We all enjoy a fine glass of wine, especially when paired with the right meal. Just like the right steak can bring out and enhance the flavors of a beautiful glass of red wine, the right product can help to enhance and increase the results from a treatment. Using the right products after receiving a treatment is vital to enhancing and maintaining your results. I like to look at it as protecting your investment. You want to make sure your skin is receiving all the wonderful products and nutrients it can to look its absolute best.

One of the biggest concerns I see, especially being a resident in sunny Southern California, is dark spots or uneven complexion. Photofacials, aka IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), help to reduce pigmentation and red undertones. One great product that really helps to enhance this treatment is Lytera 2.0 by Skin Medica. This is a non- hydroquinone skin brightening complex that is mild enough to use on a daily basis, and unlike other exfoliating products, this can be used the day after you have your treatment done.

Microneedling has become a new favorite here at FAC. Microneedling helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, shrink pore size, and can improve acne scarring. Because microneedling is also know as CIT (collagen induction therapy), its main purpose is to trigger a response within our own bodies to stimulate collagen production. With this treatment, we like to pair it with a powerful growth factor.  TNS Essential Serum is our go- to anti-aging serum. Within this product, the TNS growth factors penetrate through the skin, increasing cellular renewal and production (collagen). It also has an abundance of antioxidants to fight free radical damage and brighten the skin. This is so beneficial and important to incorporate into your routine during microneedling, that we even put that TNS growth factor on your skin in the office  right after you have your treatment done so its able to travel through all those new micro channels the microneedling device created.

Another really great treatment that pairs well with the TNS Essential Serum, is our Fractional CO2. This resurfacing laser is a great treatment for the fall and winter time, as it helps to exfoliate off sun damage will stimulating collagen to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Just like with microneedling, the TNS Essential Serum helps to keep the collagen production going post treatment, helping you maintain and protect your results.

Who doesn’t love a good Botox treatment, especially before the holidays? Botox is great treatment to help inactive certain muscles on the face to reduce facial wrinkling and prevent future lines from forming. Here at FAC, we carry Wri-lax which has been clinically proven to increase the longevity of Botox up to 20%. This product uses a protein called Argireline, which also instantly improves facial expressions and lines. This is also a great alternative for women who are breastfeeding or pregnant and cannot receive their normal Botox treatment.

These are just a few of our favorite combinations of treatments and products. If you have any questions on what treatments and products would pair well with your skin, please schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our providers.

 

Article by

Nadia Bahash

Medical Esthetician