The Super Hero of Sunscreens: SkinMedica’s SUPERSCREEN Total Defense+Repair

skinmedica defend repairHopefully by now we all know Seaside Skin Care’s sunscreen mantra: wear sunscreen daily. Sunscreen is the most powerful anti-aging tool in your toolbox. Why not make your sunscreen a multi-tasker, so as it’s protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays it can be repairing past damage as well? SkinMedica did just that with their Total Defense+Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen 34, otherwise known as the superscreen.

Total Defense+Repair (TDR) really is the superhero of sunscreens. It goes beyond UVA and UVB protection by defending skin against harmful infrared rays while also supporting the skin’s ability to restore itself. TDR contains an antioxidant complex to protect skin from harmful infrared rays, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the appearance of damaged skin. Users of TDR report improvement in skin firmness, tightness, and elasticity, and of course protection from the sun!

Total Defense+Repair is suitable for all skin types. The recommended regimen is to use daily in the morning, as the last product in your skin care regimen. The superscreen rubs in easily and quickly, without leaving any white residue behind. You can earn 25 Brilliant Distinctions Points when you purchase TDR, which equals savings on your next treatment or product purchase from the Allergan family of products and services.

For the month of August our Total Defense+Repair is $20 off—now only $45! It’s the perfect time to give this superscreen a try. Come on in or call us at (949) 276-2777. ‘Like’ us on Facebook to stay current on Seaside Skin Care Events, Promotions, and Giveaways. Don’t forget to wear your sunscreen!

100’s of Brilliant Distinctions Points = Savings for YOU!

bd-logoAt Seaside Skin Care you may have noticed that with most of our specials you’re able to use your Brilliant Distinctions Points. For those of you that have a Brilliant Distinctions account, you’re well aware that these points can add up to some serious savings! For those of you that aren’t aware of the Brilliant Distinctions Program by Allergan, it’s time we filled you in. Nothing this great should be kept a secret! If you’re not a user of injectables don’t tune out—the Brilliant Distinctions Program also applies to Latisse, SkinMedica, even SkinMedica peels.

Whether you’re a regular user of injectables, or you’re looking to try your first injectables treatment, Brilliant Distinctions is a perfect program. It’s so simple—all you have to do is register. After each treatment appointment at Seaside Skin Care points will be added to your Brilliant Distinctions account by our front desk staff when you check out. These points represent coupons for future treatments. This means money saved for you!

For example, let’s say at your injectables appointment you are treated with Botox, and 2 syringes of Juvederm filler. You will earn 200 points for your Botox, and 200 points for each syringe of filler. The 600 total points you’ve earned will translate into a coupon saving $60 off of a future treatment! Before your next appointment, you simply log into your Brilliant Distinctions Program account to redeem your points. You’ll create and print your coupon from there. Bring your coupon into Seaside Skin Care with you on appointment day, and we’ll take $60 off your treatment!

Most of the time we’re able to combine your Brilliant Distinctions coupons with our current promotion to enhance your savings. For example during the month of July, our SkinMedica products and peels are on special—buy one product or peel, and receive 50% off on a second product or peel. Latisse is buy one, get one free. You can also combine your Brilliant Distinctions coupons with all of these promotions. How exciting is that!?

We’re happy to help you enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions Program, come on in and see us! You’re welcome to call us, and we can walk you through it over the phone as well. We promise, it’s so easy to start saving! Check out our website and our Facebook Page to stay current on our Promotions and Giveaways and start planning your savings with your Brilliant Distinctions points. Thank you! (949) 276-2777

3 to 6 Treatments to ‘CoolGlide’ Your Way to Hair-Free Skin with LHR

Smooth Legs at Seaside Skin CareHave you ever heard the phrase ‘unwanted hair?’ Chances are you’re saying to yourself, ‘Yes, I have some!’ Hair is such a funny thing, we want more of it in some areas, and less-to-no hair in others. This quest for no hair gets troublesome due to time spent shaving, burning your skin with depilatories, and home waxing jobs gone wrong—all of which are only temporary fixes. Let Seaside Skin Care help you permanently reduce the unwanted hair on your body through Laser Hair Removal.

What is LHR?

Laser Hair Removal (LHR) reduces unwanted hair permanently through the use of a laser. Hair growth patterns change with age. Whether it’s hair you’ve always had, or hair you’ve acquired over time, LHR could be an option for you. The laser works on follicles that are actively producing hair at the time of the treatment, so several treatments are necessary to get the follicles during their growth phase. We typically recommend a series of 3 to 6 treatments, spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart.

How does it work?

The laser uses the transfer of energy in the form of the laser light. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser light and converts it to heat. The heat loosens the hair and disables the cell from producing new hair. Simply put, the laser causes localized damage to the hair by selectively heating the dark pigment in the follicle, leaving the rest of the skin untouched.

What are the treatment areas?

At Seaside Skin Care, we use the ‘gold-standard’ Cutera CoolGlide because not all lasers are created equal! With the CoolGlide, we’re able to treat even tanned skin. We can treat all skin tones and types with this best-on-the-market laser hair removal system. While LHR does work most effectively on darker hair and lighter skin, a complimentary consultation prior to treatment is recommended so we can put together a treatment plan specific to you. Treatment areas include face, legs, arms, underarms, back, bikini line, and chest. We prefer no suntan in the area that is being treated, and only shaving prior to the treatment. It’s best to stay away from waxing and tweezing for at least 6 months prior.

