LED Therapy & your skin…

Anti-aging has never been easier! PVPS now offers LED light therapy

LED therapy (officially known as Light-Emitting Diode) can work wonders for our skin. This technology was originally used for household gadgets such as alarm clocks in the 1960s. Several years later NASA started using LED therapy to speed wound healing in no-gravity situations, which then led to LED being used in skin cancer treatments. The skin care industry now uses this technology to improve skin health and appearance in many ways.

LED light waves travel deeply into the skin triggering live cells to react. Red light LED actually strengthens and builds collagen! We love collagen, which is abundant in young skin and decreases as we age, so incorporating treatments that increase collagen production is extremely anti-aging. LED therapy is also anti-inflammatory, promotes increased circulation, speeds healing, reduces redness, constricts pores, and can suppress oil and acne.

This treatment is completely painless and takes about 20 minutes. It does not heat the skin, so burning is not a risk. All of the work is done below skin’s surface, so there is no damage and no down time whatsoever. It is also a perfect addition to our HydraFacial treatment.

PVPS now offers HydraFacial Elite (includes the LED therapy), and is a perfect multi-tasking skin treatment! This treatment deep cleanses, exfoliates, extracts pores, deeply infuses several nutrients, builds collagen, and renews your complexion. Your skin will glow for days! Our experienced Aestheticians offer this treatment at Ponte Vedra Beach, Southside, Amelia Island, and our Nocatee location.

We have a special going on now until 8/31/16 for the HydraFacial. Call us today to schedule your treatment at 904-273-6200.

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 Andrea Written by Aesthetician, Andrea Bailey

CONFESSIONS OF AN EXPERT: WHAT’S INSIDE EMILY MCLAUGHLIN’S BEAUTY CABINET?

73303 Emily McLaughlin Aesthetician/Skincare Specialist

Dear reader,

My name is Emily McLaughlin and I wanted to take a moment to share with you my skin care regimen.  At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery we offer only medical grade and prescription strength products that will achieve the best results for your skin. That means that the concentrations of ingredients in our products are higher than the ingredients in the products you might buy over the counter, or at a department store. I try to be as consistent as possible with both my morning and evening regimen as well as getting monthly exfoliating treatments. I always tell my patient’s that it’s just like going to the gym; the more consistent you are with your skin, the more results you see!

My main concern is age prevention and acne. My skin is oily, which is caused by overactive sebaceous activity. I also still fight acne at the age of 32. With this in mind, suppressing oil production, inflammation, clearing up break outs and preventing aging is key to my personal complexion success. I have found the perfect combination of products that are aggressive without exacerbating inflammation. My skin has never looked better! My regimen currently consists of ZO SkinHealth by Dr. Obagi and we carry this line at all of our locations. Below you will find my skin care regimen/daily routine. I have provided an explanation for each product that I use. I hope you find this educational as well as helpful.

AM

  • Oilacleanse  – Cleanser for oily skin that provides a light exfoliation using jojoba beads while removing oil, impurities and make up.
  • Exfoliating Polish – a scrub with fine granules called magnesium crystals (feels like a sugar scrub.) It exfoliates dead skin, smooths the complexion and promotes blood circulation, allowing your products to penetrate better
  • Cebatrol Pads – 2% salicylic pads that help to normalize pore size, remove inflammatory agents that cause irritation and aides in the prevention of acne
  • Daily Power Defense– a serum that repairs damaged cells, protects against future damage and contains powerful anti-oxidants that help to fight and protect your skin from free radicals in the air. These free radicals attack your skin throughout the day and can cause damage. It has a silky, moisturizing feel to it. Everyone should use this product.
  • Smart Tone SPF 50 – This sunscreen is awesome! It adjusts to the pigment of your skin and helps to even out your tone using vitamin C.  This formula creates a nice, natural glow for your skin.  The more you rub it in, the darker the shade. It protects your skin from UVA, UVB and HEV rays.  Great for underneath your make up or as a standalone natural tint.

