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  • 3 Reasons to Start Laser Hair Removal TODAY

    Get Ready For Summer

    Spring is the perfect time of year to start laser hair removal treatments at AOB Med Spa! Laser hair removal is a medical treatment that uses a laser to remove unwanted hair. During the treatment a light from the laser passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle.  The heat from the laser destroys the hair follicle which prevents future hair growth. It is best to begin laser hair removal now to get the smooth skin you desire just in time for summer fun!

    Save Money and Time

    The sticker shock of laser hair removal treatments can sometimes be enough to make people apprehensive about this treatment, however, laser hair removal is actually more cost-effective  over time.

    On average, a client will need 8 to 10 treatments to permanently reduce hair growth on areas of the body. Of course, this depends on which area is being treated, the thickness of the hair and the hair growth cycles which differ from person to person.

    Check out this infographic to see a cost analysis and start your journey to All Over Beautiful today!

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    Save Big with a Limited Time Offer

    This month at AOB Med Spa, we are offering a special promotion to help you get started with laser hair removal. Buy a 6 pk and receive the second 6 pk for a new area at 50% off!

    To schedule a complimentary consultation or to get more information please send us an email at info@aobmedspa.com or call us at 303.562.2485 today!

  • Spring into Savings

    We don’t know about you guys, but we are definitely ready for spring here at AOB! And in honor of spring, we would like to offer you some fantastic specials for spring that we know you will love! Whether you’re looking to achieve a more youthful looking face with our great products, get rid of unwanted hair or ditch the double chin for good, we have you covered!

    Bag Your Beauty

    Just like you do some spring cleaning around the house, it may be time to spring clean your beauty routine and invest in some new products! We are happy to help you “Bag Your Beauty” in March and are offering a great special where you can purchase four products and receive 20% off. The best part, though? This deal applies to ALL of our skin care products! You can get access to this special both in our office AND online… and if you’re shopping online, of course, you’ll get rewards points through your AOB Online account. This means even more savings down the road! Definitely a win-win!

    Which brings me to my next special…

    Your AOB Online

    If you don’t have an AOB Online account, now is DEFINITELY the time to sign up (especially with the Bag Your Beauty special, described above)! When you create a new AOB Online account you will receive $10 in rewards points to be used towards your next purchase! And, of course, every purchase you make with your AOB Online account will be rewarded with points.

    Keep Your Chin Up

    2015 was definitely the year in advancements for anyone struggling with submental chin fat, otherwise known as the double chin. Both Kybella, the first injectable FDA-approved to dissolve submental fat, and the CoolSculpting Mini, designed to freeze those stubborn fat cells, were released last year!

    You may be wondering, “Which one is best for me?”

    It’s definitely a good question, but one that is best discussed during your consultation before you receive any treatments. We will be able to help you determine the best course of action for your specific needs.

    This month we’re offering Kybella for $599 per treatment. If you decide to go the CoolSculpting route, you will save $400 when you purchase two or more treatments.

    And finally, if what you’re longing for is to be hair free for spring and summer…

    BOGO Half Off Laser Hair Removal

    This month, when you purchase a six-pack of laser hair removal treatments you will receive the second 6-pack 50% off!  While this may seem like a lot of sessions, keep in mind that it will typically take between four and six sessions to sufficiently treat one area of your body. If you know that you want to treat not only your bikini area, but another part of your body as well, this is a fantastic deal! Do remember, though, that if you want to be hair-free for summer, the best time to start is now!

    To schedule an appointment or purchase one of these specials, contact us today at 303-305-4343 or email us directly at info@aobmedspa.com.

  • Botox Versus Dysport: Which Should I Choose?

    Even if you’ve never received a Botox injection in your life, you’re probably familiar with the drug. Popular for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, it has also been approved by the FDA for use in a variety of other ways, including treating migraine headaches and severe underarm sweating. In fact, by 1997, Botox use spiked so high the country’s supply temporarily ran out!

    However, Botox isn’t the only treatment available for reducing the appearance of frown lines. There is also a lesser-known product, Dysport, that is gaining in popularity. The question is, which one is better? And what REALLY is the difference between the two?

