Winter is the season for holiday parties, family gatherings, and co-worker get-togethers, and you want to put your best face forward. Getting that holiday glow doesn’t require a major commitment, it just requires that you add “facial” to your to-do list.
Our aesthetics team at Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, led by Dr. Mark Mathieson, can get you party ready in just one session — but they feel so good, you’ll probably want to come back again and again. Here’s what to expect from a Sterling facial.
The word “bright” might seem an odd choice to describe skin, but when you think about what happens to aged and sun-damaged skin, you’ll understand why this makes sense.
Your skin naturally regenerates on a regular basis, although the process slows as you age. As new cells appear, the older cells die and move to the top layer. Often, those dead cells stay on the surface of your skin for a while before sloughing off, and this gives a dull dry appearance.
Our green papaya facial uses the powerful acids found in this fruit to naturally exfoliate your skin and reveal the newer skin underneath. You come in with dull skin and leave with a bright, clear complexion.
Although we can’t guarantee literal radiant beams, it may seem that way when you look in the mirror after receiving our vitamin C antioxidant mask. Vitamin C is key when it comes to fighting free radicals.
Free radicals are molecules in your body that are missing an electron, which makes them unstable. They float around searching for an electron to grab from another molecule. As this process goes on, it destroys healthy skin cells and depletes your supply of collagen and lipids, which give your skin structure.
Antioxidants are the heroes in this story, as they fight free radicals throughout your body. In our facial mask, they focus on the free radicals in your skin, rejuvenating your face by making it softer and more radiant.
Copper peptides are another powerful way to tighten and brighten your skin. Studies have shown that they can benefit your skin in multiple ways:
- Tightins thin, loose skin
- Reduces sun damage
- Diminishes age spots
- Smooths rough skin
- Smooths lines and wrinkles
- Protects from UV radiation
- Promotes production of collagen and elastin
Our copper moisturizing mask restores your skin’s youthful volume and resiliency, giving you an overall brighter, clear, younger complexion.
How does skin get damaged?
You ask a lot of your skin. It’s your body’s largest organ, and it covers you from head to toe. It has to protect you from everything in the outside world, and keep everything inside safe from harm. It’s easy to understand that over time, it begins to show signs of wear-and-tear. Here are some of the many factors responsible for skin damage.
- Physical stress
- Emotional stress
- UV radiation
- Excess alcohol
- Poor nutrition
- Environmental pollution
- Tobacco smoke
Knowing the things that cause damage can help you protect your skin from them and understand how to repair damage already done. Our Sterling facials help you do both.
Ready for more?
If you love our Sterling facial and are ready to see what the next level of skin care can do for you, we welcome you to come in and talk with us about the other professional services we offer, such as:
Whichever treatment suits you and your lifestyle, our team at Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery can help you achieve your aesthetic dreams. Give us a call today at our Sarasota, Florida, office to schedule your holiday facial.