Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Gwyn’
Trim your double chin — without surgery!
We’re excited to announce our newest product from Allergan (the company that brought us BotoxTM)! FDA-approved KybellaTM is your fat-busting, non-surgical answer to a double chin, and we’re thrilled to offer it to you. This is a great treatment for men and women!
Dr. Gwyn administers KybellaTM with a series of small injections into the fat tissue in the submental area under your chin. The active ingredient in KybellaTM is deoxycholic acid, which your body produces naturally to absorb fat. When injected directly into submental fat, the medication destroys the fat cells, and leaves all your other cells healthy and intact. The recommended treatment with KybellaTM occurs in two appointments; six weeks apart. The number of treatments will depend on the amount of submental fullness.
To learn more about this exciting new treatment (and snag special pricing), join us at our “ChinUp with KybellaTM” event on Thursday, March 24th, from 5:00-6:30 at Rejuvenate Rx. Meet the experts, ask questions, win prizes and enjoy delicious treats and refreshments.
As always, you can also schedule your complimentary consultation, just call us: (509) 290-6149.
This non-surgical procedure is for the face, neck and décolletage. It stimulates the body’s own natural healing process to lift and tighten the skin over time. The use of FDA-cleared micro-focused ultrasound technology enables us to see and then treat the deepest support layers of the skin. This approach allows for the same results typically addressed in cosmetic surgery without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.
With just one Ultherapy treatment at Rejuvenate Rx the lifting process is initiated. The effect however, will build gradually over the course of two to three months as new, stronger collagen is created. Further improvements can even appear up to twelve months following a single Ultherapy procedure as the collagen-building process continues. Stop by our office in Wandermere West or call us at (509)290-6149 to learn more about Ulthera in Spokane.
Warm temperatures and longer days keep your mood light but acne flares can become an issue in the summertime.
Higher temperatures can increase facial oil production which can lead to clogged pores; contributing to black heads and breakouts. Sweating also contributes to inflammation which can worsen acne.
A few simple changes to your skin regimen can help control summer skin problems.
1) Gentle yet diligent–Wash your face with a non-drying foaming or lotion cleanser twice a day. Avoid harsh soaps and toners which can dry out the superficial skin layers and stimulate more oil production. You may want to let your cleanser set on your skin for a minute or two prior to rinsing.
2) Unplug—a quality clay mask a few times a week is great for absorbing oil and clearing pores.
3) Go lightly or skip—a lighter moisturizer or hydrating gel is usually enough to keep your skin happy. Many skip moisturizers altogether in the summer. Drinking plenty of water will help keep your skin plump and soft.
4) Protect—Use a gentle facial sunscreen daily. Choose a product with an SPF of at least 30. Try a tinted mineral sunscreen. Mineral sunscreens are great because they reflect UV radiation rather than absorbing the rays and causing heat damage to the skin.
5) Seek guidance—Come see us at Rejuvenate Rx for a little help if your acne continues to bother.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
This Saturday and Sunday you can grab some one-on-one with Dr. Gwyn and Kim, sample some of Rejuvenate Rx’s amazing skin care, and ask all those burning questions.
It’s a rare opportunity to have such access to physician directed skin care, and Dr. Gwyn and Clinical Esthetician, Kim Jarrell will offer mini facials with cryotherapy, and plenty of guidance to help you find your finest glow.
January 18-19, 2014
Saturday 12-6 / Sunday 12-5
Spokane Community College Lair
Pamper yourself with an array of mini spa sessions… including massage, skin care, airbrush tanning, brow waxing, mini facials, anti-aging treatments, manicures, mini make overs, and much more.
Admission is $10, which includes select free services. You can buy added services for $5 each.
You’ll find great discounts and coupons for a free spa treatment on Facebook for followers…. and online.
We’ll see you soon!
You have become our friends and cheerleaders. We are so grateful for your respect and confidence in referring us to your friends and family… these are true gifts.
