Be Bold Skincare Blog – Tagged "sanitas"

Hyaluronic Acid 101

Hyaluronic Acid (aka Hyaluran, Hyaluronate Sodium, Hylan, Sodium Hyaluronate) is a molecule that is naturally present in your skin as well as connective tissue, joints and eyes. It has the superhero ability to hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. For skincare use, its recreated in a lab and formulated into serumshydrating mists and moisturizers.

Benefits of an Ultrasound Facial

You may be familiar with ultrasound technology used during pregnancy, but not realize how beneficial it can be as a facial therapy. Ultrasonic skin rejuvenation repairs your skin and stimulates your skin's natural healing. This high-tech facial uses a specialized ultrasound machine that emits high-frequency waves. Ultrasonic treatments benefit a variety of skin types and can improve many common skin conditions.   

Looking Worse Before Better

Even with a decade of skincare under my belt, I still whisper this to myself every time I do anything more than an exfoliation. Peels, micro-needling, photofacials, even a heavy dose of retinol (which makes me peel like an onion). Truly, I know it's going to look and feel good and I'm always happy for the final results.
March 05, 2016 by Anne Tamkin

All your Dermaplaning questions answered!

One of my all time FAVORITE procedures is Dermaplaning.  Who doesn’t love the idea of immediate gratification with no pain or downtime?

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is the process of using a sterile surgical blade (and a steady hand) to gently exfoliate and eliminate surface layers of dead skin cells and unwanted vellus hair (peach fuzz).  It is a relatively quick procedure that leaves your face polished, smooth and radiant without the potential for redness and swelling that can sometimes accompany other medical grade facial treatments.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is effective in smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, evening skin tone and reducing acne scarring.  It is also a preferred method of facial hair removal for those that are either using home products with anti-aging ingredients (ie. Retinols, AHAs, BHAs, etc) or are getting other facial treatments that involve peeling and/or sensitivity.  Ever get your eyebrows or lip waxed after a chemical peel?  Yeah, not good!

Worried about removing facial hair?

I know what you’re thinking, “but won’t my hair grow back thicker?”  The answer is NO.  There are two types of hair on the human body, terminal and vellus hair.  Terminal hairs are the thick pigmented hairs that grow by the influence of hormones (legs, armpits, scalp, pubic area, etc).  Vellus hairs are fine translucent hairs usually found on a woman’s face, back or chest.  Unlike terminal hairs, when vellus hairs are cut they grow back with the same thickness and length as before, only with a blunt tip and are expected to return in approximately two to four weeks post procedure.  Removal of the vellus hair has more than just an aesthetic benefit.  Excessive “face fuzz” can trap oil and dirt which can lead to other skin problems.  Best of all, the removal of the vellus hair and dead skin cells allows for the proper penetration of other facial products, increasing their efficacy and ultimately their results.

Is Dermaplaning right for you?

Yes!  Virtually every skin type (both men and women) can benefit from this procedure.  Only those with active acne are not candidates.

How often can you be Dermaplaned?

Dermaplaning removes about 2-3 weeks of dead skin cells, so in order for your skin to complete it’s normal skin cycle (approximately 30 days), the treatments should be done about once a month.

Are there risks?

All things considered, Dermaplaning is very safe.  Of course bleeding is possible, the treatment involves the use of a sharp surgical blade (and haven’t you ever cut yourself shaving before?).  As with your own shaving experiences in the shower, cuts are extremely rare and more annoying than painful.  You should note that your skin may feel a little sensitive after a session, so the proper precautions should be taken to avoid any discomforts.  Makeup may be applied after Dermaplaning, in fact you may note that your makeup glides on and sits much better on your face after a session than before

December 01, 2015 by Anne Tamkin