Blog Archive

Why Is My Skin So Loose? Dec 6th, 2022

Even if you exercise and eat well, there are some areas of the body, like the face, that may need a little additional help. Your face is the first thing people see, and everyone desires to put their best face forward. As you age, the facial contour (jawline and neck)...

Microneedling: Your Answer to Large Pores Nov 1st, 2022

Skin that is flawless is highly sought after. This is why we invest in skin creams, lotions, exfoliators, and laser procedures to achieve it. Unfortunately, many of us are unable to achieve the smooth, textured skin that we desire due to the presence of excessively large pores.  While large pores...

Why It's Time to Consider HydraFacial® Oct 7th, 2022

A HydraFacial® is an excellent way to improve your skin's overall health by boosting hydration, addressing your skin's specific needs with customized serums, and exfoliating to stimulate the production of new, healthy skin cells.  This type of facial is gentle and ideal for a variety of skin conditions, particularly dry...

Laser Hair Removal Vs. Waxing Sep 9th, 2022

Shaving, plucking, and waxing are a few ways to get rid of hair. These methods, however, are temporary. While waxing allows you to go several weeks with smooth skin, laser hair removal is a long-term solution that help you ditch waxing for good.  If you have unwanted hair, our Cosmetic...

The Importance of the Correct Home Skin Care Regimen Aug 4th, 2022

The right home skin care routine can make a major difference in your skin health. Investing early in your skin's health with regular skin care will not only better protect it from the harsh effects of the environment and aging, but will also keep you looking and feeling your best....

The Relationship Between Hormone Imbalance and Libido Jul 1st, 2022

Hormonal changes that occur as you get older are a major cause of diminished libido, and many men and women are unaware they’re being affected. Hormones impact a wide range of physiological processes, having a key impact on how you feel and function day-to-day. If your hormone levels are out...

A Long-term Solution for Cellulite Jun 1st, 2022

Cellfina® is an exciting, new, in-demand cellulite treatment that has everyone buzzing — and for good reason! Just a single hour-long, in-office session can eliminate cellulite. It works by targeting the root of cellulite, which are tight bands of tissue under the skin that pull the skin down, creating a dimpled...

PRFM: Your Solution to Nonsurgical Hair Restoration May 1st, 2022

Up to 30% of men over the age of 30 and 50% of men over the age of 50, as well as women, suffer from androgenetic alopecia. Platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) is a new hair regrowth breakthrough. By tapping into your body’s own healing powers, PRFM can help restore a fuller head of...

What Causes Brown Spots on Your Skin? Apr 1st, 2022

Rejuvenate your skin like never before with Fraxel® laser resurfacing. Fraxel is the original fractional laser treatment FDA-approved for diminishing dark spots. The best part? It’s pain-free, there’s zero downtime required, and the results are immediate. Brown spots, also called age spots or liver spots, are areas of discoloration (hyperpigmentation) that appear...

7 Body Areas CoolSculpting® Can Slenderize Mar 24th, 2022

Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to get rid of stubborn fat in common problem areas like the arms and waist, and it’s impossible to spot reduce fat using nutrition and fitness. The good news is, there is a way to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. CoolSculpting® is a treatment...

Bothered by Visible Veins? We Can Help Feb 1st, 2022

It's tough to feel confident in shorts or a swimsuit when you have spider veins. But there is good news: Sclerotherapy can eliminate your spider veins and help you feel good about your legs again. At Westport MediSpa, board-certified cosmetic and aesthetic medicine physician Dana Brownell, MD, specializes in nonsurgical...

How to Make Your Hands Look Younger Without Surgery Jan 1st, 2022

Skin aging doesn’t just affect your face. As we age the hands lose collagen and fat, making the veins and tendons more pronounced. To add to that, sun exposure causes skin damage resulting in age spots. While the loss of smoothness and plumbness is a natural part of the aging...

How Your Smoking Habit is Impacting Your Skin Dec 1st, 2021

Not only is smoking linked to serious health consequences, including lung cancer and heart disease, it has a negative impact on your skin. Many of the same mechanisms that make smoking harmful to your heart, blood vessels, and lungs, make smoking bad news for your skin.  Board-certified physician and WestPort...

