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Skin Care Does Not Have To Be Overwhelming!

Over the past few decades, skincare has gotten a little…complicated.

The truth is, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

First, start with the basics and focus on quality over quantity.

Does “quality” mean expensive, NO! There are many great affordable skin care products out there that are available at your local stores. Together we will dicuss all option and find the one that best suit your needs.

Our highly trained skin care specialist, along with the Observ 520x Advance Skin Analysis system will do a free in depth skin consultation before any products or treatment plan will be put together.

Our treatment plans are completely custom to your skin, they may include a combination of at home skin care routines – professional facials – Advanced Medi Treatments and more.

With a custom approach we can address numerous skin conditions/concerns leaving you with healthy, glowing skin.

Know Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is crucial in determining a skincare routine.

You must figure out your skin type – oily, dry, combination, and sensitive.

Then adding suitable skincare products to your skincare regime.

Using the wrong skin care can exacerbate an existing skin condition, such as dryness or even oiliness

So, proper knowledge about your skin is essential.

Treating Melanin Rich Skin

First off, what is melanin?

No matter ethnicity, all people have melanin in their skin which determines how light or dark their skin will be.

Where skin color starts to differ is how large and how numerous the cells containing melanin are.

The larger and more dense the melanin-containing cells are, the darker the skin will be.

When it comes to treating melanin rich skin, a few important factors need to be considered.

In the case of melanated skin, some of the most common skin concerns stem from and revolve around inflammation, dehydration, and pigmentation.

There is an increased risk of post inflammation hyper-pigmentation with melanin rich skin due to the increased activity of the Tyrosinase enzyme which is involved in the production of melanin.

In melanin rich skin, the dendrites responsible for distributing melanin to the surrounding keratinocytes are longer and thicker allowing for faster and wider melanosome distribution.

This type of discoloration results from some skin trauma, like a burn, acne, bug bite, dermatitis or psoriasis.

Once the area begins to heal or scar, the skin begins to darken.

The darker the mark on melanin-rich skin, unfortunately, the longer they will last.

There is also an increased risk of peel agent penetration due to the increase in sebum production which increases the pH levels in the skin, and therefore the application of a peeling agent with a very low pH and a small molecular structure will penetrate at a much higher rate and increase skin irritation.

With skin health being our top priority, Envision Laser Studio offers a variety of professional skin treatments

that take a progressive versus aggressive approach when treating melanin rich skin.

Know The Basics

No matter what skin type, there are four must do steps as the foundation of healthy skin.

Also, knowing the proper way to apply and use these products can be nearly as important as using the correct products.



Sun Protect Your Skin

Address The Problem Areas Of Your Skin

This is the foundation of your skin care routine!

Do Not Let The Latest Fad influence You

Stay aware of the hype/fads when purchasing a product.

Your skin is unique to you, and you alone.

Choose your skincare product keeping your skincare requirements in mind

products may not necessarily be effective for your skin type.

Stay Away From These Ingredients

Synthetic skincare products contain harmful, toxic substances such as parabens, sulfates, alcohol, and artificial fragrance. We’d suggest you to not include such products in your skincare routine, to avoid damaging your skin in the long run.

Some Of The More Common Skin Conditions We Can Help You Manage:

Helping you establishing a proper skin care routine & correct usage of products designed for your skin type.


ingrown hairs

acne scaring -stretch marks -skin firming

Skin type concerns eg: dehydrated skin- oily skin -sensitive skincare

Sun damage and pigmentation issues

Skin tags

Fine lines and wrinkles – anti aging

Compromised skin barrier


Collagen – skin renewal 

Dull skin – uneven skin tone 

Vascular (spider veins – redness – Rosacea)


Professional Skin Treatments

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Pro Firm

Release tension, smooth, firm and visibly tone the face, neck and décolleté with deep tissue facial massage for an invigorating treatment.

Pro Power Peel 30

Our strongest, fastest peel. This unique three-acid approach provides deep exfoliation that is 100% personalized to you. Ideal for fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation or breakouts.

Pro Power Peel 60

You’ve never had a peel like this before. Enjoy all the benefits of Pro Power Peel 30, plus additional deep serum treatment, a custom masque and LED light therapy.

Pro Calm Skin Treatment

Soothes reactive skin by using light therapy and hydrating products. Ideal for sensitive skin conditions.

Pro Skin 60 treatment

This quick, ultra-effective skin treatment focuses on increasing skin’s permeability and drives Vitamin C into the skin to reveal dramatically brighter and smoother skin!

Pro Bright Skin Treatment

This quick, ultra-effective skin treatment focuses on increasing skin’s permeability and drives Vitamin C into the skin to reveal dramatically brighter and smoother skin!


