Now offering Micro-Needling

MICRO-NEEDLING We are excited to offer an FDA approved, non-surgical treatment of fine lines, facial sagging, acne scarring and facial scars called, Micro-needling. Micro-needling activates the natural restorative processes of the body, to transform blemished and damaged tissue into smoother, clearer, more vibrant skin. MICRO-NEEDLING TREATMENTS Automated micro-needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, the DermaPen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles.   BENEFITS OF MICRO-NEEDLING The benefits of microneedling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Microneedling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin. DermaPen may also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin. TREATMENT AREAS DermaPen can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE A sterile cartridge containing 12 points is attached to the DermaPen. One of our trained and skilled aestheticians will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against...
What does SPF mean? Does a higher SPF mean better sun protection?

What does SPF mean? Does a higher SPF mean better sun protection?

Answer: SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and refers to the theoretical amount of time you can stay in the sun without getting sunburned. For example, an SPF of 15 would allow you to stay in the sun 15 times longer than you could without protection. So, if your skin starts to redden in 20 minutes without sun block, applying a product with SPF 15 increases that time by a factor of 15, meaning you could stay in the sun for 300 minutes. In addition, a higher SPF blocks out more rays—a product with an SPF of 15 will filter out approximately 93 percent of UVB rays; SPF 30 filters out about 97 percent.  But in reality, it’s not quite so straightforward. A multitude of factors affect how well you are protected from the sun. Sunscreen can be easily washed off by exposure to water or sweat, which can leave parts of your skin vulnerable to UV rays. Applying your sun protection unevenly or not reapplying sunscreen often enough can also reduce its effectiveness. Even your genetic make-up comes into play. If you have fair skin or if there is a history of skin cancer in your family, you may be at higher risk for skin cancer. Finally, certain medications—such as antibiotics or products with retinol—can make your skin more sensitive to the effects of sunlight. It’s also important to know that SPF only applies to UVB rays. There is no SPF equivalent for UVA. You can look for additional ingredients in your sunscreen to protect you from UVA—such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide—but there’s no standard measurement for...