You have probably read many blogs that talk about getting your skin ready for the beach or how to tackle harsh winter weather. You may think that the only time that you need to take care of your skin is when the seasons change. This is not the case. Truthfully, the skin is one of the most important organs of the body, and just like you want to take good care of your heart health, you want to treat the health of your skin in the same way. Your skin needs a little TLC every day. Prevention is key to maintaining youthful, healthy skin all year round. There are different ways to take care of your skin, and the crucial part of taking care of your skin is to find products and treatments that work for you. So let’s take a look at why skin care is so important and what products and treatments are available for you.
Why is skin care important?
Your skin is your largest organ. It protects your internal organs and muscles, helps to regulate body temperature and keeps massive amounts of toxins from harming your body. Healthy skin helps to prevent mature aging and helps to prevent disease. When you take care of your skin, not only is your overall health better but the appearance of your skin is much more vibrant and glowing. Unhealthy skin tends to thin and sag (especially around the eyes, neck and other areas of the face), causing fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and dark spots. Unhealthy skin is dry and sallow looking, and you may see more blemishes such as rashes, acne and other skin conditions. There is also more of a likelihood of infections and slow wound healing when your skin is unhealthy, and this can lead to long-lasting scarring and discoloration.
What are skin care treatments?
There are two main ways to keep the skin healthy. You want to make sure that the skin stays elastic (elasticity being the skin’s ability to maintain its shape) and you want to make sure that the skin is producing collagen (collagen is what gives your skin structure). The key to nourishing your skin is to have a daily routine. The main parts of your routine should include keeping the skin hydrated, protecting the skin from the sun, cleansing and exfoliating. While there are plenty of over-the-counter products, a professional skin care regimen is going to be a lot more productive. Skin care treatments can take between 6-12 weeks before results begin to show, so don’t give up! Look at some of the professional skin care products that we offer:
- APS Signature Line – Providing sunscreen and a skin care line that is formulated by our own physicians.
- Zo Skin Care – A wide range of products to help build that daily care routine.
- Omni Bioceutical Innovations
- SkinBetter Science
- Jane Iredale Skin Care Makeup – Medical grade makeup to help you look great while keeping your skin healthy.
- LaLicious – Bath and body products that smell great and keep your skin hydrated.
What do we offer?
Our MedSpa offers a variety of skin care treatments that are administered by a licensed esthetician. Here is a list of the top treatments that we have available:
- Intense Pulsed Light Therapy – Used to treat the face to remove broken capillaries and dark spots.
- VI Chemical Peels
- Enzyme Treatments – An exfoliating treatment that helps promote the production of collagen and hydrates the skin.
- SkinPen II (Microneedling)
- Dermaplaning – Removes dead skin cells to give your skin a glowing, smooth appearance.
There are plenty of ways to get the healthy skin you desire. The key is to make sure that you find products and treatments that work for you. If you already have fine lines and wrinkles, you may want to add Botox or an injectable filler to your regimen to help smooth out the skin. If you are in prevention mode, then make sure you talk to a professional who can help you customize a daily routine that will be the most effective. Skin health is very important and should not be left to chance.
Is there a perfect time to get soft, youthful-looking skin? Of course! And that time is right now! If you would like more information about our Med Spa and the skin care treatment that is right for you, please contact our office today!