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Signs You Could Benefit from B12 Injections Sep 30th, 2020

Your body doesn’t make vitamin B12, but it requires it to perform crucial functions, such as making DNA, performing neurological functions, and generating red blood cells. You get it through animal foods, such as eggs, dairy, seafood, poultry, and beef. If you’re like most average adults, you need 2.4 micrograms...

How Hormonal Changes Affect Acne Sep 10th, 2020

Though acne is often associated with the teen years, research at the National Institute for Health shows that an estimated 80% of all people between 11 and 30 suffer from acne outbreaks. It isn’t uncommon to struggle with acne well into your 40s and 50s. Whether you’re a teen going...

4 Benefits of Permanent Makeup Aug 10th, 2020

Chances are you have a drawer full of half-used palettes of eyeshadow, slightly used blush, and a handful of brow pencils in a variety of shades. Conventional makeup is designed to help you enhance your features and outer beauty by contouring, highlighting, defining, camouflaging, and coloring, yet finding your perfect...

What People Love About Lipo-Vibe Body Slimming Treatment Jul 6th, 2020

You eat well and exercise, but no matter how hard you try, you’re still struggling to shed those last few pounds. At Starkey Medical Esthetics in Salem, Virginia we offer a range of body contouring options to help you achieve your esthetic goals. One of our most popular services is...

Learn Here if You are a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal Jun 15th, 2020

Laser hair removal is a popular procedure that we perform frequently here at Starkey Medical Esthetics in Salem, Virginia. It’s considered both a medical and cosmetic procedure, though it’s noninvasive and nonsurgical. If you’re considering getting laser hair removal, we break down everything you need to know in this blog....

Am I a Candidate for the Light and Smooth Package? May 20th, 2020

Light energy has long been used in aesthetics to help men and women improve their complexions.  At Starkey Medical Esthetics in Salem, Virginia, Michele Meinhart, FNP and our knowledgeable team offer several LED light therapy treatments to address a variety of unique skin conditions, including the highly sought-after Light and...

Natural Ingredients that can Lessen the Appearance of Acne Scars Apr 13th, 2020

If you’ve suffered from widespread acne, you may have scars that make you feel self-conscious or embarrassed. At Starkey Medical Esthetics in Salem, Virginia, we offer a number of effective treatments for acne and the scars or pock marks it can leave behind. Our founder, dermatology specialist Michele Meinhart, FNP,...

Pellevé Can Treat These Skin Conditions Mar 1st, 2020

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that collagen and elastin production slow down as we age. Since those are two of the crucial building blocks of youthful-looking skin, your skin can begin to look tired and time-worn as that production dwindles. Here at Starkey Medical Esthetics in Salem, Virginia, we...

Which Type of Chemical Peel is Right For You? Feb 4th, 2020

If you’re looking for a great option to firm and tighten your skin, as well as soften lines and wrinkles, consider having a professional chemical peel.  At Starkey Medical Esthetics in Salem, Virginia, Michele Meinhart, FNP, is a master esthetician with 22 years of experience helping clients like you with...

Include Regular Dermatology Care With Your Health Routine This Year Jan 10th, 2020

With every new year, there are often resolutions to get healthier. Resolutions usually include plans to diet, exercise, or reduce stress. One thing that often gets ignored, though, is skincare. But if you don’t pay attention to your skin ― which is the largest organ in your body ― you...

What Can I Do About Spider Veins? Dec 1st, 2019

Up to 60 percent of people develop spider veins at some point. While the small red, blue, or purple blood vessels that twist and turn below your skin’s surface aren’t signs of an illness, they can bring about feelings of self-consciousness and physical discomfort. Thankfully, you don’t have to live...

5 Reasons Microneedling Is So Beneficial for Your Skin Nov 1st, 2019

You’ve likely read that one of the most important substances needed to preserve your skin’s smoothness and elasticity is collagen, a protein that we all produce naturally. Unfortunately, collagen production slows way down as we get older.  If you yearn for rejuvenated, tighter, and more even-toned skin, collagen can really...

You Don't Have to Live With Acne — Here's How to Get Rid of It Oct 1st, 2019

Acne is a chronic skin condition, but you don’t have to accept it as part of your life — at any age. Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, it can be extremely frustrating living with pimples nearly every day of your life. Let’s face it: For many women, men,...

Save Time and Feel More Confident With Permanent Makeup Sep 3rd, 2019

Tired of constantly having to retouch your makeup, or of having a “bad makeup day”? You can get rid of your makeup kit for good when you opt for permanent makeup. It’s the ideal way to always have your game face on, whether you just rolled out of bed or...

What Makes PRP So Effective? Aug 2nd, 2019

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment that helps your body to heal using its own resources. The name comes from the components of PRP: Platelets are a type of blood cell, and plasma is the liquid component of your blood. You may think of platelets as the blood cells that...

Summertime Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer and Other Sun-Related Skin Issues Jul 1st, 2019

Your skin is your largest organ. It’s also the most exposed. Although protecting your skin from the sun is perpetually important, the increased temperatures and added appeal of outdoor activities summer bring make it particularly important from mid-June to mid-September. Sun exposure can raise your risk of sunspots, excessive wrinkles,...

5 Tips to Prevent Bruising After Botox or Filler Treatments Jun 1st, 2019

At Starkey Medical Esthetics in Salem, Virginia, we understand the desire to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin so you can look your best. Michele Meinhart, FNP, and her team of professional aestheticians are certified experts in administering injectable cosmetic procedures, like Botox® and fillers, which...

5 Pigmentation Flaws Easily Remedied with IPL Therapy May 1st, 2019

While aging is unavoidable, having blemished skin is not. With Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy, you can have clear, young looking skin in a matter of weeks. IPL therapy uses light wavelengths to treat a variety of areas. By penetrating the second layer of skin, the visible outer layer receives...

Why SculpSure® Has Such a High Satisfaction Rate Apr 5th, 2019

Do you have unwanted lumps and rolls on your body? Who doesn’t? Even with diet and exercise, it can be hard to get rid of stubborn bulges. Now there’s an easier way to get the body shape you want using SculpSure®, a body contouring procedure using laser technology. At Starkey...

March is a Great Time to Start Laser Hair Removal Treatment: You'll Wonder Why You Waited so Long Mar 5th, 2019

Imagine being able to wear your favorite skirt or bare it all on the beach without worrying about showing unwanted body hair. Our team can make that a reality at Starkey Medical Esthetics in Salem, Virginia. Michele Meinhart, FNP, offers the most advanced aesthetic and dermatology treatments available to keep...