COVID-19 has brought many changes to our communities, our lives, our health, our experiences . . . For some, the changes are relatively minor, such as wearing a mask when out in public or working from home. For others, the changes are more significant, such as losing a job, having to move from one’s home due to financial issues, or losing a business. For some, the changes are so significant that mothers and fathers and grandparents and aunts and uncles and other caregivers are struggling to feed their children. This is a heartbreaking reality–families, including children, are suffering from not enough food every day. This was a reality even before COVID-19 became a part of our lives. This struggle is even more significant–and more prevalent–right now. Children are going to bed hungry and waking up hungry. For some children, the only food they get is what the school district gives them. This is heartbreaking and heart-wrenching, and we need to do what we can to help. We hope you will consider joining us in giving–whatever you can spare–to Care and Share. You can donate here at Care and Share.

History repeats itself . . . Agh, puberty all over again?!? Do you ever think to yourself, “I’m too old to have acne!” These dreaded blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and clogged hair follicles can put a damper on your day. Why do we get these???

Acne forms when the sebum, an oily substance from the sebaceous glands, becomes trapped in a pore. In addition to the oil, the pore can also get clogged with acne bacteria, dead skin cells and white blood cells; this then produces the pimple. Acne can also be hormonal, and many can break out at different times of the month, usually before the menstrual cycle in women. What can we do about this?

The most effective ways to treat acne include a good skin care regimen, LED light photo therapy, broadband light therapy, peels and radiofrequency micro-needling, all of which we have here at Wildflower MediSpa. Our Wildflower Skincare Clarifying line can help eliminate acne and restore dermal health. If you need a big knockout of those stubborn sebaceous glands or just a gentle re-posturing of your skin’s health, our Scarlet RF Microneedling can help!

Our skin experts would love to create a plan to help you achieve optimal dermal health and regain your confidence!

To plump or not to plump? That is the question . . . As we age, we start to get structural changes in our face through thinning of skin, resorption and remodeling of bone, fat redistribution, and the loss of fat pads (the only time losing fat is a bad thing).  Queue in dermal fillers . . . Dermal fillers can vary anywhere from being soft to hard. The softer fillers work well to fill in lines and wrinkles (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) and plump lips, whereas the harder fillers can help plump and sculpt areas that lose fat pads (cheeks, temples, under eyes). The benefit of fillers is that you can achieve a youthful look without the cost or downtime of plastic surgery!

Why are so many millennials getting Botox? What is all the hype about with these neuromodulators? The most popular, commercialized brand is Botulinum toxin type A. When injected, it paralyzes the muscle, thus reducing muscle movement, and it decreases the appearance of wrinkles. The popular areas to inject, which are FDA approved, are the glabella complex (the dreaded frown line), forehead furrows, and crow’s feet. The benefits of paralyzing these muscles include maintenance and prevention. Since the muscle aren’t being overused when you’re talking, smiling, and making many other facial expressions, the wrinkles don’t get deeper. Although it doesn’t make static rhytids disappear (wrinkles at rest), it does help soften them. So maybe these young millennials are on to something . . . Results can last up to 3-6 months and can help you look and feel your best.

Acne in both the younger population and the adult population is just plain unfair. The development of acne is multifactorial and often has little to do with skin care habits. At Wildflower MediSpa, we have multiple treatment options that range from exfoliation of the skin to laser therapy to light therapy to skin resurfacing. We can also educate you on daily skin care routines and products that are specifically created to both treat and prevent acne. Don’t hide your beautiful face any longer.

Read more about Agnes RF microneedling and Scarlet RF microneedling and SaltFacial and IPL.

