Posts Tagged ‘rejuvenating’

Happenings at Rejuvenate Rx

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!

 

Rejuvenate Rx’s Holiday Open House— we are so thankful for YOU!

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

Break the Acne Cycle

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

 

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

 

ACNE Talking points

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.

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

Nail Advice

As a skincare and medical professional, I am often asked about nail health. I found a good article recently that had some great guidelines to protect your nails and the skin around them. – Dr. Gwyn

Patient Advice for Healthy Nail Care

1. Purchase a set of your own instruments and take them to the nail salon for the technicians to use; especially
if you visit the nail salon regularly.

2. Chemicals, detergents, excess moisture, and trauma are harmful to nails. Avoid them when
possible.

3. Wear gloves for household chores, gardening, and mechanical manipulations.

4. Avoid overaggressive nail technicians; remember the cuticle protects the nail matrix which when
injured, results in a damaged and/or weakened nail plate and could even cause permanent scarring.

5. Nails are not screwdrivers, scrapers, or staple removers; do not use them as such.

6. Use caution with extra-long nails; they may easily result in substantial injury to the nail unit
and its components.

Source: Cutis Volume 89 April 2012

Night at The Calm, an evening with Dr. Gwyn

Dr. Gwyn is looking forward to her “night at The Calm”. She’s ready to share some skincare secrets, tips, and plenty of joy.

Join us: April 11, 2013 @ 6:30… feel free to arrive when you are able, and join the conversation.
http://www.the-calm.com/events/put-your-best-face-forward-spend-an-evening-with-dr-gwyn/

In first person, from Dr. Gwyn:
The earlier we start caring for our skin properly, the better. Skin care isn’t something you can take for granted. Many of us go along with our daily routine, then wake up one day and look in the mirror and say “wow” I really need to do something. That level of “awakening” varies from one person to another and affects individuals differently at various ages. Fortunately there are measures we can take to improve our skin, regardless of age.
I love being in a relaxed and fun environment where we can share knowledge and experiences. Sharing demonstrations always evokes such positive and enthusiastic responses, like “I didn’t know you could do that!”

When I’m at the Calm I feel at home with friends. It’s a warm, inclusive atmosphere that we have always enjoyed. It provides a safe space where it’s okay to explore and ask questions. And we can provide the answers.

Discover Epidermal Repair by SkinCeuticals

Skin sometimes needs a pampering hand.  Environmental stresses, rejuvenating treatments, home procedures, active cleansing and toning can all lead to skin that needs a product to help with healing a compromised outer barrier.

Epidermal Repair by SkinCeuticals is a remarkable product.  I can’t tell you how many of my patients rave about how it helps their skin both after treatments and whenever their skin is feeling a little “sensitive.” Some of my patients use it every night as part of their bedtime regimen.

KEY BENEFITS:

• Encourages rapid healing of skin and

restoration of the protective barrier

• Relieves and rehabilitates sensitive, irritated skin

• Helps diminish signs of inflammation and redness

• Non-occlusive, quick absorption

WHO BENEFITS:

• Post-Procedure patients – for use during a series of

treatments and 2-3 weeks following

• Daily use for dry, sensitive skin

• Daily use for skin sensitized by retinoid and other

rejuvenating treatments

• Windburned or sunburned skin

To learn more, give us a call or contact us at rejuvenate-rx.com –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