Resources

Post Treatment Care for Laser Hair Removal & Photofacials

Immediately following your laser hair removal or photorejuvenation treatment you will probably experience redness, bumps, or mild swelling at the treatment site. This can last as little as 2 hours or as long as 10 days, depending on the composition and sensitivity of your skin. Initially, the treated area will feel like it has been sunburned ‒ but this feeling will fade quickly and should be gone within a few hours.

 

Palpate and Roll Technique – Say Goodbye to Cellulite!

Dimples on your face? Adorable. Dimples on your thighs, butt and abs? That’s cellulite, and it’s not nearly as cute.

Luckily, there’s a simple way to reduce that lumpy, orange peel-like skin texture — it’s called the “palpate and roll” technique. To understand why this technique is so effective, it’s important to first know a little bit about cellulite and how it builds up in your body.

 

Guide to Sunscreen

Today deeply tanned skin is equated with good health, beauty and the wealth that allows us to take vacations in tropical climates. But a desire to tan for the sake of fashion can create real problems, because the warm rays of the sun are making us look old. Worse yet, too much exposure to the sun makes us vulnerable to a number of different skin cancers.

 

What Causes Uneven Skin Tone?

There’s a fairly complicated term medical and skin care professionals use to describe uneven skin tone: it’s called hyperpigmentation. And although the word itself is long and a bit scary-sounding, the causes of those dark or discolored patches of skin on your face, chest and hands are really very simple. Uneven skin tone is the result of too much melanin production in your body.

 

Hormones and Uneven Skin Tone

Fluctuating hormone levels are a significant cause of uneven skin tone. Women who are pregnant or menopausal, as well as women taking oral contraceptives or a few other types of medication often experience dark patches of skin on the chin, forehead, cheeks, upper lip, nose or jaw line. The reason? Hormonal changes stimulate the body to produce too much melanin, and those dark spots are the result.