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Fall Into Glowing Skin

Image Spa is offering some wonderful Fall specials in October.

Clean skin is the first step to healthy skin, so take advantage of the 15% off special offered on all cleansers.

See your skin glow by exfoliating the sun damaged skin from summer by adding a Microdermabrasion treatment.

Act now to get our special of $80 per treatment a saving of $20 !

Last Chance To Save

86364 w150h177Receive a $15 gift card by referring a friend to Outer Image Spa. Receive a $20 gift card when you book an appointment for you and a friend. Act now, offer ends in 4 days. Share this on your Facebook account and receive an additional $5!!

 

 

 

 

Dark Spots Have A Bright Future

Visit the website to see the special offer of the Lightening Lift Treatment

Eliminating Brown Spots Even Out Your Skin Tone with Good Care Many people develop brown spots on their skin over time, especially if they've had a trauma to their skin or spent much time in the sun. The term for these spots is hyperpigmentation, which describes an excess of pigment in the skin. Often an early sign of aging, they may first appear on the backs of hands. These spots can be faded, but patience for the process is required because repeated treatments will be necessary. It takes regular use of sunscreen to keep hyperpigmentation from returning. (Note that hyperpigmentation is different from hypopigmentation, which appears as lighter spots on the skin). Hyperpigmentation arises when melanin in the epidermis becomes irritated, so to speak, and increases production, darkening the outer skin and becoming visible at the skin's surface. Regularly scheduled professional treatments, combined with a proper home care regimen, can calm the production of melanin and lighten the skin. Hyperpigmentation takes different forms. These include: Freckles/lentigenes.These are the result of an inherited tendency; exposure to the sun will darken their color. Solar lentigenes.These darkened spots on the skin that some call age spots indicate overexposure to the sun that has resulted in ultraviolet light damage. Melasma.Melasma is a response to hormone changes, such as those caused by birth control pills, pregnancy, and menopause, resulting in facial spots. Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.This is the direct result of an injury to the skin. The body's response to injury is inflammation. Some think this inflammation reprograms melanocytes to be hyperactive and to produce more melanin. It affects men and women equally. Some common pigmentation- causing injuries include: abrasions, cuts, and wounds; acne lesions and cysts, excoriations (picking pimples); aggressive chemical exfoliation (peels); aggressive extraction; ingrown hairs; insect bites; scratching; sunburn; and waxing. There is another type of hyper- pigmentation that is more diffused and appears as an overall darkening of the skin, rather than in patches and spots. This condition should be cared for by a dermatologist, as it may reflect a disease or systemic problem, like Addison's disease or scleroderma.) Causes Hyperpigmentation can be caused by certain prescription drugs, like antibiotics, antidepressants, barbiturates (depressants), and chemotherapy drugs. Some over-the-counter laxatives with phenolphthalein and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen, can cause hyper- pigmentation. Be sure to record your use of these drugs on the intake form (or on an updated health history) when you arrive and verbally mention them to your esthetician before beginning a treatment. Occasionally, people mistake darkness under the eyes for hyperpigmentation, but this condition is a reflection of the blood vessels through the surface of the skin. These circles have a variety of causes and can sometimes be treated with peptides. While hyperpigmentation generally affects all races, some forms of it appear more often with certain skin colors and tones. For example, melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation are more prevalent in darker skin. Solar lentigenes are more prevalent in lighter skin (ninety percent of white adults older than 60 have age spots); they also are more common in women than men. Prevention It's very important that you follow the instructions of your skin care professional in preparing for any skin treatments. Your skin care professional will take steps to avoid inducing pigmentation when he or she performs chemical exfoliation, extractions, or waxing. For example, you may be advised to undergo preliminary treatments or to use skin care products, or both, for several weeks before chemical exfoliation (peels) or microdermabrasion. This preparation will reduce the odds of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and give you better treatment results when you do receive peels or microdermabrasion. To prevent sun-induced hyper- pigmentation and other skin damage, sunscreen is the most important product to use. Diligent use of sunscreen can prevent further sun damage, but it cannot repair damage already done. Experts strongly recommend using generous amounts of SPF 15 (or higher) sunscreen at all times, reapplying it every few hours. Sunscreens with avobenzone, titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide provide the most complete coverage. Even more importantly, sunscreen reduces ultraviolet light exposure, which reduces the risk of skin cancer. Treatment As a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), I am trained to help address questions you have about your skin and to work with you to determine the most useful care that meets your needs. The treatment of brown spots can be highly effective, but it takes a bit of time. Professional treatments for hyperpigmentation may include chemical exfoliation or micro- dermabrasion in combination with topical products. Or, topical treatments may be used alone. Your esthetician can best determine what will bring you the greatest results. Again, following the directions for home care after professional treatments is very important to your success. Make the most of the time and money you've invested in your treatments by following up on your esthetician's instructions.

A Summer Gift For You

Buddy up this summer!

