Patients visiting the medspa at the Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor often request these three popular treatments: Botox, fillers, and BBL (Broad Band Light). These procedures are popular because they are effective at reducing the signs of aging and helping return the skin’s youthful appearance. But patients often overlook how they treat their skin in between appointments. Using quality, medical-grade skincare products to compliment your medspa procedure can help to maximize your results, increase the time between treatments, and even help prevent additional signs of aging from forming.
Botox is undeniably the most popular medspa treatment in the world. In 2020, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that there were 4.4 million Botox treatments! Our patients at the Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor love Botox because it’s non-invasive, fast-acting, and most of all, effective. It reduces wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead and around the eyes.
To get the most out of your Botox treatment, we recommend pairing SkinMedica’s TNS® Advanced+ Serum. It’s the only growth factor product proven to address sagging skin. You’ll begin to see results after just 2 weeks of regular use. The innovative formula smooths visible coarse wrinkles and fine lines. Use it twice a day after cleansing and toning to protect your skin and repair damage to your skin.
As we age, our skin loses volume and elasticity making our skin appear saggy. Plus, fat pads that were once evenly distributed around our face shift downward. Mother Nature is at work as the years tick by. But dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can help to restore volume to the cheeks, jawline, and around the mouth.
Did you know that your body begins to lose collagen in your 30s? Pairing SkinMedica’s HA⁵® Rejuvenating Hydrator with your dermal filler treatment can help to stimulate the production of collagen. Additionally, hyaluronic acid – the key ingredient in HA⁵ – increases the moisture in your skin to keep it hydrated and therefore reducing fine lines and wrinkles. While you may already use a moisturizer, it’s important to include a hydrator like HA⁵ in your skincare routine, too. A moisturizer prevents skin dryness while a hydrator supports the skin’s natural ability to produce hyaluronic acid. Dry skin is a skin type, while dehydration is a skin condition. Use HA⁵ Rejuvenating Hydrator before your daily moisturizer. And don’t forget to add your SPF at the end, too!
BBL (Broad Band Light)
Along with fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, many people seek treatment for skin discoloration. Discoloration can happen for a variety of reasons including aging, sun damage, acne scars, and genetics. BBL uses high-intensity pulses of light energy to close and remove visible vessels and repair damaged cells in your skin without harming its surface. BBL treatments also stimulate the production of new cells and collagen. Many people seek out BBL to minimize redness due to rosacea; fade brown spots, age spots, freckles, or melasma; and improve skin texture due to scarring or acne.
BBL is perhaps one of the most important treatments to pair a medical skincare product with. SkinMedica’s Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum helps continue the work of BBL to reduce the appearance of stubborn hyperpigmentation across diverse skin tones and types. To integrate Lytera 2.0 into your daily skincare routine, simply apply one pump twice daily after cleansing and toning the skin. After you’ve applied Lytera 2.0 you can apply your moisturizer and sunscreen, but be sure to wait 3-5 minutes before applying your SPF.
We can help you develop a full skincare regimen!
While implementing a full skincare regimen can seem intimidating, it’s the first and most important step in protecting your skin. Our highly qualified and experienced team of aestheticians can help you select the proper medical-grade skin care products including cleansers, toners, serums, hydrators, and SPFs. Call our office at 734.712.2323 to request an appointment or ask any questions.