Friday, April 21, 2017

What is best for sun damage skin, Laser or chemical peels?

The best laser is based on how much sun damage your skin has had. For very mild sun damage such as irregular pigmentation, the photofacial may be highly effective.  
This modality has little risk, virtually no downtime, and is generally inexpensive.  
For individuals with some discoloration, and early superficial wrinkles, options would include the photodynamic therapy approach, the erbium laser, or superficial fractionated lasers. 

Within that group of choices, we try to pick the method that best accommodates your needs, your budget, and how you feel about downtime. For more severe sun damage, the fractionated CO2 laser is our overwhelming choice.  This laser can actually be used for any type of sun damage from mild to severe, and is the gold standard for treatment of moderate sun damaged skin. I prefer the fractionated CO2 laser for those individuals having more sun damage and deeper wrinkles. 
The fractionated CO2 laser does have a few days of downtime, which must be considered when you are choosing a laser treatment. Also for more severe sun-damaged skin, the laser is used at higher settings, and there are always potential problems associated with any laser used at higher settings.  Keep in mind that laser treatments are safe, but not risk free.

For those with the worst sun damage including loose skin, the fully ablative CO2 lasers that first were used 10 years ago are still the gold standard for the most severely sun damaged. 
No one approach works for every skin type on every individual. People with ethnically darker skin may not be the best candidates for stronger CO2 Fractionated lasers. A consultation with a specialist is the best way to decide on an approach for you.

Deciding between a chemical peel and a laser skin resurfacing treatment is often confusing, as the words laser and chemical bring images of harsh procedures to mind. In reality, laser skin resurfacing treatments and chemical peels are rejuvenating, not damaging. Both help to restore a healthy, youthful, glow.
To determine which treatment is best for your individual skin type and needs, read on, and learn a bit more about the advantages each procedure provides.

Skin Resurfacing Treatments
Skin resurfacing procedures are designed to help treat wrinkles, discoloration, fine lines, acne scars, and other blemishes spots by quickly shedding the outermost layer of your skin.
Once the damaged outer layer of skin is removed, healthier and younger looking skin emerges. Choosing a skin resurfacing procedure largely depends upon several factors:
Your skin type
The depth of lines and wrinkles
The severity of sun damage
The extent of uneven skin pigmentation
Laser skin resurfacing procedures can be either ablative or non-ablative.
Ablative laser treatment uses brief pulses of high energy, amplified light waves to help remove your skin’s blemishes. It targets both the superficial and deeper layers of your skin.
Non-ablative laser treatment only targets the skin’s middle and deeper layers, keeping the superficial layer intact.

Ablative vs Non-Ablative Laser Treatments

Both ablative and non-ablative laser treatments stimulate skin cells to produce more collagen and elastin - two components of protein responsible for keeping your skin tight and firm.
It is important to note that there is no absolute "best" laser option, as the results of each vary based on individual skin types and needs.
For instance, ablative lasers work best for those with significant skin discolorations and severely sun-damaged skin. Alternatively, non-ablative lasers are best for superficial pigmentation spots, extreme redness such as rosacea, and the appearance of mild-to-moderate facial lines.

The Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

With so many different types of laser skin resurfacing treatments available, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by the options. To help you make the right decision for your needs, it is best to think in terms of your skin care goals.
Whether it’s ablative or non-ablative, a laser skin resurfacing procedure can help you accomplish the following:

Fade skin discolorations (such as brown spots).
Reduce the appearance of mild to moderate facial wrinkles.
Reverse the effects of leathery, sun-damaged skin.
Improve and potentially eliminate redness from rosacea.
Lighten or possibly eliminate scarring.
While laser skin resurfacing treatments make use of light energy to encourage the skin’s regeneration and boost collagen production, a chemical peel uses an applied solution to gently peel off the outermost layers of the skin.
Ranging from light to deep, the chemical solutions vary according to strength and specific ingredients. 
The extent of their peeling action may be influenced by how they are applied and how long they remain on the skin.

Light Chemical Peels

Light chemical peels partially reach through the outermost layers of your skin and use a milder acid solution such as glycolic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA), salicylic acid, fruit enzymes, or a low concentration of trichloroacetic acid (TCA).

