Why Proper Skincare Before and After Facial Rejuvenating Procedures Is So Important


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How to Prepare Your Skin for Microneedling or Laser Resurfacing Procedures, and How to Get Your Best Results

There aren’t too many great things about the winter months when it comes to your skin, except for the fact that it is the perfect time to undergo a rejuvenating skincare procedure such as microneedling, chemical peels, or even laser resurfacing to tackle those pesky skin concerns like sun spots, skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, pigment issues and acne scarring.

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Dermatologists and Plastics Surgeons agree that taking advantage of the winter months, when the skin is less exposed to the sun, is the ideal time to consider a facial rejuvenating procedure.

How To Prepare for Your Next Facial Rejuvenation Procedure

It wouldn’t be unreasonable for one to think that after you schedule your procedure you are good to go until the day of your appointment, but there is so much more you can do to ensure that you get the best results and the most bang for your buck!  

Preparation is the key to success in life, and skincare

Just like preparing for a big exam or for an athletic event, it’s all about the preparation. Well, the same applies to rejuvenating procedures.

There are several steps you can take leading up to the procedure that will help set you up for success, improve your overall experience, and speed up the recovery time to get you back to your normal routine so you can show off your new, beautiful skin!

So let’s first pause to dive into the science and why you should be thinking about your skincare routine BEFORE your appointment...

Due to the natural aging process and effects of sun damage, we accumulate old collagen and elastin deep within the skin which slows the natural regeneration of both of these important components of your skin, which is what causes the fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, poor texture, and laxity, etc.

Think of collagen as the strength, and elastin as the bounce back. So before a procedure, it can be really helpful to clear out the old so that you can make room for the new! Just like Marie Kondo teaches, you have to clear out the clutter!

This is the “Remove” stage as demonstrated in the graphic below...

ALASTIN Skincare TriHex Technology graphic

Now that you understand the “why”, here’s the “how”...

Experts recommend using our Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology®, twice daily starting about two weeks before your procedure.

This will help you declutter and tidy up your skin before your procedure; some like to call it prepping the canvas. This product contains TriHex Technology® which is the workhorse ingredient that will prepare your skin so when you show up on procedure day, you already have a head start.

How To Get the Best Results from Your Facial Rejuvenation Procedure

woman receiving a facial rejuvenation procedure

Now that you have taken care of the pre-game, it’s time to think about how to care for your skin post-procedure. This critical step will help to calm and soothe your skin, help to minimize the appearance of redness, and assist in the important healing process so you can optimize the outcome and get the results you were seeking. And guess what, Regenerating Skin Nectar is once again your go-to product.

What is so unique about this product is that it was specifically formulated for procedures; there is no water, thus no need for preservatives which means it can be directly applied to compromised skin with no stinging or irritation, now that is a game-changer!

You can continue with your twice a day application immediately after the procedure and the best part is the reduced downtime after your skincare treatment - because who wants to use up all of their vacay getting a skincare procedure? Answer: no one!

beautiful woman looking over shoulder

Now you are past the hard part, and you are seeing the glowing, radiant skin that you have envisioned. But the sun has not gone away, and you are certainly not getting any younger, so how do you maintain the results that you worked so hard for?

Well, we have you covered, meet Restorative Skin Complex, part of the Power Couple we like to call the TriHex Transition Duo. Once your skin has healed it is time to transition and keep the recycling of the old and the regeneration of the new collagen and elastin.

Restorative Skin Complex does just that, along with a few other bells and whistles like plumping the skin and improving the appearance of thinning skin and fine lines and wrinkles. It contains potent antioxidants that help protect the skin from new damage and also will even your skin tone to help maintain your post-procedure glow! People like Rachel Zoe and Patricia Heaton swear by it!

ALASTIN Skincare Renewal Retinols 

Don't Forget This Step if You Want to Keep Your Glowing Skin!

Now for the final step, which may be the most important step, and that is sunscreen, and boy do we have one that will knock your socks off!

We are constantly hearing how this is the perfect multi-tasking sunscreen that you will WANT to wear. The HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 36 gives you important UVA/UVB coverage as well as protection from heat-induced free radical damage (what the heck? Basically bad guy molecules that can do damage to your skin!).

Oh, and it also provides protection against skin dehydration.

What gives this product a cult following is the universal tint that evens your skin tone and can even take the place of a primer or foundation. Who can’t benefit from 2 fewer steps in the morning when you are trying to get out the door? Raises hand enthusiastically!

 ALASTIN Skincare HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 36 Sunscreen

So before you consider your next rejuvenating procedure, PLEASE do not forget the importance of prepping your skin before, and during recovery. Many products out there claim to be procedure skincare products, but please do your homework. Only ALASTIN Skincare products were specifically formulated for this purpose and are paraben-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

Read what experts have to say about ALASTIN Skincare to get a headstart on that homework. Now go schedule that procedure you have been wanting! Need a great doctor? Use our skincare expert locator tool to get started.

You deserve beautiful skin - now, ready, set, prep!

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Article Reviewed by Wendy Johnson
Wendy Johnson

Vice President, Marketing

Wendy Johnson brings to Alastin Skincare over 22 years of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and aesthetics industry experience in various sales, training, marketing and thought leader development roles.

After spending 10 years in gastroenterology at Tap Pharmaceuticals and Prometheus Laboratories, with sales and marketing oversight for in-line and pre-launch products, Mrs. Johnson transitioned to an aesthetic career at SkinMedica in 2004. While there, she was responsible for marketing one of the top 2 branded prescription hydroquinones, launching a leading branded low potency steroid, and oversight of the acne franchise line extensions.

In 2010, Wendy joined Merz North America where she developed and managed the Physician Relations department in support of injectable, topical and device business units under Medical Affairs, before transitioning into managing a Regional Aesthetics Marketing team.

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