Skincare can be very overwhelming. With all of the options on the market, it’s hard to decide what’s suitable for your skin. In our first consultation, one of the first questions we ask our patients is, “what are you doing with your skincare?”
If you currently do not have an effective routine, the first place we will want you to start is with the core four. It all starts with washing your face in the morning and at night.
If you currently don’t have a skincare routine, the first thing we want you to do is to start removing your makeup at night.
In the morning, we recommend you use a vitamin C serum. We carry a new product from SkinBetter called their Alto Defense Advanced. We’ve always loved their Alto Defense, their vitamin C and antioxidants blend. This new product helps with external environmental factors and internal, like inflammation, redness of the skin, and hyperpigmentation.
The third product for the core four is vitamin A. Vitamin A is a proper retinoid acid. We also love SkinBetter because it doesn’t cause any irritation. At almost 45 years old, I just started using Vitamin A. I could never tolerate them before! I use SkinBetter every single night without any redness or irritation.
The fourth product we want is sun protection. If you want your skin to stay youthful, you need to wear SPF every morning.
We also recommend different lasers to achieve your skin goals. One of the lasers we often use to help our patients is Morpheus.
Lasers can go into the skin and stimulate collagen! We can re-texturize the skin, sculpt fat pads underneath the skin, and target your trouble areas with radio-frequency heat!
We can push that heat deep into the fat pads and then come up to the surface to remodel the skin. As you go through the aging process, you also need to stimulate collagen, protect your skin, increase cellular turnover, and get new skin up to the surface—it’s all important. These laser treatments will enhance your injectable experience, like Botox and Fillers.
Gina’s Personal Skincare Regimen:
- Morning: Core Four (Cleanser, Vitamin C, Sunscreen (rain or shine!)
- Exfoliate with a polish a few times a week, especially when makeup needs to go on very smoothly.
- Night: Wash Face, Retinoid Acid, Retinoid Acid Eye Cream
- Peel Pads 3 times per week.
Kaylei’s Personal Skincare Regimen:
- Morning: Two Cleanses, Complexion Pads, Vitamin C Alto Defense, and SPF
- Exfoliation Peel Pads once or twice a week.
- Night: Two Cleanses, Retinoid Acid*
*Retinoid Acid is not recommended when pregnant or breastfeeding, but there are other options to use as a replacement if you’re sensitive.
We offer consultations if you’re unsure about your skin care regimen. Bring in your products, and we will see what works and what could be more effective!
One procedure we recommend if you’re trying to preserve the excellent texture of your skin is Sculptra. Sculptra is an injectable that stimulates collagen type one, a regenerative medicine. The goal of regenerative medication, like Sculptra, is to preserve what you have and use your own body—your collagen stimulation to help give volume and good texture to the skin. When you start early, you don’t need as much, and you’re simply preserving your tissue over time.
If you’re ready to love the skin you’re in, schedule an appointment today, and we’ll help you create a plan to look and feel your best!