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What is Avataar’s Skin Gym?

Avataar’s Skin gym package is about giving you 11 at-home sessions catered to all your skin problems. It is a skincare routine that will include laser technology and peels customized to your skin type and your needs. These 11 sessions are completed over the span of 6 months. The skin gym covers problems like:

Acne

Acne, scientifically known as acne vulgaris, is a condition in which dead skin skills and oil from the sebaceous glands clog the hair follicles. Typically acne includes blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and oily skin. It commonly occurs during puberty; people of all races and ages can get acne. Acne can continue into adulthood. It is essential to keep the pores clean. There are several causes of acne- overproduction of oil, build-up of dead skin cells in the pores, bacteria, hormonal imbalance, genetics, medications, and age. Certain conditions may aggravate acne- like diet, stress, environmental irritants, pollutants, humidity, and scrubbing your skin too hard.

Hyperpigmentation

Melanin is the pigment responsible for the color of the skin. The dark patches that form over the skin are called pigmentation. There are several types of pigmentation:

Melasma: these are brown or blue-gray patches that occur on your skin and often are freckle-like. It often appears during pregnancy and commonly on the face and stomach.

Sunspots: characterized by small flat dark areas of the skin. They appear on areas of the skin that receive maximum exposure to the sun. They are also known as liver spots and solar lentigines.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: this happens due to excess production of melanin or abnormal melanin deposits in the skin and causes inflammation.

Loose and dull skin

Avataar has an array of treatments that help in dealing with problems like loose and dull skin. Our advanced laser facials work to give intense skin renewal, and exfoliation, stimulate collagen, reduce pigmentation, provide instant radiance, tighten dilated pores and loose skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and reverse sun damage. the treatments work to give you healthy glowing skin.

Sun Damage

What people essentially call a ‘tan’ is actually, sun damage that happens due to sun exposure. Sometimes exposure to the sun can cause the skin to produce melanin irregularly which may cause pigmentation in certain areas of the skin. Years of exposure to the sun have a significant impact on the skin, resulting in early aging, skin cancer, and a variety of other skin abnormalities. Most early skin aging happens due to sun exposure to UV light. Numerous skin changes that were formerly attributed to aging, like easy bruising, are the result of repeated sun exposure.

Damaged skin

Sunlight is not the only source of skin deterioration. Skin damage may result from behaviors like smoking. Blood vessels may become constricted as a result of nicotine consumption, which raises blood pressure and causes skin cells to absorb less oxygen. Collagen and elastin are also damaged by cigarette smoke. Additionally, the skin surrounding the mouth and eyes may droop, and smoking increases the skin’s melanin, which results in pigmentation.

Your skin may acquire dormant skin problems or they may flare up as a result of stress and anxiety. Increased amounts of stress hormones can cause chronic stress, which is bad for the skin.

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What is a hydrafacial? How does it work and what are its benefits?

Clear, bright, glowing skin is something that everybody aims for but not something everyone is able to achieve unless you are spending a fortune on skincare products regularly. But achieving that glowing skin with a hydrafacial is gaining popularity very quickly.

Hydrafacial treatment involves using a patented treatment that is generally available at medical spas. A hydrafacial cleanses, extracts, hydrates, and removes tan and dead skin from the skin. It clears clogged pores and provides intense hydration to the skin. Rather than rubbing your skin with coarse scrubs, hydrafacial uses a gentle vacuum to clean your clogged pores and extracts blackheads. It does not cause any redness like the traditional manual methods of extraction.

Unlike salon facials, hydrafacial aids in the long-term maintenance of the skin. Even though the procedure is non-invasive, a hydrafacial gives more dramatic results than a regular salon facial.

Benefits of a hydrafacial

A hydrafacial offers end-to-end skin cleansing, hydration, and rejuvenation. It uses three different serums that help in deep oxygenation, hydration, and exfoliation. It works wonders on dry, rough, and damaged skin. It is the perfect facial for a regular skincare routine.

It improves your overall skin texture, tone, and appearance. It provides deep exfoliation that gives way to better absorption of the serums. It uses a method called hydra-dermabrasion which is like microdermabrasion but is done with hydrating serums.

Other benefits include:

Moisturizes and nourishes the skin

Removes Dead skin and black/white heads

Improves blood circulation

Enhances Elastic production

Includes LED therapy customized to your skin type

Tightens Skin

Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Rejuvenates skin and produces glow

Who can get hydrafacial?

