Our 360º Approach to Skin Health

Female patient undergoing Botox Treatment procedure in beauty salon | Walnut Creek Aesthetics in Walnut Creek, CA

Skincare is so much more than just cleansing and moisturizing. If you’re serious about having gorgeous, glowing skin at any age, a holistic approach is the way to go. It involves taking a proactive approach to skincare – establishing your skincare routine, incorporating pro treatments, and regularly checking in with me as your professional medical aesthetician to create a treatment plan customized for your individual skin’s chief concerns. I also recommend you further consult with our medical nursing staff to establish deeper treatment care such as botox/filler injections, laser treatments & (radio frequency) micro needling to name a few. This is what we like to call an integrative skincare approach, treating the skin from the inside out. We swear by it!

As our biggest organ, skin needs more care than most people are ready to give. However, treating it with love, care and gentleness goes a long way in ensuring it remains healthy and gives that love back to us.

Step 1: Daily Regimen

It’s important to establish a proper skincare routine that you follow on a daily basis. Think of it as self-care, because in essence that is what it is. Caring for your skin, and taking time aside each day to give it love, can only yield good results.

My AM ROUTINE Recommendation:

Cleansing: Cleansing is always the first step of any good skincare regimen. It’s important because it allows your skin to become a clean slate that will then absorb the ingredients in the products you use more readily. A thorough cleanse in the morning helps to remove oil buildup and impurities. It can be a highly refreshing first step that helps you wake up as well.

Serum: A serum is a must-have in any skincare regimen because it likely has more highly concentrated ingredients than a cream or moisturizer. Serums can contain any number of ingredients. For example, a hyaluronic acid serum can help pack loads of hydration into skin. While a Vitamin C serum can help improve the appearance of discoloration for a more even-toned look. Also known as a powerful antioxidant serum, Vitamin C is great for also helping combat free radical damage that can accelerate the visible signs of aging.

SPF: Sunscreen is non-negotiable if you want to keep skin healthy and young-looking. Not only does it help minimize the risks associated with skin cancer, but it also helps keep skin looking young by aiding in the prevention of the noticeable manifestations of UV damage. Prolonged UV damage can cause the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, sun spots, etc. In fact, UV damage is considered one of the top causes of extrinsic (external) aging.

However, It can be prevented; by applying SPF every single day, rain or shine. It’s considered the most important step in helping to prevent the damages caused by UV rays. So, make sure to stay diligent!

My PM ROUTINE Recommendation:

Cleansing: Cleansing before bedtime is crucial because it helps you take off all the day’s accumulated oil, dirt and debris etc. If you wear makeup, make sure to remove it thoroughly. In some cases, you might want to “double cleanse” to remove makeup first and then cleanse again to remove any lingering debris.

Serum: A serum is a product you can apply in the AM and PM to make sure your skin is getting a double dose of active ingredients. Why apply a serum at night if you already applied it in the morning? Because while you sleep, your body works in overdrive to revitalize (heal and repair) the skin from the inside out. This is a great time to include a serum containing retinol to help collagen turnover, microscopically exfoliate the skin and general anti-aging over all.

Repair Crème: A repair cream is a great product to apply at night. They are designed to help deliver targeted care to your skin with key ingredients like retinol, which works to help improve the appearance of collagen-deprived skin and aid in increasing cellular turnover. There are formulas that are skin type appropriate, such as a lightweight moisturizer for combo – oily skin, or a thicker moisturizer to replenish normal – dry(er) skin types.

I like to think of the above as simple as: Protecting and Preventing during the day and Resurfacing and Repairing at night.

Step 2: Pro Treatments

A pro treatment is recommended every four to six weeks to help level up your skincare routine. Pro treatments go deeper into skin and can hone in on different skincare concerns, like discoloration, wrinkles, acne, etc. Regular pro treatments help skin become almost immediately more radiant, as results can sometimes be seen even after just one session.

Perhaps the best part of pro treatments is that I can customize them to meet YOUR particular skin needs. In this way, your skin can reap the full benefits of all products and tools used, including all the key ingredients in those skincare products. Various treatments include medical grade chemical peels to help resurface skin, enzymatic peels to help exfoliate and brightening treatments to help reduce the appearance of discoloration and promote restored luminosity. Depending on your skin’s chief concerns, I may recommend a series of six treatments spaced two – four weeks apart for best results.

With regular pro treatments, you give your skin a chance to become healthier and more radiant and maintain that radiance more readily. As important as your daily skincare routine is, it can’t beat or replace regular pro treatments done by our medical professional aesthetic and nursing staff, as we have 25+ years of training and experience.

Step 3: Building a Personal Relationship with Our Medical Aesthetic Providers

It’s so important to maintain a relationship with us between sessions. We are only a quick phone call away, and you can turn to us for advice on different products or treatment options. If you develop a breakout, for example, you can ask me for advice on how to best approach your acne WITHOUT resorting to picking your blemishes or popping them. Without the proper advice, doing so can cause scarring (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) that can leave red and brown blemish scars that are difficult to get rid of.

Moreover, booking and keeping regular consultations with us by not letting too much time pass between sessions, will help you not only stay on track with your skin goals, but to reach those goals even faster! Both in-person and virtual appointments can help keep you on target to reach these goals and maintain the best skin of your life w this 360⁰ approach!

Keep in touch!

Sign up to Stay in Touch!

Be the first to receive information on specials and promotions!

Keep in touch!

Sign up to Stay in Touch!

Be the first to receive information on specials and promotions!

Call Now Button