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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:53

How to Achieve Complexion Perfection

institut_dermed_skin_analysisWith so many treatment options, selecting a facial can sometimes feel like a tricky task. That’s where Institut’ DERMed has you covered. Choosing the right skin care products for healthy skin is not a one size fits all. At Institut' DERMed we provide a skin anlaysis consultation with your facial to choose the right products for your individual skin type and condition.

This highly informative advanced skin analysis consultation is provided by our professional staff with the desire to perform a thorough skin assessment and help you acquire a greater understanding into your skin condition and skin type. Proper skin assessment is the core of any successful treatment – and its accuracy is truly the foundation of achieving complexion perfection.

We classify can classify specific skin conditions and skin type for customized treatment. The Fitzpatrick Scale is a skin typing test that was developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick as a way to estimate the response of different types of skin to ultraviolet (UV) light. For example: Type I is highly sun-sensitive, always burns, never tans, whereas Type IV is not sun-sensitive, rarely burns and always tans.

The Glogau Classification for Aging objectively measures the severity of wrinkles and photoaging (the premature aging of the skin due to UV exposure), this ranges from Level I (mild) to Level IV (severe).

The Rubin’s Classification for photo-damage assesses pigmentation, keratosis and also skin texture.

And, finally, the Kligman’s scale for acne classification takes into account various factors such as type of acne, severity of acne, number of acne lesions and scarring among other measures. All of these assessments will help to determine your best treatment protocol as well as the likelihood of your treatment results and ongoing challenges that may arise.

Our skin care professionals will then select the Fundamental Level 101 facial that is just right for your skin type and condition to get you started with conditioning your skin and achieving your desired results. All Fundamental treatments consist of a double cleanse, exfoliating peel, extractions, corrective treatment serum and mask and relaxing upper body accupressure massage.

The Level 101 Clarifying Infusion Facial is best suited for oily/acneic skin types:
Aimed at oily congested acneic skin this facial is infused with the pore purging, oil controlling ingredients necessary to clarify skin for a confidently clear complexion.

The Level 101 Brightening Infusion Facial is best suited for dark spots and uneven skin tone:
Aimed at reducing the appearance of mild skin discoloration this facial treatment is packed with the lightening ingredients necessary for creating an even toned, brighter complexion.

The Level 101 Soothing Infusion Facial is best suited for sensitive skin types:
Aimed at easily irritated, dry and dehydrated or oily sensitive skin this facial treatment is infused with the redness relieving ingredients necessary for a relaxed comfortable complexion.

The Level 101 Renewing Infusion Facial is best suited for mature and dehydrated skin types:
Aimed at fine lines and wrinkles this facial treatment is infused with the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and proteins necessary for creating a firm and smoother, rejuvenated complexion.

With the product ingredients specifically selected for your skin type and condition you will soon experience what our clients fondly term the "Dermed Glow".

 

Published in Featured
Friday, 02 February 2018 22:22

Trending Now - Himalayan Salt Stone Massage

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.
Published in Featured
Friday, 01 December 2017 22:20

How Collagen Rejuvenation Treatments Work

Collagen rejuvenating treatments are based on the principle that the skin has a natural abilitiy to repair itself whenever it is subjected to any kind of physical damage.  Immediately after an injury such as a cut, burn or an abrasion our body goes into a healing response and part of that response mechanism is to produce new collagen and elastin fibers.

Collagen is the main protein found in our bones, muscles and tendons.  It makes up 75 percent of our skin forming the scaffold that strenthens our connective tissue. There are several different types of collagen but two types in particular, Type I and Type III Collagen, are responsible for the majority of our skin’s regeneration.  When the skin is injured Type III Collagen begins the healing process and is followed in the later stages of wound repair by Type I Collagen, which is stronger and more resilient.

As children, our skin is rich with Type III Collagen. This is why a child's skin is soft and supple, enabling it to repair very quickly when injured. As we enter adulthood production of Type III Collagen slows and the production of Type I Collagen begins to increase. Type I Collagen continues to build until we reach the age of around thirty-five and then starts to decrease.

This is when true aging begins. Existing collagen degrades and the formation of new collagen decreases.  Due to this reduction in collagen our skin becomes thinner and less elastic, pore size increases, facial spider veins and sun damage become more apparent, fine lines begin to appear, wrinkles become deeper and our skin loses its natural youthful radiance. These issues then become steadily worse as time progresses.

Collagen production can, however, be stimulated with what we call a controlled injury.  When the face is cut, for example, Type I and Type III Collagen are released to repair the wound. This is the body’s normal wound-healing response.  It is this normal wound-healing response that treatments such as Micro-Needling, RadioFrequency, IPL and Clinical Peels are based on to naturally increase the production of collagen in the skin.

With the presence of new collagen the skin’s condition begins to improve.  It becomes plumper and suppler, wrinkles and scars diminish,  skin tightens,  uneven skin texture is smoothed, pore size appears smaller, and blemishes fade. With each treatment more new collagen is produced and the overall quality of the skin continues to improve.  

What are the after effects?

Topicals for home skin care maintenance are recommended to extend results and of course to continue to protect the collagen you have.

Vital A Serum contains L-Retinol that helps to promote collagen production and slow down the loss of elastin in skin tissue. The exfoliation effect of Vital A Serum also removes the dead skin cell layers and improves acne as well.

Vital C Serum (ascorbic acid) is essential for the synthesis of collagen.  In fact collagen cannot be built without vitamin C and its antioxidant properties make it a vital ingredient for skin health.  Studies have shown that maximal absorption in the skin is achieved with a 20% vitamin C solution. Although not a suncscreen Vitamin C is also recommended for it's antioxidant activity that limits the damage caused by UV exposure.

Sunscreen.
Published in Featured
Thursday, 26 February 2015 22:53

High Tech Treatments

Not too long ago the only way to tackle skin aging was with a face lift. Then came fillers and botox to push back Father Time.  Today we are in the age of high tech treatments: crows feet, wrinkles, sagging skin and hyper-pigmentation (brown spots) can now be tackled simply by going for a facial.

Starbene Radio-Frequency Facial Treatment  is one of the innovative high tech facial treatments for skin tightening.  
WHAT IS IT? A non invasive skin tightening technique used on the face and the body, that can be applied to all skin types. RF does not damage the epidermis (outer skin layer) in any way. The radio frequency energy (or light energy) heats the deeper skin layers during the treatment to boost collagen.

Published in Skin Care
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 14:33

The Latest in Spa Technology Treatments

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:

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