What are the Best Anti-Aging Secrets?

No matter how young you are, it’s never too early to think about strategizing your skincare routine to fight common signs of aging. While it’s impossible to prevent fine lines definitively, wrinkles, sagging, and crepey skin, there are things you can do to minimize the depth and severity of aging, beginning right now. Eat Right … Read more

The Chemical Peel Perfected

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Brrr, winter is coming: its the perfect time for a chemical peel!

If you are a Game of Thrones fan, that means you might die. Fortunately for you, it simply means that this is a REALLY GOOD time to consider a chemical peel. Why is that you ask? As we enter the shortest and darkest days of the year, as well as the coldest, it is probable that you are not going to be in the sun nearly as much as you were this summer. In other words, it’s a great time to do some damage control on what may have transpired over the summer. I know what you are thinking, do I really want to look like Samantha from Sex and the City in the infamous chemical peel episode??? This is NOTHING like that. In fact, you will probably look like all those aging celebrities that you are wondering what they do to have such amazing skin. What are they doing? PEELS is what! Okay and a little botox and plastic surgery but we’re talking about peels right now, so I’m going to stick to the benefits of peels.

Chemical peels give you that glow!

Vasu’s peels are state of the art peels that work on the surface to stimulate collagen production, smooth and even out skin tone, reduce hyper-pigmentation and overall anti-aging. Does it sound too good to be true? It’s absolutely been my experience. People often ask about my skin and what I do. Honestly, peels have been my number one anti-aging go-to. I was terrified at first, having the Samantha Jones visual in my head and now I am writing this post because I am such a believer. Want a pick me up? Get a peel. Want smoother skin? Get a peel. Want to stimulate collagen production? Get a peel asap. It’s that good! In fact, get a few. It’s the best bang for your buck, non-evasive single best thing you can do for your skin. And trust me, coming from someone who is officially middle age…you are going to want that collagen. (Nan Gentry, November 2015)

Check out Vasu’s chemical peel services at Vasu Skin Solutions: Advanced Skin Care.

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Denver, CO 80205
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Micro-Needling: Translation, Please…

Wondering what “Micro-Needling” is? Here’s what you need to know: Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) treats fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, stretch marks and improves your skin’s texture, tone and color. Micro-needling creates softer, and younger skin with minimal cost and downtime compared to invasive lasers.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
The application of numbing cream provides comfort before each treatment. Twelve tiny, sterile needles create controlled micro-injuries to the skin to stimulate collagen production. Each treatment is customized by selecting the appropriate needle depth for each client’s unique and specific skin care needs. The procedure creates micro-channels to allow for increased penetration of anti-aging serums, peptides or creams into deeper areas of the skin.

WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Your skin appears as if you have a sunburn and it may feel hot and tight. Your face may look a little red the following morning in which a tinted moisturizer may be applied. At Vasu Skin Solutions, we recommend applying Intellishade by Revision Skincare (http://www.revisionskincare.com/products/intellishade-broad-spectrum-spf-45). Typically, the redness subsides within 48 hours. You may have some flaking on day 3.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
3-4 treatments are recommended spaced 6 weeks apart for optimal results. Clients may benefit from annual maintenance with one treatment.

WHAT IS THE ECLIPSE MICRO-PEN?What is the Eclipse MicroPen?
The Eclipse MicroPen (www.eclipsemicropen.com) is Vasu’s trademarked device for performing Micro-Needling treatments. The Eclipse MicroPen is state-of-the-art, fast and extremely sterile offering single use 12 gauge tips.

WHY CHOOSE MICRONEEDLING?
Micro-needling is safe, predictable and allows your skin to naturally repair itself by inducing your body to produce more collagen in the treated area. Micro-needling is non-ablative and keeps the epidermis intact which reduces the risk of scarring, and unwanted pigment change. Micro-Needling is for most skin types and is a safe treatment during the summer. Micro-needling is not recommended for clients with active acne. Both men and women benefit from this treatment!

At Vasu Skin Solutions, we only offer treatments that we believe in 100%. Micro-needling is effective, affordable and offers comparable results to invasive lasers! Schedule your free consultation today!

Additional information and articles

Look What Celebrities Are Using Micro-Needling, May 23rd 2014 by Jessica Welker, http://dermapen.com/celebrities-micro-needling/

Micro-needling vs. lasersskinpen.com, posted by Joe Proctor on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 Microneedling, http://www.skinpen.com/Blog/microneedling-vs-lasers

Micro-needling Therapy in Atrophic Facial Scars: An Objective Assessment, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2009 Jan-Jun; 2(1): 26–30. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2840919/

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2490 Junction Place
Suite 102
Boulder, CO 80301
720-470-4837

Suncscreen: The Number One Anti-Aging Product

The calendar says spring, which of course means summer is only a few weeks away. Although I use sunscreen every single day of the year, I know a lot of you out there think it is only something to apply when you break out that bikini for the season.

Au contraire!

I know you have heard it a million times, but seriously you must wear sunscreen 365 days a year, especially if you live in Colorado. A client recently told me she had a friend visiting from out of town who said, “I love that obesity is nearly nonexistent in this state, but what’s up with everyone’s skin looking like leather?” I am not making this up!

Let me tell you another true story. When I was in my late 20’s I thought it would be totally cool to hike in Nepal to the top of Gokyo Ri, which sits at approximately 16,000 feet, sans hat and sunscreen. All was great until I got home and surprise surprise, despite numerous long, hot showers the Pippy Longstockings’ freckles decorating my face didn’t wash off. Luckily I had a sister in the skin care field and she started me on a series of Intense Pulsed Light treatments (IPL, Photo-facial, etc) and numerous chemical peels, thus helping my skin shed the pimento loaf look.

If I had just worn sunscreen none of that would have been necessary.

Sunscreen is inexpensive, easy to apply and it is truly the number one best anti-aging application that you can do for your skin. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen for UVA and UVB protection. What’s the difference? UVA rays are the aging rays which deeply penetrate the skin damaging collagen and cells which cause wrinkling and pigmentation. UVB rays are the burning rays that cause sunburns and cancer. Believe me, you don’t want either of those rays penetrating your gorgeous epidermis. So, choose a sunscreen that has at least titanium dioxide or zinc oxide for UVA protection. Zinc oxide provides protection against UVA and UVB rays. And then, reapply, reapply, reapply!

Vasu Skin Solutions in Boulder
2490 Junction Place
Suite 102
Boulder, CO 80301
720-470-4837

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