You grab your car keys and look at yourself once more in your front hall mirror. You pause, noticing your skin isn’t looking as youthful as it once did. Yes, you could try to cover up your skin with makeup, hide wrinkles with a hat, or crows feet with sunglasses. But Emily Greb, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Director and Owner of Face First Medical Aesthetics and Wellness, says you shouldn’t hide your skin, regardless of where you’re going or who you’re seeing.
“Aging skin is a part of life,” says Emily. “But it doesn’t have to chip away at your confidence.”
Time, Emily adds, affects us all. Over the passage of time we lose volume, and fine lines and wrinkles start to form. However, with the right treatments, you can age gracefully, and improve your skin’s health and structural integrity along the way.
The secret is to jump start your body’s natural collagen production.
While microneedling is a time-tested regenerative treatment that is proven to kickstart the skin’s collagen production, it’s not the only option for collagen stimulation available.
Emily and her team of highly-skilled and regulated healthcare professionals also use Sculptra and Radiesse – two injectable biostimulator treatments – to help restore lost volume and stimulate collagen production.
“These treatments are on the cutting edge of regenerative medicine options for skin health,” says Emily.
The beauty of Sculptra and Radiesse is that they are both fillers and biostimulators, providing instant results and long-term benefits.
The filler plumps the skin immediately, but as it’s metabolized, it will stimulate collagen production, providing results that last up to two years – longer than a Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler.
“As an industry, we’re moving away from big cheeks and big lips,” says Emily. “These injectables offer a natural plumpness with results that last much longer.”
While there’s never a bad time to begin treating your aging skin, Emily says these colder months make for the ideal time for treatments like IPL laser treatments, ablative laser treatments and chemical peels, which make you more sensitive to the sun.
“This is the time to invest in yourself – improve the health and appearance of your skin, treat sunspots and wrinkles, and even stimulate collagen production,” says Emily. “Let us help you feel great every day.”
TEXT SHELANNE AUGUSTINE | PHOTOS ANDREW FEARMAN