Pigmentation Prevention & Treatment

As recent studies suggest, the second most occurring skin condition of the decade, next to acne, is pigmentation (discoloration of skin). Pigmentation can occur anywhere on your body- you may have been unaware and called it a “birth mark” or a “beauty mark” as some say! To understand the cause of this discolouration of skin, it is essential to first know the constituents of your skin.

The colour of our skin is made of three components – melanin, collagen, and vasculature (blood vessels). The yellow in your skin tone is imparted by collagen and the pink shades by the vasculature.

Most pigmentary disorders are associated with excess melanin- melanin is a brown pigment malasmaproduced by special cells called melanocytes, in your skin. Under the influence of UV radiation (sunlight) and hormonal factors, melanin levels can become uneven. This results in blotchiness, brown spots, freckles, and more seriously, cancer.

Cosmetically, the most common pigmentary presentations are of melisma and Diffuse Sun-related Hyperpigmentation (DSH). Melisma is more frequently detected in women under 30, and DSH is seen in women over the age of 30. Both of these conditions are greatly influenced by both solar radiation and hormonal levels; they can appear as ash-brown blotches of any size (largely visible in strong light) and give the affected area a dull, lifeless appearance. Their main cause is the over production of pigment (melanin) by the skin pigment cells (melanocytes).

So, what can you do prevent pigmentation?

  • Protection from UV radiation
    • Wear sunblock to prevent pigmentation all together or to keep it from getting worse.
    • Avoid the sun when the UV radiation is at its strongest, i.e. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Choosing your sunscreen carefully
    • It must have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30.
    • Re-application of sunscreen after 60-70 min is crucial if you will be outdoors all day.
    • The most effective sunscreens for preventing pigmentation contain Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide.
    • Layering different kinds of sunscreens provides maximum protection from UV light.
  • Sunscreen application for indoors
    • Your skin needs a protective barrier from not only sunlight, but from any sort of flocculent light- which also has a component of UV radiation.
    • Re-application of sunscreen after every 90 min is important if you will be working under flocculent light.
  • Precautions for your young
    • 80% of skin damage occurs before the subject has reached 18 years of age.
    • Avoid direct sun exposure of children. Teach them to protect themselves with clothing.
    • Use special sun creams that are meant for sensitive skin.

How is Pigmentation treated?

Generally, melanin inhibitors (compounds that prevent the melanocytes producing melanin) are used as a part of the treatment. Topical niacinamide has been shown to reduce the distribution of pigment in regular skin cells. Niacinamide is an extremely effective and gentle long-term maintenance therapy for pigmentation and can also be used in conjunction with hydroquinone to enhance the initial treatment process. It should be used daily under sunscreen.

Regular use of a Vitamin A compound called retinaldehyde, before bed, also helps to inhibit pigmentation, by blocking pigment and stimulating enzymes.

Other intensive short-term therapy courses can also help fast-track the reduction of your pigmentation. Options include Vitamin A peels, prescription-only retinoic acid/hydroquinone creams, chemical peels, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), and other laser modalities.

To get a proper analysis of your skin, you must consult a professional who will identify your specific skin type, diagnose your skin condition, and provide the correct treatment.

To maintain youthful, beautiful skin:

  • Keep yourself hydrated: 1.5 liters of water per day.
  • Always apply a moisturizer to areas that are regularly exposed to sunlight
  • Exfoliate on a regular basis- using appropriate exfoliates that are suited for your skin type.
  • Choose mineral based and high quality cosmetic products- which suit your skin
  • Use active and lightening skin-care products.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.
  • Preserve your biological rhythm (sleeping, eating. exercise etc. …)
for information contact:—
aura skin care & laser
#102-7738 Edmond’s Street Burnaby
604-553-2872 / 604-616-9477
www.auraskincarelaser.ca
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Aura’s Mission, Vision & Purpose

For Hygienic &  Clinical Aesthetic Skin Care ,aura skin care and laser is the best option, where your skin health is completely focused and our passionate staff will offer a variety of skin treatments for the face and body.aura skin care and laser  strives to rise above your expectations. We are offering  the best to our clients with our  unique and tremendous  treatments with high end products, excellent care and costumer service. .  You can Choose any one of our phenomenal treatments or let us  help you choose the best treatment according to  your specific needs.

For every individual skin type and skin concern, there is an ideal skincare regimen – one that helps the skin achieves its own ideal balance for a clear, radiant, youthful complexion.

Just answer a few questions about your skin, and we’ll create a skincare program that is just right for you.

