3 Treatments To Begin Your Cosmetic Journey
The world of cosmetic treatments can be overwhelming. Botox and Dysport, dermal fillers, chemical peels – the list goes on and on. With so many options available to you, it’s hard to know where to start or which treatment is right for your needs. It’s even more complicated when you consider that different areas of the face require different treatments in order to get the desired results. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tricks that can help guide you in your cosmetic journey.
Consultations Are Key!
When starting your cosmetic journey, it is important to schedule a consultation with a qualified dermatologist or licensed medical aesthetician. This consultation will help you decipher the best treatment for your specific needs and areas of concern. The best reason to pursue these treatments at a dermatology office is that your skincare professional has direct access to a qualified dermatology professional (Dermatologist, Dermatology Physician Assistant, or Licensed Medical Aesthetician) for any questions or concerns. Your skincare professional will be able to evaluate the various options available and provide professional guidance on which treatments are best suited for you. During this process, they can lay out a plan to help you on your hair, skin, and nail journey!
3 Entry Level Cosmetic Treatments
- For those just starting out in the world of cosmetic treatments, a standard facial or Hydrafacial is an excellent entry-level option. Facials and Hydrafacials are non-invasive procedures that help to cleanse and exfoliate the skin while also providing deep hydration. These treatments can be used on all skin types and provide a gentle introduction into the world of cosmetics without any downtime or risk of complications. Facials and Hydrafacials are great for reducing signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, discoloration, and more! Regular facials offer long-term benefits when it comes to maintaining healthy-looking skin.
- Chemical peels are an effective and safe way to improve the look of your skin. This type of cosmetic treatment is ideal for those looking to reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, discoloration, and more. Chemical peels work by exfoliating the top layer of skin in order to stimulate cell turnover and reveal a fresh new complexion. This minimally invasive procedure can be tailored to fit any individual’s needs and can provide long-term benefits with very little downtime or risk of complications. With so many different types available on the market today, chemical peels are a great option for anyone looking for a simple yet effective cosmetic solution!
- Botox is a popular and effective cosmetic treatment that can help address fine lines and wrinkles. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for creating facial expressions, thus helping to relax these muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Botox treatments are quick, easy, and nearly risk-free – making it an ideal entry-level option for those just starting out on their cosmetic journey. Plus, since Botox is not permanent, it’s a great way to try out this type of treatment without any long-term commitment or side effects.
BONUS – Skincare & Sunscreen
Skincare is an essential part of any cosmetic journey, as it helps to maximize the results of Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers. A good skincare routine can nourish the skin at a deeper level to improve complexion and texture while also reducing signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, discoloration, and more. This can be achieved by regularly cleansing the face with a gentle cleanser that is suitable for your skin type to remove dirt and impurities. Following this step with an antioxidant-rich serum or moisturizer can help to boost collagen production and hydrate the skin for a youthful appearance. Exfoliation is another important step in a skincare routine as it helps to gently slough away dead skin cells for a brighter complexion. Applying retinol or other topical treatments specifically designed for signs of aging can also help boost cosmetic treatment results even further.
Additionally, using sun protection is essential when it comes to achieving optimal Botox, Dysport, and dermal filler results. Sun exposure can cause premature aging due to its damaging UV rays which prevent Botox from working properly by breaking down the toxin too quickly. As such, sunscreen should be worn daily regardless of Botox treatments in order to maintain healthy skin and keep Botox results lasting longer. Furthermore, a diet rich in antioxidants is key when it comes to preserving Botox treatments in areas like the forehead where facial expressions are most noticeable. Foods such as berries, green vegetables, and nuts are especially beneficial when it comes to protecting Botox from breaking down prematurely due to muscle movements like smiling or frowning.
Again, consult your skincare professional!
Botox, Dysport, peels, and facials are powerful cosmetic treatments that can be tailored to your individual needs in order to provide long-term benefits with very little downtime or risk of complications. However, it’s important to consult with a skincare professional prior to beginning any cosmetic treatment in order to ensure the best possible results and treatment options for your skin.
About The Reviewer
Diana Reyes, a Physician Assistant at Sanova Dermatology – Pflugerville, practices medical dermatology and performs various skin procedures. Diana regularly pursues dermatology continuing medical education courses to provide the highest quality care for her patients. She performs comprehensive skin cancer screenings and treats a variety of skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, acne, and rashes. She also hopes to partner with her patients to find the right cosmetic treatments for their concerns.