Botox for Men in Asheville

When thinking of Botox and fillers it’s pretty much guaranteed that you visualize a smiling, unlined, female face. But why?! Everyone wants to look their best, so when did basic self-care become a “girl thing”? Just like the first time you stole your girlfriend’s facial moisturizer and thought “where has this been my whole life?!”,  Botox has become a man’s best kept secret for a natural, youthful appearance. It has actually become so common that it has its own nickname- Brotox!

Fillers for Men in Asheville

That’s not to say Botox is the only wrinkle solution for men in Asheville. Maybe it’s not crow’s feet or fine lines on your forehead that make you self-conscious. Instead it could be your sagging cheeks or marionette lines.  Problem solved!  Juvederm for men or Restylane for men. The point is, just like your girlfriend’s magic face cream, the use of fillers can be a man’s magic wand in helping keep a youthful appearance with virtually no downtime. Why let women have all the secret weapons? Don’t men deserve them too?

Interested but have no idea where to start or even if it’s right for you? With all the options out there you’re not alone.  By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Harpe, you can discover what options are right for you and know it’ll be done by one of the best in the field.

Double Chin Removal Asheville

The dreaded stubborn double chin. It’s the one place on your body where it doesn’t seem to matter what the rest of your body’s shape is in- if your genetics have decided you’re having a double chin, it’s yours for life! A size 2 with a BMI of 18%? Wow, that’s great! Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell your chin that! Unlike other body parts you may not be totally comfortable with, there’s really no way to hide it.

Kybella Asheville

So you have a double chin, hate it, and want to get rid of it. Now what? The idea of going under the knife and general anesthesia seems excessive, but you want it gone. Enter Kybella.

Kybella is a series of natural injections that helps breakdown and absorb fat beneath the chin — giving your chin a slimmer, more toned appearance. Once the fat cells are destroyed the cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, which eliminates the need for further treatment once your goal is reached. Unlike surgery, you should be able to go back to work with virtually no down time.

Kybella Results

Because everyone is different, it usually takes 2-6 treatments to achieve the final, permanent results you are looking for.

Go to https://www.mykybella.com/kybella-before-and-after for more information and a look at what you can expect.

Healthy Salads on the Go

When eating healthy, the meals which always seem to throw me are my work week lunches. The last thing I ever want to do in the morning is spend an extra 10 minutes making a salad for lunch that day — especially since salads are so hard to pack properly! Then a friend told me about mason jar salads and I swear it revolutionized my morning routine. Now I can prep a week’s worth of healthy salads on Sunday that will last me the entire work week. It’s a game changer!

The key to a well built mason jar salad is proper layering:

Layer 1: The Dressing

Layer 2: Crunchy Vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, celery, onions, peppers, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, etc)

Layer 3: Softer Vegetables and Beans (mushrooms, peas, lentils, black beans, zucchini, squash, etc)

Layer 4: Proteins and Cheeses (eggs, chicken, etc)

Layer 5: Dense Ingredients (quinoa, etc)

Layer 6: Greens and Nuts (spinach, arugula, almonds, chia seeds, etc)

The secret to layering is to keep the wet foods or foods that are ok wet closer to the bottom and the foods that would be unpalatable wet on top. As you can see, the possibilities are endless! Don’t know where to start? Don’t know where to start? Contact Harpe Laser + Wellness, where Dr. Harpe will guide you through your wellness journey!

You Are What You Eat

“You are what you eat.” It’s a phrase we’ve all heard more times than we can count but do we really ever think about what it actually means?

How many times have you ordered a pizza and ended up eating more than you might have originally planned? Or taken out a sleeve of Oreos swearing you were only going to have one and then realize you’ve somehow eaten the whole thing? While fulfilling as it may be while you’re eating, almost as soon as you’re done the next thing out of your mouth is probably “Ugh!!!” or “ That was a bad idea!”

On the flip side, I feel pretty confident you’ve never regretted eating too much broccoli or grilled chicken. We all instinctively know these foods are obviously better for us but have you ever really thought about why? Simply put: ingredients. Could you even pronounce or guess half of the listed ingredients for the pizza or Oreos? Now think of the broccoli and chicken. A lot easier to name.  Quite simply, the simpler the food, the less likely you’re going to feel any negative effects after you eat it.

In a land of processed foods and ingredient lists as long as CVS receipts, is it really any wonder the foods we eat are affecting us negatively? We are so used to the instant gratification these foods provide,  we don’t even stop to think if they’re good for us. Instead of settling for “good enough”  we should emphasize filling our bodies with the best fuel possible. But how?

Asheville Nutrition

Anyone can tell you to “eat more vegetables” or “watch your carbs” but while that may help you lose weight, it likely won’t help you use your diet to help find your best you.

With an individual nutrition evaluation we can help you find the best possible nutrition plan catered just to you and any special needs you may have. If you’re going to put forth the effort, shouldn’t you make sure you’re doing it right from the start?

Asheville Laser Hair Removal

Spring is here!!! Or living in Western North Carolina, Spring is here for a day and then winter again and then spring again. Luckily for us, Spring now finally seems here to stay. We can now enjoy blooming flowers and warmer weather. We trade our sweaters and jeans for cool tees, shorts, breezy dresses, and enjoy the sunshine on our bare skin.  However,  we have to deal with the always dreaded “ I have to shave more than once a week.”

Luckily, there’s actually an easy, permanent hair removal solution you may not have thought of- Laser Hair Removal.

But don’t you have to be pale with black hair? Doesn’t it hurt? Does anyone REALLY do that? No. Not Really. Lots of people do!

So this myth actually comes from fact. Like most technology we have today,  there have been major advancements since the first lasers were introduced. Those old units had difficulty differentiating between subtle color differences. So dark hair on dark skin or light hair on light skin would easily confuse the machine.  Luckily for us, with the increase in technology came smarter lasers. We are one of the few Asheville and Hendersonville laser centers that have the best state-of-the-art devices at your disposal.

Pain and Laser Hair Removal

“Beauty is pain!” Really though? Personally, I’m all about looking good without being brought to tears. Tears are pretty much unheard of here. Why?  We use a patented dynamic cooling device with our GentleMax Pro lasers which provides a burst of chilled air right before the laser pulse- ensuring comfort and protection for your skin.

Who does Laser Hair Removal

You. Or if not actually you than someone just like you. I mean is there anyone out there that actually likes the drudgery of shaving? I think I’ve heard more people admit an affection towards laundry or doing dishes. Then there are the long term costs. Razors and creams are ridiculously expensive and only temporarily remove hair. So why are we doing something we hate and spending lots of $$$ to do it? Where’s the logic? I’d much rather spend the money now and enjoy being permanently hair free- wouldn’t you?!

Want to see it in action? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHqCi8zrJyY