Microneedling for Scars, Skin Texture, Sun Damage, Stretchmarks and More

Does MicroNeedling really work?

The answer is YES. First, it’s important to know what microneedling is so you can understand how it works. MicroNeedling is a method of inducing a controlled wound to the skin’s dermal & epidermal layers to produce new collagen and elastin. MicroNeedling can safely and effectively treat Scars (including acne scars), Fine Lines/Wrinkles, Sun Damage, Skin Texture, and Stretch Marks. A series of 3-6 treatments in 4-6 week intervals is typically recommended depending upon your area(s) of correction or concern. This is considered a “no downtime” treatment with the majority of patients beginning to see results after just one treatment!!

The Secret to Flawless Skin

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-Allyson, Licensed Aesthetician at The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic

What is the secret to flawless skin?

We all want to have healthy, glowing, flawless looking skin. Skin care can seem so complicated and overwhelming with all the products on the market claiming to have the answer. The answer is not so much in the products themselves rather the ingredients in the products. The “secret” to flawless looking skin is not in just 1 product but a complete regimen geared toward your own skin concerns (with compliance, of course). This skin care regimen can be as simple or complex as you would like. The flawless skin regimen looks something like this:

  1. Cleanse twice a day with a makeup removing cleanser
  2. Exfoliate manually and chemically everyday
  3. Hydrate/Moisturize everyday
  4. Use SPF everyday

The specifics of these products can vary with skin type, but we do offer skin care for all skin types at The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic.

A NEW generation of Sunscreen.

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-Allyson, Licensed Aesthetician at The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic

A NEW generation of Sunscreen.

SkinMedica’s Total Defense + Repair is the first and only Superscreen. Formulated for all skin types, it not only protects against UVA and UVB rays, but also harmful Infrared rays (IR-A rays).

Infrared is a form of light… light that we cannot see with our eyes, but that we can feel on our skin as heat. We experience infrared light every time we feel the heat of the sun on our skin or heat from sources such as electronics, or campfires. IR-A rays penetrate deeper into the skin than UVA and UVB rays, and can cause skin changes similar to those caused by UV light, namely, broken blood vessels, photo-ageing, fine lines and wrinkles.

Total Defense + Repair features SOL-IR an Advanced Antioxidant Complex to help protect against UVA, UVB, IR-A, free radicals, and it also helps to correct the signs of aging.  

 

 

Skincare for your 40’s+

 

Women in their 40s and 50s experience particularly dramatic hormonal changes because they are either perimenopausal or menopausal.  Many women experience a dramatic decline in hormones during this stage which can trigger skin changes.

In our office, the skin complaints I hear most from women in this particular age group are dissatisfaction with age spots, uneven skin tone, volume loss, texture changes, dryness and sensitization. All of these skin issues become more prominent in more zones of the face as cell turnover and collagen production slow. We have in office treatments to combat these issues but office treatments are a quick fix.  To protect your investment and achieve healthy glowing skin, these treatments need to be coupled with a comprehensive skincare routine.  It’s time to call on intense ingredients including peptides, growth factors, antioxidant vitamins and Retinol to stimulate collagen production, repair damage, firm and shield – and maintain radiance!

Your ideal regimen:

Step 1: An exfoliating  makeup removing Cleanser AM/PM   (SkinMedica AHA/BHA  Cleanser)                                                      

Step 2: Growth Factor   AM/PM    (SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex)

Step 3: Vitamin C            AM         (SkinMedica Vitamin C&E Complex)

Step 4: Brightening/Dark Spot Corrector   AM/PM   (SkinMedica Lytera)  

Step 5: Retinol   PM    (SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.25 or .05)

Step 6: Hyaluroinc Acid   AM/PM   (SkinMedica HA5)

Step 7: Sunscreen   AM   (SkinMedica Total Defense+Repair SPF 34)

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-Allyson, Licensed Aesthetician at the MedicalSpa at Corbett Cosmetic

Skincare for your 30s

Skincare for your 30’s

Now that you’re in your 30s, it’s time to get serious about taking better care of your skin.     If you’ve been diligent with sunscreen, you most likely haven’t seen a radical change in your skin since your 20s. But this is the decade when your complexion may start to look dull due to slower cellular turnover, so regular exfoliation should be your top priority.           Sun worshipers will see an increase in fine lines and damage like dark spots and loss of elasticity—but it’s never too late to get with the (sun protection) program.

