By Lisa Gorman
Sometimes it can seem like the work that we do here at Azul Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa is magic. From vanishing wrinkles to
disappearing jowls, age spots and crêpe-y necks, our aesthetic treatments and surgical procedures, while the results might seem magical, are because of Dr. Flaharty’s meticulous eye, extensive experience and his commitment to ensuring that the Azul team are always ahead of the curve.
Speaking of the Azul team, when you visit us, have you ever wondered what kind of secrets we use to keep our own complexions clear and youthful? Well, the truth is that the secrets we use are the same as the same ones we recommend to all of our patients. That being said, we do have a few “tricks of the trade” that we might be willing to share…
Maybe this doesn’t seem like such a secret, especially when you live in Florida. One of our best skincare “tricks” is prevention. The sun can wreak havoc on your skin, with sun damage causing redness and wrinkles. Since we can’t avoid the sun — and really, why would we want to — the best thing to do is to wear an excellent quality sunscreen to protect your skin. Our suggestion is to try the Ultra Natural Sunscreen made by Trilogy Laboratories that we offer here at Azul Beauty. It’s all-natural and includes a variety of ingredients that will moisturize your skin while protecting you from the sun’s damaging rays.
- Monthly Maintenance
Like anything, our skincare treatments don’t last forever. Even though your skin may still look great a month after a dermaplaning or microdermabrasion procedure, the reality is that dead skin, blocked pores and other imperfections start to build up. The best way to handle this is by booking monthly treatments, refreshing your skin, and keeping your youthful complexion at its best.
- Use the Best Products
The statement “You get what you pay for” is especially true when it comes to skincare products. From makeup to moisturizers, not all products are created equal. People with sensitive skin need to be even more careful, because some skincare products might actually cause harm by greatly irritating the skin. We go to great lengths to offer only the absolute best and safest products to our patients, so everything we offer is specially developed and manufactured by Trilogy Laboratories. Led by Dr. Kristen Flaharty, Dr. Patrick Flaharty’s wife, the products developed at Trilogy Laboratories are cutting-edge and fully endorsed by both Dr. Flahartys! Next time you’re in the medical spa, take a look around and feel free to ask any questions you have about these top-of-the-line products.
- Basic Healthy Living
You’d be surprised by how many people think that proper skincare only has to do with the external, not the internal. Some of the best things you can do to take care of your skin are to eat right, stay hydrated and keep in excellent physical shape. Drinking plenty of water will help keep your skin hydrated, preventing dryness and flaking. Avoiding fast foods and eating healthy can provide antioxidants that will keep your skin looking youthful. And, of course, staying in shape contributes to your general overall health, reducing stress that can cause outbreaks of acne or eczema, and helping increase the blood flow to your skin to clear away free radicals from the working cells.
- A Specialized Treatment
Everyone, and everyone’s skin, is different. That’s why the best skincare treatment is based on your specific needs and desires. When you come to us for a free consultation, we can talk about all of the different procedures we offer, from cosmetic surgery to our medical spa treatments, and we’ll come up with a personalized plan just for you.
- A Daily Routine
We’d bet that one of the first things you do in the morning is head into the bathroom and look in the mirror. We would also bet that it’s one of the last things you do at night. The importance of following a daily skincare routine cannot be overstated. By moisturizing first thing in the morning, to making sure that you properly remove your makeup at night, your routine is your first defence against dry or damaged skin. By taking care of your skin, you can be sure to get the maximum result from any treatment that you receive here at Azul Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa.
The big secret about skincare is that there’s no secret! There are just smart, proactive steps that you can take to have the clearest, healthiest skin possible. If you’d like to hear more about our skincare treatments or other procedures, please visit our website at www.azulbeauty.com or give us a call at (239) 415-7576. We promise, when it comes to your beauty, there will be no secrets between us!