Clean Up Summer Sun Damage with a Photofacial

Now that the summer is coming to a close, it’s time to assess the sun damage your skin endured this season. Even with the best preventative care, it’s likely that Florida’s harsh sunshine still affected your skin health. Fortunately, summer sun damage can be easily reversed with a photofacial treatment.

Say Goodbye to Summer Sun Damage

If Florida’s hottest season has left your skin wrinkled, discolored, and lackluster, an IPL photofacial with the Lumenis M22 laser can help. In addition to tackling common signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, an IPL treatment can even remove pigmentation, acne scars, birthmarks, rosacea, and sun damage. This versatile treatment can tackle nearly any common skin issue you may have.

How Does a Photofacial Create Clearer Skin?

The Lumenis M22 laser emits light waves that target the culprits responsible for your summer skin imperfections. The laser can target the red blood cells in your blood vessels, called hemoglobin, or the brown pigment in your freckles and age spots called melanin.

During treatment, the laser’s light beam passes through your skin and is absorbed by the hemoglobin or melanin. This either damages the blood vessel walls or forces melanin pigment to break into fragments. The tiny vessels and melanin pigment are then absorbed by the body and flushed out of your system to create healthy, vibrant skin. Read more

Go Back to School With Clear Skin With Vivace

The Back to School season has officially arrived, which means new backpacks, new clothes, and new haircuts for the kids. You also need to treat yourself to a fresh beginning…. For your skin. Embrace this time of year by rejuvenating your face, neck, and hands with Vivace, the newest generation of advanced RF microneedling.

What Is Vivace RF Microneedling?

Vivace is an FDA-cleared microneedling treatment that uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to non-surgically stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production. Vivace uses 36 insulated, gold-tip needles and a robotic step motor to create fast and even “micro-injuries” in the skin.

Each micro-injury created during your Vivace treatment tricks the skin into thinking it is injured so it produces an aggressive healing response. RF heat is then applied evenly throughout the treated area to generate a natural wound healing process and promote the remodeling of collagen and elastin.

Thanks to the powerful combination of microneedling and RF thermal energy, a series of Vivace treatments effectively replaces damaged and wrinkled skin with tighter, more contoured skin. Read more

Get Rid of Acne Scars, Stretch Marks, and More with Vivace

Looking and feeling young should be easy, but signs of aging and skin damage may stand in your way. The good news is that the right FDA-cleared treatment can target your unwanted aesthetic blemishes and help you love the skin you’re in.

Vivace is a new and innovative microneedling with RF treatment that contours and tightens the face, neck, hands, and body. If you feel frustrated and embarrassed by your acne scars, stretch marks, or wrinkles, this treatment has the power to reverse your skin damage and rejuvenate your appearance.

How Does Vivace Work?

Vivace is a non-surgical procedure that uses the powerful combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy to stimulate natural collagen production in the skin.

Unlike older microneedling treatments, Vivace uses advanced robotic technology with sterile microneedles to create microscopic “injuries” in the skin. These “injuries” don’t hurt, but they fool the skin into thinking an injury has occurred that needs to be healed. In response, the body stimulates additional production of healthy collagen. RF thermal energy supports the healing process by promoting wound contraction and elastin production.

Once your skin is nourished with enough collagen, it is capable of reversing damage and replacing dead and damaged skin cells with younger, tighter, untouched cells. The results include tighter skin, defined contours, and minimized signs of aging. 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

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