I want to look younger!!! What do I need? Where do I start? Dr. Maupin answers these questions about esthetic treatments.
We are all looking for the fountain of youth, but there are so many different types of products, treatments and procedures available these days that it can become overwhelming and confusing.
While some procedures can give you instant results (neurotoxins like Botox or Xeomin and dermal fillers for example), the overall process of maintaining healthy, youthful skin for most people – especially over the age of 50 – is a combination of minimally invasive procedures, neurotoxins, fillers and a high-quality, medical-grade skin care regimen. Once you have achieved your desired results maintenance treatments and continued use of products are a must! For younger skin, prevention is key. The earlier you start taking care of your skin the fewer drastic measures you will need when you get older. Even Millennials are beginning to learn that starting a good skin care regimen, Botox, chemical peels, lasers and more, are essential in maintaining a youthful appearance that will last well into their twilight years. Esthetic treatments are not just for women, men care about how they look too!!!
At BioBalance Skin, we offer a full array of products and treatments for men and women that can help you look as good as you feel. We hope this guide, along with the expertise of our professional esthetic staff, will help you understand the process and help you get started on your way to a new younger you!
SKIN REJUVENATION IS AN ONGOING JOURNEY
Skin is the largest organ of the body and consists of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous layer. The epidermis – or the paper-thin outer layer of the skin – consists of dead cells that are always flaking off and then replaced by new cells that rise to the surface of the epidermis. After a period of time, those cells flake off and are replaced by new cells, and so the cycle goes. This cycle of skin renewal slows as we age. When we are teenagers, the cycle can be as short as 14-21 days, but in our 40’s it slows to 45-60 days, when over 50 the cycle can take as long as 60-90 days! Other factors like hormones or years of excessive sun exposure can lengthen the cycle regardless of your age. As the cell turnover slows down, those dead cells accumulate on the surface of the skin and that is when you start seeing sagging skin, lines, wrinkles, deep folds and, believe it or not, acne!
Your journey begins by trying to shorten the cell turnover to 28-days or faster. When that is achieved, those dead cells will be gone quicker and the newer cells will help make your skin feel softer, look more luminous and diminish those lines and skin imperfections. So, how do we make that happen?
START WITH A QUALITY, MEDICAL-GRADE SKIN CARE REGIMEN
At BioBalance Skin, we carry SkinCeuticals and Image Skin Care. These medical-grade products will help accelerate the cell turnover which will start you on your way to a more youthful appearance AND will also EXPEDITE THE RESULTS (and make results last longer) in the next part of your skin rejuvenation journey.
Every skin care regimen should include:
- Exfoliating cleanser/toner
- Antioxidant (Vitamin C)
- Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen!!!
There is not a one-size-fits-all skin care plan which is why a consultation with one of our expert estheticians is the best place to start. Schedule your free consultation (and maybe a relaxing facial too) so that you can begin your journey to beautiful skin!
GET STARTED WITH A SKIN REJUVENATION TREATMENT REGIMEN
Now that we have homecare plan for getting your cell turnover back to like it was when you were young, let’s further accelerate that process and start really focusing on fixing those imperfections and other problems that come with aging skin. A great skin rejuvenation plan includes treatments that stimulate collagen, reduce fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, acne and lift saggy skin. At BioBalance Skin, we offer a wide variety of treatments that can help you achieve all of your skin rejuvenation goals! And remember, skin ages from head to toe. We have treatments to help rejuvenate all areas of your body at BioBalance Skin.
JET PEEL FACIAL
The Jet Peel is a virtually painless, skin treatment procedure that dramatically improves the appearance and texture of your skin in a rapid manner even after one treatment. The Jet Peel treatment combines 100% oxygen and sterile saline to gently cleanse and hydrate the skin (almost like a mini pressure wash!). It gently unclogs pores and removes impurities while infusing oxygen into the epidermis to refresh the skin’s texture and appearance. This amazing procedure can be used on your face, back, chest, arms or legs with no downtime. Schedule a series of Jet Peel Facials for optimal results or individual treatments can be used in between other skin rejuvenation treatments or for maintenance.
Medical Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical method of rejuvenation by means of mechanical skin exfoliation with the addition of a light chemical peel. This quick and convenient treatment gives amazing results with no downtime and can be used on the face, chest, back, arms or legs. Schedule a series of Medical MicroDermabrasions for optimal results or individual treatments can be used in between other skin rejuvenation treatments or for maintenance.
