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Our Skin and Epigenetics

In this competitive world, where much is determined by how we look, many people love a face that is well taken care of. So when they notice one and after the initial comment of “Your Skin Looks Great”, comes the question: “Have you always had good skin; is it in your genes?” … and the answer is: to an extent, but of course, there’s no substitute for taking care of your skin. Some believe that epigenetics or changes in gene expression not resulting from DNA instructions, is responsible for about 65% of longevity; whereas the remaining 35% is determined by those instructions mentioned above. In other words,...

Antioxidants: Helping Our Bodies

As I continue expanding on the skincare revolution, today, I decided to focus on antioxidants. A lot is known about them and their role in many functions of our bodies. Most notably, antioxidants are known for their help protecting our bodies from free radicals. They do this by giving off an electron that will attach to the free radical chain, thus breaking the reaction. They come in different forms from vitamins, minerals, amino acids, hormones to enzymes. For example, a few nights ago I was extremely tired and took some melatonin. I ended up sleeping about eight hours straight, more than my usual six. I also gave...

Hyaluronic Acid: A Balancing Act

Balance in our lives is key to a successful journey; and that applies not only to how we live, but also to what we apply to our skin. Hyaluronic Acid is no exception to the rule. How hyaluronic is broken down in our bodies, the amount and rate, is part of a magical equation to maintain homeostasis. So what am I trying to imply? Cells can only function when there is enough water. And that is where hyaluronic acid intervenes in our skin. Hyaluronic Acid is part of the glycosaminoglycans that maintain water for our skin. Its presence hydrates and adds volume to our skin. Variations in its...

The Skin Care Revolution

One of the reasons I love what I do, is because the only constant is change and innovation. Of course there are many other reasons, but following the trends in skincare is no easy task. Looking for the best product, or the next life changing treatment in order to bring the best to our clients forces me to remain at the forefront of what’s out there, as well as up-to-date on the latest research and more.  Well not surprisingly, many new products are revolutionizing skincare. Words such as peptides, probiotics, growth factors, liquid collagen, super fruits, and stem cells are all around us. How do we know which...

Hirsutism

In today’s business landscape, it’s easy to lose sight of your destination and start looking at what others are doing. This translates from trying to be present in your work to looking at your competitors and worrying about what they’re doing. Well, in my case, I like to think that I can only provide my best results when I use my talents to the max and when I believe in what I do. In other words, by being the best I can be, I not only provide a better service to my clients, but I am more at peace and fulfilled with myself. This alignment is simply...

Clearing it up: To Extract or not

When my son’s friend came to visit him recently, I couldn’t help but notice the scars on his skin. Of course I had to bite my tongue to not say anything, but teen acne and acne in general is a major concern for many of us and rightly so, because those pimples can result in scars and pigmentation. In the case of teens, these can even cause them to withdraw from social activities, including social media. Extracting acne lesions from the skin without creating damage is key, but however there is a fine line. Too much pressure and leaving bacteria behind can cause bruising, more scars, and it...

Alternatives and Complements to Peels

While peels are a great tool in the care of your skin, sometimes these are not the preferred treatment of choice. For example, many clients of mine who have rosacea would benefit more from a treatment that reduces inflammation, as opposed to causing it. Other times, my clients need just a nourishing treatment to replenish those nutrients in the skin.  These are just two examples, but many other scenarios are possible. I particularly have found extremely beneficial oxygen and enzyme treatments. In my case, when I refer to oxygen, I don’t refer to oxygen as a gas, but rather as a product you apply to your skin. However,...

Products and Our Skin Care Routine

Many times when my clients come to my office, they ask me what products they should be using. Other times, they don’t ask for fear of costly recommendations. The truth is that a beauty routine should be designed to fit the person’s lifestyle and budget. However, these “skin care maps” when accompanied by treatments should always include pre-treatment options, as well as “at-home” options for better results. If any of these two are missing, the treatment results may not be the same. When I design these plans, and if a client is on a budget, I always try to incorporate what he/she recently purchased even if these...

How Does Healing After A Treatment Affect The Results?

Many of the new skin tightening technologies create a wound in the skin that provokes for the tissue to be then healed resulting in new collagen and rejuvenation of the skin. This “injury” can be accomplished through chemicals, as in the case of a peel, through heat as with lasers and radio frequency devices, or, as in the case of microneedle and microdermabrasion, with the help of equipment directly on the skin. Many question its effectiveness alleging that whenever you apply heat, you will shrink the tissue and it’s the shrinking that causes the tightening effect, not the production of new collagen; or that the effect of...

Do Lasers And RadioFrequency Cellulite Treatments Work?

Today, I decided to focus on this week’s most frequently asked question: Do cellulite treatments really work? Rightly so, many ask this question. The fact is that while there are many alternatives to reduce the appearance of cellulite, some of these can be quite expensive.  Furthermore, to maintain the good results, many times these have to be repeated monthly or at preset intervals. Others simply don’t work. Nevertheless, the answer to this question is a resounding yes, there are treatments that work effectively to reduce the appearance of cellulite. If we start with the premise that cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through layers of connective tissue and that...