Chemical Peels

Clogged Pores – What do I do?

Help I have clogged pores, what do I do?

This is a common question that I hear from every client with #acne. What is the best way to deal with blackheads and whiteheads?

First we must control the dead-cell accumulation and clear the follicle out. It is important that we do this together, this treatment requires at home care and an acne control facial.

Extractions are a necessary process in your treatment as well as salicylic, AHAS and enzymes in the form of peels. These help to loosen the dead cells on the skin’s surface which ease the extraction process.  The use of these and other solutions help to liquefy the solid oil accumulations in the pores and break up the masses thus improving the extraction process.

At home care is carefully monitored to make sure you are not excessively over drying your skin. There is a fine balance to finding the right products to use and many times we alternate them with active/resting products. Daily home care is the real key to  acne management and the application of mild AHAS, BHAS. Certain serums that I recommend also calm the skin and reduce the bacteria load.

Many times you will find that the clogged pores start loosening up and the count of whiteheads and blackheads is reduced. However, this is the time to continue treatment for long term success.

Schedule your acne consultation today with Jo Ann to learn more about treatment options. Enjoy the success of beautiful glowing skin, don’t despair, you do have options. #skincare, #skindeepgj.com, #medicalspa

Fire & Ice Rejuvenating Facial

IS Clinical Fire & Ice Facial is excellent for all skin types and ages, this facial results in a complexion that is dramatically refined, with no downtime, peeling, or other negative side effects. Intensive clinical treatment designed to rapidly and safely resurface the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing, softening and encouraging cellular renewal.

Awakening your senses, this phenomenal treatment incorporates both active and soothing formulas, which display aromas of warm cinnamon and spice as well as cool peppermint. The centerpiece of this remarkable treatment system is a combination of two therapeutic masques. The Resurfacing and Rejuvenating masques are followed by a unique combinations of serums and creams.
Enjoy this rejuvenating treatment today with Jo Ann at Skindeepgj.com or by calling 970-250-9249

The Function of a Peel

While we learn about AHAS, BHAS and Retinols, it is important to understand the function of a peel. #Peels are #regenerating the skin. They strengthen the bonds in the skin, increase circulation, stimulate fibroblasts-resulting in new cell development. But downtime peels and superficial peels are different. It is important to know the difference and it is extremely important that the person applying your peel is certified and knowledgeable to do so.

It is important to note that one superficial peel will help lightly improve the skin texture . Superficial peels give the best results when done in a series. When dealing with acne, monthly peels are a very important part of the healing process. However, skin requires an active phase and a resting phase, over peeling will have detrimental affects and is not recommended.

There are many steps necessary to complete prior to a peel. Never allow anyone to just peel you on a moments notice. Your skin must be prepared for the ultimate response.

To learn more, please contact Jo Ann at Skindeepgj.com. Schedule your consultation today and find out if you are a good candidate for this amazing regeneration. #peel, #renewedskin, #medicalspa.

What in the World are AHAS, BHAS and Retinols?

Today we are learning more about alpha hydroxy acids and how they benefit our skin. KOJIC ACID is produced by aspergillus oryzae. This is a filamentous fungus (a mold) used to ferment soybeans. It is well known for it skin-brightening abilities and you will find this in many products that use naturally based ingredients for lightening the skin. It has exfoliating properties but is used with caution on very sensitive skin types. Learn which AHA, BHAS and Retinols will work best for your skin by contacting. Skindeepgj.com . #beautytips, #skin, #medicalspa, #skincareclinic.

What in the world are AHAS BHAS and RETINOLS

This week we are learning about acids that are used on your skin and why in the world would you use them. Yesterday, we learned that glycolic acid is an exfoliant and is used to deliver other ingredients into your skin.

Today, let us look at LACTIC ACID which is derived from milk, fruit, vegetables and some plants. It is a milder form of alpha hydroxy acids and one that is a moisturizing. It is much less irritating to sensitive skin than glycolic because it has a larger molecular structure and penetrates the skin much slower than glycolic. Lactic acid is a natural component of your cells and can stimulate collagen production. Lactic Acid will smooth out the appearance of large pores and lightly improve acne scars. Lactic Acid will also aid your skins barrier function and improve the water barrier properties by increasing ceramides and glycosamino-glycans (natural moisturizers).

You will find LACTIC ACID in many skin care products ranging from light peels, moisturizers, serums and cleansers.

Contact Jo Ann today to learn more about how LACTIC ACID can improve your skin. #skindeepgj.com, #skincare, #skincareproducts, #peels

Effective Anti-Aging Treatments with Chemical Peels- What do You Need To Know?

Chemical peels are an art form and should be performed only by a certified skin care professional trained in the use of peels. Not everyone has this certification and it is important to ask for credentials.  Chemical peels are a very effective way to slow down the aging process and correct uneven pigment.

Post-care and skin recovery are important to understand. Your skin care professional should provide you a list and treatment protocol for taking care of your skin pre/post procedure. Proper healing is essential.

Know what type of peel is being performed on you and why. Ask for before and after pictures and understand what peeling means. Do not have this procedure performed any closer to a special event than 1 month out. 

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Renew, Refine, Exfoliate Your Skin

dry skin 2The holidays are gone, spring break is around the corner and wedding season is just a few months away.  This is the time for exfoliation. If you would like to reduce the signs of aging, acne or sun damage, now is the time to do something. Hurry, before you are in the summer sun.

Light peels gently accelerate the skin cell regenerations replacing old cells with new younger looking cells. Renew, Refine, Exfoliate by microdermabrasion or any of the wonderful choices of peels available at #skindeepgj.com.

Visibly improve the quality, texture and tone of your skin today. Call 970-250-9249 or schedule online. #facials, #peels, #sanitas

Manual at home microdermabrasion verses clinical microdermabrasion

Technological Differences Of Home Microdermabrasion VS Clinical

A professional microdermabrasion treatment utilizes advanced microderm machines that, in effect, “polish” the skin. By emitting a pressurized stream of abrasive crystal particles onto treated areas, these machines remove dead skin cells, improve the look of acne, fine lines, and skin imperfections, and smooth out the texture and tone of treated skin. Professional microdermabrasion can use aluminum oxide crystals (the most common type), sodium chloride or magnesium crystals, or crystal-free, diamond-tipped applicators during treatment. Aluminum oxide microdermabrasion is the most popular choice because it’s effective but not too expensive, and because its bacteria-killing properties have even been shown to prevent acne from forming. Patients should always consult with a certified clinical esthetician prior to microdermabrasion treatments to learn which form of microderm the clinic uses, and the procedural risks and benefits that are involved.

At-home microdermabrasion kits, although designed to treat the same skin problems as professional microderm, and very safe to use, their inferior technology can’t produce the same level of results. Even with at-home systems that use crystal or diamond particles, the particles are often mixed with a face cream that’s applied by hand, or they’re rubbed on with a scrubbing applicator. These systems will improve the look and feel of skin slightly, but they aren’t powerful enough to benefit skin more than your standard exfoliation scrub can.

So, when choosing between professional and at-home microdermabrasion, you may want to ask yourself another question: Do I want to sacrifice quality for convenience? Because, when it comes to quality skin care results, especially for older patients with advanced wrinkles and skin damage, at-home methods just aren’t going to “scrub” it!