A Tip from Tisha: Pre and Post Surgical Treatments with DNA

As a DNA practitioner, I’ve had the opportunity of seeing what a difference using our products can make in the healing and repair process of surgical procedures.  I’ve had clients who’s surgeons were shocked at the rapid healing and reduction of scars and trauma post surgery.

If you have any clients considering anything from peels, lasers, face lifts, or rhinoplasty,   I highly recommend that they prepare their skin with DNA treatments and products both before and after surgery.
As most of you already understand, what makes DNA Health Institute different is that we treat the skin like the organ it is, not a barrier.  It is the largest organ in the body.  With DNA products, whether you’re using one of our cleansers, treatment gels, or powerful CryoStem products, you are nourishing and feeding the skin vital proteins, amino acids, RNA and DNA factors, minerals, and herbs that facilitate healing and health.  Here is a basic protocol for pre and post surgery:
1) Cleanse with one of DNA’s nutrient dense cleansers.

2) Scrub with DNA Phyto Lipid Hydrating Scrub.

3) Apply the DNA Lacto Ionic Gel Peel (up to 30 days before or 30 days post surgery).
4) Cocktail a DNA mask of choice with MediClear Vitamin C Crystals, Zen Therapy Treatment Gel, and Floral Bliss. Leave on for 7 to 10 minutes.
5) Cleanse skin well with DNA cleanser and allow skin to dry completely.
6) Apply a CryoStem Therapy Firming or Hydrating ampoule, allow to dry completely.
7) Follow up with a cocktail of DNA moisturizer of choice, Zen Therapy Treatment Gel, Oceana Mineral Gel, MediClear Vitamin C Crystals, Floral Bliss spray, and Elasticity Booster Drops.
It’s important for your client to have the same regime at home with that cocktail in addition to a DNA CryoStem Sprayer or Stick twice a day prior to their procedure.  Once the skin has closed from any wounds or incisions, your client can begin their at-home regime again and should come in for at least 3 weekly DNA CryoStem Therapy treatments.
I also recommend that they keep applying Zen Therapy frequently throughout the day on areas that would otherwise scar.
Anyone considering invasive procedures should also consider taking DNA internal products to clean the blood, like our Nattosolve and Fish Oil, in the months leading up to surgery, but of course stopping at their surgeons advice 1 to 2 weeks prior to prevent bruising.

Winter Face(book) Challenge

imagesDNA Health Institute is starting a Facebook challenge for a chance to win a great prize!

What is it? This challenge is called the DNA Winter Skin Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to bring awareness to the different treatments that help prevent this drying winter weather from taking a toll on our skin. The more posts to our page, the more knowledge we can share this holiday season.

How do I compete? Simply post a picture of yourself or your client post-DNA treatment photo (1)(preferably one targeted at combating this dry, winter weather) on our Facebook page, or just tag us in the picture, with a caption explaining the procedure performed. The challenge starts now and will end at the end of December. You may post as many pictures as you would like.

What’s the prize? The prize includes 1 Moisturizing Booster Drop, 1 Zen Therapy Treatment Gel, and 1 Island Infusion Body Nectar. This moisturizing trio will help to keep your skin hydrated in cold, dry weather.

How do I win? The winner will be chosen via a vote among the staff at the DNA corporate office.

Don’f forget to head to our Facebook page here to participate!

A Tip From Tisha #9

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As temperatures drop, the dry environment combined with heat indoors allow for dry skin, chapped lips, scaly legs, and much more.  Cold air lacks humidity so it dries up the natural oils in our skin.  Skin also loses 25% of its ability to hold moisture in winter months.  Here are some tips to remedy the issues that come up for practitioners this time of the year:

1) Start with DNA cleansers.  If your client is used to using the MediClear Skin Lightening Wash, they may find it too drying as an everyday moisturizer.  Have them alternate with the Cream of Nectar Soothing Wash.  The same goes for clients using the Citrus Burst Cleanser, especially in the high desert communities.

