It’s not too late to get your holiday skin glow on. If you find yourself scrolling through Instagram looking at pictures of women with flawless skin, wondering if that is even a possibility for you; perfectly hydrated, poreless, and not a wrinkle in sight. The answer is yes, it is attainable, but the truth is that it comes with effort and expense.
The essential elements to success in any venture are critical analysis, identification of issues, and planning. Knowing which issues are contributing to the lackluster appearance of your skin is necessary to approach your treatment plan in a methodical, stepwise approach. Which of these factors are an issue for you:
- Pore size
- Volume Loss
Once you have identified which of these issues are contributing to your overall dissatisfaction, then you can set forth on creating a plan to meet your immediate, intermediate, and long term goals.
Some of the tools and procedures which are available to you to improve and enhance the appearance of your skin are:
- Dermaplaning (removing the fine hairs)
- Microneedling infusion (Aquagold glass skin)
- Deep Microneedling
- PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
- Sun Protection
- Red Light Alcohol & Sugar avoidance
- Neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport)
- Stress management
- Fillers (Restylane)
- Biostimulators (Sculptra)
- Quality Topical Skin Care
You and your practitioner can develop a treatment protocol for you to meet your needs and stay within your budget.
Even if your schedule and finances don’t permit some of the interventions in your long term plan now, you can begin today on those which are free but require commitment, create a schedule, form your plan and stick to it. Exercise every day, meditate and pray, eat well, exfoliate, hydrate, avoid sugar and sun; all these small incremental positive choices add up cumulatively to noticeable enhancements to looking your most vibrant. If you fall short one day and overindulge, don’t be hard on yourself, let it go, you probably enjoyed the moment with those you love which is more important.
Lastly, just a note about social media posts. What you see is not always an accurate depiction of what one’s appearance or life truly looks like. Many of the “influencers” treat their IG feed like a full-time job. They have teams of people that tend to them in every aspect from styling their clothing (which is often borrowed for the photoshoot), professional hair, makeup, special lighting and professional photographers, curated backdrops, and then even after all that, they will have their photos edited, filtered, and enhanced. Focus on yourself, your goals, and your own happiness. Take the time to outline your issues and address them in a stepwise approach; this will allow you to work toward your goals without them feeling unattainable & overwhelming. If you have any questions about what cosmetic intervention is right for you, feel free to DM me questions to @J_Derme and my team and I will assist you.
Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
Cheers to the most radiant version of you.
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Author Bio: Heidi Lindner has been an aesthetics expert for over 17 years specializing in all aspects of non-surgical aesthetics and plastic surgery. She is sought out for her techniques that focus on a natural-looking approach to facial balancing, restoration, and beauty optimization. Follow her on Instagram @j_derme