What Are Some Effective Treatments For Stretch Marks?

Many of us have those tell-tale silvery lines on our skin that are the result of rapid weight loss, weight gain, or growth known as stretch marks. Whether they are in an obvious place or a not-so-noticeable area, they can be seen as undesirable and many of us would rather be rid of them. While there are a lot of solutions for this out on the market, the different approaches to stretch mark removal have varying effects. Here is a breakdown of the different treatments for stretch marks.

1. Laser therapy
This is the most effective method to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. As these marks are technically scar tissue, only clinical treatments like laser therapy will fully rid your body of these markings.

2. Tretinoin
This is a retinoid cream that can be prescribed by your doctor or dermatologist to help reduce the appearance of scar tissue like stretch marks. It is most effective on newer and more recent scarring.

3. Microdermabrasion
This skin care technique can help stimulate the growth of new collagen and tissue which can repair damaged skin like that of stretch marks.

4. Herbal remedies
Many people opt to use herbal remedies to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. While there is tons of anecdotal evidence available, there are no scientific studies that have shown these results.

To learn more about our Fotona Laser, the conditions it can treat, and to see if you are a good candidate for laser treatments, please call Jolie Vie Aesthetics at our office at 479.715.6505 to schedule an appointment, or visit our website to learn more: https://goo.gl/gyG1mg


How To Apply Makeup Without Aging Your Skin

When it comes to age-defying beauty, there are some general rules. Take care of your skin. Drink plenty of water. Wear sunscreen every day. But when it comes to makeup, the anti-aging tricks are more about application than they are the end result.

When you’re applying your makeup it’s essential that you not tug or pull too much on your skin with whatever method you’re using to put it on. Be it a brush, sponge, or your fingertips, the applicator is more of a personal preference. But make sure you’re touch is light and gentle and your skin will thank you. The more you tug and stretch your skin, the more prone it will be to sag and wrinkle in the future. And some makeup techniques aren’t the friendliest to aging for those exact reasons.

Having a light touch is important when removing your makeup as well. It’s especially important when addressing hard-to-remove products like waterproof eyeliner, mascara, and other designed-to-last formulas. It might be worth it to think twice before choosing these products over others that may not last as long but are easier to remove.

If you are already seeing signs of aging, you might want to consider skin care treatments to diminish these outward signs.

Curious about other age-defying tips and tricks? Looking for solutions to outward signs of aging? Jolie Vie Aesthetics in Bentonville, Arkansas may be able to help. Contact our office to learn more about the treatments we offer or to schedule a consultation: https://goo.gl/gyG1mg


Should You Be Exercising Your Face?

One of the emerging new trends when it comes to skin care and anti-aging is a bit unexpected. We are already familiar with gyms that focus on High-Intensity Interval Training, or powerlifting, or yoga, but this is a totally new kind of gym, specifically designed for your face.

That’s right, skincare and anti-aging devotees are encouraging people to get facials that work out the muscles in your face to prevent the outward signs of aging. These facials do the normal detoxifying and pampering, but they also tone and contour your face with deep-sculpting and fast-whipping techniques. Face gym-goers describe having glowing, re-energized skin.

These facial workouts include steps any gym goer is familiar with, such as a warm-up, cardio session, and cooldown. A recently published study shows that women between the ages of 40 to 65 years old who performed facial exercises for thirty minutes per day did, in fact, appear younger by the end of the study, which was 20 weeks long. For some people, that may be a bit too long to wait.

For faster results, it might be better and more cost-effective to pursue more traditional anti-aging procedures, such as laser treatments.

To learn more about our Fotona Laser, the conditions it can treat, and to see if you are a good candidate for laser treatments, please call Jolie Vie Aesthetics at our office at 479.715.6505 to schedule an appointment.

5 Ways Your Pillow May Be Ruining Your Beauty Routine

Do you ever wonder if there are evil fairies doing damage to your skin and hair while you sleep? Where did that pimple come from? How did your hair become a frizzy, fried mess overnight? What could be causing these unwanted skin and hair conditions in only a few hours? What is happening while you sleep?

While we’re pretty sure there are no evil fairies, it is more likely your pillow and pillowcase that is to blame for your blemished skin and unruly hair. Here are some of the scary conditions that your pillowcase might be contributing to while you sleep:

1. Premature wrinkles from sleeping on stiff cotton pillows and pillowcases

2. Dry skin and hair from cotton pillowcases wicking moisture away while you snooze

3. Hair frizz and breakage from friction caused by your cotton pillowcase during the night

4. Under-eye bags from pooling fluid due to sleeping on a too-flat pillow

5. Breakouts on your skin from resting your face on a pillowcase coated with sweat, dirt, and grime from your hair and skin

So what’s the solution? Switching to a silk or satin pillowcase can help, as well as washing your pillowcase regularly and sleeping on a fluffier or slightly elevated pillow can work as well.

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Can the Ketogenic Diet Cause Breakouts and Other Skin Problems?

By now, you’ve probably heard of the super-trendy ketogenic diet that proclaims to help you lose weight, eat cleaner, and make you feel overall healthier and have more energy. But is there any truth to the claim that eating keto can cause breakouts or other skin problems?

Some of the main identifying features of the keto diet is a slew of healthy fats such as avocado, coconut oil, salmon, and raw nuts. And while there’s no denying that chowing down on these fats provide tons of energy and mood-boosting qualities, can consuming too much fat wreak havoc on your body or your complexion?

There is growing evidence linking diet and skin condition, especially when relating to dairy products or high glycemic index foods. Though there isn’t much research to support the notion that high quantities of fat can cause breakouts, the anecdotal evidence is building up, and the dermatologists and other doctors who are treating patients for these skin woes can confirm.

When the body consumes too much fat, it can congest the liver and cause gut imbalances which can show up visibly on the skin in the form of dullness, oiliness, and pimples. Because of this, it’s important to make sure everything you are consuming, even so-called health foods is done in moderation.

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Do You Suffer From Skin Fatigue?

We don’t always have time to perform our 12-step skin care regimen every evening, and like everyone else, we sometimes cut corners on our ideal diet and getting enough sleep each night. And while you can get away with these habits once in a while, do them too often and your skin will show the effects.

Just like any other part of your body that isn’t getting the care it needs, your skin can become fatigued, too. Adding together hectic lifestyles, overworking, less-than-stellar diets, and exposure to environmental toxins, your skin ends up looking and feeling tired and troubled. The combination of these diet and lifestyle factors can create a stress-heavy environment which causes your body to produce excess cortisol which can affect blood flow in your body and damage the youthful collagen in your skin.


Fatigue often shows itself in the form of dull, dry skin, larger pores, and an overall tired appearance. If you find your skin suffers from these conditions, it may be a sign your skin is trying to tell you something. Even slight changes to your diet and lifestyle habits can improve your skin’s quality.

If your skin condition doesn’t improve, you might benefit from a skincare service such as Botox, laser treatment, or other rejuvenation procedure.

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