10 Reasons People Develop Facial Wrinkles...

Wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, call them what you will, they are reason enough to send many women into depression.  Facial wrinkles will show up with age but you can avoid looking older than you are by preventing the untimely appearance of wrinkles. By getting to understand the science of wrinkles, taking proper precautions, such as using sunscreen and face cream and making necessary lifestyle changes, you can keep your radiant youthful skin for longer. Modern aesthetic technology and treatments also makes it possible to eliminate facial wrinkles but the best way to prevent facial wrinkles is to prevent it from developing in the first place. What Are Wrinkles? The structural elements of collagen and elastin in the second layer of the skin, known as dermis, proteins the skin to give it elasticity and strength. With age the cell division process slows down and the dermis begins to thin out. The close network of the collagen and elastic fibers begin to loosen causing depressions on the surface. The sebaceous glands that produce oil also become less efficient with age, which leaves the skin dry and dull, making fine lines and wrinkles stand out even more. There are many factors responsible for encouraging the process of wrinkling like sun exposure, smoking, lack of antioxidants in our diet, etc. Common Reasons Behind Facial Wrinkles Your age– With age, the collagen and elastic supporting our skin becomes looser and thinner. Thinning and weaker skin, aging and loss of fat in the subcutaneous layer all contribute to the gradual appearance of saggy skin. Old age naturally leads to the development or wrinkles but sun damage or smoking hastens the aging process on your skin much faster. Sun Exposure-The sun’s ultraviolet rays does extensive damage to the collagen and elastic of the skin. When the supporting structure loses its flexibility and firmness, wrinkles start appearing. While it may be impossible to completely avoid the sun, but you can minimize the risk of skin damage by wearing moisturizers and wrinkle creams containing sunscreen and also by avoiding exposure to direct sunlight during the hours of the day when the sun’s rays are the harshest. Smoking– It is a well known fact that smokers suffer from skin damage must faster because of prolonged exposure to nicotine and smoke. Nicotine narrows blood vessels causing extensive damage to the collagen in facial skin. Essential nutrients and oxygen cannot reach the outermost layer of the skin because of constricted blood vessels from smoking. Exposure to second-hand smoke can be equally damaging. Smoking is one of the worst habits because it damages collagen and elastin fibers and the repeated smoke-sucking face also contributed to the formation of wrinkles. Gender- Women are more likely to have wrinkles than men just because they have fewer sweat glands and less oily skin than men.  With less oily skin wrinkles appear much faster than skin that has adequate sebaceous glands. Men get much less wrinkles around the mouth because they have more blood vessels in that area. When women go through menopause, there is a drop in estrogen production which can lead to thinning skin and decreased collagen. Your diet– Eating right is necessary in order to delay wrinkles. Having an unhealthy diet over years can contribute to the formation of wrinkles on your facial skin. Several studies have suggested that if you do not eat a balanced diet with nutritious foods rich in vitamins and minerals, the collagen will break down faster resulting...

