Category Archives: Dermatologist

The Truth about Fillers

Beauty  ….

What is beauty? Allure, physical attractiveness, good looks, grace, or style? You tell me, enlighten me with your definition of such term. Beauty is perceived differently by all of us, making it easy for us to like different types of people. Every age has its own beauty, we need to embrace and cherish our inner and outer elegance, unfortunately we don’t. We are our own worse critic, we pick, hide, and complain about imperfections, very much unknown to the outside world; in front of the mirror we pull, tuck, and stretch our skin, hoping it will appear tighter, smoother, and perhaps plumper. Society has made coming of aging unacceptable, we look for quick fixes, from facials, peels, and fillers, we are thriving for perfection, which doesn’t exist.

Fillers

Q: Do fillers really remove years?

A: Yes, but the results are temporary.

1. Which are the most common areas fillers are used on?

  • Chin Creases
  • Uneven Brows
  • Dropping corners of the mouth
  • Muscle bands of the neck
  • Crow’s feet (outside eye-corners)
  • Marionette lines
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Lines on the bridge of the nose
  • Deep expression lines

2. Possible side effects?

Always check with your doctor prior any procedure, safety and well-being are more important than beauty.

The crow’s-feet area is a bit pesky, the skin is thinner and the muscle causing the wrinkles is quiet strong, which may cause the treatment to go wrong, by pushing the solution in different parts of the face resulting in deeper wrinkles and a possibility of uneven skin around the injected area.

3. What kind of fillers are available?

There are more than 70 different types of fillers on the market, consult with your doctor by asking questions in ensuring the best choice for you.

The most common fillers are :

  • Botox
  • Juvederm
  • Hylaform
  • Captique
  • Radiesse
  • Restylene
  • Collagen
  • Fat Fascia Dermis (your own fat, which is the best option and less expensive)
  • Liquid Silicone
  • Poly-L-Acid known as Sculptra (currently only available for HIV – patients)

Beauty is beauty, but if a treatment or two makes a person feel better about themselves, I say go for it, why not? Keep it in moderation, be healthy and happy!

Want to know more? Buy this Cosmetic Dermatology book, CLICK on image for ordering details.

CLICK on image for ordering details
Have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!  Thank you for reading, and as always, don’t forget to “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L. A Blissful Skin, and My  Savvy Rules 2010 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

The Secret to Glowing Skin

Cleansing your way to beautiful skin

Make-up, skincare products, and free radicals have one thing in common, clogged pores. Proper skin cleansing is imperative for healthy skin and the beautiful complexion we all want. Trusted dermatologists and aestheticians recommend gentle cleansing, especially to patients suffering from ageing skin, acne, rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis, (if you suffer from any of these conditions, you know how painful it can be).

The Clarisonic Systems are  highly recommended by doctors, make-up artists, and everyone in the skincare industry; this gentle and effective cleansing system has a micro-massage action, which promotes circulation and restores your natural glow without the use of  products containing harsh chemicals.

Finally, having a brighter, more energized, and smoother complexion has never been easier, buy your Clarisonic today, this life changing gadget is magical!

The Clarisonic Benefits:

  • Removes 6X more make-up  than manual cleansing
  • Leaves skin feeling and looking smoother
  • Cleansing helps products work more effectively
  • Gentle enough to use twice a day
  • Reduces oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Minimizes the appearance of visible pores

How to use the Clarisonic Mia Set:

  • Gently move the brush using small, circular motion;
  • Use on forehead (20 seconds);
  • Nose/chin (20 seconds);
  • Both cheeks (10 seconds each).

To order, please CLICK on the image below.

The Set Includes:

    • Clarisonic Mia in Lavender.
    • Travel-sized bestsellers in a Jurlique beauty bag:
      • Rosewater Balancing Mist, 15ml;
      • Moisture Replenishing Day Cream, 15ml;
      • Skin Brightening Essence, 5ml…and bonus samples of other products in the clinically proven regimen.

Feel free to comment, share  your questions, opinions, and/or concerns. Thank you for stopping by, as always, please “Pass the  Blog”!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Do You Want Eternal Beauty?

