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17 Apr 15 Blog Comments Off on Filling in the Lines- Which Injectable Filler May Be Right for You?

Filling in the Lines- Which Injectable Filler May Be Right for You?


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There’s literally a fine line between having an older fatigued appearance and a rejuvenated glow. Fine lines and wrinkles are all part of the unavoidable aging process but that doesn’t mean we have to surrender to them willingly. Sometimes all we need are a few subtle enhancements to revive or retain a more refreshed overall aesthetic. Non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures are the way to go when fighting the war against wrinkles and fine lines. It is important to be educated about which filler is best for you and the area in which you wish to target. With a variety of injectable fillers to choose from Dr. Jacquie Smiles and her JustMelt team use their professional expertise to reverse the signs of aging all while obtaining a smooth and natural look. Here is the breakdown:

BOTOX is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.  As the number one most requested non-surgical treatment for both men and women, Botox is the leading injectable for treating and preventing signs of age. With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why Botox has been chosen by millions of men and women and their doctors.

Uses: Botox can be used to treat lines, smooth skin, and reach a youthful, refreshed look.

Belotero Balance is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler designed to treat superficial lines and moderate to severe wrinkles on the face. It is very natural looking and adds subtle volume and plumpness to facial tissue with little to no downtime. Since the gel is softer than most other products on the market, it integrates into facial skin more easily and adapts well to facial contours. Patients treated with Belotero® have stated that they see immediate results with reduction and softening of wrinkles but the results are more natural and subtle when compared with other hyaluronic acid fillers.

Uses:  BELOTERO BALANCE yields a soft and cohesive gel that, once injected, instantly fills the skin to help smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles. While the product is versatile enough to handle moderate nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), it may be an ideal option for treating delicate areas such as etched-in smile lines and vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above and around the lips).

Restylane can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth.

Uses: Restylane is used to improve moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. It can also be used to enhance the lips.

Juvéderm is the first smooth consistency gel formulation and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA to last up to one year from initial treatment. Injectable gel is injected into areas of the facial tissues to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, temporarily adding volume to the skin. Most common areas that Juvéderm provides smooth long lasting corrections are in hollow places on one’s face such as around the nose and mouth as well as scars and is used as fillers for lip augmentations.

Uses: Juvederm Ultra is good for fine lines and not so deep wrinkles of the face. It’s also good for adding volume to facial tissue. More so than its heavier/thicker counterpart, Juverderm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Ultra can be used closer to the surface of the skin. Additionally, since Juvederm Ultra is the lighter of the Juvederm versions, it is good for areas with thinner skin, such as the area under the eye.

Radiesse is an injectable filler that not only provides immediate volume to your skin to diminish the signs of aging, but it stimulates the production of your own collagen to grow. As time passes, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres leaving behind only your own natural collagen. The results are proven to last up to a year.

Uses: Radiesse is used for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds. It can also be used to plump up cheek bones. It is not used in the lips.

For more information on the cosmetic services, procedures, and other various injectables offered please schedule a consultation with

08 Apr 15 Blog Comments Off on Spring Into A New You

Spring Into A New You


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 Renew. Relax.

With the arrival of spring, many people use this time of year to get rid of the unwanted things that cause stress in their lives such as stubborn weight, clutter, tension, etc. The same is to be said for reducing the amount of toxins being held hostage inside of one’s body. Many people do not realize that a great way to release and eliminate toxins from your body is through massage therapy. When a muscle is stressed, it is deprived of healthy circulation. Inflammation of your muscles and toxins contribute to pain and stress. Not only is massage therapy a great way to de-stress and relax, but it also restores blood flow to the areas of your body that have been deprived from oxygen and nutrients. Massage therapy helps to stimulate circulation and promote chemical detoxification. Here are a few different massage therapy techniques we use in order to do so.

Trigger Point Massage

Trigger points represent small areas of tightness within muscles, creating “knots” from the contracted muscle fibers. A deep-tissue massage along with trigger point therapy helps to loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles, and gets the blood and oxygen circulating properly. Your massage therapist is trained to “de-activate” the trigger points using pressure, which can momentarily seem uncomfortable, but ultimately will relieve the ongoing pain and discomfort caused from the tightened muscle areas.

Classic (Swedish) Massage

Swedish massages are exceptionally helpful with increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, and improving circulation/flexibility while easing tension. Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage therapy is similar to a Swedish massage except it focuses on the deepest layers of the muscle tissue. It reaches the core of a muscles problematic nature and breaks down scar tissue to begin the regeneration of broken tissue. Once the muscle is loosened, the toxins are released, and blood and oxygen can circulate as they should through one’s body.

