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sun protection institut dermedPhoto-aging is often the first sign that your skin has been damaged from sun exposure. Brown spots, known as hyper-pigmentation can be caused by UVA & UVB light. After years of sun exposure these dark spots begin to rear their ugly heads on our faces, hands and body.

Reducing these signs of sun damage can also reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. Many of the treatments for photoaging not only restore a more youthful appearance, but also reduce the risk for developing precancers.

Targeting dark spots that often result from over exposure to sunlight is best achieved with regular treatments containing active ingredients such as those contained in the Institut’ DERMed Brightening Product category.

Regular facial treatments can be a tool in the fight against skin cancer. Research has shown that peels, along with other facial-resurfacing techniques, may help reduce the presence of skin lesions and precancerous conditions that can develop into skin cancers..

Treatment Spotlight - Fundamental Level 101 Brightening Facial

After a superficial cleanse to remove make up the Brightening treatment begins with a corrective cleanse using the Institut' DERMed Brightening Skin Cleanser – An aromatic foaming gel treatment cleanser formulated with Kojic acid designed to initiate the brightening process.  This deep cleanse of the skin helps to prepare for the application of the corrective products that will exfoliate and even the skin tone.      

After the cleanse we apply the Institut' DERMed Brightening Skin Toner – A potent anti-oxidant treatment toner formulated with L-ascorbic acid, L-glutathione enzyme and Spin Trap molecules to help protect the skin against environmental stressors and free radical reactions by rapidly releasing skin cells as well as dissolving oil.  

We then apply the Institut’ DERMed Enhancing Micro Crystal Polish, a highly effective exfoliater formulated with Diamond Corundum Crystals and Jojoba Beads to polish away dead skin cells, improve overall texture and refine pores in preparation for the Brightening Peel.

The Institut' DERMed Brightening Peel is formulated with 10% -Lactic Acid to increase cellular exfoliation, brighten and re-texturize the skin. The Pearl Powder in this formula is rich in micro-nutrient anti-oxidants helping to protect against environmental damage and improve the rate of cell renewal.

Our prize winning (Dermascope Aestheticians choice award) Institut' DERMed Brightening Mask is an excellent post peel treatment as it is very hydrating as well as brightening and helps to fade stubborn uneven skin tone. Formulated with Licorice Root Extract and SymWhite®77 to rapidly improve the appearance of dark spots and uneven, patchy skin.

An application of Institut' DERMed Vital C Serum – formulated with L-ascorbic acid, DHEA-ascorbic and calcium ascorbic then helps to increase skin firmness and create a more youthful appearance.          

Always complete this and any other facial treatment with an application of Brightening Moisturizer,  a light weight SPF15 - all in one Micronized Titanium Dioxide, Oxybenzone and Sodium PCA moisturizer for daily use to hydrate and protect.

When we are dealing with skin that has been over exposed to the sun very often we are dealing with more than one issue, and this regimen is ideal for promoting overall healthy skin.


InstitutDermed blog ExfoliationHeading into Spring there may still be some unexpectedly cooler temperatures here and there, but the evenings are starting to stay brighter longer and the days noticeably more sunny. Early Spring is the perfect time to say goodbye to dry, winter skin and prepare your face and body for spending more time outdoors.

Exfoliation is the process of removing dry, damaged skin cells from the surface of the skin; Exfoliation helps to increase skin regeneration, boost elasticity and create a smoothness (minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles). Natural aging may be unavoidable but exfoliation contributes to “healthy skin aging” by delaying or preventing the visible appearance of skin aging. Strengthening your skin’s ability to retain moisture is the key to youthful looking skin.

The more hydrated your skin is, the more youthful it will look and moisturizing on top of a layer of dead dry skin buildup won't accomplish much. Dry winter skin can also just feel itchy and uncomfortable and clog pores leading to more breakouts if you are acne prone.

Using both a topical and a physical exfoliant in a skin care regime will keep those dead, dry skin cells at bay. An exfoliating scrub such as the Enhancing Micro Crystal Polish with corundum crystals and jojoba beads and an exfoliating peel such as the Brightening peel with Lactic Acid will also break up pigmented areas, sloughing off those damaged skin cells to help even the skin tone and brighten for a gorgeous healthy glow.

In clinic this is a great time of the year to add on a professional peel, a microdermabrasion or a dermaplaning to your regular facial treatment. Spring is here - get your Dermed glow on!

Trending Now - Himalayan Salt Stone Massage

What it is:

Himalayan salt stone massage is a leading edge technique in the healing massage arts.  Using organically charged, mineral rich salt crystal stones to heal and balance your body’s energy centers and central nervous system the many benefits reported are more restful sleep, reduced inflammation, easing of muscle tension, stress and helping to detoxify your body.  

How it works:

Unlike traditional hot stone massage the minerals of the salt stones are absorbed into the skin as the therapist glides them along.  Also unlike hot stones, the Himalayan Salt Stones may be used hot or cold and are naturally antimicrobial and antibacterial.

There are 84 minerals that enrich each salt crystal stone and, when used as an extension of your massage therapist’s hands, combined with a light blend of jojoba oil and clove, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils they deliver a truly unforgettable massage.  Besides the therapeutic healing effect the stones are also lightly exfoliating, removing dead skin cells and promoting healthy skin.  

What it does:

On a spiritual level this is a treatment that will leave you feeling more energized and centered in your body, mind, and spirit.  The magnetic qualities of the stones help to draw away negative energy and restore balance and inner peace. As with all massage therapy, the benefits of Himalayan salt stone massage are increased when you receive it on a regular basis.

Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is available now at Institut' DERMed Spa in Buckhead, Atlanta, Ga.
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