Facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, enzyme peels, oxygen and hydro-facials, stem cells, vitamin A, vitamin C, Retinol…it can all be so confusing. You may have heard about these, but what are they and how do they work in a skin care regimen? Which is the “best”? How do I know what will work for me? Where should I go for treatment?
All good questions.
It helps to understand a little about the biology of the skin. Skin cells regenerate themselves every 28 days. That means that any procedure that exfoliates, or “scrubs” the surface of the skin, is really helping to remove the top, dead layer of skin cells to make way for the younger, newer cells to take their place. That’s why you’ll hear skin care experts say that skin care requires consistent attention, and that you will really begin to see the lasting results of your efforts after about 4-6 weeks of treatment; because the new cells that you have been taking care of for the last few weeks are now visible on the surface of your skin, and you can probably see a real difference in the way you look.
I approach skin care from a scientific perspective. Maybe it’s my Master’s degree in chemistry, or my background as a dermatological nurse, but my experience has shown me that if you only treat the symptom – blemishes, blackheads, wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation – and not the cause, you probably won’t achieve the long lasting results you want.
If you come in, I will educate you on our tools and techniques and determine a treatment plan for you. You’ll learn a lot and probably leave here feeling much more comfortable about what’s going on with your skin.