Treating Sun Damage: What You Need to Know about Vivace

We all love to feel the warmth of the sun’s rays on our skin, but we don’t love the damage those UV rays cause over time. Sun damage impacts the skin by triggering the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity, all of which cause you to look older than your true age. Reversing sun damage is a core skin care goal for most of us, but only a few treatments can effectively deliver results that last.

Vivace is one of those few treatments. This FDA-cleared microneedling treatment uses radiofrequency technology to non-surgically stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production. Over a series of treatments designed to continually support accelerated collagen fiber formation, you will watch as your wrinkled skin is replaced by tighter, contoured skin.

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What to Do Before and After Your Ultherapy Treatments

Wrinkles, sun damage, and sagging skin were once simply facts of life, but now, innovative treatments like Ultherapy make it possible for men and women of all ages to restore their tight, youthful skin. Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment designed to address unwanted skin laxity issues on the neck, chin, and brow. With the right preparation and post-treatment care, you can enjoy long-lasting Ultherapy results.   

What Exactly is Ultherapy Treatment?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin lift procedure that naturally lifts and tightens the skin without requiring any surgery or downtime. Such incredible results are achieved through the use of ultrasound energy, which has unique properties that allow it to completely bypass the surface of the skin and directly treat the deepest layers of the skin that are responsible for producing collagen. This keeps the surface of the skin safe and comfortable while simultaneously triggering vital collagen production in the skin’s foundation.   Read more

Should You Be Using a Sunscreen or Sunblock?

Most people use the terms sunscreen and sunblock interchangeably to refer generally to a lotion that protects the skin from the sun, but the two words actually carry very different meanings. This difference has been starkly highlighted by Hawaii’s decision to ban certain sunscreen sales due to their danger to coral reefs. Two important questions remain: Are you using a sunscreen or sunblock? Which one should you be using?

Sunblock Creates a Physical Barrier on the Skin

Sunblocks sit on top of the skin to absorb, reflect, and scatter the sun’s rays away from your skin. They do not enter the skin or the bloodstream. These are also known as mineral sunscreens because they are sourced from natural minerals like titanium oxide and zinc oxide. Though they can be thicker and a bit more difficult to apply to the skin, sunblocks are considered the safer choice because they do not contain harmful chemicals. They are safer for sensitive skin, babies, and toddlers. Read more

The Most Important Skin Cancer Screening Tips You Should Know

Have you looked closely at your skin lately? Wrinkles aren’t the only thing you need to consider as you get older. Skin cancer poses a serious threat to million of adults. In fact, it is the most common type of cancer and can threaten your life if not diagnosed and treated properly.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to learn about skin cancer screening tips. If you are one of the five million Americans who will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year, early detection through proper screening can save your life.

A Quick Introduction to Skin Cancer

Skin cancer can develop in a few different ways that range in intensity. Actinic Keratosis (AK) is a common precursor to skin cancer, especially in people with fair skin, but it must be identified since it can progress quickly. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer that develops after years of sun exposure or indoor tanning. Since BCC can invade surrounding tissue and grow into the nerves and bones of the body, early diagnosis and treatment are essential. Read more

Why You Need to Use a Daily SPF

Applying sunscreen before a long day at the beach or pool is an automatic responsibility for most people, but not everybody understands that using a daily SPF is equally as vital to skin health and safety. If you do not currently apply a daily sunscreen to keep your skin protected from those dangerous UV rays, now is the time to begin.

The Dangers of UV Light

The sun sends its energy to Earth in many forms, including ultraviolet light. This type of light isn’t visible to the naked eye, so it can easily infiltrate your body without you realizing it. UVA and UVB rays are the two types of ultraviolet light that break through the ozone layer, and they both pose serious threats to the health of your skin. Since our planet’s ozone layer has become thinner over time, UV rays are more potent than in the past. Read more