Posts Tagged ‘facial’
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.
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!
Rejuvenate Rx and Being TrueTM Cosmetics combine resources to celebrate who we are and all we aspire to be. Like Shakespeare professed, “To thine own self be true.” Well Spokane, here is a great option for you to look and feel your beautiful self. Anti-aging makeup artistry is here at your fingertips.
Our new makeup line arrives next week and it will be a delicate balance to keep on the shelves. Being TrueTM is a professional line that is focused on dermatological health with antioxidants to protect skin from free radical damage, correct existing age spots; and SPF to prevent further sun damage. Yes, all that goodness plus art! The many color choices and formulations are highly desirable for any consumer or pro. Through the technology and a diverse color palette, we can further promote self-confidence and the notion of being exactly you.
Our makeup artist is here Monday through Saturday to consult with you on how to achieve any look or feel you desire. Through the art of blending, color theory, balance, proportion, value and simple design, Being TrueTM has never been so productive and enlightening.
We offer complimentary color-matching. Stop by when you are ready to explore Being TrueTM.
The new era of skincare and esthetic services on the Northside of Spokane begins now. Rejuvenate Rx, led by Medical Director, Gwyneth Blattau Gay MD recently relocated into Wandermere West between Starbucks and Froyo Earth. Dr. Gwyn is a medical physician who has a special passion for skincare and esthetics.
With clinical esthetician, Kim Jarrell LME the team at Rejuvenate Rx offers corrective skin care, anti-aging solutions, Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Sclerotherapy, chemical peels and MicroPeels, acne and rosacea treatments, dermaplaning, pigment and age spot removal; facials, full body waxing, body polish treatments, eyelash extensions, brow shaping, eyebrow and lash tinting, Latisse, make-up artistry, Clarisonic products and SkinCeutical products. Dr. Gwyn is also available for help with weight loss (yet another passion.)
Consultations are complimentary. Come in and have some delicious dark chocolate, fabulous cinnamon spice tea or infused water and explore what we do here at Rejuvenate Rx. Walk-ins are welcome or call us at (509)290-6149.
Since we, “the new kids in town” opened in June of 2012 we have been growing and garnering recognition as the “place to go” for corrective skincare, injectables and esthetic services in Spokane and the surrounding areas.
We’ve added some services including eyelash extensions and spider vein treatments. Plus, you’ve been telling your friends about Dr. Gwyn’s skills at BotoxTM, JuvedermTM; and removing age spots and other sun damage with her special treatments.
Now we are entering into another phase of our evolution: A new location! We couldn’t be more excited about joining the premiere businesses at the Wandemere Village West (picture Starbucks, Mel’s, Sweet Frostings…) We expect to transition to the new space in mid-May. We will be expanding our available days, hours and staff once we are in our new home.
We are grateful for your friendship and support–and definitely enjoying this ride. Come join in the fun!
Full, lush eyelashes can be yours in one appointment at Rejuvenate Rx. Eyelash extensions are individual lashes attached to your own lashes using a special bonding agent. Once affixed, your extensions will grow along with your natural lash growth cycle. We put together some tips to make your lash extensions a success.
When setting your appointment: Expect to spend a little over 2 hours for a full set of lashes. Fill appointments are typically 1 hour in length.
Before your appointment: Remove your makeup if possible. If not, we will remove your makeup for you at the time of your appointment. The lash adhesive works better on lashes that are completely free of any residues or oils.
After your appointment:
1) After each application, whether a full set or a “fill,” avoid getting your lashes wet for 48 hours.
2) Avoid saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools and hot tubs for 48 hours.
3) Avoid “drenching” work outs for 48 hours.
4) Use eye make-up and removers that are oil-free
5) Avoid waterproof make-up, especially waterproof mascara.
6) Wearing less make-up is better for your lash extensions.
7) Resist urges to pull or tug on your lashes. If your lashes are crisscrossing, use a lash wand to brush them straight from root to tip. We will provide you with a wand at your appointment.
8) Keep your extensions beautiful and well-maintained by keeping your lash-fill appointments every 2-3 weeks.
Enjoy your beautiful lashes! Give us a call at (509)290-6149 if you would like more information.
Wrinkles and age spots aren’t the only problems as we age. There is another large part of the aging equation: Volume loss. Volume loss in the cheeks causes our faces to flatten which causes the skin on our faces to migrate lower and look saggy.
Enter VolumaTM from Allergan. VolumaTM is the first and only FDA approved filler to add volume to the cheek area, mainly on the cheek bone. VolumaTM gives you back lifted, youthful, cute cheeks for up to 2 years. There is very little, if any recovery time and your results are instant.
We are happy to share with you more information over the phone or in complimentary office consultation. Give us a call at (509)290-6149.
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
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