Encyclopedia

  • 3-D Areola Restoration

    Tattoo which creates an areola and 3-D Nipple Restoration. This will replace the presence of one or both areola’s that are missing completely or misshaped. Creating the “illusion of protrusion.” This tattooing needs to be done no sooner than one-year post surgery. You can best......

  • Acne

    A common inflammatory disease affecting the face, neck, back and chest. The sebaceous glands over-produce sebum resulting in blackheads, whiteheads and blemishes, which can result in scarring in severe cases. Its cause is unknown but it is often associated with hormonal activity and mostly affects......

  • Acupressure

    An ancient healing technique derived from acupuncture using pressure points to relieve pain. Therapeutic results include healing individual body parts by applying specific pressure to them. Often utilized in facials and massages in the beauty barn....

  • Adult Acne

    Some adults continue to get acne well into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. It is even possible to get acne for the first time as an adult. Dermatologists call this “adult-onset acne.” It is most common among women going through menopause. Women tend to......

  • Alopecia

    A skin disorder resulting in very thin hair or even baldness. 7 Types of Alopecia 1. Alopecia Totalis – starts with small, round patches of hair loss and progresses until there is total scalp hair loss. 2. Alopecia Universalis – all body hair is lost.......

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

    Acids which occur naturally in fruits like sugar cane and citrus, as well as in sour milk. The types of acids are: lactic, malic, citric, glycolic and pyruvic. Glycolic acid is most popular due to its small molecular structure (which helps it to penetrate the......

  • Anagen

    The active growing phase of the hair growth cycle, as opposed to the resting phase of hair growth (the telogen phase). The anagen phase is the portion of the hair cycle when hair synthesis takes place; the early phase. It’s attached to a blood vessel......

  • Anaphoresis

    The use of a galvanic current machine to force liquids (i.e. water based skin care products) into the skin. This can be done from either the negative or positive pole of the machine....

  • Ascorbic Acid

    Naturally occurring vitamin C found in fruits and green vegetables. It is needed for normal metabolism, repairing tissue, and healing wounds. It is frequently used as an antioxidant on the skin to prevent damage from free radicals, in addition to being used as a preservative....

  • Ayurveda

    Originating in India 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda is a natural healing method. It can include meditation, yoga, herbal treatments, nutritional foods, and massage therapy. In addition, it is a general philosophy which strives to achieve balance and harmony in one’s life....

  • Benzophenone-3

    A sunscreen active in UV-B and UV-A spectrums. It is organic and is usually used in conjunction with another sunscreen to obtain an SPF above 8....

  • Benzoyl Peroxide

    A drying, peeling chemical that releases oxygen and acts as an antibacterial on the skin. For acne lesions it is the preferred topical treatment. The oxygen that is released plays an important role in fighting the anaerobic bacteria that resides in the acne affected follicles.......

  • Beta Hydroxy Acid

    Beta hydroxy acid or, simply, beta hydroxy, is an agent which is molecularly smaller than alpha hydroxy and is used for the removal of dead skin cell layers (exfoliation). It also plumps up skin like the AHAs, making fine wrinkles less noticeable. It is good......

  • Biotin

    Also known as vitamin H, biotin is found in all living cells and is part of the vitamin B complex. It is involved in the conversion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates into fuel for the body....

  • Blackheads

    A skin condition in which the skin’s pores become clogged by impurities and natural oils. A blackhead is known as an open comedone and can be classified as a mixture of dead skin cells and oxygen exposed bacteria. Like a cut apple hitting the air......

  • Botox

    A product used in minute amounts to temporarily paralyze muscles, thus reducing or eradicating frown lines and wrinkles harmlessly. BOTOX is a trade name and stands for OnabotulinumtoxinA. Lynette Emery, Kara’s sister, is a physician in Skagit county and she is who we recommend for......

  • Brazilian

    Term for a waxing procedure that removes all pubic hair on the front of you as well as all hair along the butt crack....

  • Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)

    An antioxidant used to preserve oils and keep them from turning rancid....

  • Catagen

    The catagen phase of hair growth is a short transition stage that occurs at the end of the anagen phase. It signals the end of the active growth of a hair. This phase lasts for about 2–3 weeks....

