5 New Products at Rejuvent

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Your skin and skin concerns are always changing and evolving, and so are the skin treatments, wellness, and skincare products we offer at Rejuvent. We are so excited about all the new products we now offer at Rejuvent and RejuventSkincare.com

Revision Skincare YouthFull Lip Replenisher

Youthfull lip replenisher product

This new product from Revision Skincare is already a best-seller and currently as we write this post, sold out at Revision and most stores. We saw the amazing potential for this product and stocked up well for the demand. The YouthFull Lip Replenisher is an all-in-one product that rejuvenates aging lips by boosting collagen production, hydrates and moisturizes, increases firmness, adds plumpness, increases the red pigment of the lip, and defends against environmental aggressors. The YouthFull Lip Replenisher™ is packed with Peptides, Vitamin C and antioxidants, calming, soothing and replenishing ingredients. This formula does not contain water and is very long-wearing, it is a great addition to anyone wanting more youthful and plumper lips!

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Jan Marini Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads

Jan Marini Multi-Acid pads promo

Dr. Bomer loved this product as soon as she tried it. This new product by Jan Marini is a great compliment to any skin regimen program. The Marini Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads contain 4 acids – Glycolic acid, Lactic acid, Mandelic acid, and Salicylic acid – as well as soothing Aloe Vera, Chamomille and Green Tea extracts. The Marini Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads is perfect to boost your at-home regimen and it is considered an at-home peel that can help acne and acne discoloration; it primarily refines the surface of the skin, improves texture, cleans pores, reduces the appearance of large pores and helps improve fine lines and wrinkles.
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SkinMedica Dermal Repair

SkinMedica Dermal Repair Creme jar

When our patients started asking for this SkinMedica product we decided to investigate and test it amongst the Rejuvent team. The SkinMedica Dermal Repair is one of SkinMedica’s bestselling products and has a huge following. Loved by many, this product has been in SkinMedica’ product line since 1999 and it is now available at Rejuvent. The SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream is an ultra-rich and sophisticated moisturizer that helps prevent water loss, improves the skin barrier function and helps restore the skin’s softness and contains powerful antioxidants to help fight free radical damage.
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ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Serum

ZO Growth Factor bottle

Because this product is loved by the Rejuvent patient coordinators, we decided to try it amongst our staff. Once it was approved by all, we decide to bring it in and offer it to our patients. Unlike other growth factors, the ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Serum is derived from plants and enzymes. According to ZO Skin Health, 93% of patients experienced improvements in fine lines, wrinkles, firmness and elasticity, texture and smoothness, we saw great results in the office too! This lightweight product is formulated with advanced technology and ingredients that help restore hydration, helps prevent future signs of aging, minimizes fine lines and expression lines, and it is very calming and soothing to the skin. ZO’s Growth Factor Serum can be a game-changer when treating aging skin!
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Revision Skincare BodiFirm

Revision Bodifirm results

Revision Skincare BodiFirm is here to stay – the new kid on the block is revolutionizing how we treat sagging skin on the body. This new product from Revision Skincare attacks laxity and fat and helps firm, tighten and lift the skin for a more sculpted and toned look, it also restores hydration and moisture and helps improve the skin’s moisture barrier. The dreaded crepey skin can be improved and we are seeing amazing results at the office. BodiFirm is truly a remarkable product to reverse sun damage, photodamage, and aging of the skin on the body. Revision Skincare conducted a 12-week BodiFirm study that concluded that 97% of subjects showed improvement in skin crepiness, yes 97%! We conducted our own tests and the above picture shows the results of elbow laxity after only 5 weeks of use. BodiFirm is available in 2 sizes and can be used on the neck and body.
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Summer Skin Concerns

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What else is summertime notorious for, other than having fun?

We all know about summer tans and the long-lasting damage it causes to our skin. But, do you know about other summer skin concerns that go hand in hand with summer?

Summer Skin Concerns:

  • Clogged Pores – In the summer, as humidity and heat increase, so does the production of sebum in our skin. The heat opens your pores more and sebum, debris, and bacteria can build up and increase the likelihood of pimples and blackheads.
    What can you do to minimize clogged pores in the summer?
    Add a gentle exfoliation to your skincare routine. We love products such as Jan Marini Skin Zyme Mask and Revision Skincare Black Mask; use them once or twice a week for best results.
    Apply a nighttime lotion to exfoliate dead cells. We love the SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight as it promotes exfoliation, fortifies the skin barrier and enhances the skin’s radiance.
  • Uneven Pigmentation – Because your skin might not be renewing itself as fast as it could, debris and dead cells are accumulation on the surface causing uneven pigmentation.
    What can you do to minimize uneven pigmentation?
    Skin exfoliation again can help by removing the dead skin cells and debris, but something that helps even more, is using a brightening product such as Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex, ZO Skin Health Exfoliation Accelerator, Jan Marini Luminate MD, ZO Skin Health Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener or Skin Medica Lytera 2.0 which help control skin pigmentation.
  • Dull skin – Dead skin cells, dehydration, and environmental aggressors can be causing that dull look.
    What can you do to unveil radiant skin and revive dull skin?
    Use gentle exfoliation to start so the dead cells and debris are removed, then make sure you use antioxidant-rich products every day. Antioxidants can give you extra protection from the sun’s UV rays and environmental aggressors such as pollution, blue light, and can even boost the efficacy of your sunscreen. Antioxidant-rich products are a must if you are serious about your skin! Some of our favorites are SkinMedica Lumivive, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex, and Jan Marini C-ESTA Face Serum.
  • Dry and Dehydrated Skin – Yes, even in the summer, your skin can get dehydrated. Airplane travel and air conditioners are notorious for drying your skin. Besides using a great medical grade moisturizer, remember to carry a spray to add a boost of water during the day. We love Colorescience Hydrating Mist, just close your eyes and spray away the dryness.

