5 Tips for Effective Summer Skin Care

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It’s summer and it’s a great time of year to take vacations and spend more time outdoors. As with any changing of the season, it’s also a good time to check in and make sure you’re effectively taking care of your skin. The same treatment regimen might not work for our skin all year round due to the changing of the weather and our body’s response to that change. Below are some tips to consider from DermaTouch RN of Texas to ensure you’re effectively taking care of your skin during the summer.

  1. Drink plenty of water! Many of us are outdoors more during the summer, and as lovely as the sun is, the heat can cause us to become dehydrated, causing dry and ruddy skin, along with potential dizziness and other physical symptoms. Even in areas like Houston, TX with high humidity, you still run the risk of dehydration.
  2. Hydrate the skin. In addition to drinking water, another way to ensure your skin is hydrated as much as possible is using a hydrating product like SkinMedica’s HA5, a Hyaluronic Acid product that effectively hydrates the skin. Hyaluronic Acid is our skin’s natural hydrator, and it decreases as we age. Replenishing it with a great product like HA5 is a great step to any skin care regimen.
  3. Re-apply over and over. It’s wise to apply sunscreen all year round (especially to the face), and especially during the summer when you’re outdoors for longer periods of time. Reapply frequently, especially after you’ve been sweating or swimming. With all the many formulas available today, you can select a sunscreen that’s suitable for your skin type, from oil free to anti-aging.
  4. Use the right skin care products for your skin and season. Our skin often requires different treatments during different seasons of the year. In the winter, we might need more moisturizing, for example, whereas in the summer, we might need something for acne prone skin or oil free. Regardless, using high-quality skin care products with proven results is a must for both preventative and reactive skin care. SkinMedica and Obagi are a couple product lines we offer at DermaTouch RN.
  5. Repair damaged skin. You’ve been out in the sun without sunscreen, and the damage is already done. It happens. Now it’s time to use a skin care product high in soothing botanicals or aloe vera gel that will heal without irritating the skin. You can also consider laser treatments to remove and repair sun damage. We offer a variety of laser treatment plans at DermaTouch RN.

Contact us today to set up your free consultation to check out our skin care products and services. We are here to support you in taking care of your skin in the best way possible during the summer months.

Need to Remove that Beloved Tattoo in Just One or Two Treatments??

Whether it’s a relationship gone wrong, and now you need that tattoo removed, or you’re just over it, it’s easier now than it has ever been to get a tattoo removed! DermaTouch RN of Houston offers the PicoSure laser from Cynosure, which removes tattoos in fewer treatments than traditional tattoo removal treatments from the past.

What can I expect with the PicoSure Laser to remove my tattoos?

The PicoSure laser removes tattoos with half of the number of treatments when compared to the past options to remove tattoos. That means less pain, fewer sessions, and less cost than one might have paid in the past to have a tattoo removed. Studies show almost 75% of ink clearance in only one to two treatments! It takes about four to six weeks for optimal results to take effect.

How does the PicoSure Laser work to remove tattoos?

Using ultra-short pulses that create a photomechanical impact, the pigment or ink is turned into tiny dust-like particles that are easily absorbed and eliminated by the body through its natural eliminations processes. With each treatment, the tattoo will get lighter and lighter until it’s no longer visible. Results vary based on the individual, the number of treatments, amount and color of pigment used, and size of the tattoo.

The PIcoSure is also great for removing brown spots and treating other skin care concerns.

Contact DermaTouch RN today to discuss our tattoo removal packages. We’ll help you get rid of that tattoo in no time!

Laser Hair Removal for Smooth Skin All Year Round!

Do you get frustrated with having to shave every day or every few days? Especially in the summer when our skin is more exposed? Then you might want to consider laser hair removal to permanently get rid of that pesky hair!

At DermaTouch RN, we offer hair removal packages to meet a variety of budgets and needs. And with the Vectus Laser by Cynosure, we are confident we are providing a top-of-the-line hair removal system backed by proven results. The Vectus Laser is rated as one of the top laser hair removal systems in the United States, and with our “DermaTouch Pledge” that comes with a lifetime guarantee, you can’t go wrong. If your hair grows back, you can return for life to receive a 60% discount on a treatment for the area previously treated.

How does laser hair removal permanently remove hair?

Laser hair removal is designed to permanently remove hair by targeting and heating the pigment in the hair follicle. The hair then falls out and the follicle does not produce any more hair in the future. The treatment works best on dark hairs vs. light hairs.

How many treatments does it take for laser hair removal to work?

It typically takes four treatments for laser hair removal to become permanent. At DermaTouch RN, we offer various treatment packages based on the size of the area being treated. Results vary based on the patient and number of treatments.

Contact us today to get rid of your unwanted hair!

