Blog Archive

Why are millennials getting Botox and fillers in their twenties? Sep 25th, 2020

We live in a time that is ruled by image and how you look affects how you feel more than ever. The stigma of "having work done" no longer exists. Enhancing your beauty through invasive and noninvasive procedures can improve your social status, help gain employment and boost your self...

Interested in the Botox “Lip Flip”? Sep 1st, 2020

Full, youthful lips are always in style—and at Defy Nature lip plumping   is one of our most popular uses for dermal fillers. However, not everyone who wants their lips to look fuller necessarily needs filler to achieve their desired effect. Perhaps it’s your first time getting lip injections and you...

What’s a Laser Facial? Aug 19th, 2020

What’s a Laser Facial? Can you laser-away the years? In an earlier blog, we’ve written about using lasers for hair removal. Now we want to talk about the use of lasers for wrinkles, fine lines, and skin imperfections. We all know what wrinkles and fine lines are, but when we...

 4  Skin-Care Products Everyone Should Use Before You Turns 30 Aug 3rd, 2020

 4  Skin-Care Products Everyone Should Use Before You Turns 30 What is it about the prospect of turning 30 that brings a newfound devotion to the best skin care products for our 20s? Yes, there’s the obsessive poring over stray spots and microscopic lines you’ve never seen before, but is...

A Beginner’s Easy Guide to Retinol: Everything You Need to Know Jul 23rd, 2020

Ah, retinol. When it comes to defense against fine lines, wrinkles and maintaining a healthy glow, there's no ingredient in skincare more praised. The irony? Even though the revolutionary youth-enhancing active is a mainstay of med spas and dermatologists alike, it still manages to mystify. And thus, is often misused...

COVID-19 and How Stress Affects Your Skin Jul 14th, 2020

COVID-19 and How Stress Affects Your Skin Who isn’t experiencing stress these days? Stress affects all of us. You may be surprised to know just how many skin conditions are exacerbated by stress. The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to change lives in an instant. The stress, pressure, fear and worry affect...

4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL IF YOU HAVE DEEPER SKIN TONE Jul 2nd, 2020

4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL IF YOU HAVE DEEPER SKIN TONE   For many skincare aficionados, lasers are seen as miracle workers. In addition to removing unwanted  hair, they can help correct several issues including redness and rosacea, dark spots and photoaging, scars, hyperpigmentation (such...

ANTI-AGING TRICKS FOR YOUR FACE Jun 29th, 2020

ANTI-AGING TRICKS FOR YOUR FACE SLEEP ON YOUR BACK Always sleep on your side? The habit could be causing lines to form on the cheek that’s constantly pressed against the pillow. Sleeping on one side can definitely cause wrinkles on that side alone. Side-sleepers may want to switch to their...

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe in the Summer? Jun 17th, 2020

If you’ve ever had a laser hair removal treatment, then you know spending time in the sun before and after your appointment is a major no-no. It’s the cardinal rule of laser hair removal that, in turn, has perpetuated a myth that it can’t or shouldn’t be done in the...

Surprises that can Lead to Wrinkles Jun 11th, 2020

Squinting, Inside & Outside Why it happens: Squinting your eyes-whether to read a screen or protect your eyes against bright sunlight is a major cause  of lines on your face. When you squint a circular muscle around your eye constricts and crinkles up the delicate skin. Over time, when those...

How to Protect your Skin from the Downsides of a Face Mask May 27th, 2020

Let’s face it: We’re going to be wearing cloth face masks for a while. The Center for Disease Control is now recommending that people wear face masks in public places where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Since it can help slow the spread of COVID-19, there are downsides for...

Can what you eat really affect your skin? May 8th, 2020

It serves many purposes, including acting as our first defense against germs and the environment and converting sunlight to Vitamin D to your body. The layer of fat under the skin's surface helps to ensure that the important fluids stay inside our bodies . The ironic thing about skin is that...