  • Chemical Peel

    The procedure of applying a product to the skin for removal of damaged/dead cells of the epidermis. This improves skin texture and decreases wrinkles and fine lines. The procedure is not intended to remove living tissue, only damaged or dead tissue from the stratum corneum......

  • Collagen

    A natural substance found in body tissues. Normal aging of the skin causes the collagen to become less flexible. This, in turn, results in the loss of the natural ability to retain moisture in the skin’s connective tissues. Cosmetically, collagen can be injected into skin......

  • Collagen Induction Therapy

    (See Microneedling)...

  • Comedogenic

    Having the ability to trigger non-inflammatory acne lesions (comedones). A substance or product that, when applied to the skin, increases the accumulation of dead cells in the follicles which contributes to the formation of acne. Basically – causes clogging....

  • Comedones

    A class of acne lesions that are non-inflammatory. There are three types: The microcomedo, the closed comedone, and the open comedone. The microcomedo is an accumulation of coreocytes in the follicular canal and is clinically invisible. The whitehead (or, closed comedone) comes from the microcomedo......

  • Contact Dermatitis

    A skin reaction caused by direct contact with an allergen. It results in an inflamed lesion or water blister. It hurts and is hard to leave alone....

  • Cryotherapy

    Using or applying cold temperatures for therapeutic purposes....

  • Dermaplaning

    Already an established exfoliation technique used in Asia, dermaplaning is now one of the most requested treatments in the US too. The treatment involves using a sterile, surgical-grade scalpel to carefully shave, or scrape, the top-most layer of skin and fine hairs from the face.......

  • Dermis

    The layers of the skin underneath the epidermis....

  • Dihydroxyacetone (DHA)

    A component, or agent obtained from glycerol, used in self-tanning products. Usually a sugar cane derivative, DHA reacts with amino acids creating an artificial tan that is natural looking. It affects the surface layer of the skin by oxidizing it and it is the DHA......

  • Eczema

    A skin condition causing areas of scaly, red, itchy skin. It can affect any part of the body and has no known cause. It may manifest as acute or chronic and is most often treated with topical, anti-inflammatory medications in both over-the-counter and prescription strengths....

  • Elasticity

    The capacity of the skin or hair to stretch out (without changing or breaking) and then returning to its original state....

  • Elastin

    A protein in charge of the elasticity of body tissues, particularly the skin. It is also used a surface protectant and alleviates dry skin in cosmetics....

  • Electrolysis

    Form of hair removal that is done on whites and grays after all that can be lasered is lasered. The device destroys the growth center of the hair with chemical and heat energy. After a very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle, the......

  • Erythema

    Redness and inflammation of the skin which can sometimes be the beginning of contact dermatitis....

  • Essential Oils

    Extracted from certain aromatic plants (by compressing steaming, dissolving or distilling), these oils are volatile and have physiological as well as psychological effects on the body. When used in a product, these oils have the strongest odors, flavors, or medicinal properties. I use DoTerra oils......

  • Exfoliation

    The removal of dead skin cells. This can improve circulation at the same time and contribute to relaxation from the pressure used during the process. We do both mechanical and chemical exfoliation in the Beauty Barn....

  • Extraction

    The removal of sebum, bacteria, dead skin cells and other waste material from the skin follicles....

  • Fibroblast

    A cell that creates collagen, elastin fibers and ground substance. A cell is a fibroblast if connective tissue is developed from within it....

  • Fitzpatrick Skin Scale

    Developed in 1975, the system classifies skin type according to the amount of pigment your skin has and your skin’s reaction to sun exposure. This information can help predict your overall risk of sun damage and skin cancer. This classification is semi-subjective, as it was......

  • Free Radicals

    Unstable molecules and atoms that are highly reactive and cause degenerative diseases and aging. They often result from the ozone, cigarette smoke, pesticides and herbicides, solvents, petrochemicals, drugs, UV rays, X-Rays and other foreign agents....

  • Glycolic Acid

    Diminishes the buildup of dead skin cells. Also called hydroxy acetic acid, it exists in green fruits and young plants. It is used to adjust the PH levels in products as well and is derived mostly from the juice of the sugar cane....

  • Hyaluronic Acid

    A naturally occurring skin acid that can hold moisture many times greater than the collagen protein molecule. It binds essential moisture in skin layers, retaining it, thereby reducing fine lines caused by dryness or dehydration. Love this acid!...

