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  • Cellulite - Velasmooth

    Get Rid of Cellulite and skin tightening

    What is VelaSmooth?

    Reduction in cellulite and contouring of lipodystrophies (unwanted lumps, bumps and bulges) are the treatment goals for VelaSmooth; most patients achieve some reduction in circumferential measurement around treated areas. Circumference reduction is seen from the 5th session in all patients. Cellulite improvement is seen after 8-16 sessions in most patients. There is skin tightening avoiding loose skin after weight or circumference reduction. Stretch marks may improve.

    Cellulite Removal with VelaSmooth: Before and After

  • Laser Hair Removal

    Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past - thanks to the GentleMax Laser. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! Can treat men and women of all skin types safely and effectively, year-round.

    GentleMax

    The GentleMaxô Laser treatment is the newest and most powerful way to remove hair. Unlike other laser treatments, the GentleMaxô laser system has been designed to work on any patient with minimal risk (even in darker skin tones) and can remove hundreds of hair follicles at the same time. Unlike most other hair removal lasers, The GentleMaxô contains two powerful lasers that allow the most effective results with minimal risks.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How does the GentleMax Laser System work?

      The GentleMaxô Laser treatment removes unwanted hair for long periods of time through the use of new, advanced laser technology. It avoids the limitations of earlier laser hair removal technology by utilizing two lasers in one machine. This allows us to use more powerful settings that give longer lasting results in all skin types.

      The GentleMaxô Laser treatment will simultaneously treat hundreds of hairs and then provide a soothing, cool pulse to the area treated to reduce discomfort. The treatment can take anywhere from a matter of minutes to an hour, depending on the amount of skin being treated. The treatment can be used to remove unwanted hair from any area of the body, including the face, underarms, legs, arms, bikini area, and back.

    • How many sessions will be needed?

      To obtain significant laser hair reduction, most patients will need 4-6 treatments over a 12 month period, and some elect to have maintenance treatment after that.

    • What should I expect during and after the treatments?

      While the GentleMaxô Laser treatment can be painless, the cryogenic super-cooling spray, which is a feature of the GentleMaxô Laser treatment, normally provides immediate relief and is appreciated by the patients who've had other laser treatment programs.

    • What are my limitations after the treatment?

      You may resume your normal activities directly after the procedure, although some slight redness may be noticed in the area that was treated. This, or any swelling around the follicles, lasts only a few hours and is an indication that the treatment was successful. The use of a special lotion may be advised, and you can use makeup if you want, but you should limit exposure to the sun.

    Laser Hair Removal: Before and After

  • Stretch Mark Reduction

    Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth.

    Stretch Marks

    According to Wikipedia, stretch marks or striae (singular stria), as they are called in dermatology, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time can diminish but not disappear completely. Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, muscle building, hormone replacement therapy for transsexuals, etc. Medical terminology for these kinds of markings includes striae atrophicae, vergetures, stria distensae, striae cutis distensae, striae gravidarum (in cases where it is caused by pregnancy), lineae atrophicae, linea albicante, or simply striae.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How can stretch marks be treated?

      Various treatments are available for the purpose of improving the appearance of existing stretch marks, including laser treatments, dermabrasion, and prescription retinoids. Some cream manufacturers claim the best results are achieved on recent stretch marks; however, few studies exist to support these claims. The use of the DermapenÆ uses the bodies natural solution for unsightly stretch marks. New collagen growth and stimulation is more effective for reducing and fading stretch marks. The DermapenÆ does this through Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).

      The DermapenÆ device allows for appropriate treatment needle depth to activate the cascade of fibroblast and growth hormone steps to generate more skin, collagen and elastin for smooth and healthy colored skin. The skin of the epidermis effectively thickens and noticeable smoother and evening of stretch marks is the result.

    • How many treatments are needed?

      Your medical professional can consult you on a prescribed treatment. Most patients see a noticeable difference in just one treatment however 5-6 treatments may be necessary. After 5-6 treatments striae improvement is noticeable with improved texture and appearance of mature, white striae in skin types I-IV. Four weeks between treatments is necessary to allow the bodies natural skin cycle to complete before another treatment should be performed.

    The Dermapen uses the body's natural solution for unsightly stretch marks.

  • Mineral Cosmetics

    Robin Silber-McGee had worked in the makeup industry for over a decade when she, along with a team of industry experts, developed a mineral makeup line.

    The story behind Glo-Minerals

    They believed there was a solution for beauty that offered skin care benefits along with the fun of fashion styles. Using the outstanding benefits of minerals on the skin and mixing it with current fashionable color, they created glominerals, a cosmetic beauty collection offering the solution to the demands for perfect makeup.

    Robin and her team developed an exclusive formulation by selecting the best quality pharmaceutical-grade ingredients including antioxidants, vitamins C, A, K, E and green tea extracts to prevent free-radical damage and improve the health and condition of the skin. Our minerals-based makeup provides excellent coverage for all skin conditions, antioxidant benefits along with UV protection. Additionally, our team continues to cultivate innovative products for the Glo-Minerals makeup line, pioneering new ways to bring mineral based makeup options to customers.

    Glo-Minerals is applied with little effort and conceals flawlessly - letting customers feel confident about their appearance. Whatever your personal makeup style is, glominerals offers the look that is right for you.

    Base Basics

    • Glo-Minerals bases are formulated using powerful pharmaceutical-grade antioxidants, natural, high-pigment minerals and broad spectrum UV protection. These products are designed to deliver a flawless complexion while improving the health and appearance of the skin and protecting it from the outside - in.


