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Prevent and Repair Sun Damage

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WOW this has been an extremely warm summer.  The sun is getting hotter also, according to scientists, and that means our skin is being damaged and aging faster.  The best way to repair and prevent that is using Pevonia’s Vitamin C Complex.  I have been using this product for years, especially on the golf course and my grandchildren’s baseball games, and it’s really protected my skin.  Sunscreen does not agree with my skin, so have never used it.  My routine before going out into the sun is:  Vitamin C serum, cream over it, and an antioxidant internally.  Using C during the day, prevents sun damage and using it at night repairs sun damage.  Night time is the time for repair of the whole body, skin included.  You need to know that vitamin c is not a stable ingredient unless it is manufactured properly.  Not all C serums are effective for that reason.

Pevonia’s Vitamin C Complex is effective and safe for your skin. I have been using it for years. with great results.
With my wellness facial treatments using vitamin C, your summer sun damage can be reduced so you have younger, healthier looking skin.
Call or text now for an appointment for a treatment at my Boutique Spa or to order the Vitamin C Complex to be shipped, if you need.          630-655-3345
Check out special on Vitamin C Complex under special offers.

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Want To Know More About Me

Meet Joan Kesman of Skin Care Plus

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joan Kesman.

Joan, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
In looking back on my life, I realize that I love helping people look good and feel good and I really enjoyed learning new things. So I went to cosmetology school to study hairstyling. After getting my license, a relative was leaving the business and asked if I wanted to take it over. What a great opportunity!

Of course, I said yes and most of the clients she had did stay with me. To further my skills, I took as many classes as I could. I made a friend at one of the classes and she asked if I wanted to take an anesthetic course. Well, she dropped out, and I liked it so much that I continued.

Now with an esthetic license, I started doing facials at a makeup salon but continued with hairstyling for awhile along with the facials. Then when I worked in a spa, I quit the hair business and just did facials. After a few years, I met up with an old friend and together we opened our own skin care salon.

She had to leave after a few years because of illness. I continued with the business, hiring estheticians and massage therapists. That was like babysitting and did not like that. So I decided to rent my other rooms. Esthetics led me to take many different courses throughout the years in other alternative modalities.

I wanted to incorporate more treatments into my business. Massage therapy, aromatherapy, reflexology, energy healing modalities (Silva Method, Pranic Healing, Quantum Touch, Reiki, E.F.T., Psych-K, Sound Energy Therapy with Tuning Forks) are the ones I worked with for some time.

Today I do sound energy therapy with tuning forks and facials but the facial treatments are different today. I not only follow the scientific rule, “The more you irritate the skin, the more it becomes inflamed, the faster you age, and the more you are prone to skin cancer” but I’ve incorporated the energy healing techniques into my facial treatments.

This helps people to relax even more so they can not only look good but also feel great! And you could have a tuning forks treatment too, and float out of here. Before you leave I will recommend Pevonia products for you to take home to help keep your skin healthier and happier.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Having your own business brings on challenges but having a partner brings on more challenges. Communication was the biggest part of the challenge. We both were used to doing things on our own and in our own way without consulting anyone.

Because of past experiences in our lives, we knew how to handle the situations with talking thus working things out. Our friendship became stronger and we are still friends today. The partnership did end after only about 5 years because she became quite ill and needed to leave the business.

It was a scary time. Would she be okay and would I be okay without her helping me in the business? Well, she was slowly getting better and is doing well today. I decided to hire other people to work for me since I had space to pay for. That was not working out as I had hoped. My next plan was to have independent contractors rent the spaces.

That worked out much better. They all were responsible and easy to work with and really nice people, but nothing lasts forever. Everybody seemed to leave about the time the economy bottomed out, 2008 and I was left with all the bills for space. Hard times for me too. Business was just not the same anymore. I looked for a year for independent contractors to rent the space from me and finally, I had two women who did.

Again I was lucky with two great women. In 2011, I decided it was time to move on. My daughters and grandchildren had moved from out of state to the St. Charles area and I wanted to be closer. So I moved myself and my business out to Geneva. It’s been difficult building the business back up out here.

