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…
Coming up to spring, we’re all finding ways to dust out the winter cobwebs and do a bit of spring cleaning. This pertains to our bodies too. We've spent winter hiding in our over sized sweaters, indulging in holiday treats, and putting off that exercise till it warms up a bit.
But now that the temperatures are rising, and the layers of clothing are being peeled back, we want to look and feel our best. While overhauling your entire diet and exercise routine can be a bit daunting, there are a few changes you can add to your routine to kick those toxins and get a simple detox for a renewed look and feel.
Today’s dermal fillers and Injectables offer patients a simple solution for filling facial hollows, depressions, wrinkles and scars, enhancing lips and cheeks, and treating facial lines. But with so many different options on the market, we’re here to give you the information to be an informed patient before you take a seat in the doctor’s chair.
Dermal fillers and Injectables are generally divided into two broad categories: those which treat static wrinkles (the wrinkles you can see even when you’re not forming facial expressions), and those intended to reduce or eliminate the appearance of dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles you can see only when you make facial expressions). Static wrinkles are lines that occur as a result of sagging or loss of elasticity and moisture retention; dynamic wrinkles appear as a result of facial expression, such as smiling or frowning. Juvederm and Restylane are two popular dermal fillers and Injectables that treat static wrinkles. Both products are derived from hyaluronic acid, a substance which occurs naturally in skin and other tissues, offering natural “plumping”.
April is National Rosacea Awareness month and we wanted to give you the run down on the skin disorder that now affects more than 16 million Americans. With the spring and summer sun promising warmer weather, it’s important for rosacea sufferers to be aware of their condition and to take precautions against the heat and other lifestyle factors that can cause flare ups. Read on for facts on this skin condition and tips for dealing with it…
As you know, in our treatment spotlights we like to give you the most relevant information for you, as client and consumer, to make an educated decision on what skin care procedures are the right fit for you and your skin. We know with new procedures, including surgical and non-invasive, hitting the market every day, it can be hard to keep up, so let us do the research for you. Radio Frequency is a non surgical skin tightening treatment used on the face and body. It’s becoming a highly requested service in doctor’s offices and medical spas because of its fast results and minimal downtime. But is Radio Frequency right for you?
Just because you do not suffer from breakouts, does not mean you aren't plagued with those little black dots on your nose and face. Blackheads, the clearly visible black dots that appear on the surface of the skin are one of the most common conditions of the skin. There is a massive misconception that blackheads are caused by dirt, but they aren't! They are actually caused when your pores are plugged with oil; the oil on the surface then oxidizes making it appear black. Scrubbing your face vigorously when you see blackheads will not help!
With around 17 million Americans suffering with acne at any one point, and one third of 11-30 year olds dealing with breakouts, its obvious acne is a widespread problem a lot of us suffer with. While every case of acne is similar, no two are the same making no treatment plan exactly the same. It can range from mild to severe and not only be annoying and painful but can also damage self esteem. If you suffer from acne, or just the occasional breakout, we understand how frustrating it can be and think these 5 steps can help you down your path to clear skin: