Hi Everyone! Kati here.
FUZION wanted to find a way to educate people about different procedures, anti-aging products, the science behind the scenes and the latest technology. Then we found Erica!
We all have that “one thing” – big or small that we wish we could change. The longer you stare at it, the worse it gets. It may even have a little voice that says “FIX ME! FIX ME!” Before the voice starts screaming, take action! It is always better to treat a minor issue than a major one.
There is no age requirement to some of these services. You will hear people say “I am not old enough for BOTOX!” Well, I have 16 year old acne patients who have worse wrinkles than their parents. There are a few reasons for this: TANNING. Did you know that 80% of age related issues are from excessive sun? Think about it – 80%! GENETICS. In this case, you may be able to blame your ancestors. LIFESTYLE. Excessive free-radicals, lack of sleep, smoking, alcohol and dehydration all add up. Wrkinkles are very responsive to BOTOX, chemical peels and laser treatments. The most responsible thing you can do for yourself if a physical sunblock EVERYDAY- rain, snow, sleet, rain or shine. Chemical sunblocks can actually cause more free radicals and potentially more harm than good.
Acne is not just for teenagers anymore. Did you know that every hormonal fluctuation affects your skin? Acne is not caused by what you eat, or by specific products. Acne is a bacteria. It is treated in a variety of ways. For acne, FUZION aggressively treats all ages by utilizing specifically medically guided treatments. Vitamin A based treatments, specific acids and exfoliation remain the foundation of healing acne.
All laser treatments are NOT created equal! There are some centers in the area that tout BBL/IPL as laser treatments. These are not lasers, but broadbased light treatments that work on pigment. They are not specific wavelengths, or deep enough to reach the deep dermis where the collagen-vascular layer of your skin lives. BBL/IPL are effective for brown and red pigment changes, but should not be substitued for actual laser treatments. Make sure you ask a lot of questions. Know what you are getting and what you are paying for.
Credentials are important. Did you know that it is illegal in the state of Connecticut for nurses or estheticians to operate a laser? Nurses are allowed to operate a laser ONLY when an MD is actually ONSITE. It is also illegal for estheticians or Medical Assistants to administer injections. This is a safety measure for YOU! Beware that there are people administering medical procedures in the back rooms of nail and hair salons. Beware that untrained, non-medical personnel do not have the skills to treat you, manage potential complications or offer sound medical advice.
These are all important things for you to know – all you “Ericas” out there – the bottom line is you have to be educated. Knowledge is power.
Call, blog or email us your questions. We are here to teach you!