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Hydrafacial

Somewhere in the world, a HydraFacial is performed every 15 seconds. This essentially amounts to 2 million treatments given globally last year alone. That’s more than the total number of Botox injections administered in the U.S. in 2017. Does the HydraFacial really live up to its hype? Read on and see for yourself!   What… Read More »

Skin Stabilization

Stabilization prevents acquired sensitivity to treatment while increasing the skin’s resistance to negative external and/or internal factors by repairing and maintaining normal cellular functions in both the epidermis and dermis.    Epidermal Stabilization Strengthens skin and builds resistance Maintains healthy barrier function Restores adequate hydration Preserves DNA integrity Optimizes natural exfoliation by regulating keratinocyte maturation… Read More »

Chronic Inflammation Elimination

Inflammation is induced by many elements, including disease, UV light, excess sebum and long-term use of topical irritants. It is the immune system’s innate response against internal and eternal assaults. Inflammation is a normal, essential defense mechanism to keep the body healthy. Acute inflammation can be beneficial. For example, in wound healing: Inflammation is necessary… Read More »

Sebum Control

Sebum control prevents induction and progression of chronic inflammation and pigment conditions resulting from excess sebum output.   Excess sebum is detrimental to skin health. Sebum control is a critical step in skin health restoration to help prevent and control inflammatory conditions.   Excess sebum results in the following: Clogs pores, leading to acne Manifests… Read More »

Caring for Your Skin Beneath Your Face Mask

There’s been a lot to get used to throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With cases in America still on a steady rise, it’s more important than ever to follow CDC social distancing and face mask guidelines. While facial coverings are invaluable when it comes to protecting yourself and those around you from the coronavirus––they aren’t kind… Read More »

All About Eyes: What Causes Under-Eye Bags and How to Treat Them

In most cases, tracing where under-eye bags come from isn’t hard. After a good cry or a particularly late night, your skin responds by becoming puffy or darker than normal. But some people chronically struggle with bags under their eyes. While under-eye bags typically aren’t medically concerning, they commonly cause anxiety and self-consciousness. Often, bags… Read More »

Microneedling for Surgical Scarring

No matter how skilled your surgeon is, there will be some degree of scarring after any surgery. While cosmetic medicine has come a long way in minimizing scarring and innovating techniques to allow for subtle incision placement, we’ve yet to create a truly “scarless” procedure. That said, treating surgical scarring is now more advanced than… Read More »

How to Minimize Age Spots and Sun Damage at Home & With the Esthetician

Age spots are dark blemishes that rarely respond to over-the-counter treatments. Though the term “age spot” suggests natural aging causes these marks, they’re the result of prolonged sun exposure. Along with fine lines and patches of rough, leathery skin, age spots indicate collagen loss and increased melanin production secondary to UV damage.  Though age spots… Read More »