What is a Botox touch-up, and how do I ask for it?

Woman looking in mirror after Botox treatment at Asheville medical spa

So you got your Botox…but it’s not quite looking how you wished. Needing a Botox touch-up is completely normal, and even expected—especially when you are addressing a new area, or working with a different injector! This is because knowledgeable injectors know they need to see the medication’s effects on your anatomy. And while they can […]

Can I take Advil after Botox?

Smiling woman taking Advil for minor aches and pains

Today, Dr. Mark of Mountain Radiance in Asheville is sitting down to address one question we frequently hear from our BOTOX patients. The question is: Can I take Advil after BOTOX? I’m going to expand this to include Aleve and aspirin as well. The short answer is that it would be better to avoid it, but it’s not […]

How does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Woman with smooth, hairless legs following laser hair removal appointment at Mountain Radiance in Asheville

Hey everyone, this is Dr. Mark with Mountain Radiance Medical Spa in Asheville answering some common aesthetics questions. Today’s question is: How does laser hair removal work? This is a super interesting question and unfortunately involves a little bit of physics, but let’s start with the biology. The hair follicle grows in several phases, the […]

How Much Botox Do I Need?

Woman Looking at Forehead Wrinkles in Mirror Before BOTOX Treatment

In follow up to his recent BOTOX & Fillers FAQ blog post, Dr. Mark of Mountain Radiance in Asheville is here to answer one specific question that we often get from our Asheville med spa patients regarding BOTOX: How much BOTOX do I need? This is a great question and important to a lot of people. Fortunately, […]

Dr. Mark Answers Your BOTOX & Filler Questions

Man Getting Injections in the Forehead

Today, Dr. Mark of Mountain Radiance in Asheville is sitting down and answering some common questions we get about BOTOX and fillers from our med spa patients. So what exactly is Botox?  Botox is a brand name for onabotulinum toxin A, which is a purified form of a protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria.   […]

Inclusion, Y’all: Ways to Celebrate Pride Month in Asheville, Today and Every Day

Happy Couple Celebrating Pride Month in Asheville, NC

According to local advocacy group, Blue Ridge Pride, Western North Carolina is home to an estimated 35,000 people who identify as LGBTQIA+, including six thousand of these who identify as transgender or non-binary.  With others across the country, our local communities and businesses are donning their rainbow flags and flair for Pride Month, celebrated annually […]