With Black Friday just around the corner, we’re excited to kick off the festivities with a WEEK of specials, from Monday, Nov. 20 through Wednesday, Nov. 22! Why have one day when you can have three?!

Our carefully curated lineup of discounts and giveaways makes it easy for you to pamper yourself and those you care about, all while saving a bundle! Whether you’re looking to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce acne, or simply pick up some stocking stuffers that are sure to please, Elevé’s got you covered this holiday season!



Browse Elevé’s selection of medical-grade skincare creams, cleansers, serums, and more!



HALO®’s revolutionary laser technology penetrates deep into the dermis to improve wrinkles, pore size, and sun damage. Its unique hybrid design uses dual wavelengths to resurface both the epidermis and dermis at the same time, delivering dramatic results.

Forever Young® Broadband Light (BBL) therapy uses intense pulsed light technology to repair damaged skin. As cells begin their healing process, concerns such as age spots, sun damage, fine lines and redness diminish and skin continues to naturally combat the signs of aging on its own.

Sculptra® is an FDA-approved injectable that activates the skin’s natural regenerative process to replenish lost facial collagen and subtly restore facial volume. It’s often used to treat deep creases and folds to give a more youthful appearance.



Made with synthetic hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers help restore lost volume, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enhance facial features.

Jeuveau® is an FDA-approved prescription medicine that is injected into facial muscles to temporarily minimize lines and creases. It was developed exclusively for cosmetic purposes and designed to treat lines between the eyebrows, allowing it to be priced lower than other neuromodulators.



Microneedling activates your body’s regenerative process to encourage collagen production and cell turnover, which restores the skin’s appearance and fights the visible signs of aging.

Hydrafacials combine exfoliation, deep cleansing, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant infusion to instantly improve the appearance and health of skin.

Chemical peels accelerate skin exfoliation, resulting in softened fine lines and wrinkles, reduced acne and acne scarring, and a brighter complexion.

Elevé Glow combines microneedling and BBL to improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, and loss of firmness.

DEXA Scans are considered the most accurate method for measuring body composition and are useful for anyone with weight loss or fitness goals who needs a precise way to track progress. Regular monitoring shows a patient’s physiological response to their diet or training and allows for adjustments to be made to improve results.

A Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test is a measurement of the number of calories your body burns at rest to maintain basic functions like breathing and digestion. It helps determine an individual’s baseline energy expenditure, which can be useful for designing personalized nutrition and fitness plans.

A VO2 Max test provides personalized data to gauge the results of training. A person can then adjust his or her workout to improve performance and avoid injuries and fatigue.



Laser hair removal is a non-invasive, FDA-approved aesthetic treatment that uses precisely calibrated laser technology. Other methods chop hairs off at the base, while laser hair removal targets and inactivates the hair follicle itself. This reduces the hair’s ability to grow and sometimes stops it permanently!

Dysport® works by minimizing the movement of the treated muscles, preventing the skin on top of it from folding and creating wrinkles. It’s best for moderate to severe wrinkles between the eyebrows.


*Specials cannot be combined with any other special offers. Must be purchased 11/20-11/22 2023 between 8am and 5pm.


Our skin is like a diary, remembering every sunscreen-free day and exposure to blue light or pollution. Over time, these elements, coupled with genetics and acne, etch a story of age and stress on our faces. But what if there was a way to edit those lines and curate a new chapter?

While there’s a plethora of options out there promising a youthful look and healthy glow, chemical peels stand out as a proven antidote to years of accumulated skin woes.

Read on to learn about five game-changing benefits of chemical peels that could be the plot twist you’ll definitely want to include in the next chapter of your skin’s story.


What is a Chemical Peel?

Think of a chemical peel as your skin’s reset button. It’s like giving your skin a fresh canvas by applying a carefully selected blend of chemicals. These chemicals remove the top layer of your skin, which is home to dead skin cells and everyday grime, and promote the production of collagen, which is responsible for the growth of new skin cells.


Unpacking the Benefits

So, what are the primary benefits of getting a chemical peel at Elevé?

