by Mia Valleskey | Feb 15, 2023 | Skin Care
Do you struggle with acne, oily skin, or clogged or enlarged pores? Does sun-damaged skin plague you? There is a treatment that could be beneficial for you. This article will discuss the Hollywood carbon facial and why it could benefit you.
What Is the Hollywood Carbon Facial?
The Hollywood carbon facial is a carbon laser peel that combines the benefits of charcoal and laser technology. The main goal of a Hollywood carbon facial is skin rejuvenation. It was created to reduce the signs of aging skin or damaged skin.
The laser breaks up cells in targeted pigmented skin areas to prepare the body to eliminate those particles. Carbon attracts the laser light, and the paste absorbs heat and energy, destroying the particles within the pores.
Next, the energy from the laser heats deeper layers of skin, causing cells to contract, which creates a lift, smoothing lines and wrinkles. The laser energy also helps to stimulate collagen production, which improves the skin’s elasticity and strength. The carbon paste absorbs dirt from the skin’s pores while exfoliating.
Benefits of a Hollywood Carbon Facial
The Hollywood carbon facial deeply exfoliates your skin. They are also used to stimulate collagen production. These carbon laser peels are used in the treatment of:
- Acne, acne pigmentation, and acne scarring
- Enlarged and clogged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
Chemical peels can also be used to treat these conditions, but there are differences between chemical peels and a Hollywood carbon facial. Here are the main differences between them:
- Carbon laser peels use heat rather than chemicals to get results.
- Carbon laser peels require that you take no downtime for recovery.
- Individuals with sensitive skin or conditions such as eczema will typically have less redness or irritation after a Hollywood carbon facial than a chemical peel.
Effectiveness of the Hollywood Carbon Facial
Carbon laser peels tend to be effective for improving how oily skin or skin with large pores looks. People with severe acne or scarring from acne may require multiple treatments before they see complete results. Fine lines and wrinkles should diminish visibly after one or more treatments.
Hollywood carbon facials don’t provide permanent results. If you want the benefits of the treatments to be lasting, you may require ongoing treatments. Carbon laser peels can be done every two to three weeks, allowing collagen to regenerate between treatments amply.
Learn More About Hollywood Carbon Facials
If you have questions about Hollywood carbon facials, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation to find out if the treatment is right for you, contact Beauty & Body by Mia.
by Mia Valleskey | Jan 1, 2023 | Skin Care
Have you begun to notice the telltale signs of aging in your face caused by sun exposure? As we inch toward the New Year, why not consider treating yourself to a photo facial to begin improving the color and texture of your skin? If you’ve never heard of a photo facial, you are likely wondering what it is and how it works. This article will help you learn more about the process.
What Is a Photo Facial?
Photo facial is another name for intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. It’s a treatment used to improve the color and texture of your skin without surgical intervention. Photo facials can undo the visible damage caused by exposure to the sun and could help red or splotchy skin caused by a medical condition. Photoaging (damage from sun exposure) is most noticeable on the face, hands, neck, and chest.
How Do Photo Facials Work?
During a photo facial, the practitioner uses a light-emitting tool that has been precisely calibrated to target specific skin issues or to rejuvenate the full face. The pulses of light emitted by this tool are absorbed by the red blood cells and melanin in the skin, generating heat. The heat mimics a minor injury but won’t cause any lasting damage. This device is made to activate the natural healing process of the skin without causing harm to delicate dermal tissue.
Photo facials shouldn’t cause infection, scarring, or other complications. When the skin begins to repair itself, it sheds the dull, damaged outer layer of the skin and begins to form soft, new skin. As the process continues, skin-firming proteins are created in abundance, diminishing the effects of collagen loss associated with aging. The light from the photo facial breaks down the dark pigmentation of freckles and age spots which creates more even skin color.
Things to Remember About Photo Facials
The treatment isn’t cheap, and insurance typically doesn’t cover cosmetic procedures. While photo facials can make your skin look younger, they won’t stop the aging process entirely. It also won’t treat the condition that caused your skin issues.