Marketing is a lot different the past few years doing it with social media. I had built up the business in Westmont with 99% referrals. I said I love learning and I have learned so much through my life and am still learning. All this has made me a stronger, empathetic, and a calm and peaceful woman.

We’d love to hear more about your business.

Skin Care Plus is located in Geneva, Il. The setting is quiet and peaceful with scents from a diffusor when you walk in. First-time clients are given a form to fill out. From there and the consultation that follows, the client and I can figure out what their skin needs at this time.

At the end of the facial, I recommend Pevonia products to further help their skin which they can purchase from me. After many years of doing many different services, I now specialize in facial treatments, mainly for calming and antiaging, product consultations (recommending products for their face), and sound energy therapy using tuning forks.

The tuning forks treatment is the one energy healing treatment that relaxed me so much that I dozed off. First time ever with any treatment, so I was sold on that one to do for clients. Even clients who talk a lot, stop talking when I do the tuning forks on them. The facial treatments that I do are not aggressive treatments in that I do not tear down the skin with peels and such.

Been there, done that. I believe in helping to repair and build up the skin to make it look better and stay healthier. Peels and such make the skin thinner and more sensitive and in the long run, you will age faster. I always tell clients that before doing a facial for the first time. I do use glycolic or an alternative to a peel that is a more natural product for clients that need more.

The scientific rule that I follow is “The more you irritate the skin, the more you become inflamed, the faster you age, and the more you are prone to skin cancer”. Different modalities are used during a facial, such as LED light therapy (anti-aging, healing, calming, helps acne, and more), Ultra High Frequency (helps acne, healing, helps scar, antiaging, and more), High Frequency (kills acne bacteria).

Ultrasonic (helps product penetration). To help the skin repair even better and faster, healing energy modalities are used during the facial. A mini sound therapy treatment can be added to the facial for added relaxation. The Pevonia product I use and sell is safe, effective, and results oriented with the latest ingredients for all the skin’s needs. The ingredients are natural and organic.

What were you like growing up?
Being the oldest child, I was responsible, quiet, conscientious, curious, neat, serious. My Mom and Dad worked so I had to take care of my youngest sister. I cooked and cleaned. I was a serious person who had to do everything well. I couldn’t call my childhood as carefree. I was able to play baseball and ride my bike.

In high school, I had a nice group of friends that I biked with and played tennis. I liked school and was an honor roll student. I obeyed the rules most of the time and if I didn’t, nobody knew it. My mom and dad were strict so you didn’t argue with them at all.

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Are You Using Diverted Products

Beware Of Counterfeit Skin Care Products


The other day a client called to ask why the product she just purchased from me was much cheaper online.  I explained to her about diverted product sold in “unauthorized places” and she did not know about this at all. Since it is a big problem for people like me and big companies, let me explain.  When products are much lower in cost than at reputable places, they are known as diverted products.
Buyer Beware. These products can be counterfeit, diluted and /or altered formulas, old or expired products that may not be safe to use.  There could be completely different ingredients in the product than on the label.  In fact there was an expose on a TV news program about Mac products that were sold in a shop in New York City.  They had the products tested and found that they were not Mac’s ingredients and had aluminum and barium and other toxic ingredients in them.  The packaging was Mac’s packaging.  No difference at all.  So people thought they were getting a Mac product at a great cheap price.  That’s your red flag right there.

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You could be harming your body by using these products, as they can not only be ineffective but dangerous too, resulting in irritation, infection, rashes, blisters, swelling, or even worse.
Diverted products may have been gathered from multiple places (a company’s dumpster for example) or stolen before being sold. They then put them on Amazon or Ebay for sale. The warehouses where they store them can be hot and humid or extremely cold, helping the product to lose its effectiveness and be a breeding ground for bacteria. Companies like Target, Walmart and drugstores have been known to sell diverted products also. Pevonia products are exclusively available through licensed and authorized industry professionals and Not available through mass market retailers.

