We all love the wrinkle relaxing benefits of our regular BOTOX injections. Wrinkles fade away and we appear relaxed and more youthful. But there are other issues that can age our appearance prematurely such as hyperpigmentation & brown spots, large pores, and uneven texture. If you’re investing in BOTOX to maintain a more youthful appearance, then your home skincare routine should also be including these key anti-aging products as well. Here’s your go-to list:
1. The #1 product to have in your daily routine is a quality sunscreen with 30SPF or higher. Sun damage contributes to 80% of our extrinsic aging-those pesky brown spots, rough texture and non-expression wrinkles. Using quality sun protection will help prevent further damage from occurring. We love Elta MD UV Elements, which has hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin but still has a matte finish with a universal tint.
2. Tretinoin. Our skin has its own process of shedding dead skin cells that slows down significantly as we age. Tretinoin accelerates that cellular turnover process again to reveal more youthful skin and allow other skincare products to work better. Prescription tretinoin (Retin-A) is much more effective than over the counter retinols, allowing for quicker results and working synergistically with other products so you get the most from your other products.
3. Skin brightening products with prescription 4% Hydroquinone like Obagi Medical’s Clear and Blender. These products work to fade away hyperpigmentation & brown spots. These products are also found in the Obagi Nu-Derm Transformation skincare kits which contain a full four-month regimen of products expertly formulated to resurface and brighten skin unlike any other products on the market. If radiant, clear skin is your main goal, then this is definitely the best addition to your home routine.
4. Growth Factor Serums. You can think of growth factors as collagen rebuilders. Our body’s own collagen & elastin degrade over time and production slows significantly. Daily use of skincare products containing growth factors helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture. The most effective products contain human-derived growth factors that our body can most readily utilize. SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex will help to stimulate collagen production again. This amazing powerhouse product also contains antioxidants that accelerate this process as well as protect the skin.
These products also complement many other anti-aging treatments such as microneedling, chemical peels, laser resurfacing and even facelifts. They not only improve the appearance of the skin, but also the function which optimizes treatment outcomes.
Give us a call today to schedule your complimentary skin care consultation where we can assess your skin and offer customized recommendations specifically just for you to help keep your skin looking it’s best.