QUESTIONS ON YOUR MIND
WHAT IS DERMAPLANING
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skincare treatment that involves using a surgical scalpel to gently scrape away the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz, from the face (No, your hair will not grow back thicker or darker). This process helps to exfoliate the skin, promote cell turnover, and improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin.
The treatment typically takes around 30 minutes and is painless, although you may feel a slight scraping sensation on your skin. After the treatment, your skin may feel smoother and softer, and any facial hair will be removed, leaving your skin looking brighter and more radiant.
Please remember, it is important to note that dermaplaning may not be suitable for everyone, and it's always best to consult with a skincare professional before trying any new treatments.
IS DERMAPLANING SAFE FOR ANYONE?
While dermaplaning is generally considered safe and effective for most people, there are certain situations where it may not be recommended. Here are some reasons why a skincare professional may advise against getting dermaplaning:
Active acne or skin inflammation: If you have active acne or other skin inflammations, dermaplaning can further irritate your skin and worsen the condition.
Skin sensitivity: If you have very sensitive skin, dermaplaning may cause redness, irritation, or even small cuts on your skin.
Use of certain medications: If you're using certain medications that make your skin more sensitive or thin, such as Accutane or Retin-A, dermaplaning may not be recommended.
Active sunburn: If you have an active sunburn, dermaplaning can further damage your skin and delay the healing process.
It's always best to consult with a skincare professional before getting any new treatments, including dermaplaning. They can assess your skin type and condition, and recommend the best course of action for achieving your desired results while minimizing any potential risks or side effects.
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body. These points, known as acupoints, are believed to correspond to specific organs and systems within the body, and the stimulation of these points is thought to promote the flow of energy, or Qi, through the body.
Acupuncture is often used to relieve pain, reduce stress and anxiety, improve digestion, and treat a wide range of other health conditions. The treatment typically involves lying down while the practitioner gently inserts the needles into the acupoints, and may involve a combination of manual or electrical stimulation to enhance the effects of the treatment.
Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner, and many people find it to be a relaxing and effective way to manage pain and improve their overall health and well-being.
IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE FOR ANYONE?
While acupuncture is generally considered safe for most people, there are certain situations where it may not be recommended or should be used with caution:
People with bleeding disorders: Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into the skin, which can cause bleeding in people with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia.
Pregnant women: While acupuncture is generally considered safe during pregnancy, there are certain acupoints that should be avoided to reduce the risk of miscarriage or preterm labor. It's important to consult with a healthcare provider who is trained in acupuncture before receiving treatment during pregnancy.
People with pacemakers or other electrical implants: Electrical stimulation is sometimes used during acupuncture, which can interfere with the functioning of pacemakers or other electrical implants.
People with compromised immune systems: People with compromised immune systems, such as those with HIV or undergoing chemotherapy, may be at increased risk of infection from acupuncture.
People with a history of seizures: Acupuncture can sometimes trigger seizures in people with a history of epilepsy or seizures.
It's always best to talk to a healthcare provider who is trained in acupuncture before receiving treatment, especially if you have any medical conditions or concerns. They can help determine if acupuncture is a safe and appropriate treatment option for you.
WHAT IS IV THERAPY?
Nutritional IVs are a type of treatment that involves giving vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream through an IV drip. This allows the body to absorb these nutrients more easily and quickly than they would through food or supplements.
The benefits of nutritional IVs can include:
Boosting energy levels
Improving immune system function
Supporting recovery after an illness or injury
Improving skin health
Helping with conditions that affect nutrient absorption, like Crohn's disease or celiac disease
Overall, nutritional IVs can be a helpful way to get the nutrients your body needs, especially if you have trouble absorbing nutrients through your digestive system. However, it's important to remember that nutritional IVs should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet or medical treatment.
WHO SHOULD NOT RECEIVE NUTRITIONAL IV'S?
Here are a few reasons why someone may not be a good candidate for nutritional IVs:
Allergies or sensitivities: If you have allergies or sensitivities to any of the ingredients in a nutritional IV, you may not be able to receive the treatment.
Medical conditions: Some medical conditions, like kidney disease, heart disease, or liver disease, can affect your body's ability to handle certain nutrients. If you have one of these conditions, you may need to avoid certain types of nutritional IVs.
Medications: Certain medications can interact with the ingredients in a nutritional IV, potentially causing harmful side effects.
Pregnancy or breastfeeding: Some nutritional IVs may not be safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
It's important to talk to a healthcare professional before trying nutritional IVs to make sure they're safe and right for you.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a small device with tiny needles to puncture the skin. This creates tiny punctures that trigger the body's natural healing response, leading to the production of collagen and elastin, which can help to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, as well as improve the appearance of the skin. Microneedling is a quick and minimally invasive procedure that can be done on various areas of the body, including the face, neck, and hands. It is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure that can provide a range of benefits for the skin, such as improved texture and appearance, as well as a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
WHO SHOULD NOT RECEIVE MICRONEEDLING?
While microneedling is generally safe for most people, there are some individuals who should avoid the procedure. People who have active infections, such as cold sores or acne, should wait until their skin has fully healed before undergoing microneedling. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid microneedling. People who have a history of keloid scarring or who are currently using blood thinners should also avoid the procedure or consult with their healthcare provider beforehand. It is important to discuss any concerns or medical conditions with a healthcare professional or skincare specialist before undergoing microneedling to ensure the procedure is safe for you.