Hydradermabrasion v. Microdermabrasion

The global wellness economy has grown drastically throughout the years now, more so, than ever. The beauty and anti-aging sector are at an all time high, with the question remaining for most us, How can us women maintain our youthful glow?” With all the new innovative technology and procedures out there to answer these questions, we here at Susan Ciminelli decided to focus on two popular treatments where we are often asked why one over the other?

Hydradermabrasion and Microdermabrasion can offer great results and there are many benefits to both options, however, there are major differences. Hydradermabrasion is a nonabrasive treatment that’s designed for ALL skin types. A small tube acts as a suction combining the natural elements of oxygen and water to improve the skins texture.


The water and oxygen hydrate the skin increasing antioxidants, decrease large and clogged pores, and builds up collagen. It also helps to remove dead skin cells by exfoliation.

One of our estheticians of over 17 years, Anna, commented on the two types of treatments.


Hydradermabrasion, uses two different approaches, by cleaning the skin deeply, and at the same time hydrates. It is gentle, and it is similar to gently sucking your skin for glowing results. Microdermabrasion is very abrasive; they use a different technique with the machine. It can be compared to sanding your face, leaving it red after the treatment. This technique is not for people with thin and sensitive skin due to irritation.

Microdermabrasion, however, is a procedure that exfoliates and removes the first layer of dry, dead skin cells by using tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer. The grains, or diamond tipped wand, move over the areas on your face, applying steady pressure to remove the dead skin cells. The vacuum action tends to cause blemishes if the skin tension is le
t up or uneven. The lip area is also susceptible to bruising. Treatment that is too deep or intense can cause permanent discoloration to the skin.

Curious? Give hydradermabrasion a try, and experience the benefits it has to offer here at Susan Ciminelli.Our clients truly love their results! If you are an individual with scars, acne, dark spots, puffy eyes and black heads- you may want to consider booking an appointment to give the newest skincare technology a chance.

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Published on February 25, 2017 by Susan Ciminelli

Your skin never lies.

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Your skin never lies.

If you have breakouts, your skin is trying to tell you something. Depending on where you break out on your face and body, you need to cleanse your system from the inside out. Eating a healthy diet does not necessarily mean you have to give up flavor. You can have your cake and eat it too, you can have your wine and occasional cocktail without throwing your body out of balance. There are some simple rules to follow to insure you are getting the nutrients your body needs in order to be healthy. Even before you eat breakfast, you need to prepare your system for food and beverage. Your alimentary canal goes from your mouth to your anus inside.

In ancient cultures, they practice cleansing the alimentary canal each and every day before they eat or drink anything. Being clean inside allows your bodies immune system to flourish. What good is a healthy diet if you don’t have a clean system to receive your food? Digestion, absorption (assimilation) and proper elimination are key to health and wellness.

You earn beautiful skin by bringing your body into balance.

Before you eat in the morning you must practice great oral hygiene. Scraping your tongue, flossing and brushing your teeth along with rinsing your mouth with sea salt water (1 tablespoon of sea salt in glass of warm water) help to cleanse your mouth thoroughly before you eat every morning. After you eat your breakfast, make sure to brush your teeth again and rinse your mouth thoroughly.fruits and veggies

Breakfast can consist of fresh fruit, berries, ground flax seeds, non fat yogurt and walnuts help to sustain you for hours until lunch.

For lunch, dark green leafy lettuces such as kale, watercress, dark green outer leaves of Romaine lettuce, fresh parsley, basil and cilantro, which help to bind with heavy metals in the body allowing you to safely discard them through your colon.Adding a lean protein such as white meat chicken or turkey, wild fish (nothing farm raised), shrimp, and lobster help to complete this dish and sustain you for hours until your 4:00 pm snack time. This type of salad is perfect for you to maintain your health and wellness.

Dinner would consist of fresh lean protein that has been baked, broiled, or steamed, steamed veggies tossed with fresh squeezed citrus juice and parsley.

Eating slowly insures that you will not over eat. Your brain has time to listen to your stomach when it sends the message saying you are full and satiated.

Eating like this avoids dark circles under the eyes, dry skin patches, large pores, bloating, water retention, weak immune system, irritability, mood swings, menstrual cramps, pimples, low energy, and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.

To learn more about recipes, tips, and and various types of food for the skin pick up a copy of The Ciminelli Solution to jump-start your 7 day plan to radiant skin.



