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Holiday Refresh-Skin Care Peels

Well, it’s the time of year to put your best face forward. Clark, Rusty, Uncle Eddie and the rest of the Griswolds will be visiting soon!  (Am I dating myself with this quite funny movie?)
So what do you do to freshen up your look, without having a lot of social downtime?
Skin Care Peels (Chemical Peels, if you will….), that’s what!  Dr. Birchenough and his staff have 2 effective treatment lines (VisaoMD and Glo Therapeutics) that will get your skin refreshed and get you back to decorating, trimming the tree or make the roast, all while entertaining your guests (the invited ones, and all the others!!)



VisaoMD Skin Care PeelsCombinations of Vitamin A and C extracts, along with glycolic acid, collagen, enzymes, peptides, and hydrating serums can make a big difference to the overall tone, texture and health of your facial skin
 What Can You Expect?
Superficial peels (BRILLIANCE PEELS )are usually done without anesthesia and allow an immediate return to normal daily activities. Fine lines and mild sun-damage are usually treated. The exfoliation process will help promote new outer-layer growth. Typically, the skin may be pink and lightly peeling for a few days after the peel (and sun avoidance is mandatory!), but the results are obvious within a week!
 Medium depth peels (PRESTIGE PEELS) may require some oral relaxing medications prior to the peel, due to the deeper level of penetration. Healing takes longer, up to 5 or 7 days, with more redness, peeling and flaking of the outer non-viable skin layers. However, the moderate wrinkles and worse sun-damage and pigmentation dark areas will be more fully treated. Sun avoidance is, again, mandatory to optimize results and minimize the side effects.





Glo-Therapeutics® – Customizable Skin Care Peel MIXOLOGY!

Dr. Birchenough and his staff will customize a chemical peel for you, personally, through the Glo-Therapeutics line. Chemical exfoliation promotes cellular turnover with the exclusive Glo Complex, letting  you “Heal while you Peel!” A unique combination of Spin Trap, Carnosine, Alma and Niacinamide, added to TCA, Jessners or Glycolic Acid, and we can individualize your treatment. These extracts help preventing free-radical damage and support the skin structure. Come in to discuss what mix we can serve up for!


Hope to see you soon, SB.

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What are you giving yourself this year?

In the late nineties a department store in Canada (Zellers) aired a television commercial that pretty much summed up how we can get lost in Christmas preparations. It’s a great thing to consider as we make our way into the holiday season.

So tell me- before you start making your grocery lists or inviting friends and family over for a great holiday gathering- what are you giving yourself for the holidays this year? The gift of family is a very important one, but what have you done to ensure you spend quality time enjoying their company? Moreover, aside from the hostess gifts or presents eventually stowed under the tree- what is it that you can give yourself this year that will make the coming months happier and more fulfilling?

Take some time over the next few weeks and consider making a list of things you can do for yourself. Set some time aside to start that book you’ve been putting off. Ditch twenty minutes of shopping time and go for a brisk walk. Take some time for coffee or a glass of wine with friends you wish you saw more of. Visit a health coach, fitness pro, beauty bar professional or even (dare I say it?) a cosmetic surgeon to start talking about how you can look and feel your best for the holidays.

Whatever it is you choose to do with the time you make for yourself- enjoy it- revel in it… and make it the first of many such times you schedule yourself into your busy calendar. Remember- when you feel fulfilled and happy friends and family will be happier too…

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