How the Sun Ages Your Skin (And What You Can Do About It)

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Life on Earth needs the sun for survival, but sunlight also inflicts unwelcome health and cosmetic problems. In addition to causing damage that can turn into skin cancer, the sun’s rays result in premature aging of the skin. There are ways of treating sun-inflicted skin damage, such as with IPL photofacials, but prevention is always preferable. Taking good care of your skin at every stage in life will allow you to enjoy your youthful appearance longer.

How Sun Damage Occurs
When your skin isn’t protected from the sun, the ultraviolet (UV) light penetrates the skin and triggers the formation of free radicals. These unstable molecules steal electrons from other molecules, and in doing so, trigger a chain reaction that inflicts skin damage. For example, when free radicals affect your skin’s collagen, you become more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging skin. When free radicals assault the lipids, your skin can become dry and irritated. And when your skin’s DNA is affected by free radicals, the result can be hyperpigmentation, age spots, and cell mutations that lead to skin cancer.

How to Prevent Sun Damage
The best way to protect yourself is to avoid spending long periods of time outdoors. Consider having your car and home windows tinted with film that blocks UV rays. When you do leave home, apply sunscreen 30 minutes beforehand, and reapply it every two hours. Sunscreen is necessary regardless of the weather and time of year.

How to Treat Sun Damage
Although your skin health is dependent upon limiting sun exposure and using sunscreen, it’s inevitable that some sun damage will occur. If you do notice any abnormalities that might be indicative of skin cancer, you should immediately be examined by a dermatologist. Otherwise, a medical spa can treat your sun damage. An IPL photofacial is a good option. It treats sun damage, discoloration, age spots, and even broken capillaries all at once. Chemical peels can also address sun damage.

At EpiCentre, you’ll find an array of products that can protect your skin from environmental hazards. We are a leading provider of professional-grade skin care for Dallas-area residents. Call (214) 887-1577, if you’d like to consult with one of our skin care specialists about our treatments, including IPL photofacials and chemical peels.

You Are Cordially Invited to Our EpiElite Membership Event!

EpiElite Membership Event

Thursday, March 8, 2018

from 10AM to 4PM

Join us for hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while one of our experts creates a complimentary treatment plan just for you!

Meet our Medical Director, Jay Burns, M.D.!

EpiElite members benefit from special member pricing on injectable and facial services, and receive skin care perks/rewards along the way! There is no charge to join our membership program!

Our Solta representative will be here all day to answer questions regarding the Clear + Brilliant treatment that is now on our membership.

Our ZO Skin representative will be here for questions and sampling, plus all new members get 20% off skincare products purchased that day and a FREE swag bag!

Space is limited and RSVP is required to attend, so call today to schedule an appointment with your favorite provider!

(214) 887-1577

"The EpiElite program is a way to improve results and satisfaction by making it easier to develop and maintain a treatment plan to full correction. The program improves results by improving patient compliance with the plan through the best pricing available, text reminders, and payment options tailored to your needs."

- A. Jay Burns, M.D., Medical Director

Hyperhidrosis and miraDry: Get the Facts

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Hyperhidrosis is a common medical condition that is characterized by excessive sweating. It’s normal to sweat when it’s hot, during exercise, or when you’re nervous. But if you sweat excessively despite an absence of obvious triggers, then you might have hyperhidrosis. If left untreated, hyperhidrosis can be embarrassing, and the sweat stains can ruin your favorite shirts. Regain control of your life by visiting a medical spa to ask about getting treated with miraDry.

How It Works
This technology is an FDA-approved, noninvasive treatment for giving hyperhidrosis patients lasting relief of excessive underarm sweating. It works by emitting electromagnetic energy from a handheld device. The med spa provider directs the energy at the underarm skin, and it penetrates through to the sweat glands. Through the process of thermolysis, the sweat glands are destroyed. Since sweat glands cannot regenerate, the treated glands can no longer produce sweat. Everyone needs sweat glands, but the ones in your armpits are superfluous. The majority of your sweat glands are located elsewhere, so your body will continue to function as it should without the glands in the underarms.

What It Feels Like
Since you’ll have your underarms numbed before the treatment, you shouldn’t feel much of anything. You’ll be comfortably reclined during your treatment, which should last about an hour. Once the numbness wears off, you may experience some swelling, tingling, and soreness in the underarm area. These side effects will go away within a few days to a few weeks.

How Many Treatments You’ll Need
Most patients get great results with just one treatment. However, everyone is a little different. Your medical spa provider will recommend an appropriate treatment plan for you.

What to Expect Afterward
You can return to your usual activities right after your appointment. However, you should avoid exercise for a few days. Your underarms may be a little uncomfortable during this time.

At EpiCentre, it’s our mission to help you feel confident with your body. If you’d like to learn more about miraDry, or about our anti-aging treatments available in Dallas, we invite you to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a provider. Get in touch today at (214) 887-1577.

Reclaim Your Confidence with diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy

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Women go through many changes over a lifetime, including changes to their vaginal health. Childbirth causes the vaginal tissue to stretch and sustain damage. Other changes, such as menopause, cause declines in estrogen levels. This makes the vaginal walls drier, thinner, and inflamed. These vaginal changes can affect a woman’s self-confidence, sexual health, and emotional wellness. Now, there’s a revolutionary laser treatment to improve vaginal health: diVa therapy.

Visit a med spa to ask if diVa therapy might be right for you. The treatment takes only three to five minutes, and it causes minimal discomfort. No anesthetic is necessary, but you can ask for a topical anesthetic if you have a low pain tolerance. Afterward, you can resume your normal activities right away. However, you should avoid sexual activity for 48 hours.

EpiCentre is a leading med spa in Dallas that provides a full menu of state-of-the-art services, including diVa therapy. You can request your confidential consultation by calling (214) 887-1577.

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