Throw away your razors and shaving cream.

Contact DermaTouch RN today to discuss whether or not your viable candidate for laser hair removal!

 

Celebrate Christmas in July at DermaTouch RN!

It might be hot outside, and we might not be seeing or feeling Christmas weather for another six months, but that doesn’t mean you need to wait six more months to treat yourself!

If you’ve considered cosmetic treatments or you need a touch-up from a previous service, it’s always a great time to stop in at DermaTouch RN. With our super low prices on everything from fillers to Botox to laser treatments, we can help you look and feel your best all year round. And even better, you’ll receive the professionalism of an experienced practitioner who will work with you to develop a personalized plan to address all of your skincare and cosmetic needs.

Reduce fat with SculpSure.

If you have fat you’ve been trying to get rid of in those hard-to-lose places, like on the tummy and sides (aka “love handles”), SculpSure is for you! SculpSure is a non-invasive, light-based body contouring treatment that helps to reduce fat cells by up to 24 percent. Once the cells are eliminated, they’re gone for good!

Turn back the hands of time with Laser Resurfacing, Fillers, and Botox.

We have some of the best pricing on Dermal Fillers, such as Juvederm and Voluma, as well as Botox. Botox will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Fillers can help reduce the appearance of lines around the mouth, as well as fill in areas (like the nasolabial folds)  to help the face appear fuller and more youthful.

Feel good from the inside out with Bio-Identical Hormones.

Health starts from the inside out, which is why we offer Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Our hormone levels often decrease as we age, which can cause unwelcome side effects, such as fatigue and mood swings. Replacing those hormones with Bio-Identical hormones will help to reduce those unwanted side effects. We use BioTE hormones at DermaTouch RN, a brand name people have come to know and trust.

Get that glow with Chemical Peels.

Chemical peels are a more aggressive facial that helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce sun damage, reduce acne scarring, and helps the face look more youthful and supple in general. We use SkinMedica Peels and Vi Aesthetics Peels to serve our patients at DermaTouch RN.

Stop in or contact us today for a free consultation and find out what other services and treatments plans we offer, like tattoo removal and laser hair removal, and check out our extensive line of skin care from some of the best companies in the industry, such as SkinMedica and Obagi!

With our low prices, great monthly specials, and proven results, you can’t go wrong by addressing your skin care concerns and cosmetics needs at DermaTouch RN today.

Happy 4th of July from DermaTouch RN!

Home of the $8.25/unit New Client Botox Special!*

Happy Fourth of July from DermaTouch RN! We welcome you to celebrate with us for the rest of July by stopping in to check out our services and can’t-be-beat low prices.

DermaTouch RN has some of the most competitive prices throughout the US, as well as Texas!

Our services and products are priced at a fraction of the cost when compared to other cosmetic and aesthetic service providers, and our professional and knowledgeable staff is backed by proven results and positive reviews. If you need proof on our prices, check out our monthly specials, or call us today to price our dermal fillers (like Juvederm and Voluma), laser treatments, Ultherapy, and other services.

We have top-of-the-line treatments and products to help you feel and look your best. We even offer Botox at only $8.25/unit (minimum 50 units with cash payment) for new clients!

Our practice has been going strong for more than a decade.

For more than 10 years, people come from all over the country to be treated by our practice for the customer service, professionalism, results, and prices that can’t be beaten. Contact us today to see how we can be of service to you. We’re here to help treat your skin care concerns and needs.

Have a fun and safe holiday from all of us at DermaTouch RN! We look forward to seeing you soon.

*minimum 50 units with cash payment

Did You Know Stress has a Major Impact on Your Skin?

Many don’t realize the following: when we’re developing in the womb, the brain and skin are actually created from the same cells. It’s no surprise, then, that there’s a very strong mind-skin connection after birth. This is one reason why our skin manifests signs of stress, like acne, hair loss, dark circles under the eyes, rashes, and more.

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) reported that 40% of respondents in a 2006 survey said they experienced persistent anxiety and stress in their life on a daily basis. In addition to the symptoms listed above, stress can make our skin look aged, dull, and fatigued. Fortunately, there are cosmetic and aesthetic treatments that can support our skin’s health to combat signs of stress and help it look its best.

Top-of-the-line Skin Care: The right skin care regimen can treat the symptoms of stress that show up on the skin, as well as prevent premature aging. We offer top-of-the-line products that offer proven results from companies like SkinMedica and Obagi at DermaTouch RN.

Laser Therapy: Laser therapy supports collagen stimulation and skin resurfacing. There’s no downtime and many see results after one session. Results vary based on the number of treatments, the area treated, and the individual.

Skin Pen II: The SkinPen II supports the body’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin with little to no downtime. The result is healthier, more youthful looking skin.

Bio-Identical Hormones: As we age, our naturally occurring hormone levels often decrease, which can lead to fatigue, hair loss, and other unwanted symptoms that can contribute to stress. Stress can also impact our hormone levels. Treatment with bio-identical hormones can support the body by increasing hormone levels, and in turn, help heal the body from the inside out. DermaTouch RN is pleased to offer BioTE hormone replacement therapy for patients.

Chemical Peels and Facials: Chemical Peels and facials are great options to support the health of the skin. They can help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, acne, age spots, and other skin imperfections, many of which can be a result of stress.

Do you need support in dealing with stress and the impact it has on your skin in Houston? Contact us today for your free consultation to see how we can support you!

7 Tips to Prevent and Repair Sun Damage in Houston, TX

Last week we shared how to identify skin cancer on your body by knowing your ABCs. Today, we’re going to share how to prevent sun cancer, so you hopefully don’t become a statistic!

We’re all born with baby skin that is soft and supple. After birth, depending on our biology and environmental factors we’re exposed to, our skin will age at different rates. The better you take care of your skin early on, the healthier your skin will remain as you age. The sun causes some 90% of skin again per the Skin Cancer Foundation.  The good news is, with the right measures, again caused by the sun can be prevented and treated.

How can I prevent sun damage?

  1. Be cautious of the sun between 10 am and 3 pm. The sun’s rays are considered the strongest during this timeframe of the day.
  2. Wear sunscreen with at least an SPF 30. In addition to an SPF of 30, The American Academy of Dermatology suggests also finding a sunscreen that says “broad-spectrum” on it. You also want a sunscreen that is water-resistant. Reapply every 2 hours throughout the day and right after you swim or sweat.
  3. Wear protective clothing. Hats, long sleeves, and pants are all supportive in protecting your skin from the sun. They also sell sun protective clothing for those who spend long hours in the sun.
  4. Forgo the tanning bed. Some states have banned tanning beds for anyone under the age of 18 due to the harm they’re considered to cause. The ultraviolet rays emitted by tanning beds can damage your skin the same way the sun’s rays can when you don’t protect your skin.

How can I treat sun damage?

Continuing on with our list, if you’ve already gotten burnt or spent too much time in the sun and it shows on your skin, then you can take action to minimize the amount of damage caused.

  1. Purchase high-quality skin care products. Choose to wear a moisturizer with SPF in it to start, and then choose a regimen that is both preventative and reactive to help you minimize the appearance of aging. At DermaTouch RN, we offer top-of-the-line products from reputable companies like SkinMedica and Obagi to ensure our patients get the results they desire.
  2. Treat a burn right away. If you get a sunburn, then treat it right away with aloe vera gel (fresh from the plant is best) or a high-quality after-sun lotion.
  3. Seek out reputable cosmetic service facilities, like DermaTouch RN. Non-invasive cosmetic treatments, like laser light therapy and Skin Pen II treatments, can do wonders to repair photo-aging and sun damage of the skin. We offer a variety of laser therapies and the Skin Pen II treatment at DermaTouch RN.

It’s true that a little bit of sun is good for you, as the sun helps to activate certain cellular functions of the body, including the production of Vitamin D. At the same time, be wise and use caution as to not get burned. Doing so can help to prevent sun cancer and premature aging of the skin.

Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation to determine which services and products will best support healing YOUR skin!

Know Your ABCs to Identify Skin Cancer

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With summer officially here and many of us already taking advantage of “fun in the sun,” we wanted to take a moment to remind you to be safe when it comes to your skin and the sun. Per the Skin Cancer Foundation, there are more than 5 million non-melanoma skin cancer cases in the United States alone. Of that 5 million, 3 million people are treated. That’s a lot of people impacted by skin cancer! Fortunately, skin cancer is one of the most treatable and curable forms of cancer, and the earlier it’s caught, the better.

The ABCs of Skin Cancer

To help you identify skin cancer on your body, it’s important to do regular scans at least once a month. If you need, have someone you trust to look over your back, since it’s not as easy to access or see alone. As you scan your body, you want to look for any moles—flat or raised—that look suspicious or have changed in any way. Consider the following during your exam:

(A) Asymmetry – One side of the mole looks different than the other side.

(B) Border – The border of the mole is irregular in shape.

(C) Color – The color of the mole is not the same throughout.

(D) Diameter – The mole’s diameter is larger than 6mm.

(E) Evolving Size – The mole has changed color, size, or shape.

If any of the above is true for any of the moles on your body, make an appointment with your physician. Again, the sooner skin cancer is caught, the easier it is to cure, so don’t hesitate if you have any concerns at all.

Non-invasive cosmetic treatments can help repair sun damage.

