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After Your Skincare Treatment: Important Aftercare Instructions

The care you give your skin after any skincare treatment is important for getting successful results that last. Whether you are getting a facial, chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or microneedling, following aftercare instructions to the letter is necessary to finish the process with healthy, fresh, youthful skin that looks and feels great for weeks or months. While aftercare instructions vary depending on the skincare treatment you have received, there are a few things that hold true with all of these skincare treatments.

Wear Sunscreen

It is vital that you wear sunscreen every day. You should be doing this anyway, but if you are not, you will need to make sure that you do after skincare treatments. These skincare treatments both stimulate new skin growth and expose newer layers of skin. In both cases, you will need to protect this fresh new skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Continue reading “After Your Skincare Treatment: Important Aftercare Instructions”

The Importance of Sunscreen After Skincare Treatment

Sunscreen is important every day, but after a skincare treatment it is even more vital that you don’t skip this part of your skincare routine. Whether you have had a facial, a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or microneedling, your skin will be extra sensitive in many ways. Avoiding direct sunlight and wearing sunscreen when that is not possible is important for your overall results. Here are some excellent reasons to wear sunscreen after skincare treatment.

Sun Damage Ages You

Sun damage happens when you are in the sun on a daily basis, even if you are not spending vast amounts of time outdoors. The sun’s rays are very aging to the skin. Too much sun exposure can make your skin drier and more apt to burn. After a skincare treatment, your fresh, new skin that is at the surface is extremely sensitive to the sun’s rays. If you spend too much time outdoors without sunscreen just after getting one of these skincare treatments, it will age the new skin faster, and you will not get the results you are seeking. Continue reading “The Importance of Sunscreen After Skincare Treatment”

What Fatigue and Stress Might Really Be Trying to Tell You

Have you noticed that you are more tired and stressed than usual? You might believe that you’re just having a difficult time at work, or that your relationships are hitting a rough patch. But in reality, it is entirely possible that your fatigue and stress are what is causing your work and home life to be difficult. Being tired all of the time, even on your days off, is often a sign that something is out of balance with your health.

Deficiencies in hormones are often the cause of fatigue and stress in both men and women. As we age, natural hormone production in the body begins to decrease. Some hormones may decrease unnaturally as well, such as thyroid hormone. Often these hormone deficiencies come with a constant feeling of tiredness as well as mood changes, the combination of which can make life very stressful. Here’s what you need to know about this link between fatigue, stress, and hormones.

Hormone Deficiencies That Cause Fatigue

There are several different hormone deficiencies that can cause fatigue, tiredness, or oversleeping. Both men and women may be deficient in testosterone, thyroid, or growth hormone. In addition, women may be deficient in estrogen. All four of these hormones affect your energy levels and metabolism. Often hormone replacement therapy can help eliminate the feelings of fatigue. Continue reading “What Fatigue and Stress Might Really Be Trying to Tell You”

Ultherapy: What It Is and What It Does for Your Skin

Would you like to have smoother, tighter skin without any invasive procedures or dermal fillers? As we age, our skin loses collagen and elasticity, which can make skin sag, wrinkles form, and cause you to look years older. With Ultherapy, you can enjoy tighter, younger looking skin with a few afternoon appointments. Here’s what you need to know about Ultherapy.

What Ultherapy Is—And Is Not

Ultherapy is a completely noninvasive, safe treatment that will tighten your skin. It consists of a wand massaging your skin. The wand emits ultrasound waves, which have been proven to tighten skin. Ultrasound technology has been used in over 50 different ways in the medical field, and it is completely safe with no side effects. Continue reading “Ultherapy: What It Is and What It Does for Your Skin”

Why Men Need Facials Too

For decades women have been getting pampering facials to help them relax and keep their skin healthy. For most of that time, it seemed taboo for a man to get a facial. In today’s society, men getting facials is becoming increasingly common. There are some excellent reasons for men to get facials, and during this month that celebrates fathers, now is a great time to give it a try.