We can address these aging skin issues in the office with treatments such as chemical peels, micro-needling and IPL treatments but to achieve optimal, long lasting results, I recommend focusing on your at-home skincare routine.

A sample ideal regimen:

I recommend consulting with your aesthetician to design a personalized skincare routine that will address your specific issues and concerns.  At The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic, offer free skin consultations with visa screenings for your convenience.

-Allyson, Licensed Aesthetician at The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic

 

 

 

 

 

Longer, Fuller Lashes with Latisse

 

Does Latisse really work?  The answer is YES.  Latisse really does work.

Since FDA approval in 2008, Latisse has become THE celebrity-loved lash treatment. It is praised for its ability to grow longer, thicker, darker lashes for those of us who have sparse, thin, or nearly none. It not only extends the growth phase of the existing hair, but also increases the number of hairs that actually grow. Some of my patients even have to cut them because they get so long!

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Latisse is a topical prescription solution applied to the top lash line every night with gradual results over 4-16 weeks. It’s simple, quick, and it really works!   The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic offers Latisse in the 3ml quantity.  If you are one that struggles with sparse, thin, or short lashes, I encourage you to try Latisse.  I think you will love the results

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-.Lyzah, Registered Nurse at The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic

 

 

Skincare in your 20s

Skincare for the 20 somethings…..

Hey 20 somethings!  This is the most important decade for your skin. The way you care for it now will determine what it will look like for the rest of your life. The number one complaint among women in their 20s is acne, but it’s largely avoidable. Most 20-somethings break out because they use dehydrating products that strip their skin of natural oils. This causes oil glands to overproduce, resulting in pimples.
Skincare in your 20’s should be fairly simple. It’s all about preserving and protecting.

Your ideal regimen:

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Improve your skin texture with hyaluronic acid

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Not all Hyaluronic Acids are equal.

SkinMedica has introduced a new product that is a rejuvenating hydrator called HA⁵. SkinMedica HA5 is a Hyaluronic Acid which is a natural “water-loving” substance found in the skin that holds in moisture keeping skin healthy, resilient, and supple. By the time you are 40-50, you have lost 50% of the HA that you had at age 20.

HA⁵ works differently than other topical HA serums. It delivers both immediate and long-term results, improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, texture, and overall skin health. Within minutes your skin will look and feel smoother but it is the ONLY HA on the market that is penetrating, builds your own HA and offers EIGHT hours of hydration.

This product is perfenct for someone who wishes to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture and roughness.  HA5 fits nicely into the recommended GRASS skin health regimen.  It should be applied after your growth factor in the morning and after your retinol at night.  It is sold in a 2 oz. bottle.  It is TSA friendly.

Allyson- Licensed Aesthetician at the MedicalSpa at Corbett Cosmetic

What are age spots?

What are Age Spots?

Age spots are pigmented lesions caused by excess melanin in skin cells resulting from UV exposure. People of any age or race can develop these spots. (That was the bad news.) The good news is that there are several treatment options that can help you achieve that beautiful, even skin tone again. Topical treatments used to bleach, lighten or brighten include Hydroquinone, Lytera, or Chemical Peels.  Another popular option is IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), for skin types I-IV,  which can pull the excess pigment out of the skin for an immediate improvement. We recommend using Lytera with retinol  to protect your investment and results after your IPL treatment.  Regardless of the treatment option you choose, sunscreen should always be applied afterwards and daily.

Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen

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Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen

Physical sunscreens such as Daily Physical Defense by SkinMedica, more commonly referred to as sunblock, contain active mineral ingredients titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide. These ingredients which naturally give both UVA and UVB protection do not penetrate the skin but sit on the surface of the skin and deflect the sun’s rays. Chemical sunscreens such as Total Defense and Repair by SkinMedica, which do penetrate the skin, actually absorb or scatter the sun’s rays. Chemical sunscreens have a tendency to be more irritating to sensitive skin since multiple ingredients are combined to achieve the UVA and UVB coverage. Chemical sunscreens usually rub in easily while Physical Sunscreen can be a little thicker.

So, which one is better?

Physical Sunscreen is the ideal everyday choice, but it’s not waterproof and it must always be applied with your hands. Chemical Sunscreen is better if you are going to be exposed to the sun for extended periods of time because it can be offered in a convenient rub-free, water-resistant aerosol can. The most important point I would like to stress is one must be willing to wear sunscreen daily to protect your skin’s health and your aesthetic investment.