• Debunking Myths About Micro-Needling

    Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a rejuvenating skin care treatment that has rapidly grown in popularity in recent years. Its surge in popularity is due at least in part to the many celebrities who have added micro-needling to their beauty regimens, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, and Jennifer Aniston. If you’re thinking about giving this medical spa treatment a try, you should get the facts behind these common myths.

    Myth: Micro-needling is only for people worried about aging.

    It’s true that micro-needling is an effective anti-aging treatment, but adults of any age can benefit from it. After you have this treatment, you can look forward to a refreshed, youthful appearance , with enhanced skin texture, tone, and softness. Micro-needling can improve the look of the following issues:

    • Acne scars
    • Injury scars
    • Hyperpigmentation
    • Fine lines and wrinkles

    It can even help reduce the look of stretch marks!

    Myth: Micro-needling doesn’t have to be done at a med spa.

    You can purchase a micro-needling device to use at home, and these are generally safe for use (although there is a risk of skin infections). However, these devices are best used for skin care maintenance between appointments at a medical spa. You won’t get the same amazing results with an at-home device that you will at a med spa. Professionals have access to medical-grade systems, such as the Eclipse MicroPen Elite, which is an automated micro-needling device that produces professional results.

    Myth: Micro-needling creates holes in the skin.

    This myth is partially true in that micro-needling works by creating controlled, micro-injuries to the skin. Although this sounds a bit alarming, know that these micro-injuries are so small that you can’t see them with the naked eye. If you’re comfortable with the idea of getting Botox injections or dermal fillers, then you’ll do fine with micro-needling.

    Book your session with the Eclipse MicroPen Elite at EpiCentre Skin Care & Laser Center! You can reach us at (214) 887-1577, or browse our website for additional facts about our medical spa treatments available in Dallas. Our mission is to help our clients feel confident with their appearance.

  • Making the Most of Your Radiofrequency Skin Care Treatments

    Radiofrequency skin care treatments have been used for years to tighten the skin and rejuvenate one’s appearance. Thermage is one example of an anti-aging treatment that harnesses the ability of radiofrequency energy to lift tissue, improve skin tone and structure, and sculpt facial and body features. Little preparation is needed for a Thermage treatment session. Afterward, you can use the following guidelines to support optimum results.

    Caring for Your Skin

    Before you leave the medical spa, you’ll be given instructions on caring for your skin properly while it heals. This is a good time to switch up your skin care regimen if you usually use aggressive products. While your skin heals, use only mild, non-irritating cleansers and moisturizers. Avoid any aggressive mechanical methods, like sonic cleaning systems, and avoid using exfoliating products. After cleansing your face or bathing, use a very soft towel to gently blot the treated skin dry.

    Avoiding Sunlight Exposure

    It’s always important to protect yourself from ultraviolet (UV) rays , as they damage the look and health of your skin. But after having a radiofrequency treatment like Thermage, it’s absolutely crucial, as your skin will be more sensitive while it heals. Wear a non-comedogenic sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, rain or shine. Apply it to all areas of exposed skin every two hours. While outdoors, wear a wide-brimmed hat for extra protection.

    Applying Makeup

    Unless your provider tells you otherwise, you can expect to wear makeup whenever you wish after your radiofrequency treatment. Since you’ll get good results from keeping your skin well-hydrated, you should apply moisturizer before applying makeup. Consider wearing makeup that is easily removed without the use of harsh cleansing pads.

    EpiCentre Skin Care & Laser Center offers the latest in skin care treatment technology, including radiofrequency treatments like Thermage. Get in touch with our friendly talented team at (214) 887-1577. We look forward to helping you see incredible aesthetic improvements with Thermage at our Dallas location.

  • Taking a Closer Look at the Causes of Skin Discolorations

    Liver spots, age spots, and sun spots are all commonly used names for areas of hyperpigmentation on the skin. These can appear anywhere, but frequently affect areas of the skin exposed to sunlight, such as the face and hands. Fortunately, there are effective treatments for skin discoloration. Talk to a medical spa provider about laser skin resurfacing.

    When you watch the accompanying video, you’ll learn about the underlying cause of skin discoloration and the risk factors that contribute to it. Liver spots develop because of an overproduction of melanin—the pigment found in skin. The most impactful risk factors of liver spots are unprotected sun exposure and the use of commercial tanning beds.

    EpiCentre Skin Care & Laser Center offers medical-grade anti-aging treatments in Dallas, including Sciton Forever Young BBL for the correction of areas of hyperpigmentation . Call us at (214) 887-1577 to request the next available appointment at our med spa.

  • Say Goodbye to Spider Veins with the Help of VeinGogh

    Spider veins are the appearance of small, gnarled blood vessels underneath the skin. Women are more likely to develop them, especially women with these additional risk factors: older age, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. Spider veins can make you look older than you really are, but a provider at a medical spa can help. VeinGogh is a cutting-edge medical spa treatment that precisely treats individual spider veins with little to no effect on the surrounding tissue.

    The average treatment session takes about 20 minutes, and most people report excellent results with just one treatment. During your appointment, the provider will insert a hair-thin needle into the area. It delivers targeted, precisely controlled heat that eliminates the spider veins. There is no downtime required, and you won’t even require a bandage.

    EpiCentre Skin Care & Laser Center is pleased to offer the VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System to our valued med spa clientele in Dallas. For additional information about our suite of anti-aging treatments, call our office at (214) 887-1577.

  • Understanding Different Types of Brown Spots

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    Brown spots can occur anywhere on the skin, but most people find the spots on the face, neck, and hands to be most visually problematic. Consider visiting a med spa to discuss laser skin resurfacing for treating your brown spots. In the meantime, watch this video to find out about the different types of discoloration.

    It features a dermatologist who explains that all brown spots are caused by the overproduction of melanin, which is the pigment in skin. Most brown spots, including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and age or sun spots, develop after the skin sustains an injury. A third type, called melasma, is thought to be triggered by hormonal changes.

    EpiCentre offers a full suite of medical spa treatments in Dallas for individuals who are concerned about the signs of sun damage or aging , including hyperpigmentation. New and current medical spa clients can call us at (214) 887-1577 to request an appointment.

  • Is Botox the Right Choice for Your Wrinkles?

    Many medical spa treatments are effective for minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, including Botox. This particular injectable is used for moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet. If you’re troubled by these types of wrinkles, and you’d rather avoid invasive options, then Botox could be the right choice for you. This treatment is also ideal for individuals who desire aesthetic improvements that do not require taking time away from usual activities.

    Talk to your provider about your medical history. He or she will compare your health history to the list of contraindications for Botox to ensure it’s safe for you to use. In particular, your provider should know if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, planning surgery, or taking medications or supplements, or if you have any medical conditions that can affect your muscles or nerves.

    Botox anti-aging treatments are available in Dallas at EpiCentre—a premier medical spa known for our patient-centered approach. Request an appointment by calling (214) 887-1577.

  • Tackling Aging Skin with Thermage

    Wrinkles are one of the most common complaints people have about their aging skin. Everyone will develop wrinkles eventually, particularly individuals who have had lots of unprotected exposure to the sun. But just because wrinkles are inevitable doesn’t mean you can’t fight them effectively. Thermage can help. This med spa treatment uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin and encourage a youthful appearance.

    How Thermage Works
    Radiofrequency energy has been used to treat wrinkles for more than a decade, and medical spa providers trust its excellent track record of safety and effectiveness. The treatment begins with a comfortable cool-down of the skin to protect the surface layers. Then, the device targets energy to the treatment area. This energy penetrates underneath the skin, where it acts on the collagen. The treatment finishes with another cool-down of the surface skin.

    What It Does
    By remodeling the structure beneath the skin, this treatment produces smoother, more even skin. It results in a more youthful look, with facial features that have better definition. Bulges, dimples, and wrinkles are all minimized. These exceptional results are produced without the need for surgery, injections, or downtime.

    What to Expect
    When you arrive at the med spa, the provider will examine your skin and ask you some questions about your cosmetic goals. You’ll have the opportunity to ask your questions about the procedure and what to expect afterward. Thermage can be used to treat the face or neck , or larger body areas. Your provider will adjust the equipment and place the device over the areas to be treated. You’ll feel alternating heating and cooling sensations. It typically takes less than an hour to treat the face. If you’re treating a larger body area, your appointment may last up to 90 minutes.

    How Results Develop
    Just one treatment is all that’s needed to see real results from Thermage. You’ll start seeing results soon after your treatment. During the following six months, you’ll continue to notice improvements in your skin’s youthfulness. This is because Thermage regenerates collagen, which is a gradual process.

    EpiCentre is a leading provider of Thermage for Dallas-area clients, along with many other effective anti-aging treatments. Call today at (214) 887-1577. Our skillful providers can help you look as young as you feel.

  • Before and After Laser Skin Resurfacing: What to Expect

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    Ultraviolet (UV) rays, gravity, the aging process, and lifestyle habits can all take a toll on your skin over time. These factors can affect your skin’s texture, tone, resiliency, and evenness. But with laser skin resurfacing , you don’t have to let your age show. Know what to expect before you go, and don’t hesitate to speak up if you have any questions for the med spa provider.

    Consultation
    You’ll have a consultation before your laser skin resurfacing appointment. Bring information about your medical history, including current medications, allergies, medical conditions, and prior surgeries. Your provider needs to know about previous skin treatments you may have had, such as prescription medications for acne or chemical peels. Your provider will determine whether you’re a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing, and then will give you some pre-treatment instructions to follow.

    Preparation
    You may be asked to make a few changes to your usual routine for several weeks prior to having laser skin resurfacing. It’s essential to avoid unnecessary sun exposure, and to apply sunscreen every two hours, every day. Your med spa provider might also ask you to do the following:

    • Discontinue certain topical products
    • Quit smoking
    • Take any prescribed oral medications
    • Apply special creams or gels

    At the start of your appointment, your provider will numb your skin and may administer a sedative to help you stay comfortable. Your skin will be cleansed and you will be given eye protection.

    Recovery
    Each individual’s recovery process is a little different, and depends in part on the specific type of treatment. In most cases, the skin will recover in about one to two weeks. Follow your provider’s aftercare instructions. You may need to apply ointment to support the healing process, and you must apply sunscreen every day. Within the first two weeks, your treated skin will peel, and new skin will form. The pinkness of your skin will linger for several weeks.

    Laser skin resurfacing is one of our specialties here at EpiCentre Skin Care & Laser Center. It’s our mission to help our clients feel confident with their appearance . If you’re thinking about having laser skin resurfacing, and you live near Dallas, give us a call today at (214) 887-1577.

  • Product of the Month – SkinCeuticals – CE Ferulic

    C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid to enhance protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals that can contribute to atmospheric aging. This vitamin C serum helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3), which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging. In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, C E Ferulic improves signs of aging and photodamage, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and the loss of firmness, while brightening skin’s complexion.

    • Provides advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals
    • Visible anti-aging benefits, such as the improvement of the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin’s complexion
    • Neutralizes free radicals on the upper layer of the skin to help prevent the impact of ozone damage to skin
    • Once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours
    • Paraben-free and ideal for normal, dry, and sensitive skin types
    • Tested suitable for use post-laser, always consult with a physician for individual post-procedure care

    Purchase may be made in office or over the phone by calling
    214-887-1577
    Cannot be combined with other discounts. Offer valid through April 30, 2018.

  • Exploring the Issue of Excessive Sweating

    Everyone sweats. It’s a normal function that regulates body temperature. But some people sweat more than what their bodies require, and this is called hyperhidrosis. If you think you might suffer from hyperhidrosis, consider visiting a medical spa to find out if you’re a good candidate to eliminate certain sweat glands with miraDry.

    For more information about hyperhidrosis, watch this featured video. You’ll learn about the two main types of excessive sweating and their treatment options. Once a medical spa provider uses miraDry to eliminate a few unneeded sweat glands, you’ll enjoy permanently reduced sweating.

    EpiCentre is a premier provider of wellness and skin care services in Dallas, including miraDry for patients who have excessive sweating . Call (214) 887-1577 to schedule a consult.