Friday, February 10, 2017

Taking care of your skin in the winter

Winter is a great time to invest in your skin. 

Most of us are spending time outdoors during the summer, especially if you live here at the Lake of the Ozarks which makes taking proper care of your skin sometimes difficult. During the winter your skin is able to take a break from the sun and with a few treatments you can start to repair some of the past sun damage. 
Proper Skincare- Here at Lake Medical Spa our #1 recommended skincare line is ZO Medical or ZO Skin Health. We have been able to see major results with this line formulated by the well known dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi. ZO Medical's Brightalive product is formulated to manage pigment and when combined with ZO Medical C-Bright 10% Vitamin C Serum the two products work together to effectively reverse uneven pigmentation while improving your overall skin tone and texture.

Laser Treatments- 
Clear and Brilliant is a great gentle laser treatment with little to no downtime. You can apply makeup immediately following the treatment and go back to work. In the days following the treatment you may notice some flaking or dryness of the skin but most people notice a better looking complexion in just a few short days. 

Photofacial/ IPL- This is a great option with no downtime- this can be for the entire face or just a few sunspots that might be bothering you. After this treatment you will notice the brown spots actually flake off your skin right before your eyes. Deeper spots may take up to 3 treatments. 
Fraxel is a non-invasive laser treatment that can address many concerns including pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring and more. Our patients love Fraxel treatments although they do come with a little more downtime than the other mentioned treatments. You can expect to have facial redness for about a week following the treatment but you are able to wear make-up to cover it up in just a few days.

All of our laser skincare treatments are performed by our experienced and knowledgeable laser technician Nichole Richey, CST.

If you haven't experienced a facial with our highly skilled esthetician Laury Von Gunten you are seriously missing out. She is extremely knowledgeable about all things skin and is always here to give you the best advise as well as a warm loving smile. Laury utilized several tools during her famous custom facial. She used several different masks, peels and also microdermabrasion and extractions, if necessary, that will leave your skin feeling revitalized and refreshed. 

(Laury on the left, Nikki on the right)
(Staff Photo)

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