Sunday, September 28, 2014

Claude Thomas's Salon and Med Spa Dermaplaning Treatments has benefits for any type of Skin

Dermaplaning is a safe and non-invasive way
 to help rejuvenate skin.

Dermaplaning is a relatively new form of manual exfoliation meant to be performed primarily on the face. Dermaplaning is an advanced SkinLaze™ procedure for exfoliating the outer layer of your skin (called the epidermis) and removing the fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) on your face.  Also known as leveling the skin or simply blading, the actual treatment is performed by a licensed practitioner and involves the use of a sterile surgical blade, known as a dermatome.  The dermatome is held against taut skin at a 45-degree angle and stroked in a manner similar to shaving.  This method removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells, leaving the skin smooth and supple.

Dermaplaning is also known as surgical scraping as it uses a blade to remove dead skin and peach fuzz that contributes to a lackluster appearance. Dermaplaning is perfect for anyone who has uneven skin texture and tone and is looking for a safe, painless way to smooth their skin and have baby soft soft skin. Benefits of Dermaplaning include:
 1.) helps to refinish top layers
 2.) removes "peach fuzz" which can trap excess dirt and oil
3.) smooths the skins surface
 4.) enhances the effectiveness of other treatments
 5.) helps with product penetration 

Before and Afters

 It is recommended that the procedure be done every 3 to 4 weeks (or once a month), which coincides with a normal skin cycle of approximately 30 days.  Along with sloughing away dead skin cells, dermaplaning can help reduce the visibility of acne scarring and slight wrinkling, as well as do away with extraneous vellous (translucent) hairs on the face.  If desired, the procedure can be followed with a chemical peel, though this could potentially cause the skin to peel due to over-exfoliation.
Is this right for you?

Dermaplaning is ideal for those with uneven skin, acne scarring, and fine lines around their mouth and eyes and removes  and peach fuzz on their face. Dermaplaning can also serve as an adequate treatment for men who suffer from razor burn and bumps caused by shaving.  However, because the procedure is a healthy treatment for the skin on your face, almost all people can benefit from the skin rejuvenation that dermaplaning promotes, no matter what skin color and skin type for any  male or female

There are several benefits to blading that may make it the ideal method of skin exfoliation for you.  First of all, no chemicals are involved, which means less irritation for your newly sensitive skin.  Secondly, a session will generally last no more than 30 minutes and won’t leave you with a red, swollen complexion afterwards.  In fact, results can be noticed immediately.  Furthermore, because the blade being used is small, dermaplaning can target specific problem areas more easily and skillfully than other procedures that use larger instruments and focus on the face as a whole.  To top that off, dermaplaning generally costs around $100 per session, which is relatively cheap compared to similar procedures such as TCA peels ($800) and dermabrasion ($1,500 to $2,000). 

Get immediate results for minimal cost and no down time.

This treatment can be added to your skin rejuvenation regime of Microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, Meta therapy and beneficial facial treatments to intensify your results

Claude Thomas's  Med spa is known throughout the US for our innovative and forward thinking for the latest skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures

Claude Thomas Salon and Spa
33 E Northwest highway 
Palatine Il 60067

Monday, September 22, 2014

The "It" Cut for Fall/Winter

The "IT cut for this Fall and Winter

Movement, a full crown and a glamorously side-swept front: It's the '60s bob, and it's the "it" cut for fall/winter 2014.

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The look of this fashion was inspired by the shape over shape concept seen in fashion as well as the mixed medium of prints and sheers overlapping in one look and the unmistakable '60s vibe, so this hair cut  incorporates all these elements into a cut that is on trend, wearable and salon-friendly.
Weight and airy volume combine to make the "IT"  bob really stand out. It's not a replica of a 1960s bob; it's an updated version that has movement, is easy to style and looks fresh a couple days after shampoo because rounded layers are easily texturized.
-Blowdry with Pureology Root Lift before cutting to better determine length and blending.
-Over direct layers up and over to the opposite side of the head and cut bluntly to create a rounded type of layer that encourages volume. Bottom layers will be shorter than the top.
-Layer first and create the perimeter second.
-Using zigzag sections below the part creates shorter pieces to compliment the long layers that fall over them for gracefully blended volume.