Summer is on it’s way! Time to break out the Summer clothes and pack for that vacation you’ve been meaning to take all year. Let’s highlight the keyword “pack” one moment here. It’s the one step between you and the plane. We can all agree that packing is hard. Everyone that we follow on Instagram makes it look easy, but there’s no getting around it- it’s difficult. Of course, there are packing blocks to save storage, Marie Kondo for expert folding tricks and the method to throw everything you think you’ll need on your bed then throwing only half of it into your carry-on.
All methods work, but most travelers tend to forget to pack travel essentials. You know to pack travel documents i.e. passports, chargers, phone, keys, wallet, but what else could you possibly be forgetting? Don’t worry, Erasable Inc Med Spa has your back with our top 5 suitcase must-haves for Summer travel.
Let’s go straight into what we know best! As a company based in the sunshine state, we constantly pack a weekender bag to head into even sunnier destinations in South Florida or historical gems like St. Augustine. Where do we head to when we want the best skincare in travel friendly sizes? Our SkinMedica® online store of course! It is packed with travel sized options that protects, moisturizes and restores your skin for all the sun you’ll be getting on your Summer travels.
Pro Tip: Erasable Inc Med Spa’s SkinMedica® Glow on the Go Essentials System. Available at the SkinMedica® online store, this may look little but it packs a punch to any damage your skin may face while on the beach or exploring with your friends. It includes all of our fan favorites such as our facial cleanser, Lumivive Day Damage Defense Serum, Lumivive Night Revitalize Repair Complex, HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator and topping it all off with our Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum SPF 34/PA Sunscreen.
Best part? It’s already in a travel case! All you need to do is drop it into your luggage with your makeup and other toiletries. Truly, a Summer travel must-have in your suitcase, grab your SkinMedica® Glow on the Go Essentials System here.
Number 1 item to pack for a tropical locale? Bathing suits! As experts in everything tropical, we recommend bringing three swimsuits paired with flowy dresses that are easy to pull on and off for immediate jumps in the water. Outfits with these factors in mind will make it easier to transition from day to night with a simple shoe and undergarment change. Flowy outfits and bathing suits equal lighter and less material to pack. This means more space to pack a hat to keep that precious head of yours void of scalp burn, more shoes to style your ensembles with and a layer or two. A layer or two? Oh yes, this is going to be our second pro tip.
Pro Tip: Stay weatherproofed for rain and cold! Especially if you plan to travel somewhere tropical like our hometown- Tampa, FL. It’s all fun in the sun until a storm rolls in and you need to layer fast! That’s why we recommend bringing at least ONE layer that is lightweight and rainproof! It also keeps the chilly airplane cabin at bay. Trust us on this one!
On The Move
Whether you’re on the plane or traveling to the next destination’s hotspot, there are items you always bring. What’s in our carry-on? Snacks (always), our HA5®rejuvenating hydrator and headphones. If there’s one thing to count on while traveling, it’s delays or long travel times. That’s why these travel essentials are always a grab away in our carry-on when we’re on the move.
Headphones are the number one travel essential for any person looking to entertain themselves while traveling. At least for us! If a perfectly curated Summer playlist isn’t your recommended form of bringing on your vacation vibes, how about a good Summer read? Take a look at the weekly bestseller list to take your pick. If you’re looking for something to hit you in the feels but laugh hysterically, we hear Chelsea Handler’s new book is the perfect fit.
Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite Bravo shows either! The best part of traveling to a tropical Summer destination is watching an episode of Summer House where they celebrate Summer each weekend or watching The Real Housewives where they go on a lavish tropical vacation every three episodes. Catch those Summer vibes with a lightweight laptop like a chromebook or tablet that fits your viewing needs while staying travel friendly in your purse or carry-on.
The one reason why our hydrator cream stays close to us in our carry-on is because traveling dehydrates you. Whether you’re high in the sky or walking in the sun, the Summer heat will be a scorcher that leads to major dehydration that can end up with dry skin, dizziness and dry mouth. Keep yourself and your skin hydrated by buying a large water bottle and travel sized hydrator for your plane or car ride, however you choose to travel for your Summer adventure. Just make sure constant hydration is a travel essential!
Pro Tip: Grab a travel water bottle that will retain the cold water temperature. We applaud those that want to bring a gallon BUT that is not recommended for carrying around while traveling to and from your destination. Plus, you get great karma points for buying a reusable bottle instead of using plastic bottles. Drink well, do good and keep your body happy.
