​Buying A Microdermabrasion System


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There are many different types of microdermabrasion systems available. These systems vary greatly in price and quality and can be found almost anywhere cosmetic tools are sold. When seeking out a microdermabrasion system be sure to keep the needs of the individual in mind. Know whether medical spa quality is needed or if at home quality will be enough to fulfill the needs of the individual.

If purchasing a microdermabrasion system for a business, be sure to set up a demonstration of the systems many companies offer to get an idea of what will meet the needs of the business. Many sales representatives are happy to display the product at hand and answer any questions that may arise. This is a useful tool in deciding what amount will be spent on the system, as well as knowing what features are desired or needed.

When purchasing a personal microdermabrasion system knowing what is needed is very important. Many major department stores and supermarkets offer personal systems that may meet the individual’s needs. Prices vary greatly, from around twenty dollars to hundreds of dollars. A person should be prepared to compare the quality of these systems to ensure that individual needs are met.

How Microdermabrasion Systems Work

Microdermabrasion is a very popular cosmetic procedure used all over the world. It is something not only for the rich and famous but the average person as well. A microdermabrasion system works in a very unique way to ensure skin quality and texture is upheld to a high standard. If sensitive skin is a worry then consulting a qualified physician in the cosmetic field is a good idea. Be sure to practice an acceptable degree of caution when proceeding with a microdermabrasion treatment, especially if pursuing it at home.

Microdermabrasion systems work by scraping the skin with microcrystals, usually made of aluminum oxide. These crystals exfoliate the skin, removing dead and damaged skin and leaving a fresh new face behind. Microdermabrasion has been used in the past as a wrinkle remover but the results are not as apparent as when it is used for exfoliation purposes. Microdermabrasion is seen as an alternative to chemical peels which can be very painful in some cases. Microdermabrasion is an excellent way to make the skin look and feel younger. Be sure to put an adequate amount of research into the system that is right for the individual and ensure that all of the individuals' concerns and needs have been answered and met.

​Laser the fat away without liposuction, with SmartLipo


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Photo by from For many years, doctors have used liposuction to sculpt body lines and remove unsightly fat. However, traditional liposuction has disadvantages since it needs to use mechanical suction to break up fat cells. Liposuction can result in postoperative pain, swelling, and bruising since blood vessels and nerves can get caught up in the suction.

A new procedure, SmartLipo laser lipolysis has many advantages. Rather than rely upon mechanical suction, in SmartLipo the laser energy breaks up the fat cells, in a process known as lipolysis. A tiny catheter about 1 millimeter in size is inserted under the skin and used to break up the fat cells.

The SmartLipo Laser Body Sculpting system is ushering in a new area of body sculpting. It is often referred to as “lunchtime lipo”, because of the quick recovery time and the fact that some people return to regular daily activities within a day. The laser causes the blood vessels to coagulate immediately, so people are left with less bruising, less swelling, and less pain.

SmartLipo Laser Body Sculpting also seems to tighten the skin. The energy released by the laser coagulates tissue, and this coagulation can tighten the skin. This is an important advantage over traditional liposuction because traditional liposuction can make areas with loose skin look even worse because underlying fat is suctioned out the form under the skin. The SmartLipo laser can actually tighten the skin.

The minimal size of the SmartLipo probe together with the precise laser attributes makes it ideal for sculpting areas that are difficult to get with liposuction, such as the area under the chin and the jowls, the fat deposits under the arms, which many refer to as “batwings”, and other localized areas.

The SmartLipo laser body sculpting system truly offers many options and features not possible traditional liposuction.

​Men: 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit a Day Spa


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As a man, one of the places that you are least likely to find a group of your buddies is in a day spa, but have you ever considered going yourself? If you haven’t, it is about time that you at least considered the notation. Despite what you may believe or may have heard, day spas offer a wide range of services that are perfect for men, just like yourself.

As great as it may sound to hear that men can and should visit day spas, you may be looking for more information, namely more reasoning behind this thinking. For your convenience, five reasons why all men should visits a day spa, at least once, are highlighted below.

1 – Not Just for Women
Although men and day spas aren’t always two phrases that go together, they should be. You may actually be surprised how many men in the United States do visit day spas. As it was previously stated, day spas aren’t just for women. In fact, some spas have services and packages that are designed just for men!

2 – The Wide Range of Services
As stated above, there are some day spas that have special services and packages that are designed for men. Even if your local spa doesn’t, they still can provide you with service. Unfortunately, when many men think of day spas, they often envision a bunch of women sitting in a room getting their hair and nails done, surrounded by candles. This isn’t what a day spa is actually about. Just a few of the many services available include hand and foot treatments, which are used to treat dry, rough, and cracked skin, massages, body wraps, facials, and hair removal.

For a larger range of services, examine establishments that double as day spas and salons. There, you could not only enjoy a relaxing massage but also get a new haircut.

3 – Can Do Wonders for Your Body
Do you work full-time? If so, what do you do? Whether you work in construction or sit in an office all day long, your body may be suffering, even silently. Those in construction or other similar trades often have poor hands and feet. As previously stated, hand a foot treatment can help to relieve dry, cracked, and rough skin. If you opt for these two procedures, your hands and feet will thank you. Body wraps and massages can also help to make you feel healthy and young again.