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart

~Kahlil Gibran

[slideshow]

How many people worry about aging? How many people say “Oh, another birthday, let’s not mention it, at my age I would rather lose count ….” ? Is this what Hollywood has done to mankind? Perhaps magazines? Don’t waste another year, celebrate, you’re BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Don’t you know beauty doesn’t age? Did you know beauty comes from within? When we’re happy, we glow and attract people who are positive and see our inner beauty, which magnifies our outer beauty as well, causing it to stand out while brightening the world we live in! Smile all the time, even when a birthday is approaching, have fun and cherish every moment, your skin will appreciate it too!

Little Secrets about Beauty

POSITIVITY

Positive and optimistic attitude is important and associated with youth, why you ask? According to statistics, it shows younger people have not experienced real life challenges, therefore they may appear happier and more upbeat, making them look younger than what they are … I disagree, there have been many instances where an individual faced a life threatening obstacle, illness, or some type of traumatic experience, but that very same individual chose to feel the pain and release it, leaving room for personal and spiritual growth, equating to a positive outlook in life, and eventually moving on. So, why not begin today, and try to do out best in loving ourselves, our age, our soul, and by doing so, let’s smile, the more you smile, the younger you look!

SLEEP

Dark circles, bags, or both? Don’t rush to a plastic surgeon yet, begin by changing your sleeping patterns. You may see a dramatic change from how you feel, to your complexion. Did you know lack of sleep dehydrates the skin? Causing breakouts, uneven color pigmentation, or/and dark patches in the eye area? Begin today! Promise yourself this now, you’ll do the very best in setting an earlier bedtime, by leaving your laptop on the desk, turn your phone off and don’t watch t.v, meditate, and drift your thoughts and mind toward a deep, sound sleep. Like everything, this too is a learned behavior, you may call it a learning process. Begin today, your goals towards wellness and a more beautiful you!

EXERCISE

Did you know another secret to vibrant looking skin is exercise? Yes, you heard right, exercise helps you feel better about yourself, but it also helps your skin release any toxins via sweat glands. Don’t forget epidermal elasticity, by exercising regularly your body releases natural hormones making your face, neck, and all over appearance look and feel firmer. Give it a try! Exercise your way to beauty!

DRESS TO IMPRESS

Look in your closet, what do you see? Do you like your wardrobe? Or is it time for an update? How do you look and feel? Keep up with changing times and trends! It feels good to look good! Meaning, wearing clothes that fit you, not too loose nor too tight! You deserve to feel and look your best in a casual setting, work environment, or special event, dress to impress yourself! When a person feels good, he or she may smile more, igniting and projecting their inner beauty to the outside world. Life is beautiful, not only due to nature, or things in it, but also because of people who actively make themselves part of it. Live a beautiful life, don’t settle for just “being” there, …. you are meant to SHINE!!!!

These are a few of the many secrets to eternal beauty. Beauty comes from within, make your uniqueness stand out! Your are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Guinot Creme Beaute Neuve Radiance Renewal Cream (CLICK on image for details).

Gently eliminates, through a biological exfoliating action, dead cells which suffocate the epidermis encouraging young and well-moisturized cells to rise to the surface. Restores a radiant complexion and reduces signs of aging, wrinkles and the skin’s small blemishes.

Thank you for reading! Please “Pass the Blog”!!!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Do You Know Your Skin?

Knowing your skin type can help you minimize irritation and cosmetics-related acne. So, before you begin, give yourself the quick skin-type test so you’ll know the right products to use.

Wash you face with a non moisturizer soap like Neutrogena and pat dry. Take a few pieces of rice paper or lens-cleaning tissue paper, and press them on different spots on your face. If your skin is oily, the paper will stick, pick up oily spots, and become translucent. If the paper doesn’t stick and leaves no oily spots, your skin is dry. If it sticks in the T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin) but not on the cheeks, your skin is combination (or normal). Most women (about 70 percent) have combination or normal skin.

You can expect your skin to change at various points throughout your life, so recheck your skin type periodically and fine-tune your regimen in different climates and at different times of the year. (For example , most women need less moisturizer in the summer, when the oil glands are more active.) However, this does not mean you need to run out and buy separate products for the oily and dry areas of your face, for day and night, or for travel across time zones. Not at all. The beauty of a good skin care regimen lies in its simplicity.

SKIN TYPES AT A GLANCE

Your skin type is determined by how much or little oil your skin produces. What determines that? Begin by thinking of genes, diet, stress level, medication, even your skin care regimen and the products you choose. The amount of oil your skin produces naturally will determine the amount of oil you need in your products.

OILY

  • Shiny skin.
  • Enlarged pores.
  • Prone to blackheads and blemishes.
  • Some tightness.

