Monday, July 9, 2012

July Specials

Purchase a package of 6 Microdermabrasion Treatments for only $199.00

Recieve a Complimentary European Facial with $100 Image Skin Care Purchase

(904) 730-5052

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

October Skincare Specials

February Skin Care Specials

10% Off Image Skincare Ageless Line
An effective product line for preventing and treating the signs of aging and environmental exposures. Diminish fine lines and wrinkles and reverses the effect of cellular damage. Promotes skin rejuvenation and leaves skin fresh and youthful.













 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rosacea

 Rosacea is a chronic skin condition causing redness, inflammation, acne-like lesions and broken capillaries. Most targeted to the forehead, cheeks and chin, rosacea is associated with vascular exacerbation which causes inflammation in the skin giving the appearance of redness and uneven skin tone. It is advised to avoid heavy sun exposure, heat including hot baths and showers, humidity, extreme cold weather, certain harsh skin care products, heavy exercise, spicy foods, tobacco and alcohol intake. In most situations it is very difficult for many people to avoid all or most of these things, fortunately with modern technology and medicine there are now a number of options to treat this condition and repair the overall health of the skin. Although there is no cure for Rosacea, it can be treated with different oral and topical antibiotic medications to reduce redness and inflammation as well as the acne-like lesions that appear in targeted areas. IPL or Intense Pulsed Light treatments can be performed with a Laser to reduce broken capillaries which appear as tiny red spider-like veins in the face. Studies have also shown that Vitamin C is a great topical to suppress redness, inflammation and irritation associated with Rosacea and can also help to relieve dryness in the skin that can increase sensitivity especially during colder drier months. Microdermabrasion Treatments are not advised for Rosacea patients or anyone suffering from broken capillaries that spread throughout the center of the face. Many of my Rosacea patients have benefited from regular 30% Vitamin C Enzyme Peels to maintain the integrity of the skin and can subside sensitivity and dryness associated with Rosacea. For more information on individualized treatments for Rosacea contact Janis at (904) 730-5052

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

All Clear Cell Acne Fighting Products by Image Skincare 10% off through September

A highly effective line to fight acne, reduce inflammation, eliminate excess oil and purify skin.

10% Off through the month of September
Sold only in office from a Licensed Professional

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What is Glycolic Acid?

Glycolic Acid is an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid, or AHA, that derives from sugar cane in which case can be considered a "natural" product. Glycolic Acid is used to treat mild skin conditions such as PIH or Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation commonly known as the discoloration from acne lesions or "Blemishes". Glycolic Acid can be used as a daily topical Creme or as a professional treatment by a licensed Aesthetician to treat fine lines, moderate wrinkles, acne and acne lesions. When applied to the skin Glycolic Acid can feel itchy, skingy or slightly burn while active on the skins surface. A Glycolic Peel performed by a licensed professional is a great treatment to prep the skin and prevent adverse reactions for more aggressive chemical peels or as a way to maintain the results post aggressive chemical peels. When Glycolic Acid is used in the form of a daily creme it is most ideal to tighten the pore size and lighten discoloration. Glycolic Acid also maintains a "youthful glow" while continually working to mildly exfoliate the skin and keeping the corneum Stratum, or top layer of dead skin cells, from building and causing the skin to look dull. Glycolic Acid leaves the skin feeling smooth and supple and makes a great addition to anyones daily skincare regime.

Monday, August 15, 2011

August Specials


Complimentary Microfacial Treatment with any Injectable Service

Complimentary 4-Layer Facial with $100 Image Skincare Purchase

Microdermabaraion Treatment with Level I Chemical Peel - $100

25% Off Waxing Services - Full Body Waxing Available

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Skin Care The Workout

The Integumentary System is the largest outermost organ of the body comprised of skin, glands, hair and nails. The Integument is designed to protect the internal organs from harmful disease-causing microorganisms and plays multiple roles in overall health including: regulating body temperature, waste removal, vitamin D production, hormone synthesis, cutaneous sensation, wound healing, hydration, and absorption. Taking care of the skin means taking care of the largest organ of our body and keeping our immune system strong and stable which is especially important at all stages of life. The condition of the skin is a direct reflection of internal health and wellness which is affected by our diet, exercise, stress levels, and immune function. Did you know that when you drink water and consume the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables your skin is the last to receive the hydration and vital nutrients from these sources? Many times my patients are surprised to learn that dairy, red meats, iodine, and sugars are major acne triggers. Due to the natural detoxing process and perspiration, anything consumed must be excreted through the endocrine system meaning that whatever is put into the body directly affects our skin. Many studies have found that the proper skin health diet consists of fish due to the amino acids, good fats and lubricating oils, Yogurt contains multiple strains of probiotics that keep the immune system strong and healthy eliminating pathogenic bacteria, colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, olive, grapeseed, and flaxseed oils, red wine in moderation, and of course lots of water.

I often compare a skin care regime to an exercise and lifestyle plan, many services can be provided based on each individuals needs to correct damage or alleviate a particular skin condition or concern much like working with a trainer to increase weight loss for example and it is equally as important to work daily to maintain healthy skin in order to prevent wrinkles and breakouts as it is to work to maintain a healthy BMI. Skin care treatments and daily products are used to supplement the needs of each individuals skin to maintain the integrity of how well the skin functions and responds to intrinsic and extrinsic factors.

When finding an Aesthetician it is important to consider training, experience, and knowledge of services provided as well as one who will take the time to complete a thorough consultation and understand all of your needs in order to meet them. So what is an Aesthetician you ask? Simply defined as a Skin Care Specialist, an Aesthetician works to treat the skin mostly of the face whose appearance is affected by trauma or medical procedures. Many Aestheticians work in medical practices providing pre and/or post treatments for surgery patients, as well as providing spa treatments such as facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels of all levels, hair removal, laser treatments, and make-up artistry. With the concern to look younger the beauty industry is growing and Aestheticians are providing more services for patients across the board. I am often asked if I see male patients and the answer is yes, men are just as concerned with skin health as women and share the desire to look younger. When it comes to looking your best a Licensed Aesthetician can provide quality services and skin care to anyone making the world a more beautiful place one face at a time.