Do You See What I See?

Sometimes I wish my clients could see what I can see under the magnifying lamp.

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When I look at skin under the lamp I can see what you can’t see when you look in the mirror. You can see clear skin but I can see the spots that are on their way up to the surface. It’s my job to let you know how to treat & prevent these brown spots from getting darker & more noticeable. First we figure out if these “spots” are UV induced, hormonally induced, or post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation.

UV induced hyperpigmentation: meaning exposure to the sun, tanning beds, and florescent lighting.  This type of hyperpigmentation is usually evenly across the face and or body. Sometimes it may even look like little freckles.

Hormonally induced hyperpigmentation aka Melasma: Is a fluctuation in hormones. There are a lot of things that can cause this fluctuation (pregnancy, birth control pills, thyroid issues, menopause and or hormone replacement).

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: This can occur after acne has started its healing process, pigmentation will take longer to go away especially if there has been PICKING or you have induced pressure or trauma to the skin.

How to get rid of brown spots

It all comes down to how aware you are of the sun and what you are doing to protect yourself from exposure. Get in the habit of always having your sunscreen, the sun is no joke and your skin is showing you.

Exfoliate – you should only be exfoliating 1-3 times a week to get rid of the top layer of dead skin cells.

Retinoids – Stimulate cell turnover
 
Lighteners: Try and incorporate Hydroquinone or Kojic acid into your daily regimen as it will help to lighten pigmentation. 
Microdermabrasion: can work for faint, superficial pigmentation but it typically takes multiple treatments.
 
Chemical Peels: Vi Peel, PCA Peels, Cosmelan, Obagi are all great chemical peels that help in getting rid of whatever type of hyperpigmentation it is that you have.
 
Lasers: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do your research on the type of laser you will be using
Skincare Products: To see the best results, customers are encouraged to use the cream both day and night

There are several benefits to having a consistent skincare routine

1. Your skin will be in better condition

2. Your skin will work harder for you

3. Your youthful glow will come back

4. With consistency comes visible results

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Younger Looking Skin

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Skincare Tip :

Microdermabrasion is a technique that removes the fine outer layer of skin to reveal a fresh young complexion & it also causes the skin to regenerate faster. This is going to help you achieve flawless healthy skin & get your skin glowing.

 

Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion

This machine uses tiny diamonds to exfoliate dead skin cells from the face. It can be used to treat a wide range of skin problems including wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, flaking skin, enlarged pores, acne scars, pigmentation, dry skin, age spots, stretch marks and more. It is one of my favorite tools to use because the results are so amazing & it really gives the skin a beautiful glow!

Priced between $150-250


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Time for a new adventure

I just wanted to share with you that I recently started a new position with a new spa. I have been so busy training & learning a German skincare line (https://us.babor.com). The spa is inside the infamous Beverly Hilton, I’ve never worked at a hotel before so this is all brand new to me. I am adjusting & adapting, it’s all very exciting. At the spa I was working at before they only had women clientele, & here it is open to men & women! They also offer much more services such as microdermabrasion, NuFace, model age masks, etc. I cant wait to show you guys all the new things that I’m learning.FullSizeRender-41 IMG_4993 IMG_4988