Sun protection factor (SPF) represents a sunscreen’s ability to protect against a specific portion of ultraviolet (UV) light called UVB. UVB rays are responsible for sunburns and skin cancer. There are two other portions of UV light: UVC rays (which don’t pass the earth’s atmosphere) and UVA rays (which are also responsible for skin cancer as well as skin aging). A sunscreen that is broad spectrum will protect against both UVB and UVA rays.

Q: Should you wear SPF indoors & on overcast days?


On average, 75% of UVA rays penetrate through window panes. UVA rays penetrate very deeply into the skin and destroy your collagen and contrition to skin cancer formation.

Even on overcast days, up to 80 percent of UV rays can still penetrate light cloud cover and reach your skin, according to the World Health Organization.

The light coming from electronic devices, as well as LED, and smartphone flashes after you take a photo, increases free-radical activity in the skin, which can damage cells.

While blue light is a newer phenomenon, there are reports that frequent exposure can contribute to premature signs of aging. “Even short exposures of blue light can increase a generation of reactive oxygen species, which breaks down collagen and lasting, and cause

DNA damage, leading to DNA mutations which subsequently can cause skin cancer and aging.

Q: How often do I need to reapply SPF?

Generally, sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating.

If you work indoors and sit away from windows, you may not need a second application. Be mindful of how often you step outside, though. Keep a spare bottle of sunscreen at your desk just to be safe. Even a short stroll at lunch could put your skin at risk.

Keep in mind that no sunscreen is perfect. Wear wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses or other protective clothing, and seek shade whenever possible.

Q: Why is my SPF pilling?

Pilling is when a product rubs off the skin in tiny flakes or granules. It can be caused by improper application of your products or a formulation error in either your sunscreen or the skincare products you’re using beneath it. Once pilling occurs your SPF is no longer working effectively.

Q: Is it good to wear SPF everyday?

Sunscreen helps protect against photoaging, cellular DNA damage and hyper pigmentation, so you should wear sunscreen every day as part of your skincare routine. To prevent sunburn, reduce the risk of skin cancer, and decrease the likelihood of early skin aging we recommend you wear sunscreen every day.

Q: Does sun damage cause premature aging?

Clinical signs of aging are influenced by extrinsic factors, especially sun exposure. UV exposure seems to be responsible for 80% of visible facial aging signs. (Study)  With proper protection from UV radiation, most premature aging of the skin can be avoided.

Q: How much SPF do I need?

To protect your face, neck, arms and legs, you’ll need about 1 ounce of sunscreen. Squeezed into your hand, 1 ounce of sunscreen is enough to completely cover your palm.

To protect your face and neck, you’ll need about a half teaspoon.

Q: Does makeup with SPF work?

 In order for the SPF found in your makeup to be an adequate source of sun protection, you would need to apply it 15 times thicker than you normally would. Imagine applying 15 times the amount of liquid foundation or 15 layers of powder foundation.

Q: Benefits from wearing SPF

Wearing sunscreen is one of the best — and easiest — ways to protect your skin’s appearance and health at any age.

Used regularly, sunscreen helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging.

Protection against skin cancer is a commonly cited reason for applying sunscreen daily — and for good reason.

But other benefits include:

  • delaying signs of aging, like wrinkles, dry skin, age spots

  • fading scars

  • Preventing discoloration – UV rays can damage the skin’s blood vessel walls, thus causing them to thin. The thinning of blood vessels leaves the appearance of bruising or bleeding.

  • Wearing sunscreen on your face will help prevent the worsening of existing hyper-pigmentation and the formation of new pigmentation

  • Protecting from blue light

  • Helps in the management of melasma –(Ultraviolet and infrared radiation from the sun are key in making melasma worse)

  • And many more………………..

      Q: Why wear tinted SPF?

      One of the biggest perks of a tinted sunscreen is that it protects against the rays we can see and those we can’t. Tinted sunscreens have been shown to block UV light as well as blue light which is emitted from our computers and cell phones. Blue light has been shown to cause oxidative stress on the skin, which can also cause wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation (including melasma) etc.

      Q: How much sunscreen do I need?

      To protect your face, neck, arms and legs, you’ll need about 1 ounce of sunscreen. Squeezed into your hand, 1 ounce of sunscreen is enough to completely cover your palm.

      To protect your face and neck, you’ll need about a half teaspoon.

      Q: Do clients with melanin rich skin need to wear SPF?

      Although melanin rich skin is naturally more protective against harmful rays from the sun than fair skin, people of all skin types can burn if they don’t wear sunscreen. The burn may not be as obvious on dark skin, but this does not mean it is harmless. It is important for everyone to take preventative measures against sunburn and skin cancer. 

