Why You Need Sleep

Being sure you get enough sleep is good for your mental stability, but it also has a big impact on your heart,  energy level, weight and skin. Your body needs sleep. Your brain need sleep to function. While sleeping there are parts of the brain that are being exercised. Parts of your brain you don’t use everyday.

  • While sleeping, The creative parts of your brain are strengthening and growing.  That is happening so that when you need to use that part of your brain, you are ready for it.
  • During sleep, you are giving your vision a rest.  Your vision is a cognitive activity. Sleep allows your brain to process information and store it in your memory.
  • The optimal amount of sleep for a man is seven to eight hours woman-sleeping_2478592b per night and for a woman it is six to seven hours.  By not getting enough sleep, you can be at an increased risk for a heart attack.
  • If you are someone who doesn’t get enough sleep, or gets poor-quality sleep, you may have more pain.  When you are not getting a good, full night sleep, you are not getting a full refresh.  Having extra pain can cause to feel even more tired, even just at the very start of the day.
  • People who get consistent and quality sleep tend to have an easier time managing their weight. Less sleep means you’re more likely to snack more and poor sleep raises your risk for obesity by 21 percent.
  • Continuous lack of sleep can do some awful thing to your skin. Since your are not sleeping enough, your arteries may not be as healthy as they should be, this is causing you not to get enough blood to your skin. Lacking the blood flow to your skin, you can cause increased inflammation and your skin can age quicker. Mental fatigue can cause the muscles in your face to tense up, and your skin would be more prone to dullness, rough texture, uneven pigment and wrinkles.

Many people have trouble falling asleep. Additionally, when your immune system needs all the energy it can get, like when you are fighting an infection, you are not adequately resting your energy supply.  That causes your body to overheat and worsen your energy problem. Your weakened immune system can borrow energy from other parts of your body. So this ultimately makes you feel more tired.


Chemical Peels for Acne

Over time, lines and wrinkles can form in the face due to normal factors such as sun damage, heredity, diet and just plain old muscle movement. Chemical peels are a popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can be performed to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin.

Chemical Peels are great for acne, wrinkles and to smooth your skin. These things that happen to our skin over the years can cause you to look and feel older than you are. A chemical peel can help repair your skin and give you a smooth youthful appearance. Often performed on the face, neck, and hands, various types of chemical peels can reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, acne scars and uneven pigmentation.chem-peel-ba-1-220x220

Medical grade chemical peels can offer these improvements:

  • Improvement of acne
  • Softening of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increased smoothness of skin texture
  • Mild smoothing of acne scars
  • Lightening of pigmentation (age spots/sun spots)
  • Increased skin moisture
  • Increased skin glow and radiance

Advanced Laser and Skin Center offers the Vi Peel ™.   This peel contains a synergistic blend of ingredients suitable for all skin types. The Vi Peel  improves the tone, texture and clarity of the skin, and reduces or eliminates age/sun spots (including melasma), and softens lines and wrinkles. It is an excellent choice to for acne and reduce or smooths acne scars.  The Vi Peel ™ provides dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation and minimal downtime.



Skin Resurfacing

At Advanced Laser and Skin Center, we want to help you feel and look your best. We can help address some of the imperfections like fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and age spots. Our Fraxel Dual® Laser is the original fractional laser treatment that works below the skin’s surface from the top down. This laser treatment is able to precisely treat thousands of microscopic areas of skin, using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin’s surface to eliminate old, damaged skin cells and promotes your skin’s own healing process.

Fraxel laser treatment is a resurfacing or smoothing of your skin eliminating wrinkles and pigmentation. It reduces the appearance of acne and surgical scars. Fraxel laser can safely be used around the crows feet of the eyes. After several years of studies and mounting evidence of the Fraxel Dual® Laser’s safety and effectiveness, the FDA has cleared this unique laser to treat acne scars and other scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, age and sunspots and skin melasma.

“In our practice, we have treated thousands of acne scarring patients with the Fraxel Dual® Laser, and we’ve seen significant improvements on all areas of the face, particularly the cheeks and temple area.”

