Summer time is fun, relaxing and makes fond memories for many people. Summer, unfortunately, can also leave it’s mark on your skin. Enjoying outside activities and vacations leads to a higher UV exposure and, subsequently, sun damage. Over time, the damage to your skin appears in many forms including freckles, skin discoloration, hyperpigmentation (dark spots), fine lines, and/or wrinkles, and can lead to premature aging.

Fortunately there are ways to reduce, or even reverse, sun damage. Here are options that are available at our San Jose MedSpa to effectively address sun damaged skin.

Foto Facial or Laser Facial

  • Targets the deepest layers of skin to stimulate collagen, which promotes healthy looking skin.
  • Lightens dark spots and other pigmentation.
  • Creates a smooth skin surface and decreases pore size.
  • Good treatment for broken capillaries, mottled pigmentation, and the symptoms of rosacea.
  • A series of 5-6 regularly scheduled treatments will yield best results.

VibraDermabrasion

  • A progressive resurfacing procedure that uses paddles that vibrate at a high speed to exfoliate the topmost layer of skin cells (a mechanical exfoliation).
  • Reduces sun damage, age spots, fine lines, acne scarring, and discoloration.
  • The skin is immediately smoother and glowing; it encourages new collagen growth long term.
  • A series of 6 treatments at regular intervals is recommended for best results.

Facial Mask Peels

  • Glycolic or Salicylic chemical peels can improve skin’s clarity and enhance overall appearance.
  • Peels can result in reduction of unwanted pigmentation, fine lines, and an improvement in skin texture.
  • A series of 6 treatments at regular intervals is recommended for best results.

SkinMedica Lytera 2.0

  • An advanced Pigment Correcting Serum formulated to address the appearance of stubborn skin discoloration.
  • Helps optimize results of medspa treatments including peels, laser therapy, and VibraDermabrasion.
  • Improvements seen as early as 2 weeks with dramatic improvement at 12+ weeks.
  • Non-hyrdoquinone, retinol-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, non-comodogenic.
  • Appropriate for all skin types and tones.
  • Purchase Lytera and other SkinMedica products online here.

Number of treatments can vary. It is best if you come in for a consultation with one of our clinicians. Request an appointment online or contact us at 408-295-2580.

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Join us for our Semi-Annual Wrinkle Free Friday on Friday, August 3, 2018

Promotions include:

  • BOTOX at $10/unit. Banking available (minimum 50 units, maximum 250 units).
  • DYSPORT at equivalent price.
  • RESTYLANE / JUVEDERM XC $425/1 mL syringe. Additional 1 mL syringe $395.
  • RESTYLANE LYFT / JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS XC $475/1 mL syringe. Additional 1 mL syringe $445.
  • VOLUMA $750/1 mL.
  • RESTYLANE SILK, REFYNE, DEFYNE, VOLBELLA, VOLLURE, SCULPTRA, RADIESSE, and KYBELLA are also discounted.

Kind Reminder: Sign up for Brilliant Distinctions and Aspire Rewards before the promotion to earn rewards, receive special offers and promotions.

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- Call Now (408-295-2580) to Pre-Order - Limited Appointments That Day -

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We have two new products from Colorescience that are designed to protect your skin from environmental aggressors. Sun exposure – one of the aggressors – isn’t the only factor that we are exposed to daily. Environmental aggressors – that can contribute to skin damage and premature aging – include:

  • Pollution impairs skin barrier function, breaks down collagen, causes inflammation, and can cause hyperpigmentation
  • High Energy Visible (HEV) light, also known as “Blue Light”, is emitted from LED lights and digital devices (screens). Long term exposure can cause inflammation, skin color changes, and weakening of the skin’s barrier.
  • Infrared Radiation exposure comes from anywhere that emits heat – hair dryers, ovens, the sun – and studies have shown that it may generate free radicals that alter collagen and elastin structures in the skin.
  • UVA / UVB (UVA = “aging rays”; UVB = “burning rays”) rays are primarily responsible for aging of the skin.

Colorescience Sunforgettable Face Shield SPF 50Colorescience has two sun protection products that shields your skin against sun rays and harmful aggressors like those described above:

  • Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50
  • Sunforgettable Total Protection Body Shield SPF 50

Both are powered by EnviroScreen Technology (an exclusive blend of ingredients and patented sunscreen actives to create a barrier on the skin) for total protection against environmental aggressors. The Face Shield and Body Shield are:

  • Weightless and blend invisibly into all skin tones
  • 12% Zinc Oxide
  • Hydrating, calming, and antioxidant-rich
  • Mineral-based
  • Oil-free, hypoallergenic
  • Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation

Get Colorescience Face Shield and Body Shield, along with many other Colorescience makeup and skincare products, in San Jose, CA, at Blu Cocoon MedSpa.

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We carry a wide variety of medical grade products that are handpicked by our team to promote younger, smoother, healthier-looking skin. Feeling like it is time to change up or add something new to your skin care regimen?  Try one (or more) of our most popular products:

Latisse (5ml) – Grow longer, fuller, and darker lashes naturally.

Colorescience: Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy - An eye treatment that works 3 ways to correct (immediately brightening the eye area and correcting imperfections), protect (mineral SPF 35 sunscreen), and address (helps restore skin health with hydration).

Obagi: NuDerm Foaming Gel – This cleanser removes excess oil without stripping the skin of essential oils. It contains herb extracts and aloe to leave your skin feel soft and soothed.

PCA: Clearskin – A light moisturizer that calms, hydrates, and soothes break-out prone and sensitive skin.

Supracor: Bath Mitt – A bath mitt designed to exfoliate and massage your skin. It is naturally anti-fungal and antibacterial and dries quickly.

Supracor: SpaCell Facial Sponge – This sponge cleans and removes make-up while exfoliating and massaging your skin. The stimulation of blood and lymph flow helps to decrease puffiness, eliminate toxins, and promote cellular regeneration.

Purchase any of the above products (and more) from our Blu Cocoon MedSpa in San Jose, CA.

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We are excited to announce that we are now offering Eyebrow Microblading in San Jose at Blu Cocoon!

Microblading is a meticulous process that is customized for each client. Eyebrows can be arched, straight, bold or feathered. The result is a very natural, smudge-proof look. Enjoy swimming, working out, and waking up to perfect brows!

The photos below are before and immediately-after of our Blu Cocoon Girl Rachel:

Microblading in San Jose at Blu Cocoon Med Spa

This is Rachel after 6 months:

Microblading in San Jose at Blu Cocoon

No more eyebrow pencils, brow gels or powders!
Call us today (408-295-2580) to book your appointment with Melissa, she’s filling up fast!

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The selection of sun protection products we carry at Blu Cocoon each have their own benefits and they all work well. If you are interested in updating your sunscreen, these are currently our top 3 best-sellers:

Colorescience in San JoseColorescience Sunforgettable SPF 50 Brush-on Sunscreen

  • The brush applicator makes this sunscreen one of the easiest to apply and re-apply (especially over makeup) throughout the day.
  • It can be worn alone or as a finishing powder and offers UVA/UVB protection.
  • Active ingredients: titanium dioxide (23.9%) and zinc oxide (24.1%)
  • Paraben-free, gluten-free, and fragrance-free.
  • Bonus! Our clients have told us that it works great for kids. It’s easy to apply (no more cold sunscreen) and doesn’t leave white streaks.

EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46

  • What makes this product unique is the ability to calm and protect sensitive skin, especially those prone to breakouts, rosacea, and discoloration. It contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyularonic acid, and lactic acid that work together to promote healthy-looking skin.
  • This sunscreen is lightweight and available in untinted or tinted. Wear it alone or under makeup.
  • Active ingredients: transparent zinc oxide (9%) and octinoxate (7.5%)
  • Paraben-free, oil-free, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free, and noncomedogenic

EltaMD Sunscreen at Blu Cocoon MedSpaEltaMD UV Daily SPF 40

  • What makes this product different from others is the hydration it offers. It contains hyaluronic acid which boosts moisture retention, increases skin smoothness, and decreases the appearance of wrinkles.
  • This sunscreen is very sheer and available in untinted or tinted. Wear it alone or under makeup.
  • Active ingredients: transparent zinc oxide (9%) and octinoxate (7.5%)
  • Paraben-free, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free, and noncomedogenic

Let us help you find the best sunscreen for your skin at your next visit to our San Jose MedSpa!

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