At DermaTouch RN, we have a variety of treatments that can help repair sun damage, which can help prevent skin cancer in the future. For example, skin resurfacing with laser treatments is a great way to repair the skin, as well as induce collagen production to help the skin look healthier overall. The Skin Pen II treatment also supports repairing the skin from sun damage. We also have great skin care products to prevent and treat sun damage, as well.

It’s important to us that we pull together as a community to educate about skin care, including skin cancer and how to protect the skin from it. Contact us today for a free consultation so we can have an honest discussion about the health of your skin and ways we can support you in treating sun damage or any of your skin care concerns.

In our next couple of blogs, we’ll share more about how to prevent sun damage and skin cancer, as well as taking care of your skin during the summer months, in general. Stay tuned!

May Is Skin Cancer Prevention Month!

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It protects us from the environment, helps detox our system from harmful substances, and more. It is also an indicator of health. We’re all born with decent skin, and as we get older, different factors impact the aging of the skin—lifestyle, hormones, diet and nutrition, environmental toxins, and more. These factors are what bring many of our clients through the door at DermaTouch RN.

With May being Skin Cancer Prevention Month, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the impact the sun has on the aging of our skin. The Skin Cancer Foundation states that 90 percent of our skin aging is caused by the sun. The good news is, with the right steps, we can protect ourselves from sun damage and premature aging of the skin due to sun exposure.

How can you prevent and treat sun damage?

Avoidance. Wear sun protective clothing, hats and long sleeves to protect your face and body from the sun. Also, avoid the sun between the hours of 10AM and 3PM when the sun’s rays are most potent. Tanning beds are also a no-no when it comes to protecting the skin. At the same time, the sun supports Vitamin D production and activates several other bodily functions, so some sun is good for you.

Wear Sunscreen. Per The American Academy of Dermatology, wearing a sunscreen that’s “broad-spectrum” and water-resistant with at least an SPF 30 is essential to prevent sun damage. Apply sunscreen right after you sweat or swim, and reapply it at least every 2 hours. The American Academy of Dermatology also shares that one should apply sunscreen to dry skin 15 minutes prior to exposure.

Cosmetic and skin care treatments. Laser treatments are a great option to remove photo-aging and sun damage. At DermaTouch RN, we offer a number of skin care and laser treatments to help you turn back the hands of time. We also offer high-quality skin care products to support healing the skin and to prevent premature aging of the skin. Also, if you get burnt, immediately treat the burn with an aloe vera plant or high-quality aloe vera gel or lotion.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation in honor of Skin Cancer Prevention Month. Let us help you remove and prevent skin care damage with the best options for your skin care needs and concerns.

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week with DermaTouch RN!    

With National Women’s Health Week (May 14-20) just around the corner, we wanted to help women celebrate by focusing on our partnership to support overall health and well-being at DermaTouch RN! Per the Government Women’s Health website, “National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their health.”

Overall well-being starts on the inside; that’s our perspective at DermaTouch RN, at least.  This is why we offer products that address external skin and cosmetic concerns, in addition to what’s required to maintain health from the inside out. We’ve outlined some of the ways we support overall well-being for women below.

BioTE Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Balanced Hormones

Hormones help to regulate much of our body’s systems, which in turn means that balanced hormones are essential for optimal health. As we age, naturally occurring hormones levels can drop, which often results in symptoms like weight gain, sleep concerns, mood swings, low energy, hair loss, and more. Fortunately, there is hormone replacement therapy for those who need it.

After extensive research, we offer BioTE Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy to our patients at DermaTouch RN. BioTE offers “the balance of nature and science with extraordinary benefits!”  We share more about why we love BioTE in “BioTE Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Overall Well-being.”

Skin Care Treatments that Offer Results

We offer a variety of skin care and cosmetic services to treat a number of skin conditions and concerns. Our treatments range anywhere from chemical peels and fillers (Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, etc.) to Botox and laser resurfacing to skin needling and body contouring. We also offer tattoo removal, eyelash treatments, and treat several skin conditions like melasma, warts, rosacea, and Seborrheic Keratoses.

Premium Products for Skin Health

Skin health is dependent on a good skin care regimen. At DermaTouch RN, we offer products that are backed by proven results and address skin care concerns such as acne, premature aging, and sun damage. We are thrilled to offer top-of-the-line skin care products backed by science from companies such as SkinMedica and Obagi Medical Products, Inc. You can find out which products are our Founder’s favorite in “Renee’s Top 5 Skin Care Products at DermaTouch RN.”

Whether you’re looking to turn back the hands of time or simply want to feel better, we’re here to help. DermaTouch RN is backed by 10 years of success. Contact us today to celebrate National Women’s Health Week by scheduling your free consultation to address your health and skin care and cosmetic needs today!