Benefits of Integrating Skincare with Medical Aesthetics Treatments

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Bobbi Shireman, Lead Medical Aesthetician and Laser Specialist

Skincare aesthetics involves using advanced treatments and products to improve the appearance and health of the skin. Medical-grade skincare targets specific cosmetic or medical skin conditions, while aesthetic treatments enhance skin appearance and glow. This holistic approach yields optimal results by focusing on the skin’s health and beauty simultaneously.

The importance of skincare in maintaining youthful appearance

Skincare plays a pivotal role in maintaining a youthful appearance by promoting healthy, clear skin and overall wellness. Regular skincare routines help keep the skin hydrated, moisturized and protected from environmental stressors, contributing to a radiant and youthful complexion.

Professional skincare offers a range of anti-aging products and procedures designed to revitalize and rejuvenate the skin. Treatments target fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, promoting clear and healthy skin by, for example, stimulating collagen production and improving skin texture. Dermatologist-recommended products, formulated with potent ingredients supported by scientific research, are crucial in anti-aging skincare.

young woman washing her face as part of her ski care aesthetics routine

The connection between skincare routine and skin health

A well-balanced skincare routine includes steps to remove excess oil, hydrate,  accelerate skin cell turn over and shield the face from UV damage. It typically involves cleansing, moisturizing and protecting the skin with dermatologist-recommended products tailored to your individual needs. Because no two people’s skin is the same, there is no universally effective skincare regimen. An aesthetic dermatologist can help you find a routine that works best for you.

Exploring aesthetic dermatology

Aesthetic dermatology focuses on enhancing appearance through non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments. It emphasizes achieving natural, glowing skin and promoting overall skin health. Skincare aesthetics professionals, such as dermatologists or licensed aestheticians, practice aesthetic dermatology.

Treatment procedures in dermatology

Dermatologists and licensed aestheticians leverage advanced techniques and technologies to address skin concerns and beauty goals. These include:

  • Superficial chemical peels. This treatment speeds up the shedding of dead skin cells, helps keep pores clear of debris, removes surface oils, increases exfoliation, unclogs pores and helps keep skin clear. They may be done using salicylic acid — a beta hydroxy acid that naturally occurs in the bark of the willow tree or glycolic acid — an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) extracted from sugar cane that is known for its chemical exfoliation and anti-aging benefits.
  • Diamond tip microdermabrasion. Gently removes the top dry-skin layers of the epidermis and stimulates the rebuilding of collagen and elastin for firmer, healthier and younger-looking skin.
  • Microneedling. Improves the appearance of facial acne scars, skin texture, skin tone and skin color with minimal downtime. Microneedling is an affordable treatment that is safe for all skin types and produces visible results in as few as three treatments.
  • Deep pore cleaning facial. This cleanses deep into the skin to remove impurities and improve skin texture. The facial consists of gentle cleansing and toning followed by steam towel to exfoliate and extract any clogged pores.
  • Clinical facials. Basic “lunch time facial” focused on deep pore cleansing which includes skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation and cosmeceutical mask application.
  • Acne facial. Double cleansing extractions to relieve the skin of the precursor to inflammatory acne. A sulfur or calming masque is then applied.

Transforming beauty regimens with medical aesthetics

Whether you’re looking to refresh your skincare routine, rejuvenate your complexion or address specific skin concerns, a beauty regimen that incorporates medical aesthetics can be a transformative step towards achieving your beauty goals. With a wide range of treatments and products available, there’s something for everyone, regardless of age or skin type.

Incorporating clinical skincare products into your routine

A basic three-step process is: Cleanse, Treat, Moisturize. Begin by cleansing your face with a clinical-grade cleanser to remove impurities and prepare your skin for treatment. Follow up with a toner to balance pH levels and enhance product absorption. Next, apply targeted skincare products like clinical serums enriched with active ingredients to address specific skin concerns, such as fine lines, acne or hyperpigmentation. Incorporating a moisturizer formulated with clinically proven ingredients will hydrate and nourish the skin. Think about adding clinical-grade exfoliants and masks to your routine to promote cellular turnover and enhance overall skin health. And of course, apply an SPF with recommended active ingredients every day.

At Florida Medical Clinic, our Aesthetic Division carries leading medical-grade brands like Obagi, Avène, EltaMD, Skin Better, and more. To see more of the products we carry, click here.

Consider incorporating skincare products containing active ingredients like retinol, vitamin C or hyaluronic acid into your daily regimen to boost collagen production and improve skin texture. Prioritize sun protection by using broad-spectrum sunscreen daily to prevent further damage and maintain the results of your skincare aesthetic treatments. These strategies will help you achieve radiant and healthy-looking skin.

Benefits of skincare after treatment

Your skin will need extra TLC after cosmetic procedures. It is particularly important to take care of your skin during the healing time after treatment by gentle cleansing, moisturizing and protecting it from problems like dryness, irritation and breakouts.

Although it may come as a surprise, supplementing aesthetic procedures with a personalized skincare regimen can greatly enhance your outcomes. To expedite the healing process and alleviate redness and swelling after operations like laser resurfacing or chemical peels, make sure to use products recommended by your Medical Aesthetician.

Want even more good news? Following a skincare routine after receiving aesthetic treatments can also extend your results. For example, after getting Botox or dermal fillers, it’s a good idea to use an antioxidant product. This helps shield your skin from harmful environmental factors, extending the life of your injectable results.

A holistic approach to skincare aesthetics

By embracing medical aesthetics, you’re not just investing in your appearance; you’re investing in your confidence and well-being. Take the first step today and embark on a journey to enhance your natural beauty with medical aesthetics. Florida Medical Clinic Orlando Health is here to help you explore your treatment options and customize a skin care routine tailored to your needs. Our team of experienced skin specialists will guide you through the process, ensuring you receive personalized care and optimal results. Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation and discover the transformative benefits of medical aesthetics for yourself. Your journey to radiant, youthful skin starts here. Call us today at 813-780-8085 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.

About Bobbi Shireman

Bobbi Shireman Aesthetician at Florida Medical Clinic Orlando Health Dermatology in Zephyrhills and WiregrassLead Medical Aesthetician & Laser Specialist Bobbi Shireman has been part of the Florida Medical Clinic Orlando Health Dermatology team since 2008. Bobbi specializes in creating custom plans to address each patient’s individual cosmetic and medical skin concerns. She works alongside Florida Medical Clinic Orlando Health dermatologists Dr. Lowella Esperanza, Dr. Florence Nappi and Dr. Maria Hicks – leaders in aesthetic dermatology.

In addition to product recommendations, Bobbi performs laser treatments, microdermabrasion procedures, chemical peels, and a variety of facials.

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