How the Stars Keep Looking so Good!

Yes Courtney Cox is almost 50, but does she look it? What we do know is that she has had help, and now we know Courtney has had Ultherapy, the Ultrasound technology that tightens skin around the jawline, neck and lifts the brows. Click on this video clip on Entertainment Tonight to see how she keeps looking so young.

Or visit our web page which has the video.

If you would like to see if you are a candidate for Facial tightening with Ultherapy, please give us a call to set up a consultation with Dr. Michelle Parsons.

New Regulations for Sunscreen Labels

The FDA wants to simplify the message consumers are getting about sunscreens so that we clearly understand certain concepts regarding sunscreen, because the improper use of sunscreen can potentially lead to skin cancer.

What is Changing?

Broad-spectrum.  UVA rays are major cause of skin cancer, abnormal pigmentation and skin wrinkles.  UVB rays are the rays that burn the skin and can also cause nonmelanoma skin cancer. It is important that both UVA and UVB are blocked.  Only if a product provides full UVA protection as well as UVB protection, then it can claim to offer broad-spectrum protection.  Otherwise, no UVA protection can be claimed at all.

Water-resistance.  Gone are the days of “waterproof” sunscreen.  Instead, there are two categories:  water-resistant and very water-resistant.  If a sunscreen product was shown to retain it’s labeled SPF value after 40 minutes of water immersion, then it must be labeled “water resistant (40 minutes)”.  If a sunscreen was shown to retain the labeled SPF value after 80 minutes of water immersion, then it must be labeled “water resistant (80 minutes).”

SPF.  Gone are the days of SPF 100.  No sunscreen can provide 100% UV protection except 100% zinc oxide, which is a thick white paste.  With the new labeling, any SPF higher than 50, can only claim “50+”.

Drug Facts Label.  The FDA will regulate warnings and claims by sunscreens.  From now on, suncreens that do not offer broad-spectrum protection must state on the back label of packaging:  “Skin cancer/Skin aging alert:  Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.  This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.”  For sunscreens that do provide broad-spectrum protection can state:  “If used as directed with other sun protection measures, this product decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.

Manufacturers.  Any products that claim an SPF of greater than 15 must be registered with the FDA as a drug.  The goal is to provided a common standard for how each sunscreen must be tested. This will also affect makeup that claims SPF coverage.

These are important changes that will impact how you care for you and your family’s skin health. Changes will go into effect December 18th, 2012.


Is Your Brain working at Full Throttle?

If your brain doesn’t seem to be operating at full throttle lately, maybe all you need is a tall glass of water.  Researchers at the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory asked 25 young, healthy women to walk on a treadmill to induce dehydration, then take a series of cognitive tests to measure concentration, reasoning, memory, learning, reaction time and vigilance.  They then compared test scores with those of a separate set of tests the individuals were asked to perform while not dehydrated.

The results were clear: in mild states of dehydration (an approximately 1.5% loss in normal water volume), the women struggled with fatigue, headaches and difficulty concentrating.  Even when they were able to think clearly they perceived cognitive tasks to be difficult, indicating a mood shift.  Another study involving men yielded a similar outcome.

Study co-author and physiology professor Lawrence E. Armstrong says the study is evidence that it’s best to not wait for thirst to kick in before having a beverage because by then the mind and body are already being affected by dehydration.  The full study can be viewed on the Journal of Nutrition website at

Our Vision

ReNove Med Spa is Delaware’s leader in customized cosmetic skin care, providing the best nonsurgical products available, to enhance natural beauty and skin health, in a warm comfortable setting by caring professionals who will give you service with value, convenience, choice and lots of attention.

Here at ReNove we have two kinds of clients, those who know and love us, and those who have never heard of us!


You want the flowers to be perfect, the cake scrumptious, the setting beyond compare. On this day, as the bride, you will outshine all of these. Let us help you look radiant and flawless on your wedding day.

Photofacial – remove uneven pigment for a porcelain complexion.

Vi Peel – exfoliate sluggish dry skin for that glowing bride look

Latisse – have dewey long lashes, that are your own!


♥  I started receiving the B12 injections from Dr. Parsons last week. It’s a great healthy way to boost your energy and assist with weight loss. After the first injection I found I had a huge drop in appetite. Can’t wait to see where my weight stands in a month or so! Thanks Dr. P! You’re the best!

♥  Hello,
I have taken phentermine before and it worked great and looking to take it again I have a weight loss goal of 45 to 50 lbs, is this something I should try again?

♥  Michelle, I love the Vi peel, it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread! I was never able to have peels because I have olive skin, so this was my first peel ever and it rocks! It took years off my face, and I have just booked a second one, which I think will reduce some deep acne scarring even more. I love this peel! For anyone who hasn’t had one: you have to do this. It doesn’t hurt at all, and while there is a bit of downtime (a few days when your skin peels off in sheets and looks a little like a sunburn) it is nothing like the photos I’ve seen of different types of chemical peels. Totally painless, no horrible red puffy skin, fantastic result. Just follow the post-peel instructions to the letter. You won’t believe how smooth and clear your skin looks. And, in my opinion, eliminating discolorations does more to erase age than anything else. Vi peel is the real deal and Michelle is an artist!

♥  This was a great day! Michelle and the Spa made us feel like queens! A HUGE thank you to Dr. Parsons!

♥  Dr. Parsons is the Best. I had Laser Hair Removal and the results were better than I expected. She is so kind, as well as being very imformative. I highly recommend her services.

♥  I you are looking for quality professional hair removal look no further. The service is discreet, professional and the results have far exceeded my expectations in such a short time. Dr. Parsons addressed all of my concerns, questions and gennerally put me at ease. I highly recommend her services and you wont meet a kinder person. Thanks, Kristen

♥  I am a client of Dr. Michelle Parsons and receiving laser hair removal on my back. During the first visit she took the time to evaluate the treatment area and gave a thorough explanation of the process. After the very first treatment I was able to see a drastic change in the rate at which the hair grew. I have finished my 4th treatment at this time and Dr. Parsons has said that the fifth will be the last. Total hair removal in only 5 treatments on such a large area. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the entire treatment process and professionalism I have received from Dr. Parsons and the Renove staff.