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Benefits of Eyebrow Threading versus Waxing versus Tweezing

Threading is a method of hair removal originating in the Middle East and dating back nearly 5000 years. Threading utilizes a double strand of 100% cotton, twisted on itself multiple times. This twisting motion lassos each hair by the root and sweeps across the surface, removing many hairs at a time. This technique still remains a popular method of hair removal and is recommended over eyebrow waxing for...

Kiss your peach fuzz goodbye! Ruth Swissa is now offering Dermaplaning

What is Dermaplaning? Like microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning is a form of physical exfoliation. This method utilizes a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the dulling top layer of dead skin, revealing smooth and glowing skin beneath. Dermaplaning exfoliation is favorable in the entertainment industry not only for its instant, radiant results, but for its seamless elimination of facial ‘peach fuzz’ that interferes with makeup application (which, not to...

What’s Your Skin Type?

Normal, dry, oily, or combo?  What’s your skin type? Most of us want normal skin - that means smaller pores, a good amount of moisture, and an even tone. Having dry skin means that is often irritated and may become flaky.  There is very little moisture to dry, and may feel tight at times.  if you suffer from oily skin can, it can sometimes feel greasy to the...

Ruth Swissa Breaks Down the Fitzpatrick Scale

Where do you fit on the Fitzpatrick scale? When considering what measures to take with UV protection, facial reactivity, or even just finding the right foundation color -- it is helpful to know the qualities and features of your skin when placed on the Fitzpatrick scale.  We have synthesized a questionnaire to assist in a correct placement on the spectrum. Tally up the numerical results to uncover your...

Nutrafol, Nutraceutical, and Hair-Loss Prevention

Introducing Nutrafol product to Ruth Swissa’s medical spa, we decided to acquaint readers with the enthusiasm surrounding Nutrafol and the spoils of nutraceuticals. Nutrafol is a hair-regenerating supplement, which also prides itself in being the world’s first clinically tested nutraceutical that addresses all four stages of the hair growth cycle — unlike competition brands like Rogaine and Propecia (both of which only address one cycle). What is a...

Lavish Facials and Skin Care Treatments

In this latest broadcast news video clip that aired on KTLA 5 News in Los Angeles, facial skin care specialist Ruth Swissa discusses her lavish and exquisite approach to facial skin care. From 24K gold facials to sea stone scrubs, find out the latest techniques that Ruth Swissa uses to achieve beautiful results! If you would like to speak with us about a facial or other skin care...

Is it worth it to have permanent eyebrows done?

Many people ask themselves or others if permanent makeup is even worth the investment, or, are permanent eyebrows worth it? Permanent makeup is certainly an option worth considering. It accommodates those who lack the skill of penciling-in their own brows, for those who are allergic to makeup product, individuals with a busy schedule/lifestyle, and for cancer survivors. Eyebrows frame and define the face, and when applied correctly, the...

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How long does it take for permanent eyebrows to fade?

On average, it takes 2-6 years for permanent eyebrows to fade. This mainly depends on application method and pigment color. The hand-held application method is much more delicate and thus, will fade faster. If the pigment is a light color, it will fade faster. This is due to our skin’s self exfoliating mechanism that occurs every 28 to 45 days. To preserve and prolong the appearance of permanent...

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Ruth Swissa Temporary Areola Tattoo

A few months ago Ruth Swissa debuted her temporary areola tattoo prototype that swept the medical frontier with its prolific design and simplicity. Ruth Swissa’s temporary areola tattoo is a realistic looking areola tattoo designed specifically for those who do not want permanent makeup just yet; a temporary yet realistic alternative. It works just like any non-permanent tattoo would — simply by placing it on the designated spot, wetting...

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Westlake Magazine Covers Ruth Swissa & Sarmela Sunder M.D PRO™ Lift Treatment

Unifying the principles of fine arts and medical science has created a new platform for personal aesthetics. The partnership between Ruth Swissa and Dr. Sarmela Sunder has introduced a radiant approach to reconstructive and enhancement treatment. The collaboration between these two professionals has not only brought upon advancements in new treatments, but has fostered an entirely new procedure of their own, one they like to call PRO LiftTM....