Feet and Hands In Cold Weather

Living in New England with subzero temperatures for a significant time now, hands and feet suffer  the most.  The reason they suffer the most is because the air is so cold and it evaporates more rapidly. It’s vital at this time of year to have manicures and pedicures to exfoliate the dead skin and re-moisturize the skin with paraffin dip for both hands and feet, paraffin with help the skin retain moisture for a longer period of time better than lotions and creams



First step to healthy skin is cleansing, it is an essential step that removes makeup, oil, dirt, and other environmental impurities, ensuring other products are absorbed into the skin.

Second step is to tone. Toning is optional, but offers additional nutrients and exfoliation to the skin.

Third step is to correct. Use correctives to treat skin concerns such as, acne, aging, discoloration,  etc. Correctives are a good way to focus on your individual skin needs and concerns.

Fourth step is to hydrate. Protecting your skin’s natural barrier is key to healthy skin. Hydrating morning and night is important to the overall health of your skin

Fifth step is to protect. Protect with a broad spectrum sunscreen, twenty minutes before sun exposure. This helps protect against fine lines, wrinkles, inflammation, and even risk of skin cancer. It is also very important to remember to reapply throughout the day.



An exfoliating scrub, using an exfoliating scrub once or twice a week is going to be helpful in removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and also for leaving a thoroughly cleaned surface  for better product absorption.

Retinol, retinol should be used every night as part of your nighttime skin regimen. Using retinol is key for improving fine lines and wrinkles, but also preventing aging as well. Retinol is also very beneficial for those suffering from acne or acne scarring.

Vitamin C, vitamin c should be used both morning and night, however if you are using a retinol, use vitamin c in the morning only.  Vitamin C is huge for evening out skin tone, as well as improving the brightness in your skin.

What is Acne?

Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life.

A lot of acne/breakout issues can be resolved with a good skin care routine.  The right products and treatments for your individual skin issues can balance your skin.  The problem with using over the counter products or purchasing a product line that promises to clear acne is that everyone’s skin is different.  A lot of products over dry, causing the skin to over produce oil and ultimately produce more breakouts.  A vicious cycle of over drying/stripping the skin, clearing up, then breaking out again.

Getting professional advice before purchasing or even getting on medication can be more beneficial for getting clear skin.  Acne is not dangerous, but can leave skin scars.  Prevent this…come have a free skin consult today!!!

Factors that contribute to acne: hormones, medications, diet, and stress

Myths about what causes acne: cosmetics, greasy food, and dirty skin

Recommended treatments: PCA chemical peels, HydraFacial MD

Sarah Normandy LE & Katelyn Winship LE

Massage Blogosphere

A massage at Belle Aimée Med Spa Laser & Cosmetic Center can be deeply relaxing. From the moment you enter the spa your worries will soon be forgotten. While waiting for your appointment you’ll be offered a beverage, a comfy chair, soothing sounds and scents. The massage itself will be customized to your liking;

Feel like talking? Go ahead.

Want complete silence? Done.

Firm pressure, light pressure? Whatever you choose, that’s what you’ll get.

From start to finish the massage is all about you.

If an injury is what brings you to our spa, you’ve come to the right place. A therapeutic massage will speed up the healing process. For those of you who suffer from chronic pain, massage can help alleviate various symptoms and provide an island of respite in a sea of distress.

Whatever the reason is that you’ve come to us, you’ll be in good hands


Written By: Nancy Primo, LMT

How to get beautiful feet in just a few steps!!

  1. Soak your feet in a luxurious tub.
  2. Remove any polish, trim and file nails. Remove cuticles around nail beds.
  3. Using a soft scrub, exfoliate the foot, removing any dry skin.
  4. Bring both feet out of the tub and dry completely.
  5. Using a luxurious lotion, massage under the knee and down to the foot for 10 minutes per foot.
  6. Make sure nail beds are free of any lotions. Apply a basecoat, two coats of color polish, and finally a topcoat. Allow nails to fully dry before putting on your socks/shoes.

And just like that you will have beautiful feet!

Med Spas VS Day Spas: What is the Difference?

By Connie, RN, CPC, Practice Manager

Belle Aimée Med Spa Laser & Cosmetic Center


Med Spas and Day Spas may look and feel very similar but what you don’t know is what is behind the scenes, you should consider the needs & desired outcome of what you are trying to obtain, before throwing good money after bad.

Physician- supervision is mandatory in a Medical Spa.  It is not nor is there a Physician connected to the spa.  Med Spas offer high strength medical services that yield more visible results in a shorter amount of time. Day spas offer quick fixes but don’t have the experience, expertise, or Medical Grade equipment to be able to do so.  Medical Spas use medical grade devices, medications, and ingredients used for treatments that would require a prescription and all of these procedures require extensive advanced training.  Our staff takes on going courses, including Dr Cammilleri, to continue to be an innovative leader in the field of aesthetics.

Day spas are often and operated by non-medical personnel.  You should always ask, “Who is your Medical Director?” and be able to readily receive that name. Treatments in Day Spas are limited to what can be bought out of a supply catalog.  They will give you lots of fluff and buff, but will not treat you with anything that will give you long lasting results, as they are often what you as the consumer can buy over the counter. The results may be more relaxing but as for results they will be temporary.

The Procedures and treatments that you will find at Belle Aimée Med Spa Laser & Cosmetic Center are much more advanced.  The services include but are not limited to: all Facial Fillers and Facial Freezers (like Botox) medical grade, Medical Grade chemical peels, Laser treatments such as skin tightening, port wine stains, stretch marks and non-ablative facial resurfacing.   IPL treatments include: Dry Eye treatment for the person with dry eyes and high costing prescriptions, this is a much less inexpensive treatment and for those that have done this treatment with us it has been a wonderful experience with a great outcome!  Permanent hair removal, facial resurfacing, removing sun spots, freckles, age spots, red spots and brown spots, and nasal vein removal are also under IPL. Our  unique Cynosure Laser, IPL machine we are able to do these services all summer long. How you ask? It’s a unique piece of equipment called the “Skintel”.  Skintel measures the melanin in the skin and tells the Laser/IPL machine what the safe settings are.

Sculpsure:  The first of its kind that destroys 24% of all fat cells in one treatment.  The size of the treatment area is about 4 butter bars and much more inexpensive then the competitor in the market place today.  You will never see these fat cells again the area treated!

We also have a great weight loss program for you “Ideal Protein” to help you jump start and stay on a diet that is people have successfully lost and maintained their weight loss.

Belle Aimée Med Spa Laser & Cosmetic Center combines medical and mechanical with the traditional spa experience. At Belle Aimée Med Spa Laser & Cosmetic Center a Non- ablative procedure may be in progress in one room while a Medical Facial is happening in another.  We have the traditional Pedicures & Massages to meet every ones needs and we do special occasion parties where you can rent the spa for the day or evening. Treat your employees to something special!

Visit us at www.belleaimeenh.com or call 603-329-6233 to schedule your free tour and consultation. We would love to show you the difference we can make at Belle Aimée Med Spa Laser & Cosmetic Center.