Laser Treatment For Your Ink Rethink

A lot of Americans have a tattoo on their body now and its popularity has skyrocketed. Tattoos always seem like a great idea when you are getting them but the novelty of the ink soon vanishes. Along with the increase in body art, there has also been a surge in removing ink when regret sets in. It is not just celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox or Victoria Beckham who end up regretting their tattoos and look for ways to remove them. Tastes change with age and what was once endearing (your ex-boyfriend’s name, dolphins) may not be so appealing any more. People often want to commemorate something important in their lives with a tattoo but may decide at a later date to erase the ink.  Tattoos often get in the way of people looking for jobs. Or, if you are thinking of working for the state police force or marines then you must get that ink off your skin. Not too long ago, traditional tattoo removal was a painful and long process but now laser technology has made it possible to deliver remarkable results. With the renowned Alex TriVantage Laser by Syneron-Candela, it is now possible to get rid of botched body art and even ink in greens, blues and black more efficiently. Removing tattoos with multiple colors used to be tough because it meant using multiple lasers but with Alex TriVantage Laser only three lasers can effectively remove most tattoo colors. How Does Laser Work? Laser does not mean just a magic zap to wipe the ink off the skin. In reality the heat of the intense pulses of laser breaks down the ink particles that make the tattoo permanent, so that white blood cells of the lymphatic system can filter them out easily. The tattoo fades with time. Alex TriVantage Laser Treatment Advantages The Alex TriVantage is a renowned triple wavelength laser system for treating and removing tough pigmentation and brightest tattoo ink (greens, blues, black and even red), with minimal risk of scarring. Previously multiple lasers were used to remove multi-colored tattoos because different lasers emit different wavelengths of light to target a specific range of pigment color. But with Alex TriVantage three lasers are used to ensure coverage for all colors. The Nd:YAG laser emits certain wavelengths of light that passes through the skin but is absorbed by the tissue pigment to help break it down. The Nd:YAG laser emits wavelengths of light that most closely match the colors of ink in tattoos to improve its efficiency. The multiple wavelengths of the Q-Switched lasers of Alex Trivantage can target all the colors in the tattoo to remove it quickly, gently and effectively. Tattoo removal prices vary on the size and color of the tattoo and generally it will require more than one session. Traditional removals that used to be spread over eight months can now be achieved with a single office visit. AlexTriVantage laser removes total tattoos of all colors and also pigmented lesions gently, safely and comfortably. It works effectively on the blues and greens, and also on the reds too. The long pulse mode is useful for treating a wide variety of pigmented skin lesions such as age spots, sun spots, and freckles. AlexTriVantage laser solution uses Candela’s fastest and most powerful q-switched alexandrite laser for precision and quality non-invasive tattoo removal. With Laser Treatment You Can Remove More Than Just Tattoos Get Alex TriVantage Laser treatment for: Tattoo removal – all colors...

Revive Your Skin With HydraFacial

Does your skin appear lack lustre, haggard and dull? Have you noticed congested pores and fine lines on your face lately? Then the 60 minute HydraFacial is just what you need to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, unclog pores to make you look fresh and radiant. It is the latest facial to get all the Hollywood A list red carpet regulars like Beyonce, Kate Winslet, and Eva Mendes all excited. HydraFacial is the new luxurious cleansing and massaging treatment for your skin to remove dirt and grime from it, reduce puffiness and to leave it rejuvenated.  Once you have your skin cleansed and massaged with product for an hour, it looks and feels bright, plump post treatment. HydraFacial is performed using a vacuum based hand piece with different skin abrasion tips for varied applications. The probe helps to remove dead skin cells. The tip is loaded with specially formulated serums to target and fight different skin complaints. The tips work the serums into the underlying skin for deep cleansing and exfoliating. The antioxidant serums used are clinically formulated according to the needs of the patient to target the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to tackle congested pores, hyper-pigmentation and acne problems. The larger tips are for the back and chest, while the smaller tips are used on the face and neck.  The Vortex Fusion spiral design of the tip is more effective in helping the serums to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin for better exfoliation.  The vacuum pressure too can be adjusted for higher suction when needed to get rid of difficult black heads and milia from the skin. Step 1 – Vortex-Exfoliation At first, the multi-action Activ-4 serum is used for the cleaning and exfoliation of the skin. It cleanses deeply to remove dead skin cell and softens the sebum and impurities on the surface of the skin for easy extraction.  The serum is hydrating and helps to dislodge dead skin cells easily.  The Activ-4 serum has exfoliating, hydrating and calming extracts like Glucosamine HCI, Lactic acid, Algae extract, and Urea for firming and smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Step 2 – Vortex-Peel The next step of the treatment is the application of the GlySal solution, which is a mixture of Glycolic and Salicylic Acids.  A smaller extraction tip is used for the application to help with exfoliation and peeling simultaneously, while softening up oil and impurities. This one step resurfacing procedure combines fast exfoliation with chemical peeling to eliminate or reduce post-peeling scaling. The serum smoothens and rejuvenates the skin and can be used safely on most skin types. Step 3 – Vortex-Extraction In the third step vortex-suction is used to clean out pores with the Beta-HD serum. The presence of Honey extract, glycol, and Salicylic acid helps to hydrate, moisturize and exfoliate the skin surface. It is especially effective on oily and congested skin.  It softens and moisturizes the skin surface for the best possible results. Step 4 – Vortex-Boost (Optional) If the patient has specific skin concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and dark spots, then Calista Skin and Laser Clinic will use proprietary skin solutions to effectively target these concern areas. Step 5 – Vortex-Fusion The final step of the basic HydraFacial is the application of Antiox-6 serum using brush-like strokes to nourish and protect the skin. This powerful serum combines deeply moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, detoxifying antioxidants such as Vitamin...