Increase Circulation

A facial is more than the cleansing and exfoliating of your skin. Facials also include massaging of the skin as cleansers and serums are applied. This gentle massage helps to increase circulation, which brings better health to the skin and reduces the effects of aging. Continue reading “Why Men Need Facials Too”

What is Perk and What It Can Do for You

Facials are a great way to pamper yourself while caring for your skin. But what if you could get a facial treatment that would keep giving you benefits long after you leave the spa? Perk treatments cleanse and exfoliate like other facials, but it has other benefits as well, including a take home surprise. Perk treatments can be a full facial, a lip treatment, an eye treatment, or a combination of the three.

What is a Perk Treatment?

Perk is a special type of facial that cleans and exfoliates while infusing your skin with nutrients and antioxidants in a specially formulated serum. The vial of serum that is used during your treatment is larger than what is required for the treatment itself. This means that you get to take some of that serum home with you for future skincare maintenance. Continue reading “What is Perk and What It Can Do for You”

Perfect Skin By This Afternoon

services-fillersWe’re all looking for it, every day. Our eyes, lips and facial skin sure can speak volumes about our life (unfortunately)! We try lotions, potions, serums, all to no avail. The time and money spent seems draining and never ending. That stops now!

There will be no more visits to the store wondering if the product you’re purchasing will finally work. Perk services provide drastic cleansing and moisturizing benefits in about 10 minutes, giving you plenty of time to keep your day moving along seamlessly.

A Quick Fix That Actually Works

Let’s be realistic-our lifestyle is reflected on our skin. The late nights, the stress, our jobs, our sunny beach days, and rolling into early mornings all do a number on us. Dry, dull skin is unavoidable, right? It doesn’t have to be! Bright, glowing, soft skin can be yours in the time it takes to stand in line to get coffee! Continue reading “Perfect Skin By This Afternoon”

Why Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is Preferred

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has beenfor a long time, but it didn’t really become popular until about a decade ago. In 2009, Oprah published an article in her magazine about bioidentical hormone therapy and her personal experience. Since that time, more and more people are making use of bioidentical hormones. It is preferred for a number of reasons.

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are chemically the same as the hormones that the body produces naturally. They are typically taken from plant and animal sources. There are some bioidentical hormone therapies that are regulated by the FDA and manufactured by big pharmaceutical companies. Bioidentical hormones can also be made into pellets or compounded at a special pharmacy to be specific to your needs. Continue reading “Why Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is Preferred”

Advantages of Pellets for Hormone Balancing

hormone replacement tampa florida 2Both men and women often find themselves facing uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptoms as they age. When we age, our natural hormone production is decreased, causing any number of symptoms including hot flashes, mood changes, and sexual dysfunction. There are many treatments available for hormone deficiencies and imbalances, but one of the most effective is hormone pellet therapy. There are several advantages to this type of hormone replacement therapy.

Consistent Dosing

With many other hormone replacement therapies, the hormones being introduced can fluctuate in strength over the course of the treatment. This means that your symptoms may disappear for a time, but they will return and could potentially be worse until you start the next dose. With hormone pellet therapy, a constant, consistent amount of hormones are released over the course of three to six months. This is a much more consistent and effective way to get the hormones into your system. Continue reading “Advantages of Pellets for Hormone Balancing”

Dermaplaning: When It’s Appropriate and What You Need to Know

Dermaplaning is the best kept secret of the stars, and now it is available to the masses through select providers. This simple and minimally invasive procedure can give your skin a fresh, radiant look. Before jumping on the celebrity bandwagon and scheduling your own dermaplaning session, you should have some knowledge of what it entails and when it is appropriate.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a procedure in which a small 10-blade scalpel is used to scrape the dead skin cells, debris, and peach fuzz from your skin. This is not simply shaving the peach fuzz from your face, which you could do at home. Instead, dermaplaning actually removes dead skin cells and the uppermost thin layer of skin so that fresh new skin can leave you looking fresh and radiant. It should not be attempted at home, in spite of the many how-to guides that can be found online. Continue reading “Dermaplaning: When It’s Appropriate and What You Need to Know”