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Accutane

Well, I hate to be the barrier of bad news, but the side effects can be worse than the cure.  Accutane is a very toxic drug.  Many people get through it just fine initially and many don’t.

The lucky ones experience the side effects fast, early in their taking of the drug.  That means they will get off it and have the opportunity to heal.  Others, go through a round, or even rounds of the drug and seem to suffer no side effects, initially.  However, as they age, many begin to exhibit side effects later in life.

Based on our experience, we have clients that have been on rounds and rounds of Accutane and they are still suffering from acne, along with the side effects.  The most common and irritating side effects are chronic  headaches, dry eyes, skin and a dry mouth.   The dryer the mouth the more prone you are to cavities.

We have a Non-Toxic solution at LED Skin Care Spa.  No drugs, no downtime, no irritation and no side effects other than your skin clearing up.

Believe me, we understand your pain, People will do anything to clear up their face, we totally get it. But know that are safer alternatives to drugs that can leave your permanently unhealthy.

These are just some of the side effects this article will reference.  Accutane Side Effects Depression
Depression
Sadness
Suicide
Liver Damage
Fatigue
Bloating
Yellowish Skin
Ulcerative Colitis
Crohns Disease
Abdomen Pain
Rectal Bleeding
Fever
bloody Diarrhea
Birth Defects – if you get pregnant on Accutane you are required to abort the baby.
Crying Spells
Can’t Sleep
Can’t Concentrate
Thoughts of helplessness
Wanting to hurt yourself
Wanting to kill someone
Hallucinations
Felling Worthless

Please consider the side effects of this drug.  Do your research.  There are solutions, we can help.

Some of the things we suggest are to:
Avoid white foods – sugar, flour, dairy, cheese
Drink water – 100 pound person should drink 50 ounces daily, 1/2 your body wt. in oz.
Take probiotics – build your immune function
Rest – 6 to 8 hours daily
LED light treatments
Prescribed home care

We can discuss more when we see you.  Call us today for a Free Consultation 972-378-0291
We love putting the smile back on your face!
LEDskinCareSpa

 

 

 
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Xenoestrogens

Xenoestrogens

Xenoestrogens are chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body, and are endocrine disruptors that alter the normal functioning of our hormones.  Xenoestrogens mimic our own natural hormones, targeting organs like the breast, uterus, the neurological system, our development and get stored in our fat cells.

Estrogen dominance is a term we’re hearing more and more. Symptoms of estrogen dominance are expressed in issues like miscarriage(s), infertility, endometriosis, early puberty,  breast, prostate, testicular cancers,  and even diabetes!

How can you avoid xenoestrogens when they are everywhere and in everything?  By becoming aware of where they come from is a good start.
* Plastic water bottles
* Tupperware
* Birth Control Pills
* Nail Polish
* Pesticides is the short l

Parabens in skin care and sunscreen  used as a preservative.  Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylaparaben, Propylparaben.

Food.  Things to avoid.  Microwaving food in plastic, using and refilling plastic water bottles, plastic wrap, any plastic water bottle that has been in high heat or sun exposure and then using it to freeze liquid for later use.  Red dye No. 3.

There is so much more.  Become informed, educate yourself on the dangers of Xenoestrogens.

What is a Xenoestrogen?

 

 

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Natural Masks for Acne

What do Yogurt, Aloe, Coconut Oil, Almond Milk, Honey, Cinnamon, Strawberries and Lime Juice all have in common?  They are great natural acne solutions for your summer time blues acne breakouts.  Yes, summer is harder on acne than winter.  Ever wonder why?  We explain why here.

Here are some soothing, cooling, solutions for summer time acne flare ups.  Many of these ingredients are in your kitchen already.

Here are the “Do it Yourself” recipes all spelled out from other Estheticans.  Enjoy!  LEDskinCarePlano  We hate acne too.

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Acne in the summer….

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.  Ever notice you acne gets worse in the summer months.  Ever wonder why?  Stress, HEAT and Hormones are big triggers.  Of course diet, hydration, sleep and genetics play their role too.  So, What can you do about it?  Young or Older, we all need to do the best to control our stress levels, avoid heat exposure (hot saunas, hot workouts, hot/spicy foods all are triggers), and keep our hormones in check – stress plays a big role on hormones.