We are especially excited we’ll get a chance to hang out with you at our open house on Thursday, December 12th from 4-6 pm. AKA, “the gratitude party”. We want to treat you to special deals just for you, swag bags, chair massages, cool demos and groovy prize. There will be some yummy snacks and champagne (which is always a plus.)
Let’s celebrate a year’s hard work and joy moments, and toast a new year of fabulous, healthy skin.
Can’t wait to see you there!
–Dr. Gwyn, Kim and Chris at Rejuvenate Rx
Glabellar lines (also called frown lines) are vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows as we get older. Over time, repeated muscle contraction combined with less skin elasticity results in those lines becoming visible even when we are not frowning. As we age, muscles may also develop some residual tonicity (incomplete muscle relaxation) that makes the creases visible even when we are “relaxed.”
What to do about it?
Refraining from knitting your eyebrows is one technique for avoiding glabellar creases. This may work for those of us who are able to employ this strategy. I tend to knit my brows at the slightest need for concentration (epic fail on that one although I did try.)
Proper skin care, good hydration, sunglasses and healthy lifestyle choices may help decrease the appearance of the lines once they appear however there is no evidence to suggest that they are treatments for glabellar lines in and of themselves.
A neuromodulator such as Botoxtm is far and away the best treatment for glabellar creases. These medications block nerve impulses that cause muscle contractions and allow the muscles to relax. The overlying skin is then able to smooth out; improving or eliminating those glabellar creases. A typical treatment with Botoxtm for the glabellar area is 20 units for women and 30 units for men; but remember that the amount of Botoxtm needed to achieve the desired result varies from person to person.
You should also know that Botoxtm takes 3 days to take effect and 14 days before the full effect is reached; therefore, you should always return to your injector after two weeks to determine if your results are optimal or if a little more medication is needed. Once you are optimally treated, the effects of Botoxtm will generally last from 3-5 months, depending on how actively you contract your muscles and other factors such as exercise and metabolism. You can plan for treatment 3-4 times a year as a guide.
“I have never met anyone who’s had Botoxtm done well who didn’t want to do it again.”
–Dr. Gwyn @ Rejuvenate Rx—your prescription for healthy skin
We are very excited to offer sclerotherapy services at Rejuvenate Rx. Sclerotherapy is an injection therapy that works to eliminate unsightly spider veins on your legs or just about anywhere else.
Spider veins or telangiectasias are small thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin; although they are considered mainly a “cosmetic” problem, they can cause sensations of burning or itching at times.
Sclerotherapy is the method for eliminating superficial spider veins by the injection of a “sclerosing” agent directly into the affected blood vessels using a very fine needle. The result is closure and the eventual disappearance of the spider veins.
Most of the time you will require several sessions to achieve your desirable result; although certain blood vessels will be successfully treated on the first session, there are usually many vessels that need treatment over a few visits. The number of treatments you need depends on how many areas need treatment and how many blood vessels there are.
To help achieve the best results we will meet with you at least 1 week prior to your first procedure to review medical history, discuss the procedure and review aftercare protocols.
We look forward to seeing you. Give us a call at (509) 290-6149 if you want to know more about what we can do for you at Rejuvenate Rx!
Acne breakouts are caused by blocked pores (follicles.) We don’t know all the reasons that the follicles become obstructed, but when they do oil that is produced in oil glands cannot exit the pores to moisturize the skin effectively. Instead, the sebum (oil) along with skin cells along the pore becomes trapped. The combination forms a sticky plug which effectively traps bacteria in the pore where they multiply and cause inflammation.
One of the most effective treatments for acne, used alone or in combination with other therapies is chemical peels.
