Swedish MassageThis is a traditional form of massage which can both stimulate & relax the body. The skin, body & lymphatic systems are all stimulated boosting circulation, aiding in cellular renewal & removing toxic waste. Tense muscles will relax, stiff joints loosen & nerves are soothed. An all-over feeling of relaxation & well-being is induced.
Hot Stone MassageDuring a hot stone massage stones are placed on various muscles. Hot stones placed on the body allow heat to penetrate deep into the muscles & joints. Blood vessels dilate & blood flow increases. Increased blood flow enhances movement of oxygen & other nutrients throughout the body. The therapist will be massaging the body w/ stones as well as w/ the therapists’ own hands.
Deep Tissue MassageThis type of massage is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle & fascia, which is also referred to as connective tissue. It uses many of the same movements & techniques as swedish massage but the pressure is generally more intense. The therapist usually focuses more on particular areas of concern or stressed areas to release chronic muscle tension and/or knots. It may be more uncomfortable than a swedish massage, but it should not hurt.
ReflexologyThis massage involves applying pressure to distinct areas of the feet. The feet hold a map of the entire body & each body part has a corresponding reflex point. Accessing these relax points stimulates the body to clear any congestion which may cause imbalances.
Sinus MassageThis thirty minute treatment focuses on the face, head & neck. This modality helps relieve sinus pain & congestion & promotes sinus drainage.
Pregnancy MassageReceiving a massage during pregnancy will help in the reduction of edema. It will also help in the reduction of varicose vein development & pain. It will also increase blood & lymph circulation & reduce blood pressure. The client is propped up w/ pillows so she is as comfortable as possible. Client must be out of first trimester to receive a massage.
Benefits of Massage
Eases Aches & Pains
Relief for Headaches, Migraines, Insomnia & Digestive Problems
Enhances Athletic Performance
What to Expect After Massage
Most Clients Will Leave Feeling Very Relaxed. Some May Feel Sore the Next Day (Depending on Toxins & Tight Muscles). To Take Away Chronic Knots & Tension Built Up Over the Years Requires an Integrated Program. This Should Include Regular Massages, Relaxation Techniques, Exercise & Working on Posture & Patterns of Movement. Massage Is a Natural Detoxifier. It Helps to Break Down the Toxins in Your Body. It Is Very Important to Drink a Lot of Water Before & After Massage. The Water Will Help to Flush Toxins Out of Your Body. It You Choose Not to Drink Water the Toxins Could Stay Broken Up in Your Body & Cause You to Have Flu Like Symptoms
Facials for All Skin TypesA facial is a professional service designed to improve & rejuvenate the skin. Facial treatments help maintain the health of the skin & correct certain skin conditions through deep cleansing, steaming, massage, the use of masks & other products, & various treatment methods. In most cases, they are also relaxing & enjoyable. Once considered luxuries, regular facials & skin care maintenance are now regarded as necessities by many. Facial treatments are also well-deserved & needed breaks from the stresses of life in today's fast-paced society. Reducing stress & caring for our health go hand in hand. Facials offer both benefits at the same time: they improve the health of the skin while offering a relaxing service. Clients enjoy the relaxation experience as well as the positive effects of skin treatments.