Here are some other great tips for Back to School acne control from

Avoid the Back-To-School Acne Flare-Up

Follow these tips and tricks for an acne-free school year:

Avoid a high-carb diet.
This means no white sugar, white potatoes, or white flour. Instead, choose beans and sweet potatoes, and eat tons of fresh fruits and vegetables. Above all else, steer clear of beer!

Get 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Being tired stresses the body, raises your cortisol levels and aggravates acne.

Don’t cram for exams.
Study a little every day to avoid stressing out before your test.

And while you’re studying…
Don’t touch your face. Try putting band-aids on the tips of both index fingers to stop mindless skin picking.

Leave that baseball cap at home.
“Acne mechanica” is acne caused by dirty caps rubbing against sweaty foreheads.

Don’t pick at your acne.
Instead, roll an ice cube over the zit as soon as you notice it. The ice will help bring it to the surface or make it calm down and go away.

But if you must pick, do it the right way.
Make sure the zit is really ready with a white head before attempting to pop it. Read our step-by-step instructions for what we fondly call “Bathroom Surgery.”

Stick to a good skin care routine.
Make sure to pack products with benzoyl peroxide to keep in your gym locker or take to college with you. Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) is the most effective ingredient for killing acne bacteria on-site, and if you really want to get serious start on our Inflamed/Itchy Acne Kit-to-Clear for a complete, no-brainer home care routine. If you have back acne, also use our specially formulated Clearing Scrub that is strong enough to penetrate the thicker skin of the back and chest, leaving your skin clear from head to to

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LED for Rosacea

LED for Rosacea can be effective for long and lasting results.

Lasers and IPL can improve the appearance and even reduce the visible capillaries on the face, but new ones will eventually surface. Regular repeat treatments are needed, which becomes very expensive. Additionally, these treatments (Lasers and IPL) can exacerbate the thinning of the dermis, which lowers the circulation and immune system of the skin. The dermis is where the protein fibers of youth, collagen and elastin are formed; so thinning the dermis will also speed up the aging process of the skin*.  LED light, on the other hand, is a very good and effective treatment for rosacea.

At the LED Skin Care Plano, our protocol has been effective at soothing and clearing the skin of Hand Held LED inflammation and breakouts.  In addition, our clients enjoy the anti-aging benefits of our LED lights which are no match for hand held devices containing 15 to 40 LED’s.  Our devices are medical grade devices, with over 1500 LED’s delivering fast, effective, calming results in just 20 minutes.  To achieve what we do in 20 minutes could take up to 2.5 hours with a hand held, home device.  However, If a hand held device is all you have access to, it’s better than nothing at all. Clients enjoy relaxing, calming, soothing LED treatments at LED Skin Care Plano for quick, fast results.  

Red LED light Treatments

The Benefits of LED are many and include but not limited to:
+ Cellular Regeneration
+ Increases RNA & DNA activity
+ Reduction of telomeres of DNA in cells
+ Improved circulation
+ Boosts formation of capillaries, delivering more oxygen throughout the body
+ Aids in the body’s natural healing abilities healing
+ Aids metabolic weight loss
+ Helps metabolize body fat
+ Detoxification

Therapy for Pain Relief
+ Wound Healing
+ Herniated and bulging discs
+ Muscle related back pain
+ Osteoarthritis
+ Fibromyalgia
Painful Side Effects from Radiation and Chemotherapy for Cancer Patients
+ Pulled and strained muscles, Muscle spasms
+ Inflammation
+ Nerve injuries
+ Sports injuries – Bone fractures and chips, sprains, tennis elbow etc.
+ Neck pain and stiffness

Skin Rejuvenation
+ Wrinkles and fine lines
+ Tightening and firming (non-surgical face lift alternative,)
+ Blemishes and redness
+ Anti-aging
+ Age spots and hyperpigmentation on face, hands, neck
+  Acne scars

The list goes on and one….you can’t go wrong receiving LED light treatments.
Call us today for a consultation.  972-378-0291

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Rosacea

Do you look like you have a sun burnt face all the time?  Chances are you could be one of over 16 million people in the U.S. who suffer from Rosacea.   If you, or someone you know, is constantly dealing with a red, flushed face, chances are you too could be suffering from Rosacea.  Symptoms appear as:
* Inflamed capillaries 
* Increasing redness of the skin
* Dilated blood vessels leading skin damage
Papules, pustules and nodules

Many believe it’s a mite that lives and then dies on the skin that causes your skin to become red and inflamed.

