Not exactly sure what LED Light Therapy is or even does for your skin? Don't worry, you are not the only one!

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Hi Loves!

I get this question a lot from clients. Even after we have had a few sessions that they still may not really understand what an LED treatment is all about. So I thought maybe I would try to explain the theory behind this amazing treatment and the Award Winning device that is used in the clinic.  

Based on NASA research, the Celluma delivers blue, red and near-infrared light energy to safely address a wide variety of conditions, including acne, wrinkles, and pain. Each wavelength is absorbed by different molecules that act as a signaling mechanism for different cellular processes. For example, some reduce inflammation and some kill bacteria, while others enhance localized circulation. The unique flexibility and design plus extra-large light panel facilitate effective energy absorption by tissue and molds closely to the face and body for more optimum outcomes.  Celluma is the only single LED panel device FDA cleared to treat with 3 discreet wavelengths simultaneously.

Blue, red and near-infrared are the most commonly used wavelengths in LED phototherapy. These specific wavelengths are well researched and scientifically proven to produce therapeutic benefits. Blue penetrates through the epidermis and is known to kill P.acnes bacteria. Red penetrates into the dermal layer and has been shown to enhance collagen and elastin production through photo-biostimulation of fibroblasts. Near-infrared penetrates deepest and increases micro-circulation (tissue repair), decreases inflammation and attenuates pain.

Celluma is ideal for use following laser, micro-needling, peels, injections and much more. We love to include this treatment in all of our packages but are now offering this as an independent series options. If you are interested in our series pricing for Celluma Phototherapy please email us to learn more. 
 

XOXO,
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ONE DEVICE | MULTIPLE BENEFITS ▲

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FOUR PROVEN TECHNOLOGIES

MYSKINBUDDY is the revolutionary facial device that utilizes four proven technologies to help you achieve a clearer complexion, brighter and even skin tone, and a more youthful appearance. 

  • Ultrasonic Vibration
  • Ion Care
  • Photon LED therapy (Light Emitting Diode)
  • Thermal Heat Therapy

How It Works: Enjoy six convenient, ready-to-go settings. No adjustments needed. Just press and go.

1.    Deep Cleanse and Exfoliation Mode. This setting lets you experience a gentle yet deep and squeaky clean through ion care while thermal heat therapy, ultrasonic vibrations, and red LED light therapy help break up dead skin cells and promote more oxygen in your skin for an immediately brighter, smoother, and tighter complexion.

2.    Acne Care. Whether you have cystic, mild or hormonal acne issues, this setting should be in your routine. Blue LED light therapy has been clinically proven to kill P. acnes bacteria that leads to acne formation. This mode also uses ultrasonic vibration and ions to help push your acne products deeper into the skin and break up dead skin cells that may be trapping oils.

3.    Calming and Brightening. This setting is wonderful for individuals who suffer from hyperpigmentation and redness. Green LED light therapy has been shown to help fade dark spots, brighten skin, and reduce redness. Take advantage of the added ions and ultrasonic vibrations in this mode as well, and use a lightening product suggested for your skin type and speed up the results.

4.    Skin Rejuvenation and Anti-aging. Take your serum and moisturizer to the next level with this setting. The combination of a red LED light therapy, ultrasonic vibrations, and ions will deeply infuse your skin care into the dermal layers for optimal nourishment. Pay attention to how plump and radiant your skin will feel and look after the first treatment and see long-lasting results with continued use.

5.    Multi-symptom Therapy. Most people have more than one skin issue. Do you have wrinkles, dark spots, and acne? No worries, we’ve got you! Use this setting that offers all three lights plus product infusion via ultrasonic vibration and ions.

6.    Photosensitive and Ingredient Infusion. Not in the mood for a disco of lights tonight? Try this setting that offers a light-free option with ultrasonic vibration and ions to help you infuse your serum and moisturizers.   

So, now that you can enjoy a quality, routine maintenance of your skin from the comfort and convenience of your home, are you ready to cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, and renew your skin daily using just one device?

 

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Is Your Skin Experiencing Change Due To The Georgia Heat?

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Hi Loves! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far :)

For the past few weeks, I personally have been experiencing change in my skin. From clogged pores to breakouts due to the excessive heat and sweat. I have been attending outdoor events, which have caused my skin to become more prone to breakouts. Most of you all know that one of my biggest issues I deal with is breakouts on my chest, however, this is mainly due to stress and going through the ups and downs of what I like to call the "human condition". But what I have noticed is that my face has become really vulnerable to acne due to our Georgia summer and so I figured that if I am experiencing these issues I am certain that you may be too to some degree. This is why we are now offering Seasonal Skin Health Checks to our current clients. If you are interested in a Seasonal Skin Health Check please fill out the form below. 


