Everyone always wants to know the secret to looking younger than their age. And to be honest, there isn’t a secret! We have several clinically-proven tools at our disposal for revealing younger-looking skin, and guess what they all have in common? Collagen production!
Collagen is the protein and major building block of your skin and body. It works synergistically with elastin to give skin a plump, bouncy feel. If you want to improve the look and feel of your complexion, you need to boost your skin’s collagen production. Here are the tools for amping up collagen, along with our expert advice for maximizing and maintaining your results.
1. Start using retinol-based products in your daily skincare routine.
Your first step is incorporating retinol or retinoids into your at-home skincare routine. Retinol is a milder form of retinoids, which were first introduced in the ’70s as an acne treatment under the brand name Retin A. Research soon revealed that Retin A was good at much more than just clearing up blemishes. By boosting cellular turnover, retinoids are able to stimulate new collagen and elastin growth and help strengthen skin, revealing a smoother, younger-looking complexion. We proudly offer a comprehensive selection of medical-grade retinol formulations including CALECIM®, Dermablend® Professional, Environ®, Faith Cosmetics, Intraceuticals, Jane Iredale THE SKINCARE MAKEUP®, Karin Herzog, Oxygenetix, Skinbetter Science®, SkinCeuticals® and SkinMedica®, and can help you choose the best products for your unique complexion needs during your personal consultation.
2. Professional skin rejuvenation treatments take collagen production to a whole new level!
Here at Semblance, we proudly provide a leading range of skin rejuvenation treatments to suit all types of skin, including Halo™ fractional laser skin renewal, Vivace™ Microneedle RF, BBL™ photofacial, chemical peels, non-surgical blepharoplasty with Plasma Pen, CoolPeel™ CO2 laser skin resurfacing, Dermasweep microdermabrasion and Skinwave skin resurfacing. Depending on your needs, we can help you choose the treatment that will deliver the complexion improvements you want. For example, Halo provides intense skin renewal and involves a few days of social downtime while your skin renews itself, whereas a BBL photofacial provides pigmentation corrections with minimal to no downtime. No matter which treatment you choose, they all stimulate new collagen production in varying intensities and work synergistically with your medical-grade skin care products to deliver noticeable improvements that last.
3. Your last — but probably most important — step is protecting your investment with a physical sunscreen of at least 30 SPF. We prefer a physical sunscreen (which contains zinc oxide and/or titanium oxide) over chemical formulas because physical sunscreens literally block UV rays from penetrating your skin. Our medical-grade SPFs are formulated with a bevy of other skin revitalizing ingredients, including antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid to bring out your most radiant complexion. We can help you choose the best sunscreen for your needs during your consultation!
To learn more about achieving your youngest-looking complexion yet, please call us at 518.599.0008 or fill out our consultation request form today! We can’t wait to get you glowing this summer!