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New at glowMD!- ZO Skin Health Invisapeel™

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Whats is the Invisapeel™?

This formulation uses an enzymatic process to renew the epidermis, leaving skin noticeably smoother, firmer and brighter.

Benefits:

  • Provides enhanced exfoliation of the epidermis without apparent flaking or peeling
  • Specialized enzymes and alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) promote exfoliation to improve the texture and help even skin tone
  • Enhances skin barrier repair Prepares the skin for other ZO® products and enhances their benefits

Whats in the Invisapeel™?

Papain and bromelain enzymes and glycolic acid (AHA): Provides enzymatic and chemical exfoliation to remove dead skin cells Diglycerin, kukui seed oil and safflower seed oil. Replenishes hydration and lipids for skin barrier restoration and reinforcement

What is the cost to add Invisapeel™ to facial treatments?

Suggested Add on Cost $15.00

How do we incorporate Invisapeel™ into our facial treatments?

We will perform your facial treatment as directed according to treatment protocol.  Immediately post treatment, as a treatment add on, we apply a thin layer of Invisapeel™ to the skin.  If exfoliated,  the patient may feel mild stinging.  Patient will go straight home, sleep in solution & wash in the AM with Gentle Cleanser.  The patient will have smooth, bright, tight skin with no downtime!  This add on is great for events, a night out or a boost to their routine!

What facial treatments can I add Invisapeel™ to boost results?

Any facial treatment! Treatments such as Dermaplane, Microdermabrasion, Diamond Glow, Hydrafacial, basic facials, etc.  Not recommended for post laser or any ablative treatment.

How does it benefit the patient to incorporate Invisapeel™ to our facial treatments?

Adding Invisipeel™ will boost treatment results, giving the patient an option to optimize results to familiar treatments.  Once the patient experiences the results from Invisapeel™, we may  suggest adding Enzymatic Peel to your protocol to continue the resurfacing results

Call us to schedule your Invisapeel™ today at 540.371.7118! 

 

 

PPE SKINCARE SURVIVAL KIT IS HERE!

Wearing a mask has just become another part of your routine. They’re more or less invisible, especially in public parks, grocery stores, and city streets.

But for all the good they do, you may be noticing a few annoying problems beyond your foggy glasses: itchy skin, pesky pimples, and oily blackheads, to name a few. That’s because constantly wearing a face mask can inadvertently do a number on your skin, “Face masks can be harmful to the skin in two ways.  “First, direct friction can damage the outer skin layer, leading to irritation and inflammation. Second, masks trap humidity, sweat, and oil on the skin.” In turn, this creates an environment that encourages microorganisms to flourish, worsening conditions like acne and rosacea.

Face masks are essential, and you should not stop wearing them because of skin issues. But you can mitigate any potential damage by giving your skin a bit of love and taking care of your face coverings properly.

glowMD Laser MEdSpa is now offering a PPE SkinCare Kit to help with the skin issues that can arise from wearing a mask daily. The kit has the following products:

Cleansing Complex is an exfoliating product that removes dead skin cells, oil, dirt and impurities from deep within pores. This face wash helps you maintain clear skin and controls acne breakouts. The exfoliating ingredients in this glycolic acid cleanser also create an even texture and smooth surface.

Active Serum: This fast-acting, long-term, results-oriented formula decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, visibly evens skin tone, and is excellent for blemish-prone skin. … Excellent for all skin types and for all ages, this powerful botanical serum leaves the skin moist and smooth.

Recovery Balm: Calms and encourages skin recovery while immersing severely dry skin in deep, healthy hydration. Formulated with ceramides to lock-in moisture behind an antimicrobial, this ultra-soothing balms helps prevent the appearance of scarring and maximize your results.

Make sure you are generous with your sunscreen when applying all over your face! You wouldn’t want that dreaded mask tan! We offer EltaMD Sunscreen with many options to suite your lifestyle. We can guide you to look for an oil-free, non-comedogenic product, as these are formulated to be non-pore clogging.

Call us or stop by for your PPE Skincare Survival Kit today! 540.371.9098

 

 

INFLAMMATION & SKIN AGING

Inflammation affects the skin in a myriad of ways, but is particularly damaging when combined with the effects of aging. However, there are many ways to remedy the causes of inflammation and to minimize its effects.

In this post, we will discuss how to recognize inflammation and why it is especially connected with the aging process. We also offer methods to reduce not only the appearance of inflammation, but the actual inflammatory process itself.

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IDENTIFYING INFLAMMATION

Inflammation is usually considered to be part of a skin disease, such as rosacea or acne, and it certainly is. However, ongoing inflammation affects every decline in skin health and is an important driver of skin aging. If inflammatory processes could be decreased – and they can! – then aging would be slowed, skin health would improve and beauty would increase.

Not only is inflammation present when it appears as redness, warmth, discomfort and swelling but it is also present, whether it is visible or not, during aging. Furthermore, stress from any cause is quite inflammatory. Inflammation accelerates aging, so much so that a new word was coined by scientists and doctors to describe this close connection – “inflammaging”. Inflammation and aging are so associated with one another that they can be spoken of as a single word.

