A Great Way to Start the Day…Be Thankful!

I hope this helps you start your day realizing how much you have to be thankful for.

Being thankful will remove stress from your life and that is the most anti-aging gift you can give yourself.

Removing stress can also help to heal acne breakouts!

Invest in a facial or body treatment that WILL change your skin!

Healthy Cells = Healthy younger looking skin….it’s a fact!

Microcurrent Facial Toning

This is great information on Spa 10’s #1 anti-aging facial and body toning treatment! A lot of you have had these amazing treatments and here is clinical information on all the benefits you receive during your hour-long appointment.

Muscle re–education is most related to the term “facial toning”. There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the average microcurrent treatment.

Aside from muscle re-education and massive increases in ATP levels, microcurrent has other proven benefits for esthetic applications. Emil Y Chi, PhD, director of the University Of Washington‘s department of pathology, performed clinical studies using microcurrent equipment. He notes,” The fact that technology works in harmony with the body is evident. Examination of the skin tissue treated with microcurrent showed a 45% increase in the number of elastin fibres in the dermis, and the length if the fibres on average doubled. The collagen thickness in the connective tissues increased 10%, and the numbers of blood vessels increased by 35%. The application of microcurrent to skin and tissue produced a firmer and tighter feeling on the skin surface.

Many of the studies detailing the massive increase in speed regarding wound healing refer to ATP as one of the attributing factors. The other attributing factor is an increase in blood circulation. Blood circulation has everything to do with the function, condition, color, and overall health of the skin, as underlying tissue.

Chi’s 2003 study performed at the University of Washington further notes a 35% increase In blood circulation Limphatic drainge is a very overlooked treatment in esthetics, although it has been gaining momentum in recent years. Clinical studies performed using microcurrent at Hong Kong’s Tuen Muen Hospital in 1988 indicated that Limphatic by 28% on post-cancer patients suffering from lymphodema.

Limphatic drainge is a very overlooked treatment in esthetics, although it has been gaining momentum in recent years. Clinical studies performed using microcurrent at Hong Kong’s Tuen Muen Hospital in 1988 indicated that Limphatic by 28% on post-cancer patients suffering from lymphodema.

Chi’s 1999 study also proved that the redness, irritation, and inflammation of surgically traumatized tissue could be decreased significantly when treated with microcurrent. Related to this, the buildup of hardened collagen that makes up scar tissue was noted to be 3 to 5 times less in tissue treated with microcurrent. Further studies also indicated an amazing dispersion of existing scar tissue when treated with microcurrent. This indicates that in the realm of plastic surgery, you can see the obvious place for microcurrent technology. By administering a series of treatments before surgery, muscle and tissue condition is maximized, inclusive of an excessive storage of ATP. Microcurrent treatment of sutures and trauma post-op decreases the down time by reducing inflammation, redness and irritation, while enhancing the healing ability and minimizing scar tissue. Post-surgery treatments also are vital to maintain the results of the surgical work.

In terms of product penetration, microcurrent offers specific Iontophoresis that allows superior penetration of water based products into the skin. The idea that the electrical current emits from one probe and returns to the other allows specific focus on products penetration, Chi’s 1999 study also proved that the redness, irritation and inflammation of surgically traumatized tissue could be decreased significantly when treated with microcurrent.

Related to this, the buildup of hardened collagen that makes up scar tissue was noted to be three times less in tissue treated with microcurrent. Further studies also indicated an amazing dispersion of existing scars when treated with microcurrent. This indicates that in the realm of plastic surgery you can see the obvious place for microcurrent technology. By administering a series of treatments before surgery, muscle and tissue condition is maximized, inclusive of an excessive storage of ATP. Microcurrent treatment of sutures and trauma post-op decreases the down time by reducing inflammation, redness and irritation, while enhancing the healing ability and minimizing scar tissue. Post- surgery treatments also are vital to maintain the results of the surgical work.

To book a Microcurrent Facial Toning Treatment just click here   BEAUTIFUL SKIN

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or a member of her team please visit www.thespa10.com.

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Reference:   http://www.microcurrent.net/

All You Need to know about Injectables & Fillers.

I get asked about fillers and injectables almost every day.  Although, I do have my favorite Dr.s that I refer my clients to, it never hurts for you to make your appointment with a bit of knowledge.  I found this chart to be full of valuable information on the most commonly requested anti-aging injectables and fillers.

Just click on the link below to find out cost, FDA approval information, side effects, approved uses, and results to expect from almost each and every anti-aging injectable and filler on the market today!

View the injectables chart HERE.

Concealer made specifically for body skin

I get asked a lot about how to cover sun spots and veins on the legs so I thought I would share this blog about a  new product with you all!

If I cut myself while shaving my legs, you can see the evidence for months. Being so fair-skinned, the dark marks left by nicks are unusually obvious, and it makes me pretty self-conscious. For a while, shaving my legs at all seemed pointless because I didn’t want to wear skirts and let everyone see all those little scars previously left by my razor.

Recently, however, I came upon CM Beauty Leg Magic. This creamy makeup may be too heavy for the face, but it’s perfect for the thicker skin of the body.

After spreading it over the unsightly dark spots on my shins and calves, the water- and smudge-resistant concealer sets quickly and stays on throughout the day.

