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Having Whiter Teeth Can Boost Your Social Media Posts

One way of having a great picture for your social media platform is flashing your big pearly whites. If you’re not happy with your smile because your teeth are not sparkling nor are they pearly white like how you want them to. You are not alone according to a  study 90% of orthodontic patients requested whiter teeth too.

Teeth whitening or bleaching is the most cost-effective way of making your teeth appear whiter instantly. You should consult with your dentist or teeth whitening professional before starting any process. Here are some ways to put the shine back in your smile.

Your Teeth Whiting Options

Stain Removal Toothpaste

Basically, all toothpaste remove surface stains because they contain mild abrasives that scrub the teeth when you brush. You should look for a whitening toothpaste that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance for stain removal on the package. These types of toothpaste have additional polishing agents that are more effective at stain removal and are safe for your teeth.

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Over-the-Counter Bleaching Products

Looking for products in your grocery store, pharmacy or online you will find a variety of options such as teething whitening strips, pens or gums. The concentration of the bleaching agent in these products is lower than what your dentist or cosmetologist would use in the office. If you are considering an over-the-counter bleaching kit make sure you purchase one with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Professional At-HomeTeeth Whitening Kits

Your dentist can provide you with a custom-made tray for your at-home whitening. You will be given instructions on how to place the bleaching solution in the tray and for what length of time. You may feel more comfortable whitening in your own home at a slower pace, but still with the guidance of a dentist. This option can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks or months.

In-Office Whitening

An in-office whitening procedure uses a powerful bleaching solution to whiten your teeth. During a session, a specialist will first make a record the current shade of your teeth. Then your teeth will be polished with a grainy material called pumice to get rid of any surface plaque. The specialist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or cover it with a rubber shield. The bleaching solution is then applied to the teeth. Some whitening solutions require a laser to activate the peroxide to begin bleaching the teeth. This procedure takes 30 minutes to an hour

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Teeth Whitening Laser Treatments

One of the best teeth whitening techniques is laser treatments. This procedure uses a strong bleaching gel that is activated by the laser which gives you quick and dramatic results. Because there is a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide in the gel solution and the use of laser light, your eyes, gums, and cheeks are all protected during the session.

Teeth Whitening in Coral Gabels

If you are considering teething whitening to get rid of those stubborn stains on your teeth contact us at Dermaclinic in Coral Gables 786-210-4234 at for a free consultation about our professional teeth whitening laser treatments. You will be proud to show off your bright pearly whites all over your social media in no time.

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How to Have Amazing Skin in Your 40s with Laser Skin Rejuvenation

It’s an inevitable fact of life – your skin changes with age. The things you did for amazing skin in your teens and 20s probably won’t keep your skin looking vibrant and youthful today. To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, you’ll need to change how you care for it.

How Aging Affects Your Skin

The most noticeable age-related changes to your skin include:

  • Decreased skin elasticity, which makes your skin sag
  • Darker pigmentation, or “age spots”
  • Pore size
  • Pronounced fine lines, wrinkles
  • Overall thinning of the muscle and fat just below the surface on your face

Not everyone experiences the signs of aging in the same way – one person might develop deeper wrinkles than does another person, for example. Several factors, including genetics, ethnicity, and sun exposure, affect how your skin ages. One of the most important factors in how your skin ages is what you do to care for your skin.

Go from Aging Skin to Amazing Skin in 8 Easy Steps

1. Stay out of the sun whenever possible

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says that sunlight is a significant cause of skin aging. Avoiding the sunshine can be challenging in South Florida, but you can resist the urge to sunbathe for hours at a time.

2. Wear sunscreen every day

Apply sunscreen to all skin not covered by clothing. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends you use a sunscreen or facial moisturizer with an SPF of 30 or higher for optimal protection. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your hands to prevent signs of aging there.

3. Use moisturizer

Use moisturizers on your face and moisturizing lotions on your body. Moisturizers trap water in your skin, which can help plump up the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Moisturizing your skin can also make your complexion look younger and brighter.

4. Stop smoking

The toxins in tobacco smoke cause premature lines and wrinkles, a dry and dull complexion, loss of firmness of the skin, and leathery skin.

5. Consider products containing AHA or retinoids

Certain products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or retinoids can make your skin look younger. Retinoids are chemical compounds derived from vitamin A, which regulates the growth of skin cells. AHAs can reduce the appearance of skin wrinkling, smooth out uneven skin tones, and soften skin by removing dead skin cells and by conditioning the surface of the skin.

6. Botoxaser skin rejuvination from 

Botox is an injectable that effectively reduces the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

7. Get a Hydrafacial

Hydrafacial™ is a soothing, moisturizing hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and antioxidant protection. This non-invasive and non-irritating facial treatment improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. HydraFacial™ also addresses enlarged and clogged pores that often develop when you are in your 40s and 50s. HydraFacial™ is suitable for most skin types, including aging skin, thin skin, and ethnic skin.

8. Have a chemical peel

A chemical peel helps to renew aging skin while diminishing spots, scars, and expression lines.

Do you want amazing skin in your 40s and 50s? Call us now to find out how our state-of-the-art treatments keep your skin looking great as you age.

Make an Appointment For a Cosmetic Treatment

Call DermaClinic in Coral Gables at (786) 210-4234 to make an appointment and learn more about our anti-aging treatments. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our specials page, for discounted prices on our services.

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Minimize Skin Pigmentation Issues with a Microneedling Facial

Do you struggle with skin pigmentation issues? Do you have patches of skin that appear darker than the surrounding skin? It’s a skin condition called hyperpigmentation. It can be caused by various reasons including hormonal changes, sun exposure, acne, tattoos, medication or aging.

Hyperpigmentation occurs when your body produces an uneven amount of melanin throughout the layer of your skin. It can be the result of sunburn, acne, or cuts. When melanin is produced in excess the dark spots will appear. Over time instead of fading the spots become more pronounced because your skin stops producing new cells as you age. Microneedling can help with hyperpigmentation.  

Microneedling facial treatmentWhat is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a technique that involves using multiple tiny sterile needles to puncture the skin to prompt the skin rebuild and produce new collagen cells. When microneedling is performed on the skin, the tiny needles puncture the skin creating microchannels.

These small injuries trigger the body’s healing process. The old layer of skin becomes dry and peels off in about a week. In the next 10 to 14 days, new collagen and elastin form over the injuries. For additional healing, microneedling can be used to deposit serums like vitamin C deeper into the skin to boost the treatment of a variety of skin pigmentation issues.

Although dark spots are reduced with microneedling, this treatment is not a quick fix. Depending on your skin’s condition, you would need 4 to 6 sessions of microneedling with a gap of 4 to 8 weeks between each treatment session. Results are cumulative. Your skin will start responding and showing improvement after the first session. Your skin will be more sensitive after each treatment so you must apply sunscreen on your skin for protection.  

Benefits and Side Effects of Microneedling

A 2018 medical study found microneedling can improve acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. The process is also used to minimize wrinkles, blackheads, stretch marks, alopecia, rosacea, and loose skin. Because microneedling increases the production of collagen it helps to keep your skin looking youthful and rejuvenated with a firm, smooth texture.

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure with no downtime for recovery. It is chemical-free and induces the body to heal itself naturally. But there are some possible side effects. Some patients experience minor irritation, redness, swelling, and bruising after a session.

Visit DermaClinic for Microneedling Treatments

An ideal candidate for microneedling is someone who is in overall good health and has skin pigmentation or acne issues that have not responded well to at-home treatments or other dermatologic procedures.

If you believe you are a good candidate, consult with the team at Dermaclinic in Coral Gables to get all the facts about microneedling to see if this is the right option for you. Our South Florida skincare experts use Dermapen. Call us today at 786-210-4234 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you look your best.

 

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Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?

You have tried everything from shaving, waxing, and tweezing your unwanted hair and nothing seems to help. The hair keeps growing back. Your hair is just doing what comes naturally in its growth cycle. At any given time, each strand of your hair may be in one of the phases of growth.

One way to permanently interrupt that cycle is a laser hair removal treatment. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular non-invasive hair removal treatments.  According to the American Society for Dermatological Surgery, in 2017, nearly half a million people had the procedure done and the number is increasing every year. It’s a simple process of using a concentrated beam of light to penetrate hair follicles. The pigment in the hair follicles become damaged at the root after the light is absorbed and prevents it from growing.

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Why Laser Hair Removal?

It Works Best on Three Areas

Laser hair removal can work on any part of the body that you would like to remove hair from, it is especially effective on the underarms, on the face, and the bikini areas.   

Helps People With Thick Coarse Hair

If you have dark, stubborn hair, laser hair removal could be the answer. The light is attracted to dark pigments or color in the hair follicle. Downside? It may take a little longer to fully work on thicker hair. Some hair may be resistant due to hormonal changes, or other hair bulbs could become active at the time of treatment.   

No More Ingrown Hairs

Unlike waxing and threading, you will not have to deal with painful and unsightly ingrown hairs. Neither will you have to tolerate irritation or razor burns. Laser hair removal can even improve the issue of ingrown hairs.

No Surface Hair

You don’t need to have surface hair for a laser hair removal treatment. You are encouraged to shave before your session so the laser can penetrate into the root of the hair. To be more effective you also shouldn’t tweeze, wax, or bleach any hair one month before your session.  

Precise

Laser hair removal directly targets hairs right down at the follicle. This is a benefit over intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal, using a laser makes it more suited to treating people with dark skin tones. The precision also means you should get results sooner.

Where to Go for Laser Hair Removal Treatment

All the other traditional methods of hair removal take money and time and eventually the hair grows back, sometimes even thicker than before. You can quickly see and feel the results from a laser hair removal treatment. It’s a longterm relatively inexpensive investment for a permanent solution to your hairy problem. You can destroy those irritating hair follicles in minutes by making an appointment at DermaClinic in Coral Gables or call us today for a free consultation at (786) 210-4234.