Radiance Medical Aesthetics And Wellness Spa: Maintaining skin health through the pandemic and beyond03/13/2021 01:31PM ● By Emma Eldridge
We’ve blown out the candles on the one-year anniversary of the shutdown caused by the global pandemic, and a lot of people are feeling hemmed in, dull, and ready for a fresh start.
In a time where we can’t get away from the mirrors at home or we see ourselves on video meetings, it’s all too easy to notice the toll that the stress of the shutdown has taken on us. How we feel on the inside is displayed on the outside. A dull mind shows up in dull skin.
It is human nature to pick ourselves apart rather than boosting ourselves up. Dr. Parker and her team encourage you to show some self-love and remember that we don’t have to bemoan where we are in order to want to improve. As they say, self-care is not selfish, and investing in your physical appearance can reap benefits in a sense of mental wellbeing.
Skin as An Ecosystem
Think of your skin as an ecosystem. An ecosystem needs a variety of different elements working together in order to thrive. If an ecosystem lacks one of its essential elements, it will struggle. This concept is the same for our skin.
Our skin ecosystem is the first line of defense protecting our bodies, and it puts up with a lot. The sun’s rays, pollution, lifestyle choices, and aging—to name a few—are some of the offenders that cause damage. Time and exposure to sun and pollution results in skin taking on a dull appearance and developing wrinkles and loss of collagen. Slowing down the breakdown and degradation of collagen is essential for our skin to maintain its youthful appearance.
In order to combat these effects, medical-grade skincare is important. The purity and high quality of skincare that is based in medical science is a critical tool in the fight against dull, flawed skin. But it is not the only tool we have at our disposal. Skincare products are but a small slice of the whole pie and are not designed or intended to accomplish everything.
Combination therapy, or the use of multiple modalities of skin care treatments, is the best way to maintain overall healthy skin. At Radiance, we recommend HALO and BBL treatments along with your other skincare maintenance.
What is HALO? It is a type of laser therapy that creates collagen and elastin in the skin, resulting in continuous improvement over time. It is effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and pore size, diminishing sun damage and discoloration, and increasing skin reflectivity. In short, it makes your skin look fresh and younger.
BBL stands for broad band light and is a therapy that uses short bursts of high-intensity light to treat skin. It is effective at treating freckles, age spots, and vascular issues such as blood vessels and rosacea. It works on a genetic level for healthier and younger-looking skin. BBL has been scientifically proven to alter gene expression which is directly related to the aging process of the skin.
Based on Science
At Radiance we stand by science-based technology and treatments. Our experience shows that treatments like HALO and BBL don't just help you look better, they help you feel better. Every day, we see our patients develop more confidence and inner strength. They learn what we know: When we feel better, we become better. Increased confidence is reflected in who we are in our everyday life, leading us to be the best version of ourselves.
Our goal is not just improved skin health and appearance, but overall patient wellness and health over profit.