Super Ingredient: Aloe

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One of the most nourishing plants for our bodies and minds is aloe. Whether applied topically or consumed internally, aloe can have amazing effects on one’s health, wellness, and beauty. Aloe is a succulent plant found in tropical, warm climates worldwide and has been used medicinally since ancient Egyptian times.

Aloe juice and other beverages containing aloe have gained popularity in recent years. When ingested, aloe detoxifies the body, supports the immune system, lowers cholesterol, and aids in digestion and absorption of nutrients. Aloe juice can promote healing from the inside out, which can be reflected in the skin. When consumed regularly, foods like aloe will minimize dry skin and inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis.

When applied topically, aloe has even more nourishing properties. Aloe’s antimicrobial properties reduce acne and infection, and aloe is also shown to accelerate wound healing, lighten blemishes, prevent and minimize the appearance of wrinkles, and moisturize. Aloe contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants that leave skin feeling rejuvenated. In the winter, aloe can play a huge role in helping skin retain moisture, leaving skin feeling supple and smooth. In the summer, aloe’s anti-inflammatory and cooling properties make it a wonderful remedy for sunburned skin.

Many of Susan’s skincare products contain aloe juice, including the Hydrating Gel Mask, Body Silk, Eye and Wrinkle Cream, Revitalizing Sensitive Skin Moisturizer, Moisture Replenishing Day Cream, Power C Moisturizer, Algae Deep Cleanse, and more.

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Published on January 12, 2017 by Susan Ciminelli

Crystal Healing


With the beginning of a new year, it’s the perfect time to prioritize our health and well-being with the use of crystals. Crystals help move energy through the body, which can leave skin looking radiant. Below are some crystals that may be valuable to you in the new year:

Amethyst – Develops intuition and awareness; facilitates meditation
Agate- Promotes courage, confidence, and strength; known as “warrior stone”
Carnelian- Enhances creativity, sexuality, and vitality
Emerald- Brings harmony to all areas of life; stone of loyalty and compassion
Garnet- Induces romance, love, and self-confidence
Jade-Inspires ambition; helps create physical prosperity and well-being
Labradorite- Reduces stress; protects one’s aura
Malachite- Releases suppressed emotions; facilitates insights and transformation
Rose quartz- Opens the heart for love and friendship; provides nurturing, comforting energy and inner peace
Selenite-Stimulates brain activity; activates spirituality
Black tourmaline- Provides protection; grounding stone

Inside the Beauty Clinic, Susan Ciminelli offers a sixty-minute Guided Color Meditation and Crystal Healing. During this session, Susan places crystals on the areas most beneficial to your aura and uses a guided color meditation to remove negative energy and increase energy in the chakras of the body. Susan’s insightful coaching will leave you feeling serene and enlivened. Available upon request.

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Published on January 10, 2017 by Susan Ciminelli

Keep The Glow This Winter


Stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on skin, resulting in acne, eczema, dry patches, rosacea, loss of elasticity, and premature aging. In the Winter especially it’s important to take care of your skin and keep it hydrated in the cold weather, after all Mercury is in retrograde and ours stresses will show on our faces if we do not take of ourselves properly-mind, body, and soul.

“Skin is the body’s largest and most diverse vital organ. It breathes, regenerates rids the body of toxins, and protects muscles, bones, joints, and vital organs. It also take an environmental beating every single day. It’s important to treat your skin with the same kind of care and respect you would treat any other major organ. For example, if you know certain spicy foods hurt your stomach, you’d stay away from them. You need to pay the same care and attention to your skin.”

This winter you can keep your skin smooth and hydrated with our Bamboo Ginger Scrub. It is enhanced with aloe vera to soothe your skin, lavender and lemon peel to encourage cellular regeneration, and vitamin E and orange oil to moisturize. Ginger stimulates circulation, bringing life to your face. The combination of bamboo, ginger and orange is exhilaratingly fresh. Itvisibly minimizes the appearance of pores by 70% after just four weeks of use. This face wash also fights embedded bacteria, leaving you with clear, radiant skin. You will immediately see the results of these powerful ingredients revealing the freshest, silkiest complexion ever.

Don’t have access to Bamboo Ginger Scrub, no problem! Susan has put together a few DIY face masks and all you need to do is go to your kitchen and get to work!

Looking for the Ciminelli glow this winter, look no further than whipping together organic honey and bee pollen:

  • 2 TBSP Raw Organic Honey
  • 2 TBSP crushed Bee Pollen

Combine the honey and bee pollen in a small bowl. Apple the mixture to a clean face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water and get the glow.