    Eyes

    • The most delicate area of the entire face gets an equally gentle formulation. Our richly pigmented eye shadows and pencils enable flawless, non-sensitizing blending for expert shading and contour. GloReflection cream eye shadow in golden pearl makes a great base for the powder shadows. Your shadow won't come off until you take it off, for a crease free look all day.

    GloMineral Enhancements

    • For every beautiful complexion, there is a perfect blush, a seamless bronzer, or a shimmer powder to highlight and accentuate it. These natural mineral formulas are delivered through a color palette representative of the richest plums, nudes, roses and earth tones.


    Lips

    • Our lip products are formulated to deliver full, luscious lips in colors ranging from natural nudes to calypso pink. gloGloss, gloLip stick, gloLiquid lips and our signature gloMoist lip treatment work luxuriously to deliver intense moisture and antioxidant treatment benefits, proving healthy lips and serious lasting color co-exist beautifully.

  • Neocutis

    Neocutis Swiss Technology, High Protein Skin Care, is the only skin care line to contain PSP Processed Skin Cell Proteins. PSP is the most complete combination of growth factors and cytokines currently available, and is only available through physicians. Neocutis products are the latest in cellular technology, and they are great for sensitive and post-procedure skin.

    How does it work?

    NEOCUTIS technology platform relies on the use of cultured fetal skin cells obtained from a cell bank for treating differing skin conditions. The dedicated cell bank was originally established for wound healing and burn treatments using a single biopsy of donated fetal skin following a one-time medical termination. The cultured cells can be used to produce skin constructs for wound healing or can be incorporated as cell lysate in a topical carrier for use in dermatology and skin care.

    To date, the cultured cells originating from this cell bank are used in research and product development in the following areas: acute and chronic wound healing, eczema and psoriasis, and vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis. Having developed a topical preparation for different skin conditions, the use of this preparation for daily skin care became apparent. Today this same cell bank also provides a lasting supply of cells for producing Neocutisí proprietary skin care ingredient Processed Skin Cell Proteins (PSP).

    Through years of research, physicians discovered fetal skin has a unique ability to heal wounds without scarring. Inspired by this, medical researchers at the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland created a biotechnology process to extract the rich proteins responsible for scarless wound healing from cultured fetal skin cells. A dedicated cell bank was established for developing new skin treatments using a single biopsy of fetal skin. Originally established for wound healing and burn treatments, today this same cell bank also provides a lasting supply of cells for producing NEOCUTIS proprietary skin care ingredient Processed Skin Cell Proteins (PSP).

    HYALIS 1% Hyaluronate Refining Serum

    • HYALIS is a fast acting hydrating serum that delivers immediate moisture to relieve skin dryness.

      Minimizes the signs of aging and helps restore radiance while smoothing and plumping the skin. HYALIS soothes stressed, irritated skin post-procedure and helps improve the recovery process. It can also be used as adjunctive care to anti-aging or for dry skin due to dermatology treatments. HYALIS is free of potential skin irritants, is oil free, non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested, and suitable for all skin types.


    LUMIERE Bio-restorative Eye Cream

    • NEOCUTIS brings the latest scientific breakthrough to the anti-aging skin care market.

      LUMIERE Bio-restorative Eye Cream is the first and only formulation to contain PSP for treating the aged and stressed skin around and under your eyes. LUMIERE Bio-restorative Eye Cream with PSP is for aged and stressed skin around your eyes, helping to reduce dark circles, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, reduce puffiness, and refresh fragile skin.


    BIO-GEL Bio-restorative Hydrogel

    • BIO-GEL is the first hydrogel to contain PSP, a unique mixture of human growth factors and cytokines.

      BIO-GEL Bio-restorative Hydrogel helps to reduce signs of skin aging and to enhance the outcome of procedures and skin treatments. BIO-GEL Bio-restorative Hydrogel with PSP is for all skin types, and aids in smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, nurturing post-procedural skin, nourishing and refreshing skin, and soothing and calming skin.


    JOURNEE Bio-restorative Day Cream

    • JOURNEE is the only Day Cream that combines PSP technology with antioxidants and broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection.

      JOURNEE is the most complete Day Cream and combines many benefits in one single product. JOURNEE offers protective skin care in an elegant formulation helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, guard against premature aging, nurture post-procedural skin, protect from free radicals, help prevent sun damage, and revitalize skin. JOURNEE is ideal for all skin types.

  • Custom Chemical Peels

    Customized chemical peels will lead to the removal of the surface layers of aged and damaged skin.

    Chemical Peels

    Layers of the dead skin cells exfoliate and are replaced by healthier ones allowing the skin's own clarity and tightening to resurface. A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to skin to peel away the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking.

    Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars, typically on the face. A chemical peel can be done alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures.

  • Dermapen

    Dermapen is much safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin micro needling Rollers

    Benefits of Dermapen

    • Disposable needles - no cross infection

      Dermapen is much safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin micro needling Rollers, because of its unique vertical micro needling technology. It has a superior effect on collagen and elastin rejuvenation. Active ingredients are directly supplied to the deeper layers of the skin. Dermapen's multi-speed and adjustable needle depths allows the needles to pierce the skin's layers at 90 degrees and increases the effectiveness of treatments by increasing the absorption of products. On the other hand, it reduces pain and patient downtime.

    • Treats hard-to-reach places

      Dermapen can effectively treat hard-to-reach places, such as around the eyes, nose, and lips. Because of the vertical delivery, the needles can easily penetrate scar tissue.

