Most of us see a doctor regularly for physical exams and checkups. We have cosmetologists that help us with our makeup, our manicures, and our hair. When our teeth need a deep clean, we visit a dentist—we wouldn’t dream of doing it by ourselves. So, why should we treat our skin any differently?
Your skin is the largest organ in your body—and it’s also a complicated one. Just like your teeth, your complexion benefits from a professional examination, treatment, and cleansing. And while there’s no denying the allure of DIY facials and drugstore peels, there’s nothing you can do at home that will replace professional attention. Long story short: When it comes to your skin, it really does pay to go pro.
Even if your at-home regimen is working just fine, your skin can still benefit from expert advice, guidance, and treatment. Ahead, 8 reasons why professional skin maintenance is an absolute must.
#1: Prevention is the best medicine
If you’re happy with your skin right now, you’re probably wondering why—and if—professional maintenance is necessary. Well, in the case of your complexion, prevention is much more effective than correction. You may not think you need an esthetician, but the sad truth is, most people don’t start antiaging treatments until it’s too late.
Think of it like exercise: You keep up your routine even when you’re in shape, right? You should take the same approach with your skin. Keeping your complexion healthy with regular, professional treatments is much easier than tackling signs of aging after they’ve appeared. A good esthetician will help you identify issues early on, and recommend treatments to keep aging at bay.
At Cosmetic Healthcare Group, we offer a wealth of preventative treatments to maintain healthy, youthful skin for both men and women. Our antiaging treatments include injectables and fillers, PRP and micro needling, hydrafacials, photofacials, PRP treatments and more. You can get started on your preventative journey by booking a complimentary consultation now!
#2: You can get treatments customized to your concerns
When it comes to skincare, one size does NOT fit all. To get the best results, you need treatments tailored to your unique needs.
In a professional environment, you’ll receive a careful, hands-on assessment of your skin. This way, your complexion is given exactly what it needs—treatments customized to your concerns and aesthetic goals. Whether you struggle with hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, or loss of firmness, Cosmetic Healthcare Group has advanced treatments to help you look and feel your very best, too.
#3: A professional can help you adjust to your skin’s changing needs
Our skin changes in response to a multitude of factors—geography, hormonal changes, age, and UV radiation, to name a few. If you develop a new condition such as hyperpigmentation or acne, a professional esthetician will be your biggest ally. Seeing a professional takes all the guesswork out of adjusting your skincare routine—they’ll be there to teach you, guide you, and introduce you to new treatments options.
#4: You can’t—and definitely shouldn’t—do everything yourself
Yes, they sell at-home micro needling kits and professional-strength peels on the internet—but that doesn’t mean you should use them. (In fact, you definitely shouldn’t.) Just like you should leave bleaching your hair or cutting your cuticles to the pros, you might want to save certain treatments for your next appointment with an esthetician.
Take microseeding, for instance—a treatment which creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin to stimulate new collagen and elastin. It’s a popular in-office treatment, one that dramatically improves skin texture, firmness, and tone. While it can be tempting to try DIY micro needling, home devices cannot deliver the same degree of sterility, or uniformity of application.
At CHG, we perform micro needling in a clean, sterile environment with professional-grade tools to guarantee maximum efficacy and results.
#5: Even if you can do it yourself, the results won’t be the same
Chemical peels are the perfect example of this. While many at-home and professional chemical peels have the same active ingredients (glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and alpha hydroxy acid, to same a few) the real difference comes in the strength of the formula. At-home peels are a lot less powerful than professional peels, and will only penetrate the most superficial layers of the skin.
When you receive a chemical peel at Cosmetic Healthcare Group, we use professional-strength products that are stronger and more efficacious than what you can buy as a consumer. These products have a much higher percentage of skin-correcting actives—and they require special equipment and training to use.
Another great benefit of professional peels? They can be tailored to your unique skin type, tone, and concerns. At Cosmetic Healthcare Group, we adjust formulas to address your skin’s specific needs.
The end result of a professional peel is hard to argue with, too: Bright, smooth, glowy skin—and makeup that glides on smoothly.
#6: Over-the-counter treatments can only do so much
Let’s face it (no pun intended): sometimes, there’s only so much a topical cream can do. When creams and masks aren’t cutting it anymore, lasers and injectablescan help reduce wrinkles, restore facial volume, and diminish frown lines.
Injectable anti-aging treatments continue to be the gold standard in treating some types of facial wrinkles, and are a great way to maintain a rejuvenated appearance.
At CHG, we offer two types of injectable: Injectable fillers, and injectable neurotoxins (or wrinkle relaxers.)
Fillers are best for anyone with visible signs of aging and volume loss—they can add plumpness to areas of the face such as the lips, cheeks, and laugh lines.
Wrinkle reduces like Botox help smooth and soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles in certain areas of the face, including forehead, frown lines, and crows-feet. They’re also a great preventative measure against aging: they can be used at the first sign of wrinkles, or to prevent more wrinkles from developing in the future.
The best part? Unlike topical treatments, results from injectable fillers can be seen immediately.
#7: Some treatments can make your skin—and skincare—work better.
At CHG, we offer several treatments that promote your skin’s collagen production for long term wrinkle reduction and rejuvenation. Basically, these treatments train your skin to act younger.
One example of a collagen-boosting treatment is Fractional CO2 Laser. This procedure creates micro-wounds in the skin while leaving large bridges of untreated tissue. The micro-wounds trick the skin into a healing phase, which triggers extensive new collagen production, adding firmness and resilience to the skin.
CO2 is a highly effective treatment that improves the overall tone and texture of your skin, and helps it reclaim its youthful appearance. It’s also a quick, comfortable laser procedure with little downtime.
Other avialable lasers at CHG are erbium resurfacing laser.
Another collagen-stimulating treatment we offer at CHG isMicro needling.
Similarly to CO2 laster, micro needling creates a “controlled injury” on the skin with ultra-fine needles. It’s the healing process of those micro-wounds that helps to rejuvenate your skin by boosting collagen production— which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and elevates the overall texture of your skin.
Bonus: micro needling also helps increase the absorption of your skincare products.
If lasers and needles aren’t your cups of tea, we have good news: Chemical peels can have a similar collagen-boosting effect. As acid sloughs away dead skin cells, it triggers a chain reaction, sending signals to the living cells below to multiply and move up, to increase collagen production, to make more hyaluronic acid. There’s an immediate benefit to getting a professional peel, too: Your skin becomes more receptive. Because there are no dead cells interfering with their absorbtion, your skincare will products perform better after receiving a peel.
#8: An esthetician can help keep your skin healthy and toxin-free
Not to wear out the analogy, but just like you see the dentist for check-ups and plaque buildup removal, you should schedule time with an esthetician to keep your skin healthy, clear, and toxin-free.
At CHG, we have the perfect treatment for doing just that (and way more, too): the HydraFacial. This non-invasive, multi-step treatment combines the benefits of hydradermabrasion, a chemical peel, and extractions—and then infuses skin with intensive serums. Essentially, the HydraFacial is both a physical and chemical peel that deeply cleanses the skin, extracts embedded oils and debris, and nourishes and detoxifies the skin from the inside out. Perhaps our favorite thing about the HydraFacial? Unlike a traditional facial, the extraction part doesn’t leave you with redness, irritation, or next-day eruptions. The Hydrafacial offers a much gentler approach, gently “vacuuming” out pores while simultaneously pushing in potent actives to hydrate, brighten, and plump your skin.
Oh, and did we mention how quick this treatment is? It’s all done in one go, with no downtime.