If you’re planning to go on a big Valentine’s date, you want to look your best. However, not all of us are born with a flawless complexion and movie star glow. Luckily, at U.S. Dermatology Partners, we can help you create the picture-perfect look to wow your Valentine sweetheart. Dr. Jennifer Holman of U.S. Dermatology Partners in Tyler, Texas loves helping people get glowing skin that looks great and makes them feel confident. That’s why Dr. Holman offers a range of cosmetic dermatology options that will keep your skin looking flawless at every stage of life.
1 – Facials
A traditional facial is a multi-step treatment that first cleanses, then exfoliates, before deeply moisturizing skin. They are used to deliver healthier, more nourished skin with even tone and texture. These treatments are good for people of all skin types to maintain a youthful appearance. There are many store-bought kits available that allow you to complete a facial treatment in your own home, but a facial from your dermatologist is a customized plan for your skin type, which means you will achieve better results.
According to Dr. Holman, “In addition to traditional facials, dermatologists also offer innovative treatment options in conjunction with a facial, like platelet-rich plasma therapy. This unique treatment utilizes plasma from your own blood to accelerate healing, jump-start the production of vital nutrients for skin health like collagen and elastin, and leave you looking years younger.”
2 – Chemical Peels
The outer surface of our skin sheds naturally, but this doesn’t always happen evenly. When some parts of your skin shed and other parts remain, you can see uneven skin tone and texture, discoloration, dryness, and other issues. Chemical peels remove the outer layers of your skin, revealing the healthy, new, glowing skin below. A chemical peel can generally help to improve the look and health of your skin, but it can also be beneficial for those who are looking to reduce the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles, or as part of treatment plans for some types of acne and to reduce the appearance of acne scars.
3 – Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning is a safe, simple, completely chemical-free process. It is most often used to help those who have very dry or rough skin. Dermaplaning allows skincare products to be absorbed more easily, making them more beneficial. It can also help to reduce excess fine hairs that can keep dirt and oil on the skin, leading to breakouts and other skin health concerns. A dermaplaning session evens out skin tone and improves the production of collagen and elastin, improving the appearance of skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
The process itself is considered a manual exfoliation treatment. The dermatologist or aesthetician will simply use a sterile scalpel to remove the surface layers of skin and fine hairs. One of the many benefits of dermaplaning is that it is chemical-free. This means that anyone can safely receive this treatment, including pregnant women, and it is a very popular solution for expectant mothers who are struggling with skin issues during pregnancy. Unfortunately, it is not recommended for those with active acne breakouts and those who have oily skin.
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4 – Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that uses a handheld device to exfoliate the skin via crystal spray or suction, removing dead or damaged skin cells and other imperfections by breaking up the cells on your skin’s surface. The hand tool is placed over the target area where it goes to work gently exfoliating and buffing the skin. As the new, glowing skin below is revealed, this procedure also improves circulation and jump-starts the production of collagen and elastin. Microdermabrasion may be recommended for people of all skin tones and at almost any age, and it can improve dark spots, scars, enlarged pores, and a variety of other irregularities on the surface of the skin.
5 – Microneedling
You may sometimes hear microneedling referred to as collagen induction therapy. This treatment uses a special hand tool with tiny needles to make microscopic punctures on the surface of the skin. These “micro” injuries encourage your body to enter the healing process, prompting the production of greater amounts of collagen, which can help to fill in fine lines, scars, and wrinkles. The result is smooth, plump skin that looks youthful and healthy. Microneedling is effective for people of almost all ages and skin types. The process is safe and minimally invasive. We’ll place a small amount of a topical numbing agent to ensure your comfort. Then, the hand tool is applied for about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Patients describe the sensation of treatment as being similar to feeling sandpaper moving across the skin.
6 – Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are used to restore fullness to areas of the skin with deep pits, grooves, or lost volume to renew the youthful appearance and elasticity of your skin. Additionally, some dermal fillers can even be used to plump lips for a full, pouty look. Some of the brand name dermal fillers we utilize at U.S. Dermatology Partners include:
7 – Neurotoxin Injections
Neurotoxin injections are used for many reasons. These injections were actually developed to treat chronic pain and muscle spasms. Today, we often utilize neurotoxin injections, like Botox, to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by the unconscious movements of facial muscles. By limiting these movements, the appearance of existing wrinkles may decrease, and new fine lines and wrinkles may develop more slowly. Some of the neurotoxin brands used at U.S. Dermatology Partners offices may include:
8 – Laser Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing, like many of the other treatments discussed above, is a state-of-the-art treatment option that allows us to quickly and comfortably improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, injury scars, warts, enlarged pores, discoloration, and more. Each laser has its own, unique uses for specific skin tones, addressing specific irregularities, and more. Our offices have a range of laser resurfacing and treatment tools available, which may include:
- Spectra laser peel
- ProFractional therapy
- Laser vein elimination
- CO2 laser restoration
- Clear and Brilliant
9 – Light Therapy
According to Dr. Holman, “Light therapy offers many unique treatment options, including addressing rosacea and other irregularities in the skin tone and visibility of vascular structures like broken blood vessels and veins. Additionally, light therapy is used to improve the skin’s ability to repair itself, and we may recommend this treatment option for severe acne, skin cancer, and a number of other serious issues affecting skin health.”
Some of the state-of-the-art light therapy tools we use include:
- IPL photorejuvenation
- BBL Photofacials
10 – Work with U.S. Dermatology Partners for Glowing Skin All Year
As Dr. Holman says, “The best way to get glowing skin on Valentine’s Day is to optimize your skincare year-round. Even if you have a pretty good at-home care routine, a dermatologist can really help you maximize what you’re already doing. We’ll give you recommendations for products, help you understand care options for your skin type, and even give you skills to fight the signs of aging every day.” If you’re interested in setting up an appointment with a U.S. Dermatology Partners team near you, please get started by filling out our form online. This form will give your local team all the information they need to schedule your visit.
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