Angiomas are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths that are collections of small blood vessels (capillaries). We do not know the exact cause of most angiomas, but fortunately the growths are not dangerous. They range in colour from bright red to purple. When they first develop, they may be only a tenth of a millimeter in diameter and almost flat, appearing as small red dots. However, they then usually grow to about one or two millimeters across, and sometimes to a centimeter or more in diameter.
Rosacea is such a frustrating disease. While there are common denominators, the symptoms can vary from person to person!
Initially, keeping a journal to chronicle food and drinks consumed help to identify triggers. We do know that spicy foods, caffeine and red wine tend to be common flare-up culprits.
Fortunately, skin care advances have now made this baffling disease less frustrating to manage. Clinical treatments such as IPL Photo Rejuvenation dramatically reduce the severity of rosacea. The results have been tremendous:
UGH! Shaving is so tedious, isn’t it? And what about those ingrown hairs around your bikini line? That’s definitely an ouchy.
Instead of putting up with the drudgery and inconvenience of shaving, just get rid of that unwanted hair!
With Intense Pulse Light Therapy, or IPL, the next generation in light therapy, you can get rid of unwanted hair on almost any part of the body. In fact, IPL is so effective that it gets rid of 85% or more of hair permanently.
Stem cells have revolutionized the skin care industry over the past decade, but there’s still confusion about what it means to use them in skin care products. To cut through the clutter of information, let me break it down for you. There are two types of stem cell ingredients – epidermal growth factors and plant stem cells – and explain how they work and what they do.
Acne can befall any skin type at almost any age and is triggered by a number of factors, making it a major issue for many people.
Acne starts when keratinized skin cells within hair follicles clump together and form a plug at the follicle's opening where sebum from the sebaceous glands travels to the surface of the skin. The mixture of "stuck' cells and increased sebum feed the bacteria known as P.Acnes in the plugged follicles, causing inflammation - translation: swelling, redness and pain in the form of a pimple.
Do you notice pesky dark spots popping up after a summer in the sun?
Hyperpigmentation is one of the most stubborn skin conditions to treat, and requires persistence, patients and, of course, dedicated use of sunscreen. The good news? It's possible to achieve an even, spot-free complexion safely and effectively.
In these frigid months of winter the weather can be unpredictable. Many of us notice an increase of dry skin. Did you know that the body has a natural defense to keep the skin moisturized? They’re called ceramides.
Stemmed from the Latin cera which means ‘wax’, ceramides are a main component of the outer layer of our skin. Ceramides can also be found as the waxy substance that covers the skin of newborn babies. This might explain why babies have such smooth, soft skin!
Yes. The skin around the eye is much thinner, more delicate, and more sensitive than other facial areas. It has fewer sebaceous glands and is probably the most fragile skin on the entire body, and most likely to show signs of premature aging and sun damage.
Why the use of peptides in our skin care is so important!!
What are peptides?
Peptides are chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins in the skin. When peptides form a long chain of amino acids, they become proteins. When they are in a short chain of amino acids, they are able to penetrate the top layer of our skin and send signals to our cells to let them know how to function.
Intensive Clarity Treatment™: 0.5% pure retinol night is a nighttime treatment that pairs 0.5% pure retinol with antioxidants and lightening agents to promote an even skin tone and a clear complexion. Lilac leaf cell culture extract is a potent antioxidant derived from the stem cells of the lilac plant. Verbascoside is the major component of this particular stem cell extract, responsible for inhibiting P. acnes bacteria, minimizing inflammation and supporting the wound-healing cascade.
Women in Business - Katie Marshall, Medical Esthetics by Katie
Katie Marshall is much more than a Skin Care Therapist. This caring savvy businesswoman is concerned about the health and wellness of each and everyone of her clients. Because Katie is serious about skin, she is committed to finding new ways to deliver exceptional and personalized services for all of her clients.
Why is my skin so sensitive and dry during chemotherapy and radiation?
On chemotherapy you can expect your skin to become drier and more fragile than ever before. Your nails may become brittle, your skin and nails may become discolored from the medicines you are receiving, and you will even be more sun sensitive from them too.
I have obvious capillaries on the sides of my nostrils. What causes them and how can I treat them?
These are distended capillaries known as telangiectasias. They are not actually broken but are enlarged to the point that they are easily seen. They tend to look worse when the skin is inflamed or hot. They also may be more prominent when the person drinks alcoholic beverages or has high blood pressure.
Thank You for your continued support and Voting for Medical Esthetics by Katie 3 years in a row! From the moment clients walk into Medical Esthetics by Katie they are guaranteed to receive top quality services that treat their skin conditions while they are being pampered. Katie Marshall, Medical Esthetics Practitioner, opened her clinical skin care studio six years ago with the goal of providing top-of- the-line skincare while still making her client’s look and feel their best.
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!
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