Skin Tone

Can Sciton Halo Help With Your Skin Concern?

Halo is the first fractionated laser that uses both ablative and non-ablative technology. The ablative wavelength targets tiny pathways in the skin, leaving the area around it unscathed. Meanwhile, the non-ablative wavelength drills little thermal injuries into the skin, which trigger collagen and elastin production (the stuff that minimizes fine lines and wrinkles). “Halo fires these two wavelength simultaneously, making Continue reading

Chemical Peel After Care

The majority of chemical peels fall under certain categories of effectiveness: superficial peels that use Glycolic or Salicylic Acid solutions, and deeper peels that use Trichloroacetic Acid or a blend of different acids. “Superficial peels usually do not have extensive downtimes, but more aggressive peels may require a week of recovery,” explains Amy Bowen, licensed aesthetician at Sanova Dermatology. Deeper peels will require home rest, diligent Continue reading

PRP + Microneedling : The Ultimate Rejuvenation Procedure

A PRP + microneedling procedure uses a combination of the retexturing microneedling procedure and platelet rich plasma (PRP). The procedure is essentially a regenerative therapy which uses growth factors in the patient’s own blood. These growth factors are administered to the skin when the patient is having a micro-needling ‘facial’. “Micro-perforations created in the patient’s skin allow the PRP to penetrate and Continue reading

How To Amplify & Protect The Results Of Your IPL Treatment!

Fotofacials utilize laser technology to draw sun-damaged skin cells to the surface and out of the skin. This can be done in as little as one treatment and many notice a significant result after treatment. Is there anything that you can do to both amplify and protect the results of your IPL treatment? Chemical Peels After successfully completing your IPL Continue reading

Glycolic Acid… What Is It?

Glycolic acid can effectively remove skin irregularities, roughness, superficial wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Belonging to the alpha hydroxy acid family, glycolic acid is a natural skin exfoliant. “The acid works by going under damaged layers of skin cells and disrupting the proteins that hold them together, increasing skin cell turnover,” explains Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Continue reading

How Can You Benefit From A MicroLaserPeel?

If you’re looking for a procedure that removes fine lines and wrinkles and leaves your skin looking smoother and more youthful with little downtime, the Sciton MicroLaserPeel may be the treatment you’ve been waiting for. Because of its wide coverage area and increased comfort, the Sciton Micro Laser peel works quickly to reduce signs of aging caused by sun exposure. Continue reading

6 Benefits of Consistent Chemical Peels

A medium intensity chemical peel is a procedure that utilizes acid solutions to assist in removing dead and damaged layers of skin. “This helps to reveal the more youthful and glowing skin that is present underneath,” explains Amy Bowen, licensed aesthetician and laser technician at Sanova Dermatology –  North Austin in Austin, Texas. This procedure can provide many benefits when Continue reading

Understanding Common Skin Concerns of Asian Patients

Regardless of where you live, your heritage has shaped a great deal of what your skin will do. For example, many people with Asian heritage may come to find that they tend to experience very common skin problems. Here are a few common skin complaints Asian patients report, designed to you better understand how to take care of your skin. Oily Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Antioxidants Are Great For Your Skin!

These days, the word “antioxidant” is heard fairly often. However, another word that should have your attention is “oxidation.” If you have ever seen an apple core turn brown, you have seen the results of oxidation. Now, imagine how oxidation is affecting your skin. The air you breathe is metabolized, creating free radicals. “Those free radicals damage cells and molecules, Continue reading

What is Alpha Hydroxy Acid?

What is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)? Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are a class of compounds which can either be synthetic or naturally occurring. Due to their abundance, safety and effects on the skin, they are commonly used in a variety of skin care products and treatments. What are the Different AHAs? AHA refers to a family of compounds derived Continue reading

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