Why Proper Skincare Before and After Facial Rejuvenating Procedures Is So Important

How to Prepare Your Skin for Laser Resurfacing Procedures and Microneedling, and How to Get Your Best Results

There aren’t too many great things about the winter months when it comes to your skin, except for the fact that it is the perfect time to undergo a rejuvenating skincare procedure such as microneedling, chemical peels, or even laser resurfacing to tackle those pesky skin concerns like sun spots, skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, pigment issues and acne scarring.  Dermatologists and Plastics Surgeons agree that taking advantage of the winter months, when the skin is less exposed to the sun, is the ideal time to consider a facial rejuvenating procedure.


How to Prepare for Your Next Facial Rejuvenation Procedure

It wouldn’t be unreasonable for one to think that after you schedule your procedure you are good to go until the day of your appointment, but there is so much more you can do to ensure that you get the best results and the most bang for your buck!

Just like preparing for a big exam or for an athletic event, it’s all about the preparation. Well, the same applies to rejuvenating procedures.  There are several steps you can take leading up to the procedure that will help set you up for success, improve your overall experience, and speed up the recovery time to get you back to your normal routine so you can show off your new, beautiful skin!

So let’s first pause to dive into the science and why you should be thinking about your skincare routine BEFORE your appointment…Due to the natural aging process and effects of sun damage, we accumulate old collagen and elastin deep within the skin which slows the natural regeneration of both of these important components of your skin, which is what causes the fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, poor texture, and laxity, etc.

Think of collagen as the strength, and elastin as the bounce back. So before a procedure, it can be really helpful to clear out the old so that you can make room for the new! Just like Marie Kondo teaches, you have to clear out the clutter!


How to Get the Best Results from Your Facial Rejuvenation Procedure

Now that you have taken care of the pre-game, it’s time to think about how to care for your skin post-procedure. This critical step will help to calm and soothe your skin, help to minimize the appearance of redness, and assist in the important healing process so you can optimize the outcome and get the results you were seeking. And guess what, Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Gel is your go-to product.

What is so unique about this product is that it was specifically formulated as a lightweight, soothing gel serum, that is enriched with moisturizing hyaluronic acid plus a blend of botanical extracts to calm and purify the skin.  Phyto Corrective Gel can be directly applied to compromised skin with no stinging or irritation, now that is a game-changer!  You can continue with your twice-a-day application immediately after the procedure and the best part is the reduced downtime after your skincare treatment.  {Psst..if you spend your winter months on the Colorado slopes skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing – Phyto Corrective Gel will be your new winter time bestie!}

Now you are past the hard part, and you are seeing the glowing, radiant skin that you have envisioned. But the sun has not gone away, and you are certainly not getting any younger, so how do you maintain the results that you worked so hard for?  Well, we have you covered, meet Skinceuticals H.A. Intensifier.

Once your skin has healed it is time to transition and keep the recycling of the old and the regeneration of the new collagen and elastin. H.A. Intensifier does just that, along with a few other bells and whistles like plumping the skin and improving the appearance of thinning skin and fine lines and wrinkles. H.A. Intensifier is a multi-functional serum proven to amplify the skin’s hyaluronic acid levels to help restore the skin and maintain your post-procedure glow!


Don’t Forget This Step if You Want to Keep Your Glowing Skin!

Now for the final step, which may be the most important step, and that is sunscreen, and boy do we have one that will knock your socks off!

We are constantly hearing how this is the perfect multi-tasking sunscreen that you will WANT to wear. The Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, is an ultra-sheer, tinted mineral fluid, sunscreen that gives you important UVA/UVB protection PLUS artemia salina extract to boost the skin’s natural defense against UV- and heat-induced free radical damage (what the heck? Basically bad guy molecules that can do damage to your skin!)  Oh, and this non-comedogenic (hooray, for no breakouts!) formula spreads evenly and provides discreet complexion coverage while enhancing skin radiance.  It is a win-win for everyone!!


So before you consider your next rejuvenating procedure, PLEASE do not forget the importance of prepping your skin before, and during recovery