  1. Smooth Away Wrinkles: One of the most common reasons people get chemical peels is to soften fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels shed the skin’s tired top layer and boost collagen, making crow’s feet, marionette lines and other signs of aging less noticeable. Just one session can make a significant difference, but for the best results, consider medium-strength peels every 4-6 weeks.
  2. Brighten Dull Skin, Fade Hyperpigmentation: Over time, that dull outer layer of skin can make us look more tired than we actually feel. Chemical peels gently reveal the brighter and more vibrant complexion underneath. Peels can also balance out skin tone, reducing the appearance of brown spots, sun damage, melasma and other discoloration.
  3. Reduce Acne and Acne Scarring: Chemical peels are not just about reversing the aging process; they’re also acne’s worst enemy. By unclogging pores, eliminating bacteria, and controlling oil production, they wage war on current and future breakouts. Also, by exfoliating the top layer of skin and promoting the growth of new skin cells, acne scars will fade significantly over time.
  4. Boost the Effectiveness of Your Skincare Products: With dead skin cells removed, not only is your skin more receptive to hydration, but your favorite skincare products can also penetrate deeper and work more effectively.
  5. Customize Your Treatment: The days of the ‘standard’ chemical peel are over. At Elevé, we believe in personalized experiences. While there are many off-the-shelf peels that work wonders, we are all about customization. Share your skin goals with us, and we will create a peel that is just right for you.


When it comes to rejuvenating treatments, trust us, you’re in good hands at Elevé. We have a team of experienced and qualified professionals who will work with you instead of trying to force your skincare into a one-size-fits-all framework. Our treatments are designed to help you achieve your desired results, whether you’re looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, or simply give your skin a healthy glow.

Ready to rewrite your skin’s story? We’re here to help you turn the page. Set up a consultation today: 715-847-0000

No matter how well you’ve tried to shield your skin from the sun, overtime, it will take its toll on your complexion. However, light can also have a beneficial effect when used with the right technology. It can help address a wide range of skin concerns, from sun damage to acne to rosacea and more. Forever Young Broadband Light (BBL) is a pioneering technology that offers patients a non-invasive way to boost skin cells’ natural ability to regenerate and restore a youthful appearance.

In this article, we’ll delve into the details of this innovative treatment, breaking down how it works, the conditions it addresses, and what you can anticipate during a BBL session at Elevé.


What is BBL?

The core of Forever Young BBL lies in its use of advanced intense pulsed light technology specifically designed to rejuvenate and repair skin. While traditional lasers operate at specific wavelengths, BBL taps into a broad spectrum of light energy to reach the deeper layers of the skin. During the treatment, it focuses on the damaged cells, gently heats them up, and then breaks them down. As these cells begin their healing process, issues like hyperpigmentation and redness begin to diminish. Also, by boosting collagen production, skin will continue to naturally combat the signs of aging on its own.


What Does BBL Treat?

Elevé’s BBL technology is exceptionally versatile, catering to a wide spectrum of dermatological concerns:

  • Hyperpigmentation and Scars – BBL has demonstrated effectiveness in diminishing the appearance of sunspots, age spots, and acne scars, promoting a brighter and more even complexion.
  • Vascular Lesions – For patients exhibiting vascular lesions or undue redness that comes with conditions like rosacea, BBL offers a targeted approach that shrinks blood vessels near the skin’s surface.
  • Signs of Aging – By boosting collagen synthesis, BBL treats fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and uneven skin texture.
  • Acne – BBL can target the specific bacteria responsible for acne, providing a proactive solution to reduce or eliminate breakouts.


Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen during the procedure?

During the treatment, your provider will gently glide a small, hand-held machine across the targeted area(s). The device delivers controlled pulses of broadband light energy, which create a warm sensation as the light is absorbed by the skin. Elevé customizes each patient’s BBL treatment to address specific skin concerns, with the procedure taking between 15 and 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the area being treated.

What should I expect after the treatment?

After undergoing the BBL procedure, it’s not uncommon for patients to notice slight redness, which typically subsides within a few hours to a few days. There is no downtime needed after treatment, and patients can apply makeup and resume their daily routines. However, it is important to keep the skin shielded from direct sun exposure until it has fully healed.

How long will the results last?

Results can last several months or even years, depending on the patient’s skin health and daily skincare routine. Protection from the sun is crucial, and we strongly advise the consistent use of high-SPF sunscreen regardless of the time of year. While noticeable improvement to the skin can often be seen immediately, in general, patients see optimal results when they schedule a series of sessions spaced three to four weeks apart.


