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  • 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!

     

  • What causes skin aging?

    Monday, January 1, 2018 - 7:53am

    Skin aging is influenced by several factors, including genetics, environmental exposure, hormonal changes, and metabolic processes. In humans, structual and functional changes attributable to aging and more visibly evident in the skin than in any other organ.

     

    Intrinsic Factors

    Intrinsic (internal factors) aging, or your natural aging process, begins appearing in your mid-20's:

  • Does Dimethicone clog pores and suffocate the skin?

    Friday, December 29, 2017 - 7:38am

    Dimethicone is a non-greasy occlusive silicone based polymer that is a man-made synthetic molecule made up of repeating units called monomers. It also has been shown time and time again to be non-comedogenic, yet it provides a significant amount of emollience and coverage to the skin, without adding any heaviness. 

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

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 4:28am

    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).

  • 2018 Top 3 Skin Care Beauty Trends

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:33am

    A resurging demand for non-invasive aesthetic procedures with little to no downtime and near-instant results offering an “improved, yet better you”.

     

    IV Therapy

  • What are Sebaceous Hyperplasias?

    Monday, December 4, 2017 - 11:24pm

    Sebaceous hyperplasia is the term used for enlarged sebaceous glands seen on the forehead or cheeks of the middle-aged and elderly leading to an ongoing problem with over-productive oil glands. They appear to be somewhat indented in the middle. This indented centre is characteristic of sebaceous hyperplasia. It has nothing to do with milia or an old spot.

  • 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.

     

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

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  • 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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