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Best Blemish and Oil Control Treatment For Topical Light Infusion!

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The world of beauty and wellness has experienced major evolution and innovation in recent years. The introduction of revolutionary processes such as Topical Light infusion (TLi) has helped to bridge the gap between our patient’s cosmetic goals and our ability to consistently achieve those goals and desired results. With new skincare protocols on the horizon, now is a fantastic time to become familiar with these trending skincare solutions.

Here at Lightwave Therapy, we believe in not just the power of Topical Light Infusion as a therapeutic process, but also in the power, confidence and strength that this cutting edge skincare routine can offer our clientele.

What IS Topical Light Infusion?

Topical Light Infusion (TLi) is where LED light therapy and skin infusion topicals blend together to provide benefits to our skin. Our goal at Lightwave Therapy  is to combine our award-winning ABI skincare topical products with our Lightwave LED Therapy to provide actionable results that beauty enthusiasts can enjoy. The process is not just safe and simple, it is easy as well!

In this article, we hope to educate prospective clients as to what they can expect from a TLi Blemish and Oil Control treatment.

TLi Blemish and Oil Control Mask

Struggling with congested or oily skin can lead to breakouts, blackheads, and inflammation. When our skincare routine feels like it is failing us, we can get back in control with the ABI Dermaceuticals TLi Blemish and Oil Control Treatment. This multi-step process incorporates Lightwave Therapy in conjunction with popular ABI topicals.

Let’s break down the TLi Blemish and Oil Control Treatment into four simple steps.

  1. Prepare Your Skin— When we utilize the TLi Blemish and Oil Control mask, we advise to first prep the skin. This is a simple task accomplished with the ABI Corrective Wash, formulated to gently cleanse without stripping the skin of natural oils. This will ensure all excess oil, make-up, dirt, and debris has been removed.
  2. Apply Blemish and Oil Mask — Once we have prepared the skin with the ABI Corrective Wash, we can begin applying the Blemish and Oil Mask. Applied through a syringe, the mask can be brushed on or applied with your fingers. A thin layer should begin at your forehead before working its way down, covering your entire targeted area until the mask syringe is empty.
  3. Lightwave Therapy LED— At this point, it is time to place the Lightwave Therapy LED panel directly overtop the targeted face + neck areas. The LED lights will activate the TLi treatment, remaining lit for 20 minutes as the mask embarks upon its process.
  4. Post Care Treatment— After the light has shut off, it is time to cleanse the skin of the remaining mask. Use our ABI Corrective Mist to remove the final traces of the mask. Next, apply a dime size amount of the ABI Treatment Gel to any active blemishes. Allow the product to penetrate.  Apply ABI’s Oil-Free Moisturizer to the entire treatment area to help protect the skin’s natural moisture factor.  Finally, always finish a treatment with ABI’s SHADE SPF 28 Sunscreen.

Key Advantages: Reduce Inflammation, Reduce Excess Oil, Target Skin Blemishes, Detoxify.

We have designed our TLi Blemish and Oil Control Mask to work as both a single-use treatment and as part of a well-rounded routine. Traditionally, we advocate for our clients to begin with just two Blemish and Oil Treatments in their first week before changing to a single mask every two months while symptoms persist.

Envy Light Capsule Face & Body Treatment

We are proud to offer more than just Topical Light infusion masks and treatments. Lightwave Therapy is proud to unveil our Envy Light Capsule for advanced skin support and restoration. The ENVY bed features proprietary multi-zone encapsulation technology to offer a fully realized topical light infusion treatment.

The Envy Light Capsule Features:

  • Interior Dual LCD Touchscreen
  • Patented Multi-Wavelength Platform
  • Targets Fine Lines, Acne, Flaccid Skin, & Discoloration
  • Innovative 24k StimLED Diodes

To learn more about our winning Topical Light Infusion products, contact Lightwave Therapy today!