If what you need to cover is a little more challenging than my little scars, worry not. Leg Magic covers veins, stretch marks, bruises, birthmarks, and even tattoos. And it comes in nine different shades that match a wide range of skin colors, so even the not-so-pale can conceal convincingly.

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Posted Tuesday, March 01, 2011 by Marci Robin, Senior Online Editor

http://www.newbeauty.com/dailybeauty/entry.aspx?id=4089

Surprise – What maybe causing your brown spots!

I just found this information in Prevention Magazine and thought it was interesting.  Most of us have “brown spots” and they really are the hardest skin care concern to treat.  Studies have shown that these spots are most common in women who are pregnant, taking oral contraceptives or undergoing hormone replacement therapy.  Genetic predisposition can also play a role in the appearance of brown spots.

A surprising cause of hyperpigmentation (aka brown spots) has surfaced:

Women exposed to higher concentrations of traffic-related particles had 20% more age spots.  A study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests these particles may ramp up melanin production.  If you live near traffic- or spend a lot of time in it-, are experiencing  any type of hormonal fluctuation, or have a family history of hyperpigmentation/melasma use lotion with ingredients such as licorice root extract, kojic acid and niacinamide.   Try PCA Skin Perfection Protection SPF 30 – available at Spa 10’s Encino and Palm Desert locations.

References:

Prevention Magazine March 2011

Return to Beautiful Skin- Myra Michelle Eby with Karolyn A. Gazella

Anatomy 101- What is the body's largest organ and is yours healthy?

The answer – our skin is the body’s largest organ, and there are some pretty easy ways to be sure yours is healthy and has a youthful appearance.

Last December while I was working at the 18th Annual Congress on Anti-Aging, I got to meet Dr. Robert Goldman, M.D., Ph,D., D.O., FAASP,  physician, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and Chairman of the World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine.  Dr. Goldman is full of information on how to slow our aging process and grow old gracefully.

To delay the aging process of your skin please take a  few minutes to listen as Dr. Goldman as he  shares insightful predictions and tips about keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful.


Reference:
http://www.healthradio.net/show/second-opinion/Health-Radio-Shows/Second-Opinion/Overview-of-Anti%252DAging-Therapeutics-43722/details

3 ways to look and feel sexy on Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day is the season of love, romance, and more love.  Spa 10 would love to help you prep for this special occasion by giving you some tips on the most requested Valentine’s Day spa treatments that we provide.  Whether you are taken or looking for love we want you to look and feel beautiful for this special day of love.  BTW single ladies- there are 119 single men—never married, widowed or divorced—in their 20s for every 100 single women of the same age so always be prepared for Mr. Right.

Treatment #1 Brazilian Bikini Waxing

  1. No caffeine before your wax- it enhances your pain receptors.
  2. Plan to wax after your period. Your pain threshold is higher in the week after your period than beforehand.
  3. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever. About an hour before your appointment, take an Advil, Tylenol or other pain reliever.
  4. NO Scream Cream will help to reduce sensitivity –some of our clients say about 80%.  Advanced planning is required, as the lotion has to be applied 20-30 minutes prior to appointment.
  5. Plan ahead. Especially if this is your 1st wax or you haven’t been waxed in a while. Your skin will be sensitive for a few days after the appointment.  We recommend waxing 2-3 days prior to any special occasion.

Treatment #2 Airbrush Spray Tanning

Guidelines to follow for a beautiful sunless spray tan

  1. Shower, exfoliate, and shave before airbrush tanning
  2. Waxing should be done at least 24 hours prior to spray tanning
  3. Wear NO moisturizer, deodorant or jewelry to your appointmentWear loose fitting, dark clothing after your tanning appointment
  4. Do NOT shower, exercise, moisturize or get wet for recommended hours after your spray tan (no manicures, pedicures or massage until after your 1st post tan shower)
  5. After 1st shower, remember to Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize this will maintain and extend the life of your amazing airbrush sunless tan

Treatment #3 Chocolate Enzyme Facial

Believe it or not there is a guilt free way to enjoy rich creamy chocolate!  A chocolate enzyme facial will leave your skin looking and feeling healthy, refreshed and beautiful for your special night out.  This facial is a perfect pampering gift for yourself or a friend who is still looking for that special someone. Check out www.thespa10.com to purchase gift cards directly from our website.

We do get very busy before this special day so call ahead to make your appointments!  Gift cards are now available on line and can be emailed directly to you or to that special someone!


Don't Let Your Teeth Give Your Age Away!

Spa 10 Live Beautifully!Teeth naturally darken and yellow during the aging process.  Staining foods and beverages may also hinder your smile.  You can now erase the past by whitening your teeth- it has become affordable and convenient!  At Spa 10’s Encino location we  have an amazing dental hygienist who is available on Friday and Saturdays to offer you professional teeth whitening at it’s finest!

A whiter smile will brighten up your complexion, making you look and feel years younger.  Whiter teeth are associated with beauty and a healthier lifestyle. When you have a brighter smile, you tend to smile more often and are less self-conscious.  It is a safe and effective way to boost your confidence in as little as 45 minutes.

Improve your smile by making an appointment with Erin Kinne, R.D.H today.  Erin is the best and you will love her knowledge, expertise, professionalism,  and her amazing ability to make you look and feel beautiful.

Erin Kinne, R.D.H

818-667-9830

www.whiteningbyerin.com