Facial Treatment Benefits Include
Increase Circulation & Detoxification
Relaxation of Nerves, Muscles, & Senses
Stimulation of Skin Function & Metabolism
Slowing Down Premature Aging
Correcting and/or Alleviating Conditions Such as Oiliness, Dryness, or Redness
Softening Age Lines & Wrinkles
Clearing Up Blemishes & Minor Acne
Body WrapsLose inches & detox your body if you enjoy caffeinated drinks, eat sugar, include salt in your diet, smoke or drink alcohol your body is harboring toxins. These toxins can prevent you from losing weight & make you retain water. Toxins can also be the cause of skin irritations, acne, loose skin, poor circulation, sore muscles & most of all...excess fat storage. A simple solution is available called a body wrap. Body wraps are designed to improve the texture & appearance of the skin by helping to rid the body of excess fluids & toxins. The benefits of body wraps may include body contouring, detoxification, boosting of the lymphatic system & metabolism, inch loss, skin tightening & skin softening. Treatments can be very relaxing & have been shown help to decrease stress, thereby lowering blood pressure. Since the skin is our largest organ, detoxification can have profound effects on our health & sense of well-being. People undergoing body wrap treatments typically have their torso, legs, arms, & neck wrapped. The body is wrapped snugly (though not too tightly), creating a thermal blanket that promotes sweating & aids in the release of toxins from fat cells & shedding of unnecessary interstitial fluid (fluid located between the small spaces of body tissues). Results may be realized immediately. But toxins & interstitial fluids eventually re-accumulate, so regular body wraps may provide better long-term benefits. Body wraps aren't a substitute for healthy nutrition & exercise but they can be a helpful tool in ridding the body of harmful toxins & improving your overall appearance. You can improve your results from the body wrap by having them roughly once per week to continuously rid your body of the toxins, improve your skin's appearance & lose the maximum amount of inches.
Take the First Step to Beautiful SkinAt aesthetic laser medical spa & salon, we offer the best in skincare products: obaji medical products. Headquartered in long beach, california, obagi medical products, inc., is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, markets & sells, & is the leading provider of proprietary topical aesthetic & therapeutic prescription-strength skin care systems in the physician-dispense market. The systems are designed to prevent & improve the most common & visible skin disorders in adult skin. Over the years, the company has developed prescription-strength skin health products & systems primarily for the dermatology, plastic surgery, & related aesthetic markets. Using its penetrating therapeutics™ technologies, the company’s products are designed to improve penetration of prescription & cosmetic agents across the skin barrier for common & visible skin conditions in adult skin including photo damage, hyper pigmentation chiliasm, miasma & freckles, senile lenities, acne vulgaris, sun damage & rosaceous. The bag nu-derma system consists of topical products, which when used as a system results in substantial improvement to many of these skin related conditions. The obagi-c rx tm system is the first & only prescription-strength vitamin c & hydroquinone system; the condition & enhance tm system, is designed to enhance the results of physician delivered surgical & non-surgical procedures; the elastiderm tm family of products, is a one of a kind treatment developed to restore skin elasticity & collagen production, & reduce fine lines & wrinkles around the eyes & décolletage; the clenziderm M.D. Acne therapeutic systems tm treats & prevents acne at it’s root; & most recently the rosaclear system developed specifically for the treatment & prevention of the signs & symptoms of rosacea. Because the obagi systems & products contain prescription-strength formulations, the systems are only available through physicians, primarily dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical spas & other skin care & medical specialists.
Pca Skin Care
Exceptionally Healthy, Beautiful SkinAnother product line we proudly feature is pca skin. A leading clinical skin care company in the development of professional chemical peels & advanced topicals for nearly 20 years, pca skin was the first cosmeceutical company to provide scientifically researched daily care products & professional treatments to the medical & clinical aesthetics markets & is acknowledged in medical textbooks as the originator of advanced blended chemical peel formulations. Pca skin’s medical grade products incorporate the latest in medically & scientifically researched ingredients to nourish, hydrate & rejuvenate skin, delivering optimal results. Free of color additives, synthetic fragrances, harsh alcohols, comedogenic oils & other known sensitizers, they are designed to deliver results without irritation & are especially effective for helping to treat such varied skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, hyper pigmentation, rosacea & fine lines & wrinkles. Pca skin daily care products & pca skin professional treatments may only be administered by professionals who have been certified by pca skin.
ColorescienceMicronized mineral makeup treatment make-up for the fashion forward the colorescience cosmetic line is unique, effective & easy to use. Colorescience mineral products are the most complete, most researched, most tested, most effective makeup in the mineral makeup category. Colorescience is also animal & eco-system friendly. Our products are reusable, refillable and/or recyclable. The science behind colorescience. Natural looking colore! Colorescience uses colores from nature, micronized mineral colore pigments that reflect light so that the colore seems to come from within, softening features, giving the skin a youthful glow!