    A Tale of Two Injectables

    Even though you may never have heard of Dysport, the reality is that BOTH Dysport and Botox are made from botulinum toxin A, the protein that works by relaxing targeted muscles. Before being used to relax facial muscles, it was actually used to provide patients with temporary relief from spasms in the face, neck, shoulders, and even vocal cords.

    Comparing Botox to Dysport is very much the same thing as comparing apples to apples. While some people like Honeycrisp the best, others prefer Gala. In the end, though, both are still just apples.

    Just because you are less familiar with Dysport doesn’t make it an inferior product. Truth be told, both Botox and Dysport have been in use for years. While Dysport wasn’t introduced to the U.S. market until 2009, it has been used as an anti-aging treatment in Europe for years.

    Both Dysport and Botox have high safety profiles and both have shown similar side effects. In fact, the results from the two different injectables are so similar that in most double-blind clinical studies both the patient and doctor were unable to tell the results apart.

    How is Dysport different than Botox?

    There are actually very few differences, but the main one is that Dysport is a smaller-sized molecule so its unit measurement is different than Botox. You may also find that it costs less than Botox, but that will actually vary from person to person since the amount the doctor uses will be dependent on the total amount needed to accomplish your goals.

    Some find that the onset time for Dysport is faster than Botox, although only by a day or two, which for most is insignificant. Some patients also report that Dysport lasts slightly longer, although, again, not by any significant amount. Click here to read what more doctors are saying on the subject of Botox versus Dysport.

    Want great results? Focus on finding a great doctor over a great product!

    At the end of the day, what is most important is not which product you’re having injected, but WHO is performing the injection. Bad results from Botox and Dysport are not the fault of the products, but are the result of inexperience or negligence on behalf of the person performing the injection.

    It’s worth the time and effort to perform your due diligence and find a med spa or doctor with great reviews and proven results. Cutting corners to save a few dollars is not worth it…not when any bad results will be on display across your face! And I you’re looking for Dysport or Botox in Denver, we are happy to help you make sure you get the results you want. Contact us today at 303-305-4343 or info@aobmedspa.com.

  • Your Most Frequently Asked Questions about Kybella

    If you haven’t heard, in April of 2015, the FDA approved the first non-surgical treatment for submental fat, commonly known as the “double chin.” This actually is one of two non-invasive treatments for neck fat that were approved in 2015, the other being the CoolSculpting CoolMini. 2015 was definitely a big year for cosmetic innovations!

    But what is Kybella exactly? How does it work? And is it painful?

    We wanted to answer a few of your most frequent questions in order to clear up some of the confusion and help you decide if this might be something you would be interested in learning more about.

    What is Kybella?

    As we mentioned above, Kybella is the first non-invasive FDA-approved treatment for the double chin. It is actually an injection that contains a naturally occurring molecule that eats away at the fat cells over time, leaving all other cells healthy and intact. After your treatments are complete, you should notice that the skin is substantially tighter and the jaw more contoured. Of the thousands of patients treated, almost 70 percent noticed both physical and emotional improvement after treatment.

    Will I need more than one treatment?

    Just like all cosmetic treatments, there is no one size fits all Kybella treatment. The number of injections and the number of treatments will vary from patient to patient. You may need only two or three visits total, spaced a month apart, or you may even need up to six. The only way to find the answer to this question is to meet with us in person to discuss your unique situation. On the plus side, your treatments should only take about fifteen or twenty minutes, so you’ll be in and out in no time for appointments.

    How fast will I see results?

    Like many injectables, the results aren’t instantaneous. You should expect to see results within four to six weeks.

    How long will the results last?

    The results are designed to be permanent since the fat cells are dissolved and are no longer available to store excess fat. However, it IS a new product there are technically no long term results. That said, three and four year clinical trials have been performed with great (and lasting) results!

    Are the injections painful?

    After finding out that the injections really work, one of the first questions people ask is “does it hurt?” There is minimal discomfort during the procedure although some patients do experience a mild burning or stinging sensation. On these occasions, holding an ice pack against the skin post treatment can help to minimize discomfort. Watch this RealSelf video and listen to a patient describe her experience getting Kybella injections.

