The Benefits of a HydraFacial With a Perk

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As you may already know, a HydraFacial is a great way to pamper your skin. Offering a variety of benefits, this revolutionary treatment can achieve some pretty amazing results. Pair it with a Perk, however, and those results get even better!

HydraFacial Perk

So, what’s a Perk? A Perk is an add-on treatment to a HydraFacial that specifically targets the most delicate areas of the face (eyes and lips). Utilizing patented roller-flex technology, the results of the treatment are immediate and long-lasting.

For the eyes, a combination of horse chestnut seed extract and arnica flower extract help to tone, firm, and hydrate the area. And then for the lips, ingredients of peppermint oil and peony extract are able to refresh, hydrate, and lightly plump the area.

So, if you want to take your HydraFacial to the next level a Perk is the way to go! To learn more about a HydraFacial with a Perk or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today.

Source: HydraFacial.com

The holidays can be a stressful (and cold) time of year. Due to that, skincare is of the utmost importance. That’s why treating yourself to a chemical peel or HydraFacial is a must! So, which is best for you? We asked our aesthetician Jamie Popp and here’s what she had to say about the benefits of each: Chemical Peel OR HydraFacial Woman

Chemical Peel

  • Safe for all skin types
  • Enhances skin tone and texture
  • Great for anti-aging (fine lines and wrinkles)
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Helps with acne
  • Penetrates deep into the skin, working underneath the epidermis
  • Continues to help the skin even after treatment
  • One of the best treatment options for melasma
  • Perfect for skin sensitivity to rosacea
  • Aside from the face, it can also be used on the neck, chest, and hands

HydraFacial

  • Safe for all skin types
  • Cleanses deep into the pores
  • Offers a milder chemical peel
  • Lasting hydration
  • Leaves the skin dewy in appearance, with a noticeable glow
  • Kills acne bacteria
  • Exfoliates by removing dead skin cells

Overall, a HydraFacial is a much more comprehensive and in-depth treatment in comparison to a chemical peel. But, if you are looking to even your skin tone and remove dark spots, a chemical peel may be the better option. If you would like to learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today.

Woman vitamin C

Our skin is naturally built to repair, but sometimes things in our daily routine (ie. sun exposure) can still lead to premature skin aging and damage. That’s why regularly using a product containing vitamin C, an antioxidant that our bodies do not naturally produce, can be so beneficial.

As one of the best anti-aging ingredients out there, vitamin C is also a natural sun protectant. Because of this, we encourage our patients to apply it first thing in the morning. And regular use can even promote collagen growth! It is important to note, however, that vitamin C for the skin must be properly formulated. If not, the benefits will not be as significant. That’s why we like SkinCeuticals vitamin C antioxidants. Their line in particular goes through a rigorous development process that ensures optimal results (all of their vitamin C serums are backed by 30 years of antioxidant research and demonstrated efficacy in independent clinical studies).

As you can see, vitamin C is an essential ingredient in any skincare regimen. Call our office or click here to find out which of SkinCeuticals vitamin C serums is right for you.

 

Source: SkinCeuticals

Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a type of scarring that occurs on the skin due to a sudden fluctuation in its size. This abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin to rupture, leaving behind narrow lines or streaks as the skin heals. Stretch Marks

Although they can develop anywhere on the body, they usually reside on the abdomen, breasts, and thighs. Stretch marks are most common in women after pregnancy, but they can also develop from rapid weight gain or loss.

When they first show up, they typically have a pinkish, red hue and may feel slightly raised. Eventually, that color will fade and they level off into the skin. Their appearance may improve over time, but as is the case with any scar, they are permanent.

There are some products and treatments however that can make stretch marks less noticeable. They include:

  • Ceramide Moisturizer. This will help hold the skin together and retain moisture.
  • SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. This vitamin C serum helps to improve the appearance of fine lines by firming the skin.
  • Micro-needling. This cosmetic procedure uses a bunch of tiny needles to make small perforations to the skin to induce collagen production. This in turn plumps up the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
  • RF Skin Tightening. A noninvasive treatment that heats the under layers of skin to stimulate collagen, causing the skin to look fuller and tighter.
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    With any of these options, it is important to be patient and understand that results will not be seen immediately. If stretch marks are something that is bothering you, contact our office today to see what options are best for your situation specifically.

     

    Source: The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

    Here at the Lisa S. Ball, NP Building we are committed to providing our patients with the latest and most advanced treatments in skin rejuvenation. The Sublative RF Skin Tightening in particular is probably the most cutting-edge.

    Rather than using laser or light, this procedure harnesses radio frequency energy. The radio frequency energy heats up the underlying layers of skin, stimulating collagen production, leading to more youthful looking skin. Many patients have a noticeable improvement immediately after being treated, and the skin actually continues to improve over the next few months as collagen production increases. In as little as 3-4 treatments, Sublative RF Skin Tightening provides effective acne scar treatment, anti-wrinkle treatment and overall rejuvenation and toning of the skin.

    Sublative Patient Results

    Our patient after four Sublative RF Skin Tightening treatments.

    If you would like to learn more about the process or would like to schedule a free consultation contact our office today.

    With the huge success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), many people have become familiar with some of the franchise’s most popular superheroes. Whether it be Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, or the Hulk, the superheroes have captivated moviegoers throughout the globe for over a decade. With such a unique and iconic look, the Hulk may be the one hero that stands out the most.

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    Characterized as a large mutant monster with green skin, the Hulk developed his appearance from an exposure to gamma radiation. Although the concept of becoming a large mutant monster may not be feasible in real life, it is in fact possible for the color of skin to turn (or appear) green.

    Some ways that skin can do that includes:

    • Prolonged contact to cheap gold, copper, and certain metals typically found in inexpensive jewelry.
    Exposure to strong chlorine levels in water.
    During the process of bruising there is a stage where the iron in the blood turns green and can become visible through the skin.
    Patients experiencing multiple organ failure may be at risk for unusual pigmentation effects from feeding tube dyes.
    Condition known as gangrene can cause the skin to appear green prior to turning black.

    If you notice the color of your skin changing, contact your doctor immediately, as it may be a sign of a more serious medical condition.

    Contact dermatitis is a common skin condition that occurs from exposure to a substance that irritates the skin. The effects are represented by redness and inflammation. This may be caused by certain soaps, deodorants, jewelry or even some plants.

    The most infamous form of the condition stems from contact with Poison Ivy. Poison Ivy is a plant that secretes oil, which upon contact with the skin causes irritation leaving behind a rash. Although the rash is extremely uncomfortable, itching or scratching the infected area will cause the condition to worsen. Not only will the inflammation further increase, but it may also lead to scarring and darkening of the skin (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). Within the first few days of contraction, the treatment methods tend to be more effective and efficient. For periods beyond that time, such as a week or two, options may include a topical steroid.

    The most successful treatment options when dealing with any form of contact dermatitis include identifying what causes the reaction, avoiding it (if possible), and taking the corrective steps and it should improve within a few weeks. Although this condition can become quite serious it is not life-threatening, nor contagious. If you believe you may be experiencing contact dermatitis call our office immediately.