Diverted product hurts me, an independent business, the professional manufacturer and you, too, the consumer who trusts a professional brand to deliver the highest quality ingredients and results.  When purchasing a diverted product , you are contributing to a major problem that affects you, the consumer, and the entire skincare industry.  If you decide to still buy from an unauthorized seller, think of your health and safety.  Would you purchase a medication online that is discounted to save a few dollars?  Your skin is the largest organ of your body and protects you and your insides.  Do you want to endanger its health with diverted products?  Buy safe from an authorized seller.

I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about this. This is not only a problem for the skin care industry but many others also.
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To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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Massage Your Face

 

Massage Improves Skin Health

To get the results that you want from the products you are using, I have always advised clients to massage them into their skin. Massaging increases the effectiveness of the products, giving you better results than just applying them.  By doing this, you help to detox the skin by moving the blood and lymphatic fluids, giving your skin that glow. Other advantages of this treatment is helping to increase firmness, decrease wrinkles, hydrate, ease muscle tension, and relax the  nerves.
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Facial massage needs to be performed correctly so as not to overstretch the skin or damage it somehow.  The first thing is to always keep the skin moist with your product so you do not pull on it or drag it.  You need to be gliding over the skin.  As you can tell by the face above, the direction of the strokes are up and out. I always start at the neck, using both hands, doing a slapping stroke up to chin hand over hand.  Next, if you want, under jaw with a pinching motion.  Then the rest of the face is small circles gliding over skin in up and out movement.  Pressure is medium.  You can press a little and glide as long as your face is still wet with product. Do Not Pull Skin.

I recommend using your serum first and do a massage with that. When it starts drying, use toner to dampen. Then apply your cream and do the same massage. Spend about 2 to 5 minutes doing this treatment.

I do it at night which is best, because you repair at night and this helps even more.
Now a little trick that really works, any lines you have that you want softened, can be greatly improved.  Again make sure that the area you are working on is moist with product and toner if needed.  Put your finger on the start of the wrinkle and do small circles going up the line.  Pressure again is medium.
That trick I have told clients about and when they come in for their next facial, there is a difference.  It has to be done every day though.  Always remember when doing massage on the face, to always have it moist through the whole massage, never drag the skin, use a little more than light pressure, and always up and out with your strokes.
If you need any help with this, please call or text me and I will be happy to guide you.
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  • Over the counter products are not made for an individual’s skin concerns.  They are made to feel good, be easy to spread, and to smell good.  Professional products — Pevonia — use active ingredients coupled with a specialized delivery system that helps the skin regenerate and be healthy.
  • Skin irritation caused by dry air, temperature extremes (as we have now), sun, emotional stress, harsh ingredients in products, and strong exfoliants and peels when left untreated becomes inflammation that contributes to visible skin aging and skin diseases such as cancer.
  • Adding a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to a pot of water or in a diffuser is great for loosening mucous.  It’s a strong antibacterial and also antiviral.

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To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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Happiest Time of Year??

Merry Christmas
Well this is suppose to be the happiest time of year, but with all the upheaval in our lives and the world today, we are all more stressed out than ever.  According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, “Today, stress is responsible for up to 90% of doctor visits. Chemistry released into the blood by a brain experiencing stress shuts down the body’s maintenance-growth mechanisms, inhibits the immune system and produces emotional distress that adversely affects our behavior and consciousness. Fear, anxiety, sleeplessness, digestive, skin and nervous system disorders are currently responsible for manifesting a massive crisis in healthcare.”
My prescription for stress relief is an energy healing facial treatment and/or a sound energy healing  treatment. You can do both treatments at one time if you wish for a stronger relaxing effect.  Each treatment on its own will help you to look and feel healthier and younger. This will make for a merrier Christmas for all.
A gift certificate for family or friends will show them that you care enough about them and their well being.
Gift cards are available.  Just call or text, or email me.
  630-655-3345      or    Send me an email

 

I have My Skin Buddy in stock for that special christmas present for someone.  This is a hand held tool that has a cleansing mode, ultrasonic mode (helps with product penetration), and LED light for wrinkles, acne, and redness.  Great for home use.
Here’s their website for more info.
If interested, call for your price.

