We typically ask clients to hold off on reversing sun damage until the fall (when it’s safer), so naturally our most popular fall treatments are those that concentrate on shedding damage caused by the sun.

SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen Microneedling in San Jose, CA You want to: Improve scarring (acne or other); Reduce the appearance of fine lines; Smooth out wrinkles.

SkinPen Microneedling is one of the most effective treatments to create a healthy, glowing skin. The procedure causes controlled micro-injuries to your skin that stimulates your body’s natural wound-healing response. It can be performed on any skin type with little to no downtime. The result is a brighter, more even complexion. For optimum results, a series of treatments is recommended.

SkinPen works! 90% of the patients in the SkinPen clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends.


Fotofacial in San Jose, CA

Blu Cocoon MedSpa Client: Before and After FotoFacial

You want to: Lessen or eliminate skin discoloration, broken capillaries, age spots, freckles, and rosacea. Decrease pore size and smooth skin’s surface.

This non-invasive procedure uses IPL (intense pulsed light) and Radio Frequency (RF) to act synergistically to create flawless skin. The RF also stimulates production of collagen and elastin resulting in smoother skin. Downtime is minimal, with most people experiencing a slight pink or redness immediately after the procedure. In the following days, you will see brown spots flake off, leaving a more even skin-tone. A series of treatments is usually recommended for best results.

Chemical Peels

You want to: Improve skin’s texture and clarity; Diminish fine lines, acne, scarring, and hyperpigmentation.

A chemical peel is a controlled exfoliation of the skin that reveals fresh, healthy skin within a few days to three weeks. As the skin sloughs (or peels) off, the surface texture is improved, acne or skin inflammations are reduced, and your new skin is naturally brighter and tighter. A chemical peel can be done as a stand-alone treatment or as a series for even better results.

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These treatments can be done alone, or combined based on your needs. Schedule a consultation (408-295-2580) for your customized recommendation.

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obagi hydrate luxe moisturizer blu cocoon san joseObagi’s Hydrate Luxe Moisture-Rich cream was formulated to work with the body’s natural circadian rhythm. You are probably thinking, what does that have to do with dry skin?! In short answer, a lot!

The term “beauty rest” is pretty accurate because that is when your body is hard at work to renew and restore your skin. Here are a few facts from The American Association of Medical Chronobiology and Chronotherapeutics about skin:

  • Cell proliferation peaks at midnight, and is lowest at noon
  • Blood flow is 25% lower at night
  • Skin pH is more acidic during sleep

Obagi’s Hydrate Luxe was engineered with those facts in mind – so essentially it’s a “smart” moisturizer. It contains soothing and hydrating ingredients including shea butter, mango butter, and avocado, along with:

  • Biomimetic peptides – a technology to complement your skin’s nightly renewal and metabolic functions (result: more skin support and lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles)
  • Hydromanil – an ingredient to proved immediate moisturization and gradual moisture delivery for 8-hour moisture protection

If you are looking to get rid of the dry skin woes, or simply want more out of a moisturizer, the Obagi Hydrate Luxe comes highly recommended from our San Jose MedSpa.

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Chemical peels are a wonderful – and quick – way to improve skin texture and clarity. Fall is an especially popular time to have it done to help erase sun damage accumulated during the summer months.

facial chemical peel at blu cocoonWhat happens during a chemical peel?
Your clinician will clean your skin and will apply a glycolic or salicylic facial mask depending on your skin’s condition and needs. The glycolic or salicylic is designed to expedite exfoliation of the top layers of skin. After a set amount of time, your clinician will neutralize the chemical.

What happens after a chemical peel?
Over the next few days, your skin will slough off (“peel”) on the treated area. Fresh, new layers replace the skin that is removed. We recommend letting the skin naturally fall off – no peeling. Also, it is critical to wear sunscreen to let your new skin heal without extra exposure to UV rays. Hyperpigmentation and sunburn can result if you do not protect the new skin.

What improvements will I see with a chemical peel?
Chemical peels will improve your skin’s texture, diminish fine lines, improve skin clarity, and enhance your skin’s overall appearance. For best results, we recommend a series of 6 treatments at biweekly intervals (or as prescribed by your clinician). A chemical peel session is 30 minutes long.

Schedule an appointment for a chemical peel at Blu Cocoon today (408-295-2580).

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Achieving a natural-looking, fuller lip takes patience. Our client wanted full lips that didn’t look “filled”. Instead of injecting multiple syringes in one visit, she came in for a few visits to achieve her perfect pout.

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If you are feeling impatient, there are places that will use multiple syringes in one visit but the drawbacks can include excessive swelling, possible bruising, and an over-filled, unnatural look.

If you’re interested in natural-looking fuller lips, call us (408-295-2580) to schedule a consultation.

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FotoFacials are popular treatments because they effectively address multiple skin concerns to improve the skin’s appearance and texture (with no downtime).

Blu Cocoon MedSpa FotoFacialRF TreatmentSkin concerns that a FotoFacial treatment can address include:

  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Sun damage (sun spots)
  • Age spots
  • Melasma
  • Fine lines
  • Large pores
  • Freckles
  • Broken capillaries
  • Rosacea / redness of the skin
  • Spider veins

How does a FotoFacial work?

A FotoFacial uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and RadioFrequency that work together to enhance the skin. Collagen production is stimulated which leads to softening of wrinkles and tightening of pores. The end result is smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin. The treatment is safe and non-invasive.

What can I expect from a FotoFacial treatment?

A FotoFacial treatment feels like small “zaps” to the skin. The treatment time is 45 minutes. After the treatment, your skin will look flushed or pink but usually goes away within a few hours. Most clients return to work or their daily activities. Over the next few days, brown spots may come to the surface and appear darker but will flake off, revealing refreshed skin. Sunscreen and sun protection is essential.

Do I need more than 1 FotoFacial?

A series of 5-6 FotoFacial treatments at 3-4 week intervals is usually recommended for best results but your Blu Cocoon nurse will discuss what is best for you.

What results can I expect from a FotoFacial?

You will see improvement after each treatment and will love the cumulative result after a series! Typically, clients see:

  • An average of 50-75% improvement in Rosacea, ruddy complexion, redness, spider veins and broken capillaries.
  • An average of 50-75% improvement in sun damage, uneven pigmentation, sun spots, pregnancy “mask”, freckles.
  • Overall improvement in texture and tone with a reduction in pore size.

A FotoFacial treatment can improve the skin on the face, neck, chest, and backs of hands.

Schedule a FotoFacial consultation at Blu Cocoon today! Contact us at (408) 295-2580.

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Join us for our Semi-Annual Wrinkle Free Friday on August 2, 2019

Call our San Jose MedSpa at (408) 295-2580 today to book an appointment (limited appointments on that day) or pre-order our Wrinkle Free Friday specials.

Blu Cocoon MedSpa Wrinkle Free Friday 2019

  • BOTOX at $10/unit (Banking available: minimum 50 units, max 250 units)
  • DYSPORT at equivalent price
  • RESTYLANE $500/1 ml syringe; additional 1 ml syringe $475
  • JUVEDERM $550 / 1 ml syringe; additional 1 ml syringe $525
  • RESTYLANE LYFT $550 / 1 ml syringe; additional 1 ml syringe $525
  • JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS $600 / 1 ml syringe; additional 1 ml syringe $575
  • VOLUMA $750 / 1 ml syringe

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