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Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation

Microcurrent has been called the nonsurgical, or lunchtime face lift. It is a safe and effective, low-cost treatment, holistic alternative to botox and fillers, that counteracts environmental damage, aging skin and poor dietary habits, without invasive surgery. It is the best-kept secret amongst celebrities that want a firm/youthful but natural look.

Microcurrent technology is a low-level electrical current that mimics the body’s own biological current. Despite its low electrical vibration—microcurrent treatments are very effective. It helps increase protein synthesis, promote waste removal, stimulate healing, regenerate tissue, balance free radical damage, boost cell growth, enhance natural collagen and elastin production, provide circulatory benefits, and work directly on the nerves and muscle fibers. It’s mild frequency does not stimulate sensory nerves, is PAIN-FREE and causes no client discomfort.

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Microcurrent is a treatment that physically firms and tones the skin through muscle re-education. This process is achieved by stimulating 32 of the 53 facial muscles at traditional acupuncture points with tiny amounts of electricity to re-energize their biological currents and re-establish muscle memory. The result is a reduction of fine lines, creases, and wrinkles; restored healthy glow of youthful skin; visible firming, contouring and lifting; and the tightening of sagging jowls, double chins, and fatty cheeks.

Microcurrent boosts energy of the cells
As people age, the body’s biological current and chemical energy slow down, cellular renewal takes longer and skin cells stop performing efficiently. This leads to multiple skin problems: loss of tone, elasticity, and firmness; fine lines; wrinkles; sagging—all signs of aging. Microcurrent can help reverse this process by re-energizing the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is known as the “current of life” and it is the ONLY energy molecule that the body will accept and utilize as energy.

Without ATP, the human body does not function effectively and will eventually deteriorate. Yet, the body does not store ATP; rather it is manufactured on an as-needed basis. Therefore, the impact of microcurrent to increase levels of ATP is significant.
Because microcurrent stimulates the production of ATP, it can be used to treat virtually any skin condition and has no age limitation.

Results
Results can vary by individual and skin type, are gradual, and will not just happen overnight. Most clients notice a difference after the first treatment. The effect is cumulative, becoming more pronounced after each treatment. The skin and facial muscles become noticeably tighter and more toned with each treatment. About 60–80% of the changes created in one treatment last for the next four to seven days. However, if not treated regularly, the muscles will return to their former configur­ation.

How Many Treatments do I need
Although the number of treatments in a series will vary depending on your desired results and the complexity of condition, a guideline would be once or twice per week for the first month, once per week for the second month, or until the desired result is achieved, and then once every four weeks for maintenance.
Although it may be tempting for you to neglect the check-up visit, gravity, toxins, illness and natural aging will eventually deplete the ATP stockpile if not properly stimulated, so I want to emphasize the importance of follow-through to maintain results.

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Beauty from Within

The beauty supplement and food market has transformed over the years from hair, skin and nail vitamins to cookies, drinks, mix-ins, even sunscreens that are formulated with nutrients to nourish the building blocks of skin at the cellular level.

Clients today are looking for those holistic approaches to skin wellness and interestingly, you can find some ingredients that play in both topical and ingestible products. Examples would be collagen or collagen peptides, lipids and different antioxidants and vitamins. I have seen an incredible success on my clients skin (improved firmness, hydration and diminishing of the small lines around the eyes) who have been taking daily Collagen shots, a hydrolyzed collagen supplements from Image skin care.

Why is important to supply important nutrients from within?

Well….Skin’s antioxidant reservoir is the first line of defense against environmental challenges and oxidative stress.
The reservoir is depleted naturally as we age and with exposure to UV radiation.
Replenishing antioxidants into our skin is a good strategy to enhance skin wellness. Interestingly, several natural antioxidants have been implicated in protection from UV damage—the number one preventable cause of skin aging.

Natural antioxidants from fruits and vegetables, such as pigments from the carotenoid family are leading ingredients serving as ‘edible sunscreens’ and complementing topical protection.

I did some research and found out that two-thirds of consumers see the concept of taking a supplement for skin care as normal. It is not surprising to me, as I have been taking beauty supplements for years. Two main supplements that play an important role in skin care in addition to collagen shots are vitamin C and magnesium. Of course, first I recommend drinking plenty of water with ingestibles, as not hydrating enough is a common mistake and consulting with your doctor. Additionally, we must understand that results are not immediate. As with topical skin care products, it’s important to consistently follow the protocol.

In order for an ingestible skin care product to really start working, the active ingredients, such as antioxidants, need to accumulate in the skin—a process which could take a few weeks.