Call or text or email me if you have any questions or concerns.
Have a joyful holiday!!
Love and joy  Joan Kesman
                                                                    Specials
Receive a facial treatment before Dec. 30th, 2017and receive a Free mini Sound Energy
Therapy Treatment with my 4 new tuning forks.  15 minutes added to facial.  $25 gift to you.
Call for price on My Skin Buddy
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Transform Your Face

Transform Your Face With LED


How we look to the world is essentially defined by the beauty of our skin. Is your skin lucid, glowing, and younger looking? The answer to helping your skin to be younger looking and healthy is LED light therapy.  This is skin rejuvenation from within, working from the inside out.

Light therapy is not invasive and no pain involved.  So the treatment follows the scientific inflammation cascade, “The more you irritate the skin, the more it becomes inflamed, the faster you age, and the more you are prone to skin cancer”. No Inflammation with LED, only helping with repair and building of the skin.

Here’s what it does help: softens lines and folds, increases firmness and moisture, collagen production, better blood circulation,minimize pores, promote faster healing,  reduce broken capillaries,  reduce pigmentation, skin to look radiant, reduce redness, acne, and more.  It’s great for anti-aging and acne both.  At the same time, the Light helps to relax you, so it is stress relieving along with all the healing properties.

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The Greeks back in 1500 BC first recorded the healing properties of light to restore health.  Of course the technology wasn’t there yet until 1903 AD.  Dr. Niels Finsen, Danish physician, demonstrated the beneficial effects of various wavelengths of light to treat TB. Now it is used in dermatology, neurology, physiotherapy and more. Years of research have shown that light therapy has a powerful therapeutic benefit to living tissue.

Again in the 1960’s more was found and NASA began using it, then units were made for the facial room.  NASA’s research found that LED’s that produced near-infrared light were shown to stimulate the basic energy in the cells five times more than normal.

So what is LED light therapy?  It’s pulsed light that stimulates and regenerates skin cells and promotes healing using specific light frequencies.  The spectrum is between infrared and ultraviolet. The light is converted to an electrical energy wave. Because we are electrical energy also, this wave creates more energy for cell division for rebuilding. So you achieve skin rejuvenation from within.

Even after one treatment you can tell a change in your face.  For the best results it is recommended to have at least 1 treatment a week or, even better, 2 treatments a week for 6 to 8 weeks, depending on your skin. I will do a deep cleansing before the light and a mask after at the time of the 1st and 6th treatments.  The treatments in between will be a quick cleanse and just the light after.

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To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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Toxic Skin Care Products

Health, Beauty More Than Skin Deep

Some companies put ingredients in skin care products that can cause cancer or that are associated with developmental problems. Many cosmetics ingredients penetrate the skin. People ingest ingredients used on lips and hands, while we inhale sprays and powders. When risky and unstudied chemicals are used in cosmetics, the stakes are high for you and your family.

When you know what’s in the skin care and beauty products that you use, you can protect yourself, while reforming the marketplace. You’ll find product and ingredient safety ratings, health information about cosmetics ingredients and smart shopping tips that you can trust.

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Protect Your Children From Harmful Skin Care Products

Pound for pound, kids are exposed to more contaminants in air, water, food, and personal care products than adults. Immature organ systems are often less capable of fending off chemical assaults. Subtle damage to developing bodies may lead to disease later in life.

 

Parents can make healthy choices by using fewer personal care products for their children, ignoring ad hype and following these guidelines.

Teens use cosmetics. Sometimes lots of them. From hair gels and straighteners to eye make-up, body wash and lotions. Knowing which ones are healthy and which ones aren’t is very important. Why? EWG found that adolescent girls’ bodies are contaminated with chemicals commonly used in cosmetics and body care products. In fact, we detected 16 potentially toxic chemicals — phthalates, triclosan, parabens, and musks — in blood and urine samples from 20 teen girls. Studies link these chemicals to potential health effects including cancer and hormone disruption.

To make matters worse, teens may be particularly sensitive to exposures to hormone-disrupting chemicals, given the complex role they play during puberty – precisely when girls typically experiment with an increasing number and variety of body care products. When we surveyed them, our teen study participants reported using an average of 17 personal care products each day, 40 percent more than an adult woman.

