I remember my grandmother, who lived in New York City and didn’t see me frequently, commenting on my “pretty pink cheeks” when I was a teenager. Neither she nor I realized they were a precursor to rosacea! I did not even know what rosacea was until my...
So, I did a thing the other day. I had my second Elos Sublative RF Microneedling Treatment (which is an amazing new treatment we’ve added for addressing fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and texture). I totally anticipated having the same reaction that I got with the first treatment – redness, swelling, crusty dots which led to itching, all lasting about 5 days. But much to my surprise, the next day I was almost back to normal, with only slight redness and just a few dots that were gone by the second day!
What made the difference you ask? Skin preparation! Before my first treatment I was just doing (I’m ashamed to admit) the bare minimum of home care. Yes, even we skin care professionals fall into the trap of getting lazy with our home regimens sometimes. Life happens, you know. But I digress! Anyway I had made a major commitment to a thorough home care routine between these two treatments. My new regimen included an exfoliating cleanser, a physical exfoliant, an antioxidant/peptide cream, oil removal pads which included salicylic acid and glycolic acid, a 1% retinol serum and a daytime antioxidant/peptide and SPF/hydrator.
I know, sounds like a lot, especially if you’re sensitive and Rosacea prone like me, but… the difference in my skin is totally amazing and I wouldn’t have believed it if it wasn’t my very own skin! The fall season is the ideal time for treatments such a chemical peels, IPL, Fraxel resurfacing, Elos Sublative, and more. Starting a skin care regimen now that preps your skin for these treatments will make a real difference.
Call to book a complimentary 30 minute consult appointment with us so we can guide you in putting together a plan. We can help you achieve your best skin yet. Holiday picture time is just around the corner, seriously!!!
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