With a new year upon us, now’s the time to start fresh, and that includes how you care for your skin. Professional skin care has evolved in recent years, and using office-based treatments to prevent age-related changes has become just as common as using them to improve visible signs of aging.
What can we expect to hear more about in 2022? We turned to Dr. Jeanne Eyde, medical director, injection and laser specialist at SkinCeuticals SkinLab by Plastic Surgery Associates for her top five 2022 trend predictions.
- Understanding your skin
- Setting a professional skin care schedule
- Being proactive about visible signs of aging
- Optimizing treatment results with the right products
- Consulting with a trusted provider
Why is it so important to understand your skin’s unique needs?
Eyde: Knowledge is power, and once you know what your skin needs, you and your skin care professional can ensure you’re utilizing the ideal professional treatments and at-home products to meet your aesthetic goals. Our team of skin experts know skin, and we want to know your skin. To do so, we use the SkinCeuticals SkinScope analysis, a device that is eye-opening for so many of our patients. This proprietary LED-based technology helps us see changes that are already happening beneath the skin’s surface — before they are visible to the eye — so treatment can be tailored to make the most of your skin’s appearance moving forward.
What’s the ideal skin treatment schedule?
Eyde: In the past, most people would schedule a “refreshing” treatment when they looked in the mirror and thought they needed a pick-me-up. 2022 is all about planning, and regularly scheduled professional treatments ensure your skin always looks its best — and continues to improve over time. My suggested professional treatment regimen includes the following:
Every day: A topical antioxidant, mineral-based sunscreen and retinol
Monthly: Downtime-free SkinCeuticals SkinSmooth or SkinBright treatment
Three-to-six months: Neuromodulators such as Botox Cosmetic
Once or twice a year: A series of SkinCeuticals SkinFirm and laser treatments as recommended by your trusted provider.
Is it really possible to prevent visible signs of aging?
Eyde: There’s no reason to wait until signs of aging are visible — you can stop them from making their presence known. Monthly chemical peel treatments like SkinCeuticals SkinSmooth or SkinBright with HydraFacial MD help maintain youthful-looking skin — and daily skin care goes a long way as well. A regimen that includes a SkinCeuticals topical antioxidant (such as C E Ferulic), retinol serum and daily sunscreen helps keep the skin looking healthy and glowing.
How do I make the most of my professional treatment results?
Eyde: Office-based treatments are a surefire way to see significant skin improvement, but the products you use between appointments can take results to the next level. Using the proper skin care at home can help maintain and enhance treatment results. At SkinLab, our team will provide personalized product recommendations that match your treatment plan and get you the expert results you want to make you look and feel your best.
Is it better to use one skincare professional as opposed to “jumping around?”
Eyde: Keeping your skin care in the hands of one trusted professional allows them to follow your skin care journey to achieve your maximal results. The benefit of the SkinCeuticals SkinLab team is that we can take care of all of your office-based treatments and skin care recommendations to make the most impactful changes to your skin.
More information about SkinCeuticals SkinLab is here.