The Power of Combination

By Alissa Stevens

Spring time is here and like most of us you are probably experiencing some transitions in your skin as the seasons change.  You may be wondering what is happening to your skin and what you can do to ‘fix’ it.  Fortunately, and unfortunately, there are a ton of treatment and product options that can produce a remarkable improvement in skin tone, texture and quality.

Unfortunately, the broad range of options can become very confusing and may not address all your particular goals or needs.  Often times we find that when we combine treatments and add on customized options to facials or non-surgical treatments we often achieve a more desired result on the skin. We can increase the overall effectiveness of your treatments, by adding custom exfoliation, hydration, anti-aging ingredients, or collagen and elastin stimulators to our treatments to meet your skins needs and obtain optimal results.  

Some of our favorite skin care additions are Dermaplane, Facial Infusion, Oxymist and Ultimate or Glow Facials. Some of these treatments can be done immediately after our medical aesthetic services or done 1-2 weeks later to enhance and increase the results from your treatment. Boosters like our Dermaplaning Infusion facial are combined with microneedling, custom facials, waxing and many other treatments. 

Dermaplaning can ‘refinish’ the skin through a method of superficial exfoliation removing dead skin cells and ‘peach fuzz’, which can trap excess dirt and oil.  The exfoliation leaves the skin feeling silky smooth and improves the look of facial skin to smooth out imperfections or textural irregularities. This can also help with overall product penetration on the skin, making products and other treatments more effective. This is how facial infusion plays a key role.

The Infusion helps boost and speed results of other skin care treatments or can be used as a stand alone treatment. This treatment can generate 30 day collagen production and avoids damaging the epidermis by penetrating several high dose active ingredients into the dermis through liposomal delivery through a retinol derivative.  This treatment is further customized by adding powder blends and actives which enhance the results for acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. This unique combination can achieve the same benefits from doing a chemical peel, but without the downtime and side effects of dry skin with the added benefit of increased collagen production.

When we combine an Infusion after receiving a microneedling treatment the skin receives the ‘nourishment’ it needs during the healing process to hydrate and exfoliate, while aiding the recovery process. 

Our patients love the dermaplaning and the facial infusion combination.  It removes any unwanted skin dryness and leaves you skin silky soft!

For those of us who want a little more resurfacing, a superficial chemical peel like the Glow and Ultimate Facials are the perfect amount of exfoliation to get nice, visible results with minimal downtime. They are a great compliment to a treatment like IPL/Photofacial, which helps correct discoloration in the skin but doesn’t necessarily target textural issues or clean out the pores. And they can even be done immediately after the IPL!

We highly suggest a complimentary consultation with one of our providers to find the best, customized plan for addressing your skin concerns, and we have a great promotion this month discounting some of our favorite combinations!

Call us if you don’t think your skin is radiant or you have any questions.