Remember to always apply broad-spectrum SPF and enjoy every second of this amazing summer!

10 Tips for Healthier Summer Skin

Sun in blue sky

10 tips to Healthier Summer Skin

1- Exfoliate your skin to unveil clearer, fresh skin – Exfoliation removes dead skin and debris and improves how other products get absorbed into the skin. You should exfoliate your face and body routinely without overdoing it. Scrubs are great before the shower, before self-tanners, or just at the end of the day to relax and kick your skin into repair mode.

Exfoliation Products we recommend
  • Revision Skincare Finishing Touch
    • Exfoliates the skin with Polynesian Volcanic Black Sand (Silica) and ultra-fine Pumice
    • Hydrates, nourishes and helps absorb impurities with Freshwater Silt
    • Brightens dull skin
    • Softens and smooths the skin
    • Leaves a moist, clean feel after rinse-off unlike most scrubs
    • Buy Finishing Touch Now!
  • ZO Skin Health Dual Scrub
    • Dual action exfoliation gently remove dead skin cells, increase circulation and improve skin texture
    • Dual-acid system works to remove dead  skin cells, whiteheads, and blackheads
    • Targets surface oil and bacteria
    • Skin rehydrators ensure that the skin remains soft and moist
    • Calms and soothes the skin
    • Call 480-889-8880 to order!
  • Jan Marini Skin Zyme Mask
    • Proteolytic enzymes selectively break down dead and damaged skin cells
    • Resurfacing without irritating sensitive skin
    • Great for use post-procedure and on flaking/peeling skin
    • Helps reduce follicular retention to aid in clearing acne
    • Can be used regularly for smoother, more refined skin
    • Buy Skin Zyme Mask Now!
  • Revision Skincare Black Mask
    • Purifies and soothes skin with unique properties of Silt derived from European freshwater lakes
    • Contains the highest quality earth clays to unclog pores and absorb excess oil
    • Leaves skin looking polished and smooth
    • Helps to noticeably refine the appearance of pores
    • Buy Black Mask Now!
  • SkinCeuticals Clay Mask
    • Proteolytic enzymes selectively break down dead and damaged skin cells
    • Resurfacing without irritating sensitive skin
    • Great for use post-procedure and on flaking/peeling skin
    • Reduces follicular retention to aid in clearing acne
    • Can be used regularly for smoother, more refined skin
    • Buy Skin Zyme Mask Now!
  • Jan Marini Glycolic Body Scrub
    • Suitable for all skin types; especially beneficial for dry and environmentally damaged skin
    • Combines glycolic acid and polished granules to provide an exceptional level of body skin rejuvenation
    • Immediately and dramatically retexturizes, smoothes and softens body skin
    • Formula includes moisturizing and soothing botanical extracts and a natural fragrance
    • Buy Body Scrub Now!

2- Drink more water – higher temperatures and more time outdoors can lead to dehydration which is not good for the skin or body. Remember to drink 64 ounces of water daily!

3- Protect your skin – Apply SPF to your face and body (yes, even in cloudy days), wear a wide brim hat, wear protective SPF clothing and don’t forget to reapply it. Also, don’t skimp on it, you need to cover your skin with it. Face and body! The great news is that there are lots of amazing sophisticated formulations to choose from. Even a great powder sunscreen that can be applied over makeup!

Sunscreen Products we recommend

Jan Marini Products

EltaMD Products

SkinCeuticals Products

Revision Skincare Products

ZO Skin Health Products

Colorescience Products

4- Load up on antioxidants – they are very important year around but in the summer they are key to boosting your UVA and UVB protection. Antioxidants not only fight sun damage, but they also help prevent it too! Yes, they neutralize free radicals and prevent them from causing damage. Wow!

Antioxidants products we recommend

SkinCeuticals

  • C E Ferulic
    • Provides advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals
    • Visible anti-aging benefits, such as the improvement of the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin’s complexion
    • Once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours
    • Ideal for normal, dry skin and sensitive skin types
    • Call 480.889.8880 to order
  • Phloretin CF
    • Provides advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals
    • Improves the appearance of discoloration and overall skin tone
    • Once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours
    • Ideal for oily, problematic, combination and normal skin
    • Call 480.889.8880 to order
  • Phloretin CF Gel
    • Provides advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals
    • Diminishes the look of discoloration and refines texture
    • Ideal for normal, oily, combination skin, and for those who cannot tolerate a serum
    • Call 480.889.8880 to order
  • Resveratrol B E
    • Neutralizes free radicals caused by environmental aggressors and supports the skin’s natural antioxidant defenses
    • Diminishes visible signs of aging
    • Improves the appearance of skin radiance, firmness, and density
    • Ideal for normal, dry, mature, aging, and combination skin types
    • Call 480.889.8880 to order
  • Serum 10 AOX+
    • Neutralizes damaging free radicals caused by environmental aggressors
    • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps restore healthy-looking skin
    • Ideal as an introductory antioxidant serum for all skin types, including sensitive
    • Call 480.889.8880 to order
  • AOX+ Eye Gel
    • Neutralizes damaging free radicals caused by environmental aggressors
    • Reduces the appearance of lines, puffiness, and under eye circles
    • Combats signs of fatigue to promote a refreshed appearance
    • Call 480.889.8880 to order

SkinMedica

  • Lumivive System
    • Lumivive Day Damage Defense:
    • Provides a bio-barrier to protect the skin against environmental aggressors such as blue light (HEV) and pollution
    • Fights signs of aging for optimal skin health and vitality
    • Lumivive Night Revitalize Repair Complex:
    • Revitalizes and detoxifies environmental impurities that build during the day
    • Enhances skin’s ability to repair itself at night
    • Restores a glowing youthful appearance
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Revision Skincare

  • The NEW C+ Correcting Complex Features & Benefits
    • Contains THD Ascorbate, a highly stabilized, very powerful form of Vitamin C
    • Provides a full line-up of antioxidants, including Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10
    • Defend and corrects against environmental aggressors such as Urban Dust and Blue Light (HEV)
    • Helps to support the skin’s natural production of Vitamins C and E
    • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Brightens and evens the appearance of skin tone
    • Supports the skin’s microbiome with prebiotic technology
    • Moisturizes and conditions skin with Squalane
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  • Vitamin C Lotion 15%
    • Contains THD Ascorbate, a highly stabilized, very powerful form of Vitamin C
    • Brightens dull skin
    • Provides a full line-up of antioxidants, including Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10
    • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Moisturizes and conditions skin with Squalane
    • Contains 15% Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate)
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  • Vitamin C Lotion 30%
    • Contains THD Ascorbate, a highly stabilized, very powerful form of Vitamin C
    • Brightens dull skin
    • Provides a full line-up of antioxidants, including Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10
    • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Moisturizes and conditions skin with Squalane
    • Contains 30% Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate)
    • Buy Now!

5- Eat an antioxidant-rich diet – Yes, you can eat foods to improve your skin! Add cantaloupes, papaya, and antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies to your diet, they are delicious and work to help fight oxidation and free radical damage from the inside!

6- Don’t forget your hands – No one likes alligator looking skin. In the summer, the thin skin in our hands can look drier and even older because of the loss of hydration. The great news is that there are great formulations created to treat specifically the skin on your hands!

Hand Products we recommend
  • Lumiquin
    • Enhances skin’s moisture level so hands look smoother
    • Supports skin’s natural moisture barrier
    • Brightens the skin and minimizes the appearance of imperfections
    • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
    • Works overnight to restore radiance and youtfulness
    • Great on cuticles too!
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  • EltaMD So Silky Hand Crème
    • Enhances skin luminosity against urban pollution
    • Brightens the appearance of skin tone
    • Reduces the appearance of skin discolorations
    • Has “quick dry” ingredient
    • Leaves no oily or sticky residue
    • Oil-free
    • Fragrance-free
    • Buy So Silky Now!

7- Lips need special care too – The wind and sun can cause havoc on the delicate skin on our lips, be sure to add a moisturizer and SPF product to your lips! Shop lip treatments

Lip Products we recommend
  • SkinMedica HA5 Smooth & Plum Lip System
    • Improves overall lip condition
    • Improves fine lines and wrinkles
    • Plumps, hydrates, and defines lips
    • Buy HA5 Lips Now!
  • EltaMD Lip Balm SPF 31
    • Provides long-lasting moisturization
    • 5.0% transparent zinc oxide
    • Antioxidant protection combats skin-aging free radicals associated with ultraviolet (UV) and infrared radiation (IR).
    • Water-resistant (80 minutes)
    • Antioxidant protection combats skin-aging free radicals associated with ultraviolet (UV) and infrared radiation (IR) and HEV (High Energy Light – Blue Light)
    • Gentle for post-procedures such as Chemical PeelsIPL, Microneedling
    • Oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, sensitivity-free, non-comedogenic
    • All EltaMD sunscreens are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad-spectrum sunscreens
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  • Colorescience Lip Shine SPF 35
    • Broad- Spectrum protection
    • Protects lips from the sun with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide
    • Mineral – Physical Protection
    • Nourishes lips with Vitamin E
    • Hydrates, conditions and softens Lips
    • Contains natural pigments
    • Boosts collagen with peptides
    • Provides a shiny, glossy finish
    • Available in 5 universally flattering shades
    • Buy Lip Shine Now!

8- Use specialized skincare products on your body – Let’s face it, more of our body is visible during the summer months. There are some steps you can take before summer to prep your skin for shorts and bathing suit season. But even if you did not start in the autumn or winter, you can still start now! Prescription grade skincare for the body can smooth out cellulite, fade dark spots, improve uneven skin, tighten lax skin and rejuvenate the skin on your body.

Body Products we recommend

9- Cold Showers and Face Mists – Avoid steamy hot showers in the summer as they tend to dehydrate your skin. Take a few cold showers instead as they help you keep your pores unclogged and prevent acne breakouts, plus they are very refreshing! Face mists can add a pop of hydration to your face, neck and decollete and may make your skin look dewy and fresh!

Face Mist Products we recommend

Colorescience Hydrating Mist

  • Calms and replenishes normal to dry skin
  • Guards against dehydration
  • Enhances vibrancy and luminosity of your makeup products
  • Locks minerals in place for enhanced wear
  • Pleasant and refreshing natural botanical fragrance
  • Convenient pre-attached nozzle delivers fine mist

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10- And the most important Summer tip is…

Have fun, embrace new adventures, enjoy the outdoors and let the sunshine warm your soul!

Learn All About Sunscreens and SPF

Beautiful model in the sun

What is Broad-Spectrum protection?

This means that the sunscreen must protect you against ultra-violet A and UVB rays.

