Peptides are strings of amino acids, held together by nitrogen and carbon bonds. In the skin, peptides occur naturally to keep the skin firm. In skin care products, lab-created peptides work from the inside out to address a host of facial issues, especially wrinkles.
Peptides are non-invasive ingredients that have been proven to produce results, so they are great options for incorporating into a skin care regimen. Know, however, that peptides are not quick and magic potions. Their one drawback is that they take time because they build from within the skin, not from peeling the outer surface. The positives of this approach: stronger skin, less or no irritation, and no free-radical stimulation.
To choose the proper products to maximize your anti-aging skincare routine, please contact me for a free 15 minute consultation.
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What is an LED or PhotoFacial?
LED therapy is a skin care treatment that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) of various colors, normally red, blue, and infrared, to maintain healthy skin. LEDs produce a low-powered glowing light, which is positioned to shine onto the face or other area being treated. No heat is produced by the LEDs, and it should not be confused with laser therapy. The skin benefits of different colors of LED light have been identified through a broad array of studies. The most often cited study is the Whelan study, published in 2001 by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, which found that LED light helped speed up wound healing.
What Can I Expect?
No special preparation is necessary. Simply arrive to your appointment on time, relax, and enjoy the treatment. After cleansing your skin I may also apply a serum or other facial products to enhance the benefits of your session, depending on your goals and the range of treatments offered.
The LED device will be positioned on your skin, or up to a few inches away. Your eyes will be covered so that the light does not bother you. Relax and rest while the glow of the LEDs bathes your skin. Typically, no sensation is felt. Some people may feel a slight tingling, or see flashes in their vision temporarily as a result of having a light source close to their face. Keeping your eyes closed and covered during the treatment will help.
For more information please contact Lyna Mancuso, Owner & Esthetician @ Bloom Skin Care Studio 845.288.3216
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Spotlight on Hyperpigmentation
Dark Spots have been the topic of the week in the studio, so here's a little info on the subject.
Over time many people will develop dark or brown spots on their skin, especially if they've spent much time outdoors or have experienced some sort of trauma to skin. The term for these spots is hyperpigmentation, which simply means an excess of pigment in the skin.
Often an early sign of aging, they sometimes first appear on the backs of hands or on the cheeks. These spots can be faded, but patience for the process is required because repeated treatments will be necessary. Hyperpigmentation arises when melanin in the epidermis responds to stimuli by increasing production in the outer skin and becoming visible at the skin's surface. Regularly scheduled professional treatments, combined with a proper home care regimen, can calm the production of melanin and lighten the skin. Proper use of sunscreen is vital to maintaining lightening benefits
Hyperpigmentation comes in many forms:
Some common pigmentation causing injuries include: abrasions, cuts, and wounds; acne lesions and cysts,excoriations (picking pimples); aggressive chemical exfoliation (peels); aggressive extraction; ingrown hairs; insect bites; scratching; sunburn; and waxing.
Hyperpigmentation can be caused by certain prescription drugs, like antibiotics, antidepressants, barbiturates (depressants), and chemotherapy drugs. Some over-the-counter laxatives with phenolphthalein and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen, can cause hyperpigmentation. Be sure to disclose your use of these drugs on consultation with your esthetician before beginning any treatment.
There is another type of hyperpigmentation that is more subtle, and appears as an overall darkening of the skin, rather than in patches and spots. This condition should always be checked by a dermatologist, as it may indicate disease or a systemic problem, like Addison's disease or scleroderma.
As a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), your esthetician is prepared to help address questions you have about your skin and to work with you to determine the most useful care that meets your needs. The treatment of brown spots can be highly effective, but it takes a bit of time. Professional treatments for hyperpigmentation may include chemical exfoliation, microdermabrasion, or LED Phototherapy in combination with topical products. Or, topical treatments may be used alone.
Your esthetician can best determine what will bring you the greatest results. Again, following the directions for home care after professional treatments is very important to your success. Make the most of the time and money you've invested in your treatments by following up on your esthetician's instructions.
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