NEW YEAR REFRESHED YOU_12-29-15Three steps you can take TODAY to look absolutely radiant in 2016

The ball dropped, the champagne flutes toasted, and the fireworks were set off. 2016 is officially here! And with the New Year, we’re here to help you feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and more beautiful than ever. So whatever resolutions you already have in store, go ahead and add another one to the list: “Bring back that youthful glow and look just as radiant as you feel!”

If you’re wondering how you might achieve that rather intimidating goal, here are three steps that make the seemingly impossible oh, so very possible.

  1. Micro-Needling

Are scars and sun damage plaguing your skin? Do those fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and mouth drive you crazy!? Not to worry; we have the solution to all of those concerns! Introducing: Micro-Needling. If you’ve had this treatment before, then you already know of it’s super powers. If you’re just now learning about it, then you’re in for a real treat!

Micro-Needling is an extremely safe and effective procedure that can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin. With a hand-held device that’s covered with itty bitty needles, this in-office procedure creates controlled injuries to the skin, which help promote cell turnover and stimulate collagen production. Your skin plumps and thickens, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines, scars, and pigmentation.

Virtually pain-free and with no recovery time needed, it’s a treatment that deserves all of it’s praise. While some patients see dramatic results after just one treatment, others opt for a series of treatments to tackle their more stubborn skin woes.

  1. Skin Care

Whether you’re a skin care goddess whose vanity is overflowing with creams or you’re a minimalist with only one moisturizer to your name, you need to start using these three essential antiaging products pronto! When used in combination, you can diminish those dreaded brown spots, large pores and textural issues and even better, help prevent any of those issues from returning in the future! We recommend taking before and after photos just as you would with any aesthetics treatment, so you can see just how much proper skin care really does make a difference!

  • Retinol

Retinol, a form of Vitamin A, is an antioxidant that is also extremely effective in “communicating” with your skin cells. While no skincare product can take care of every bit of damage on its own, Retinol is known as being one of the single-most effective products. Decreasing pore size, eliminating sun damage, and serving as an excellent remedy to acne and acne scars, it’s no surprise it gets so much attention in the world of skin care.

  • Vitamin C

Remember all of those summers you enjoyed a little too much time in the sun? Yeah, we feel your pain. And even if you don’t remember those summers, we bet your skin does! Fortunately, you can get rid of hyperpigmentation with consistent skin care…and never worry about it again with the help of a Vitamin C Serum. When applied in the morning before/with a good sunscreen, Vitamin C will fight free radicals, nourish your skin with antioxidants, and aid in preventing any future sun damage. Simply put, it’s an antiaging necessity!

  •  Sunscreen

This one should be a given. The risk of skin cancer and future sun damage can drastically be reduced with daily use of a high SPF sunscreen. That should be reason enough to use the stuff. But to add to that, sunscreen is also vital in preventing damage such as increased pigmentation and Melasma, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. And if you’re going to take the time to apply your sunscreen, we suggest investing in a high SPF, broad-spectrum sunscreen to make sure those harmful UV rays don’t stand a chance. Additionally, if you’re using retinols or other products with active ingredients in the evening, your skin will be sun-sensitive so high quality sunscreen is especially important!

  1. Dermal Filler

Funny how gravity (and time) wage war with our faces. As joined forces, they’re one of our skin’s worst enemies. Perhaps your cheeks have become hollow with age or those folds around your mouth have grown increasingly deep and noticeable. The great news is that dermal fillers can reverse much of that wear and tear. Adding instant volume, dermal filler is a fantastic way to turn back the clock and look just as young as you feel.

Consisting of Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, dermal fillers are considered to be a safe and instant fix that can last anywhere between six months to two years, depending on the type of dermal filler you choose. So whether age has taken a toll on your cheeks, tear troughs (under-eye area), lips, or temples, dermal filler injections can greatly assist in smoothing and filling out all of the above.


Interested in taking these steps for a more refreshed you this New Year? Call our office at 310.566.0858 (Santa Monica office) or 971.303.8060 (Portland office) and we’d be more than happy to help you start your new skin care journey!