“My skin is too oily for moisturizer.” WRONG

Moisturizer is important for maintaining healthy skin, regardless of the amount of oil produced.  Clients who have oily skin tend to think that drying it out is the best option for controlling breakouts.  Acne occurs from a combination of dead skin and excess sebum, which leads to a buildup of bacteria and triggers inflammation.  The human body is made to adapt to changes; therefore, drying out the skin often results in even more sebum production.  This excess sebum, along with a dry epidermis, accumulates within the follicles, eventually resulting in more breakouts.  Dry skin also leads to other skin conditions, including sensitivity, eczema and signs of aging,

The BioLight/ LED Light Therapy

 

Creating cell energy: Over time, the human body generally becomes less efficient at producing adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body’s fuel source. In relation, light-based energy of specific wavelengths helps to stimulate ATP production
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In fact, most theories of aging are based upon progressive cellular impairment as a result of multiple causes, so the idea of stimulating energy production to help fortify the cell to successfully accomplish these tasks makes a great deal of sense in terms of using the body’s own resources to keep it in better working order.

Exfoliaton

Exfoliation
Although our skin knows how to exfoliate itself, the process slows down once we reach our mid 20’s and continues to slow with age. In fact, this dwindling cell turnover is exactly what causes our skin to become uneven, duller, thicker and less receptive to hydration. The solution lies in purposeful exfoliation of the skin by either mechanical or chemical means.
Mechanical approaches included mild abrasives with friction and dry micro dermabarasion. This purges part of the top layer of skin but does not incorporate nutrients to support the skin. If aging skin is to maintain its density, it requires a continual supply of nutrients. Failure to nourish repeatedly mechanically exfoliated skin can thin the dermis, trigger infection, dilate blood cells and impair repair mechanisms.
Chemical methods involve products that contain AHAs, BHAs, enzymes and other agents that absorb and loosen the glue like substance that binds cells, allowing the dead and dry cells to ease away. Chemical exfoliating agents remove dead skin cells at a deeper level than do mechanical exfoliates. Any effective chemical exfoliation is likely to produce some heating or stinging sensations but it is a reliable and natural way to clean out pores and purge oils. The skin is peeled more evenly than the mechanical approach and nutrients applied penetrate more easily.
When you require an additional boost with an exfoliation try:
• For firming one of the most popular and effective procedures is Facial Toning.
• For healing and repairing, LumiStim has proven to be effective.
• For firming, healing and repairing Jet Peel is becoming one of the most popular because it is effective in firming, healing, repairing and penetrating nutrients deep into the skin.

What is a Geneo+ Treatment?

What is Geneo+ Treatment?

 

The three aspects of an Geneo+ treatment are:

1.Exfoliation: It removes the upper layer of dead skin cells, similar to a gentle microdermabrasion.

2.Skin rejuvenation: It infuses the skin with active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides and antioxidants.

3.Oxygenation: It produces carbon dioxide bubbles that gently burst on the skin’s surface, which then stimulates oxygen-rich blood flow to the area and greater absorption of the nutrients.

There are two choices of nutrients:

*NeoRevive is for all-around rejuventation and anti-aging

*NeoBright is for brightening and texture improvement

 

How Geneo+ is different from DermaAbrasion?

It’s a non-vacuum, vibrating hand piece so there’s no suction action at all (which can be irritating).  In comparison, the Geneo+ device is just buffing all over your face instead of sucking it in wherever it touches. It’s extremely gentle and can be used on sensitive skin and all over the face, including around the eyes, mouth and nose. Geneo+’s oxygenation effect happens internally during the exfoliation part of the treatment, the hand piece is fitted with a “Capsugen” capsule on the end, which is a soft exfoliating head made of sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and magnesium. When it touches the treatment gel on your skin, it creates carbon dioxide bubbles, which causes oxygen-enriched blood to come to the surface. There’s no external energy involved—just ingredient interaction.

