Our skin is constantly one of the main indicators of our lifestyles and stress levels. From wrinkles and lines from stress and facial contractions, to breakouts and dry skin from poor diet or genetics, we wear our lives on our skin. So what can we do to treat ourselves and give our skin the respect it deserves? Here is a list of some of the most effective and popular medical grade treatments to give your skin a deep rejuvenation and maintain a healthy glow. According to Dr. Schwarzburg, the most popular medical grade facials at the moment include Secret RF and Fraxel, and Mesotherapy for maintenance. There are also a few things that you can do to take preventative measures to avoid the formation of wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as botox and simple day to day tweaks you can make that will help keep your skin clean.
There are a number of medical grade facials that can address different issues and skin irregularities. Some are more specifically geared towards deeper layers of the skin (like secret RF and other forms of micro needling), while other treatments can address more superficial layers of skin, like the Fraxel laser treatment. Depending on the issues that you personally have with your skin, one treatment may make more sense for you than the other.
There are also several preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, for example, botox. Botox can be injected into areas where wrinkles typically form, like the area between your eye brows (frown lines or 11s), horizontal lines on your forehead, and crows feet around your eyes, to restrict facial contractions and prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place.
Mesotherapy is a treatment that can either be administered as an injection, or through the use of micro needling, which has a skin tightening and hydrating effect. Along with more intense treatments, Dr. Schwarzburg says that many of his patients get monthly mesotherapy sessions to maintain their glowing skin. Some people also do weekly or biweekly micro needling sessions (without the mesotherapy solution) to give their skin maintenance.
So how do you know which treatment is the best option for you?
Depending on what you would like to address, one or a combination off several treatments can be a great option for you. Secret RF is a treatment that can be used to decrease fine lines and wrinkles, tighten and firm your skin, and minimize your pore size. It can also be used to treat acne scarring and sagginess. It works using radiofrequency technology in the form of micro needling to cause controlled damage to your skin, resulting in enhanced collagen and elastin production as your skin tries to repair itself
Fraxel is a laser treatment that can decrease fine lines and wrinkles, tighten and firm your skin, minimize pore size, and correct pigmentation and sun damage. Just like Secret RF, Fraxel causes controlled damage to the skin which increases collagen and elastin production, leaving your skin with glowing results.
It is important to consult with your doctor to make sure that either treatment is right for you and your skin type. Some people are not candidates for these procedures, for example people who have cystic acne should stay away from laser treatments and heat, as the acne could spread.
What are other things you can do to take care of your skin?
Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is important to nourish your body and get all the right vitamins and minerals. If you are someone who loves going out in the sun, be sure to apply a lot of sunscreen daily to protect your skin from possible sun damage. Sun can cause dryness and crepiness and may speed up the aging process with wrinkles.
Keep your skin clean. If you wear makeup, it is extremely important to thoroughly remove it at the end of the day. Makeup can clog your pores and cause breakouts, which over time can lead to scarring and skin irregularities. Another thing that could increase your chances of breaking out are sleeping on unclean pillows and holding your dirty phone to your face. Be sure to regularly wash your sheets and sanitize your phone to prevent this from happening.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to wrinkles, irregularities, and scarring on your skin, however, there are also many options to reduce the chances of these effects on your skin as well as many options to reverse the damage that has already been caused on your skin. From botox and medical grade facials, to simple tweaks you can make in your daily routine to protect your skin and keep it fresh and clean.