What is the Most Hydrating Ingredient in Skin Care Right Now? Apr 23rd, 2020

We are calling it the “it ingredient” with the science to back it up. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a polysaccharide, a form of sugar that plays a vital role in our bodies. It cushions joints, keeps muscles limber and even helps us see. But, its biggest job is in the...

Chemical Peels with VI Apr 21st, 2020

We are pleased to offer the VI Peel, a pampering treatment conducted in our comfortable, safe New London medical office. This medium-grade peel offers all the benefits of a traditional peel without the challenge of a lengthy healing process. The VI peel is a safe and effective chemical peel that...

Steps We Are Taking To Protect Our Patients Mar 24th, 2020

As medical professionals at Defy Nature we are trained to place the well-being and safety of our patients above all else, and that commitment to your health and safety is driving every decision we are making during this challenging time. We are closely monitoring all developments related to the Coronavirus...

Ematrix RF Sublative at Defy Nature Feb 19th, 2020

Ematrix RF Sublative at Defy Nature An  EMatrix  treatment is seen as the ultimate skin treatment. It increases the collagen production in the skin, removes scars, reduces wrinkles, improves tone and texture and tightens the skin. It essentially does it all! If you are looking for a one-stop-shop treatment when...

Yes, You Actually Do Still Need to Wear Sunscreen in the Winter Feb 19th, 2020

Bet you’d be would be  surprised to know what’s the world’s most effective anti-aging cream: It’s called sunscreen, and at Defy Nature  we swear by it. Sunscreen thwarts UV rays, which unequivocally cause premature skin aging. Better yet: you can snag a medical grade tube of sunscreen at Defy Nature for...

Should you exercise right after your Botox treatment? Feb 3rd, 2020

So you just received a Botox treatment at Defy Nature Medical Spa  and you’re feeling and looking great. In just 3-5 days your wrinkles will be gone! Maybe you’re thinking since my face will look beautiful, I’ll get my body to look toned and in shape too. Get those endorphins...

Great Skin Care Tips for the New Year Jan 15th, 2020

  How often should you wash your face? It might feel counterintuitive to cut back on cleansing, but too much of this seemingly good thing can strip skin of its necessary protective oils and lead to a weakened skin barrier especially  during winter months. Wash no more than twice a day is a...

HELPFUL TIPS FOR YOUR DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT AT DEFY NATURE Dec 6th, 2019

  Attempt to schedule your filler treatment two weeks before any special event to allow for possible bruising, swelling, and/or redness to subside. One Week Before *Do not take any Aspirin, Ibuprofen or similar products (such as Advil, Motrin, or Aleve) for one week prior to Dermal Filler Treatment. *If...

SIX FACTS ABOUT DERMAL LIP FILLERS YOU MAY NOT KNOW Oct 24th, 2019

Half of consumers invest in lip fillers to “boost their self confidence levels,” while the other half use them as a quick fix for “facial perfection.” Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid-based solutions will remain the most frequently requested procedures in aesthetic practices in 2019. Social media, particularly the selfie culture, remains...

DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL HURT? Sep 23rd, 2019

    (860) 442-LEGS (5347)   HOME ABOUT US SERVICES BEFORE/AFTER GALLERY SPECIALS FAQ’S CALL US KEEP IN TOUCH   DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL HURT?   Laser Hair Removal has become the gold standard for men and women looking for a permanent solution to hair reduction. Like waxing and shaving,...

PREVENTATIVE BOTOX: DOES IT REALLY STOP WRINKLES? Sep 10th, 2019

  Preventative Botox promises to keep wrinkles from appearing. Experts say that if Botox is injected at the early signs of fine lines, it will help stop them from becoming more prominent in the future. People in their mid-to-late 20s to early 30s are good candidates for Preventative Botox. Twenty-five...

WHAT YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT SUNSCREENS Aug 20th, 2019

With all the misconceptions about sunscreens, most men and women may not know the basics about safe sun protection. For example, if most people were asked what SPF 15 means they’d probably respond that the sunscreen they are using will provide 15 hours of sun protection. Absolutely not! SPF does...