How an Geneo+ treatment feels

The process is similar to a regular derma abrasion treatment except it is less irritating  to the skin. The entire treatment takes about 1 1/2 hours when you include the BioLights.

The Oxygen Facial

What is an oxygen facial?

A pressurized stream of oxygen that delivers active ingredients to the skin—the quality of those actives has recently been upgraded from basic moisturizers to fancy stuff like hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides.  Clients love this treatment  because it makes the skin more plumped-up and luminous.

 

What to expect at an oxygen facial

Here’s how a typical appointment will go down.  It’s a much more no-nonsense, results-oriented approach to your skincare.

After ushering you into the treatment room, we will first cleanse (and usually exfoliate) your skin.

Then we will analyze your skin to determine which infusion would suit you best.

There are four treatment options, each serum featuring a targeted blend of hyaluronic acid, botanical extracts, antioxidants, peptides and/or vitamins:

Benefits:

Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while enhancing overall hydration.

Evens skin tone..

Brightens.

Calms acne while restoring moisture balance and defending against future breakouts.

Softens and firm expression lines.

Defines the eye contour and plump the lips.

The key ingredient is really the hyaluronic acid, a molecule that is found naturally in our skin (and is also the substance in most injectable fillers); it attracts and binds moisture, therefore helping skin look firmer and more hydrated.

The Jet Peel—emits a continuous flow of 90 to 95 percent pure oxygen under hyperbaric pressure (compared to the 18 to 21 percent naturally in our environment). This is said to enhance the absorption of the serums so you get more benefit from the ingredients. Oxygen is also naturally antibacterial and has a cooling, calming effect.

The infusing feels like a blast of cold air on the skin, with a slight pressure but nothing painful or uncomfortable. Once we slowly make our way around your entire face with the wand, you’ll get one of their topical serums and/or creams applied on top (a process called “hyaluronic layering”).

The whole process takes about 60 minutes, and then you can also buy products to help maintain your results at home. Progressive SkinCare four booster serums that you can mix and match to customize your regimen:

 

Progressive SkinCare Serums

The Ultra Bright with HA Serum is for all skin types and helps even out irregular skin tone and sun damage.

The CPH Serum is packed with peptides for restoring volume and tightness to skin that’s lost elasticity, tone and density.

The Vital Cell Recovery Serum is great for all skin types.  It  helps with fine lines and wrinkles.

The Optimum Antioxidant Serum It gives your skin that boost when it looks tired and kind of sad, the same way you would drink a green juice when you feel blah.  It also has more natural ingredients than other brands.

I’m a bit of a serum junkie, so I LOVE the concept of these and that you can use different ones depending on what your skin needs.

Oxygen facial benefits

So does the oxygen facial actually work? Well, speaking from my own experience, the short-term proof is in the mirror. Every time I’ve had an oxygen facial, the results were instant and noticeable. You really do glow when you walk out of Advanced DermaCare

Oxygen facials versus invasive treatments

So why would you splurge on a series of oxygen facials when you could just deal with the signs of aging by going under the needle—or knife? Here’s my take:

“I’m all for making oneself feel better, whether it’s filler or anything. But in general, there are people who’ve taken it way too far. I think why people love this treatment so much is because it makes you look like a better version of yourself. You look like you’ve just come back from vacation; you look well-rested. It’s non-invasive and you don’t have to worry if there’s going to be any kind of problem after the treatment.”

LED LIPO SLIM

LED Lipo Slim, commonly known as ‘lipo slim’, is a non-invasive lipo sculpture procedure for the removal of stubborn pockets of fat such as saddlebags, love handles and double chins. It can effectively reduce areas of fat resistant to diet or exercise with fewer side effects than traditional procedures such as liposuction. The procedure uses LED’s to effectively ‘melt’ unwanted fat on the face and body, and then allows the body to metabolize the melted fat, with no adverse physiological effects and are used by the body as an energy source.

