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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.