(UVA = Aging) UVA rays reach the skin deeper and cause your skin to wrinkle and age faster.
(UVB = Burning) UVB rays reach the outer layer of your skin and cause your skin to tan and sunburn.

  • Indoor tanning contains UVA and UVB rays.
  • Both UV rays work in conjunction and cause severe damage to your skin.
  • UVB rays are responsible for the color change of the skin as well as the sunburn.
  • UVB rays are responsible for the majority of skin cancers.
  • UVA rays are also present on cloudy/rainy days and 80% of those rays penetrate through clouds!
  • UVA penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB and does not produce any color change.
  • UVA are present with relatively equal intensity during all daylight hours throughout the year!

Did you know that 90% of the skin aging signs are caused by day-to-day UV exposure?


Is there a difference between “waterproof” and “water-resistant?”

How well the sunscreen stays on the skin after swimming, bathing or perspiring is just as important as the SPF level. The FDA considers a product “water-resistant” if it maintains its SPF level after 40 minutes of exposure to water. “Waterproof” products must maintain the SPF level after 80 minutes of water exposure.


Chemical Sunscreen vs. Physical Sunscreen

Physical Sunscreens work by deflecting sun rays away from the skin. Chemical Sunscreens work by scattering and absorbing radiation from sun rays before they can interact with the skin.

How can they affect the skin?

Physical sunscreens: Titanium dioxide can be problematic for some people. (If you break out from mineral makeup and physical sunscreen, titanium dioxide could be the cause.)
Zinc oxide is generally safe. It can be used on delicate skin and is the main ingredient in diaper rash creams.

Chemical sunscreens: Chemical sunscreens tend to be more irritating to the skin.
It can make your eyes sting and water if it gets in your eyes. Some can cause allergic reactions.

When do they start working?

Physical sunscreens: Starts protecting immediately upon application.
Chemical sunscreens: Must wait 20 minutes after application for effective sun protection.


The Rules of SPF Sunscreens:


Wear Sunscreen the right way!

  • The order is important.
  • Apply it last, after your moisturizer. Before Makeup.

Wait for it to work!

  • Chemical sunscreens need 20-30 minutes to form a protective layer.
  • Physical sunscreens do not need time, they work immediately.
  • Some products combine both so figure at least 20 minutes before sun exposure.

Apply enough sunscreen!

  • For your face: ¼ teaspoon for the liquid type, size of a penny for the thick type
  • For your body: 2 tablespoons or 1 ounce

Pat or rub?
Pat it all over. Rubbing it may cause skin irritation and might ball up makeup and the products underneath it.

Re-apply!

  • If you are going to be outdoors, re-apply it every 2 hours!
  • Apply after sweating or swimming!

Remove it before going to bed!
Be sure to wash your skin before going to bed to avoid any skin clogging and irritation!

Use it every day!

  • UVA penetrates through glass and causes damage on cloudy or rainy days!
  • Remember: 80% of sun’s rays penetrate through clouds!

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Apply Sunscreen Everywhere!

Using a sunscreen on your lips keeps your lips feeling and looking healthy and vibrant and protects in two ways. First, lips naturally have thin skin, and sun exposure damages collagen and elastin making lips even thinner and less plump. Second, lacking SPF in your lip products puts you at an increased risk of skin cancer.

Lip gloss without SPF might increase the possibility of developing skin cancer by acting as a kind of magnifying glass for the sun’s rays. Consider using a lip gloss with SPF, or foregoing the lip gloss completely and switching to a matte lip product with SPF.  Apply your regular sunscreen over your lips, and layer with your SPF lip balm throughout the day to maintain protection.

Seventy percent of beachgoers used no sun protection for their lips, and among those that did, most people do not know how to apply properly. In most cases, lip sunscreens are not applied thickly or frequently enough. Additionally, lip blocks may be poorly absorbed and can be broken down quickly by UV light, losing their effectiveness — leading to the need for frequent reapplication.

Most common places where people forget to apply sunscreen:

  • Around the eyes
  • Tip of the nose
  • Tops of the feet
  • Lips
  • Near the hairline
  • Scalp

 


Save your skin and money on SPFs

 

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Learn to minimize hair loss what to do when your hair starts to fall

Woman with beautiful hair

How does hair grow?

Hair grows in 4 different phases: anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen.

Phases of Hair Growth chart

ANAGEN (Growing) Phase

  • The anagen stage is the growing period of a hair follicle.
  • It lasts anywhere from two to seven years
  • 90% of the hair on your head is in this phase
  • In this phase, your hair grows around 1/2″ a month.
  • As we age the anagen phase decreases.

CATAGEN (Transition) Phase

  • The catagen stage is the transition period of hair growth.
  • Hair follicles prepare themselves for the resting phase.
  • It lasts around 1-3 weeks.
  • During this phase, the hair “detaches” from your skin, but it usually doesn’t fall out until later, when the new hair “pushes” it out from your scalp.

TELOGEN (Resting) Phase

  • The telogen stage is the resting period of the hair cycle. And the cycle where the hair prepares to fall.
  • It usually lasts 2 to 4 months.
  • When a person is stressed, lacking proper nutrients, or suffering from other health condition more hair follicles than normal enter the telogen phase.

EXOGEN (Shedding) Phase

  • The exogen stage is the shedding period of the hair cycle.
  • It usually lasts 2 to 4 months.
  • It’s normal to shed about 50 to 150 hairs on a daily basis.
  • After the exogen phase, the follicle then returns to the anagen phase and the cycle repeats.

What can disrupt the hair cycle?

