Dermaplaning- A Gentle ExfoliationDermaplaning removes the outer most layers of dead skin cells leaving the skin immediately smooth, supple and vibrant.Dermaplaning is a non-traumatic exfoliation method of skin rejuvenation. This technique refinishes the skin through a controlled scraping by removing dead skin cells and stimulating collagen and elastin to rejuvenate the skin. Dermaplaning also gives the added benefit of removing fine velous (peach fuzz) hair on the surface of the skin. Vellus hair, or peach fuzz, can trap excess dirt and oil as well as cast a shadow on the skin causing it to appear dull. By removing the excess hair, the skin instantly appears brighter and is much smoother in texture. (more…)
Sunscreen helps, but it is just the beginning. Consider, too, what you apply to your skin, skincare procedures, what you eat and your hormone levels to help you care for your aging skin.
It’s never, ever, too early to start an anti-aging, anti-wrinkle skin care plan. Think PREVENTION is key! And it is also never too late to slow down and start reversing the signs of aging skin. Think REWIND the hands of time! (more…)
At one time or another we have all dealt with a breakout, but how much do you really know about acne?
Here is everything you’ve ever wanted to know.
What is acne? Acne is your skins method of reacting when follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin. Acne is most commonly found on the face, neck, back and chest. These are the areas that have the largest number of functional oil glands. (more…)
Maybe the terms “icy temps” and “frigid cold” don’t apply here in Florida, but it is winter and your skin is probably feeling it. For that reason, I’m dedicating this blog to Tips and Tricks to get through your Winter Skin Woes….
Rapid change from outside cold to indoor heat sucks the moisture out of your skin leaving you dry, irritated, looking dull, and can even lead to (gasp) premature wrinkles! So how can we avoid this…? (more…)
From time to time, I like to switch up my regimen and try out different products. It helps me learn about other skincare lines besides what I use in treatment and I can better recommend products to my patients. I’ve never learned well from reading alone, so I have to get hands on and see, smell, touch, taste (ok, maybe not taste) the products to decide how I feel about them. With that being said, today’s blog is dedicated to hyperpigmentation and Obagi. (more…)
What They Are
Growth factors are proteins that, “regulate cell growth and cell division in the skin,” says celebrity aesthetician Gina Mari. “We have synthesized growth factors to heal injuries and wounds and stimulate the immune system.” When skin is damaged, the production of growth factors slows and the skin can look weathered.
How They Work
Growth factors are absorbed by cells in the epidermis and dermis, “signaling surrounding tissues and cells to incite wound-healing,” says St. Augustine, FL, facial plastic surgeon Patrick Angelos, MD. Products with growth factors stimulate
tissue regeneration and create collagen and elastin.
What You’ll Notice
According to High Point, NC, dermatologist Zoe Draelos, MD, many products with growth factors hydrate because of the carrier vehicle they are packaged in. New York dermatologist Patricia Wexler, MD says growth factors can facilitate pathways for peptides and antioxidants, which drive repair. This is why they are often in skin-care products, too.
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