You’ve heard of skin RE-juvenation, but what we should really be focusing on is PRE-juvenation. Just as it sounds, pre-juvenation is self-care that prolongs the vitality of the skin by maintaining its youthfulness. As we age, we stop producing collagen and our skin loses elasticity, but there are a variety of things we can do to trick our skin into believing it’s not actually aging. Skincare is essential for prolonging our youthful appearance. Imagen Body Sculpting carries a brand of pharmaceutical-grade products called iS Clinical, which are botanically derived to deliver the most powerful anti-aging results. While iS Clinical products are great to incorporate into your daily routine, Dr. Jennifer de Soto says Refissa (a Tretinoin Cream) is the one MUST HAVE product for pre-juvenation. Schedule a consultation today to get a free skincare assessment and take these great products home with you!
The icing on the skincare cake is SPF. The earlier you incorporate SPF into your skincare routine, the better, as it works as a protective shield against the main cause of wrinkles, discoloration and skin cancer…the sun. Imagen carries a reputable, mineral sunscreen called TIZO. This tinted, broad-spectrum sunscreen includes antioxidants C and E, and is free of chemical fillers, dyes, fragrances, oils and preservatives. In addition to it’s silky, cosmetic texture and matte finish, TIZO is also reef friendly!
Since we need to drink nearly a gallon of water per day for optimum health, it only makes sense that our body’s biggest organ would need a lot of water. Much like a grape will turn into a raisin when dried, the lines in our skin become more prominent when we are dehydrated. By drinking more water, you can slow signs of aging and improve your skin’s complexion.
The vitamins and minerals we need in our skincare are equally important to include in our diet. Foods rich in antioxidants like blueberries, strawberries and dark chocolate will help to reduce free radicals that cause wrinkles; healthy fats such as avocado, walnuts and salmon help to reduce inflammation, which causes redness and acne. Orange vegetables and dark greens are great sources of vitamin C and beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. For those who struggle with getting enough fruits and vegetables in their diet, consider incorporating daily supplements like Collagen. Imagen carries a potent, flavorless collagen supplement will help improve your skin’s youthful foundation.
There are a variety pre-juvenation treatments available at Imagen that, when paired with great skincare, deliver even more powerful results. These treatments are great for any age, but for those interested in preventative skincare, it’s important to incorporate these treatments before you start to see the signs of aging.
PRP with Micro-needling – Micro-needling causes micro-injury, so when Imagen physicians apply your body’s platelet-rich plasma to the face, it’s healing properties can penetrate deep into the skin for concentrated facial rejuvenation! In a recent interview, Kourtney Kardashian shared that PRP with micro-needling is one of her favorite self-care treatments.
Laser Genesis – Often called the Super Model Facial or Red Carpet Facial, our Laser Genesis Facial can be used to treat scars, fine lines and wrinkles while stimulating collagen production. Patients will notice a “glow” immediately after their first treatment, but with monthly treatments, will notice a dramatic improvement in their skin’s youthfulness. Ask us about our Laser Genesis Package which includes 6 treatments for the price of 5.