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Longer Lashes and Thicker Eyebrows

 Yes, with Latisse you can grow thicker and fuller lashes AND fuller eyebrows!

Follow Dr. Bomer’s tip, your Latisse will last even longer…

dr-bomer-tipsDr. Bomer’s Latisse tip:

  • Open brush package and take out one brush.
  • Place one drop of Latisse in the plastic trough where brush was and dip the tip of the brush in the drop.
  • Lightly apply to base of lashes where they are attached to the eyelid.
  • Use the excess moisture on the brush on thinning eyebrows. 

A little bit does the job, so make the Latisse last and stick to one drop.

– Latisse is the only FDA approved product to grow lashes!

Latisse requires a prescription from a doctor who knows you.  To purchase Latisse you must be an established Rejuvent patient – If you are not currently a Rejuvent patient and you would like to start using Latisse, please call us at 480-889-8880

 

The Total Face

Your “Face” is a Bigger Area Than You May Think!

The Total Face area

To get the most out of your skincare products we recommend applying to The Total Face:
full face, ears, neck and décolleté area going as far into the cleavage as possible. Also apply it to the back of the neck and the back area as far as you can reach.

Using your products in these areas will help slow the aging process uniformly and present a more youthful appearance overall. 

NOTE:  The delicate skin of your neck and chest can benefit from retinol, but must be applied lightly once your face has built up a tolerance. If the area becomes itchy, swollen or has red bumps, a light steroid cream, can reduce irritation. It is important to avoid scratching, sun exposure, and extreme heat while your skin is recovering.

Why is your skin type important?

Skin type Fitzpatrick scale

Are you closer to Clooney, Bullock or Blanchett?your skin type according to the Fitzpatrick scale

The Fitzpatrick scale is a skin classification system. Developed in the 1970s by Harvard Medical School dermatologist Thomas Fitzpatrick, it’s shorthand for the shade of your complexion and how it’s likely to react to the sun and cosmetic treatments.

When it comes to skin health and beauty, it is vital to know your Fitzpatrick scale number.

The Fitzpatrick scale runs from type 1, or I in Roman numerals (as it’s commonly quantified) to type 6, or VI.

Type 1 is the fairest complexion, while type 6 is the darkest. The lower your Fitzpatrick scale number, the more likely you are to burn in the sun. The higher your Fitzpatrick scale number, the more likely you are to have side effects from laser treatments and chemical peels.

Your Skin Type and Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Skin typing using the Fitzpatrick Scale is an essential step in determining effective and safe laser settings for Laser Hair Removal. Your skin type is determined mostly by your heritage, and it can vary from person to person.

Skin color is determined by the amount of melanin present, and some people have more melanin than others.

When considering laser hair removal treatments, it is very important to determine the Fitzpatrick skin type to avoid complication such as scarring, blistering, burning and pigmentation changes in the skin. Pigmentation changes could occur because the laser attacks the melanin in darker colored hair, it can affect darker colored skin as well. Lasers have different settings for darker skin types, so it is very important to properly determine the Fitzpatrick skin type before treatment in order to apply the right setting to avoid these complications.

Performing test spots (small areas of skin on which the laser is tested) to determine how your skin will react to the laser is another way to ensure safety with your Laser Hair Reduction treatment. At Rejuvent we always take this very important step to ensure the best and safest treatment possible.

 

Hereditary Factors Might Contribute

skin type III

Dr. Bouzoukis looks like he is Type II but in reality he is Type III!

His skin is very light because he always protects himself from the sun and everyday applies broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30, but because of his Greek heritage, his skin tans very easily!

If you have any questions about what Fitzpatrick type your skin is, at your next appointment let us know and we will help you figure it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Photo credits:  Cate Blanchett by Eva Rinaldi [CC-BY-SA-2.0], Prince Harry by Billpolo [CC-BY-SA-3.0], Blake Lively by David Shankbone [CC BY 3.0], Owen Wilson [Public domain], Sandra Bullock by Angela George [CC-BY-SA-3.0], George Clooney by Trelawney3 [Public domain], Eva Mendes by Nicolas Genin [CC-BY-SA-2.0], Derek Jeter by Rubenstein [CC-BY-2.0], Tyra Banks by Toglenn [CC-BY-SA-3.0], Tiger Woods by Keith Allison [CC-BY-SA-3.0], Jennifer Hudson by David Torcivia [CC-BY-SA-3.0], 50 Cent by Mrjoshuawells [Public domain]. All rights reserved by their owners. Images are only used as skin type examples and do not imply endorsement.

Dr. Bomer’s Summer Vacation Tips

Summertime is here!Dr Bomer's Summer vacation tips
With higher temperatures comes vacations,
outdoor activities & sun-exposed skin!

Dr. Bomer’s Favorite Pre-Summer Skin Prep:
Laser Hair Removal

Having a laser hair removal treatment before a vacation is a great time-saver as the treated areas stop growing hair after 2 weeks. Hair not killed during the treatment will not resume growth for 6-8 weeks.

Schedule your Laser Hair Removal appointment today and leave the razor at home!

Youngblood body tint and jan marini body block available at Rejuventskincare.comDr. Bomer’s Favorite Products for a Sexy Summer Glow are Youngblood Body Illuminating Tint & Avene TriXera Sellectiose Emollient Cream

She mixes them together to create a glowing, even tone on arms and legs – with sun protection!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness

Skin Cancer rates continue to climb – despite increased warnings. In the past few decades, the incidence of melanoma has risen 800 percent among women ages 18-39. Take measures to protect your skin daily, and perform regular skin checks to aid in early detection. Glamour magazine has published this self-check for seven years, and 84 readers were able to identify their own skin cancer or that of a loved one and sought treatment.  We hope Rejuvent patients will do the same!

