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Can getting a cartilage piercing paralyze you?

We’ve actually been asked,” will piercing my cartilage make me paralyzed?”   Answer: No, however an infection that doesn’t respond to antibiotics can.

What’s that mean?   Your cartilage doesn’t have its own blood supply. So if an infection does develop from bacteria on the inserted stud, commonly used antibiotics can be ineffective because there’s no blood to transport the medication to cartilage. Earlobes have a blood supply that can better deliver these bacteria-killing drugs.

Solution:  Always make sure when getting a cartilage piercing that the establishment is using either a encapsulated  gun, where you place the earring in the gun without having to touch it or that they use a needle.  ALWAYS make sure they sanitize and be sure to do the required cleaning of the piercing afterwards and you should have no problems.

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel is a soap-free gel that cleanses all skin conditions. The gel removes impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural balance of moisture. Calming balm mint and lavender extracts soothe the skin, while natural Quillaja Saponaria gently foams away toxins and debris.

This is one of our biggest sellers! To learn more about our products and what will work for you, give us a call and make an appointment today for a facial and we can help take charge of your skin today!



Needing a little Vitamin D?

In the winter, tanning is very important. With the little amount of sunlight available, many people lack vitamin D, a compound that is critical to good health. Vitamin D is produced when your body is exposed to UV rays, which usually come from the sun. However, in the winter, with very short days and most people couping up indoors, vitamin D becomes scarce. Research shows that too little vitamin D leads to premature aging, low bone density and possible even cardiovascular disease! Coming to a tanning salon will give you that boost of UV that your skin needs to start making vitamin D. Keep this in mind during those frigid winter days!

At Expressions we have a couple different tanning packages.

10 Sessions- $45
25 Sessions- $75
Month Unlimited- $50

Stop in today and get started!

Ear Candling

Ever heard of Ear Candling? Ear candling involves inserting a long, cylindrical candle into the ear and lighting it on the other end. Heat produced from the candle helps to draw out excess ear wax and other debris which may be present in the ear canal.

It can be very helpful with:

  • swimmers ear
  • ear infections
  • plugged ears
  • helping to relieve sinus pain and pressure
  • head aches
  • itchy ears
  • removing excess wax build up

Sounds like something you’d want to give a try; give us a call and we will schedule you an appointment!

Mud Puddle

Mud Puddle is an all-natural Hungarian mud, rich in essential minerals and collagen. This multi-purpose rejuvenating treatment helps with ingrown hair problems, treats facial blemishes and improves skin texture. Stop in to check out more of our new Alexandria products!
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