Articles Tagged: Skin care

 

Your Must-Follow New Year’s Skin Care Resolutions

Posted on January 2, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

The holiday season is winding down, and a new year has now begun. If you’re like most women, you’d like to look a little younger, fresher, and more beautiful. So why not make 2017 all about your skin? Resolve to take better care of your skin this year—now that’s a New Year’s resolution you’ll want to keep. (more…)

Why Your Skin Care Specialist Shouldn’t Just Be Your ‘Other’ Doctor

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko

We schedule annual appointments with our physicians. We see(or try to visit) the dentist every six months. Yet how often do you visit a skin care specialist?

Yet every day, each one of us uses the body’s largest organ — our skin — without thinking much about it. If you consider the facts about our skin and its incredible abilities, you might start to care more about its health and well-being.

  • About 15 percent of your total body weight is skin.
  • Skin is made up of two types — glabrous and hairy — and has three different layers: the epidermis, dermis and subcutis.
  • Skin measures 2 square meters when stretched out.
  • Your eyelids boast the thinnest skin (.02 mm) on your body. Skin is thickest (1.4 mm) on the soles of your feet. Skin has the necessary amount of strength and elasticity for its location. For example, the skin on your stomach is different from the skin covering your knuckles.
  • There is no hair or even sweat glands in scar tissue.
  • Hair is made from keratin, which is a protein. Individual body hairs will grow for two to six years.
  • It’s normal to lose between 20 to 100 hairs on your scalp a day.
  • Your skin will regenerate every 28 days.
  • The dead layers of skin and fingernails consist of keratin.
  • You lose around 30,000 dead skin cells every minute.
  • Natural fats keep skin moisturized and healthy. Alcohol and detergents will negatively affect these fats.
  • This may be unpleasant to learn, but your skin has around 1,000,000,000,000 individual bacteria living on it.
  • There are around 14 species of fungi living in-between your toes.
  • Skin color is caused by melanin, a protein, which is produced by cells called melanocytes. Melanin comes in two variations: pheomelanin (red color spectrum) and eumelanin (deep brown to black).
  • Acne will occur in four out of five teenagers.
  • Women and men can also get acne. Usually, the numbers are around 1 in 20 in women and 1 in 100 men.

Your Laser Skin Care will be happy to address any skin care issues or concerns you might have have.

We also specialize in cosmetic procedures like Botox, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please visit us at www.yourlaserskincare.com for details.

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The Truth About Botox Treaments

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about Botox. From waiting room discussions to talk show commentary, people love to talk about the procedure, whether or not they have actually received it.

Unfortunately, all too often, the assumptions are incorrect, leading people to faulty conclusions about this medical and cosmetic injection that has been helpful to so many.

Thankfully, research is not silent about the risks or benefits of Botox treatments. In fact, research shows that Botox is a low risk cosmetic procedure.

Patients looking to receive Botox in Los Angeles should consider these 3 important insights:
1. Botox has a very good side effect profile.
In an age when nearly every medical procedure is accompanied by a list of intimidating side effects, the fact that Botox is relatively harmless is impressive. According to an article in JAMA Dermatology, side effects including bruising or skin discoloration occur in less than 1 percent of cases. This is a far cry from side effects of other commonly practiced procedures.
2. Botox remains a safer alternative to facelift.
Facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery requiring general anesthesia. Sometimes facelift requires removal of excess skin. At other times, it requires a specialized type of draping of the skin. As recently as in 2011, facelift was the most popular aesthetic surgery in the United States. Though facelift can be performed safely and effectively, Botox can accomplish many of the same objectives without placing the patient at unnecessary risk.
3. Botox should be administered by an experienced provider.
It should be noted that statistics for achieving successful results improve when patients do their homework and choose a qualified, board-certified provider. Doing careful research before choosing a Los Angeles Botox provider will ensure great results you deserve.

Winter Skin Care Tips

Posted on December 17, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko

Winter months may present more challenges for keeping your skin soft and smooth than any other time of year.The cold and wind, the artificial indoor heat, the lack of fluids and even the sun can do a lot of damage to the delicate skin of your face – and your hands, body and feet. So right now, with the winter upon us, it’s time to switch to your winter beauty routine.

Let’s start with a simple change to your facial cleansing and moisturizing products. For your winter cleanser, choose a milky or creamy product followed by an oil rather than a water-based moisturizer. Oil will leave a protective layer that locks the moisture in better.

To really nourish your skin and enjoy a wonderful soft and supple texture, add a few drops of vitamin E oil to your bubble bath or apply directly to your skin.

Moisturizers are not just for your face, during the winter and throughout the year. The cold, dry air will play havoc with your hands which have fewer oil glands and is thinner than most other areas of your body.

Wear gloves and find lotions that contain glycerine. These products work well on your feet, as well. Use an exfoliant, from time to time, to remove the dead skin cells and allow the skin to better absorb the moisturizers.

Winter sun (combined with the glare of the snow) can be harmful and damaging to your skin. So do apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and any part of your body that might be exposed. And re-apply often.

As for the soothing warmth of the indoor heaters and dryers, balance them with several humidifiers, placed in different rooms, to add more moisture back into the air and keep your skin from drying, cracking and peeling.

An additional word about the joys of coming into the heat after a period of time out in the cold. Warm is better than hot. As good as it sounds, “a nice hot bath” is really not so nice for your skin. It helps draw the moisture away. Instead, keep the water warm and add some oil, as suggested above, and soak only for 15 minutes or so.

And finally, if your skin is feeling dry, tight or uncomfortable, avoid harsher treatments such as alcohol-based toners or clay-based masks. Find products that are hydrating rather than those that remove the moisture from your skin.