Check yourself for skin cancer

1- Normal Mole:

A small brown spot that’s symmetrical and all one shade and that hasn’t changed over the years is probably nothing to worry about.

2- Dysplastic Nevus:

AKA an “atypical mole”. This tends to be dark with irregular borders.  It could become cancerous, so your doctor will remove it or keep a close eye on it.

3- Actinic Keratosis:

This potentially cancerous spot usually occurs on sun-exposed areas (scalp, lips, hands) and tends to look like a raised, rough, or scaly patch.

4- Squamous Cell Carcinoma:

Look for a reddish patch or wart-like bump that may crust or bleed.  Get it checked out ASAP – left untreated, it may spread.

5- Basal Cell Carcinoma:

The most common type of skin cancer, BCC forms deep in the skin and looks like a raised pink growth or a sore that won’t heal.

6- Melanoma:

This dangerous cancer has an irregular shape with blurred borders and tends to be dark brown or black in color, but it can also be multicolored.

Please visit your dermatologist if you are concerned about any skin lesions.  Annual full body skin exams by a dermatologist are recommended for adults.


Sunscreen Q & A

How many times a day should I apply sunscreen?

Applying sunscreen in the morning will not protect you all day at the beach – or even daily errands.  Your SPF will protect you during the short times you need to be in the sun; it’s not meant to allow you to stand in the line of fire all day.  Reapply SPF 30 or higher every 60-80 minutes to protect yourself – and wear a hat!

What type of sunscreen should I buy? There are so many on the market!

Look for these words:  water-resistant, broad-spectrum, and an SPF of 30 or higher.  A sunscreen must block both UVA and UVB to be effective.

For your body, we recommend Revision Multi-Protection Broad-Spectrum SPF50, and for your face, try Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33. It doesn’t have that “sunblock-y” smell, and is also available in three tinted versions to even skin tone while providing broad spectrum sun protection.

Do I really need to wear SPF when it’s cloudy and I’m at work?

Yes!  UV rays can pass through both windows and clouds.Truck driver damaged skin
This image should motivate you to wear SPF while riding in a car!

This man is 69 years old, but half of his face looks much, much older than that. He was a trucker and, for 28 years, his face received much more sunlight on the left side, resulting on premature aging. We all know that being exposed to the sun makes you age prematurely, but seeing the dramatic difference in a single face is just stunning. 

His condition is called unilateral dermatoheliosis, from the Greek dermis   (skin) and helios (sun). It’s also called photoaging, and it results from chronic exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. In his case, it only affected the left side of his face because of his work. As he drove, he received more hours of sunlight through the left window of his vehicle.

I wear foundation with SPF every day. Is that enough?

No.  Most foundations contain SPF 15 (not 30+!), and to get the SPF printed on the label, a thick, mask-like layer would need to be applied.  We recommend following your daily skin care regimen with your sunscreen, let products soak in for ten minutes, then apply makeup as usual.

For light coverage Dr. Bomer recommends Revision Skincare Intellishade, it is formulated with advanced peptide and broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection so it protects and rejuvenates! Intellishade comes in Original and Matte formulas and you can apply foundation on top of it for double protection!

Bottom line: Apply sunscreen every day. Pay attention to changes on your skin and get a yearly skin check with a Dermatologist.

The best sunscreen is that one that you will apply every day, at Rejuvent Scottsdale we sell many clinically proven to protect your skin from UV damage, please visit Rejuvent Skincare Sunscreens and select the best sun protection for your skin type.

Chemical Peels

Q: What’s a good regimen for chemical peels?

A: Light chemical peels are appropriate for everybody. Everybody should be doing them and there’s a variety of different types. I love doing glycolic peels because I get a lot of different benefits out of them without peeling. If you have melasma it’s kind of better to do a little bit more aggressively with a peel involved.

We have most of our patients on some type of prescription strength retinoid along with a glycolic and vitamin C based skin-care program. About every two months, a light chemical peel integrates beautifully into a daily medical grade skin-care program.

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Dark Circles Under Eyes

Q: What are the causes of dark circles under the eyes?

A: Dark circles can come from three differing etiologies. There can be brown pigmentation, vasculature showing through thin aging skin and loss of bone at the bony rim under the eye allowing the existing fat around the eyeball to fall forward and appear as a bag with a dark circle shadow underneath.

Treatment:

1. Brown pigmentation: prescription medical grade skin care and collagen building treatments performed at Rejuvent can lift some of this pigment out. Improving this type of resistant pigment requires daily home skin care and protection from the sun.

2. Vascular dark circles:  In part this happens to all of us as the skin thins in the delicate under eye area.  Some people, however, are more prone to vascular pigment than others. The best focus to improve this problem is to thicken the under eye skin with Rx skin care daily targeted to build collagen and moisture content in the skin. Additionally, targeted topical home care treatment is available to diminish the staining of the skin from leaky blood vessels.

3.  The precise application of filler in the under eye cheek complex can remove the appearance of bags under the eyes with a dark shadow underneath. This often requires 2 to 3 treatments for a most improved look as it necessary to proceed with augmentation carefully so that there is not overcorrection which could lead to an unnatural appearance.