Skin Treatments for Men

While many people may jokingly call men’s personal grooming “manscaping,” there’s no getting around the fact that men’s skin can benefit from effective skincare treatments as much as women can. There’s a whole world of skin treatments and services to remove unwanted hair, fight the signs of aging, and improve your complexion, leaving you looking … Read more

Common Facial Treatment Steps

If you have never had a facial before, you might be wondering about the experience? While facials can vary somewhat in products used, techniques, and even the personal treatment style of the aesthetician, there are several common elements you can expect at your appointment. Pre-Facial Expect your aesthetician to spend some time talking with you … Read more

Acne Treatment Products

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Acne is a common skincare problem for men and women of any age. Scarring and blemishes can affect a person’s appearance and self-esteem. But today’s acne treatments offer clients advanced techniques for resolving acne issues with gentle care. The Causes of Acne While some acne sufferers are quite familiar with the condition, others are adults … Read more

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

2016: Commit to Your Skin!

Since the beginning of the new year, almost every person I know is on some sort of cleanse. They have strictly prohibited the following from their diet: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, wheat, dairy, etc. While I respect their ambitious goals, personally I find them hard to keep! This year, commit to your skin: I like to set myself up for success by taking care of my skin, which not only feels like I am doing something good for myself and is a goal that reaps rewards, but it’s also a treat. Not only is it relaxing and beneficial, but I love the ladies at Vasu. It’s a triple whammy in one. Unless, of course, you are getting hair removal – it may not be exactly relaxing, but the results make you feel sexy and smooth.

A Resolution to Keep: Commit to Your Skin

It is not too late to commit to your skin for 2016. It will pay off for years to come. A peel now and then, a laser here and there, a series of IPL’s, it makes for smooth, beautiful, wrinkle free, spot free, hair free, luscious skin. Now that’s a resolution I can keep! How about you?

The Specials Keep Comin’

And look out for the VASU specials. Every month Vasu offers packages at a discount. Whether you are doing chemical peels, a silk peel (I just had one and LOVED it!), or hair removal, it’s always best to buy in packages. Not only are you getting a discount (and who doesn’t like a bargain) but all of these services work best when you do them in a series. So you are committed to taking care of your skin and to getting a deal.

Simple Tips to Add to your New Years Resolutions

WATER! WATER! WATER! I know you’ve heard this a million times. So just do it! Drink 1/2 your weight in ounces. If you are 120lbs, that means drink 60 ounces of water. Water should be your BFF. It is what is sustaining you. Did you know that by the time you are thirsty you are already dehydrated? This is one of the single, easiest, free things you can do for your skin, body, health and mind so drink up! In fact, make it a habit to drink a large glass of water first thing in the morning before anything else. This not only helps your skin but helps your brain to respond quicker throughout the day.

Take Omega oils and watch your skin glow. Fish oil is amazing. When I take fish oil consistently, I notice two things immediately. My skin glows and my finger nails grow like weeds. I am always amazed that one daily tablespoon works such wonders.

Lastly, get good skin products for your daily home regime!! I can not stress this enough. I have used products for as long as I can remember and it has paid off. I continue to invest in this simple daily routine and love both the Epionce and Revision line! At night, I use the Epionce Intensive Nourishing Cream. Damn that stuff is good. Especially in this dry climate. During the day, I love Revisions Intellishade Broad-Spectrum SPF 45. This stuff rocks! You all know how important sunscreen is. This is the bomb. Try it. You won’t be disappointed.

Vasu Skin Solutions in Denver
3195 Blake Street
Suite 102
Denver, CO 80205
720-556-4505

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.

Vasu Skin Solutions in Denver
3195 Blake Street
Suite 102
Denver, CO 80205
720-556-4505

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/

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

Skincare Products for Summer Travel

Summer travel can wreak havoc on your skin if you are not fully prepared for the climate at your destination. High quality skin products are certainly not available in every country or many exotic locations. There is nothing worse than riding a camel in Egypt, basking in the sun in Bali or skiing in New Zealand without proper sunscreen!! In addition, dry, recirculated airline air, pollution, harsh and different climates are all venues which may cause hyper-pigmentation, acne, dry, uneven skin tone and premature aging. No one wants to return from their summer vacation with acne and extra wrinkles!

Today, many modern travelers travel with only carry on luggage. This creates unique and interesting dilemmas on the selection of skin products which meet the 3oz travel requirements.