Hydrafacial is suitable for nearly all ages, complexions, and skin types. Teenagers who suffer from acne; adults with pimples, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation; older adults with sun damage and flaky skin can opt for a hydration boost facial. It gives instant results and there is no downtime needed.

Hydrafacial is generally suitable for everyone but like everything, there are a few exceptions. One should avoid a hydrafacial if they have an active rash, sunburn, severe acne, or rosacea. A person may experience light pressure from the wand during the procedure. Unlike other treatments, a hydrafacial does not cause any pain, redness, or swelling. Pregnant women should consult their doctors before getting a hydrafacial. In case a person has extremely sensitive skin, they should inform their provider before proceeding with the treatment.    

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Why does the skin become dry in winter?

Now that the winters are here, everyone is going to suffer from this problem- dry skin. While some people have naturally dry skin, others develop dry skin during the winter months. Dry skin is more common in winter months than in summer months due to changes in temperature and humidity which can irritate the skin. It affects many people and the severity of the condition varies from individual to individual.

The dryness that occurs during winter is also known as xerosis. The outermost layer of the skin called the epidermis is the skin barrier. This skin barrier is a combination of lipids (commonly known as fats) and dead skin cells. As how a barrier should function, it serves to protect our body and prevents any toxin or irritant from entering our bodies. But when this barrier gets damaged that is when the skin appears dry and irritated.

Moisture is very important for the skin barrier to be doing its work. During winter the air becomes cold, and people turn on their indoor heating high, plus low humidity levels suck the moisture right out of your skin. Not just that, cold harsh winds, and taking hot water baths can also lead to damage and dryness of the skin.

The most common signs of dry skin in winter include:

  1. Flaky skin
  2. Redness
  3. Rough patches
  4. Rough texture
  5. Itchiness
  6. Cracks on skin
  7. Stinging

Dry winter skin is something that is unavoidable. But making some changes in your skincare routine and habits will definitely help in getting smooth soft skin. Dry and damaged skin needs moisture to repair itself. Using a moisturizer is the best way to rehydrate the skin. Especially moisturizers that contain linoleic, linolenic, and lauric acids can help smooth rough and dry skin.

Here are some tips to take care of dry skin during winter:

  • Moisturizing after bath

Taking a hot bath in winter strips the natural oils from the skin which prevents the skin from getting dry. Therefore, it is important to apply a moisturizer right after taking a bath to rehydrate the skin and prevent it from getting dry. 

  • Drink lots of water

Using a topical moisturizer is good but it is also very important to take care of your skin internally. Drinking the required amount of water is also important to keep your skin hydrated.

  • Sunscreen

A lot of people neglect wearing sunscreen just because it’s winter and cloudy. Just because they feel there is no sun, the UV rays can penetrate through clouds and fog and still damage the skin barrier. Therefore it is necessary to apply sunscreen every single day. 

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Everything you need to know about chemical peels

What are chemical peels?

A chemical peel is a procedure in which a mild chemical solution is applied to the topmost layer of the skin. It visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Specific concentrations of carefully formulated chemical peels are used based on your skin type. These peels are generally plant-based extracts that exfoliate the dead skin layer of the skin; it removes dirt and clear clogged pores, dead skin, and excess oil from the pores. Once this layer of the skin is removed the skin that is regenerated is smoother, brighter, and less wrinkled than the old skin. This procedure also effectively clears mild to moderate acne.

Why do you need chemical peels?

Chemical peels are used to treat certain skin conditions but in general, they can be used to improve the appearance, texture, and tone of the skin.

  • It removes dead skin and stimulates the basal layer which increases the cell renewal rate
  • Easy exfoliation which boosts your skin
  • Improves the skin tone and texture by lightening and brightening the skin
  • Tightens and firms the skin
  • Reduces enlarged pores
  • Reduces fine lines
  • Promotes overall healthy skin
  • Reduces oil secretion and cleanses pores deeply

The process of chemical peel treatment

The first step in the chemical peel treatment is to clean the face with a cleanser after which petroleum jelly is applied to the most sensitive areas of the skin to protect and prevent any irritation in these areas. After this, a peel (depending on your skin concern) is applied. Depending on the peel you might experience irritation. After this, a neutralizing solution is applied to remove the peel. The post-treatment care includes applying sunscreen to protect your skin from any kind of sun damage.