You might consider a photo facial when you want to mitigate the damage caused to your skin by the sun or a health condition. If you want to learn more about photo facials and how they can help you, consider scheduling a consultation with Beauty & Body by Mia. They can help you determine if the procedure is right for you.
by Mia Valleskey | Nov 15, 2022 | Skin Care
As you age, it’s normal to begin seeing the signs of getting older on your face. Often, we try to hide those fine lines and wrinkles by using makeup that doesn’t really do the trick. Those aren’t the only signs of aging, though. Sometimes, sagging skin becomes a problem, too.
Many people who begin to see the effects of aging on their faces decide to investigate cosmetic procedures. When considering a new solution to their aging dilemma, most people think of Botox, fillers, or facelifts. While many people use the terms interchangeably, some differences must be noted.
Technically, a liquid facelift is a combination of various dermal fillers. The fillers add to the skin volume, lift tired skin slightly, and smooth out wrinkles. Dermal fillers are less invasive and risky than traditional surgical facelifts.
Botox is a good tool for working on the wrinkles that result from facial expressions. Botox relaxes the muscles in your face. As the muscles relax, so does your skin which smooths the wrinkles. Botox alone won’t give the final effects of a facelift, though.
A liquid facelift combines a variety of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injected into those places that the client finds troublesome. Dermal fillers are products like Juvederm, Sculptra, and Radiesse.
Most dermal fillers act in the same way. Each brand has slight differences that you should thoroughly discuss with your doctor. Sometimes your doctor will suggest using fatty tissue from other places in your body (like your buttocks) to fill in your wrinkles. However, some patients object to that.
The fillers aren’t a permanent solution. Botox prolongs the effectiveness of the dermal fillers, but typically about six months after you have fillers, you will begin to notice changes. After a while, the wrinkles begin to appear again.
The Wax Doll Phenomenon
Liquid facelifts cause you to look younger and more rested. Usually. If a liquid facelift isn’t done correctly, you can begin to look like a wax doll. Follow these tips to try to avoid the wax doll look:
- Avoid silicone liquid or gel.
- Only use FDA-approved dermal fillers.
- Be realistic with your expectations.
- Only use one kind of procedure; don’t combine different ones.
- Try temporary fillers first to see if you like the results.
Many people think that fillers and botox are the same thing. They often use both of those interchangeably with the term liquid facelift. However, dermal fillers are components of a liquid facelift, and botox can be used to prolong the effects. Beauty & Body by Mia can give you more information about whether you need Botox, dermal fillers, or a complete liquid facelift.
by Mia Valleskey | Sep 30, 2022 | Skin Care
With so many skincare products and procedures on the market, it can be a challenge to decide what is right for you. Everyone is different and a regimen that works for one person might not be right for you. However, many of the top procedures this Fall are useful for a variety of people since the benefits are numerous. We’ll be looking at some of the best options for skincare regimens today.
Botox injections are used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They block signals from specific nerves to relax the muscles in certain areas. The relaxation can improve wrinkles and lines and even symptoms of some medical issues. Results can be seen as soon as one to three days after injections and will last for several months.
Known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling involves tiny needles that prick the skin. This causes your body to create more collagen to heal the wounds. Microneedling is useful for many reasons. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, treats sun damage, improves skin firmness, treats dark spots, and can help with acne.
A microcurrent facial is also called a non-surgical facelift. A single treatment can tone the muscles and skin but also offers additional benefits. It leaves skin brighter and firmer, provides fast results, and improves the body’s production of ATP. It’s a great option for those who want the benefits of a traditional facelift but without invasive surgery.
Fillers are a great way to eliminate wrinkles but can also help with other skin needs. Many fillers are used to improve lines in areas like the lips, eyes, forehead, and mouth. Depending on your choice of fillers, there may be additional benefits, such as hydrating the skin. Fillers can be used to target any problem areas on your skin that need a little TLC.
Microdermabrasion is another great option for your skincare routine. A wand is used to remove the top layer of skin and a suction tool eliminates the dead skin cells. It’s useful for treating wrinkles and fine lines, treating acne scars, and improving skin tone. It’s also useful for uneven skin texture and can treat many forms of melasma.
If you want to set up an appointment for these skincare procedures, get in touch with Beauty & Body by Mia who specializes in them. You can also reach out to get more information about benefits, candidacy, side effects, and more. Choosing these procedures could be the perfect way to get the glowing, younger-looking skin you desire.
by Mia Valleskey | Jun 1, 2022 | Skin Care
Everyone knows that keeping your skin hydrated and safe from the sun is important all year long, but in the summer it becomes even more important. Here are some tips to stay safe while enjoying that Vitamin D.
