The Revolutionary Diamond Glow Dermal Infusion, Just In Time For The Holidays!

Red Bamboo

There is no better time than the holidays to take steps to improve your skin. We are proud to be one of the few medical practices in this area offering a revolutionary new treatment – Diamond Glow Dermal Infusion. This machine is only available in Medical Spas with physician supervision and combines non-invasive diamond tip microdermabrasion with the infusion of skin-specific nutrient-rich serums to improve and revitalize the skin, as well as vacuum out blackheads, pimples, dead skin cells, and excess oil from the skin. Let’s dive deeper into what this amazing procedure can do for you!

What is a Diamond Glow Dermal Infusion?
Diamond Glow Dermal Infusion is a specialized medical-grade version of microdermabrasion plus a hydro facial – all in one. It works by exfoliating dead skin cells from the surface layer of your face using tiny crystals that are propelled onto your face at high speeds. This helps to minimize wrinkles and lines while creating a smooth texture on your face. The crystal particles also help break apart congested pores which are then vacuumed out along with blackheads, pimples, and excess oil from your face.

What Does it Do?
The Diamond Glow Dermal Infusion has multiple benefits for clients – it helps clear up acne and breakouts while minimizing pores, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, fading age spots, evening out discoloration or hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure or aging, improving circulation in the skin which promotes collagen production, and providing an overall boost in hydration levels. Not only does it leave your skin looking brighter after just one treatment but it also encourages long-term results as well. Plus – you don’t have any downtime post-treatment!

Red Bamboo Diamond Glow

How Long Does it Last?
The results from this treatment are long-lasting if you decide to get regular treatments over time; however, each session will last around 45 minutes depending on how much work needs to be done on each client’s face. It is recommended that clients receive monthly treatments for best results but we can tailor our services according to what fits best for each client’s unique needs!

The holidays are here! If you want healthier-looking skin without resorting to surgery or invasive procedures, then try our Diamond Glow Dermal Infusion services today! Our non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments can make all the difference when it comes to achieving clearer, healthier-looking skin that will last you through the holidays and beyond.

Contact us today so we can help you feel confident about your appearance this holiday season!

Anti Aging

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Anti Aging

Anti aging no longer just starts with the face, it now starts at the Decollete’ or chest area. The chest area is often overlooked as an area that requires exfoliation, moisture, and protection. Sun exposure, smoking, hormone changes, and lack of skin care can cause this area of a woman’s body to look dry, dull, and older than they really are. This skin is thinner and more delicate than the face and requires essential neck/ chest creams, and sunscreen to keep this skin looking younger and supple.

Oftentimes patients have sun spots, broken capillaries, wrinkles, and crepiness from sun exposure on this area. We can treat this area with IPL, (Intense pulsed light) for a smoother, firmer, and youthful looking decollete’ area. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) with microneedling and Skinfinity RF treatments also help to stimulate more collagen production and skin rejuvenation.

Call us today at 727-726-6100 for more information on how we can help your decollete’ look younger, smoother, and rejuvenated.

Acne, What Causes it andHow Can I Treat It?

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Acne, What Causes it andHow Can I Treat It?

Acne is caused by the over abundance of propioni acnes bacteria that is found in human sebum (oil) on the skin. Heredity plays a significant role in the production of acne. Typically, acne is seen in oilier skin types. Hormones also play a role in the development of acne. Unfortunately, there is no cure for acne. Acne is a condition that has to be managed in order to be one step ahead of it.

Cleansers that contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or a combination of both, are highly effective at reducing the bacteria count on the skin which in turn reduces the chance of an acne breakout. Twice daily cleansing of the skin is all the cleansing that is needed. Cleansing more than twice a day can cause the skin to produce more oil which can lead to more breakouts. Changing the pillowcase 3 to 4 times per week and cleaning off the cell phone screen, can greatly reduce the transference of acne bacteria. Drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water, taking a probiotic, eating more fruits and veggies, and staying away from high sodium content foods can also lessen breakouts. Deep cleansing European facials, and facial peels can also help to lessen breakouts, improve acne scars, and fade acne marks. One facial is not going to magically get rid of the acne. Bi weekly or monthly Facials, usage of acne skin care products, lifestyle, and managing your stress level, is a multifaceted approach to this condition that will achieve the greatest results and improve overall skin health. More severe cases of acne, such as acne conglobata (a severe cystic nodular type), will require to be under the care of a Dermatologist with possible administration of an oral and/or topical medication.

For more information on acne and to book a facial with our Licensed Aestheticians, call us at tel:727-726-6100.

What Can I do For Vertical Lip Lines?


What Can I do For Vertical Lip Lines?

This is one of the most common questions we receive from our patients.