XOXO,
Saira

 

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Men's Skin Health - Dermaplaning For Men? But of Course! ◮◍

We often are asked the question whether guys can get a Dermaplane treatment considering their coarser facial hair and beards. The answer is, Yes!

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment which offers some of the same exfoliating benefits as microdermabrasion, however, there is quite a difference. Dermaplaning offers less discomfort and also removes vellus hairs or “peach fuzz” from your face, leaving your skin smooth all over.

Why is this treatment necessary? Because the buildup of dead skin and microscopic hairs can make your complexion appear dull, flaky, and can even cause breakouts due to clogged hair follicles and pores. Which is why this form of mechanical exfoliation is essential for maintaining an even, healthy glow. Additionally, Dermaplaning allows product penetration. This ensures that your products can enter the skin without any barriers

What if you have a beard? If you happen to have a beard we are still able to exfoliate the surrounding facial and neck areas that are hair free. We treat the forehead, cheeks, chin, and neck so there are ample areas that can be treated. In addition, this treatment is ideal for men suffering from folliculitis and can be combined with a chemical peel or an enzyme peel and LED Light Therapy.

How can a guy prepare for this treatment? Men would need to shave the day of treatment. In addition, they would not be able to shave until 7 days post-treatment and will be asked to refrain from using BHA or AHA's for 7 days post-treatment as well. Any form of acids or retinol could potentially cause the skin temporary damage and irritation.

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So the takeaway is that for all you gents interested in dermaplaning it doesn't matter whether you have a beard, or you are smooth shaven you can still benefit from this specialized treatment. 

If you are interested in trying out a dermaplane treatment contact us at 404-496-4091. email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com or fill out the form below. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. 

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Men's Skin Health - The Ultimate Dad's Guide To A Minimalist Skincare Regimen ◮◍

Men are the simplest creatures out there - so they say! If it isn't coming from a relationship standpoint then yes they are simple beings that are pretty easy to understand and require less then their female counterparts for the most part. For most men, skincare is the last on their priority list. However, as they start to age they too are starting to think more and more about skin health and age preservation. We have compiled a short list of must-haves for the most minimalist of guys. And in light of Fathers Day 2018 approaching, we know that a minimalistic skincare regimen is a must-have for the modern busy Dad. The products must be no-nonsense, age-defying with minimal effort ◮◍  

1. Cleansers - This is the most important product as this helps to cleanse the skin while being condition specific if directed to the right product. For example, aging skin would benefit from the Ageless Total Facial Cleanser as it contains Glycolic which is an AHA and resurfacer as well as Retinol. Retinol is a key component in any anti-aging regimen however some guys would rather have it bundled into another product instead of in a night cream which it is often found in.

2. Exfoliation - A good exfoliator is also ideal as it helps with skin buildup and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to resurface. This option can be optional if your cleanser happens to have either an AHA or BHA. 

3. SPF - SPF is king. This is imperative for everyone. The best approach would be to purchase a moisturizer with SPF such as Prevention+ Daily Moisturizer SPF which contains Zinc and helps to protect from UVA and UVB. 

So the takeaway is that you don't need so many products to keep your skin healthy. Especially if you are more of a less is more kind of guy 😘 So if your skincare routine and lifestyle habits are not in alignment and If you are overwhelmed with the options out there don't be! You don't need so many products. They just have to work with your lifestyle and also be condition specific. We love multifunctional products + minimal effort 👌 If you are in need of a new approach book a free consultation today 😘 

If you or your Dad are interested in a new skincare regimen contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. 

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XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

Key Ingredients That Drive Your Skincare | Part 1. Retinols

We discussed in prior blog posts how beneficial Peptides, Growth Factors as well as Vitamin C are to your skincare routine. Now we will explain in this three part blog series why it is beneficial to include Retinols, Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA), Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) as well as various Antioxidants to your skincare arsenal. These are all powerful ingredients that will drive your skincare game to the next level. 

Retinol is one of the most powerful ingredients you can include in your skincare routine. Retinol is Vitamin A and it's effects on the skin has been proven to speed up cell turnover, boost collagen production, reduces acne and acne scarring, decreases hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles as well as keeping your pores clean and unclogged.  Retinols are best used at night as this is peak time for cell turnover. While using a retinol product you can be more sensitive to the sun, so it is mandatory to always use an SPF. In addition, it is important to note that retinols do cause your skin to be dry if you use too much or you are new to retinols, so be sure to use sparingly and to include a hydrating daily moisturizer as well as an SPF to complete your morning regimen.  