Several factors can affect the hair cycle. Some of these factors are internal imbalance such as stress, nutritional or vitamin deficiency, but many other factors such as diet, illness, thyroid issues, oxidative damage, pollution, uv exposure, hair styling and hormonal fluctuations and imbalance can disrupt the hair cycle. You might also be genetically predisposed to hair thinning, which can cause you to suffer a gradual hair volume reduction.

How do hormones affect the hair cycle?

Testosterone, a hormone present in both women and men can indirectly be harmful to the hair follicle. When Testosterone combines with a 5-alpha-reductase enzyme it converts into DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). DHT binds to the hair follicle and blocks the follicle from the bloodstream, depriving it of nutrients which shrinks the follicle causing many of the hairs to fall out. Under normal conditions, women have a minute fraction of the level of testosterone that men have, but even a lower level can cause DHT- triggered hair loss in women.

What can you do to minimize hair loss?

  • Take a robust hair supplement with a DHT blocker
  • Reevaluate your diet and make changes accordingly
  • Manage your stress level
  • Find out if your issue is related to an illness and take steps to get well
  • Massage your scalp to boost blood flow
  • Be gentle to your hair. Rethink how you style your hair and use natural products and less harsh treatments

What do we recommend to minimize hair loss?

At Rejuvent we offer PRP for Hair Loss and 2 supplements to help with hair loss.

Treatment for hair loss

The Platelet-Rich Plasma for Hair Loss treatment harvests your blood’s PRP and uses your own growth factors to repair the hair follicles and trigger them to go into active phase. This treatment is very effective in increasing the number of hairs and making the existing hair healthier. Read more about the PRP for Hair Loss Treatment.

Supplements for hair loss

Nutrafol Advanced Thinning Hair & Hair Loss Supplements

  • Multi targets the leading causes of hair loss including stress, DHT, inflammation, aging, and environmental toxins.
  • Improves hair health while also improving overall wellbeing. Contains multiple vitamins, antioxidants, and ingredients to block DHT.
  • 4 pills 1X a day. Pills can be dissolved in a liquid or added to a smoothie.

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Viviscal Professional Hair Supplements

  • Helps to nourish thinning hair from within and promotes existing hair growth.
  • Contains AminoMar (Marine complex with Shark Cartilage), Biotin, Apple Extract and Vitamin C –  key nutrients essential for healthy hair growth.
  • Take one pill 2x a day.

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What is HEV? Is it harmful to your skin?

HEV Blue light spectrum art

HEV stands for High Energy Visible light and it is all around us. Only recently the visible effects of HEV light on the skin have been discovered.

Let’s dissect the Sunlight Spectrum:

  • The sunlight spectrum consists of Ultra-Violet (UV), visible and infrared light. In the sunlight spectrum, 50% of the light is visible and detected by the human eye.
  • UV and Infrared lights are invisible. We are familiar with UV and Infrared Rays (IR) as we know those cause cancer and skin aging.
  • The visible light is seen as colors: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. High Energy Visible Light HEV is a very penetrative light that is all around us day and night, we are subjected to it when we use our computers, smartphones, tablets, lighting and other digital electronics.

HEV sunlight spectrum

What is the difference between UV and HEV in relation to the skin?

  • UVB penetrate the epidermis. UVA and HEV penetrate into the dermis. Some studies concluded that HEV may penetrate even further into the hypodermis.
  • UVB rays cause sunburn. HEV does not cause sunburn.
  • UV can cause DNA damage which can cause skin cancer. There is no association yet between HEV and skin cancers.
  • UV and HEV generate free radicals and free radicals damage.
  • UV and HEV can induce uneven skin and hyperpigmentation (dark spots and Melasma).
  • HEV can cause inflammation, impaired healing, and impacted melanogenesis which causes dark spots.
  • Both UVA and HEV can cause photodamage and cause the skin to age prematurely.
  • HEV Blue light is everywhere. It is emitted in the sun’s ray as well as many digital items and lamps.
  • The buzz is that HEV high energy visible light is causing “screen face” and contributing to “tech-neck” as it accelerates skin aging.

Known Sources of HEV Blue Light:

  • The sun
  • Fluorescent, incandescent, halogen and LED light
  • Computer monitors and laptops
  • Smartphones, tablets, and e-readers
  • TVs

Some of the harmful effects of HEV blue light are:

  • Can disrupt the circadian rhythm and may interfere with your night’s sleep.
  • Premature aging. Fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
  • Increased risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
  • Higher risk of depression.
  • Eye damage such as macular degeneration.
  • Computer Vision Syndrome (or Digital Eyestrain Syndrome) – blurry vision, dry and irritated eyes, difficulty focusing, headaches, neck and back pain.

Is blue light just bad for us?

No. Routine exposure to visible daylight helps regulate our body’s sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythm), elevates our mood, keeps us alert and can even help memory and cognitive function.

How can you protect your skin?

  • Apply a daily sunscreen to shield the skin from cell-damaging UVA, UVB, and high energy visible (HEV) light.
  • Also apply antioxidant-rich products to help combat free radicals damage caused by pollution and environmental aggressors.
  • Also apply products with active ingredients to help detoxify, energize and improve the health of your skin.
  • Eat a diet rich in antioxidants to combat oxidation.

What products do we recommend to shield your skin from HEV damage?

  • SkinMedica Lumivive System – This unique system, rich in antioxidants and active ingredients, helps detoxify the skin, recharges the skin’s ability to repair itself, defends your skin against blue light, pollution and environmental aggressors and helps restore a glowing and youthful appearance to your skin.
  • Revision Skincare Intellishade Original, Matte and Intellishade TruPhysical – Tinted moisturizer packed with antioxidants, peptides, broad-spectrum protection against UVA rays, UVB rays, Infrared rays and blue light (HEV light).
  • ZO Skin Health Oclipse Smart Tone Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 – Water resistant, non-greasy, quick-drying sunscreen with a sheer matte finish with broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB rays and high-energy visible (HEV) light.

