Facial Services By Appointment Only - Aiken. SC - 803 747-2255
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A Younger You Skin Care Specializes In Customized Facial Treatments and Skin Care Education.
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*Skin Classic Treatments
*Help developing a personalized home care routine using RA and SS skin care products.
AYU is a certified provider of Skin Classic to treat minor irregularities, such as sebaceous hyperplasia, broken capillaries, cherry angiomas, milia, keratosis, large blackheads, Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) skin tags, and acne pimples.
Hormonal fluctuations are responsible for a multitude of actions in the body, including regulating growth, metabolism, digestion, sleep, and skin function and texture.These fluctuations can result in noticeable changes in the skin, most commonly hyperpigmentation and acne.
While men can develop hormonally-induced hyperpigmentation, the American Academy of Dermatology cites 90% of all cases of melasma (the most common type of hormone-driven hyperpigmentation) as occurring in women.
Cause. The process by which the skin produces pigment (melanogenesis) is complex and can be provoked by hormonal fluctuations or cutaneous inflammation. Hormonal shifts in the body can include: oral contraceptive use, pregnancy, lactation, hormone replacement therapy or perimenopause, and thyroid or hormone disruptions. Inflammatory triggers can include: UV exposure, acne breakouts, bug bites, dermatitis or friction.
Treatment. Melasma is a challenging condition to treat because there is no definitive cause for the characteristic jagged and patchy pigmentation. It is crucial that patients follow a consistent treatment regimen that includes gentle ingredients to avoid creating unnecessary irritation in the skin.
Hydroquinone is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved skin lightener with proven efficacy in improving signs of hyperpigmentation on the skin. Chemical peels are also an effective addition to a hyperpigmentation treatment plan, being performed as often as every three weeks until improvement is shown. However, hydroquinone and chemical peels are commonly contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation—the time when many women develop melasma. For patients who can not use hydroquinone, look for ingredients including: arbutin, kojic acid, lactic acid, azelaic acid, rumex extracts, licorice extract, mulberry extract, undecylenoyl phenylalanine and phenylethyl resorcinol.
Bear in mind that those who are pregnant, may become pregnant or are lactating should consult their OB/GYN prior to adding any products or treatments to their regimen. Developing a comprehensive regimen that includes multiple ingredients listed above will target the melanogenesis process at many different steps and will help reduce the appearance of pigment on the skin—and further prevent its formation.
While acne can occur at any age, the most common period is during puberty, when the body’s hormones are going through dramatic fluctuations.
Cause. Triggered by a chain reaction, hormonal acne usually starts with the 5-alpha reductase enzyme that is responsible for the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT stimulates androgen receptors at the base of the follicle, resulting in a swelling of the sebaceous gland and a surge of sebum production. Therefore, the more DHT present in the skin, the more likely the occurrence of acne. Additionally, cortisol—the stress hormone—can contribute to breakouts by releasing neurotransmitters that increase sebum production and inflammation in the skin.
Treatment. Due to the volatility of hormonal changes, hormonally induced acne can be difficult to control. Consistency is key in patients with hormonal acne; ensuring balance in the skin with a regular skin care regimen reduces the risk of future breakouts.The combination of daily care products and professional treatments can encourage dramatic, positive change in the patients’ acne breakouts by increasing cell turnover, decreasing bacteria and oil production, introducing anti-inflammatory ingredients and enhancing circulation. Knowing the mechanism of action in ingredients is vital to recommending the right products to your patients.
An antibacterial cleanser containing liquid benzoyl peroxide (BPO), gluconolactone, salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) can be beneficial. BPO instantly penetrates the pore, eliminating bacteria trapped in the follicle.
An alcohol-free toner containing AHAs with anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants should also be recommended. AHAs in toners help further reduce the impaction of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.
Corrective products containing BPO; salicylic, azelaic, kojic and lactic acids; licorice extract or retinoids should be recommended. Salicylic acid is less irritating than BPO and works by breaking down oil in the follicle and providing antibacterial benefits.
