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Photofacials(sometimes called Foto facials) is a skin treatment that uses an IPL (intense pulsed light) light-based technology. Many photofacials only use the IPL technology but, our FotoFacial RF uses IPL, IR(infrared light) laser and RF(Radiofrequency) technology. By combining these 3 technologies, you get the most optimal results. It has a number of different uses, but is mostly used for treating brown spots, broken capillaries, and boosting collagen. We like to have a consult with our clients before the treatment to see if they are a good candidate for the FotoFacial. Besides the face, we also treat the neck, chest and other areas of the body.
This is a question we are occasionally asked at White Tea Med Spa. Since body contouring treatments have become more popular over the years, the technology has advanced. With so many options on the market, it can get confusing to figure out which treatment is the best for you. Summer is approaching us fast, and this is our busiest season to help get your beach body ready. We’ve compared the difference between these noninvasive body contouring treatments.
We don’t know about you, but we are thrilled for spring to finally be here! Spring is the ideal time to set the pace for the coming warm months, including any transitions or transformations you’re hoping to make. For most of us its “Spring Cleaning” our homes or shopping for the latest Spring fashions. And as we all look forward to being outside in the sunshine again, one thing is for sure, sun damage is never in season.
With our always changing and advancing technology world, we benefit greatly in the skin care industry. With that said, the latest trend in skin care treatments is known as “micro-needling.” In more advanced terms, it is also known as collagen induction therapy or per-cutaneous collagen induction. This procedure is rather simple yet receives great effects and benefits. It is preformed with a hand-held rolling device that glided across the face. It has tiny, close knit needles. The needles create tiny holes that don’t damage the skin but puncture the skin delicately. This creates a channel that triggers the body to fill the extremely tiny wounds by providing collagen and elastin. There are a variety of at home options of this treatments that I have been seeing. Although it is an inexpensive way to perform this, I would recommend leaving it up to the professionals. This is not only for professional experience but for sanitary and sterilization reasons. In terms of pain, most found it to be some what painful. However, found the benefits and results worth it. There can be bleeding so don’t be alarmed. One of our estheticians Abby showed us her personal treatment so you can have an idea of what to expect.
The weather change is often hard on our skin. The cold weather causes us to lose moisture. Although most of us often like to resort to hot showers or baths, it is actually stripping our skin of natural oils. Its best to use lukewarm water, especially to wash your face. Moisturize! Moisturizing is always important but especially in the winter time, and changing seasons. Apply after washing your face. There are a lot of great tinted moisturizers out there. The next important thing is SPF. Even during the winter, the sun can be strong and damaging to our skin. Most tinted moisturizers also have SPF which is an easy way to have both things in one product and for everyday use. Avoiding tanning beds is also so important. I often get tempted myself for a quick 12 minute tan session but I know the damage is not worth it. Drink water! Hydration is a huge part of keeping skin fresh. Drinking your 8 cups a day is no joke, and extremely beneficial. Water cleans out the toxins and helps purify our insides which mean clear skin on the outside! Invest in a hydrating facial is also a great option. Spas and medical spas specialize in customizing facials for your specific skin type and will bring your skin to it’s full potential. Ask your skin therapist what the best products are to use for your skin after your facial to maintain a healthy glow. Also be sure to check back with them and follow up with another facial. Consistency in skin care is key. Ask for products such as a cleanser, toner and moisturizer.
At White Tea Med Spa we offer a variety of options for facials and skin care procedures with our highly trained specialists. This month in particular we are offering our special ReFirme, Matrix IR, and Foto facial at special prices. ReFirme is a non- invasive, skin tightening treatment that promotes firmer skin by stimulating collagen. Matrix IR is a safe, non invasive treatment that helps reduce wrinkles and smooth the skin. Matrix uses laser energy with radio frequencies to treat the area of concern. Lastly, our popular FotoFacial is a powerful, effective laser for many skin conditions such as age spots, freckles, hyper pigmentation, rosacea, enlarged pores, and sun damage and spots.Many find these three treatments beneficial. Taking the time to invest in your skin and skin care routine is the best thing you can do!
Chemical peels sounds rather horrific and not appealing in the slightest way. However, I have started my series of doing them in order to improve imperfections in my complexion. I wanted to share my experience because chemical peels don’t get as much credit as they deserve as they are extremely effective and worth getting. The first time I got a chemical peel was over a year ago at a Med Spa I found via the internet. I was hesitant but they insisted that this was the right thing I needed to do, so I agreed. I under went the procedure and they didn’t explain to me the after effects and I was horrified. Not only did I never want to go back to that Med Spa but I would never consider a chemical peel again. I broke out, my face was red, it was Valentine’s day… it just was a big mess. Later that year I began working for a new Med Spa, and my lovely co- workers INSISTED on a chemical peel. I, of course said no freaking way. After much persuasion and education on what actually happens during a chemical peel and the after effects that are actually beneficial, I agreed. I followed the instructions carefully, and after only doing two I see a great difference. It’s so important to know how to take care of your skin especially after such a treatment that requires after care. The best time to get a chemical peel is during the colder weather seasons as you are sensitive to sun light and required to wear sun screen. It will also help revive your dry skin conditions and keep your skin looking fresh throughout these colder months. They are beneficial for most skin types although the peel may vary according to skin type. Before getting a peel, make sure you understand what it entails and the aesthetian explains what you should expect after the fact. If you’re interested in learning more about chemicals please visit our information page on our website or stop by for a free consultation… Happy Friday!!
One of our lovely Estheticians named Rivka wanted to share some advice to keep your skin looking good
Want to start off the new year looking and feeling your best? Well I have a way to help you accomplish those goals. Endermologie is a FDA approved, non invasive treatment for the reduction of cellulite. It uses a patented mechanism of rollers and gentle suction to stimulate skin with a smoothing motion. Endermologie is a quick, safe and painless system to combat cellulite. The benefits don’t end there though. It also is good for your over all well being by stimulating the lymphatic system, increases circulation, and eliminates toxins. Not only will you feel good but the treatment process is also relaxing. Many have said it is as relaxing as getting a massage. It can be therapeutic as well if you are stressed and achy. Look forward to seeing smooth, firm skin and increased energy levels. Many celebrities count on this treatment when they need to be red carpet ready!
Winter and cold, harsh weather are taking over and our skin suffers a great deal as a result. Here are some tips to keep hydrated and moisturized this season!
We already know we are what we eat, and try to take this into consideration when buying our groceries and creating our weekly menus.
But it goes beyond that. Just as the food we eat and the exercise we do can make us look and feel better, there’s lots of vitamins we should be ingesting to feel and look better.