I honestly don’t know where I would be today. They helped me through one of the worst periods of my life and gave me a better understanding of how the body works and the many natural things available to us without always having to rely on prescriptions. I will always be grateful to them for leading me in the right direction. I have since had a chemical peel at the med spa and am going to have another one, along with facials. Once again, after going there with “ruddy, dull” skin, they have turned it around and I now have a natural glow to my face. There are several other things I want to have done to my body in time, and cannot imagine life without Paradise Med Spa. It is truly paradise and filled with a staff of angels.