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How to Use Skin Care Products with Your Light Therapy

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Topical Light Infusion (TLi) is one of the only known light-based infusion systems available on the cosmetic market, today. Designed around light-based facial infusion technology, this cosmetic service is similar yet markedly different from traditional LED light therapy.

A Topical Light Infusion treatment plan is built around the application of specific topicals to the skin. Light is then placed overtop these topicals where they are then activated and infused into the lower layers of skin without ablation or injections.

Topical Light Infusions work by:

  • Formulated Topicals Applied to Treatment Area
  • Topicals Infused into Skin by Pulses of Light
  • Light Activation Allows Optimized Delivery of Topicals
  • Active Ingredients Improve Overall Skin Conditions

Light therapy is often used to treat a wide range of potential conditions, from wrinkles to sagging skin and everything in between. Now light therapy can be combined with Topical Light Infusion for a more complete treatment. These treatments are safe, simple, and easy to understand. Most combined treatments last for just 30 minutes, allowing an additional 20 minutes for pre-and-post care.

ABI Dermaceuticals has produced a line of products meant specifically for use through the Topical Light Infusion methodology. Let’s explore these products to learn how to incorporate them into our own light therapy routines.

Optimize Your Light Therapy with ABI Dermaceuticals

Topical Light Infusions offer an exciting and flexible approach to treating many of the most common skin conditions and disorders. Whether we are looking to visibly brighten our skin, or we want to enjoy a collagen-boosting mask, the team at ABI Dermaceuticals has a product to meet your needs.

Let’s take a look at how to incorporate a few of the most popular ABI Dermaceuticals products into your Topical Light Infusion therapy.

  1. Prepare with an Exfoliating Enzyme Wash

Begin every Topical Light Infusion treatment by resetting and exfoliating your skin with ABI’s Exfoliating Enzyme Wash. This product features papaya and pineapple enzymes that break down keratin found within dead skin cells, removing and dissolving lifeless skin while providing nourishment along the way.

  1. Incorporate TLi Wrinkle Repair

Topical Light Infusion allows for the treatment of many different conditions and skin concerns. From plumping your skin with collagen-boosting masks to fighting signs of premature aging through the TLi Wrinkle Repair Treatmentthis step in the process is based on our skincare goal.

Let’s highlight TLi Wrinkle Repair to showcase how this effective infusion treatment works.

  • Rejuvenating Ingredients — vitamin C is one of the driving forces behind this revitalizing serum, though it isn’t alone. C-Mate, Algae Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin B5 work together to deliver hydrating and soothing benefits where your skin needs it most.
  • Two-Step Treatment — Immediately after applying the Wrinkle Repair Serum to the top layer of skin, the Wrinkle Repair Cream is applied to the treatment area. Then an illuminated, pulsing TLi LED Panel is placed over the topicals for up to 21 minutes.
  1. Apply Hydrating Recovery Gel

Upon finishing the anti-wrinkle treatment, apply the ABI Hydrating Recovery Gel to promote nourishment and hydration to your skin while neutralizing free radicals.

  1. Always Finish a LIGHTWAVE Treatment with Sunscreen

ABI’s Sensible Sunscreen SHADE SPF 28 has a fragrance-free formula designed to provide superior sun protection without causing any congestion or irritating sensitive skin. An ample amount should be applied at the end of any facial or procedure performed.

Enjoy Clearer Skin With ABI Dermaceuticals

ABI Dermaceuticals offers clinical strength pre-and-post care kits to assist both estheticians and physicians in treating their patients. With a focus on light-based treatments and clinically formulated skin care, ABI Dermaceuticals has a wide range of professional products to meet your skincare needs.

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Why You Should Have Chocolate in Your Detoxifying Mask!

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When life has us down, reaching for a bar of chocolate can go a long way toward improving our mood. Chocolate is the sweet treat that tastes great while also delivering key benefits to our skin. No, we’re not telling you to eat chocolate to replace your nightly skincare routine, but incorporating chocolate face mask will get the job done!