UNDERSTAND HOW TO TREAT YOUR AGING SKIN (AT ANY AGE) Aug 2nd, 2019

  One thing we all have in common is that we age every day. Throughout history, our society has always been concerned about showing our age and shown interest in looking younger and more beautiful. In ancient Rome, women improved the appearance of their skin by bathing in warm milk...

2019 MOST POPULAR NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS Jul 16th, 2019

The results from a recent 2019 survey done by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstruction shows that Botox, dermal fillers and skin rejuvenation were the most popular non-surgical treatments performed in 2018. In fact, the average age of a patient requesting minimally invasive cosmetic procedures is actually getting younger. Unlike...

Why is Vitamin C the Ultimate Skin Care Product? Jun 21st, 2019

  Vitamin C is considered one of the most highly effective topical anti-aging skin care products available. Known for its powerful range of benefits, it works great on all skin types. Vitamin C works well to soften the appearance of fines lines, wrinkles, or acne scarring, and also helps clear...

GETTING AN INJECTABLE TREATMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME? Apr 9th, 2019

  At Defy Nature in New London, many of our first-time injectable patients for Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin get the “willies” and are extremely nervous prior to the treatment. They wonder: will it hurt? Will I no longer look like myself? The answer to both is NO. Actually, it hurts more to go to the dentist! This simple process will go easier than you think.   Unlike...

IS YOUR SUNSCREEN DESTROYING OUR CORAL REEFS? Mar 27th, 2019

Studies have recently discovered that certain chemicals in popular over-the-counter sunscreens are harming our beautiful coral reefs. Did you know that these damaging ingredients are banned in all other countries worldwide except in the good old USA?   When beachgoers apply sunscreen prior to going swimming, certain chemicals are brought into the ocean with them. Research now shows that the coral reefs in Hawaii and the Caribbean are exposed to over 14,000 tons of sunscreen every year with the...

GET READY FOR YOUR INJECTABLE FILLER APPOINTMENT AT DEFY NATURE Mar 1st, 2019

  Do you bruise easily? Some people do. Think about it…No matter how experienced your injector is when a needle is inserted into your face  (or lips) it makes perfect sense that bruising and swelling may occur. But, not always and can be avoided. At Defy Nature in New London,...

HOW THIN LIPS CAN BE TREATED Dec 28th, 2018

Everyone has their own opinion on aesthetic treatments. What’s OK, what’s not, what justifies a treatment, what doesn’t? Sadly, people are quick to criticize and label women who do indulge in a little ‘work’. Worse still, this judgment is usually dished out by other women. Case in point – Kylie...

10 THINGS TO KNOW IF YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT TRYING DERMAL FILLERS Dec 1st, 2018

  Full cheeks, smooth skin, plump lips: Some people have them naturally, while others get a little help from their Medical Spa like Defy Nature in New London, CT that specializes in dermal fillers. If you can’t quite tell which category a celebrity or someone you know fits into, well,...

WHY YOUR CHEEKS LOSE VOLUME WITH AGE — AND HOW TO MAKE THEM FULLER AGAIN Nov 1st, 2018

Full cheeks are a symbol of youth — insert corny cheek-pinching joke from your grandma here — so it’s no wonder that an increasing number of men and women are seeking ways to create more fullness in this area of their face. One of the most effective ways to boost...

REFRESH YOUR SUMMER SKIN Oct 1st, 2018

If you’re concerned about the appearance of your skin, and aren’t sure what to do about it, the VI Peel Treatment could be the answer to looking younger and feeling better about your overall appearance. At the start of each month, a new treatment special is offered at Defy Nature...

Eating for Beautiful Skin Sep 1st, 2018

Whether you have acne, wrinkles or brown spots, traditional treatments have emphasized topical remedies and devices, but aesthetic professionals can help patients achieve optimal outcomes—and improve their overall health—by also understanding the role that certain foods play in reducing or exacerbating common skin concerns. The notion that nutrition is important...

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD I START INJECTABLES? Aug 1st, 2018

Patients often ask us when they should start injections of dermal fillers like Juvederm or neuromodulators like Botox. To put it simply, there’s no “right age” to start injectables. Rather, you should start when the time is right for preventative maintenance. Here’s an analogy that might help. If you buy...

WOMEN AND MEN TURNING TO NON-SURGICAL FACELIFTS FOR YOUNGER LOOKS WITHOUT GOING UNDER THE KNIFE Jul 1st, 2018

  Erin Azia of Defy Nature in New London Med Spa reveals the procedures used to turn back the years – and no one needs to know. While most of us want to look as good as possible as we get older, the prospect of having cosmetic surgery can be...

Growth Factors: The Science Behind Skin Rejuvenation Jun 1st, 2018

  Growth factors play a pivotal role in maintaining firmness and elasticity in your skin. Daily use of skin care products containing growth factors is known to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture. But, not all products containing growth factors have the...

LIP FILLERS 101 Apr 2nd, 2018

Lip fillers: they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but they are one of the most Googled beauty search terms. Even if you wouldn’t consider lip fillers for yourself, you’re at least a little curious, right? WHAT ARE LIP FILLERS? Today’s lip fillers consist of Hyaluronic Acid, an organic compound found in the...

WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL? Jan 29th, 2018

Chemical peels have increased by 24.6% since 2015 according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Chemical peels are one of the most common non-invasive aesthetic procedures in the US. Technicians perform over a million chemical peels in a year. So, why are chemical peels becoming more and more...

FACTS ABOUT ANTI AGING & AESTHETIC MEDICINE THAT YOU MUST KNOW Jan 9th, 2018

Beauty and physical attractiveness are desirable and admirable characteristics in our societies. Aging is an integral part of life, and we need to embrace and celebrate it. But it is not easy to witness the loss of the youthfulness in our skin. While we may be at peace with our...

HOLIDAY PARTY PICK ME UPS Dec 18th, 2017

  Along with cooler weather, Winter brings us the holidays and parties!  While they are fun, they can be really hard on your skin.  The holiday season is meant for good times with family and friends. Occasionally, those good times can lead to a little excess. It’s easy to do, especially...

Liquid Facelifts Oct 25th, 2017

A Liquid Facelift is a technique for injecting advanced dermal fillers, such as JUVEDERM®, Radiesse® and Restylane® & Bellafill to lift and contour facial features. A non-surgical Liquid Facelift can be undertaken to accomplish any of the following: Gentle lift of individual (or overall) facial features Reduced wrinkles, creases, line or folds...

GETTING YOUR NECK INTO SHAPE Sep 7th, 2017

  When you think about looking younger, your face is probably the first area that comes to mind. It makes sense, after all – our face is where signs of aging tend to first appear, and when we look in the mirror, it’s the first thing we see. Unfortunately, some...

WHAT IS PREVENTATIVE BOTOX? Aug 29th, 2017

  The thought of having skin that’s nearly as smooth, luminous, and wrinkle-free in 20 years as it is now is pretty appealing. At Defy Nature in New London, a little investment today will pay off in the long run. A preventive step like using sunscreen to help minimize the...

EXPERT BOTOX AND MUSCLE RELAXER INJECTIONS IN NEW LONDON Aug 29th, 2017

    Let’s face it…wrinkles are a pain. The worst part is they’re created by our own expression and animation, constantly contracting muscles to smile, laugh or look surprised. In order to stay wrinkle free, none of us can be expected to maintain an expressionless appearance. Instead, cosmetic muscle relaxers are...

The Sublative Technology of eMatrix Aug 29th, 2017

Women everywhere are achieving their skin care goals. Find out how you can too. Without going under the knife, using any needles, or missing a single day of work, you can see smoother, tighter, and younger looking skin. With the Sublative technology of eMatrix, you can accomplish rejuvenating results in...