Understanding the Role of Collagen in Your Skin Nov 3rd, 2021

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It serves as the foundation on which connective tissue is made and is a major component of your skin, muscles, tendons, and hair. Collagen keeps your tissue strong and enables your skin to bounce back and withstand stretching. As you age,...

Nourish Your Skin with a Hydrafacial® Oct 4th, 2021

A Hydrafacial® uses a patented process to cleanse, hydrate and nourish your skin for an instant boost. This gentle non-invasive treatment can restore your skin’s natural glow in just 30 minutes. With no downtime and excellent results, it's no wonder the Hydrafacial® is a popular choice. At Westport Medispa Dana...

Suffering with Mood Swings? Try Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Sep 5th, 2021

Sex hormones decline naturally with age, but sometimes the change can occur earlier than usual and can cause significant symptoms that impact the way you feel and function. If your hormones aren’t optimized, you may feel tired, moody, and have trouble sleeping. You don’t have to simply deal with these...

4 Benefits of Dermal Fillers Aug 5th, 2021

As you age, changes to the skin lead to dullness, sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles. A decrease in vital skin components, including collagen, elastin, and substances that hydrate the skin. From smile lines, to a sunken appearance, age-related skin changes can rob you of your fresh, youthful appearance.  While taking...

How to Care for Your Skin After Laser Hair Removal Jul 18th, 2021

Laser hair removal gives you the freedom and convenience to ditch razors and waxing and enjoy fuss-free silky-smooth skin. Taking care of your skin after laser hair removal is an important part of getting the best results. Here at Westport MediSpa, Dana Brownell, MD, a board-certified physician specializing in aesthetic...

Dermaplaning for Acne Scars: What to Expect Jun 15th, 2021

Everyone wants to put their best face forward, but having facial scars can have a major impact on your confidence and self-image. The good news is that you don’t have to live with the discontentment of facial scars. There is something you can do to reduce the appearance of scars...

Telltale Signs of a Hormone Imbalance May 20th, 2021

Hormone imbalance is more common than you may think, and it affects both women and men. Did you know that by age 45, almost 40% of men have below normal testosterone levels? Likewise, an estimated 2 million women enter menopause annually, and even before they officially reach menopause, hormone levels...

Microneedling vs. Chemical Peels: Which Is Better for Fighting Wrinkles? Apr 20th, 2021

When it comes to minimizing the signs of aging, you have a vast array of treatments to choose from. Both microneedling and chemical peels will minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the appearance of your skin, giving it a fresh, natural rejuvenated appearance.  Rely on the...

Benefits of Hair Restoration Mar 21st, 2021

Moderate to severe hair loss can have a devastating impact on how both men and women feel about their appearance. Androgenic alopecia (male and female pattern baldness) is responsible for hair loss in most cases, and it won’t go away on its own. In fact, if you do nothing, gradual...

Body Sculpting Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know Feb 8th, 2021

With the evolving COVID-19 pandemic causing Americans to restructure their way of life, more people are finding themselves working from home and with more downtime. Stalled social calendars and gym avoidance due to social distancing concerns make this an optimal time to focus on self-improvement. If you’re considering body sculpting,...

Which Injectable Is Right for Me? Jan 7th, 2021

Cosmetic treatments are a hot item on the market right now. With so many options available to help you achieve a more youthful look, it makes sense.  Who doesn’t want smoother looking skin and fewer wrinkles? To look your best, consider injectable treatments. They can help erase the appearance of...

Six Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Botox® Cosmetic Treatments Oct 21st, 2020

With so much information available about Botox® injections, it can be challenging to know what is true. For example, you may have heard that even the best Botox cosmetic treatments give you a look of permanent surprise or a forced smile. While this is only a persistent myth, it’s important...

Is CoolSculpting® Safe? Aug 17th, 2020

Most people turn to diet modifications and increased exercise when determining how to lose fat. While this is the most common strategy, it isn’t always enough. Perhaps you’re feeling frustrated right now because you can’t seem to lose those last few pounds or tighten loose skin. If so, you may...