B. Kamins Clear Control Anti-Blemish Pads 30pads, CLICK on image for product details

Acenic blemished skins. Occasional breakouts. Anti-blemish pads contain a combination of proven, acne-fighting pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. These anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic ingredients help rid the skin of germs and microbes. To gently clear blemishes, blackheads, and spots by fighting acne-causing bacteria. Oil, color, and fragrance-free Convenient, easy-to-use pads apply just the right amount of product to affected areas.

COMBINATION/ NORMAL

  • Medium pores.
  • Smooth and even texture.
  • Good circulation.
  • Healthy color.
  • May tend toward dryness on the cheeks, may be oily in T-Zone.

Dermalogica Normal/oily Skin Kit , CLICK on image for product details

Cleanse, condition and hydrate skin on a daily basis with a collection of Dermalogica products designed to control excess oil production in the T-zone without over-drying the rest of the face. Cleanse with Special Cleansing Gel to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. Spritz on critical hydration with Multi-Active Toner, with Balm Mint and Aloe to soothe the skin. Skin Prep Scrub removes dulling debris, leaving skin with a smooth healthy finish.

SENSITIVE

  • Skin may appear thin delicate.
  • Fine pores.
  • Flushes easily.
  • prone to broken capillaries.
  • Frequently allergic, can be rashy.

CosMedix After Care Kit : Benefit Clean, Pure Enzyme, Rescue, Reflect, CLICK on image for product details

The After Care Kit is a three to ten day program that includes a blend of products designed to complete the resurfacing process This sustaining regimen is intended to help comfort, protect and care for post-treatment skin to ensure that your renewed complexion endures Features This post-treatment therapy kit includes: Benefit Clean: this gentle cleanser calms and protects the skin while aggressively targeting free radicals.

DRY

  • Feels tight.
  • Especially after cleansing.
  • Fine wrinkles.
  • Flaking.
  • Red patches on fair skin individuals.
  • The more pigment there is, the more skin will appear ashy or dull from buildup.

A-D-E Creamy Cleanser, CLICK on image for product details

Natural Fruit Oil Cleanser pH 5.5 For Dry/Sensitive Skin A gentle cream cleanser formulated with natural fruit oils to cleanse the skin and remove makeup without the dryness of soap. Moisturizes as it cleans to leave your skin soft and supple with no greasy build-up. Contains special plant sterols and vitamins to leave skin radiantly fresh and healthy looking. Contains no artificial colors, mineral oil, soaps, harsh preservatives or irritating petroleum products. Will not clog pores.

AGING OR SUN-DAMAGED

  • Feels tight, visible wrinkles.
  • Slack skin tone especially around cheeks and jaw line.
  • Leathery texture, broken capillaries.

Babor Anti-Age Direct Beauty Fluid – 3 Ampoules X 2 Ml, CLICK on image for product details.

Lends a fresh and glowing appearance to every type of skin in minutes, especially tired skin. Sesame proteins lie over the skin like an invisible net. The perfectly rounded micropearls light up the complexion. This effect lends the skin a glowing and even appearance. Firmer looking and velvety smooth skin immediately Directions: Apply in the evenings, after cleansing with Babor products. Shake the ampoule and place a tissue around its neck.

Thank you for reading and as always, please “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L., Savvy Rules and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Fillers

Beauty  ….

What is beauty? Allure, physical attractiveness, good looks, grace, or style? You tell me, enlighten me with your definition of such term. Beauty is perceived differently by all of us, making it easy for us to like different types of people. Every age has its own beauty, we need to embrace and cherish our inner and outer elegance, unfortunately we don’t. We are our own worse critic, we pick, hide, and complain about imperfections, very much unknown to the outside world; in front of the mirror we pull, tuck, and stretch our skin, hoping it will appear tighter, smoother, and perhaps plumper. Society has made coming of aging unacceptable, we look for quick fixes, from facials, peels, and fillers, we are thriving for perfection, which doesn’t exist.

Fillers

Q: Do fillers really remove years?

A: Yes, but the results are temporary.

1. Which are the most common areas fillers are used on?

  • Chin Creases
  • Uneven Brows
  • Dropping corners of the mouth
  • Muscle bands of the neck
  • Crow’s feet (outside eye-corners)
  • Marionette lines
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Lines on the bridge of the nose
  • Deep expression lines

2. Possible side effects?

Always check with your doctor prior any procedure, safety and well-being are more important than beauty.

