December 21, 2017

How does acupuncture work and what are the benefits?

Acupuncture is a complete medical protocol focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body. From its inception in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health.
December 14, 2017

How Botox Injection Smooth Out Wrinkles

Botox injection is the most popular treatment that millions of women and men have preformed worldwide to smooth out their fine lines and wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic , is an injectable treatment derived from a purified protein. It relaxes the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, giving the face a refreshed appearance. The beauty of this simple treatment is that its regular use will soften expression lines and stop the development and deepening of aging lines. It has been in use for over 20 years and approved in more than 75 countries for 20 different applications including in Canada for medical and cosmetic use. The most common areas that are treated are between the eyebrows (frown lines), horizontal lines across the forehead, and crow's feet (around the outside of eyes). The procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes and the effects usually last up to four months. Regular treatments can make the effects last longer.
November 30, 2017

What Are The Benefits of Skin Peeling?

The human skin produces about one million skin cells every 40 minutes, which equates to over 36 million skin cells per day. As our skin cells renew from the deeper layer of the epidermis, the more surface cells harden and lose moisture. Eventually these cells detach from skin and are replaced by younger cells moving up from deeper layers. Desquamation (detaching) also eliminates damaged and contaminated cells that carry pollutants and micro-organisms from the environment. These superficial skin cells don’t always effectively fall from skin and may cause clogging and congestion while leaving. As we age, desquamation and cell turnover slow down, making professional skin peeling critical to removing the accumulation of cells that give a dry, dull appearance to the skin. Through professional peeling, these dulling skin cells effectively removed, and newer cells are revealed for fresher, healthier appearance.
November 3, 2017

Why Skin Rejuvenation Mostly Happens at Night?

Our Skin is a dynamic organ that changes with seasons and environment. It also exhibits physiological fluctuations from day to night. For example, Sebum excretes the most at midday which the Transe Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) or barrier function is at least. In the evening time skin temperature is at peaks and PH is the lowest and less sebum and losses more water. That’s why some individuals complain of drier, itchy or flare ups skin conditions at night. Therefore, skin repair and cell turnover happens mostly at night the time that body heals itself the most.
October 27, 2017

Causes of Facial Hair Growth and Acne in Women

In women, every month, until after menopause an egg is released with help from the Luteining follicle hormone and this increases progesterone.  Sometimes, however, no egg is released and no progesterone is secreted rather estrogen production increases.  As a result of this imbalance the follicles mature into fluid-filled sacs or cysts that grow larger every month until progesterone is released.
October 5, 2017

What is Micro-Needling and its Benefits?

Micro-needling is an innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, hypertrophic scars, melasma, periorbital melanosis (darkness around eyes), stretch mark, androgenetic alopecia, and enlarged pores. During this procedure, tiny disposable needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries. The micro-channeling causes the release of growth factors that promote scar-less healing. Normal woven collagen rather than scar collagen is deposited at the treated site. Collagen formation through normal wound healing process (inflammation, proliferation, remodeling) can be seen in 12 weeks. After micro-needling treatment, slight edema (swelling) which resolves in 24 hours and mild erythema (redness) lasting 2-4 days is expected. Usually the number of sessions and the interval between sessions are dependent on the skin condition.
September 21, 2017

Why do You Need Facial Double Cleanse

As the name suggests, double cleansing is a two step process: first skin is washed with an oil-based cleanser, then with a water- or surfactant-based cleanser. This is the secret to a healthy skin – it easily removes layers of facial built-up make-up, products and oily debris, so that your prescribed Dermalogica moisturizer or booster can penetrate and nourish your skin effectively.
August 24, 2017

How Laser Skin Rejuvenation Works?

Improving the appearance of aging skin by reducing wrinkles and skin laxity has always been a goal. The method works by using high power microsecond pulses at high repetition rates to safely heat the dermis (deeper layer of skin) activating the body's wound repair response, stimulation of fibroblast activity, and collagen reformation. A unique microsecond non-ablative 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser is a safe treatment method of skin rejuvenation.
August 10, 2017

Sensitive and Sensitized Skin

A true sensitive skin condition is caused by a genetic predisposition. Someone who is truly sensitive is born with this condition and tends to be prone to blushing, asthma and allergies. This skin is considered more delicate with less melanin or pigment, a thin epidermis and blood vessels close to the skin surface, hence the obvious appearance of redness. Sensitive skin is often the result of a defect in the skin’s protective outer layer – known as the epidermal lipid barrier layer – allowing irritants, microbes and allergens to penetrate the skin and cause adverse reactions. A disturbed epidermal lipid barrier is an important component in several inflammatory skin diseases such as rosacea, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema.
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