Irritated skin? You know what that means…grab the aloe vera!

  • 1 LRG aloe plant leaf, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber

Combine the aloe leaf and cucumber. Puree in a blender. Apply the mixture to a clean face and decollete and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse with cool water and irritation gone!

Each day is a new beginning. Make choices to put your health and wellness first. Remember that healthy skin is the result of a healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy lifestyle.

Keep it consistent and see the results!


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Published on December 28, 2016 by Susan Ciminelli

Susan Ciminelli on “It’s Your Health with Lisa Davis”

Tune in with Lisa Davis as she interviews Susan onThe Ciminelli Solution. A step-by-step guide that will improve your quality of life by detoxifying your system, increasing energy, and ultimately giving you a radiant, glowing complexion. Here it now, link below.


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Published on December 27, 2016 by Susan Ciminelli

1-2-3 Glow Kit!


Susan Ciminelli has created the 1-2-3 Glow kit, a do-it-yourself facial treatment you can use in the privacy of your home.

This kit contains 3 products that are used simultaneously to peel, nourish and deeply hydrate your skin all within 30 minutes.

The first step gently peels dead skin cells, the second step provides organic hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin, and the 3rd step is a rich, nourishing mask that feeds the skin. After the mask is removed, the last 1/4 of the organic hyaluronic acid vile is applied to the skin.

You will have the famous Ciminelli Glow, just in time for the holidays! This beauty treatment is being offered at $29.99. Please visit our website, www.123glow.com for more information.

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Published on November 28, 2016 by Susan Ciminelli

Dr. Marco Contreras

Dr. Contreras began his dental career in the early 1990s at Venezuelas Central University (UniversidadCentral de Venezuela, Dental School, Caracas, Venezuela), the countrys leading educational facility for Medical Dentistry. He furthered his studies here in the U.S. at University of Miamis Jackson Memorial Hospital .

Dr. Contreras practices all phases of implant dentistry as well as cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Heis active and proactive in continuing education courses and keeps abreast of the latest innovations, making him a versatile professional in his field. His passion and dedication to the work he loves has earned him the trust and admiration of his community and also an outstanding reputation in the Media and with local celebrities.

He is committed to providing a lifetime of optimum oral health and strives to develop relationships with his patients based on mutual trust, excellent customer service, and the best patient care available. He believes that every patient deserves to be treated honestly, fairly and with the utmost in personal integrity, therefore practicing to the highest ethical standard within his profession.


Dr. Marco Contreras

Founded in 2013 to fill the growing demand for a medical practice dedicated to medical anti-aging, non-invasive, skin rejuvenation treatments for the face and body. Susan Ciminelli has partnered with Dr. Marco Contreras in the belief that there is true beauty from within and is offering her products and services at the Dr. Marco Contreras Aesthetic Center located in Bay Harbor Islands.

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Published on November 23, 2016 by Susan Ciminelli

Miami Product Availability

Our products are now available for purchase at Dr. M Contreras Aesthetic Center, located at 1045 Kane Concourse, Ste 205 in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, (305) 868-4811.

Stop by today!

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Published on November 22, 2016 by Susan Ciminelli

Adzuki Bean Soup


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With the holiday season approaching, it’s important to keep your body cleansed and healthy after all of the meals, desserts and catered food. By making this delicious soup as a side or post holiday meal, you can reap the benefits of detoxifying and cleansing your kidneys by nourishing your body with a healthy choice. The adzuki bean cleanses the kidney area. Use this soup to get rid of dark circles underneath the eyes and alleviate bloating and water retention within the body.
This recipe wasoriginally printed in The Ciminelli Solution: A 7-Day Plan for Radiant Skin by Susan Ciminelli.
  • 2 cups adzuki beans, soaked overnight in water to cover
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 quarts chicken stock or vegetable stock or water
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • cup freshly chopped cilantro
Drain the beans. Place the beans, along with 5 cups of cold water, in a large heavy-bottom pot and bring to a boil. Cook 1 hour, or until tender. Drain the beans and set aside.
In a stockpot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery, cumin, and turmeric, and saut until tender, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute. Add the beans and stock, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer an additional 25 minutes or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally.
Transfer the soup to a blender in batches and puree until smooth (or use an immersion blender). Return the pureed soup to the pot and reheat. Add the lime juice and cilantro. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Serves 6
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Published on November 17, 2016 by Susan Ciminelli
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