I was astounded when I found a website that promotes slathering on liquid foundation post laser skin peel (fractional ablative resurfacing). I would never dream of putting makeup on freshly lasered skin, but the concept was very appealing. I imagined the swarms of beautiful girls leaving my treatment room with gorgeous glowing skin instead of flaming red and goopy with Aquaphore. I promptly called the company and began trials with my post peel clients. They were completely astounded by how the foundation cooled their skin down and covered every trace that they had just gone under the laser! The foundation is called Oxygenetix and is an aloe vera based liquid foundation that covers like a breathable second skin. Sensitive skin loves this light weight calming product and it is perfectly safe and even healing after procedures such as resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and FotoFacials. Most of my clients become addicted to this foundation and continue to use it after they have healed from their procedures. It gives the prettiest soft glow you can get from a bottle, and despite being used as a camouflage makeup, is very light weight and virtually flawless.
Immediately post Pixel skin resurfacing.
Don’t let the fear of down time and having to hide after your laser treatment keep you from aging sexy! Get your gorgeous paws on Oxygenetix before going under the beam.
We carry this at Chastain Wellness Studio in Atlanta, Ga. 404-252-6662
You can Botox that gorgeous face till the cows come home, but you won’t see those static lines going away anytime soon. Static lines are the squirly little fine lines that are visible when you aren’t using your muscles to make a facial expression. They typically show up in your 30s but can grace you with their presence as early as your twenties. There is no reason to wave that white flag when you start seeing these feisty lines of fury. Enter the big guns. With the invention of tretinoin, chemical peels, and fractionated resurfacing, those babies don’t stand a chance! When deciding which strong arm to bring into the rink against fine lines, you have to keep your schedule in mind. Not every resurfacing method is created equal when it comes to beauty down time. Tretinoin is a cream that resurfaces slowly over time. You may have some minor flaking, but no real down time. Chemical peels take about 3-5 to run their course of shedding. You will have anywhere from light flaking to peeling like a snake depending on your peel choice. Then finally there is the laser peel with fractionated resurfacing. Enter the Pixel. The Pixel resurfaces the skin by lasering tiny channels into the skin leaving a majority of the skin untouched and healthy. Beauty down time is only about 3-4 days, and you get the benefits of stopping those fine lines, dark spots, and loose skin in only 2-3 treatments.
You are right to be wary of a laser beam pointed at that delicate dark skin of yours. The increased risk of scarring and keloids are extremely high in light brown to dark brown skin. Melanocyte reactivity and fibroblast reactivity demand respect when undergoing rejuvenation procedures. Take heart, that fibroblast reactivity makes you a great candidate for skin tightening with infrared laser technology because you have the ability to build more collagen quicker than your paler counterparts. In fact, dark skin responds better to this treatment than any 0ther skin type! Finally, an anti-aging laser treatment specifically for dark skin types!
How does it work?
We slowly heat the skin to cause inflammation to the dermis while leaving the epidermis unscathed with a series of treatments. 3- 6 months after your treatments, new collagen formation has caused that lovely little lift in the neck, jaw, smile lines, and around the eyes.
Does it hurt?
Not at all. Clients describe a sensation similar to a hot stone massage.
Is there any downtime?
Absolutely not. This is truly a lunch time procedure. – providing you have a 2 hour lunch to account for the 45 minute procedure and the time it takes to reapply makeup and eat a turkey sandwich on whole wheat while braving Atlanta’s lunch hour traffic crunch.
~ Laser treatments on skin of color whether you are Hispanic, Asian, Indian or African American carry serious risks of pigmentation changes and keloid scar formations. Please ensure that your medical esthetics professional has loads of experience and has been specifically trained in safely treating darker skin types IV-VI.
Take heart precious bull, while this month will put you face to face with your need to make some difficult changes in your life, you are strong willed and it will be the start of something beautiful that will last for many years. Use this month’s restlessness to your advantage- even though you may be afraid take the leap! It may be a stormy month but your sexiness is at an all time high. Now is the time to make a drastic change in your appearance so if you’ve been wondering whether to go platinum blonde or raven black with your hair, do it! Your air of confidence will only intensify if you take charge of those little wrinkles that are starting to appear around your eyes from all of the weariness this past year. Your beauty homework- Resurface your face with a Pixel Perfect laser treatment.
Many of you have reached long sought after weight loss goals quickly and are ready for the next level of transformation. The next logical step is facial rejuvenation. Innovative and advanced laser treatments can be the icing on your cake if you are committed to making a big change in your appearance.
You can completely transform your skin into smoother, clearer, tighter skin with esthetic laser services including treatments for fine lines, large pores, sun spots, loose skin and unwanted hair. Fractionated laser resurfacing, skin tightening, and photo-rejuvenation are gold standards for stimulating collagen formation and cleaning up sun damage. Lasers should be in the arsenal of everyone who is interested in keeping a youthful face.
Everyone of us has that line on our forehead, around our mouths, or around our eyes that we wish we could wipe off the face of the earth. The best thing that you can do to manage those fine lines is to resurface your skin. Allow me to introduce the big gun- The Pixel fractional resurfacing laser treatment. This treatment delivers the heat to that collagen layer forcing it to bone up and smooth out. The laser resurfaces 20% of the skin in an array of pixels while leaving untouched skin to improve healing time. This translates to “inside” time of about 4-7 days. Not bad considering it fills out minor acne scarring, fine lines, and stimulates collagen remodeling to tighten skin. For it’s prime anti-aging benefits, you will need 3 treatments 3-4 weeks apart. What to expect:
A numbing cream will be applied to your face for 15 minutes.
Your face will be cleansed and degreased.
Laser treatment begins. Sensation is like a mild snap of a rubberband against your skin.
After the treatment you will feel as though you have the worst sunburn of your life. This is good because the heat is what causes the collagen to start strengthening. If your face is on fire- Congratulations you will get a great result!
You will go home with post care instructions and a skin care routine to maintain results