Better Together: Forever Young BBL + Microneedling

To reduce sun damage and improve skin tone and texture even more effectively, pair your Forever Young BBL treatment with microneedling. The combination further accelerates collagen turnover and allows the effects of each treatment to work together to produce more dramatic results. Plus, during the month of September, microneedling and Forever Young BBL combo packages are just $675 at Elevé ($75 savings)!


Turn Back the Clock With Elevé

At Elevé, we are committed to staying at the forefront of new technology and medical advancements to offer patients better, less invasive ways to achieve their skincare goals. Treatments that use lasers and light, like BBL, are perfect for those who want to enhance their skin’s overall health and appearance without the long recovery time of cosmetic surgery.


If you’re ready to recapture your youthful glow with BBL, contact Elevé to further explore the technology’s benefits: 715-847-0000


The human body is surprisingly adept at self-repair. Following any form of injury, collagen fibers rapidly develop over the skin to protect against infections. It is this very process that provides the foundational principle for microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a revolutionary technique in the field of skin rejuvenation.

While there is a broad range of facial treatments available which aim to improve the aesthetic appearance of the skin, few can claim to promote healing in the manner PRP microneedling can. This is largely due to its unique approach: while other treatments may solely target the skin’s superficial layers, PRP microneedling gets deeper. By creating controlled micro-injuries and using growth factors found in PRP, microneedling delivers increased efficacy, stimulating the skin to regenerate.

This article aims to provide you with comprehensive information on PRP microneedling, giving you all the knowledge you need to decide if this innovative treatment is right for your personal skincare goals.


How Does PRP Microneedling Work?

PRP microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure wherein a device rolls tiny needles over the skin to create microscopic channels, otherwise known as micro-injuries. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, which restores the skin’s appearance and fights the visible signs of aging. At Elevé, we can enhance the standard microneedling process by integrating PRP, a substance isolated from your own blood, which is rich in collagen growth factors that actively promote cellular repair.

In the course of a PRP microneedling treatment at Elevé, an expert technician will take a small sample of blood. The blood sample is then purified and separated to isolate the PRP. Once separated, the PRP is reintroduced to your skin during the microneedling process, permeating through the tiny channels created by the treatment to reach the deepest layers of the skin. From there, the PRP acts as a catalyst to boost natural production of collagen and elastin — important proteins which tend to break down and diminish as we age.


What Are the Benefits of PRP Microneedling?

PRP microneedling has a wide array of benefits, contributing to a rejuvenated and healthier-looking complexion. These include:

  • Reduced prominence of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improvement in the appearance of acne scars, keloid scars, surgical scars, and broken capillaries
  • Enhanced skin firmness and elasticity
  • Lightened sunspots
  • Diminished visibility of pores
  • Smoother, brighter skin that’s more even in color


Who Can Be Treated With PRP Microneedling?

PRP microneedling is generally safe for most patients, but the following factors can affect whether the treatment is suitable for you:

  • Dermatological Disorders – Those with conditions like psoriasis, eczema, or chronic acne may not respond well to PRP microneedling.
  • Medical History – PRP is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or have a medical history that includes certain types of infections or cancer, cardiovascular disease, or blood disorders. These conditions can affect blood platelets and prevent desired results.
  • Medications – Before your PRP microneedling treatment, it’s important to notify your provider at Elevé of any medications or supplements you’re currently taking. Blood thinners as well as certain supplements can increase the risk of bruising.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a PRP microneedling procedure typically last?

A PRP microneedling procedure takes about an hour to complete. However, this can vary depending on the number of treatment areas.


What should I anticipate following the treatment?

The downtime from a PRP microneedling treatment is minimal, with only one to three days of mild tightness and redness (similar to a sunburn). Many patients return to work the next day.


When can I expect to see results?

Most patients will see skin improvement within two to three weeks. During this time, your skin is completing its natural healing process. Full results are typically seen within four to six weeks.


How long do the results last?

The effects of PRP microneedling are not permanent. At Elevé, we recommend treatment every four to six weeks to sustain the rejuvenated appearance.


Go Under the Surface to Elevate Your Skin

Skincare is an intimate journey, and choosing the right treatment should always be an informed decision. At Elevé, we believe in the rejuvenating power of PRP microneedling and have successfully delivered its benefits to many patients. If you’ve been searching for a treatment that goes beyond superficial enhancements and instead want to revitalize your skin from within, PRP microneedling could be the solution you seek.