PurposeColorescience is dedicated to the protection & enhancement of skin through our colore "treatment" cosmetics. We create mineral based cosmetic products which enhance the beauty of the skin while addressing today's skin needs in our constantly changing environment. These products embody science & nature's highest quality ingredients... animal friendly, they are loyal to the eco-system. Colorescience looks to the future for fresh, contemporary ideas & to the past for sound, stable references in order to provide effective, exciting & innovative cosmetic products; superior quality supported by exceptional service. Colorescience: the miracles of science; the magic of colore.
ProductsHas over 250 unique, mineral & crystal based colore therapy formulas for a wide variety of skin tones, skin types & applications. Rare ingredients coupled w/ sophisticated processing have allowed us to create the best quality, most light reflective products on the market. Every product is a “treatment" for your skin because each formula has a positive effect on the actual condition of the skin:
The Loose Mineral Pigments Are Purely Natural, Without Additives. No Oils, Perfumes, Talc's or Alcohols. They Are Free of Traditional Ingredients That Can Irritate the Skin or Clog the Pores.
The Minerals Are Naturally Anti-Inflammatory & Act as an Antiseptic on the Skin, Soothing & Keeping the Skin Clean.
The Minerals Overlay Onto the Skin & Form a Protective Barrier From the Onslaught of Environmental Pollutants.
A Breakthrough in Technology! Nano Means Very, Very Small. A Nanometer Is a Billionth of a Meter. By Comparison, the Human Hair Is 100,000 Times Thicker. When Materials Are Made This Small, They Have Different Properties Than Their Super Size Versions. Nanoparticles Scatter & Refract the Light Offering Spf Properties in Color Cosmetics That Can Be Used on a Daily Basis. Nanotechnology Is Used by to Help Promote Sun Protection, Prevent Photo Aging & Help the Skin Look Younger & Better Longer.
Sun ProtectionPhysical sun block it's in there is a full spectrum sunscreen protecting your skin from harmful uva, uvb & infrared rays. This product stays on all day & is rated "very water resistant the key to physical sun protection is micronized titanium dioxide & micronized zinc oxide. Found naturally in minerals, neither will clog pores nor dry the skin. Both are quite remarkable in that they allow light to pass through the visible ray region light is needed for healthy development of skin while intercepting ultraviolet rays. Both ingredients guard against the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays, while giving the skin a natural looking, flawless finish. Research shows that both provide a natural barrier to uva & uvb radiation without irritating, burning or stinging the skin.
Is All About Firstsfounder Diane Richardson ranger was first to create the loose mineral makeup concept all the way back in 1976. Diane was the first to rate minerals, initially w/ an spf 15 in 1992 & then w/ an spf 20 in 1995. recently Diane & introduced another first: an spf 30 clear powder sun protection, based on nanotechnology. Diane was the first to package loose minerals in a “take it to go”, self-dispensing retractable, brush applicator that takes the mess out of loose minerals. introduced some of the first airless pumps in which to package a cream product. the airless pump offers better delivery & requires less preservative. Diane was the first to create a complete line of products in which each product boasts of active ingredients that are skin beneficial, the first to give you confidence that looking good is good for your skin. is also first in groundbreaking & trend setting formulations in a number of color product categories.
To Describe a Few
Smear-Proof, “Won’T Kiss Off” Lip Polish That Contains No Harmful Dyes & Utilizes a Patented Ingredient to Plump the Lips.
Waterproof Mascara That Curls & Strengthens the Lashes. Washes Off w/ Just Soap & Water. Contains an Acrylic Copolymer That Is Gentle on the Lashes.
Liquid Crystal Lip Serums That Plump & Eye Serums That Tighten, Using Nanotechnology.
A Remarkable Skin Brightener, That Aids in Softening the Look of Fine Lines Around the Mouth & Eyes. Also, Helps Calm & Cover Conditions Such as Rosacea.
A Skin Bronzer to Help Calm Burned Skin. Utilizes Patented Rice Peptides, the Same Ingredient Used in Burn Centers.
A Blemish Serum Formulated Using Ancient Aromatherapy to Target Cyst-Like Blemishes.
