What is it and how does it work?
Basically, "Hair Did it Go?" is a hair retarding serum that works very similar to laser.
As everyone knows, laser hair removal works best when you have dark hair and light skin. Laser is not permeant hair removal, it decreases the amount of hair, which can come back with any hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause. It’s an easy affordable alternative to both laser and electrolysis .
Who is the ideal client for Hair Did it Go?
Anyone who does not want hair, is an ideal candidate! Hair Did it Go? works on all skin tones and on all hair types.
How soon will you see results?
The average time is 5-15 treatments for the best results. Be patient, you will start to really see results after the third treatment. If you have fine facial hair it goes away in about 5-6 applications. If you have coarse hair it will take longer. It will first become soft and then it will work like it does on non coarse hair. Once you start to see the decrease in hair growth, your wax appointments will be spaced out until there is enough hair to wax. Fine facial peach fuzz goes away quickly.
With PCOS clients, this is a tough one. There has been success in diminishing the amount of hair and it will cause some bald spots. But this is a hormonal issue and hair is hormonal. It will make it better but it’s an ongoing battle.
How to use Hair Did it Go?
It only works after waxing, period. Not after shaving. This incredible little enzyme comes in a special gel that keeps it unactivated until you mix it with the carrier fluid. The gel comes in a small tube and the fluid comes in a small bottle. You add the gel to the fluid, shake it up, it dissolves instantly. You apply it to the area waxed immediately after waxing. Apply the serum to freshly waxed skin, do not put on any other products. not even an after cleanse, you do not want to block the enzyme. You rub the serum in until it’s dry. Then you will be sent home with the remainder of the serum
You can use Hair Did it Go? on any part of the body. Most areas, lip, chin, under arms, and regular bikini, one vial will be moe than enough. Remember it only has a 72 hour life span once activated. It has a 2 year shelf life non activated.
So how long does this last?
Nothing is ever permanent. If you go through a hormonal change as in pregnancy or menopause, the hair may return, just like it returns with laser.
Hair Did it Go is available as an addon treatment after waxing.
Have you ever noticed that you are getting acne wherever your skin is constantly rubbed on, like wearing a hat or helmet, or playing the violin? You are a victim of Acne Mechanica.
Acne Mechanica is acne that is caused by skin friction, heat, pressure on the skin, or when skin isn’t exposed to the air. Sweaty, constantly rubbed skin can quickly break out in a bothersome rash that’s really acne.
The most common causes of Acne Mechanica include wearing:
Who Gets Acne Mechanica?
Certain factors increase the risk of developing Acne Mechanica, making some people more likely to get it. Acne Mechanica is most likely to affect:
Treatment and Prevention for Acne Mechanica.
You want to treat Acne Mechanica the same as any other acne – using the right products for the type of acne that you get – and, most importantly, using those products in the right way.
Preventing this acne from forming in the first place with the right products can keep it at bay. Because this type of acne has clear causes, you can try to prevent acne mechanica by:
Let Radiant Skin and Body get you on a treatment program that will thwart Acne Mechanica!
Content courtesy of Face Reality Acne Clinic
As the oil and the dead skin cells build up, they put pressure on the cells surrounding the pore. With enough pressure, the sides of the pore rupture and the contents of the pore leak into the surrounding skin. Because this sebaceous material contains a lot of P. acnes bacteria, the surrounding skin now becomes infected, creating a red bump that we know as a pimple. The medical term for this red bump is an inflammatory papule.
This next drawing shows an inflammatory pustule, which is different from a pimple only in that it contains white blood cells. When the immune system fights off the P. acnes infection, white blood cells, which are soldiers of the immune system — pile up, creating pus in the pore.
Now another, deeper inflamed lesion can form called a nodule or cyst. It is a solid dome-shaped lesion that extends below the surface, deep into the layers of the skin. Scarring is common with nodules and can sometimes leave an impaction behind, which can flare again and again. When a group of pustules cluster together under the skin, they form a cyst. An acne cyst can appear similar to a nodule, but is pus-filled, and can have a diameter of 5mm or more across. They are usually very painful and scarring is common with cysts.