We invite you to explore the possibilities here, where your comfort and satisfaction are the top priority. Elevé MedSpa offers a wide range of skincare treatments and services that are tailored to your individual needs and goals. Our team of experienced and certified professionals will work with you to create a personalized skincare plan that will help you achieve the best possible results. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality care in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Let’s reveal the best version of your skin together by embarking on your skincare journey today! Call 715-847-0000 to set up a consultation.

While it’s often overlooked, the contour of our jawline can dramatically impact our facial appearance. A softer jawline or weak chin can throw off the symmetry of facial features, downplay the fullness of your cheeks, and even make your nose and forehead look bigger. It wasn’t that long ago that plastic surgery was the most common approach to enhancing the jawline, but dermal fillers have since stolen the spotlight. Fillers offer a non-surgical alternative that lends remarkable results. When injected with the skilled hands of an experienced practitioner, they can be the magic wand you need for a chiseled, rejuvenated jawline.


How does jawline filler treatment work?

At Elevé, we use JUVÉDERM® hyaluronic acid (HA) filler to artfully sculpt and refine our patients’ jawlines.

HA is a natural component of your skin, acting as the bedrock of its firmness and volume. When we’re young, HA is abundantly present in our skin, keeping it hydrated and flexible. However, as we age, production naturally diminishes, meaning our jowls start to sag and our jawlines become less defined. But don’t worry! That’s where Elevé comes in with fillers formulated with a synthetic version of HA to rejuvenate your facial features!

When injected into key areas along your chin and jaw, these fillers boost volume and create a clear separation between the jawline and neck. The HA filler plumps skin by binding to water molecules and encouraging collagen production.


Who are the best candidates for jawline filler treatment?

Jawline filler is the go-to solution for those looking for a non-invasive treatment to add a distinct jaw edge; smooth wrinkles; tighten thinning, sagging skin; or simply achieve a more youthful appearance.

Patients with loose jowls, a double chin, or excess fat around the jawline may also want to pair jawline filler with other treatments, like KYBELLA®, CoolSculpting®, or BOTOX®, for optimal results.


What are the benefits of jawline fillers?

There’s a lot to like when you consider the benefits of a dermal filler procedure. First and foremost, it’s non-surgical, so you don’t have to worry about a lengthy recovery period. The risk of side effects is also quite low, and the procedure is quick and relatively painless. The best part? It’s not one size fits all. Jawline contouring can be tailored to meet your individual needs and preferences, ensuring a result that’s uniquely you. And, these procedures are FDA-approved, so you can be confident about their safety and efficacy.


Jawline Filler FAQ

How long does the procedure take?

Imagine revitalizing your look in the same amount of time you’d take for a lunch break! A typical treatment only requires about 30-45 minutes of your time. Best of all, there’s no recovery time, so you can resume your daily activities immediately.


Does it hurt?

Even though jawline fillers involve the use of tiny needles, we mitigate any potential discomfort with a topical anesthetic. So, rest assured, you’re in for an experience low on pain and high on results.


What can I expect after treatment?

Get ready to see instant changes! Though, it will take a few days for the full effects of jawline filler to be visible. You might encounter some minor tenderness and swelling after treatment, but any symptoms usually subside within 1-2 days.


How long do the results last?

Everyone metabolizes HA at their own unique pace, though studies suggest the benefits can last anywhere from 9 to 24 months. We do recommend periodic touch-ups to keep that jawline looking its best for longer. At Elevé, an injection specialist will partner with you to create a treatment plan specific to your needs and goals.


Redefine Your Jawline at Elevé

From restoring the natural vibrancy of your skin with HA to sculpting a strong jawline, dermal fillers offer a non-surgical, convenient, and customized solution for those who seek facial rejuvenation.

At Elevé MedSpa, we don’t just provide a service, we offer an experience backed by top-of-the-line products, proficient professionals, and a keen understanding that beauty is never one size fits all. We invite you to explore the possibilities of dermal fillers with us. It’s your time to embrace a younger, more vibrant you. So why wait? Get in touch with us today, and together, let’s elevate your look.