    What kind of recovery time should I expect?

    The most common side effect patients experience is swelling. It typically resolves itself after two or three days but can take a few weeks to fully subside.

    If you are interested in Kybella in Denver, we are happy to answer any other questions you might have! To schedule a consultation, contact us today at 303-305-4343 or info@aobmedspa.com.

  • 5 Truths You Should Know Before Botox®

    While Botox® has become a household name since it received FDA approval as a cosmetic in 2002, there are still a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there regarding this drug. The good news, however, is that there IS a lot of great, useful information out there…you just have to know where to look. We have compiled a list of the top five things you should know BEFORE you receive any Botox® injections.

    Everyone performs Botox® injections. Be careful who you trust with your face.

    Have you ever received Groupon deals for Botox®? Or seen signs on the side of the street advertising a low per-unit cost for injections? Yeah…so have we. EVERYONE is performing Botox® injections these days, capitalizing on the fact that Botox® has become a recognized name and a common treatment. However, just because it’s a relatively simple procedure for experienced physicians doesn’t mean that everyone doling out injections is good…or even knows what they’re doing.

    SarahYou don't get great results with Botox® just because it’s a great product, although it most certainly is that. You achieve great results because the person performing the injections is great at getting the natural results you want. If your injections are too low or too deep, they can actually do more harm than good…and that botched Botox® treatment will be on display all across your face. Not good!

    Here at AOB Med Spa, Sarah Kurts PA-C is the Director of Cosmetic Injectables. She has been in the dermatology industry for over 14 years and acquired her Physician Assistant degree from the University of CO Health Sciences Center. Sarah has advanced training in cosmetic injectables and expertise in the cannula technique for fillers. She was named Colorado Community Newspaper’s 2012 Best of the Best for Cosmetic Surgery/Medical Aesthetics in Lone Tree.

    Whoever you choose for your injections, make sure you do your research and ensure that they have experience necessary to get you the results you want!

    Results take time.

    Many people believe that their frown lines will miraculously disappear the moment they get Botox®. However, this just isn’t the case. You should start to notice the results in the first 72 hours; however, it may take up to seven days to achieve the full results. You'll need to be patient as you wait for the wrinkles to fade.

    Keep track of your units.

    If you know you’ll be needing regular injections (and you will if you want to maintain your results, since the injections wear off over time), keep track of how many units you’re using each visit. While your doctor should have this information, it’s good to know if you choose to switch physicians at some point.

    Consider preventative Botox®.

    Don’t get me wrong, there is a time when you are too young for Botox®, such as in your teens. That said, starting Botox® before you develop deep frown lines can help prevent the likelihood that you’ll need extra treatments down the road, such as dermal fillers.

    It’s a fast, painless procedure.

    If you’re squeamish about needles, the idea of receiving an injection in your face can be particularly daunting. However, the needle is so small that you should only feel a slight prick. The injections don’t even require any kind of numbing medicine, which means that not only are they virtually pain free, but you’ll also be in and out of the office in no time and ready to go about the rest of your day!

    If you’re looking for Botox® in Denver, we are happy to answer all of your questions and come up with the best treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results. Contact us today at 303-305-4343 or info@aobmedspa.com.

  • Specials You'll Love this February

    As we all know, February is the month for love, and we decided to jump on board and provide you with specials that EVERYONE will love! From February 1st until the 29th, indulge with any of these great specials. Make February the month you indulge yourself in some pampering.

    Keep Your Chin Up

    There’s no doubt that you’re familiar with the dreaded double chin. Fortunately, an invasive surgical procedure is no longer the only option if you’re suffering from one! In fact, there are two very easy procedures that are designed to treat these woes.

    First, there’s Kybella! In April, 2015, the FDA approved the injectable, Kybella (deoxycholic acid), as a treatment for adults who have moderate-to-severe fat below the chin, submental fat. This injection contains a naturally occurring molecule that is design to eat away at fat, leaving other cells healthy and intact! Pretty amazing, don’t you think?

