Vitamin C serum is essential for your skin. But why? And how should you be using it? Here’s your guide to the skincare power player of antioxidants.

The benefits of vitamin C have been known for some time. Environmental pollutants such as radiation, sunlight, cancer-causing free radicals and smoke break down collagen, stressing the skin and accelerate the aging process. Vitamin C serum helps to counter that process and is used to treat a variety of issues. It’s become an essential ingredient in skincare products.

IT’S A GAME CHANGER Along with being a potent natural antioxidant, vitamin C serum has anti-inflammatory properties, it boosts collagen to keep skin looking firm and young, it protects against free radicals to prevent premature aging, fades dark spots, brightens the skin and it can even boost your sunscreen’s protection.

ALL AGES SHOULD USE IT Vitamin C serum can be incorporated into your skincare routine at any age. In fact, the earlier the better. As well as being an anti-aging skincare ingredient which generally helps to gently brighten and smooth your skin, it’s one of the most powerful antioxidants out there. Regularly applying vitamin C serum within your skincare routine helps to protect your skin against free radical damage caused by the environment, which can breakdown your collagen and encourage wrinkles and sagging.

Even though signs of aging and pigmentation might not appear until you’re into your thirties, it’s good to start using vitamin C when you start seeing the signs any time after 18 years old. These might be brown spots on the skin from sun exposure, skin losing its glow, or red marks which refuse to fade.

LOOK FOR THE POTENCY AND HOW IT’S PACKAGED When searching for a vitamin C product, finding the right concentration is important. A potency of 10-20 percent means that results for the skin will be seen quicker and with better results. Maximum skin absorption of vitamin C occurs at 20% strength, increasing the concentration beyond this limit does not result in greater skin absorption. Also, the way vitamin C is produced is a key factor in how its effects will be on the skin. Vitamin C will break down in UV light and lessen its potency, so packaging needs to be sealed and kept in a dark environment, when antioxidants are frequently exposed to light and air, they will break down, so it’s best to use products in air-tight packaging, pumps, or single-use individually wrapped products.

READ THE LABEL Where is it listed on the product’s ingredients label? (high= the real deal) This will help you separate the legit vitamin C from the imposters. There are several different types of vitamin C used in skincare products, so you want to look for L-Ascorbic acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascorbyl Palmitate and Retinyl Ascorbate on the ingredients label. Retinyl Ascorbate has the most amount of scientific research surrounding its benefits and L-Ascorbic acid helps to boost collagen production and also smooths and firms skin, as well as prevents photo-aging. Other ingredients you should look for in vitamin C products include Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (this is the most stable and preferred vitamin C compounds), Disodium Isostearyl 2-0, L-Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid Aulphate and Tetraisopalmitoyl Ascorbic acid. The effects of topical vitamin C can also be enhanced by other agents such as Ferulic Acid, vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid.

Please note: Ester-C, is a trademarked form of vitamin C that’s been amped up with Calcium Ascorbate, there’s not a lot of data backing up this form of vitamin C.

When in doubt, look for vitamin C with L-Ascorbic Acid. That’s the one you want.

SOME DELIVERY METHODS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS Vitamin C is available on the market in a variety of creams, serums, and trans-dermal patches. Of these formats, it is usually the serum that contains active vitamin C. Serums are a concentrated way to get anti-aging ingredients into the skin which can then be layered with other products with no interference.

Before you spend big on serum, make sure of the high quality formulation and physical packaging. Vitamin C is an unstable molecule which oxidizes quickly on exposure to light. Its stability is usually maintained by keeping a low (acidic) pH of less than 3.5. Not all vitamin C derivatives are physiologically effective so it can be helpful to check product ingredients.

IT’S A MORNING SKINCARE VITAMIN Because vitamin C serum helps to shield your skin from free radicals and helps to boost the protection offered by your sunscreen, it should be applied in the morning to prevent damage to the skin during the day, followed by a broad spectrum sunscreen; which should always be a staple in your skincare regime.

