Brighten Your Skin This Winter!

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This New Year, put your best “face” forward with these procedures that don’t require a major commitment.

Why “brighter skin”?

The word “bright” may seem a strange choice to describe skin, however when you think about what takes place to aged and also sun-damaged skin, you’ll understand why this makes sense.

Your skin normally regenerates often, but the process slows as you age. As brand-new cells show up, the older cells die and also move to the top layer. Commonly, those dead cells remain on the surface of your skin for a while before shedding.  It’s these dead skin cells that can dull your complexion and give your skin a dry appearance. 

How does skin get damaged?

There are so many reasons why your skin may become damaged, but here are some of the more common factors. 

  • Physical Stress
  • Poor Nutrition 
  • Emotional Stress
  • Excess alcohol
  • UV radiation 
  • Tobacco Smoke

How do I brighten my skin?

There are plenty of ways to brighten your skin in time for spring, or give someone the gift of “brighter skin” this Valentine’s Day. Here are a few treatments that will have your skin looking bright and beautiful:


The HydraFacial™  is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is soothing, moisturizing, non-irritating and immediately effective.

The Luxury Facial is one hour of pure pampering, along with the clinical know-how and medical-grade products to make skin beautiful. Each facial is customized to address the needs of your skin. This facial is an indulgence you deserve. It brightens your complexion, melts away stress, and lifts your spirits.

The Teenage Facial introduces our younger guests to the importance of a proper skincare regimen. Incorporating a personalized skin evaluation, our highly skilled estheticians will teach the Four Key Steps to a lifetime of healthy skin, cleansing, exfoliation, moisture, as well as sun protection and proper anti-blemish techniques.

Chemical Peels

The Illuminize Peel is SkinMedica’s most gentle peel. It is recommended for first-time chemical peel patients or those with an upcoming event and looking to enhance skin’s glow instantly with no downtime. The Illuminize peel targets a variety of minor skin imperfections including fine lines, sun-damage, and uneven pigment. The Illuminize peel delivers an instant glow while improving the skin’s tone and texture. The Illuminize peel will exfoliate and brighten skin’s radiance with little to no irritation or downtime.

Vitalize Peel is SkinMedica’s most popular peel. A powerful, non-damaging peel that can take years off aging skin as well as restore skin’s smooth texture and youthful glow. The Vitalize peel is the only superficial peel appropriate for all skin tones. Visible improvements are achieved after one treatment with significant improvements after a series of treatments. The Vitalize Peel is a highly effective skin rejuvenation procedure with no downtime.

The Rejuvenize Peel is SkinMedica’s strongest peel which penetrates deep within the layers of the skin and begins working immediately to deliver even drastic exfoliation to expose more beautiful, youthful, glowing skin. The Rejuvenize peel is an excellent solution for more pronounced skincare issues such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, melasma (pregnancy mask), acne scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles. It is exclusively formulated to provide the most dramatic results with minimal downtime. Not recommended as a first-time peel.

AquaGold Microchannel Technology is a revolutionary microneedle device that contains 24 karat needles, each of which is smaller than a hair follicle. This device delivers products such as platelet-rich-plasma, dermal fillers, muscle relaxants, retinol, and antioxidants directly into the skin.

Micro-Needling is a small medical device that is around the size of a pen. The end of the device contains a closely set group of 12 tiny needles. These fine needles are used to stimulate the skin via tiny punctures, which creates a controlled skin injury. Every small puncture forms a channel that prompts the body to fill in those small wounds with brand new collagen and elastin via the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation 

IPL Photofacial is designed to combat the effects of aging and sun-damaged skin with quicker results and no downtime.

Fractional Laser for skin resurfacing and the treatment of surgical scars, acne scars, and stretch marks – the only FDA cleared laser for this treatment. The various Microlenses allow for customized treatments; the XF Microlens for high speed, quick treatment sessions or the XD Microlens for deeper penetration to reach tough conditions such as scars and stretch marks.

If you are noticing dull skin or signs of aging on your face or other parts of your body, schedule a free consultation with one of our highly trained practitioners at The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery to see the best options are for you.

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