Anti-Aging Facial Spa
Relax with exceptional and effective anti-aging exfoliation facials in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale and allow yourself and your body to get the rest you need in a rejuvenating environment.
When looking for
preventative care or to treat specific concerns, your facial needs more than
just massage to increase circulation. Tina is able to provide her patients with the best quality treatments and ingredients. All of her intense tailored facials include medical grade products, the latest modalities and clinically proven procedures.
"From the classic rejuvenation treatments to anti-aging secrets and nutritional counseling- each visit will be an unforgettable experience." - Tina
- Body contouring
- Chemical Peels
- Dry Skin
- Hyperpigmentation (melasma, sundamage)
- Wrinkle Treatments
Swiss Apple Stem Cell and Growth Factor
Tina collaborated with a pharmacist to create a custom, unique blend of highly active and effective growth factors that will help to preserve and transform your skin. Read more
Tina not only customizes a treatment protocol for you, she also coaches and educates you on how to properly maintain your skin through at home regimes and diet.
Tips on avoiding sun exposure:
Excessive sun exposure, direct sun light and artificial sources, increases the risk of skin cancer and pre-mature aging. To reduce your risk, take the following measures:
- Use sunscreens with broad spectrum SPF values of 15 or higher regularly and
- Limit time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.,
when the sun’s rays are most intense.
- Wear clothing to cover skin exposed to the sun; for example, long-sleeved
shirts, pants, sunglasses, and broad-brimmed hats.
- Reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours, more often if you’re sweating or
jumping in and out of the water.
- Avoid tanning beds
Tanning bed or no tanning bed??
The verdict is in, and the answer is……NO WAY!
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, among many other foundations, raised tanning beds to category 1 carcinogenicity, the highest cancer risk category defined by the agency and in the same category as cigarettes!! Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and statistics say that excess exposure to UV radiation before the age of 30 to 35 will increase your risk of developing skin cancer up to 75%. Tanning bed usage among adolescents has become a public health issue, so much so that the use of tanning beds have been banned for under-18 crowd in most states.
Tanning promises a “Healthy Glow” and a bronzed bod, however, the bronzing effect is actually the skin’s defense mechanism. When the skin is exposed to UV radiation it stimulates the production of melanin (which causes darkening) to protect it; tan skin is a sign of damage.
The trade for a tan isn’t worth the health risks involved. In an effort to reduce exposure to UV radiation, and decrease the risk of skin cancer, I would suggest the use of sunless tanning products; a spray tan!
For the BEST alternative to UV radiation, visit Sobe Tan by Fabiola
Retinols and tyrosinase inhibitors are two common ingrediants used in the treatment of pigment disorders.
My top two tips to all uneducated consumers when using retinol and hydroquinone(tyrosinase inhibitor):
· Retinol is a miracle anti-aging product when used correctly and at the proper dosage. Prescriptive strengths of retinol are much more effective on aged skin and
using for corrective purposes. You must wear proper sun protection everyday when using retinol to avoid developing hyperpigmentation due to retinol making your skin photo sensitive.
· Another product that is out on the market and can be sold over the counter under a certain percentage is Hydroquinone. Hydroquinone is considered a "bleaching" cream that actually works to inhibit the production of melanin. It is extremely rare that when purchasing a product that contains this ingredient, that the non-professional will be fully aware of the proper use of Hydroquinone as well as adverse reactions. Hydroquinone is best to be used twice a day and for NO LONGER than about 6 months at a time. The product actually plateaus around this point and could possible start to cause darkening if over used. Also, you must wear sun protection everyday with this product as it can cause your skin to become photo sensitive.
ALWAYS SEEK A CLINICAL SKIN CARE PROFESSIONAL TO RECEIVE PROPER INFORMATION AND EFFECTIVE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS.
The final regulations, which became effective June 18, 2012, establish a standard, test for over-the-counter (sold without a prescription) sunscreen products that will determine which products are allowed to be labeled as “Broad Spectrum.”
However, to avert a shortage of sunscreen in the upcoming months, FDA has extended the compliance dates for testing and labeling until Dec. 17, 2012 for most over-the-counter sunscreen products. This decision followed a review of timelines and other data submitted by trade associations representing sunscreen manufacturers.
“With summer coming, we wanted to ensure we had sunscreen products available on store shelves for everyone,” say Velazquez.
Products that pass the broad spectrum test will provide protection against both ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) and ultraviolet A radiation (UVA). Sunburn is primarily caused by UVB. Both UVB and UVA can cause sunburn, skin cancer, and premature skin aging. A certain percentage of a broad spectrum product’s total protection is against UVA.
Under the new regulations, sunscreen products that protect against all types of sun-induced skin damage will be labeled "Broad Spectrum" and “SPF 15” (or higher) on the front.
The new labeling will also tell consumers on the back of the product that sunscreens labeled as both “Broad Spectrum” and “SPF 15” (or higher) not only protect against sunburn, but, if used as directed with other sun protection measures, can reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. For these broad spectrum products, higher SPF (Sun Protection Factor) values also indicate higher levels of overall protection.
By contrast, any sunscreen not labeled as “Broad Spectrum” or that has an SPF value between 2 and 14, has only been shown to help prevent sunburn.
Reynold Tan, a scientist in FDA’s Division of Nonprescription Regulation Development, notes that FDA has been developing testing and labeling requirements for sunscreen products for decades. However, only recently have the data become sufficient to establish an accurate and reliable test for broad spectrum UV protection, he says.
To help consumers select and use sunscreens appropriately, the final regulations include these additional labeling provisions:
- Sunscreen products that are not
broad spectrum or that
are broad spectrum with SPF values from 2 to14 will be labeled with a
warning that reads: “Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert: Spending time in the
sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. This product
has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin
- Water resistance claims on the
product's front label
must tell how much time a user can expect to get the declared SPF level of
protection while swimming or sweating, based on standard testing. Two
times will be permitted on labels: 40 minutes or 80 minutes.
- Manufacturers cannot make claims
that sunscreens are
“waterproof” or “sweatproof” or identify their products as “sunblocks.”
Also, sunscreens cannot claim protection immediately on application (for
example, “instant protection”) or protection for more than two hours
without reapplication, unless they submit data and get approval from FDA.
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