Treat Dry Winter Skin With HydraFacial

Summer is a distant memory now. With winter weather you are left dealing with a runny nose and dry skin that flakes off.  The dry cold air, winter wind, and fluctuations of temperature between the outdoors and the indoors can leave your skin dehydrated. Even the best lotions and creams cannot satisfy your thirsty skin and return its moisture. If your winter skin is causing you discomfort and you have tried to fight your seasonal dry skin with over-the-counter products to no avail, then it may be time to try out the magic skin treatment known as ‘HydraFacial’ in Calista Skin and Laser Center. How Good Is HydraFacial? Get your skin to go from haggard and dull to smooth and radiant, with the multi-step treatment technology, Hydrafacial, which cleanses, exfoliates and treats the skin. This serum infusion treatment also provides painless extraction, hydration, collagen stimulation, resurfacing, and antioxidant rejuvenation. HydraFacial helps remove dead skin cells and encourages healthy skin cell turnover by cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing step by step. Special boosters are used on the skin to hydrate it with antioxidants & peptides. The skin rejuvenation treatment is for protecting and fixing the ravages of the exposed dry winter skin. You will see immediate results that leave your skin smooth and radiant. You can opt for weekly or monthly Hydrafacial treatment to achieve a fast and long lasting radiance and hydration. This treatment is a favorite of Hollywood celebrities like Paris Hilton, Kate Moss and Adrienne Maloof. It has been featured on Allure, NY Magazine, and is the winner of the “Editor’s Choice.” Steps Involved In HydraFacial Treatment All the procedures of the beauty treatment, such as cleansing, peel, extractions and serum application are gentle, non-invasive and non-irritating on the skin. It is suitable for all skin types and colors. Special serum boosters can be added for fine wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, and acne prone skin. Detox:  A lymphatic draining technique is used to help increase blood circulation and get rid of toxins Exfoliation: A multi-action Activ-4 serum is used to remove dead skin cells for the deep cleaning and exfoliation of the skin. It cleanses the oil and impurities from the surface of the skin and it has extracts like Lactic acid, Algae extract for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Brightening Agent: The resurfacing procedure combines fast exfoliation and chemical peeling. An extraction tip is used to loosen debris from the pores to brighten the skin. It consists of the application of the GlySal solution, which is a combination of Glycolic and Salicylic acid. The serum smoothens and rejuvenates the skin and can be used safely on most skin types. Extraction: Vortex-suction is used to clean out blackheads, impurities from pores with the use of Beta-HD serum, which contains honey extract, glycol. Salicylic acid in it helps to hydrate, moisturize and exfoliate the skin surface. This is especially good for oily and congested skin. Hydration: The final step of the basic HydraFacial is the application of Antiox-6 serum, which is a combination of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides, to soften and nourish the skin. This powerful serum plumps up and helps to detoxify the skin from environmental free radicals. Vortex-Boost: Proprietary skin solutions are used depending on the skin concerns of the patient to address problem areas like acne, hyperpigmentation or fine lines. It also rejuvenates and replenishes moisture in the skin. What Is HydraFacial Used For? HydraFacial is right for you, whether you want to maintain the healthy...

Get Perfect Curves With Body Contouring

Confidence comes from looking and feeling your best. You may be struggling with a belly bulge, thigh fat or cellulite that is getting in the way of you being in shape. Shockingly, a vast majority of Americans over the age of 16 deal with cellulite issues, regardless of their size, shape or weight.  But achieving the perfect body is certainly not a lost cause. Along with exercising more and eating a balanced diet, you can look at non-invasive treatments for body contouring. But first, whether your goal is to tighten your body, get rid of cellulite, lose weight or you are keen on spot reduction, you should be aware of the different factors that influence your body shape and skin elasticity. Factors Affecting Your Body Fat Genetics Genetics does have a bearing on body size, fat composition and how quickly your body loses or stores fat. Research has shown that genetics can account for 25 to 70 percent of the variation in body mass index (BMI).You may be one of those unlucky ones who repeatedly go through weight gains and losses. If you have so called ‘fat genes,’ it may make losing fat a harder task to accomplish but it is not impossible to achieve with a tougher exercise regimen and healthy eating habits. Hormones Hormones are secreted by your body organs and tissues for its proper functioning, like pancreas produces insulin to deliver blood sugar to your cells so that it can work well. The fat distribution on our body is determined by imbalances in hormone production in our body. Both, low or excess production of hormones can lead to extra storage of fat. Hormone imbalances include high cortisol levels that are produced when over-stressed, low estrogen in women on menopause (leads to belly fat), low leptin that increases appetite and high or low insulin levels, that tells our cells to store energy in the form of glycogen or fat..  Age With age it takes people longer to drop any excess weight, unlike when one is younger. The reason can be put down to metabolism, which slows down with age. .A slower metabolism rate means calories burn significantly slower and the excess calories stored up in the body as fat cells. As people age, they also lose muscle mass. You can lose as much as 5% of muscle mass with every decade beginning at 30 years. Since muscle burns more calories than fat, this loss adds up to people gaining weight with age. The skin in older people also loses its elasticity because of reduced collagen production and breakdown of elastin. No matter what your age, gender or genetics, it is always possible to get the perfect body that you have dreamed of with body contouring. Contouring helps people lose fat from areas that are hard-to-lose places on your body. For women it is generally the hips and thighs, while for men most of their weight tends to be in the stomach area. Read further, if you want to know whether body contouring can really help you achieve the perfect body. All About Body Contouring Body contouring procedures aid in removal of excess skin and fat from problem areas. It also includes skin tightening and reduction of cellulite. There are non-invasive body contouring methods to tighten and tone your body safely, without the need for risky and painful surgery. The state-of-the-art body contouring machines can provide an effective body sculpting and inch loss treatment without the expense or risks...

