|Posted by Pamela Hackeman on January 5, 2013 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
How High Frequency Can Treat Acne
The esthetician will place an electrode which is attached to a wand over the blemishes. The control dial adjusts the intensity of the infrared light. The light will pass through the glass electrode which is filled with argon or neon gas.
There are two ways to treat acne. The first one is known as sparking. The electrodes will pass through the skin without touching it. This causes sparking between the electrode and the skin. The sparks will combine with oxygen to form ozone. This will introduce oxygen to the bacteria colony on the skin. P. acnes bacteria will die if they don't have enough carbon dioxide.
The second method is a direct contact. The rapid oscillation in the electrodes create a thermal effect. This improves blood circulation and dilates the blood vessels. Thus, toxins can be eliminated faster.
High frequency acne treatment can also control the production of sebum and reduce the size of the pores.
Usually after the session, you can apply other acne treatment products. If you have an oily skin, apply low concentration AHA or glycolic product sparingly together with a moisturizer.
How High Frequency Can Treat Acne Scars
High frequency treatment is ideal for mild acne scars. It is not invasive when compared to laser resurfacing and chemical peels.
It improves blood circulation, encourages cell renewal and increases the production of collagen and elastin. These are essential for healing the scars.
How High Frequency Can Treat Cystic Acne
Cystic acne can be painful. High frequency therapy delivers more oxygen to the skin. This will heal the cysts faster, relieving inflammatory pain.
By reducing the population of P. acnes bacteria, it also ensures that the cystic acne doesn't get worse.
|Posted by Pamela Hackeman on November 10, 2012 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
One of my main objectives as an esthetician and make up artist is to provide a way for men and women to look and feel their best. I found out at a young age that my compassion for others led me to investigate ways to help others heal themselves. I studied Meditation, Hatha Yoga, Chi Kung, Shiatsu/Acupressure, Diet and Herbal Medicine, among other modalities. In my search, I found that self esteem was a primary component in one's health and well being, along with a spiritual path. I was always intrigued how different people presented themselves, either confident or not, and how their appearance seemed to effect their success or failure in life.
A friend introduced a book to me when I was working on a movie set, as a make up artist, called "Psycho-Cybernetics" by Maxwell Maltz. It was one of those life-changing books that clarified my own observations, but worded so perfectly! The author was a plastic surgeon that noticed many of his clients, even after he would perform surgery to "fix" the physical "problem", still had not changed their self - image, and consequently nothing changed in their lives. He realized that everyone had the opportunity to change their own self perception by visualization, and change their life as well, to become a success, by visualizing that success, in a very detailed "photographic" way.
This is my intention, to give you an actual, visual, picture of your own beauty, through natural, corrective skin care and make up. It is my calling.
I can give you a brief summary of what a corrective make up entails, and you can try this yourself at home. If you prefer, you can also make an appointment with me for a one on one consultation and lesson.
First, it is important that you use good skincare appropriate for your skin. I see a lot of women just buying cheap drugstore brands based on advertising, but not necessarily the best for their skin. Personally, I spare no expense when it comes to my skin care and make up. I feel that I deserve to use good quality products, just as I deserve to eat good quality food. Cheaping out on these things is cheating yourself.
Secondly, the foundation you use should match your decollete, not your face, to avoid "the floating head" look. Your face should not be too light, pink, or orange. Most people have at least a little olive in their skin, even though some pink may be mixed in. At MUD we teach how to custom match any skin tone. Try the color on your jawline, but look to see if if matches the neckline or decollete. The texture is important too. Too heavy looks cakey, but make sure there is adequate coverage, so unwanted blemishes are diminished. If your skin has a lot of texture, ie; wrinkles, scars, etc. use a liquid base or mix a cream with a primer to create a sheer look.
I like cream cheek color,(especially "Sweet Cheeks" by MUD) it can look so much more natural than powder. Too much powder will age you by settling into creases, use a light touch with a light brush. (I like the large white fan brush #510 by MUD for both face powder and powder blush for this reason) remember to keep the color on the apples of the cheeks and in line with the middle of the ear, and no lower than the corner of the mouth. For powder blush, I like 'Warm Bisque", "Glow", and "Rose Beige" for cheek contour on fair skin.