Teens can easily make safer choices by reducing the number of body care products they use, viewing marketing claims with skepticism, and always checking the ingredients for toxins.

We offer a full line of natural skin care products at Skin Care Plus. We offer a free consultation over the telephone and we can ship your personal order anywhere in the world.

To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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Many Cosmetic Products Contain Gluten

Avoid Allergens In Skin Care Products

If you have celiac disease, your skin and entire body may respond strongly and negatively to gluten. Certain products, including non-food items, can contain hidden gluten. And while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed “gluten-free” labeling standards for food products, these standards do not apply to every item that could contain gluten, including cosmetics.

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Research presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology demonstrated how difficult it is for consumers to find out whether their beauty products contain forms of gluten. Even though you’re not actually eating cosmetics, even a small amount of gluten in a lip balm could cause a problem — think of how often you bite or lick your lip.

Researchers have raised the question of whether gluten-containing lotions and moisturizers might trigger a response in the skin of a person with celiac disease. The investigation was prompted by case studies of two women who had contact irritation on their skin that went away when they stopped eating gluten in their diet and stopped using beauty products containing gluten.

In beauty products, hydrolyzed gluten is used to make both emulsifiers and stabilizers. This is an area of research that requires further exploration, but people with celiac disease who want to live a gluten-free lifestyle should be aware of the ingredients in their cosmetics. The skin absorbs these ingredients quickly, so the risk is very real. When in doubt, contact the maker of your favorite brands and ask about their position on gluten-free products. Many companies have statements listed on their websites because gluten is a growing skin care issue among consumers.

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To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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Skin Care Secrets Of The Celebrities

Top Skin Care Trends In Hollywood

It often seems like celebrities know about the latest skin care products and treatments long before the general public. But mainly that’s because stars have access to the world’s best dermatologists and esthetician. It is these top skin care gurus who are creating breakthrough procedures or testing out newly discovered ingredients. So if you want to be ahead of the skin care game, you’ve got to pick the brains of Sonya Dakar, Dr. David Colbert and Kate Somerville, to name a few. We sat down with the top six celebrity skin care pros and found out what’s trending right now.

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Next Big Ingredient: “Passion fruit oil and Qusome technology,” says Dr. Colbert. “It’s like a Trojan horse. It tricks the skin into delivering active ingredient deeper into the epidermis.”

Top Tip for Spring: Dr. Colbert recommends scoring an facial oil that includes retinol and vitamin C along with argan, borage seed and marula oil, which will leave the skin soft and glowy.

SONYA DAKAR, Celeb Clients Include: Gwyneth Paltrow

Next Big Ingredient: “There are some exciting plant stem cells bring used in beauty products. Some are derived from plants and fruits that can stay fresh for a long time such as Swiss apples, edelweiss, roses, and date palms,” Dakar shares. “Stem cells help with the growth of new cells and the production of collagen, elastin and protein, which prevent and smooth wrinkles.”

Top Tip for Spring: “While I am a fan of skin oils, spring is a good time to transition to a lighter moisturizer. While oil nourishes skin and absorbs into it, you may also want to layer a lighter lotion on top.”

KATE SOMERVILLE, Celeb Clients Include: Kerry Washington

Next Big Ingredient: “Ingredients that are designed to protect telomeres,” Somerville shares. “A telomere is a region of repetitive DNA at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration. When the telomere becomes too short, the chromosome reaches ‘critical length’ and can no longer replicate. This means the cell becomes old and dies. When this happens to skin cells, it causes dryness, wrinkles and sagging—the visible signs of aging.”

Top Tip for Spring: “Exfoliate! Look for formulas with fruit enzymes and smooth microbeads for a dual-action exfoliation.”

OANNA VARGAS, Celeb Clients Include: Naomi Watts

Next Big Ingredient: “Phyto stem edelweiss. Plant stem cells are going to really blow up in beauty,” Vargas says. “This one is one of the best because it will stimulate collagen and elastin productionand it’s natural.

