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  • What is Melasma?

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 8:44pm

    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.

     

  • What actually causes wrinkles?

    Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 5:29am

    Damage occurs to the collagen and elastin fibers in the reticular dermis over time. Expression lines are caused by a gradual “denting” of these fibers from repeated facial movements. Just like a piece of metal that is bent multiple times, the fibers become weaker and weaker and thinner in the area of the constant bend.

  • Environ is now Exclucively sold at Medical Esthetics by Katie

    Friday, July 6, 2018 - 6:22pm

    Environ is a globally recognised and loved Professional Skin Care brand that is built on science, beauty and care. 
    We believe that skin has a life and that vitamin A is the "oxygen" it needs to look healthy and beautiful for life. It is for this reason that we actively pursue skin care science to skilfully and consistently develop best-in-class, scientifically researched and developed products that work with skin. 

  • Antibiotics for Acne? Why Not?

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:07am
  • What is Skin Microbiome?

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:52am

    Like the gut, the skin has its own microbiome universe, a complex ecosystem of fungi, bacteria and archaea that serves as the foundation for healthy skin. Our skin's structure and function is absolutely essential to our general health. The skin microbiome, found at the surface of the skin, is your skin's first line of defense. The three elements of a healthy skin barrier are the skin microbiome, the acid mantle and the lipid barrier, which work in harmony to protect against irritants, environmental damage and infection.

  • What is diffused facial redness?

    Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:43am

    Facial redness can occur due to small, discrete, red blood vessels called Telangiectasia, these are more commonly referred to as broken capillaries. Diffuse redness most commonly affects the nose, forehead, and cheeks. Common causes include genetics, aging, hormonal changes, ultraviolet exposure, extreme climate changes or lifestyle factors. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea, diagnosis is typically between 35 and 55 years of age. Whilst there is no cure for Rosacea there are effective treatment options to control the condition.

  • April is National Rosacea Awareness Month

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 5:55am

    The National Rosacea Society has deemed April as Rosacea Awareness Month, by the National Rosacea Society (NRS). Rosacea is a very common disease that affects 15% to 25% of all people. Diffused redness (early rosacea) refers to a condition caused by dilated capillaries, most commonly affecting the nose, forehead, and cheeks.

  • The right skincare for your age

    Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:13pm

    I see it all the time. Clients get stuck in a skincare time warp. For years they might have battled oily skin, dry or combination skin, but with the passing of time, their skin needs have changed.

    One problem. They didn’t change their skincare routine. It’s just another sneaky way time has of tapping you on the shoulder. Not to worry. I’ve got you covered.

  • Did you know by the age of 40 we lose about 2% collagen a year?

    Friday, February 16, 2018 - 6:53am

    Collagen production begins to diminish starting at age 21 with the average woman’s skin decreasing in thickness by 7% every ten years. Collagen is the most important building block in the human body which makes up 70% of your skin, it prevents wrinkles from forming and it’s integrally involved in vital skin elasticity.

  • 3X Brighter Than The Sun And It Won’t Burn Your Skin!

    Friday, January 12, 2018 - 7:19am

    Pretty amazing, huh?

    LED light technology, the highly acclaimed and widely documented therapy, is actually 3X brighter than the sun when it’s applied to your skin. So why doesn’t it burn?

     

    Because it uses low-level pulses of red and/or infrared lights to

    activate skin cells, which is actually healing to your body!

     

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