Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Introducing the NuFACE Toning Device


                    Advanced Facial Toning Device
                    Where Beauty and Technology Meet

We have the NuFACE at Chenal Skin Care now...and it is turning heads as it tones.  The perfect Mother's Day gift for you girls to give your Mother and once you see the amazing results...you will want one too.

Microcurrent produces proliferation of cells by
fibroblasts' secretion of proteins such as collagen.
Additionally, it works on the nerves and muscle cells
to increase tonicity of the fine facial muscles.
Research has shown that the results of the
microcurrent are not only dramatic but long lasting.
Microcurrent heals and regenerates tissue; it is a
corrective and preventive anti-aging treatment unlike
other relative systems such as muscle stimulators
whose temporary effect acts as a band-aid in the aging

The effects of microcurrent are as follows:
• It is able to reconstruct or re-educate the muscle
tissue stretching or tightening as necessary. It will
stretch out cramped and shortened muscles as occur,
for example, around the eyes, mouth and forehead, so
reducing fine lines and wrinkles. On the other hand it
will strengthen and tone loose and slack muscles, for
instance, around the cheeks, jaw line, bottom, thighs
and breast, giving a firmer appearance to the face and
• It is able to stimulate and speed up the rate at which
the skin produces its own connective tissue fibers,
collagen and elastin, increasing the supportive
framework of the dermis.

Microcurrent delivers a variety of benefits to patients who wish to maintain/attain a healthier and younger looking appearance. Microcurrent is safe and effective for the following purposes:
• Improve facial and neck muscle tone
• Lift jowls and eyebrows
• Rejuvenate the skin
• Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Reduce puffiness
• Even out skin tone
• Improve facial circulation
• Aids in skin exfoliation
• Increase lymphatic drainage
• Increase product penetration
• Acts as a sun damage treatment
• Reduce cellulite
• Enhances the body’s natural collagen and elastin production
• Re-hydrates skin
• Increase cellular metabolism (ATP)
• Improves hormonal balance which aids in the successful treatment of acne
• Allows for an easier Make-up application
• Tightens enlarged pores

Our NuFace devices are flying out the door.  We have seen remarkable results from our clients who are using the NuFace at home.  Come into Chenal Skin Care and let us demonstrate the microcurrent on one side of your face,  you will see an immediate difference, with zero pain (love that).   Call 223-4044 now to make an appointment to come in and experience this toning device,  you will not want to go home without one.  They come in neat colors too:  pink,  teal,  graphite,  and white.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Why OH Why do I really need a TONER ???

                                While you are toning your bodies     
                                  Tone your face too??  Really??

Out of all the skin care products on the market today, toners are a mystery to most people.  Many of you want to know.. why you need a toner??

My Bellanina blog shares some great answers to that question:

Aside from giving your skin an opportunity to be relieved of further makeup and cellular debris, toners give our skin a pH balance.  Our skin should stay between 5 and 6 pH.  After cleansing, the pH balance gets disturbed and when this happens it has to work harder to regain it's balance, which can also mean it will produce more oil.  Using a toner helps to restore the balance quickly.
Another side benefit of using a toner is to get the hard water residue off of the skin.  That white streak that you see on the side of a freshly washed glass that has just been rinsed is chlorine and hard minerals.  These hard minerals are left on your skin after you rinse off the cleanser products.  These minerals can dry your skin.
Removing oil with toner gives the skin an appearance of smaller pores and smaller pores makes skin look smoother and more youthful.  Toners can help close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing.  This reduces the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin.
Some toners have humectant qualities, which mean that they help to bind moisture to the skin.   We recommend that if you don’t want to wash your face in the morning, use a toner to get the oil or dirt off of your skin.  Your skin will feel fresh, softened and revitalized.

Come by Chenal Skin Care Center and get your toner.  We have several toners by SkinCeuticals to choose from with great exfoliating properties.   And Obagi has a great mild soothing toner.
Do not let another day go by without toning your face,  now that you know how important it is for you skin.  Virginia

Monday, February 6, 2012

What is Dermaplaning?

Want to have baby smooth skin on your face??  Of course you do!!!!!

                                Dermaplaning Explained 
                      By the Askanesthetician's Blog Post

If you have a lot of fine facial hair perhaps you have wondered what the best way was to get rid of it?  Or have you ever considered why you shave your legs but don't use a razor on your face?  Have you heard of dermaplaning and always thought "what the heck is that?".  I hope this post will clear up all that confusion.

What Is Dermaplaning?

LNE & Spa magazine, which I read exclusively online, had an article back in November, 2011 all about dermaplaning, called, appropriately enough - Dermaplaning.  In the article the author Tina Zillman talks both about the technique of dermaplaning and what it does for the skin:

Within the medical community (particularly plastic surgeons), dermaplaning is viewed as a noninvasive surgical procedure that can essentially strip away dead skin to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.  The technique may be used synonymously with dermabrasion (not to be mistaken for microdermabrasion) on many medical websites and patents - hence the name "derma," relating to the dermis, and "planing" from the word plane that refers to a tool used to smooth a surface.  The most commonly used tool is a type of scalpel, a surgeon's tool that can cause irreversible damage if used improperly. ...

