Nothing can compare to the feeling of stepping out into the sunlight after enduring a long, dark winter. Unfortunately, this bright light can also reveal fresh flaws and highlight the effects of winter skin damage. If you feel like it’s time to freshen up your look, these non-surgical treatments can help you put your best face forward this spring:
There’s never a bad time of year to try BOTOX®™ or one of the other neuromodulators, provided that you’re a good candidate for treatment: This injectable compound has a proven track record of both safety and effectiveness, making it the world’s leading treatment for dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that appear when you smile or frown. BOTOX® is ideal for smoothing out crow’s feet, frown lines, brow creases, and smile lines around the nose and mouth. Some research suggests that BOTOX® also has the potential to prevent static wrinkles if it’s administered early in the aging process.
BOTOX® works by temporarily blocking nerve signals in targeted areas. Once these signals have been suspended, the muscles in these areas no longer crease or stretch the skin, leading to a reduction in visible wrinkles.
Dermal fillers, like Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra®, can be used to minimize the visible signs of aging or enhance your best features. Dermal fillers contain a viscous gel (derived from all-natural sources) that adds immediate volume to the skin. As such, fillers can be used to literally “fill in” deep wrinkles and raise pitted scars. They can also restore facial fullness that’s been lost with age; many people use fillers to amplify their lips, cheeks, or chin, for example.
Hyaluronic acid, the active ingredient in most dermal fillers used in the U.S. , improves skin health over the long-term by acting as a catalyst for collagen production. When HA is injected into the epidermis, it activates dormant skin fibroblasts, telling them to make new collagen in places where collagen distribution has become sparse. HA also supplies essential moisture to collagen and elastin cells, keeping them healthy as they grow. As a result, the skin becomes firmer, smoother, and fuller in treated areas.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment, sometimes referred to as the IPL Photofacial, is a gentle modern alternative to traditional laser skin resurfacing. During IPL treatment, precisely calibrated pulses of light are used to treat damaged and discolored skin cells—without damaging the supportive cellular matrix around them. This makes it easy for the skin to regenerate after treatment, which greatly reduces unwanted redness, irritation, and downtime. Just make sure you cover up with SPF-50 sunscreen after treatment, because all forms of deep exfoliation make the skin temporarily more sensitive to the effects of the sun.
Having an IPL Photofacial is a great way to treat signs of UV damage, like sunspots, diffuse fine lines, rough patches, and excessive freckling. This treatment also produces gradual improvements in skin tightness because it encourages the body to produce new collagen. (Collagen is required to heal the skin after resurfacing.)
A comprehensive facial with a medical aesthetician at Faces is not only a treat, but also an educational visit to help you learn more about your skin and develop a skincare regimen that will keep your skin looking its best all year! Your visit begins with a dermaplane to remove facial hair and dried outer skin cells. This step will allow your aesthetician to analyze your skin type and pinpoint problematic areas, and is followed by a custom facial that’s tailored to your skin’s specific needs. We will also recommend a personalized, at-home skincare regimen that is designed to treat your particular skincare needs and help you reach your long-term skincare goals. Schedule your comprehensive facial with one of our expert medical aestheticians today.
Non-surgical procedures are the perfect way to usher in spring: You won’t have to rest in bed after having any of these treatments, so you’ll be able to get back to enjoying the season right away. Non-surgical treatments can typically be completed in half an hour or less, so getting started is as easy as booking a lunchtime appointment with our experts.
To learn more about non-surgical treatments, call us at (601) 607-3033 or Contact Us Today!