Do you have Melasma?

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Melasma is a common skin condition. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get more UV exposure such as the forearms and neck. Women are far more likely than men to get melasma. Most women tend to see the first appearance of melasma during pregnancy or shortly thereafter.

          Melasma Triggers:

  • Sun exposure: Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun stimulates the melanocytes (the color-making cells in the skin). Even just a small amount of sun exposure can trigger it and make melasma return (even after fading). Sun exposure is why melasma often is worse in summer. It also is the main reason why many people with melasma get it again and again.
  • Hormone Changes: Pregnant women often get melasma. When melasma appears in pregnant women, it is called chloasma, or the mask of pregnancy. Birth control pills and hormone replacement medicine also can trigger melasma. As well as constant ongoing hormonal flucuations; which occur pretty much throughout an adult woman’s lifetime.
  • Cosmetics: Some skin care products that irritate the skin may worsen melasma, but this is a less common trigger.

    Treatment Options:

  • Procedures: Procedures for melasma include chemical peels, dermabrasion, and some fractional laser treatments. Laser facials, IPL treatments, and any other type of treatments that use intense light or heat, are not advisable for treating melasma. These types of treatments should be performed by a certified skin specialist or physician. There are risks involved (such as hypo-pigmentation, scarring, etc.) so it is important that you find a professional who is skilled in these procedures.
  • Skin Care Products: One of the most effective ways to treat Melasma is with skin care products. Using a good physical sunblock (one with a high amount of Zinc Oxide) daily can help control and prevent melasma from getting worse. Targeted treatment products like a prescription Tretinoin Cream, Vitamin C, Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, etc. can help to break up the pigment. Using good skin care products, in conjunction with treatments, is the best way to target this stubborn problem. It does take a commitment and requires time and patience. However,  if you’re willing to stick with it, it is highly treatable!

Home Skin Care Remedies!

We’ve all been in those situations… you burn your hand, your child gets a sunburn, you get a bad bug bite or experience a bad reaction or rash. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few quick home remedies on hand to use in times such as these? Many times, the products that you would purchase for these types of situations aren’t even as effective as some of the simple ingredients that you can use at home. There are a few basic products that I would never be without! I find that I use them for myself, or others, on a daily basis. Below are my top five recommendations to help start your home medicine cabinet….

1-) Aloe Very Plant: Having an aloe vera plant at home has many many benefits! It’s much more pure then then the aloe vera gel you would purchase at the store. You get all the benefits of aloe without all of the unnecessary fillers (alcohol, fragrance, dye, etc.). And aloe can be used on a variety of skin conditions and concerns! It’s excellent for sunburns and any other types of burns, eczema, psoriasis, and compromised skin conditions.

Quick Tip: Cut aloe stems and store them in the refridgerator or freezer. Keep them on hand for cooking burns or sunburns. The cold temperature combined with the aloe will help to take the heat out of the burn. Plus it will feel wonderful!

2-) Lavender Oil: Lavender Oil! Lavender Oil! Lavender Oil! What isn’t lavender oil good for? From burns (mixed with aloe vera is especially beneficial), to a soothing bathe (a few drops in a warm bathtub can help calm a fussy baby), to irritated skin conditions, lavender does it all! Just make sure it’s a pure lavender essential oil and not a synthetic oil.

Quick Tip: Add 10-12 drops Lavender Oil to liquified Coconut Oil. Let cool and become solid. This makes an excellent body butter. Great for sensitive skin, eczema, or as a baby balm.

3-) Colloidal Silver: I have a personal love for Colloidal Silver and use it on a very regular basis. Colloidal Silver does not sting, yet has powerful antiseptic, disinfectant and germicidal properties. It has also been shown to promote wound healing. You can purchase Colloidal Silver at any local health food store. Or if you want to go a more economical route, you can purchase a kit to make your own Colloidal Silver. All you need is the kit and some distilled water. Which leads us to #4 on my list…

4-) Distilled Water: The type of water you use, whether you’re making your own sprays, tinctures, etc. is incredibly important! You will need distilled water for a variety of purposes; especially when you start to make more of your own home remedies. If you use a humidifier and find you are having problems with it; try using distilled water instead. It will help extend the life of your humidifier and put out better air.