    • Promotes natural healing

      Dermapen promotes scar-less healing and natural collagen reproduction, similar to fractional laser treatments, IPL, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels, but without the side effects and downtime.

    How does Dermapen work?

    • The mechanism of injury is a natural process, which makes Dermapen a holistic approach to skin therapy.

      Four major phases of physiological wound response help in stimulating new healthy tissue growth. First, an inflammatory response (1-3 days) to the initial injury promotes the chemotaxis response and proliferation of fibroblasts. The body's platelets also respond to initiate a wound matrix. This response is the early phase of cell migration to remove debris and bacteria and stimulate the next proliferative phase.

      During the second phase (3-5 days) the new fibroblasts, monocytes, keratinocytes of the first phase continue to proliferate and multiply. New collagen will be laid down and deposited with new tissue formation.

      Next a fibrotic response (5-20 days), of growth factors are released and fibroblasts release collagen. Finally, the maturation stage of new healthy skin takes place from day 28 to two years after treatment. Collagens mature and stiffen and the matrix of new tissue shows 80% to full tensile strength.

    • The Dermapen micro needling device delivery provides unparalleled collagen induction therapy via fractional delivery of needles into the epidermis and dermis.

      These micro injuries to the skin encourage and harness the power of the body's innate ability to re-grow and repair the skin through the physiology of collagen induction. The micro needling before and afters are typical of a series of treatments where patients experienced four to six treatments over the space of 2 to six months. Each micro needling before and after treatment is done four weeks apart.

      Dermapen offers a solution for all skin conditions that clients might seek treatment for: wrinkles and fine lines, acne scarring, stretch marks, wound healing stimulation, and skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation. Dermapen treatments complement other treatment options, including chemical peels, IPL, Micro-dermabrasion and laser skin tightening. This will greatly increase their effectiveness.

    Scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after injury.

    Acne Scar Treatment with Dermapen

    • A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body.

      With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound (e.g. after accident, disease, surgery) results in some degree of scarring. Scar tissue is the same protein (collagen) as the tissue that it replaces, but the fiber composition of the protein is different. Instead of a nice "basket weave" formation of fibers, the collagen in scar tissue is aligned in a single direction resulting in a pronounced and thicker appearance.

      Acne treatments for most are long term and can result in scarring. There are multiple causes of acne including hormone dysfunction, allergies, environmental factors and nutrition deficiencies. Acne scars result after skin follicles become blocked by excessive oils and the physiology of keratin and old skin cells trigger an inflammatory response reaction. The skin will attempt to heal and the scar tissue results as the collagen becomes deformed and thickens. Acne scars are categorized as being "ice- pick", "rolling" or "boxcar".

    • Over 90% of adolescents have acne and 1% of the population have acne scars.

      Acne scars are created by the wound healing process occurring after the acute process of inflammation, follicular rupture and peri-follicular abscess formation.

    Types of Acne Scars

    • The resulting acne scars may be atrophic or hypertrophic.

      Approximately 80% of scars are atrophic associated with a net loss of collagen during the matrix remodeling process. A minority of scars are hypertrophic or have keloid formation.

    • Atrophic scars are classified as:

      Ice pick (70%) These are the narrow, less than 2mm punctiform depressions with a "V" cross-section.

      Boxcar (20%) These are round or oval scars with well-established vertical edges with a wide base and a ìUî cross-section.

      Rolling scars (10%) These wide, larger than 4mm scars have an "M" cross-section and give an undulating appearance to the skin

    Acne Grade & Scarring Level

    • Macular Erythematous

      Hyper- or hypo-pigmented flat marks. These do not present a contour defect but rather color problem.

    • Mild

      Mild atrophy or hypertrophy scars that are not obvious at social distances of > 50 cm and may be covered by makeup or facial hair.

    • Moderate

      Moderate atrophic or hypertrophic scarring that is obvious at social distances of > 50 cm and is not covered by makeup or facial hair. Scar will flatten by manual stretching of the skin.

    • Severe

      Severe atrophic or hypertrophic scarring that is obvious at social distances of > 50 cm and is not covered by makeup or facial hair. Scar will not flatten by manual stretching of the skin.

    Acne Scar Treatments

    There are many treatments for acne scars, each with characteristic side effects. For most treatments, the principle treatment side effect is postinflamatory hyperpigmentation (Fabbrocini et al., 2010) which is most pronounced in darker skin types (Shah and Alexis, 2010). Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation may result from dermabrasion, chemical peels and laser resurfacing.

    • Chemical Peel

      Best results with macular scars. Only variable results with icepick and rolling scars. Temporary hyper-pigmentation or irritation.

    • Dermabrasion

      Completely removes the epidermis to the papillary or reticular dermis. Will treat icepick and rolling scars. General anesthesia and infection risks. Significant patient downtime. Darker skin may become discolored and blotchy.

    • Microdermabrasion

      Removes outer layer of the epidermis. Does not treat deep scars. Only rare complications.

    • Needle Dermabrasion

      Leaves epidermis largely intact. Full effect seen after 6 weeks as mechanism of action is enhanced collagen production. Lowest risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation than the other procedures.

    • Fractional Laser Treatment

      Ablative is more effective than nonablative. Quantifiable improvement of 40 -80% in scar depth. Patient must stop isoretinoin. Dark skin is at risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation using conventional CO2 laser is 36% (Alster and West, 1996)

    When skin is burned, the surrounding skin begins to pull together, resulting in a contracture.

    Burn Scars

    • A burn is a type of injury to flesh caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation or friction.

