The NEW Bio-Derm Oxygen Facial from Institut' DERMed Spa is a 3 step intensive corrective treatment containing everything you would want in a skin rejuvenation treatment for acne, aging, hyperpigmentation and sensitive skin. This unique combination of treatment ingredients will help to decongest pores, increase production of fibroblasts, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, hydrate and support overall skin health for a glowing complexion for all skin types.
Bio Derm Oxy Balm
The first step in the new Bio-Derm Oxygen treatment. Formulated with Oxygeskin®, Niacin and Green Tea Leaf Extract to provide a true gust of oxygen limiting environmental stress caused by blue light.
In conditions of chronological aging or digital pollution, OXYGESKIN® restores the skin's adaptive capacity to overcome hypoxic stress. This active ingredient, derived from the nasturtium flower, also limits the appearance of free radicals and damage to the matrix caused by blue light. OXYGESKIN® provides a true gust of oxygen; it strengthens the barrier function, smooths the skin relief and improves skin quality.
Bio Derm Oxy Mask
The second step in the new Bio-Derm Oxygen treatment. Formulated with Retinyl Palmitate and an AHA/BHA and Kojic Acid blend to brighten and provide a superior deep pore oxygen boost.
Retinyl palmitate has proven to be an effective antioxidant when applied to skin and Kojic's acid is shown to diminish visible signs of sun damage and age spots, along with some antimicrobial properties this can effectively help acneic skin conditions.
Bio Derm Nutri Oil
The third step in the new Bio-Derm Oxygen treatment. Formulated with Lumiskin™, Pumpkin Seed, and Borage Seed Oils to fortify the skin’s lipid barrier.
Lumiskin™ helps to enhance skin brightening and combat the signs of over exposure to the sun as well as age related skin issues. Pumpkin seed oil and Borage seed oil are full of antioxidants and not only restore moisture but also diminish the appearance of dry and damaged skin due to a variety of skin disorders.
If you are looking for firmer, smoother, rejuvenated skin without the downtime associated with traditional peel treatments, the Bio-DERM Oxygen Treatment is the latest in facial skin enhancement to improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and other skin-related concerns and conditions.
Oily, acne prone skin may seem complex and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Studies show that acne is often due to DNA but the condition can be aggravated by emotional stress and environmental factors. What is understood is that Acne is an inflammatory disorder of the skin that involves the sebaceous gland.
What causes this disorder in the sebaceous glands?
Sebaceous glands are small oil-producing glands usually attached to hair follicles in the skin. They release sebum into the follicular duct and from there to the surface of the skin. Acne occurs due to a disorder of these sebaceous glands which causes excessive sebum to be produced. When this excessive sebum mixes with the dead skin cells in the hair follicle this creates a micro plug (comedone/blackhead). These micro-plugs can lead to a variety of blemishes because an enlarged hair follicle plugged with oil is a perfect environment for bacteria. This can result in pimples, pustules, cysts and nodules. Although acne’s actual cause is unknown, and a number of causes can play a role, we do know that it involves bacterial breakdown of sebum into fatty acids that create irritation in the surrounding tissue. During puberty the production of Androgen (hormones - the most well known being Testosterone) increases – this can cause the sebaceous glands to become enlarged leading to more oil production, bacteria and inflammation. Hormonal changes from menstrual cycles, pregnancy, pre-menopause and menopause can also be culprits for breakouts. Even hormonal fluctuations from birth control can either cause (or sometimes resolve ) acne breakouts.
