SkinCare

3 Tips for Skincare Newbies

Written by: Jennifer McClead Starting something new can be daunting. Whether that’s a new job, moving to a new city, or a new skincare routine, it can often be overwhelming. As the newest member of “The L Team”, I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the various procedures, treatments, and products we offer. I’ve had bad …

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SkinCare Buzz

Written by: Katie Ladner, L.E  Okay so you may be hearing some buzz words right now in skincare…. You have Oil of Olay making commercials about hyaluronic acid and Kylie Jenner promoting her vitamin c serum. So do they really work? YES my friends they do!!! So let’s have a little chat about how and …

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All about Acne

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C Acne is the fancy word for pimples, and it commonly occurs on the face, chest, and back. Acne occurs when your pores become filled and blocked with excess oil and dead skin cells. This causes bacteria to accumulate in the pores, causing the red inflamed bumps and often filled with …

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Winter Skin Care

Written By: Kelsie Matthews, L.E. Now that the weather is finally starting to change here in Texas, it is also time to change up skincare routines as well. Like many people, my skin tends to suffer a little bit when the temperature drops. It gets dull, dry, flaky, red, and everything in between. The products …

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AlphaRet Overnight

Written by: Rebecca Marroquin, L.E We all know the 3 building blocks for good skin maintenance is Retinol, Antioxidant, and SPF.  However, Retinol is one of those ingredients that can be extremely active and a real pain to get used to.  Some people find they never can get past the erythma, sensitivity, or flaking. Fear …

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Even Tone Correcting Serum

Written by:Brielle Kirk, PA-C Do you have issues with uneven skin tone? Even Tone Correcting Serum is just the product for you! First, it is important to note that this serum is medical grade, so we know exactly what ingredients are in the product because they are regulated. They have also been researched and proven …

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SkinMedica’s Dermal Repair Cream

Written by: Rebecca Marroquin, L.E   As the scorching sweaty heat makes its way out, we welcome beautiful fall and winter temperatures.  With this many of us will experience dry, flakey, even sensitive compromised skin.  While we do have our “musts” in the skin arsenals, it is also very important to make minor tweeks by …

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What is microneedling?

Written by: Kelsie Matthews, L.E     Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment used to create micro injuries in the skin to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. When the needles pierce the skin, it activates the immune system to attack the wounds and create new tissue. The needles also activate the fibroblasts that are …

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Winter Is Actually Here

Written by: Lauren Klein   It is amazing to me that we are already heading into the Winter months! I know for myself this is the season for dry and “flaky” skin. So what treatments, products, and at home regimens would be good for you during this time? TREATMENTS Now is the best time to …

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What is glycolic acid?

Written by: Kelsie Matthews, L.E   Glycolic acid is a commonly used alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugarcane. It is a colorless, odorless chemical exfoliant that dissolves dead skin cells. It does this by breaking the bonds between the cells, which makes it a lot easier for the dead skin to slough off or …

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SkinMedica TNS

Blaise Geyer, PA-C with “The L Team” talks about SkinMedica’s growth factors in their, TNS.  

LED Light Therapy

Written by: Lauren Nugent There are many treatments that have been proven to be effective for anti-aging, but one of my favorite treatments is LED light therapy. I incorporate this into my daily skincare regimen and absolutely feel that it has made a difference. You may be wondering how light can possibly be an effective …

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VI Chemical Peel

Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C Want to get a chemical peel but afraid of potential pain and irritation? In that case, the VI Peel would be great for you! The VI Peel is a skin-resurfacing chemical peel that stimulates collagen regeneration and increases cellular turnover to improve skin tone and texture in just 7 days. …

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Why We Wrinkle?

Written by: Blaise Geyer PA-C Ever wish that our skin aged more like Benjamin Button did? Unfortunately, the reality is that when we are young our skin is like a grape- tight, plump and hydrated, but as we get older our skin starts to more closely resemble a raisin. Why is this the case?    …

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What are Growth Factors?

Written by: Kelsie Matthews, L.E   One of the most common concerns I hear from patients is that as they get older their skin starts to sag and lose elasticity. Skin elasticity is skin’s ability to stretch and snap back to its original shape. Loss of skin elasticity is known as elastosis. Elastosis causes skin to …

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How Stress Affects Skin

Written by: Madison Stice, L.E   Whether you are just starting to get into skincare or have been for awhile, you may not be aware of all the factors that can make or break your skincare goals. Healthy and glowing skin comes not only from product but as well as what is going on inside …

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The Secret “Ingredient” to Reaching and Maintaining your Skin Goals!

Written by: Madison McDaniel Whether you’re a skincare newbie or a seasoned skincare veteran there’s always something that’s easy, affordable and often an underestimated tactic to helping you achieve your skin care goals and that is….. NUTRITION! When combining healthy eating habits with regular skincare treatments and a consistent skincare regimen, you could have an …

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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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You Get What You Pay For…..

By Kelsie Matthews, L.E Why should I invest in my skin care products? One of the most common questions I hear as an Esthetician is “Why should I buy my products here instead of over the counter at the drugstore?” There is a long list of reasons why it is worth it to invest in …

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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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