When we look great and feel confident,  we are happier and more positive. As we age, it takes a little more effort than it once did. Our job at Sonata Aesthetics and Weight Loss is to help you bridge that gap to look and feel your best! You take great care of yourself; perhaps you come in and see Dr. Janowski for fillers and Dysport on schedule?  Maybe you have regular chemical peels with our Master Aesthetician Laurel? You make an investment in yourself knowing that the benefits of feeling confident will positively affect so many areas of your life; from relationships to career to your general mental health.

It’s time to protect your investment with great skin care products. The anti-aging skin care industry is big business! Billions of dollars are spent every year on advertising by skin care manufacturers trying to convince us that they have the magic formula to turn back the hands of time. Here’s a little secret they don’t want you to know: unless the ingredients are FDA  approved and dispensed by a physician; they cannot penetrate the dermis. What that means is that over-the-counter skin care products cannot change the underlying condition of your skin. They may add moisture and temporarily plump the skin, but can’t get to the root of the problem. Medical-grade skin care sold at Sonata is formulated to actually change your skin. Get a Regime…and stick with it. A good skin care regime has multiple steps that need to be followed in the morning and at night… Let us help you design a regime that fits your needs, time constraints and budget.  Some of us love the process of applying skin care and the more steps the better! To others, time is an issue and too many steps is daunting. We can’t wait to customize a plan that is right for YOU our beautiful Sonata patient!

A healthy skin care regime should cover these three important jobs:

Prevent,  Correct,  Protect 

Prevent

I was a teenager in the 1980s. I slathered baby oil on my whole body before I “layed out” to get a healthy glow.  I didn’t know the extent of the damage I was doing to my fair skin. We know better now!  90% of age-related skin concerns are the direct result of exposure to the sun and environmental pollutants. We can prevent further damage by incorporating Vitamin C into our regime. Vitamin C is nature’s watchdog against the harsh environment. It is a powerful anti-oxidant with the ability to fight off free radicals. It serves as a sturdy barrier between your skin and everything out there! Obagi C-RX or Skinceuticals C E Ferulic, C Phoretin and Resveratrol will get the job done! Ask a Sonata team member for an expert recommendation on which is right for your skin type and concerns.

Correct

Whether your concern is rosacea, acne, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, or creping…we have the product for you! Ask about a complementary Visia analysis. We love getting to the source of the problem and giving product recommendations that are right for YOU!

If Retin-A is not a part of your nighttime regime, you need to start it NOW. Vitamin A  (Retin-A) is the single most powerful tool we have in our battle against aging skin. Everyone over the age of 30 should be using it as part of their skin care regime. We carry several different strengths and would be happy to recommend the right one for you.

We often recommend the Obagi Nu-Derm system to our patients. It is a one-stop correcting machine designed to Prevent, Correct and Protect. If you are looking for an all-inclusive transformative regime; this is it. It is designed to take care of hyperpigmentation, texture and fine lines. If the Nu-Derm system doesn’t fit into your lifestyle, we can help you design a regime that is right for you. SkinMedica TNS Essentials Serum is a one-step system that corrects with the power of 93% human growth factors. If your concern is dry skin with decreased elasticity, Skinceuticals Tri-lipids 4-2-4 is a dream product. It is composed of cholesterol and fatty acids to heal the stratum corneum and keep the moisture deep in your skin. We would love to show you these, and so many other powerful corrective products.

Protect

We  are  talking  sunscreen  here…  Use  it  everyday.    No  excuses.    Especially  in   Colorado.    To  be  effective  and  truly  protect  your  skin  from  UV  A  (which  ages  our  skin)   and  UV  B  (which  burns)  it  must  have  zinc  and/or  titanium  oxide.    We  carry  many   different  formulations  at  the  Sonata  office.    We  love  the  tinted  sunscreens.    Try  out  our   testers  next  time  you  are  in.    You  will  be  surprised  by  the  difference.    They  are   lightweight  and  feel  luxurious!

Change  is  not  overnight!    If  you  decide  to  get  in  shape  and  start  going  to  the  gym…  you  may  see   small  differences  right  away,  but  the  long-­‐term  benefits  take  some  time. Your skin  is  no exception.    Great  results  may  be  a  few  months  away.    Don’t  give  up!    You  have  invested   precious  time  and  money  to  make  some  drastic  changes.    Your  skin  may  even  feel  like  its   getting  worse  before  it  gets  better.    You  may  feel  some  burning  and  see  some  flaking…  this  is   change!    Your  skin  is  getting  acclimated  to  the  new  routine.    It  is  repairing  itself,  producing   collagen  and  healing!

We  can’t  wait  to  help  design  your  customized  skin  care  regime.    Come  see  us  at  Sonata   Aesthetics  and  Weight  Loss  to  get  started  with  your  plan!

*Results may vary from patient to patient

By / August 18, 2016 / Skin Care Tips