What skin treatments do we recommend for HEV damage?

We suggest Chemical Peels, FotoFacials IPLs, Rejuvapen Microneedling and PRP Facial with SkinBooster. Chemical Peels can exfoliate dead cells, improve fine lines and wrinkles, and improve texture and pigmentation. FotoFacial IPL can reduce red and brown spots, minimize pore size, and stimulate collagen production. Rejuvapen Microneedling helps tighten the skin, minimize pore size, improve the appearance of the skin and boost collagen production. PRP Facial can boost collagen production, tighten, improve pigmentation, texture, and tone.

What is Cellulite and What to do About it…

Woman holding orange

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a condition that results in dimpled, uneven skin. Cellulite results when fat deposits and body fluids accumulate under the skin and give your skin a dimpled and uneven appearance.

Most common areas for Cellulite are:

  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thigs
  • Arms
  • Stomach
  • Breasts

What Causes Cellulite?

We know how it’s formed but the exact cause of cellulite is not known.

We do know that many factors such as genetics, diet, lack of physical exercise, hormonal changes, dehydration, thickness of the skin, weight gain, inflammation, and unhealthy lifestyle contribute to cellulite.

For how it’s formed, let’s look at a diagram… As you can see in the image below we have fibrous cords (connective tissue) that tether the skin to the underlying layer and holds fat and fluids. As bodily fluids and fat cells accumulate (or change shape) they push up against the skin, while the cords pull down creating an uneven surface and dimpling.

  • Decreased elasticity causes the connective fibers to be stiff and fixed
  • Water retention and inflammation can increase the pressure and push the fat cells up
  • Decreased circulation can lead to engorged fat cells
  • Fat deposits and fluids push up to the surface of the skin causing the bulges, while the connective fibers are fixed and inflexible causing the dimples

Skin diagram with and without cellulite

It is important to realize that Cellulite is not excess fat. People can diet and exercise and still have cellulite.

Different grades of Cellulite:
Orange peel, cottage cheese, mattress texture, these are all words we use to describe what we see, but there are actually different grades of cellulite.
Grade 1 – Mild. The skin looks smooth while youre standing but bumps and dimples appear while you are sitting.
Grade 2 – Moderate. Bumps and dimples appear while you are sitting or standing.
Grade 2 – Severe. Bumps and dimples appear while you are sitting or standing and some areas are deeply raised or depressed.

Interesting Facts About Cellulite:

  • Women get more cellulite than men. 90% of women at some point will develop cellulite. 10% of man have cellulite. Researchers think that men have a different structure underneath their skin which allows less cellulite to occur. In women the connective tissue forms in vertical columns, while in men it forms in a criss-cross pattern.
  • Cellulite can occur for people of any shape. Very thin people can have cellulite too. Being overweight makes cellulite more noticeable because the more fat you have underneath the skin the more likely it can bulge out of the skin in its weaker spots.
  • Cellulite can occur in people of all ages. Yes, even babies can have cellulite.
  • Cellulite can get worse with age. As we age we produce less estrogen and that causes a cascading effect. Less estrogen can mean poorer circulation, and can also mean a decrease in production and the breakdown of older connective tissue and a decrease in collagen production.
  • Cellulite may be in your genes. It might be programmed in your genes and inevitable. Usually, a family history gives a good idea if you will develop cellulite.
  • It shows up more on lighter skin, so sometimes a good self-tanner can help the appearance of cellulite.
  • Exercise may improve the appearance of cellulite. It can’t cure it but may reduce it or minimize it. Firming and toning the muscles in the area of the cellulite will tighten the skin, and give the illusion that the cellulite is less noticeable.
  • Certain foods can help improve cellulite. They can’t cure it but can improve it. Drink plenty of water and eat a diet rich in foods with high water content such as cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, bell peppers, and many other fruits and vegetables. Eating too much salt, fat and carbohydrates, and not enough fiber can contribute to cellulite.
  • Smoking can affect the appearance of cellulite. It slows the production of collagen, reduces blood vessel flow, causes inflammation and accelerates skin aging.

Yes, Cellulite is still a great mystery, it cannot be cured but can be improved and minimized. At Rejuvent, we offer skincare with very promising results. These products can improve the health of your skin and help with the appearance of cellulite.

Before and after cellulite skin care treatment

What Can You Do to Help Improve Your Cellulite?

If you have cellulite we recommend trying different skincare to see if they can improve the appearance of your cellulite. Most creams need to be applied twice a day for several weeks to show improvement and your level of commitment might reflect on your skin improvement.

We have several amazing skin care options to treat Cellulite:

Get your medical grade cellulite skincare now and help improve the appearance of your skin!

What is the Microbiome?

Learn about the microbiome

What is the Microbiome?

The microbiome is a diverse community of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other single-celled animals that live in the body. These microorganisms (microbes) create a mini-ecosystem and live in different regions of the body such as the gut, inside the mouth, the genitals, and the skin.

Are these Microbes bad?

No. They are in fact essential for our health. In our gut, the microbes in the gut microbiome are fundamental in the breakdown and absorption of nutrients and are also known as the “gut flora”. Research has uncovered an intricate web connecting our gut microbes to virtually every process in our body. An unbalance of these gut microbes can lead to auto-immune diseases, digestive issues, mental issues such as anxiety and depression, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, chronic stress and more. Researchers are just beginning to understand the connection between the health of our gut and the overall systemic health of our body.

