In-office aesthetic treatments like BOTOX® and dermal fillers can give your skin the extra touch-ups it needs to look its best, but the only way to maintain balanced, healthy, and glowing skin in the long-term is by actively taking care of it. After all, there’s no sense in having an anti-wrinkle treatment if you’re just going to expose your unprotected skin to harmful UV rays afterward. Similarly, why choose skin resurfacing if you don’t also cleanse and exfoliate regularly? If there’s one habit that’s essential to include in your day-to-day life, it’s establishing a proper skincare routine. Although it’s easy to forget about even an established regimen when you’re busy or tired, by using right skincare products, Sonoma County patients will not only lay down the groundwork for possible future cosmetic treatments, but can also extend the duration of beautiful results and enjoy an optimal long-term outcome for their skin.
It Keeps Your Skin in Shape
Your skin constantly sheds dead cells and is exposed to sunlight, blue light from devices, dirt, pollution, oils, and other impurities. This wear and tear can accelerate premature aging and cause acne flare-ups. By examining your skin and making sure it’s clean and well-balanced through consistent cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliation—and applying proper sun protection—you can mitigate serious breakouts, lasting damage, and even reduce your risk of life-threatening conditions like skin cancer.
It Helps Cosmetic Treatments Last Longer
Temporary cosmetic treatments like BOTOX® and Juvederm® are ideal for softening bothersome wrinkles that you can’t seem to hide, but these injectables provide temporary results that typically last for a few months to two years, depending on the product. By guarding your skin against sun damage, keeping it hydrated, and applying collagen-stimulating products and antioxidants to undo existing damage, you can delay the effects of aging and get the most out of your in-office treatments.
It Can Contribute to Improved Mental Health
In addition to its medical and cosmetic benefits, having a routine can make you feel better emotionally and give you a sense of control. You’ll feel more confident when your skin is clear and unblemished. Acne, for example, is incredibly common, as well as a significant contributor to poor self-image and even depression in younger people. Seeing skin that looks the way you want it to look in the mirror or in photos can create a positive feedback look that buoys mood, improves confidence, and lifts spirits.
Contact Sonoma County’s The Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery to discuss and learn more about items that are best suited for your skin type, You can also talk about other non-surgical and surgical cosmetic options with our team. Call (415) 433-0303 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation.