Can Facial Cupping Benefit Your Skin?

Cupping has been in used in ancient Chinese medicine for at least 3,000 years. This treatment, which basically involves using suction cups on your skin, is often used in combination with acupuncture and massage to elevate “Qi”, which represents a person’s energy or life force.   Recently, there has been considerable interest in using cupping … More Can Facial Cupping Benefit Your Skin?

Laser Hair Removal and Skin Treatments

Laser stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Laser treatments involve using a focused beam of light to permanently affect the surface of the skin. This treatment can be used to improve the skin’s appearance and alleviate a variety of skin conditions. Hair removal, skin reshaping, light therapy (for psoriasis, etc.) and thermolysis … More Laser Hair Removal and Skin Treatments

Microneedling + Anti-Aging Therapies

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a dermatological treatment that uses tiny needles to stimulate the natural production of collagen. Collagen is a fibrous structural protein that allows your skin to be supple and resilient. This protein is broken down during the natural aging process and by UV radiation. In microneedling, tiny holes … More Microneedling + Anti-Aging Therapies

What Are Those Pesky Bumps on My Arms and Legs?

Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a common skin condition that affects over 3 million people. KP causes small, hard bumps on the skin, typically on the back, upper arms, thighs, face, and buttocks. Although these bumps may look similar to pimples, they have a different texture and composition (like chicken skin). Acne papules and pustules contain a fluid … More What Are Those Pesky Bumps on My Arms and Legs?

A for Effort: How Vitamin A Benefits Acne, Wrinkles and Collagen

Can Eating Mangos Make You Look Younger? Yes! It works like this: UV radiation damages skin by triggering the breakdown of dermal collagen and fibrillin (fiber in the skin that holds everything together – connective tissue). Clinical signs of photo-aging include fine lines and deep wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (sun spots), roughness, spider veins, and sallowness. Vitamin … More A for Effort: How Vitamin A Benefits Acne, Wrinkles and Collagen

Skin Bumps and Other Reactions From Eyebrow Waxing

After an eyebrow or lip wax, a client may develop white, watery looking bumps or experience itchiness. There are two main causes for these reactions: Irritant and Allergic contact dermatitis. Allergic Reaction Types Histamine reactions (aka allergic reaction) involve the release of histamine from mast cells (a type of white blood cell). This causes redness, … More Skin Bumps and Other Reactions From Eyebrow Waxing