When you’re suffering from breakouts, the last thing you want is dead skin filled with bacteria to build up. The Clarifying Facial Treatment from Institut' DERMed contains cosmeceutical ingredients designed specifically for your skin’s needs and contains supporting peptides to help you achieve a clean, clear and comfortable complexion. The Institut’ DERMed Clarifying product system is formulated with glycolic, lactic, salicylic, ascorbic and phytic acids specicifally designed to keep oily acne prone skin under control. Using active ingredients to exfoliate and remove dead skin cell build up is key. By keeping your skin exfoliated, you will also make it easier for your topical products to penetrate into the skin and stop the breakouts at their source! Providing you with clean, healthy looking skin is our priority. The Institut’ DERMed Clarifying product system used in the Clarifying Facial treatment contains glycolic, lactic, salicylic, acids and pumpkin enzymes to exfoliate, there's also Willow Tree Bark and Totarol from the Totara Tree which are a wonderful and gentler alternative to anti-bacterials such as Benzoyl Peroxide and BioFense Probiotic® to normalize skin.
So what are some easy steps to keep in mind to prevent break outs?
First, use appropriate skin care ingredients that will control the oil production in the skin, for example a cleanser containing salicylic acid will be an effective oil controller.
Secondly, keep in mind that people are prone to touching their face a thousand times a day. Not only does this spread germs, but this spreads bacteria to the face. Also, think about your phone! The amount of bacteria that is on your hands is also on your phone screen, when possible use an ear-piece for your calls to keep your phone screen off your face.
Monthly facials, whether in Spa or at home to unclog pores and to treat your skin with manual exfoliation methods, including microdermabrasion (or at home the Institut' DERMed Micro Crystal Polish) will help . Product choices should be regularly assessed depending on how your skin is doing and new ingredients can be added to the product regime, or products can be removed, in order to advance the results.
Stay away from any unnatural makeup. Mineral makeup should be the only type of makeup used on acne prone skin types to prevent pore congestion and possible irritation from unnatural ingredients. Some mineral makeups are even formulated to help calm the skin and reduce redness, a great benefit for those suffering with acne.
As the anti-aging market continues to flourish staying knowledgeable about active ingredients is more important than ever. But despite all the newest discoveries in topical skincare one of the main power players in clinical studies remains Vitamin A derivatives Retinoids and Retinols).
First studied in 1943 as a treatment for acne, Retinoic Acid suddenly found itself in the spotlight for other benefits - namely its effectiveness in diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Topical Vitamin A has also been shown to help build collagen fibers within the skin in addition to a superficial exfoliation, which is why it is such a groundbreaking anti-aging ingredient in skin care.
A Retinoid varies in its chemical structure from a retinol. Retinoids can only be prescribed by a doctor and can be very tough on your skin. Retinol however, can be included in over-the-counter fromulations and is mainly found in serums and moisturizers. Anyone prone to dryness or sensitivity may not tolerate a retinoid very well but achieve great results in a much more gentle way with a retinol.There are many benefits of retinol and anyone who is serious about anti-aging, whether it be preventative or restorative, should have retinol in their anti-aging routine. Working together with an esthetician to achieve your skin goals with a professional grade Retinol peel treatment as well as maintaining your results at home with a nightly topical application of retinol will bring you the best results.
Although this ingredient has long been known for its benefits what continues to improve in cosmetic formulations are the delivery systems used to transport the active cosmeceutical in the skin to where you need it to be. The Institut' Dermed Vital A serum is formuated with micro encapsulated retinol- this micro-encapsulation is a nano-delivery system shell capsule that stabilizes the retinol and makes it more absorbable into the skin. Diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promoting collagen production is not all this all star ingredient does either: additional benefits include lifting dark spots and softening rough patches of skin. We recommend using the Vital A serum every other day at first and then gradually working up to nightly applications. Over time, you will see some great results not only for diiminshing the signs of aging but also for discoloration and uneven skin tone, leaving your skin looking brighter, younger, and more alive.
Keep in mind that retinols will increase the skin's sensitivity to sunlight so always wear a sunscreen daily.
Interested in a Retinol Peel and take home Vital A Serum? Check out this Spa Deal available during the month of March.
Acne Education Month
Acne usually appears in the teenage years, but some people begin to have acne in their 20's or 30's and sometimes Acne is a skin condition that stays for a long time! There are several reasons for acne: an increased production of sebum from sebaceous glands, abnormal increase of cornification in the hair follicle, proliferation of P. acne bacteria, genetic reasons and inflammatory reactions.
