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The magic of IPL Photorejuvenation

August 25th, 2014

 IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photorejuvenation is a non-invasive light therapy designed to restore youthfulness by erasing sun damage while improving your skin’s tone and texture.

This technology improves brown spots, sun damage, fine wrinkles and enlarged pores and smoothes the skin while it significantly improves redness caused by aging, rosacea and acne scarring.

The best part is that IPL treatments are quick, pain free with little or no downtime.  Treatments can be used safely on the face, neck, chest and/or hands.

+ Click here to learn more about IPL Photorejuvenation treatments or book an appointment to discuss how these amazing treatments can improve YOUR skin!

Or learn more about IPL Photorejuvenation Treatments through the following video featured on the hit TV show The Doctors

The View features Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen

August 8th, 2013

Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 was recently featured on The View in a segment on summer skin issues with Dr Doris Day.

Dr. Day advises that sunscreen should be worn every single day, whether sunny or not, and recommends Sunforgettable as a great option. Click below to watch Sunforgettable on The View.

Secrets of beautiful skin – how to make your skin shine this year!

January 5th, 2013

Whether it be working on achieving brighter, clearer skin or improving fine lines or scarring, now is the perfect time to set your goals for the coming year, so you always look and feel your best!

To start, you need to get down to the basics, with the first element of great skin, a fantastic daily skin care regime. This includes products that are designed to cleanse, activate, stimulate and nourish your skin.  There are many great skin care products available to choose from, but often we aren’t exactly sure what we need for our own skin types.

That’s where we come in!  Book a personal consultation today with either Jeannie or myself and we would be happy to work with you to design the perfect skin care regime for your skin type.

At the Centre for Skin Rejuvenation, we carry ZO® Skin Health skincare products, a fantastic line of skincare that we’ve seen provide amazing results.

WHY ZO® Skin Health?

ZO® Skin Health skincare products are designed to work from the inside out, activating and stimulating your skin’s cells to nourish, repair and maintain themselves.

The products use potent ingredients, high concentrations, pure retinol, advanced peptides, and powerful antioxidants to deliver products that help to reduce wrinkles, even out blotchy skin and restore skin elasticity.

If you’re over the age of 25 and have been looking for a skincare line that actually produces results, we highly recommend making the switch to ZO® Skin Health.

For those with acne, the Obagi oil control system may be great for your skin.  For just $149.00, this system includes:

  • Offects® Cleanser
  • Offects® TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment
  • Offects® Exfoliating Polish

* Under normal daily usage, it is safe to estimate that one package of ZO® Skin Health will last up to 3 months.

Book a consultation with us and we’d be happy to design a personal skincare regime designed entirely for your skin type.

10 things to know about ZO® Skin Health

  1. Developed by world-renowned for anti-aging skincare specialist, Dr. Zein Obagi, in Beverly Hills.
  2. These products are different because of their potency levels. To give you an example, their Ossential® Radical Night Repair Plus cream has more than a 5x higher concentration of Retinol in it than the leading drug store or department store products offer.
  3. Retinol is a vitamin A compound and a power antioxidant.
  4. One of the very best ways to diminish the effects of aging skin is to incorporate a skin routine that wakes up your skin cells and keeps them stimulated!
  5. A good skincare routine will restore functionality, reduce collagen degradation, restore skin elasticity and improve uneven pigmentation.
  6. Retinol is clinically proven to be the most effective anti-aging ingredient to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone and increase epidermal thickness.
  7. Dr. Obagi is a renowned expert for bridging the gap between therapeutic medical products and daily skin care.
  8. Antioxidants are substances that neutralize free radicals — unstable oxygen molecules that break down skin cells and cause wrinkles.
  9. It’s a proven fact that starting around age 25, our skin begins to change and our cellular function slows. Our skin stops producing enough collagen and elastin to support it and we start to see fine lines increasing, wrinkles deepening and a noticeable loss of firmness.
  10. These products WILL change your skin!

Winter Skin Blahs

January 27th, 2012

Although we live in one of the best cities in the world for managing and maintaining beautiful skin, our coastal weather can still wreck havoc in the winter months.

No matter where you live, cold weather leads to dry skin which can often leave your skin looking dull, rough, scaly and flaky and can often lead to other skin ailments including redness, acne and even dermatitis.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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Treatment of Acne Scars

January 10th, 2011

Acne scarring is the devastating and difficult to treat consequence of active acne.  Some people seem more prone to develop this problem and scarring often occurs when acne involves the deeper layers of skin.

Essentially the causes are two fold:  the inflammation that occurs during the acne process and the skin’s attempts to repair the damage.  Some scars are depressed and called atrophic, while some involve increased tissue formation, which are referred to as hypertrophic or even keloid scars.

Some people call the red, purple or brown areas that develop after an acne lesion scars.  These will often fade with time.

People with darker skin usually develop pigmentation at sites of inflammation when active acne lesions have resolved.  These areas may take up to 18 months to fade.

It is important to classify the atrophic type scars (loss of tissue), because they may be treated differently.

  1. Ice pick scars.  These are found most commonly on the cheeks.  They are very tight small depressed scars.
  2. Boxcar scars.  These scars have steep angular slopes.  They most often occur on the cheeks and temples.
  3. Rolling scars.  They are characterized by a wave appearance.

Treatment options involve the use of fractionated laser devices to stimulate synthesis of and to remodel dermal collagen  (the structural protein in the skin).  Sometimes surgery is needed for some scars.  Dermal fillers may also be used to add volume to a depressed scar.

Treatment of acne scars is most often a combination of treatments (i.e.lasers, surgery and dermal fillers) and should be considered a project over time to obtain the best results.

Maintenance treatments for acne scarring, will often include the topical application of a group of substances called Retinoids.  These treatments help to reduce further acne and to provide ongoing skin stimulation.

Thank you for reading and please join me next time, when I will discuss a simple and gentle polishing tool for the skin, called Microdermabrasion.