IT HAS SOME ENEMIES There are a few incompatibilities which could cause adverse reactions such as stinging and redness. Active ingredients in skincare have different purposes and using them at the same time as vitamin C in high concentrations may result in irritation. Avoid Retinol, Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic Acid in the morning when using vitamin C, only use these products as part of your evening skincare routine. Also, some people breakout from vitamin C products because of their base. Some vitamin C serums may contain silicones or other inactive ingredients to help keep the vitamin C stable longer, which can be problematic for acne-prone or sensitive skin, so make sure you read the ingredients thoroughly. Vitamin C is formulated at a low pH which can be irritating to the skin and cause flaking. You can avoid these side effects by using it properly. Start off using a lower percentage, then working your way up.


1. Vitamin C defends against free radicals. 2. Use Vitamin C serum in the morning. 3. Boosts collagen production. 4. Reduces redness and brown spots. 5. Has anti-inflammatory properties. 6. Look for L-Ascorbic Acid in the ingredients, it absorbs the quickest and has the highest potency when applied topically. 7. Packaging is important. Buy small bottles so you can use it all before it expires. Look for air-tight packaging and protection from the light. 8. Do not combine Vitamin C serum with Retinol. If using both products in your skincare regime, keep them separate by using Retinol in the P.M. and Vitamin C serum in the A.M.

Evolution Medical Spa carries their own medical grade, private label skincare line. Our Vitamin C Collagen Rejuvenation Serum comes in three different strengths containing 10%, 15% and 20%.

Our Vitamin C Collagen Rejuvenation Serum contains L-Ascorbic acid, with phyto-growth factors (plant derived) which stimulates collagen production while polypeptides strengthen and fortify new collagen. Stem Cells (derived from apples and citrus) provide intensive micronutrient support, required for healthy collagen. Key Ingredients: L-Ascorbic acid, Tripeptides, Apples and Citrus Stem Cells

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THOR LASER – Drug Free Pain Relief & Healing with No Side Effects

THOR TREATMENT – LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT) LLLT has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain. Over 200 randomized clinical trials have been published on LLLT. Customers include British and US military, Premier Division soccer teams, Olympic teams, Formula 1, rugby and cricket team therapists as well as specialist pain clinics in the UK and USA.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) improves tissue repair, reduces pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Treatments take only a few minutes and can be applied two or more times a week. NSAIDs slow healing and often have side effects, whereas THOR (LLLT) actually improves healing, as well as reducing inflammation and pain.

SPECIALIZING IN AREAS OF: • Acute or chronic tendinopathies • Sprains and strains • Neck and back pain • Osteoarthritis • Post-operative pain • Soft Tissue injuries and healing

Soft tissue injury and joint disorder rehabilitation: The most popular use of THOR is the treatment of sports injuries and joint conditions. Many of the world’s elite athletes use laser therapy to speed their recovery…Why? There is more published clinical and physiological evidence supporting the use of laser and LED photobiomodulation for soft tissue injuries and joint conditions than any electrotherapy modality as traditionally used by PT’s / physiotherapists.

HOW LONG IS A TREATMENT SESSION: Treatment sessions: after initial consultation, actual therapy time takes typically 15 to 20 minutes.

HOW SOON DOES IT START TO WORK: Patients typically experience improvement (reduction in pain / greater range of movement) immediately after the first treatment.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS DOES IT TAKE: It can take as much as a dozen sessions but sometimes as few as three.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD PATIENTS COME FOR TREATMENT: Twice a week for the first two weeks then once a week for a further two weeks.

HOW LONG DO THE BENEFITS LAST: In most cases, once an acute episode is over, patients are unlikely to need further treatment. For a few people, the benefit may only be temporary – they may need long term maintenance every 6 – 8 weeks.

ADVANTAGES OVER DRUG THERAPIES: The evidence for LLLT is much stronger than for drug therapies. LLLT also has the advantage of having no side effects, unlike many drug therapies.

“The use of low levels of visible or near infrared light for reducing pain, inflammation and edema, promoting healing of wounds, deeper tissues and nerves, and preventing cell death and tissue damage has been known for over forty years” Prof. Michael Hamblin, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

“Our Vision: LLLT in every department of every hospital, every doctor’s office (clinic) and every home …Drug free pain relief and better healing through ‘best in class’ photomedicine products and services.” James Carroll – THOR Photomedicine CEO

For more information visit: https://www.evolutionmedspa.com/thor-pain-relief,Or call to schedule an appointment Evolution Medical Spa 1-855-855-1772

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Look and Feel Your Best for the Holidays with VelaShape III

