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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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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