The medical community states that Rosacea is not curable, however, at LED Skin Care we have been able to help many Rosacea Clients calm and clear their skin with LED light treatments, along with proper home care.

So if you are one of the many who suffer from Rosacea don’t hesitate, call us for a Free Consultation and let’s get you holding your head up high and smiling again!  972-378-0291. 

In the mean time, try and avoid some of the triggers of Rosacea.  Some factors can aggravate rosacea or make it worse by increasing blood flow to the surface of the skin. Below are some of these factors:

  • Hot foods
  • Hot drinks
  • Caffeine
  • Spicy foods
  • Dairy products
  • Extremes of temperature
  • Sunlight
  • Humidity
  • Wind
  • Stress, anxiety, anger, embarrassment
  • Vigorous exercise
  • Hot baths
  • Saunas
  • Corticosteroids
  • Some medications – such as those for treating high blood pressure
  • Acute medical conditions – such as a cold, cough, or fever
  • Some chronic medical conditions – such as hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Alcohol – alcohol does not cause rosacea, but it can be a trigger for people with the condition. Rosacea is not caused by alcohol abuse.
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Red LED light for Dry Skin

Red LED light for Dry Skin proves effective for collagen and skin elasticity too.

Dehydrated Vs Hydrated

Red LED light therapy. Use of the red LED light can improve all aspects of dryness and dehydration. The red LED light can improve barrier function by increasing oil production and skin perspiration to enhance the hydrolipid film.1 Although an adequate barrier will not ensure proper hydration; generally, proper hydration cannot exist without a functional barrier. Additionally, red LED light will help improve function in the dermal layers. Red LED light therapy has been shown to “trigger repair mechanisms that stimulate fibroblast activity and new cell growth for tighter, rejuvenated skin.1” This increase in activity boosts collagen and other proteins that are critical for the skin’s ability to retain hydration. This increase in important skin proteins simultaneously improves elastosis caused by chronic dehydration. – Learn more here.  

Multi-weight hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is well-known as one of the most effective skin-hydrating ingredients. However, it is not always used to its potential when only one type is included in a formulation. By featuring multiple weights of hyaluronic acid, different aspects of hydration and skin health are addressed. Normally, when hyaluronic acid is discussed, medium weight is the type talked about, which helps draw moisture to the skin for general hydration. The introduction of a low-weight hyaluronic acid allows hydration to penetrate deeper and more quickly in order to aid in improving elasticity. Additionally, a high-weight hyaluronic acid sits nearer to the surface of the skin and acts similarly to a dermal filler, helping improve surface hydration, and make fine lines and wrinkles appear less visible. This technology can be put to use by choosing serums and moisturizers that incorporate multiple weights of hyaluronic acid. –

 

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Mansfield, TX

  • Sherry K.
  • Mansfield, TX

11/28/2012

I went to the LED skin care center and enjoyed a relaxing, informative session. The heat lamp was incredibly soothing to my tired achy muscles. The facial that I received was one of the best in my life. The very informed lady who owns this business was delightful. She truly has a passion for healing and keeping people from getting sick. I completely enjoyed my session and did not feel pressured in any way to purchase products. I was given the information and could make the appropriate decisions for myself.   I will definitely be back!

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Longview, TX

  • Lisa N.
  • Longview, TX

8/14/2013

I loved the Soqi Bed and wraps! I did a 30 minute session and 1 wrap and lost 6 inches! I live out of town but i loved it so much I am adding the Soqi bed to my business in East Texas. I would tell anyone interested to go do a session you will be a believer too!!

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