Wednesday, 05 March 2014 14:07 Written by MIguel Velazquez
Allison Hillyer, CTN, ND, LE, NMT

Feeding the Skin at the Cellular Level

Medical spas are one of the fastest growing industries in the United States today. This is because they provide fast and effective medical-grade treatments that require little to no downtime, yet achieve optimal results. One of the benefits of a medical spa is that pharmaceutical grade products are used and recommended by medical doctors and licensed estheticians. A typical skin cycle will renew itself every 28-42 days. Pharmaceutical grade skin care products will expedite this process allowing new skin cells to reach the surface much more quickly than it normally would resulting in smoother and refreshed skin. Pharmaceutical grade skin care products, such as Image skin care products, are only available through a licensed physician. They contain a higher amount of active ingredients that by law are allowed to penetrate the skin down into the dermis. The dermis is the live portion of the skin where skincare products can truly cause long term changes. Over-the-counter products and department store brands by law cannot penetrate the skin, therefore they only penetrate the top layer of the skin which consists of only dead skin cells.

eyedropIn addition to giving your skin the absolute best pharmaceutical grade products on the market, why not also feed your skin at the cellular level through food? Sugar, fried food, junk food, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, chemicals, processed carbohydrates and alcohol all wreck havoc on your skin. These foods can cause dryness, dehydration, redness, and acne on your skin. The best foods for your skin are pure clean water and foods containing omega-3's fatty acids. Foods like wild-caught salmon, cold-pressed olive oil, raw nuts and seeds can lower inflammation in the body. Incorporating a natural and raw diet consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables can nourish the body, giving it the essential vitamins and nutrients, and in turn detoxing it from harmful substances. This type of diet feeds the body at a cellular level revealing hydrated and youthful skin.

At Renew Laser & Cosmetics, we help our clients get beautiful skin using a combination of proper nutrition and skin care products that actually penetrate the skin. We believe in results-driven services such as IPL photofacials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, cosmetic injectables (such as Botox and Juvederm), and laser hair removal. We provide high quality skin care at an affordable price with our membership program. Your skin is your calling card, take care of it!

Renew Laser & Cosmetics

(770) 212-2242  |  11720 Medlock Bridge Rd., Suite 170  |  Johns Creek, Ga. 30097

227 Sandy Springs Place NE, Suite 378  |  Atlanta, GA 30328  |

Allison Hillyer, CTN, ND, LE, NMT, is co-owner of Renew Laser & Cosmetics. She has been in the skin care industry since 2001. Allison is a Naturopathic Doctor, a Licensed Esthetician, and a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist. She is board-certified as a Traditional Naturopath by the American Naturopathic Certification Board, a Diplomat member of The American Council of Holistic Medicine, and a member of the American Association of Nutrition Counselors.