Category Archives Skin Care

laser vs IPL treatments

The beauty world has embraced lasers, and many other refractive light treatments, to repair and tighten skin in lieu of surgery.  Recently, several of my friends underwent what they determined to be unsuccessful light and laser treatments. After hearing their stories and speaking with plastic surgeons, I decided to go for my own Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) session, and found that the most…

skin treatments

Sure, gravity is important… in physics. But when it comes to how it affects aging, it’s literally a drag. From around age 35 and up, the inevitable pull of gravity can cause the face and jowls to sag, sag, and sag some more. Making matters worse, there was little that we could do about this phenomenon without plastic surgery until quite…

makeup show creator james vincent and katvond

Age-defying skin treatments, extravagant makeovers, and a slew of celebrity appearances - Chicago’s trendy, urban-chic West Loop area became home to some of the most well-known artists in the beauty industry last month during The 2016 Makeup Show's weekend-long event.  The event was mc'ed by superstar make up artist James Vincent, whose clients include Marilyn Manson, Amy Winehouse and Barack Obama.…

beauty gift box

Did you leave your holidays shopping until the very last minute? Not to worry - with this list of 16 beauty products, you're sure to find gift ideas that will impress even the most discerning med spa devotee. 1. Dermaflash Exfoliating Device The Dermaflash is a noninvasive, professional-quality exfoliation device that uses a subtle sonic vibration to remove dull, dead surface cells, built up…

winter skincare tips

The signs for Pumpkin Spice Lattes in Starbuck’s windows are in full swing, shop windows are loaded with Santas and twinkling trees, and Black Friday deals are kicking into overload. These are some of the cues for dropping temperatures too, which means your skin needs some extra TLC to get through the onslaught of the winter season. Face and Hand…

rosacea-treatments

Do you suffer from redness, flushing, a persistent rash or visible blood vessels on your face? It could be rosacea. Pronounced "roh-ZAY-sha," the condition affects more than 16 million Americans, generally beginning after the age of 30 and worsening over time. Because rosacea affects the face, it isn’t exactly pretty. As a result, it can have a very strong psychological, social…

sunscreen

PIH stands for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a condition people most often call “dark marks,” or “dark spots”. The problem occurs when a pimple, bug bite, or any other type of inflammatory issue causes the skin to produce excess melanin, leaving spots or large patches on the skin. PIH can be triggered by even the most minor lesions, and can appear on any…

zwivel at asps

Zwivel’s team attended The American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ annual Plastic Surgery: The Meeting conference in Los Angeles this weekend, where renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeons from around the world presented their latest research to 3,000 attendees from nearly 50 countries around the globe. During the expo consumers got to learn more about emerging health and beauty products, giving Zwivel’s Newsroom contributor…

autumn skincare routines

Summer is great for a lot of things, but our skin isn’t necessarily one of them. If you enjoyed the sunshine a little too much, now is the ideal time to hit reset. We asked three experts what fall skin care treatments they recommend to help repair skin damage and prevent premature aging. Summer Skin Sitch: Sun Spots "One condition that people develop during…

Acne

As a practicing physician assistant in dermatology, I see scores of patients with acne looking for skincare regimens and quick fixes that will give them the long term results they dream of. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions: 80% of Americans deal with it at some point in their lives, and as many as 20% will suffer…

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