The depth and severity of vertical lip lines varies from person to person. Vertical lip lines can take years or decades to develop. Vertical lip lines are caused by the function of the orbicularis oris muscle. This strong muscle surrounds the mouth and also forms the majority of the lips. This muscle also controls the shape and the movement of the lips. Typically these lines are formed by the repetitive puckering action of drinking through straws, gum chewing, and smoking. Sun exposure, heredity, lack of exfoliation and moisturization of the skin also contributes to the formation of vertical lip lines.

Softening the strength of the oris muscle by using a neuro modulator like Jeuveau or Botox, followed by outlining the lips with a hyaluronic acid based filler can dramatically improve the look of vertical lip lines. PRP ( Platelet Rich Plasma) with microneedling can help to rebuild collagen in the skin around the mouth for a more rejuvenated appearance. A dedicated skin care regiment to bring nutrients and moisture to the skin is also beneficial for skin health, plumpness, and vitality.

Call us at 727-726-6100 to find out more information on the treatment of vertical lip lines and to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Toscano.

Is There An Alternative to Microdermabrasion?

Procedure of Microdermabrasion.

Is There An Alternative to Microdermabrasion?

In 1985, Microdermabrasion was introduced to the world by Drs. Marini and Lo Brutto in Italy revolutionized skin resurfacing.  By 2005, microdermabrasion was one of the top five aesthetic procedures performed in the U.S. The FDA classifies microdermabrasion machines as Class 1 medical devices, meaning they can be sold without demonstration of clinical efficacy and operated without medical supervision. 

In the hands of a skilled Aesthetician, microdermabrasion is a virtually painless, non-invasive procedure that targets dead skin cells while leaving viable cells alone.  Our patients at Red Bamboo report feeling renewed and totally refreshed immediately after treatment.  We use the BellaDerma microdermabrasion machine, which was developed by the original inventor of this type of medical device, physicist Al Metcalf.  It stimulates collagen and can improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scarring. 

During the procedure, the Aesthetician guides a handheld device over the skin to provide a light, gentle abrasion.  The American College of Dermatology recommends microdermabrasion for acne scars, hyperpigmentation, sunspots, age spots, and dull complexions.  So why would you consider anything but microdermabrasion as a treatment for these issues?  Because science marches on, and new techniques have been developed that are equally effective for most cases, and in some cases can provide even better results.

After beauty home spa procedure woman looks at perfect skin in mirror touch face feels satisfied.

What are some of the top alternatives to microdermabrasion?

In 2015, Red Bamboo began offering a new alternative to microdermabrasion called Diamond Glow Dermalinfusion.  It provides all the benefits of microdermabrasion while it infuses the skin with carefully selected nutrients.  The dermal infusion skin treatment uses the same diamond tip as microdermabrasion to buff away dead skin cells. Still, it is unique in that it simultaneously infuses the skin with nutrient-dense serums specifically designed to revitalize the skin.

Diamond Glow Dermalinfusion Treatments are often called the “lunchtime” Facial rejuvenation treatments because they are quick and require no downtime.  Makeup can be reapplied immediately after the procedure, usually complete in 30 minutes or less. At Red Bamboo Medi Spa, we also include a facial mask, a hand, and arm massage, and warm towels with our Diamond Glow Dermalinfusion treatment for a relaxing, rejuvenating full-hour experience.

Tattoo artists noticed that the skin of their tattooed clients was softer in the area of the tattoo compared to the surrounding skin.  It was determined this was the result of the tiny needle punctures used to apply the ink.  That observation led to the development of micro-needling, where tiny needles are used to penetrate the surface of the skin.  The minor damage the needles cause triggers the skin’s own repair process of producing collagen and elastin, which results in young-looking skin. 

Chemical peels are another alternative to microdermabrasion.  Also a minimally invasive facial treatment, chemical peels use a natural chemical solution to reduce the appearance of acne scarring, age spots, and hyperpigmentation.  Light chemical peels typically require a multi-step process where ten-minute treatments are performed monthly until you achieve your desired results.

Face of a young girl after a cosmetic procedure of chemical peeling close-up. The concept before and after.

Red Bamboo Medi-Spa uses Image Skincare Clinical Couture® Designer Peels

These include the following treatments:

Wrinkle Lift Peel

This resurfacing glycolic and retinol treatment visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines by exfoliating dead surface cells, leaving the skin firmer and healthier. Generally, only mild flaking of the skin occurs with this treatment.

Ormedic Enzyme Lift Peel

This non-chemical peel harnesses the power of natural enzymes from pineapple, papaya, and passion fruit to rebalance, regenerate, and restore the skin. It is safe for all skin types and can be performed on pregnant women. No peeling of the skin occurs with this treatment.

Acne Lift Peel

This safe and outstanding alpha and beta hydroxy acid formula reduces and treats all kinds of acne while resurfacing and smoothing the skin after just one treatment.

Beta Lift Peel

This powerful non-blended beta hydroxy acid treatment improves skin prone to cystic acne breakouts. This salicylic acid peel provides smoother skin, oil reduction, and reduction of active acne within 24 hours.

