Does your skin look as young as you feel?
One of the first things people notice about you is your complexion. Does your skin reflect good health and vitality—or is sun damage or uneven skin tone making you look less than your best?
“You can have beautiful, radiant skin at any age—if you care for it properly, with clinical skin care and at home,” says Medical Skin Care Specialist Nina Bryant, a Certified Laser Technician at SUBTLchanges.
IPL® photofacials treat the ‘reds’ and ‘browns’
Are you troubled by rosacea? Do you have acne or enlarged pores? Is sun damage making you look older? “IPL, or intense pulsed light, photofacials use light energy to target the hemoglobin and melanin pigments—your skin’s ‘reds’ and ‘browns,’” Nina explains. “And these treatments are non-ablative, meaning that they don’t destroy or disrupt the surface layer of your skin.”
“I started getting IPL photofacials a few years ago when I was getting married,” recalls Betsy, age 45. “My skin color was uneven and I had larger pores. I had a series of five IPL treatments and I’ve continued since then because IPL really does make a difference.
“IPL is non-invasive and the results are amazing,” says Betsy. “It’s supposed to boost the collagen in your skin and I really think it does. And there’s no downtime. I go home, put on makeup and go out that afternoon.”
Microdermabrasion reveals fresher, younger-looking skin
If your skin’s texture is rough or uneven, consider what microdermabrasion can do for you. “This lunchtime treatment emits fine crystals that gently ‘polish’ the skin,” Nina explains.
“Microdermabrasion has really helped shrink my pores,” says Betsy. “Now, when I get an IPL photofacial, I always follow it up with microdermabrasion two weeks later to exfoliate the dead skin cells. It brightens my skin.
“Nina also started me on the Obagi skin care system and it’s
over-the-top fabulous!” she adds. “I’m religious about it, morning and night.”
Obagi: Pharmaceutical-grade skin care at home
“The best thing you can do for your skin is what you do at home,” says Nina. To enhance the benefits of IPL photofacials and microdermabrasion, Nina will customize an at-home regimen to help you cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin. Obagi makes skin care regimens for all skin types, as well as special systems to treat acne and rosacea.
‘I always get compliments!’
Betsy has noticed the change in her skin—and so have her friends. “I have combination skin and I have seen a dramatic improvement,” she says. “A friend of mine said the other day, ‘You know, I have horrible skin and I think your skin was worse than mine. But since you’ve been getting microdermabrasion and photofacials, you have beautiful skin!’ These days, I feel comfortable even without makeup. I put on sunscreen and I’m out the door.