Recommended Products:

If you are a Retinol newbie, AGELESS Total Repair Crème is a perfect introductory Retinol Product to try. Ageless Total Repair Crème supports collagen synthesis while preventing moisture loss from the epidermal layer of the skin. It Improves skin’s texture and tone without irritation, while it hydrates, brightens and reduces redness. An added bonus is that it protects skin from oxidative stress.

For all you Retinol pioneers AGELESS Total Overnight Retinol Masque is a great product to try out as well. Ageless Total Overnight Retinol Masque supports collagen synthesis while preventing moisture loss from the epidermal layer of the skin and continually hydrates skin. This breakthrough treatment masque transforms skin’s appearance while you sleep and includes multi-action technology, which continuously releases hydrating microspheres of marine collagen to lock in moisture and delivers retinol deep into the skin to support intensive collagen remodeling.

Regardless of which retinol crème you decide to go with, we always recommend to all new and experienced Retinol users to always use an SPF and for newcomers to invest in the Vital C Hydrating Repair Crème for morning use. This product is great for the morning for extra hydration and Prevention 50+, which is a great SPF option and does not leave your skin with a greyish tint like most SPF's have a tendency to do. 

If you have questions about Retinol products you can always contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

 

 

Give Love To Your Skin + Lips This Valentines Day | HydraFacial + Perk Special 💋💖

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As Valentines Day is approaching we wanted to offer some fun treatment specials that are more focused on self-love. These treatments are for the self but can also be a great gift for a loved one 💖 

HydraFacial with LED + Complimentary Perk Treatment $149 ($275 Value) 

What it is: HydraFacial and it's unique serum delivery system puts this skin treatment into a category of its own.

What it is formulated to do: This multi-step treatment cleanses, exfoliates and extracts to get rid of impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time quenching skin with vital nutrients like antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid.

What Comes With The Treatment: Adding to the treatment LED Light Therapy to help boost collagen synthesis and reduction of inflammation. In addition we are including a complimentary Perk Lip Treatment. 

Perk Lip Treatment $45 ($50 value)

What it is: Lips are smoothed, moisturized and perfectly primed with this express service that will leave your pout ready for the night out.

What it is formulated to do: Lip Revitalizing Serum uses key ingredients such as peppermint oil and peony extract to gently exfoliate, hydrate and lightly plump lips.

What you take-home: You take-home ½ of the Lip Revitalizing Serum to apply on your lips, day and night, or whenever your lips need a hydration boost. Plus, protect your pout with Hydrating Lip Balm SPF 30* that locks in moisture.

 

"iS" It Valentine's Yet? What Are Your Favorite Services That Help You Prep For The Special Day? Special Offer Inside 💋

What are some of your favorite Valentines day services that help you prep for the days events?

We personally love iS Clinical skincare regimen and prior dermaplane sessions for the smooth dewy glow! 

Curious about our Dermaplane Facial Treatments? Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment and offers some of the same exfoliating benefits as microdermabrasion, however, there is quite a difference. Dermaplaning also removes vellus hairs from your face which is alternatively known as “peach fuzz” to leave your skin smooth all over. One great thing about dermaplaning is that it exfoliates the dead skin cells, which allows for product penetration. This ensures that your products can enter the skin without any barriers 💋

Peace, Love, Wine + Perk LIP | Valentine's Specials 💋

Hey Atlanta Loves!

This Valentine's give back to your Skin + Lips with our HydraFacial + Perk LIP Specials. Currently we have two specials that will be great leading up to the special days events.

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Valentine's Specials 💋

  • Perk Lip Treatment $45 ($50 value)
  • HydraFacial with LED + Complimentary Perk Treatment $149 ($275 Value) 

Curious about Perk LIP and HydraFacial?

Get smooth and perfectly primed lips with key ingredients such as peppermint oil and peony extract that lightly plump your pout. Lips are smoothed, moisturized and perfectly primed with this express service that will leave your pout ready for the night out. You take-home ½ of the Lip Revitalizing Serum to apply on your lips, day and night, or whenever your lips need a hydration boost. Plus, protect your pout with Hydrating Lip Balm SPF 30* that locks in moisture. HydraFacialMD deeply cleanses, extracts, and hydrates the skin through super serums filled with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. Includes LED Light Therapy. Plus you get to try out Perk LIP complimentary and take-home care.

