Ask an Expert: How To Turn Back Time with the Right Skin Care
I am a Clinician with years of experience working with patients who keep getting skin treatments done at Med Spas on a regular basis but do not necessarily take the important steps to use proper skin care at home. Most people buy skin care over the counter at different times without consulting with their Clinician first. These at home products may be counterproductive in achieving a desired goal, if the skin care does not compliment the treatments done at their Med Spa.
Clearly, throughout my time in this industry, I have seen and continue to see how prescription strength skin care from a doctor’s office extends the effects of any treatment provided in office, whether it is a laser, radio frequency or needling treatment. To reverse the signs of aging and correct any skin issues, three to six treatments with four-week increments are recommended. It requires then only a few treatments each year due to the natural aging process. I have had great success in mixing either needling treatments with radio frequency or laser treatments with needling. These procedures speed up the renewal process of aging cells, build new collagen, brighten dark spots and helps tighten the skin.
Proper skincare is important because our skin is the largest barrier against infection and aging that we have. Keeping our skin healthy and moist helps keeps this barrier strong. When the skin gets dry and irritated by harsh soaps or wrong products, skin cracks can occur and this makes us more prone to infection. Skin care is the range of practices that support skin integrity, enhance its appearance and relieve skin conditions. It is just as important to wear a sunscreen in the winter than it is in the summer. It also protects you from the sun’s rays—specifically ultraviolet light—that can damage cells. The correct skin care is necessary when being exposed to the winter weather. Having healthy skin also helps your body keep its temperature at a constant level.
Licensed LME Clinician, Medical Laser Technician
at Astoria Laser Clinic & Med Spa
Astoria Laser Clinic & Med Spa
2106-B Gallows Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182