It has been touted as a lunchtime treatment.   LED Lipo Slim is not a weight loss treatment and is not suited to people who are significantly overweight, it is better for those with small localized areas of stubborn fat. The results give rise to a more harmonious body shape in a short time, without the bruising and swelling of more aggressive procedures.

Am I a Candidate?

Ideal candidates are those with stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. LED Lipo Slim is not a treatment for obesity – it is designed for the reduction of localized areas of fat and skin tightening in people who are a normal body weight.

The advanced body contouring device directly targets the fat cells.  Stimulating the cells opens their pores to release the fat stored inside.  The fat cells then shrink in size.  The excess is then removed safely by the body’s natural metabolic process.

The LED Lipo Slim is ideal for those who already practice a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise, but need a little extra help removing localized pockets of fat.  The LED Lipo Slim is also intended for those who need a motivational “jump start” towards starting and maintaining a healthier and slimmer lifestyle.

The LED Lipo Slim shrink’s fat cells faster than exercise alone!

What’s A Visit Like?

After being positioned on the treatment table, painless LED paddles will be placed on each treatment area for approximately 30-40 minutes.  The paddles are then removed.

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How do I prepare for the treatment?

If treating the lower body, you will need to wear loose and non-constricting clothes and undergarments.   In order to obtain the correct positioning of the LED pads, the area you’re having treated will be exposed for a short time.   However, during the actual treatment, you will be completely covered.

Does it hurt?

Not at all!   You will feel a sensation of a slight warmth during the procedure.   There is no “pin prick” sensation.

How Many Visits Does It Take?

You can achieve results after your first visit!   Ideally, a minimum of 6 treatments and a maximum of 10 are recommended to achieve optimal and desired results.  Depending on results required and body areas to be treated, the amount of treatments may vary by each individual.

What Results Can I Expect?

Almost everyone shows a measureable loss with each treatment.  Cumulative treatments are noticeable and impressive.  Exercise and proper nutrition will help increase results.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

  • Stomach
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Arms

Are There Any Side Effects?

  • No pain or discomfort
  • No anesthesia or medications
  • No bruising
  • No recovery time
  • No surgery- completely non-invasive
  • Immediate return to activities
  • As little as a 30-minute treatment time.

Who Is Not a Candidate for The Treatment?

Clients must be at least 18 years of age, cannot be breast feeding or have any of the following:  epilepsy, herpes simplex, liver/kidney disorders, or cancer (must be in remission for at least 1 year), previous liposuction or cold laser procedures.

 

 

Exfoliation

Although our skin knows how to exfoliate itself, the process slows down once we reach our mid 20’s and continues to slow with age.  In fact, this dwindling cell turnover is exactly what causes our skin to become uneven, duller, thicker and less receptive to hydration.  The solution lies in purposeful exfoliation of the skin by either mechanical or chemical means.

Mechanical approaches included mild abrasives with friction and dry micro dermabarasion.  This purges part of the top layer of skin but does not incorporate nutrients to support the skin.  If aging skin is to maintain its density, it requires a continual supply of nutrients.  Failure to nourish repeatedly mechanically exfoliated skin can thin the dermis, trigger infection, dilate blood cells and impair repair mechanisms.

Chemical methods involve products that contain AHAs, BHAs, enzymes and other agents that absorb and loosen the glue like substance that binds cells, allowing the dead and dry cells to ease away.  Chemical exfoliating agents remove dead skin cells at a deeper level than do mechanical exfoliates.  Any effective chemical exfoliation is likely to produce some heating or stinging sensations but it is a reliable and natural way to clean out pores and purge oils.  The skin is peeled more evenly than the mechanical approach and nutrients applied penetrate more easily.

When you require an additional boost with an exfoliation try:

  • For firming one of the most popular and effective procedures is an Ionic High Definition Skin Treatment .
  • For healing and repairing, LumiStim has proven to be effective.
  • For firming, healing and repairing Jet Peel is becoming one of the most popular because it is effective in firming, healing, repairing and penetrating nutrients deep into the skin.

