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Transformational Skin Rejuvenation: Merging the Worlds of Holistic Skincare and Botox
Written by Amanda Beisel   

Combine immediate results with the long-term health of your skin.

woman's face eyes closed lying on rolled towelBotox has become big business. Millions of men and women are using Botox to obtain and maintain a youthful appearance. When performed by a well-trained doctor, Botox is very effective at targeting fine lines and wrinkles. Botox can be a great component of a skin rejuvenation program, but if you want long-term results, you must focus on the entire face and adopt a skin rejuvenation program that can provide positive, lasting change. A holistic skincare program does just that, by working at a deeper level to promote long-term results rather than a quick fix.

Holistic skincare looks at the face as a whole rather than its individual parts. It takes into consideration the skin tone, texture, firmness, elasticity, and overall vibrancy and health of the skin. It follows the philosophy of providing the skin with what it needs to function through topical nutrition antioxidants, amino acids, key cell nourishing ingredients and effective skincare treatments. By acting at a deeper level, it works to not only address the visible signs of aging, but to prevent new signs of aging from appearing. An effective holistic skincare plan is scientifically proven to create positive, profound change without sacrificing the skin. Adopting a holistic skincare program in conjunction with your Botox treatments will provide incredible, long-term results and healthy, vibrant, long-living skin.

Transform Your Skin with Medical Skin Needling

Medical skin needling is the ultimate skin rejuvenation treatment. Medical skin needling uses very fine, surgical steel needles to create micro-channels in the skin, releasing growth factors that promote natural, scarless healing and the deposition of normal, woven collagen rather than scar collagen. It improves skin texture, tone and firmness while slowing down the thinning of the skin. It is great for face, neck, chest and hands. This treatment is very similar to Fraxel, except there is no potential destruction of melanocytes, growth factors or abnormal collagen. Medical skin needling is the safe and effective alternative because it does not compromise the health of the skin.

Medical skin needling can be the perfect partner to Botox. While Botox is used to target specific lines and wrinkles, medical skin needling addresses the aging concerns of the entire face, improving overall skin texture, tone, firmness and boosting skin health. Performing medical skin needling post-Botox can extend the life of your Botox injections. The results are not seen overnight and can take three to twelve months for full effect. Medical skin needling is proven to effectively address the following skin concerns:

  • Wrinkles and thin skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Premature aging
  • Acne scars
  • Epidermal density and strength
  • UV damaged skin

The Evolution of the Peel: The Vitamin A Infusion Peel

Vitamin A is a powerhouse antioxidant and the results are amplified when used in conjunction with other essential antioxidants and amino acids. Vitamin A promotes collagen regeneration, remodels scar tissue, increases skin firmness and elasticity, improves the texture of photo-damaged skin, reduces fine wrinkles, and helps with hyperpigmentation. Lastly, it is one of the most important ingredients in the treatment of acne because it regulates sebaceous gland activity. Applying vitamin A topically in the evening provides a diverse list of benefits. The Vitamin A Infusion Peel is a unique and effective treatment that provides the skin with a high dose of concentrated vitamin A, pushing your skin into regeneration mode. The Vitamin A Infusion Peel is customized to your skin’s needs with the addition of potent antioxidants and amino acids that aid in repairing and remodeling your skin. Results are a healthier, more youthful complexion, with the following benefits:

  • Reduced fine lines
  • Improved skin tone and elasticity
  • Normalized oil production
  • Thickened dermis without trauma
  • Calmed acne and rosacea symptoms
  • Lifted hyperpigmentation

Topical Cell Nutrition: Hydrated and Nourished Skin is Healthy Skin

The skin is an amazing organ that can repair itself; however, its ability to recover slows down as we age. The skin undergoes oxidative stress on a daily basis as free radicals penetrate skin cells, breaking down collagen and impacting your DNA. The daily use of sun block, topical antioxidants, amino acids, and lipids is essential in supporting, protecting and hydrating the skin while reversing the effects of aging skin. One common skincare myth is that you should only use one skincare line and not mix and match. This is simply not true. Your skin is an organ and requires specific ingredients to function and promote skin regeneration and healing. The ingredients are the most important things, not the brand.

When the skin is depleted of hydration, it loses elasticity, plumpness, and luster and is more susceptible to lines and wrinkles. The most effective hydration method is what I call “the three layers of hydration system.” This system provides hydration to all levels of the skin, providing all the essential lipids, GAGs and nutrients the skin requires to be supple, soft and glowing.

Best of Both Worlds: Holistic Skincare and Botox

The ultimate goal in any skin rejuvenation program should be to obtain great, long-term results without sacrificing the health of your skin. Bringing together the world of aesthetic medicine and holistic skincare has huge potential to transform the skin on every level, bringing both immediate visible change and healthy long-lasting results. Healthy skin is long-living skin.

Amanda Beisel -

Amanda Beisel is the owner of the award-winning SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic in Yaletown. She is a registered acupuncturist specializing in Cosmetic acupuncture and medical skin needling. Amanda is also the founder of Skin Addix, a natural cosmeceutical line focused on skin restoration. To learn more about SKN Clinic and Skin Addix visit SKNClinic.ca and SkinAddix.com

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