The term “acne” refers to what is commonly known as pimples, zits or plugged pores. While most suffer from acne in their teenage years, a growing number of adults experience breakouts. 80 % of the population has acne in one form or another.
Certain contributors to aging skin, like hormonal changes and genetics, are uncontrollable. This type of aging is referred to as “intrinsic.” But there are also preventable extrinsic factors. Visible signs of aging occur when our bodies begin producing less collagen and elastin, resulting in wrinkles and sagging. In addition, dead skin cells take longer to shed and cell turnover slows, making skin drier.
Contrary to what many people believe, darker skin is actually more sensitive than lighter skin because it produces more melanin. Therefore, the general rule is the darker the skin, the less resilient it is to treatment. By looking at a client’s hair and eye color, determining their ethnic background and finding out their reaction to the sun, you can use the Fitzpatrick Classification of Skin Types to determine appropriate treatments.
The sun and other air pollutants produce oxygen free radicals, which damage skin by breaking down support structures (collagen fibers) and decreasing elasticity. A free radical is defined as an oxygen molecule that has lost an electron and become unstable. These molecules take electrons from other oxygen molecules in healthy cells, creating a cycle that eventually breaks down collagen and causes skin to become thinner and form wrinkles.
Hyperpigmentation (Pigmentation) occurs when excess melanin is produced by the skin. This sets off an immune system response to trauma (i.e. acne), and is triggered in the body by an enzyme know as tyrosinase. This chain reaction (insert chain of pigmentation image) leads to the light and dark spots that may appear one day or over a period of years. While every customer is unique, there are similar characteristics to help determine their particular type of hyperpigmentation lesion.
Rosacea is a long-term condition that affects the skin. It is most often found in the middle third of the face and is the result of capillary hyperactivity. The condition begins as persistent flushing, leads to the appearance of telangiectasia (tiny blood vessels) and can result in swelling of the face. As the condition progresses, the skin becomes ruddier and the rosacea can inflame larger areas of the face. Rosacea cannot be cured but it can be controlled.
Scars & Stretchmarks
The consequence of injury to skin from acne, aggressive treatments, burns, surgery and other traumas. Occurs most often in darker skin types and where there has been previous inflammation.
After your assessment a specific treatment program will be recommended that addresses your individual needs, your specific program include less aggressive treatments suit dark skin types best because they pose less risk of post hyperpigmentation.
Cellulite is dimpled skin most commonly found on the hips, thighs and buttocks. It is a result of fatty deposits pushing through connective tissue in the body and then appearing just below the skin’s surface.
Cellulite is a common skin condition among women over the age of 35 and is largely based on hormonal and genetic factors and not body weight, as is often believed. When we age, the tissue structure that holds fat cells together in the skin changes (particularly in women), making it easier for fat cells to come to the surface.
Under eye circles are a natural part of aging process, but how severely we get them depends on a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. The main contributor to undereye “bags” is the fat that can slip forward from behind our eyes as we age. Darker skin types are often prone to more pigmentation-like undereye circles because their skin produces more melanin, while those with fairer skin are more likely to see an increased visibility in veins as their skin thins with age, which also translates into darkness under the eyes.
Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation characterized by patches of darker, brownish skin around the cheeks, upper lip and forehead . It can be caused by a fluctuation in hormones (which is why it’s sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy”) or prolonged sun exposure.
After your assessment a specific treatment program will be recommended that addresses your individual needs, your specific program.
Dry skin can feel tight after cleansing and is prone to visible flaking, dullness and a more prominent appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This skin type is also linked to an increased likelihood of sensitivity since the skin’s moisture barrier is weak and oil production is low.
Oily skin produces excess sebum, which means it doesn’t take long after being cleansed to appear shiny or feel greasy. This skin type is characterized by clogged pores and congestion, particularly on the forehead, nose and chin and is also more acne-prone because the skin cells shed more slowly and build up on the surface. To help regulate oil and keep breakouts at bay, oily skin types need to be diligent about cleansing, toning and exfoliating to remove excess sebum and remove dead skin. Moisturizing is also important to ensure skin doesn’t get dehydrated and compensate by product.
Sensitive skin often appears red and flushed and is susceptible to chapping, irritation and patches of dryness triggered by sun, wind, extreme hot and cold temperatures and cosmetic ingredients.
After your assessment a specific treatment program will be recommended that addresses your individual needs, your specific program may include some or all the following…
Lipo Laser is a low level laser energy treatment emitted to stimulate the fat cell membranes to release fat . Then the fatty triglycerides flow out of the disrupted cell membranes and into the interstitial space, where they gradually pass through the body’s natural metabolic functions with no harmful physiological effects, to be used as an energy source for the body. Lipo Laser is a safe, painless and completely non-invasive treatment for spot fat reduction, aesthetic body contouring and inch loss. All Lipo Laser include a Vibe Machine Session. Duration: 60 minutes.
Sophisticated care products and treatments of the body care range bring together the body’s own forces and support the natural functions of the skin. We have a selection based on hypollergenicity, skin physiology and cell biology. The intense conditioning formulations are hypollergienic and have a visible and instantly noticeable effect on the complexion.
Dull Lifeless Skin
This is a great indication that your dull, lifeless skin needs to be rejuvenated. There are many reasons why your skin is not reacting as it should or as it used to in the past. Some causes of dull lifeless skin may be hormones, age, stress, lifestyles choices, and a variety of environmental issues. The major cause of dull lifeless skin is a sluggish epidermis. This occurs when the cellular metabolism of your skin slows down, and it takes longer for the epidermis to replace itself on a regular basis.
Certain contributors to lose or sagging skin for the face and body, like hormonal changes and genetics, are uncontrollable. But there are also preventable factors occur when our bodies begin producing less collagen and elastin, resulting in wrinkles and sagging. Other major concerns are sun exposure, environmental, smoking, lack of care, weight loss, improper nutrition to name a few