For more information about the various forms of massage therapy and the specific benefits in which they provide, please visit JustMelt offers an assortment of treatments, procedures, and techniques performed by our certified staff of technicians who deliver the superior customer service you need to sit back and detox!

18 Mar 15 Blog Comments Off on Breakthrough Cellulite Reduction Treatment in NYC

Breakthrough Cellulite Reduction Treatment in NYC



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Cellulite affects women of every weight, body type and fitness level. Venus Freeze is breakthrough in cellulite reduction  treatment for women in NYC that can now have access to this procedure. There are millions of products out there promising a cellulite-free body and in desperation you bought quite a few different over-the-counter or as-seen-on-TV products of this kind, only to leave you disappointed? I know the feeling. Truth is, no cream is really going to be able to get rid of cellulite. They’re all gimmicks for companies to put money in their pockets. Save your money and stop buying any of these products and opt for Venus Freeze.

What is cellulite and how does it end up on our bodies?

Cellulite is a skin dimpling effect most commonly found on the buttocks, thighs and arms. It is caused by underlying fat deposits that push through layers of collagen fibers and weaken the tissue causing the dimpling, cottage-cheese effect.

Beyond popular belief, cellulite doesn’t happen because of poor dieting or lack of exercise. These lifestyle choices add to the severity of the cause but do not cause it themselves. It doesn’t matter what body type you have or how much excess fat you have, anyone women in NYC can get cellulite. Hormones and heredity are the main cause of cellulite. Therefore, if your relatives have cellulite, more than likely you do too or you will develop it sooner or later.

Over-the-counter creams try to convince you that caffeine, retinol or DMAE are supposed to work in reducing cellulite, however, there is no scientific proof of this. Caffeine is in almost every single anti-cellulite cream out there. Such creams claim that caffeine helps blood flow to the skin and firms it by reducing the moisture in the skin. This may work or may not work. And if it does, it is only a temporary solution to the problem. If it does in fact work, you would have to use this type of cream for the rest of your life. Problem is, that’s a lot of money to spend. These creams don’t come cheap and caffeine isn’t all that good for your body anyway.

Retinol is said to penetrate the skin and increase collagen production in order to reduce the dimpling fat. In amounts that would actually make a difference on your skin, retinol is too harsh, irritates and reddens the skin. Ultimately, it is not worth the trouble to use this product.

DMAE, or dimethylaminoethanol, is an antioxidant from fish that, combined with amino acids, claims to stimulate the muscles which then contracts and firms them. However, there is no scientific proof that this actually works and the reviews are not great either.

What is Venus Freeze?

Venus Freeze is a revolutionary technology for skin tightening and cellulite reduction. It delivers radio frequency and pulse magnetic fields to the skin to heat up the collagen and elastin fibers which reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dimples in your skin. Venus Freeze gives you a smoother, healthier, more youthful look than any other product out there. Essentially, this treatment fixes the weakened tissue that causes the uneven and dimpling skin on your body.

The great thing about Venus Freeze is that is it 100% non-invasive, painless and a nonsurgical treatment unlike others such as liposuction. Most patients claim that the treatment is quick, effortless and feels like a hot stone massage.

Venus Freeze is FDA approved for all areas of your body including buttocks, thighs, abdomen, arms, neck and face.  Treatments take approximately 30 minutes depending on the area treated and you can see results right away! Depending on the treatment areas, 6-8 treatments are needed on the face, 8 on the neck, and 8-10 treatments on the body. With every treatment, you will be able to see the progress towards the perfect skin. After the initial treatments, you may need to touch up once every 3 months. What’s even greater about Venus Freeze is that there is absolutely no downtime and no pain associated with this procedure, therefore, when you walk out of the doctor’s office, you can go about your day regularly.

Venus Freeze cellulite reduction treatment in NYC is perfect for patients of all ages and body types. If you have cellulite and have tried for years to get rid of it—look no further. Stop paying for creams that won’t do anything except empty your wallet and check out accredited locations that offer Venus Freeze.

JustMelt is a highly technologically advanced MedSpa serving in NYC, which provides cellulite reduction treatment and high standard services for all their patients. If you live near the area and are interested in finally getting your body to look the way you want without having to go under the knife, call 212-447-1155 and make your appointment today for a consultation.