At Rejuvenate Rx, we specialize in both chemical peels and other acne treatments. If you have been frustrated by acne we would love to help you. Call (509) 290-6149 to learn more. –Dr. Gwyn
Here is a great article on virgin coconut oil as therapy for both eczema and xerosis (very dry skin) – Dr. Gwyn
By: SHARON WORCESTER, Skin & Allergy News Digital Network
MIAMI BEACH – Virgin coconut oil is superior to mineral oil for lessening both the signs and symptoms of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in children and senile xerosis in elderly adults, according to findings from separate randomized controlled studies.
In the pediatric atopic dermatitis study, 117 children were randomized to receive 8 weeks of twice-daily topical application of either virgin coconut oil (VCO) or mineral oil. Of those treated with VCO, 93% experienced improvement on the Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) index, compared with 53% of those treated with mineral oil. An excellent response, defined as 75% or greater improvement on SCORAD, occurred in 46% and 19% of the patients in the VCO and mineral oil groups, respectively, Dr. Mara Therese P. Evangelista reported at the annual meeting of the American Contact Dermatitis Society.
The children treated with topical VCO were 85% more likely to experience treatment success than those treated with mineral oil, said Dr. Evangelista, a resident at Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Manila, Philippines.
Like mineral oil, VCO has both occlusive and emollient properties. But unlike mineral oil, it is believed to have both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, Dr. Evangelista said.
In this double-blind study, the VCO was significantly more effective than mineral oil on all subjective and objective measures, including SCORAD, transepidermal water loss, and skin capacitance, she noted.
Treatment was safe and well tolerated; no differences were noted between the groups with respect to adverse effects.
VCO, which is readily available in health food stores and in many Asian food markets, represents an effective and inexpensive alternative to other commercially available moisturizers for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in children, Dr. Evangelista concluded.
Similarly, in the senile xerosis study, 148 patients with mild to moderate leg xerosis were randomized to receive 2 weeks of twice-daily application of either VCO or mineral oil. The therapeutic response rate was 32.1% in those treated with VCO, compared with 8.9% for those treated with mineral oil, Dr. Mariecon Escuadro reported in a poster at the meeting.
VCO treatment was associated with significant improvement on most subjective and objective measures used in this assessor-blinded study, including the Overall Disability Sum Score (ODSS), patient-assessed efficacy, corneometer reading, and sebumeter reading (relative risk reductions of 60.5%, 27.6%, 51.75%, and 55.5%, respectively), said Dr. Escuadro of the University of the Philippines, Manila.
Scores on the Filipino Dermatology Life Quality Index did not differ significantly between the two groups, nor did adverse events.
VCO in this study was associated with effective and immediate improvement in senile xerosis of the legs in elderly patients, Dr. Escuadro said.
The ACDS Annual Meeting Review Committee reported resolving any real or apparent conflicts of interest prior to presentations being made at the annual meeting.
Major finding: Children with atopic dermatitis treated with VCO showed a 93% improvement in the SCORAD index, versus a 53% improvement for those treated with mineral oil. Therapeutic response rates in elderly adults with senile xerosis were 32.1% and 8.9% for treatment with VCO and mineral oil, respectively.
Data source: Two randomized controlled trials.
Disclosures: The ACDS Annual Meeting Review Committee reported resolving any real or apparent conflicts of interest prior to presentations being made at the annual meeting.
Just as our approach to skin rejuvenation is multifaceted; at Rejuvenate Rx we approach acne care from several different directions.
Home skincare combined with prescription care is a good foundation, however in my opinion all individuals with acne can benefit from office procedures.
Chemical peels, cryotherapy and other acne procedures are extremely helpful in controlling and clearing acne. They help to clear pores, increase cellular turnover and speed resolution of stubborn acne lesions.
Good to know as well: There are quick fixes even for problematic acne lesions the day before a big event.
Combined with the proper skincare program, corrective procedures and professional maintenance have proven to be great strategies to get your skin clear and keep you clear for the long run.
If you would like to know more about acne treatments at Rejuvenate Rx call us at (509) 290-6149 or find us on Facebook.