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aura’s Mission is – to become a truly significant center for individual and community rejuvenation and health.

aura’s Vision is -to rejuvenate, renew, inspire our clients to achieve their goals, realize their potential, and enjoy a better quality of life.

aura’s Purpose is -to provide excellent service,  resources, and education to assist patients overcome obstacles and achieve optimum skin health so they look, feel, and perform their best.

aura skin care & laser

#102-7738 Edmonds Street Burnaby

604-553-2872 / 604-616-9477

http://www.auraskincarelaser.ca

Bumps free Beautiful Skin (Keratosis pilaris)

A warm hello to all the readers! We can help you achieve that Bumps free Beautiful Skinyou have always wanted.
Keratosis pilaris (ker-uh-TOE-sis pih-LAIR-is) is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don’t hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it’s difficult to treat. However, keratosis pilaris isn’t often serious and usually disappears by age 30. In the meantime  some  topical – care measures can improve the appearance of keratosis pilaris.

The most common treatments are: body-scrub-2
1.  Topical exfoliants. Medicated creams containing alpha-hydroxy acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or urea moisturize and soften dry skin while helping to loosen and remove dead skin cells. The acids in these creams may cause redness, stinging or skin irritation. But the regular manual exfoliation (SCRUB)  by professional helps a lot to get rid of  keratosis pilaris. Twice a month for three month highly recommended After that once in  six week is enough for to maintain  the glow and flow of the skin.
For the best results a professional should recommend and apply the body scrub that is appropriate for you.
Benefit #1 — Skin Glow*****One of the biggest benefits to body scrubs, particularly the salt scrub, is the glow.
Benefit #2 — Exfoliation *****It might seem like an obvious benefit to mention, but body scrubs are a great way to exfoliate dead skin cells.
Benefit #3 — Increasing  Flow (Blood circulation)*****When you get a body scrub you are encouraging the natural flow of blood circulation .
Benefit #4 — Improve Cellulite  deposits and Aging****The regular use of body scrubs can actually improve the look of aging and dimpled skin from cellulite..
Benefit #5 — Relaxation******Treating yourself to a body scrub, especially when combined with a massage, is just plain relaxing. Having a body scrub done by a professional allows you to incur the benefit without the mess or stress.
2.Topical retinoids.Derived from vitamin A, retinoids work by promoting cell turnover and preventing the plugging of the hair follicle. Retinoids may be an effective treatment, but they can cause bothersome skin irritations, such as severe dryness, redness and peeling. This treatment is faster than manual exfoliation but also expensive than body scrub.

3. Laser therapy.Certain types of keratosis pilaris involving severe redness and inflammation have been successfully treated with laser therapy. Laser treatment involves passing intense bursts of light into targeted areas of skin.

This type of treatment may require repeat sessions over the course of a few months, depending on your response.

Using a medication regularly may improve the appearance of your skin. But if you stop, the condition returns. And even with medical treatment, keratosis pilaris tends to persist for years.

for more information  visit http://www.auraskincarelaser.ca OR

contact 604 553 2872/ 604 616 9477
# 102 7738 Edmond st. Barnaby.
A special thank you to all my clients and well-wishers who encouraged me to begin this blog! Stay tuned for lots of skin secrets!

 

 

How to avoid pigmentation problems?

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First and most important is Sun protection

  • Protect yourself against the sun to prevent the appearance of pigmented blotches or to prevent them from getting worse. Avoid the sun when its rays are most harmful, i.e. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Chose your sunscreen carefully: It must have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 20 (or 30 if you have fair skin). And replay after 60-70 min if you’re in sea beach or hiking and reapply after every 90 min if you are under  flocculent light.
  • Use nutritional complements by oral route – capsules, tablets – to prepare your skin better for exposure to the sun
  • Do not expose babies and children to the sun. Protect them by clothing and a special sun cream: 80% of skin damage occurs before the subject has reached 18 years of age.

For youthful  and even skin skin (anti- aging)

  • Hydrate yourself well by drinking water regularly (1.5 liters of water per day).
  • Always apply a moisturizer to the areas regularly exposed to the sun and exfoliate regular basis according to your skin type.

To get proper analysis of  your skin must visit to professional and find out your skin type, condition and requirements as per age and your type of work.( sun exposure and dust level)

Choose high quality and right cosmetic product

  • Use cleansing and skin-care products that are suitable for your skin.
  • To help you reduce these unsightly pigmented blotches and to unify your complexion, apply appropriate pigmentation inhibitors skin-care products suitable for the sensitivity of your skin. Use an active, lightening skin-care product.