Hormones and the Skin Understanding Life Changes

Hormones control nearly every aspect of the human body. These chemical messengers are the reasons our immune system functions; they metabolize food into fuel; they control our moods; and they kick-start the many changes associated with puberty and the physiological changes in our skin as we move from youth to old age.

Both men and women go through different stages of hormonal activity during their lives. Often unpredictable in their timing, these fluctuations can have a considerable impact on the skin. Most important are three of the sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Here’s how they operate in men and women of different ages, and some of the effects they bring.

Girls and Women

For girls, puberty begins around the ages of 9 to 14 and lasts an average of four years. Throughout a woman’s fertile years, her estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels fluctuate with themenstrual cycle, affecting skin clarity throughout the month.

Perimenopausal skin can be difficult to treat because the hormonalshifts do not follow a set pattern.

Estrogen levels peak during menstruation, leaving the skin clear of breakouts, then begin to decline on day seven of the menstrual cycle, allowing testosterone to become more dominant. With more testosterone comes increased oil production. On days 15-28, estrogen continues to decrease, while progesterone begins to increase. This is the time of
the month acne breakouts are most likely to occur: as progesterone rises, the follicle walls swell, trapping excess sebum and cell debris in an anaerobic environment conditions in which acne bacteria
thrive.

Perimenopause, when a woman’s fertility begins to decline, can start as early as 35. During this stage, there are volatile hormonal shifts in the rise and fall of estrogen and progesterone. This constant fluctuation creates a multitude of unwanted changes. Melasma can return or worsen, and acne breakouts can surge. Perimenopausal skin
can be difficult to treat because the hormonal shifts do not follow a set pattern.

Menopause marks the end of fertility. The age at which it occurs depends on many factors: diet, genetics, health, and lifestyle.  Menopause brings a significant decrease in estrogen. This often leads to surface dryness, which traps sebum beneath the skin and provides a perfect environment for acne breakouts. The hormonal shift can also cause melasma and other pigmentation changes, as well as the textural changes and wrinkling that come with collagen and elastin breakdown.

A regimen to address the challenges of menopausal skin should include ingredients to encourage collagen and elastin production, including vitamins A and C, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, and retinoids. For older women with dry skin, introduce highly moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, niacinamide, and silicones.

Boys and Men

Puberty for boys generally starts between the ages of 10 and 17, and lasts an average of seven years. During this time, the male body primarily produces testosterone, which increases sebum production.  Coupled with the less-than ideal hygiene habits of many teenage boys, this frequently results in challenging acne breakouts.

Throughout their teens and early 20s, men experience several more spikes in testosterone production. Typically, acne outbreaks cease after this time. Those with a family history of acne, however, may continue to experience breakouts well into their late 20s and sometimes into their early 30s. For these clients, daily care products formulated specifically to treat acne may be needed until testosterone production begins to slow during the next stage of life.

After age 30, testosterone production in men begins to decrease at a rate of 10 percent per decade. Just as with women in this age group, the rate of hormonal change and the resulting physical symptoms differ for each individual. In some men, the change will go unnoticed. In other cases, the testosterone decline can lead to reduced sexual function, changes in body composition, and mood fluctuations– similar to the experiences of older women.

Andropause, the male equivalent of menopause, brings a steep drop in testosterone production. The skin may become dry and rough due to a reduction in sebum production. Medically, this drop in testosterone is referred to as partial androgen decline in the aging male (PADAM), aging-associated androgen deficiency (AAAD), or male hypogonadism.

An older man’s skin care regimen should include the same ingredients recommended for an older woman. Although the hormonal changes involved are different, the result is the same: collagen and elastin production slows, and skin becomes drier. Older men typically need hydrating products to combat hormone-related skin dehydration.
Include lightweight humectants such as lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, glycerin, and urea.