A Finger Face Paint That Glides on Cheeks, Lips, & Eyes. It Also Dries Indelible, So It Won’T Rub Off.
A Crème De La Crème Mineral Foundation w/ Active Ingredients Like 3% Vitamin C, as Well as Other Potent Vitamins, Antioxidants, Red Marine Algae, Milk Lipids & Sun Protection.
Use Because It
Is Fast & Easy.
Stays on All Day.
Is a Great Sunscreen.
Is Very Water-Resistant.
Is Convenient & Portable.
Acts as a Shield Against the Sun
Is an Antimicrobial.
Looks Like Powder.
Feels Like a Cream.
Feels as if You Are Wearing Nothing at All.
Is for All Skin Types.
Is Great for Camouflaging.
Use When You
Are in a Hurry.
Want a Natural Look.
Work Out or Go Walking.
Travel, Take It on the Go.
Golf or Play Tennis.
Feel Like Something Different.
Need to Retouch During the Day.
Attend Outdoor Spectator Events.
About the FounderDiane ranger is president & founder of color science. Diane is a twenty-seven year veteran in the cosmetics industry. Diane has a master's degree from the university of Houston & over twenty years of cosmetic chemistry lab experience in research & development. Diane entered the cosmetic business w/ her first brainchild, bare essentials, which she founded in 1976. as president of bare essentials, Diane spear-headed the growth of the specialty body care business. Diane single-handedly created the mineral makeup concept & the entire mineral makeup category. in 1990, Diane left bare essentials to concentrate on her passion for mineral makeup product development. Diane has revolutionized her original loose mineral concept into an amazing array of cutting edge mineral & crystal based color formulas that are rated spf 20, very water-resistant. unique & innovative packaging, fun product names, & exclusive marketing are trademarks of her line.
Laser Teeth WhiteningA great smile can make all the difference the true essence of a smile is just light speeds away. Aesthetic laser medical spa & salon uses the bleach bright laser teeth whitening system - we can help you to achieve extraordinary teeth whitening results in 15-20 minutes. This treatment has been proven safe for the tooth enamel, gums & other soft tissues. The process involves the use of car amide peroxide along w/ a blue light emission led light. The wavelengths of the bleach bright plus light are well within the safe visible blue. The car amide peroxide breaks down to form hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, & urea in the presents of saliva. When hydrogen peroxide breaks down, free radicals are released which penetrate enamel & dentin, changing stained molecules in the dentin to clear ones. The free radicals oxidize stains in the teeth. No harmful chemicals are used & there is no irritation, no bleeding & no burning. Just a beautiful white smile
Removing the Past & Looking Forward to the FutureIf you are having second thoughts about your tattoo, you're not alone. Everyday, we see patients from every walk of life that have second thoughts about their tattoos. What once seemed like a good idea just doesn't fit your new image, & you wish your tattoo would just disappear. Now, we can make your wish come true. Using our advanced laser system, we can remove your tattoo safely without leaving a scar.
How Are Tattoos RemovedMedical lasers use an intense beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove your tattoo. When the ink particles of your tattoo absorb the light from the laser, they are broken up into tiny fragments. These fragments are then absorbed through your body's natural cleansing mechanism. This cleansing process generally takes a few weeks. Larger ink particles may require multiple treatments. Tattoo removal by infrared coagulation uses infrared light to burn the skin layer that contains the tattoo's ink. The treated area scabs over. After several days, the scab falls off, taking the ink w/ it. Pigment leaching uses chemicals placed on the tattoo. The pigment leaches out of the tattoo & is absorbed by the chemical. The chemicals & the pigment are then wiped off.
How Do Laser & Infrared Treatments Compare to Other Methods of Tattoo RemovalYour other treatment options for removing your tattoo include surgical excision, dermabrasion or sanding & chemical peels. These methods are more invasive & painful, & can often result in scarring. Laser & infrared tattoo removal are safer. They are non-invasive & only target the ink used in the tattoo process.
