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4 Steps to Glowing Holiday Skin

Posted in Lifestyle, Skincare

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Nothing dampens holiday cheer like dull and dry skin. Whether you are traveling to see loved ones, spending time holiday shopping at crowded stores, or preparing your favorite seasonal meals, you’ll appreciate the simplicity of a glowing and healthy complexion.

Although you might choose the most expensive skincare brands that celebrities, friends, and pushy retail associates have sworn by, sometimes your skin still needs just an extra bit of help. Skin is composed of three different layers. The epidermis is the top layer of skin— the part of the skin that you see. The second layer of skin, the dermis, is much thicker and does a lot for your body. The third layer is the subcutaneous tissue at the bottom. Most skincare products that you buy at the store only reach the epidermis and cannot restore the damage done to the second and third layer.

At Livingston Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, they offer four ways to achieve your goals of glowing, youthful skin just in time for the holidays:

1.    Jacqueline Skin Care

Jacquie has been a paramedical aesthetician for over 20 years. She works in conjunction with Dr. Livingston to create a skin care system for patients that works hand in hand with his procedures. Jacquie performs a variety of skin and body treatments and uses advanced skin care products formulated to aggressively rejuvenate the skin and correct troublesome problems, ranging from acne and acne scarring to wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

2.    Laser Skin Resurfacing

Livingston Plastic Surgery employs the latest and greatest Fraxel Laser skin technology, which tightens the skin, resulting in a younger and smoother surface with noticeable pore size reduction. Laser skin resurfacing helps to reduce scars, wrinkles, and blemishes on the face. The procedure uses precise targeting to remove unwanted, damaged skin one layer at a time while also stimulating the growth of new collagen.

3.    Botox

Botox is a fast and easy way to help smooth the signs of aging. From forehead wrinkles, “crow’s feet” at the outer areas of the eyes, and “smoker’s lines” around the lips, Botox can help you achieve that youthful glow in your skin. Made of Botulinum Toxin A, this injectable is intended to help stop the communication between the nerve and muscle. Doing so prevents movement and therefore diminishes the appearance of lines and creases in the treated area.

4.    Chemical Peels

Livingston Plastic Surgery specializes in surgical and non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation such as chemical peels that can restore facial symmetry, shape, tone, and remove years of damaging sun exposure. Chemical peels freshen and rejuvenate skin texture by removing the damaged outer layer. The procedure can be performed with a light, medium, or deep penetration, depending on the type of wrinkle or the severity of the damage. They are relatively inexpensive and involve very little pain or recovery time.

At Livingston Plastic Surgery, renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon Christopher K. Livingston, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.A., has been helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals through state-of-the-art technologies since he opened his private practice in Houston, TX in 2003. For more information about the procedures he offers, contact the Livingston Plastic Surgery office today: 281-501-1812.