Three ways to age-proof your skin with real results and minimal downtime
One uncomfortable truth about skin aging is that it can sneak up on you. Pigmentation, wrinkles and sagging jowls can appear out of nowhere. You look in the mirror one day and wonder why your once vibrant skin looks so dull and lifeless.
We love giving our clients the good news. And in this case, the good news is you don’t have to live with lackluster skin. In fact, if you stay on top of it, you can prevent many common signs of skin aging in the first place. Keep reading to learn about our top three skin treatments that will breathe new life into your complexion.
JUVÉDERM® Volite for Hydration and Luminous Glow
What if we told you the best skin moisturizer is one that works from the inside out? How is that possible you ask? JUVÉDERM® Volite is a game-changer when it comes to skincare. It’s a hyaluronic acid filler that’s injected in tiny amounts under the skin, all over your face. You can also use it on the neck, chest and hands – basically anywhere you have dry or prematurely aged skin.
JUVÉDERM® Volite doesn’t add any volume like traditional filler. It does, however, offer all the benefits of hyaluronic acid. Mainly it has hydrophilic properties – meaning it attracts water. One thousand times its own weight in water to be exact. Imagine all that precious hydration lingering below your skin’s surface, bathing every skin cell in vital moisture.
Two weeks after treatment, the full effects become apparent. You can expect smoother skin that stays hydrated day and night, even if you forget to apply your moisturizer. Those fine lines and wrinkles will become much softer and less noticeable. The best part, applying foundation will be a joy again. Your skin will look so great, in fact, you may decide to skip makeup altogether.
Helping your body build and maintain collagen is the key to age prevention. Easier said than done, you say, with so many collagen killers attacking our bodies 24/7. Ultraviolet radiation, pollution, poor diet, harsh skincare products and even stress can contribute to loss of this vital protein. By the time we’re in our forties and fifties, collagen depletion can result in poor texture, loss of skin firmness, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
Fight back! Start microneedling in your twenties to keep collagen fibers robust and in good structural shape. If you’re older it’s not too late to reverse some of the damage. Microneedling enjoys such a widespread popularity because it works for all ages, ethnic backgrounds and skin types. It’s hands down the number one treatment to achieve healthier, more vibrant skin no matter your age.
At Brockville Medispa we use the automated eDermaStamp® device. Its powerful handpiece delivers thousands of controlled micro-punctures deep into your skin. How deep exactly? All the way down to the dermal-epidermal junction.That’s precisely the target area needed to achieve neocollagenesis (formation of new collagen). We recommend a series of 3-4 sessions for best results,
It’s a buzzword ingredient for a reason. Proven in countless studies to prevent and reverse skin aging, retinol is out top skincare pick. Retinol works by accelerating cellular turnover and renewal. Long-term use can reverse fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and pigmented lesions.
What is retinol? It’s a retinoid that belongs to a class of drugs derived from Vitamin-A. There are several forms of topical retinoids. Some are only available with a prescription (such as tretinoin) while others you can buy over-the-counter (OTC). Our medical-grade retinol is available here at the clinic but does not require a prescription.
If you decide to use retinol for the first time it’s important to start gradually with a lower percentage of the active ingredient. Otherwise it’s possible to develop redness, severe flaking and irritation. We recommend a product like Retinol Complex 0.25 several times a week and gradually build up to higher strengths. Once your skin becomes accustomed to using retinol, you can use it every day for age prevention.
Give us a call at 613-342-0220 to find out more about the treatments mentioned in this blog and any special offers here at BrockvilleMediSpa. We invite you to book a personalized consultation with Dr. Steyn or Nurse Vicki. Look better without looking different!