What Are the Treatments LikeSome clients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin, followed by the feeling of sunburn. Many treatments do not require anesthetics. However, some clients feel more comfortable w/ a local numbing agent like ice or an anesthetic cream. For others, a local anesthetic injection may be beneficial.
Are There Any Side EffectsOccasionally, hypo pigmentation, or a whitening of the skin, may occur. However, normal skin tone should return within 6 -12 months following your last treatment session. Since the ink used in tattooing is not regulated, some clients have only partial clearing even after several laser sessions.
How Many Treatments Will I NeedThe number of treatments required for maximum improvement depends on the size, location, depth & color of your tattoo. Treatments should be placed 4 to 8 weeks apart to allow your body time to remove the maximum amount of tattoo pigment. Treatment sessions usually take from 10 to 30 minutes.Most clients will see improvement in their tattoos. The improvement can be quite dramatic. However, large or heavily pigmented tattoos applied by a professional tattooist can require a number of treatments for optimum results.
What Will My Skin Look Like After TreatmentRight after your treatment, your skin may have a white discoloration, & the area around the tattoo may be reddish & could have some swelling. This is normal & will disappear slowly over time. Maximum treatment results take about 5 - 6 weeks. Following infrared treatment, an anti-bacterial ointment & gauze will be applied to the treated area to minimize infection.
The Cool Glide Difference.Cool glide aesthetic systems combine the ideal laser wavelength w/ the most flexible parameters to deliver a superior vascular laser system. They treat a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, & effectively. Most skin tones can be treated w/ outstanding results while experiencing minimal bruising or blistering.
How Does Cool Glide Vein Therapy WorkCool glide systems deliver pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be.
Who Can Be Treated w/ Cool Glide SystemsCool glide laser systems feature a unique design & long wavelength that allow them to treat most skin tones. Your skin care specialist will advise you if cool glide vein therapy is right for you.
What Types of Veins Can Be TreatedCool glide systems can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins or “telangiectasia” can be treated quickly without bruising or complication. Spider veins & large blue leg veins can also be treated w/ excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation w/ your skin care specialist will help you determine which vessels can be treated & the best course of treatment.
How Does This Compare to SclerotherapyYour skin care specialist will advise you on the best course of action, but many physicians & clients prefer cool glide vein therapy because there are no painful injections.
What About Blood Blisters & Port Wine StainsBlood blisters or “hemangiomas” respond very well to cool glide vein therapy, usually w/ just one treatment. Clients w/ port wine stains & other vascular lesions that had given up on finding a solution have been overwhelmed by the success of their cool glide vascular treatments. Consult your skin care specialist for a thorough evaluation.
How Many Treatments Do I NeedOften, clients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, & size of the vessels being treated. Since individual results vary, ask your skin care specialist about your specific condition.
Do the Treatments HurtMost clients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the hand piece. Although no local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required, many clients opt to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
What Happens After the TreatmentFollowing your treatment, some redness or bruising may occur. When larger veins are treated, a tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks or months following treatment. Clients who have leg vein treatments may be advised to wear support hose for a short period of time.
What Are the Possible Side EffectsAlthough many clients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening & local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some clients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult w/ your skin care specialist for complete information on the benefits & risks of treatment.
Are There Any Restrictions on My Activity After TreatmentClients generally resume most normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended that you avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.
When Will I See ResultsMost clients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. However, your final results may not be apparent for several months. Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed w/ the cool glide laser system. Now men & women alike are making unsightly facial & leg veins a thing of the past, thanks to cool glide laser systems. No more painful injections! With the most advanced technology, a unique design, & a longer wavelength, cool glide laser systems can safely & effectively treat both tiny superficial face veins & deeper blue leg veins on men & women of most skin tones.
Sun and Age Spots
The Photo Genesis Difference.Comfort. A pulsed light system that is exceptionally effective at treating pigment at a much more comfortable energy level. There is no need to apply topical anesthetic or gel beforehand, & you can realize superior results in just one or two treatments.
What Areas Can Be TreatedVirtually any part of your body w/ sun & age spots or freckles can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders, & arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Both discrete spots & skin densely covered w/ freckles respond well to treatment.