  • Hydro-Lipid

    The balance of water and oil in the skin. Loss of elasticity and irritation develop if the balance is disturbed....

  • Hyperpigmentation

    Skin darkening, often caused by ultraviolet radiation. The exposure to UV rays provokes melanocytes in the skin. Areas of excess melanin in the skin cause dark, irregular patches to appear. Melanin formation is stimulated by the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, x-rays and photosensitizing agents.......

  • Hypopigmentation

    Often genetic in nature, this condition is a lack of, or diminished pigmentation due to the loss of melanin. Can also be brought on by skin resurfacing techniques and aging....

  • Immunosuppressant

    A suppressor of the natural immune response of the body....

  • Inflammation

    A swelling condition often with fever, redness, pain and itching. Often accompanied by functional failure of the body part or system that is affected....

  • Keloid

    A thick, tough, sharply raised scar on the surface of the skin. It usually continues to enlarge because of excess collagen which forms during tissue repair....

  • Keratosis Pilaris

    Mostly appearing before puberty, but sometimes accompanying teenage acne, the tiny red and white bumps that tend to present around the hair follicles of the sides of the arms and the cheeks are called keratosis pilaris. It is a common and annoying skin condition....

  • Lactic Acid

    An alpha hydroxy acid containing three carbons. The molecules in lactic acid are larger than glycolic acid and it is absorbed into the epidermis at a slower rate causing less irritation. The topical use of lactic acid results in skin with more flexibility and a......

  • Lash Enhancement

    Dotted tattooing along the upper and lower lash to give the appearance of eyelashes. Works amazing for people that have no lashes but don’t want permanent eyeliner....

  • Lash Lift

    The Lash Lift is the beauty equivalent of a push-up bra for your lashes—the treatment instantly gives them, lift, separation, and extra definition without the use of extensions or any harmful chemicals....

  • Lipids

    Products contained in living systems which are water soluble; fats, for example. Lipids are what make up a cell membrane. Throughout the aging process the quantity of lipids in the body diminishes causing the skin to lose its suppleness. In general terms, lipids refer to......

  • Lymph

    Liquid that comes from all over the body in its tissue fluids. It is gathered in the vessels of the lymphatic system and sent back to the blood by this system. Lymph is alkaline in nature and looks yellowish and transparent....

  • Macrobiotics

    Focusing on longevity through means of diet, nutrition or substances that are consumed....

  • Malic Acid

    A glycolic acid that comes from apples and helps exfoliate and clarify skin....

  • Matte

    A light-absorbing surface that is dull in appearance. Great for clients that have oily skin – a matte loose powder is key to absorption of oil....

  • Mechanical Exfoliation

    A treatment done to rid the skin of dead cells exposing a smoother surface. It is done by using a rough hand-held item like a loofah, or a product which is abrasive and grainy. The skin is rubbed to slough off the outer dull layers.......

  • Melanin

    A pigment responsible for skin/hair color. The more melanin the skin has, the darker the skin appears....

  • Melanoma

    A serious form of skin cancer. It usually appears in the form of a dark, irregularly shaped tumor, often originating from a pre-existing mole or wart. Get your skin scanned, if you never have....

  • Melasma

    A form of pigmentation caused by a combination of hormones, ultraviolet light and inflammation. This means birth control pills, pregnancy, and hormone therapy can all trigger melasma. Stress and thyroid disease are also thought to be causes of melasma. Additionally, sun exposure can cause melasma......

  • Microblading

    Tattooed hairstrokes of the eyebrow area. Considered a permanent cosmetic procedure....

  • Microcurrent

    It’s electric! A simple tool. Two wands, negative and positive, and electrical current running between. It creates an energy flow in your face – caffeinated feeling. Lift. Tone. Firm the skin without the knives of a facelift. The point of microcurrent isn’t to erase lines......

  • Microdermabrasion

    A procedure that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells. Typically the top 10-12% of the outer epidermis is removed in this process. Sounds painful but it’s not. Scratchy feeling. Helps to even skin tone – whether that be from acne......

  • Microneedling

    A treatment that involves using a tool with super-tiny needles in the very tip, which can be adjusted between 0.5 and 2 millimeters. 0.5 millimeters is the smallest amount, which penetrates the stratum cornea, or the superficial layer of skin. Also known as collagen induction—or......