From an esthetic perspective, dermaplaning has been performed with a scalpel or a disposable safety razor.  Some practices may advertise dermaplaning as an exfoliation treatment, while others use the procedure for hair removal.

Dermaplaning is an ideal treatment for women with fine (otherwise known as vellus) hair all over their faces.  The growth of this type of hair, which can appear like a light fuzz on the face, can make the application of make-up difficult and occurs for many women as they undergo menopause and experience hormonal changes.  Removing this hair with laser or IPL treatments is not a viable option for many since the hair can be white or blonde and the light then cannot capture it for effective hair removal.   Once again, according to the LNE & Spa article:

Hormonal changes in women affect the skin and body, and esthetic dermaplaning essentially shaves vellus hair from the face.  Aside from the loss of elasticity, skin thinning and dryness, vellus hair on the face becomes a visible problem on middle-aged women.   ...  Facial waxing is still a common practice for the removal of this hair, but the procedure is prone to many problems.  The hair is so fine that gentle facial waxes may not pick it all up, and a mature women's skin may be susceptible to burning and tearing.  Combine these variables with exfoliation treatments, cosmeceutical skin care product use at home, and/or use of certain prescription drugs-and the risk of damaging the skin and causing discomfort is even greater.

Call Chenal Skin Care 223-4044.  Make an appointment for a Dermaplane so you can have glowing smooth skin for Valentine's Day.  It is a relaxing painless procedure.  You will love it.  Virginia

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year


 The Clock is Ticking.....              
A new year is the perfect time to renew your skin.  You are not getting any younger.  But the good news is you can get better with age at Chenal Skin Care Center.  It is TIME to add Phloritin Vitamin C by SkinCeuticals to your skin care regimen.   

Vitamin C Power....
Not all Vitamin C products are the same.

 SkinCeuticals has superior Vitamin C serums and gels.

Absorption is the key to a truly effective Vit. C product.  Purity, Percentage, and PH level effect the performance of a Vit. C product.
**A Vit. C product must contain L-Ascorbic acid, the only form of C the body can use.
**The Vit. C must be present in high concentrations (20%) concentration of L-ascorbic acid gets the maximum amount of  Vit. C into the skin.
** It must be formulated at acid pH below 3.5 to effectively be absorbed into the skin.
These levels cannot be achieved by diet and are pharmacological levels.

So Vitamin C power is essential to prevent premature aging.   The SkinCeutical  Vitamin C products correct existing photodamage, especially age spots and laxity.  Daily use will even out your skin tone and provide optimal protection from damaging rays causing skin cancer.  

Start 2012 with the best antioxidant formulations you can have to renew your skin and turn back the clock. 
Call us at 223-4044 for a free consult.  Happy New Year...Virginia


Friday, December 2, 2011

Merry Christmas! The Holidays are Here!

                            Merry Christmas Everyone!!                               
 It is time to think about giving a special person in your life a gift that keeps on giving,  a skin care treatment from Chenal Skin Care.  Call 223-4044 and we can take your information and have a gift certificate wrapped and ready for you to pick up and put under the tree.  You will make someone so happy to be  able to rejuvenate their skin and start off 2012 with a healthy glowing face.  Talk to you soon!!!   Virginia

Friday, September 30, 2011

Vi Peel Rave Reviews!!!

Hello Dollface Beauty tells her experience with the VI Peel.  My favorite new peel at Chenal Skin Care.  

She gives a glowing endorsement.  

A few months ago, I read about Dr. Kalil and his famous ViPeel, then saw some before and after photos of women who had this special treatment and was instantly intrigued. The end result of this face peel has potential to be truly remarkable.
The ViPeel promises to: Improve the tone, texture and clarity of your skin, Reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma, Soften lines and wrinkles, Clear acne skin conditions, reduce or eliminate acne scars, Stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin.
When I received the invitation to try it, I jumped at the chance. Off to Santa Monica I went! I have never had a peel- a few good facials- but never a peel. I truly didn’t know what to expect but was game to try it.
Because I cannot stand to be outside without a little sunscreen, I wore my tinted moisturizer with an spf and eye makeup. Of course Dr. Kalil had to clean my face, which I expected, but did not expect him to use pure acetone! I saw the bottle of it on the desk and didn’t consider that it would be used for my face. But yes, he applied some on a cotton pad and took off my makeup with the very same product I use to take the polish off my nails.
Later I learned that acetone is often used before chemical peels to boost saturation of the acid, it also cleans thoroughly like an astringent. Dr. Kalil explained, as he wiped my face, that he developed this peel for his daughter who had suffered from acne. He created the peel to have very little downtime and to be virtually painless. A small fan blew cool air towards my face as the peel was applied after the acetone.
I was nervous it would hurt or sting but the only sensation was a light tingling in my face. And that was it! I had a Katy Perry concert to attend that evening and Dr. Kalil assured me I would be perfectly fine to go. The peel needs to remain on the face for about four hours then I could apply as much makeup as I wanted.

