Hello everybody, Nicole here! I’m here to help you today, as I understand it can be VERY confusing and overwhelming to figure out the perfect anti-aging regimen. There’s thousands of products & services on the market, and you are always promised that whatever you are purchasing is the best there is. We’ve all been victims to hearing our friends or a salesperson tell us that some $200 cream will change your life… being hesitant to purchase not only because you are unsure what the product actually is, but also due to price… and either wishing you purchased the product because you think it’ll work wonders on your skin or being disappointed when it doesn’t.
I completely understand that these products & services can become very costly so I truly want you to be investing in products & services that actually work. It is very important to me that my patients see real results. I will keep it very simple for you and break down my five favorite anti-aging products & services ☺
We constantly state in our office that sunscreen is the #1 anti-aging product! If you are going to use one product & one product only, I would STRONGLY urge that to be sunscreen – SPF 30+!
Why is sunscreen the #1 anti-aging product? Sunscreen protects the skin from UV damage. UV exposure is a leading contributor to the skin aging – not only does it lead to skin discoloration, wrinkles & loss of elasticity, but it also puts you at increased risk of skin cancer. So please… wear your sunscreen, even on rainy or cloudy days! It prevents the aging process & skin cancer!
Retin-A falls second on the importance list. Every patient should start using a Retin-A in their 20s.
Why is that? Retin-A causes skin cells to turn over more rapidly; this improves skin texture, leaving the skin smoother, fresher, brighter, and more evenly pigmented. In addition to that, Retin-A helps stimulate new collagen, which is important for the strength & integrity of your skin – loss of collagen leads to saggy, wrinkly skin. Because Retin-A boosts collagen, it improves pore size and fine lines & wrinkles. It has so many amazing benefits! If you are unsure about what Retin-A to use, I recommend making an appointment with one of our providers, where we can either prescribe you a prescription strength Retin-A or show you the medical grade retinols that we carry at BE medi spa!
MEDICAL GRADE SKINCARE
If you’re investing in skincare products, PLEASE put your money toward medical grade skincare, rather than spending hundreds of dollars on products at Sephora or Ulta that contain harsh chemicals & ingredients.
Medical grade skincare does not contain any dyes or fragrances or any harsh chemicals & ingredients. In addition, these products have been laboratory tested to prove their efficacy, which is not always the case with over the counter products. We carry Alastin, Skin Better, and EltaMD here at Beacon Skin & Surgeries / BE medi spa. I’d be happy to provide you with a very simple & effective skincare regimen via a complimentary skincare consultation at BE medi spa.
While Botox is not necessary, I include it in on this list because the results definitely take years off you! Botox allows us the ability to get rid of fine lines & wrinkles, leaving you with a smoother & more refreshed appearance. If your budget allows, I would highly recommend Botox three-four times a year to keep you looking young & beautiful!
COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY
As we age, we start to lose collagen; as stated above, this leads to saggy, wrinkly skin. Any type of collagen induction therapy would therefore be of great benefit. I strongly recommended Radiofrequency Microneedling or BBL Laser two-three times a year. If you are in need of skin tightening, in addition to collagen induction therapy, you are a great candidate for Radiofrequency Microneedling. If you are hoping to get rid of brown spots or red spots on the face, in addition to collagen induction therapy, I would recommend the BBL laser.
I hope this helps answer all of your anti-aging questions & simplifies the process! Please don’t hesitate to reach out at 248-852-1900, where we can set you up with a complimentary consultation. At this visit, I can answer any additional questions and give you a more accurate quote on these products & services ☺
Nicole Denha, PA-C