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.
Winter cold, wind and snow leads to dry, scaly winter skin. Add some dry indoor heat and your skin can feel uncomfortably rough and itchy. Areas on the body that typically experience winter itch are the sides of the torso and back. For anyone susceptible to breakouts your skin can also over produce oil because of the lack of moisture.
Peels safely remove the outer most top layers of the epidermis that has become damaged by time and the environment: dull, wrinkled, scarred, pigmented, or otherwise unhealthy skin. Here at Institut' DERMed we do this using exfoliants and natural peel agents as well as create an environment for healing and nurturing new skin cells.
Important notes if you are considering a peel:
Professional peels are stronger than anything you can buy over the counter. They require training and skill to use, and all peels should be overseen by an experienced and clinically trained esthetician.