Perfection Lift Peel

This self-neutralizing modified Jessner’s peel is a next-generation blend of advanced exfoliating and revitalizing ingredients that rejuvenates and repairs moderate to severe acne and addresses aging and pigmentation concerns.

The Signature Lift (formerly the 4 Layer  Lift)

A results-driven treatment that combines Vitamin C, hydroxy acids, and enzymes to speed up cellular renewal. This treatment energizes, detoxifies, soothes, and produces noticeable results in one session 

Lightening Lift Peel

Uneven complexions have met their match. This results-driven treatment combines the most innovative and effective botanical brighteners and anti-aging peptides that will leave the skin looking younger and luminous.

Ask one of our Medical Aestheticians which treatment is right for you.

Everyone’s skin is unique, so it’s important to weigh all your options and choose a skilled Medi-Spa team that can recommend and perform the treatment that’s best for your specific needs.  To learn more, visit

Thinking About Fillers? Science And Experience Matter.

woman with arrows on her face

If you’re thinking about eliminating volume loss, sagging, and wrinkles in your face with fillers, you’re not alone. According to the 2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Americans underwent 15.6 million cosmetic procedures in that year, of which 4.4 million were Botox, Jeuveau, and Xeomin, and 3.4 million were soft tissue fillers. Volume-enhancing fillers like Juvéderm, Belotero, and Radiesse can lift cheeks, minimize deep lines around the nose, fill in hollows under eyes, and even rejuvenate the hands when in the hands of an experienced Aesthetic Physician like Dr. Francis Toscano, M.D., FACEP, Medical Director of Red Bamboo Medi-Spa.

Dr. Toscano has been named a “Master Injector” by Allergan, the maker of Juvéderm, and a “Platinum Level” Injector by Merz, the maker of Radiesse and Belotero. Dr. Toscano has been an aesthetic injector for over 14 years. His expertise is key to improving facial contours with fillers for subtle, natural-looking, and beautiful results.

doctor making marks on clients face before filler injections in aesthetics medical clinic

What are the differences between fillers and neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators (like Botox, Jeuveau, and Xeomin) “freeze” muscles to reduce wrinkles, while fillers smooth out the skin by filling in hollows, volume loss, and deep wrinkles. Due to its ability to store moisture, hyaluronic acid is perfect for giving skin a plump, hydrated look—both in the face and the hands.  Your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid diminishes as you age, so injectable HA helps to replenish and plump up the skin. 

Typically, fillers are used in the lower face, in areas where there are wrinkles and volume loss.  Neurotoxins are primarily for the upper face and are used to soften lines between the eyes and lift the brows.  An Aesthetic Physician has a thorough understanding of facial anatomy, and knows which injectable is right for your specific need. 

For instance, Juvéderm and RHA(Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) Fillers are good for addressing volume loss in the lips, and marionettes. Belotero offers some unique qualities not found in other fillers. It is thinner, smooth, and completely colorless, making it ideal for filling in fine lines, wrinkles, and etchings. In fact, it is the only filler Dr. Toscano uses for the tear troughs and the hollows under the eyes.  Radiesse and RHA(Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) fillers are the preferred fillers for the elevation of cheeks to correct mid-face volume loss.

woman wrinkles before and after treatments

What areas are most commonly treated with dermal filler injections

In the face, the most common areas for treatment with facial fillers are the tear troughs (under eyes), the lips, around the mouth, the nose (non-surgical rhinoplasty), the jaw, and the chin. Signs of aging, such as crow’s feet, smile lines, frown lines, and a dimpled chin can be corrected with the proper application of neuromodulators like Botox, Jeuveau, and Xeomin.

Like your face and neck, your hands are likely to become thinner and more wrinkled as you age.  Dr. Toscano was the first physician in Pinellas County to inject filler into the hands. He prefers Radiesse for this treatment, which is delivered through 1.5 cc syringes that provide more volume than other fillers.

How long do fillers last? 

Radiesse facial filler can typically last for up to 12 months and sometimes longer. For filler treatment to the lips, a topical numbing cream is applied for 30 minutes prior to treatment as well as the application of ice, and lidocaine is added to the filler for patient comfort. Juvéderm, RHA, and Belotero typically need a maintenance treatment typically from nine to 12 months, while neuromodulators like Jeuveau, Xeomin, and Botox, are usually re-injected every three to four months.  The level of discomfort is very minimal during a neuromodulator treatment due to expert guidance of the tiny needle by a Board-certified Aesthetic Physician like Dr. Frank Toscano. 

Schedule a free consultation to see if fillers and neuromodulators are right for you. 

Learn more by visiting our website, then book your appointment today.  A healthier, more youthful-looking you is not only achievable, but you’ll love the long-lasting results you get from the experienced staff at Red Bamboo Medi Spa.

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