So you see, acne is primarily an inherited dead skin cell problem. Most acne, no matter what form it takes, starts with microcomedones. This means the solution lies in products that penetrate the pore and prevent dead skin cells from building up. That’s why your home care routine is so crucial — it’s all about preventing the microcomedones (the beginning of acne) from forming at all. This is the best way to get rid of acne.
Hormonal fluctuations trigger more oil production inside the pore. Normally, this isn’t a problem because the dead skin cells don’t get trapped. But with acne prone-skin, when the dead skin cells shed more quickly and form a blockage, the perfect environment for the P. Acnes bacteria is created. The oil is a nutrient for the bacteria, so the bacteria proliferates. So you see, bacteria is not the “cause” of acne, it is the effect of too many dead skin cells. This is an important distinction to remember.
But, some people don’t get inflamed lesions — inflammation is also an inherited tendency. If the dead skin cells and the oil that form the plug don’t become inflamed, the plug becomes a whitehead; that is, a non-inflamed lesion under the skin, also called a “closed comedone”.
Or the plug can become a blackhead, which is a non-inflamed acne lesion where the pore remains open, also known as an “open comedone”. In the case of a blackhead, the tip of the plug darkens as it is exposed to oxygen in the environment. As the oil in the pore builds up, inflammation can develop in the cells surrounding the pore. Blackheads can be infected or not depending on whether the P. acnes bacteria have affected the cells around the pore.
Part 3 of "What is Acne?"
Content courtesy of Face Reality Acne Clinic
For most people, acne is an inherited condition of the pores. When someone is prone to acne, their pores clog with dead skin cells much faster than normal. Healthy pores shed about one layer of dead skin cells per day inside the pore.
Acne-prone pores shed up to five layers of dead skin cells per day. The body just can’t keep up with keeping the pore clear. Technically, this is called “retention hyperkeratosis” — dead skin cells shedding more quickly than the pore can expel them. As the dead skin cells begin to accumulate inside the pore, the cells become sticky and get stuck inside the pore and form a plug. Medically, this is called a “microcomedone” – essentially the precursor to all acne. As you can see in this picture, there are more dead skin cells shedding inside the pore.
Content courtesy of ©Face Reality Acne Clinic
Ever since I started working as a Massage Therapist (and specifically when I came back to it after having the last of my children), I knew that this career had a shelf life. While there are some Massage Therapists that work for decades (still not sure how), it's an industry with a high injury/burnout rate. Over the last year I've been experiencing a loss of grip strength in my hands and numbness in my forearms and hands. This is on top of the regular neck and back pain that I have become "normal" over the past few years. I've also been dropping things more than usual. Then a month ago, I developed a tremor in my left hand.
I was forced to face the fear of giving up a large part of my business and potentially say goodbye to some great clients. I was finally able to put my health above my fear last week when I made the decision not to continue with Massage Therapy.
So, what does this mean for you?
If you are a Facial/Waxing/Body Treatment Client, nothing will change. I will continue to offer these services and am grateful for your business! In fact, you'll likely have more options for appointment times during the short term.
If you are a Massage Client of mine, first I want to say thank you for allowing me to work on you over the past few years. Many of you have been very faithful supporters of mine and I am extremely grateful. Going forward,
If you are looking for full body relaxation massage, there are many practitioners in the West Michigan area that would be suitable. I drive into Grand Rapids every other week to get a massage at Urban Massage and recommend many of the therapists there.
If your needs still align with the services I offer, I am so thrilled and look forward to seeing you again soon. If you are only interested in Massage Therapy, I want to thank you and wish you well in finding another therapist that will suit your needs.
I'm ready to move forward and devote more of my energy on Skin Care and Life Coaching. I am thankful for you and your support.
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