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THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT DERMAPLANING

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Posted by 10.29.19

From chemical peels to microdermabrasion, there are many professional skin procedures that can minimize the build-up of dead cells that contributes to fine lines, dullness and clogged pores. Dermaplaning is one of them, but this treatment goes beyond simply exfoliating the skin. According to board-certified dermatologist and president of the Dermatology Institute of Boston Dr. Emmy Graber, “Dermaplaning leaves the skin smoother and brighter while helping makeup glide on better.”

The advantage as compared to other professional exfoliating treatments? During office-based dermaplaning, a trained aesthetician uses a scalpel to manually scrape away dead cells, taking “peach fuzz” along

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INGROWN HAIR INTERVENTION

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Posted by 08.23.17

Just about everyone strives for smooth, fuzz-free skin from the waist down (especially come summer) but shaving, waxing and other depilation methods often come at a price: Ingrown hairs. According to Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey board-certified dermatologist Naana Boakye, M.D., the root cause (no pun intended) of this common problem is the body’s natural reaction to a foreign object. “When shaving, hair is cut on an angle, which creates a sharp tip that often penetrates into the dermis and causes inflammation.” To this end, Dr. Boakye’s top hair-removal recommendations are lasers and threading (she’s not a fan of waxing due to the risk of heat-induced discoloration), but if you jus

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MEET SHELLEY COSTANTINI – FOUNDER OF SAN FRANCISCO’S BELLA PELLE SKIN STUDIO

Posted by 10.02.11

 

Shelley Costantini is an accomplished business woman, skincare specialist and waxing artist. She’s the CEO and founder of BellaPelle Skin Studio, a well known skincare and waxing studio in San Francisco, California. Shelley began beautifying the world one face at a time as a makeup artist in the Washington DC area. After becoming a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician, Shelley chose skincare as her focus and developed a following and clientele that included politicians, actresses Anna Deveare-Smith and Betty White, and NBC and CNN on-air talent including David Gregory, Kelli Arena and Christiane Amanpour. In 2003, she introduced the BellaPelle Skin Care product line to ensure t

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PEEL AWAY THE YEARS – Make Your Skincare Work For You

Posted by 11.15.10

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(Via HealthNewsDigest.com) – Facial aging involves more than just the skin. Your muscles get lazy, skin begins to sag, soft tissue breaks down, and fat deposits accumulate. Anti-aging topical work well on fine lines, pigment and texture, but may fall short when it comes to deep creases and a slackening jawline. You have to be realistic – if you are expecting any cream to put an end to your double chin or hanging eyelids, you are destined to be sadly disappointed.
Choosing skincare products that suit your skin and your budget can be a daunting task with several thousand new products arriving every year to already crowded shelves and websites. While everyo

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