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Many of us are plagued with stretch marks. Whether they are from pregnancy, weight gain or other factors, stretch marks are unseemly. If you’ve recently undergone an outstanding weight loss, you’ll no doubt notice stretch marks more than ever. There are treatments available to deal with the appearance of stretch marks, but many wonder, are they permanent? In order to answer that question, you need to understand how stretch marks are formed. How do stretch marks come to be? Our skin is composed of three layers. The layer on the surface, the one which we see, is the epidermis. The layer beneath that, which is responsible for holding everything in its right place, is the dermis. When the dermis is stretched due to weight gain, puberty, pregnancy, etc., it can suffer from minor tears, causing the epidermis to become misshapen.…


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In the weeks after you’ve undergone an acne treatment, you’ll notice that your skin has become more radiant than ever. Pimples and blemishes will reduce and you’ll be positively glowing. However, that doesn’t mean you can sit back and relax. Acne treatments will reduce the amount of pimples and blemishes you get in the future (in some cases they prevent them completely, depending on your skin) but, you’ll still need to take care of your skin on a regular basis. Here are five ways to keep up that post-acne treatment glow. Up your Antioxidants Skin care products that are laden with antioxidants like vitamin C can help restore your skin, making it feel smoother and more balanced. Antioxidants also protect it from environmental factors like dust, grease and anything else that’s floating around that can harm your skin. Exfoliate with…


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Wrinkles are a pain. They make us appear older than we are and can be damaging to our self-esteem. Skin resurfacing treatments allow you to get back the youthful glow you once had and give your skin a tighter look and more even tone. If you’re thinking about booking an appointment for skin resurfacing or have already done so there are five things you should know. It is not a very painful procedure The sensation experienced during skin resurfacing is akin to a rubber band snapping against your wrist. It’s uncomfortable but it’s not unbearable. Depending on your tolerance for pain, you may not be bothered at all. You may receive local anesthetic injections or intravenous sedation to keep you comfortable if your treatments involve removing outer layers of skin. You may need multiple treatments We don’t all respond to…


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Hair loss is unfortunately quite common in men and it can affect women too. It can lead to self-esteem issues and prevent you from enjoying life. With laser hair restoration, you can combat hair loss and get your luscious mane back. How does laser hair restoration work? Hair growth occurs in three phases: the anagen phase (growing), the telogen phase (resting) and the catagen phase (shedding). When you experience hair loss, it’s generally due to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a testosterone derivative found in the skin. With laser hair restoration, low level lasers are used to increase blood flow to the scalp and stimulate catagen and telogen follicles leading to the production of anagen hair. The photons of light produced by the low level laser keep the excessive buildup of DHT from impeding hair growth. How can I take care of my…


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