What changes can you expect to ensure that we are reducing the transmission of COVID-19 to our patients and staff?

  • Staff and patients must wear a face mask or face cover and sanitize hands prior to entering our office.
  • Staff will be temperature checked and screened prior to each shift.
  • We will operate by appointment only.
  • Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, remain in your car and give our office a call at 408.295.2580 to let us know you have arrived. A nurse will walk to your car for screening, then take you directly to the treatment room.
  • If you are feeling sick, feverish, have a cough, or have shortness of breath, please let us know prior to your appointment so we can reschedule.
  • Patients only will be allowed into the office. No family or other visitors allowed.
  • Follow-ups and consultations are through Facetime or equivalent video call.
  • Staff and patients must maintain adequate social distancing of at least 6 feet. During treatment, nurses will be wearing PPE (face masks, gloves, gowns, and face shields, as appropriate for the treatment being done).
  • Cloth linens and robes will be temporarily replaced with their disposable counterparts.

What other things have we incorporated to ensure the safety and security of our patients and staff?

  • Our office will have new hours: Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 – 6:00 pm, until further notice. We will close from 1:00 pm -2:00 pm daily for a lunch break and to refresh our facility.
  • We are operating at less than 60% capacity to ensure adequate spacing between appointments, time for proper cleaning and sanitation, and adequate social distancing. Our esthetics will continue to be closed.
  • Hand sanitizers are available throughout the office.
  • Hepa filters and air purification devices are placed in our treatment rooms and throughout the office.
  • Each treatment room will be thoroughly cleansed and wiped down with medical grade disinfectant after each patient.
  • Front desk countertops and other points of contact will be wiped down frequently, while pens and payment processing pads will be disinfected after each use.

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As much as it pains us to temporarily close our doors given the Shelter-in-Place order, we know it is for the benefit of the greater good. We plan to re-open after April 7th or whenever the Shelter-in-Place is lifted.

If you have an appointment between March 17th – April 7th, we will be in touch to reschedule your appointment. In the meantime, we are monitoring our email at info@blucocoonmedspa.com. Please be patient with us. We are doing our best to reach out to you soon.

We must all do our part in decreasing the spread of this virus.

During these uncertain times, it is easy to get lost in worry. Take a step back and enjoy this precious time with your family, pets, and/or roommates, or maybe just enjoy some time alone. Wash your hands frequently, stay home, and practice social distancing.

We will see you soon!

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This revolutionary treatment is the new non-surgical facelift that addresses loose and sagging skin.

PDO Thread Lift - Blu Cocoon MedSpaPolydioxanone (PDO) threads that are used in the treatment are similar to those used in medical suturing. The threads are placed in strategic areas in the subcutaneous layer of the skin to lift and support tissue while simultaneously encouraging collagen production. Four to six months after treatment, the threads will naturally dissolve but the results will remain for a year or more.

Our main focus for PDO threads will be the neck and jowl area. However, we have also found that they are quite effective for brow lifting and jawline contouring. After just one treatment our clients experienced lift and an increase in collagen / elastin which also improved skin texture as well as support.

PDO threads can also be used for anything that needs texture (such as the lower face, crow’s feet, neck, chest, etc.,) or can be used to pop up things like glabella lines (the “11’s” in between the eyebrows), oral commissures, and nasolabial lines – perfect for those who are filler shy.

The treatment is done with local anesthesia so you can do it without interrupting your regular life routine. Thread lifts are safe and have a short recovery time. They are ideal for those who are keen to stay ahead of the aging process, for people who cannot have surgery for medical reasons, or for those who are not ready for a full surgical facelift.

If you are interested in discussing how a PDO thread treatment can benefit you, call us today (408-295-2580) to schedule a consultation.

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Do you want to get rid of your double chin without surgery?

Now you can – with Kybella!

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that dissolves “double chin” fat (also known as submental fat). It is a deoxycholic acid – which is a naturally-occurring molecule in our bodies – that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

What happens when you get Kybella?

