Sunday, August 26, 2012

Clarisonic Pro Face and Body

The Clarisonic Pro Face and Body is a new product that is outstanding for any type of skin. It is similar to the classic Clarisonic but with a few key differences. It is only available through professionals, so it can not be purchased online. It has a Pro speed in addition to low, normal, and high speeds. It comes with a large brush head and extension handle designed specifically for the body which has two modes: normal and pulse. Finally it comes with an additional year of warranty. Using the Clarisonic it takes one minute to wash the entire face. It can be used with any facewash. And it is waterproof so it can be taken in the shower. It feels like a nice gentle massage and gets rid of oil, dirt, debris, makeup, and sunscreen six times more effectively than manual washing. There are six different brush heads to choose from. In addition to the normal and body brush heads there are deep pore, sensitive, delicate, and acne. The most aggressive is the deep pore, which is good for oily skin and large pores. The sensitive brush head is for those with normal to sensitive skin. The delicate brush head is extra gentle for ultra- sensitive skin. The newest brush head is the acne brush head, which is the softest of all and great for those with acne, rosacea, and sensitive skin. Add the Clarisonic Pro Face and Body to your skin care regimen for clean, healthy skin.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Enlarged Pores

Having enlarged pores on the face is a common concern for many people. These enlarged pores typically occur on the nose, cheeks, and forehead, but can occur anywhere on the face. There are a number of ways to address enlarged pores. The easiest way is to make sure the face is kept clean by washing twice a day. Using products like the Clarisonic will provide an even greater benefit because it goes in the pores and cleans them out well. In addition to washing, maintaining a good skin care regimen will reduce pore sizes. Important components include exfoliants such as glycolic acid and retinoids such as retin-A. Other ways to improve the appearance of enlarged pores is by undergoing procedures such as facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, IPL photofacials, and laser resurfacing.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Can Botox and Laser Treatments Be Done on the Same Day?

There are a number of modalities used for facial rejuvenation. Two of the most common are Botox and laser procedures. Botox is used to relax muscles which cause certain lines on the face such as the horizontal lines formed on the forehead when raising the eyebrows and the vertical lines formed between the eyebrows when frowning. Lasers can be used to improve finer lines, other wrinkles, discoloration, redness, and laxity. Many people want all of it done on the same day for fastest results. However, this may not be the safest approach. This is because lasers produce heat in the skin and this heat can cause the Botox (or other neuromodulators such as Dysport and Xeomin) to move. Movement of the Botox can lead to certain side effects depending on the site of injection. These include dropping eyelids, blurred vision, and difficulty smiling. I recommend a period of two weeks between Botox and laser procedures for safe and effective results. Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should not have Botox or laser procedures.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Difference between Botox and Juvederm

Botox and Juvederm are both outstanding products to improve wrinkles for overall facial rejuvenation. But the two work differently and are used for different areas. Botox relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles. These wrinkles are sometimes seen at rest but exaggerated when making facial expressions. Common wrinkles that are treated with Botox include the horizontal lines on the forehead when the eyebrows are raised, the vertical lines between the eyebrows when frowning, and the crow's feet around the eyes when smiling. Juvederm, on the other hand, is a filler which replaces volume that is lost with age. Common areas that are treated with Juvederm are the smile lines from the corner of the nose to the corner of the lips, the lips themselves, and areas under the eyes. These wrinkles are always seen at rest and may or may not be exaggerated by facial expressions. Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should not receive either of these treatments. Talk to a doctor to see what treatment is best for you.