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Why You Should Leave Facials To The Professionals

Posted April 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Leave Facials to the Professionals

If you’re on Pinterest, subscribe to any women’s magazine, or live anywhere besides under a rock, you’ve probably seen a recipe or two for DIY facials. And while these facials are perfectly fine for a weekly treatment or when you’re short on time or money, you can only expect so much from these homemade masks. To get professional results, you’re going to need to see a professional esthetician.

Only a skilled and trained esthetician can fully asses your skin’s needs and prescribe a treatment, revealing your true beautiful skin. Keep reading to learn why you should leave facials to the professionals.

1. Your skin has unique needs. 
There are a lot of homemade facial recipes out there, but are they specifically made for your skin type? Absolutely not. Most people’s skin isn’t just one type. Your skin isn’t just dry; it’s also dry and suffering from premature aging and overexposure to the sun. Your skin isn’t just oily; it’s also prone to breakouts and you have large pores on your nose. See what we mean? Facials should not be one-size-fits-all because not everyone’s skin is exactly the same. That’s why it’s so beneficial to have the expertise of estheticians with many many hours of training.

2. Your skin has needs beyond the pantry. 
Think of skincare technology as comparable to medical technology. Would you rather be treated by a doctor 100 years ago or a doctor today? And would you rather your skin be treated by substances 100 years ago or with the knowledge we now have about our skin’s needs and how to treat it ? Skincare technology has come a long way and we now know more about natural extracts and how they can help your skin, substances you won’t find in your kitchen.

3. Your skin has ever-changing needs.  
Obviously your skin’s needs will change as you age, but your skin’s needs will also change seasonally. That’s why it is great to schedule regular facials or at least one every change in season. It’s also great to establish a relationship with an esthetician so you can continually work with her or him on the issues your skin has and they will also be able to notice changes to your skin’s condition. A lot of people wouldn’t think about changing hair stylists regularly (“She’s the only one who really knows my hair!” they’ll say.) and this is completely true for an esthetician too. Find a service provider you love and stick with them. You’re skin will thank you.

4. Your skin has needs that only a professional should treat.
Did your mother always tell you, “never pick at a pimple”. This is sage advice and something only a skilled esthetician should do. Extractions are tricky and doing it yourself can cause irritation, infection, and scarring. However, an esthetician has the tools and know-how to perform extractions without these nasty side-effects.

Ready to find the esthetician that can treat your skin issues and leave your skin looking radiant, glowing, and gorgeous? Call us at 704-334-8087 to schedule your appointment now.

Beauty Tips

5 Tips for Curly Hair on Rainy Days

Posted April 16, 2015 at 2:11 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Curly Hair on Rainy Days
Guys and gals with curly hair, we just love you. Your curly Q spirals are spunky and playful. We love your hair’s body and bounce. But we also know that your curly hair can be a big pain, especially on rainy days.

We want to help you keep your hair lustrous and beautiful, even on those trying rainy days. Check out our top five tips for styling and caring for curly hair on rainy days.

1. Get a stylist who understands curly hair
The first step of having consistently good hair days is to have consistently good haircuts. Unfortunately all stylists are familiar or experienced with how to cut curly hair. So once you find the perfect stylist for your beautiful ringlets, don’t step-out on your stylist. Trust us, your hair will suffer in the long run.

2. Never Ever Brush
Put down the brush and walk away. Instead, style your curls with your fingers after using a styling product specifically created for curly hair.

3. Smooth with a Leave-In Conditioner
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and this is true when you’re trying to prevent your curly hair from frizzing. The best way to stop frizz in its track is with a leave-in conditioner.

4. Allow Hair to Air-Dry
For the most natural looking curls, allow your hair to air dry. The hair dryer is not your friend and can further dry out your hair (curly hair is often dry already) and make it frizz long before you step out in the rain.

5. Use products specifically made for curly hair.
Would you only buy clothes that were one-size-fits-all? Then why would you buy hair products that “fit all”. You need hair products developed for your specific hair texture so your hair can look its absolute best, even when it’s humid and raining outside. We recommend the Curl Conscious line from Bumble & Bumble. This whole line works together to de-frizz and emphasize your curls so that they’re shiny, soft, and natural looking. Simply beautiful!

To find your perfect curly-hair stylist or to find out what products you should be using for your curly hair, schedule an appointment at 704-334-8087!

Beauty Tips

7 Ways to Get Beach-Ready at Re

Posted April 13, 2015 at 8:28 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

Get Ready for the Beach

Summer is almost here and if you’re anything like us, you’re excited to get some rest and relaxation in a beachy location. But are you beach-ready for your vacation? Don’t let any beauty or body issues get in the way of the ultimate getaway. Let Re help you get beach-ready with these seven services to help you look and feel your best!

1. Get hair-free skin
Can you imagine packing your bags with absolutely no razors? And not having to worry if you “missed a spot” while you’re relaxing on the beach? Let Re help make this possible with our waxing and laser hair removal services. It is recommended that you avoid sun exposure from one week to several weeks, depending on your skin’s tendency to develop hyperpigmentation. So please talk to your service provider to find the hair removal method that is right for you.

2. Restore your skin’s natural glow
The newest technology is facials, the Jet Peel facial, uses oxygen and infused serums to exfoliate deep into the dermal layer of the skin which improves the overall tone, texture, clarity and firmness of the skin. Who doesn’t love going makeup-free (or at least use minimal makeup) when the weather heats up? The Jet Peel facial helps your skin regain it’s youthful beauty so you can go au natural as possible! Learn more here.

3. Banish fat and cellulite
Getting our bodies “ready” for the beach is probably the thing you think about most when getting beach ready. Unfortunately, nature is against us when it comes to troublesome spots like thighs, buttocks, and stomach. You’ve probably tried everything to tighten and tone your “trouble spots”, but unfortunately diet and exercise only goes so far when you’re predisposed to carry extra fat in these areas. Lucky for you, technology is an amazing thing and now we have i-lipo to help us reduce fat and cellulite with no downtime and no pain.

And now for a limited time save 15% off 10 session of i-lipo (a $300 savings) or $99 off a single i-lipo session!

4. Book a massage
This may seem counterintuitive, but we often find that people have a difficult time turning on their “vacation brain”, especially if they spend Monday through Friday at a stressful job. Scheduling a massage just before your vacation, helps you get in that “beachy” frame of mind. A massage will relieve you of stress and allow you to leave your worries at work while treating yourself to a relaxing time at the beach.

5. Get sun-kissed locks
Letting your hair bake in the sun can damage your hair, especially when your hair is also exposed to chlorine. So get your perfect sun-kissed locks at Re and then save your hair with a hat and then use Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray for beachy hair that also protects your hair and your color.

6. Prep your hair with a conditioning treatment
The salt and sun can really do a number on the condition of your hair. Plus, we’re just coming out of the cold season where constant running of the heat will dry out your skin and hair. It’s time for a conditioning treatment. Whether you want a frizz-free look, a straightening treatment, or need special attention because you have color-treated hair, our expert stylists can recommend the perfect conditioning treatment for you!

7. Get rid of unsightly veins
Varicose veins can make you think twice about shorts, skirts, and bathing suits. But you don’t have to live that way! We are excited to offer Sclerotherapy at Re to reduce the appearance of veins and give you the gorgeous legs you’ve always wanted!

Ready to get beach-ready? Call us at 704-334-8087 to schedule your appointment, then pack your bags for your sunny getaway!

Med Spa

How Does i-lipo Work?

Posted April 6, 2015 at 2:20 pm By Re Salon & Med Spa

ilipo Charlotte

The target chromophore for lipolysis is the mitochondria of the adipose cells. This ‘energy factory’ uses proton pumping to create the energy required for the cell to live and contains tiny colour targets for the visible red light emitted by the i-lipo. Since the i-lipo is a cold laser, the lower level of laser light used creates a photobiomodulation effect as opposed to a thermal effect. This biomodulation signals a change in the charge distribution on the cell membrane, creating pores of channels in this wall.

Energy from the diet is stored in adipose cells as bulky un-reactive molecules called triglycerisdes.  Triglycerides are not directly used by the body’s metabolic pathways to create energy; instaed they have to be converted into usable ‘fuel’. The alteration in the cell chemistry created by i-lipo triggers the release of a lipase enzyme which can bread the large triglyceride molecules down into fatty acids and glycerol – molecules, which are now small enough to exit the cell through the pores and are required fuel for metabolism.

how does i-lipo work

Once the cell contents are evacuated into the surrounding interstitial tissue, they are picked up by the lymphatic system for transport to the tissues of the body for use. I-lipo maximizes lymphatic flow by stimulating the lymphatic nodes nearest the treatment area with additional low lever lasers.

Exercise after treatment creates a demand for energy within the body – a demand that can now be met by the newly released fatty acids and glycerol removing them from the bodies fat storage system.

Simply put…

When we exercise, we create a demand for extra energy in the bodies’ tissues and normally the body responds by releasing the fuel stores in an adipose tissue. I-lipo simply stimulates the release of these contents before the body has actually embarked on the exercise, which enables us to specifically concentrate on troublesome areas.

Now until April 18, 2015, get 15% off 10 treatments of i-lipo or $99 off one single treatment! Call 704-334-8087 to schedule your appointment before these specials end for good!

Med Spa

Firm Sagging Skin at Re with SkinTyte

Posted April 1, 2015 at 10:02 am By Re Salon & Med Spa

SkinTyte Charlotte

SkinStyte is a non-ablative approach to firmer skin. SkinTyte uses the Sciton laser to firm sagging skin and give you the youthful firm skin, you want!

What is SkinTyte?

The SkinTyte treatment is based on the principle of selective thermolysis and utilizes pulsed light technology to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. SkinTyte can be provided quickly and comfortably with no downtime. The end result is a more youthful appearance.

How does SkinTyte work? 

The SkinTyte procedure utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen. This process promotes partial denaturation and contraction of collagen. The heat also initiates the body’s natural healing process, which creates a renewed collagen foundation leading to increased skin firmness. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during, and after each pulse providing a patient a comfortable and safe procedure.

What is the treatment like? 

The SkinTyte light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, however your service provider may choose to use one on more sensitive areas. A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure best results. While the face and neck can typically can be treated within three minutes, the actual time will depend on the area treated.

What should I expect after treatment? 

You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after treatment and this should return to normal within minutes. Since the SkinTyte procedure is noninvasive there is no downtime so you can resume regular activities immediately following treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.

What results should I expect? 

SkinTyte procedure results may vary from patient to patient. The SkinTyte procedure is recommended for patients who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvement without having to undergo surgery. Full results often take up to four months as the collage foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.

What areas can be treated? 

SkinTyte treatments are safe for all skin colors and can be performed on any area of the body where an improvement in your skin firmness is desired. Popular areas include the face, neck, abdomen, and arms. You should consult with your Re service provider regarding the treatment options that are best for you.

How many treatments will I need? 

The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your Re service provider can personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your Re service provider may also combine SkinTyte with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.

What aftercare do I need? 

No special skin care regiment is required following treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen. Your Re service provider can also recommend an at home skin care regiment if desired.

Skin Firming Treatment Charlotte Skin Tyte

Call Re at 704-334-8087 to schedule your appointment now and reclaim the youthful firm skin you want!

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