      Q: Chemical or Physical SPF is better?

      Sunscreens are often grouped into two categories: chemical and mineral. Chemical sunscreens use ingredients like avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and others. Mineral sunscreens use either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Both chemical and mineral sunscreens work similarly (by absorbing UV light and transforming that energy into negligible amounts of heat). Mineral sunscreens also reflect a small amount of UV light.

      For some, chemical sunscreens can sting. If you have sensitive skin or frequently react to products, mineral sunscreen might be a better choice. The downside of mineral sunscreens is that they often leave a noticeable white cast, particularly on skin of color.

      Otherwise, it’s a personal choice. The best sunscreen is the one you’ll reach for every day.

      Q: Do you put sunscreen on before or after moisturizer?

      It can be tricky to figure out what goes first between sunscreens and moisturizers. The answer here, depends on the type of sunscreen you’re using!

      If you opt for a chemical-based sunscreen (look for active ingredients like avobenzone, octinoxate and oxybenzone), dermatologists recommend applying sunscreen as one of the earlier steps in your skin care routine. You can apply a chemical sunscreen before or after, so long as the chemical sunscreen is able to fully absorb and into the skin. Generally, the earlier you incorporate a product into your skin care routine, the better the active ingredients will absorb into your skin.

      So if you use a serum or moisturizer with active ingredients that you want peak benefit from, you should apply those skin care products before your chemical sunscreen. Just be sure that your chemical sunscreen is applied at a stage in your routine where absorption into your skin will occur.

      If you opt for a mineral-based sunscreen (look for active ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide), it is recommended that you apply your sunscreen after your moisturizer. That’s because the active compounds in mineral sunscreen work by forming a physical shield against UV rays on the top of your skin, therefore you don’t want to dilute that barrier by applying moisturizer on top of it.

      Q: How to apply SPF over makeup.

      Apply sunscreen right the first time

      Make sure you choose a formula formulated for your skin type options for dry to oily and acne-prone sensitive skin – then apply generously. One teaspoon of sunscreen should be applied to the face, neck and head area – any less and you might diminish the SPF.

      It’s imperative before applying makeup, to begin with, a strong SPF as a base to ensure skin is protected from the start. This should be something that is a fixed part of your skincare routine. The best way to approach sunscreen and makeup is to lay a strong foundation of sunscreen before applying any makeup. 

      Using tinted SPF will eliminate the white film left by some SPFs. To ensure you’re protected, apply sunscreen 15-20 minutes before going outdoors. Apply your sunscreen as the last step in your skincare regime, allowing approximately five minutes for it to absorb before putting on your makeup. One teaspoon of sunscreen should be applied to the face, neck and head area.

      Use a sponge to reapply

      Apply a small amount of sunscreen on a dry clean makeup sponge, then dot/dab – don’t drag – over your face. Concentrate on a small area at the time.

      To avoid wiping off your foundation, go gently and press the sunscreen onto the skin, without dragging the sponge. When we recommend using light sunscreens on top of makeup, we’re talking about texture, not a low SPF. A lighter-weight sunscreen spreads more freely over the skin. You’ll easily be able to pat it in, whereas heavier, thicker formulas may require a degree of rubbing that might disturb your makeup.

      Mist your face with a SPF spray/mist

      A quick spray touchup is a great option to add sun protection without disturbing your makeup. However often spray sunscreen is not recommended because it’s more difficult to gauge whether it’s covering all of the exposed areas. Achieving full coverage is difficult to do, can be time-consuming, and requires a lot of product. Aerosol sprays could also potentially harm the lungs and trigger asthma attacks. However, for those who do prefer spray sunscreen, it is advised to avoid breathing the mist, while being careful to avoid eyes as well. You should also use your fingers to spread the product evenly and then wash your hands when done.

      Brush on powder sunscreen:

      Gently brush a powdered sunscreen on top of your makeup to add broad-spectrum protection. The powders can be in a loose powder or a pressed powder form. A powder SPF provides a matte finish.

      These sunscreens are typically lighter on the skin and feel more topical than an absorptive cream.

      Powdered sunscreens are especially popular with people who have sensitive skin or oily skin.

      To effectively use powder sunscreen, it should be used as a reapplication or touch-up method every two hours after first applying a traditional, liquid sunscreen. The powders can be in a loose powder or a pressed powder form

      Which Method Is Best?

      The best method of sunscreen reapplication is the method you will actually do; while making sure it is the right one for your skin type and how/what type of makeup you wear. None of these methods are perfect and may take some practice. You may have to experiment with different sunscreens until you find the right one that works for you when applying over your makeup. The one that works best for you will depend on your skin type and how much or what kind of makeup you wear daily.