Tips for Starting Your Preventative Skincare Regimen
We love getting to help patients find a passion for their skin wellness and health — it’s why we do what we do every day! A trend we’ve seen in recent years is new patients, especially those in their 20s and 30s, walking through our doors wanting to take control of their skin journey. Preventative skincare can be one of your greatest tools in keeping your skin looking and feeling its best for years to come, but is oftentimes a bit daunting for someone who is just getting started. We’ve covered some common steps for a successful routine, but thought to provide a crash course in preventative skincare and why we’re your go-to experts in the area.
Why Preventative Skincare?
As with anything related to your health, the sooner you begin investing in things the better. This is especially true for your skin given it’s the largest organ of the body and constantly going through things — from exposure to sun and pollution to hormonal changes on a regular basis. The earlier you start taking care of the skin, the better results you’ll see down the road. While we have plenty of treatments and products designed to address skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots or volume loss, maintenance is the key to skin health longevity.
It’s also important to start sooner given common signs of skin damage may not appear until years and years later. Things like sun damage build up in the skin over time, leading to more concerning issues later on in life. While those short walks in the sun every day may not appear to be harming your skin, they’re actually allowing cumulative damage to build up over time and age your skin faster — especially if you don’t use sunscreen daily. Remember that when it comes to skin health, things truly go deeper than just what we see on the surface.
Is It Expensive?
People commonly think a skincare regimen is going to cost too much and break the budget, but that’s never the case here at Seiler Skin. Our team is dedicated to finding treatments and/or products that work for your needs while also taking into account what is realistic. We’re never going to recommend something that we know either won’t be effective or is just out of reach. You can trust every time you visit our practice that each team member is working with you in mind!
Which Treatments Are Best?
Every person’s skin is unique, which is why each patient undergoes a consultation with Dr. Seiler and other team members to assess their skin concerns, needs and custom treatment plan. That being said, here are some go-to treatments we tend to recommend to people looking to amp up their preventative steps:
- Botox – We’ve seen a surge in younger patients opting for preventative Botox and experiencing great results. Dr. Seiler uses his years of injection expertise to lessen muscle movement to prevent dynamic lines while still ensuring you can fully express yourself.
- HydraFacials – This treatment really acts to “wake up” your skin, clearing it of bacteria, dead skin and impurities to give you a solid foundation to work from.
- Chemical Peels – Our favorite thing about chemical peels is how they can be tailored to your specific needs. From giving skin an added glow to treating acne and sun damage, we offer an array of peels for you to explore.
Should I Start a Product Regimen?
Absolutely! A solid product regimen is so important for maintaining your skin’s health. Now, don’t let the word “regimen” intimidate you. We aren’t suggesting you clear out the bathroom and make space for dozens of products, but rather invest a bit of time day and night with some staple products. This mainly includes a medical-grade sunscreen (every day, all day), a scientifically-proven anti-aging serum and a retinol to help prevent fine lines and wrinkles. We’re here to help you build a regimen, but you can always shop our online store and get to know some of our favorite products!
Every person’s skin wellness journey is specific to them, no matter what stage they’re at. Our team is committed to creating a welcoming, unintimidating environment so that you always feel in the driver’s seat of your skin health. If you’re ready to start your preventative regimen, look no further than Seiler Skin! We’re happy to help you book an initial consultation, just give us a call at 205.870.0204 or schedule online today.