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10 FAQ’s About Rosacea and Intense Pulsed Light

1. How does IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) help my rosacea symptoms? Intense Pulsed light uses a specialized light that closes down the blood vessels and capillaries that cause flushing, dramatically reducing redness.

2. Will the IPL affect normal healthy skin? IPL does not have any affect on surrounding healthy skin. The light energy is absorbed by the dilated vessels and capillaries causing them to shut down.

3. How many treatments do I need? Generally 3-6 sessions are needed. Some tiny areas close during the first treatment. Larger areas as well as skin flushing decrease gradually over 5 weeks. This is a far gentler way to treat rosacea. It’s also the reason IPL has become the preferred method.

4. Why do I need more than one treatment? It’s impossible to equally cover and close all of the affected areas in just one treatment. That’s why sessions are scheduled approximately 5 weeks apart.

5. Is Intense Pulsed Light the same as laser? IPL was developed from laser technology. However, laser uses a solid beam of light. IPL uses hundreds of wavelengths, or colors, in each burst of light, not just one wavelength. Filters are used that can work in a similar manner to laser, but IPL is not a traditional laser treatment.

6. What is an IPL treatment like? They are very quick, simple, and relatively painless. You will wear protective eye shields. Then a gel will be placed on your skin. This is to increase your comfort and improve the effectiveness of the IPL treatment. During the treatment, you will feel a small snap as the flash touches your skin, but it’s tolerable. After the treatment, cold packs will be placed on your skin for comfort. Your face may look pink for an hour or so, but there will be no bruising.

7. How long do treatment sessions last? It all depends on the area to be treated. Generally, speaking 30-90 minutes.

8. Can I return to work? Yes. Your skin may still look a bit pink, but it will return to normal in a few hours.

9. What skincare products are best for rosacea clients? Avoid Retin A. This is too harsh for this skin type. Vitamin C serums are soothing and have anti-inflammatory properties that are extremely helpful. All skincare products must be calming and soothing. Many dermatologists recommend facials to further minimize the symptoms of rosacea. Talk to our aesthetician about your specific needs.

10. Will I ever need more than one round of treatments? Most likely, you will need a touch up treatment once a year to keep the rosacea to a minimum.

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Skin Care Excuse Hall Of Fame

Excuse #2: “My Mom Always Used Soap And She Has Good Skin

Excuse #2: “My Mom Always Used Soap And She Has Good Skin

Excuse #2: “My Mom Always Used Soap And She Has Good Skin

This is an interesting excuse. So let’s take a close look at it. Because mom always used soap seems, on the surface, to be a strong enough justification to do the same thing, right?

Well, mom also used:

• A rotary phone or push button phone

• Waxy lipstick

• A sink to wash dishes

• The newspaper to catch up on what’s happening

Done any of those things lately?

The truth is times change. And in the case of skin care, they’ve changed for the better. Women no longer have to rely on soap and cold crème, which clogs your pores, to moisturize their skin.

Remember, skin is the largest organ of the body. It houses your insides, protects you from the elements, and gives you form. And most importantly, it’s the only one you have!

No doubt mom may have had good skin, but why settle?

Today, we have the resources for skin that goes beyond “good” to defying your age. And it all starts with professional skin care products designed specifically for your skin type.

Take a hint from mom. Use the resources you have available to get skin that skips a generation from good to fabulous!

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Don’t Look Now But 35 Could Be the New 50!

Don’t Look Now But 35 Could Be the New 50!

Don’t Look Now But 35 Could Be the New 50!

Did your eyes do a double take? Ours sure did! And yes, it is a whole lot scary. Here’s the scoop. New evidence shows that the younger generation is aging more quickly than previous generations.

Bizarre, isn’t it? But wait until you find out why.

An April 2013 paper from the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology made this stunning discovery. Metabolic health, or, how well your body uses insulin to process sugar in the blood, is not working as well as in previous generations.

The reason? Our high intake of empty carbs and fast foods, which causes high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and even type-2 diabetes. But it also ages you by 15 years!

In fact, today’s 45 year-olds are on par with the aging process of 60 year olds! Twenty and 30 year old age ranges are also aging at the same 15-year rate.

As scary as it is, there is good news. You don’t have to be a victim of Metabolic Syndrome. You can take control of your health.

• Get regular physical exercise-Walk regularly or go to the gym

• Eat smart-Skip the junk food and empty carbs

• Skip the soda-There is absolutely nothing good about a soda

• Relax and renew-Get regular facials or a massage

If this study reinforces anything at all, it’s this: Take care of yourself! No if’s, and’s, or but’s.

From diet and exercise to regular rejuvenation, self-care keeps your body and your mind aging backwards, instead of forward.

And that’s our mission, too!

Source: www.youbeauty.com/health

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