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TLC for Rosacea

Rosacea is a fairly common condition that I see in my aesthetics practice. It is a condition which causes redness and in some stages, small pustules on the face. The redness can occur when blood vessels under the skin become enlarged. Though it is a chronic condition, with no known cure, there are several ways it can be controlled with treatment. During a skin assessment I refer to the Kligman acne rosacea classification scale. The stages of rosacea can range from Stage I-Pre- Rosacea, Stage II-Mild Rosacea, Stage III-Moderate Rosacea, to Stage IV-Severe Rosacea. In office facial treatments include a combination enzyme/AHA, mild chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, preformed once a month. In addition to having regular professional skin treatments, I recommend that clients follow an at home regimen to help minimize flare ups. SkinMedica’s Sensitive Skin Cleanser is specially formulated to protect highly sensitive skin. Active ingredients include chamomile flower extract to neutralize irritants, cucumber to calm skin, and marigold which has soothing properties. Follow cleansing with Redness Relief Complex. Redness is reduced with Calmplex (4-Ethoxybenadehyde) and niacinamide to improve barrier function of the skin increasing moisture content by reducing trans epidermal water loss. Please give us a call at The Lucas Center at 865.218.6210 to set up your first facial treatment with skin assessment.

DERMAPLANING BLOG

By Rebecca Ludwig

Dermaplaning is a client favorite as well as a personal favorite of mine for many reasons.  I call it an instant gratification service, and recommend it before any special event.  The main intention for dermaplaning is to allow better penetration of products, masks, treatments, or peels.  For this reason I perform dermaplaning as part of a full facial treatment.  The technique of dermaplaning involves using a surgical scalpel to ablate the surface layers of dead skin cells and vellus hair. All of the accumulated dry dead flaky skin cells are removed, improving the texture of the skin.  The vellus hair is the peach fuzz that many of us experience in certain areas or all over our faces.  By removing this fuzz the skin looks dramatically brighter.  Dermaplaning is a great option for many clients who are unable to use other methods of hair removal, such as waxing or depilatory creams, due to contraindications from topical cosmeceutical products, such as tretinoin, retinoic acid, retinal, etc. Dermplaning can be performed prior to facial peeling to improve the outcome of the facial peel.  Moisturizes, antioxidants, and humectants are easily absorbed post dermaplaning, leaving the skin feeling baby soft. Treatments are typically repeated every four weeks.  Step it Up with The Lucas Center, give us a call at 865.218.6210 today.

Rebecca Ludwig, Clinical Aesthetician

RebeccaRebecca is our licensed aesthetician. With more than 17 years of experience, Rebecca is passionate about helping our patients optimize the health of their skin and look years younger. Rebecca will work closely with you to design a fully customized regimen to help you reach your skin care goals.

She will also work in close consultation with Dr. Lucas to enhance and promote the longevity of your results following facial rejuvenation surgery (e.g., face lift, brow lift, rhinoplasty, etc.).

Certified in medical aesthetics, Rebecca completed training at the Knoxville Institute of Hair Design, Hair Academy, and lnstitut’ DERMed in Atlanta. She has an advanced Medi Clinical Spa Certification and is an Xtreme Lashes certified Lash Stylist.

Not only will Rebecca work with you to improve your skin, she will help educate you on the best products and services. Her soothing personality and knowledge will give you confidence that you are doing the best thing possible for your skin.

$20 off any services scheduled with Rebecca or any product purchased on April 24th at our open house. Reserve your spot today by calling 865-218-6210 or e-mail at tlc@thelucascenter.com