As an experienced international traveler, I always travel with the following items: an exfoliating cleanser such as Epionce, Lytic Cleanser. A good cleanser is important to cleanse the skin of pollutants, remove sunscreen and reduce your chance of travel acne. Another beneficial skin care product for traveling is a stable form of Vitamin C to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun, fight free radicles from pollution and for overall anti-aging. I recommend Revision Skin Care 30% Vitamin C but please be careful of excess heat. My final daily skincare step is always sunscreen which contains a moisturizer and peptides such as, Intellishade by Revision Skincare. If I was on a deserted island with only one product choice it would definitely be my Intellishade as one application provides SPF, moisturizer, anti-aging peptides and a light, sheer tint which blends in with most skin types. I also enjoy traveling with my iS Clinical Active Serum for my night-time anti-aging treatment and finish off with a high quality moisturizer, such as Revision’s Firming Night Treatment. If size permits I travel with a waterproof sunscreen for my active days, such as EltaMD UV Sport SPF 50.

In addition to these products, I love using essential oils and my favorite is On Guard by dōTERRA. On Guard is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and fights off germs! I recently used On Guard multiple times a day on a recent trip to India with my two children ages 9 and 11 and we never got sick! I placed one drop of On Guard in their hands while traveling on the Indian trains and instructed the children to rub their palms together and breath it in every so often. I also added On Guard to my running shoes to avoid fungal infections from the humid climate while enjoying the fresh smell!

These seven skin products should fit within your zip lock travel pouch and fulfill most of your skin care needs while traveling. Please note that you may need to put the night-time moisturizer in a smaller container. Feel free to mix and match as according to your particular skin care needs. I highly recommend that you meet with your licensed skin care specialist and discuss your travel plans and specific destination(s).

I would love to hear about your favorite travel skin products! Email Jennifer Fisher, Founder of Vasu Skin Solutions at jennifer@vasuskinsolutions.com.

Good luck and happy travels!

 

Vasu Skin Solutions in Denver
3195 Blake Street
Suite 102
Denver, CO 80205
720-556-4505

Skin Care: 1-2-3

The skincare industry is booming with products filling shelves in grocery stores, pharmacies, physician offices and even your local farmer’s market! It is easy to become confused, irritated and either purchase nothing at all or too many products doing the same thing. In the end, consumers often feel as if they do not know how to use any of their skincare products!

It is always recommended starting with a skin care analysis from a licensed aesthetician to determine your specific skin care needs. The aesthetician will discuss your primary skin care goals such as anti-aging, reducing pigment, wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, etc. The consultation sets the stage for obtaining information on each client’s lifestyle, eating habits and stress level. A formal skin analysis provides recommendations, products and treatments based on each client and their specific skin care needs.

For those of you who do not have the time for a skin consultation by a licensed aesthetician, please do not worry as I would love to share some of Vasu Skin Solutions’ skin care tips!

To begin with, let’s keep it easy and think in steps of 3! Three steps in the morning and three in the evening.

AM ROUTINE

  1. I typically wash my face every morning with a mild cleanser.
  2. In Colorado, I like to do as much as possible to protect my face from the sun’s harmful rays so, I always use some type of antioxidant such as a Vitamin C serum or lotion (depending on your skin type). Vitamin C contains potent antioxidant properties to protect cells from free radical damage.
  3. The final step in the morning is to protect your skin by using SUNSCREEN. Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen should be an essential part of your skin care protocol. You can find moisturizing, tinted, non-oily, sunscreen almost anywhere. Find a sunscreen that you like and use it, every day!

PM ROUTINE

  1. We beg you, always wash your face every evening! In the evening, I like to use an active cleanser which contains exfoliating properties such as Salicylic or Glycolic Acids (these are only a couple of examples). Exfoliating improves the texture and tone of your skin and speeds up your skins natural shedding process. Exfoliation also allows for the penetration of anti-aging products rather than sitting on the surface of your skin.
  2. Now is the time to apply an anti-aging product for night time penetration! My favorite anti-aging treatments are products which contain some type of Retinols (basically Vitamin A, please note that products containing high concentrations of Vitamin A should not be used while pregnant or breast feeding – please talk with your physician).
  3. Your last step is to moisturize!

These steps may seem daunting but try to keep it simple, 3 steps in the morning and 3 at night! In the morning cleanse, use an antioxidant and protect; in the evening cleanse, use anti-aging treatment and finish with a moisturizer! If you need further assistance or advice call Vasu Skin Solutions (720.470.4837) or email us at info@vasuskinsolutions.com and schedule your free skin consultation today!

Jennifer R Fisher, Owner, Vasu Skin Solutions, B.S., M.S., Certified Esthetician and Certified in Medical Aesthetic Laser/IPL.

 

Vasu Skin Solutions in Denver
3195 Blake Street
Suite 102
Denver, CO 80205
720-556-4505

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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