If you have questions about Perk LIP or our HydraFacialMD treatments you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

That Dewy "iS" Glow | All Day + All Night ◮◍

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Hey Lovies!

If we could recommend two products that will instantly give you clearer + brighter looking skin and that dewy healthy glow it would have to be iS Clinical's Active Serum and Youth Complex. The duo is simply an amazing combination. 

Active Serum has an invigorating coolness when you apply the liquid serum to your skin right after a freshly cleansed face. Preferably with Cleansing Complex. Its a perfect treat to waken your sleepy skin, especially in the morning. Active Serum is an amazing 3 in 1  and we all know that products that can address many issues at once is ideal for the minimalists lifestyle ▲ Active Serum will target Hyperpigmentation, Aging as well as Acne. The results are instant and noticeable after the first use.

Youth Complex is the product to follow Active Serum. This Complex will reduces fine lines and wrinkles, provides immediate and long-term improvements, firms and tightens, smoothes and softens, provides antioxidant protection, stimulates collagen synthesis, is paraben-free and adds that ever so envious glow that we all skincare junkies love so much 🙌

If you are more so focused on an overall anti-aging system then iS Clinical AGE-DEFYING KIT will be a good solution that will address the look of fine lines and wrinkles, provides nourishing hydration, and supports long-term goals for visibly firmed skin. Not only does it include the two products discussed, but also includes the Clearing Complex, Active Serum, Youth Complex, Eclipse SPF 50+ and Youth Intensive Crème. All of the goodies 😊

If you have questions about these iS Clinical "dewy glow" products you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

Atlanta's Late Night Recovery Kit 🌃 🙈

Okay, Atlanta lets talk about the morning after. The morning when we are in bed possibly throbbing with a headache from our random trip to our local late night hotspots or to the many local breweries we are so lucky to have now. We all know Atlanta folks love to have fun, which sometimes leads us to have later than normal weekend nights out with friends 🙈

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Lack of sleep can cause our skin stress and can be intensified when we overindulge in festive activities, more so than normal. Sometimes it can be caused by hitting the bed so hard that we forget to wash our face and sleep in our makeup. All of these weekend activities tend to leave our skin compromised, however, we have compiled a list of skin recovery products that can help you get your skin back to normal come Monday!

Let's begin with our favorite in-clinic or take home quickie. Image Skincare's Biomolecular Anti-Aging Radiance Mask is simply the best! We love to use this on a Sunday to help restore balance and hydrate the skin. This works wonders for seasonal breakouts that are caused by excessive coldness and dry air and is perfect to keep on hand during the winter months. In addition, this sheet mask is perfect for clients that have stressful jobs and are constantly traveling. This mask infuses volcanic water, brightening botanicals, peptides, and antioxidants to reinstate your skin’s most relaxed, plumped-up look. 

For post weekend "face-funk" or that post "grimy face-funk" feeling, AGELESS Total Resurfacing Masque is by far our go-to for texture, smoothening and blemish control. You can really feel this product working as it has a bit of a sting and heat to it. We consider this product an instant chemical peel that includes a blend of glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids, which tackles impurities and excess particulates while vitamin C helps brighten, reduce the appearance of dark spots and strengthen skin. Great for your Sunday skin recovery session ▲

If your skin has become dehydrated and dull from the weekend then a good skin saving serum is the Ormedic Balancing Antioxidant Serum. This serum restores balance to your skin and brings back the equilibrium to your complexion. This serum contains lactic acid to moisturize and refine skin, and with organic Japanese green tea, polyphenols and a copper-complex peptide to reclaim your healthy, dewy glow. This would be a good addition to your Sunday session and can be applied right after the Anti-Aging Sheet Mask or the Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque followed by a hydrating moisturizer 🙌

Finally to address a random pimple or a breakout cluster use Clear Cell Restoring Serum to spot treat or for an all over clean. Restoring Serum is very lightweight and helps to rebalance oily skin without drying it out. This oil-free formula helps restore balance while providing a mattifying effect and minimizes the appearance of pores. Aloe and allantoin help calm skin so any picking or popping that may have taken place will not be agitated even further.