17 Mar 15 Blog Comments Off on As seen on

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Read the reviews from the top bloggers on one of the most read blogs


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Officially four weeks out from Spring, I decided yesterday to begin my journey with CoolSculpting.
As someone who always managed to stay in decent shape, an athletic build, and maintain a healthier lifestyle, in recent years I began to notice a plateau. I used to be extremely dedicated to fitness, to time spent in the gym, or just staying active. Despite what avid gym goers say, excuses become more prominent as life inevitably happens and takes over. I still remain someone who works out, but I am no longer a self-proclaimed “gym addict” as I was in my early twenties. I try to get myself to the gym three times a week if possible.

When 28 hit, it was a big wake up call. It became increasingly more difficult to maintain my weight even though my lifestyle didn’t seem to change all that much, especially in my mid-section. Just like any woman would and does, I began to panic. Juggling work, family, social life, and everything else I had on my plate, I attempted to decrease the food that was actually on my plate instead. Fad diets, double workout sessions, and even meal prep plans, were all in rotation to lose this extra spare tire that had marked its territory around my waistline. I felt I was too young to feel so insecure about my body, and way too young to let myself go. I was looking for a solution.

I am a girl who still remains active, even as a “foodie.” I continuously try to make choices that lead to healthy eating habits. It was just these extra few inches and pounds that I couldn’t seem to sweat off, no matter what I did. I then discovered Just Melt…
At JustMelt, a technologically advanced medspa in the heart of Manhattan, both men and women will find the perfect blend of aesthetics and science for their body, skincare and weight loss needs. After reviewing the website, I believe they are committed to helping their clients achieve the highest potential and optimal well-being through all of their rejuvenating services.

CoolSculpting is a safe non-invasive procedure, cleared by the FDA, that gently cools unwanted fat cells to prompt controlled elimination of fat cells in the body. Afterall, coolsculpting is more about body contouring and not weight loss which is pretty much exactly what I needed — just that little boost to bounce back and restore some of the damage of my early twenties. This nonsurgical technique is used for fat reduction on the areas of your body that you want to lose inches by freezing fat cells in your specified area(s). I knew if I was going to seek out the information, I needed to go to the best, someone I could trust. By freezing the unwanted fat area, CoolSculpting allows the benefits of a surgical procedure without needles or knives. After you use CoolSculpting to treat your desired area, your body naturally metabolizes the “frozen” unwanted fat and in 3 months you will see a drastic improvement to the selected area(s). Coolsculpting will leave me with clothes that fit better and will give me the boost of confidence I am desiring. Coolsculpting can do the same for you.

Why I chose CoolSculpting?

• I wanted to rid my stubborn abdominal layer of fat, yet I was unwilling to undergo any surgical procedure to make it happen.
• I wanted a treatment that was fast and easy, and does not require downtime from work or my other daily routine activities. I could work out the next day, eat well as always, and just maintain my normal status.
• I wanted to lose the inches that I couldn’t seem to drop even though I was watching my diet and exercising moderately.
• I want a treatment that was a natural way to rid my body of the toxins and fat stores that had taken up residence on my body.
• I want to look and feel my best and my age.

Just Melt Facility

I loved the serene, tranquil ambiance that Just Melt has. It was super girly, and feminine, and elegant. From the colors to the smells, I was engulfed from the moment I walked in. I felt like a star receiving VIP treatment.

My CoolSculpting Procedure

I must admit when I first walked in, even though my mind was seemingly made up, I was a bit nervous and anxious. I had done my research but still felt a bit unsure. The technicians made me relax and eased all my concerns almost instantly. I was even offered a glass of wine to unwind before I was assessed.
The first step in the assessment was to identify my target area. I changed into a pair of loose fitting shorts that they provided me with and the technicians began to draw and circle where the applicator was going to be placed. I was assured my body type was ideal for coolsculpting. The technicians were extremely kind and understanding to the fact that this is every females worst nightmare; standing there letting it all hang out, while someone circles your fat!! Come on now… However, the technicians joked with me, told me about their experience and gave me constant reassurance and security.
Because of the region I selected, the procedure would take up to two full hours to complete. Each application/session was 60 minutes on each side and could not be done simultaneously.