Purchase any filler treatment in July and receive a complimentary DEXA Scan (DEXA Scan must be performed in July). Set up a consultation today: 715-847-0000


Surgical Associates is thrilled to announce five of its distinguished surgeons have been named as ‘Surgeons of Excellence in Hernia Surgery’ (SOEHS), a commendation that reflects the practice’s unwavering commitment to exceeding and upholding stringent quality benchmarks. The accreditation is awarded by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), a globally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to patient safety. The SRC identifies facilities and surgeons that epitomize excellence through a steadfast commitment to delivering safe, effective, and evidence-based care. The standards required for accreditation are proven to enhance patient outcomes and minimize hospital stays.


“Earning the SOEHS accreditation is affirmation of our pledge to uphold unparalleled quality standards as hernia surgery continues to evolve, incorporating more intricate procedures and pioneering techniques for treating this condition,” noted Dr. Steven Weiland, President, Surgical Associates.


The following surgeons from Surgical Associates received the SOEHS recognition: Steven Weiland, M.D., F.A.C.S.; Jennine Larson, M.D., F.A.C.S.; Gary Sweet, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.; William Wilfley, M.D., F.A.C.S.; and Jeremy Olson, M.D.

In addition, Pine Ridge Surgery Center, where Surgical Associates completes many procedures, has also been named as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery (COEHS).

To secure both the SOEHS and COEHS accreditations, Surgical Associates and Pine Ridge Surgery Center invited the SRC to perform an exhaustive review of surgical outcomes data, medical records, and internal procedures. The surgical center and surgeons also went through a comprehensive self-assessment and inspection process. The accreditation was not only evaluative, but also educational, offering best practice insights to further enhance the quality of care and services at Surgical Associates and Pine Ridge Surgery Center.


“Surgical Associates’ SOEHS-recognized surgeons have all pledged a commitment to quality when it comes to abdominal wall hernias, evidenced by the impressive numbers of surgeries completed as well as the continual professional development through specific CME (continuing medical education) credits and courses,” explained Dr. Gary Sweet.


Every SOEHS-accredited surgeon at Surgical Associates has performed at least 150 lifetime abdominal wall hernia surgeries and a minimum of 50 per year. Collectively, these seasoned surgeons performed more than 1,000 qualifying abdominal wall hernia surgeries last year using various surgical techniques, including laparoscopic, robotic, and open procedures.

Embracing a future of continual excellence, Surgical Associates will collaborate with Pine Ridge Surgery Center to conduct ongoing quality assessments and recertify every three years to preserve these esteemed designations and continue delivering patient outcomes of the highest level.


“The SOEHS accreditation is a testament to our dedication to quality throughout the entire patient journey, from diagnosis to surgery,” said Ellie Reineck, Director of General Surgery and Patient Experience for Surgical Associates. “We apply standardized approaches to each type of surgery, which results in fewer complications and ensures our patients receive the best possible experience as they undergo hernia surgery.”


About Surgical Associates | Elevé:

Surgical Associates is a multispecialty, independent surgical practice. General and acute care surgery, vascular surgerybreast surgery, and bariatric surgery are among the services offered at Surgical Associates. In 2019, the company expanded their practice by adding a Plastic Surgery and MedSpa division called Elevé. The organization now has two main locations in Wausau, 2400 Pine Ridge Blvd. and 2606 Stewart Ave., while also providing outreach clinic and surgical services to several Northcentral Wisconsin communities, including Adams, Antigo, Hurley, Medford, Merrill, Rhinelander, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids as well as Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Surgical Associates | Elevé is a proud member of Aspirus Network Inc. For more information, visit sawisconsin.com or eleveplasticsurgery.com.

Winter and this year’s slowly developing spring have likely been brutal on your skin, leaving it feeling dry and dull. If you’re looking to keep your skin healthy year-round, regular facials are a must. But let’s be real, not all facials are created equal. Enter the HydraFacial – a true game-changer in the world of skincare! This medical-grade dermabrasion experience provides a deep cleanse, exfoliation, and infusion of hydration all in a single, relaxing session. Keep reading to find out why this revolutionary aesthetic technology is a must-try for anyone looking to take their skincare regimen to the next level.


So, what exactly is a HydraFacial?

HydraFacials are one of our favorite anti-aging weapons at Elevé. The treatment gives you a full facial with microdermabrasion, a gentle peel, and hydration. Unlike traditional facials performed by hand, the HydraFacial uses advanced, patented technology to suck impurities and debris out of your pores while soaking your skin in powerful serums. The gentle, yet invigorating, treatment penetrates deeper for longer-lasting results and can be customized to address your specific skincare needs.