Deep Chemical Peels

Deep chemical peels reach further into the middle and deeper layers of the skin. Common types of deep chemical peels include phenol peels, stronger TCA peels, and croton oil. Deeper peels are recommended if you exhibit advanced signs of aging like intense wrinkles, extensive sun damage, or severe acne scars.
Medium-to-deep peels can produce dramatic improvements, they are more invasive. Anesthesia is required to make you comfortable during the treatment. Additionally, several days of downtime are required to allow your skin to heal.

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Bio Gorgeous Peel - All Natural Peel
Also called the LUNCH PEEL 

Though the rest of your body is still energized and ready for anything, the blood flow to your skin and your body’s natural exfoliation process both start to slow down at the age of 30. So does your skin’s oil production, which can leave your skin looking dry and rough. Your skin can also look patchy, as not all of your skin shows signs of aging at the exact same time.

Dull skin can make you look tired and old, even when you're well rested. When your skin has a layer of dead skin cells on the surface, your skin doesn't reflect light as it naturally would with new, healthy skin. By beginning a skin care regimen that includes exfoliating and keeping your skin moisturized, you can foster the look of healthy, bright skin. When skin care isn't enough, your dermatologist can help you find ways to uncover brighter skin with clinical treatments.

Brighten Up

To restore your natural glow, exfoliate once a week with an at-home peel that contains alpha hydroxy acid or salicylic acid, and always moisturize afterward. Use a mild salicylic acid cleanser or one containing retinols daily, but avoid using both a cleanser and peel that both contain salicylic acid within one hour of each other. Ginseng, rosemary, vitamin A and vitamin C are all beneficial ingredients in skin-care products when revitalizing your skin, while mineral oil, petrolatum, SD alcohol 40, isopropyl myristate and isopropyl palmitate should be avoided. Always test new skin-care products on a small patch of skin just in front of your ear to make sure it won’t cause irritation.

It is in envy in every person’s eyes — that perfectly smooth facial texture, like porcelain.

- Enlarged pores become virtually invisible after the first treatment
- Skin lifting effect
- Control sebum output
- Lift and tighten skin
- Refine and smoother skin appearance

Exfoliating, boosting collagen production and enhancing clarity. Clogged pores, toxic buildup, blemishes, and inflammation.  
Super powerful anti-oxidants, natural botanicals and unique seaweed plants, natural acid, work to give skin a glowing, radiant complexion. Uncover a luminosity you thought gone forever. Based on a multidimensional approach to skin brightening and even toning. 
Our powerful ingredients help interrupt melanogenesis (the biochemical process that causes hyperpigmentation) before, during and after color formation.
Multi-cellular exfoliation 
increases epidermal and dermal moisture levels. Stimulates collagen and elastin fibroblasts. Helps repair and revitalize mature and sun-damaged skin and minimizes lines and wrinkles. Help anti-aging serum and cream actives penetrate deeper and faster into your skin. Very safe to use and excellent on Acne. Great also if you are a first-time peel user. 
Enzymes like alpha hydroxy acids help the skin exfoliated.  
AHA’s loosen the top layer of dead cells a primarily composed of keratin, while on the other hand enzymes dissolve the keratinized layer. 
Papaya and pineapple are great sources of proteolytic (protein dissolving) plant enzymes. This extract is formulated to enhance the enzyme properties of the separate extracts to create the perfect exfoliating and renewing blend.
The protein-dissolving enzyme papain can only be found in papayas. Papain is at its highest level just before the papaya ripens, while it is still green. 
The powerful papain enzyme dissolves dead and damaged skin cells. Papaya is great for blemishes, mature skin, dandruff, large pores, and sun spots. 
Some research shows that the enzyme papain is useful as an exfoliant where excess keloids have formed during wound healing. 
Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain and alpha hydroxy acids (malic acid & citric acid & tartaric acid & glycolic acid).
Ingredients: Water with Magnesium, Potassium, and Silica, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Colloidal Silver, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender Distillate), Pelargonium Gravolens (Geranium Essential Oil), Caprylyl Capryl Glucoside, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum,  R Lipoic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Seed), Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Seed Extract), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Glycolic Acid, 19+ Enzymatic Concentrate (all from plant sources), Camu Camu Berry, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Oil of Tamanu), Morinda Citrifolia (Noni), Citrus Limon (Lemon Essential Oil), Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Chamaemelum Nobile (Chamomile Essential Oil), Lactic Acid, Wildcrafted Arnica Montana (Arnica), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Essential Oil), Wildcrafted Resina Propoli (Propolis), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot Oil), Plant Stem Cells, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Plant Stem Cell, Lactic acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. 
How to use:
Safe for all skin type. No downtime!
1- Clean your face very well and remove all makeup
2- Shake the bottle really well before use
3- Using a makeup remover cotton pad, apply the Bio Gorgeous Peel all over your face for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse well with soap and water. 
Avoid contact with eyes and eyelids. Slight stinging may occur. This is normal. If redness, dryness, or irritation occurs, reduce frequency of application or discontinue use. After a few applications if you skin become use to the peel then you can leave it over night.
If you have acne prone skin we recommend our Bio-Identical Protein serum or our Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
Use sunscreen afterward or foundation with Spf 30 or higher in it.
Sun Alert: Because this product may make your skin more sensitive to the sun, be certain you have adequate sunscreen protection while using this product and for a week after you discontinue use.
Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider.
2 oz / 60 ml glass bottle 