  • Milia

    Seeds that never get to the infection stage. Often genetic. Typical around the eye area but can happen anywhere. Chemical peels and/or regular exfoliation can help reduce the chances of milia happening. If they are large you have to get them removed by a pro......

  • Mohs Surgery

    A surgery specifically designed for skin cancer. It is a specialized surgery involving the excision of tissue areas in a sequence, which are then examined under a microscope to determine the invasiveness and ensure the malignancy’s complete removal. If you have had mohs surgery and......

  • Non-Comedogenic

    Substances that do not promote acne. They do not clog up the pores of the skin and are also called non-occlusives. A substance that will not clog up the skin pores or cause a breakout....

  • Occlusive

    Not able to be penetrated. Most often refers to a shield/film on skin that is intended to help prevent the evaporation of moisture. Usually the shield is made up of materials that act as a barrier against water, like waxes and oils....

  • Perioral Dermatitis

    A type of dermatitis that manifests as erythema, papules and scaly skin. There are many times pustules around the mouth. Toothpaste is a major cause of this....

  • Permanent Cosmetics

    Having cosmetics tattooed on permanently. Among available treatments: eyeliner, lip shading, areolas, eyebrows. The same technique can be applied to help fix skin imperfections or other scars on the body and face....

  • PH

    PH stands for the percentage of hydrogen. It is a level used to measure the amount of acid in cosmetics. A PH equal to 7.0 is said to be neutral; that is the PH of water. Anything with a PH under 7.0 is an acid;......

  • Photoaging

    The process of the skin being broken down and destroyed by repeated exposure to the suns UV rays over time. It is a premature aging of the skin caused directly by absorbing sunlight....

  • Photosensitivity

    A skin rash or irritation or pigmentation that occurs as a result of the skin being over-sensitive to certain foods or chemicals (for example, an adverse reaction to sunlight)....

  • Phototherapy

    Using light in a way that is curative or medically healing to a condition....

  • Pityrosporum Folliculitis

    A skin condition seen commonly on the sides of the face and the forehead, it appears as tiny pustules and papules that resemble a rash caused by acne. It typically does not include blackheads or whiteheads (comedones). Fungal (yeast caused) break out....

  • Powdered Brow

    Tattooed eyebrows – non hairstroke. This works great on people who have hair – it’s just very light or if you are someone that likes the brow to look like you used a powder make-up on them. More solid color throughout the brow. Can be......

  • Pseudofolliculits Barbae

    A condition often occurring with curly hair and seen on the face as tiny, irritating bumps called papules or pustules. It is common after shaving a beard or facial hair....

  • Psoriasis

    A skin disease affecting the scalp, legs and arms, most commonly. It manifests as red, dry patches on the skin that itch. It is usually a chronic condition....

  • Retin-A

    A form of Vitamin A used to effectively treat acne, however, may cause sensitivity to sun. May also help reduce fine lines and wrinkles....

  • Retinoid

    A Vitamin A derived substance which can be synthetic or naturally occurring that is used for a variety of therapeutic treatments....

  • Retinol

    An acid made from Vitamin A. It is the main agent in Renova and Retin-A. Used to treat acne as well as wrinkles and lines in the skin. Can cause flaking at first – but skin adjusts in time. Great Dermalogica product that has this......

  • Rosacea

    A condition that manifests as acne-prone skin with areas of oily, red inflammation. It is usually a chronic condition and may include pustules or papules. Treatment with steroids, antibiotics or antifungals may prove helpful in containing it....

  • Salicylic Acid

    The acid (found in aspirin) used as an antiseptic topically to dissolve the top skin layers. This acid can be found in wintergreen leaves, sweet birch and other plants. It is considered a beta hydroxy acid and improves skin’s appearance. Its actions include the ability......

  • Salidermabrasion

    A salt/saline solution is a common, effective approach to lightening tattoos. Although it is a slower process than other treatments, this method is popular because it is safer than other tattoo removal procedures. In addition, a salt/saline solution treatment is ideal for those with darker......

  • Scar

    A fibrous buildup of tissue caused by a skin injury as a result of the skin repeatedly trying to repair itself. It is usually dense....

