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Dermaplaning Is harmless, fast, and natural
Friday, July 20th, 2012
Dermaplaning is a natural and fast way to clear up your skin and fine vellus hair (or peach fuzz). The process is fast, easy, and very safe and the benefits are immediate. You’ll be leaving our office in less than an hour all said and done with healthier, brighter-looking skin!
 
Unlike dermabrasion, dermaplaning is not a medical procedure, but instead a simple shaving of the outer layer of your skin.
 
We take a fine scalpel and run it over the outer layers of your skin to take off a very fine layer of dead skin and superficial hair. This simple process allows us to clear the bad skin and extra oil away, and skip right down to the healthy skin that’s hiding underneath. Since it’s not a medical procedure, there is almost no risk of scarring or infections. However, there is a small risk of a superficial scrape or nick.
 
Dermaplaning is perfect for patients with rough, dry skin, mild acne scarring or fine lines and wrinkles.

Tagged As: Dermaplaning, fine wrinkles, skin, superficial, acne, treatment, fine lines


Sulfite sensitivity and our products
Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Sulfite is an artificial salt that is used as a preservative, antioxidant, and straightening agent in many foods and makeup products. However, many people have a sensitivity to this product that makes it difficult to use many products.
 
Luckily, our Laskin products are all sulfite-free in addition to being paraben–free. Rest assured knowing that our products are safe!

Tagged As: sulfite, sensitivity, health, skin


How UVA Rays From the Sun Can Age Your Skin
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Never before have we seen a stronger example or reason to protect your skin from the sun’s dangerous rays. The New England Journal of Medicine recently posted this photo of a 69-year old man who drove a delivery truck for 25 years, and received almost all of his sun from the driver’s side window. The effects are quite obvious, with the side of his face that faced the window markedly pockmarked and aged.
 
 

Tagged As: UVA, sun, aging,


Want healthier skin? Stress less.
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Stress is bad for your body. It puts you in a state of fight or flight and heightens your sensitivity to situations, opens your nerves, and inflames your body. As a temporary state, this is healthy and lifesaving. As a permanent state, which many of live is, it’s extremely unhealthy and leads to disease and disorders in your body.
 
Stress is specifically bad for your skin. During times of stress, the brain sends signals to the endocrine system to release stress hormones. One of the many hormones released opens up blood vessels and causes a release of histamine, which causes allergic reactions and inflammation in your skin. This prolonged state causes hives, reddening, stinging, flaking, and even a much higher risk for autoimmune and allergic disorders.
 
The key here is to keep stress under control, which is different for anyone. The most important thing you can do is to sit down and think about everything that causes stress in your life. This could be relationships, certain foods or situations, or even your morning commute. Once you’ve identified these issues, take steps to reduce stress in each of these situations one by one. Your skin will be healthier and you’ll be happier. It just doesn’t get better than that!

Tagged As: stress, skin, health, hormones, endocrine, inflammation


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