    This month we’re offering Kybella for $599 per treatment. Click here to check out some of the amazing results that patients are seeing.

    If you’re not sure about Kybella, there’s also CoolSculpting! In September of 2015, the FDA cleared the NEW CoolSculpting CoolMini applicator for treating submental fat. CoolSculpting technology  uses controlled cooling to target and kill fat cells; however, this new applicator is designed to non-invasively treat small pockets of fat.

    This February, you can save $400 when you purchase two or more CoolSculpting CoolMini treatments.

    Smooth Skin, Hair Free!

    Want to be hair free for summer? Now is the time to start your treatments, then. Remember, you may need to get between five and eight treatments in total, and while the time between sessions varies depending on what part of the body you have treated you’ll likely need at least four weeks between sessions. That means you need to start your treatments well in advance of the summer!

    Purchase a six-pack of laser hair removal treatments and save 15%! Please note that the treatments must be of the same area and that this special cannot be combined with other offers.

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    Become a Cool Client Today

    Even if the stubborn fat you’re looking to target ISN’T under your chin, we still have a great CoolSculpting special available for you! This month you can save $500 when you purchase three or more treatments of CoolSculpting.

    CoolSculpting is designed to contour the body by safely freezing unwanted fat cells. While it’s not a substitute for someone in need of liposuction, it does work well for most patients who are already maintaining a healthy weight but who have pockets of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

    If you're interested in CoolSculpting in Denver, now is a great time to start your treatments so you’ll be bathing-suit ready come summer!

    Your AOB Online

    We would like to invite you to save when you sign up for your own AOB Online account! When you sign up for a new account you’ll receive $10 in rewards points to be used towards your purchase.  After that, every purchase you make with AOB Online will be rewarded with points.

    To schedule an appointment or purchase one of these specials, contact us today at 303-305-4343 or info@aobmedspa.com.

     

  • Tis the Season for Laser Hair Removal

     

    If you’ve ever considered getting laser hair removal you’ve likely wondered when the best time would be to start your treatments. Perhaps you’ve even put it off because the summer months, when you really want it done, are so far away.

    While you can definitely get treatments year round, there is a time when it may be best to start the process. The truth is if you want smooth, hair-free skin for summer, the time to start your treatments is now!

    Why start laser hair removal in the winter?

    Laser hair removal isn’t a one-and-done type of treatment. Depending on the area of the body you want to have hair removed from, the number of sessions may vary anywhere from four to eight. The legs and the bikini area, which most women want treated before summer, need the most sessions so you’ll want to start the treatments months in advance.

    Another reason that the winter months work best is that many of us have lighter skin as a result of less exposure to the sun. Many lasers perform better with lighter pigmented skin because it’s easier for the laser to detect the hair when there is a more significant difference in color between skin and hair. We actually ask patients to limit their sun exposure and use SPF 30 or higher in the six weeks leading up to their appointment…something that is much easier to do during the winter months! We ask them avoid tanning or sunless tanners as well.

    In addition to limiting exposure to the sun prior to their appointments, we also ask our patients to avoid sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen after the treatments.

    Have a darker complexion? Don’t worry! Certain lasers are designed for darker skin, so you can still get great results.

    How does laser hair removal work? Laser or Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, devices produce a precise beam of light energy that safely transmits through the skin to target the dark pigment found in the hair follicle shaft. When the light is absorbed by the pigment it converts to heat, damaging the follicle and destroying the hair. Because hair grows in cycles, it’s necessary to have repeated treatments to permanently destroy the hair follicles. Three or more treatments are typically required to permanently reduce the hair growth.

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    What are the actual treatments like?

    The easiest way to describe a laser hair removal treatment is “fast and easy.” Preparation is minimal. Body hair does not have to be grown out prior to the appointment like waxing, which means you can maintain your usual hair removal routine.

    The sensation of the laser damaging the hair follicle is often referred to as a gentle snap with minimal to no sensation after the treatment. Patients do sometimes experience some mild redness or tenderness that typically goes away within a day. Click here to read more about laser hair removal.

