May 2, 2016 Beauty Editor

Quick Ways to Refresh Your Skin and Give It a Healthy Glow

Male and female alike, we want to look and feel good, which means we like to care for our skin the best way we know how. With all of the information and skin care ads thrown our way, it can be interesting to determine the best approach to keeping our skin looking great over time.

Finding a great skin care regimen to use at home, like the Obaji line, is a great place to start. Also, it’s smart to include professional treatments every so often to give your skin a boost. The good news? The treatments can refresh your skin in under an hour. A quick and easy approach means you won’t need to take hours away from your already busy schedule to achieve professional results.

At Home Professional Skin Care Options – Clarisonic and Exfoliants

Clarisonic: Clarisonic is an amazing tool to support your in-home skin care regimen. Since 2004, more than 10 million patented Clarisonic tools have been sold to help consumers improve skin’s overall appearance and reduce acne. This patented tool helps you clean your skin six times better than you would with a typical cleansing regimen and can be used daily.  In order to make sure all your skincare products can effectively penetrate the skin, you have to make sure the dead skin cells have been removed so the lotions and creams can actually penetrate the skin so they can do thier job. Clarisonic not only super cleans the skin it makes sure the skin surface is ready to absorb all the skincare magic ingredients.

At Home Exfoliants: At home exfoliants allow for a deeper clean to remove dead skins cells and clear your pores. There are exfoliants to support various skin care needs ranging from acne to anti-aging to dry skin. Ask your skin care specialist what exfoliate would be best for you and add it to your skin care regimen one to two times a week. Our medesthetic estheticians love the Obagi Exfoliating Cleanser and the Image Illuma Intense Exfoliating Powder.

In-House MedSpa Professional Skin Care Options – Facials, Dermplaning, and Chemical Peels

In-Spa Facials: In-house facials provide a deeper level of clean and treatment when compared to at home treatments. Similar to exfoliants, there are different facials to treat a variety of skin care needs. Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusion Treatments are a great option to refine, hydrate, and clarify the skin, and then some. Many celebrities (from Madonna, Cher, Iman and  Channing Tatum) are turning to this treatment option due to the obvious results.  In 30 mintues and your skin will be super hydrated, moist and glowing.

Medical Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure that uses a special surgical blade to gently scrape away the top layer of dead epidermal cells. Dermaplaning leaves the skin soft and renewed, with more even pigmentation, increased tone and a youthful glow. Excellent for both active acne and acne scarring, this treatment can also minimize sun damage and decrease hyperpigmentation and discoloration. Medical Dermaplaning is a great alternative to microdermabrasion which is not recommended for all skin types.



Chemical Peels:  Chemical peels are an advanced level of facial treatment to achieve brighter, clearer, and more youthful skin. At our location, we offer three levels of Skin Medica Peels, depending on the patient’s needs and desired results.

  • Level One – Illuminize Peel

With minimal downtime and discomfort, this is a gentler peel to improve skin color, clarity, and texture and enhance overall skin radiance and glow. There will be little to no visible peeling. This is the peel if you want a quick “pick me up’ for the skin. This peel is ideal for special events as there is no flaking or reddening with the procedure.

  • Level Two – Vitalize Peel

For mild to moderate conditions, this peel will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, melasma, acne, and acne scarring. A series of 5-6 weekly sessions is recommended for optimal results with little downtown or discomfort.

  • Level Three – Revitalize Peel

Indicated for severe and moderate conditions, this peel is a deep treatment for acne, sun damage, lines and wrinkles, and melasma. A series of peels might be recommended for optimal results, and those with darker skin tones require Dr. Gerrish’s physician consent for proven tolerability to the Vitalize Peel.

As you can see, there are a number of options to help you quickly refresh your skin to support a variety of skin care needs. All of the options listed here can be completed in under an hour, with the majority being completed in 30 minutes or less.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with a Gerrish & Associate Licensed Esthetician or Dr. Scott Gerrish  to (quickly) determine the best ways to give your skin a healthy glow!

**Note: Individual results may vary

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