I laid down on the “medbed” and a topical sheet was placed on the location being treated to numb the area, and the applicator was applied. It was cold, but not freezing. The initial suction was a big shock. It was a bit painful but did not last long. I must admit, I was in a bit of a panic at first, as the pain didn’t seem to ease up for about five minutes. The thought of that suction feeling lasting the entire hour was unbearable. The sensation slowly decreased and then I was in a complete comfort mode. I read magazines, played on my phone, caught up with work emails, and even took a little nap throughout each session. The technicians were wonderful as they periodically checked in on me and asked if I needed anything. They were also extremely informative as I asked questions throughout the procedure.

After a section was complete, the applicator was removed and I was left with what looked like a pocket of fat/stick of butter indication in my skin. This went away after two minutes of being massaged out by one of the technicians. The area was a little swollen, red, and tender, but very mild. I left feeling great, like I made the right choice to take the initiative and do something for myself that would provide the permanent results that I needed.
The next day, today, I woke up feeling a bit sore. The same feeling I have after an intense ab workout. I am looking forward to sharing with you the results and full review in weeks to come!

29 Dec 14 Blog Comments Off on Begin to Melt this Winter in NYC with HCG

Begin to Melt this Winter in NYC with HCG


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The holiday season, and every other season that comes to mind, individuals are constantly tempted with delicious indulgences that make it overwhelming impossible to stay on a healthy track and strict diet. Even an exercise routine seems far fetched given the busy scheduling and hustle and bustle. This year was no exception. New fad diets always seem to be relevant and promoted in and out of the forefront as the new solution in weight loss.

We ask ourselves…

“How effective? How much weight can I lose? Will I lose any?”

“Will the results last?”

“How much am I going to have to exercise?”

“How much preparation are meals?”

“Will this break my wallet?”

“Is now the right time?”

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29 Sep 14 Blog Comments Off on Med Spa Guide

Med Spa Guide


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JustMelt has created a guide to med spas for NYC patients. This helpful guide will lead you to a licensed, experienced and relaxing Med Spa in NYC that provides beneficial treatments that meats your goals. You will walk out feeling exhilarated and full of self confidence. Medical Spas are becoming increasingly popular in New York City due to their ability to offer a variety of treatments that are performed by licensed professionals in combination with luxurious treatments and a relaxing spa experience. Discover how to find the best med spa in NYC that best suits your needs and goals, types of treatments offered, ideal candidates, finding the best deals and other helpful tips and information.

Click here to read our New York City’s Guide to Med Spas.


09 Sep 14 Blog Comments Off on Video Blog: CoolSculpting Review

Video Blog: CoolSculpting Review

Watch the video below to find out how CoolSculpting treatment is performed to help freeze unwanted fat. CoolSculpting is the perfect body contouring solution for stubborn body parts that do not respond well to diet and exercise.

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05 Sep 14 Blog Comments Off on Our Fall Specials Are Here

Our Fall Specials Are Here

Our fall specials are here, and we kept your every need in mind! Whether you’re looking to improve your facial skin, abdomen, or thighs, we have a solution for you and a way to save some money too! If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 212-447-1155, or fill out a form.


Woman touching skin or applying cream, isolated

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Woman touching skin or applying cream, isolated

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Woman touching skin or applying cream, isolated

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Woman touching skin or applying cream, isolated

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15 Aug 14 Blog Comments Off on 5 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

5 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers


So many procedures, so little time! We understand it can be overwhelming trying to find the procedure that is the perfect fit for you. You have a laundry list of questions and just want to know what procedure will best treat your problem area. It’s significant to make the decision to be healthy and lose excess weight, which is why we’ve composed a list of five common questions patients have with answers!

  • What results can I expect with CoolSculpting? Each treatment is unique to the patient. Generally, you can expect a visible reduction of fat in the treatment area, with continued improvement in the months following your procedure. During the first few minutes you may experience pressure from the cold, however, this will soon dissipate. Many people rest, read, and even work on their laptop during their CoolSculpting treatment.
  • What is unique about Ulthera? Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment that targets the deep foundation below the skin. Usually, cosmetic surgery is used to address this area by cutting into the skin, essentially disrupting the surface. Ultherapy leaves the skin completely untouched. Not to mention, it’s the only procedure that uses ultrasound imaging, which allows the esthetician to see the layers of tissue that are being targeted. The Ulthera technology ensures that energy is distributed to the location where it will be most effective in the treatment area.
  • Where can Venus Freeze be used? Venus Freeze is used for skin tightening and cellulite reduction. Treatments may provide a reduction in wrinkles, tighter skin, decreased cellulite, and a slimmer silhouette in the face, arms, legs, and anywhere else in the body for that matter. That’s what makes this treatment ideal, its ability to treat any area of the body.
  • Is Zerona for me? If you’re looking to reduce fat bulges, around the waist, hips, and thighs, Zerona may be for you. You can lose up to 9.5 inches, without surgery, pain, dieting, or downtime.
  • Which facial filler is best for me? Restylane, Perlane, Belotero, and Juvederm all accomplish the same thing—more youthful skin. It’s a matter of what kind of results you’re looking for and the area you would like to treat. If you would like to enhance your lip size, Restylane and Perlane may be for you. If you want to improve the appearance of wrinkles around your mouth, Belotero is a good option. If you want to treat severe facial wrinkles and folds, Juvederm is an excellent choice. Juvederm is the only facial filler that is able to offer long-lasting results of up to one year with just one treatment (clinically proven). In addition, it is a smooth consistency gel that allows for highly natural results. Overall, Juvederm tends to be the most preferred treatment.

