Three Ways to Boost Your Back-to-School Beauty

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Heading back to class soon? Whether you’re a high school or college student or an educator, you’ll want to put your best face forward. After all, confidence in your looks is proven to help boost over-all confidence and improve your chances for success in school, career and social life. To that end, Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery offers three ways to make sure you’re bringing your beauty A-game.

  • Deep Cleansing Treatment: A great start to boosting your beauty routine is with a deep cleansing treatment. This gentle but effective facial will clear your pores of deeply embedded dirt, toxins and dead skin cells, giving your skin a cleaner, more polished look. It also helps to reduce excess sebum. At normal levels, this naturally occurring substance helps to keep the skin tissue moisturized and resilient. But when production goes into overdrive, it can lead to blackheads and acne. A deep cleansing facial will remove the excess sebum and open clogged pores. Plus, clear pores allow for deeper absorption of skin cleansers, toners and moisturizers, making them more effective at skin healing and the reduction of blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Microdermabrasion: If your skin’s condition calls for a slightly more aggressive treatment, microdermabrasion may be the right choice. Microdermabrasion involves a customized skin cleansing formula and a minimally abrasive instrument that together gently sand the skin’s surface, removing the thicker, dull, uneven outer layer. It’s highly effective for treating light scarring, discoloration, sun damage and even stretchmarks. Microdermabrasion also helps to boost your skin’s natural production of collagen, the protein that that helps keep skin taught and smooth.
  • Botox: By far, the most popular treatment for preventing and correcting signs of aging is Botox. This FDA-approved injectable uses a purified protein that acts as a nerve blocker and helps to relax overactive facial muscles that cause fine lines, wrinkles and deep furrows. Botox smooths and diminishes the appearance of forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet, leaving you with a smoother, tighter, younger look.

Make sure your look makes the grade. Call Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery at 904-396-1186 to schedule a skincare consultation.

Three Options for Back to School Beauty

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August means the start of a new school year. Whether you’re a college student ready to begin a new semester of studies, a teacher wanting to put your best face forward for your new students or a mom excited for a bit of “me time” once the kids are back in the classroom, a little back-to-school beauty indulgence is in order.

Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery recommends these non-invasive and minimally-invasive, yet highly effective cosmetic procedures to help refresh your look just in time for the new school year.

  1. Chemical Peel: One of the most popular cosmetic procedures, the chemical peel involves a customized chemical solution applied to the skin. Once the solution sufficiently penetrates the skin, it’s neutralized and gently removed. Dull, dry skin cells are cleared away, allowing for new skin to grow in its place and lending a smoother, tighter, more vibrant look. Results range from mild to dramatic, depending upon your goals and the type of chemical peel you choose – light, medium or deep.
  2. Microdermabrasion: In performing microdermabrasion, your aesthetician essentially sprays tiny crystals onto the surface of your skin to exfoliate the thicker, uneven outer layer, revealing younger, healthier skin that had been hiding beneath. It’s effective for treatment of light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, age spots, acne and more.
  3. Botox or filler: Of all the minimally invasive cosmetic procedures available, Botox and injectable fillers are the undisputable top choices. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that last year, 6.7 million Botox injections and 2.3 million were performed in 2014, topping all others. Botox works to smooth existing wrinkles and prevent the development of new ones by temporarily relaxing expression muscles, particularly on the forehead and around the eyes. Fillers like Juvederm and Restylane add volume and fullness to various areas of the face to smooth wrinkles and fill hollows.

Which option is best for you? Call Parkway Plastic Surgery at 904-396-1186 to schedule a consultation. We’ll tailor a skin-rejuvenating plan just for you just in time for the coming school year and holiday season.