INFLAMMATION AND AGE

Older persons have more inflammatory markers in their blood stream compared to younger persons. This is known to be true because these levels have been measured in large numbers of people. For those of the same age, persons with healthier skin and a healthier body have lower levels of inflammation compared to those with less healthy skin or bodies.

Even in groups of people of the same age and with the same medical problem – such as diabetes, for example – diabetics who have their condition under good control have fewer circulating inflammatory molecules than diabetics whose disease is under poor control. These levels also predict how rapidly health will decline unless interventions are taken.

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CONTROLLING INFLAMMATION

There are many ways for an individual to decrease their personal level of inflammation. One solution is to take oral supplements, such as curcumin, which have been shown to decrease inflammation in the body. Another option is to adopt practices like meditation, yoga, mindfulness training and exercise, which decrease the body’s molecules that communicate stress and encourage inflammation in the skin and other tissues.

Many lifestyle modifiers working through epigenetics also positively impact the inflammatory process; some of these include diet, exercise, smoking cessation, stress reduction, social connection, spirituality and a positive outlook on life.

SKIN CARE AND INFLAMMATION

Topical skincare products are an accessible and effective way of reducing skin’s inflammation and improving skin aging, especially when they are of excellent quality. Many ingredients in skincare products reduce “inflammaging”. Some of these include ADVANCE+ Vitamin C, olive leaf extract/oleuropein, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, antioxidants and Centella asiatica. Additionally, using sunscreen lessens inflammation and decreases the risk of skin aging and skin cancer.

TREATING INFLAMMATION WITH iS CLINICAL SKINCARE

 All botanicals in iS CLINICAL products have antioxidant ability and double as anti-inflammatories. An iS CLINICAL product that is a hero in reducing inflammation is PRO-HEAL SERUM ADVANCE+. Other skin care products in the iS CLINICAL line with excellent anti-inflammatory activity include SUPER SERUM ADVANCE+EXTREME PROTECT SPF30ECLIPSE SPF50+GENEXC SERUM, WHITE LIGHTENING COMPLEX and REPARATIVE MOISTURE EMULSION.

Every individual has much more control over their own inflammatory processes than they may realize. With the correct knowledge and habits, it is easy to make positive impacts on ones skin aging, skin health and beauty every day.

For additional education, follow Dr. Charlene DeHaven on Instagram @CharleneDeHavenMD

MICRONEEDLING – POPULARITY IS STEADILY CLIMBING!

What is Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling?

The Collagen P.I.N. (Percutaneous Induction Therapeutic) microneedling device is a pen-like device that houses very fine, sterile needles. When passed over the skin, the Collagen P.I.N. creates a series of small punctures, or “micro injuries,” which effectively triggers your body’s natural healing response to injury.

As we age our ability to regenerate new skin cells and collagen diminishes. Years of trauma to our skin leaves a lasting mark, contributing to aging factors such as scarring, pigmentation, fine lines, and overall pore size and texture. There are a wide away of effective methods to treat and rejuvenate your skin from laser based treatments, chemical peels and finally micro-needling.

This process promotes an increased production of collagen and elastin in the treated area, which gradually increases the firmness of your skin, reduces blemishes, improves signs of aging and sun damage, and minimizes the appearance of scars—all without having to remove layers of skin with lasers or chemicals.

Aside from providing an overall improvement in the health and radiance of your skin, microneedling is a wonderful choice for improving the following skin concerns:

  • Signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage, including discoloration
  • Scarring from acne, chickenpox, or surgery
  • Large pore size

Microneedling is a safe option for virtually every skin type and color, unlike other more invasive skin treatments. It can be performed almost anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, decolletage, hand, arms, and back.

Why The Collagen P.I.N.

The benefits of microneedling Collagen P.I.N. has made advancements in both the design of the device and application techniques. With three times more needles than other devices on the market and the ability to be customized to each patient, Collagen P.I.N. boasts superior results and a quick treatment.

Complimentary Consultation

A personalized skin evaluation and consultation will be performed before microneedling is scheduled. We want to make sure that you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure.

The Day of Microneedling Treatment

One the day of your session, we will take photos to follow your progress. We will prep the skin and, depending on your needs, apply a topical serum to enhance the benefits of treatment. Often, we will choose a product containing hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring protein that helps keep your skin soft, supple, and healthy.

The Collagen P.I.N. device will glide smoothly over your skin’s surface, creating thousands of very tiny punctures to stimulate your skin and deliver the applied serum. Your treatment will be fully customized to your skin type and concerns, from the ideal needle depth to number of passes required to provide you with optimal results. Patients report that treatment is quite tolerable, particularly when compared to older “rolling” microneedling devices.

After your Treatment with Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling

After your treatment, we will apply a special moisturizer to hydrate your skin and promote proper healing. For the first day or so, you may feel and look like you have a mild sunburn, but any discomfort and redness should dissipate very soon. By the following day, you can wear makeup on the treated areas, and most of our patients feel comfortable returning to work.