Your Blu Cocoon nurse will inject Kybella under your chin and then the deoxycholic acid gets to work! Over several weeks the dissolved fat becomes cellular debris that gets cleared into the lymphatic and circulatory systems and eventually is excreted as waste. Some clients see visual results after one treatment but most experience visible results with 2 to 4 treatments that are usually spaced one month apart. Your nurse will be able to determine the number of treatments you will need.

Is there downtime or side effects?

Some common side effects include swelling, redness, bruising, numbness in the area, and pain. For most clients, even if side effects occur, there is no downtime.

How long do the results last?

Kybella causes destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The results are permanent!

Is Kybella right for you?

If you are bothered by the appearance of a double chin – but don’t want to have surgery – Kybella may be a great choice. Call our San Jose MedSpa (408-295-2580) to schedule an appointment today to discuss how Kybella can work for you.

Kybella Before and After

Kybella Before and After (man)

Before and After Photos (via myKybella.com)

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Protecting your skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays is important, even in the middle of winter. Long gone are the days when sunscreen left white chalky marks on our skin. Now most sunscreens are lightweight and clear – and can easily be layered over your favorite moisturizer and under your makeup – while still getting the job done.

One such brand that works well for every skin type is EltaMD. This physician-dispensed skin care line has a 25 year history of developing and manufacturing wound care and skin care products for burn centers and hospitals. EltaMD also has an Aesthetic Procedure Skin Care line that includes sun protection products. The sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide. This means that your skin gets a physical barrier from the sun. EltaMD sunscreens are suitable for all skin types – they are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free.

Here are few of our favorites.

eltamd sunscreenEltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46

Best for: Skin types prone to acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation

This oil-free sunscreen helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to discoloration and breakouts. Lightweight and silky, can be worn alone or under makeup. Available in clear or a lightly tinted formula.

EltaMD UV Daily Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Best for: Normal and combination skin types; Also great for post-procedure skin.

This EltaMD sunscreen provides sun protection and a hydration boost because it contains hyaluronic acid to help your skin retain moisture and increase skin smoothness while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is 9% transparent zinc oxide for serious sun protection from UVA/UVB rays. It is lightweight and can be used alone or under makeup. Available in clear or lightly tinted; it is fragrance-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic.

Visit Blu Cocoon MedSpa in San Jose, CA, to purchase EltaMD sunscreens.

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Colorescience has two powerful products to brighten, correct, and protect your skin.

PEP UP Collagen Renewal Face & Neck Treatment

colorscience pep up

You want to: enhance skin tone and texture; diminish the appearance of wrinkles; rejuvenate skin.

The ingredients of Pep Up including Decaplex-10, an exclusive blend of 10 potent peptides and antioxidants, are designed to support your skin’s own healthy collagen production. More collagen production gives your skin the ability to repair and defend against visible signs of aging. Pep Up benefits include:

  • Healthy collagen and elastin production
  • Deep hydration and advanced antioxidant support

In a multi-center skincare study of 158 subjects, patients in all age ranges experienced improvement in overall skin health after 4 weeks. 78% showed improvement in skin firmness at 12 weeks of use.

Pep Up is suitable for all skin types because it is oil free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, free of fragrance and colorants.

EVEN UP Clinical Pigment Perfector SPF 50

colorescience even up at blu cocoon medspaYou want to: diminish the appearance of discoloration; blur stubborn brown spots; protect against future sun damage.

Even Up is a lightly tinted broad spectrum SPF 50 iron oxide-infused sunscreen that protects the skin while diffusing skin discoloration. It is non-chemical and defends against UVA/UVB damage and environmental stressors. It contains Colorescience’s LUMIRA Skin Brightening Complex, a patented formula that addresses the appearance of brown spots and other skin discoloration.

You can use before makeup application (or alone) and it is recommended to re-apply after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating.

Even Up is suitable for all skin types.

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Purchase Colorescience Pep Up, Even Up and other Colorescience products in San Jose, CA, at Blu Cocoon MedSpa.

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