EPIDERMAL CHEMICAL PEELS
BioBalance offers a variety of Epidermal Chemical Peels. From mild peels for sensitive skin to deeper, more aggressive peels to treat skin discoloration, acne and more, we have the right peel for you. Chemical peels can reduce lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, give you a brighter complexion, smooth the skin and help clear acne. Peels can be combined with a microdermabrasion, dermaplaning (which also removes the fine vellus hair on your face) or an exfoliating mask to allow the peel to further penetrating into the skin for better results. Epidermal chemical peels should be scheduled in a series or can be used individually in between other skin rejuvenation procedures or for maintenance.
MICRO-NEEDLING (a/k/a Collagen Induction Therapy)
RejuvaPen is a micro-needling system that uses a specialized “pen” containing a cartridge with nine small needles. But don’t let that scare you! These are extremely small micro-needles that lead to great results. RejuvaPen is a remarkable, non-laser, non-surgical treatment that causes skin to stimulate collage production and fresh, new tissue. RejuvaPen tightens skin, helps diminish fine lines and hyperpigmentation, decreases pore size and reduces the appearance of acne scarring and improves the overall health and circulation of the skin! Schedule a series of 3 RejuvaPens one-month apart for the best results. There is minimal downtime with this procedure. Your skin will be slightly red (like a mild sunburn) for the first 24-48 hours followed by 3-5 days of mild peeling.
LASER FACIAL REJUVENATION
BioBalance Skin offers a variety of laser procedures that can stimulate collage, tighten skin, lift the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, remove age spots, birthmarks and even tattoos! BioBalance Skin is the only medical spa that offers any combination of lasers by the hour and half-hour. Remove brown spots, treat fine lines and wrinkles, tighten loose skin on your neck all in one session. Tell our laser specialists what bothers you and they will guide you to the perfect laser treatment to address all of your needs. To achieve optimal results, a series of 3 or more laser procedures are usually required.
INSTANT GRATIFICATION (AND BEAUTY)
Neurotoxins (Botox or Xeomin) and dermal fillers can be performed at any point during your skin rejuvenation journey! They not only provide amazing results almost instantly, but they can also be the finishing touch to the other treatments we have already discussed. AND they aren’t just for the face! For instance, we can rejuvenate a crepe, wrinkled chest, saggy knees, old-lady-looking hands with dermal fillers. And the latest injectable, Kybella, helps dissolve fat in the lower face and chin and other areas of the body as well. Schedule an appointment with our expert injector to find out what injectables will work best for you.
BOTOX OR XEOMIN
A quick temporary fix to those moderate to severe forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and droopy eyebrows is Botox or Xeomin. Neurotoxins like Botox and Xeomin make you look years younger in just a few days after your treatment and can last up to 4 months. You can be treated with Botox or Xeomin at any point during your skin rejuvenation journey, however usually not at the same time as another treatment. Our expert esthetic team can help you schedule the right time.
Achieve results similar to a face-lift (without the scalpel!). BioBalance Skin offers a full array of dermal fillers … Juvederm, Volluma, Volbella, Vollure, Radiesse, Belotero & Bellafill. Fillers can volumize cheeks, add fullness to lips, smooth out the jawline, lift saggy jowls, remove under-eye circles, and fill-in surface wrinkles all over the face, including the lines around the lips. Depending on the filler, results can last from 1 year, 2 years and even 5 years. Schedule a “LIQUID FACELIFT” by combing several fillers at one sitting and save money and minimize downtime. You can be treated with any of our dermal fillers at any point during your skin rejuvenation journey, however usually not at the same time as another treatment. Our expert esthetic team can help you schedule the right time.
Hate your double chin? Kybella is the answer to stubborn chin fat. It literally dissolves the fat and lifts the skin to improve your jawline and make you look thinner and younger.
The perfect manicure or the perfect haircut doesn’t last forever and both need maintenance every day to last longer and keep looking beautiful. Your skin is no different. Daily, monthly and yearly maintenance is an absolute necessity to maintain healthy, youthful beautiful skin. We have already talked about how a quality daily skin care regimen is a must, but that regimen will likely need to change periodically throughout the year to accommodate for changes in the weather, indoor temperatures, hormones, stress, etc. Any of the procedures already mentioned can be performed as stand-alone treatments at any time of the year for maintenance and can be adjusted accordingly depending on the condition of your skin. BioBalance Skin also offers a variety of skin rejuvenating facials that are not only relaxing but can target a number of skin problems like dehydration, rosacea, acne, decongest pores and more.
Remember, achieving and maintaining beautiful, youthful skin is an ongoing journey and requires diligence and commitment. BioBalance Skin has everything you need to help you along your way AND with hormone replacement and weight loss management at BioBalance Health, we are your one-stop-shop for making you feel and look young and healthy again!
This Health cast was written and presented by Dr. Kathy Maupin, M.D., Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Expert and Author, with Brett Newcomb, MA., LPC.,Family Counselor, Presenter and Author. www.BioBalanceHealth.com.