Recovery time after applying the chemical peel will vary depending on the type and strength of the peel that has been used. Immediately after the skin may feel tight and it may turn red. The use of gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen is very important. Sun exposure should be avoided when the skin is peeling. The chemical peel treatment stings depending on the type of chemical peel that has been used. Light peels usually involve lactic acid and fruit acids and they cause some redness, irritation, stinging, and crusting of the skin; all of this will eventually give way to clean, smooth and glowing skin. 

Before getting a chemical peel please consult an expert to treat any skin conditions. It is important to educate yourself before going for any kind of treatment. The results of a superficial chemical peel can last up to a year if maintained with good skincare products and sunscreen whereas the results of deep peels can last for a few years!

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Salicylic Peel: Benefits, effects, and uses

Salicylic acid is an ingredient used in many over-the-counter medications. It works effectively as an exfoliant that removes dead skin cells and works on conditions like acne, psoriasis, and warts, and even reduces the signs of aging. The salicylic peel comes under the class of Beta-hydroxy acids (BHA).

Salicylic acid benefits the skin in many ways; it affects the skin’s complexion and evens the overall texture. Salicylic acid peel treatments deeply exfoliate the surface layers of the skin.
Salicylic peels are fairly gentle so they can be used for people who are unable to use other stronger peels. It is a safe and well-tolerated peel that is suitable for all skin types.

 Some of the benefits of a salicylic peel include:

  1. Smooth and bright skin: it makes the skin softer and smoother; it also brightens the complexion and evens the skin’s texture by reducing large pores. 
  2. Comedolytic properties: salicylic peel cleans out clogged pores and dead skin cells that cause acne.
  3. Anti-inflammatory: it has anti-inflammatory properties that lower inflammation, redness, and swelling caused by acne. It also helps in treating acne.
  4. Antifungal: it can help treat problems caused by fungi, like fungal acne.
  5. Desmolytic properties: salicylic peel breaks down the connective tissue holding the cells in the topmost layer, making it easy for the dead skin layer to shed off. 
  6. Controls oil production: the natural oil secreted by our skin is called sebum. Sometimes the skin produces excess sebum that leads to acne breakouts. The salicylic peel reduces the production of sebum which controls acne breakouts.
  7. Reduces hyperpigmentation: salicylic peel improves problems like melasma and sunspots. Once the superficial layer is removed the skin is refreshed and rejuvenated. 
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What are the benefits of LED therapy in Laser Facials?

Light emitting diode commonly known as LED can be used in facials. Light-based treatment helps in reducing wrinkles and acne. LEDs nowadays are used in everyday items as well as in medical devices targeting skin problems. They can treat skin problems like wound healing, acne, wrinkles, and more. It also treats internal problems like arthritis or other joint or muscle pain. These treatments are safe for all skin types.

An LED mask comes with a spectrum of light with different wavelengths that penetrate the skin to make changes at the molecular level. Each spectrum of light that produces different colors targets different conditions. For example, red light is designed to increase circulation and collagen production, therefore reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The blue light targets the acne-causing bacteria, actively killing them and stopping the acne cycle. These are the two most common colors used but other colors like yellow are used to reduce redness and green is used to reduce pigmentation. 

There are several benefits of LED in treatments:

  • Increased collagen production

 Collagen is known to be the most abundant protein in our body. Collagen improves the skin’s health; it replaces what is naturally lost with aging. It helps to smooth out wrinkles and increases the elasticity of the skin which makes it look younger.

  • Treats acne effectively

The LED blue can actively kill the acne-causing bacteria and arrest the acne cycle preventing it from appearing again. It also gets rid of oily greasy skin.

  • Promotes cell regeneration

Your skin is exposed to a lot of elements in the environment that cause skin damage. We can’t escape these elements but we can aid in the process of healing. LED masks promote the regeneration of cells that replace this damaged skin.

  • Beautiful radiant skin

It minimizes inflammation and provides relief for several inflammatory diseases like eczema, psoriasis, etc. 

Although they don’t replace your regular skin-care routine, LED light masks and devices work best when utilized to encourage collagen formation and eliminate the germs that cause acne outbreaks. To ensure your safety while treating your skin, follow the instructions and take the required safety precautions before using them, such as wearing eye protection.

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Benefits of Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a simple procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the topmost layers. What it does is remove the topmost layer of the skin, and the new layer of skin that grows is brighter and smoother. With a light or medium peel, this can be done more than once to get the desired results.

Chemical peels are used to treat problems like wrinkles, discoloration, and even scars (on the face). Chemical peels are versatile; they can be done as standalone treatments or combined with other procedures like laser facials. There are deeper chemical peels and they offer much more dramatic results but they also require a lot of downtime to recover. Chemical peeling is also known as chemexfoliation or derma peeling. It is generally on the face, neck, or hands. But it is also used in the treatment of hyperpigmentation in the areas like underarms and bikinis. It helps in improving conditions like:

  1. Mild scarring
  2. Sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, and discoloration
  3. Fine lines and wrinkles
  4. Sun damage
  5. Certain types of acne
  6. Rough skin
  7. Scaly patches on the skin
  8. Dull complexion
  9. Melasma due to pregnancy or birth control pills

Depending on the issues that you are facing, you can choose a chemical peel in any one of the three depths

  • Light chemical peel: a light chemical peel is a superficial peel that will remove the outer layer of the skin which is the epidermis. This light peel works on conditions like fine lines, acne, uneven skin tone, and dryness. One can get a light peel done once every two to five weeks.
  • Medium chemical peel: this peel removes cells from the epidermis as well as a little bit of the dermis. It removes a little bit of the top layers of the dermis. This peel aids in treating wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. 
  • Deep chemical peel: this peel removes cells even deeper in the dermis and is often done in a surgical setup under the administration of anesthesia. It is often used for deep wrinkles, scars, and even precancerous growths. 

What are the risks involved in chemical peeling?

Please consult your dermatologist before proceeding with the chemical peel treatment. In certain types of skin, there is a risk of developing temporary and permanent changes in the color of your skin. For example, people on birth control pills, pregnancy, and a family history of brown discoloration on the face increase the risk of developing pigmentation.

Some of the side effects include redness, scabbing and swelling; depending on how deep the peel is the redness may last from a few hours to a few months.  

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Things to know before signing up for laser treatments

Before signing up for laser hair reduction

We all know about the pain of getting waxing done every month. Smooth, soft, and hairless skin is something that everybody likes. But going to the salon every month to endure pain only to enjoy a few days’ worth of hairless skin (let us be honest hair starts to grow back on the third day after waxing) can be a pain. That is why human beings found a way to get rid of hair once and for all Laser hair reduction.

In laser hair reduction, the laser targets the pigment in the hair bulb which heats up and destroys the follicle from which the hair grows, therefore, arresting the growth of the hair follicle. But the thing is that this is not a one-time process since every hair follicle is at a different stage of the growth cycle. You might need about 6-8 sessions to get the results you want. So do not expect instant results. It is also important to use sunscreen after your sessions.

Before getting a laser facial

Laser facials use a patented device that exfoliates, cleanses, and hydrates the skin. In addition, laser facials also treat problems like acne, acne scars, pigmentation, enlarged pores, melasma, fine lines, and wrinkles. It also uses chemical peels to lighten and brighten the skin. Some key benefits of laser facials are that it works on all skin types, outcomes are always consistent and immediate, and finally, no downtime is needed.

But you do need to take some due care before and after the facials like ceasing the use of retinoids, avoiding exposure to sunlight, and stopping acne medications at least two weeks before the treatment. It is essential to use sunscreen after the facial to protect the skin from harmful sun rays.

 Before chemical peel treatment

Chemical peels remove the topmost layer of the skin that contains dead skin cells to reveal the healthy layer of skin underneath. There are three types of peel light, medium, and deep. They bring out healthy skin underneath the dead skin.

Before getting a chemical peel treatment, stop using topical retinol (tretinoin or retin-A) at least two weeks before the treatment. It is vital to inform your specialist about any medications you are taking. Some of the common temporary side effects include redness, irritation, dryness, stinging, burning, and slight swelling. It is necessary to apply sunscreen religiously after the treatment. It protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

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Debunking Skincare Myths

There are so many myths about skincare that people believe in and follow. Nobody stops to see if those are even true. To have clear radiant skin is everyone’s goal but to get there you will need to figure out what information is real and what is not.

