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Obagi Blue Radiance Peel – the secret to a glowing skin

The ultimate in uncovering healthier, younger-looking skin Beautiful results after 1 application; best results seen after 3 peels We are delighted to add one of the most sought-after chemical peels – Obagi Blue Radiance Peel! It is regarded as an excellent treatment for a multitude of skin concerns such as scarring, hyperpigmentation, age spots and sun-damaged skin.  For over 30 years Obagi Medical has been one of the most trusted brands in professional skincare. World-renowned, clinically proven Obagi® products, have the highest rates of efficacy in skin transformation.  What is Obagi Blue Peel? It is a minimally invasive procedure that

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It’s all about the skin barrier

Beautiful and glowing skin is impossible without a healthy skin barrier. A damaged barrier is one of the most common causes of skin issues such as acne, eczema and rosacea.  What Is the Skin Barrier? The skin barrier is called the epidermis. It is the outermost layer of the skin. It protects the skin from any “outside” bacteria, allergens and chemicals. From the inside, the epidermis prevents water loss to keep the skin hydrated.   What damages the Skin Barrier? The most common causes : Genetics. Certain conditions like eczema and rosacea can make your skin barrier weaker.  Age. As we

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Hormonal Acne [CASE STUDY]

Hormonal acne is a very common skin concern experienced by many teenagers and adult women.  Hormones play a crucial part in skin health. Sebaceous glands which produce sebum are influenced by sex hormones. Sebum (oily substance) helps to keep our skin hydrated, however, too much sebum can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Androgens help regulate sebum production, however, Increased levels of androgens can lead to increased sebum production.  Hormonal imbalances are very common, especially during naturally occurring events such as menstruation, puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Additionally, lifestyle habits, medications and environmental factors can affect hormone levels and disrupt sebum

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ALL ABOUT OIL CLEANSING (Double Cleansing)

WHAT IS IT? Oil cleansing is a skin cleansing method which involves oil-based cleansers. The oil bonds to the oils and dirt on your skin and helps remove makeup, surface debris, and excess oil from the skin.  WHY IT WORKS? Based on the chemical principle “like dissolves like”, oils will dissolve substances that have similar chemical structures ie sebum or greasy make-up. BENEFITS OF OIL CLEANSING? Won’t strip and dry out the skin and will help lock in hydration Removes oil-based & waterproof make-up more efficiently (“like dissolves like”) Can help dissolve gunk in your pores  IS IT SUITABLE FOR

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Acne Scars [CASE STUDY]

Acne scars are the result of inflammation of acne blemishes. Any type of acne spot can lead to scarring, but it usually occurs when nodules and cysts burst and damage nearby skin. Scarring can also occur if you pick or squeeze your spots! Acne scars can be very difficult to treat. Unfortunately, over-the-counter skincare products alone are not strong enough to improve the look of acne scars. However, there are procedures and treatments that can make a difference and help improve the look and texture of your skin. Top Recommended Treatments for Acne Scars: Microneedling Fractional Laser Chemical Peels While

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Skin Rejuvenation – Fractional Laser vs IPL

There are so many anti-aging treatments and skincare products that it can be overwhelming and difficult to choose the most effective solution. Two of the most popular advanced skin therapies include Fractional laser and IPL. Both are equally effective skin rejuvenation treatments, but which one you should choose depends on your skin concern.  The biggest difference is the technology use. IPL uses high-intensity light (wavelengths) to heat the skin. IPL uses diffused bursts of high-energy light to penetrate the skin. Fractional laser is a skin resurfacing technology which uses laser-based energy. This laser can penetrate to the deeper layers of

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Men Acne Treatment – [CASE STUDY]

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions which affects not only teenagers, women but also many men.  Acne is caused by clogged pores and bacterial infection.  When excessive sebum oil and dead skin cells clog pores, it creates a breeding ground for bacteria. A bacterial infection leads to inflammation, which then turns into acne. Triggers HORMONAL CHANGES  HEREDITY CERTAIN MEDICATIONS (lithium, corticosteroids etc) DIET STRESS The Skin Lab Approach Each case needs to be evaluated separately as there is no one-for-all solution. Our focus is on treating the specific skin concern without compromising on overall skin’s health. Careful

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Spider Veins & Broken Capillaries – [CASE STUDY]

Skin Redness is often associated with vascular skin conditions. Thread veins, spider veins, broken capillaries are medically known as telangiectasias are dilated capillary veins less than 2mm in diameter.  They are often caused by issues with the vascular, or circulatory, system. The skin, also called the dermis, is one of the largest organs in the human body, and it is laced with capillaries that transport nutrients and oxygen in the blood. In some individuals, problems with blood flow or the amount of oxygen in the blood cause certain skin conditions. Triggers SUN EXPOSURE HORMONAL CHANGES  HEREDITY ACNE AGGRESSIVE SKIN TREATMENTS

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Keratosis Pilaris aka Strawberry Legs

Keratosis Pilaris (KP) also known as “strawberry legs”, “chicken skin,” “bumpy skin”, is a very common but harmless skin condition. Although some people experience discomfort or itching as a result of KP, most people are just annoyed by the look and rough skin texture. KP usually occurs on the upper arms, thighs, and buttocks, although sometimes it can affect the face too.  Keratosis pilaris can occur at any age and affect anyone. It can worsen during pregnancy and after childbirth. It generally affects women more often than men. Keratosis pilaris may disappear or improve with age. What causes Keratosis Pilaris?

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Retinol side effects – retinol uglies

WHAT IS RETINOL Retinoid is an umbrella term for the entire FAMILY of vitamin A derivatives. Retinol is one specific type of retinoid—the most common and proven retinoid with decades of research demonstrating its effectiveness. Retinol is also known as a ‘gold standard’ skincare ingredient.  It is effective in treating acne, pigmentation, wrinkles, UV damage and more. Retinol renews the skin by ‘waking up’ cell receptors on a cellular level – increasing cell turnover and stimulating collagen production. However, with a good, comes the bad – retinol uglies (temporary side effects). It is an adjustment period during which your skin

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