What can I expect during treatment?

Step 1: Cleanse + Peel

HydraFacial gently cleanses and exfoliates with a relaxing peel to uncover a new layer of skin.

Step 2: Extract + Hydrate

A specialized suction tool cleans out pores, removing blackheads, toxins, and impurities. Intense moisturizers then nourish the skin.

Step 3: Fuse + Protect

Last but not least: Your skin gets the VIP treatment with a booster serum that’s tailored to your specific complexion concerns. And to maximize that gorgeous glow, your skin is saturated with antioxidants and nutrients that help protect it from environmental stressors.


How does a HydraFacial help my skin?

HydraFacial improves and treats:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Elasticity and firmness
  • Enlarged, congested pores
  • Oily skin
  • Dry skin


I’ve got more questions…


Who should use HydraFacial treatments?

Anyone looking for a relaxing, deep-cleansing, and nourishing facial treatment can benefit from a HydraFacial. This innovative treatment is safe and effective for all skin types. Depending on your skin condition, your aesthetician may recommend a specific serum to optimize your results.


How long does a HydraFacial take? When will I see results?

HydraFacial is a fast and efficient procedure, combining steps from a variety of facial treatments into one. Typically, it takes 30-60 minutes from start to finish, and the best part is there’s no downtime following treatment. You can put on makeup and immediately go back to your daily routine. Often referred to as a “Red Carpet” treatment, a HydraFacial will give you noticeably brighter, younger-looking skin by the time you leave the medspa, making it an easy way to boost your appearance ahead of an important event.


How often should I get a HydraFacial?

After examining your skin and discussing your skincare goals, your aesthetician will work with you to create a customized HydraFacial treatment plan. We typically recommend treatments every four to six weeks to maintain results.


Whether you’re a student with a full course load, parent with a packed schedule, or busy professional, a HydraFacial is a quick and easy way to fit rejuvenating self-care into your life!

If you’re looking for an effective and efficient facial treatment that can address a wide range of common skin concerns, look no further than the HydraFacial. Our team of experienced aestheticians is ready to help restore the tone, texture, firmness, and radiance of your skin. Also, during the month of June, enjoy a complimentary upgrade on all Signature HydraFacials (upgrade to a Deluxe HydraFacial or add on dermaplaning to the Signature).

So, what are you waiting for? Get glowing and book an appointment with Elevé MedSpa today: 715-847-0000

The rising temperature is a sure sign that summer is just around the corner, making now the perfect time to review the critical importance of using sunscreen. Many health care and skincare experts say it’s the most essential product in your morning skincare routine. Let’s learn how sunscreen works and delve into the reasons why you should make it a non-negotiable part of your day, every day, for healthy and radiant skin.


How Does Sunscreen Work?

Sunscreens are formulated with either chemical or physical active ingredients, or sometimes a combination of both. Chemical sunscreens include ingredients such as avobenzone or oxybenzone and work by absorbing UV rays before they can penetrate the skin. Physical sunscreens contain active mineral ingredients, like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, and act like a reflective barrier by scattering the UV rays away from the skin. Both chemical and physical sunscreens are effective at safeguarding your skin against the damaging effects of UV radiation, and the best type of sunscreen for you will depend on your skin type, sensitivity, and personal preferences.


Why Should You Use Sunscreen?

Reduced Risk of Skin Cancer

Excessive UV exposure can cause DNA damage to our skin cells, leading to mutations and increasing the risk of developing skin cancer. In fact, skin damage from sunlight is the leading cause of skin cancer. Though, studies show regular use of sunscreen can reduce the risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent. With one in five Americans expected to develop skin cancer in their lifetime, sunscreen is a simple, yet crucial, tool in protecting your skin from this potentially deadly disease.


Protection Against Premature Aging

One of the primary benefits of using sunscreen is its protection against premature aging. Sun exposure is responsible for 90 percent of visible changes to skin, such as wrinkles, sun spots, discoloration, and sagging skin. UV radiation from the sun breaks down elastic tissue over time, leading to premature aging. By incorporating a little SPF into your daily skincare regimen, you can protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun and maintain a younger and more vibrant complexion for years to come.

Additionally, know that many cosmetic treatments and products, like laser hair removal, chemical peels, BBL and tretinoin, can cause sensitivity to sunlight. Protecting your skin with sunscreen while recovering from these procedures or using these products is necessary to avoid sun damage.


