Your skin changes as you age and has different needs at varying stages of your life. The skincare regimen you followed when you were 18 is not necessarily as effective at 28 or 48. There is a wide range of skincare products to address common concerns such as redness, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and dehydration. Finding the right skincare plan can transform your skin and leave you looking and feeling like the best version of yourself.
Types of Skincare Products
Caring for your skin and keeping it healthy can help reduce common signs of aging and other imperfections. BodyLase® providers can create a customized plan to address your needs and skincare goals. Common skincare include:
Serums: Serums are skin care products that are designed to deliver high concentrations of specific nutrients and active medical-grace ingredients to the skin. Serums are often gel or oil-based liquids with a smaller molecule size which allows for deeper penetration into the skin where they can truly make an impact. The ingredients in serums can increase hyaluronic acid production for smoother, more hydrated skin, boost collagen for tighter, firmer skin or even out skin tone from redness and sun spots.
Eye creams: These creams are specifically formulated for the delicate eye area there for they are more gentle, contain more oil for superior moisturization and can target specific concerns for undereyes. Common concerns for under eyes are the development of fine lines and wrinkles which can be combatted with nutrients to boost collagen and elastin production or dark under eyes and puffiness which can be addressed with ingredients such as caffeine and marine extracts.
Neck & Body creams: Specialty areas such as your neck and body also require a different molecule size to absorb into the skin as well as thicker and more moisturizing consistency. The skin on your neck and body doesn’t have as many oil-producing glands compared to your face and because of this they tend to look and feel more dry. Using skincare products specifically designed for these areas will leave your skin looking youthful, supple and glowing.
Moisturizers: Moisturizers main task is to hydrate the skin with both water and oil and depending on whether your skin is dehydrated (water) or dry (oil) you are able to pick the best product for you. If you struggle with oily skin opting for an oil-free moisturizer can be helpful although in some cases excess oil production is due to lack of oil in your skincare routine. With the most advanced moisturizers on the market today you can find high-level ingredients such as Vitamin-C for brightness, hyaluronic acid for increased hydration, peptides for collagen production and so forth. If you are using a potent, medical-grade serums to treat your skin you can opt for a more basic moisturizer, or if you prefer a multitasking product for less steps in your skincare routine you can choose a more advanced moisturizer.
Prescription products: These products are your powerhouse solutions to address major concerns with acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation, rough texture, lines and wrinkles etc. A product such as Tretinoin has been a gold standard for skin regeneration providing excellent results for all of the listed concerns above. It is able to tackle multiple concerns by speeding up skin exfoliation and creating new skin. Hydroquinone is another well known and studied ingredient which is able to reduce or eliminate dark spots and uneven skin tone restoring your skin to its natural state.
Sunscreens: Unprotected sun exposure is one of the leading causes of hyperpigmentation also known as sun spots or brown spots leaving your skin uneven in tone. The Skin Care Foundation estimates that 90% of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles come from frequent exposure to the harmful UV-rays. Ultraviolet rays can penetrate deep into the skin and damage the cells and structure of your skin causing pre-mature aging and put you at risk for skin cancer. Broad spectrum sunscreen protects your skin by blocking the harmful UVB and UVA rays and we recommend an SPF of 30+ for best protection.
Finding the Right Skincare Treatment
At BodyLase®, our skincare experts are happy help you find the correct solutions for your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals to transform the health and appearance of your skin. Contact our Raleigh med spa at (919) 299-6627 or our Cary med spa at (919) 421-7323 to schedule a consultation and get started rejuvenating your skin.