Common Hormonal Skin Conditions

ACNE
Acne can occur at any time of life, but it is most common during puberty (in males and females) and perimenopause (in females). Regardless of the client’s age or gender, the causes are the same:

• Increased keratinization within the follicle.
• Increased sebum production.
• Increased Propionibacterium acnes bacteria.
• Inflammation.

Adolescent acne clients typically have oily, resilient skin, and should have a professional treatment every two weeks. For adult females whose acne follows monthly hormonal fluctuations, use the client’s menstrual cycle as a guide and treat every four weeks.  Perimenopausal acne patients will also be fighting age-related skin concerns.

Ionic HD Facial Treatment

Let’s be honest, your face is your calling card. With it, you make your first and most lasting impression, presenting an image that will remain in the memory of everyone you meet. Think about it. How many times have you heard people say they can’t remember names, but they never forget a face?

 Ionic Hi Definition Facial

 Almost all women want to have smooth, even toned, Hi Definition Skin.  Our facial skin is exposed daily to the environment, which coupled by our hectic lifestyles  erodes the integrity of the skin and muscle tone.

The Ionic HD Facial is patented technology using oscillating high-frequency waves, ultrasound and radio frequency with a nutrient solution.

The solution rapidly penetrates the skin, purges the pores and at the same time exfoliates the top layers of skin.

Cell repair occurs due to increased circulation and oxygen in the skin.  Increasing the blood supply to the collagen provides strength and firmness to the dermal tissue.

Skin loses about 1% of collagen every year we age, so maintenance of collagen is a critical component of skin health and a youthful appearance.

Skin metabolism is increased thereby improving collagen and elastin which often is deficient in sun damaged or aging skin.

Another benefit of increased circulation is increased lymph flow. Removing toxins and waste products in turn will make your skin look firmer and brighter.

 Advantages

The Ionic HD Facial will dramatically improve the quality of your skin.

There is no downtime.

May be used on all skin types without risk of adverse reaction or irritation.

Reduce

Fine Lines…Wrinkles…Sagging…Discoloration…

These are the earmarks of age that rob your face of its youth and vibrancy, leaving instead the impression of fatigue, dullness and age.  You don’t feel old.  Why, then, let an aging appearance hold you back? The solution could be as fast, easy and affordable as an Ionic HD Facial.

Ionic HD

(Hi Definition)

Facial

 This treatment can dramatically improve the quality of your skin and contour of your face.

 Ionic HD Facial is supported by scientific evidence to improve the skin in several ways.

 Each treatment takes about 60 minutes.

 Good for all skin types

BENEFITS

  Skin Brightening

 Improves Texture

  Deep Cleans

  Nourishes & Moisturizes

 Tightens Skin and Pores

 Improves Contour

IONIC HD STARS

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FOOD FOR HEALTHIER SKIN

Foods for Healthier Skin

CHOCOLATE, yes chocolate, Cocoa hydrate your skin, making it firmer and suppler. Chocolate contains high levels of flavonoids, a potent antioxidant.

YOGURT, the protein helps skin become firmer.

POMEGRANATES are packed with polyphenol antioxidant which help fight free radicals and regulates skin blood flow.

WALNUTS contain Omega 3 Fatty Acids which improve skin elasticity and copper which boost collagen.

PEPPERS, green and yellow lessen wrinkles especially around the eyes and yellow and orange can decrease sun sensitivity.

SUNFLOWER SEEDS loaded with Vit E keeps your skin supple by protecting its top layers from the sun.

KIDNEY BEANS a Zit Zapper contains high levels of zinc.

SOY, milk or edamame, helps reduce hyperpigmentation.

OATMEAL keeps your blood sugar stable and maintains your level of androgens (a hormone that can contribute to wrinkles) and lessens irritations.

GREEN TEA, high in antioxidants which is proved to reduce redness and inflammation.