Thursday, February 2, 2017




I'm Fabulous Cosmetics Bio Mineral Foundation is 100% natural and super beneficial to the skin!
Free of Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Talc, Mica Frosts and Bismuth Oxychloride. Those ‘fillers’ tend to really dry out and irritate skin. They fill and permanently stretch the walls of pores, and slowly suffocate the skin. 

  • SACRED CLAY or Pyrophyllite. Sacred clay is an incredible detoxifying agent and, due to its small particle size and expansive mineral content, it is said to be the strongest detoxifying agent of all the clays. Containing silica and nearly 10% electrolyte content, Sacred Clay is packed with free ions. These ions function as antioxidants that scavenge and absorb harmful free radicals. They also help to detoxify the mouth and gum tissues while delivering nutrients where they’re most needed. Sacred Clay can be taken both internally and externally to draw impurities from the body and blood. This special pyrophyllite clay is 100% naturally occurring from a single deposit near the region of Crater Lake Oregon.

  • CANADIAN GLACIAL CLAY is superior to other clays, it is also the only kind of clay desirable and recommended for ingestion. It feels great going on, improving the circulation, detoxifying, exfoliating away dead skin cells while it tightens up wrinkles, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth and super alive. 
  • CHAGA contains MELANIN which gives us healthy skin, absorbs UV rays, and convert UV into Vitamin D in our bodies. BETULINIC ACID is being studied for use as a chemotherapy agent to reduce tumors without any side effects or causing damage to healthy cells.
  • PURPLE CARROT ROOT has the vitamin A and beta-carotene of ordinary carrots—evident in its orange center—it’s also rich in anthocyanins.
  • PURSLANE FLOWER is known as the edible plant that heals a wide variety of external and internal ailments. It contains two times higher levels of antioxidants than cranberries and grape seed extract.
  • SEA BUCKTHORN FRUIT helps reverse negative effects of sun radiation, reduce skin irritation and inflammation, combat skin aging effects, prevents development of sun burn
  • WHOLE COFFEE FRUIT delivers superb anti-aging benefits including a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a dramatic reduction and evening of irregular skin tones.
  • TITANIUM DIOXIDE FREE so that the color is true, not pastel, and in photography there is no ‘white face’ effect.
  • MICA FREE to avoid any irritation from micro cuts in the skin, so that fine lines are not illuminated by the mica frost, and to avoid the shiny look.
Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Arrowroot, Pyrophyllite Clay, Canadian Glacial Clay, Aquiterra Clay, Kaolinite, Bentonite Clay, Rhassoul Clay, Yellow Clay, Siberian Chaga*, Iron Oxides + I'm Fbaulous Cosmetics Signature Fermented Blend: Purple Carrot Root*, Purslane Flower*, Sea Buckthorn Fruit*, Whole Coffee Fruit*, Alaskan Blueberry*, Cocoa Seed*, Amla Fruit*, Marigold Flower*, Arnica*.
*Certified Organic
45 ml. will last 4-6 months. Clear jar with white lid and double shifters
No shelf life – anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial
You can order it directly from this website. They ship the same day with free skin care samples includes and free shipping to the USA.