Chocolate is made from cocoa beans and these beans are brimming with beneficial elements including flavonols, catechins, antioxidants, and polyphenols. When companies like ABI Dermaceuticals utilize chocolate in its line of rejuvenating face masks, what can customers expect?

Key Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate Detoxifying Masks

Full of antioxidants and stimulating ingredients, chocolate detoxifying masks have risen in popularity dramatically over recent years. Great for skin of all types, chocolate face masks provide a path to glowing skin and dermatological rejuvenation. Here are a few instrumental ways that chocolate can boost your skin as part of your next detoxifying face mask.

  1. Total Skin Hydration – Chocolate is brimming not only with a bevy of antioxidants but also Vitamin C! These elements work in concert to provide a moist and hydrated finish that leaves our skin feeling fresh when we need it most. We suggest utilizing our chocolate mask no more than once a week for the best results. This process will vary based upon your skin and environmental conditions.
  2. Enhanced Protection From the Elements – Our skin takes a beating every time we step outside our front door. From sun exposure, to wind, rain, and cold, the elements are always doing their best to leave an impression on our skin. Chocolate face masks provide tryptophan, a special compound that actually protects our skin from UV rays, bad weather, and even pollution! The regular use of detoxifying chocolate face masks can prevent wrinkles and fine lines from appearing. Not bad for a yummy mask, right?
  3. Boost and Brighten Your Skin – Struggling with hyper pigmentation? Tired of dealing with sunspots and age-related dark spots? Our chocolate face mask provides enough antioxidants to help stimulate the cells in your skin, and lower pigment production while lightening your complexion all at once. While this is happening, chocolate face masks will work to detoxify your skin and scrub away dead skin cells.
  4. Nourish Skin With Key Nutrients – Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients are all included and working to fight dry and rough patches of skin as well as brighten.

At ABI Dermaceuticals we make sure our products are ideal for normal to oily skin. For example, our Chocolate Covered Strawberry Valentine’s Facial which implements our Dark Chocolate Mask alont with our Strawberry Micro Peel, is ideal for stimulating cell turnover, ridding skin of impurities and excess oil, and even stimulating collagen production while brightening our skin.

Explore Skin Health Solutions With ABI Dermaceuticals

ABI Dermaceuticals was founded on the idea that every consumer deserves a better brand of skincare. We assist estheticians and physicians alike by significantly boosting the quality of results achievable through LED, laser, and IPL treatment sessions.

In addition to the pre and post skincare kits we provide, ABI Dermaceuticals is proud to introduce its Dark Chocolate Detoxifying Mask, specially designed to target cell turnover, skin texture, skin brightening, as well as collagen stimulation.

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Skin Hydrating Masks 101: Why YOU Need A Hydrating Mask!

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There are few beauty routines more enjoyable than the application of a luscious face mask. Hydrating face mask products have risen in popularity dramatically over the years. As a society, we are becoming increasingly informed regarding what it takes to enjoy visibly healthy, and hydrated skin. Our active sebaceous glands can lead to the production of oil and when our glands get imbalanced in this way, breakouts can occur.

While a moisturizing hydration mask is only one part of an all-encompassing skincare routine, the traditional face mask can work to provide long-lasting benefits that leave us confident, clearer, and happier with how we appear. As an intermittently-used tool, face masks can provide a range of specific benefits including the following:

  • Moisturize and Hydrate Our Skin
  • Refine Overly Large Pores
  • Remove Excess Oil and Dirt
  • Prevent Potential Breakouts

Face masks are meant to be a complement to our regular skincare routine. As they are intermittent tools, we should not get into the habit of using a hydrating skin mask more than once or twice per week. Masking should also come after cleansing and toning to ensure proper absorption while maximizing benefits.

Let’s explore the world of skin hydrating masks a little deeper by underscoring the specific ways face masks work as well as their corresponding benefits.

