I follow directions much better when it’s delivered as a suggestion, not an instruction. Rhoda, Allure Med Aesthetics (http://ocallure.com )does just that. In my first consultation she gave me suggestions to have healthier, younger looking skin. She did not try to sell me any certain set of programs, products or tell me if I come back over the next six months I will receive a certain desired look.
My initial reason to visit, Rhoda Helring specializes in non-surgical makeovers. My first suggestion from Rhoda was to moisture twice daily. Sunscreen daily – don’t leave the house without it. Make it part of your morning routine. Use a Vitamin A product, Retina A being one of the great products for your skin. Taking Vitamin C orally is great for your skin. And *microdermabrasion (Rhoda’s signature Buff and Polish) is still the least expensive way to generate and stimulate new collagen in your skin. (*Microdermabrasion is a procedure where tiny particles "sand" or "polish" the skin and gradually remove scarred or discolored epidermal tissue.) Rhoda’s refers it to Buff and Shine.
I actually used Retina A for years and was an avid microdermabrasion enthusiast. I was ready to hear more. Next Rhoda asked me about the areas I was unhappy about it. (We’re limiting this to my face, okay?) I did not like the lines around my mouth. One of the most sexy and youthful features of the face are the lips. As we get older we naturally lose fullness and volume in our lips. The upper lip sags and becomes thinner. Meanwhile, fine wrinkles develop around lips which are called "lipstick lines" or "smoker’s lines". (*Retin-A – Retinoic Acid is often used to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. It produces a mild, superficial peel of the epidermis. Retin-A has effects on the both the superficial (epidermis) and the deep (dermis) parts of the skin. The major benefit is to decrease the effects of sunlight caused aging by increasing the speed with which the surface cells are replaced.)
Rhoda Helring explained the options for lip augmentation. There were a variety of procedures designed to give a person a more defined and fuller lips. During my personal consultation I decided to go with Restalyne™. The length of time it could last, the consistency it could provide seemed the best option for me. It has been a full 11 months since my first Juvederm treatment and I’m still completely satisfied with the fullness of my lips and I do not see any “lipstick lines”. Financially it has been a great choice. (What Rhoda Helring explained to me was Restalyne™ is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. This gel instantly restores your skin's volume and smoothes away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
Once I felt happy with the outcome of my lips I attended a “Night of Beauty”, which is offered monthly free of charge free at each Allure Med Spa. Besides the delicious sandwiches, desserts, wine and champagne that was served I saw a live demonstration of the Timeless Transition 360.
Timeless Transition 360 is a non-invasive six-step treatment that delivers tighter skin, renewed facial contours and healthier collagen. (Collagen is the building block that provides structure to your skin.) Timeless Transition 360 procedure is available only in the offices of qualified physicians who specialize in cosmetic procedures. It has been clinically proven to tighten and gently lift skin to smooth out wrinkles and renew facial contours. The incision-free procedure is fast and easy, and requires no downtime from normal activities. Unlike lasers, the procedure can be performed on patients of all skin types.
After a question and answer period everyone is given the opportunity to have a free consultation on the spot with Rhoda Helring. I knew after what I saw and heard that I wanted a safe, non-invasive procedure that helps smooth, tighten and contour skin for a naturally younger looking appearance without surgery or injections and little to no downtime. In total my treatment took 1 ½ hours. I drove myself home.
That was six months ago and I’m actually seeing more results now than before. As promised my skin continues to get tighter, my jaw line stronger and my overall skin tone brighter.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t share how easy, cost effective and delightful my results from Botox are. It is virtually painless, the tiny bit of bruising I’ve experienced is covered up with my normal make up routine and my deep lines have not returned. I keep up with Botox by joining the Botox club and receive discounts every time I come back in.
Being in Southern California most of my life I’m looking forward to the Timeless Transition 360. You get smooth, soft skin with serious fine wrinkle and deep textural improvement that only resurfacing can accomplish. A series of treatments step-by-step gradually replaces the entire skin surface, whether face, neck, hands, or chest. No raw areas, no sloughing, no healing pain and no downtime outside of what you would normally experience from the flaking from sunburn.
I can’t say enough about what is offered at http://ocallure.com I don’t need too. Rhoda Helring and the staff are available for consultations and treatments.
I’ve spent most of my life puttting others first. I still believe that is a wonderful way to live. But now I realize feeling good about myself inside and out only helps me do a better job at encouraging others. My motto: Stand up and do something nice for yourself!” Lois T
I have been going to Rhoda for 4 years and I love the fact that I can have Botox and purchase product in one place. Rhoda is the best and really listen to your needs and maps out a plan of action. She is also very knowledgeable and skilled at what she does. Bethany Ruth (33 years old)
I met Rhoda this year through another very happy client. Why I love Rhoda is because she pays attention to what I want and she kindly adds suggestions with her expertise AND has techniques that I've never seen before!!! She makes the aging process fun! I take it in stride knowing I can do it gracefully with little touch-ups along the way in the best hands. Besides that Rhoda has a heart of gold! Michelle Macis Fashion Designer/Retailer
I have been a client of Rhoda’s for 7 years and there is nothing this woman cannot fix or fill , she is a true Artist. The timeless Transition is a priceless treatment not to be missed, it is a mii facelift without the surgery. After every visit I cannot tell you how many people comment on my flawless skin , she truly performs magic! I have gone to the best doctors in Beverly Hills and Newport for fillers…..none of them hold a candle to Rhoda’s attention to detail. Another added bonus….Allure Skin Care line is comparable to “Liquid Gold” a must try for all. - Pamela L
I've been going to Rhoda for 8 months now. I continue to go to Rhoda because she's very good at what she does. You always get the results you want. Laser hair removal anywhere and everywhere!! Yes, they always adjust to my schedule. Rhoda is down to earth and great company. She will always make you look fabulous! Maddy Gediman
I would just like to thank you and share with all of you how great Rhoda is. When I first came to meet Rhoda I had seen so many Doctors and aestheticians and had been given so many different types of medication, but nothing that they did helped to get rid of what they had diagnosed as adult acne. After seeing all of these people, trying various medications, and spending thousands of dollars my face still only got worse not better. Then I met Rhoda and upon examining my face she diagnosed me with a staph infection. She knew exactly how to fix it and let me know exactly how long it would take to heal. So I did exactly what she said and today my face is all healed. I highly recommend that anyone out there having a problem with their face stop wasting their time and money. The answer is coming in making appointment with Rhoda. Just do what she recommends and see how great you can look. - Liz McCarthy
Was very happy with the service I received… Very friendly staff. The nurse Rhoda, that did my botox did a wonderful job. The Timeless Transition 360 was amazing, I feel and look like I’ve had a mini face lift..I feel radiant and more confident… Thank you Rhoda.. I have been as she calls it “Rhoda-Fied” Cant wait to go back!! – Mikki G.
I received the timeless beauty as a gift and I was very reluctant to try any laser or medical product on my face. I have a few sunspots on the left upper cheeks near my eyes and it was getting darker everyday. Rhoda assured that this procedure will help minimize it. And there will be no down time. It wasn’t uncomfortable at all, and after the procedure I didn’t notice any changes to my face except I was surprise the spots got darker. I was so worried and I was told my my fellow coworkers that its normal and it will fall off like a scab. After 3 days I notice changes and today is the 6 the day, my face cleared up. After all these years trying to conceal it, and I am happy that my skin is close to flawless. I will definitely get this treatment again as recommended. – Xx. N.