Elos Plus IPL Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation

Elos Plus IPL Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation

The Elos Plus IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation uses the combined bi-polar radio frequency and light energies to precisely, safely and effectively treat skin conditions, hyperpigmentation caused by the sun, uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots, skin laxity and smoothness.

 

The Elos Plus IPL Photofacial skin rejuvenation has increased in popularity as it is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in North America.    So what makes IPL/Photofacials so attractive as treatment option? Quick and non-invasive treatment choice for removing ages pots, broken capillaries, reducing pore size and improving tone and texture of skin are among the few. You can see dramatic results in a very short time. IPL treatments are gentle with no down time.   IPLs are treatment of choice for face, neck, décolleté, and hands.

 

On average most people will require 4-6 IPL treatments to achieve the best results spaced every 4 weeks. Each IPL treatment session will take about 20-30 minutes depending on the treatment area.   Since the aging process continues after your treatments, maintenance treatments may prevent the return of your symptoms.

Botox Myths

Botox Before & After

 

There are advertisements for Botox injections everywhere, and with that comes a few common Botox myths that we will explore. Headlines of Remove unwanted wrinkles, clear away crow’s feet, banish neck bands, to stop excessive sweating are seen frequently. Its claim to fame is that it can iron out wrinkles and lines in aging faces. In fact Botox can do more that. Botox has been useful for treating a variety of medical conditions ranging from eye squints to migraines, excess sweating to leaky bladders. Currently Botox is used to treat over 20 different medical conditions, with more being discovered regularly.

 

What is Botox?
Botox is a brand name, for Botulinum toxin A, which is a protein that is produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is referred to as a “toxin” because it is a component in food poisoning known as botulism that is derived from improperly handled food products.

 

Botox treatments are affordable, safe, and very popular cosmetic procedure among women and men (yes, men). Botox is possibly the most common treatment in temporary eradication of moderate to severe wrinkles. However, there are lots of myths and misconceptions surrounding Botox. In fact Botox, Botulinum Toxin type A, is very successful treatment, and has been used safely in the medical field for many years to treat a range of medical conditions. Botox is one the most widely researched medicines in the world.

 

In this blog we will explore and dispel myths surrounding Botox.

 

Myth: Botox injections are toxic to the body
Truth: It is true that the name BOTOX comes from its active ingredient – botulinum toxin, but the solution is extremely dilute. With a low concentration of the protein it is incapable of spreading outside of the treated area. For cosmetic procedure 20-70 units are used. A life threatening dose would be about 100 times the average dose.
Botox has a 97% satisfaction rating among users.

 

Myth: Botox injections distort or freeze facial expressions
Truth: Botox treatments allow the muscles to relax for a period of time. It is a highly technique-sensitive procedure. Achieving your desired result, to look natural and refreshed depends on the amount and precise location of the medicament injected.

 

Myth : Botox is just cosmetic – with no genuine therapeutic use
Truth: Botox has many therapeutic uses, among which are treatments for muscle dystonias, such as writer’s cramp, headaches and cerebral palsy. Botox is being studied for its potential to help chronic back and neck pain.

 

A successful Botox treatment is one that no one suspects you had it done.

Benefits of Diamond Microdermabrasion Treatment

Benefits of Diamond Microdermabrasion Treatment

Microdermabrasion is a popular non-invasive resurfacing skin treatment that removes the dull, rough, outermost layer of your skin, revealing a more supple and vibrant skin beneath. Microdermabrasion is great for softening the appearance of fine lines, enlarged pores, and evening out skin tone and texture. Unlike some chemical peels that may require a week to see results, this procedure known as “lunchtime Peel” is quick and results are seen immediately.

 

Until recently messy diamond crystals were used, but the new kid on the block is the diamond crystal-free wand that is swept along the skin vacuuming off the dead layer of skin. The benefits of diamond microdermabrasion treatment are that it is great for sensitive skin, and can be used on face, neck, chest, and hands.

 

A series of treatments is needed. For best results, depending on your skin condition, 4-6 treatments, done 2-3 weeks apart, works best.

 

Whatever your skin condition is, diamond microdermabrasion works to promote a firmer, youthful, and more vibrant looking skin.

5 Tips to Younger Looking Skin

5 Tips to Younger Looking Skin

 

Skin care can be so complicated and confusing. We are overwhelmed with shelves that are lined up with products that promise a better and healthier skin. We are continually asked about how to take better care of our skin. We are all looking for simple and clear information. First, let’s call out the top two factors that wreak havoc on our skin, sun damage and smoking. Furthermore, when it comes to our skin, it is not what you necessarily put on it, but what you eat. A healthy diet and drinking lots of water will make our skin glow more than any cleanser or moisturizer.

The following 5 tips to younger looking skin are easy steps that can help take years off and help slow the future appearance of aging. Even though they cannot stop time, they can restore a youthful glow at any age.

 

Step 1 ~ Cleanser
Our skin is a living organ and it is continually rejuvenating itself and producing dead cells. Finding a gentle cleanser that removes dirt, excess oil and debris (including makeup) without stripping our skin and leaving it like the Sahara Desert is very important.
For example, if you have oily skin, avoid cleansers that have additional oils. Cleansers with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide can help reduce breakouts and dry excess oil. For dry skin, try a gentler cleanser with an added moisturizer. Cleansers that are made of natural ingredients are most appropriate for people with combination and sensitive skin.