Quick Tip: In a 16 oz. glass spray bottle, combine colloidal silver, distilled water, and lavender oil. Use this as a quick spray for burns, skin irritations, as a face spray, etc.

5-) Tea Tree Oil: I believe tea tree oil to be one of the most versatile of all essential oils. Due to it’s high antispetic, anti-microbial, and anti-fungul propeties; it’s a highly effective oil to keep on hand. Rub it on a cold sore, apply it to insect bites, add it to your lotion to make a theraputic foot cream, etc.

Quick Tip: In a glass spray bottle, add 15-20 drops of tea tree oil, fill the rest up with distilled water. Use this to spray countertops, sinks, etc. to help ward off germs. Excellent for this time of year!

Beauty from the Inside Out!

We’ve all heard the advice before… “Drink more water”.  There’s a reason for this sound advice; especially in a climate like ours! Water plays a vital role in the skin’s detoxification process and aids in many other crucial functions of the body and skin. Many of us are walking around completely dehydrated without even realizing it! Dehydration can lead to everything from skin irritations, to headaches, fatigue, digestive problems, body odor, etc.

The type of water you put into your body can be just as important as increasing your water intake. It’s important to be aware of, not only what’s in your water, but also what’s not. Reverse Osmosis is one of the most beneficial processes and types of water and you can find it just about anywhere! Most every local supermarket has a water refillable water dispenser; making it both convenient and economical.

For those of you who have a hard time drinking water, try infusing it with different types of fruits and or vegetables. Using seasonal produce can be a fun twist to make it easier to get your daily H20! Below are a few combinations that are both delicious and healthy…

- Lemon/Cucumber: Thinly slice lemon and cucumbers, cover with ice and water, enjoy!

- Orange/Fresh Mint: Thinly slice oranges and add fresh mint leaves, cover with ice and water, enjoy!

- Lime/Mint/Cucumber: Thinly slice limes and cucumbers, add fresh mint, cover with ice and water… enjoy!

Another helpful and tasty tip is to blend fresh fruit and freeze into ice cube trays… strawberries, rasberries, and pineapple are particulary wonderful!

No matter how you do it… we encourage you to start drinking more water. Your skin and body will thank you!

Skin Treatments and Products

At the Rose Clinic we offer a variety of treatments and products to help with just about every skin care concern. With so many options out there it can be overwhelming to decide which route is best for you. Working with a skin care professional can help this process seem much less overwhelming and give you a customized plan to achieve ultimate results. 

- Skin Care Products: Using a good skin care regimen, with products specifically tailored to your concerns, can be highly beneficial. With so many skin care products on the market (and each claiming to be the best) this can seem a bit daunting. But skin care does not need to be complicated. Using a few key products and maintaining good skin care habits can go a long way! Call to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our skin care specialists today (801)-375-7673.

- E-Matrix: Not many people have heard of the E-Matrix. However this treatment produces amazing results!!! It helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and helps with everything from fine lines, scars, stretch marks, and overall skin tone and texture. Many of our patients have experienced incredible results with this treatment; especially used in conjunction with a good skin care regimen.  This treatment is also ideal for those patients who suffer from toothpick or acne scarring.  

- Laser Facials: There is, unquestionably, nothing that can compare to a laser facial especially when treating hyper-pigmentation and age spots.  This procedure is ideal to do in the fall and winter months as heat and sun can hinder the results and make your skin harder to treat.  

- Chemical Peels: Doing a chemical peel, whether individually or in a series, can help a variety of skin care concerns. Whether you are wanting to treat a specific skin concern, like acne or hyper-pigmentation, or you are just wanting to exfoliate and brighten your skin; chemical peels are a great option. Chemical peels can help further increase the benefits of any skin care products you use by aiding in better absorption.

