At Rejuvenate!, our center for facial rejuvenation and skin care in Denver, I often see patients who have been trying for years to improve the condition of their skin without the help of a qualified, experienced medical professional. Even with their best efforts, they still aren’t seeing results, and here are some of the reasons why:
- They are using the wrong products. This is an all-too-common problem. Patients may think of their skin as dry, oily, or sensitive when, in fact, the opposite is true. For example, many of my patients who had oily skin as teenagers are still using products that dry their skin. They still consider their skin to be “oily” when it no longer is. A qualified, experienced medical professional can evaluate their skin and recommend an appropriate treatment.
- They do not take advantage of the various cosmetic procedures available at medical spas such as Rejuvenate! and other facial rejuvenation centers. Skin care products are important for healthy skin, but they do not produce the dramatic results that can be achieved by cosmetic procedures. Laser skin resurfacing, injectable products, and facial treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and IPL create long-lasting changes in the skin. These procedures can smooth away fine lines, reduce uneven pigmentation, and restore the skin”s youthful qualities.
Ineffective skin care products. Unlike over-the-counter beauty creams, which work only superficially, medical-grade skin care products affect the deeper layers of the skin for more substantial improvements. These products can help promote cellular turnover, increase collagen production, and create healthier, more beautiful skin.
It is important to have your skin evaluated and treated at a reputable medical skin care facility with on-site physician medical directors. It is also important to have your skin reevaluated seasonally, as the treatments and products you need in the summer months are not necessarily the same in winter months.