If you have questions about these late night recovery products or are curious about the lines we carry you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

 

A Minimalist Approach To Skin Health ▲

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How many products will it take before your skincare routine starts to become too time-consuming? 8, 12, 14? With time being a constant constraint and skincare products saturating the isles of your local department store, it can feel overwhelming to pick the best home care. At Theory Aesthetics, we want to keep your guesswork to a minimum. This is why we select pharmaceutical grade products that are good for your skin. The system has already been set in place (pre-established), and the results are clinically tested for effectiveness.

If you are struggling with choosing the best skincare, a good approach would be to consult with a skin therapist. Most skin clinics will carry quality skincare lines and only offer a few options that they feel would be best for their clients. Department stores, on the other hand, tend to have more trendy cosmetic grade offerings. To be a bit more specific, being trendy certainly does not equal (equate) being effective. Also most often the price points in comparison to the ingredients in the product are higher. Unfortunately, consumers are just not exposed to skin clinics/med spas so most people will rarely understand the difference.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies skincare products into two categories: cosmetic and pharmaceutical. Pharmaceutical grade skincare products just as cosmetic-grade skincare are both used topically however, Pharmaceutical grade skincare are actually able to penetrate into the epidermis and into the deeper layers of the skin. Pharmaceutical grade skincare and its ingredients are able to affect change in the skin and go through a lengthy and expensive process just to be approved to sell to the public. Keep in mind that Pharmaceutical grade products can only be bought through a licensed professional as these products contain a higher percentage of active ingredients and are of higher quality. So you will need a professional to determine which products will be best for your skin type, condition, and concern. So if you are ready for a minimalist approach to skin health you may want to visit a local clinic for your skincare needs. Here are a few tips that can help you in your selection process.

1. Cleansers are a must, as they cleanse the skin of impurities along with the day's makeup. A great approach to buying a cleanser is having one be multifunctioning. Most cleansers should be balancing and able to thoroughly cleanse without stripping the skin of essential oils. A great option is iS Clinical Cleansing Complex as it is actually a 3-in-1. Cleansing Complex cleanses, removes makeup, as well as keeping the skin's PH levels balanced and is excellent for all skin types, ages, and skin conditions.

2. Say goodbye to your daily moisturizer and replace it with an Active Serum and an SPF. Combine these two products together to create your customized "active" daily moisturizer and UV protection will help to simplify your process. Utilizing a Serum for free radical protection and your SPF for UV protection to create your custom daily moisturizer with SPF. Serums penetrate into the skin and give more daily protection. iS Clinical has a great line of Active Serums and we love their Extreme Protect SPF 30. This combination is a new trend in the skincare industry.

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3. For those of you who cannot do away with a daily moisturizer, another cost and time savings approach is to buy a night creme that you can wear during the day as well. This is especially a great option for dry/dehydrated skin types as night cremes are more heavy vs. lightweight day cremes.

4. Also if you still are unable to fully commit to the products that your skin therapist has suggested for you, buying a trial kit in order to determine which products you like the most in a specific line is a great plan of action. Trial kits allow you to sample the core products and see if you want to buy the full-size products. Also if you tend to have a combination of skin conditions you can buy two kits that are skin condition specific and test the products out that way. We like this approach as you are able to tailor your home care while having access to the product lines your skin requires the most. 

With skincare, it is important to understand that in order to see the full benefit you must use the product for a full month to six weeks. This is due to the skin's natural turnover rate. A full skin turnover cycle is recommended unless the product is causing you serious irritation then it is important to discontinue use and contact your skin therapist. They will be happy to help you determine the cause of the reaction and help you find another suitable product.

If you have questions about our skincare approach or are curious about our lines that we carry you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

New Year + New Skin ▲ Spark Something Beautiful In 2018

With the new year approaching, new years resolutions are heavy on everyone's mind, however, skin health always seems to be the last on the priority list. Most often we tend to focus on our weight issues, unhealthy eating habits, excessive spending, or how we need to not be too much of a lush while out with friends 😉. But still, our skin always seems to be last on our list.  So how might one want to start caring for our ever so forgotten shell in the new year?

For starters, the best approach would be to connect with your local skin clinic and speak with a skin therapist regarding your skin concerns. They will help to put your current regimen into perspective and help you to determine if your system is working or not. The second step is to understand your skin's need for maintenance. We consider maintenance as monthly skincare treatments that help to keep skin looking youthful and give you that glow, while addressing dermal buildup and your specific skin conditions and concerns. Maintenance along with your home care regimen will ensure optimal skin health. In addition, do realize that your skin goals are attainable. Your skin therapist will help to create a quarterly and yearly plan so you can stay committed to the progress, and just like our eating habits and our fitness habits, it is a commitment.