4 – Beautiful Women
If you have ever glanced inside a beauty salon or a day spa, you may have seen the beautiful women inside. Many of these women are employees. While some men may want to run and hide at the thought of a beautiful, attractive woman scrubbing their feet, you may just want to soak it all in. There is nothing like being with a beautiful woman who is pampering you, as opposed to it being the other way around.

5 – Relaxation
The goal of day spas is to provide guests with the ultimate level of comfort and relaxation. Whether you have a full-time job, a family, or both, this is something that you may not be able to find elsewhere. Although spas do vary, you will find that most have comfortable and relaxing environments. In fact, peace and quiet are encouraged inside the walls of a spa.

​What Is The Microdermabrasion Secret?


One of the best cosmetic procedures that have happened for women in a very long time is microdermabrasion. What exactly is microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is what it sounds like, the removal of the outer most layer of the skin by light abrasion. It is a procedure that was once primarily done in spas and salons that now can be done very safely and effectively and inexpensively at home. Older women, especially, have fallen in love with microdermabrasion. The aging of the woman’s skin is first seen on her face and by having regular microdermabrasion treatments, the old dead skin cells are removed and her face feels soft and looks younger. Microdermabrasion is what is used to help the anti-aging process. The treatment of microdermabrasion is what every woman over the age of 30 should be using to fight the onset of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Process
The discovery of what microdermabrasion is all about has been nothing short of gold for estheticians. They can now offer women a treatment that will rid them of the older skin on their faces and help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. One of the methods that are used in spas is a mechanical abrasion wand that uses zinc oxide or aluminum oxide crystals to remove the skin cells. These particles can be vacuumed off through the wand. The procedure is generally not painful and does not require any anesthetic. However, some clients have complained that the procedure is painful and their skin remains red for many days. This is not what microdermabrasion should do. This problem usually occurs because the technician is not very skilled or knowledgeable about her treatments. She is bearing down on the skin too hard and too long, therefore, irritating the new soft skin. The client usually never returns for another visit after one of these uncomfortable treatments.

The Home Microdermabrasion
There is only one company on the market who has developed a microdermabrasion treatment which can be performed easily and safely at home. Beauty Control has produced a kit with a small handheld microdermabrasion machine. It runs on batteries and has 3 soft brushes which attach to the machine. It comes with a jar of diamond fine crystals of zinc oxide that is used on the face with the brushes. The small device is then switched on and it softly and easily removes the dead skin cells from your face. You have total control as to how hard or soft you wish to use the brushes.
The procedure takes no more than 3 minutes, the total kit costs under $60.00 and lasts at least 1 year, and it is performed in the privacy of your bathroom. The results on your skin are astounding and beautiful. This microdermabrasion treatment is what it is designed for; the busy, working woman who wears many hats and does not have the time or money to visit a spa regularly for anti-aging treatment. This microdermabrasion kit should be included with every woman’s skin care regimen.

​Why Look For Honey In A Skin Lotion?


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Why do people use a skin lotion? What are they trying to fix?

For some it’s just for the comfort level. They have dry skin or mild sunburn. The problem may be as simple as revitalizing the skin after washing the dishes. Others may have a more serious condition such as cracks in the skin of the feet or hands, acne, psoriasis or eczema.

The causes of the various skin problems can obviously be different in each case. Causes range from skin being dried out by sun, wind or water to poor diet or allergies. In more serious cases the best a skin lotion can do is help alleviate the symptoms. There are an endless number of skin creams and lotions available to you depending on what the problem is that you are trying to solve.

We all know the benefits of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E but how often do you hear of honey being used to rejuvenate or repair skin.

Honey by itself is an amazing gift of nature. It is wonderfully therapeutic when taken internally. A large portion of honey is made up of protein, with other nutrients, including carbohydrates, minerals, B complex vitamins (including bioflavonoids), and vitamins C, D and E. It has been used for centuries to promote internal and external healing. Used as a food it can give you energy.

Externally, it can be particularly useful. For starters it is a natural antiseptic. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. Another characteristic of honey is that it will attract and (retain) moisture. It also acts as an anti-oxidant.

Now odds are that most people are not going to walk around with rated on their face or hands. – But would be happy with a non-greasy lotion or skin cream.

For dry skin or sunburn a lotion with honey would act as a natural “moisturizer”. For mild blemishes such as acne or small sores the anti-bacterial characteristics would again promote healing. With something like cracked skin in the hands or feet – these areas can have very minor bacterial infections keeping them from healing – a honey lotion can help kill off infection and again promote healing.

As a little aside – it wouldn’t be harmful at all to put raw honey on an open wound – probably better that hydrogen peroxide. Honey has hydrogen peroxide in it along with the other goodies. It will not only kill germs but promote healing.

So, including honey in a skin lotion will help moisturize, inhibit bacterial growth, help fight viral infection and can be helpful as an anti-inflammatory. With its many nutrients the addition of honey will help clear up minor blemishes such as acne or cracked dry skin like some people get on the heels of their feet or their hands and fingers.