No matter what you pack, Erasable Inc Med Spa has your best travel-sized skin care products. Check out the SkinMedica® online store to see how you can keep your skin in top shape no matter where your seasonal choices take you. If you’re a local in our sunny city of Tampa, FL come in for a pre or post vacation treatment to get your ultimate glow on!
Erasable Inc Med Spa’s Top Ways To Prep For Summer
Summer is officially on its way! Time to start packing your winter clothes away in favor of sandals and bikinis. Before you throw your favorite swimsuit on and hit the beach it’s essential to prep for Summer’s upcoming heat, salt and sun. Don’t let the Summer elements take a toll on your mind and body. Here are Erasable Inc Med Spa’s top tips for getting you Summer ready!
Summer used to mean a complete break from school, but these days you have to work hard in order to enjoy your stress free Summer weekends. To take full advantage of turning off your work notifications to savor those Summer moments, take some time to focus on your mind!
Five minutes a day is all you need to clear your mind with meditation. Try downloading a meditation app to take a small break after your PM traffic battle. After five days of practicing, you’ll have a clear mind to fill with focusing on connecting with loved ones or focusing completely on your new beach read.
Speaking of beach reads, check out this year’s picks to fill your tote with for your next pool day. Getting lost in your imagination exercises those brain muscles without you knowing it! So grab that margarita, put on some sunscreen on and relax while you read the latest dystopian thriller before it becomes a movie!
Our last mind prep tip may be the most difficult, but you’ll see the best results come time to live in the moment. Ditch your phone for a couple hours at a time to refocus on yourself. Take yourself or your family out on a date without instagramming. Best way to get started? Set a time to put your phone aside at night before performing your nightly routines! Stay present without the technology.
Now that you’ve reached peak zen in your mind, let’s move on to prepping your body for the Summer weather!
Let’s face it, we may love Summer’s plentiful vitamin C, but the sun can easily be a foe for the ill-prepared. With Erasable Inc Med Spa based in one of most sunny of cities- Tampa, Florida- we are the experts when it comes to prepping your body to take on looking and feeling good in your season’s best.
Don’t let the sun take the energy out of you making a full day of plans then canceling in favor of staying in the cool air conditioning. The best way to keep your energy intact against the heat is to get your workout routine down pat.
Getting back to exercising or even sticking to a workout routine is difficult! It even becomes dull after a couple weeks. Luckily, the Summer brings more opportunities to get your workout from indoors to outdoors. Break out the paddle board, kayak the many local nature preserves and push yourself by perfecting your breaststroke. You can even skip the studio for hot yoga and just bring your yoga mat to your backyard. Many possibilities to shake up your regularly scheduled workout. See the difference it makes to your stamina! That way you can make plans with your friends at the drop of the dime.
What’s the point of getting your body Summer ready if you’re not eating right? Break out your blender to create some juices and smoothies to add a little extra nutrition to your daily diet and don’t forget to stay hydrated with water! Make sure to fill your water bottle every time you leave the house. Your skin and body will thank you for it.
Sometimes exercise combined with eating right doesn’t melt away that stubborn winter fat fast enough. We’ve been there! Thankfully, Erasable Inc Med Spa has exactly what you need to get you feeling your best. Our CoolSculpting treatment uses science to help get your body in shape on top of your Summer prep routine. CoolSculpting already sounds delightful in any Summer scenario, but how does it work? This non-invasive FDA-approved procedure freezes fat cells by using CoolSculpting technology to safely cool and target fat cells underneath your skin resulting in your fat cells crystallizing and dying. Over time, your body will naturally process the fat and eliminate dead cells, leaving that stubborn winter fat behind! Bookour CoolSculpting Fat Reduction session today! Getting rid of winter never sounded better.
Skin + Hair Care
There is nothing more important than to protect your skin this Summer. You may do well to drink enough water to combat dehydration, but your skincare routine should completely change from combating those harsh winter days.
Skip the heavy moisturizers in favor of a sheer BB cream with sunscreen to avoid clogged pores in the daytime and a special hydrator serum for nighttime. Reach for the tints with sunscreen instead of matte lipsticks. And this Summer, focus on letting your skin breathe while protecting it with sunscreen. Visit Erasable Inc Med Spa’s online store to find your perfect Summer skincare products.