It is wise to start thinking about dual approach of combining topical products that provide results you can feel in short term with ingestible products that slowly but safely enhance skin wellness and overall wellness.

If you would like more information about Yana Daily Collagen shots, please feel free to ask at your next appointment.

 

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Collagen Induction Therapy AKA Microneedeling

I am super excited to share something NEW with you! It`s been one of the hardest treatments to bring into my practice.  I have been working on laboring this treatment for months so it is very special to me and I can`t wait for you guys to try it and see the amazing results.

I am introducing Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) also known as Microneedeling.

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is one of the hottest topics in skin care today-and for a good reason. It`s a clinically proven treatment that, produces collagen and elastin in aging skin. This is also known as Microneedeling, a process in which microneedles puncture the skin to stimulate and manipulate the body`s natural healing properties. This technology is a revolutionary improvement to traditional collagen-synthesizing therapies like dermabrasion, chemical peeling or laser resurfacing.
CIT/Microneedeling is a safe and effective method for all skin types to improve fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, reducing the pore size, skin tightening, as well as veriety of other skin ailments.

To better understand how microneedling works, let’s first take a closer look into the arena in which it performs. The skin is the body’s largest and most essential organ; it is in a constant state of fluctuation. Dead cells of the outer layers are continuously shed and replaced by inner cells that move up toward the surface. Skin is composed of two primary layers: the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the outermost protective layer; it is meant to protect the body from outside elements and to act as a water-resistant barrier that prevents essential nutrients from leaving the body. The dermis—commonly known as the “true skin”—is the most important layer since it is home to the essential functioning components of the skin. This layer is made up of fibroblasts, which are primarily responsible for producing collagen and elastin.

Collagen makes up 70% of the dermis and it plays a vital role in the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin. At the average age of 35, almost half of the collagen that we were born with is lost. As a result, degenerative skin changes can become visible. As the skin ages, it begins to lose its firmness and elasticity, but it can be rejuvenated.

During the process of micronee­dling, small micro-channels are created in the skin to activate the body’s natural healing response. While vertical needle insertion and a fast perforation process renders less discomfort (in contrast to other collagen-synthesizing therapies), there is enough stimulation for the ‘injured’ skin to shift into “regeneration mode.”

During the regeneration cycle, the body intensifies the release of growth factors within the deeper layers of the skin. As a result, collagen and elastin production is accelerated to heal the wound, which builds new layers of healthy skin cells. The micro-channels that are created offer optimal opportunities for better absorption of therapeutic serums.

 

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Get your skin Red Carpet Ready

Celebrities are sprucing themselves up for their debut at next week’s 89th Academy Awards. The Oscars are a chance for these superstars to let the world see what and who they are wearing on the Red Carpet. The pressure is on to up the ante as they grace the world with their presence. There are many items to obsess over when getting “Red Carpet Ready”.

Outfit, hair, jewelry, shoes, makeup, skin care and skin care treatments are among the few considerations in becoming “Red Carpet Ready”. According to Primped.com.au, Oscar nominated LaLa Land co-star, Emma Stone makes sure to use a tinted moisturizer or BB cream to achieve a “velvet-like” base for her flawless skin.

Every great painting begins with a beautiful and clean canvas. Tinted Moisturizers, BB Creams, Primers and exfoliators are all products that are often used to achieve a smooth, clean canvas but your skin treatments are of equal importance. As with diet and exercise you will have longer lasting and impactful weight loss when you consider lifestyle changes in both areas. Your skin care success is similar. Impeccable skin comes with seeking professional assistance with both your homecare and professional skin treatments.
“Every great painting begins with a beautiful and clean canvas”

A “lunch time peel” followed with the Coolifting is a great way to achieve impeccably smooth skin right before an event. A lunch time peel is a quick treatment using alpha hydroxyl acids, usually referred to as AHA’s. Coolifting is the latest technology available where hyaluronic acid gets infused with CO2. Skin is immediately smoother, lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, and collagen gets a stimulating boost in your dermis. These types of treatments can be done in no time without harsh effects or peeling. In fact, these types of professional treatments immediately lift, tone, firm, and smooth your skin, creating the perfect canvas for your makeup.
Like our celebrity “icons”, we have red carpet events that we need to make sure that we are ready for. Start prepping your skin for a more youthful, smooth and flawless canvas by incorporating retinols or AHA’s into your skin care regimen. Make sure that you stop using these ingredients at least 7 days before your professional treatment with your skin therapist. And, you too can be “Red Carpet Ready”.