Monthly Archives: January 2014

Skincare Product Spotlight: Nectifirm®

RVC Skincare is proud to offer one of the best skincare brands to our patients, Revision Skincare. Curious about what products might be right for you? We will be doing a product spotlight once a month to showcase these effective skincare solutions. If you have any questions about the products discussed or are interested in a tailored skincare solution, call us at (775) 329-3100

Nectifirm®

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This treatment is formulated specifically for firming the neck and décolletage.96% of patients experienced a firmer neck with Nectifirm®. This best-selling neck cream contains plant extracts, antioxidants and unique biotechnological blends that work cohesively to create a smoother, firmer, younger-looking neck.

  • Helps the skin appear more firm and lifted
  • Reduces the appearance of rough, crepe-like skin
  • Lessens the look of fine lines and wrinkles

Who benefits – All skin types.

How to use:

Using upward strokes, gently apply a dime-sized amount onto décolletage, working your way up the neck to the jawline. Use twice daily, morning and evening. Follow with Multi-Protection Broad-Spectrum SPF 50, or Intellishade®(Original or Matte).

Frequently asked questions 

Why do I need a neck cream. Can’t I use my face moisturizer? The neck ages differently than the skin on your face and requires its own unique, topical anti-aging technology. Facial moisturizers will only provide minimal benefits and anti-aging results on the neck.

What ingredients help to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the neck? Nectifirm® is formulated with peptides and several potent extracts that help skin appear firmer and smoother. It contains a unique blend of Bamboo, English Pea Extract, Silica and Glucosamine, which has been shown to hydrate and tone the skin.

What are some of the most common signs of aging on the neck? The most common signs of aging on the neck include: slackened skin, crepiness, horizontal necklace lines, turkey neck appearance, platysmal bands, fat accumulation and mottled skin appearance (Poikiloderma).

Key Ingredients

  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Baker’s Yeast), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide & Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-6. Helps skin appear more firm and lifted.
  • Algae Extracts. Helps skin retain moisture and elasticity.
  • Ceramide 2. Enhances water retention and reduces skin dryness.
  • Bamboo, Silica, English Pea Extract & Glucosamine. Smooths skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Dihydromyricetin (from Wax Myrtle Shrub).Reduces the appearance of rough, crepey skin.
  • Vitamins C & E. Helps skin appear brighter and more even toned.

Before and after photo

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How To Treat “Bacne” (Back Acne)

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Most of us have suffered through the occasional pimple or breakout, many of which appear on our face. But, another region that sometimes doesn’t get as much attention is the back. Many men and women suffer from back acne find it  uncomfortable to be in a bathing suit or show their back in public. Back acne isn’t just limited to your actual back, it can spread down your back onto your buttocks as well as wrap around to your chest area.

 

This acne is similar to facial acne in both its symptoms and its treatments. Unfortunately, people who suffer from sever facial acne are also more prone to suffering from acne in other places on their body as well. Acne forms when pores or hair follicles become clogged with dead skin and oil. Therefor, it makes sense that acne can come from wherever there are sebaceous glands (the glands responsible for the production of sebum, or oil—and hair follicles). Blemishes can appear almost anywhere on the body except the palms of your hands and soles of your feel. Acne on the body poses another challenge because it can be harder to control than facial acne since the skin on your body is thicker and has larger pores that can become clogged. Plus, these areas are often clothed, which means your skin has constant contact with the oil it produces.

 

You obviously can’t stop your skin from secreting oil and clogging your pores, but you can help prevent body acne by cleansing your skin properly.

 

Our skincare expert Joelle Greene offers some quick tips to battle body acne:

 

Exfoliate.

Invest in a coarse rag or loofa to exfoliate your skin in the shower, be sure to keep this clean and wash with antibacterial soap often.

 

Change clothes post-workout.

Moist, sweaty clothing like a fitted sports bra or jersey are a breeding ground for bacteria that can clog pores. Be sure to shower and swap out your clothing for something clean and lighter after you work out.

 

Change your sheets more frequently.

A fresh change of bed sheets will ensure you’re sleeping on a clean and bacteria-free zone. Many times our body heat increases with sleep which can cause us to sweat and blog our pores

 

There are many body washes on the market not that will help treat body acne, however, it is best to visit a specialist and determine your course of action to properly tackle your acne. Like everything in life, it will take some research, diligence and possible lifestyle changes, but body acne can be managed.

 

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Understanding Spider Veins

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Many times spider veins can be seen as solely a cosmetic problem- posing no real threat to a person’s health and well-being. While the potential health threats of spider veins are slightly less than varicose veins, it’s important to understand what causes them and know that if left untreated, spider veins can cause some serious physical discomfort.

 

What they are:

First of all, spider veins are tiny blood vessels that appear beneath the skin in twisted patterns of red, blue or purple veins. In 25% of cases, spider veins are a secondary condition caused by vein disease or varicose veins. For this reason, it is important to consult a board certified phlebologist for a thorough diagnosis and look at your treatment options.

 

What are the risks?

Hormonal changes, especially in women, are the likely causes of spider veins., especially during pregnancy and menopause. As the veins become weaker, blood may begin to pool and cause the formation of unsightly spider veins. There are some lifestyle habits that could lead to spider veins as well. Inactivity is a leading lifestyle cause for spider veins, because the veins in the legs are not supported by muscle and structure and freer blood circulation takes place. Not drinking enough water, smoking and drinking alcohol are also major contributing factors. If you suffer from spider veins, it is important to discuss your treatment options and help prevent more from appearing.

 

For any questions about treating spider veins, contact Reno Vein Clinic (775) 329-3100

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Do I have Rosacea? And Is It Treatable?

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Do you notice excessive redness around your nose, cheeks, chin and forehead? Do you constantly feel like you look flushed and can’t seem to cover up the redness, even with makeup? Well, you might be the sufferer of a very common skin disease, rosacea. Rosacea typically appears as little bumps or pimples over red, blotch skin that generally is located in the nose, chin and forehead region. Rosacea can also cause burning and soreness in the sufferers eyes and typically appears in persons over the age of 30. Some people even say that having rosacea keeps them from feeling confident at work or in social situations.

 

What Causes Rosacea?

 

Experts are not exactly sure what causes rosacea to appear. They know that something irritates the skin, but rosacea doesn’t appear to be an infection caused b bacteria, rather a persistent irritation, and seems to run in families. The pattern of redness on a persons face make it easy for a doctor to diagnose rosacea, and most of the time, medical tests are not even needed. The skin disease often flares when something causes the blood vessels to flare-up, causing them to expand, which then causes redness. Some triggers can be exercise, sun and wind exposure, hot weather, stress, spicy foods, alcohol, and hot baths.

 

What Are The Symptoms?

 

  • A flushed, red face with sensitive, dry skin that may burn or sting.
  • Small bumps and pimples or acne-like breakouts.
  • Skin that gets coarser and thicker, with a bumpy texture.
  • Dry, red irritated eyes.
  • In rare cases, rosacea may cause permanent effects, such as thickening of the skin on your face or loss of vision.

 

How Is It Treated?

 

  • Redness and breakouts can be treated with pills, such as low-dose antibiotics like doxycycline and skin creams that contain medicine.
  • Redness from tiny blood vessels can be treated with lasers.
  • Dry, sensitive skin can be protected with products for sensitive skin.
  • Thickened or bumpy skin on the nose or face can be treated with cosmetic surgery.

 

It is most important to visit your doctor or dermatologist to determine if you suffer from rosacea, and together you can determine your best coarse of treatment.

 

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