Author Archives: Ashley Leathersich

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Keep Your Skin Cheerful and Bright Through the Winter Season

-by Mallory Leach, Licensed Esthetician The stress of the holiday season and chilly weather can wreak havoc on the skin, triggering dullness, dryness, and discoloration, and also increasing fine lines and wrinkles. So staying of top of your skincare during the winter is important. Here are a few of my tips and favorite products to …

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Is Sunscreen Really Needed in the Winter?

-by Rachel Marino Noto, RN, LE According to the 2020 RealSelf Sun Safety Report, 62% of Americans use anti-aging products as part of their daily skincare routine, but only 11% wear sunscreen daily! But It's Winter Now, Do I Really Need Sunscreen? While most people know to apply sunscreen in the warmer months when they are out …

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HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser | Downtime

-by Priscilla Di Vincenzo, MSN, APRN, FNP-C HALO™ is one of the most popular lasers in the cosmetic industry right now. It’s known for its ability to improve fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size, even out texture and discoloration, and produce a glowing complexion! We often get asked about the recovery or downtime for …

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Move Over No-Shave November

-by Jenna DeCapua, RN Sick of shaving and waxing? Are you participating in no-shave November? The fall and winter months are the perfect time to receive laser hair removal so you can prepare for summer next year! Why Is Winter the Ideal Time for Laser Hair Removal? Here in Rochester, NY, we have long winter …

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When The Season Changes, It’s Time to Change Your Skincare

-by Jennifer R. Martindale LPN, LE It's that time once again! Fall has arrived and, if you haven't already, it's time to think about changing up your skincare regime. How did your skin handle the hot, humid weather this summer? Do you have some residual redness, pigment, breakouts or visible changes happening? Let's get your …

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My Daily Product Faves

–by Laurie LaFave, LPN It’s just another day.  Stumble to the coffee maker and hope that lifts the morning fog.  Then back to the bathroom where ”project rule the day” begins! Cleanse In order to keep my skin healthy and glowing, my routine begins with a nice warm washcloth and some PCA Daily Exfoliant, which …

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My Acne Journey | From Blemished to Blushing

-by Chloe Foster, Spa Coordinator Acne has been a struggle of mine since my teen years. In my early adulthood, my acne had completely cleared. However, with the pandemic and the constant mask-wearing, the breakouts returned. Acne affects many things, but most importantly, my confidence. So, here’s a look into my acne journey and how …

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How Do I Get Rid of Dark Patches of Pigmentation (Melasma)?

-by Alyssa Wing, LPN Melasma is a condition of the skin where dark patches and spots appear. I personally have melasma on my forehead, so I know how it feels to be uncomfortable in your own skin, especially when you have a dark spot that's noticeable. Melasma is typically caused by birth control pills, an …

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Sunscreen | Not Just for Summer

-by Karen Bratcher, Licensed Esthetician Most commonly, we think about wearing sunscreen during the summer, when the sun is brighter and the temperatures are warmer, but in reality, it should be worn year-round. Let’s break down who should use it, why we use it, how it protects us, and how it should be used. Who …

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Product Spotlight | Revision Skincare Intellishade®

-by Mallory Leach, Licensed Esthetician In the summer months, my two skin concerns are hyperpigmentation and dryness as sun exposure triggers pigment and dehydrates my skin. Because these conditions can be a constant battle, I like to use products that both protect and correct my skin. It's essential to use a product that has ingredients …

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