How to Reduce Fat without Exercise Aug 17th, 2020

The prevailing wisdom is that the best ways to reduce fat are to eat right and exercise frequently. However, many people struggle with stubborn fat deposits that just won’t budge – no matter how often they work out or how clean they eat. Some may even ask themselves, “Do I...

How to Tell if Medical Spa Treatments Are Right for You Aug 17th, 2020

Unlike a beauty spa, a medical spa must operate under the supervision of a licensed physician. At Westport MediSpa, we’re proud to offer premier med spa treatments from Dr. Dana Shaked Brownell, a board-certified physician and one of the top cosmetic doctors in CT specializing in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. All of our...

Westport MediSpa: New Safety Guidelines to Reopen During COVID-19 Aug 17th, 2020

Like other governors across the country, Connecticut’s Ned Lamont ordered thousands of businesses to close in late March to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19.) Now that Westport MediSpa is open for business, you may be wondering if it’s safe to visit the CT medical spa with the virus continuing to...

NBC – TODAY Show Puts CoolSculpting to the Test Oct 27th, 2018

TODAY Show Hosts, Savannah Guthrie and Jenna Bush Hager try CoolSculpting The TODAY anchors revealed their before-and-after photos following a series of treatments with the trendy cosmetic treatment that claims to reduce fat. Clinical studies reviewed by NBC News showed average fat reductions of up to 25 percent in the...

Free Skin Analysis with SkinScope LED May 24th, 2018

PREVENT + PROTECT AGAINST PREMATURE AGING Join Us – May 31 from 10am to 6pm Receive a FREE Personalized Skin Analysis The SkinScope LED makes it easy for patients to show us their concerns and allows us to see sun damage and age spots, clogged pores, areas of redness, irritation,...

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Restoration Feb 14th, 2018

Selphyl PRP Promotes Release of Multiple Growth Factors Contains Stem Cell Activators Benefits Thicker, more voluminous hair strands Promotes each treated hair follicle to produce more hair strands Keeps treated hair follicles in “awake” phase longer Substantially Thicker Hair in Treated Area

Christie Brinkley Shares Her Timeless, Youthful Look Oct 17th, 2017

By Danielle Fontana , Editorial Assistant – NewBeauty.com | October 04, 2017 Known for her ability to quite literally defy aging before cameras and critics, supermodel Christie Brinkley has long claimed to do nothing more than “dabble” with dermatological treatments such as Botox Cosmetic and in-office, noninvasive procedures to keep...

Debra Messing’s CoolSculpting Treatment Oct 17th, 2017

CoolSculpting Global Brand Ambassador, Debra Messing, has a few cool moments coming up in her life, including getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! This year, when Debra receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she is looking forward to sharing the special moment with her...

Summer CoolSculpting Special Jun 26th, 2017

JULY COOLSCULPTING SPECIAL BUY 3, GET 1 FREE – WHEN YOU BUY 3 COOLSCULPTING SITE TREATMENTS YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR FOURTH TREATMENT SITE FREE BUY 1, GET 1 FOR ½ PRICE – WHEN YOU BUY A COOLSCULPTING TREATMENT YOU WILL RECEIVE 50% OFF YOUR SECOND TREATMENT SITE. Call 203.571.4973 today for...

Save up to 33% on CoolSculpting Mar 13th, 2017

Free Personal Consultation with Dr. Dana Brownell and CoolSculpting Representative. Schedule your treatments at the event with a deposit and receive a complimentary gift and up to 33% OFF your treatments. RSVP Required. Please complete the form below.

CoolSculpting® Now At Westport MediSpa Jan 18th, 2017

CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary non-surgical body contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat, which then is naturally disposed of from your body. No Needles, No Special Diet, No Supplements, No Surgery and No Downtime! As Westport’s Official CoolSculpting Center we can now treat more areas than ever! CoolSculpting can treat double chins, underarms, bra area,...

New Cellulite Treatment – FDA Approved Cellfina Aug 22nd, 2016

Cellfina targets and has proven to reduce cellulite and smooth the skin in the treated area. Cellulite is caused by the fibrous connective bands that are woven through the connective tissues of the upper legs and buttocks. For years there have been solutions that claim to fix cellulite, but they...

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Anya for being named a TOP Plastic Surgeon in CT 2016…3 years in a row May 6th, 2016

Dr. Anya Kishinevsky graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in biology. She earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She did residencies in general surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and plastic surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has trained with several leaders in...

Don’t Miss Fraxel Season Dec 2nd, 2015

Freckles, sun damage, melasma, acne, and age spots typically add to the downtrodden feeling that comes along with the winter season. However at Westport MediSpa we give you the opportunity to look forward to the winter months with joy and excitement as “Fraxel Season” comes upon us. The “Fraxel Season”...

Eyebrow Hair Transplants Become Popular With New NeoGraft Procedure Nov 11th, 2015

Women who have had a hard time putting down the tweezers when it came to their eyebrows may be excited to learn about a solution. Patients have been turning to new procedure that, according to a Connecticut doctor, can restore over-plucked eyebrows. Experts say that “thin” isn’t “in” anymore, so...

Hand Rejuvenation – Turn Back The Hands Of Time Event Oct 5th, 2015

They say you can tell a woman’s age by looking at her hands….at least they used to. Dr. Dana Brownell and Westport Medispa are pleased to invite you to our Turn Back The Hands Of Time Event! Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015 | Times: 10A, 12P, 2P, 4P, 6P. Please...

Power Wellness Seminar – Feb 25th! Feb 11th, 2015

You Are Invited to a Power Wellness Seminar Date: Wednesday, Feb. 25th @ 7:30PM Location: Westport Medi Spa, 32 Imperial Ave. Westport CT De­‚ÄźStress & Restore Energy Detox & Balance Weight Balance Hormones Heal Depression & Fatigue Anti-aging Nutrition Secrets for Enhanced Health CALL 203-930-­3133 TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE. SPACE IS...

Study Determines That Botox and Dermal Fillers Are Very Safe Nov 7th, 2014

Cosmetic procedures such as Botox, facial fillers and laser skin treatments are very safe, and have a very low rate of minor side effects, a new study suggests. These cosmetic procedures can cause minor side effects such as bruising, lumpiness or skin discoloration, but these occur in less than 1...

Dr. Brownell discusses eyebrow restoration on WFSB; Hartford, CT Aug 23rd, 2014

Women who have had a hard time putting down the tweezers when it came to their eyebrows may be excited to learn about a solution. Patients have been turning to new procedure that, according to a Connecticut doctor, can restore over-plucked eyebrows. Experts say that “thin” isn’t “in” anymore, so...

Abby Gardner, PA-C Joins Westport Medispa Aug 19th, 2014

Abby Gardner McCarthy, Board Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) Specializing In Dermatology, Joins Westport MediSpa Abby Gardner, formerly Abby McCarthy, has joined Dr. Dana Brownell and Westport MediSpa in Westport, CT. Abby is Board Certified as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) and has been working in the field of medical & cosmetic...

Summer Specials Jul 10th, 2014

Experience what everyone in Hollywood is talking about! The New HydraFacial MD – The Latest Breakthrough in Non-laser Skin Rejuvenation. For this Summer we are offering introductory pricing so you can experience the amazing results of HydraFacial for yourself. $149 for 1 Treatment* $399 for a Protocol of 3 Treatments*...

HydraFacial MD available at Westport Medispa Jun 23rd, 2014

Every day our skin is exposed to harmful elements, such as sunlight, pollution, toxins and stress. These free radicals are the root cause of skin damage and aging. Westport MediSpa’s newest facial rejuvenation treatment has the unique ability to remove the surface damage on skin and immediately leave patients with...

Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions Now Available at Westport Medispa Jun 23rd, 2014

Westport Medispa is proud to introduce Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions, your ultimate answer for longer, thicker, more beautiful-looking eyelashes. Developed to mimic your natural eyelashes, each Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extension is individually applied to a single eyelash, resulting in a gorgeous, natural appearance. Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions use a safe,...

The 1 Hour Face Lift Dec 14th, 2013

Recent technological advancements are making it possible to gently lift and contour a face that may currently look tired, gaunt, or haggard. Dr. Dana Brownell often uses dermal fillers in conjunction with Botox for a complete, non-surgical, no down time, face lift. This combination of products both relaxes the muscles...