Advanced Facial Treatments

CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Have ever been interested in what Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is? I will be having this procedure performed on me this week and I am brave enough to let those of you who are interested watch the procedure.
I will be posting on my business site www.facebook.com/SkinDeepGJ. This will be educational and a bit ugly, but who would be better to walk you through the process than your resident guide. Please follow SkinDeepGJ and I will post the procedure, what it looks like; feels like; and how long it takes to heal. CO2 resurfacing can erase years from your face and dramatically improve the appearance of wrinkles and pigment, but it is not a lunchtime procedure.Tiny wounds are made in mega pixels allowing the surrounding healthy skin cells to aid in the healing process. This will allow my skin to stimulate new collagen and elastin by targeting zones deep in the skin as opposed to the entire skin surface, fractional CO2 resurfacing is usually a one-time, treatment performed with local anesthesia. It offers improvement in wrinkles, discoloration and scarring be sure to tune in and check it out.

The Positive Effects of Vitamin A on Your Skin

VITAMIN A. Otherwise none as retinoids, vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is not present in the body. It is important not only to general health systems, but also for the skin.  You will find it present in these foods: Liver, oils, egg yolk, milk and various vegetables. Vitamin A should be applied topically in order to perform its essential purposes. The sun depletes the skin of vitamin A, thus why people who tan age faster than those who don’t. Good skin care products will contain vitamin A in their formulas due to its significance in preventing and healing sun damage. Vitamin A will prevent, restore, normalize and help repair damaged skin. You will find it listed on your labels as: retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate and retinol, along with the more traditional perscription form, retinoic acid. When using vitamin A enhanced skin care products you must always remember to apply sunscreen.

Using chemical peels to aid acne clear up

acne5Chemical peels using either alpha hydroxy acid or beta hydroxy acid are both highly effective in treating mild to moderately severe facial acne, researchers at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine have found–the first study to compare the two different types of acid peels as therapies for the skin disorder.

Peels using beta hydroxy acid (or BHA) had slightly fewer side effects and results that lasted a bit longer than did peels using alpha hydroxy acid (or AHA), the study found. But overall, both types of treatments were similarly effective in reducing lesions caused by acne vulgaris, the medical term for common facial acne, which affects some 85% of all people 12 to 24 years old.

Are Vitamins A C & E in your moisturizer? Check this out….

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Vita-Rich Serum Vita-Rich Serum delivers pure, active nutrients deep into skin tissue to moisturize and promote a healthier appearance. Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamins A, C, D, E and K nourish skin and help reduce the effects of aging, sun damage and environmental toxicity.
• Vitamins and Squalane protect, heal and moisturize the skin • Helps prevent the effects of aging, photodamage, and environmental toxicity • Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamins A, C, D, E and K nourish the skin

 

 

 

 

Key ingredients

Squalane Biogenic moisturizer
Vitamin A Stabilizes skin cell growth, improves texture, firms and smoothes
Vitamin C Protects, heals and stimulates collagen production
Vitamin D Stabilizes skin cell growth, improves skin healing and immunity
Vitamin E Antioxidant, reduces skin redness and irritation
Vitamin K Improves circulation, minimizes bruising and redness

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Be sure to get your birthday suit check by a doctor this month. Check your skin for these signs. Please watch this quick video to help you.

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The signs of melanoma

The signs of melanoma

Be Aware of Spray Tans

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Be aware of Spray Tans and use the nose plugs and eye protection provided: Spray tans provide a tanned appearance to the skin without sun exposure.

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Facial Cleansers

face3Sanítas facial cleansers are the first step in our unique philosophy of stimulation and nourishment. At Sanítas our cleansers do much more than simply cleanse; they prepare the skin for our toners, treatments and moisturizers that follow. They also help improve blood supply and provide anti-aging effects by stimulating cell renewal and collagen production. Sanítas offers a range of active and resting cleansers to stimulate and help regenerate the skin by using lactic acid, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, vitamins and nutrients. Alternating between active and resting cleansers promotes a healthy balance which is key in treating all skin types

                                                                                             

 

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Available at: Skin Deep

What Is Your Skin Type??

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What is your skin type?

The most important question regarding your skin care routine.
This will help you to determine what products you should choose.
NORMAL SKIN: Cheeks are generally smooth, moist to touch and evenly pigmented. Occasionally skin is oily or dry.
COMBINATION SKIN: Cheeks are moist to touch, smooth and evenly pigmented.  May occasionally feel oiliness on nose, forehead or chin.
OILY SKIN: Skin is shiny, congested and prone to blemishes.
DRY SKIN: Skin feels tight, flaky, dehydrated and may irritate easily.
SENSITIVE SKIN: Skin is easily irritated, reactive and prone to redness.
Enjoy a consultation at Skin Deep and learn what products work best for your skin.

What do Retinol’s do? Anti-Aging!

Retinol is an antioxidant, which means it helps to neutralize substances call free radicals. Free radicals destroy healthy skin cells. By neutralizing free radicals, retinols calms the skin, decreasing stress factors that may damage the skin .

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Tanning beds linked to skin cancer

Women who use tanning salons have a somewhat increased risk of skin cancer, according to a study that adds to evidence that baking in a tan bed can be as bad as baking under the sun.

The study, by a team at Harvard Medical School, looked at data from nearly 730,000 nurses followed for 20 years and found that women who used tanning beds in their youth were more likely than others to develop skin cancer. Though many studies have linked tanning beds to a higher skin cancer risk, the link to basal cell carcinoma, by far the most common form of skin cancer, have been inconsistent.

“We … investigated whether frequency of tanning bed use during high school/college and at ages 25 to 36 years were associated with a risk of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma,” wrote Jiali Han and colleagues in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

“Our data provide evidence for a dose-response relationship between tanning bed use and the risk of skin cancers, especially basal cell carcinoma, and the association is stronger for patients with a younger age at exposure.”

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