For eyes, use softer natural colors, like Chamois, Pink Grapefruit, Taupe, Espresso and Graphite for both eyeshadow and eye liner. Too dark, and strong,harsh colors are usually aging if you're over 45. You may deepen colors for evening, though, for dim lighting situations. Always lift the corners of the eyes by not taking eyeshadow or eyeliner past the outer corner, sweeping the color up towards the outer brow at an angle softly. ( It's easier to show this than to explain, but you can watch my Youtube videos, or come in for a personal lesson)
Eyebrows should have a nice balanced arch, not too steep of an angle toward your nose (this can make you look angry), or too round (this can make you look like a clown, or surprised) and don't bring the outer brow too slanted down (this can make you look tired, sad or old).
Your lips need some definition as you age, but softly, so use a natural color lipliner and don't overdraw too much. Lifting the corners can be tricky, if you try too hard you'll get "joker mouth". But a subtle lift at the corner gives a pleasant smile to your look, and you can add subtle volume to the lips as well. (Again, a picture is worth a thousand words, so look at my photos or videos, if you want to see it).
Lashes should be curled to open your eyes, and everyone has a favorite mascara, one that doesn't clump, but adds depth and dimension to the eyes. I like YSL and Lancome, but I found an inexpensive one from Mexico that is surprisingly good, given to me as a gift from one of my students from Mexico, a while back. Now I sell it at my salon!
I would love to meet you and work with you to create your best image, through excellent skin care and flattering make up that you can do yourself at home.
|Posted by Pamela Hackeman on September 24, 2011 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
The Revitalight Skincare System is a safe, but effective use of advanced light technology designed to help diminish the visible appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots on the face, neck and hands by promoting collagen firmness.
Extensive research involving safe light sources and wavelengths has enabled the Revitalight Team to create applications that allow light emitting diodes, LEDs, to help alleviate signs of aging. The key to Revitalight™ photopulsation technology is the scientific concept that skin cells can be photoreceptive. The LED wavelengths which are used in the Revitalight Skincare System are less than half the strength of lasers used at their lowest levels by dermatologists, and therefore are completely harmless, yet effective.
Developed by electronic engineers working in conjunction with dermatologists, the Revitalight Skincare System uses photopulsation technology allowing people to have an effective and safe, non-invasive cosmetic skin care application in the comfort and convenience of a salon or spa. The LED succeeds by passing its light through the skin in order to help promote collagen firmness. The skin naturally appears smoother, tighter, and more radiant as the collagen becomes more firm. The Revitalight Systems™ cool temperatures cannot harm the skin in any way, and the disposable pulsator covers, made of FDA-approved plastic, assure that only a sanitized device touches the client™ skin.
Revitalight Details Skin care has an even brighter future thanks to the newest use of light-emitting diode (LED) technology that does everything from energize skin cells to stop the P. acnes bacteria dead in its tracks. LED is the basis for photomodulation, a scientific process that sends calibrated packets of light into the dermal layer, setting off a frenzy of cellular activity to produce softer, more youthful-looking skin. LED photomodulation, unlike past lasers and intense pulsed light systems, does not injure the skin to prompt an increase in collagen production. Specifically modulated red and near-infrared LEDs are most commonly used for treating aging, photo-damaged or blotchy skin. Modulated blue or blue-violet LEDs are used to treat acne, handily controlling breakouts by setting off a cascade of cellular activity that creates a deadly environment for the P. acnes bacteria.
|Posted by Pamela Hackeman on March 4, 2011 at 10:51 PM||comments (0)|
What would you say if I told you that skin care companies are actually putting gold into their products? It comes as a surprise to many consumers who do not understand the true powers of precious metals and miners. Not only are they anti inflammatory but they increase circulation, are anti oxidants and provide your skin the nourishment it needs to look its absolute best. What makes gold such an effective ingredient is the reaction it gets when it is combined with active anti wrinkle ingredients. It magnifies the effectiveness of these ingredients significantly, making wrinkles vanish before your eyes. This makes its use in everyday skin care products not only a viable option but one that is setting the trend for all skin care products in the future.