2) Exfoliate.  As the skin on the face dries, which happens more in winter, the dead cells multiply on the surface.  Remind clients to come in for facials with peels to help shed that dead layer.  Our Lacto-Ionic Gel Peel is a mild and moisturizing peel that is great for exfoliating dead layers of skin.  If clients are having extra dryness on their elbows and feet, they can use our MediClear Natural Cleansing Pads at home once a week to remove dead skin cells before moisturizing.

3) Moisturize!  If your clients are experiencing more dryness than usual, they can layer the Phyto Collagen Night Cream over their Phyto Collagen or Super Phyto Rich Moisturizer.  Remember, it’s important to cocktail in Zen Therapy Treatment Gel to help heal the skin; the powerful peptides and antioxidants are essential for keeping the skin healthy.

4) Booster Drops.  Our Booster Drops are rich, dense plant extracts, full of essential oils and fats that protect the skin.  Plant oils are proven to seal moisture into the skin.  Make sure to cocktail the booster drops in with the moisturizer everyday.  Clients can also spray Hydro Blend or Floral Bliss on their face to help keep those oils on the skin for added protection from the elements.

5) Sunblock.  Not only do we continue to need sunblock for UV protection, but it also provides an extra barrier for the skin that helps keep moisture in.

6) No hot showers. Ultra hot water strips the skin of natural oils, so if you must shower and bathe in very hot water, only use warm water on the face.  Remember if you apply your DNA body firming cocktail (Moisturizing Booster Drops, Island Infusion Body Nector, Zen Therapy Treatment Gel, MediClear Vitamin C Crystals) after a shower, before totally drying off, you seal in more moisture.

7) Get a humidifier.  This helps balance the moisture levels in the air when having to use heat to warm the indoors.

8) Gloves on hands.  It’s great to advise clients to use their DNA products on hands (I like to cocktail Zen Therapy, MediClear Vitamin C Crystals, Super Phyto Rich Moisturizer, and the Elasticity Booster Drops) then put on cotton gloves before going out in the cold.  This will seal in moisture while keeping the hands warm.  You can do something similar to feet before bed, covering them with socks and penetrating the powerful cocktail in for baby soft feet.

9) Avoiding toxic chemicals on skin.  Since winter skin is more fragile, it’s good to educate clients to avoid toxins, specifically allergens and irritants like chemical laden laundry detergents.  I have always told my clients to use an organic laundry detergent since your skin is touching the chemicals all day on clothing and sheets and pillow cases at night.  Toxic laundry detergents and dryer sheets will irritate skin more in winter months and lead to more dermatitis, psoriasis flare ups, rashes, etc…

10) Hydrate.  Drink plenty of water in the winter months as well.  There is water-dry, and there is oil-dry.  A good healthy fish oil like the one we have at DNA will help keep the skin and hair moist and healthy in winter months.

11) Moisturize acneic skin. One additional thing to keep in mind is that when skin is dry, your sebaceous glands work harder to produce more sebum, and this can lead to acne.  It’s good to help our clients that suffer from acne to understand that drying the skin out isn’t the answer.  So in the winter months, acneic clients can use our Oceana Mineral Gel with a small amount of Phyto Collagen Moisturizer to balance the skin.

A Tip from Tisha #7: Jessner Peel

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New Skin Revealed after Jessner Peel

A Jessner peel is a medium depth peel that works to improve skin health by helping to remove and heal skin damage.  At DNA, our Jessner is a layered peel that gives the practitioner a lot of control in regulating how much peeling the client will experience. It’s very special in that it is a modified Jessner incorporating the powerful anti-oxidants, lycopene, a blend of organic essential oils, and resveratrol (red wine extract) with the peeling ingredients to ensure a rejuvenating and healing effect on the skin while it peels.  I call it an insurance policy.  I personally never liked deep peels as an Esthetician because I didn’t feel that I had control of how much peeling a client would get and potential reactions.  But the brilliance of our Jessner and the power of the antioxidants allow me to feel “in control” of the peel.

We recommend doing a 24-hour patch test with your client before applying the Jessner peel. Apply the Jessner to a small area behind the client’s ear.  Do not use this peel if test site on the client is raised, welted and itching. This offers you an extra level of security with the Jessner.

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Good candidates for Jessner are clients with:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Large pores
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Overall lack of elasticity
It’s not recommended for clients with:
  • Lupus
  • Active cold sores (make sure to avoid areas prone to cold sores)
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic skin disorders
If a client has any of the above skin conditions, I typically put them on DNA products and CryoStem Treatments to get their skin healthy again and then reassess doing Jessner in the future.  If a client seems sensitive or simply has unhealthy skin, I recommend doing at least 3 CryoStem treatments several weeks apart prior to Jessner to get their skin in shape.
Tips
My first “Tip” with DNA Jessner is that I have had a great deal of success with “Spot Treating.” If a client just has a single spot or just a few spots of hyperpigmention, you can simply apply Jessner to the individual spots.  This is great for clients that due to schedules and social events can’t do Zen Therapythe entire face.  It’s also great for other areas of the body as well, i.e. hands, legs, chest, etc.  You can do several layers, just as if you are doing our regular protocol.

My next “Tip” is a little trick that one can do 24 hours after Jessner application to make peeling less invasive.  You can have the client apply and maintain a thin layer of Zen therapy gel, and then a more generous layer of our organic vegetable glycerin.  This will encourage healing with the peptides in the Zen Therapy gel and keep the skin from drying out.  When clients do this protocol, they are finished peeling a few days sooner and the dead skin rolls off rather than flakes off.  This method is great for clients that have events to attend or simply have an aversion to peeling.

Protocols
Pre Peel Protocol:
MediClear Skin Lightening Wash
MediClear Cleansing Pads and/or MediClear Acne Serum
Mediclear Lightening Gel
Supernatural Vitamin A Serum
DNA CryoStem Cell Therapy Mitra's Jessner Picture

Peel Application: To begin the peel protocol, cleanse twice with Medi-Clear Lightening Wash™ then use Medi-Clear Cleansing Pads™ to remove any remaining oil and sebum. Use a small (glycolic) fan brush to apply.  Use a Wood Lamp to assure even application and avoid overlap.  Let peel dry before next application.  Your client may want to use a fan during treatment.  The peel is self-neutralizing so there is no need to remove it from the skin.

Post Peel Protocol: 
No product use for 24 hours
Use DNA Citrus Burst or Crème of Nectar morning and evening. Do not use any therapeutic products for 5-7 days until re-epithelialization.
It’s great to follow up with a Hydrating Ampule once the skin has finished shedding.  This ensures deeper penetration of the Stem cells as well as accelerated healing.
It’s important to have your clients with hyperpigmentation use our Lightening wash and Lightening gel with our powerful Medi c crystals to assist in getting rid of hyperpigmentation before and after peeling.

Marketing
If doing any press or marketing for peels in the near future, it’s great to print up one of our Jessner before and after pictures and frame them in your waiting area.  You could include tag lines like “peel away that summer damage” or “start the new year with new skin.”

-Tisha Frazier
National Trainer
Esthetic Division

A Tip from Tisha #8: Spotlight on Zen Therapy Treatment Gel

DNA’s Zen Therapy Treatment Gel™ is just as it sounds: soothing, calming, and therapeutic.  By incorporating important collagen synthesizing ingredients like polypeptides, skin tightening ingredients like DMAE,  and organic skin soothing botanicals, we created a product far superior to most simple peptide products.  Zen Therapy

One important aspect of our Zen is that we use a natural- not synthetic- hyaluronic acid.  Since the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin naturally decreases with age, this is a necessary product for everyone.  It has great water binding properties and helps the penetration of the other powerful ingredients.  

I would encourage any professionals that are using dermal rollers and pens for product penetration to use our Zen Therapy gel for glide instead of the synthetic hyaluronics that are typically used.  

This leads us to the many uses of Zen:

Microcurrent, Ultrasound, or Radio Frequency:

Use Zen as the first product applied to the clean skin.  Just a quarter-sized amount will do.  Then apply a generous layer of DNA’S Organic Vegetable Glycerin for glide.  Since microcurrent has galvanic properties, we are penetrating the therapeutic ingredients in the Zen deeper into the epidermis.

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Dermal Rolling or Derma Pen:

Apply a more generous amount of Zen Therapy Gel (about 3 pumps) for slip to dermal roll or pen. The peptides, DMAE, and hyaluronic acid stimulate deeper for more collagen synthesis.

Cocktailing:

Mix the Zen in daily with a DNA moisturizer and other products like the Medi C crystals and Supernatural Vit. A for extra firming.

Burns or Post-Peel:

Zen is great for accidental burns or wax irritation.  Recommend it to your clients to have at home in their arsenal not just for skin firming, but for wounds or burns at home.  

A Tip from Tisha: #6

Recognizing & Treating Rosacea

As an esthetician I have been in the position with clients to tell them their cheeks Rosacea-rhinophymaare red or inflamed because they likely have Rosacea. I tend to ask if they flush when they have red wine or get embarrassed. Oftentimes, the client already knows they have it because their Rosacea is at a more advanced level of inflammation with red sores and large pores present.

The typical treatment for rosacea is antibiotics, which tend to help for a small amount of time until bacteria associated with it become immune. What we need to understand is where the bacteria come from and how to kill them.

Rosacea and Parasites: One Possible Cause

Demodex mites are parasites that live on the face and hair follicles in humans. They can damage skin, usually starting at middle age when the immune system is weak and their population has increased. When left to multiply and thrive on skin they leave orange peel skin, large pores, pustules, lumps, red nose, and damaged capillaries. A tingling sensation can be felt on skin, especially at night when they reproduce. When the mite dies it releases the bacteria that causes the infection. Demodex mites are contagious but don’t thrive on an individual with a healthy immune system.

So now that demodex_mitewe know one of the causes, we can talk treatment.  Ultimately, killing the parasites will return skin back to a healthy state. We talked about individuals with weakened immune systems having the worst cases of Rosacea, so as practitioners it can only help to recommend that the client eat a healthy diet rich in Vitamin A and antioxidants. At DNA Health Institute we have a product called Derma-CLR that provides the body with essential antioxidants. We also can’t overlook that the skin is an organ and has an immune system that needs to be regulated with DNA CryoStem products to ensure skin health.

Protocol

A Rosacea protocol would look like this:

  • Cleanse with Citrus Burst Cleanser or Creme of NectarCryoStem Sprayers
  • Apply Phyto-Lipid Hydrating Scrub and very gently move around the skin. Leave on for 3+ minutes so the active ingredients like tea tree oil can have an anti-microbial effect.
  • Apply 3/4 Zen Therapy Treatment Gel with 1/4 DNA mask of choice, leave on for 7 minutes
  • Cleanse skin well
  • Apply DNA Cryo Stem Cells
  • Allow to dry
  • Apply a cocktail of Zen Therapy Treatment Gel, Oceana Mineral Gel and moisturizer.

Send client home with cleanser (Citrus or Nectar), Phyto-Lipid Hydrating Scrub (at home they leave it on for 3 minutes for the anti-microbial affect), Oceana Mineral Gel, Zen Therapy Treatment Gel, Moisturizer and CryoStem Lift Stick or Sprayers.

Remember that DNA CryoStem products help to boost and regulate the skin’s immune system, keeping parasites and bacteria at bay. Once all harmful inflammation-causing organisms are eradicated one can be considered on the road to a Rosacea-free skin existence, but reinfection is possible so encourage your client to manage the skin with healthy products and healthy diet.


 

-Tisha Frazier
National Trainer
Esthetic Division