    If you are interested in learning more about Laser Hair Removal in Denver, we are happy to talk with you in depth about the process. Contact us today at 303-305-4343 or info@aobmedspa.com.

  • 5 Most Common Botox Myths

    Even though Botox® has become, essentially, a household name, there is still a lot of misinformation floating around regarding this simple treatment. Now, the BEST way to put any myths to rest is to meet with a physician yourself. If you’re interested in Botox® in Denver, we are happy to discuss any questions you might have. But, before you schedule that appointment, here are some of the top myths about Botox®.

    Myth: Botox® should be performed when wrinkles become visible.

    While this does seem logical, the truth is that getting Botox® before lines appear can help you get ahead of the game. While you may balk at the idea of “preventative Botox®,” the reality is that getting injections in your 20s or 30s can ultimately prevent you from requiring more invasive procedures later. In other words, if you choose to wait until you NEED Botox® to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, you may find that you have to give your wrinkles a little more TLC (like getting both Botox® AND fillers, or possibly laser treatments).

    Myth: Wrinkles will get worse if you stop getting Botox® injections.

    This is absolutely NOT true and is definitely not something you should be concerned about. If you stop getting Botox® injections, your wrinkles will simply return how they were before. Of course the results aren’t permanent, so if you want to keep treating your wrinkles with Botox® you’ll have to go back at regular intervals for injections. Your physician will be able to make a recommendation about how often you should be receiving routine treatments to maintain the results.

    Myth: Botox® just treats wrinkles.

    Researchers actually discovered back in the 1950s that injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin type A (what we now refer to as Botox®) into hyperactive muscles relaxed them. In the 1980s, the FDA approved using it on humans for treating everything from facial spasms to vocal spasms. It wasn’t until later in the 1990s that doctors noticed the effect Botox® had on facial wrinkles. (And would you believe that when that discovery was made that there was actually a DROUGHT on Botox® for a time?)

    Today Botox® has become the duct tape of the medical field. The FDA has approved it for 10 uses in the U.S., including treating crow’s feet, frown lines, crossed eyes, uncontrollable blinking, chronic migraines, neck spasms, and excessive sweating.

    Myth: Botox® is just for women.

    Well this is definitely not true! According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 400,000 men received Botox injections in 2014, a 337% increase since 2000. Those numbers are only expected to continue rising.

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    Myth: You are never too young for Botox®.

    Although people are starting preventative Botox® in their mid to late twenties, there IS such thing as being too young for Botox®. Teenagers who are a decade away from developing wrinkles definitely fall into that category! Most doctors won’t even consider a patient under the age of 18 without parental consent.

    If you are interested in learning more about Botox® and whether or not you might be an ideal candidate, contact us today at 303-305-4343 or info@aobmedspa.com. We are happy to meet with you to discuss your best options.

  • 5 Reasons You Should Consider Juvederm

    At AOB, we have a lot of great options for patients who want to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds (“smile lines”) or treat wrinkles around the mouth, lips or mid cheek areas. (Take a look at all of the options we have for fillers in Denver.) However, one of our favorite fillers for treating moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, particularly around the nose and mouth, is Juvéderm®.

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    Juvéderm® is actually a family of dermal fillers that are designed to provide nine months to one year of correction for wrinkles. The products include Juvéderm® Voluma ™ XC, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC and Juvéderm® Ultra XC.

    But why do we love the Juvéderm® products so much? Check out our list of five reasons you should consider Juvéderm®!

    1. It’s composed of hyaluronic acid.

    Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a naturally occurring substance that’s found in the skin. However, as you age you start to lose HA, causing your skin to lose volume. Juvéderm® works by attracting water molecules to the area being treated while stimulating the production of collagen. It is designed to add immediate volume by holding in water at the injection site. Patients typically continue to see a continued reduction in wrinkles over the following days. (Click here to see the results other patients have experienced.)