What Does the Treatment DoThe visible light delivered by the photo genesis procedure is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots on your skin. It's the heating of the pigmented cells that causes the therapeutic effect.
Is It True That I'll Need to Arrive an Hour Early to Apply a Numbing CreamNo. Unlike other systems, the photo genesis treatment requires no topical anesthetic or gels before treatment. Photo genesis therapy is the next generation in pulsed light treatments.
What Do Treatments Feel LikeWhen the hand piece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool & comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation.
How Long Will the Treatment TakeThe actual treatment will only take a few minutes. And, since there is no need to apply gel or any topical anesthetic, your total appointment time can easily fit into your lunch hour.
How Many Treatments Will I NeedTypically, one or two treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots or for densely covered areas.
What Happens After the TreatmentImmediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade & flake off. Consult w/ your skin care specialist for complete information on the benefits & risks of treatment.
Will the Spots Reappear Over TimeNo. New spots may appear. These too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage & the appearance of new spots.
Can All of My Spots Be Treated This WaySpots formed by sun exposure can effectively be treated w/ the photo genesis procedure. There are, however, other types of pigmented lesions, such as birthmarks & moles. Consult w/ your skin care specialist to identify the spots most likely to respond well to photo genesis skin therapy.
When Will I See ResultsMost clients find the majority of their treated spots have shown significant improvement within two to three weeks of treatment. However, your final result may not be apparent for a month or more.
The Treatment Is Effective for the Following:
Reduction of Minor to Moderate Early Aging Fine Lines - Eyes, Forehead
Reduction of Acne Scarring
Sun Damaged Skin - Face, Neck, Shoulders
Age Spots - Hands, Face
Minor Scar Revision
Extraction of Blackheads & Whiteheads
Rejuvenation of Skin Health
Resurfacing Treatments Using the Diamond Crystal System Are Painless Yet Effective.
Laser Genesis Skin Therapy
The Laser Genesis Difference.The laser genesis procedure utilizes non-ablative laser technology to safely, discretely & effectively treat fine line wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, diffuse redness & scars.. you can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation. Your treatments can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of topical anesthetics or gels.
What Areas Can Be TreatedLaser genesis skin therapy clients report excellent results over their entire faces & necks. Additionally, practitioners may suggest this therapy to diminish recent scars on other parts of the body.
What Is Diffuse RednessDiffuse redness is a general appearance of facial redness, such as rosy cheeks. This condition is caused by dilated capillaries, resulting in an appearance of general redness, not discrete, well-defined vessels. The most commonly affected areas are the nose, forehead & cheeks. Diffuse redness is often associated w/ a condition call rosaceous & it can be hereditary. Laser genesis therapy will help your appearance by gently treating & reducing this condition.
What Does the Procedure Feel LikePatients often describe the treatment as relaxing & therapeutic. You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure as the laser hand piece is moved back & forth about ½ inch above your skin. You can expect to immediately return to normal activities, utilizing sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.
How Does Laser Genesis WorkBy gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, laser genesis skin therapy stimulates collagen re-growth. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.
What Can I Expect Before the TreatmentYou will not need to apply any gel, anesthetic cream or ice prior to treatment. Before the actual laser genesis treatment, you will be asked to remove your make-up and/or moisturizers and, in some cases, you may be asked to shave the area to be treated so as not to interfere w/ the laser therapy.
How Many Treatments Will I NeedThe treatment results are often subtle. On average, you may require four to six treatments in order to achieve the results you are looking for. Every clients’s condition & needs vary.
What Are the Possible Side EffectsAlthough most clients report few if any side effects, the most common is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours of treatment.