Understanding Hydrating Masks: Types of Face Masks

Take a walk down the aisle of any beauty store. You’ll quickly find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options available to you. Face masks are vital products when used correctly as they provide an expansive range of benefits. The big issue with hydrating mask products is that there are so many styles to explore, which is the right one for us?

Here are the most common types of face masks that you will run into as well as their corresponding advantages.

  • Sheet Mask – These are some of the most affordable and accessible face masks in the industry. Sheet masks come in varying formulas depending on the targeted outcome of the end-user. The Honeysuckle Hydrating Mask by ABI Skincare offers a blend of Honeysuckle, Aloe, and Ginseng to provide a moisturizing boost of restoration.
  • Overnight Masks – When compared to cream-based masks, overnight hydrating masks can provide long-lasting relief without a greasy or sticky formula. Overnight masks are meant to work while you sleep, so they are great for travel or for treating yourself during a night in.
  • Gel Mask – A gel mask is ideal for individuals with oily or dehydrated skin. It is also great for individuals with skin sensitivity, because they are gentler on our pores than other heavier hitting products.
  • Creamy Masks – One of our favorite styles of face masks, creamy hydrating face masks are typically brimming with those majorly hydrating ingredients we all know and love. Typical ingredients featured in these potent masks include essential oils, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, extracts, and more. Ideal for anti-aging benefits, creamy masks offer targeted benefits that end-users will notice!

Since our skin is roughly 64% water, it is important that we maintain a proper moisture balance. If we notice that our skin is drying out, it could be due to any number of factors.

Common causes of dehydrated skin include an unhealthy diet, caffeine consumption, climate and weather, and quality of rest.

Experience Skin Rejuvenation With ABI Dermaceuticals

When it comes time to treat our skin the way we deserve, it is important to have quality skincare products that we can trust. ABI Skin Care has dedicated its business to curating a collection of hydrating and healthy skincare products. With a focus on exceptional ingredients and easy-to-implement routines, ABI Dermaceuticals is primed to help you on your journey toward clear and beautiful skin.

 

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How Can Glycolic Acid Benefit Your Skin?

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If you’ve ever looked at the ingredients list on skin care products, you’ve likely noticed an ingredient called glycolic acid. This element is extremely beneficial for the skin, which is why you’ll see it on most lists, especially on anti-aging products. Derived from sugar cane, don’t let the intimidating acid name scare you away from particular products. It is a natural ingredient that is good for your skin and absorbs easily because of its small size.

Perfect for Acne-Prone Skin

If you’re prone to acne, you want a product that contains glycolic acid. Acne is produced due to the oil and trapped dead cells in the pores of your skin and exhibits itself in a variety of ways, from blackheads to larger cysts. When you use a product that includes this ingredient, it gets deep into the pores down to the hair follicles to loosen up sebum and proteins that often get trapped in the pores, reducing acne occurrences.

Anti-Aging Benefits

Perhaps the most common types of skin care products to use glycolic acid are anti-aging products. The same dead skin cells and other issues that cause acne can contribute to dull skin and make you look older. This isn’t as noticeable in children and teenagers because the cell turnover rate is much higher, but as you go through adulthood, the effects are more prominent. Glycolic acid not only smooths the skin as it works, but it also gets rid of the dead skin cells that store discolorations from acne, sun damage, and more. It also stimulates collagen production, which contributes to the elasticity of the skin and keeps it tighter to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles often associated with aging skin.

Improve the Skin’s Absorption Rate

Another primary benefit of using glycolic acid in skin care products is its ability to improve the absorption rate of the other ingredients found in the product. Because this ingredient opens up the pores, larger molecules that make up the other essential ingredients in your skin products will be able to easily enter the skin and do their job as well. This includes antioxidants, retinol and other essential minerals your skin needs. In addition, you will find it easier to apply your makeup and achieve the look you want.