PM

  • Oilacleanse– See above.
  • Vita Scrub– this is an invigorating scrub that is slightly more aggressive than the exfoliating polish, it combines chemical exfoliation with physical exfoliation (micro beads) it removes dead skin cells, dirt, excess sebum (oil), white heads and black heads.
  • Cebatrol Pads– See above.
  • Aknetrol– this is a 10% Benzoyl Peroxide lotion. It helps to reduce oil and increases cell turn over. When used in combination with the Salicylic in the Cebatrol pads, it helps to kill the bacteria that causes acne. (Propionibacterium, or better known as p. acnes.bacteria)
  •  Offects Intense Eye Repair– this eye cream uses retinols and peptides to gently exfoliate the delicate skin around the eyes. This improves fine lines, wrinkles and the overall texture and tone of the skin. It also contains optical diffusers to reduce the appearance of dark circles, as well as soothing agents that help to decrease puffiness.

I also use the Offects Sulfur Masque occasionally as both a mask, and a spot treatment. It delivers maximum strength sulfur medication to acne blemishes. Can be used on face, neck, chest and back!

Ask me about the new ZO 3- step peel that we now offer. I have just finished my 3rd one and my skin looks incredible!

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If you are interested in having your own skin care regimen, call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Aesthetician Emily McLaughlin at our RiverSide location.

Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery

Email: Info@pvps.com

Call: 904-273-6200

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Methods to Force Your Skin to Improve and Repair Itself!

 

kim Kim Lindsey, Aesthetician 

Q: What is a good anti-aging product regimen?

A: Topical key elements for healthy skin are as an important regimen as your daily oral dose of vitamins. Everyone should be using a medical grade foundation of topical products beginning with a good cleanser, toner, topical vitamin A, C, antioxidants, peptides, growth factors and sunscreen.

Q: What is the average topically applied product penetration rate?

A: The approximate amount is in the region of only 7-10%.

Q: How can I improve the product penetration rate?

A: Our skin has a layer of dead cells piling up as a barrier to the world. Getting through this barrier and exfoliation the dead cells off is a key to increasing the penetration rate of products. This can be done utilizing scrubs, masques, microdermabrasion, using a cosmetic beauty roller and chemical peels.

Q: What is a cosmetic beauty roller?

A: This is a rolling micro needling device that can be used regularly at home to comfortably penetrate the dead skin cells by creating microscopic holes (0.2-0.3mm) allowing for more than 80 % better product penetration! This home treatment will increase your product results dramatically.

Q: How is Medical Micro Needling different than using a home beauty roller?

A: A cosmetic roller is designed primarily to increase your product penetration rate while a Medical Micro Needling treatment is a non-ablative way to force the skin’s natural ability to create new cell turnover, collagen, and elastin for a healthier, younger looking skin. This is done by stimulating a wound healing cascade caused by controlled injury with micro needles that range from a depth of 0.5-3.0mm depending on the condition you are treating. This treatment can be comfortably done by your Aesthetician after applying a topical numbing cream. The down time is typically only a few hours of appearing as you have a sunburn.

Q: How do Chemical Peels help improve skin?

A: A chemical peel is a controlled and safe way to injure the sluggish dead skin, stimulating rejuvenation of collagen effecting your overall complexion and skin quality. Your Aesthetician chooses from a variety of safe acids that are specifically designed to encourage new cell turnover and slough off old dead and damaged skin cells. The down time is depending on the strength of the peel, and your regeneration rate. The average person may experience some degree of peeling, redness, and tightness of the treated areas for approximately 5-7 days. Many clinical treatments like chemical peels and micro needling will achieve more effective results after a series of 3.

For more information on a professional, personalized skin care regimen contact a qualified Aesthetician at www.pvps.com or give us a call at 904-273-6200

*reference The Concise Guide to Dermal Needling, Expanded Medical Edition by Dr. Lance Setterfield, M.D.  1.11.16kl

 

Exfoliate; Spring Out of the Old and In With Your New Radiant Skin

ExfoliationOn average your skin can shed 30,000 to 40,000 dead cells per minute. Exfoliation is very important when rejuvenating weary winter skin. Exposure to the “dry” indoor heat during the winter months can drain moisture from the skin and add layers of dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling heavy and looking unhealthy. Exfoliation involves the removal of these dead skin cells from the outer layer, leaving your skin feeling fresh and looking radiant and smooth. Continue reading