Friday, July 23, 2010

Ithaca Dermatology



I am happy to announce that on Wednesdays I will be apart of the staff at Ithaca Dermatology. They offer many different type of laser treamtents:

VBEAM
Is a pulsed dye laser that delivers an intense but gentle burst of light into targeted areas. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or pigmented areas (melanin) in the dermis depending on the condition being treated. The skin being treated is protected by a cooling mist on the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. It increases comfort during the treatment. No anesthetic is required, but can be used. Results differ depending on the condition being treated & the number of treatments needed.

Treats: Brown pigmentation, Rosacea, Wrinkles, Angiomas, Poikiloderma, Facial & Leg Veins, Port Wine Stains, Warts, Scars & Stretchmarks

GENTLE YAG
This laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deeply into the skin tissue, where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. The skin is protected by a cooling burst of cryogen. Some may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described like the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. Topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment. The number of sessions depends on the target and the condition of your skin. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours.

Treats: Hair Removal (only dark hair), Leg & Facial Veins, Wrinkles, Skin Tightening & Beard Bumps

ISOLAZ
Uses a unique combination of vacuum & painless laser for clear, radiant skin free from acne, red & brown spots, sun damage & unwanted hair. Shows visible reduction in pore size, improved skin tone & texture. Once your treatment is complete, you are free to resume your normal activities & you can apply makeup immediately. Treats: All skin types.

Vacuum: Helps loosen & extract dirt, blackheads & excess oil from deep within the pores.

Painless Laser: Helps destroy acne-causing bacteria, even skin tone, improves sun damaged skin, facial redness, veins & unwanted hair.

Treats: Acne, Hair Removal (only dark hair) & Skin Rejuvenation

SMOOTHBEAM
This laser emits a light that is absorbed by water in your skin. As the laser penetrates into the skin, heat is generated in & around the sebaceous glands (oil glands) creating a mild thermal injury that changes the structure & function of the gland. Most report it to be mild with a slight snapping or stinging sensation like a rubberband. A cool mist is sprayed with each pulse. A topical anesthetic can be used. Mild redness may be seen and will subside within a day. Helps to renew skin by stimulating the generation of new collagen formation of the skin.

Treats: Acne, Acne Scarring & Wrinkles
(this info was taken from www.ithacadermatology.com)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Natural Baby Care

Did you know that Norabloom has three natural products that are wonderful for babies? Babies will go Goo Goo, Ga Ga over these items.

Organic Rosehip Seed Oil: Soothing oils for babies bottoms! My mommies swear by it for moderate to severe diaper rash. Also great for children's excema. A mom recommended our Organic Rosehip Seed Oil on MammaPedia.com

Chamomile Face Creme: We know it as our last step in our beauty ritual. Mommies love it for a boo boo creme or soothing baby's dry skin.

Jojoba Body Blend: This delicious oil comes in two blends: Clary Sage and Lime. Both are great for hydrating dry skin for everyone. After bathing baby, use the Lime Jojoba Blend, incorporate baby massage techniques. Learn more about baby massage.

My favorite local shop for babies: Jillian's Drawers.