  • Sebaceous Gland

    The sebum producing gland in the dermis layer. It is found over the whole body but is more concentrated on the chest, upper back and face....

  • Seborrhea

    This is a state of elevated sebum secretions which occurs frequently in acne....

  • Seborrheic Keratosis

    Skin lesions common in the elderly and middle aged. They are not malignant and are predominantly on the face, chest, back and shoulders. They are tan, brown or flesh colored....

  • Sebum

    Oil secretion from the sebaceous glands in the skin and scalp. It is a natural, thick substance that can be pale yellow. It acts to protect and provide lubrication but is also present in cases of acne in excess....

  • Sensitive Skin

    A true sensitive skin condition is caused by a genetic predisposition. Someone who is truly sensitive is born with this condition and tends to be prone to blushing, asthma and allergies. This skin is considered more delicate with a lower amount of pigment, a thin......

  • Sensitized Skin

    sensitized skin is a reflection of your environment, lifestyle and physiology. Pollution, stress, hormonal fluctuations, smoking, alcohol, poor diet, medical procedures and even over-processed or exfoliated skin can all lead to sensitization. Cosmetic ingredients including alcohol, lanolin, fragrance and D&C colorants can also lead to......

  • Shirodhara

    (shiro-dar-a) is a unique, blissful therapy that balances and stabilizes the mind. Specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured in a thin steady stream directly onto the forehead and sixth chakra. Shirodhara purifies the mind, alleviates anxiety, reduces headaches, and expands awareness....

  • Skin Analysis

    Delving deep into your skin history so we can provide the most realistic appraisal of your entirely individual skin story. Information is gathered including a detailed questionnaire and the use of technology such as face imaging and woods lamp diagnosis. These tools enable us to......

  • SPF (Sun Protection Factor)

    This stands for Sun Protection Factor. The higher the SPF, the greater the protection from the UV rays of the sun. The SPF is numbered according to its level of protection. It is suggestive of the amount of time you can spend in the sun......

  • Subcutaneous Tissue

    A fat layer under the dermis that acts to absorb shock and insulate the skin....

  • Sunblock

    A product that provides a physical barrier against UV rays, either chemically (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide) or clothing, etc. Sunblocks are less irritating to the skin than sunscreens....

  • Sunscreen

    A product applied topically to the skin to protect it from harmful UV rays. A broad spectrum sunscreen works best as it absorbs and blocks out UVA and UVB rays....

  • Surfactants

    A substance used in skincare cleansers and conditioning agents. Also used as a wetting agent, emulsifier, and a foam stabilizer. It allows water and oil to mix together effectively....

  • T-Zone

    The area on the face that forms the shape of a T, where oiliness occurs and acne breakouts are more likely. The T-zone includes the chin, nose and forehead and excludes the cheeks which tend to be dryer....

  • Telangiectasia

    An area of skin where the color is a result of an enlarge blood vessel. It is a permanent discoloration. This can be lasered at Little Mountain Laser....

  • Telogen

    The cycle of hair growth which is known as the resting phase, when hairs lie dormant. Hanging out in the follicle but not shedding yet....

  • Thermotherapy

    Applying heat for therapeutic purposes....

  • Titanium Dioxide

    A common ingredient in sunscreens that is non-chemical and forms a physical barrier between the sun’s UV rays and the skin. It can be used by itself or in a formula with other ingredients....

  • Toner

    A product used to balance the skin’s PH levels. Usually used after cleansing. Also removes any leftover dirt or impurities. Can also be used as a mineral make-up setter....

  • TRF

    This is a skin care complex known as Tissue Respiratory Factor. It is made up vitamins, monosaccharides and disaccharides, and amino acids. It also has phosphorus compounds and nucleotides/nucleosides. TRF substances are made when live cells are injured. They help in the healing process to......

  • Ultra Shape Pro

    Type of body contouring that we offer at Little Mountain Laser. Uses ultrasound technology unlike cool sculpting to get the desired fat reduction. Works best of clients that are below 30% BMI on the stubborn pockets of fat that remain even when the rest of......

  • Undertone

    This is usually in reference to makeup or cosmetics and relates to the hue of a certain color group as being either neutral, warm or cool. A person’s natural undertone has to do with their eye, skin and hair color and which hues compliment those......

  • Universal Precautions

    The CDC’s policy on bodily fluids and blood. Since these sources can carry the HIV virus, and the hepatitis B and C viruses, along with other infectious pathogens in the blood, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a stated, written policy on how these......

  • Urticaria

    A skin allergy, also called hives. A red, inflamed area that is surrounded by raised, white bumps....

  • UVA

    This stands for ultraviolet light, type A. These rays are the ones that age the skin. They are not visible but cause wrinkles, dryness and photo aging. The penetrate more deeply than the other UV rays....

  • UVB

    This stands for ultraviolet light, type B. These are rays of light from the sun that can cause the skin to burn. They are invisible to the naked eye but damage the skin and can cause skin cancer. They dry and age the skin and......

  • Varicose Veins

    Usually occurring on the legs, veins that are dilated and visible; sometimes raised....

  • Vellus

    Fine, peach-fuzz type hair all over the body that is difficult to see. Dermaplaning is a procedure that is done at the barn that can remove vellus hair for smooth appearance and great make-up application....

  • Venous

    Broadly defined as lymphatic and vein related circulation; related to the veins....

  • Verruca

    A projection from the skin that resembles a wart....

  • Vitamin A

    A vitamin that is known as beta carotene. It is fat soluble. It has many benefits and can keep skin smooth and disease-free. It shields the mouth, nose throat and lungs’ mucous membranes, reducing likelihood of infection. It guards against pollutants that are airborne and......

  • Vitamin A Derivatives

    These include the retinoids, known as: Retin-A, retinyl palmitate, retinyl linoleate, retinyl acetate, and retinol. They can help the skin immensely even reversing (along with preventing) some sun damage from UV rays. They are natural exfoliants that also strengthen the skin. Clinically they are used......

  • Vitamin B

    Vitamin B has a complex of 11 vitamins that work synergistically (that is they are optimal when taken together). They are considered antioxidants and regulators in various body functions. The 11 vitamins are: B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (panthenol), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic......

  • Vitamin C

    Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is used in cosmetic creams as a preservative and an antioxidant. It is water soluble and essential for many body functions. It promotes tooth and gum and bone health, heals wounds, reduces scarring, prevents scurvy, fights infection and......

  • Vitamin D

    A vitamin that helps the body balance phosphorous and calcium; it is an essential nutrient for tooth and bone health. It prevents rickets and is not light, heat or oxygen sensitive. Vitamin D is fat soluble and forms in the skin when it is exposed......

  • Vitamin E

    An antioxidant that helps slow down aging of the cells related to oxidation. It gives the blood its oxygen which subsequently goes to the heart and other body organs. This helps lessen fatigue. It carries nutrients to cells and reinforces the walls of capillaries keeping......

  • Vitamin F

    Vitamin F contributes to the formation of skin cell membranes. The membranes form a barrier that protects the skin, keeping flaky, dry skin from occurring and building up....

  • Vitamin H

    See the definition of biotin for more information on this vitamin....

  • Vitamin K

    This is a vitamin that is critical for proper clotting of the blood. It also can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis, reduce heavy menstrual flow, and might be responsible for hindering some cancer tumors from forming. It is most often derived from plants but......

  • Warm Colors

    Colors which give the suggestion of warmth; warm colors often are connected with the sun and with fire, such as reds, yellows, etc. They appear on the color wheel across (on the opposite side) from the cools (blues, etc.)....

  • Wart

    A skin tumor caused from being infected with a virus known as HPV (human papilloma virus). A wart looks like a raised, dome-shaped bump (a papule or nodule) that is flesh colored and firm. Warts typically appear on the fingers and hands but can appear......

  • Whitehead

    The common term for milium, or, acne albida. A whitehead is a tiny, cyst-like eruption on the skin, filled with pus, sebum, or other fluid. Another name for a comedone which is not open; a group of keratin and sebum that is stopping up the......

  • Wood’s Light

    This is UV light that is filtered through glass that is plated with nickel. It is usually hand held and used diagnostically to identify fungus and bacteria and to dissipate pigmentation spots associated with related disorders. Always a fun tool to bring out at parties....

  • Zinc Oxide

    A physical barrier cream to protect the skin against UV rays. A skin healer and soother. Also used like an astringent to remove excess oil from the skin....