Pay Attention to Amounts

The amount of glycolic acid in a given product is an important factor to consider. In general, skin care products typically use between seven and 30 percent glycolic acid to ensure the maximum effect without overdoing it. Face washes and creams for daily use often contain a lower amount, while face masks and other products designed for more intense use, fall on the higher end of the spectrum for a more concentrated effect. It is also important to look for lower pH numbers in the glycolic acid. A more acidic ingredient will have better results. A perfect example is our Corrective Pads with Glycolic Acid which are designed to resurface and alleviate congested skin. They will also help reduce sebum in oily skin conditions. This unique formula of glycolic acid, combined with willow bark, will gently exfoliate dead skin cells, keeping skin feeling smooth and providing a more even skin tone.

Is It Safe?

If someone offered you an acid product to use on your skin, one of your most vulnerable and sensitive organs, you would likely hesitate. However, glycolic acid is perfectly safe for use, especially when dealing with products marketed for at-home use. However, those who spend a lot of time in the sun should be wary of using these products as they can make your skin more vulnerable to the effects of the sun, particularly immediately following use. Try the Sensible Sunscreen SHADE with SPF 28 which provides superior sun protection without causing congestion or irritating sensitive skin. This gentle, fragrance free formula physically blocks the suns damaging rays and provides instant broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB exposure. This fast absorbing, non-greasy lotion is ideal for oily, sensitive, and acne prone skin.

 

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Why You Need Antioxidants in Your Skincare Routine

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What’s so great about antioxidants? You get younger-looking and healthier-looking skin by applying them topically.  Antioxidants help ward off the damage caused by environmental stressors and pollution. This is the reason why you need antioxidants in your skincare routine. It’s antioxidants that help protect your skin from things like pollution and early aging of the skin.

Anti-Pollution Defense

Even though you don’t see it happening, the skin takes a beating from environmental and pollution stressors every day. This leads to wrinkles, skin sagging and a dull skin tone. Antioxidants have the ability to inhibit this process. There is a lot of research that proves topically applied antioxidants do this. Ubiquinone, superoxide dismutase and glutathione are just a few of the antioxidants that can stop accelerated aging of the skin in its tracks.

Tighten Skin

With age, the substances in the skin become depleted. As a result, there’s less firmness to the skin. A mix of antioxidants can slow this process down. With antioxidants in your skincare routine, the skin regains a firmer feel and look. Antioxidant products that are big in omega-3 fatty acids, such as almond oil and flaxseed, are a great source of omega-9. Omega-centric antioxidants are highly effective at repairing and revitalizing the skin. And, when you add them to an antioxidant retinol, it’s a double whammy.

Brighter Looking Skin

Go from a dull, uneven skin tone to a brighter complexion with antioxidants. Vitamin C is one antioxidant that can brighten the skin. It also comes in many forms like ascorbyl palmitate and tetrahexyldecyl. You should choose a skincare product that has a high-concentration of Vitamin C. Ask your skin care professional about our Featured TLI Duo which is ideal for brightening the skin and has a Vitamin C formula.

Get Soothing Properties

Antioxidants deliver a lot of soothing properties for the skin. Products like chamomile, green tea and beta-glucan have significant calming effects on the skin. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, thereby leading to chain reactions that may damage the cells of organisms. Antioxidants such as thiols or ascorbic acid terminate these chain reactions. Our Cranberry Antioxidant Scrub has skin-replenishing ingredients and a great mix of antioxidants for calming the skin.

Fight Against Wrinkles

There’s a lot of research to prove that antioxidants help soften the appearance of wrinkles along with diminishing them. There isn’t any one antioxidant that you need to get to do this. A broad variety of antioxidants help ward off wrinkles.

There are too many reasons to use antioxidants in your skincare routine to ignore. If you want healthy looking and younger-looking skin, check out our antioxidant-rich moisturizer or our intense antioxidant with caviar! Your skin will thank you.

 

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