4 Reasons to Combine Anti-Aging Treatments
Combining anti-aging treatments might sound intimidating, especially when it comes to something as sensitive as your skin. But with more clinically proven treatment options available, the science is sound: The right combination of treatments and products can make for better-looking skin with minimal recovery time.
Doesn’t that sound like a skin win?What is anti-aging therapy and why should you do it?
Before we get into the nitty gritty, what exactly is anti-aging therapy? Anti-aging skin therapy can include treatments, supplements, and products that reduce the appearance of aging in the skin and promote skin health. Creams and serums are helpful, but intervention is necessary if you want to maintain youthful, healthy-looking skin. Without it, skin is subjected to often undesirable side-effects of aging, such as thinness, wrinkles, dryness, translucence, and age spots. It also takes longer to heal from minor cuts and abrasions and makes your skin more susceptible to skin ailments, like rosacea.
1. When it comes to skincare, there is no such thing as “one size fits all”
2. Some treatments work better together
3. Combining therapies makes it easier to target potential reactions
Certain procedures can cause skin irritation and inflammation as natural (and usually harmless) reactions. Combining treatments meant to soothe the skin can minimize these reactions. For example, adding an Radiance IPL photofacial to other treatments can easily and painlessly reduce redness and inflammation while increasing desired results. Alternatively, hydradermabrasion and chemical peels also work well to hydrate skin, improving and extending the results of other treatments.
4. There’s less “down-time”
Which ingredients have anti-aging properties?
No matter your age, it’s never too early (or too late) to create a skincare routine around protecting your skin and reversing, or postponing, signs of aging. But “anti-aging” is a vague term, so what are you actually looking for in an anti-aging product?
Sun damage is one of the worst offenders when it comes to skin damage and advanced aging. Look for products containing broad spectrum protection, meaning it protects against UVB and UVA rays. We recommend using products with a minimum of 30 SPF.
Next to sunscreen, retinoids like retinol can’t be beat. Retinoids are forms of vitamin A—they help your skin to shed and reproduce cells more rapidly, which is beneficial for combating wrinkles, age spots, and acne.
This super vitamin is amazing for our bodies, inside and out. Applied topically in the correct concentration for your skin (make sure to consult your dermatologist), it protects skin from age-related damage and can brighten age spots over time.
This gentle alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) is like other chemical exfoliants. It removes dirt and dead cells with less risk for irritation.
This common ingredient is known as a humectant, which draws water into the skin to keep it hydrated —and we can all appreciate that hydrated, moisturized skin tends to look fuller and plumper, thus combatting the thinning effect of aging. That said, the results aren’t permanent, so these products need to be reapplied throughout the day.
This lipid is a key ingredient in maintaining your skin barrier, which does exactly what it sounds like: It protects your skin from damage and water loss. If this barrier isn’t functioning properly, skin can dry up, worsening the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Our cosmetic experts are more than happy to help you choose the products and services that are right for you. Book your complimentary consult or purchase one of our Refreshed Results treatment plans today.