|Posted on August 9, 2016 at 3:05 PM||comments (11)|
What are chemical / skin peels?
Chemical peels produce controlled injury to the skin, which promote growth of new skin and improved appearance. A variety of chemicals can be used as peeling agents and include glycolic, trichloroacetic (TCA), salicylic and resorcinol. The different chemical solutions produce different degrees of injury to the skin.
What are chemical peels used for?
Chemical peels are used for the treatment of photo-aging (from sun damage), wrinkles, scarring, precancerous lesions, and discoloration (including melasma, freckles, and age spots).
How are chemical peels performed?
There are numerous chemical peels and each one is performed differently. In general, chemical peels usually begin with vigorous cleansing of the skin, followed by application of the appropriate peel.
What is the most popular peel solution?
Glycolic Acid - probably due to the fact that all skin types benefit from Glycolic Acid - is the most commonly recognized chemical peel solution. Salicylic Acid is also very common for use in combatting the causes of oily skin and breakouts.
How long do chemical peels take?
Most peels can be performed within a few minutes, depending on size of the area being treated.
What will my skin feel like after a chemical peel?
The state of your skin after a peel depends on the type of chemical used and your skin type. Superficial peels have limited effects. Medium peels may cause some redness and the deeper peels may require 10-14 days to recover.
How many peels will I need?
Generally chemical peels are done once every 2-3 weeks, until the desired results are achieved. Maintenance peels can then be performed once a month.
How long do the results last?
With good sun protection, results can last months, even years. This is dependent upon the depth of the peel. The deeper peels generally provide a long-lasting effect.
|Posted on December 7, 2015 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
DID YOU KNOW...
Your SKIN is the largest organ in your body!
Here are some quick tips to keep your skin healthy:
Drink enough water. You should drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day. For example, if you weigh 100 pounds you should drink 50 ounces of water each day! Doing this will keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
Protect skin from the sun. Keep the suns harmful rays away by protecting skin from free radicials and environmental pollution by using a daily SPF. Doing this will also have an anti-aging result for your skin! Re-apply every 2 hours. The best SPFs should have an SPF of 15-30, antioxidants, and a physical blocker that will reflect the suns rays (such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide).
Give your skin vitamins and nutrients from the inside and outside. Multi-vitamins, supplements, and a good diet gives your skin what it needs from the inside. However, the skin is the largest organ and the last organ nutrients reach; it is then necessary to give your skin what it needs from the outside as well. Proper home care should include skin care products with vitamins and antioxidants. Receiving monthly facials and body treatments is another form of outside skin care. Below you will find benefits of receiving regular facials.
|Posted on December 6, 2014 at 2:30 PM||comments (1)|
What is the difference between shaving, epilating creams, tweezing, threading, epilators, waxing, sugaring, laser, and electrolysis?
Shaving and Epilating Creams only remove hair from the surface of the skin. You must maintain every 1-3 days. Tweezing, Threading, Epilators, Waxing, and Sugaring removes hair by the root. You must maintain every 3-6 weeks. Waxing is the newest technology of all these methods. Laser permanently reduces hair growth, and Electrolysis permanently stops all hair growth.
What is the difference between hard (strip-less) and soft (strip) wax? And does the brand of wax matter?
Hard Wax, or strip-less wax, only attaches to the hairs. As the wax dries it essentially shrink-wraps around each hair. Hard wax is applied at a lower temperature. It is a more comfortable wax experience and safer for the skin with much less irritation than other methods. Soft Wax attaches to the hair and the skin, so it is only safe to go over each area one time (so that skin will not be lifted). Large areas where the hair all grows in one direction (such as the legs, arms, back, and stomach) are very safe to use this type of wax. For areas with multiple hair growth patterns and thinner skin (such as under arms, bikini or Brazilian, face, and chest) hard wax is recommended. The brand of wax makes a huge difference! A higher quality brand of wax will be less painful, create less irritation, and grab hairs better.
What sanitary methods (that I can look for) should be taken by the wax technician to ensure I have the safest service possible?
A clean sheet or wax paper (on the waxing table) should be used for every client. Implements such as tweezers or brow scissors should be disinfected in a visible hospital grade disinfectant container, and kept in a closed container for sanitation between clients. Wax should be applied with wooden applicator sticks that are thrown away after every use. The wax stick should Never be double-dipped in the wax (this would spread bacteria from person to person). The wax technician should always wear disposable gloves while waxing. Lids should be on/over the wax pot(s) when not in use.
|Posted on November 17, 2014 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
What is the difference between a manual spray tan and a machine operated spray tan?
A manual (done by hand) spray tan is completely customized. Every detail from the shade of the tan, to body contouring is possible and included! You can even choose to have certain areas darker or lighter. The machine operated spray tan has one standard color for all and one standard setting based on the majority of body types.
Is a spray tan really safe for me?
Yes! Unlike the sun or tanning beds, there are no UV Rays admitted during a spray tan session. DHA is what actually tans you, which is derived from sugar. It reacts with your body's natural amino acids over a 24 hour period to darken the skin to a natural appearance. Different percentages in our solution of DHA is used to customize your color; Ranging from 8% to 15% DHA.
How long does a spray tan actually last?
It can last up to 2 weeks but typically the first 4-5 days look the best. Your tan will slowly and naturally fade as your top layer of skin regenerates. You can apply lotoin daily to keep your skin hydrated and help your tan last longer.
If I want a spray tan for a special event when should I get it?
It is strongly recommended you get your first tan a couple weeks before your event so you can try out the solution and find the perfect color. When it comes time for the event, it is best to do the tan 1-2 days before.
How long do I have to wait to shower after my spray tan?
Depending on which solution we choose, you can shower and/or sweat anywhere from 2-8 hours after your spray tan. The DHA needs time to react before you can shower. When you forst shower you will see bronzer coming off in the shower. You are NOT losing your tan; this is simply a cosmetic bronzer that is rinsing off. Your tan will fully develop within 24 hours. If you desire a darker tan, it is safe to sleep in the solution as well.
What do I wear for a spray tan session?
You may choose to wear nothing and tan nude, or wear underwear or a swim suit if you prefer some tan lines. We can provide a disposable thong if you don't want to wear your own. The cosmetic bronzer can stain satin or silk, so please wear any other type of clothing during or after your spray tan to protect your clothing. The bronzer will wash out of white or light materials, but it may rub off onto your clothes before your first shower. Most people prefer to wear dark and loose fitting clothing with open toed shoes after a spray tan.
Do I Have To Do Anything Special to Prep for a Tan?
It is recommended to shower, shave, and exfoliate before your spray tan. Exfoliating before your tan will get rid of dead, dry skin and help the tan last longer. Do Not apply any lotions or oils prior to your tan as these could stop the absorption of DHA. We will also spray you complimentary with a Ph Balance spray right before your tan to allow your tan to go on more even and last longer.
What Can I Do At Home To Keep My Tan Looking Better and Make It Last Longer?
While it's great to exfoliate Before your tan, exfoliating After your tan will make it fade faster because you will be sloughing off the dead skin. Moisturizing to keep your skin hydrated will also extend your tan. The spray tan company makes a variety of home care products based on your direct needs. There are moisturizers with a low percentage of DHA in them you can use daily to extend your tan, and even specific facial moisturizers with DHA. There are touch up sprays available to touch up areas that fade faster, such as your face, hands and feet; available in small travel sizes or larger sizes that can be used for an at home full body spray tan. Specially formulated exfolients and body washes are also available to prolong the ife of your tan and keep your skin healthy. Talk to your technician if you have any specific questions about home care.