- Botox/Fillers: If you are looking for a noticeable change immediately a filler may be right for you.  Whether it be Radiesse, Juvederm or Belotero we have a filler that will fit your needs.  A quick in office procedure will produce great results you can see immediately and last up to a year.  You can treat smile lines, laugh lines, furrow lines, hollow under eyes, depressed scars and you can also increase lip and cheek volume.  If you are concerned with wrinkles on your forehead, around your eyes or in between your eyes Botox would be the right choice for you.  After injections you can expect improvement in as little as 3-5 days with results that can last up to 4 months.  

You can find more information on all of these treatments if you visit our website at http://www.theRoseClinic.com or please call our office at  (801) 375-7673 for a complimentary consultation.

Bright, Beautiful, Skin!

With changing seasons comes changing skin. Skin undergoes a tremendous amount of stress during weather and temperature transitions; leaving skin dry, dull, and congested. Many people are frustrated with their skin and looking for something to revive and re-energize it. Now is the perfect time to focus on skin brightening and overall skin health.

We are proud to now offer the Skin Medica Lytera Brightenining System. Lytera is a non-prescription, non-hydroquinone skin brightening product that minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots. When used as part of a daily regimen, you will see brighter, more even skin tone and texture. Even if you don’t struggle with skin discoloration you can still benefit from this transforming skin care line. And who doesn’t want more luminous and beautiful looking skin?

Using a good skin care regimen, in conjunction with medical skin treatments, can give you unparalled resuls! For a limited time buy any Lytera Skin Brightening System ($250.00), and Receive 3 Complimentary Chemical Peels or Facials!

Call today to schedule your appointment (801) 375-7673 or visit our website at www.theRoseClinic.com for more information.

Peel back the new you

Do you suffer from Melasma, hyperpigmentation, acne, acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles? We have something that all of you will love! It’s a medical-grade combination peel, that is safe for all skin types. The application takes about 30 minute in-office, and results are noticeable after just one peel. To achieve dramatic results, a series will be required. I personally have hyperpigmentation, and after just two peels I’ve seen awesome results.

Spolighting Acne…

Are you one of the 85% of people that struggle with acne? Many of us think that acne is primarily an issue that is associated with puberty; but acne is not restricted to any age group. In fact, it is becoming far more common to experience acne or problems with your skin as an adult. Adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s – even into their 50s- can develop acne. This is due to many factors, but hormones are usually the main culprit; as hormone fluctuations are just as eratic in our adult years as they are in our teenage years.

However, the good news is that scientific research has led to many new product options and changes in existing treatment options. Acne is not permanent and there are a wide range of solutions for each individual skin type and specific skin concerns.

Working with a skin care professional can help you narrow down your options and seem less overwhelming. No matter what your age or particular skin challenges are; we feel confident we can help you achieve your best skin! Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained skin specialists. We hope to see you soon!

CareCredit

Have you ever considered cosmetic procedures but thought is just wasn’t in your budget?  CareCredit has a variety of great options for cosmetic procedure financing.  Whether it’s surgery or skin care products you can use your CareCredit card!  They have multiple options with 0% interest, or if you would rather a lower monthly payment you can spread the payments out longer and have a set 14.99% interest.  Applying is quick and easy, you can visit www.carecredit.com or follow the link on our website www.theRoseClinic.com.  Please call our office at (801) 375-7673 if you have any additional questions.

IS Clinical Active Serum

I love this product! It’s one of my favorites that we sell here at The Rose Clinic. Some of the amazing benefits are that it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, diminishes the appearance of photo-aged/photo damaged skin, acne, melasma and congested pores. It also smoothes and softens skin texture.

Botox injections in jaw

Did you know that Botox can effectively treat jaw pain and over use?  If you find yourself clenching your jaw so much it creates pain, makes it hard to chew or makes your jaw stiff then Botox may be a good option for you.  Dr. Rose injects a very small amount of Botox into your jaw muscle to help relax it.  I had this procedure done last week and can’t believe the amount of relief it provided.  My jaw no longer aches, my headaches have subsided and it is much easier to chew.  This is a quick and effective in office procedure, to see if it is right for you please call our office at (801) 375-7673!