After all that hard work getting healthy and perfecting your Summer skincare routine, it’s time to treat yourself! This could be with a new ‘do. Shed the darker colors in favor of a lighter balayage or get experimental with a whole new color! Have fun with your mane, just make sure to nourish those locks by moisturizing once a week with coconut oil or a hair mask. Hair care already taken care of? Then jump start your Summer skincare routine by visiting us at Erasable Inc in Tampa, FL for a facial! Leave feeling relaxed with a pre-Summer glow.
Ready to take on the Summer? Tell us how you Summer prep by tagging us at #erasableincmedspa.
One of the best things you can do for your skin is incorporate a great skincare routine. With so many products on the market and so many labels claiming to be great for anti-aging, it’s hard to know just which products you should be using to combat the signs of aging and put your best face forward. Luckily, the SkinMedica® skincare line has a lot of options that not only promote anti-aging properties but also have been shown to improve the overall quality of your skin. Once you find the perfect product(s) head over to our online store to browse, purchase, and redeem your Brilliant Distinctions® points while doing so.
1. HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator
Looking for a for a lightweight moisturizer that does the work of a heavy duty cream? You’ve found it! HA⁵® Rejuvenating Hydrator is the perfect addition to your nighttime routine or in the morning under your makeup. It provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and supports the skin's natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid for overall skin health.
In a recent article, SELF magazinepolled a panel of RealSelf dermatologists to find out which products they use daily and guess what made the list? If you guessed HA⁵® you’re right!
To quote the article directly, “Dr. Waldorf doesn't use serum every day, but she does pull out this hyaluronic acid powerhouse when needed. “My primary concern is dryness," she says. "The HA5 is great to layer with my sunscreen."”
2. Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting Systemor Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum
In that same SELF articlementioned previously, one of our favorites Lytera® 2.0 made the list.
“Dr. Zeichner likes this brightening cream because it has proven results when it comes to lightening dark spots and evening out skin tone. And, of course, doctors stand by products that have clinical proof to back them up.”
Lytera® 2.0 is an advanced Pigment Correcting Serum, formulated to address the appearance of stubborn skin discoloration. For those that may be concerned about sensitive skin, this product is appropriate for all skin types and tones.
3. TNS Essential Serum®
One of the first ways our skin starts to show signs of aging is through the loss of moisture or dehydration. Dehydrated skin can show more fine lines, wrinkles and imperfections than skin that has been well hydrated. This all-in-one skin rejuvenating treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture through the rejuvenation of your skin.
Cosmopolitan magazine noted in a recent article, “In addition (to your diet), investing in moisture-retaining skincare can help quench your skin, as unfortunately it's hard to hydrate your skin from consuming water (and foods with high water content) alone."Build your skincare regimen around products that protect and repair the skin's barrier, and help address and prevent age-related dehydration with a formula created to anchor moisture into the skin" Cammie says.”
Products like TNS are extremely important and beneficial to retaining the moisture barrier of your skin to help prevent the appearance of aging.
4. Vitamin C+E Complex
Is your skin looking a little dull? Do you suffer from hyperpigmentation? Do you miss the inner glow that you used to have? Incorporating Vitamin C+E Complex could be the perfect solution for your skin.Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals, which are generated by our bodies when exposed to certain conditions, including pollution and UV rays. A balance between free radicals and antioxidants is important—if the free radicals inundate the body and prevent its ability to regulate them, oxidative stress can occur.
Likewise, Vitamin C can help protect your skin DNA from sun damage, especially when combined with other antioxidants, such as green tea, ferulic acid and vitamin E.
So what are some of the key benefits of C+E Complex? Vitamins C and E are released gradually throughout the day to help prevent free radical damage to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture. Consistent use of this product will reveal enhanced skin brightness for a more youthful appearance!
5. Retinol Complex 0.5
Known as the holy grail of anti-aging and skincare, retinol is seen as the blanket product for a mass of skincare concerns including it’s anti aging properties. SkinMedica® offers it’s retinol in 3 concentrations: 0.25, 0.5 and 1.0. If you are new to using a retinol product it is best to start with the lowest concentration and then work your way up.