Peels, Clinical Facials, HydraFacials and Home Care all help to ensure that your skin is glowing and healthy, which will minimize your need for foundations and concealers. This should be the goal, anyway. A common trend in the Instagram world that kind of blows our mind is seeing videos on makeup tutorials with girls that pack on tons of makeup, concealing such inflamed congestion, discolored and problematic skin. If only they focused more on the health of their skin and less about covering it up would they feel more confident about exposing their skin. They would find that the best feeling is to literally wake up without makeup and look damn good doing so. That's the beauty of skin health and it is ever so achievable.

If you have any questions about our maintenance programs and treatments you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. All single services are $30 off and All packages are 10% off now until December 30th. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

Coffee Is Not The Only Thing To Perk You Up 😍💋

Have you ever woken up in the morning to realize that you have run out of coffee? In a ravenous spree you open all cabinet doors and make a complete mess of the pantry. Yes it has happened. No shame in your coffee game. Well the Perk™ treatment is just as addictive. Perk™ from The HydraFacial Company allows you to exfoliate the delicate areas that are our eyes and lips in clinic then on-the-go. You will feel refreshed and hydrated long after you have left the clinic. 

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So what makes Perk so unique? Perk uses patented roller-flex technology to loosen dirt, oil and dead skin cells through gentle exfoliation while flushing and suctioning away impurities. At the same time, pores are gently flexed to replenish skin with vital antioxidants and nutrients. Each Perk purchase comes with two tips one for exfoliation and one for nutrient application. In addition, each Perk treatment container will have a little added skincare essential. EYE will include eye masks and the LIP includes lip balm, which makes this treatment and take home care that more awesome!

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Perk treatments are great for travelers as we all know how drained and moisture depleted our skin can get after a long flight. Perk helps you to reach areas inside the orbital rim and target those pores by infusing serums that can literally be applied right up to the lash line. Similarly Perk helps to nourish the lips as well as exfoliate them. If you are a fan of lip liners and long wear lip colors you must know and have experienced clogged pores along the lip line. This is due to the buildup from the lip products and lack of targeted treatments for the lips specifically. Perk is that treatment.  

We are offering Perk to all clients as a single stand alone treatment as well as an add-on service to select treatments. We have also included this treat into our Loyalty + Rewards program on select packages for our loyal clients. You will love this added bonus every month. In addition, you will get to choose your focus. Depending on your need that month you could either pick Eye, Lip or both. It's your Perk 😊

What we love about Perk Services:

  • 5 vacuum level settings for your comfort level.
  • 2 types of exfoliation tips: Clear tip for cleansing & blue tip for nutrient application.
  • Waste container displays skin’s impurities after treatment.
  • Treatment vial turns into take-home product for home-use applications.
  • Great for travelers.

If you have any questions about Perk treatments or our Loyalty + Rewards Program you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin.

We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. 

In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. All single services are $30 off and All packages are 10% off now until December 30th. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  Come meet + Grow with us.

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

Vitamin C, Peptides + Growth Factors - The Trifecta ▲ Growth Factors | Human vs. Plant Part 3.

The human skin consists of cells known as fibroblasts. These fibroblasts are what produces the growth factors that are a popular component of our skincare products. These Growth Factors are what helps to renew the skin naturally, aiding in proliferation, healing and cellular growth. All cells will create a Growth Factor but since we are speaking of our skin we will focus on fibroblasts specifically.

Fibroblasts have the ability to produce collagen and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is important for our skin to retain moisture in order for the skin cell to metabolize. Collagen builds the strength of the skin, giving it structure and reducing the appearance of aging and wrinkles. Within the nucleus of the fibroblast contains the DNA, which holds the skins specific functions and specific processes. You could think of DNA as our computer that houses our skins codes.
Our DNA needs to be activated by messengers from the outside of the cell. When the cell and DNA are penetrated it will create specific chemical reactions resulting in the activation of the specific DNA Gene.

Growth Factors are proteins and are one of the most powerful activators of DNA. Peptides are second on the list, which we discussed in the previous blog series Vitamin C, Peptides + Growth Factors - The Trifecta ▲ Put Some Pep In Your Skincare Game 💋 Part 2. So how is Growth Factors added to our skincare, you ask? Well, it is stem cells that make growth factors. So when stem cells are mixed into our skincare products by using a medium you have your growth factor product.

