Skin Rejuvenation Treatments: Oxygenating Facial Treatments
Skin Rejuvenation Treatments are available and a great idea for the expectant mother. The oxygen facial treatment helps to improve and restore circulation to the skin, increasing the flow of oxygen-enriched blood to skin cells while detoxifying the skin of environmental pollutants. The process gives your skin a healthy glow and plumps skin cells with vital nutrients and water, which reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dry skin. Nutrients like blood, vitamins and minerals found in the blood help develop and maintain fresh new skin cells, essential for a youthful, healthy appearance. A combination of ingredients provides antioxidant therapy to stimulate oxygenation and circulation, revitalizing damaged skin by bringing oxygen to the surface. The Oxygenating Trio is safe and effective for use in pregnant women.
We have everything from mild to strong chemical peels available. Chemical peels may sound scary to the uninitiated, but they are actually a critical component to keeping skin healthy. Your skin cells need to turn-over (or exfoliate) regularly. Healthy skin turn-over keeps skin clear, firm, and healthy. Chemical peels are one of the most popular treatments with evidence that Cleopatra did lactic (or milk based) peels. Peels encourage exfoliation, new collagen growth, and can even remove brown spots and clear up acne.
When pregnant, your skin (and body) are on a hormonal roller coaster, and this can mean breakouts. Keeping skin exfoliated, clean, and balanced can even out some of these concerns. Our aestheticians can help put together the perfect formulation for your goals and concerns.
When you are pregnant, you can have an increase in the pigment in your skin, meaning more dark spots or blotches. If severe, it can become melasma. You absolutely want to work with a skilled aesthetician who understands the skin. Because you are having hormonal fluctuations that affect pigment in the skin, a BBL administered by an untrained hand can make pigment issues worse.
BBL photofacials are also a great skin-health maintenance treatment – and we recommend them three times a year for maintaining a youthful complexion. We all develop dark spots from sun exposure. A BBL treatment uses bright flashes of targeted light to bring the pigment up to the surface (thus the photofacial part). The spots then darken and flake off, leaving you with a more even complexion.
It is amazing how much pigment is “hiding” in your skin and after a BBL treatment you may see hundreds of previously less visible small and large dark spots and freckles emerging, which will then flake off in the next week or two.
The sun is your skin’s number one enemy, year round. When pregnant, because of the hormonal fluctuations, your skin can be even more sun sensitive. You want to avoid sun exposure and wear a good physical sunscreen with medical-grade level protection. Here at CAMI, we offer a great line of EltaMD sunscreens specific to every skin type. Not only will this protect your skin from aging, but also from cancer risks.
We also love suggesting a peptide and vitamin c serum (like the ones we carry PCA Exlinea and C&E Strength) daily. These are gentle and help keep your skin feeling healthy and firm while fighting free radicals.
The HydraFacial MD® uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial MD® super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow. Our aestheticians can craft any custom formulation, for example using Vitamin C to strengthen the skin. The Hydrafacial MD® can also do extractions of any pesky acne without causing any damage or irritation to the skin. The facial feels cooling and invigorating, which is great for these hot summer months.
The Hydrafacial MD® can also be used for lymphatic drainage, which keeps the immune system healthy and is a natural way to clean out toxins and keep your baby as healthy as possible.
We want all of our clients to feel their very best and we want to encourage our patients to take great care of their skin while pregnant and breastfeeding. If we can help you feel more beautiful and confident, we would be honored! Give us a call to schedule your appointment or a free skin care consultation today: 704-997-6530.