Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What is an oxygen Facial?

                     
Oxygen treatment with all Facials 

There are a number of ways to battle dry skin this holiday season; from humidifier use to the foods you eat to topical potions (be sure to frequent our blog for updated skin care tips). When it comes to facials, one spa treatment essential to hydrating skin is oxygen. 
With the increase in popularity of high-definition television, more and more celebrities are worrying about just how smooth their skin will appear on your TV screen. Because of this, many well-known personalities -- most notably Madonna -- have turned to oxygen facials, designed to plump and smooth the face immediately with no telltale red splotches left behind.
An oxygen facial delivers a mixture of hyperbaric oxygen, or pure oxygen at a high pressure, and anti-aging serum through an airbrush to the face and body. It's almost as though someone is using a tiny power washer to pump oxygen and moisturizer into the skin. People who use oxygen facials say the process helps makeup application because it gives the skin a smooth and moisturized surface. Makeup also can be applied right after the oxygen facial, as opposed to traditional facials, which often require a 12-hour waiting period before you can apply any makeup.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My lash Extensions Hurt is this normal?

My lashes hurt everyday and are irritated. Lashes should look something like this at the base This a mink set very natural. Great for no lash loss. Last up to 2 months.


Friday, November 11, 2011

herbal solution for pink eye

find at your nearest health food storethe only thing that works for dry eye pink eye.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Why is Sunscreen important

Today I got a medical grade from esthetician Andreina Rios. I have one major bad habit to break. I always forget sunscreen. Now after her advice I have some in purse and in my car.

"It is ALWAYS very important to wear sunscreen, starting from the age of 2! 80 percent of sun damage is done by the age of 18, we must protect our skin from premature aging.

A free radical is an unstable molecule created by sunlight, pollution, cigarette smoke, etc...these free radicals lead to cellular destruction and strip our skin of essential vitamins. Therefore, we must load our skin up with "free radical scavengers", also known as antioxidants. Load up with antioxidants in the morning in preparation for free radical attacks. Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant.

Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin, definitely a must have. It is the only vitamin that can penetrate into the DNA to normalize the entire activity of the cells. It protects skin types against skin cancer, increases collagen and elastin production, regulates sebum, and rejuvenated skin tone and texture.


Hope your skin is feeling fabulous! Remember to stay hydrated and moisturized! See you soon:-)" 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?


A new study in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology this month examined the difference between the use of Botox and Dysport for the forehead wrinkles.  A study by Doctors Nestor and Ablon examined patients who had half of their forehead injected with Dysport and the other half with Botox.  They found that results lasted almost 4 months with Dysport compared to about 2 and half months with Botox based on looking at the forehead.  When they used computer imaging, which is more exact, effects lasted about 14 weeks with Dysport compared to 12 weeks with Botox.  

If you haven’t tried Dysport yet, make an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Nima Shemirani.   He is a facial plastic surgeon on staff who can answer any questions you may have. You can book online at vagaro.com/platinumimagespa

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tan Lines how to cover them...

If you are wearing something that shows tan lines 1 day before is the best time to fix it so you don't get tan on your dress. Spray tan in a can or (airbrush tan) is the best and most natural looking. You need a friend for areas that are hard to reach like the back. First spray over the whiter area about 6 inches away. Wait about 5 minutes to dry (use fan if possible). Then spray the entire area evenly and let dry. If you can still see a difference repeat step 1 again. To get our airbrush tan or in a can visit Platinum Image Spa.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lip augmentation can Dr. save product for next use?

This is a recent client who wanted fuller lips.  She has a beautiful face, but her lips are a little thin, especially her upper lip.   This before and after picture shows what can be done with just less than one syringe of Juvederm.  As you can see the lips are more plump and more defined.  Best of all, it looks completely natural and gives the face a nice overall balance.


The procedure is done in about 20 minutes.  It is virtually painless because anesthetic cream is used to numb the lips beforehand.  There was no bruising and she was able to go to work the next day. I couldn't believe the difference she looks amazing. She told me Dr. Shemerani used 3/4 of the vile and then she came back a few weeks later and got the rest of the vile.

 

The difference between good lash extensions and bad ones...

 Many women go into getting lash extensions without Really knowing the difference. First take a toothpick and run through the lashes. If two lashes stick together you have bad lashes. Second if you feel pain or itchiness the glue may not be medical grade.