We treat all kinds of pigmentation caused from sun damaged skin, age spots, freckles, melasma, cafe-au-lait and seborrheic kereatoses with our cynosure laser device, from 1-3 sessions every 3 weeks. For better results we include skin care treatments.
Skin Care And Skin Concerns – Oily Skin, Congested And Enlarged Pores
Oily and congested skin is commonly associated with enlarged pores because of the over production of sebum that increase the pore size. Oily skin types are more prone to develop acne because of the over production of sebum but that is not the case for all skins. It is possible to have oily skin and not develop acne. Oily skin is a challenge, there is a fine balance between removing enough sebum to get rid of facial shine while not inducing skin dehydration. Many clients with oily skin are tempted to use strong detergent cleansers to remove sebum, however the intercellular lipids are also damaged yielding the appearance of dry skin. It is not possible for a cleanser to separate between sebum and intercellular lipids, thus a cleanser should be selected that minimizes barrier damage. Barrier damage is a problem created by many acne medications that contain skin irritants such as benzoyl peroxide or retinoids.
Using the right homecare products and suitable treatments help maintain a healthy skin and lessen the open pores. It is important to stress that this are solutions that help manage the appearance of a healthy skin, free of excess oil and enlarged pores but a balanced diet, exercise and drinking plenty of water will help the body from within.
At Laze away we have a great variety of treatments for oily skin types depending on severity and skin type. The therapist will be able to set a program and achieve the best possible outcome.
Detoxifying Medi-facial- a facial that delivers a very light concentration of Salicylic acid, Glycolic Acid and Vitamin A. Clients with a widespread open and closed comedones respond quickly to the kerolytic effect of very light peels or medi- facials.
Microdermabrasion- light cosmetic procedure that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis. Clears the skin from excessive oiliness and maintains a youthful clear skin. It also improves the appearance of light scarring and light pigmentation caused by acne. Ideal after the course of laser treatments.
Clarifying Medi Facial- A very mild skin peel with salicylic acid. Great to mildly resurface the skin and control oiliness without being too aggressive. Ideal for maintenance before or after the laser course of treatments. Suitable for all skin types.
Salycilic acid Peel- is the ideal option of acne treatments and oily skin types. SA it is an oil soluble active able to penetrate into the sebum of the pore and loosen the comedonal plug and may exert some low level anti-inflammatory effects. Different percentages of the acid allow different depths of resurfacing, depending on type of acne, pigmentation and scarring. Ideal to control the overproduction of oil and it is suitable for all skin types. A course of 4 treatments is recommended for long term results, every two weeks.
Glycolic Acid Peel- an alpha hydroxy is used similarly to salycilic acid peels, however it is a water soluble that is not quite as potent comedolytic but ideal for sensitive skins and can function as a humectant preventing barrier damage from acne medications. Suitable for all skin types. A course of 4 treatments is recommended for long term results, every two weeks.
Avoid over cleansing, treating or excessively exfoliating the skin. This can cause irritation and stripping of the skins natural oils, it can increase oil production as a response and increase break out. Avoid over the counter products that claim control acne that in fact but in fact cause dehydration and poor healing.
Always use SPF30, protect compromised skin from UV rays especially between eleven and four in the afternoon the UVA incidence is at its highest, this can aggravate the condition and cause hyperpigmentation. Reapply every 30 min,avoid tanning beds.
Avoid using make up, and if so always use Mineral Make-up, it is skin friendly and less clogging to the pores. Always remove make and cleanse in the evenings with an antibacterial cleanser. Skin should be free of dirt and pollution from the environment. Wipe your skin with a disposable paper towel and change your pillow cases regularly.
Have a balanced diet rich in white meats, leafy green vegetables, fruits, drink plenty of water. A good diet is important to reduce inflammation internally, to help the ability to heal, detoxify, and maintain skins barrier. Avoid smoking, it decreases the healing processes and increases the body’s toxicity. Avoid eating oily and processed foods, caffeine. Exercise to increase circulation, skins oxygenation and reduce free radicals and toxic products of chronic inflammation.
Always cleanse your skin with an antibacterial cleanser, followed by a moisturizes that reduces break outs, control oiliness and enlarged pores. Day time always use a ZINCSPF30, protects vulnerable acne skin from hyperpigmentation.
- Dermaclear Cleanser
- Dermaclear Mask
- Youth Protector SPF30