Category Archives: Mens Skin Care

42 Reasons You Deserve Laser Hair Removal

  1. You are awesome!

  2. Because shaving is the absolute pits (bazinga!)
  3. You deserve that extra 15 minutes of sleep every morning that not having to shave will give you
  4. Because you are sick of sitting in that meeting at work wondering if anyone can see “it” -that embarrassing hair you hate.
  5. No one wants to be mistaken for a bear at the beach
  6. Smooth skin feels amazing

  7. No more disposable razors is a good thing for the environment
  8. Last minute pool party? No hair no problem
  9. Gliding into your bed every single night stubble free
  10. Because band aids over razor nicks is only cool when your 16

  11. Because razor burn hurts!
  12. Saving money. No more hair, means no more shaving supplies
  13. Never again be embarrassed by a friend pointing out where “you missed a patch”
  14. Because shaving cream leaves the WORST soap scum in the shower – ugh!
  15. Hot date? No worries, you are already ready!

  16. Because ingrown hairs drive you bonkers
  17. Feeling your best increases confidence
  18. Because explaining away razor burn is just awkward
  19. Nothing is sexier than confidence, and not worrying about unwanted hair makes you feel confident

  20. Traveling with shaving supplies is a drag
  21. Traveling without shaving supplies is bliss!
  22. Because Burt Reynolds was cool in 1977 and it is now 2018

  23. Being beach ready without the painful pre-vacation wax appointment
  24. Trying to inconspicuously scratch itchy shaving re-growth can get you some very judgmental looks.
  25. Your tired of feeling like a contortionist in the shower
  26. When it’s time to “get busy”, you won’t have to get busy shaving to feel ready.
  27. No more scratching your significant other/cuddle buddy to death before you go to sleep at night
  28. Bleaching creams give rashes
  29. Only chickens should be plucked
  30. Tweezers pinch
  31. Because body hair doesn’t actually keep you warmer in the winter

  32. Shaving takes soooooo long
  33. Because dressing to accommodate unwanted hair gets very tiring.
  34. Because “Hair” the musical was first performed in 1979 and that was decades ago
  35. Laser hair removal is the modern solution to old problems
  36. SkinScience has the most up to date technology
  37. SkinScience uses the most effective wavelength of laser for all laser hair removal treatments
  38. You no longer want to compete with your dog for furriest family member in the household

  39. Because “modern” razors are still based on a design created in 1875, science has taken us a long way since then, it’s time to use it to your advantage.
  40. You have enough to worry about day to day – who wants to worry about unwanted hair anymore?
  41. Because SkinScience is an award-winning laser clinic.

  42. Because you work hard every day and deserve to have a hair free life!

 

 

What are you waiting for! Start your hair free life!

 

(403) 287-1477

 

 

 

Ouch! You Have a Sunburn, Now What?

So, you’ve got yourself into a pickle.  You tried to avoid it, but still ended up with a sun burn. So now what the heck to do about it?  We have a step by step plan to recover from your sunburn!

 

Re-Hydrate Your Body

Spending the day in the sun can really dehydrate you. Sunburns will only amplify that. If you are dehydrated, you will have a harder time recovering from your burn.  If you are concerned you are dehydrated, start with a rehydration supplement (Gatorade will do) and then keep up with drinking extra water for the next 24 hours.

 

Manage Discomfort

Start with an NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory). An Aspirin or an Advil will go a long way in helping to reduce the painful, hot, inflammation from the inside out. Reduced inflammation often means faster healing. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to determine dosage and which one is the best for you.

 

Hydrate Topically

Our favorite is the Avene Thermal Spring Water, in the aerosol spray can. You can buy it at many large chain pharmacies (Shoppers Drug Mart if you are in YYC). The water is medically sterile, and bottled in France at the Avene spring, which is world renowned for its healing properties.

 

Aloe Vera It Up

If you have a plant, that’s obviously perfect. In Canada though, that is not always an option. Find an Aloe Vera gel at your pharmacy with as few ingredients as possible and apply it as needed.  Keep it in your refrigerator for extra soothing and cooling.

 

Things to Avoid

Hot water in the shower or bath (48-72 hours)

Saunas, steam rooms (4-7 days)

Heavy, thick creams that can trap the heat in your skin (48 hours)

Scrubs, loofas or anything abrasive (5-7 days, or until healed)

AHA’s, BHA’s and retin or retinol (5-14 days, or until healed)

 

Important to Remember

It takes hours for a sunburn to fully develop. Once you see the signs of a sunburn, its already happened! Take steps as soon as you can to prevent it from getting worse.