    1. Juvéderm® is easy to mold.

    Juvéderm® has a smooth gel consistency, compared to some other hyaluronic gel products that have a more granular consistency. It’s easy to mold and is designed to provide smooth, natural results that can last up to one year. However, on the off chance that you don’t like an area that’s been treated with Juvéderm®, it can be easily corrected to help you achieve the results you want.

    1. It works well for both mild and severe folds and wrinkles.

    While many fillers work well for mild OR severe wrinkles, Juvéderm® can smooth mild as well as severe facial wrinkles instantly. That combined with its smooth gen consistency and natural results makes it a great choice for most patients.

    1. It contains a local anesthetic.

    Some of the Juvéderm® XC products contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic that is designed to increase the patient’s comfort as the injections are administered. Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm®Ultra Plus XC, for example, both contain lidocaine to numbs the treatment area within seconds.

    1. FDA-approved for adding volume to the face.

    Juvéderm® XC is the first injectable gel approved by the FDA to instantly add volume to the cheek area to correct moderate to severe folds and wrinkles. If you have facial creases like nasolabial folds (“smile lines”), Juvéderm® XC could be a great solution!

    Of course, as much as we love Juvéderm®, it is only one of a number of products we offer at AOB. The only way to truly know which product is best for you and your unique situation is to come in and see yourself. We are happy to answer all of your questions and address any concerns you might have as well as come up with the right solution for best treating your wrinkles. Contact us today at 303-305-4343 or info@aobmedspa.com for an appointment!

  • A New Year Means a New You!

    It’s January and you know that that means: a new year and new beginnings! AOB is offering a lot of great specials this month to help you look your best in 2016, whether that means getting rid of those stubborn bulges once and for all or reducing the appearance of wrinkles to take years off your face. Check out all of our specials below to learn how we can help you achieve a more youthful, natural-looking you!

    Save BIG on CoolSculpting® Treatments

    This January you can save $500 when you purchase three or more treatments of CoolSculpting®, and keep your chin up with the CoolMini™ (pun fully intended) and save $400 when you purchase two treatments for $1600.

    If you’re unfamiliar with CoolSculpting®, it is the only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment for eliminating stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. However, even if you’re familiar with CoolSculpting®, you are likely less familiar with the NEW CoolMini™, which was approved by the FDA in September and is designed to treat smaller pockets of fat, including the fat under the chin that's commonly referred to as the double chin. Up until now, there have been very few options, outside of surgery, for anyone who wanted to get rid of a double chin.

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    Defy the Signs of Aging with Injectables

    We have some amazing specials this month of Botox, Dysport and the dermal filler, Radiesse®. Radiesse® is used to correct volume loss in the back of the hands as well as smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Botox and Dysport, on the other hand, are designed to smooth wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet. Click here to learn more about Botox in Denver.

    This month we are offering Botox® injections for $10 per unit and Dysport® for $3.50 per unit. Also, if you purchase 1 syringe of Radiesse® you will receive a second free, saving $899!

    These injectable treatments must be purchased during the month of January and this special cannot be combined with other offers. Also please note that a consultation is required.

    BYO in January at AOB

    We understand that one size doesn’t always fit all, so this January we’re offering you the chance to build your OWN skincare and laser package. Purchase any three skincare or laser treatments and receive 10% off OR purchase any six skincare treatments and receive 15% off!

    And the best part? The treatments can be a mix and match! So if you want to start your year off by treating your skin to a HydraFacial® and ALSO get ready for bikini season early by purchasing some laser hair treatments, you can do that and receive 10% or 15% off!

    Do note that this treatment cannot be combined with any other offers and that a consultation is required.

    Your AOB Online

    This month when you sign up for a new AOB account online you’ll receive a FREE m.pulse Skincare Product PLUS $10 in rewards points to be used toward your next online purchase. Make sure you jump on this deal, because the free products are only available while supplies last. The m.pulse products available include Women’s and Men’s Body Lotion and Women’s and Men’s Day Cream. This offer is limited to one per customer.

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    Contact Us Today

    If you’re interested in purchasing one of our specials or setting up a consultation, you can contact us today at 303-305-4343 or info@aobmedspa.com. We are here and happy to answer any questions you might have!

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