At Flawless Advanced Laser & Skin Care Clinic, your skin is our business. If you are suffering from any of the conditions below,  please call our office for a FREE consultation.  We will  evaluate your skin and will make necessary recommendations for a  proper treatment and protocol.  We partnered with PCA Skin and Rodan + Fields skin care to make sure that we have all the necessary skin care treatments available for you. NOW, you are on your way to achieving that beautiful, silky, smooth & soft skin that you deserve!

SKIN CONDITIONS:

Hyper-pigmentation
Acne
Visible Aging
Sensitive Skin
Rosacea

 

hyper-pigmentation

Hyper-pigmentation is described as areas of abnormal darkening of the skin. This darkening can either be one spot or large patchy areas, depending on the cause. This condition is a result of inflammation and can be triggered by sun exposure, hormone fluctuations or skin injuries (acne lesions, a cut or a burn). Some skin types are more susceptible to hyper-pigmentation than others. It is important to consult with a licensed skin health professional prior to using products to even skin discoloration, as high percentages of strong ingredients can cause further irritation and a worsening of the condition instead of improvement.

  1. Inflammation (caused by sun exposure, acne, hormonal shifts, or a cut or burn)
  2. Melanocytes produce pigment
  3. Packets of pigment travel from the melanocyte to the skin cells
  4. The pigment is distributed like an umbrella to protect the skin cells’ DNA from damage
  5. On the surface, the skin may have one small dark spot or be uniformly darker (as with a suntan)

acne

Affecting nearly 45 million Americans each year, acne is the most prevalent skin condition in humans. Typically, acne develops where there is an abundance of oil glands, like the face, scalp, chest, back and neck. While acne is common, it also varies and can be made up of a complex combination of needs to treat. Seeing a professional is the best way to ensure that this condition is treated appropriately and specific to each person’s unique needs.

  1. Clogging of the pore
  2. Increased oil production
  3. Bacteria
  4. Inflammation

visible aging

Aging of the skin can be put into two categories: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging happens naturally over time and is determined by a person’s genetics. Mild facial wrinkling, expression lines, and dry, sensitive skin are likely a result of intrinsic aging. Extrinsic aging is a result of external factors like unprotected sun exposure, smoking, alcohol use, pollution and other lifestyle choices. Extrinsic factors are thought to be responsible for 85% of visible aging and are highly avoidable. Sun exposure is the leading cause of extrinsic aging; the suns damaging rays breakdown the skins support structure, leading to discoloration of the skin, wrinkles, sagging and, in some cases even cancer. When treating visible facial aging, it is important to use products that not only treat existing conditions, but also protect the skin from future damage.

  1. Collagen and elastin break down and their production decreases
  2. Fine lines and wrinkles appear due to a lack of collagen and elastin support
  3. Cell turnover rates and hydrating components decrease, leading to dry, flaky skin
  4. Sun-induced skin discolorations often occur

sensitive skin

Sensitive skin can present itself in a variety of ways. Patients typically experience a combination of irritation, discomfort, bumps, redness and inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis (commonly referred to as eczema), rosacea and psoriasis are classified as sensitive skin conditions. While it is unclear what specific factors lead to a person having truly sensitive skin, it is possible for skin to become sensitized from over-exposure to harsh topical ingredients or climate. Fragrances, lanolin, formaldehyde, latex and menthol are common irritants that contribute to sensitization of the skin and can lead to contact dermatitis. The use of aggressive chemical and mechanical exfoliants can also increase skin irritation. Always consult a licensed professional for a treatment plan tailored to address the underlying causes and symptoms of your unique sensitive skin.

  1. An impaired barrier leads to constant moisture loss
  2. Dry, flaky skin is common
  3. Visible redness is a sign of underlying and superficial inflammation
  4. Blood vessels are larger and, therefore, more visible

rosacea

Generally, rosacea is characterized by persistent redness and breakouts on the central areas of the face, typically affecting the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin. Though there is not a known cure for rosacea, many have seen positive results from medical therapies coupled with cosmeceutical products and professional treatments. For best results, consult a licensed professional for a diagnosis and customized treatment plan to control rosacea symptoms.

  1. An impaired barrier leads to constant moisture loss
  2. Dry, flaky skin is common
  3. Visible redness is a sign of underlying and superficial inflammation
  4. Blood vessels are larger and, therefore, more visible

TREATMENTS AVAILABLE

Professional Peels

Professionally applied peel solutions exfoliate dead skin cells and help healthy skin cells rise to the surface. These treatments allow deeper layers of fresh and untouched skin to be revealed. The result of monthly treatments can even skin tone, clear acne, improve the appearance of aging skin and make dull complexions glow.

Peels are safe for all skin types, and PCA Certified Professionals are trained to identify what treatment combination is safe for each person’s skin in order for patients to reap the greatest benefits. Professional peels are increasingly effective with pre- and post-treatment care, balancing your skin before the peel and nurturing it after the treatment.

Pre- and Post-treatment

Using PCA SKIN’s daily care products in the weeks before your professional treatment is an important step in preparing your skin and ensuring excellent results. Skin that is balanced and healthy will help reduce the risk of complications and typically lead to better treatment results.

Equally as important, post-treatment products are designed to be used after a chemical peel or other minimally invasive professional treatments to minimize the potential for uncommon side effects. In preparation for your treatment, your clinician will evaluate your skin to determine the most effective combination of daily care products for you.

Daily Care

Along with receiving regular treatments from a clinician, a daily care regimen is critical to achieving and maintaining optimal skin health. Consider the 60:1 analogy: you manage your own skin at least twice a day at home; that’s 60 times in any given month versus a single monthly treatment from a clinician.

The basics for a PCA SKIN® daily care regimen include: cleanse, correct, hydrate and protect. While professional treatments are just as important for the health of your skin, doing your part on a daily basis to improve and maintain the results of those treatments is key.

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