      Most burns affect only the skin (epidermal tissue and dermis). Managing burn injuries properly is important because they are common, painful and can result in disfiguring and disabling scarring, Burn scar contracture refers to the tightening of the skin after a second or third degree burn. When skin is burned, the surrounding skin begins to pull together, resulting in a contracture.

    • Burn scar treatment

      The challenge of a burn scar lies within the matrix of all the forms or categories of the scars involving hypertrophic and keloid scars and pigmentation flaws. These scars thicken over time. Burn scar therapy has been historically limited. The Dermapen's unique vertical stamping and depth control up to 2.5mm makes treating burn scars superior to other methods or rollering. With surgical steel integrity, the robust nature of the automated needle tip (eleven (11) needles total and sized at thirty-three gauge) penetrate difficult burn scar tissue dramatically improving appearance, texture, elasticity, size and mobility.

    • Micro Needling Treatment

      Burn scars have altered physiology than other skin conditions. Multiple treatments will be needed and vary depending on the severity of the burn scar to see desired results. Please seek the advice of a physician or other health care professionals.

    A surgical scar is a type of injury to flesh caused by surgery, usually incision, that requires the modification of all layers.

    Causes and Treatment

    • Because a surgeon cannot control all the factors that determine a scars appearance, treatment after the surgical area has properly healed is sometimes necessary.

      The challenge of a surgical scar lies within the matrix of all the forms or categories of the scars involving hypertrophic and keloid scars and pigmentation flaws. These scars thicken over time. Scar therapy has been historically limited. The Dermapen's unique vertical stamping and depth control up to 2.5mm makes treating scars superior to other methods or rollering. With surgical steel integrity, the robust nature of the automated needle tip (11 needles total and sized at thirty-three gauge) penetrate difficult scar tissue, dramatically improving appearance, texture, elasticity, size and mobility.

    • Treatment Regimen

      Scars have altered physiology compared to other skin conditions. Multiple treatments will be needed and vary depending on the severity and type of scar to see desired results.

    Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth.

    Causes and Treatment

    • Stretch marks or striae (singular stria), as they are called in dermatology, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue.

      They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time can diminish but not disappear completely. Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, muscle building, hormone replacement therapy for transsexuals, etc. Medical terminology for these kinds of markings includes striae atrophicae, vergetures, stria distensae, striae cutis distensae, striae gravidarum (in cases where it is caused by pregnancy), lineae atrophicae, linea albicante, or simply striae.

    • Treatment Regimen

      New collagen growth and stimulation is more effective for reducing and fading stretch marks. The Dermapen does this through Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). The Dermapen device allows for appropriate treatment needle depth to activate the cascade of fibroblast and growth hormone steps to generate more skin, collagen and elastin for smooth and healthy colored skin. The skin of the epidermis effectively thickens and noticeable smoother and evening of stretch marks is the result.

    • How many treatments are needed?

      Your medical professional can consult you on a prescribed treatment. Most patients see a noticeable difference in just one treatment however 5-6 treatments may be necessary. After 5-6 treatments striae improvement is noticeable with improved texture and appearance of mature, white striae in skin types I-IV. Four weeks between treatments is necessary to allow the bodies natural skin cycle to complete before another treatment should be performed.

    A wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin.

    Causes and Treatment

    • Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of the aging processes resulting in a thinning of the epidermal layers of the skin as they lose the ability to retain moisture.

      Wrinkling in the skin is caused by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors. Depletion of water in the body, as occurs with dehydration, can also cause this puckering of the skin. The dermal layer of the skin thins and produces less and less collagen over time. Underlying the dermal layer of the skin is the subcutaneous layer which consists of fat cells which shrink with age and become less able to support the upper layers of the skin which make wrinkles even more noticeable.

    • Wrinkle Prevention

      Because of the degradation of the skin over time, the required regimen for treatment is a preventative protocol. The Dermapen promotes a process of new skin growth through the science of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). The most effective way to stimulate or "Induce" new skin is by micro-needling with the Dermapen's vertical stamping method. This new stimulation can be done quickly and easily while keeping the epidermis intact and down-time to a minimum.

    • How many Dermapen treatments are needed?

      Your medical professional can consult you on a prescribed treatment. Skin conditions are different as well as the age of each patient. Two to three aggressive Dermapen treatments will provide a noticeable difference, however 5-6 Dermapen treatments will show the most dramatic results. It is important to work with your practitioner on what treatment specifics to observe. Once the skin condition has the desired effects, it is important to maintain collagen stimulation by returning to your practitioner or performing a new Dermapen treatment every 12-24 weeks.

  • Fire and Ice Facial

    Known for its instant brightening, tightening and smoothing effects it is no surprise this clinical facial has become popular among Hollywood A-listers.

    What is a Fire and Ice facial?

    Also known as the Red Carpet Facial. Designed to resurface the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smooth and soften, while encouraging cellular renewal. This intensive clinical treatment is designed to resurface the skin rapidly and safely bridges the gap between mild spa facials and chemical peels, providing immediate results without down-time. The centerpiece of this remarkable treatment combines two professional treatment masks which are complemented by serums and creams, with aromas of warm cinnamon spice and cool peppermint.

    This facial cannot be performed if you are currently using any type of retinols, Retin-A, Accutane, or any form of glycol acids.

    Fire and Ice Facial (Red Carpet Facials) are becoming the hottest treatment for actresses that don't want downtime. Halle Berry and Gwyneth Paltrow use this treatment and it was voted celebrity facial of the year by InStyle magazine.