What to expect during and after a treatment?

The CoolGlide sends out bursts of cold air with each laser pulse. Most patients report a sensation of heat or stinging, so this cold air really increases the comfort of the treatment. At Seaside Skin Care we can vary the intensity of the treatment for your comfort as well. After a treatment the area could be slightly red, and may feel like a mild sunburn. It’s important to use sunscreen if the area has to be exposed to the sun.

If you’re interested in shedding that unwanted hair for good, call us for a complimentary consultation for LHR. Take back that time you spend shaving in the shower! LIKE us on Facebook to see exclusive Facebook only Promotions and Giveaways. Thank you! (949) 276-2777

Summer Savings on 2 Medical-Grade Skin Care Serums

seaside summer savingsSummer is here, which means it’s time to relax—but don’t get too relaxed about your skin care routine! Seaside Skin Care is here to help you with Summer Savings on 2 medical-grade skin care serums. These are our most popular serums. With a 15% savings, it’s a great time to try iS Clinical’s Pro-Heal Serum or Skin Medica’s Vitamin C + E Complex. We are also offering a FREE Vitamin C + E Complex with a Juvederm Voluma purchase this month! If you already know you love these serums, now is a great time to stock up or try Voluma injectable filler!

iS Clinical’s Pro-Heal Serum is a super antioxidant treat for all skin types. The benefits with this powerful serum are many. Let’s talk about the ingredients first. Pro-Heal contains scientifically advanced L-ascorbic acid—otherwise known as vitamin C. The C is combined with a superior form of olive leaf extract and pure vitamins E and A (Retinol!). We’re covering the alphabet with all the good things packed into Pro-Heal! The formulation of this serum results in increased antioxidant protection, and enhanced healing properties. Collagen synthesis is also boosted, plumping up the skin. Pro-Heal is also excellent for cystic acne, rosacea, minor skin trauma, and some forms of dermatitis. Pro-Heal treats redness, irritation, and inflammation. It helps calm even moderate to severe cystic acne. At the same time, it revitalizes aging skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It couldn’t be easier—use once or twice per day.

SkinMedica’s Vitamin C + E Complex is a best seller at Seaside Skin Care. Like Pro-Heal, it’s very easy to use. It is once-per-day application, and for all skin types. This Complex serum improves the appearance of skin tone and texture. This means a brighter and more youthful you! If you’re using Complex and you’re loving the results on your face, the product is also recommended for chest and hands. This Complex is unique in that it provides antioxidant protection all day long. The high levels of vitamins C and E are gradually released, protecting skin from free radical damage.

Our skin care experts at Seaside Skin Care are happy to help you select the serum that is right for you! Pro-Heal and the Vitamin C + E Complex are our Products of the Month, which means 15% off for our amazing patients! Based on your skin care needs, we can customize a plan for you with medical-grade skin care products. Come in and see us, or call today to schedule a complimentary consultation at (949) 276-2777. You can also visit our website to order products online. LIKE us on Facebook to stay current on Seaside News and Specials. Thank you, and have a fantastic summer!

Join us June 19th for 15% Off Botox Day for a Wrinkle-Free Summer

sandysmallSandy at Seaside Skin Care can help you look refreshed and wrinkle-free for summer. If you’re feeling scattered trying to keep kids busy, or stressing about too many summer plans, Botox can keep those worry creases from flexing! We’re offering 15% off of Botox with our Registered Nurse Sandy on Friday, June 19th. It’s the perfect time to inject a little Botox into your summer while saving some money.

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified form of botulism toxin. It is FDA approved for the vertical frown lines in between our brows which we also call the ’elevenses,’ and to treat our crow’s feet. We also get a great result in forehead lines, upper lip lines, and some help with chin dimpling that might bother you. It’s a very easy treatment to have done, and you’ll achieve a refreshed, awake, well-rested look.

Botox Reduces Wrinkle Creases

In a nutshell, Botox relaxes the muscles we inject it into so those lines can smooth and flatten out. It reduces muscle activity that can cause moderate to severe wrinkles to form. It temporarily reduces this activity, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox Can Provide a Subtle Lift

The brows are subtly lifted by weakening the muscles that tend to pull brows down. This retrains the muscles to reshape the brow line. This small lift can make a big impact on a refreshed appearance.

Results with No Downtime

When you are receiving injections, the treatment is relatively pain free. We can’t promise 100% pain free, but it is very easy! We use the smallest needles, and you will experience very little—if any—bruising after a treatment.

Longevity of Botox

Your Botox starts to kick in on day 3 or 4, with full effects by day 10.  Botox lasts for about 3 to 4 months, so you can count on it lasting through the summer if you come in to see us soon.

We’d love to see you on the 19th for our Botox Day! Call us today to schedule with Sandy, or if you have any questions. You can also use your Brilliant Distinctions points for even more savings.  Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with Promotions, Giveaways, and Special Events. Thank you! (949) 276-2777