Keep in mind that it took YEARS to age and damage our skin. By the time we hit our late 20's & 30's we start to see the effects of sun damage on our skin. Sun causes 85-90% of our skin concerns and issues. Today millions of dollars have gone into the scientific & clinical research of skin & skin care products. We, in the Esthetics field, are now equipped with state of the art facial equipment, skin care products, and treatments to help turn back the hands of biology. With a, PROGRESSIVE vs AGGRESSIVE approach, quality/long lasting result are seen in as little as 3 months with monthly facial treatments and home care regiments.
Important Things To Remember
Home care generates 80% of results
Wear sunscreen, sunscreen, and sunscreen with a SPF of 30-45 is plenty sufficient, apply every 90 min when in the sun
Choose a quality skin care line for your facial wash, moisturizer, and serums | Wal-Mart brands produce Wal-Mart results (if you are not getting the results you want from your current skin care line, time to choose another)
Add antioxidants such as Vitamin C & E into daily regiments (antioxidants fight free radicals, free radicals cause skin damage)
Exfoliation (chemical like a chemical peel or manual like a microdermabrasion treatment help speed up the skins rejuvenating process)
Corrective serums (concentrated, usually active, ingredients target your individual skin concerns & needs), apply first, 2x a day
Advanced facial equipment/therapies like: chemical peels, Micro-Current & Micro-Needling face therapy, can play a ENORMOUS roll in achieving your desired results
Each individual has different skin care needs. All clients are affected by internal and external factors i.e.-sun exposure, nutrition, biology, genes. One thing we all have in common is we age, some fast some slow. By the age of 20 a person produces about 1% less collagen each year. By the age of 40 collagen is no longer produced. By the age of 60 40% of collagen is lost.
what is a chemical peel
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are basic types of chemical peels:
Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.
Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.
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AKA "Dilated Capillaries" "
what is micro-current facial therapy
The microcurrent facial is a therapeutic treatment that delivers safe, painless, low-level electrical impulses to strategic locations under the skin to firm and tone the facial muscles on both an immediate and long-term basis. The technology simultaneously repairs collagen in the dermis (the deepest layer of the skin), while gently erasing signs of aging in the epidermis (the top layer of skin). As we age, our electrical impulses slow down causing aging and sagging facial skin. Microcurrent technology works in harmony with the natural bio-electrical currents naturally found in our bodies to help speed up the cellular regenerative process resulting in firmer, healthier, more youthful looking skin.
Non-invasive (progressive) face lift "sit-ups for the face"
Helps retighten loose facial muscles back to original youthful position
Helps dry, dull, congested, dehydrated skin | slows down the generalized aging process | decreases fine and deep lines | helps eliminates toxins, like lymph, from the face | reduces symptoms of sinusitis | improves blood circulation | helps with product absorption into the skin
what is micro-needling (collagen induction)
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment in which a dermatologist or aesthetician creates tiny punctures in the skin using micro-fine needles (from 0.5 to 2 millimeters in diameter). This triggers the body's wound healing process, stimulating collagen and elastin production. Additionally, once punctures are made, products applied topically (such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C) are able to penetrate deeper into the skin in order to work more effectively.
helps to stimulate the production of new collagen, elastin, skins connective tissue and structural matrix responsible for smooth texture/elasticity
allows for active ingredients to penetrate into the 'epidermis' where they can begin to work quicker in the dermis
firms skin (the cellulite look) | lessens rhytids (wrinkles) | reduces pore size | minimizes "ice pick" acne excoriee' marks | minimizes any scar | minimizes stretch marks | lessens appearance of sun damage | helps stimulate hair growth on scalp
what is derma-planing
Dermaplaning is an effective and safe exfoliation procedure. It uses a sterile surgical scalpel to shave the surface of the skin to remove excess dead skin and peach fuzz hairs. The tool is held at a 45 degree angle and is brushed along the skin to remove the hair and skin cells. The procedure is only performed on the face and is not used for shaping the eyebrows, which the hair is much thicker. It is generally a stand alone procedure, but it does create deeper product penetration boosting the products effects. The procedure makes skin look and feel smoother and will reduces the appearance of acne scars. Dermaplaning is usually performed every three to four weeks. It is good to have the skin complete its normal rejuvenation cycle, which is thirty days, before going back and having the treatment done. The procedure generally will remove between two to three weeks of dead skin from the facial area.
People who suffer from acne or have excess oil should not have dermaplaning performed. The reason why you want to avoid this procedure is because if the hair is removed from the area, the oils may cause bacteria growth which could lead to acne breakouts.
Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
Promotes smoother skin
Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peachfuzz”
Reduces the appearance of acne scars
Diminishes the look of fine lines
Works on all skin types
Instant results and no downtime
provides deeper product penetration