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Microcurrent and ATP

Posted by Terri Wojak on

Microcurrent is a modality in which a low-level electrical current is used to mimic the effects of the current flow of the body. It was first used in the 1970s to treat Bells-Palsy, a condition that causes drooping around one eye. It was approved by the FDA as a muscle stimulator in the early 1980s. Microcurrent has also been used therapeutically for wound healing since the 1980s. A common use of microcurrent today is for the appearance of skin rejuvenation. Benefits of microcurrent include reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, improving the appearance of muscle tone, increasing the...

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Cosmetic Needling

Posted by Terri Wojak on

What is this new craze micro needling that everyone is talking about? Well, the truth is, it’s not new at all. Although micro needling, in the medical sense, was first introduced in 1905, Cosmetic Needling was not introduced until 1995, and has been a buzz word ever since, gaining more and more momentum. The increase in popularity was due to the enhanced results that are achieved when one incorporates Cosmetic Needling to their skin care regimen. When we apply our skin care topically, the amount of those ingredients that will actually get delivered to the skin will be dependent on...

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Chemical Peel Benefits

Posted by Terri Wojak on

Exfoliation Exfoliating the skin to improve its appearance dates back to ancient Egyptians and is still popular today.  Several methods using everything from mineral scrubs to chemicals have been used in different cultures to treat the skin.1 The cosmetic benefits of alpha hydroxy acids were discovered when sour milk, containing lactic acid, was used in baths to soften the skin. In the mid-1800s, the use of aggressive exfoliation methods was introduced to treat various skin conditions. These sometimes-extreme methods were successful, but at an expense. The more aggressive the treatment, the higher the risk of side effects and complications. Today,...

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Vitamin ‘A’mazing

Posted by Terri Wojak on

The Importance of Vitamin A Vitamin A is an essential nutrient needed by the body for vision, growth, reproduction, immunity, and skin health. It belongs to a family of organic chemicals called retinoids. In the 1930’s it was first suggested that aging skin is directly caused by a vitamin A deficiency. Then, in the 1950’s, professor Cluver of South Africa proved that vitamin A levels in the skin are depleted with sun exposure. Evidently, Vitamin A is an essential ingredient needed to keep the skin functioning at its optimal level. It also needs to be replaced topically every day due...

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Acne Alternatives

Posted by Terri Wojak on

Acne effects virtually everyone at some point in their lives, making it the most common medical skin condition according to the Academy of Dermatology. There are four different stages of acne that range from mild to severely inflamed. Grades I and II acne are considered acne simplex and grades III and IV are considered acne vulgaris. Acne simplex is made up of open and closed comedones with occasional papules and pustules, but overall, the skin isn’t inflamed. Acne vulgaris consists of several papules and pustules with the possibility of nodules and cysts and is characterized by inflammation. Acne is ultimately...

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