Acneic skin disorders occur as the result of excessive sebum or oil production that mix with keratonized dead skin cells inside the hair follicle. This creates a micro plug or comedone. There are a variety of lesions that appear as blackheads, pimples, pustutles, papules, cysts, and nodules. They can appear on the face, chest, and back. There is a classification for lesions that helps us discern the severity of acneic skin conditions presented by Dr. Kligman. He gives us the grades of acne 1- 4.
Glycolic acid is part of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid family, naturally occurring acids found in many foods. These acids include Glycolic Acid from sugar cane, Lactic Acid from milk, Malic Acid from apples, Tanic or Tartic Acid from grapes and Citric Acids. The leading AHA is glycolic Acid. The microscopic structure of Glycolic Acid enables it to achieve the greatest penetration into the skin layers bringing about the most dramatic results.
When Glycolic Acid is applied to the skin in the form of a professional peel, it dissolves a glue-like substance in the epidermal layer that causes a build up of dead skin cell layers. These dead skin cells make the skin appear dull, coarse and dehydrated. Glycolic Acid loosens this cellular cement and safely lifts away hardened dead skin cells.
Glycolic Acid is a phenomenal resurfacing agent that noticeably lightens hyper-pigmentation areas, helps to clear acne and reduce acne scarring. It is also a powerful anti-aging tool showing unparalleled results for smoothing and firming the skin.
Benefits of exfoliating with glycolic acid:
It is not uncommon for Glycolic Acid to sting upon application, especially during the early stages of use. Generally, the skin quickly adjusts and stinging dissipates after a few minutes. Post peel the skin may be slightly red for 24 hours and will recover quickly. There is no post peel down time.
At home maintain your body peel results with the Enhancing Glycolic Body Lotion—a rich, body lotion with an exfoliating action that dissolves dead-skin cell buildup allowing the moisturizing ingredients to penetrate the dry areas where it is most needed. Exceptionally hydrating yet absorbs quickly. Get some today and rock that summer dress with smooth beautiful skin.
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer although it is not as common as other forms such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell but it is still the leading cause of death from skin disease. Because it is Melanoma Awareness it’s time to learn what it is, what it looks like and how to check for symptoms. The saying goes “knowledge is power” and that is certainly the case with melanoma!
Master esthetician, international educator, and Institut’ DERMed founder, Lyn Ross, L.M.E. will be available at Institut' DERMed Spa on April 30th, 2015 to personally analyze your skin and customize a treatment program that promises skin-perfecting results.
Signature Infusion Facial $67.50 (value $150)
A treatment tailored to your individual needs targeting fine lines, brown spots, acne and rosacea. Includes: skin analysis, enzyme peel, selected serum, mask, and relaxing massage.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin disorder that causes redness of the skin of the face in people of Celtic origin. The cause of Rosacea is not known but it usually affects people with fair skin in their 30's or 40's. Research has found that the skin of people with Rosacea contains approximately 4 times as many tiny skin mites, called demodex folliculorum, than people without Rosacea. These mites live in the oil canals of the face and as it has also been shown that the oil in the skin of rosacea patients is different from non-rosacea patients this may be the cause of the multiplication of these mites.
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.
The process of skin shedding and renewal is a biological process in which the cells move up from the bottom of the epidermis to the top. This process takes about four weeks and then it can take approximately two more weeks before they are sloughed off and replaced by new cells. Combining professional treatments with a proper skincare regimen at home will encourage your skin to renew itself efficiently and help with collagen production so you can have younger-looking skin in a very short time.