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By Best Self Staffer: Candace Bivins

Carmen Bilal, LE. uses a scalpel to exfoliate Candace’s skin during a dermaplaning procedure.

Carmen Bilal, LE. uses a scalpel to exfoliate Candace’s skin during a dermaplaning procedure.

I was excited to get a deep facial exfoliation thanks to my dermaplaning and enzyme peel at Dermani Medspa.

What’s great about dermaplaning is that it can be done on all skin types and is a great way to refresh the skin and renew its youthful appearance.

Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dull, dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. It is pain-free and works to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, and reduce acne scarring and other facial blemishes.

During the procedure, there was a bright light on my face. As mentioned above, the method involves gentle scraping all over the face with a fine scalpel blade. Although it feels and sounds like scraping, it doesn’t hurt at all. But I did have to lay completely still because Carmen Bilal, L.E. was using a sharp scalpel blade to scrape off the dead skin cells. She followed up with a quick enzyme peel to further exfoliate my skin. It was painless but it does make your skin tingle/itch for about a minute.

Afterward, my skin felt very soft and smooth. I had some red patches, but they went away. I could definitely see and feel a big difference in my skin.

I loved this treatment! I highly recommend dermaplaning if you want a quick skin pick-me-up for your face. You will see immediate results. It only takes 30 to 40 minutes and you are out the door and back to work in no time. Your face will feel very smooth and radiate. The treatment also removes baby facial hairs. But if you’re wondering if it will make your hair thicker and grow back quicker, the answer is no, it will not.

 The cost of the procedure is $55 if you are a Dermani Medspa member. For non-members and walk-ins, the cost is $110.

 Details: 770.212.2242. 5 Metro Atlanta locations.

Skin Love!

As with any skin care regimen, consistency is the key to overall good results. A consistent daily regimen of cleansing, moisturizing and protection against the sun is a must. Also, don’t forget to get your skin screened in support of good health and skin cancer awareness month.

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Amy Densmore performs INTRAcel on Sherri.

By Best Self Publisher: Sherri Adair

To kick off 30 Days of Healthy, Beautiful Skin, I had a revolutionary new treatment called INTRAcel at Buckhead’s Institut’ DERMed which is celebrating 28 years in business this year.

The first time I heard about INTRAcel, I was intrigued. It is a high-tech skin treatment that combines the best of two technologies—microneedling and radio frequency. Essentially, you get the enhanced benefit of two treatments in one.

The treatment combines microscopic needles with targeted radio frequency to prompt the body to produce more collagen, which helps to support the skin, reduce sagging, improve imperfections, rejuvenate and provide overall tightening. This treatment is great for the whole face but can also be performed on the neck, hands, and other areas of the body where skin tightening is desired.

In my opinion, this is a truly advanced skin care treatment. The procedure starts with numbing of the area. This step helps to reduce the discomfort some people may feel. Although, most of the people I’ve talked to say the minor discomfort was more than worth the results. Plus, there is no downtime!

I had a single treatment on my face and after only one treatment I saw an amazing change in my skin. Over the next few weeks, my skin tone should continue to improve as the treatment continues to work. Enhanced results are seen after the second and third treatment.

Facebook_LiveFor more on this treatment, check out this Facebook LIVE video featuring Institut’ DERMed’s owner and founder Lyn Ross.

Details: 404.261.5199. 3726 Roswell Rd. NE., Atlanta GA 30342;

Skin Love!

As with any skin care regimen, consistency is the key to overall good results. A consistent daily regimen of cleansing, moisturizing and protection against the sun is a must. Also, don’t forget to get your skin screened in support of good health and skin cancer awareness month.

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Stroke SignsAccording to the Shepherd Center, in the U.S., a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Pay attention to these signs of a stroke occurrence and remember to act F.A.S.T.

Face Droop on one side or a smile that is not equal

Arms Person cannot raise
both arms equally

Speech/Swallow Slurred speech, inability to speak,
choking or coughing

Time Call 911


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Healthy, Beautiful Skin

Spring is here and summer is on the way, meaning more sun and more exposed skin! In honor of the upcoming season, and May being Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®, Best Self Atlanta magazine is putting a health and beauty spin on our widely popular “30 Days of Fitness” series. Throughout the month of May, we will host a special blog and Facebook LIVE series called “30 Days of Healthy, Beautiful Skin.”

Beginning May 1, our Best Self staff will take turns visiting local med spas and dermatology offices to receive 30-minute skin care treatments. As we complete each day of Healthy, Beautiful Skin, we’ll blog about our experience to let you know what to expect from each treatment or procedure. We’ll even let you take a peek at some of the treatments we’re receiving in “real time” via Facebook LIVE! In addition, we’ll be sharing vital information about skin cancer awareness on the blog posts.

Be sure to like us on Facebook to follow along each day, or bookmark this post, where we’ll update the links as we go through each day in the month.

If you have favorite treatments of your own, tell us about them in the comments section or on social media with #30DaysofHealthyBeautifulSkin @BestSelfAtlanta!

Day 1                     Day 11                    Day 21

Day 2                     Day 12                    Day 22

Day 3                     Day 13                    Day 23

Day 4                     Day 14                    Day 24

Day 5                     Day 15                    Day 25

Day 6                     Day 16                    Day 26

Day 7                     Day 17                    Day 27

Day 8                     Day 18                    Day 28

Day 9                     Day 19                    Day 29

Day 10                   Day 20                    Day 30 part 1

Day 30 part 2

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What better backdrop for a workout class than the iconic Piedmont Park? As the official fitness program of the Piedmont Park Conservancy, Love You Healthy offers a variety of fitness programs for all levels.Stop by the Saturday Morning Yoga class to eliminate stress, restore energy and rejuvenate.


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The new INTRAcel treatment at Institut’ DERMed uses microneedles to increase collagen and target wrinkles, improve skin texture, acne scars, and sagging jawlines. shutterstock_249488587“The most incredible part about it is that we can achieve CO2 fractional laser results without downtime or the normal discomfort associated with a laser resurfacing,” says Lyn Ross, Institut’ DERMed founder.  Details: 3726 Roswell Rd., Atlanta;

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Pink Barre - Aaron MoonPut a spring in your step with Pink Barre’s new BarREbound class. This 55-minute session combines body sculpting moves with high-energy interval training on a mini trampoline. Expect whole-body toning and strengthening in this low-impact and easy on the joints class.

Details: 996 Virginia Ave. NE., Atlanta;

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Q: How can Cryotherapy benefit athletes?

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A: Cryotherapy is a non-invasive cold therapy focusing on athletic recovery, pain management, overall health, beauty and wellness.The cold temperatures induce a trigger for your body to immediately improve circulation and its natural ability to eliminate toxins, explains Whitney Potts, manager of Icebox Cyrotherapy.

Details: 3872 Roswell Rd., Atlanta;

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By Wyndi Kappes

I like to describe myself as a fearless woman. So the idea of skydiving—the excitement, the weightlessness, the cool factor—seems thrilling but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a little apprehension about the safety involved. In an effort to experience the thrill of a dive in a controlled environment, my colleagues and I turned to iFLY, one of Atlanta’s indoor skydiving facilities, for a team activity day. At Best Self Atlanta we love to try new things as a team and encourage our readers to do the same.Screen shot 2017-03-29 at 7.05.23 PM

Our flight instructor, Harrel Kimball, greeted our group and whisked us away to learn the three basics of flying in an indoor wind tunnel: relax your body, keep your chin up, and straighten your legs.

After our training session, the reality of flying was setting in. Our instructor’s reassurance that nothing bad would happen coupled with the general excitement of the group had me at the front of the line before I knew it.

Once he was in the tunnel himself, Harrel motioned for me to step forward toward the tunnel doorway. Placing my arms above my head, I slowly fell forward into the tunnel. Suddenly, you are weightless, the force from air circulating up from the bottom of the tunnel leaves you hovering in flight.

For my first flight, I only went as high as Harrel’s shoulder and spent part of my time on the floor of the tunnel due to my inability to execute flight basic No. 1—relax. Designed to mimic the free-fall length of a true skydive, 45-60 seconds, each flight is 60 seconds long. Thankfully, everyone gets to relive that one minute with a second flight, since the first flight is basically you getting used to flying. The second time around, I relaxed and was able to fly a few feet higher. At one point, Harrel grabbed a hold of a handle on my jumpsuit so we were able to fly in tandem quickly descending up and down. It was much closer to the feeling I imagine jumping out of an airplane is like.

Overall, I left feeling alive from the adrenaline rush, belly sore from laughing at myself and my coworkers, and hoping for another chance to fly soon.

If you have something you’d like the Best Self team to try send an email to Some of our past adventures have included tai chi, POUND® fitness, ballroom dancing and gardening at Truly Living Well.

Details: 2778 Cobb Pkwy., Atlanta;

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