Sunscreen goes without saying; however, it’s important to choose one that fits your body and your lifestyle. Depending on the level of melanin in your skin and the UV index where you live, you’ll choose from a range of SPFs. No matter the SPF number, you want broad-spectrum, which protects you against both UVA and UVB rays.
You can also choose natural mineral sunscreen or one with zinc (to give you that cool lifeguard white-nose look) if you’re worried about the chemicals in your protection. The best type of sunscreen is one that you enjoy using because it will make it more likely that you turn the application into a daily habit.
Skin Needs Moisture
Even though summer often comes with humidity, which is created by extra moisture in the air, your skin needs moisture added in deliberately. During the summer, you’ll want one that’s light and airy, though, so you don’t feel extra weighed down on top of the higher temps and humidity levels.
Choosing a daily moisturizer with an SPF does double duty; if you put it on first thing in the morning you won’t have to worry about it later!
Let Up on the Makeup
Summer often means sweat. No one wants streaky, sweaty makeup in pictures or on their clothes. Use the weather as an excuse to lighten up on the coverage, and give your skin a well-deserved break. Letting your skin have the time without coverage will allow it to breathe and reset.
Just like with the sunscreen, choosing makeup with an SPF gives you extra protection without having to apply an additional sunscreen.
Exfoliation Is Key
Even though it’s important to hydrate and use sunscreen daily, these layers on top of the fact that your skin is sweating can clog your pores like whoa. Grab a gentle exfoliator to use a couple of times a week so that you can clear out your pores, which will show off the fresh, healthy skin underneath.
If you’ve accidentally gotten sunburned, though, skip the exfoliation until your skin is healed!
Wrapping It Up
Many of these skincare tips are similar to ones that you’ll want to use year-round. However, summertime is a time when it benefits you to give some extra-special love to your skin… it’s the only skin you’ll ever get! For a free skincare consultation or to book an appointment, contact Beauty and Body by Mia TODAY
by Mia Valleskey | Apr 1, 2022 | Skin Care
You want clear, clean, healthy skin, but you don’t want to pay a fortune for skincare products. You also know that a lot of commercially-available skincare products contain problematic ingredients. There’s good news! You’ll find quite a few home remedy options for skincare that are both affordable and gentle on your skin. We’ll run through the ones you should know about below.
Struggling with dry skin? While there are lots of products on the market that promise to help, most of them ultimately cause damage. Instead, consider something like coconut oil. It’s an effective moisturizer, plus it’s antibacterial. Best of all? There are no unwanted ingredients like parabens or petroleum byproducts. Did I mention that it’s also anti-inflammatory? With that being said, there is some potential to clog pores (as with any oil), so you might want to use this on your body, but not your face.
Good old oatmeal – it’s great for your heart, but did you also know it’s good for your skin? That’s why it’s touted on the labels of so many commercial products. An oatmeal bath can soothe irritation and help your skin retain much-needed moisture. It also helps treat quite a few skin conditions, such as eczema.
Give your skin a sweet treat! Honey is a powerful aid in the battle against aging skin and fights wrinkles. It also exfoliates, while treating many different skin conditions. You can use it on its own, or combine it with other ingredients to create scrubs and baths.
Lemon, rose, and jojoba oils can be combined with carrier oils to create powerful anti-aging skincare products. They help to fight wrinkles and other signs of aging, and can also reduce redness and help with other skin challenges you might be facing. Make sure to dilute them with a carrier oil first, though. Undiluted, they can cause irritation and damage.
Renowned for its ability to treat burns and sunburns, aloe vera is also a must-have tool to help keep your skin strong and healthy. It brings healing properties to the table, but also stimulates new cell growth and moisturizes your skin, without clogging up your pores the way oils will do.
These are just some of the many home remedy options for skincare. There are plenty of others! Probiotics, Gotu kola, shea butter, tea tree oil, and even soy can all help you heal damage, moisturize, and fight the signs of aging.
If you want to learn more about the top Skin Care recommendations, then reach out to me. I am more than happy to explain the differences, or even set an appointment for you to come in talk about which skincare treatment is the best one for you and your results.