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Your Skin Restoration Plan
Written by Amanda Beisel   

Long live healthy skin

woman applying cream to creamSummer is a blissful and carefree season full of picnics and beach time. We spend more time outdoors in the summer than in any other season. This daily sun exposure combined with sweat, ocean salt, wind, and pollution inevitably leaves our skin with more damage than it had the previous year. This means that, year over year, damage builds up. While our largest organ is protecting us all summer long, we often forget to return the favour and give it the support it needs.

The extent of the damage depends on how well you protect your skin during the summer season and how effectively you take care of your skin post-summer. Incorporating a skin restoration plan can save your skin for the long term while reducing and, actually, preventing the visible signs of sun damage from appearing on your face and body.

Sun damage is more than skin deep. An unnerving fact is that UVA and UVB exposure not only depletes our collagen, but it actually alters the DNA of our skin cells. The breakdown results in uneven pigmentation, changes in skin texture, loss of elasticity and, increasingly more common, cancer.

The effects of UV exposure are cumulative, becoming increasingly visible as we age. The more exposure we have, the greater our risk becomes for developing skin cancer and prematurely aged skin. Starting your skin restoration program in the fall months is ideal. While a proactive approach is optimal, many of us are already showing the signs of sun damage we have incurred from past years of sun soaking. Your skin restoration plan should be customized to your particular needs and will work to reverse the visible signs while preventing new damage from forming.

Treatment Options for a Skin Restoration Plan:

BBL Photo-Facial

BBL Photo-Facials are highly effective at eliminating pigmentation and redness in the skin. The BBL Photo-Facial has been clinically proven, time and time again, to promote new collagen formation and to reverse the aging of skin cells. This treatment assists in correcting years of sun damage by using light-based energy.

BBL Skin Tyte

BBL Skin Tyte uses infrared heat to stimulate and contract your existing collagen fibers resulting in visibly firmer skin. This process initiates the body’s natural healing process and a new foundation of collagen is created, resulting in a firmer and more youthful skin. The full effect of skin firming can be seen over several subsequent months. This treatment is quick, tolerable and safe for all skin types.

BBL Photo-Firming Treatment

The BBL Photo-Firming Treatment is an advanced treatment that combines the BBL PhotoFacial and BBL Skin Tyte in one session for enhanced results. The BBL Photo-Firming Treatment is a unique and innovative technique that stimulates collagen, prevents thinning of the skin, strengthens elastin fibers, restores sun damaged skin, targets pigmentation, slows volume loss and causes skin cells to replicate unimpaired. The BBL Photo-Firming Treatment is the most advanced, non-invasive technique available to us today.

Natural Chemical Peel Series

Natural chemical peels are a dynamic and impressive method to rejuvenate the damaged top layers of skin. A customized peel will address such concerns as uneven pigmentation, irregular texture and fine lines while increasing the overall radiance and vibrancy of your skin. While the variety of peels to choose from can seem overwhelming, an experienced skin practitioner can assist you in customizing a plan that will target your specific needs. Natural chemical peels continue to evolve and are more diverse and effective than ever before.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a form of mechanical exfoliation that removes the superficial and damaged layers of skin revealing smoother, healthier and fresh new skin. Microdermabrasion can target concerns such as congestion and blocked pores, dullness, fine lines, rough texture and more. Microdermabrasion can be combined with a light natural chemical peel for enhanced results.

Medical Skin Needling

Medical skin needling is a safe and effective alternative to Fraxel Laser. This procedure uses a roller with microscopic needles between 1-2 mm. As the needles are gently rolled over the skin, tiny punctures are created within the epidermis and dermis that encourage the skin’s own natural healing response. This process stimulates new collagen formation, improves skin tone and texture and helps restore years of sun damage. Medical skin needling leads to more plump, resilient and healthier skin at the cellular level.

Daily Skin Restoration Program

The products you put on your skin everyday can make or break the progress of your skin restoration plan, not to mention the rate at which your skin ages and, inevitably, its appearance. There is no such thing as a magic serum, regardless of extravagant marketing campaigns. There are, however, results-driven and clinically proven ingredients available such as retinaldehyde, L-Ascorbic acid, copper peptides, growth factors, phloretin and more. Remember, formulation is key when it comes to the ability of such ingredients to be effective. When investing in products, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable skincare practitioner who can guide you to the most effective formulas, inform you on how they work and answer your questions thoroughly.

Maintaining and improving your skin’s health is one of the most beneficial investments you can make. People often believe that skincare is an indulgence and is based on vanity. However, I encourage my clients to view skin treatments and home care in the same way they would view dental care. It truly is a health necessity that requires professional guidance and analysis. The care and upkeep of our skin is an essential pillar of our overall health and longevity. Get started on your skin restoration plan now and reap the benefits of an improved condition and beautiful 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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