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There are different types of stem cells used in skincare, which include human and plant. Typically with products that use plant stem cells, these will be very high in antioxidant power. For example, Image Skincare has a variety of plant and fruit stem cells in most of their products. With human stem cells, the growth factors will send signals to the DNA to work and help heal our aging skin. For example The HydraFacial Company's CTGF™ Solution is a Vortex-Booster™ treatment that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has naturally derived human growth factors. Growth Factors again are natural proteins responsible for the skins healing process. Growth Factors help to minimize the appearance of fine lines, strengthen skin, and keep skin nourished. In general both human and plant forms are great to have in your skincare regimen. However for some clients who would find the human version less appealing, may need to ask for further clarification from their skin therapist as products or treatment descriptions will not be so detailed.      

So to clarify this a bit more, stem cells maintain and repair the tissue and create new cells in the skin. A stem cell can be derived from humans or plants, however, plant stem cells are for antioxidant protection and the extension of cell life as they are very rich in antioxidant power. Human stem cells are what essentially produces the actual growth factors and so fibroblast-derived is the best growth factors for skincare if you are looking to activate your DNA genes and produce change on the cellular level.

If you have questions regarding Growth Factors or Stem Cells in our skincare lines and treatments you can contact us at 404-496-4091, email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com or you can pm us on our facebook page. We encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin.

We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. 

In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. All single services are $30 off and All packages are 10% off now until December 30th. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  Come meet + Grow with us.

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

 

 

Have You Had A HydraFacial Yet? If Not Then You've Been Missing Out On Life. HydraFacial MD 💧 Detoxify | Rejuvenate | Protect

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We are excited to offer HydraFacial MD to our clients. If you have never had a HydraFacial you are literally missing out on life, seriously. These unique skin treatments will literally rock your face off and all of its impurities along the way 😉 

So what exactly is a HydraFacial Treatment? These specialized treatments are a unique combination of cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection. The treatments are most pleasurable and leaves your skin feeling alive and refreshed and can be done monthly. HydraFacial MD technology is a more superior skin resurfacing procedure compared to the traditional microdermabrasions, which we feel are very dated and not so enjoyable for the client.

If you ask anyone who has had a microdermabrasion, they will tell you themselves that that procedure is least on their spa favorites. Traditional treatments used crystals and suction to exfoliate the epidermis. If you are wondering how the HydraFacial MD works watch the video below:  

If you have any questions about HydraFacial MD skin treatments you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin.

We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. 

In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. All single services are $30 off and All packages are 10% off now until December 30th. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  Come meet + Grow with us.

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

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Vitamin C, Peptides + Growth Factors - The Trifecta ▲ Put Some Pep In Your Skincare Game 💋 Part 2.

Peptides are tiny molecules in your body that biologically send messages and signals for it to carry out a specific function. When we focus on our skin's response to a peptide then we can think of them as, in essence, our tiny army of anti-aging messengers. Since peptides are naturally produced and functions can vary based on the specific amino acid bond or pattern, skin science has come a long way in targeting specific responses that can be elicited by using these peptides in our products.

With peptides, we can elicit many responses that can treat a variety of skin conditions and concerns. Whether your skin is in the process of losing collagen, peptides are there to alert the skin to work at replacing the lost collagen. If your skin isn't in the natural process of losing collagen, then peptide enhanced skincare can actually help to trick the skin to produce more. Thus keeping you youthful.

Image Skincare is one line that offers peptide enhanced products in all of their collections. We were able to count roughly 18+ products that included peptides and they were specifically crafted for a specific condition and concern which coincided with the line. For example, the Iluma collection which is geared for hyperpigmentation has The Iluma Intense Brightening Eye Crème which includes a complex peptide that specifically targets these issues and "serves to increase the production of collagen in the skin, maximize the elasticity of the skin, and minimize wrinkles and fine lines. A trademarked complex diminishes puffiness underneath the eyes, and it combats inflammation. Some of the ingredients reduce the dark circles that form under the eyes, and other ingredients protect the skin at a cellular level."

So to sum it all up, your skincare selection should be specific to your skin condition and concerns as science has afforded us the ability to target issues using peptides. These issues can range from collagen and elastin regeneration, increased production of hyaluronic acid, wrinkle reduction and depth, pigmentation issues and dark circles as well as to even replicate the effects of Botox to help with facial wrinkles.

By targeting your own personal skin conditions and skin concerns you can figure out what peptide enhanced skin care products to purchase. Since peptides are very tiny and can penetrate into the epidermis quickly you will most likely see peptides in serums, eye creams, daily moisturizers as well as nightly repair crèmes such as the Ormedic Balancing Bio-Peptide Crème. 

