G.R.A.S.S. Skin Care Regimen

Developing a skin care regimen can be a challenging process. With so many products out on the market and on shelves, it is essential to know what the key ingredients are when building up your skin care regimen, why you need them and when you need to use these products. As a Medical Aesthetic practice, we value the importance of taking care of your skin and maintaining a healthy skin care regimen. It is essential to prevent, protect and correct your skin with the appropriate products. At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we have defined almost every skin care regimen to help you build healthy, radiant skin into five simple letters to remember: GRASS.  Growth Factors used for rejuvenation, Retinols for renewal, Antioxidants for free radical defense, Specialty products for your unique needs and Sun protection for uv defense. Below we have provided a breakdown of products that we love and use in our practice to help you achieve and maintain your skin care needs.

Growth Factors: Every cell type in your ski secretes certain proteins known as growth factors. Growth factors are natural proteins in our body that are responsible for a variety of cellular activities such as cellular growth, proliferation and differentiation. They play an important role in maintaining healthy skin structure and function. Growth factors are secreted by all cell types including keratinocytes, fibroblasts and melanocytes that make up the epidermis and the dermis of the skin. Growth factors act as natural messengers of proteins that allow communication between cellsin our body. They are the control mechanism for all wound healing. One way in which they work is by repairing skin that is damaged from natural aging. As we age, our bodies produce lower levels of natural growth factors resulting in more breakdown of collagen. This is important to us, because collagen is the foundational support to the skin. Topical skin care treatments that include epidermal growth factor (EGF) stimulate tissue regeneration and collagen production, by re-energizing warning cellular DNA synthesis, and triggering our skin’s natural ability to heal making it invaluable against premature aging.

Retinol’s & Exfoliants: Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, which helps with cellular turnover (exfoliation in the skin). It stimulates the skin cells underneath the epidermis and not just on top layer. Since this is where the collagen and elastin exist, the Retinol molecules are able to effectively improve the firmness and smoothness of aging skin, which has the tendancy to wrinkle and become dull. Retinol is highly regarded as one of the best substances in fighting the signs of aging. It’ll give the healthy skin cells underneath the chance to become the epidermis, where currently, dead skin cells are collecting.

Antioxidants: Antioxidants fight free radicals that harm the cells, causing damage and premature aging. Antioxidants in skin care products help in preventing future damages and repairing past damages in the cells. When antioxidants are in our skin care regimen it helps our skin fight free radical damage which over time can help prevent premature aging and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and keep proper moisture in the skin. Antioxidants also assist in the production of collagen and elastin, so wrinkles and fine lines can be minimized. Vitamins C, E, Green Tea, Zinc are just some forms of antioxidants that help provide the skin with the nutrients it needs to keep it healthy and help achieve more youthful skin.

Specialty Products: Take your skins health to the next level by customizing your daily routine according to your skin concerns. We provide products to help achieve an even skin tone and prevent any additional hyper-pigmentation on the skin.  You can nourish your skin with additional hydration to help plump fine lines and wrinkles, and improve any dryness by using the leading hyaluronic acid based products. Improve the skins clarity by removing dirt and oil left behind from manual cleansing with modern and enhanced cleansing tools.

Sun Protection: Prolonged exposure to UV rays can lead to a number of skin concerns, including premature again due to the breakdown of collagen and elastin; dry, dehydrated or burnt skin; dark spots & discoloration; visible blood vessels and skin cancer.  We carry a variety of different options of sun protection to fit your daily lifestyle such as: chemical free sunscreens, tinted and non-tinted options, antioxidant rich and moisturizing sunscreens, making applications and reapplications easier than ever before!

Book your complimentary consultation today with one of our estheticians to get your custom GRASS skin care regimen.