So with all of this hype surrounding the product, what does it actually DO? “First thing’s first- let’s start with what retinol actually does. Many refer to it as the only proven anti-ageing ingredient and that’s kind of on the money - Dr. Murad, dermatologist and founder of Murad Skincare, neatly summarises the action of a retinol as ‘exfoliating, aiding in the production of collagen, and fighting free radicals.’ Those three jointly are a pretty powerful skin overhaul.”
Sounds like a skincare powerhouse to us!
1. What is a HydraFacial and how do I know if I am a good candidate? HydraFacial is an invigorating treatment that can be given in as little as 30 minutes. It delivers long-term skin health and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. It offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation.
The HydraFacial treatment is designed for all skin types so even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial treatment. Your physician or skincare professional may choose specific treatment serums and/or customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs. We do recommend that you consult your physician or skincare professional for a skin evaluation and sensitivity test prior to beginning treatment.
2. How is this different from a regular facial?
It is a treatment not just a facial.
Rather than blasting the skin with grit, à la traditional dermabrasion, this gentler approach vacuums out pores while simultaneously pushing in potent actives, which moisturize, brighten, plump, and protect. The machine's handpiece holds patented spiralized treatment tips equipped with "vortex technology" — the whirling force that both giveth and taketh away. Beyond the standard three steps, there are targeted add-ons, or boosters, which take aim at unique skin concerns, like brown spots or nagging lines.
Using mechanical and chemical exfoliation, in 3 steps it exfoliates the skin, extracts the sebum and “gunk” out of pores, and then lastly infuses the skin with a lot of rich antioxidants to help repair and rebuild and protect from free radical damage.
The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
3. What can I expect from the treatment process? The HydraFacial follows the same steps of a basic medical facial: cleansing and exfoliation, chemical peel, extractions, and infusion of serums. All four steps are administered through various attachments on the HydraFacial device. The suction and movement of the device boosts lymphatic drainage and improves circulation in the skin. These non-invasive treatments are painless and are generally offered in 30, 60, and 90 minute sessions, making them easy to work into any schedule.
After a HydraFacial treatment, you will notice immediate results. Skin will feel smoother, softer, and more hydrated as a result of the exfoliating acids and hydrating ingredients used. You may also notice a slight reduction in puffiness due to the lymphatic drainage. The use of nutrient-rich serums may also temporarily plump up fine lines and wrinkles, lessening their appearance.
Our goal is to help support you in a balanced lifestyle. That’s why HydraFacial is a fast, efficient treatment that takes as little as 30 minutes. Added results and benefits can be seen from regular continued use, we recommend monthly ongoing treatments not just one single treatment.
4. What are the benefits and results to be expected? Many clients report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment. The smooth results and hydration may last 5 to 7 days or even longer. We don’t believe in quick fixes, so one treatment per month is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, oily and congested skin. Continued HydraFacial treatments are highly recommended to maintain skin health results.
5. What should I expect as aftercare?
You may put on makeup and return to your normal activities right after the Hydrafacial treatment since there is no downtime. We also suggest using the ZO® Skin Health Getting Skin Ready regimento maintain your results after your treatment. The ZO® Skin Health kit is complete with a gentle cleanser, exfoliating polish and complexion renewal pads and can be found in our Tampa store. Daily sunscreen use, like SkinMedica® Total Defense and Repair, is also a must post treatment. SkinMedica®Total Defense and Repair can be bought through our online store.
6. How often can I get the treatment? Can I come more than monthly? Due to the gentle and hydrating nature of this treatment you can come as often as every two weeks but a minimum of a monthly treatment is recommended.
As a medical spa and aesthetics institute, we understand that your visit and procedure with us are just the start of your steps to better skin. The skin care regimen you use and steps you take to protect your skin out of office play an even larger part in the final result you will see from a service with us. Whether you visit us in our Tampa office for a Hydrafacial, Microneedling, Laser Genesis™, PICO Genesis™, Microdermabrasion, Botoxor more, your best results can be seen by incorporating a pharmaceutical grade skincare regimen like SkinMedica®, which can be purchased from our online store, or ZO® Skin Healthwhich can be purchased in our Tampa office.
This revolutionary broad-spectrum sunscreen is appropriate for all skin types and goes beyond UV protection to defend against harmful rays while supporting the skin’s ability to restore itself.