Refer a friend to the Outer Image Spa in July and August and you will receive a $15 coupon for any service over $30

Book an appointment with a friend and you will receive $20 off your service and your friend will also receive $10 off their service.

This is a great opportunity to escape to a charming place to spend time with a friend, mother, daughter etc.

(Expires:8/31/2015 Guests must be new customers . Alll services must be over $30)

Lightening Lift Treatment

126562 w150h222Lightening Lift Treatment regular $95 special $75

This highly effective treatment blends lactic and kojic acids with a cocktail of lightening agents to reduce pigmentation.

Enjoy the relaxing massage , of layers of pharmaceutical strenghth products being worked into the skin.

(expires 6/30/2015)

 

 

 

Summer Glow

As the weather warms up, we think now is the perfect time to come in and discover services and products to help maintain healthy, radiant skin.

Our services are designed to enhance your natural radiance and protect your skin from the drying effects of the summer season.

A Healthy Glow

115762 w150h150Put the Glow back into your skin! June Special- add a microdermabrasion treatment to any facial treatment for only $ 80

Glowing skin is always in! Make a positively radiant entrance at any summertime soiree with the help from one of our amazing skin treatments. Any one of our treatments will not only rejuvenate your skin, but it'll help you maintain your healthy, sun-kissed glow. This summer, showcase your beautiful skin and book your appointment with us today.

Call 941 926-3399

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Mother's Day Special

42221 w150h150Mother's Day Special Signature Face-Lift Treatment $ 115 Regular $135 This is the ultimate deluxe treatment with amazing results. This treatment exfoliates and resurfaces the skin with layers of Vitamin C enzymes combined with layers of hydration and vitamin serums. Customers are raving about the results. Good for all skin types. No discomfort or down time!!

 

 

Permanent Makeup Advanced Class Completed

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I just completed another advanced one- on -one class for permanent makeup in New York City . This session focused on hair strokes with a shadowing technique to create a natural looking brow. I am excited to use all my new skills in permanent makeup.

 

 

 

 

 

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This young woman likes a strong brow and was using makeup to fill in her brows, which were naturally thin from over plucking. This picture was taken right after the procedure. It will soften after a couple of weeks.

 

 

 

 

Spring Complexion

As the days grow longer we know that spring is on the way. This is the perfect time to make sure your skin is ready for a new season with our Signature Facelift treatment-a results-driven treatment will change the Image of your skin in just one session. Vitamin C, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, and gentle yet effective enzymes speed up cellular turnover lightening, tightening and brightening all skin types, even Rosacea and sensitive skin.

Schedule your appointment today. . Let us help you look relaxed and rejuvenated as the dash into spring begins. Schedule an appointment today!

March The Brown Spots Away

104998 w150h192Eliminating Brown Spots

Even Out Your Skin Tone with Good Care

Many people develop brown spots on their skin over time, especially if they've had a trauma to their skin or spent much time in the sun. The term for these spots is hyperpigmentation, which describes an excess of pigment in the skin. Often an early sign of aging, they may first appear on the backs of hands. These spots can be faded, but patience for the process is required because repeated treatments will be necessary. It takes regular use of sunscreen to keep hyperpigmentation from returning. (Note that hyperpigmentation is different from hypopigmentation, which appears as lighter spots on the skin).

Hyperpigmentation arises when melanin in the epidermis becomes irritated, so to speak, and increases production, darkening the outer skin and becoming visible at the skin's surface. Regularly scheduled professional treatments, combined with a proper home care regimen, can calm the production of melanin and lighten the skin.

Hyperpigmentation takes different forms. These include:

Freckles/lentigenes.These are the result of an inherited tendency; exposure to the sun will darken their color.

Solar lentigenes.These darkened spots on the skin that some call age spots indicate overexposure to the sun that has resulted in ultraviolet light damage.

Melasma.Melasma is a response to hormone changes, such as those caused by birth control pills, pregnancy, and menopause, resulting in facial spots.

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.This is the direct result of an injury to the skin. The body's response to injury is inflammation. Some think this inflammation reprograms melanocytes to be hyperactive and to produce more melanin. It affects men and women equally. Some common pigmentation- causing injuries include: abrasions, cuts, and wounds; acne lesions and cysts, excoriations (picking pimples); aggressive chemical exfoliation (peels); aggressive extraction; ingrown hairs; insect bites; scratching; sunburn; and waxing.

Causes

Hyperpigmentation can be caused by certain prescription drugs, like antibiotics, antidepressants, barbiturates (depressants), and chemotherapy drugs. Some over-the-counter laxatives with phenolphthalein and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen, can cause hyper- pigmentation. Be sure to record your use of these drugs on the intake form (or on an updated health history) when you arrive and verbally mention them to your esthetician before beginning a treatment.

Occasionally, people mistake darkness under the eyes for hyperpigmentation, but this condition is a reflection of the blood vessels through the surface of the skin. These circles have a variety of causes and can sometimes be treated with peptides.

