New Year’s Resolution: Skin Care

new-years-resolution-skin-care-300x200The arrival of a New Year always brings its share of resolutions and commitment to change for the better. Why not make your skin the center of focus when it comes to your improvements for 2017? At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of cosmetic treatments to give your skin a healthy, youthful glow all year long.

Skin Tightening

Collagen is an important protein manufactured by the body to provide support to the underlying structure of the skin. Unfortunately, our collagen levels begin to diminish as early as our 20s, which has a direct impact on the appearance of the quality of the skin. Skin laxity is one of the biggest casualties of collagen loss, which leads to decent in the midface and the formation of jowls along the jawline.

Now, we can address mild to moderate skin laxity with a non-surgical procedure known as ThermiTight. This treatment uses gentle heating underneath the skin’s surface to constrict tissue and restore collagen production. The procedure is painless, involves no downtime and produces results after a single treatment session.

Wrinkle Smoothing

Sometimes saying goodbye to a pesky wrinkle is as fast and easy as an injection. Both neuromodulators like Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm offer excellent anti-aging results in just a few minutes of treatment time. Botox works by relaxing facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form when certain expressions are made. Dermal fillers add support to the underlying dermal structure to smooth away wrinkles from the inside out.

Both of these injectable procedures take just a few minutes to complete and require no downtime. Results can usually be seen the same day as the treatment, as with fillers, or a few days later, with Botox. Those results can last anywhere from a few months to a year or more, depending on the specific formulation used and where it is injected.

Complexion Rejuvenating

You may find that while you don’t have specific lifting or filling concerns to address, you would like to wake up your complexion and give it a healthy glow overall. For these patients, Dr. Andrews and his staff offer a revolutionary treatment known as radiofrequency microneedling. This treatment combines traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy to enhance the rejuvenation results.

Radiofrequency microneedling creates micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate the body’s healing response and thus collagen and elastin production. The procedure offers similar results to those seen with ablative laser devices, but with much less discomfort and downtime. We can also add platelet rich plasma to the procedure, which uses portions of your own blood to restore dermal layers to their more youthful state.

Healthy Habits

In addition to the treatments you can receive at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, there are habits you can adopt at home to keep skin in its top condition. The first and most important step is to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun with sunscreens. In addition, a healthy diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, coupled with plenty of water to hydrate the skin from the inside out, will keep your complexion looking and feeling its best.

Make 2017 your best yet with skin care treatments designed just for you. To learn more about any of these procedures and products, contact Dr. Andrews Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery today at 855-338-0261.

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