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Can your Vagina Be Depressed?

It's time for women to focus on our lady parts. After all, men have many medications and treatments to help them achieve an erection. But when will women have their turn?

Well, our team is focused on the latest technologies. So we've decided to partner with VConfidence to introduce an awesome laser. This product improves many of the symptoms that women experience post-child birth and pre/post menopause. This post below is re-shared from the vconfidence site that our team partners with.
More and more women are empowered by vConfidence’s non-invasive, no downtime vaginal rejuvenation to address laxity to reclaim their sexuality. Often, younger women who have endured induced menopause as the result of medical treatment for cancer or other issues can suffer from vaginal dryness and painful urination or dysuria. These problematic symptoms can also plague post-partum and older post-menopausal women. When sex loses its enjoyment factor and intimacy becomes painful, expectations across every dimension of one’s quality of life can diminish. vConfidence resolves major medical symptoms and invigorates your confidence with treatments that re-balance pH, reduce or eliminate urine leakage, and restore your pleasure with neo-collagenesis-based solutions that rebuild mucosa linings of the vaginal wall to tighten and revitalize tissue with a more youthful density so your pleasure receptors and romantic life are made great again.
Utilizing the latest laser technology for improved patient outcomes, vConfidence represents the ultimate in transformative fractional CO2 laser treatments that improve the health of the mucosal lining by triggering the growth of new collagen. For too long, these types of symptoms and related issues of vaginal health and well-being have been too challenging for patients to even discuss with their physicians. vConfidence represents the next generation in self-empowerment for women. Now with vConfidence, our discretion, and privacy-focused approach allows you to address your issues non-invasively. And since all of our vConfidence Approved Providers are specialized on the craft of noninvasive laser treatments, with the goal of benefiting you with better feminine health, you can know that you are in great hands.Book your consultation with our team and check out http://www.vconfidence.com for more information.Team RN Esthetics
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Medical Grade Skin Care Must Haves

Medical Grade Skin Care is Essential.

Whether you're addressing pigmentation, acne, lines, wrinkles, or other age-related changes! This isn't the same a going to the mall and purchasing a product with the MD brand name on it. Medical grade skin care products are only available at physician and medical esthetic practices. Here are some top must-haves in your skin care line up. We'll let you know why they make a difference.

SPF

This is the top anti-aging product.  Prevention is key to block both UVA & UVB rays.  UVA rays are the longer rays in length. They penetrate deeper into skin. They reach and damage structures in the dermis. This causes inflammation.  UVB rays are shorter rays. They cause damage and inflammation in the surface of the skin.  Mineral based sunscreens must contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. This allows them to deflect sunlight and penetrate deep into skin.  A newer Super Screen from Skin Media, called Total Defense & Repair, also prevents Infrared penetration. That can cause aging and volume loss.

Antioxidants

These products neutralize free radicals.  Common medical grade skin care antioxidants are Vitamin C&E, Coenzyme Q10 and green tea.  Vitamin C is also shown to increase collagen production.

Retinoids

As we age, epidermal cells and skin turn-over diminish.  This can contribute to lines, wrinkles, pigment and other age related changes. Retinoids will help increase cell turn-over, exfoliation, increase epidermal thickness, increase production of collagen and quality of elastin. Together they will result in smoother, more even toned skin. Retinoids are your skin's BFF.

Growth Factors

These are naturally occurring tissue proteins. They initiate tissue repair, stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, and control inflammation.  Not all growth factors are equal.  They must be stable. They must contain high concentrations of human growth factors.  Our favorite medical grade skin care growth factor is TNS Essential Serum.  This all in one product is our staff fave. It's a must-have for all skin.

Peptides

These are made up of Amino Acid Chains. They increase cell production of collagen.  Peptides improve clinical appearance of aged and photo-damaged skin.

Skin-Lightening Agents

Our team is not a fan of hydroquinone products. However, we do offer very limited courses. These are combined with peels or laser in deeply pigmented skin.  Lytera is a super power serum. It contains Niacinamide, vitamine B3 to promote skin lightening, licorice root for lightening, vitamin c, retinol and more.  This is a must-have for pigmented skin. It breaks up pigment on the surface. It also prevents deep pigment from coming to the surface.Come in and see our team of experts.  Let us work within your budget to get you on a few must-haves. Better yet, sign up for our 90 day North Shore Glow & Tell for a series of peels. You'll get 90 days of must-have products for the skin.Team RN Esthetics

Dermaplaning: The Cure for the Blonde Peach Fuzz.

I'm a blonde woman. The peach fuzz facial hair is always a challenge. Lasers don't work. And who wants to deal with waxing? Then I discovered the Dermaplaning. Life was simple again! Ever heard of Dermaplaning? This blog addresses this treatment option.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning uses a scalpel to exfoliate skin. This gets rid of the blonde peach fuzzies. This method is taught in school to Estheticians. It's a great add-on to any skin care treatment.  Dermaplaning is a safe (provided the person performing it is properly trained) and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel. The scalpel gently "shaves" the skin's surface. It removes the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz).Many people hear the word dermaplaning and they associate it with dermabrasion. However, this is not the same procedure. Dermabrasion is a medical procedure to deeply abrade the skin. This procedure, often done under anesthesia, can be painful. It often leaves patients with complications.  Dermaplaning is a super-simple treatment leaving the skin soft, glowing, and fuzz free.  Here is the procedure and benefits:
  • Skin is cleansed deeply.  We prefer to add this to a Hydrafacial. This procedure will leave the skin clean and hydrated.
  • Using a scalpel or similar device, and of course a delicate touch, the provider simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes.

Who Should Consider Dermaplaning?

This is an ideal treatment for those with vellus hair (thin baby like hair). This is because it often causes a build up of dirt and oils on skin surface. It's also great for people looking for an exfoliation, but do not wish to have peels performed (ie pregnancy).  It can help products penetrate deeper and even prep skin for peels and other treatments.

What Else Should I Know?

The hair does not grow back thicker and darker... this is an old wives’ tale!  As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment. This procedure can be performed every 4 weeks as necessary.Interested?  Book with one of our master estheticians in combination with our award-winning Hydrafacial. Be fuzz-free and glowing for October.