Do you wear sunscreen in winter?

Sunscreen in Winter (Image: Pixabay)We polled our Instagram followers and were surprised to hear that not everyone wears sunscreen in winter. When it’s cold, overcast, or rainy outside, the last thing you may be thinking about is sun exposure. But the truth is that the sun always rises, rain or shine, and the UV (ultraviolet) rays are always present, even when you can’t see the sun shining. There are different types of UV rays, all of which can cause damage to your skin.

  • UVA rays – the “Aging” rays – will cause your skin to develop lines, wrinkles, and sagging
  • UVB rays – the “Burning” rays – will cause hyperpigmentation and sun spots
  • UVC rays – the “Cancer” causing rays – are often absorbed by the ozone layer but any brief exposure to them can result in a burn and prolonged exposure can be fatal.

UVA rays can penetrate through clouds and also through glass so you are vulnerable to them even while you are commuting in your car or working in your office next to a window.

To protect your beautiful skin, and prevent damage and aging, sunscreen should be worn daily and diligently, year round. At our San Jose Med Spa, we carry an assortment of sunscreens that vary in application and feel, but all are chosen because they provide outstanding protection. Some of our clients prefer Colorescience‘s Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen while others like EltaMD‘s lightweight moisturizer and sunscreen combination or TiZO‘s sunscreen that offers a sheer tint and a silky smooth finish. We also carry sunscreen products from SkinMedicaPCA Skin, and Revision Skincare.

If you need help figuring out which sunscreen is best for you, ask your Blu Cocoon clinician or our front desk staff member to help you next time you are in.

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Dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra) do an amazing job to correct volume loss and and treat wrinkles in the face and hands. They can also work wonders on the nose – to smooth a bump, refine the tip or make a mildly crooked nose straight. The difference can be noticeably significant. What is most appealing is that it can be done in a one quick office visit, it is not painful, and the results are seem immediately. Most filler lasts 6 to 12+ months, depending on the type of filler used and the placement.

In the photo below, our San Jose MedSpa client was bothered by a bump and asymmetry on her nose. We used Restylane Lyft to give her a straighter, more feminine nose. The “after” photo on the right was taken immediately after the procedure.

Non-Surgical Nose Job Using Filler by Blu Cocoon MedSpa in San Jose, CA

If you are interested in non-surgical nose reshaping using dermal fillers, call (408) 295-2580 to schedule a consultation today.

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Join us for our semi-annual Wrinkle Free Friday on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Enjoy special pricing on the following:

Pre-Order Today! Limited appointments that day! Call Now (408-295-2580)!

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Blu Cocoon MedSpa Nurse JuvanessaJuvanessa is our newest Registered Nurse at our San Jose MedSpa!

Juvenessa completed her Bachelors in Nursing at San Francisco State University and is currently pursuing her Masters there with a CNS focus in Adult Acute Care – Gerontology. She is a representative in SFSU’s Student Nursing Association and volunteers in various community Health Disparity projects through SFSU School of Nursing. She also volunteers as an emergency RN for concerts and sports events.

Juvenessa found her passion in Aesthetic Nursing after having been a client herself! She hopes to help clients increase their confidence and match their beauty from the inside out as she had experienced. Her current focus at Blu Cocoon is to assist patients with Laser Hair Removal and Microneedling treatments. She loves getting to know each of her clients and helping them meet their needs. And she’s now ready to fill her schedule!

For the month of January, book any Laser Hair Removal or SkinPen microneedling treatments with Juvanessa for 25% off!* Call us at (408) 295-2580 to set up an appointment today.

* Valid during January 2019. Cannot be combined with any other promo. Does not apply to laser hair touch-up pricing. Limited to schedule availability.

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We hope your 2019 New Year’s resolution includes taking care of yourself.

There are many ways that we can help. Here are some of our most popular treatments that will renew your outer beauty and inner spirit in 2019:

  • Botox or Dysport: Look younger by reducing wrinkles and lines.
  • Dermal Fillers (Restylane, Lyft, Silk, Defyne, Refyne, Voluma, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra): Accentuate cheek bones, lips, (and much more); also get rid of crevices in your face (fine lines, acne scars, wrinkles) by increasing volume through fillers.
  • Blu Cocoon Classic Facial: A routine facial is one of the best ways to combat aging and blemishes – the Classic Facial will rejuvenate and revitalize you. It includes extractions, exfoliation, and a customized therapeutic mask.
  • Foto Facial or Laser Facial: Erase skin damage and stimulate collagen growth to promote healthy-looking and smoother skin.
  • Facial Mask Peel: Improve your skin’s texture and clarity plus diminish fine lines to enhance overall skin appearance.
  • SkinPen: Improve damaged or aging skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with SkinPen microneedling.

We also offer medical grade skin care products for your at-home regimen. The products are handpicked based on their efficacy to promote younger, smoother, healthier-looking skin. Next time you are visiting our San Jose med spa, ask your clinician what would be best for you.

  • For the clients who love SkinMedica: You can purchase SkinMedica through a special page on our website and receive free shipping on all orders. Visit this page to shop SkinMedica from the convenience of your home.

Call us at (408) 295-2580 to schedule an appointment.
We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

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It’s the week before Christmas!

Take advantage of these Holiday Promotions:

  • Buy 2 Galderma syringes, get 60 units of Dysport free*
  • Buy 3 vials of Kybella, get the 4th vial free
  • Purchase $250 worth of retail products and get a free gift**

Galderma syringes are dermal fillers and include Lyft, Restylane, Silk, Refyne, and Defyne. These products add volume in the face and correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. They can correct skin’s imperfections by plumping and enhancing areas of the face.

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile – whether you have a moderate amount of chin fullness or a bit more.

Call us at (408) 295-2580 to purchase!
This promotion ends on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

* Syringes must be used during the same appointment time and before 1/15/2019 to claim 60 units of Dysport.

** Free gift with retail purchase while supplies last.

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