Skin is your largest organ
Your skin is your bodies largest organ. From head to toe, your skin protects your body, and it, itself a living organ, sort of it’s own ecosystem of sorts. In fact, skin is being studied now as a biome, unique to each one of us, and host to trillions of microorganisms.
When we think about skin in this way, the need to care for it becomes clear. We need to maintain and take care of this complex ecosystem, just as we would any other part of our body.
Skin needs care – from sun protection to proper exfoliation using microdermabrasion or chemical peels. Perhaps thinking of your skin as your body’s largest organ – and an organism in it’s own right – will free you from some of the hang ups we see when people see taking care of their skin as “frivolous”. We always encourage our patients to step in to their own sovereignty, to claim their faces and bodies, and to use the tools we offer to empower themselves to let their inner radiance shine through.
Far from being frivolous, taking care of your skin is a part of your overall wellness. And just as you need to have a consistent exercise regimen, you also need a regular skin care routine – that includes home skin care product, in office treatments like peels and laser treatments, and a healthy diet the nourishes your skin. One treatment alone cannot correct all your skin concerns.
We recommend quarterly treatments – such as a chemical peel to exfoliate your skin, good at-home skin care that includes Retin-A and sunscreen used properly, and the collagen stimulation that you can get from regular Dysport®, filler, and/or PRP treatments with Dr. Janowski.
When the skin is left neglected, not only does your appearance suffer – but it can impact your overall health – from skin cancers to rough or uncomfortable skin.
Taking charge of your skin, and empowering yourself with the plethora of tools available to you, is just another way of living your best life.