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Product Spotlight: A.G.E. Eye Complex by SkinCeuticals

Good Morning, bright eyes!…. or maybe not so much. For many of us, long days, short amounts of sleep and just plain aging can cause our eye area to appear dull, dark and puffy. Thankfully the skincare masters at SkinCeuticals have whipped up this miracle worker to help diminish sallow eyes. Now, that sounds like a bright future ahead!



The details:


The signs of intrinsic aging, caused by internal factors such as hormonal shifts and metabolic slowdown, are most evident in the delicate eye area. A.G.E. Eye Complex is a three-dimensional treatment that contains a unique combination of ingredients to dramatically improve dark circles, wrinkles, and puffiness caused by intrinsic aging.

  • Proxylane™ reduces wrinkles and crow’s feet
  • Blueberry extract helps prevent future wrinkles and crow’s feet
  • Complex of flavonoids and synergistic peptides reduces the appearance of dark circles and diminishes puffiness and under-eye bags
  • Optical diffusers improve radiance in tired, dull eyes

You can purchase A.G.E. Eye Complex as well as other amazing SkinCeuticals products at Reno Vein Clinic. Not sure what product is right for you? Our resident skincare expert, Joelle Greene can help prescribe the best product for whatever issues your skin may face.

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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




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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Do I have Rosacea? And Is It Treatable?



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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What Is The Treatment Process For Botox?



Botox can seem a little intimidating if you don’t know what the actual procedure entails.  Here’s some basic information about how easy the procedure and recovery can be!


Before the Treatment


  • Schedule a consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for Botox.
  • You will then be asked about your goals to determine where to administer Botox- to do this, you will be asked to move certain facial muscles in your brow area. The location, size and use of the muscles that create furrow beneath your brows can vary among individuals.
  • This is the time to ask any questions you may have about expectations or how long results typically last.
  • It is also important to discuss goals and tailor a plan for what you would like to achieve.


The Treatment


  • Administering Botox does not require anesthesia. However, if you are uncomfortable, you may have an area numbed with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
  • You will receive a few tiny injections of Botox directly into the muscles that cause moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.
  • The entire treatment lasts approximately 10 minutes.


After the Treatment


  • No downtime is needed- you’re ready to get on with your day after!
  • Your skincare expert will give you specific aftercare instructions.
  • Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness- should they become extremely troublesome, contact a professional (though this is usually not expected).

Overall, Botox is a quick procedure with minimal discomfort and downtime! Results that can last from six months to a year which include improved fine lines and softened wrinkles on the face. We know you’ll love your results! To schedule an appointment with Joelle, please call (775) 329-3100.

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Winter Skincare Tips From Head to Toe



Winter can be the bane of our skin’s existence. We often struggle with cold weather, wind chaffing, and dry skin. While some of us just accept these changes as typical signs of winter, you don’t have to be one of the sufferers! We have tips on how to keep your skin soft, moisturized and hydrated during the winter months.


Smooth as you sooth:

Extra-dry skin like on dry upper arms can trigger a flare-up of keratosis pilaris, that annoying rough skin. Try a lotion with salicylic acid to exfoliate dead cells around your hair follicles and reduce the appearance of bumps.


Handle with care:

To prevent chapping parched hands, embrace wipe-off, soap-free cleansers and alcohol-free hand sanitizers.  Experts say that they are less drying than washing repeatedly with soap and water. When you do wash, choose a moisturizing soap-free cleanser or a hydrating antibacterial gel, then slather on lotion right away.


Glove up:

Anything that creates an occlusive barrier (i.e., traps moisture) on skin helps lotions and creams soak in. So slip on some cotton gloves over lotion to help moisturize parched hands. Even wearing them for an hour can really soften up your skin.


Just add honey:

To soften stubborn dry patches on rough elbows and knees, opt for a rich, hydrating scrub. A simple mix of honey and sugar works great!


Exfoliate lightly

Pick super-gentle exfoliators if trying to moisturize your chest and back. We like tiny rounded polyethylene microbeads, this will help brighten dull winter skin on your face and body.


Treat feet at night:

Before bedtime, gently buff away calluses with a hydrating scrub or pumice stone, and apply a thick, buttery moisturizer while feet are still damp, then wear socks overnight.

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Cleaning Makeup Brushes to Keep Your Skin Clear



Ladies, many of us wear makeup.  Some of us use our hands to apply it (which should always be clean to prevent the spread of bacteria to your face from your hands), while others rely on makeup brushes or sponges. One of the most important things to prevent blemished skin that is often overlooked, is regularly cleaning your makeup brushes. Leaving old makeup on them and then reusing them without cleaning creates a breeding ground for bacteria. It also can transfer bacteria back into your makeup.



Washing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine. You wash your face, your body and your clothing; you should most definitely be adding washing your makeup brushes and sponges into the mix. Luckily, cleaning your makeup brushes is quick and easy. The first step is picking up a brush cleaner and spritzing after each use, you can find products at Sephora and Target for this. Once a week you should give your brushes a nice deep clean (note that brushes will need a few hours to dry after deep cleaning, so it’s best to clean them after you’ve applied makeup for the day).


Here is what you’ll need to properly clean your brushes and sponges:


  • A shallow bowl
  • Gentle clarifying shampoo or baby shampoo
  • Your sink
  • A lint free cloth




  1. Begin by running your brushes under lukewarm water, rinsing out the residual makeup. Try to focus o the actual bristles while avoiding the part of the brush where the bristles are glued in, excess exposure to water over time can cause the bristles to loosen
  2. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and quirt a tiny amount of shampoo into it. Gentle swirl your brush tip in the water, you can also swirl the brush tip in the palm of your (clean) hand and work up a lather
  3. Rinse the brush tip under running water once again. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the water runs clear from the brush
  4. Use a cloth to wipe your brush clean, reshaping the bristles as you go
  5. Lay your brushes flat on a cloth to dry


And there you have it! A cleaner brush, means a cleaner face! And BONUS! Cleaning your brushes also helps your make-up brushes last longer too!


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Product Spotlight: Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion



Looking for a daily antioxidant that offers protection and brightens the skin? Well, look no further! Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Joelle Greene, RN recommends the Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion. It’s great for all skin types and is a wonderful way to protect your skin from dryness this winter.

These Vitamin C lotions are formulated with the newest, highly stabilized form of Vitamin C for healthy, radiant skin. The 30% formula contains one of the strongest concentrations of Vitamin C available.

  • Contains THD Ascorbate, a very powerful form of Vitamin C
  • Brightens dull skin
  • Provides a full line-up of antioxidants, including Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Includes the latest stabilization and delivery technologies
  • Moisturizes and conditions skin with naturally derived Squalane

Who benefits – All skin types.

To purchase the Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion or to see the entire Revision Skincare Collection, visit Reno Vein Clinic!

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