Posts Tagged ‘epidermal’

Dermaplaning at Rejuvenate Rx

Our clients absolutely love dermaplaning!

Dermaplaning is a great way to exfoliate down to newer skin using a fine blade to remove old skin cells.   Although it is a very effective treatment, few people are aware of this technique and fewer practitioners perform it.   Dermaplaning requires medical equipment and specialized training to perform properly.

Despite the skill set needed to perform it, dermaplaning is a very simple, safe and effective treatment.  Nowadays, many medical estheticians and physicians choose dermaplaning as their method of choice for clinical exfoliation.   This technique also allows  superior product penetration when coupled with other medical-grade exfoliation procedures.  As an added bonus say “Good-bye” to facial fuzz and “Hello” to gorgeous makeup.

Want to improve texture, tone, pigmentation, hydration and fine lines all in one treatment?  Dermaplaning is outstanding by itself however at Rejuvenate Rx we use it principally as the first step in our rejuvenating treatment known as the SkinCeuticals MicroPeel.    Come in to try this premier anti-aging corrective skin care treatment (affectionately known as “the peel without any peeling.”) There is no downtime; your skin will not be red or irritated and the results are spectacular.

Consultations are complimentary.  Come in and see us or call (509)290-6149 to find out more.

New at Rejuvenate Rx –Sclerotherapy!

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!

–Dr. Gwyn

Chemical Peels, the Unsung Heroes in Skin Rejuvenation

They may have fallen off the radar screens among those sexy sounding laser procedures for skin anti-aging techniques;   but the simple truth behind the power of chemical peels is “They work.”

Chemical Peels have been clinically shown to build collagen and elastin in the dermis of the skin.  The dermis is the layer of skin that “plumps from within.”  Chemical Peels also cause rapid exfoliation of millions of layers of dead skin cells and speed cellular turnover—hence the radiance and glowing complexion.  Over time, chemical peels are your best ally against hyperpigmentation and blotchiness, especially when specifically formulated with anti-pigmentation ingredients.   Acne is another condition that benefits greatly from clinical chemical peels.

An even nicer truth about certain chemical peels such as SkinCeuticals MicroPeels TM is that they leave your skin smooth, hydrated and glowing.  There is no down time.  There is no redness or flaking.

Last, but not least:  The cost of a series of MicroPeels is much less than a single laser treatment and certainly less than a series of laser treatments.

If you would like to know more about our anti-aging treatments at Rejuvenate Rx, please call us at (509)290-6149.  –Dr. Gwyn

 

Eyelid Eczema- Consider the Source!

When you have eczema your skin is more sensitive than someone who doesn’t have it. Eyelids are more susceptible to eczema than most areas on your body because eyelid skin is thin and very reactive to irritants.

It is important to know that the rash didn’t appear because your eczema “felt” like flaring up. Something triggered it.

In many cases, that “something” is coming in direct (or indirect) contact with the skin around your eyes. Think about metals such as nickel, tin and gold (yes even wedding rings.) Consider chemical ingredients found in shampoos, laundry detergents, skincare products, makeup, rubber gloves, sunscreens and nail polish. Sometimes winter dry skin is all that is needed to increase your sensitivity to a metal or chemical that never caused any problem before.

We at Rejuvenate Rx are ready to help figure out the cause of the problem when it starts. However, you can start your investigation right away by eliminating (or changing) some of the items above for 2-4 weeks at a time—keep track of any changes you’ve made on your calendar. If you are still stumped, come on in for help! –Dr. Gwyn

Acne from all Angles

Acne can affect you no matter what your age. Acne is different for different people and skin types.

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. 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 learn more, give us a call at (509)290-6149 –Dr. Gwyn

Rejuvenate on the road!!

The mobile spa will be at Custom Weddings on January 19, 2013!

No More Hyperpigmentation Here!

Age spots, giant freckles and dark patches can be very frustrating for both patients and the skin specialist. One, because improvement takes time and two, if not done correctly, therapies such as laser and microdermabrasion can actually cause more hyperpigmentation.

Treating hyperpigmentation is a multifaceted process.  First, we must block or slow down the process of melanin production; second, we interfere with the delivery of melanin to skin cells and third, we break up the existing pigment clusters on the skin’s surfaces.

Vitamin C contributes to the first step of the treatment process along with antioxidant side-benefits. A pigment regulation medication comes next.  In the past, dermatologists used hydroquinone 4% to block pigment formation, however questions of long-term toxicity are now cause for concerns (and bans in Europe.)  I recommend SkinCeuticals Pigment Regulator which covers all three steps of the treatment process.  To augment the exfoliation process, retinols can be added to the treatment regimen if your skin tolerates them.  They contribute to the interruption of the melanin clusters and they accelerate epidermal cell turnover. Sun protection is the final, essential step in any treatment and prevention program for hyperpigmentation.

Topical, at-home treatments work gradually.  The process of hyperpigmentation occurred over many months and the time-frame for an at-home treatment is the same.  Be patient and persistent with your treatment program.  The good news with Pigment Regulator is that it can be used as a maintenance therapy year-round as part of your regular skin regimen if you are at high risk for hyperpigmentation.

Clinical epidermal peels in series can be very effective for most pigmentation issues.  Combined with home therapy, pigmentation can be improved greatly. We have peels specifically designed to treat hyperpigmentation at Rejuvenate Rx.

Call us if you would like to learn more!  Consultation is complimentary.  –Dr. Gwyn

The MicroPeel Deal

skincare2I recommend MicroPeels to anyone who wishes to combat skin damage and intrinsic skin aging.  You will love how your skin looks and feels after each and every one!

There is absolutely no down time for healing.  There is no soreness, no redness, no flaking or sloughing with a MicroPeel.

The MicroPeel is both a rejuvenating and correcting skin procedure that is performed in a medical setting. It is a patented, three-step process.  First, a physical exfoliation removes the superficial layer of dead cells. Next, a chemical peel specifically tailored to your skin type is applied to promote the second exfoliation. The treatment is completed with Cryogenic Therapy which exfoliates the just-treated epidermal layer and soothes your skin.

The MicroPeel performed in a series of 4-6 procedures has been shown to have clinical results comparable to a high-cost mid-dermal chemical peel; yet at a much lower cost and without any downtime for post-procedural healing.

A MicroPeel series is one the most effective, most convenient and most cost-effective methods of skin rejuvenation that I have seen since I became a medical skin specialist.  Call us if you would like to know more. 

-Dr. Gwyn