Dr. Kalil sent me home with some ViDerm products and directions on how to care for my face. Two little towelettes were to be used on subsequent evenings, followed by a ViPeel moisturizer and sunscreen during the day. The ViDerm cleanser he sent me with is a very gentle product that removes makeup and keep skin clean and soft. I’m still using  the cleanser which I love.
The first day was fine, my skin looked normal, maybe just a bit sunburned. I didn’t do anything or go anywhere and was disappointed that my skin was not reacting. I wanted to see something!
The second day my skin started feeling tight and continued to look tan. I liked that part.  A little bit of peeling took place around my mouth which I noticed while shopping in Forever21. When I got home, I noticed peeling around my chin too. I kept applying the moisturizer and that took care of any tight feelings and minor discomfort. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t peel that skin. I kept at it like it was my job.
On the third day, lots of peeling occurred. I kept applying the moisturizer which is super gentle yet rich and light. That helped. My skin kept peeling and anything else I put on it, besides the moisturizer, aggravated it. When I typed on my computer, pieces of skin fell on the keyboard (true story) and my kids kept giving me funny looks as I peeled strips of skin from my cheeks and forehead.
By the next day, I was itchy and peeling a lot. I had to get out some Hydro-cortisone to relieve the redness that was going on. I was definitely uncomfortable. BUT…as the peeling slowly came to an end a good five days after the application, I noticed that my skin looked truly amazing.
In fact, I didn’t even need foundation. My pores were smaller, skin looked brighter and more refined. Suddenly the peeling and discomfort became a distant memory and I was (am) very happy with my new and improved skin.
Since the ViPeel is a medical chemical peel, it should only be done by a professional, which you can find on the official ViPeel website.
Dr. Kalil also offers a line of products, which I have been using faithfully for the past two weeks. I love the skin smoothing properties of the ViDerm body wash and moisturizer, and my skin continues to look much better and smoother as I use the ViDerm Ultra A lotion and moisturizer. If you have the chance to get a ViPeel, take it! Just know that your skin WILL peel, you might experience minor discomfort but the end result will be worth it.

Doesn't this sound great?  I have had 2 of these peels.  I absolutely love how my skin feels after a VI Peel.  Come into Chenal Skin Care Center and have a peel and your skin will look fabulous for the upcoming fall events,  the holidays are around the corner too.  Virginia

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Summer humidity brings extra break-outs

Summer Humidity........here for awhile.....

Those of us that have oily skin have trouble in the summer with extra break-outs.  I am using a new product that has made such a difference in my skin this summer.  SkinCeuticals has a new serum called Blemish + Age Defense.  It fights acne and age at the same time.....great combination. 
25% of men and 50% of woman have problems with adult acne.
This serum has 2% Dioic Acid that controls sebum production and reduces the presence of P. acne,  the acne causing bacteria.   It has 1.5% Salicylic Acid that unclogs pores removing dirt and oil that lead to breakouts.   It has Glycolic Acid and .5%  Citirc Acid that exfoliate dead skin,  minimizing fine lines and wrinkles and smoothes rough texture.

This serum is well tolerated by 92% of patients so sensitive skin types love it.  I am very sensitive and it works wonders for me without the irritation.
This is the answer for adults concerned about breakouts.

As seen in Bellaninia's 101 blog " There is something about Salicylic Acid" 
Salicylic Acid has roots going back to Hippocrates in ancient Greece. Originally derived from the bark of a willow tree, salicylic acid offers many benefits for corrective skin care. Primarily it is used to aid the natural exfoliation process skin undergoes and reduce blemishes and acne prone skin types by clearing the pores of excess build up.
Salicylic acid is usually produced synthetically now from aspirin. Because it comes from aspirin, it carries many of the anti-inflammatory benefits as well. In terms of skin care, this means a reduction in redness and swelling of acne. This helps to reduce acne, prevent new acne from developing and decreases the likelihood of scarring. It is also oil-soluble which means it can penetrate the oil in your skin and remove grime and build up from the pores more easily than other water based skin care ingredients.
Another great benefit of using salicylic acid for acne treatment is its anti bacterial qualities. It is the bacteria residing in the pores causes inflammation and “white heads” to develop. By removing the bacteria, it will help to clear up this type of acne and decrease the chance of it returning

Come by Chenal Skin Care and get your summer acne defense
Blemish + Age Defense by SkinCeuticals 
Send me your questions about how else to minimize adult break-outs I have more tips..I would love to share with all of you.  Virginia