What Kind of Textural Improvements Can You Expect w/ Laser Genesis Skin TherapyOver the course of four to six treatments, laser genesis skin therapy can help restore your skin’s youthful glow & appearance by smoothing out uneven textures caused by aging, sun damage or scars. You will see a creamier, healthy complexion as large pores are reduced in size, & minor imperfections are diminished. The individual treatment results are subtle, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What Is a Peel & How Does It Benefit My SkinA peel is the process of applying a high concentration of glycolic acid to your skin for roughly 1 to 3 minutes, & then rinsing off the solution. You may experience a tingling sensation, slight stinging, or mild redness that may last for several minutes. The immediate result is a softer feel of your skin. A series of peels used over weeks or months, along w/ a daily skin care regimen, sloughs away the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal fresher, healthier skin.
What Kinds of Improvement Can I Expect w/ a Peel TreatmentImprovements will vary from person to person. In general you will notice:
Smoother Skin Texture & Tone
Diminished Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Reduction in Brown Age Spots
Control of Excess Oil
Reduction in Blemishes
How Soon Will I Notice Results How Long Does the Program LastYou will feel an improvement in the softness of your skin in as little as 1 week. As the treatments progress, you will notice a difference in the overall appearance of your skin. The peel program generally consists of a series of peels given every 2 weeks. The length of the program & frequency of visits, however, will be determined by your individual skin care needs. An at-home regimen provides daily exfoliation & maximizes the benefits of your peels. Keep in mind that it will take several months of treatment before you see the optimal skin rejuvenation benefits.
Can Men or Younger Adults Benefit From Glycolic Acid PeelsYes! Glycolic acid provides the same exfoliation benefits for men as it does for women, including helping to slough away dead skin cells to reveal healthier skin & reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. Additionally, glycolic acid may minimize razor bumps & shaving irritation. For teens w/ acne-prone skin, glycolic acid can help to eliminate oil & reduce further oil production.
Is a Glycolic Acid Facial Peel UncomfortableIt is not unusual to experience a tingling sensation, a slight stinging or mild redness lasting for several minutes. This is how a peel works, dissolving the chemical bonds to release the dead cells from the skin’s outermost layer. Each person’s tolerance for this sensation is different. Those wanting a more aggressive schedule will experience some irritation & redness. Those choosing more time between visits & milder formulations naturally will experience less or none. The initial consultation w/ your doctor will help both of you select the best schedule for you.
Does the Use of Glycolic Acid Make the Skin More Sun SensitiveBecause all ahas gently exfoliate the skin, sun sensitivity does increase. Always protect your skin before going out during the day. Use a sunscreen w/ at least a spf 25 rating.
Can I Change My Schedule if I Am UncomfortableYes, that’s one of the great features of the glycolic acid peel program. It can be tailored to any skin need or personal preference & still achieve the same ultimate goal. Some who express a willingness to tolerate a more aggressive schedule later decide to back off to milder formulations w/ a longer time frame. Others, who are at first timid, decide to step up to a more aggressive schedule w/ stronger products.
What if I Am Currently Using Retin a, Renova or Topical AntibioticsUnder most conditions you will discontinue use of these several days prior to your peel. Each person's skin is different so you will need to talk it over w/ you skin care specialist to find out what would be best for you.
Should There Be a Waiting Period Between Using Acutance & Glycolic Acid ProductsYes 6 months. Because acutance is a systemic skin drug, many changes occur to the structure of the skin. Scarring may increase because of the sensitive nature of the skin’s structure caused by accutane. After 6 months, the majority of skin changes will have taken place & skin will be able to handle the exfoliating effect of the glycolic acid peels
Obagi Blue Peel
Many Skin Conditions, Including Laxity, Wrinkles, Hyper Pigmentation, Large Pores, Comedowns & More.
For All Skin Colors & Thicknesses.
For Use on the Neck, Chest, Hands & Arms
For Patients Who Want a Strong Solution, That's Fast & Permanent
Following the Procedure, the Patient Will Experience Light Swelling. Within Two to Three Days, the Skin Will Begin to Peel. This Peeling Continues Over the Next Several Days. By the Seventh to Tenth Day, the Skin Should Be Healed & Start Looking Younger & Healthier.
Special Online Offers
150.00Laser GenesisRegular value is 300. must be redeemed within 6 months of purchase.
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20.00Consultation Facial20 consultation facial - you get a 30 minute consultation about skincare options while also enjoying a mini-facial!
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