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Fall is Approaching: Top 3 Facials to Keep Your Face Glowing

As the weather gets cooler, you expand your wardrobe to include warmer pieces of clothing – why not take the same approach to your skin care regimen?

Facials are the extra layer of moisture and protection that you need to shield your skin from the harsh cold weather. And don’t get us wrong: DIY face masks can be effective when used correctly. But there are certain results you simply cannot achieve without bringing in the big guns, i.e., the professionals.

For starters, a professional facial performed in a state-of-the-art spa is going to be way more potent than the at-home facial treatments. Secondly, a professional will analyze your skin and determine exactly what it needs to stay hydrated, healthy, and glowing.

Unless you have spent years studying cosmetology and acquired experience in it, you don’t have the knowledge or tools to create and customize effective facial treatments for yourself.

Why You Need a Facial This Fall

If you are considering treating yourself to a luxurious and relaxing facial to prep your skin for the upcoming fall, we have some recommendations for you.

Chemical Peel

facial treatmentsDuring a chemical peel treatment, a chemical solution is applied to your skin to remove the dead skin cells and stimulate collagen production for baby-soft and brighter skin. This also accelerates cell turnover, making you look visibly younger.

There are three strengths of the chemical peel – deep, medium, and superficial. Depending on your skin issues, these peels can address several concerns, like removing fine lines and wrinkles, and reversing hyperpigmentation.

Fall is a really good time to get a chemical peel facial treatment because you are less susceptible to complications that come with too much sun exposure during the post-facial healing process.

One session is usually 45-60 minutes long and it is almost painless. The duration will also depend on the state of your complexion before the peel and the strength of the treatment. You will start to see flaking and peeling of the skin in the days after but it’s perfectly normal.

Microdermabrasion

This procedure removes the upper layers of skin using a crystal- or diamond-tipped device. Microdermabrasion accelerates cell turnover by physically exfoliating the upper layers of skin. As a result, you are left with smooth and even-toned skin and any wrinkles and fine lines become a thing of the past.

facial treatmentsThe best thing about microdermabrasion is it can be customized to your skin’s needs, regardless of your skin type. Whether you want to revitalize your complexion or reverse the sun damage, one session of microdermabrasion can work wonders for you.

Fall is the best time for this facial treatment because your skin becomes dry and damaged over the summers. By removing the outmost layers of your skin, you will have brand-new and shiny skin to show off as the cold weather gets here.

One session generally takes 30-60 minutes, depending on if it’s done by itself or as an add-on. Many of our clients at Coral Gables Medical Spa choose this as an extra step to be included in their regular facial treatments.

There is no downtime to microdermabrasion; you’ll be able to wear make-up on the same day. In fact, with noticeably smoother and softer skin, your makeup will go flawlessly and last much longer.

Laser Facial Treatments

Laser treatments are incredibly effective in targeting any problem area you wish to have removed: unwanted hair, scars, acne, age spots, and pigmentation.

During the session, short and concentrated beams of pulsating light are used to treat the skin. If you want to see drastic results in one sitting, laser treatment might be the best option.

And since you’ll need to avoid exposure to UV rays after the session, fall is one of the best times to get it. One session is usually 60-minutes long and the downtime can be anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks.

Flawless Skin Needs Professional Care

Tired of applying DIY home masks and lathering yourself in essential oils without much to show for it? Why not get a professional facial that’s customized to your skin’s needs and lifestyle?

Schedule an appointment with DermaClinic, a leading Coral Gables medical spa, and see your skin transform before your eyes. Call us 786-210-4234 today or write to us online to set up a consultation.

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3 Best Fall Fillers For 2020

Dermal fillers, commonly known as facial fillers, can work all sorts of magic: smooth fine lines, erase under-eye circles, enhance your cheekbones, lift your eyebrows, and plump thinning lips. The end result is a visibly rejuvenated and younger appearance. 

As fall is coming closer, you probably want to get rid of all the sun damage your skin suffered over the summer. One of the most effective ways to achieve that is by taking injectables or fillers that can be done in less than an hour with little to no downtime.

Before we begin, please note that fillers are different from other injectables like Xeomin, Dysport, or Botox. While the latter can even out wrinkles, they cannot enhance or plump an area.

Now that we have covered that, let’s talk about the 3 best fillers to choose from this year.

Juvederm Treatments

injectablesJuvederm is perhaps the most well-known collection of fillers that are designed to be used on different parts of the face.

For example, Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC can plump up your lips and soften those annoying vertical lines on the lips.

But if you want to add back youthful contours to your cheeks, Juvederm Voluma XC is the best option for that. 

The main ingredient in Juvederm treatments is hyaluronic acid (HA) which is naturally found in the body and gives your skin the necessary elasticity, volume, and moisture. As you grow older, your skin loses its HA reserves and becomes wrinkly and loose.

Juvederm injectables act like a sponge that attracts water back into the skin. This plumps up the area in which the filler was injected, giving you an instantly smoother appearance.

Depending on which Juvederm treatment you’ve chosen, the effects can last anywhere from six months to 18 months.

Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra was originally created for patients suffering from immunodeficiency virus, who had lost the fat in their faces. It was used to improve their appearances and giving them their youthful, healthy glow back.

But then Sculptra was approved for cosmetic purposes in people who wanted to enhance their cheeks and fill in the sunken/hollow areas of the face. Another benefit of Sculptra is, it increases sin thickness to reduce the fine lines, smile lines, and folds around the cheek and nose area.

But Sculptra cannot be used around the eyes or on lips.

The poly-L-lactic acid present in Sculptra encourages the creation of new collagen. That’s why it takes multiple treatments for results to become obvious. The sessions are 4-6 weeks apart. The number of sessions you need will depend on the extent of aging on your face.

The effects of Sculptra can last up to 2 years after your first session is completed.

Radiesse

If your face has developed facial creases, like nasolabial folds, Radiesse might be the best option for you. It can plump up your cheeks and other contours on your face – except the lips.

Calcium hydroxylapatite is the main component of Radiesse, and it is naturally found in human bones and teeth. The tiny calcium particles used in a Radiesse treatment are suspended in a thick gel-like serum.

This treatment helps your skin replenish its lost volume, but as time passes, your body metabolizes the calcium and the gel is completely absorbed. But still, the results typically last a year or more.

Turn Back the Hands of Time on Your Skin

At DermaClinic in Coral Gables, we offer a variety of med spa treatments and fillers that can give you a luminous and flawless complexion in less than an hour! Call us at 786-210-4234 today or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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Does Lack of Vitamin D Exposure Affect My Skin

With more and more research showing that most Americans are deficient in vitamin D, you might be thinking what’s the big deal? Does vitamin D deficiency really affect your health and appearance?

The answer is a resounding “yes!” Not getting enough vitamin D can impact you in several ways, especially when it comes to your skin.

Vitamin D is responsible for bone health and calcium homeostasis. It means this fat-soluble vitamin increases the efficiency of phosphorus and calcium absorption from the small intestine. Whether you get vitamin D from foods, sun exposure, or supplements, doesn’t matter – just make sure your body is getting enough of it.

Maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D have shown to promote healthy bone growth, prevent skin aging, and potentially reduce the risk of certain cancers. In fact, a lack of vitamin D is known to cause depression and mood disorders.

How Vitamin D Deficiency Impacts Your Skin

Your skin is your body’s largest organ. But still, many people don’t realize that skin is much more closely linked to their overall health.

And then there are some women who completely avoid getting out in the sun because too much exposure is known to damage the skin.

Here’s the thing: the sun is an extremely important source of vitamin D, especially if your diet is not rich in foods that contain it naturally. The key to remember is you don’t need to spend hours in the sun or get visibly sun-kissed to get a healthy amount of vitamin D.

And speaking of how a lack of this vitamin affects your skin, let us break it down for you:

Lack of Vitamin D Can Accelerate Premature Aging in Skin

Research shows that healthy levels of vitamin D can prevent your skin from aging prematurely. A study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrated that vitamin D, specifically Calcitriol, helps in the growth and repair of skin cells, slowing down the aging.

But as we mentioned earlier, the key is to not overdo it. Too much sun is not good for you or your skin. So, if you are not sure how much sunlight is good for you or you don’t want to get your Vitamin D from the sun, you can consult skin care or skin treatment doctor and go on a supplement and diet that’s rich in Vitamin D.

skin careLow Vitamin D Levels Can Cause Psoriasis and Dry Skin

Research also shows that people with psoriasis may have a higher likelihood of Vitamin D deficiency. Many dermatologists also recommend that if you have eczema, psoriasis, or extremely dry skin, you should definitely be taking Vitamin D.

However, when it comes to these skin issues, topical Vitamin D skin treatments and creams, and sunlight are more effective than oral supplements. Talk with a skin expert to know the best way to consume Vitamin D for your skin care issues.

Get a Skin Care Consultation to See If Your Skin Issues are Being Caused by a Vitamin D Deficiency

At DermaClinic in Coral Gables, we offer comprehensive consultations to determine the root cause of your skin issues and how to treat them effectively.

If you have dry, itchy skin or your face is showing fine lines when you’re only in your 20s or 30s, it might be due to a vitamin D deficiency. Schedule an appointment with us by calling 786-210-4234 today and let our award-winning skin specialists work their magic on you!

At-Home Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy

The current pandemic is impacting nearly all aspects of life, but did you know that it can adversely affect your skin as well?

From damage caused by increased exposure to blue light from computers and laptops to stress-induced inflammation, there are several ways your new lifestyle can change your complexion. But don’t worry, with the right skin care tips, you can reduce these negative effects and get a glow-up while in quarantine!

Use calming face masks every other day

skin careWhen we say “face masks”, keep in mind that we are talking about sheet masks. While at-home peels and exfoliating masks are great, they are not meant to be used every day.

Regardless of how expensive an exfoliation mask is, using it every day will damage your skin’s natural barrier and further irritate your skin. So, limit these kinds of masks to once a week.

