2019 has finally arrived and many men and women have the goal of achieving glowing skin in the new year. No matter what your age or the condition of your skin, you can make improvements on its texture, brightness, and appearance of aging signs such as fine lines and wrinkles and loss of volume. Depending on the type of results you want, you can either opt for high-end skincare products, in-office treatments at a board-certified plastic surgery office, or a combination of both. Here are some suggestions on the best new skincare habits to adopt this year to achieve your resolution of glowing skin!
Reap the Benefits of Acids
Though they may sound harsh for the skin, many different types of acids can have a very beneficial effect on skin brightness, smoothness, and overall clear appearance. At VCPS, we have a line of specially-designed skincare products and one of our favorites is Clear It. These pads have a high potency combination of glycolic and lactic acid as well as salicylic acid that provides exfoliating effects that can result in smoother skin texture and the reduction of fine lines and pores.
If you want to take your acid game to the next level, consider getting a chemical peel with these same types of acids along with tretinoin, phenol, and trichloroacetic acids. The Vi Peel is our powerful, medical-grade chemical peel that is performed in-office and removes the damaged outer layers of skin to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. The chemical peel not only makes skin appear younger, but it can also treat conditions such as acne, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea. The Vi Peel is safe for all skin types and complexions and there is no downtime or recovery needed after the treatment.
Introduce Hyaluronic Acid
One of the hottest skincare acids in the industry is hyaluronic acid. This substance is highly moisturizing as it attracts water molecules and can provide amazing results. We use it in our Instant Hydration Mask as it works wonders on the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles and leaves the skin satiny smooth.
Hyaluronic acid is also the base for new dermal fillers. At VCPS, we use the Juvederm line of hyaluronic-based dermal fillers to treat areas of the face that have lost volume or definition. They are perfect to treat lines around the mouth and eyes, to fill in acne scars, and to provide a plumper look to faces that show first signs of sagging. These injectable fillers can last for up to two years and the process of injecting them involves little to no discomfort and no downtime. Juvederm can also stimulate the production of collagen in the areas where it’s injected, which means your skin will continue to show signs of improvement even after the filler itself is absorbed back into the body.
Don’t Forget the Lips!
Many of us forget that the lips can also show signs of aging. At VCPS, we have dedicated a line of lip treatment products that include a broad spectrum sunscreen and as well as vitamins and oils necessary for hydration and protection. Our night serum harnesses the power of hyaluronic acid as well as other ingredients that work to plump and smooth the lips overnight so you wake up with fuller, more supple lips.
Some patients want even more volume in their lips than what our products can offer. In these cases, we can also provide hyaluronic lip filler injections. Using Juvederm products, our talented staff can inject lips to the volume desired by the patient and create plumper, firmer lips that add to an overall younger appearance. Just as they do in other parts of the face, these fillers are safely absorbed back into the body over a certain amount of time.
Deciding Between Treatments and Products
Depending on what goals you have for your skin and the quality and texture of your skin, you may be able to rely on high-end, quality skincare products to achieve your glow. However, we do offer a full line of non-surgical treatments such as chemical peels, Botox, and dermal fillers to provide even more dramatic effects if you so choose. During your consultation, we will go over your health background, examine your skin, and find out more about your desired results before we make a recommendation. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation!