Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th
What to get Dad for Father’s Day this year? Steer away from the usual “man gift” and try the gift of a relaxing facial at LaserSpa. Razor burn will be gone and his face will feel refreshed and renewed. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help your skin look younger.
Gentleman’s Facial: specifically targeting men’s skin type. Customized for a gentleman’s specific skin needs, a deep cleansing is followed by an exfoliating scrub and extraction. The treatment concludes with a cool, soothing mask to balance and hydrate your skin, also helping alleviate shaving irritation.
Don’t forget…summer is upon us. Look and feel your very best on the beach with a CoolSculpting treatment.
25% off each Cool Body Sculpting treatment (for a limited time).
Skin damage is no joke. Sunblock is the only answer. Especially when it is caused by the sun. UVA and UVB rays can be detrimental to the way your skin ages. Exposed areas like our hands, face and chest often take the brunt of the damage. Over years of sun exposure, you may start to see changes to your skin like sunspots, wrinkles or discoloration. These changes can be dangerous!
What is a sun spot?
Sun spots aren’t necessarily dangerous but they’re not attractive. Unlike freckles, sun spots can occur on any type of skin that is exposed to UV rays. Sun spots are more like age spots, where they come in over time and are typically found on the hands and face rather than the rest of the body.
At LaserSpa of Tampa Bay, we use professional lasers that can only be used by qualified personnel. Depending on your initial consultation, we may recommend an anti-aging skin treatment with lasers, or a combination of many of our skin treatments.
Most of our treatments require sun avoidance, which is why we recommend what we carry at our location. For the best sunblock, try SkinCeuticals UV Defense SPF 30 on your face and hands.
Have you heard the buzz about this new ink technique that lasts only two weeks? It’s called inkbox. Invented by two brothers, this kit gives us a mock tattoo until the stain disappears.
That’s right, it’s a stain and it’s made from fruit so it’s organic (bonus). The Canadian brothers, Braden and Tyler Handley are onto something. Temporary tattoos have been around for ages in henna form and even Cleopatra dabbled in permanent makeup. Suffice to say this isn’t a new invention, but it is something that’s turning heads.
While ordinary tattoos actually stain the second layer of skin or Dermis, an inkbox tattoo only stains the first layer of skin or Epidermis. So, after several showers the tattoo naturally fades through the exfoliation process. You can literally have an arrow pattern one day and a star tattoo the next.
It comes in black only so options are a bit limited. Formula 2 is currently being funded, but once in production the kit is extremely affordable at roughly $20 a design.
For those who are a bit gun shy – and we don’t blame you, we’re in the business of removing bad tattoos this may be an option to satisfy your ink cravings.
The short answer is no. Even worse, the FDA warns that these products can actually cause irreparable damage to your skin. Our clients are always looking for the most effective and affordable way to remove unwanted tattoos, and at $35 and up for a one-month of skin bleaching lotion the cost of laser tattoo removal is less than the cost of these ineffective creams that are marketed as tattoo removal kits.
What types of tattoo removal creams are out there?
Here are a few brand names of recognizable tattoo removal systems:
Wrecking Balm Tattoo Removal & Fade System – $35.99
Tat B Gone Tattoo Removal System – $68.81
Tattoo Removal Cream 3 Step Action: Profade – $69.95
But after months of application after repeat application, do the products actually work in three easy steps as they claim? No. It’s impossible to remove tattoo ink at the second layer of skin with just a magic potion. These creams cannot penetrate beyond the first layer of skin – leaving behind a streaky look from small changes in your skin’s penetration. There is no way these creams can actually destroy the ink where it is located.
What say the FDA?
The FDA also regulates and approves laser hair removal for consumers. According to the FDA, just one laser treatment is not enough and some tattoos may require six to ten treatments. As technology improves, however, these treatments are fewer and farther between.
At LaserSpa of Tampa Bay, we utilize a combination of lasers, including the latest PicoSure Laser tattoo removal technology, to develop the right removal plan for you. Check out this CBS News video all about PicoSure and how is fast becoming the quickest option for tattoo removal.