Total Defense + Repairalso offers better protection than a sunscreen with high SPF. Just because a product has a high SPF (i.e., ≥ 50) does not mean it offers complete coverage against the sun’s rays. Total Defense + Repair offers broad-spectrum protection and highly effective antioxidant protection from infrared radiation and free radical damage. There is also a tinted versionwhich is great to incorporate as a base for your makeup in the daytime!
With a growing number of individuals experiencing tattoo regret, the tattoo removal market has also increased. By 2023,the laser tattoo removal market is expected to grow 12.7% annually.
New, advanced laser tattoo removal technology has made it possible for providers to remove unwanted tattoos more efficiently and effectively than traditional tattoo removal methods.
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from patients interested in tattoo removal is, “Does it hurt? What does it feel like?”
Patients compare the procedure to a rubber band being snapped against their skin. Topical or local anesthetics are available from your provider to minimize discomfort.
Amy A., an Erasable Inc. patient, left the following Facebook review following her treatment, “I had my first tattoo removal appointment today and I was preparing for the absolute worst but it was a breeze! To anyone looking into tattoo removal this is the place to go 100%.”
Our laser, the Cutera®enlighten®, is an industry-leading platform for tattoo removal and benign pigmented lesions. It is the first system on the market to feature both nanosecond and picosecond pulse durations and the ideal blend of parameters – the correct wavelengths, the correct spot sizes, and the correct energy levels – to effectively address unwanted pigment and ink.
We offer complimentary consultations to all patients interested in tattoo removal so that we can best asses your tattoo, how many sessions you will need, and the price for your specific treatment. For more information on our tattoo removal services you can visit our website here.
Your skin is one of the largest organs on your body and it’s never too early to start taking care of it properly. As the seasons change and as you age your skin concerns may change. Whether you’re looking to spot treat a certain area, provide more hydration to your skin, or prevent further damage, there’s a SkinMedica® product for every concern. Read below to find your existing skin concern(s) and the product(s) you can use to help treat! Don’t forget that if your purchase your products through us, your authorized SkinMedica® retailer, you can continue to earn and redeem your Brilliant Distinctions® points!
Try out: Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting System
Why? Consider this your toolbox for your skin. Not only does this system treat hyperpigmentation, it also helps with the signs of fine lines and wrinkles and helps protect you from further damage. Each of these products on their own provide great results for your skin but when put together they are a powerhouse!
Try out: TNS Eye Repair®
Why? The skin around our eyes is some of the most sensitive skin on our face, not to mention it’s one of the first places to become dehydrated and reveal signs of aging. You may think your regular moisturizer or skin products are enough, but our eyes need extra attention. Eye creams, like this one, have a higher concentration of the vitamins and oils than a regular moisturizer or serum and are a bit heavier so that they can dress the specific concerns for the delicate area around your eye. Make sure you’re placing your eye cream around the entire eye area and not just underneath to reap the full benefits.
Issue: Skin Correction
Try out: Retinol Complex 0.5
Why? We’re sure you’ve heard by now that use should be using a retinol of some sort. Retinol is one of those products that is blanket product that treats a variety of skin issues. From preventative anti-aging to collagen production and cell turnover, pretty much everyone can benefit from using a retinol. It’s important, however, that you start out with a gentler retinol and work your way up. Retinol products can be irritating if used incorrectly so its important that you give your skin a chance to adapt.
Issue: Anti Aging
Try out: TNS Essential Serum®
Why? If you’ve been looking for the perfect 360º anti-aging skin care product then you’ve finally found it! This all-in-one skin rejuvenating treatment provides hydration for your skin and fights the 4 main signs of aging. This product is great on its own as a nighttime serum but can be followed with TNS Eye Repair at night or under our Total Defense + Repair during the day for anti-aging plus sun protection.
Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting SystemWhen used together, these six SkinMedica® products have been clinically shown to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation as well as overall photodamage, while also helping to prevent their reoccurrence.
What does each individual product in the system do?
Are you wanting to pamper your skin but the thought of leaving your house doesn’t sound very appealing? SkinMedica’s full line of medical grade skin care products allow you to pamper your skin without setting foot outside. Light a candle, throw on a robe, and combine 2 or more of the following products for an at home spa like experience.
1. How long have you been working at Erasable Inc.?
I've been with Erasable Inc. since July '16, but came on full-time as Office Manager/Medical Aesthetician in September.
