IPL- a non invasive, target specific, yet effective treatment with no downtime and minimal complications. Sun or age spots, brown spots, (pigmentation issues)
IPL- a non invasive, target specific, yet effective treatment with no downtime and minimal complications.
Sun or age spots, brown spots, (pigmentation issues)
Just about everyone has brown spots on their skin. Age spots (solar lentigos), freckles, and birthmarks are just a few of the commonly known marks generally referred to as pigmented lesions and they occur on many areas of the face and body. Brown spots that are conspicuous detract from the skin’s natural beauty. Most brown spots that develop later in life are caused by over exposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.
With the development of advanced laser technologies, these annoying brown spots can be safely and effectively removed. The choice of technology used depends on many variables including your skin type, the size and number of spots and other associated conditions that you may want treated at the same time. The most well known therapies here are Intense Pulsed Light and Q switched lasers.
When we are looking for more comprehensive improvement in the skin, with improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores (and brown spots, of course), we recommend using the , IPL Lazer or Dermalogica’s Multi Vitamine Skin Peels for skin rejuvenation.
Rosacea is a common chronic condition primarily of the facial skin. It is common in the third and fourth decade of life, peaking at the age of 40 and 50 years. The causes of rosacea are still not identified but there is a heriditary component. The early stage rosacea is characterized by persistent redness and teleangiectasia (spider veins) predominantly of the cheeks frequently followed by papules (bumps) and papulopustules (pus containing bumps). Later, there may occur diffuse overgrowth of connective tissue and sebaceous glands. This can cause a enlargement of the nose, a so called rhinophyma.
Rosacea occurs in stages and may effect the eyes, most commonly resulting in blepharitis (inflammation of the lids) and conjunctivitis (pink eye). Also other parts beside the face such as the neck, chest, back and the scalp may be affected. The clinical appearance can be similar to acne.
Rosacea can be treated and controlled if medical advice is sought in the early stages. When left untreated, rosacea often gets worse and then becomes more difficult to treat. The two most common procedures for Rosacea include Pulsed Dye Laser (Vbeam Laser) and Photofacial using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).
How you treat your skin today will determine how you will look later. Let us help you decide which technology is best to rejuvenate your skin.
In pursuit of smooth skin and a flawless complexion, laser hair removal is a welcome technology. There now exists a gentle, safe and effective means for the removal of unwanted hair for both women and men. A careful choice of technologies for this procedure and a facility dedicated to laser treatments will ensure a great outcome.
Laser Hair Removal works by selectively concentrating light energy in the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unchanged. This comfortable procedure can be performed in as little as 15 to 30 minutes and you can return to regular activity immediately following. Laser hair removal can be performed on any area of the face or body and is faster and easier than other methods of hair removal. A series of treatments are provided at 4-6 week intervals to achieve treatment goals.
Laser surgery for leg veins
New technology in laser treatments can effectively treat spider veins in the legs of patients with all skin types. Laser surgery delivers intense pulses of light energy into the veins and this causes them to fade and disappear. Laser surgery appeals to some patients because it does not use needles.
Further information on legs veins:
What factors make it more likely for a person to develop spider or varicose veins in the legs?
• Increasing Age
• Having family members with vein problems.
• Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause or from the birth control pill.
• Pregnancy. This is due to the increased amount of blood and pressure of the expanding uterus.
• Obesity, leg injury, prolonged standing and other things that weaken vein valves
Why do varicose veins and spider veins usually appear in the legs?
What are the signs of varicose veins?
• Aching pain
• Easily tired legs
• Leg heaviness
• Swelling in the legs
• Darkening of the skin (in severe cases)
• Numbness in the legs
• Itching or irritated rash in the legs
How can I prevent varicose veins and spider veins?
• Exercise regularly to improve your leg strength and circulation.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
• Do not cross your legs when sitting.
• Elevate your legs when resting as much as possible.
• Do not stand or sit for long periods of time.
• Wear elastic support stockings and avoid tight clothing around the waist or legs
• Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fiber foods.
What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?
For many years men sat idle, wishing they could do things to improve their appearance, while their female counterparts happily went for treatments. This is no longer the case. There has been an explosion in the number of guys having aesthetic treatments. Men cite the allure to be improved job success, better social competition and enhanced image and self-confidence.
The non-surgical procedures favored by men include Botox Cosmetic , laser hair removal, laser treatments (especially Fraxel) and dermal filler injections, such as Restylane.The most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for men include Liposuction, eyelid surgery and face lifts.
It's been said that there is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come. This maxim is proven daily in the success of Dermalogica, the "quiet revolution" in skin care with a huge following ranging from professional skin care therapists to Hollywood makeup artists.
The company was founded in Los Angeles in 1986 by Jane and Raymond Wurwand, who also founded The International Dermal Institute, the post-graduate training facility for professional skin care therapists which sets the industry standard for education. Today, all Dermalogica products are researched and developed by The International Dermal Institute, drawing upon the expertise of the school's worldwide network of educators.
Dermalogica's identity remains unmistakably distinct in an industry of "me too" brands. "We don't try to keep up with trends," says Jane Wurwand. "We are more interested in real innovation for real results. We are always pushing the envelope, raising the bar. We don't feel pressure to launch a dozen new products each year. We may launch only one or two, and only when we are absolutely confident that they will be the best, most effective in their category." Dermalogica products are available only through the recommendation of a professional skin care therapist.
Why use Sunscreen?
What is SPF?
Other terminology being utilized today is as follows:
Does it matter how thick sunscreen is applied?
When should sunscreen be applied?
Does sunscreen expire?
Are there any potential adverse reactions to sunscreens?
Are products that combine insect repellent and sunscreens effective?
Are all sunscreens of an equal SPF value equal?
What does water resistant mean with respect to sunscreens?
Can my Therapist help in the choice of sunscreen?