If you have any questions about Peptide enhanced products you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin.

We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. 

In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. All single services are $30 off and All packages are 10% off now until December 30th. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  Come meet + Grow with us.

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

 

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Put Some Pep In Your Skincare Game 💋

 

"Peptides Are Our Bodies Tiny Army Of Anti-aging Messengers" 

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Vitamin C, Peptides + Growth Factors - The Trifecta ▲ For Skin Longevity Part 1.

Are you looking for a simple understanding so you can better choose your skin care regimen? We have targeted three ingredients that you should include in your at-home arsenal that is essential for skin health. The three power-packed anti-aging ingredients include Vitamin C, Peptides and Growth Factors.  During the course of the next couple of weeks, we will have a series of educational blogs to provide you info on these ingredients.  We will also tie each ingredient with the skin care product that has received excellent reviews; therefore, not only do we offer in-house services but also recommend you try it for yourself. 

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VITAMIN C ME UP!

 

Oranges have always been associated with Vitamin C.  Since childhood it has been instilled in us to eat oranges in order to get your Vitamin C. However, there are many fruits that contain more Vitamin C than oranges. Although refreshing, we don’t have to consume them to enjoy the benefits.

So what is so important about Vitamin C you may ask? Well, first off, Vitamin C is water-soluble and found in certain foods as our bodies do not produce it on it’s own.  Vitamin C is also known as L-Ascorbic Acid in the medical and scientific community. For those of us who are uninterested in scientific terms or can barely pronounce them, we like to keep things simple.

Vitamin C's role is to help aid in the production of collagen. Collagen is a type of protein needed to help protect us and to keep our bodily tissues vital. These vital tissues include our skin - the largest organ of the body. Tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, bones, and cartilage also requires protection and Vitamin C helps in regeneration.  When we age our bodies go through a degeneration process so it is important that we take care of ourselves.

Vitamin C essentially is an aid to help tissue growth and repair not only internally but externally too. It has antimicrobial properties and can help combat acne breakouts. Another benefit of Vitamin C is its Antioxidant properties, fighting free radical damage and photoaging. Vitamin C is also helpful in boosting metabolism and we all know that it builds immunity to help fight the seasonal cold.

So is the verdict out? Yes! We are literally in love with Vitamin C and this is why we are strong believers in topical medical grade skincare. With stable forms of Vitamin C Ester, the products that we are slightly obsessed with and think you should be too are as follows:

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iS CLINICAL

PRO-HEAL SERUM® ADVANCE+® features scientifically advanced L-Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), combined with a superior form of Olive Leaf Extract and pure Vitamins E and A. This powerful formulation significantly increases antioxidant protection while helping improve the appearance of compromised, blemish-prone, and aging skin.

BENEFITS: Provides extremely powerful antioxidant protection | Helps improve the appearance of blemish-prone skin | Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles | Helps revitalize the appearance of aging and compromised skin | Paraben-free

iS Clinical PRO-HEAL SERUM® ADVANCE+® leaves your skin feeling super supple. If you happen to suffer from dry/dehydrated skin or sensitivity, this serum will help. With the weather changing this will also help with seasonal dryness.

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IMAGE Skincare

 

Another favorite Vitamin C product is Image Skincare's A.C.E Serum which is a combination of Vitamins A, C, and E. The entire Vital C Line is simply amazing and is great for all skin types and conditions, including aging, sensitive, dryness, rosacea, hyperpigmented and acne skin.

Look out for our subsequent blog, specifically, on Image Skincare.  We will endeavor to provide you with a breakdown of all Vital C's counterparts. We also plan to do a giveaway of a trial kit of The Vital C Collection so stay tuned!

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PCA Skin

 

Finally PCA Skin is another one of those lines that you just cannot go wrong with. This line is one of our go-to's and we especially love the C&E Strength Max which can be used with a daily moisturizer. This is a good alternative for those who may have reactions to Vitamin A. This corrective daily serum can also be used with a night cream and has a potent blend of 20% vitamin C with 5% vitamin E. Like all good Vitamin C products it works to diminish hyperpigmentation, protects against free radicals, and will help aid in collagen production.

If you have a question about any of the product discussed you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtual or in-clinic. We love to talk skin.

We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com, follow us on our Instagram and Facebook for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions.  In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. Now and during the holiday season, we are offering all single service treatments at 20% off. We are also offering 10% off all our service packages now until December 30th. Come meet + Grow with us.

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team