  • Glytone Peel

    The Glytone company has developed a new Enerpeel technology to allow for an effective chemical exfoliation with minimal flaking or peeling.

    Glytone Enerpeel

    • How does it work?

      This technology utilizes a new, patented carrier solution, which restrains the acid's activity until it is absorbed. The solution doesn't buffer the acid, thereby reducing its activity; rather, it restrains it, allowing for the acids to release in an accelerated manner through the skin, enhancing its activity. Enerpeel means "uniform and enhanced absorption of the active ingredients; with two to three fold improved skin penetration."

    • Benefits

      Less surface trauma, faster surface recovery and enhanced remodeling stimulation. All of these peels require a series of 4 treatments performed every 2 weeks.

    Available Enerpeels

    • Lip & Eye Enerpeel

      Chemical peels in the eye area are a great way to improve the appearance of dark circles due to pigment, fine lines, and crepiness. Specifically designed for eye wrinkles, the new Glytone EnerPeel is a great option. The EnerPeelís patented technology allows key ingredients, TCA and lactic acid, to go deep into the skin where collagen remodeling takes place. We recommend 4 treatments done 2 weeks apart. You will have some mild flakingóso little, if any downtime. We think you will love the results.

    • Enerpeel for Hands

      Enerpeel Hands is a chemical solution designed to combat the signs of aging that may be visible on the back of the hands; including age spots and other types of hyperpigmentation. Containing a highly effective remodeling agent known as Trichloroacetic Acid as well two acids (Lactic Acid and Kojic Acid) which are renowned for their ability to reduce excessive pigmentation, Enerpeel Hands is truly a revolutionary peel.

    • Neck Enerpeel

      Enerpeel Neck contains both Pyruvic Acid & Lactic Acid and is indicated for use on the neck, chest and decolletË to improve the appearance of age-related imperfections. One of the ingredients of Fillast, acetyl glucosamine, is also present in the solution to help increase the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin, to provide a marked plumping effect. The final result: younger looking skin with marked improvement in age and UV related changes.

    • Enerpeel for Back & Chest

      This Glytone Enerpeel is formulated to reduce the symptoms of Oily, Blemish-Prone skin on the Back and chest. The peel utilizes 30% Salicylic Acid which has an exfoliating effect that reduces buildup of dead skin cells. The peel also contains Ethyl Linoleate + Triethylcitrate + GT-Peptide-10 which helps to decrease sebum and bacterial colonization.

  • Microdermabrasion

    Microdermabrasion (SilkPeel) is a Non-Invasive Skin Rejuvenation Procedure.

    How SilkPeel Works

    • SilkPeel is exclusively offered through facilities with medical directors on staff, and isn't available at a typical day spa or salon.

      If you are looking for a skin treatment that delivers immediate results, won't take hours out of your busy schedule, and will leave you with noticeably better skin in under 30 minutes, then SilkPeel Dermalinfusion is the best procedure offered today. Similar to microdermabrasion, the SilkPeel Dermalinfusion System combines non-invasive exfoliation with deep delivery of patient-specific solutions directly to the skin without the use of crystal or other chemical exfoliants.

      The procedure is non-invasive and even soothing; delivering the results you want without harsh chemicals or uncomfortable treatments! When you get a SilkPeel, you won't have any downtime, and don't have to worry about dealing with irritated or inflamed skin. Within about 30 minutes, SilkPeel's wet exfoliation leaves your skin silky-smooth, hydrated, bright, and full of the youthful, healthy glow that we all desire.

    • After cleansing and preparing your skin, your esthetician will perform the procedure by making several passes down your neck and across your face with the specialized handpiece. Each pass abrades away dead skin, thoroughly and evenly exfoliating while infusing the treatment solution into the skin. In just a few minutes, the treatment is over with results that last for weeks. Your skin immediately looks clearer and brighter and definitely feels smoother!

    Treatment & Timeline

    Your skin care professional will choose one or more of our specialized Pro Infusions, formulated to address a variety of skin conditions. The SilkPeel infuses these products deep into the skin where they are most effective. The solution doesn't just sit on top of your skin like a lotion or cream would, instead the patented SilkPeel handpiece deeply delivers the vitamins, antioxidants and other therapeutic ingredients that your skin needs most.

    Each SilkPeel takes only around 30 minutes*, and requires no downtime. It's perfect as a lunch-time facial. It's an easy way to relax without taking up hours of your busy day! SilkPeel is also a great way to hydrate tired feet, or rejuvenate your hands. It's perfect for swimsuit season, weddings and other formal events, or anytime your skin needs a good pick-me-up! Ask your skin care professional about other SilkPeel procedures they can combine with your facial appointment by including hands, eyes, lips, feet, neck, dÈcolletage, chest, back, or arms! *BODY treatment times will vary.

    Microdermabrasion (SilkPeel) is a Non-Invasive Skin Rejuvenation Procedure.

    SilkPeel for Aging

    • Why Hyaluronic Acid?

      Hyaluronic acid is a major component of skin, where it is believed to be involved in tissue repair. Skin that is damaged by exposure to sun and the elements can stop producing as much hyaluronic acid, contributing to premature aging in skin. Restoring these levels can be an excellent anti-aging therapy, restoring healthy looking and healthy acting skin.

    • Why Vitamin C?

