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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ClarityRX Clinical Skin Care is a company that is dedicated to making plant-based clinical skin care products that are free of synthetic chemicals, fillers, extenders, or bulk and have no artificial fragrance or artificial colors. You will not find retinols, benzoyl peroxides, hydroquinone, or other chemicals in their products.

Their products treat a wide variety of skin concerns including acne, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sagging, and rosacea. These are our favorite ClarityRX products that can be used on any skin type and will make an excellent addition to your skin care routine.

ClarityRX Take Your VitaminsTake Your Vitamins – Daily Mineral Spray for Thirsty Skin

  • Skin Concerns: dry, dehydrated or irritated skin due to environmental factors or in need of calming after a medical spa treatment.
  • This misting spray gives your “thirsty” skin a big drink of over 70 water soluble minerals and colloidals that immediately nourish and soothe parched skin. 
  • Result: Immediate nourishment and cooling relief; Calms irritation (especially after an exfoliation).
  • Suitable for all skin types. Can be used on the face or body.

ClarityRX Take Care Antioxidant SerumTake Care Daily Antioxidant Red Tea Serum

  • Skin Concerns: free radical damage due to environmental factors, signs of aging; sun damage; acne.
  • This concentrated anti-oxidant serum is designed to fight free radical damage, reduce inflammation, irritation, soothe sun damage, and minimize signs of aging.
  • Result: Glowing skin immediately. Cumulative use results in healthier-looking skin.
  • Suitable for all skin types. Can be used on the face and neck.

ClarityRX Rehab Mud MaskRehab – Mediterranean Detoxifying Mud Mask

  • Skin Concerns: Clogged and/or enlarged pores; acne; oily skin; blackheads; wrinkles; fine lines.
  • Kick back and relax for 10 to 15 minutes and let this mud mask do the work for you. It’s clarifying ingredients include vitamins, pure herbal extracts, and nourishing oils to remove impurities, clear your pores, and clarify your skin.
  • Result: Revived, clear and refined-looking skin.
  • Suitable for all skin types. Ideal for those with oily or acne-prone skin. For use on the face.

Purchase all of these ClarityRX Skin Care Products at Blu Cocoon MedSpa in San Jose, CA.

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Blu Cocoon Nurse Practitioner TamiWe’re happy to announce that our Nurse Practitioner, Tami Carver, has increased her hours at Blu Cocoon. She is going from one day (lovingly referred to as Tami Tuesdays), to three days a week!

For those who have not been fortunate enough to meet her, Tami is one of our more senior nurses and has been with Blu Cocoon since we opened almost 13 years ago. She is well versed in cosmetic medicine and has a loyal following for laser hair removal, laser rejuvenation, peels, injectables, and more!

Tami completed her undergraduate nursing degree at Azusa Pacific University and her Masters in Science at the University of California San Francisco. She was actively involved as a Nurse Practitioner in Sports Medicine before deciding to fully focus on esthetics. Tami’s passion for esthetic medicine is evident as she consistently pursues new avenues to advance her knowledge and techniques.

Take advantage of her increased availability and call (408-295-2580) to book with Tami!

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colorescience sun protection at blu cocoon med spaAt our San Jose Med Spa, we are huge advocates of using sunscreen to prevent the signs of aging. What we don’t mention as much – but is equally as important – is that the daily use of sunscreen can also reduce the risk of developing melanoma (skin cancer).

Since May is Melanoma Awareness month, we’d like to share information about it from the Skin Cancer Foundation as a reminder to take care of your skin.

Who is at risk for melanoma?
Everyone, however some people have an increased risk because of:

  • Cumulative sun exposure (did you have a lot of sunburns in childhood?)
  • Tanning booth usage
  • Skin type (fairer skin is at an increased risk)
  • Weakened immune system (as a result of chemotherapy or diseases such as HIV/AIDS)
  • Family history of melanoma

What are the warning signs of melanoma?
The Skin Cancer Foundation has put together a list called “The ABCDEs of Melanoma” to help identify warning signs:

  • A – Asymmetry: If you were to draw a line through a mole and the two sides don’t match, then it is asymmetrical and should be evaluated.
  • B – Border: Early melanomas tend to have uneven borders with scalloped or notched edges.
  • C – Color: Most benign moles are a single shade of brown; a melanoma could be a variety of shades of brown, tan, or black, or they may become red, white or blue.
  • D – Diameter: Benign moles usually have a smaller diameter; melanomas are usually larger than the eraser on a pencil tip (but could be detected when they are smaller).
  • E – Evolving: If a mole is evolving – changing in size, shape, color, elevation, or another trait (bleeding, itchy, crusting) – be on alert.

Reduce your risk of melanoma and aging by wearing sunscreen daily and year round (and don’t forget to re-apply after prolonged exposure to sun or water, or excessive sweating).

At Blu Cocoon we have many sunscreen options that have been handpicked based on their efficacy and reputation within the medical cosmetics community, such as SkinMedica, TiZO, Colorescience (pictured above), PCA Skin, Elta MD, and more. Next time you are in, ask your Blu Cocoon clinician or our front desk staff which sunscreen would be best for you.

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Now in stock at our San Jose MedSpa!

colorescience bronzing duo blu cocoonGet total protection for face and body with Colorescience’s limited edition Sunforgettable Bronzing Duo (SPF 50). This 2-pack of bronze tinted Sunforgettable products will give you a natural looking, sun-kissed glow (just in time for summer!)

These products are formulated to protect your skin from:

  • UVA/UVB rays
  • Pollution
  • Blue light
  • Infrared radiation

Both products are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, oil, and fragrance. They are 100% mineral and free of chemical sunscreen. The Bronzing Duo is a non-greasy formula that looks elegant after application. It is suitable for all skin types.

Based on typical use, the Face Shield should last about 90 days. Apply liberally and re-apply throughout the day if you are out for prolonged periods in the sun or water. Both products should be shaken well before each use.

These products are a limited edition so call or stop by to pick up your Colorescience Total Protection Bronzing Duo today.

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