Because the skin’s healing and repair process will begin as soon as treatment is complete, you will begin seeing results quickly, and they will continue to gradually improve for up to a year. You’ll be enjoying firmer, younger, and healthier skin in no time.

Call us to see if you are a candidate for Microneedling! 540-371-9098

 

Holiday Skincare Tips – Let It Glow!

Skincare Tips for the Holidays

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The holiday season can take a toll on your skin. From the non stop eating to the late night partying on new years, our skin does a little freaking out. We are overwhelmed with stress, party planning, shopping for that perfect outfit, etc. Here are some tips on how to keep your skin looking it’s best during the holiday season.

Keep the skin clean and moisturized. Before applying your foundation, moisturize your skin with an oil free moisturize, then you can apply your make up primer if you happen to be using our wonderful skincare makeup jane iredale!. A primer along will not work to moisturize the skin. Properly moisturizing the skin allows a perfect base for your foundation. Before going to bed, always cleanse your skin and remove all traces of makeup. Never ever fall asleep without cleansing your skin. Its worth the effort to put 5 minute in to clean and treat with some type of anti-aging products such as Retin A, or GeneXC by iS Clinical! Your skin will be anti-aging as you sleep!

Exfoliate once a week with a peel or facial. We tend to apply more make up than usual during the holidays to look fabulous. A lot of ladies opt for a 12 hour foundation to keep their make up in place through out the whole night. By exfoliating the skin, you are not only prepping the skin for a smooth foundation application, but you are removing all the dead skin cells and impurities that can lead to breakouts. We suggest Cleansing Complex by iS Clinical which is full of botanical acids which deep cleans your face. We also offer our 10% Glycolic Moisturizing Wash by our private label GlowMD.

Drink lots of water. People are known to drink more alcohol during the holidays than any time of the year. Waking up the next day dehydrated can not only affect your body, but your skin as well. Try to minimize your alcohol intake and drink more than the recommended 8 glasses of water a day.

Last but not least, keep your make up brushes extra clean. We apply more make up during the holidays to get that perfect look and need to take care of our makeup brushes that are also getting a little bit of a workout. Whether it’s a foundation brush, beauty blender, contouring brush, or eye shadow brush, it has to be kept clean. Keep your makeup brushes in excellent shape with jane iredale Botanical Brush Cleanser. This quick-drying brush cleanser uses witch hazel and alcohol to eliminate bacteria and instantly dissolve buildup, oil and grime. Each time you wash your makeup brushes with this cleanser, it will leave your tools clean, soft and fluffy. This formula is also enriched with grapefruit oil and seaweed extracts to condition the bristles as it deep cleans. jane iredale Botanical Brush Cleanser is ideal for cleaning both natural and synthetic brushes on a regular basis.

Dont forget your sunscreen for your daytime parties and everyday!!

Schedule your glamour peel or facial today to look your best for the Holiday season!

Teen Skin Consultations

TEEN SKIN CONSULTATIONS

Back-to-school season can be a stressful time for teenagers. Doing well in class, completing homework while juggling extracurricular activities, making friends, and selecting the perfect outfit is all stressful enough. Classmates can be insensitive to students with skin issues. The normal school daily stressors, and to deal with acne skin may be a recipe for disaster, not to mention rising hormone levels.

On top of acne breakouts, teens may begin to experience acne scarring. Acne scars can form very easily and often without you noticing until it’s too late. Acne scars can be raised, pigmented, or deep marks in the skin. The best solution for acne & acne scarring is to treat the acne pro-actively with an Acne Skin Care Plan to address acne as quickly as possible, and prevent re-occurrence. With a multitude of Medical grade product’s, our newest VIPeel for Acne, and other peels to help eliminate acne, we can help counteract this condition.

Acne may not be the only skin concern teen’s face. Skin concerns we often see in teens include:

  • Acne breakouts
  • Birthmarks
  • Freckles
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Sun damage

RX Medical Grade Products:

Our products are developed using the highest quality, pharmaceutical grade ingredients; manufactured and tested to deliver safe, effective, results for all patient skin types. Our chemists closely monitor and control each step of product development and manufacturing in our state-of-the-art, FDA-registered and approved manufacturing facility.

Medical-grade skin care products are designed to meet the specific demands of leading dermatologists and skin care professionals looking to improve their patients’ skin care health, in-office procedures and long-term, post-treatment care.

Acne can range from a nuisance to seriously affecting one’s self-confidence. glowMD Laser MedSpa works with our Fredericksburg dermatology patients suffering from acne to treat the problem at the foundation. A variety of treatment options exist to help reduce acne and acne scarring. We invite you to schedule a Teen Skin Consultation with our medical team in our office to learn more about our product’s and services. We will evaluate your teen’s skin and recommend the best treatment package for them.

Call us today for your Complimentary Consultation at 540-371-9098.

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