      Vitamin c is one of the most relied upon skin nutrients in the antioxidant family. It is essential in the synthesis of collagen, and as a potent antioxidant, it neutralizes free radicals to prevent future tissue damage that results from exposure to the sun and other environmental factors. However, the trick is getting absorption of bioavailable vitamin c in the skin. Because it is an unstable molecule many topical formulations are not effective in delivering sufficient bioavailable vitamin c to the skin. The vitamin c Skin Hydrating Pro-infusion Solution includes a more stable derivative of vitamin c, thus enhancing its delivery and getting the full benefit of bioavailable vitamin c to your skin.

    Microdermabrasion (SilkPeel) is a Non-Invasive Skin Rejuvenation Procedure.

    SilkPeel for Acne

    • Not just for kids?

      Acne is not just the "plague" of adolescence it is often portrayed to be. Unfortunately, acne and blemishes affect people of all ages. Women commonly report occasional or frequent acne breakouts throughout adulthood. These can be a result of cosmetics, hair products, make-up, and chemical based sunscreens that can clog the pores, among other things. It has also been reported that more than 60% of adult women with acne concerns experience premenstrual flare-ups.

      Acne usually begins with the formation of blackheads, which are actually the result of oil and dead cells that get trapped in the pore and block the duct going down to the base of the fine hair follicles, creating an environment where P. acnes bacteria can thrive. The bacteria build up in turn causes swelling and inflammation in the skin.

    • SilkPeel Dermalinfusion System

      The SilkPeel Dermalinfusion System, when used with our proprietary Skin Clarifying Pro Infusion Solution, delivers a salicylic acid based formula deep within the surface of the skin to target blemishes while exfoliating your pores inside and out. The SilkPeel clarifying treatment is highly effective due to the combination of 1) exfoliating damaged and irritated skin away, 2) cleansing the skin and follicles of excess sebum and P. acnes buildup, and 3) delivering anti-microbial active ingredients down to the base of the follicle where acne lesions develop. Your SilkPeel professional can also target areas of skin that are not easily treated with topical solutions, such as the shoulders, back and the backs of the arms. Now patients can take home the new Silkpeel Clarifying Acne Treatment Pads as a follow-up to treatments, helping to prevent breakouts and promoting healing between visits. Before and After (12 weeks - 6 treatments)

    SilkPeel is a Non-Invasive Skin Rejuvenation Procedure.

    SilkPeel Body System

    • For body, neck and décolletage

      SilkPeel Body System is effective at treating fine lines, uneven skin tone, sun damage, acne scarring, folliculitis and stretch marks. Uneven texture and dimpling plague us even when it's not swimsuit season. The addition of the new SilkPeel BODY System allows your skincare professional to target large areas of the body in an enjoyable, quick procedure. The vacuum suction aids in retexturing and stretching the underlying tissue while SilkPeel's wet exfoliation leaves your skin silky smooth, hydrated, bright, and full of the youthful, healthy glow that we all desire.

    • Benefits of the SilkPeel Body System

      Improves skin texture, increases cell renewal, increases circulation and lymphatic flow, and hydrates and soothes the skin. SilkPeel also manipulates, stretches, and enhances underlying connective tissue and musculature to reduce the appearance of fine lines, uneven skin tone, sun damage, acne scarring, folliculitis and stretch marks.

    Microdermabrasion is Non-Toxic and Safe for Prolonged Use

    LUMIXYL for Hyperpigmentation

    • What is hyperpigmentation?

      Hyperpigmentation is the result of overactive melanocytes (the cells in your skin that create melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its "tone"). The reasons that this happens in skin are many, but they include conditions such as: Hormonal changes associated with menopause, pregnancy, or puberty. It can also be caused by sun damage, when UVA and UVB rays from sunlight cause increased production of melanin in skin. When this happens evenly, it is called a "suntan", but as skin is damaged the production is often not even at all, resulting in age spots or sun spots. Postinflammatory hyper pigmentation (PIH), is the result of a reaction in your skin to some kind of "trauma" it has sustained. This often occurs after a surgical procedure or after aggressive laser resurfacing. It can also occur after a mild chemical peel or as a result of using irritating topical products. This can hamper the results of an otherwise successful procedure or skin care regimen.

      In the past, the most common therapies for hyperpigmentation have included products containing hydroquinone, which are considered effective, but can be very irritating to many skin types due to their cytotoxic nature. Other ingredients such as arbutus, licorice extract or kojic acid are less irritating but also generally much less effective.

    • What is LUMIXYL?

      Fortunately, now there is Lumixyl. Lumixyl is a revolutionary breakthrough peptide available in a Pro-Infusion solution exclusively for SilkPeel treatments. It is also available in a Topical Brightening Creme for daily home application. In addition to its efficacy, Lumixyl is the only skin brightener to offer all of the following benefits in a single product: Non-Irritating, Non-Toxic, Safe for all skin types, Safe for prolonged use.

    Microdermabrasion: Before and After

  • Spa Facial

    A results-oriented facial customized for your specific skin type and individual needs for maximum results.

    How does it work?

    A results-oriented facial customized for your specific skin type and individual needs for maximum results. A combination of cleansing, exfoliation, healing masks and moisturizing leave your skin replenished, hydrated, purified and brighter.

  • Ultrasonic Facial

    This high-tech facial exfoliates and empties your pores of debris through cavitation.

    How does it work?

    This high-tech facial exfoliates and empties your pores of debris through cavitation. It penetrates deeply highly active ingredients through sonophoresis and activates fibroblast cells responsible for collagen and elastin growth. Customized for your specific skin type.

  • Vi-Peel

    Melasma has finally met its match!

    What is Vi Peel?

    The VI Peel will improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin; reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma; soften lines and wrinkles; clear acne skin conditions; reduce or eliminate acne scars; and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin.