The crow’s-feet area is a bit pesky, the skin is thinner and the muscle causing the wrinkles is quiet strong, which may cause the treatment to go wrong, by pushing the solution in different parts of the face resulting in deeper wrinkles and a possibility of uneven skin around the injected area.

3. What kind of fillers are available?

There are more than 70 different types of fillers on the market, consult with your doctor by asking questions in ensuring the best choice for you.

The most common fillers are :

  • Botox
  • Juvederm
  • Hylaform
  • Captique
  • Radiesse
  • Restylene
  • Collagen
  • Fat Fascia Dermis (your own fat, which is the best option and less expensive)
  • Liquid Silicone
  • Poly-L-Acid known as Sculptra (currently only available for HIV – patients)

Beauty is beauty, but if a treatment or two makes a person feel better about themselves, I say go for it, why not? Keep it in moderation, be healthy and happy!

DERMAdoctor.com, Inc.

Thank you for reading, and as always, don’t forget to “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Who Else Wants Eternal Beauty?

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart

~Kahlil Gibran

[slideshow]

How many people worry about aging? How many people say “Oh, another birthday, let’s not mention it, at my age I would rather lose count ….” ? Is this what Hollywood has done to mankind? Perhaps magazines? Don’t waste another year, celebrate, you’re BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Don’t you know beauty doesn’t age? Did you know beauty comes from within? When we’re happy, we glow and attract people who are positive and see our inner beauty, which magnifies our outer beauty as well, causing it to stand out while brightening the world we live in! Smile all the time, even when a birthday is approaching, have fun and cherish every moment, your skin will appreciate it too!

Little Secrets about Beauty

POSITIVITY

Positive and optimistic attitude is important and associated with youth, why you ask? According to statistics, it shows younger people have not experienced real life challenges, therefore they may appear happier and more upbeat, making them look younger than what they are … I disagree, there have been many instances where an individual faced a life threatening obstacle, illness, or some type of traumatic experience, but that very same individual chose to feel the pain and release it, leaving room for personal and spiritual growth, equating to a positive outlook in life, and eventually moving on. So, why not begin today, and try to do out best in loving ourselves, our age, our soul, and by doing so, let’s smile, the more you smile, the younger you look!

SLEEP

Dark circles, bags, or both? Don’t rush to a plastic surgeon yet, begin by changing your sleeping patterns. You may see a dramatic change from how you feel, to your complexion. Did you know lack of sleep dehydrates the skin? Causing breakouts, uneven color pigmentation, or/and dark patches in the eye area? Begin today! Promise yourself this now, you’ll do the very best in setting an earlier bedtime, by leaving your laptop on the desk, turn your phone off and don’t watch t.v, meditate, and drift your thoughts and mind toward a deep, sound sleep. Like everything, this too is a learned behavior, you may call it a learning process. Begin today, your goals towards wellness and a more beautiful you!

EXERCISE

Did you know another secret to vibrant looking skin is exercise? Yes, you heard right, exercise helps you feel better about yourself, but it also helps your skin release any toxins via sweat glands. Don’t forget epidermal elasticity, by exercising regularly your body releases natural hormones making your face, neck, and all over appearance look and feel firmer. Give it a try! Exercise your way to beauty!

DRESS TO IMPRESS

Look in your closet, what do you see? Do you like your wardrobe? Or is it time for an update? How do you look and feel? Keep up with changing times and trends! It feels good to look good! Meaning, wearing clothes that fit you, not too loose nor too tight! You deserve to feel and look your best in a casual setting, work environment, or special event, dress to impress yourself! When a person feels good, he or she may smile more, igniting and projecting their inner beauty to the outside world. Life is beautiful, not only due to nature, or things in it, but also because of people who actively make themselves part of it. Live a beautiful life, don’t settle for just “being” there, …. you are meant to SHINE!!!!

These are a few of the many secrets to eternal beauty. Beauty comes from within, make your uniqueness stand out! Your are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Thank you for reading! Feedback is appreciated! And as always, please “Pass the Blog”!!!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Intense Pulsed Light Treatment (IPL)

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a non-invasive procedure that uses pulse of visible light to improve the appearance of the aging skin. It is most often performed on the face, neck, chest, and hands to erase the signs of aging.

