We have unlocked the pore truth! Have you ever spent an entire morning makeup-session staring at your reflection wondering why your pores have begun to take over your face? Well, it’s not that you’ve developed a whole slew of new pores, or more have come out from their hiding places. Your skin care regime just needs a little tweaking. For those who aren’t aware a pore is a route or a channel by which the skin’s surface can be reached. Pores house a hair follicle and sebaceous gland and serves as a gateway for sebum. The sebum is our skin’s natural oil.
Myth or Truth?
While many people believe you can get rid of pores, this is simply a myth. The truth is that you cannot banish them completely, but with the right skin care, you can make pores look less noticeable. You can make pores appear smaller by removing the excess sebum, debris, and makeup that has built up within them. Oil sitting at the mouth of a pore also contributes to the problem of large pores given that the oil may reflect light which would make the openings once again appear larger than they really are.
How do we develop pores you ask? Pore size is largely determined by genetics. Although, poor hygiene and its resulting dirt and oil and the dead skin cells that lurk about underneath the surface of your skin. This can contribute to making pores look much larger. If a pore becomes clogged, it is stretched temporarily and it will in turn become more apparent. So when your esthetician tells you to make sure you’re taking care of your skin at home, listen to her, she’s trying to save you from large pores!
Aging and sun damage also contribute to pore size; the skin around a pore loses its firmness when we age and the pore may appear larger due to the lack of support from the surrounding tissue. The pore truth is getting regular facials is of key importance if you are trying to keep your pore size at bay simply because the esthetician will do extractions which will help to clear the debris that has built up over time. Another myth that tends to surround pore size involves steaming them. Contrary to popular belief, pores cannot ‘open and close’ with steaming; this is because pores do not have muscles around their openings. Steaming instead, helps to loosen underlying debris, which makes for easier extractions.
We can therefore see that although annoying, pores are an essential part of our facial structure and having a route for our natural oil to derive from is of the upmost importance. It’s all about managing them to make sure they look their best! That is the pore truth!
Have you ever looked in the mirror and just cringed at the interesting things that seem to appear from time to time? Sometimes there are just some things that makeup cannot cover up! We will be talking about a facial with Vasculyse.
Gentlemen, we know that you would love to look good as well! Not very many of us are blessed with perfect, flawless, so called “celebrity” skin. Often times the first thing that people notice in others is their face. Considering it is the first thing people look at, it often has an effect on the quality of our lives, self-esteem and our confidence.
The Young Man
A young man, in his early twenties, had his whole life turn around with the new Vasculyse Treatments. Coming in for treatments initially, he was a young man with very little self-confidence, shy and in despair. He came in with his head down, wearing a hoodie was just, “his way”. After several treatments and many skin tags later, he walked with his head up, proud and no hoodie was to be seen. The young man went from being miserable, to being joyful. The transformation was extremely inspiring and very rewarding. This man’s life has changed for the better.
Our faces should be considered as a window to the world. A lot of skin conditions can be treated quickly and efficiently. So say goodbye to stressing about your skin and hello to quick solutions with our wonderful new technologies.
With Vasculyse now available, these treatments can be done quickly, efficiently and virtually painlessly! Broken capillaries, ruby points, milia, cholesterol deposits around the eyes and skin tags (Whether they are on our face, neck, or body) can be treated easily. One of the best technologies available today, is the Vasculyse Machine.
The Vasculyse Machine is a computerized system that is non-invasive and uses mild currents to the area of concern. This treatment is called Capillary Coalysis or Coagulation. The technician works around works the area with the tip which is used only once per client-in order to maintain strict and proper sanitation procedures. You might feel a slight pricking sensation during the treatment, although, it is over so fast that it’s hardly a noticeable concern. Since we are cutting off blood flow to the distended area, skin tags and broken capillaries will not return. You may find that you are developing skin tags and broken capillaries in other areas if you are prone to these conditions. Some of them may also be genetic but using good skin care and sunscreen is very important for healthy skin.
The technician using the system must be trained and knowledgeable with a good understating of the skin. A good consultation is always paramount with any skin treatment. We need to know what concerns you have because we all require different needs.
You may call them what you wish but they are those bothersome flattened dark spots on your skin.
Melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin (colour), get damaged over time and produce dark and uneven pigment. Most often the damage is caused by ultraviolet rays. How many times have we heard, “Oh, I have always had freckles?” “Really?” How many babies were born with freckles…none!
We have solutions for you, but if you continue to expose your unprotected skin to sun, the solutions won’t work and you may as well stop reading right here. You need to commit to taking care of your skin or you will be wasting your time and money. Even though makeup sometimes contains small amounts of sunscreen it is not enough to protect your skin.
A gold standard product to use as a base is Elta MD. If you will be outside, reapply quickly and without mess with our Colorscience mineral powder. You must protect your skin every single day, even in the winter. Even though you may not see the sun shining you will still be exposed to ultraviolet rays. Some people notice that the left side of their face is worse than the right side. This is caused by more sun exposure while driving.
So, if you are willing to protect your skin with a good sunscreen, let’s talk about solutions!
Exfoliate your skin to increase cellular turnover. Preparing the skin with a chemical peel will be a good start in fading the brown spots.
Silk Peel therapy refreshes, exfoliates and renews your skin by reducing your stratum corneum. The results you will see with your smoother skin are a brighter, more luminous and more vibrant complexion. Silk Peel treatments also infuse the skin with customized serums to target your condition.
Several treatments with Intense Pulse Light or AFT will finish off your treatment program. Not only with IPL reduce or fade your brown spots but you will also enjoy reduced pore size, evening out of any redness or skin discoloration and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Using homecare is also crucial to encourage exfoliation and fading as well as for maintenance in order to achieve great results.
Treatments should be customized to every individual and their needs. The above recommendation is a general guideline to show multiple approaches to achieve optimal results. The laser technicians at Pino’s are trained and continually educated with the latest techniques and products to customize your very own treatment plan- one that is affordable and results oriented!