At Wildflower MediSpa, we offer both medical aesthetic treatments and a wide variety of wellness options. Our weight loss treatments are among the most unique in the country, as we offer some therapies that are cutting edge and exclusive. We can counsel you extensively on different types of diet modifications, including the ketosis diet and the new ProLon diet. We also offer multiple medications, including phentermine, hCG, and peptide therapy. Our peptide therapy includes both Tesofensine and human growth hormone, which can be used for incredible outcomes. In addition, we can complement a weight loss program with specific supplements and protein-rich meal replacements that are available at our clinic. Whether you have 15 pounds to lose or 100 pounds to lose, we can create a custom program that will be safe and effective. It’s never too late to change your life!

Read more about our weight loss program.

At Wildflower MediSpa, we have created a skincare line that is superior to other skincare products available on the market today. Our line, Wildflower Skincare, is available for purchase at our medical spa in north Colorado Springs.

Our Wildflower Skincare Radiance line is our anti-aging line, offering the benefits of antioxidants, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, apple stem cells, Gotu Kola, Sqisandryl, and the hexapeptide Argeriline. These ingredients reduce lines and wrinkles and improve dermal health.

Our Wildflower Skincare Refine line is our line that reduces hyperpigmentation, offering ingredients such as vitamin C, ferulic acid (which can suppress melasma), phloretin (a very powerful antioxidant), vitamin E (from astaxanthin), and Emblica. These ingredients promote collagen synthesis and increase elastin, decrease melasma, and promote overall skin health.

Our Wildflower Skincare Sensitive line includes ingredients such as arnica, definisil (with balloon vine, black currant and sunflower oils), biophytex (a complex that reactivates microcirculation), Delisens (a hexapeptide that is a tyrosinase enzyme inhibitor), and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients work together to decrease inflammation and improve circulation, while also providing the benefits of antioxidants and decreasing melasma.

Come visit us, and take your skin care to the next level. Treat yourself to optimal dermal health!

Read more about Wildflower Skincare.

What if I told you there is something like the fountain of youth that can help slow down the aging process? There are five different regions in the world, named “Blue Zones,” where people are living longer and healthier lives. The good news is you don’t have to move to these areas to achieve the same results.

Periodic fasting helps rid the body of toxins, repairs DNA, aids in cellular regeneration, and activates stem cells, which can lead to the same outcome as the fountain of youth in these Blue Zones. But let’s be honest. I would not be able to fast for even 8 hours, let alone for multiple days! The Fasting Mimicking Diet with Prolon helps those like me with little will power to trick my body into thinking it is fasting. The 5-day program provides all the meals, snacks and supplements you need and is available here at Wildflower MediSpa. Not only does the Fasting Mimicking Diet help with anti-aging, but weight loss and loss of inches are also results of the program. This is a definite win-win situation!

Female jaw and neck after skin restoration

Not happy with your profile? Is your submentum subpar? Historically, fat collections under the chin would be treated with injections of Kybella. However, Kybella injections can be painful and leave lumps and scar tissue behind. At Wildflower MediSpa, we focus on fat removal from the submentum through three separate therapies. The initial therapy involves radiofrequency microneedling energy that causes a lipolysis, or breaking up, of fat cells. After this treatment, we perform low dose shockwave therapy. Low dose shockwave therapy breaks up the local fat collections for removal by the local lymph nodes. A third step is to use ultrasound/radiofrequency energy over the region to tighten the skin and add the final touches to the region. This is the most advanced and effective way to contour the submentum, and we are the only location in Colorado Springs offering this amazing therapy!

Most of us have heard that catchy jingle, “If you have nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea.” The fact of the matter is, most of us have these symptoms! In 2014, an estimated 15-30% of the US population suffered from symptoms of acid reflux. Acid reflux, or GERD, results from a weak esophageal sphincter that allows acid from the stomach to back-flow into the esophagus. In order to combat these symptoms, we throw medications at it, such as Nexium, Prilosec, and Zantac. We also eat Tums like they’re candy. Along with lifestyle changes and avoiding foods that trigger these symptoms, you can actually help heal the tissue lining. Wildflower Wellness has supplements and peptides that aid in healing and that may eliminate your need for these heartburn medications.