Rejuvenate Your Aging Skin With Refirme Skin Tightening...

With progressing age, time takes its toll on the skin due to the effects of gravity, pollutants, sun exposure and stress. With every birthday you celebrate, you lose up to 1% of your natural collagen, which shows up as visible fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. But there is no reason to despair about aging anymore because there are many affordable, non–invasive “lunchtime” procedures one can choose from for skin tightening and reduction of facial wrinkles. There are many skin cosmetic procedures in the market for rejuvenating aging skin like Thermage or Titan but they have been reported side effects.  Thermage uses radiofrequency but causes some patient discomfort and has side effects too. Titan uses infrared energy but the treatment times are too long. While these methods may have fallen short, there has been significant advancements in technology to bring a breakthrough treatment, Refirme™ Skin Tightening with Elos Technology, to help achieve smooth, healthy and radiant skin. With the introduction of laser skin resurfacing treatment it has revolutionized skin rejuvenation by effectively treating fine lines, wrinkles, saggy skin, scars, uneven skin tone and skin irregularities. It is now possible for patients to look years younger by improving the look and texture of the skin, without having to undergo surgical treatments like facelifts.  Refirme Skin Tightening is a rather sought after cosmetic treatment today that helps to gently tighten and tone skin texture, without downtime What Does The Procedure of Refirme™ Skin Tightening Involve? ReFirme™ Skin Tightening & Wrinkle Reduction is a unique non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, powered by ELOS technology, to effectively combine infrared light with bipolar radio frequency for precise targeting of the dermal tissues within the treatment area. This powerful combination actively heats the surface of the skin being treated, to promote collagen production for simultaneous tightening and toning of the skin.  This combination targets lax skin and results in the skin appearing firmer with fewer wrinkles. There is noticeable skin lifting, with the appearance of fine wrinkles visibly reduced and the skin texture becomes smoother, toned, youthful and luminous. When Should You Go For Refirme™ Skin Tightening? If you are looking to firm and tighten your skin, without going under the knife and with the least discomfort, then Refirme™ may be the ideal treatment choice for you. Studies have shown that Refirme™ is effective for- Wrinkle treatment Skin rejuvenation Skin tightening There are specific areas in your face that can be targeted with ReFirme™ Skin Tightening & Wrinkle Reduction Treatment for the best results- jowl laxity neck laxity under eye bags upper/lower mandible drooping brow line facial wrinkles nasolabial folds ReFirme™ with Elos is a gentle, comfortable treatment that gives patients gradual and continual results throughout the ReFirme™ Skin Tightening sessions. The total number of treatment sessions you will require will depend on the condition of your skin and the results that you are looking for. An initial consultation with your aesthetic practitioner will help determine the correct treatment schedule for your skin so you can gain maximum results.  ReFirme™ is FDA approved, truly the next generation treatment for safe and effective skin tightening for all skin types.  There is virtually no downtime for patients as they can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment. The Benefits and Side Effects of Refirme™ Skin Tightening Patients who have undergone Refirme™ Treatment report the following benefits- Dramatic change in skin laxity after the treatment Tightens targeted skin area Wrinkles around the face and neck disappear Skin appears fuller...

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