Step 2 ~ Exfoliate
By exfoliating we can remove debris and dead cells. Exfoliation will leave our skin more receptive, allowing our products to penetrate better. Use of AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) for dry, sun damaged skin or BHA (beta hydroxy acid) for oily or combination skin will fight multiple signs of aging while leaving skin smooth and even. Be gentle.

Step 3 ~ Toner
Cleaning is really a two-step process. Toner is used to remove residual impurities and dead skin from the surface. It will also help balance the skin’s pH levels and promote delivery of the active ingredients of our skin care products thereby maximizing their effects.

Step 4 ~ Moisturize
Use of moisturizer is essential step as it acts as a protective barrier for skin, keeping it hydrated and healthy. Regardless of your skin type, dry, oily or sensitive, moisturizing is an important step in skin care routine. Eliminating this step can cause redness and or flaking, and it can also allow wrinkles and other aging signs to show up earlier. Moisturizers will help in keeping your skin looking plump and hydrated.

Step 5 ~ Sun Block
Rain or shine, summer or winter. One of the best things you can do for your skin is to wear sun block every day. The first sun block mistake is not wearing any. By now, we all know spending too much time in the sun can increase our risks for skin cancer, premature skin aging, discoloration and hyperpigmentation. Additionally, new studies on the subject are finding that use of daily sunscreen can slow skin aging.
Read labels and ingredients. For sensitive skin, try one without preservatives or dyes and make sure it is fragrance free. For normal to dry or combination skin, use a lightweight sunblock it will also provide hydration. For oily skin use oil-free creams to avoid clogging up your skin.

Therapy for better skin is both preventative and restorative. The best at home skin care routine still needs periodical professional care for the maximum results.

Sublative Rejuvenation Skin Resurfacing

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The new “it” treatment for skin laser rejuvenation seems to be Sublation.  Studies show that Sublative technology is a safe and effect treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, improving the appearance of acne scars, improving textural irregularities, and tightening skin – even with the darker skinned patients.

 

Sublative rejuvenation skin resurfacing uses an all-natural approach as it works from inside out by stimulating collagen, elastin and cell regrowth, Sublative rejuvenation is a unique treatment modality. You can achieve results that come with aggressive treatments – but with little downtime

 

Sublative Rejuvenation uses radio frequency for a non-invasive treatment and does not require injections. Each pulse delivers an effective ablative and non-ablative fractional treatment for desired results. Treatment stimulates patient’s own collagen to remodel and restructure. Patients can expect a noticeable reduction of fine lines, wrinkles acne and other scarring. In addition, patients will see an improvement in texture and skin laxity.

 

Although some patients notice results immediately, on average most can expects to see results over a period of three to six month. Usually a series of three to five treatments, spaced 4 -6 weeks apart are needed for optimal results.

Pale is the new tan!

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Spring is here and the start of our warmer temps in Las Vegas. This year let’s make a pledge by protecting our skin against the harmful effects of prolonged exposure to sun and its UVA/UVB rays.  Truly, pale is the new tan.

Aside from painful sunburn, sun exposure causes brown spots; red scaly spots; drying and wrinkling, and worst of all, skin cancer.

Despite the well-known dangers of sun exposure, on occasion we can get lazy when it comes to protecting our skin, or just can’t resist the myth of ”getting a tan or some color” makes us look vibrant and healthy.

One of the best things you can do is cover up. The sun’s rays are most intense between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. It is important to protect our skin by adding sunscreen with a SPF of 20 or better to our daily routine throughout the year. Wear hats and tightly woven clothing. These materials absorb ultraviolet light better than cotton fabrics in lighter shades.

Get in the habit of self-examination, check for moles, freckles, and age spots. Consult with your dermatologist immediately if see anything suspicious or if there are any changes in color, texture or their size. Visit your dermatologist for regular skin cancer screenings.

Tanning booths or tanning beds are far from safe. While makers of these beds/booths tell you that they only produce UVA, the nun-burning type of rays, in fact UVA rays penetrate the skin even deeper than UBV rays do, and can make our skin dry, wrinkled and increase the risk of skin cancer.

Take care on cool, cloudy days. Damaging rays aren’t inhibited by clouds, and you can still get burned because ultraviolet light can penetrate cloud cover. Take precautions even when the sun isn’t shining brightly.

Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural aging process and prevent various skin problems.

Laser Hair Removal — is it for me?

Laser hair removal is a great replacement for shaving , plucking or waxing excess hair, and a great choice for men and women. Laser hair removal is the most common cosmetic procedure in U.S. reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons — chest, back and shoulders for men and under arms, legs and bikini area for women.

A concentrated beam of light is aimed at hair. The light is absorbed by the pigment, which damages the hair follicle at its base . This will cause the hair to fall out or become finer and much less noticeable over time. Lasers can remove hair for anywhere from several months to years, as the results vary.

Lasers can remove unwanted hair quickly and reliably. Lasers for hair removal target dark pigmentations and as a result they may not be the best choice for very light colored hair, gray, or white. Avoiding tanning and excessive sun exposure is a no-no before a laser treatment, since darker skin absorbs the light before it can reach the follicles.

Generally most people will need 6-8 treatments to experience 80% to 90% of permanent hair reduction. Because of hair growth cycle we recommend appointments scheduled 4 weeks apart for face and 6 week for other areas.

Ouch factor: it depends on the area of the body the laser hair removal is being done. Also depending on a person’s pain tolerance, lasers can feel like a gentle pinch or the snap of a rubber band. Numbing creams can lessen the discomfort.