o 24Karat Pure Gold penetrates the skin, speeds up cellular processes and activates regeneration
o helps to restore lost aging skin’s volume
o will provide fresh, young looking skin which will have long lasting results
o for all skin types
o anti-inflammatory properties will decrease skin inflammation
o stimulates cellular growth of the basal layer to regenerate healthy, firm skin cells and provide a tightening effect
24K Gold: Under the influence of gold a higher amount of blood is brought in the area, speeding up cellular processes and activating regeneration. Gold's effects are also closely connected with the electrons present in the cells that are sensitive to electric charges; these ions will become active under the influence of it and recreate broken cellular connections. That way the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is diminished with each treatment. Gold is well reputed for restoring the lost elasticity properties of the tissues, slowing down collagen depletion and the breakdown of elastin to prevent sagging skin. It stimulates cellular growth of the basal layer to regenerate healthy, firm skin cells and provide a tightening effect.
|Posted by Pamela Hackeman on January 30, 2011 at 11:27 AM||comments (0)|
Many people wonder what color therapy is and how is it useful to them in their daily life. There are many books on the subject and many ways to use color to enhance your life. There are obvious choices when it comes to wardrobe and fashion. You may have discovered a color that seems to bring out the best in you, make you feel more attractive, for instance. Bottom line, color is a form of communication, and a form of light, consisting of light rays and wavelengths. As an artist, I have been fascinated with color for many years and the effects it has on humans, and animals for that matter.
It is the sensation of light transmitted to the brain through the eye that
enables us to see light as color, and light is energy, the purest healing force. If you consider the progress man has made with light over the years, up to the present lasers and their uses, you must admit there is a substantial amount of proof that it can affect us physically, as well as mentally and emotionally. Many dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons use lasers in their offices, which come in many forms and wavelenghts.
Color therapy is much more subtle than that, of course, and can be used in many ways. In my establishment, I use LED photon light for encouraging collagen synthesis and growth, with a specific shade of red light, and blue for helping clear up p.acne, and acts as an antiseptic. A mixture of the two is useful for those who need to address both wrinkles and acne.
I also use a tool called a "Crystal Light Chromotherapy torch", utilizing a natural quartz crystal tip, which applies very specific colors to the various chakras, or wheels of energy in the body, according to ancient traditions. I first test the various chakras to see if there is any blockages, then use the appropriate color to activate the individual chakra, and then retest to make sure the energy is flowing once again.
It only takes about 15 minutes in total, and people feel different things while I'm applying the color. Some feel a warmth, or a tingling in the area, some describe it as electricity, some say it's a pleasant feeling of opening (especially the heart chakra). Some people don't feel anything at all. It doesn't ultimately matter if you feel anything, or not, it still has a positive, balancing effect overall.
I especially like to do this before I start the facial, so you are relaxed and can receive full benefit of the nurturing rejuvenation that is part of the overall
experience, a well as the skin's response to the treatment.
My goal is to approach the body as a whole, emotionally, mentally, and physically, not just the skin, when I do my treatments. I want you to leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated, with a smile on your face, and a lightness in your step.
|Posted by Pamela Hackeman on January 22, 2011 at 3:50 AM||comments (0)|
Demi Moore talks about her anti aging secrets including Stemulation skincare, available at Behind The Seen Skincare & Make up studio.
The creators of Stemulation have developed the most efficient stem cell products available on the market, they use mesenchymal stem cells from Human Bone Marrow, the most versatile type there is. I have already seen a huge improvement in my skin since using it, especially the thin skin under my eyes. Their system consists of a microderm scrub in a large tube, the fabulous stem cell serum,which can be used under any other products, and the moisturizer is excellent for a night cream, that exfoliates similar to a retinol product. I love it and it is actually effective!
|Posted by Pamela Hackeman on January 1, 2011 at 11:27 AM||comments (0)|
Microdermabrasion has been around for several years. It is a process that is similar to dermabrasion, but on a much more gentle, superficial level. There is either the original version of which incorporates aluminum oxide crystals and "blasts" them onto the skin, similar to sand blasting, but, of course, in a more subtle way. This can leave your skin red and sometimes hurting afterward, and some people don't want aluminum applied to their skin. The newer version is "diamond- tip" which is a tip encrusted with crystal or diamond chips on the end of a wand which also has suction, so the surface skin "debris" (dead skin that can clog pores and create a dull appearance) can be vacuumed up simultaneously. The advantage of having microdermabrasion done, especially before a facial treatment, is similar to sweeping and vacuuming a floor before you wash and wax it. It helps to unclog pores, get rid of flaky, dry skin, and leave a cleaner surface so the absorption of whatever treatment is applied is much better. It is good to do on a regular basis, especially if you have textured or scarred skin, as it will help to smooth the surface to a degree, without the downtime of a medical procedure.