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 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

Monday, July 11, 2011

Got Your Glow On??

            Enhance Your Skin This Summer With 
Chenal Skin Care has a new lotion that makes your skin glow while hydrating and tightening.  This lotion is full of natural ingredients that feed your dry summer skin.
92% Natural Raw Ingredients: 
*GREEN TEA EXTRACT: anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant,  anti-aging,  acne fighting botanical.  Reduces UV damage, prevents collagen breakdown and repairs, tightens and promotes elasticity.  Green tea contains caffeine which is anti-carcinogenic and helps REDUCE CELLULITE----we love that!
*ROSEMARY EXTRACT:  an anti-oxidant and acne fighting botanical.   Reduces aches and pains related to exercise and stress,   improves circulation,  stimulates cell renewal,  reduces appearance of varciose veins and broken capillaries.  Uplifting and stimulating. 
*CALENDULA FLOWER:  an anti-inflammatory. 
*BLUE VERVAIN LEAF:  helps reduce aches from sore muscles from exercise or stress.
*ALLANTOIN :  promotes collagen and elastin and protein production.
*ARNICA:  anti-inflammatory that diminishes bruising --great for after liposuction.
*AVOCADO OIL AND AVOCADO BUTTER:  creates suppleness while promoting collagen,  elastin and proteins.   Helpful in diminishing stretch marks and scars.                  
*JOJOBA GEL:  creates suppleness.

Wow ladies this lotion is fabulous!!  We have gotten so many great reviews.  This lotion is all you need all day to keep your skin hydrated. We call it the tight body lotion,  a must have for this summer.  It is available in all colors from neutral to light, medium, and  dark.  These colors are equally beautiful.  Come by our new location only 4 doors down from where we were,  we are in suite 150 now.
Also pick up your sun screen.  Protect your skin from the aging UVA and UVB rays.  We sell the La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 15,  45,  60, and Uultra Light 60-- which is my favorite.  We have the Obagi Healthy Skin SPF 35.  Two new ones we offer are the new Obagi NU-Derm SPF 50, and the SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 which has a tint to it...a new favorite.  These sunscreens are fantastic, and provide superior coverage.  We love our new location (suite 150) now,  come see us and protect your skin this summer and "Get Your Glow On."
Remember you can have beautiful skin too.
Virginia Nelson  and Vicky Crook   Licensed Aestheticians



Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day s Here

                                    Surprise Mom Today!!!

Call today...we can take your gift certificate order by phone....surprise your Mom or wife with a skin care treatment from Chenal Skin Care Center
223-4044.....she deserves the best......Happy Mother's Day....from Vicky and Virginia

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Mother's Eyes Tell All...or DO They???

                               It is time to celebrate Mothers
                                     Happy Mother's Day
              FREE!!!!!   Opals on May 4 only!!!    FREE!!!!!
               The Opal is Clarisonic's new infusion system
                       For the delicate area under the eyes 

Chenal Skin Care Center is celebrating Mothers this May with a special event and special prices on skin care for Mom.

Wednesday May 4 is our Dysport and Opal Event.   Our Aesthetic Nurse Nancy Ruth will be here giving injections and utilizing some of her new  techniques for enhancing the effects of Dysport,  as well as some new areas that can be treated.

Our representative for the new Opal infusion device that infuses serum deep into the skin around the eye area will be available for demos....we have been selling out of the Opals..they are such a hit!!  On May 4 if you buy 100 units of Dysport you will receive an Opal FREE ($185.00 value). If you buy 75 units you can buy an Opal HALF-PRICE.  To add to that wonderful deal Dysport is having a $50 rebate starting May 1-June 30.

The perfect Mother's Day gift is the Dysport  injections around the crow's feet and then follow up by using the Opal infusion device to infuse the tightening serum.  The benefits of the sonic infusion are:  it immediately hydrates,  leaving skin refreshed,  improves elasticity within 4 weeks, reduces appearance of fine lines,  dark circles and puffiness,  and the serum can be layered with your eye cream.  It is a secret weapon every Mother needs to enhance her eyes.  A much deserved boost every Mother will love....

Call for gift certificates and surprise your wife or Mother today!   Or call for yourself!  Our quantities are limited so call now to reserve your time.

Call now 223-4044.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring into Action

                           Spring is here ladies and gentleman
                                  Time to spring into Action!
                           Schedule a Pigment Balancing Masque
                                           by SkinCeuticals

 The weather is warming...the sun is coming....get your face ready for spring.  In the spring and summer we like to wear less make-up.
We have a new chemical peel that evens out your skin tone so you can go with less or "NO" make up this summer.  