Velashape III is the perfect choice for people who are not overweight, but have issues with cellulite; which is very common.
The procedure is aimed at smoothing cellulite and improving body contours in specific areas of the body.
This technique combines radio frequency (RF) waves, laser energy, and suctioning massage to reduce fat tissue and improve the contours.
VelaShape provides a firming and lifting impact to the skin because of the mechanical tissue manipulation, which leads to enhanced circulation and lymphatic drainage.
There’s no downtime, no pain, and you can get on with your day when you’re done.
Although there’s no guarantee, as the results may vary for different people, we can show you our real patient before and after photos.
VelaShape III is used to target cellulite
Cellulite is caused by fatty deposits that form underneath the skin, However, despite the fact that it’s caused by fatty deposits, there’s a big difference between getting rid of fat and getting rid of cellulite, the different issues require very different treatments.
Even slim, trim women suffer from cellulite. This is because unlike just being fat – cellulite is caused by the way that the body stores fat and by overall skin health. When the skin weakens, it isn’t as capable of resisting the fatty deposits forming underneath it. And those fatty deposits are often caused by hormonal changes that make the body store fat in different areas. These two things cause cellulite apart from standard fat.
VelaShape III boasts four different components – radiofrequency, infrared light, vacuum suction and mechanical massage. The infrared light and radiofrequency energies allow VelaShape III to precisely heat dermal and hypodermal tissue in the treatment area. This heating effect boosts fat cell metabolism and reduces the number and size of fat cells, thereby eliminating cellulite. At the same time, VelaShape’s mechanical massage rollers gently knead the area, increasing circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage and eliminating fat cell byproducts and toxins. Finally, the vacuum suction technology smooths out dimples by stretching fibrous bands in the epidermis, reducing the appearance of cellulite. The end result of these applications is a significant reduction in body circumference and cellulite, and smoother, firmer skin.


Anti-Aging: The Importance of Collagen for your Skin

What is Collagen?

Collagen makes up over 70% of protein found in your skin. It keeps skin plump and resilient, youthful and wrinkle free. It’s also vital to skin’s healing process. It’s the scaffolding to your skin’s building site. Collagen tells your skin builders what to do. It gives your skin strength and structure.

What Destroys Collagen?

1. UVA light ages and degrades your skins collagen and speeds up aging. UVA is the same strength in winter and summer.

2. Exposure to free radicals in the environment, such as pollution and sun exposure.

3. Smoking destroys collagen and elastin and decreases estrogen, all which helps keep skin firm.

4. Dehydration leads to oxidative stress, which produces free radicals. Without moisture, the skin isn’t able to repair itself and suffers even more damage. Ensure your collagen is safe by using a moisturizer that infuses skin with moisture while strengthening the skin’s barrier to keep moisture in the skin.

5. Constant squinting into the sun causes wrinkles around the eyes and crows feet, damaging the collagen in the skin around your delicate eye area.

How Do You Protect Your Skin’s Collagen and Reduce Wrinkles?

1. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. Even on cloudy days UV rays pass through clouds.

2. Start using a vitamin C serum in the morning. Vitamin C is an antioxidant which neutralizes damaging free radicals and stimulates collagen while protecting it.

3. Add Retinol to your evening skincare regime. Retinol increased levels of collagen and reduces wrinkles.

4. Get an eTwo laser facial. An eTwo laser facial combines the use of Sublative and Sublime laser applications which produce incredible results with minimal downtime. The eTwo causes microscopic, controlled “injuries” in the collagen layer, which the body repairs by making new collagen.

More information can be found here: eTwo Complete Facial Rejuvenation

5. Juvéderm is an injectable Hyaluronic Acid filler. Research shows that along with plumping wrinkles from below, it also has an effect on skin’s own collagen-making cells. Skin cells are smart, when you inject fillers, they think, OK, this is how skin is structured now, let’s produce more collagen to keep up.

Evolution Medical Spa is the leader in the skincare industry providing the most advanced, award-winning technology and medical grade skincare line. Our focus is based on a personal approach, helping to educate and properly guide each of our patients towards achieving and maintaining healthy skin. 

We know aging is a fact of life, but looking your age doesn’t have to be.

Evolution Medical Spa – 51850 Dequindre Rd. Suite #3. Shelby Twp. Michigan 48316 – (855) 855-1772  www.evolutionmedspa.com


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