New year, new skin. The dead of winter and the affront of a polar vortex signals that it’s time to do something nice for your skin. Everyone needs a little pick me up to feel good and look a bit better. With several more months of cold, snow, and ice facing many of us, the idea of a quick fix rejuvenation plan is a welcome relief.
Give Yourself a Home Peel
ZO® Medical Invisipeel™ is an at-home peel formulated for both facial and non-facial skin such as hands, arms, and legs and addresses skin concerns from acne and sun damage to flaky skin and rough texture, even keratosis pilaris (those little bumps that show up on the backs of arms and legs that are actually plugged follicles).
According to Beverly Hills Dermatologists Monika Kiripolsky, “Invisipeel targets and accelerates repair of the skin with a specialized enzyme blend of papain and bromelain, as well as glycolic acid. Diglycerin is added to restore moisture levels so it is suitable for a wide range of skin types, and is safe to use at home with no visible peeling.”
This peel is really great to use anytime of year, thanks to its special enzymatic technology, which exfoliates the skin without creating flakes. Application is a breeze: just apply after cleansing and leave Invisapeel™ on for one to three hours. Remove and apply your regular skincare regimen. The process is gentle enough that Invisipeel™ can be used two to three times a week.
Pellevé Wrinkle Reduction is a non-invasive treatment that effectively tightens skin and smooths fine lines through advanced radiofrequency technology— without the discomfort and swelling seen from other skin tightening treatments. Pellevé delivers heat into the deep layers of skin, stimulating new collagen growth, which results in tightened skin, and less wrinkles.
According to Dr. Amy Taub, a dermatologist in Lincolnshire, IL, “Pellevé gives my patients tighter and smoother skin. I also use it as a complementary treatment to other cosmetic procedures to improve skin tone. Anyone with mild to moderate sagging, wrinkles, or drooping brows or eyelids makes an ideal candidate for Pellevé, which is almost everyone between the ages of 35 to 65.” Three Pellevé treatments spaced one month apart is what Dr. Taub recommends for the best results.
Pelleve is a great alternative for people who don’t want to have surgery, or aren’t yet a candidate. Treatments take 30 to 60 minutes, and there is no downtime. Most people say it feels like a warm massage. It’s a perfect lunchtime refresher, as you can wear makeup right away and get back to your normal routine.
Go For a BOTOX Brow Lift
Droopy and furrowed brows make you look sad, tired, and older. A chemical brow lift using BOTOX®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® can help you restore a brighter, open-eyed look to your eyes and a higher brow position without surgery. The treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes and can last for three to four months in most cases, or slightly longer.
This past September, BOTOX® was the first neurotoxin approved by the FDA to treat crow’s feet, confirming the fact that muscle relaxers do a lot more than treat wrinkles these days. They can be used to raise your eyebrows and create a shape that mimics a brow lift without surgery.
“To affect a toxin brow lift, we target the muscles that pull down the brow and inject them with the appropriate amount of toxin. The brow gains a lift and the eyes look more open giving you a refreshed, less tired appearance. You can see results within 2 – 7 days after your treatment,” says New York Plastic Surgeon Bryan G. Forley.
Smooth as a SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion™
SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion™ from Envy Medical is a non-invasive wet exfoliation system that offers customizable benefits. It gently exfoliates without irritation, inflammation, or downtime, and infuses treatment serums deep into the skin to deliver nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, and other therapeutic ingredients.
The treatment takes only 30 minutes and starts with wet exfoliation to whisk away dead skin cells. At the same time, one of four different serums will be infused into your skin for specialized results. Serum choices include Skin Hydrating Solution with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C Skin Hydrating Solution with Antioxidants, Skin Clarifying Solution with Salicylic Acid, and Lumixyl Pro-Infusion, a skin-brightening product. Unlike lotions or creams, these serums don’t merely sit on top of the skin, but penetrate deeply to show visible improvement to the skin.
A SilkPeel treatment is relaxing and soothing and will leave skin smooth, hydrated, brighter, and radiant. In addition to the face and neck, it works fabulously on feet, hands, décolleté, arms, and even the back. With one treatment, you will notice better, brighter skin in about 30 minutes.
Reverse the Brown
Sublative or eMatrix from Syneron is not a laser, though the mistake is easy to make. This aesthetic device uses the power of fractionated bi-polar radiofrequency to deeply penetrate the skin and stimulate collagen production beneath the surface while keeping the outer layer of skin intact. Sublative effectively targets common skin issues, such as pigmentation, loss of radiance, tone, and texture, without the pain, downtime and side effects of many other treatments. It is incredibly versatile and safe for virtually all skin tones, and also helps smooth out acne scars.
Sublative uses proprietary elos technology, a mechanism for delivering radiofrequency energy to the skin in a fractional manner. That means it penetrates the skin in a grid pattern, heating some portions and leaving others untouched. It completely bypasses the outer layer of skin so no redness or irritation happens. The skin’s natural healing response is what improves facial appearance. As the skin heals collagen and elastin are strengthened and brown and red spots are minimized.
Elure Advanced Brightening Lotion is a rebalancing skin lotion that contains Melanozyme™, a naturally occurring enzyme. The lotion is a key element of the elure system, which gently diminishes the appearance of stubborn discoloration while correcting uneven skin tone to reveal a brighter, more glowing complexion.
Elure targets hyperpigmentation, melasma, and brown spots with a non-hydroquinone formulation. For decades, hydroquinone has been the ingredient of choice to treat discoloration, but it can cause irritation, sensitivity, and redness. Elure is a gentle non-irritating alternative. It’s active ingredient, Melanozyme™ is derived from a tree fungus and breaks up existing melanin to reduce discoloration. Other brightening treatments work to prevent future spots and do not target existing melanin as elure does. Initial results with elure can be seen in four weeks, with optimal results appearing in eight to 12 weeks. Use once or twice daily for best results.