Our skin also has a microbiome and the skin microbiome can easily be disrupted and thrown off balance. As research becomes more readily available, new and exciting products with prebiotics are developed that help balance the skin microbiome.

What is the difference between Probiotics and Prebiotics?

Probiotics = Add good microbes
Prebiotics = Promote good microbe growth and balance (like food for the good bacteria)

Fast Facts About The Microbiome:

  • The human body is host to around 100 trillion microbes
  • Microbes outnumber the human cells in the body 10 to 1
  • Microbes are so tiny that they only make up 2 to 3% of the total weight of the human body.
  • No two people have the exact same type and mix of microbes.
  • All your microbes together weigh as much as your brain: about 3 to 6 pounds!
  • Your digestive track alone houses about 99% our your entire microbiome.
  • Microbes cover our skin from head to toe; and the types of microbes on your skin can vary depending upon your skin’s temperature, texture, thickness, humidity, and chemistry.
  • Research suggests that the microbiome plays a role in digestion, gut lining protection, appetite control, disease prevention, wound healing, the regulation of your immune system, brain development, and even your emotions.
  • Microbes on our skin are constantly battling bad microbes that can cause inflammation and infection.

Bottom Line: The Microbiome is a very important part of the human body and integral to our health, we need to stay tuned to its needs, and nourish to achieve optimal balance, health, and harmony.

What can you do to help your Skin Microbiome?

What Causes Hyperpigmentation in the Skin?

Image of model with hyperpigmentation and freckles

Before we learn what causes hyperpigmentation let’s learn about skin pigment and hyperpigmentation buzzwords: Melanocytes, Tyrosinase, and Melanin.

In our skin, we have cells responsible for producing pigment. These cells are called Melanocytes. An enzyme inside the Melanocytes, called Tyrosinase is responsible for the formation of Melanin. This is the pigment that colors your skin, your hair, and your eyes.

Most medical grade lighteners and brighteners ingredients in skin care work by inhibiting (or stopping) Tyrosinase from starting the Melanin production.

How Does Hyperpigmentation Happen?

Hyperpigmentation happens when there is an overproduction of Melanin in one spot or patches on the skin.

Fotofacial in Scottsdale at Rejuvent

This Rejuvent patient was prescribed a skin care regimen with skin brightener ingredients such as Retinol, Vitamin C, and Hydroquinone. She also had Photofacials, Microneedling and Chemical Peel treatments. Her skin in the image taken after treatment is brighter, more radiant, has much better tone and texture and her hyperpigmentation has faded

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

The main causes are:

Sun Exposure
When your skin is exposed to the sun and its UV radiation, it triggers a protection mechanism in the form of increased Melanin production, this causes the skin to darken creating a tan look. When your skin is tanned, it is in fact damaged.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)
Occurs as a response to a skin injury or trauma. When the skin heals it leaves a flat area of discoloration behind. This type of hyperpigmentation is common with acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, and Atopic Dermatitis. It can also be triggered by cosmetic procedures such as dermabrasion, laser treatment, and chemical peels.

Hormones
Changes in hormones can cause Melasma, which looks like large patches of dark skin. Melasma is a hard to condition to treat but at Rejuvent, we have proven effective treatments to completely transform your skin.

Genetics
Some of us have the overproduction of melanin encoded in our DNAs.

How to Treat Successfully Hyperpigmentation?

It is important to realize that pigmentation is an ongoing process. Pigments are constantly being made and you will need a multifaceted approach to keep it under control!

1. Skincare: Inhibit Tyrosinase and the Melanin production forming in the first place. Brightening ingredients work by blocking different steps of the melanin production pathway. Some of these ingredients are Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Lactic Acid, Tranexamic Acid, Niacinamide and Alpha Arbutin. Shop Brighteners

2. Skincare: Exfoliate the skin and remove Melanin deposits and increase cell turnover so pigmented cells get replaced with new cells. Some of the ingredients are Retinol, Vitamin C, Glycolic and Salicylic Acids. Shop Exfoliators
Skincare: Use antioxidants to brighten and protect the skin against UV damage. Some of the ingredients are Vitamin C, Ferulic Acid, Phloretin, Resveratrol, etc. Shop Antioxidants

3. Skin Treatments: Chemical Peels – They exfoliate the skin at a deeper level and peel away superficial pigmentation.
Skin Treatments: Remove melanin deposits with lasers such as FotoFacial IPL (intense pulsed light) which shatters melanin pigment granules. Target Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation such as acne scars with eMatric Fractional Resurfacing.

At Rejuvent, we have proven treatments and techniques to prevent and treat hyperpigmentation. Call 480-889-8880 for your appointment.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Free Radicals

Free radicals

What are Free Radicals?

Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable atoms, ions, or molecules that can damage the cells in our body. They form when a molecule loses or gain electrons, this lack of balance makes them unstable.

Free radicals and

 

To become stable again they scavenger other molecules and steal their electrons.
When a free radical molecule attacks another molecule to steal its electron it is called “oxidation”.

Stealing Electrons.

The molecule that was attacked and lost its electron is now unstable and becomes a free radical, this molecule is now “oxidized” and it will attack other molecules so it can replace its missing electron. This can cause a chain reaction and the molecules become in oxidative stress and damaged, which can cause the cell to weaken, die, or mutate.

Are All Free Radicals Bad?

