If you’ve been reading our previous posts on DermaFrac, you know it is a cosmetic needling procedure that uses very fine stainless steel needles to make channels into the epidermis (or top layer of the skin) to increase collagen production and help treat skin conditions like aging, uneven skin texture, acne, scars, and hyperpigmentation. We’ve gone in depth in the treatment of acne with DermaFrac but today we want to take a closer look into how this treatment can be used to treat one of the most stubborn skin conditions: hyperpigmentation.
After the solstice this past weekend, it's official that summer is upon us. With hot, sunny days, beach vacations, and traveling your skin can really pay the price for the warm weather fun. Add these essential summer products to your skin care regime to maintain good skin health and look gorgeous throughout the season...
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In honor of Acne Awareness Month, let’s talk about DermaFrac™, one of the latest technologies in acne treatment.
Acne is a disease that involves the oil glands of the skin. While it is not dangerous, it can leave physical and emotional scars on a person. The skin has pores (tiny openings) that connect to oil glands located under the skin’s surface. The glands are connected to the pores via follicles – small canals. Sebum, an oily liquid, is produced by these glands. The sebum carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. A small hair grows through the follicle out of the pore opening. Pimples grow when these follicles get blocked with dead skin cells and excessive sebum. Acne develops on the face, back, chest, shoulders and neck when follicles get clogged and infected with bacteria.
Camouflage makeup is something we’re asked about constantly here at DERMed whether by chronic acne sufferers, rosacea and sensitive skin types, and even those who have recently undergone chemical peels or cosmetic surgery. While camouflage makeup is a great tool for covering up skin concerns and making the skin look flawless, remember to obtain approval if you plan to camouflage (or use any cosmetic product) after undergoing a medical procedure.
Once you’ve gotten the all clear, keep in mind these tips to easy camouflage:
1) Choosing the Shade. None of us want to look like an oompa loompa so be mindful when picking your color to only go two to three shades darker than your skin tone. The goal is to highlight your features and to look naturally bronzed, not dirty. Hold the makeup up to your face to get an idea or ask a makeup artist to color match you with the correct shade that will compliment your skin tone.
Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is a crucial ingredient for health and one of the most effective nutrients for your body. We all remember our mothers Vitamin C recommendations to battle sniffles and colds growing up, but this well known ingredient isn’t just meant for flu season. Vitamin C plays a massive role in keeping you healthy and especially maintaining your skins health.
This vitamin is water soluble (it absorbs through the water in your body), but unfortunately our bodies do not have the ability produce Vitamin C so it’s necessary to incorporate it into our diet to reap its benefits. Because Vitamin C is water soluble, excess amounts consumed are flushed out by your kidneys.
In our ingredient spotlights, we like to give you the run down on powerhouse ingredients that could be a great addition to your skin care regimes. Today, it’s all about Glycolic Acid. Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) derived from sugarcane and is part of a group of acids that are extracted from natural sources. Not only is glycolic acid one of the most popular AHA’s but it is also one of the safest and most commonly used…