Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Summer is technically over, so I wanted to access the damage. I "practice safe sun", but I am active, so the sun still gets me! Just thought you guys would enjoy. It's also a good time of year for this, since it is almost Halloween!!!
I took this photo at work. We have a Reveal Imager. It's a special camera that can photograph your sun damage among other things. You can see all of the melanin present in the skin, but the patches of it are what we are looking for here. That is the sun damage that I can lift with lasers or chemicals, to return my face to being one uniform color. You can even see my blackheads if you look really close (tip of the nose). I generally start my consultations with this flattering photo and decide what we should do based on what we see.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
I take a unique approach to permanent eyebrows with the SofTap® Method instead of the traditional permanent make up gun. I can do both but prefer the look of SofTap®. That being said, I will do what the client prefers.
SofTap® is a hand method of permanent make up, where I take a device that looks quite similar to a paint brush, and implant ink just below the skin's surface. This is the pen I use most commonly:
None, just stay out of the sun for one week before and after treatment
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Aging skin is a fact of life, however, you can modify it to a certain degree. One of my favorite treatments in the Woodlands Wellness arsenal is Clear +Brilliant. Combining this treatment with the collection of skin care tricks, at any age, will help you recover the glow, luminosity and smoothness you deserve to have.
Regardless of your age, lack luster skin is from a variety of contributing factors such as sun damage, lifestyle or environmental conditions. Clear + Brilliant laser is a safe and unique treatment that uses fractional laser technology to address early signs of aging while also preventing them. A quick procedure with this laser (45 minutes) refreshes your skin from the inside out by replacing damaged areas with younger looking tissue. You will notice a radiant glow, reduced pore size, improvement in pigmentation, illuminated skin tone and a super soft, renewed skin texture. This treatment is also wonderful because it makes your products work better.
If you're an old school microderm lover, this is for you. It's like having 4 micros at once with one day of redness & a month of that revitalized glow.
It is fast and effective with minimal downtime, so it is perfect for a busy lifestyle. In a perfect world, a series of 6 treatments will give you the best results, and they are done in 2 to 4 week intervals. You do see results from one, however. Complimentary consultations are recommended to discuss personalized options. Clear + Brilliant is appropriate for men and women of all ages and all skin types.
And yet another sexy pic of me, post treatment. On the left is before make up & the white around my eyes is the skin I did not treat. I usually do treat that area, but wanted you to be able to see the difference. On the right I easily covered the redness & went to work.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Treatment vs product
Just as nutrition is to exercise in fitness, skin care is to treatments.
In diet and exercise, you know that 90% of results still come from your diet. You can work out all you want and get ok results, but modify your eating habits and your body changes quickly.
Well, it’s the same for your skin. Most of your results are achieved from topical solutions (products). They dictate the daily behavior of your skin. Without them, your skin will return to its natural state.
Think of sunscreen for example. If you are in the sun, your skin changes color. With a good sunscreen, it does not. Imagine what topical retinoids can do! Btw, if you are in your 30's and aren't on retinol, it's time to start. In your 20's you need antioxidants to prevent sun-damage. In your 40's & beyond you want both. It's that simple!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
1. Cleanse your skin (Clarisonic & Purifying Cleanser are my preference)
2.The Retexturizing Activator- 2 or 3 drops applied to full face. Let it dry (does not take long)
This is a mild, superficial exfoliation + oil free moisturizer; great for pore minimizing! This one does exfoliate so skip this step a day before heading to the beach or waxing. Poolside sun counts too!!
3. Phloretin CF- 3 or 4 drops full face
Phloretin is an antioxidant that will make you glow & is non-irritating; it's gentle to your skin and feels like moisture as well
4. Spf 50- the greatest, oil free, greasy free sunscreen ever.
Worn under your make up! Or alone.... It is tinted :)
2. Retinol- just gives your skin the best anti aging in a bottle- Vitamin A. Be careful because this step does exfoliate so skip this step a few days before heading to the beach or waxing. Poolside sun counts too!! It will magnify sundamage.
3. Advanced Pigment Corrector- will even out skin color. It's safer than Hydroquinone and still effective.
Enjoy!!!! Let me know what you think. Or email me questions.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
|Just barely peeling- 2011|
Here are a few things you 30-somethings can do.
I love chemial peels! They tighten your skin a little, minimize pore size, improve discoloration and just brighten skin over all. They do literally make you peel and depending on the depth of the peel, is depending on how many days this will go on for but also how much improvement you will see. Here is a photo of me after having a VI Peel. It's a moderate depth peel and I peeled for 10 days total. I peeled once and thought I was done at day 5, but started peeling again at day 6. lol Once complete, my skin was great for about 3 months. Due to skin type, your level of peeling will vary and so will the level of improvement. One thing about chemical peels is that you will see a change for the better, no doubt. You also have to follow the after care religiously to get the best outcome.
This is from 2010 when I worked in Bastrop, TX. As you can see, I am peeling.