How to Properly Apply Sunscreen

Applying sunscreen correctly is essential to ensure its effectiveness. It is generally recommended to apply two tablespoons of sunscreen about 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure, and then reapply it every two hours. Sunscreens also have an expiration date, so it’s important to discard old products that have been sitting on the shelf for too long.


Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Not all sunscreens are created equal, and selecting the right one is essential if you want to effectively protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.

Elevé’s medical-grade sunscreens are superior in several ways when compared to over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens. OTC sunscreens sometimes contain cheap and potentially harmful chemicals, while medical-grade sunscreens use naturally occurring minerals to create a barrier on the skin to reflect UV rays. Backed by rigorous quality testing, medical-grade sunscreens are not absorbed into the bloodstream and therefore safer for children and pregnant women. All this could be summed up by the old adage you get what you pay for. Buying high-quality medical-grade sunscreen is an investment in your skin’s health and well-being.


What Products Do Elevé’s SPF Experts Recommend

ColoreScience Face Shield Flex

This lightweight mineral sunscreen with tinted color coverage immediately evens skin tone for a flawless look.

Zo® Smart Tone

A lightweight sunscreen with a self-adjusting tint that complements most skin tones while providing a healthy, hydrated glow.


Reverse the Appearance of Sun Damage

If you’re looking to correct deep wrinkles, dark spots, or broken capillaries, Elevé offers a variety of solutions to improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin:


BroadBand Light (BBL) technology uses intense pulsed light to treat a broad range of skin conditions associated with aging, acne, loss of firmness, and sun damage.

Chemical Peels

By accelerating skin exfoliation, chemical peels smooth fine lines and wrinkles and improve hyperpigmentation.


Microneedling activates your body’s regenerative process to encourage collagen production and cell turnover which helps lighten and reverse hyperpigmentation.


Skip the Sunburns This Summer

At Elevé, our team of experienced skincare professionals is ready to guide you in preparing your skin for the summer months. With a range of specialized treatments and services, we can help you fight the effects of overexposure, protect your skin from further damage, and develop a roadmap to a more refreshed and younger-looking you! Plus, for a limited time, take 10% off all medical-grade sunscreen. Contact Elevé to schedule your consultation today: 715-847-0000

Move over BOTOX®, there’s a new, non-surgical option for relaxing frown lines and deep furrows between the eyebrows. This “NEWtox,” known as Jeuveau®, is an injectable neuromodulator gaining popularity in the aesthetics industry. Its name (pronounced ju-VO) is derived from the French word “nouveau,” which means “modern” or “new arrival.” At Elevé, we’re proud to be one of the first teams in the Wausau area to offer this innovative option and can enthusiastically vouch for its effectiveness.


What is Jeuveau®?

Jeuveau® is an FDA-approved prescription medicine that is injected into facial muscles to temporarily minimize lines and creases between the eyebrows. Like BOTOX® and Dysport®, Jeuveau® works by preventing repeated muscle contractions within a specific treatment area, resulting in a smooth, airbrushed appearance.

This injectable has undergone rigorous testing, including five clinical trials, and proved to be a safe and effective anti-aging treatment.


How is Jeuveau® Different From Other Neuromodulators?

BOTOX® is the oldest and most popular neuromodulator on the market, used by millions of people to treat wrinkles occurring in the upper one-third of the face (i.e., frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles). Additionally, BOTOX® can be used to treat excessive sweating, chronic migraines, depression, lazy eye and other conditions.

Dysport® is similar to BOTOX® but is more diluted and spreads faster, often producing results quicker than BOTOX®. It is primarily used to correct frown lines and a good option for patients looking to target severe lines in that area.

Jeuveau® was developed exclusively for cosmetic purposes and designed to treat lines between the eyebrows. BOTOX®, on the other hand, treats wrinkles and a variety of medical conditions. The difference allows Jeuveau® to be priced lower than BOTOX®. Furthermore, in studies in Canada and Europe, it even outperformed BOTOX® in head-to-head comparisons.


Recovery & Results

BOTOX® is sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime treatment” because the injection appointment is quick; most visits only take about 30 minutes. You can schedule it during your lunch hour because there is no downtime afterward. Jeuveau® works the same way. Patients can immediately return to work and most activities following treatment. Improvement in the treated area can be observed in as little as a few days, with the full results becoming visible about 10-14 days after the appointment. In most cases, the effects of neuromodulators last at least three to four months.