For any additional questions you may have, feel free to contact our office at any time, or fill out a contact form!

08 Aug 14 Blog Comments Off on Erase Years with Restylane

Erase Years with Restylane


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As we age, it’s common to develop fine lines and wrinkles. The cheeks and lips begin to thin, and you begin to panic—could it be you’re actually getting “old”? Nonsense. Restylane is a clear gel formula that works to smooth wrinkles and essentially restore your youth. You can look as young as you feel, without surgery and without pain. Read on for the many benefits of Restylane:

  • Smooth wrinkles and fine lines. Restylane binds to water molecules in the skin, creating a more supple underlying foundation. This essentially fills in the wrinkles and lines, so that you have smooth and beautiful looking skin. Lines around the eyes, nose, mouth, and chin may be treated with Restylane.
  • Enhance your lips. In addition to treating wrinkles, Restylane may be used to enhance your lips. A fuller lip can help to restore a more youthful appearance, as it compliments the contour of your face. Many patients, who are over 21, enjoy this aspect of Restylane.
  • Add volume to your cheeks. As the facial cheeks thin with age, your face can begin to appear lifeless. Restylane fills in the empty space, by binding to the water molecules in the skin, creating a more youthful and healthy appearance.
  • Non-invasive. Restylane is a non-invasive way to restore your youth by adding volume and fullness to the skin. Many patients want results that don’t require the recovery time and pain, and Restylane offers just that.
  • Timely. The past part of Restylane, besides its non-invasive nature, is that it can be done in just minutes. This procedure is optimal for those of you who have a busy lifestyle. It’s quick, with minimal discomfort, and offers beautiful results.

If you’re experiencing the effects of aging, Restylane may be a good option for you. We always recommend a consultation to explore all of your options. For more information, please visit our page on Restylane!

01 Aug 14 Blog Comments Off on CoolSculpting: Non-Invasive Way to Lose Weight

CoolSculpting: Non-Invasive Way to Lose Weight


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The struggle with unwanted body weight is a very real conflict experienced by countless adults. While many people assume that the solution to all weight and body fat issues boils down to diet and exercise, it’s rarely that simple. A healthy diet and exercise are helpful for overall health. No one disputes that, but in many cases, there are those who need something more in order to reach a desired, and often healthier body mass index (BMI). The most widely practiced surgical option has been liposuction.

Sometimes the risk of surgery is too great for some people because of other health issues they may have, yet they can’t seem to lose the fat no matter how disciplined their exercise regimen or how carefully crafted their diet is. For these people (and others who struggle with body fat), CoolSculpting might be the best non-surgical alternative.

Ideally tailored to individuals who are within 15 and 20 pounds of their target weight, CoolSculpting is performed by a machine that specifically targets underlying fat cells and freezes them, allowing them to be naturally emitted through the body. This natural emission is the body’s own waste removal mechanism. The treatment is painless and typically takes about two hours per session. Advantageously, there’s no downtime associated with CoolSculpting and patients can resume a normal everyday schedule once they leave the doctor’s office.

Many people turn to dietary supplements to control unwanted fat. Different bodies respond differently to these supplements and they may not always be good. Since CoolSculpting emits the fat naturally, diet pills can be avoided.

The results of CoolSculpting tend to be seen over time (weeks, months), rather than immediately (as in liposuction), and it’s important to note that this is not ideal for individuals wishing to lose a great deal of weight. The number of treatments varies from individual to individual, and the best results are often seen 4 to 6 months after the procedure. If you struggle with weight issues, it may be worth considering.

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