Will I Have To Stay Home For A Week After A Chemical Peel? And Other Frequently Asked Questions!

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Just mentioning 'Chemical Peels' can conjure up an array of disturbing images for most people!  Many are curious, but either have heard a horror story, or have had a bad experience.  I hope to answer a few questions and take away some of the fear surrounding a most beneficial treatment!   I use only PCA Skin for my chemical peels, a medical grade skincare line. PCA peels are viewed as the gold standard in the industry!  They produce a range of peels suitable for any skin type/condition.  PCA Peel w/hydroquinone & resorcinol, Sensi Peel, Ultra Peel, Smoothing Body Peel, Pumpkin Peel, Detox Gel & Oxygenating Trio are some of the formulas I use.  All Questions and answers in this blog will be pertaining to PCA only.

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Confused About How To Choose Sunscreen?

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According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, just one blistering sunburn as a child doubles your chances of developing melanoma later in life.   With so much contradictory information along with misleading labels, a person can get very confused trying to choose a sunscreen, know what level of SPF to choose, and how to apply it properly.

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Baby Skin

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As parents we have a tendency to become 'extra zealous' when caring for our baby's.  Any issue our children have can cause much anxiety and concern.  Our baby's skin is fragile and sensitive, it can easily become irritated and develop a rash or eczema.  

Much of the shampoos, powders, washes and soaps made specifically for infants contain perfumes and chemicals that often cause irritation to young skin.  Allergic reactions are becoming more and more common.  

What do we zealous parents often do when a problem arises?  We frantically bath, powder, apply creams, lotions and whatever else we can get our hands on trying to remedy the situation!  

Ok you super moms & dads.... time to readjust your thinking to the 'less is more' philosophy, because it is!!!  

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I Just Had My Legs Waxed, So Why Do I Have Stubble???

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Many a client has been disappointed after their first wax because their skin did not feel perfectly smooth.  Unless the hair growth cycle has been explained to you, how are you to know it will take 3 to 5 appointments to achieve the perfectly smooth skin you so desire!   Here you go: hair grows in 3 cycles, so with your 1st wax there is hair above the surface of the skin, that is what is removed, but….there is hair just underneath the skin that hasn't broken through or is just hitting the surface AND hair that is just starting to grow at the root level. We humans have about the same amount of hair follicles per square inch as a chimpanzee, most of ours just remains under the surface of the skin....puts it into perspective when you think about waxing all that hair doesn't it!

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Excerpts From an Article on Sugar and the Skin

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Glycated Sugar: Why It Kills Skin and What to Do About It

By: Annette Tobia, PhD
Posted: December 8, 2014, from the December 2014 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

Sugar. How sweet it is—and how deadly! Sugar has become a widespread addiction. On average, Americans consume 150 pounds of sugar each year. The average adult shovels down 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, and the average child consumes 32 teaspoons daily.1 Call it sugar, glucose, high-­fructose corn syrup, molasses, sorbitol or a variety of other names ... it doesn’t matter—you wind up with lots of calories and zero nutritional value. You also wind up with much more. Most people are aware that behind the sweet temptress sugar lies diabetes, obesity, cavities, hypertension, elevated levels of uric acid, food for cancer cells and a legion of other health woes. In fact, Joseph Mercola, MD, a leading health advocate, logs 76 health risks associated with sugar.  

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Hippocrates Health Institute- A Few Things I Learned


Path to the Spa...my favorite location at Hippocrates!

This last December I decided I needed some sort of vacation!  While perusing different travel ideas I began to ponder how I normally eat and drink major amounts of 'not so healthy' food, and come home from a vacation with a few extra pounds, in need of a liver detox!  I realized that I wanted something different, more health focused, that wasn't going to destroy my body and skin!   Being an esthetician I realize the condition of ones skin has as much to do with what we eat as our mental and emotional health.       I have always dealt with tummy issues, food sensitivities and psoriasis.  I had heard of a place called 'Hippocrates Health Institute' that could very well be the sort of resort/health retreat that I could become excited about and do a little research/experimentation with my own health issues.

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May Skincare Deals

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1. Mama’s putting up with your drama package:
Ultimate facial w/chemical peel-brow shape-foot treatment-chocolate and wine.  This is the ‘whole package’ mom gets the relaxation of a pampering facial along with the deeper, longer lasting effect of my PCA chemical peels.  Brow shaping, added beautifying touch. Wine and chocolates are for putting up with you of course! 
$189 ($225 value)
 
2. Mom has put up with your drama 
but you’ve been pretty good so far package:
 
Ultimate facial-Brow wax-foot treatment-chocolate-wine.  
Total relaxation, including facial, neck, shoulder and scalp massage, hot towels are used throughout.  Mom will need to be wheeled out as she’ll be in a slight coma for a few hours.
$99 ($135 value)

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Specials - January

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Receive $20 off PCA Chemical Peels or Oxygen Treatment when you spend $125 on PCA products
Cellupulse Cellulite Treatment: 
Seeing amazing results with my new cellulite machine
Special introductory price- 3 for $150 
ThermoLo Treatment: 
Remove spider veins, skin tags, moles, sebaceous hyperplasia, etc. Quick, cost effective, minimal pain
$65 (normally $95)
IPL Hair Removal:
Try out my new machine for the same price as the old one
Stronger, fewer treatments required, less painful
Win Win Win!!!
 

Specials - November

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WINTER SKINCARE EVENT
Friday, November 11, 2016
5 PM - 8 PM

It's that time again! Sip wine, enjoy some hores d’oeuvres and do a little beauty shopping.

*Gift Certificates 15% off

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