September & October Newsletter


From the desk of Dr. Rick Balharry ...

I came to work the other day, September 13th, in SNOW!! A rude awakening to our winter weather. We have to marvel at our skin’s ability to adapt to these different temperatures and humidity levels. That does not necessarily mean that we should leave it all to Mother Nature as we can give things a little helping hand.
We know that it gets colder in winter but the bigger effect that winter has on our skin is the drop in humidity. Colder air means drier air and then, on top of that, we have heating systems in our homes and businesses that further dry the air. This dryness leaches the moisture out of our skin leaving the skin dry and often itchy and irritated.  Paradoxically, in young skin, this dryness can cause the skin to try to produce more oil, leading to worsening of acne.
Hydrating our skin is not as simple as lathering on a moisturizer. Our skin is a very efficient barrier which makes it difficult for moisturizers to penetrate. This gets worse with older skin as the dead cell layer becomes thicker again making it more difficult to penetrate. So what’s the answer?
Removing some of the dead cell layer can contribute significantly to the efficiency of your moisturizer. This can be done with a good cleanser that contains the fruit acids (glycolic acid) or retinoids (vitamin A acid).
Again, in older skin, this may need a prescription strength exfoliant to be effective. In our MediSpa we can offer mild chemical peels that can offer help with sun damaged skin and also Silkpeel Microdermabrasion which is a very efficient way of removing the dead cell layer, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth and ready to absorb moisture.
At the MediSpa, we have a range of cleansers and moisturizers and we are happy to assist you in choosing the right products for your particular skin needs.
Come in, look around and ask questions!
On another note, I am sure that all of you have gotten to know Betty in our office. Betty has been with us for six years and has made a big impression on our business. She has chosen to go back East to pursue a career in teaching. This is sad news for us but exciting news for Betty as she starts on a new path.
We wish Betty all success in her new life.
Tips from Anna & Barb ...
September and October are great months to dedicate our special to students; particularly students struggling with acne.
This current Promotion includes the Clarifying microdermabrasion treatment in combination with the Overnight Sebum Clearing Masque! Purchase both the service and the product and receive a free ‘back to school kit’ along with 23% OFF!!
microdermabrasion is an amazing treatment to get for multiple reasons.  This includes acne breakouts and clearing out pores. Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment to remove dead skin cells on the surface of the skin which can help products that are applied afterwards absorb properly and also moisturize the skin.
Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque is a great product for acne, for a full area (face, chest, etc.) or a spot treatment. This masque has a cool sensation which calms inflammation that comes with acne breakouts.
Book your Clarifying Microdermabrasion treatment with Anna or Barb today! Purchase a Sebum Clearing Masque and receive 23% off each(product AND treatment).Great deal for students!

Healthy skin, Happy skin!