Your Skin: Remastered
Step 1: Smooth
Looking at the receipt of your latest Sephora purchases, the cost of beauty is easily understood. From moisturizer, cover-up, bronzer and the latest lip kit, it appears you’ve developed quite an expensive habit, but take solace in knowing you’re not alone. In fact, according to a study done by InStyle magazine, the average woman spends $15,000 year on beauty products! That’s an average of $40 per day spent on pore-clogging commodities that are advancing skin issues with preservatives and overall, causing more harm than benefit. The Eos solution? Stem-cell microchanneling—a non-surgical, skin-smoothing treatment.
Proven to stimulate cell turnover, reduce fine lines, and reverse the signs of aging, microchanneling is unquestionably skin-changing. First, numbing cream is applied to avoid discomfort, then a small device is used to create micro-channels in the skin through which NuGene’s anti-aging stem cell serum can be fully absorbed. Furthermore, in triggering the body’s immune response, collagen production is stimulated, improving fine lines and skin texture.
With a recommended 6-9 treatments per year, microchanneling will likely set you back $2100-$3200, with a downtime of about 24 hours before returning to work. However, with the results that ensue, we can assure you of its worth. From reducing your morning routine, minimizing money spent on blemish-concealing products and enhancing your self-esteem—the outcomes are everything you’ve wanted for your skin! And when it comes to spoiling your picture-worthy façade, it’s easily understood how your money would be better spent on a product that would reverse age instead of advancing it.
Step 2: Enhance
With storms of makeup tutorials, Instagram and YouTube stars have shown us how to achieve prominent cheek bones, plump lips and a defined jawline using a heavy combination of lip liners, cover-ups, and highlighters. But what if you didn’t have to spend hours on enhancing these features? With FDA-approved fillers, you can safely and naturally achieve these results and fiercely cut down your application time (not to mention, time spent on watching tutorials!).
The first step, get over your fear of needles. Contrary to popular belief, fillers are associated with minimal discomfort, having been rated a 2-3 on the numeric pain scale (10 being the worst) by many of my patients. Furthermore, with the use of topical numbing cream applied 20 minutes prior to injection, you feel barely more than a small pinch at the area of injection!
As for their composition, many fillers are naturally-derived, meaning they’re made of the same material that’s in your body—namely hyaluronic acid, found in high concentrations in skin tissue. Naturally-derived fillers have a much smaller risk of causing an allergic reaction, while promoting skin hydration and stimulating collagen production.
And did we mention their long-lasting results? Dependent on the site injected, amount used and the brand of product, whether Juvederm, Restylane or Radiesse, the average filler will last you 6-9 months! That’s 6-9 months of the year that you don’t need to spend on contouring your cheekbones or applying copious amounts of gloss to achieve the perfect pout. And although the price of fillers may seem substantial, they are considerably reasonable when observing the time and money you’d spend on beauty products to achieve the same look fillers give.
And it’s not just women who are lining up! Dermal fillers have become an increasingly popular treatment for males as well, having grown by 6% in 2015, alone. However, the look men wish to achieve, as well as the products used, are generally different than females. While women look to fill and enhance, men wish to define. In turn, I often recommend Sculptra or Radiesse, which are non-hyaluronic-acid based fillers, that result in a non-puffy, chiseled look.
Finally, we don’t want you to confuse dermal fillers with Botox. Although both procedures involve injections, Botox is most often injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles. Essentially, it has nothing to do with the plumping effect that dermal fillers have. However, many people elect to get both Botox and dermal fillers, because when combined, the effects produce a remarkably younger facade!
Step 3: Take Action
Overall, dermal fillers are one of the best ways to take charge of your appearance and regain youthfulness. In fact, when you watch celebrities and models grace the red-carpet with smooth, sculpted and youthful skin, dermal fillers are typically involved. Hollywood’s hidden secret has become exposed, and it’s time that you start taking advantage of it! And while skincare is important, lifting creams and wrinkle serums can only do so much work on the surface. Working from the inside to attain optimal results, micro-channeling and dermal fillers are the essentials of your skin’s potential. Plus, with a newfound confidence of clearer skin, you’ll need less beauty product, meaning less money spent and a happier you!