F A Q
What to do if you get a cyst or breakout?
Answers to some of the most common questions about skincare.
Let's face it breakouts can happen, but you can prevent the damage before it rears it's pimple head.
Here are a few tips to calm the savage beast:
You want to identify the spot, sometimes there is a tingling feeling before the acne starts to expose itself, make sure to use an acne spot treatment on area. Sometimes you will see a slight change in the surface of the skin.
If the acne does not go down, ice area for 5-10 minutes then apply hydrocortisone ( lite layer) over area 2 x a day Note; you can also use aloe vera or any other natural anti-inflammatory topicals
Sometimes purging can happen after a skin treatment, follow these steps to ensure a quick recovery. Though this does not happen all the time the bacteria can be present deep in the skin and it may be necessary for the skin to draw out the remaining bacterium
What do I do before and after a peel?
Before a peel:
Do not exfoliate for one week before the appointment
Do not use retinol 4- 7 days before the peel
Make sure you have the essentials (hydrating cleanser, lotion, aloe/hydrocortisone, and sunscreen)
If sunburned, please wait up to two weeks for skin to balance before doing a peel
After peel protocol:
After the appointment, your skin will feel tight and in some cases, you may feel a tingling sensation, but not to worry this is normal
The next few days the skin may get darker in some areas, that is a sign that it's preparing to peel (DO NOT PICK OR RUB SKIN!)
Each body part is different when it comes to peeling duration, please be patient and trust the process
For an effective peel, keeping hydrated is key for the regeneration of new healthy skin cells
Most importantly, limit your sun exposure and internal heat, this can reverse all the work done and can make you prematurely peel (SPF is a requirement when having this service done)
What is cavitation?
Ultrasonic cavitation is a simple procedure that relies on sound waves to flush fat from the body instead of intensive surgery.
During an ultrasonic cavitation procedure, noninvasive machines target specific body areas with low-frequency sound waves (they're what put the "ultrasonic" in "ultrasonic cavitation") and, in some cases, light suction. This process heats and vibrates the layer of fat cells below the skin's surface. The pressure eventually causes the fat cells to liquefy and release their contents into the bloodstream.
Proponents of the procedure believe that the body is then able to process these fatty acids through its proverbial waste-disposal plant: the lymphatic system.
We recommend 6 to 12 treatments