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New Year, New Technologies for Rejuvenating Skin 

Many New Year’s resolutions are not attainable, but having younger, healthier looking skin is achievable by combining some healthy lifestyle changes and by taking advantage of new technologies. 

Taking Advantage of New Technologies 

As we age, muscles become elastic and unable to support the skin tissue attached to them. In addition, the skin loses its ability to regenerate new tissue and its ability to moisturize itself. Fluid buildup, wrinkles and sagging are the end result of this process.  

As much as creams can help add moisture to the skin, they only penetrate the outer dermis. The Quantum Hydration Therapy, currently being offered by The Prescott DermaLift Clinic, is a totally new way to hydrate, tighten, tone and lift skin – not just at the surface skin level but deeper into the same fibro-muscular tissues targeted with facelift surgery. The system consists of a chamber that ionizes oxygen that is released along with saline. When brushed gently across the face and neck, an ionization field is created, which brings up collagen and tightens, tones and sterilizes skin. The gentle, non-invasive treatment does not damage the epidermis and does not use any chemicals. It is the only therapy other than mere creams that is safe to use inside the eye socket to tighten and tone and reduce bags under the eyes. 

The clinic also provides complementary treatments, including Dermaplaning, BioLift and Enzyme Facials. 

Wear Sunscreen, Even in Winter 

We all love Arizona for the beautiful sunshine we enjoy year-round; however, it is extremely important to use at least a SPF 50 sunscreen anytime you are outdoors. Wearing make-up with a SPF 50 factor is one quick and easy way to shield your skin from damaging UV rays. My mother loves the outdoors. She carries a small tube of mineral powder with sunscreen she can keep in her pocket and periodically brush over her face. 

Avoid Fads   

Avoid anything that claims to improve your skin by “damaging” it, including micro dermabrasion, extreme peels, needling and repeated laser treatments. Not only are these treatments expensive and often painful, your cells will lose their resiliency and, in some cases, cause a loss of natural color leaving a pasty appearance. The Quantum Hydration process offered by the Prescott DermaLift Clinic does not remove or damage the epidermis but rather places ions into it to create a healing response making cells stronger and healthier. 

At all cost, avoid “home” remedies such as self-needling. Not only is it impossible to adequately sterilize an at-home system potentially causing infections, blood vessels can also be broken. 

Unquestionably, injections such as Botox and Restylene will fill in wrinkles and plump up certain areas of the face. Just be realistic that since Botox basically freezes muscles in your face, they are not working. So, when the Botox wears off, muscles will actually look worse since they have lost their tone. Many don’t realize this is a consequence and that there is maintenance required. Injections cannot be used in or around the eye socket or on the neck. Most concerning is there are no long-term studies determining the effects of putting these foreign chemicals into your body.  

Drink More   

One of the healthiest and simplest things you can do for your skin is to keep hydrated internally by drinking six to eight glasses of water a day. Water increases blood flow to the skin, causing cells to turnover more frequently. Hydrated skin is less likely to flake and is more resilient to outside elements that may cause problems such as acne and rosacea. Water super-charges your skin’s natural electrical impulses. Clients who come to our clinic and have had at least 12 ounces of water prior to treatment generally will respond more quickly to treatments. 

Hydrate Skin 

In addition to hydrating internally by drinking plenty of water, hydrating externally is beneficial, especially in our dry, sunny climate. There is no need to break the bank by purchasing expensive creams. We recommend using a blend of essential oils or vitamin C and E creams.   

Open House/Seminars will be held 12-2 p.m., and 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16. Also, FREE consultations may be scheduled. QCBN 

 

By Justin Schepman 

Justin Schepman is the owner of Prescott DermaLift Clinic, Arizona’s first and only provider of Quantum Hydration Therapy. Prescott DermaLift is located at 1000 Ainsworth Drive in Prescott. Call 928-713-6907 to make an appointment or schedule a FREE consultation.  

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