BlogRed Carpet Skin 101

 

With the arrival of high-definition television, impressive camera phones, and a seemingly omnipresent social media, being camera-ready is more important than ever before. This means when it comes to red carpet events, celebrities have to look their very best. Fortunately, today’s advances in medical technology have made it possible for anyone to have red carpet skin, whether you’re a model or not. Just adding a few well-chosen treatments to your skincare schedule can help you have and maintain red carpet skin, year-round.

At South Shore Plastic Surgery, we specialize in helping individuals look their very best. In order to do this, we place a heavy emphasis on understanding your aesthetic goals and what it will take to accomplish them. We offer free consultations so that you know what services we provide and what to expect from your chosen treatments. Read on to learn about the key cosmetic procedures that can leave you glowing and ready for your close-up.

The Secret Behind Red Carpet Skin

Ideally, flawless and radiant skin most resembles the skin of a baby, when it’s fresh and undamaged by the effects of the environment and aging. In essence, the secret behind red carpet skin lies in correcting any abnormalities that have marred your previously perfect skin. Characteristics of red carpet skin include:

  • Well-hydrated
  • Defined contours
  • Smooth texture
  • Even tone and color
  • Firm and taut

Cosmetic treatments are designed to address the imperfections that develop from age, sun damage, stress and any other factors that disrupt the skin’s normal physiological makeup and processes. Since each person’s skin type is uniquely his or her own, it’s essential to choose treatments that specifically address your skin issues. Four of the most sought-after treatments for obtaining red carpet skin are:

Hydrafacial

Nicknamed the “Celebrity Facial,” a Hydrafacial procedure produces fast, noticeable results after just one treatment session. The procedure includes a series of skincare treatments, each of which supports and nourishes the chemical processes that promote healthy skin. A Hydrafacial procedure also treats a range of skin problems, including brown spots, fine lines, blackheads and acne.

In essence, the Hydrafacial is an all-in-one skincare system that includes the following treatment components:

  • Exfoliation
  • Deep cleansing
  • Extraction
  • Nutrient and antioxidant serum infusions

The procedure begins with an exfoliation process that breaks up dirt, debris and dead cells from the top skin layer and vacuums them away. From there, a mild chemical peel treatment is administered. Next, a thorough extraction treatment suctions out any leftover debris from obstructed pores. The last treatment applies replenishing serums to your skin that contain collagen, various nutrients and antioxidants.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a gentle, noninvasive procedure that works to remove dead cells from the topmost skin layer while simultaneously stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin. Healthy collagen and elastin levels give the skin fullness and firmness. Microdermabrasion offers a fast, effective anti-aging treatment, activating the skin’s natural restorative mechanisms without using chemicals.

After a microdermabrasion procedure you can expect to see the following results:

  • Reduction of large pore sizes
  • Lightening of acne scarring
  • Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • More supple skin
  • Vibrant skin tone

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels offer effective ways to remove surface skin cells while also stimulating essential chemical processes in the deeper skin layers. Chemical peeling agents include a range of acidic-based solutions, such as glycolic, trichloroacetic and carbolic acids that vary in strength and effects. These agents are specifically designed to remove dead skin cells, triggering the skin’s natural repair and rebuilding mechanisms, and creating a fresh, new layer of cells on the surface.

Chemical peels range in strength from mild to medium to deep peeling, with deep peels penetrating the underlying layers of the skin tissue. This procedure can produce dramatic results, especially with the medium and deep peels. You can expect to see:

  • Smoother skin texture
  • Improved moisture levels
  • Reduced acne scarring
  • Elimination of fine lines
  • Lightening of sun-damaged areas
  • More even skin tone

Laser Skin Resurfacing

A laser skin resurfacing procedure accomplishes many of the same effects as a chemical peel, only no chemicals are used in the process. Instead, laser procedures use pulses of high-intensity light or heat to remove the outermost layers of the skin. Heat-based resurfacing can also deliver heat deep into the skin layers, making it the stronger of the two techniques.

Benefits derived from laser skin resurfacing include the following:

  • Elimination of heavy scarring
  • Elimination of brown spots
  • Evening out of blotchy skin
  • Less visible sun-damage
  • Elimination of wrinkles around the lips
  • Smoothing of fine lines

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you have a special occasion coming up and want your skin to look its best, Red Carpet Skin treatments produce the types of dramatic results that leave your skin looking fresh and vibrant. If you want your skin to look its red-carpet best all year long, incorporating one or more of these treatments into your month-to-month skincare routine will do the trick. Call South Shore Plastic Surgery at 856-784-2639 to book your free consultation and get started today!