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Don’t forget about the neck and chest!

When thinking of skincare products and treatments, we tend to focus our thoughts on our face. Of course, we want to have glowing skin on our face, however we need to make sure that our face matches our neck and chest.

When applying sunscreen, make sure that you apply the product down the neck and also on your chest. The neck and chest are some of the first areas to show visible signs of aging, develop laxity and discoloration, all of which give away our age. Being sure to protect those areas will avoid those pesky spots and wrinkles from popping up.

But what if the damage is already done?

That is where treatments come in to play! The neck and chest are wonderful areas to treat using the latest laser technology. Whether it’s skin tightening for the neck area, skin resurfacing for wrinkles and fine lines, or needing to even out skin tone by removing unsightly brown spots, we have your answer.

Most treatments require little to no downtime and results can be achieved in one to two treatments. Consultations are always complimentary. We would love to sit down and create a personalized treatment plan to make sure all of your goals will be met.

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3 Winter Skincare Mistakes

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Slacking on exfoliation-

Winter is an especially important time to exfoliate. By removing dead skin cells, moisturizers can actually penetrate deeper providing the extra hydration it needs.

Over moisturizing-

Our harsh Minnesota winters can really stress our skin, leaving it feeling super dry.  It’s a common mistake to layer on the moisturizers, but caking on these lotions can increase clogged pores, bumps, and breakouts. After the skin has absorbed all that it can absorb, the rest just sits on the surface of the skin potentially blocking pores.  Making sure you are using the correct moisturizers for your skin type and adding an oil-free serum can give you the extra boost it may need to survive the winter.

Skipping the SPF-

Even though you may not be getting a sunburn or suntan, you are still getting those damaging rays that cause brown spots and aging. Also, snow reflects up to 80% of the UV light from the sun, increasing your risk of damage. Use an SPF of 30 or high every day and reapply often when spending extended amounts of time in the harsh winter air.

Skincare and Laser Treatments for Men- Not Just For the Ladies Anymore! Part 3 of 3

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For the final day of this “Skincare and Laser Treatments for Men- Not Just For the Ladies Anymore!” blog series, we will focus on laser technologies which will deliver the quickest and best results, for whatever condition you are wanting to treat. Whether your concern is brown spots, red spots, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars or just an aged appearance, there is a laser treatment for you.

VBeam- Pulsed Dye Laser: Sun damage not only presents itself in the form of brown pigment on the skin, it can also present itself as redness. Broken blood vessels around the nose and cheeks are a common issue for many men. This can be an easy and quick fix! VBeam laser directly targets blood vessels, causing them to noticeably shrink, even after the first treatment. Little to no downtime and a quick office visit it all it takes! Depending on the severity of the vessels, the number of treatments varies person to person, but typically ranging from 2-4 treatments.

IPL- Intense Pulse Light: IPL laser can gently treat the stubborn and bothersome brown spots that sneak up on us over the years! All of our beloved outdoor activities, golfing, boating, biking…create years of wear and tear on the skin presenting itself as splotchy brown spots. Brown spots on the skin can be quickly and effectively treated in as little as one treatment. There is minimal downtime, meaning returning to day to day life immediately post treatment.

Fraxel- Fractionated Resurfacing Laser: The big kahuna! Fraxel is an all-encompassing laser treatment used to treat signs of general aging. Texture, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, brown spots, and all over skin tone is improved with one to two treatments. With just a few days of healing, your skin will have an all over refreshed and renewed look as well as a softened texture. One of our male clientele favorites!

Contact us at 952.435.6565 anytime you have a question regarding which treatment is right for you!