There are also several types of Acne - which are classified in grades from 1 to 4:
Whiteheads: stay under the surface of the skin. (Grade 1)
Blackheads: oxidized sebum trapped in the pores. (Grade 1)
Papules: small pink bumps that can be tender. (Grade1-2)
Pustules: red bumps at the bottom with pus on the top.(Grade 3)
Nodules: large painful solid pimples deep in the skin.(Grade 3-4)
Cysts: deep painful pus-filled pimples can cause scars.(Grade 4)
Acne affects approximately 17 million people and is the most dermatologic condition treated by physicians and estheticians within the United States. There are a number of treatments on the market today to treat acne these range from anti-biotics, to facial treatments such as chemical peels, to Laser, and most recently - INTRAcel RF Microneedling. These treatments are effective for treating the symptoms of acne.
In the Spa pore clarifying treatments combined with home care topical products are very effective in diminishing the appearance of acne prone skin. Acne means oil control is a must. The Institut' DERMed Clarifying Infusion Facial is recommended for combination, oily, excessively oily and congested skin types. This clarifying deep pore cleansing facial is designed to reduce the appearance of oily, congested skin with the clarifying ingredients necessary to help achieve a confidently clear complexion.
Long term results can be achieved with a skin care regimen at home containing oil controlling ingredients: a cleansing facial wash containing Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Oil helps acne prone skin decongest pores and remove oil, and a weekly Clarifying peel formulated with Pumpkin Enzymes and L-Lactic Acid combined with a weekly Clarifying Mask formulated with BioFense Probiotic® and Lichochalcone® will absorb oil and decongest pores ensuring your skin will remain clean and clear. It's important to note that a gentle oil-free moisturizer is important to help restore moisture balance.
Special Offer for Acne Education Month: Featured Products: Institut' DERMed Clarifying Peel and Mask.
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Acne breakouts occur when there is an excess of of dirt and oil clogging the pores. Clogged pores promote the proliferation of the bacteria responsible for pimples and pustules. Summer heat and humidity can intensify oil production and things can get out of control quickly. We've got the perfect summer resolutions to help keep your acne prone skin clear of breakouts.
Topical serums such as Glycolic Serum formulated with Glycolic Acid - an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from fermented rhubarb and Sodium PCA - a non-comedogenic natural humectant and effective moisture-binding agent that preserves the natural moisturizing factor (NMF) of the skin or our Totarol Serum formulated with Totarol Extract - derived from the Totara Tree in New Zealand, used as a gentle alternative to benzoyl peroxide and Tea Tree Oil - also known as melaleuca help to control excess oil.
An at home Spa treatment once a week of a Clarifying Peel formulated with Pumpkin Enzymes and L-Lactic Acid helps to exfoliate and decongest clogged pores. Follow with a Clarifying Mask formulated with Bio-Fense Probiatic® and Lichochalcone® to absorb oil and decongest pores, and your skin will remain clean and clear.
Don't forget it's very important to protect your skin from UV damage so apply sunblock daily, an application formulated with zinc oxide won't clog your pores.
Worth A Look - Dermed featured Products
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Treatment Spotlight: Complexion Perfection Treatments
Perfect for Back to School!
How to Choose the Right Facial for You
With so many treatment options, selecting a facial for your skin can feel like a tricky task. Basic facials are great for most skin types and conditions, dry to oily, and will contain a corrective cleansing and toning, an exfoliation, mask, infusion serum, and moisturizer with product selections customized for your skin. Let’s break down the basic facial menu by skin condition and the results you’re looking for.
Esthetic equipment treatments are causing waves in the skin care industry. Why?
Because a single session gives instant, yes instant, results!
The latest advances in the Clinical skincare market require virtually no downtime and a single session gives instant, yes instant, results! Treatments can be performed in under an hour and as an added bonus, they're just about pain-free.
Some of the hottest non-invasive approaches to skin care are currently available at the Spa, here are our Top 5: