Your Skin Will See the Light

LED Light TherapyIt’s rejuvenating!  It’s healing! 

I’m excited to announce that my office is now offering LED skin therapy!  This is an effective and affordable technology for achieving healthy, glowing skin. It is a very relaxing treatment that can be used as a stand-alone service or to enhance results after microcurrent.

LED phototherapy is a clinically proven, non-chemical, non-invasive alternative to skin rejuvenation.

Also called phototherapy, LED skin therapy is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to accelerate the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells, as well as stimulate the production of collagen which is the foundation of healthy and smooth skin. Just as plants absorb and convert sunlight into cellular building blocks, the skin absorbs the therapeutic light and uses it as a source of energy.*

Benefits of LED Light Therapy:

  • Destroys the bacteria that causes acne
  • Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin
  • Helps to repair damaged skin
  • May decrease pore size
  • Increases moisture retention
  • Firms the skin
  • Relaxing and non-invasive
  • Safe and effective
  • Holistic

Check out this video clip from the Rachael Ray show:  Cutting Edge Treatment That Could Make You Look Younger

Combine with MICROCURRENT for enhanced results!

Originally researched and developed by NASA, low-level light therapy is the application of light energy to the body to obtain therapeutic benefits. It produces a natural photo-biochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis and has a wide range of beneficial applications across many medical fields. Research has shown that phototherapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, decrease wrinkles, reduce inflammation, kill acne bacteria and improve skin tone, texture and clarity.

Depending on skin condition and client goals, most treatments will begin with one to two weekly sessions for 4 to 8 weeks. Then once a month thereafter.  Each session will last 30 minutes.  (Some health conditions and medications may be a contraindication for LED light therapy.)

Biophotonic (LED light) therapy is clinically proven to be safe.  It has been studied extensively in Europe and the US for over thirty years and has been the subject of over 2,500 scientific papers published worldwide. There are not reported negative side effects to the therapy, which is painless, non-toxic and compliments many traditional therapies.

*NOTE: This panel uses LEDs only…there is absolutely no UV light!


Lori Weintraub is a licensed skin care therapist, holistic health coach and a hair removal expert. She offers consultations, skin care lessons, exceptional products and hand-holding guidance to help women over 40 regain their youthful glow.  Learn more here. 

All Things Micro

Micro...In the evolving world of esthetics, things are always changing. There are so many new treatment options available for woman; many of them with similar sounding names. Clients often ask me to explain the various differences to them.

So here’s a short primer on esthetic treatments which begin with the prefix…micro.

Microblading – This is a form of permanent makeup tattooing that is used to create fuller eyebrows or to give more definition to brows that have become sparse or virtually invisible due to loss of pigment.   A tiny instrument is used to etch a dark colorant into the skin.  When done properly, the technician should be using feather-like strokes to create fine rows of lines that look like hairs.  Results varying according to the experience and expertise of the technician as well as their selection of a matching dye to  blend with the client’s natural eyebrows.  Choose wisely when selecting a professional to perform this service.  Uneven positioning of the eyebrow tattooing or use of a dye that is too dark will create unsatisfactory results.

Microcurrent – Also known as facial toning, microcurrent is an esthetic treatment that physically tones and tightens the skin through muscle education.  As we age, our body’s biological current and chemical energy slows down, cellular renewal takes longer and skin cells don’t perform as efficiently as they once did.  This can lead to loss of tone, elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles.  Microcurrent works to stimulate the facial muscles at traditional acupuncture points with tiny amounts of electricity to re-energize their biological currents and re-establish muscle memory.  This process also helps to restore the production of collagen and elastin. The effects are immediate and cumulative which makes microcurrent the ultimate anti-aging tool.  Contraindications to receiving treatment are epilepsy/history of seizures, implanted pacemaker, and facial skin cancers.  (For more information, I direct you to my earlier blog article:  Holistic Facial Rejuvenation)

Microdermabrasion – This is a form of exfoliation that mechanically sheds the surface of the skin.  Some forms of microdermabrasion use crystals (aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate) which are sprayed across the skin while being simultaneously sucked up by a vacuuming device.  Due to this dual action of stimulating the skin, clients often experience red or irritated faces immediately after treatment.  Other methods of microdermabrasion utilize a diamond head for particle-free sessions.  There has been some controversy over the crystals due to the possibility of inhalation or ingestion when they become airborne.  Vacuum strength, speed of application and the number of passes are important factors which should be considered when selecting a practitioner to perform this service.  Additionally, the technician should determine if your skin type can comfortably endure the process and if it is an appropriate procedure for your skin condition.  It should never be used on acne, rosacea, cancerous growths or broken capillaries.

Microneedling – Also known as collagen induction therapy, has recently become a popular treatment for skin rejuvenation.  While it can be an effective process for improving fine lines, wrinkles and reducing the appearance of scars…it is often being used inappropriately and incorrectly.  No one — other than a physician in a medical setting — should be using a device with needles that are longer than 0.3 mm.  The needles are typically mounted onto the head of a roller and move along the surface of the skin.  (For smaller areas, a stamp-like instrument is used to perform a similar function.)  The act of microneedling creates micro-preforations in the skin.  These resulting channels work to enable serums to penetrate deeper into the skin.  It is of utmost important that high-quality pure ingredients are used so that no bacteria is introduced into the skin.  This is a service where more harm can result than good.


Lori Weintraub is a licensed skin care therapist, holistic health coach and a hair removal expert. She offers consultations, skin care lessons, exceptional products and hand-holding guidance to help women over 40 regain their youthful glow.  Learn more here. 

In Memoriam

“Life is precious, love is all that really matters, and who we are in the end and how we’ve touched the lives of others is the legacy we leave behind.” 

I dedicate this post to my beloved mother.  She was the most enthusiastic cheerleader and ardent supporter of all my endeavors.  If I were given a choice to choose a mother, I would surely have chosen her over and over again.  She made me feel like the most cherished daughter in the entire world.  Her sweet spirit is indelibly imprinted on the person whom I have become, reminding me to always look for the best in people and to view my life with an attitude of appreciation.  She taught me to treat others with kindness and compassion and showed me, by example, that a simple smile can brighten someone’s day.  My mother is a part of me and will live inside my heart forever.

Mom - June 2014
Always smiling!
Beach with Gma & Girls 2
Grandma wanted a selfie!
90th Birthday Party
Turning 90!

Lori Weintraub is a licensed skin care therapist, holistic health coach and a hair removal expert. She offers consultations, skin care lessons, exceptional products and hand-holding guidance to help women over 40 regain their youthful glow.  Learn more here.

Honor Thy Needs

BalanceA woman needs quiet moments of self-reflection to balance out how much of herself she gives away.

A few years ago, I established what has now become my annual tradition. At the beginning of each New Year, I search inside my soul for a special word or theme that will be my mantra for the next twelve months.

This year, I have been working on honoring my emotional needs and finding the balance to nurture them. By sharing my thoughts, I am hoping that I will inspire others to evaluate their own needs and follow suit.

It is my observation that when women give so much of themselves away, they have so little left for themselves. So many women, young mothers especially, arrive at my office exhausted and frazzled.  For most, an uncomfortable electrolysis session translates into a  mini retreat facilitated by reclining on my treatment table for a few minutes of uninterrupted relaxation before they resume their hustle and bustle.

Recognizing and attending to our needs is an essential part of self-love and care. When we take care of ourselves, we are able to give more to others.  

What are your needs? What brings you joy? What fulfills you?

For over twenty years, I was a member of a local community concert band, but gave it up due to work scheduling conflicts. Playing my flute and making beautiful music with my fellow musicians brought me tremendous joy and fed my inner soul. It was also great fun and I miss it terribly, so I am now determined to find a way to incorporate band back into my life.

What is your soul telling you? Do you enjoy being outdoors? Would you rather read a good novel? Once you discover what your needs are, ask yourself how you can make it happen. For me, multi-purpose visits with friends are the best…we can share a walk in the park, a tandem shopping excursion or, better yet, a lunch date!

Accept yourself for who you are.

When you acknowledge that everyone’s needs are different, you can let go of expectations and embrace what works for you personally. Communicate what you need so that others understand.  By practicing self-care and honoring your authentic self, you will be happier inside and more available to flourish in your relationships.


Lori Weintraub is a licensed skin care therapist, holistic health coach and hair removal expert. She offers consultations, skin care lessons, products and hand-holding guidance to help women over 40 regain their youthful glow.  Learn more here. 

Feeling Blessed

This month, I flew to Florida with my family to celebrate a milestone birthday for my mother ~ 90 years young!

Mom’s body doesn’t move as quickly as it once did, but her spirit is lively. It is not her style to complain about aches, pains or limitations. She takes them in her stride and emphasizes that it is a normal part of the aging process. At her tallest she was 4’11” and now, due to curvature of the spine, she is about 4’8”. Mom refers to herself as the “incredible shrinking woman.” Although her hip is deteriorating and causing her discomfort, she insists that it’s “not so terrible,” and that others have far worse health issues.

Last year when I turned 60, my mother declared that “60 is the new 40.”  I laughed and replied that I didn’t think that was accurate and expressed that perhaps “60 is the new 50” instead.  Then I asked her: “Mom, if 60 is the new 40…then what is 90?”  She responded that “90 is 90!”  So cute!!

This woman, who has suffered her share of tragedies, has managed to maintain a positive and upbeat attitude. She always sees the very best in everyone and continually expresses gratitude for all the good things in her life. It is so easy to please her as she appreciates even the tiniest of gestures. I am blessed to have this sweet little woman in my life. Her love is bountiful and unconditional.

Even though I didn’t write the following short story, it so aptly describes my mother’s mindset that I wanted to share it here.  I read this at her party and everyone agreed that my mother is definitely the eternal optimist!


There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.  “Well,” she said, “I think I’ll braid my hair today.”  So she did and she had a wonderful day!

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she only had two hairs on her head. “Hmmm,” she said, “I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today.”  So she did and she had a grand day!

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head. “Well,” she said, “today I’m going to wear my hair in a ponytail.” So she did and she had a fun, fun day!

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn’t a single hair on her head. “Yay,” she exclaimed. “I don’t have to fix my hair today!” 

A POSITIVE ATTITUDE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE!


Lori Weintraub is a licensed skin care therapist, holistic health coach and a hair removal expert. She offers online consultations, skin care lessons, exceptional products and hand-holding guidance to help women over 40 regain their youthful glow. Learn more here.

Yikes, Blackheads!?

Clients often ask, “What can I do about my blackheads?”

The T-Zone of the face consists of the forehead, nose and chin.  When visualizing these zones, you will note that they form the letter T.  These areas of the face are known to produce the most oil.

We have pores all over our face.  Some produce more oil than others.  Pores are most noticeable when they are filled with oil, a.k.a. human sebum.  When the sebum rises up to the surface and meets the air, it turns black due to a process known as oxidation.  (Similar to how an apple turns brown shortly after it is cut open.)

Most women mistakenly believe that the dark specks that they see on their nose are blackheads…that is incorrect!  These are actually “sebaceous filaments.”

Whereas a true blackhead differs from a sebaceous filament since it contains not only oil, but also dirt along with dry and dead skin cells.  Blackheads often look like a little pebble is embedded in the skin.  In this case, products that help to dissolve sebum and stimulate cell turnover will help to keep pores clean while reducing (not eliminating) excess surface oil production.  Cleansers containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) such as salicylic acid as well as glycolic acid would be appropriate.

Here’s a simple way to lessen the appearance of oxidized sebaceous filaments.  Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a small amount of water in order to create a paste.  Apply this to your nose before entering the shower.  Let the steam activate the baking soda while you’re washing your body.  At the end of the shower, gently rinse the paste from your nose.  Doing this once to twice a week will probably be sufficient.  (Overusing the baking soda mixture should be avoided as it will cause the skin to peel and become irritated, so be sure to use good judgement.  If you plan to use this on the forehead, be careful not to let the paste drip into your eyes.)


Lori Weintraub is a licensed skin care therapist, holistic health coach and a hair removal expert. She offers online consultations, skin care lessons, exceptional products and hand-holding guidance to help women over 40 regain their youthful glow. Learn more here.