An antibacterial and anti-inflammatory moisturizer is helpful for acne. Daily use of a lightweight antioxidant and broad spectrum sunscreen designed for breakout-prone skin should also be recommended.
Due to hormone volatility, hormonally driven hyperpigmentation and acne can be extremely challenging to treat. The most important element in treating any skin condition is compliance with a regimen. Incorporating a variety of active and key ingredients that are proven efficacious for specific skin concerns is vital to improving and preventing the development of hyperpigmentation and breakouts over time.
Jennifer Wild, DO, is a national educator for PCA Skin. An osteopathic physician/surgeon, Wild is board-certified in family practice and has served as a medical director for medical spas throughout Arizona. Since 2004, she has pursued an interest in esthetics, including dermal injections, laser and professional skin care treatments.
A Younger You Skin Care in Aiken, SC, has offers customized anti-aging facial treatments and personal skincare product consulting for all skin types for over 15 years.
Personal skin care consulting services are available to help develop a personalized skincare routine to get professional results at home using Rhonda Allison and Skin Script product
All treatments are designed to help you reach your facial goals and bring your skin back to a healthy youthful state.
Facial treatments are given by a licensed esthetician who has experience working aging skin concerns that affects both men and women. As well as problems associated with ethnic skin, like uneven skin and dark spots.
What makes A Younger You Skin Care unique? You receive your customized facial treatment in a private, relaxing studio, listening to serene spa music, enjoying the scented aromatherapy atmosphere.
Most clients will fall asleep during their service. You may be assured, your service will never be rushed or abruptly ended because of time.
Facial Services By Appointment Only - Aiken. SC - 803 747-2255
alice p 06/2020
You can be assured that you will get the upmost care and attention when you enter A Younger You! Lois is a professional who strives to give you a wonderful experience with expert results. I am a monthly customer and I look forward to each session. I leave with my skin feeling and looking younger. I highly recommend Lois for anyone looking for an Aesthetician who is knowledgeable and caring!
Holly W. 12/3/2019
I have visited Lois monthly for at least 10 years now and am so thankful that I found her. I'm 67 years old, work full time and am under constant stress. She's a fanatic about skin - constantly researching products, services and mixing it all with lovely relaxation techniques. I feel wonderful when I finish my facial, and I look so much younger. My friends and clients cannot believe my age - wrinkles? age spots? blocked pores? Nope, don't have any of that! Thank you Lois! You're the best!
My experience with Lois has always been excellent. My skin has visibly changed due to the treatments and products. So pleased with the results!
Nikki P. 11/15/2019
My sister referred me to Lois, her facials are amazing. They are almost as relaxing as a massage. I finished my treatment series and I'm very happy with my results. I joined her monthly membership program so I can keep seeing her. I recommend her to my friends now.
Hope M. 12/20/2017
Lois has been my esthetician for about 20 years. Her service and knowledge is impeccable and I have not been able to find another esthetician that can offer the same. I still contact Lois for any skin issues I may have and she ALWAYS is able to treat and cure the skin issues especially the issues the dermatologists could not resolve.She is the best and puts in alot of time for research to make sure she offer the best products and services to her clients based on the client's skin and symptons.
Nashia F. 10/19/2016
I went to A Younger You Skin Care for help for my dry skin. Lois, the skin care specialist went out of her way to help me. I was impressed with her knowledge of skin care. Her recommendation of Rhonda Allison products helped my skin. My skin looks better every day. If you want the best skin care advice, go see Lois at A Younger You Skin Care Center.
Sharyn W. 9/3/2015
I knew when I first started getting regular facials with Lois that I would enjoy it as a "treat" for myself and find it relaxing, which it certainly has been, every time! However, what I have been really pleased about is all the comments I have been getting on how nice, smoother, younger, and healthier my skin looks. At least five people in the last month alone have told me that my skin looks great! Thank you, Lois! ----Sharyn