Q&A

Spring weather lifts the spirits but challenges the skin

Question

I really want to treat my dry winter skin. But how?

Answer

Consider a treatment to get rid of that winter dry skin all toget her. How?–with a microdermabrasion
or light chemical treatment. A microdermabrasion is where we physically but gently remove the top layers of skin. A chemical peel does the same, with products we apply to the skin.  We can help you decide which of these procedures is best for you. Often, varying these treatments can amplify the effects of each, making them a dynamic duo. Either way, these simple procedures promote skin cell turnover at a rate that’s much faster than normal, and that’s when you see the beautiful, younger-looking skin underneath. You can magnify the results of either procedure by using alpha hydroxyl products or retinols, like Retin-A, at home.

Since chemical peels in particular require you to stay out of the sun, consider coming in before summer to do a series.

 

Question

What is the difference between a photofacial and a regular facial?

Answer

Let’s start with the fact that they are both wonderful. A regular facial feels great, and can help keep your skin clean and hydrated. But a photofacial is like going from a minivan to a Jaguar; it’s a whole different ride! Photofacials use light energy to improve the actual health of the skin, including clarity and texture. Photofacials stimulate collagen growth, reverse the effects of sun damage, and even protect against skin cancer. These procedures are an example of what sets apart the spa from the dermatologist’s office. One is a lovely experience; the other uses science and medicine to really improve and change your skin.

So by all means go ahead and enjoy a facial. Just know that when you do a photofacial, you have reason to really feel good–you’ve
just improved your skin health!

 

Question

I’ve heard that I don’t have to have surgery for my skin to be lifted and tighter. It sounds too good to be true. Is it?

Answer

It is true! With spring, we may have to turn our clocks forward, but when it comes to how we look, we can turn the clock back.  And no one needs to know how you did it. New technology, FDA-approved for skin tightening of the face and body, is available, and in skilled hands it works. Did you hear that part about the body? Fat in the back of the arms, on the stomach, and in the hips all respond well to the Exilis treatment. That’s because the Exilis procedure both melts fat and tightens skin. Do you have cellulite? Now, the FDA has cleared the use of the award-winning technology using a new protocol for treating the areas with underlying fat deposits that give skin a dimpled, lumpy appearance, Exilis ELITE has shown temporary improvements in the appearance of cellulite. Start your treatments now and you will be seeing results by summer.  You can even continue treatments during the summer (sun is not an issue), because no one will know what you’ve done–unless you tell them.