Articles Tagged: Skin care

 

3 Skin Care Tips to Fall in Love With

Posted on October 10, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Fall is a season of new beginnings. The kids head off to school and we return to the office with a few more dark spots and fine lines than before our summer vacation.

Fortunately, the cooler months offer an excellent opportunity to repair and rejuvenate the skin. At Your Laser Skin Care we offer high quality and effective skincare products and treatments that will help restore your skin. One of our favorite lines, Skinmedica, offers a wide range of products that can help you transition to the needs of the season.

Below are a few helpful tips on how to adjust your skin care regimen to better accommodate the change in climate that comes with fall.

  1. Use sunscreen regularly

Although, you may feel less heat from the sun in the fall and winter, UV rays are something to be avoided throughout the year. Applying a sunscreen such as Skinmedica’s Essential Defense and Repair SPF 34 can protect you from the damaging rays of the sun and the unique formula also provides a host of other anti-aging benefits.

  1. Use a serum at night

Nighttime provides an opportunity for your body to repair itself. Serums are highly effective when applied at night, and the TNS Essential Serum is a fantastic option to dramatically improve the condition of your skin.  This innovative serum delivers a combination of antioxidants, peptides, and human growth factors to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  1. Refresh your skin with chemical peels

Skinmedica’s comprehensive range of medical grade chemical peels can treat a variety of skin conditions. The Illuminize peel is the least aggressive formulation and can reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion with little to no downtime. The Rejuvenize and Vitalize peels are tougher on dark spots, and can provide the deep exfoliation your skin needs in the fall months.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

3 Ways to Maximize Your Beauty Sleep

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

During the day, our bodies are exposed to various environmental toxins that could damage the skin. We repair the damage best at night when our body can fully concentrate on cellular repair and regeneration. Although our natural functions help us heal from the everyday stressors, we should also put in the effort to optimize our sleep routines. Here are three tips to make the most of your beauty sleep and reduce wrinkles.

  1. Use a humidifier

Every night, before bed, many people take a few moments to nourish their skin with moisturizing lotions and creams. We strongly believe hydration is absolutely essential to achieving soft, supple skin. We also believe you should always be aware of the way the environment affects the condition of your skin. For instance, the dry air that circulates throughout your room as you sleep can create a dull complexion. A humidifier placed in the bedroom will infuse the air with moisture that will keep your skin hydrated.

  1. Use silk pillowcases

Cotton is a common fabric used in pillowcases because it is affordable and easily manufactured. However, spending a night with your face resting on a cotton sheet can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. Cotton blends create unnecessary friction against your body, which results in frizzy hair and creased skin. Silk, on the other hand, is a soft and luxurious material that will not cause the friction and it will increase your comfort during sleep. Silk pillowcases are more hypoallergenic than cotton and polyester blends, and they are also better at moisture retention than cheaper fabrics.

  1. Sleep on your back

It’s no secret that a good night’s rest can do wonders for your appearance, but sleeping can also age the skin if you are positioned incorrectly in bed. Sleeping on your side creates creases and exaggerates nasolabial fold on one side of your face. Over time, it will cause facial asymmetry and create wrinkles. You can prevent premature aging by simply sleeping on your back.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

4 Steps to Stunning Skin

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Your skin is a reflection of your overall health, and if you want to look your best you need to nourish and protect your skin from the inside out.

Here are four simple methods to optimize your beauty regimen.

1. Sun Protection
Healthy skin is synonymous with beautiful skin, and if you want your skin to look its best it must be protected from excessive sun exposure. SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ is an effective shield against the sun’s harmful rays. Applying a generous coat of this sunscreen everyday will help prevent painful sunburns and certain types of cancers.

2. Drink More Water
Increasing your water intake will leave your skin plump and make it look as if it’s lit from within. We recommend drinking 72 ounces of water throughout the day.

3. Cleanse
Glowing, gorgeous skin is just not possible without properly cleansing the skin on a daily basis. Oils and makeup can clog the pores and dramatically age your skin if they are left on it overnight. We recommend using a gentle, soap-free cleanser such as SkinMedica Facial Cleanser every evening.

4. Exfoliate
The summer heat is making its way toward Los Angeles, and the rising temperatures can wreak havoc on the skin. Your skin will want to protect itself from the heat and humidity by producing more oil in your sebaceous glands. However, the increase in oil production can also lead to a rise in acne. Exfoliating regularly will help keep pores open and remove the dead skin cells that lead to a dull complexion. We love using the Skinmedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser to remove impurities and improve skin tone and texture.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

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.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at (323) 525-1516.

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.