    Vi Peel also works well in conjunction with lasers, injectables and post procedure. This peel provides dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation and little downtime. Why wait weeks or months for results? Enjoy radiant, younger looking skin in about a week with the VI Peel. Vitality Institute Medical Products. Beautiful skin for a lifetime.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Q. Why is the peel better than laser treatments?
      A. Any laser or IPL requires multiple sessions to achieve what the Vi Peel achieves in one session, with much less discomfort and less expense.
    • Q. How would the VI Peel compare to the Obagi Blue Peel or a TCA Peel?
      A. The VI peel is almost painless, and requires no skin pre conditioning that is required by Obagi Blue Peel and other TCA peels when used on skin types 4 to 6. In addition, the VI Peel has very few of the complications and hazards that usually come with those peels.
    • Q. How many peels can you do and how far apart should they be done?
      A. For most patients, peels should be done three to four times a year starting at puberty to repair sun damage that is already present, and to avoid permanent scarring for those affected by acne. The frequency of the peel depends on various factors, and will be determined by your doctor. For extremely damaged skin, the VI Peel can initially be done once a month to get quicker desired results.
    • Q. How is the Vi Peel different from other peels?
      A. Without exception, obsolete peels of the past epitomize the "no pain, no gain" approach to skin care. Before the Vi Peel the deeper the peel, the more painful, the more downtime, the better the results. The VI Peel is the first peel to combine the strongest and most effective acids, yet it's virtually painless with little downtime.
    • Q. How many treatments are required to show an improved look?
      A. A single Vi Peel will achieve significant repair and add a healthy glow to the skin. Some conditions like acne scars, pore enlargement and hyper pigmentation might require multiple applications. It is a restorative and painless repair of damaged skin, including sun damage and acne. Best of all, it is a true aging preventative for younger skin with no visible damage.
    • Q. Will results be long lasting?
      A. Like everything else in life, skin needs maintenance. The Vi Peel's results will last as long as skin is maintained with the Vi Derm Skin Care Line. The VI Peel should be performedabout three to four times per year.
    • Q. What types of skin respond well to the Vi Peel?
      A. ALL skin types can enjoy the benefits of the VI Peel. For the first time, African-American and darker skin types such as Asian and Latin patients can experience anti-aging and restorative skin repair that was previously unavailable.
    • Q. How much preconditioning of the skin is required?
      A. The Vi Peel requires no preconditioning of the skin associated with older generation peels that can take three to five months.
    • Q. Does it burn?
      A. Not really. You will feel a slight stinging sensation for a few seconds which subsides almost immediately. The peel is applied topically, and numbing of the skin takes place after the first pass of the VI Peel solution. Some patients may feel more comfortable using a fan or cold air breeze.
    • Q. How much will I peel?
      A. The skin peeling associated with the VI Peel is a light, fluffy peel that generally starts on day three and generally be finished by the end of day seven. The peeling is easily hidden by moisturizer. In some cases, the peel is virtually invisible. Patients using Retin A may experience heavier peeling. The peel can be modulated by your skin care provider to produce a deeper, more aggressive peel, if necessary, depending on your skin condition.
    • Q. What will I look like right after the Vi Peel and during the next few days?
      A. The skin will look slightly tan, yellow or red immediately after the peel. On days one and two the skin will feel slightly tighter, with no visible signs of having had a peel. Any pigmented areas might appear slightly darker. On approximately day three, you will begin to peel. The first signs of peeling usually begin around the mouth area and continue for a day or two. With the use of the Vi Derm Post Care Moisturizer, you may go about your usual daily routine. By day six or day seven you will be done peeling and the results are dramatic! If a more aggressive peel, such as the VI Peel with Precision, was performed, a secondary peel might occur around day seven.
    • Q. What about normal activities after the Vi Peel?
      A. There are no restrictions. We recommend avoiding heavy sweating for the first few days after the peel. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after the peel.
    • Q. What will the Vi Peel do for my skin?
      A. It tackles skin problems at the cellular level. Thanks to the concerted actions of its many acids and vitamins, it will help erase fine lines and wrinkles, shrink enlarged pores and build collagen and elastin which tighten skin. It is extremely effective in reducing or eliminating hyper pigmentation including melasma, the most difficult pigmentation issue to correct. The Vi Peel also provides excellent results for acne.
    • Q. How many peels are needed?
      A. The VI Peel may be repeated as often as every two weeks initially, if necessary, for damaged skin and problematic skin. Our recommendation for maintenance of average skin would be once every three months to prevent damage and aging of the skin. Your doctor or skin care professional will evaluate your skin, as well as your goals and expectations and make an appropriate recommendation for ongoing skin care.
    • Q. Can I wear makeup after the Vi Peel?
      A. While the long term goal is to eliminate the need for makeup, it may be worn at any time after the peel solution has dried completely (two hours or more post peel).
    • Q. What about the hands or chest?
      A. The Vi Peel is incredibly effective in removing sunspots from the hands, arms and chest and eliminating the wrinkles associated with sun damage on the dÈcolletage. The peeling process is different and longer than for the face. Please ask your provider for more information.
    • Q. How long will the Vi Peel take?
      A. Your appointment will take about 20 minutes or less.
    • Q. What kind of final results will I see after a single Vi Peel?
      A. It takes about four days after you finish peeling for the skin to return to its normal PH and to see the final effects. The skin will look luminous and glowing. Hyper pigmentation will be improved or eliminated, depending on the amount of damage. Tone and texture will be improved for a more youthful, radiant appearance.
    • Q. What should be used on the skin in conjunction with the Vi Peel?
      A. The Vi Derm Skin Care System should be used on a daily basis to maintain the results of the Vi Peel. Most importantly, we recommend Complete Care to maintain the results of your VI Peel.
    • Q. Does the Vi Peel make the skin thinner?
      A. No. By sloughing off the old skin and forcing the body to recreate new skin at a faster rate in a sequence faster than its own rate, the skin actually thickens, stimulating the underlying structure to make more collagen and elastin.
    • Q. Will my skin be more sensitive after the Vi Peel?
      A. The skin will be more sensitive during the peeling process itself. You may experience up to four days of sensitivity until PH of the skin is replenished.
    • Q. Will the Vi Peel tighten neck skin?
      A. The skin on the neck responds well. The Vi Peel has proven to help improve texture and quality with gradual softening of the lines and some tightening effects. The peeling process and results are different from the face.
    • Q. What other areas can the Vi Peel be performed on?
      A. The neck, arms, hands and chest all respond well to a Vi Peel. For additional areas you are considering, please contact your physician.
    • Q. Can I go in the sun after the Vi Peel?
      A. Sun exposure should be limited and VI Derm SPF 55 should be used liberally. However, the Vi Peel was created to be practical. The only days where exposure to the sun should be seriously avoided are days three and four, when the skin is peeling, to avoid uneven exposure. After that, you can enjoy moderate sun exposure, continuing regular skin care maintenance and daily sun protection.
    • Q. What about exercise after the Vi Peel?
      A. Again, the Vi Peel was created to be practical. The solution must be left on the skin for four hours prior to exercising, washing it off immediately before commencing exercise. Its best to avoid heavy sweating for the first few days after the peel.
    • Q. Can cold sore sufferers have a Vi Peel?
      A. Of course. In some cases, the physician may recommend pre-medication prior to the peel. If you break out with a sudden cold sore the day of the peel, often the Vi Peel will eliminate the sore and medication may be started concomitantly.
    • Q. Are teenage acne sufferers too young for the Vi Peel and would it help their acne?
      A. Dr. Kalil originally formulated the Vi Peel for his fifteen year old daughter, an acne sufferer. The peel is excellent for both adult and adolescent acne. We have effectively peeled acne patients as young as twelve years old. Results are quick and very impressive. Combined with a daily skin regimen, almost all acne cases can be successfully managed. Your provider has access to advanced protocols. Please note that treating acne scars will require a series of the VI Peel.
    • Q. Does the Vi Peel help with precancerous cells?
      A. Yes, the Vi Peel, like many other peels, helps to remove precancerous cells. Of course, those with a history of skin cancer should always see their dermatologist or surgeon on a regular basis. The VI Peel is not designed to treat cancer but offers a comprehensive way to prevent it.
    • Q. Who will perform the Vi Peel?
      A. Doctors can perform the Vi Peel, as well as a licensed nurse or certified esthetician.
    • Q. I just had a peel and I love my results! What can I do to make sure my skin stays beautiful?
      A. Maintenance is essential. Just like we brush our teeth in between dentist visits, we must care for our skin in between peels! Using the VI Derm system guarantees that you will not only keep your VI Peel results, but that you will also improve the texture, suppleness, and clarity of your skin. If the VI Derm system is not used after your peel, then you can expect the results to diminish more quickly.