A lot of the skincare products that people usually use are either ineffective and some skincare myths can even have bad repercussions. Some of the common skincare myths are as follows:

Myth: not washing your face causes acne

A lot of people are not aware that hygiene is not the cause of acne. Acne happens due to the oils produced by the skin, bacteria, clogged pores, and inflammation. Hormones and stress are the bigger triggers of acne.

Myth: only teenagers get acne

Acne does not just happen to teenagers. It occurs at all ages. Granted, it makes its first appearance during the teen years, but that happens because the body undergoes several changes and these changes in the hormones trigger the production of oils that causes acne.

Myth: eye creams don’t do anything

In fact, an eye cream can have many benefits if it contains the right ingredients required for your skin type. It also depends on your condition, for example, if you are dealing with under eye dark circles and puffiness, then eye creams that contain caffeine as the active ingredient will help reduce the puffiness and dark circles. Other ingredients- like vitamin C and hyaluronic acid will also help combat dark circles and puffiness.

Myth: you don’t need retinol until the age of 50

Retinol is gaining popularity because it works on the production of collagen. It also regulates the production of new skin once the dead skin falls off. It actively treats acne, unclogs pores, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, and works on evening the skin.

Myth: there is no need for sunscreen in winter

People often relate sunscreen with summer and often forget that the sun is all year round. A lack of heat does not necessarily protect you from the harmful rays of the sun. Despite being cloudy or foggy the UV rays of the sun can even penetrate the clouds and damage your skin. That is why it is very important to apply sunscreen every day! The UV rays cause fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation; it rapidly increases the process of aging, and sunscreen protects the skin from it.

Myth: The harder you exfoliate the skin the better

Exfoliating too many times can actually do more harm than good for your skin. Exfoliating once a week is more than sufficient. Giving your skin time to regenerate is also important, that is how one gets a natural glow.

Myth: Laser facials can adversely affect the skin

No, lasers do not harm your skin. They only penetrate 1-4 mm of the skin. They only treat the surface layers of the skin. In fact, the gentle heat from the laser applied to the epidermis stimulates the production of collagen and elastin replacing the old damaged skin cells. This is how laser gives a rejuvenating effect and reduces wrinkles and fine lines, making the skin look plump, soft, and smooth.

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Recommended treatments for Brides to be

The wedding day is one of the biggest days of a girl’s life and being a new married you deserve to glow differently and feel new. Try Avataar to get a new Avataar on your special day. Ditch the salon services and get laser skincare for instant and long-lasting results.

Laser skincare provides technologies that let you obtain critical skin care effects. They’re more effective than your common facials/body treatments, however, these are completely non-invasive (don’t involve injections or blood or cuts) like many other cosmetology treatments. There can be a little recuperation time involved (max 24 hours), but the effects are really well and worth it if desire radiant, youthful, and supple skin.

Must do treatments for the bride to be

Laser Hair Reduction

Go for Laser Hair Reduction treatment to get rid of body hair permanently and avoid the hassle of removing body hair every 2 weeks. Laser Hair Reduction is a painless treatment unlike waxing and takes almost equal time as other hair removal methods. Flaunt your smooth skin in every outfit and look confident in your wedding album.

Body Polishing

Take Body Polishing treatments for shiny moisturized skin. Our Diamond Skin Polishing uses refined crystals on the surface of the skin at high velocities to exfoliate dead skin cells and improves blood flow. This promotes cell regeneration which gives more youthful and glowing skin! 

Laser Facial

Laser facial includes using concentrated light from different resources to give you a medical-grade facial. It yields much better results than a salon facial. L It penetrates deeply to get to the root of the skin problem to get rid of it, giving you deeply rejuvenated skin that a salon facial cannot. Laser facials have been used to treat several skin problems (like dark spots, pigmentation, acne, etc.) for a very long time. Laser facials are extremely safe and generate permanent results.

Bikini Rejuvenation

With our Bikini Rejuvenation treatments, you can get a clean, smooth, whitened, and younger bikini and labia area. Avataar offers a combination of lasers and peels which are 100% safe and act on the topmost layer of the skin giving you a cleaner and whiter look without causing any harm to the sensitive skin down there.

Under Arm Rejuvenation

Similar to bikini rejuvenation, we offer treatments to reduce pigmentation in the axilla region. Get clean and smooth armpits with 100% safety and satisfaction in the comfort of your home.