In the age of smartphones, it’s almost impossible to avoid seeing photos of yourself on a daily basis. You may like what you see, but wish the lighting were better, or you’d put on a bit more makeup. Since you can’t carry around a lighting kit or makeup case to whip out every time someone raises a camera, here are a few more practical steps you can take to make sure you’re ready for your close-up.
As your skin ages, the epidermal layer becomes thinner which leads to sagging, wrinkles and other inevitable effects of time and gravity. It may be less resilient, with minor blemishes taking longer to heal. UV rays from the sun and/or tanning beds can accelerate this aging process, making you look older or more tired than you feel. There are thousands of products that claim to reduce or even reverse signs of aging, but no over-the-counter product can match the quality (and longevity) of medical-grade skincare like the treatments and services Azul offers! Quite simply put, the concentrations of active ingredients in over the counter products just don’t cut it.
Here are a couple solutions that Azul offers:
A chemical peel is an acidic solution applied to the skin to help replace old skin with the new with a process of “peeling” or shedding off the old skin. The refreshed new growth of skin is smoother and less wrinkled, giving you noticeable results with or without makeup. The depth and longevity of the result depends on the strength of the peel you and your skin care provider choose. Azul’s Medical Peel Program offers three options for maintaining glowing, youthful skin:
- A Vitalize Peel is a light peel followed by retinoic acid to boost your skin’s radiance and resilience.
- A Jessner Peel is a moderate treatment to improve the overall tone and texture of your skin, and is best for treating acne and other skin blemishes.
- A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is the strongest treatment option, used to reduce discoloration and fine lines.
You won’t see results right away; your skin typically begins to peel or shed three days after your treatment, and the improvement in skin texture is visible after about one week. You can choose to have a peel as a one-time procedure, or book regular monthly treatments for optimal results.
Azul has a fourth medical grade peel in research and development now with Trilogy Laboratories which will provide the ultimate treatment for exfoliating treatment, combining a multi-acid peeling solution with multiple benefits. What’s more is that an at home peel kit will also be available to help extend the results of the peel!
Our HydraFacial MD treatment nourishes your skin by combining hydration with exfoliation and extraction to leave your face feeling refreshed without redness. Ideal for all skin types, the HydraFacial MD can quickly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restore your radiant look. Healthy, refreshed skin depends on hydration. With so many options available through Azul, there’s no reason you should ever need to fear the camera again. Contact us today to book your free consultation with Dr. Flaharty, one of the country’s most respected facial aesthetic specialists. He’ll help you determine which procedure(s) are the best fit with your desires and skin type, and get ready to smile!