No. Free radicals are produced naturally in the body, and they do have a purpose. They can help us fight infection, help repair tissue injury, they attack foreign invaders in the blood, and they help our immune system. However, lifestyle factors can accelerate their production and this can cause havoc to our cells.

What Are the Harmful Sources of Free Radicals?

  • Exposure to UV radiation
  • Exposure to other environmental pollutants (cigarette smoke, air and water pollution, pesticides and herbicides in the food we eat)
  • Cigarettes or tobacco, drugs, and alcohol consumption
  • Certain medications or high use of antibiotics, which leads to antibiotic resistance
  • A poor diet (unhealthy fats, excessive sugar, pesticides, herbicides or synthetic additives)
  • Too much exercise (overtraining) generates added free radicals
  • High amounts of emotional or physical stress. Stress hormones (excessive cortisol) can generate free radicals

What is Oxidation, Oxidized, and Oxidative Stress and Why They Matter?

  • Oxidation is when a free radical steals electrons from another molecule and damage parts of the cell, such as proteins, DNA, cell membranes and more.
  • The molecule that lost its electrons becomes Oxidized.
  • Oxidative stress is when the body has gone to more oxidation than it can combat.

The body combats oxidative stress with antioxidants. When the amount of free radicals exceeds the amount of antioxidants, oxidative stress happensThat’s when oxidation damages our cells, proteins and our DNA.

What Can Oxidative Stress Cause?

  • Central nervous system diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and cancer
  • Cataracts and age-related vision decline
  • Diabetes
  • Genetic degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s or Huntington’s Disease
  • Atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the blood vessels
  • High blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension
  • Accelerated skin aging which causes changes in our skin such as loss of elasticity, compromised skin barrier, wrinkles, dryness, texture irregularities, pigmentation, skin cancer and more
  • Hair loss and hair texture changes

How does Free Radical Damage affect your skin?

Free radical damage can cause deterioration of the collagen, elastin fibers and DNA within the cells and they can accelerate cell death. As we age we slow down and even stop the production of collagen and elastin. Once they are weak or damaged the skin loses elasticity, plumpness, and moisture which causes fine lines, wrinkles, saggy skin, texture irregularities, and dryness. The dead cells, in turn, stay on the surface of the skin longer because the cell turnover rate slows down. This causes rough skin, hyperpigmentation, dry and dull skin.

How Can You Minimize Free Radical Damage?

  • Eat a diet rich in antioxidants. Some foods rich in antioxidants are berries, cherries, citrus fruits, prunes, dark leafy greens, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, olives, fish, nuts, turmeric, green tea, melatonin, onion, garlic, cinnamon, foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, CoQ10
  • Apply broad-spectrum sun protection daily
  • Add an antioxidant-rich serum, cream or lotion to your skincare regimen
  • Don’t smoke or get exposed to second-hand smoking
  • Beware of chemical exposure such as pesticides on food or gardening
  • Decrease your alcohol intake
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Participate in a regular, moderate exercise routine
  • Avoid overeating or eating too much sugar, fats, artificial flavorings, preservatives, synthetic or processed foods
  • Regular Meditation and diaphragmatic breathing

How Can Antioxidants Help Fight Free Radical Damage?

Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by donating an electron and ending the electron-stealing chain reaction.
They are thought of as “self-sacrificing soldiers” and help prevent oxidative stress.

Antioxidants donate electrons to stabilize free radicals

As we age, the skin’s own antioxidant defense system weakens, losing its capacity to fight the oxidative stress caused by free radicals. An antioxidant-rich diet and a concentrated antioxidant skincare routine can help boost your antioxidant defense!

What Products Rich in Antioxidants does Rejuvent Recommend?

We recommend adding an antioxidant-rich serum, cream or lotion to your skincare routine in the AM and PM and we recommend applying a broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days.

Antioxidant Serums, Lotions, and Creams:

  • SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
    – Protects against free radical damage, brightens and firms the skin. Ideal for all skin types even sensitive and dry skin.
  • SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF
    – Protects against free radical damage and helps brighten pigmentation. Ideal for normal, oily, combination, and aging skin types. Liquid formula.
  • SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel
    – Protects against free radical damage and helps brighten pigmentation. Ideal for normal, oily, combination, and aging skin types. Light gel formula.
  • SkinCeuticals Serum 10 AOX+
    – Protects against free radical damage and helps brighten pigmentation. Ideal all types including sensitive skin.
  • SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E
    – Nighttime formula neutralizes free radicals and improves the appearance of skin radiance, firmness, and density, Ideal for all skin types.
  • SkinCeuticals AOX + Eye Gel
    – Specially formulated for the eye area. Protects against free radical damage and helps reduce the appearance of puffiness and under-eye bags. Ideal for all skin types.
  • ZO Daily Power Defense
    – Combats free radicals help tighten and brightens the skin. Contains peptides and retinol. Ideal for all skin types.
  • Jan Marini C-ESTA Face Serum
    – Protects against free radical damage, helps firm and tone the skin. Serum formulation. Ideal for all skin types.
  • Jan Marini C-ESTA Face Cream
    – Protects against free radical damage, helps firm and tone the skin. Creamy formulation. Ideal for all skin types.
  • Jan Marini C-ESTA Eye Repair Concentrate
    – Specially formulated for the eye area, contains DMAE to help tighten the skin. Use around the lips to help prevent lip lines! Ideal for all skin types.
  • SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
    – All in one product. Contains 7 antioxidants, growth factors, peptides. Ideal for all skin types.

Broad-Spectrum Sunscreens:

 

For a complimentary skin analysis and consultation, please call Rejuvent Scottsdale at 480-889-8880.