Monday, February 12, 2018

Favorite Aesthetic Procedures

My job has made me have a major passion for the world of Aesthetics! It is so important to invest in your skin health. There are SO many procedures available that it can be overwhelming.  Today, I'm going to tell you about all of my favorites!

Dermaplaning:  This is one of the easiest, and most affordable ways to give your skin a nice refreshed feeling!  It's basically shaving your face with a medical grade blade.  It helps exfoliate your skin, get rid of the "peach fuzz", and makes your makeup go on like butter.  And, NO, it will not make your hair grow back darker or courser. I was worried about this as well1  I use a lot of strong retinol products in  my routine.  So, I love dermaplaning every 4-6 weeks to get the dead skin off and help smooth out the surface of my skin.

HydraFacial:  Also known as the red carpet facial. This 30 minute facial helps with skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, clogged pores, skin vibrancy and texture. This multi-step treatment cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts all while infusing the skin antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid and other goodies.  I love how this makes my skin feel!  I get clogged pores easily, and I love how HydraFacial makes me feel all cleaned out and glowing.  I would literally get one every day if I could

Micro Needling:  This collagen induction therapy procedure diminishes fine lines and wrinkles by literally poking the skin with tiny needles.  I know it sounds scary, but it's totally not!  Your face is numbed before the procedure, so you do not feel a thing.  Micro Needling is great for smoothing texture and skin tone.  This procedure also helps with scars and stretch marks.  The downtime is minimal.  I am usually red the night that I have this procedure, a tad pink the next day and then I am fine.  It helps to use a good recovery/healing product to minimize your downtime.

Glycolic/Salicylic Peels:  These peels are great for people who have clogged skin, or if you just want to hit the reset button for your skin.  Glycolic acid helps with cell turn over and gives your skin a nice glow.  Salicylic acid is great if you have oily skin that breaks out easily.  It can help clean out your pores and dry up any blemishes you may have.

IPL (Photofacial):  This treatment is great if you have dark spots or redness that is not melasma.  I tend to be in the sun a lot during the summer, and I do love a good tan. I have this treatment a few times during the winner to help my brown spots.  IPL makes the skin brighter and evens skin tone by removing unwanted brown pigment and redness.  You are usually red for a few days and the brown spots come up to the surface of your skin.  It looks like you have dirt on your face for a few days, then those areas peel off.

Medical Grade Skincare Routine: I am a true believer in medical grade skincare you can purchase at doctors offices and/or Medspas.  Here is an overview of what you need during your day: SPF, antioxidant, peptide or growth factor.  For the evening: Retinol or Tretinoin, Hyaluronic Acid and a Growth Factor or Peptide moisturizer.  I know it may not seem basic, but these are the basics you need to help your skin through the aging process.

I am so happy I started focusing on my skin in my 30's, but I  wish I would have started sooner.  Skincare and skin health is a huge passion of mine.  If you have more specific questions or need a referral, please feel free to email me:



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