The skincare isle in the drugstore can be a confusing place. Your skin goes through many changes throughout life, and it can be hard to know which products are the best for you during each phase of life. While it may seem like you are saving money and making the right decision by selecting your own products from the drugstore or department store, you may actually be wasting your money by not giving your skin what it needs to age healthfully. If you are ready to step up your skincare routine, then it might be time to give professional skincare treatments a chance. Here are some products that can give your skin an edge, helping to keep it glowing, youthful, and beautiful.
ZO Skincare Systems
A comprehensive skincare system involving a variety of products for treating many different skin issues, the ZO skincare system is a new line of products from renowned skin expert Dr. ZeinObagi. These products are powerful, but they are safe for all skin types.
Currently, there are two product lines available: over the counter and therapeutic (prescription grade only through a qualified physician). Both lines can be purchased from qualified providers or on the ZO website (prescription line requires a code from an MD). The system can be customized to suit each person’s needs, and patients using the prescription line of products can check in from time to time to see that the dosage is working well and producing improvement.
For people who want high-quality effective products without a doctor’s consultation, ZO’s over-the-counter line is a perfect solution. The range of products helps maintain healthy skin and prevent signs of aging, a great option for people who want a basic skin treatment routine with powerful products. These can be purchased without a prescription, and most plastic surgeons who carry ZO products have both lines available.
For people who are seeking more powerful significant results without surgery or other treatments, prescription-only ZO may be the best option. The Therapeutic system can treat problems like fine lines and wrinkles, dry or dull skin, pigment problems, sun damage, and more. A consultation will determine which products are appropriate, but these may be changed later depending on the results reported during check-ins.
Supplementing Your Home Care With Chemical Peels
Sometimes, it is best to start with a "clean slate,” and you can do this with your skin to jumpstart your new care routine. Mild chemical peels are a great option for simple skin refreshment. They are affordable, require little to no downtime, and can help brighten your complexion and prepare for a new era of healthy skin. Chemical peels work by applying a thin, controlled layer of chemicals on the patient’s skin to encourage old skin to peel off and new skin to form, a process that takes several days.
Skin rejuvenation options are not just limited to simple treatments like facials and chemical peels. There are many other skin treatments that can be performed to help alleviate signs of aging and produce a refreshed, brightened appearance. Botox and fillers are a great, non-invasive way to ease wrinkles on a temporary basis, while treatments like plasma skin resurfacing and laser treatments offer more comprehensive results at a higher cost and involving more downtime. No matter what your needs are, there is sure to be a skin rejuvenation option that suits your needs.
Choose a Trusted Advisor
If you are ready to get smooth, radiant skin, then you will need the help of an advisor who has the knowledge and skill to help you get the results you want. Dr. Stuart Bentkover of Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery in Worcester (508-363-6500) and Stoneham (617-247-0033), Massachusetts, is a great choice for this role because of his experience and ability to provide a wide range of treatments and products. Dr. Bentkover can help you get started with powerful skincare products, provide non-invasive treatments such as Botox, or even help you plan a rejuvenating plastic surgery procedure. To get started on your journey to beautiful skin, call either location to schedule your consultation.