The Pigment Balancing Masque is a customizable brightening treatment targeting hyperpigmentation to dramatically improve the appearance of photodamaged skin.  This masque combines high-performance brightening agents with a peeling acid solution to accelerate cell renewal and diminish hyperpigmentation.

SkinCeuticals also has several new products that work with your skin daily to diffuse hyperpigmentation.

Pigment Regulator:  This patent-pending formulation combines precise concentrations of kojic acid and emblica along with a highly efficient exfoliating blend, optimized to work by three modes of action to systematically improve uneven skin tone. Pigment Regulator inhibits the production of excess melanin, prevents excess melanin from traveling to the skin’s surface, and breaks up melanin clusters on the skin's surface to diminish exisiiting discoloration.

Retexturizing  Activator:  This revolutionary resurfacing and replenishing serum surpasses the results of a 20% daily glycolic treatment while simultaneously reinforcing the skin’s barrier for healthier, more radiant skin. Retexturing Activator harnesses two polar mechanisms — exfoliation and hydration — to activate skin’s regeneration response, visibly diminishing surface lines and transforming skin’s fabric into a smoother, softer texture.

These products along with the Pigment Balancing Masque will transform your skin.  A wonderful new follow up product to use after procedures is 
Epidermal Repair: Epidermal Repair is specifically formulated for skin compromised by cosmetic procedures ranging from microdermabrasion to laser resurfacing, as well as skin sensitized by retinoid therapy or harsh environmental aggressors.

Epidermal Repair is clinically shown to greatly diminish redness and soothe irritated skin while the cosmetically elegant texture encourages daily use, especially during the critical healing period following rejuvenating procedure

Would you enjoy wearing less make-up this summer?  
Send me your thoughts......Virginia

Friday, January 28, 2011

Love Sweet! Sweet Love!

                                           Love is in the Air

The month of love is fast approaching.   Chenal Skin Care is featuring some great gifts for your Valentine Sweetheart.  Call for gift certificates or special products for your love.  Here are some items we are featuring this month.
The Clarisonic Brush.  Valentine Special 20% off

Unleash your skin's true beauty with this cleansing brush that utilizes sonic technology to unclog pores and prepare your skin to better absorb your anti-aging products.  Studies show up to 61% better absorption of 
vitamin C.   This brush is gentle enough for all skin types.   Using the Clarisonic as part of your daily regimen you will notice improvement in firmness, tightness, elasticity, appearance of skin health, and evenness of skin tone.

OBAGI Elastilash Eyelash Solution.  OBAGI's new eyelash enhancer.
Valentine Special  $45 regular price is $59.50
This unique eye enhancer helps you visibly see thicker fuller looking eyelashes.

Bellanina Facelift Massage Treatment  $95 one hour and 15 min. of luxurious toning facial massage: Valentine Special $85.  

Come in and see Vicky and Virginia,  for a skin care treatment.  We are ready to make your skin look radiant for your Valentine. 


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"The Year of Good Skin Care" 2011

                                        Happy New Year!!!!!!   

                        2011 is "The Year of Good Skin Care"

New Year's Greetings to all of you.   Make your New Year's resolution this year an easy and book an appointment and have the Aestheticians at Chenal Skin Care start an anti-aging regimen customized just for you.   We are celebrating the new year with our clients by teaching them how to simplify their skin care routine, and maximize the effectiveness of an anti-aging program.  

It is time to clear out the clutter in your drawers....all those jars of products that you do not know why you have or what they do????

How many times have you told yourself, " I need to take better care of my skin."   It is time to do something about do not have to grow old gracefully!   “What do you want to change?”  Are you looking for smoother skin?   Do you want to minimize the lines around your eyes or mouth?   Or do you just want to feel and looked refreshed?

It is simple to utilize proper skin care with the right products customized for you.   Having smoother and younger looking skin is not just a dream. It is a reality you can all have with guidance from a trained Aesthetician.
Call 223-4044  for a free skin care consultation.    You will appreciate the education you will receive and feel comfortable in the private and inviting
atmosphere here at Chenal Skin Care Center.

Make 2011 your "Year of Good Skin Care"  You will be so glad you did.
Happy Good Skin Care Year!!!     Virginia Nelson and Vicky Crook