Skin lightening

The no downtime, no-peel chemical peel

No Downtime, “No- Peel” Chemical Peel

By Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM Have you heard of the no downtime, “no-peel” chemical peel? It is the PRX-T33 peel and I just discovered it and I’m a huge fan! I am in the middle of a series of 4 of these chemical peels, one a week for four weeks and my skin already looks …

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prevention skin care must haves

Skin Care; Why Start Young?

Written By: Kelsie Matthews, L.E. Skincare, why start young? I will tell you why. One of the most common things I hear from people who come into our office and see me is, “You are so young, I wish I would’ve started that early!” Which, yes, I am definitely younger than the main demographic of …

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Benefits of niacinamide

The Benefits of Niacinamide

Written By: Kelsie Matthews, L.E. What is it? The benefits of niacinamide are many. Niacinamide is an ingredient derived from vitamin B3 that is used in many skincare products to help rejuvenate the skin and fight aging factors. Niacinamide is a water soluble vitamin that helps increase the barrier function of the skin, as well …

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NS Advanced Serum- medical grade skincare

Is Medical Grade Skincare Worth it?

By Erin Roche Some believe using medical-grade skin care is too time consuming and expensive, but medical grade skincare is worth it! Unfortunately, the real waste of time and money is using products that will not improve your skin’s health. Unlike department/drug store products, the VALUE of effective skin care products is a worthwhile investment. …

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prevention skin care must haves

Peptides and Why we Need Them

By Katie Ladner L.E. There are various types of peptides and we need them for proper functioning  in our body! Whether you take them internally, give them to yourself as injections, or use them topically, the end game is for anti-aging. Peptides can help with the aging process as well as for depigmenting skin. Recent …

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Fall is Laser facial season

It is the Season For Laser Facials

By Tara Bertoldo NP It’s that time of year again… It’s laser facial season! The days are shorter and we are further from the sun. Most of us won’t be tanning on the beach or the boat in the next few months. It’s the perfect time to resurface, renew, and bake some new collagen. And …

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AHAs are in many fruits

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

By Gi Gi Spencer Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are a class of chemical compounds that occur naturally in fruits, milk and sugar cane. The most common AHA used in cosmetic products is Glycolic acid which is derived from sugar cane and lactic acid which is the substance that gives muscle burn when you exercise. Other …

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A Quick RetinA Review

By Jennifer Jacques NP   RetinA (tretinoin) 1. What is RetinA? It is an acidic form of Vitamin A that causes your cells to turn over more rapidly, which stimulates collagen production Retinoids are the most studied and most used anti-aging products 2. Benefits Overall improvement of skin appearance–skin will be looking fresher, smoother and …

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What is PIH and What Causes it?

By Gi Gi Spencer L.E.   PIH or Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is discoloration of the skin that is caused by an inflammatory wound or damage or irritation to the skin, and is the natural response to inflammation or irritation of the skin. PIH will appear as a flat area of discoloration on the skin that …

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Vitamin C is a MUST for healthy skin

Skin Care Simplified- Vitamin C

By Kelsie Matthews, L.E.   Usually the first thing people think of when they hear “vitamin C” is fruit and orange juice. But what about skincare?  Vitamin C is so important for skin health. There are many ways you can incorporate vitamin C into your skincare routine. The benefits of this necessary antioxidant are endless, …

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