Choose healthy lifestyle

  • Choose a balanced diet, varied and without excess.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol. Try not to have  overstressed life.
  • Preserve your biological rhythm (sleeping, eating. exercise etc. …)

 Why at aura skin care

aura skin care laser treating pigmentation with  most advance machines  of this industry , high end products and very high quality of customer service.

  • The best part is the treatment won’t empty your wallet.
  • This treatment is 30-60 min. including cleanse, exfoliation by machine, peel or laser depends on the condition and pigment inhibitor products with sun protective layer.
  • We can work on face, neck, back of neck, hands and feet, knees, ankles etc.
  • And if you want to come by just to receive one treatment we have special in house “Try our services deals.” Aura skin care and laser also provide you option of packages which will be loved by your wallet.
  • To treat this type of skin problems at least 4-6 session 2 weeks apart recommended.

visit http://www.auraskincarelaser.ca

A special thank you to all my clients and well-wishers who encouraged me to begin this blog! Stay tuned for lots of skin secrets!

Contact:  aura skin care and laser,  #102 7738, Edmond st. Burnaby. phone 604 553 2872

 

Benefit of Laser hair removal

 

A warm hello to all the readers! We can help you achieve that Hair free Beautiful Skinyou have always wanted.

  • Fast, Effective, Painless – “Permanent Hair Reduction”
  • Treat you with Extensive Experience In Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Hair Removal Offers A Permanent Alternative To Waxing, Shaving & Electrolysis
  • Most Skin Types Are Treated With Our Laser Procedures
  • Eliminate – Ingrown Hairs & Skin Irritations From Shaving

How laser works

A laser hair removal procedure can be a short as a few minutes or take an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated and density of hair growth. It is entirely safe and generally painless, with the laser selectively targeting the hair follicle without damage to the skin. Because laser treatment destroys only the hair follicle during its growth cycle, having no effect on the follicles that are dormant at the time of treatment, multiple sessions are required to achieve total hair removal in an area. Most require four to eight treatments, six to twelve weeks apart.

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INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL)

Understanding Your Treatment with IPL at aura skin care and laser

In aura skin care, laser hair removal has become a popular cosmetic procedure for removing unwanted hair from areas such as the underarms, bikini line, back, or face. Laser hair removal is effective because it destroys the hair follicle, thereby inhibiting future growth. During treatment, the laser’s light energy is absorbed by pigment in the hair. The Light with long wavelength from the laser damages the hair follicle but leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed. Only follicles in the active growth phase are destroyed

DIODE LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Understanding Your Treatment with Diode at aura skin care and laser

A diode laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted by the diode laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, long enough to heat up the hair and significantly impede the follicle’s ability to re-grow. This process also treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously. Therefore, it is appropriate for treating even the largest areas of the body both quickly and effectively.

Understanding Your Treatment Comfort at aura skin care and laser

At aura skin care  Laser system is designed from the ground up for effective hair removal, providing unsurpassed safety and efficacy, reliability, and ease-of-use. Its advanced high-power diode and IPL  technology delivers high fluence combined with a large spot size, user-selected pulse width, aggressive contact cooling and compression for high-performance, unmatched by other high-tech hair removal systems.

Advantages

  • Contact cooling Handle tip for superior epidermal protection and highest efficacy
  • Suitable for treatment on all body areas
  • very reasonable prices visit http://www.auraskincarelaser.ca
  • for more information contact 604 553 2872
  • aura skin care and laser #102 7738 edmond st. burnaby canada

 

High Frequency Facial Treatment for Youthful skin

A warm hello to all the readers! My name is Mamta and I am a Medical Esthetician. I would like begin my blog post with a topic of most hype– Aging! As we all know, the aging process of our body begins with the second minute of our birth but, visible aging appears after 25 years of age in a healthy person. There is no solid stop to growth, and growth is a “nice” word for aging BUT you can do little things everyday to drastically slow down this process. Many of my clients show great concern in regard of this issue; my concept of treatment is oriented in a way to make aging more energetic and beautiful.

Today we will discuss about very effective High Frequency Facial TreatmentAt Aura Skin Care  for more information pls contact (www.auraskincarelaser.ca) phone 604 585 2872

The safe and gentle oscillating and oxygenating power of high frequency electrical current has been shown to enhance blood circulation, increase collagen and elastin production, eliminate toxins and acne-causing bacteria, encourage lymphatic drainage, exfoliate dead skin cells and improve

high frecuency

How it works :The primary action of high frequency current is thermal (heat producing) and is characterized by a high rate of oscillation. Due to its rapid rate of oscillation, high frequency does not cause muscular contractions – instead, it works on the principle of skin toning.

