The final result of cosmetic procedures from photofacials to fractional laser skin resurfacing (ActiveFX/DeepFX) depends on where you start. Rejuvenating the face to a more youthful appearance includes not only re-suspending the soft tissues if needed, but also correcting pigmentation changes and improving the skin’s clarity.
At SkinMD, as part of the consultation and education process before any procedures, we place our patients on appropriate medical skin care regimens. With the proper skin-care regimen, patients note improvements in their skin’s tone and texture, reduction of fine lines, brightening of their complexion, and clearing of uneven pigmentation. We know that patients who follow through with their home-care regimen and have preparatory procedures like customized medical facials, peels or microdermabrasion prior to major treatment heal faster, experience less downtime and are less prone to discoloration.
A critical, non-negotiable, element in priming the skin for advanced procedures is sun protection with a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen.
While you will notice results without the priming steps I mentioned above, your finished look will be more remarkable when, with our recommendations, you begin with skin of improved quality.