Our team is accustomed to meeting with hundreds of people each month. In the many years we have been serving clients in the Layton and Draper areas, we have heard many, many questions. As innovative new technologies have emerged to address the signs of aging without surgery, one of the questions that comes up frequently is “why do I need so many treatment sessions?” Knowing that this is a concern for people who come into our offices, we imagine that, with this in mind, there may be countless others who avoid scheduling a consultation with a beauty authority to discuss how they can best maintain their skin. Here, we discuss why “one-and-done” is not the approach we want to take when it comes to beauty.
Looking at the common mindset that our aging skin can be managed with a single beauty procedure in comparison to other habits, we can see where we are missing the mark. We recognize the value of brushing our teeth every day and seeing the dentist twice a year for professional cleanings. Doing this can prevent painful cavities. We realize that, even if we were to get liposuction to remove stubborn fat, we must still eat well and exercise to maintain a healthy weight. The skin is the foundation of facial beauty. To maintain our desired appearance, we must explore what the skin needs, not just today, but months and years from now.
We Know What the Skin Needs
You probably did not think much about your skin as a child, or even as a teen. Except for the occasional breakout, most people have no major struggles with the appearance of the facial skin growing up. It isn’t until about age 40 when we start to feel concerns about lines and creases where there used to be none. This is because, around at 30, the fibroblasts that produce collagen and elastin go to sleep. The lack of new skin proteins means that the body uses what is already there and, over time, the supply no longer meets the demand.
To meet the skin’s demand for new collagen and elastin, we perform treatments that wake up snoozing fibroblast cells. Treatment may consist of laser technology, chemical peels, radiofrequency treatments, or other modalities. The type of treatment is not the “magic,” it is the frequency and consistency of treatment that matter most.
Find out what your skin needs today and how we can help you support firm, youthful-looking skin as you age. Call today to schedule a visit to our Draper or Layton office.