Top Tip for Spring: “For spring I always say to focus on detoxing, both inside and out.” She recommends a facial that uses grapefruit, honey and oxygen to detox the skin. And for internal cleansing, she suggests trying “Dr. Frank Lipman’s cleanse. It helps the skin so much to clean out your digestive system—you’ll have fewer breakouts.”

RENÉE ROULEAU, Celeb Clients Include: Demi Lovato

Next Big Ingredient: “Peptide Haloxyl, which contains a combination of amino acids that are stimulating your own detox enzymes to work more efficiently in eliminating accumulation of dark pigment released from the red blood cells, strengthens eye tissue to prevent further leakage,” Rouleau says. “Simply put: it activates the elimination of blood originated pigments responsible for dark circle color and local inflammation.”

Top Tip for Spring: “The change of season from winter to spring can bring on increased breakouts since winter’s dry air can leave the skin with some residual dead skin cell buildup. Then when the temperatures start to warm up, it can bring increased oil flow, which can get trapped underneath cellular layers.

DR. FREDRIC BRANDT, Celeb Clients Include: Kelly Ripa

Next Big Ingredient: Biomimetic Tri-Amino Acids Peptide,” says Dr. Brandt. “This peptide inhibits the production of progerins—which are cell aging markers/mutated proteins that accelerate entry in senescence of the cells—and reinforces skin architecture.”

Top Tip for Spring: “Sunscreen!”

Source: http://www.eonline.com/news/529776/spring-skin-care-trends-six-celeb-esthetician-share-their-top-tips-must-have-ingredients

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To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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SkinPen Raising Eyebrows In Skin Care Industry

Editor’s Note: We’re reserving judgement on the SkinPen until we can conduct some research on our own. However, you can’t deny that the technology is making waves in the media world at the moment. Like most skin care treatments, time will see if the rewards are lasting and if they outweigh any risks (I’m concerned about the inability to sterilize the needles from some human pathogens).

Healthier Skin Through Technology?

Step aside pricey wrinkle creams, and make room for the latest anti-aging product: the SkinPen. That’s right. One pen, and one hour. That’s all it takes to get new, rejuvenated skin, according to Texas-based Bellus Medical. It’s called the SkinPen, by Bellus Medical, which bills itself as a “dynamic medical aesthetics company.”

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Here’s how it works. First the skin is numbed. When the pen is placed on the face, 12 stainless steel needles create thousands of microscopic incisions. This allows for contraction and tightening, and helps products penetrate the skin.

“You are creating new, healthy collagen from that dermal layer,” clinical aesthetician Marilee St. Louis told ABC News affiliate WFFA-TV in Dallas. “This is so microscopic that you get this huge boost of collagen to heal the wound and thicken up the skin.”

St. Louis says the skin will initially be a little red and puffy, similar to a sunburn.

After three days, however, the skin is better than normal, she said.

“I did it on a Friday, and on Saturday I was back to charity work,” customer Julia Stocker told WFAA. “This has true results, and they are immediate”.

But it’s not just for wrinkles. The SkinPen can treat acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun damage and stretch marks, according to Bellus. And it can be used on more than just the face. Patients have received treatments on the neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

As for other treatments, microdermabrasion scrapes off the top level of skin, allowing for greater cellular turnover, and a slower aging process. It costs about $150 with a recovery time of three to five days.

Peels entail a chemical solution applied to skin. Over time, top layers of skin peel off, allowing for new skin to grow in. It costs $200 to $300 with a recovery time of three to 14 days.

SkinPen needles create thousands of tiny incisions, creating new collagen. It costs $300 to $400 with a recovery time of one to three days.

“We consider this the next step in micro-therapy,” Bellus Medical CEO and President Joe Proctor told ABC News today. “It’s going to be a little more expensive, but not much.”

Perhaps the biggest difference is the recovery process. “You can get dynamic results with little or no downtime,” Proctor said, adding that SkinPen patients can easily return to work the same day as their treatment.

The number of treatments a patient needs depends on their specific issue. Patients can receive the treatments about a month apart.

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/03/skinpen-hailed-as-newest-breakthrough-in-anti-aging-treatment/

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To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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