Can Jeuveau® Be Scheduled With Other Treatments?

There’s a big difference between neuromodulators and dermal fillers. Neuromodulators smooth wrinkles by paralyzing muscles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, plump and fill in the skin. Jeuveau® is an excellent choice for erasing frown lines, while a dermal filler, like Juvéderm®, can help restore volume to the lips.

In a single session, it’s possible to combine treatments like Jeuveau® and Juvéderm® to achieve multiple aesthetic goals simultaneously. Jeuveau® is also commonly paired with KYBELLA®, a treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin.


Which Neuromodulator is Right for You?

When selecting a neuromodulator treatment, you must consider the area of the wrinkles you wish to reduce, the severity of your wrinkles, your previous experiences with similar treatments, and your budget. At Elevé, we prioritize a thorough consultation process to help patients make an informed decision about which products and treatments are best for their unique needs.

It’s important to note the final outcome of your treatment can be greatly improved by the expertise and experience of the provider. Our team of specialists at Elevé leverages technical skill and extensive experience to determine the most effective techniques to achieve the best results for you.


Schedule a Consultation

If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation to find out if Jeuveau® is the right fit for your aesthetic goals, call Elevé at 715-847-0000 to get started.

The delicate tissue surrounding your eyes can be easily damaged, because it’s significantly thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. As you age, that tissue loses its firmness, and your facial muscles weaken. The fat supporting your eyes gradually moves into the lower eyelids, leading to puffiness. But, don’t worry! This issue can be effectively addressed with a variety of treatments, some of which are as simple as changing your daily routine or incorporating something new into your skincare regimen.

In this article, we’re sharing our top tips to reduce under-eye bags and fine lines.


Cold compresses or tea bags

One simple solution is to use a cold compress, such as a gel mask, cucumber slices, chilled spoons, or a bag of frozen vegetables. Caffeinated tea bags are particularly effective because they act as a mild diuretic, minimizing the pooling of fluid around the eye area. Tea bags also contain antioxidants that can increase blood flow in the skin.


Nightly makeup removal

It’s important to remove your makeup each night before bed, as neglecting to properly cleanse your eyes can leave them irritated and puffy. Exfoliate by gently running a moist washcloth across your eyelids and the full length of the lashes, including their base. This will help prevent a buildup of sweat, oil and makeup along your lash line.


Reduced salt intake

Reducing your salt intake can also help prevent bags under your eyes. Eating foods with too much salt causes your body to retain water, making you look puffy—from your feet up to your eyelids. To limit the sodium in your diet, avoid processed or pre-packaged foods, and drink plenty of water throughout the day to reduce the effect of the sodium you do ingest.


Limited sun exposure

UV light can be particularly damaging to the thin, delicate skin around your eyes. Prolonged exposure can result in premature aging. To protect your skin, use a gentle, zinc-based sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. Here at Elevé, one of the sunscreens we recommend the most is ColoreScience Face-Shield Flex.


Skincare products

Using skincare products specifically designed for the eye area is important, as eyelids often require a thicker composition that incorporates more oil. Colorescience’s Total Eye® Concentrate Kit is a great solution for reducing the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. This kit, available for 10% off at Elevé during the month of March, includes Total Eye® Concentrate and 12 Total Eye® Hydrogel Treatment Masks.



Finally, injectables, such as JUVÉDERM®, can also be used to reduce puffiness if the bags under your eyes are caused by a breakdown of collagen and elastin. At Elevé, we offer these dermal fillers as a quick, non-surgical remedy for the early signs of aging, letting you get back to your daily life in the blink of an (rejuvenated) eye!


Final Thoughts

It is natural to have the tissue around our eyes sag and develop wrinkles as we age. It’s one of the cosmetic concerns we get asked about the most here at Elevé. And while simple daily habits, like staying hydrated and protecting your skin from the sun, can help, there are even more effective treatment options available at our medspa.

At Elevé, we understand every patient’s skin is unique, which is why we offer personalized skincare solutions. Our experts will work with you to develop a customized regimen that addresses your specific needs and concerns.

Take the first step toward restoring the youthful appearance of your eyes and schedule a consultation with Elevé today: 715-847-0000