The Top Ways
to Get Perfect Skin
From NewBeauty Magazine
Microneedling With PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
The idea of having a bunch of tiny needles rolled across your face may sound scary, but microneedling has become one of the best-kept secrets in the beauty industry. “It’s safe, improves skin texture and tone and is usually less expensive than lasers with lower risks and quicker recovery,” says Chicago plastic surgeon Irvin Wiesman, MD. Not only is microneedling an anti-aging go-to treatment because it stimulates collagen, but it can also be combined with other treatments like PRP for even better results. Dover, OH, facial plastic surgeon David Hartman, MD, says that when PRP, a procedure which uses your own blood’s growth factors to stimulate new cell and collagen growth, is done in conjunction with microneedling, the combination of the two procedures can provide optimal results for smooth, tight, glowing skin. And, it makes a world of difference for those who suffer from acne scars. “The PRP can be applied topically after microneedling and can also be injected into pitted scars to build collagen,” adds Beverly Hills, CA, facial plastic surgeon Davis Nguyen, MD.
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Neuromodulators like Botox Cosmetic and Xeomin
Wrinkles can age your appearance and make your skin look dull and weathered. But one of the easiest, and quickest, ways to get rid of them is with injections of neuromodulators. Pensacola, FL, plastic surgeon Jocelyn E. Leveque, MD, says that Botox Cosmetic is a great treatment for both wrinkle reduction and prevention. “Botox is a purified protein that is injected into facial muscles, causing relaxation of the muscle and therefore relaxes the pull on the skin, which relaxes the wrinkle. By keeping up with this procedure, wrinkles will continue to improve and will never worsen and new wrinkles will not form because the muscles are constantly relaxed.”
Pensacola, FL, plastic surgeon Peter Butler, MD, is a big proponent on fractional lasers for skin that’s practically spotless. “When used on a low setting, they help to tighten pores, diminish age spots and make skin brighter and clearer,” he says. “Patients also notice a reduction in breakouts in the weeks that follow. There might be a little peeling or flaking the next day, but that’s about it.”
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Clear + Brilliant laser treatments
Treating your skin to a procedure like Clear + Brilliant a few times a year can really help to reset it. “In addition to the daily use of topical antioxidants and sunscreen, Clear + Brilliant laser treatments enhance neocollagenesis to minimize fine lines, improve minor skin imperfections and scars and tighten pores,” says Washington, D.C. dermatologist Tina Alster, MD.
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If you’ve heard it once, then you’ve heard it a thousand times: The sun is your skin’s worst offender. Besides leaving skin dry and spotted and increasing your risk for skin cancers, as well as advancing the signs of aging, going a day without sun protection is like walking into oncoming traffic-the risk that something bad can happen is just too high. Clinton, MI, dermatologist Dr. Tiffany Cukrowski, MD, says that sun protection is the foundation in keeping skin evenly toned and glowing.
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There’s no second-guessing the role that proper hydration plays when it comes to your skin. Hydration, both internally and externally, are important, and without it, skin lacks plumpness and dewiness-plus, lines, wrinkles and other imperfections become amplified. Princeton, NJ, plastic surgeon Adam Hamawy, MD, says that it doesn’t make sense to be apply moisturizer over the skin if your body itself is not hydrated. “That’s why you need to drink plenty of water, too.”
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