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Wrinkles around the eyes, often called crow’s feet, are categorized by doctors as dynamic wrinkles because they develop from years of contracting the muscles that display our emotions. We use those muscles when we smile, squint, concentrate, show surprise or laugh. There are countless cosmetic strategies for reducing crow’s feet-including acid peels, injectable fillers, collagen, dermabrasion or traditional laser treatment. These techniques can achieve moderately successful results for many patients. The real breakthrough came recently when the FDA approved Fraxel Dual® Laser Treatment for wrinkles around the eyes after studies showed that the Fraxel Dual Laser could be far more effective than traditional therapies.

Pigmentation, Age and Sunspots

Age spots are an attempt from our body to protect itself from sun exposure by over producing melanin. They are not always just an indication of aging. Age spots can range in color from dark yellow to black and are usually located on areas of the body that are exposed to the sun. Such as the face, hands, shoulders, arms or forehead. Even though almost all are harmless, these blotchy brownish patches can pose a tough cosmetic challenge and can make us look and feel much older than our years.

If you would like to discuss any you may be having with your skin, we would be happy to help and discuss what the best options are for you. Contact Advanced Laser and Skin Center at 781-935-7333.

Erase Broken Capillaries

Looking to remove some of those spider veins and broken capillaries?  Advanced Laser & Skin Center has multiple YAG lasers so we are sure to clear you of those unsightly broken capillaries. We are able to clear spider veins or broken capillaries with minimal side effects. We can provide laser vein treatment on spider viens or broken capillaries on the face and chest of men and women.

Using the NdYAG laser, this technology also treats those tiny red spots called cherry angioma’s which people get anywhere on their body including neck, chest, abdomen and extremities in a one single treatment.

The laser technology will treat facial and leg veins with comfort while promoting patient satisfaction. Our laser vein removal process uses pulses of laser light at just the right wavelength to constrict the vessels responsible for face or leg veins, causing the vein to degenerate/collapse and visibly disappear.

The treatment is slowly delivered by theNdYAG Laser energy.

Before and after photo of spider vein laser removal.

Before and after photo of spider vein laser removal.

This is done slowly to maintain your skin and avoid bruising.  When earlier spider vein lasers were used, they were done with a quick blast and that had caused blood vessels to rupture and resulted in bruising that lasted several weeks.  Our process in done in a way that you will not have any bruising when your procedure is complete.  The vessels are treated over a longer period of time and therefore stay intact during treatment.

Contact Advanced Laser and Skin Center at 781-935-7333 to discuss your skin type and talk about if you would be a good candidate for our spider vein laser removal.

Healthy Fall Hands

The seasons are changing and our skin is going to change with it. Whether we want it to or not. Our hands are always out and exposed to everything we come in contact with. We wash our hands constantly, especially during cold season. Here are a few tips to keep your hands looking great this Fall.

Cover those Hands!
Wearing rubber gloves when you wash your dishes helps to protect your skin from the soap and hot water. I don’t know about you, but I always forget to put gloves on when washing dishes! Remember that trick about putting moisturizer on your hands then putting gloves on before bed, it really works. The moisturizer gets locked in and helps your dry, parched hands overnight. Gloves are not just for keeping warm in the winter!

Keep the Moisturize With You
Try to get into the habit of applying hand cream as much as you can. Keep a bottle within reach at all times. Store some in your desk, on the bathroom counter, handbag and your car. If you don’t love the feeling of moisturizer on your hands, try an argan oil-enriched cream, it will keep your hands soft and healthy.

Skip the Manicure

If you get your nails done frequently, the acetone polish remover can strip moisture form your nails and cuticles. Give your nails a break from polish for a while. If you do need polish on your nails, use a remover that helps nourish your nails like a acetone free polish remover.

Keep Cuticles Happy

Our cuticles are prone to drying out and when they are dried out, we get hangnails. No one likes a hangnail! The cuticles on your fingers need some extra special care. Use cuticle oil twice a day to keep them well moisturized.