    Vi Peel: Before and After

  • Blue Light Treatments

    The BLU-U 4170 offers effective, non-invasive and pain free blue light treatment for moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris, a condition affecting millions of adults, teens and children. Narrow band blue light causes a photodynamic effect within the pylosebaceous gland that kills P.acnes, the bacteria primarily responsible for acne vulgaris.

    Pain Free Acne Treatment

    • SAFE and EFFECTIVE, can be used on all parts of the body.

      When used in a series of brief (approximately 25 minutes) exposure sessions, it provides a simple, non-invasive treatment regimine. BLU-U 4170 treatments can be a primary treatment, an alternative to pharmaceuticals and topicals, or an adjunct to skin care programs.


    How Blue Light Treats Acne Vulgaris

    • Blue light activates endogenous photosensitizers within the P. acnes bacteria. This creates a toxic bacteriocidal environment in the sebaceous gland that inhibits the obstruction of the sebaceous follicle and formation of acne lesions.


    Acne & Acne Treatments

    • There are many types of acne with the most common being called acne vulgaris. Just beneath the surface of the skin lie hundreds of tiny glands called sebaceous glands. Their function is to collect and excrete the oily substance called sebum, to keep the skin healthy.

      However, the tiny pathway for the sebum to escape often becomes clogged, and a bacterium called p. acnes grows inside. In a short time, the area swells up, and forms a pimple on the skin. There are many treatments for moderate acne such as creams, washes and medications (mild and strong). However, your doctor may decide that certain medications, such as antibiotics, aren't right for you.


    How does the BLU-U work?

    • The BLU-U is a special blue light that can kill the p. acnes bacteria in your skin.

      You simply sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by your doctor, usually a 15-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so. It is safe, it is not hot, it is not painful at all. After some weeks, the blue light can control your acne, or clear it up for a very long period. The BLU-U was cleared by the FDA in 2003 for the treatment of moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris.

  • Teen Facial

    A customized treatment designed for your teen.

    How does it work?

    Keep that beautiful baby face perfectly clean and sparkling with our Signature Facial designed for teens. The facial includes all the features of the agape facial ñ plus a power-packed treatment that targets the cause of Acne (Excess oil, bacteria, inflammation & dead skin cells).