Gua sha is a traditional Chinese medicine scraping release massage technique used gently on the skin of the face with a flat jade or rose quartz stone. The gua sha stone is pulled along distinct meridian paths on the face and neck to relieve tension in the muscles, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, restore firmness and elasticity, promote a brighter complexion, improve lymphatic drainage, decrease puffiness and increase product absorption.
Pore size and prominence is partially determined by your genes but significantly affected by your daily habits and lifestyles choices. Your skin type, too, plays a role. Naturally dry skin tends to appear poreless, while oily skin has more-visible pores.
Medical Esthetics by Katie is delighted to provide Environ’s latest body treatment to our clients, Environ Body Sculpt.
Environ has utilised their latest scientifically sound technological developments to create a treatment to drive biologically active ingredients deep into the lower layers of the skin. This results in a reduction of the dreaded uneven 'orange peel effect' on upper thighs and buttocks leaving skin super smooth, nourished and hydrated. It also helps to smooth and minimise stretch marks.
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common, benign condition of sebaceous glands in adults of middle age or older. It’s a harmless skin disorder of the sebaceous (oil) glands, where the sebaceous gland becomes enlarged. These harmless bumps often appear soft, yellowish in colour with a cauliflower-like or donut-shaped appearance ranging in size from 2 to 3mm. They usually appear on the forehead and cheeks in fair-skinned people who have dealt with oily or combination skin over the years.
Most people will have hyperpigmentation on their skin by the time they reach their 30’s, this skin issue is very stubborn to treat but can be managed with the right skincare. Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin due to an overproduction of melanin from skin cells called melanocytes. It can be brought on by various injuries to the skin, sundamage, trauma, hormones and inflammation. The excessive melanin produced gets dumped into the deeper levels of your skin, causing hyperpigmentation. These spots, when further exposed to sunlight, will flare up and worsen over time.
Ceramides are lipids (aka fat molecules) that are found in high concentrations within cell membranes. Lipid’s have one of three functions -- they make up part of the structure of a cell’s membrane, storing energy or signaling actions in cells. Ceramide is a structural and signaling molecule. It is made up of a fatty acid called sphingosine and is located within the membrane of cells, in great concentrations.
Corneotherapy is the science of restoring and maintaining healthy skin. Corneotherapy refers to therapeutic interventions aimed at repairing stratum corneum barriers impaired through dermatologic disorders such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, irritant allergic contact dermatitis and chronic alipidic skin. This therapy is centered around the science of corneobiology, which is focused on the anatomy, physiology and biology of the stratum corneum.
Microcurrent is known to be the most effective non-surgical method to take years off of your face. We have electrical charges pulsating throughout our bodies. Microcurrent mimics the body’s own natural bio electrical field and sends tiny electrical currents to our muscles. It's like yoga for your face!
November is officially designated as National Healthy Skin Month in the US. All month long, people are encouraged to learn about the functions of skin and how to keep it healthy. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) first implemented November as healthy skin month in order to raise awareness about the importance of keeping skin fresh, hydrated and healthy all year round.
Marine collagen, comes exclusively from fish skin and their scales. 70% of our skin is made of Type 1 collagen, by supplementing with Marine Peptides, which are a Type 1 collagen, helps to improve skin hydration and firmness. It also helps in stabilizing blood sugar, reduces inflammation, promotes cell proliferation, protein synthesis, and regenerating the extracellular matrix for tissue strength.
Yes! It’s time to pack up our summer clothes and sandals and dig out our sweaters, leggings and boots! Just as we need to change our wardrobes we need to switch up our skincare routine to protect and moisturize against the environmental changes which impact the way our skin behaves.
Melasma is a form of facial pigmentation stimulated by hormone disturbances, like pregnancy and birth control pills and UV exposure make it worse. However, the underlying hormone responsible is melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH). This hormone increases the production of melanin, which is responsible for darkening the skin.
Melasma appears on the face, especially on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead and upper lip. Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years.
Exclusively at Medical Esthetics by Katie, the Environ Ionzyme DF II System!
The Environ Ionzyme® DF II Machine was specifically designed for Environ Skin Care medi-facials and offers a unique combination of Iontophoresis and Sonophoresis. This creative system enhances the penetration of the active vitamins and age defying peptides contained in the Environ Skin Care products, providing faster more effective results.
Katies the best! My facial peel was great and smelled delicious. I can see the difference in my skin already. I highly recommend her :)
Had a wonderful and relaxing facial . A fabulous environment , Katie is do knowledgable and has such a soft touch - thank you!!!!!!
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.
Katie is very knowlegable, has a great personality and is very professional! Luv her new place. So calm and inviting!