As for the rest of the days when you need to be gentle with your skin, indulge in a sheet mask with feel-good ingredients like blueberry, strawberry, papaya, honey, rice, etc. You can simply put them on your face while you are working on your laptop or watching Netflix – not a lot of effort is required on your part with these.

Regular usage of sheet masks will leave your skin feeling moisturized, baby-soft, and refreshed. Doesn’t this sound perfect, especially if the everyday stress has left your skin dry and tensed-up?

Use sunscreen even if you are not going out

A lot of women think that using sunscreen is only necessary if they are going out during the day, but that’s a major misconception!

It’s important to continue using sunscreen – even when you are working from home – for protecting your skin from free radicals. Maybe you are not spending much time outside but you are definitely getting exposed to “blue light” from your laptop, computer, and phone.

Blue light carries a whole lot of harmful free radicals that can cause pigmentation, among other skin issues. So, we recommend using a sunscreen that contains blue-light protection as well.

skin careTreat yourself to a spa day at home

Another great way to treat your skin at home is by investing in a face roller or a jade roller, applying a rich serum, and then gently massaging your face. Dedicate some time for skin care during the weekend for extra pampering and indulge in a DIY facial.

For the body, you can dry brush for incredible lymphatic detoxification. Just put on some relaxing music, light scented candles, and enjoy a nice warm bath afterward. While in the bath, apply a hydrating face mask for 15-20 minutes.

Decompressing your mind and body with these skin treatments will not only make you feel good but also brighten up your skin. 

Looking for a Skin Treatment for Bright and Glowing Skin? DermaClinic Has You Covered

If your skin is looking tired and dry, and it seems no amount of face masks are helping, maybe it’s time for a facial that’s specifically created for your skin. At DermaClinic in Coral Gables, we specialize in non-invasive cosmetic treatments to drastically improve your skin and overall appearance.

Call us at 786-210-4234 today or write to us online to schedule an appointment.

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Benefits of a Weight Loss Massage at DermaClinic Coral Gables

Body contouring massage, more commonly known as weight loss massage, is a type of massage which is designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite in your body, tighten your skin, and help you lose weight. In clinical terms, the process is referred to as Lypossage.

How Does a Weight Loss Massage Work?

 

A weight loss massage uses strokes that are specifically designed to break down cellulite and drain the buildup of lymphatic fluid in the body. It is performed on the upper body (head, face, neck, arms, and chest) as well as the lower body (abdomen, lower back, hips, buttocks, and thighs).

What Are the Benefits of a Contouring Massage?

 

The benefits of a contouring massage are three-fold.

 

Reduction of Cellulite

 

Studies show that poor circulation and retention of lymphatic fluid can contribute to the development of cellulite in your body. Contouring massage addresses these issues by draining the lymphatic system, improving the flow of lymphatic fluid, and improving blood circulation. As a result, the appearance of cellulite in your body is reduced to a considerable extent.

Weight Loss

 

Weight loss massage is very effective at flushing out the toxins in your body. Detoxifying your body has a positive effect on your basal metabolic rate, which can make it easier for you to shed those unwanted pounds.

Improvement in Skin Tone and Elasticity

 

Contouring massage puts mild to moderate pressure on the skin’s surface, which prompts the skin cells to produce more collagen. As a result, your skin’s elasticity is restored to a notable extent. The spur in collagen production also improves your skin tone and gives you a younger, healthier look.

Are There Any Side Effects?

 

Coral Gables massage treatments are generally performed by licensed therapists who are trained in Lypossage therapy. Moreover, the procedure is completely non-invasive. So, there is virtually no risk of side effects.

How Often Should One Undergo Lypossage Therapy?

 

A typical contouring massage session lasts about 30 minutes. Depending on your age, gender, weight, and skin condition, you might have to undergo anywhere from 12 to 18 treatments over a period of 6 to 9 weeks. Once you achieve your desired results – in terms of cellulite reduction, weight loss, and improvement in skin tone – you can undergo maintenance treatments on a monthly basis to retain your results.

Are There Any Dietary Restrictions for People Undergoing Lypossage Therapy?

 

There are no dietary restrictions for people undergoing Lypossage therapy. It should be, however, noted that eating a diet rich in whole foods and high-fiber fruits and vegetables can enhance the results of the massage therapy and help you lose weight fast. In addition to a healthy diet, regular physical exercise (walking, cycling, running, bodyweight exercises, or weightlifting) can also help you get into shape fast.

DermaClinic – The Trusted Choice for Weight Loss Massage Treatments in Coral Gables

 

At DermaClinic, we have licensed and experienced massage therapists who specialize in Lypossage therapy. Our massage treatments can reduce cellulite, improve your skin tone, and help you lose weight in a safe manner.

In addition to weight loss massage, we also offer an impressive selection of skincare treatments that can treat a wide range of skin problems. Our treatments are affordably priced and performed by experienced skincare experts with the utmost care and sincerity.

To find out how you can benefit from weight loss massage and other such skincare treatments, call DermaClinic today at (786) 210-4234.