Skin Rejuvenation is Here to Give You a Late-Summer Glow
When it comes to beauty buzzwords, “rejuvenation” tops the list. There’s no shortage of rejuvenating cleansers, scrubs, serums, and creams, all of which promise to make skin look smooth, perky, and ‘lit from within.’ But everyday topical treatments are often a temporary solution rather than a permanent means to achieving beautiful skin, simply because they treat the symptoms of skin concerns (think acne, rosacea, pigmentation, and signs of aging) rather than the cause. That cause, of course, is a mix of time, body chemistry, and everyday damage that builds up over long months and years. To make a positive, lasting change in our skin’s health, we have look beneath what’s happening on the skin’s surface and treat the root of these common skin woes.
So, What Is Skin Rejuvenation?
Skin rejuvenation is an umbrella term for a range of procedures that treat, target, and improve different kinds of skin issues, from uneven texture, wrinkles, and pigmentation to acne, rosacea, and scarring. Here, we will cover three main treatments that work to improve skin underneath the surface by stimulating the body’s natural regenerative process. We’ll also hear from one of Jordan’s clients who experienced a skin transformation of her own after trying a tailored approach to skin rejuvenation.
This treatment has seen a surge in popularity thanks to increased availability and clinically proven results. Performed with a handpiece containing a cluster of tiny needles, microneedling allows vitamins and nutrients to enter the skin’s deeper layers. “Opening this barrier is much more effective than simply applying layers of serums on the skin’s surface,” says Jordan. “By creating hundreds of pinpoint-sized traumas, we activate the body’s healing process to increase collagen production, blood circulation, and cell turnover.” This process creates a virtual army of brand-new skin cells, which replace the old, damaged cells that contribute to aging and other skin concerns.
It sounds more like a medical term on Grey’s Anatomy than something you’d hear at a routine facial, but this nutrient-rich substance could be the secret to your glowiest skin yet—and bonus: you already have it. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP for short) is a component in blood that carries regenerative cell factors and give your body a boost during the healing process. Getting it requires a simple blood draw, after which your practitioner will place the blood into a centrifuge to separate red blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma. The PRP can then be re-injected into different areas of the body to jumpstart the rejuvenation process, including the face, scalp, joints, genitals, and even scar tissue. “Directly injecting PRP into any of these areas increases the localized region’s ability to function, nourishes the cellular makeup, and improves your skin’s appearance and resilience,” Jordan explains. You may know of this procedure by another name; it’s exactly the process used in the celebrity-favorite vampire facial.
Remember that episode of Sex and the City where Samantha has to hide her recently peeled face beneath a dramatic veil to avoid scaring people at a party? Those were the old days! You’ll be glad to know that chemical peels have gotten a serious facelift since then. Now there’s a wide variety of options that allow chemicals to exfoliate and resurface skin depending on your skin goals and level of sensitivity. “Light chemical peels can be so gentle that one might not notice any peeling of the skin,” says Jordan. “The heavier medical-grade peels can penetrate deeper layers of the skin, causing it to shed and quickly regenerate. I rely on peels myself to keep my skin bright and acne-free.” Jordan’s favorite options are glycolic, salicylic, and retinoic acid peels. As an added benefit, she notes that regular peels can help to prevent skin carcinomas from forming.
Know Before You Glow
The best way to find out the right skin rejuvenation plan for you is to make a consultation appointment with Jordan and determine the right treatment/treatments to target your skin concerns. Most skin rejuvenation treatments only take about 15 minutes to perform (with the exception of PRP injections) and require minimal recovery time. Before a session, it’s important to avoid blood thinners, fish oil, and inflammatory medications like antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs. After your skin rejuvenation appointment, you’ll want to protect your skin from the sun and avoid alcohol to decrease the risk of bruising, inflammation, and tenderness. You may need to have up to four treatments in order to achieve your skin goals, after which you can maintain your glow with follow-up appointments every four to twelve months.
The Success Story
Jun Vimala discovered Jordan’s work on Instagram and was interested in improving her dry uneven skin tone with facial rejuvenation. During a quick consultation, Jordan determined that a PRP vampire facial and microneedling would greatly benefit Jun’s complexion. “I immediately saw improvement in my skin tone following my first appointment in June,” “There was some mild discomfort due to the needle, but the tenderness resolved within three days. It was completely worth my results.” Jun avoided makeup after the routine, applying only gentle cleanser and cream to her skin. “Now I don’t have to wear as much makeup because my skin is already glowing and smooth,” she says. “I would absolutely recommend facial rejuvenation with Jordan to other people who are looking for similar results!”
Contact Jordan Jacobs to learn more about skin rejuvenation and find the solution that’s right for you.