Among these signs of aging are fine lines, red blemishes, mottled coloration, broken blood vessels, pigment discoloration such as freckles and age spots, enlarged pores, coarse or rough skin, loss of skin tone and elasticity, and general sun damage. A series of Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments bring a more youthful, smooth and revitalized skin appearance, with no downtime.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is clinically shown to reduce wrinkles and improve the tone of the skin by non-invasively stimulating new collagen production.

The type of response heard from patients after having Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is that they feel like their skin is lifted. There is a decrease in pore size, their skin feels tighter, and there is a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

Afterglow Cosmetics, Inc

Thank you for reading, and as always “Pass the Blog”!

Happy New Year!!!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Simple Sun Solutions

A quick guide in protecting our skin from the sun! A must read for everyone!

Fillers

Beauty  ….

What is beauty? Allure, physical attractiveness, good looks, grace, or style? You tell me, enlighten me with your definition of such term. Beauty is perceived differently by all of us, making it easy for us to like different types of people. Every age has its own beauty, we need to embrace and cherish our inner and outer elegance, unfortunately we don’t. We are our own worse critic, we pick, hide, and complain about imperfections, very much unknown to the outside world; in front of the mirror we pull, tuck, and stretch our skin, hoping it will appear tighter, smoother, and perhaps plumper. Society has made coming of aging unacceptable, we look for quick fixes, from facials, peels, and fillers, we are thriving for perfection, which doesn’t exist.

Fillers

Q: Do fillers really remove years?

A: Yes, but the results are temporary.

1. Which are the most common areas fillers are used on?

  • Chin Creases
  • Uneven Brows
  • Dropping corners of the mouth
  • Muscle bands of the neck
  • Crow’s feet (outside eye-corners)
  • Marionette lines
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Lines on the bridge of the nose
  • Deep expression lines

2. Possible side effects?

Always check with your doctor prior any procedure, safety and well-being are more important than beauty.

The crow’s-feet area is a bit pesky, the skin is thinner and the muscle causing the wrinkles is quiet strong, which may cause the treatment to go wrong, by pushing the solution in different parts of the face resulting in deeper wrinkles and a possibility of uneven skin around the injected area.

3. What kind of fillers are available?

There are more than 70 different types of fillers on the market, consult with your doctor by asking questions in ensuring the best choice for you.

The most common fillers are :

  • Botox
  • Juvederm
  • Hylaform
  • Captique
  • Radiesse
  • Restylene
  • Collagen
  • Fat Fascia Dermis (your own fat, which is the best option and less expensive)
  • Liquid Silicone
  • Poly-L-Acid known as Sculptra (currently only available for HIV – patients)

Beauty is beauty, but if a treatment or two makes a person feel better about themselves, I say go for it, why not? Keep it in moderation, be healthy and happy!

DERMAdoctor.com, Inc.

Thank you for reading, and as always, don’t forget to “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Simple Sun Solutions

Skin protection

Sun exposure speeds up the aging process by damaging DNA, which may deform cells, contributing to cancer. We often apply sunscreen to children first, then monitor their sun exposure, redness, and play-time, leaving ourselves unprotected and victims to environmental factors like UVB and UVA rays, which can cause immediate sunburn and long-term damage to our skin.

Starting today, care for yourself as well, apply sunscreen to your face, neck, chest, hands, feet, and all over the body. Stay in the shade if possible, use hats and sunglasses, protect yourself, stop the premature aging process now!

According to studies, a regular T-shirt has only an SPF ranging from 3 to 7? Did you know eyelids and the top of your ears are in danger of sunburn as well? When shopping for sunscreen products choose an SPF of 30 or greater, depending on exposure and activity. Look for products with UVA and UVB protection containing Parson.

Top 10 Sunscreens

1. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion SPF 30

2. Banana Boat Sport Performance Continuous Spray SPF 50

3. Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Stick SPF 55

4. Neutrogena Spectrum + Advanced Sunblock Face SPF 100

5. Burt’s Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen SPF 30

6. Aveeno Sunblock Spray SPF 70

7. Peter Thomas Roth Max All Day Moisture Defense Cream SPF 30

8. Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30

9. Cellex-C Suncare SPF 30

10. Cosmedicine Global Health Face SPF 30 UVA/UVB Sunscreen

Protect, nourish, and cherish your skin, reapply sunscreen regularly; keep yourself and loved ones looking beautiful,  healthy, and young by preventing skin damage or cancer.

Thank you for reading, have a GREAT 4th of July and celebrate the men and women fighting for our country! As always, “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.