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  • Why Retinol is such a workhorse in your skin care regimen?

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:15pm

    As we age our cycle of cell production slows down to about 45-60 days in our 40's and 50's and further slow down to 60-90 days in our 50's and 60's. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that has been used for anti-aging and acne clients for years. Retinol stimulates the metabolism of skin cells and encourages collagen production. Retinol is much gentler when absorbed within the skin and it’s converted into tretinoin (the acid form of vitamin A, also known as retinoic acid).

  • Medical Esthetics by Katie is Moving & Expanding!

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:36pm

    After 18 very long months...

    I'm so excited to announce that BOSA sold the building in August and I don't have to move. BUT, I am expanding and moving to a bigger office within the same building at the end of October 2017.

    Medical Esthetics by Katie has been under going a quiet rebranding during this stressful time as I try to decide where to move, what does my new vision of my business looks like etc. I want to Thank You for your support during this time, and I look forward to showing you the new space November 1, 2017. 

  • Do pores open and close?

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 8:34pm

    Your pore size is determined by your genetics. Fair skinned people tend to have less visible pores, while those with darker and/or oilier skin may have more prominent ones.  Pores are nothing more than tiny openings in your skin that are connected to a hair follicle and an oil gland.

  • Get Your Vitamin C This Way

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:23pm

    You know it’s important to eat fruits and vegetables to get a good source of Vitamin C. Without this crucial vitamin your health becomes severely compromised.

    But did you know that for the best anti-aging results, it’s best to get your vitamin C topically? You simply can’t safely ingest enough of it to get the desired results.

    And the results are nothing short of amazing! This powerful antioxidant slows free radical damage, those pesky, unstable molecules that damage collagen, cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Acne Mechanica

    Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 7:39am

    Have you ever noticed getting acne wherever your skin is constantly rubbed on, like wearing a hat or helmet, or playing the violin?  You are victim of acne mechanica.

    Acne mechanica is acne that is caused by skin friction, heat, pressure on the skin, or when skin isn’t exposed to the air. Sweaty, constantly rubbed skin can quickly break out in a bothersome rash that’s really acne. The most common causes of acne mechanica include wearing:

  • Acne Cosmetica

    Monday, June 12, 2017 - 3:01pm

    Perhaps you have an acne problem or maybe you just break out from time to time. Regardless, if you want to get rid of acne, you need to be careful of makeup that can cause acne cosmetica and worsen existing acne. When you go to the cosmetics counter seeking to buy makeup, moisturizer, or anything to put on your face, look at the label. If the words “hypoallergenic” or “non-comedogenic” make you feel confident that the product is good and safe for your skin, then you may very well have been duped.

  • Why am I successful at resolving Acne?

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:53pm

    Why am I successful at resolving Acne?

    Acne is not a bacterial problem. Acne is an inherited tendency of too many dead skin cells within the pores. Antibiotics do NOTHING to address this underlying cause. According to Dr. James Fulton, co-developer of Retin A, even if you had an antibiotic that killed 100% of the bacteria, you would still have a recurring acne problem.

  • June is Acne Awareness Month

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:20pm

    First, let’s bury the myths of what acne is not:

    • It is not due to dirty skin.
    • It is not due to eating chocolate.
    • It is not due to sexual frustrations.
    • It is not just a teenage problem.

     

  • Are Fabric Softener & Scented Detergents causing your Acne?

    Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 8:04pm

    Acne Vernata or contact acne, is acne related to exposure to certain substances that sometimes results in irritation, inflammation, acne flares and even allergic reactions. Not all of these reactions affect all people, or even all people who have acne. However, it is important to remember that there is a potential for contact related forms of inflammation or comedogenicity that might lead to acne flares. ~Dr. Mark Lees, Clearing Concepts

     

  • What is Retention Hyperkeratosis?

    Monday, May 15, 2017 - 6:20am

    Retention Hyperkeratosis is at the very core of acne and in order to affect the acne condition this process must be interrupted.

  • Happy 7th Anniversary Medical Esthetics by Katie

    Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:42pm

    This month, I am thrilled to announce that Medical Esthetics by Katie is celebrating its seventh anniversary!

    I always had a long term vision of my business. Its such a massive undertaking that to only do it once would not be the best use of anyones time and it has evolved many times over the years too.

     

  • Does Exfoliation Cause Dry Skin?

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:03am

    In short, no way! However, over exfoliation does cause rough, red irritated skin. That’s why I stress for you to be gentle with your home care, too much of a good thing can cause major damage. The harder you rub the product, the less positive results you will see and actually injure your skin and cause accelerated aging. You definitely don’t want that!

  • April is National Rosacea Awareness Month - What is Rosacea?

    Monday, April 3, 2017 - 4:03pm

    Do you suffer from rosacea?  Or maybe you’re not sure you have rosacea, but you notice some of the typical signs of the common skin disorder: 

  • Why do I need to buy the prescribed home care products? I already have a home care routine!

    Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 7:21am

    Why do I need to buy the prescribed home care products? I already have a home care routine!

    The key to optimal skin health is a skincare professional. By combining a customized at-home regimen with powerful in-office treatments and targeted skincare solutions, the result is healthier skin with visible improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of premature aging.

  • A Survival Guide For Pregnancy and Postpartum Acne on MotherMag

    Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 6:15pm

    I'm sharing this article for my Pregnant Clients. This is a colleague of mine Kimmy Williams who is also an Acne Specialist.

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    New West

  • Katies the best! My facial peel was great and smelled delicious. I can see the difference in my skin already. I highly recommend her :)

    Melissa N

    New West

  • Had a wonderful and relaxing facial . A fabulous environment , Katie is do knowledgable and has such a soft touch - thank you!!!!!!

    Victoria L

    New West

  • When I have an upcoming appointment with Katie, I look forward to it so much! I love what she does for me. She has made some great recommendations and, combined with the treatments, I see the benefits in my skin.

    Marianne J

    New West

  • Katie is very knowlegable, has a great personality and is very professional! Luv her new place. So calm and inviting!

    Sandra M

    Maple Ridge

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