Psst, It’s a Team Effort

– A message from Katherine, Managing Director

Achieving results just doesn’t happen in the clinic. It happens at home as well which means it’s a team effort! Committing to good pre-treatment and post-treatment skincare routines and habits is essential for the success of any treatment.

Sunscreen is non-negotiable. If you’re not committed to using it, it’s best not to proceed with clinic treatments.

Did you know that the procedures we do at the clinic have to go through microns of epidermal debris which can reduce skin’s receptivity to treatments? Preparing skin ahead of a treatment by activating cellular renewal can help achieve optimal outcomes. AHAs, BHAs and retinol can help us maximize your end results.

Clients who have darker skin are at higher risk for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) which means not only do they need sunscreen (24/7/365) but they should incorporate certain ingredients to help inhibit tyrosinase weeks before their treatment as well as throughout their treatment series to continue to help calm down melanin. This reduces their risk of PIH.

If you are experiencing loss of elasticity and loss of collagen then you can help enhance your treatment’s efficacy by incorporating actives such as peptides, retinol and growth factors in your skincare routine. A fact that still startles us is that we lose 1-2% of our collagen every year starting in our 20s! That loss jumps as high as 7% around menopause.

We emphasize these points during our treatment discussions not to simply sell you the latest skincare product but because we genuinely believe in the value of homecare. It’s not always easy to understand but we hope this explanation sheds light on its importance.

Thank you for being a part of our team on this journey for healthier, happier skin. If you have any questions about how to incorporate skincare into your treatments please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

10 Sun Safety Tips That You Need To Know

  1. There is nothing good about getting a “base tan”. Any time you tan, it’s a sign of injury and DNA damage to the skin. Your skin produces the pigment melanin to protect itself against even more DNA damage than has just occurred by getting the “base tan”.
  2. The SPF in your foundation isn’t enough. You’ll never apply enough foundation to reap the benefits of the SPF on the label. If you do you will look like a clown:)
  3. Tanning in a solarium can be even more dangerous than natural sun. Tanning beds removed the UVB radiation that causes your skin to burn which is your body’s self defense mechanism to warn you to get out of the sun. It’s like removing the batteries from your smoke detector!
  4. You don’t just get sun damage while you’re at the beach. Two thirds of all sun damage is incidental. Time spent commuting, running errands, walking, gardening, or enjoying a coffee outdoors, all add up to cumulative exposure resulting in damage to your skin.