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13 January 2015

Skin Rejuvenation for Healthy-Looking, Smoother Skin

Recently retired? Consider this to be a blessing, as this moment allows you to enjoy much-deserved ME time! Now that you’re retired, you can finally focus on things that you want to do for yourself without pressure. Want to undergo a cosmetic treatment? Go ahead! Although if you’re scared of surgery, non-invasive procedures like skin rejuvenation may be better for you.

Most of the time, the recently retired find themselves feeling a bit disoriented and displaced because, for the first time in decades, they’ve got a lot of time on their hands. Irritability and depression may start to develop. But you can completely turn around this dilemma by doing things that you enjoy.

Pamper Yourself!

How many times have you wished that you had an extra hour to swing by the salon for a makeover, or go to the mall to shop at your leisure? Guess what? You can do all these things now without your boss breathing down your neck.

After all the years of hard work you’ve put into raising a family, taking care of the kids, and toiling at your job, it’s time to pamper yourself. For women, pampering usually means getting a makeover—starting with your skin! A non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure can give you healthier-looking skin, plus it can take years off your face.

There are several options that you can consider for skin rejuvenation. You can get a non-surgical face lift or neck lift, which can make you look younger, or at least not older than your actual age!

There are also skin rejuvenation treatments that tighten the skin on your legs and thighs, making them look more supple. Bear in mind that results may not be immediately visible after the procedure so don’t be disheartened if you can’t see changes right away. Give it a few weeks and you will definitely see considerable improvement on your skin.

Part of pampering yourself is doing things that you like. Maybe you can take up a new hobby, or finally focus on that hobby you’ve been putting off for years for lack of time. Now you have all the time in the world to pursue your interests.

Being retired doesn’t mean being idle. There’s plenty for you to do. Call up old friends and plan a long overdue get-together. Watch movies. Join a gym. Cook up a storm for your friends and family. Start a home-based business! Learn a new language! You’re free to do whatever pleases you.

6 January 2015

Improve Acanthosis Nigricans Skin Discoloration with Skin Color Correction Treatments

There are several factors that trigger the development of skin discoloration, the most common of which is natural aging. These are called age spots. Also, too much sun exposure may result in sun spots. Oftentimes, these can be remedied through skin color correction. But there are skin discolorations that can also be caused by certain medical conditions. Before undergoing a skin color correction procedure, it is recommended that you have these discolorations checked first by your physician to determine the root of the problem.

Acanthosis Nigricans

This medical condition causes skin pigmentation, often dark patches on the skin that appear velvety. The patches can appear anywhere; from the groin area to the neck, underarms, elbows, and knees.

Oftentimes, this skin pigmentation is a symptom of a more serious medical condition including diabetes, and pre-diabetes. For this reason, it is highly advised that you see a doctor for these dark patches to rule out these more serious medical conditions, and to get proper treatment if tests indicate diabetes or pre-diabetes.

This skin condition usually develops in obese individuals, as well as those with darker skin tones. While on a prescribed medical treatment, there are also cosmetic treatments that a patient can undergo to improve the condition of the skin pigmentation.

Skin Color Correction

To improve the appearance or reduce the visibility of this type of skin pigmentation, your doctor may prescribe a skin lightener that you can apply on the affected area, or they may also recommend a cosmetic skin color correction procedure.

If the doctor recommends a cosmetic treatment, it is important that you discuss your condition with the attending aesthetician or dermatologist. This information is vital to the skin treatment that they will recommend for you.

Since this skin condition is more delicate that the usual skin discolorations caused by aging or sun exposure, it is likewise important that you only seek cosmetic treatment from a state-authorized and licensed clinic, with only licensed professionals performing the procedures.

Depending on the severity of the condition, skin discolorations may no longer appear visible to the naked eye after treatment, or may appear considerably lighter than their original color. You may also be required to undergo several treatments to improve the skin condition. A rest period is given between each treatment. In any case, skin discolorations will generally improve.

If you’d like to know more about skin color correction treatments, please contact us at 714-754-1985 or visit

30 December 2014

DIY vs. Non-Invasive Wrinkle Reduction: Which One's for You?

There’s no denying it; wrinkles do make you look older. It doesn’t matter if you’re 50, 40, or 20. They definitely add years to your appearance. Fortunately, you’ve probably heard of procedures for wrinkle reduction, and you’re also aware that there are home remedies for reducing the visibility of wrinkles, but you’re not sure which one’s right for you.

To help you decide, take a look at the pros and cons below:

DIY Wrinkle Removal

When you search the Internet for home remedies for wrinkles, you’ll most likely find a variety of suggestions on what you can use. Homemade facial masks using natural ingredients are the most common recommendations. You’ll also most likely see reminders that say these home remedies for wrinkle reduction don’t work overnight.

It takes time and patience to DIY wrinkle reduction, and it will often take quite a bit of practice to get the proper technique down. If you’ve got a busy schedule, you may not have the luxury of time. While results for non-invasive wrinkle removal may not also be visible until after a few weeks; the upside is that you don’t have to undergo treatment every night, or every other night unlike with DIY wrinkle reducers.

DIY wrinkle removal means you’re on your own; which in turn means that you won’t receive professional advice from a dermatologist or licensed aesthetician. You may develop allergic reactions to the homemade masks, which could give you more skin problems.

Home remedies are sometimes more affordable than cosmetic procedures. If you don’t want to spend for a non-invasive cosmetic procedure, you might assume that DIY is the best solution. However, if something goes wrong at home, you may spend an arm and a leg just trying to get yourself back to normal.

Non-Invasive Wrinkle Reduction

With a non-invasive procedure that targets wrinkles, you will only need a few minutes, no more than an hour, for the treatment. These are non-surgical procedures that are practically painless.

22 December 2014

Painless Hair Removal: Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatments

Do-It-Yourself hair removal usually means three things: shaving, plucking, and waxing. The last option is by far the most painful of the three. If you’re looking for a better alternative to these old methods, you can try modern non-invasive cosmetic treatments, such as laser hair removal for getting rid of unwanted hair.

Have you noticed that hair grows back almost instantaneously after you’ve just shaved? Even if you’ve literally taken great pains to shave or wax your legs yesterday, you might already feel subtle hints of hair growth in the morning. With laser hair removal, hair won’t grow back for months, or even a year! That’s how effective this procedure is when compared to the usual shaving, plucking and waxing.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments that both men and women opt to undergo to remove unwanted hair on different parts of the body.

The procedure uses heat from a laser to target hair follicles. A few weeks after treatment, you will notice that hair will begin to fall from the treated area. Should hair begin to grow again after 6 or 12 months, you can go back for another procedure to treat the same area. After several treatments, hair growth on the area may completely stop.

Preparing for the Procedure

As with other non-invasive cosmetic treatments, you need to take certain steps to prepare for the procedure. For laser hair removal, it is advisable that you refrain from plucking or waxing hair on the area to be treated as these remove the hair follicles that are being targeted.

You should also allot a specific amount time for the treatment. Depending on the size and number of areas to be treated, the procedure may take anywhere from a few minutes up to an hour, so it’s best to set aside extra time so treatment won’t be disrupted.

More importantly, you should only get the procedure done by a trusted and professional dermatologist or aesthetician. Before agreeing to any of the non-invasive cosmetic treatments that the clinic offers, thoroughly discuss the entire procedure, and ask about the doctor’s experience and success rate so you’ll have a better idea of whether or not to get the procedure from the clinic.

After the procedure, make sure to follow the doctor’s instructions for post-treatment care down. Doing otherwise could have negative effects on the treated area, or reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. Generally, avoid sun exposure as much as possible after the procedure as the skin will still be raw and sensitive from the treatment.

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