 

If you need to go outside again while you have a sunburn, find a Zinc based SPF. Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral that creates a physical barrier between UVA/UVB rays and your skin while simultaneously reducing inflammation. Chemical sunscreens will reflect or absorbs rays, a process which can create heat in the skin and be quite uncomfortable if you already have a burn! So, find some Zinc based sunblock!

 

If you have burned to the point of blisters, it is wise to seek medical attention from your family doctor to make sure that it doesn’t get infected.

 

 

Practice safe sun! Apply your sunscreen every 2-3 hours, keep yourself hydrated, and watch out for peak UVA/UVB hours. Enjoy your summer and know, we are always here to answer your questions about which sunscreen is right for you!

 

 

 

Do Treatment Packages Work Better?

Last week we had a consultation with an awesome guy.  He was wanting to shrink the large pores on his nose and get rid of the redness in the midsection of his face.  We discussed his treatment options, including some of our treatment packages. He then asked “Do I need a package; can’t I just do the treatments?”.

 

My response was honest.  Of course, he could just do the treatments.  But I thought that I would share with you, what I shared with him.  The reasons why the treatment packages we offer at SkinScience are often the better choice.

 

All of our treatment packages (including this month’s focus the ‘Bright and Glow’ package) are very specially designed to give maximum benefit and achieve maximum results. We love our analogies at SkinScience, so here is an easy one to better illustrate.

 

Think about renovating your home.  Would you use one tool to do all of your renovations?  How about one paintbrush to paint an entire room? No, you would use multiple tools to get the job done.  For painting you would have rollers for the large walls, small brushes for the edging, and another set for the trim work.  Our skin care treatment packages are designed to do the same for your skin.

 

Last week we introduced you to our very popular, very effective “Bright and Glow Package”.  There are three of each of three separate treatments included in that package, and the final result is greater than the sum of its parts.

 

The ‘Bright and Glow’ package will shrink your large pores, first by exfoliating with the peel, stimulating collagen during the dermaplaning, and then stimulating deeper collagen with the IPL.  The dermaplaning and peel will help lighten brown spots before the IPL knocks them out.  The dermaplaning and peels will make it easier for the IPL to target visible capillaries and eliminate them. Do you see the crossover between all three of the treatments?  This means that areas of concern are targeted from multiple different sides, reducing the chances that a brown spot or large pore will escape and not respond.

 

Lastly there are the real-life components to treatment packages.  Realities like: It allows us to offer clients a bit of a price break, so that the treatments we love are just a little bit more affordable for you. Realities like: we found that having a package helps individuals follow through with completing the required number of treatments in the right time frame to get the best possible results. This means, we have happier clients, with brighter glowing faces.

 

To learn more about what the the “Bright and Glow” package click here:

Why Our “Bright + Glow” Package Is So Amazing

 

To book a consultation and learn which of our treatment packages can help you have the skin you’ve always wanted call the clinic today and get started on your path to amazing skin!

(403) 284-1477

Deal with your acne for good!

Acne. It sucks. We all hate it.  But why do some people keep getting breakouts while others grow out of it?

 

The top contributing factors to acne breakouts are bacteria, oil, dead skin cells, hormones and inflammation. Each person dealing with acne has his or her own unique combination of those causes, making the successful treatment of acne very individual.

 

If we are being honest with you, acne can be incredibly, incredibly hard to treat and control.  Fortunately with our (over) 25 years of combined experience, we have learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t.  We start with an acne consultation, which includes taking the history of your skin and doing an analysis of your acne.  Once we’ve highlighted what your root causes are we take the following steps:

 

First: Remove problem products.  What you don’t use is just as (and sometimes more) important that what you are using.  Products that contain certain oils, waxes, silicones, often increase the number of pimples you are getting regularly.

 

Second: Create a balanced daily skin care routine.  On a daily basis we want to make sure that we are taking steps to reduce inflammation, creating an environment where bacteria cannot survive and that skin cells are being healthfully exfoliated in the way that is good for your skin. All while maintaining the perfect balance of water and lipids that your skin needs to stay healthy (see why it takes so much experience to make it work??).

 

Third: We outline a custom treatment plan.  More often than not with acne, a change in products just isn’t enough. We have FABULOUS treatments that will target acne directly and encourage skin to be the healthiest it can be.

 

Every step of the way we assess and reassess what your skins needs are.  We customize everything we do for you, so that your skin gets exactly what it needs and none of the fluff it can live without.

 

Call to book your acne consultation today!

Got a Cute Care Bear at Home? (Laser Hair Removal Promo)

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