Acne & Hydrafacials

What is Acne?

Acne is a disease of the skin that typically affects teenagers and some adults. If you’ve been fortunate enough to never have acne, consider yourself lucky. If not, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with and get rid of.

Acne is a result of the over-production of sebum, an oily substance, in the sebaceous glands. These glands are located beside hair follicles and produce a normal amount in most people. However, some experience this over-production due to larger glands, which can also trap the oil, bacteria and dead skin cells.

Not all skincare products can effectively treat and clear up acne. It generally takes the direction of a dermatologist to examine your skin and recommend a specific course of action to remedy the acne and set you on the path to clear skin. With over 12 years experience, let Dr. Kristen Savola, a board-certified dermatologist help assess your skincare needs and help you combat acne.

Hydrafacials can Help Acne!

Hydrafacial is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation. It removes dead skin cells and impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating, and immediately effective.

At SADC, we have seen great success in treating acne with Hydrafacial. The process gently exfoliates those dead skin cells and is a catalyst for generating new cells. This really opens up the pores, gets rid of the gunk, and lets your skin breathe. Contact us for more information or to schedule a Hydrafacial.

Clarifying Brightening Cleanser

We also recommend using our own Clarifying Brightening Cleanser. It is a very mild, yet effective cleanser that, when used as directed, will properly clean and treat the skin. It’s a great cleanser to use for an acne treatment regimen.

Sunscreen

Welcome to the SADC blog and happy summer solstice! Now that summer is officially here and we are enjoying our time in the sun, I would like to take this opportunity to remind all of us to use our sunscreen. Sunscreen and moisturizer are best and simplest ways to keep your skin healthy and looking its best. The job of your sunscreen is to block the harmful UV rays that cause skin cancer and wrinkles. However, not all sunscreens are equal.

The best sunscreens block both UV A and UV B (these are labeled broad spectrum sunscreen). Both UV A and UV B exposure can lead to skin cancer, wrinkles and photoaging.  There are two main types of sunscreen: chemical blockers or physical blockers. Physical blockers are more effective than chemical blockers, but in the past they were less appealing to use. Remember the thick white or crazy colored zinc oxide from the 80s? Luckily, these types of sunscreens are much more user friendly now- they go on lightly, feel much better, and even come tinted if you would like a fake tan (the only way to tan says your dermatologist!).

Our favorite sunscreen at SADC is EltaMD. Chemical sunscreens are also effective and easy to apply, and are generally PABA-free to minimize the risk of allergic reactions. The other basic rules of sunscreen are use SPF 30 or above, use enough and reapply every 2 hours. And don’t forget the back of your ears, your feet, and for some of you, the top of your head….for additional information about sunscreens and preventing skin cancer, we suggest the American Academy of Dermatology (www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/prevent/how-to-select-a-sunscreen). From the team at Savola Aesthetic Dermatology Center, have a safe and happy summer!

Experience Natural Beauty with Restylane

If you want to treat your facial lines, but are afraid of having stiff features, then worry no more! Let us show you how to have natural expressions with these amazing, new products from Restylane.

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and the lines that run from the sides of the nose toward the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corner of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines) become more pronounced. Restylane has introduced two new hyaluronic acid gels to treat natural expression lines. This gel is comprised of XpresHAn Technology™ that helps maintain natural expression in motion.

Restylane Refyne

The unique cross-linking of the gel in Restylane Refyne is also designed to help support your natural expression—for real-life results that help maintain natural movement when you’re smiling, frowning and even puckering up.

Restylane Defyne

Restylane Defyne is also designed to help support your facial expressions—for natural-looking results that help maintain your natural movement.

This technology is ideal for maintaining a very youthful and natural look. It’s perfect for those who have never used fillers and would like to experience them for the first time. Schedule an appointment today!

Dr. Savola is one of only 150 specialists in the entire country to have been chosen to become an expert trainer in this new product. She states “this new technology is a breakthrough in that it promotes the natural expression of movement and lasts longer than previous fillers.”

During the month of March, receive $100 (per syringe)

 

 

Visit www.restylaneusa.com for more information.

Winter is the Time for IPL & Spider Vein Treatments

Are you embarrassed by unsightly spider veins or want to repair sun damage? See how you can benefit from IPL and Laser Spider Vein removal. Winter is a great time to perform these treatments so your skin is ready once warmer weather arrives.

IPL (Intense-Pulsed Light Treatment) is a light source for rejuvenating the skin. It treats primarily sun damage on face, neck, chest, arms and hands. It is effective for brown pigmentation, sun spots, redness, and signs of photo-aging.

There may be some discomfort during the treatment. The first treatment is usually the most sensitive, but the treatments usually become even more comfortable as your skin starts to clear. Expect treatments to take around 30-90 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Most treatments require around 1-3 visits, which are scheduled about a month apart.

Patients will need to arrive an hour before their appointment to allow for a desensitization period where we apply a cooling gel to the area.

Vascular Laser is the gold standard and most effective laser for treating broken blood vessels and redness associated with rosacea. It is also the treatment of choice for removing unwanted venous spider veins on the legs.

See the difference for yourself.