Procedures For Removal Of Age Spots

Age spots, the flat, brown, gray or black spots also go by many aliases like actinic keratoses, senile lentigo or solar lentigines! Age spots are known to appear predominantly on areas of sun-damaged skin of a person’s body including the face, backs of the hands, ears, lips, forearms and even in the lower legs among women. While age spots are considered harmless and not contagious, but there is a risk of some of the spots developing into squamous cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. So if you are worried, do get it checked by a dermatologist. Causes of Age Spots Years spent in the sun contribute to the formation of these flat spots no large than freckles. There are accompanying changes in the person’s skin color, brought on by over-exposure to the sun or the UV light and age. Melanin in the skin is responsible for the appearance of a tan but years of sun tanning or being outdoors makes the melanin become concentrated in areas, resulting in age spots. Age spots become more prominent after a person reaches the age of forty, appearing first in areas of most exposure to the sun such as face, forehead, forearms and shoulders. Some even think that ‘lipofuscin accumulato,’ or waste accumulation contributes to age spots. The brown pigment granules represent lipid-containing residues after extraction from vegetable or animal cells by fat solvents. The more commonly held belief is that age pots are due to free radicals affecting the person’s body. Lack of exercise, poor diet, intake of rancid oils or poor liver function all lead to age spots. What Can I Do About Age Spots? Age spots are diagnosed based upon the appearance of the person’s skin. It appears irregular, flat and brown, gray or black. People with fair skin are more likely to get them than ones with darker skin. A vast majority of light-skinned people over the age of 60 have sun-related age spots but people with dark skin are not immune to sun scarring. In darker skinned people the age spots appear gray or ashy.   Creams and Lotions: There are a number of home-remedies for age spots but unfortunately these are ineffective mostly. Bleaching creams and lotions with tretinoin, and alpha-hydroxy acids that promise to lighten the skin must be used consistently for months to even see any noticeable change. Additionally, these creams can cause irritation or redness in individuals with sensitive skin. Peeling: Chemical peeling is a common solution involving the application of an acid to remove the blemished surface layer of the skin in order to allow new, healthy skin to appear. With chemical peeling, a person’s hands and face will commonly heal within one to two weeks time but it may take several peels over months for age spots to fully disappear. Cryosurgery: You can turn to a dermatologic surgeon for cryosurgery, wherein the skin tissue will be frozen with liquid nitrogen and any growth or age spot will be removed. Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is the easiest and the most cost-effective treatment for removing age spots. Moreover microdermabrasion also reduces fine lines and other superficial skin blemishes. This skin rejuvenation procedure physically removes the top layer of skin to promote growth of radiant looking youthful sin. It requires no downtime and there are only minimal side effects associated with this treatment such as scabbing and redness. It only takes a short time to clear out and in a couple of weeks you will see...

Laser Hair Removal Is Worth The Price

Unsightly body hair is a problem that all men and women have to deal with every day. Earlier most people would either turn to time consuming methods like shaving, tweezing or waxing for removing the hair. But these are not long-term solutions for hair removal and you have to deal with annoying nicks, bumps, and painful ingrown hairs. Thanks to technological advancements a decade back, there is now a permanent hair reduction solution in laser hair removal. Currently, laser hair removal is one of the most popular treatment methods around the world for getting rid of unwanted hair in the body and face. With FDA approval, laser technology effectively removes unwanted hair for long lasting results! How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? There are three stages of hair growth in the body- anagen, telogen and catagen. With laser hair removal, hair is targeted in the anagen stage, when it is just starting to grow. . Laser systems use light energy on the hair follicle to denature the blood supply.  The energy from the concentrated beam of light is absorbed by the pigment of the hair follicle and transferred to surrounding cells, which heats it up to high temperatures. This heating ultimately prevents that follicle from growing any further and renders it incapable of further hair growth. The treated hair generally falls out during the treatment and the rest in about two weeks, when the epidermis renews itself.  During a pre-treatment consultation, there is a health history questionnaire that needs to be filled, followed by a patch test to choose the correct settings, according to your skin color and hair type. Top 5 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal There are many advantages to choosing laser hair removal over other traditional hair removal techniques. Treatments Are Fast Laser hair removal sessions hardly take any time. Treatments are quick and effective, often taking only minutes. For small areas of the body it takes only a minute while larger areas like the back, underarm or legs, generally take about twenty minutes.  Saves Money Long Term With permanent laser hair removal, there is no need to purchase endless razors, waxing strips, shaving foams, depilatory creams, and numerous other hair removal products.  Nor do you have to pay for costly monthly waxing appointments. It will save you time and money over the years and the cost of laser hair removal has reduced considerably now.  Choose laser hair removal to start saving time and money right away. No More Ingrown Hairs Laser hair removal provides the only solution to eliminate and prevent any painful ingrown hairs. With targeted laser hair removal there are no chances of getting ingrown hairs, and the hair that does grow back is generally sparse and fine. Moreover, if you are one of those with extremely sensitive skin and if you easily develop skin irritation from shaving & waxing, then laser hair removal is the perfect answer to your problems. Ingrown hairs when the hair breaks off unevenly with a sharp tip while shaving or waxing. Effective Laser technology is so precise that it targets only pigmented areas on the skin, like the hair follicle to prevent re-growth but the surrounding skin remains unharmed. Laser hair removal is extremely effective in the growing “anagen” stage. It requires more than one treatment session to completely destroy all the hair on a part of the body but fortunately the hair that does grow back is fine and lighter in color. Less Pain, More Gain...

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