2. Tell us a little bit more about what you do at the practice?
Here at Erasable Inc. I'm a jack of all trades--I am the Medical Aesthetician, where I see clients for Hair removal, Acne treatments, Microdermabrasion, SkinMedica Peels, and soon for Microblading! I am also the Office Manager, orchestrating the day to day operations.
3. What is your favorite part of what you do?
My favorite part of what I do is seeing each client leave with a huge smile on their face, feeling more beautiful than when they walked in!
4. It seems like you have a passion for skin and skincare, what made you recognize this?
I've always had a weird obsession with popping and plucking, but when I started working at a MedSpa and performing airbrush tanning, I just knew I had to learn more about the skin and what I could offer to potential clients, family, and friends as an aesthetician.
5. If you could eat any food everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be?
1.How long has Erasable, Inc. been in existence?
-November 2016 marks the 2 year anniversary of Erasable Inc.
2.What made you want to start your own practice?
-In 2010, the military changed its tattoo policy making it much more strict and stringent then it used to be. Suddenly, friends of ours in the military were having difficulty getting promoted or re-joining the army due to the new tattoo regulations. Starting a medical spa was the perfect marriage of my skills as a medical provider and Mike’s business knowledge coupled with our love of the military as Army veterans.
3.What is your favorite thing about what you do?
-My favorite aesthetic procedure is fillers. The immediate effects of the treatment have patients leaving the office feeling so elated and excited from the subtle changes that make them look more youthful and vibrant.
4.You seem to have a different approach as far as making sure your patients are taken care of and developing relationships with them, why do you feel the need to do that?
-It seems to really show in your clients reviews and results. Dr. Pile, Dr. Walter and I share the same passion for patient care. We know that if we put the patient first, the results are sure to come.
5.If you could be any superhero, what would you be?
- Wonder Woman. She is super hot and strong. I would love to rock a bustier and high heel boots to work everyday!
What is PICO Genesis™?
Skin Care Tip: So you’ve just had a chemical peel and now you’re left with dry, irritated, peeling skin—all side effects which are perfectly common post-peel. Now what?
–Treat your skin gently. Instead of using a washcloth on your face switch to a gentler option like a baby washcloth. The rough texture of a wash cloth can be too aggravating for skin that is already irritated. Pair with a gentle cleanser like SkinMedica Facial Cleanser.
–Wear SPF. You’re exposing vulnerable immature cells so you must make sure they don’t get damaged from UV rays. Apply sunscreen daily on the face and neck such as SkinMedica Total Defense and Repair.
–Limit your time outdoors to reduce sun exposure.
–Use soothing products with Chamomile, Azulene and Sea Whip to comfort the skin and reduce redness.
–Use antioxidants. Since the skin has been traumatized, free radical production is high. Suppress the free radical activity with an antioxidant moisturizer. SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator is great for this.
–Pick at the skin! The whole purpose of a chemical peel is to “burn” off the surface dry, damaged cell layers and reveal younger-looking, healthy new cells. But to do this, the skin has to shed and that’s part that people dislike the most. But picking off dry, flaky skin when it may not be ready to come off can result in scarring and unnecessary redness.
–Over-moisturize to compensate for post-peeling dryness. When the skin is peeling and flaky, it’s normal to want to apply heavier moisturizer to alleviate dryness and comfort the irritated skin. The whole purpose of a chemical peel is to peel. So to hydrate peeling skin when it wants to shed off, will not give you the best benefit and prolongs the down-time of the peel. Just use your regular moisturizer and let the skin do what it wants to do.
–Exfoliate. It is so important to not remove the dry skin before its time and to let the skin shed naturally. Facial scrubs and acids will only irritate the irritation further and could result in scarring the skin.
Bottom line: Hands off, protect your skin with SPF, use calming ingredients and let it run its course.
*Blog adapted from http://blog.reneerouleau.com/how-to-care-for-your-skin-after-a-chemical-peel/
Summer is here in full force and if you live in Florida, summer is 365 days a year.
Are you using the right sun protection?
Did you know that not all sunscreens are created equal? There are two types of sunscreens, physical and chemical. How do you know if you are using the right one?
Physical sunscreens create a barrier on the skin that physically blocks the sun’s rays from absorbing into the skin. Physical sunscreens are ideal for skin that is healing from trauma or from procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment. The primary ingredient in physical sunscreens is titanium oxide or zinc oxide. Unfortunately, most formulations leave a thick, chalky looking appearance. A great formulation that doesn’t leave that thick chalky appearance and allows makeup to glide on smoothly is SkinMedica® Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen.
Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing harmful rays and converting them into heat. Chemical sunscreens are very effective but should be avoided on skin that is healing or is post-treatment because it can be not only irritating but it can also increase heat to already sensitive skin which impedes the healing process.
If you are looking for an every day sunscreen and you are not post-treatment, SkinMedica’s newest product Total Defense and Repair Sunscreen is considered a “superscreen”. It is a chemical sunscreen that not only blocks UVA/UVB rays but also infrared rays. It contains anti-aging components so it not only prevents future damage but it also helps to correct past damage.
Enjoy the sunny lazy days of summer without putting your skin at risk by choosing the right sunscreen for your skincare needs.
A cleverly advertised tattoo removal cream may seem like an amazing solution to quickly and painlessly remove tattoos. But, as I’m sure you’ve heard many times before – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Many tattoo removal creams contain skin-whitening ingredients such as hydroquinone and kojic acid that claim to pull out that unwanted ink. However the reality is that the ink in your tattoo lies too far beneath the surface, in the secondary layer of your skin, and is left untouched by removal creams. Further, these chemicals can cause some very unwanted side effects such as scarring, chemical burns, or permanent skin texture changes. By reacting with the top layers of your skin, minimal fading might occur, but this is comparable to the same fading you would see over time from sun exposure or bleaching of the skin. Tattoo removal creams are usually very inexpensive and despite their claims that they’ll quickly remove your tattoo, the only thing that will be disappearing is your hard earned cash.
Our medical providers are skilled in the latest laser tattoo removal methods that are proven to work, unlike creams with dubious claims and the potential to damage your skin. We have the most advanced laser technology available that can safely and effectively remove your tattoo and would welcome the chance to help you start with a clean slate.
Although tattoos are perceived to be permanent, they are not permanent when undergoing laser tattoo removal treatments from Erasable Inc.
Removal techniques have changed immensely over the last decade and our tattoo removal technology and procedures are considered to be the most effective way to remove tattoo ink. We have heard many myths about tattoo removal procedures and we would like to provide you with the facts in order for you to make the right decision.
Myth #1: Laser Tattoo Removal Creates Severe Scarring
Our procedures does not leave any visible scarring in the way that dermabarasion and skin grafting does. We realize that older equipment and procedures may cause some scarring, however, our modern machines and techniques are much safer for the skin.
Myth #2: Removing a Tattoo Is Painful
The process of removing tattoos is described by many as having a rubber band snapped on the skin. While some patients can find the process uncomfortable, the quick duration of the procedure combined with a variety of numbing agents that we make available all combine to ensure our patients can complete their treatments.
Myth #3: Removing a Tattoo is Expensive
Erasable Inc’s laser tattoo removal process provides the best value in terms of effectiveness and safety for your skin. The price of tattoo removal is dependent upon a large number of factors like the amount of color, the size, and the location of the tattoo. Since everyone is unique, we offer free consultations to properly assess your ink and create a customized treatment plan.
If you have any questions about having tattoos removed or would like to schedule a consultation with our laser tattoo removal clinic, please feel free to contact us today at 813-333-9971 or book online.
Do you have a tattoo that you’re starting to regret, and looking for a clean slate? With an expert team such as Erasable Inc, laser tattoo removal is a simple and safe procedure that will give you the results you desire.
What Is The Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure?1. When you first get your tattoo, thousands of tiny ink particles are layered densely into the top most layer of your skin. Laser tattoo technology is able to shatter these ink particles into smaller pieces so that your body is able to safely remove them.
2. Once the ink particles have been broken down into small enough pieces, your body will be able to start removing them through natural process – drink lots of water to aid it! – and your tattoo will begin to fade.
3. Since tattoos are applied in layers, multiple treatments are required in order to remove the ink completely. You should space out appointments by 6-8 weeks so you have time to heal and allow your immune system time to remove the ink.
4. The number of sessions needed to properly treat your tattoo is influenced by a variety of factors. These include the age of the tattoo, the color of the ink, the density of the ink and the location of the tattoo.
Final Step: Contact Tampa Bay’s #1 Rated Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic for Your Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure! You can call 813-333-9971 or book your free consultation online.