Spring is a great time to try out new things, whether it’s a new hairdo or skin care product, and this spring is no exception. At Skin Care Institute, we’re pumped up about certain skin care trends we’re seeing, along with new treatments and products in our offerings! Here’s a closer look:
The Lip Flip
Year after year, FDA-approved Botox® proves to be one of the most versatile and popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments in the industry, and we aren’t surprised in the least. In terms of versatility, Botox is making headlines these days as a two-minute treatment for lip enhancement called the lip flip. This popular treatment involves injecting Botox into the top lip with the goal of relaxing the orbicularis oris muscle, which helps form and shape the lips. This simple injection encourages the top lip to relax and “flip” outwards, resulting in the illusion of a fuller lip. If you’re nervous about more invasive methods or looking overfilled with dermal filler, a lip flip may be just the thing for helping you achieve natural looking fullness without added volume.
Our staff is continually advancing our skills to master all the latest and greatest injectable techniques. In addition to the lip flip, we can correct a crooked smile and address many other areas of concern. Be sure to ask us about new Botox treatments at your next appointment!
More and more patients are turning to our advanced CoolSculpting Elite technology for reducing their pinchable fat pockets without invasive measures or downtime. Our Coolsculpting Elite machine is the newest generation and vacuums in more tissue with each treatment, which means better results for trimming a double chin, belly fat, thigh fat and more. Plus, in most cases we can treat more than one area at a time!
HydraFacial MD® Elite
There’s never a bad time for a HydraFacial. This no-downtime skin resurfacing tool helps brighten dullness, clear away congestion, smooth texture, shrink pore size, diminish blemishes, even skin tone and more with a patented 4-step process that includes vortex suction and replenishing serums.
TRENDING SKIN CARE
We’ve never been more excited about sun protection as we are now — truthfully! Sunscreen is getting positively exhilarating these days, thanks to multitasking formulas that protect while perfecting and revitalizing our skin. At our online store, you have your pick of acclaimed SPF formulations by Colorescience®, EltaMD®, SkinMedica® and Revision® which are packed with antioxidants, peptides, hyaluronic acid and other results-driven ingredients to reveal your most radiant skin. For example, Colorescience is a true master at creating ingenious SPF formulations that do double duty as blush, bronzer, lip balm, concealer, etc. But you can’t go wrong with any of our brands which specialize in creating mineral-based, physical protection that leaves skin feeling hydrated and refined, never greasy or pasty. If you’re overwhelmed by all the options, we can help you pick the products that work best for your unique needs during your next consultation, or you can always give us call at (918) 948-9639.
TRENDING AESTHETIC CONCERNS
We’re seeing more treatment requests for hyperpigmentation and scarring at Skin Care Institute. We can attribute this increase to a heightened awareness of treatments that can help to improve these common skin care concerns:
- Hyperpigmentation, which refers to dark spots on the skin (i.e., sunspots, brown spots, liver spots, freckles), can be successfully corrected with the Lumecca® IPL photofacial. For vascular and pigmented lesions including spider telangiectasias, cherry angiomas, rosacea and keratoses, we get great results with the Diode 532 nm laser. Clear+Brilliant® laser treatment can also help improve pigmentation concerns. All these technologies are non-invasive, so there’s minimal to no downtime. For your best results, we recommend a series of treatments to attain your goals, with periodic maintenance treatments to maintain your benefits.
- Scars are another common concern that more and more people are choosing to get treated. We can achieve wonderful improvements with SkinPen® microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This treatment combines microneedles with PRP to provide a synergistic boost of skin renewal. A series of treatments will help stimulate new collagen and elastin to reveal smoother, healthier looking skin that lasts.