Archive for January, 2013

Take advantage of the Winter and liberate yourself from unwanted pigmentation

Friday, January 18th, 2013

We are happy to announce the Enliten™ bleaching cream is back and could not have come at a better time. Winter is the optimal time to erase the visual sun damage from the summer; and you know what I am talking about, pigmentation.

During winter you are indoors and most of your body is covered and protected from the sun; it is the perfect time to even your skin tone. Enliten is a unique blend that is so effective that only 2% Hydroquinone is needed, minimizing irritation to sensitive skin. Hydroquinone is very effective and is preferred by most Physicians. From your head to your toes we all have unwanted dark spots somewhere on our body. The Enliten can be used to treat all areas of the body. Great examples can be to lighten pigmentation caused from waxing on your face or get rid of the scar on your leg that pigmented in the sun.  Enliten™ works with all skin types (ref: previous blog post) and is ideal for ethnic skin.

What skin type and color are you according to the Fitzpatrick Classification?

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons and skin care professionals use the Fitzpatrick Classification as a tool used to classify your skin color. When you request product information or when having laser procedures (i.e. laser hair removal) it is good to know your skin color/type. You want products and procedures that are compatible with your skin type so you will get the desired results.

Skin type 1- 3 respond very well to anti-aging laser procedures when skin type 4-6 need more treatments that are less aggressive to achieve the same results. Skin type 5 & 6 can often have an undesirable outcome when it comes to laser procedures. It is important you know your skin type and do your research before having any procedures. Know your Fitzpatrick Classification and speak their language.

  • Type I – Skin Color: Light, pale white, freckled (blue eye color); Reaction to sun: Always burns, never tans
  • Type II – Skin Color: White, Peach; Fair (blue, green, hazel eye color); Reaction to sun: Usually burns, tans with difficulty
  • Type III – Skin Color: White to light brown, Olive (dark blue, hazel, brown eye color); Reaction to sun: Sometimes mild burn, gradually tans to a light brown
  • Type IV – Skin Color: Olive, light to moderate brown (light brown eye color); Reaction to sun: Rarely burns, tans with ease to a moderate brown
  • Type V – Skin Color:  Brown, dark brown (dark brown eye color); Reaction to sun: Very rarely burns, tans very easily
  • Type VI – Skin Color: Black, very dark brown to black (dark brown eye color); Reaction to sun: Never burns, tans very easily, deeply pigmented