Men get Melasma, too!
HyperpigmentationTreatments Day 1 -Light Chemical Peel
After 4 Treatments: Microdermabrasion/Chemical Peels
2013 - Using combinations of professional treatments for restoring natural pigmentation, solving acne and melasma issues. These 2 photos were taken in different lighting, the first indoors at Joie de Vie and the second outside in sunlight. Stay tuned! A work in progress. Thanks to Glymed-Plus Advanced Skin Care for remarkable products to accomplish these results!
Viewing hyper-pigmentation under a special lamp to detect melanin damage from sun exposure and/or melasma:
These women had no idea their skin had accumulated so much sun damage until we put them under a special lamp! To the naked eye it seemed they simply have a few "age spots", but the blue light reveals intense discolorations and hyper pigmentation below the surface.
For your Sun Damage Consultation in Portland, phone 503-349-7807. This session includes using our amazing technology to view what lies below the surface and is going to cause you much consternation in the near future! Joy-Marie is going to teach you how it happened, what you can do now to reduce further risks, what tools she has for you to protect yourself and your family from any more damage and how she can help you undo what has occured already! The Skin Scanner, the Woods Lamp and The Scalar Relex Camera with a special film will all be used for your education and benefit.
1 hour session is $75 including photograph to take home. This image is my Scalar Camera by Canfield Research!
No secrets here...but I will help you recover from this damage, just as she did!
Using new imaging to see the damage below the surface of the skin...think about ice bergs: what we see is a fraction of the mass below the surface in most cases. This is why we don't advise our clients to "spot treat" pigment with their products. Cover the entire face daily for months until all the damaged cells have come to the surface for exfoliation.
Some viewers ask why we don't show many before and after photos. Our local clients that come for professional skin treatments would not be comfortable having their pictures on the world wide internet! Our global mail order business makes it impossible to not only gather accurate "after" images, but we can't monitor their progress for true results. Anecdotally, we can tell by the comments we receive from people all over the world that when they use the programs we outline here, they see results. Occasionally we do have customers that are not satisfied, regrettably it's just too difficult to consult accurately online and there is no way to know if they followed instructions or did not disclose important details like medications, allergies or illness for us to consider in advising them. We can't say if they use sun protection daily or eat healthy or remember to use their products regularly. We believe in the products we sell, the scientists and chemists that developed them because we have seen the results locally with our clientele and use them ourselves.
A simple yet very effective new anti-oxidant routine produced these results in 40 days! Our client is only wearing lipstick in these photos...jm
Sun damage is referred to as Oxidative Stress, which can exhibit in dull, dry appearance of skin as well as pigment changes, pre-cancerous lesions, deep lines and wrinkles. We have many procedures and home care products proven effective over the past 30 years of professional experience at Joie de Vie. OS is our specialty intervention, which we can help you remedywith Anti-Oxidant Skin Care Therapy, dietary recommendations, sunscreen education, products to use and strict sun protection measures suggested when you are outdoors, in cars or by large windows during sunny times of day.
Call 503-349-7807 for a consultation by phone
(10am - 6pm Pacific Time Zone)
We follow a naturopathic orientation so we don't prescribe or recommend drugs or diagnose skin disease, but if you have been unsuccessful in finding prescription medical remedies, we offer many organic alternatives on our web site!
The chemists doing research for the cosmetics brands we sell have created results-oriented formulations that are non-comedogenic and contain state-of-the-art ingredients, including Ceramides, enzymes, Niacinamide, MSM, Glucosamine, GABA, Resveratrol, Spin Trap, fermented sea kelp, L-Arbutin, Quercetin, Rucinol, Bearberry Extract, Kojic Acid Dipalmitate, Azelaic Acid, Goji Berry Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Ellagic Acid, minerals, vitamins A, C, E, K and P, naturally occurring Alpha and Beta hydroxy acids, amino acids, anti-oxidants and pharmaceutical grade botanical extracts.
In 2010, 114,900 Americans were diagnosed with Melanoma - the most dangerous/preventative form of skin cancer. Fatality statistics are not available at this time.
This despite all the products on the market for sun protection.