AN EXPERT TIP BY BEECHWOOD COSMETIC & LASER (beechwoodcosmetic.com) in Waterloo. The Beechwood team prides themselves on helping you achieve a brighter, younger and healthier appearance using safe and effective state-of-the-art non-surgical procedures
SLEEP ON YOUR BACK
Sleep position affects wrinkles, on your face, neck and chest. Sleep wrinkles are due to the compression of the skin by sleeping on your side or face. Over time these wrinkles will age areas faster.
PROTECT THE THINNEST SKIN ON YOUR BODY
Wear your sunglasses all year round, even when it’s cloudy. Aside from preventing numerous UV related eye diseases, the sun prematurely ages your eyes. The skin located under the eyes and around the the eyelids is 0.5 mm thick and is the thinnest skin in the body.
REDUCE PUFFY EYES
Extra fluid in the body gets redistributed during sleep getting trapped in your face. In the morning we look puffy, by evening the fluid is trapped around your ankles. Tip: Gently vibrate under your eyes, and the fluid will displace. Taking an non-sedating antihistamine can help too. You can also help minimize dark circles with dermal fillers and lasers
USE A RETINOID TOPICAL VITAMIN A DERIVATIVE
This boosts collagen to reduce fine lines and speed cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth skin. Over-the-counter retinoid is retinol. A stronger dose can be prescribed by your healthcare provider. Tip: Start with a lower % of retinoid and slowly build tolerance – this minimizes excessive redness and flaking.
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
The way you express can, over time, permanently etch your skin. Botox treatments are a fantastic treatment that minimizes the look of wrinkles.
APPLY SUNSCREEN BEFORE DRIVING
The “driver’s side” of your face ages faster because of the sun’s damaging effect. It will wrinkle sooner than the less exposed side. Apply sunscreen and consider window tinting. Intense Pulse Light can help reduce sun damage, which can even out skin tone.
PREVENT ACNE & SCARRING
Adults can get acne too! Thankfully, today, there are more advanced prescription acne creams & gels that work extremely well at minimizing acne breakouts. If you suffer from Acne Scarring, sublative laser treatments and PRP (platelet rich plasma) have been proven to significantly reduce scarring.. Preventing scarring is better than trying to correct it.
EXFOLIATE, HYDRATE & PROTECT
Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, scrubs, and lasers exfoliate the skin’s outermost surface. Hydration of newly exposed skin needs to be hydrated with good moisture barrier, and protected with SPF.
Note: This should be done on a regular basis for optimal results.
BEST MEDICINE: THE ‘KISS. METHOD’
The best perscription for healthy glowing skin is to Keep It Simple. All that is required is a cleanser, sunscreen, moisturizer and a retinol.
Contacting Beechwood Cosmetic & Laser Clinic
Beechwood Cosmetic & Laser Clinic is located at 7-420 Erb Street West in Waterloo (Corner of Erb & Fischer Hallman). The best way to reach Beechwood Cosmetic is by phone at 519-884-7067 or by email using the form below. 🙂 You can also visit Beechwood Cosmetic & Laser Clinic online at www.beechwoodcosmetic.com. (*Beechwood does not take email appointments. If you do not hear back from them within 24 hours – your message may not have gotten to them. Please call to follow up.)