Science behind the high frequency

High Frequency Electrode Colors: Orange vs. Violet

High frequency electrodes are usually made of tempered glass and filled with either

Violet -argon gas which produces a purple or violet glow. Traditionally, violet (argon gas) electrodes have been used by professionals to treat acne prone skin. Such brief and low level UV light exposure is considered safe and provides excellent anti-bacterial and healing benefits.

Orange- neon gas which produces a red or orange glow electrodes are generally used to treat aging skin because they are said to direct more warmth to the treatment area which promotes blood circulation, encourages cellular turnover and improves product penetration.

Procedure of High Frequency:
When performing a high frequency facial, a moisturizing or massage cream or sefum is applied thickly and evenly all over the face and chin and then a gauze face mask (Optional) is placed smoothly over the face. The electrode is then turned on, and is moved in slow circular motions around your face covering the whole surface of the skin. Treatment time duration depends on the kin type and condition of the individual. Approximately 10-20 min total excluding other facials procedure.

What you expect?
One of the main effects is sparking- getting a slight shock similar to one when you touch a car door or something metal.

My client’s experience:
I am not really fond of facials, nor do I like electricity because it freaks me out. When I first found out we had to do and receive High Frequency facials I was really hesitant as I get really nervous around electricity. It had a weird smell when the ozone was produced, and made my mouth taste like metal although with weird experience, I did like the after effects. The treatment cleared up my little pimples, and made my skin feel smooth and plump. I would recommend this treatment to anyone who is having skin problems such as excessive oiliness or pimples and acne and fine lines it will benefit your skin the most.

Other benefits of High Frequency Facials:

  • Exfoliate dead skin cells for clear and radiant skin without the redness and irritation.
  • Loosen and remove oil, dirt and sebum from the pores and hair follicles, resulting in less blackheads and breakouts.
  • High frequency zaps bacteria and decongests the pores and leave skin with noticeably tighter pores.
  • Gently stimulates skin to encourage collagen and elastic production.
  • Stimulates blood flow and lymphatic drainage result youthful rosy glow.
  • Facilitates hydration and plumps the skin, thereby filling out fine lines and wrinkles and helps skincare products do their job by penetrating deeper into the skin.
  • Safe for most people: The high frequency waves emitted by the machine aren’t harmful to health.

Why at aura skin care

  1. The best part is the treatment won’t empty your wallet.
  2. This treatment is 90 min. including full customised facial.
  3. We include it with in any basic facial of your choice.
  4. And if you want to come by just to receive a high frequency treatment we have the option of booking a  30 min treatment  to get you in and out the door with the results you’re looking for.

A special thank you to all my clients and well-wishers who encouraged me to begin this blog! Stay tuned for lots of skin secrets!image001

aura skin care and laser

7738 edmond st. burnaby canada

604 553 2872     web.wwwauraskincarelaser.ca

HOW TO BE “AGELESS” IN DAILY LIFE

A warm hello to all the readers! My name is Mamta and I am a Medical Esthetician. I would like begin my blog post with a topic of most hype– Aging! As we all know, the aging process of our body begins with the second minute of our birth but, visible aging appears after 25 years of age in a healthy person. There is no solid stop to growth, and growth is a “nice” word for aging BUT you can do little things everyday to drastically slow down this process. Many of my clients show great concern in regard of this issue; my concept of treatment is oriented in a way to make aging more energetic and beautiful.
Today, many Baby Boomers choose to stay in their jobs longer; they want to look younger! The truth is it is just as important to stay up-to-date with your professional appearance as your profession itself! Is there a magic bullet, or a miracle stick, or a secret formula that will allow you to feel youthful, healthy and vibrant? Of course NOT! There is no easy- quick-fix but, there are things you can control. These are the usual “things” that you have definitely heard of before: fitness, sleep, diet. Being youthful and looking younger is not a rocket science course, it is a life style- a vision. The simplest trick is smiling: being happy, and believing that you are young. Once you achieve that glow of your natural beauty, I am here to give you a boost with my services! There are lots of options available that suit your skin, needs, and goals! Let your age be just a number and not the barometer of your overall health. In my next blog, I will further discuss the types of treatments you could incorporate in your daily-life to reduce the signs of aging. Until then, keep smiling!
A special thank you to all my clients and well-wishers who encouraged me to begin this blog! Stay tuned for lots of skin secrets!