Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to freshen up your looks. With so many med spa services out there promising younger, healthier skin, it’s hard to tell which ones work and which ones don’t. The Tennessean recently reported on the top ways to get your skin back in shape. Which one is right for you?
By incorporating cleansing and massage, a facial can stimulate blood flow and give skin a polished and glowing look. The most popular facials are deep cleansing facials, hot stone facials, microdermabrasion facials, oxygen facials, and hydrating facials. Facials are an inexpensive way to maintain a more youthful look.
Microdermabrasion consists of powerful exfoliation through the use of aluminum oxide crystals. The top layer of skin is buffed away, revealing the smoother, softer looking skin beneath. With microdermabrasion, the appearance of blemishes and superficial wrinkles is instantly reduced. To maintain these results, microdermabrasion should be done regularly – usually on a monthly basis.
Chemical peels remove the superficial layers of the skin with varying strengths and types of acids, depending on your specific goals. Chemical peels are a great way to reduce the appearance of superficial lines, discoloration, and acne scars. After receiving a chemical peel, your skin will appear tight and red for a day or two, and then peel or flake off, revealing newer, healthier skin.
Intense Pulsed Light Laser
The IPL laser incorporates multiple wavelengths of light to heat the skin, helping to break up dark spots, blood vessels and stimulate new collagen. Generally, IPL photo facials require five treatment sessions spaced three weeks apart to obtain desired results. In some cases, though, results can be seen after only the first treatment.
Erbium or CO2 lasers smooth fine lines and blemishes by damaging the top cell layers of the skin. This damage stimulates the body’s own healing process and in turn creates new cells. The result is smoother, firmer, and clearer skin. A series of treatments is usually recommended to achieve optimal results, and recovery time can take anywhere from one to seven days.
Botox is a neurotoxin that, when injected into dynamic wrinkles, causes the underlying muscles that form those wrinkles to relax. The most common areas for Botox injections include the areas around or between the eyes and on the forehead. Botox is ideal for individuals with busy schedules because there is no downtime involved.
Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane and Radiesse help to restore depleted volume in the face associated with normal aging. As we age, our cheeks and jowls start to sag, our lips begin to thin, and hollows form around our eyes. Dermal fillers can restore a more youthful appearance by giving the face a more “rounded” appearance. Results from dermal fillers can last between six months to two years, depending on which type is used.
Are you looking to refresh your look for spring? The best way to decide which procedure would most benefit you is to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with one of the skincare professionals at LaserAway. We believe in using only the most cutting-edge laser technology and techniques to make your medical spa experience enjoyable. Let us help you say goodbye to winter in style!
If you would like to learn more about our services or schedule a free, no obligation consultation, please email us at LaserAway.net or call us at (888) 965-2737.