SkinCare

Sunscreen Vs Sunblock: What’s the Difference?

  Written by: Blaise Geyer PA-C Summer is still going strong and you need to know that the sunscreen you’re using is doing its job. Is SPF the only thing you need to consider? Unfortunately, not. While it’s important to take into account SPF when choosing your sun protectant, there are two different types of …

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Vitamin C is more than just OJ

Written by: Kelsie Matthews, L.E As most people know, when you start to feel sick, vitamin C is often a way to boost your immune system. Typically we start drinking our orange juice and “Emergen-C”. But what else is vitamin C good for besides fighting off the common cold? In addition to wellness and immunity, …

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Lumivive Night

Written by: Mary Mireles   When you begin to think of all the factors aging your skin, it can be overwhelming. Some of the most obvious factors include sun, pollutants and other environmental factors. However, not only do you have to think of these outside factors, but your skin cells are constantly aging every second …

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Fitzpatrick Skin Scale

Written by: Melissa Miller   What is the Fitzpatrick skin scale and why is it important?   The Fitzpatrick scale is a numerical classification system for human skin color. It was developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick as a way to estimate the response of different types of skin to ultraviolet (UV) light. The Fitzpatrick scale remains a recognized tool …

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All About Pores!

Written by: Kelsie Matthews, L.E   Since I’ve been an esthetician, one of the most common things my patients voice concerns about are their pores. Whether they’re big, small, oily, cloggedㅡno one likes them. It would be so nice if we could use a magic eraser and take them all away, but unfortunately that is something …

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Summer Skincare

Written by: Mary Mireles   Summer Skincare Summer months are finally upon us, and along with the longer days comes lots of heat. This heat means that our skincare routines and services need to adjust to account for this! Here are four tips to help you get on track with your summer skincare:    As …

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My skincare Routine

Written by: Lauren Klein My Daily Skin Care Routine AM/PM I will tell you that before I started using medical grade skincare, that I was a Sephora junky! I would buy the next “best” product out there, even if it were just for the pretty packaging, so I have tons of stuff! However, once I …

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“Mask-ne”

Written by: Kelsie Matthews, L.E   During these crazy times, one of the most important things we can do to protect ourselves and others from COVID19, is by wearing a mask. Since they are required just about anywhere you go right now, most of us find ourselves wearing a mask sometimes for 8-10+ hours per …

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Skin Gym

Written by: Rebecca Marroquin, L.E My years in the skincare industry has made me realize how much our skin is probably the most underrated organ we have. Yet we desire to have it looking forever flawless and youthful without ever putting much thought into how it works, often being led blindly into an abyss of …

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TNS Advanced + Serum

Written by: Lauren Klein The New and Improved: TNS Advanced Plus Serum We have loved this product and it is a fan favorite so Allergan had to make it just THAT much better… and they DID! Aging skin can be one of the most difficult concerns to address because it capitalizes on coarse wrinkles, fine …

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Choosing Sunscreen

Written By: Brielle Kirk, P.A SPF & choosing sunscreen One of the most important factors in keeping your skin young and healthy is protecting it from the sun’s harmful rays, which can cause pre-mature aging, burns and skin cancer. Avoiding Texas sunlight and staying covered up in the summer months can seem unreasonable and difficult, …

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Skin Prep

Written by : Mary Mireles, L.E Morphues8, Halo and Neogen. What do these three procedures have in common? If at all familiar with these treatments, patients know to expect downtime and often see these as the treatments that work. However, what patient’s often don’t think of is how important it is to properly prepare the …

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Antioxidants

Written by Rebecca Marroquin, L.E. Ever wonder why that once delicious, vibrant avocado looks like it’s led a hard knock life only after 24 hours or less even? This is what we call oxidation! Or the aging process as we can all relate to. Much like the avocado we are living organisms that are in …

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Why is my face sagging?

Written by Kelsie Matthews, L.E. We all have heard the term “collagen” and been told that it’s good for our bodies, but what does it do for our skin and why is it so important? Collagen is one of the main proteins in our bodies that is involved in providing structure and strength to your …

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Vices and Your Skin

Written by: Katharine Ehresman   Welcome back. Today’s topic is a serious one, but I will try to make it not so troubling that it becomes self-defeating. Previously we learned about the effects of the sun on your skin. Is the sun a vice? Not in of itself, but the “art of sunning”, which most …

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Your Skin and Aging

Written by: Katharine Ehresman Who’s this old lady in the mirror?? PART 1 We all know the songs, we’ve heard them over and over for years; Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days”, Toby Keith’s “As Good As I Once Was”, and Five for Fighting’s “ 100 Years” or of course Garth Brook’s “ Much Too Young (to …

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SkinPen: The world’s first FDA approved Microneedling device!

Written by: Julia Westbrook, L.E “The Beautifier”   SkinPen: The world’s first FDA approved Microneedling device! The first recorded microneedling procedure was in 1905 performed by German Dermatologist, Ernst Kromayer, using various-sized dental burs powered by motor driven equipment to treat scars, birthmarks and hyperpigmentation. Microneedling as we now know it came to play by …

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Chemical Peel

By: Kelsie Matthews, L.E. What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is an acid solution applied to the skin, which causes the top layer of the skin to dissolve and slough off in the following days-weeks after treatment (depending on the depth of the peel). Some of the most common types of acids used …

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Importance of Hyaluronic Acid: How is HA5 different from other HA products?

By: Mary Mireles, L.E, Front Desk Supervisor Importance of Hyaluronic Acid Hyaluronic acid is a term that is commonly heard in the skincare world. However, what exactly is hyaluronic acid? It is actually a substance found within our own bodies, providing lubrication to joints and eyes while also plumping the skin. A powerful humectant, this …

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DiamondGlow VS. Hydrafacial: “Same, same, but different.”

DiamondGlow and HydraFacial – both great treatments…which is right for me? By Julia Westbrook, L.E. Ready, Set, GLOW! You glow girl! GLOW UP! There’s a reason why there are so many “glow” slogans, it’s because EVERYONE wants to GLOW! When I’m asked, “What’s the best ‘Event-Ready’ treatment?” or “What can I do with minimal to …

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TNS Essential Serum Review

TNS Essential Serum Skin Care TNS Essential Serum is your holy grail skin care product. It should be included in everyone’s regimen. Not only does it help reduce signs of aging, it also improves skin texture, increases collagen production, and increases cell regeneration. Why it works The Essential Serum is a combination of 2 separate …

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TOTAL DEFENSE AND REPAIR

SunScreen Season is Upon Us As Texas temperatures begin to rise, it is important to double down on diligently applying sunscreen. Wouldn’t it be great if your sunscreen doubled as an anti aging product? SkinMedica’s Total Defense and Repair does just that! With powerful antioxidants and Infrared protection, this sunscreen works to improve sun damaged …

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