While hyperpigmentation generally affects all races, some forms of it appear more often with certain skin colors and tones. For example, melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation are more prevalent in darker skin. Solar lentigenes are more prevalent in lighter skin (ninety percent of white adults older than 60 have age spots); they also are more common in women than men.

Prevention

It's very important that you follow the instructions of your skin care professional in preparing for any skin treatments. Your skin care professional will take steps to avoid inducing pigmentation when he or she performs chemical exfoliation, extractions, or waxing. For example, you may be advised to undergo preliminary treatments or to use skin care products, or both, for several weeks before chemical exfoliation (peels) or microdermabrasion. This preparation will reduce the odds of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and give you better treatment results when you do receive peels or microdermabrasion.

To prevent sun-induced hyper- pigmentation and other skin damage, sunscreen is the most important product to use. Diligent use of sunscreen can prevent further sun damage, but it cannot repair damage already done. Experts strongly recommend using generous amounts of SPF 15 (or higher) sunscreen at all times, reapplying it every few hours. Sunscreens with avobenzone, titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide provide the most complete coverage. Even more importantly, sunscreen reduces ultraviolet light exposure, which reduces the risk of skin cancer.

Treatment

As a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), your esthetician is prepared to help address questions you have about your skin and to work with you to determine the most useful care that meets your needs. The treatment of brown spots can be highly effective, but it takes a bit of time. Professional treatments for hyperpigmentation may include chemical exfoliation or micro- dermabrasion in combination with topical products. Or, topical treatments may be used alone. Your esthetician can best determine what will bring you the greatest results. Again, following the directions for home care after professional treatments is very important to your success. Make the most of the time and money you've invested in your treatments by following up on your esthetician's instructions.

See our March Special for Microdermabrasion. The recommended treatment for hyperpigmentation.

Valentine's Day 2015

1276 w150h166Pamper your love with the gift of beautiful, healthy skin this Valentine’s. One of our signature treatments will help your special someone look and feel their very best and put a huge smile on their face. Visit our website to purchase wonderful Spa Packages to delight your special loved one. It's not too late to pamper your love - purchase your Instant Gift Certificate now!

Valentine Treat For The Skin

53574 w150h150Try the new Signature facelift - $125

This signature , results- driven treatment will change the image of your skin in one session. Vitamin C, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, and gentle yet effective enzymes speed up cellular turnover lightening , tightening and brightening all skin types, even sensitive skin. In addition to four layers of exfoliation , the skin is nourished with a Vitamin C eye and lip treatment while the skin is hydrated with hyaluronic ampoules. This treatment will Wow your skin. Schedule an appointment and shop for your Valentine's Day gifts early! Purchase an Instant Gift Certificate

Oxygen Facials Provide Instant Effects

88670 w150h227As we age, the oxygen levels in our facial tissue naturally decline, decreasing blood circulation and causing our skin to look dull. By applying oxygen directly to your face, you can bring back that radiance, freshness, clarity and the firmness of your youth. Oxygen not only softens fine lines and wrinkles, but also kills bacteria, giving the skin a clearer looking complexion. The skin will be smoother, thus making makeup application easier. 

Receiving oxygen facials will provide instant effects by plumping and hydrating the skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles and un-clog pores, allowing for your skin cells to turn over much faster. The Image O2 Lift is a professional treatment designed to do just that and more. Call Outer Image Spa today for an appointment 941 350-0942

New Certification For Permanent Makeup

I have received the newly required certification from the Health Department for Permanent Makeup. This newly required certification guarantees a safe and professional environment for permanent makeup. Do you wonder what it would be like to never have to worry about eyeliner smudging or fading during the day? Or what it would be like not to fuss over applying eyebrows every day? Let Permanent Makeup make your life easier.

Call for a free consultation. visit my website www.outerimagespa.com

Transform Your Skin

This season was all about the Transformers (movies, planetary alignments - you name it, it's been a time of change) and now it’s your turn.
Transform your dull, stressed skin into a positively radiant complexion. With one of our tailored facials, we’ll make sure you showcase silky, soft skin all season long.
Try the new O2Lift facial which exfoliates the skin with enzymes, infuses oxygen and stem cells into the skin. Make an entire event of it and invite your friends to pamper themselves with you. Schedule an appointment today.

Father's Day Gift

Dads are the best! This Father's Day, make your dad feel like the VIP he is and pamper him with a nourishing skin treatment. There's nothing like a skin treatment to leave him feeling relaxed and refreshed. Even if you're the master procrastinator and are infamous for leaving your shopping until the last minute, you can still give Dad a thoughtful gift with our Instant Gift Certificates. Why put it off - purchase your gift certificate today. Visit the website www.outerimagespa.com and click on specials to see spa packages

Rewards For Grads

Graduation is a huge milestone in a person's life and it deserves a little recognition. Reward your graduate for a job well done with a gift certificate for one of our luxurious skin treatments. After years of homework, presentations and exams, one of our treatments is exactly what your graduate needs to relax and feel regenerated. It's the perfect way to congratulate and pamper your graduate. Purchase a gift certificate today!

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