Turning back the hands of time

As a celebrity makeup artist one of the most popular questions asked is “How can combat the signs of aging in my skin” Well, there is only so much those over the counter beauty products can really do. Now don’t get me wrong, I am and will always be a big supporter to a daily regiment of SPF, proper cleansing and moisturizers. But these things should go without saying as your normal daily ritual.

Once we start to gain that wisdom that only age can bring the one downfall to this is seeing those first signs of aging on our skin.

I have found a few easy things that you can do to help counteract the early signs of aging that doesn’t include going under the proverbial knife.

While working on one of my celebrity clients I mentioned that I was impressed with her skin’s texture and how it always looks amazing. I was let in on her secret weapon that keeps her looking picture perfect. This secret weapon is the skilled hand of her go to face guru Theresa Pinson NP-BC Expert Injector / Laser Specialist and Certified Aesthetic Consultant. Theresa has an arsenal of weapons in her box of tricks and after a few minutes sitting in her chair she knew exactly what my skin needed to be its very best.

Theresa’s assessment took about 10 minutes and the whole process including my fine tuned treatment took about 35 minutes. The first step Theresa used to give my complexion that gorgeous glowing look was the Clear + Brilliant® laser. The laser is safe, non-surgical and non-invasive, gentle treatment that fights the natural effects aging has on skin. It helps improve tone and texture and gives skin a radiant, youthful glow creating a more even skin canvas, with a reduction in the appearance of pores

The process only took about 10 minutes she first started with a gel applied to my entire face. This gel gave a slight numbing to the top layers of my skin that would help when the laser was used. The numbing agent that took about seven minutes to reach full numbability. Once I was numb, I was ready for the laser treatment. The treatment was only slightly uncomfortable feeling,  like when you’ve been sunburnt. The instrument looked like a very large marker and Theresa went up and down and side to side over my entire face, avoiding the delicate eye area. Once it was done, she applied a cooling mask that felt great and took out any redness and irritation that the skin might have had.

Once that was all said and done Theresa had me frown, smile and furrow my brow. This gave her the facial guidelines as to where she wanted to apply a bit of Botox.  The Botox was administered to a few areas around my eyes to dissipate those small wrinkles and fine lines. Another brilliant use for the Botox was to help eliminate my jaw grinding at night. Who would have ever thought? I barely felt the injections that she places in a few strategic areas. All of the injections took less than five minutes.

Now that I was lasered and poked I was ready to go and enjoy putting my new face forward.

The following day my skin was feeling tighter and when I would smile I could see the difference in the fine lines around my eyes.

The next morning the redness was nowhere to be found and a new taunt completion was in its place. The laser treatment will take one or two more rounds to really see the difference. I noticed a big difference in my jaw after the Botox. It’s funny that you don’t realize the severity of grinding till you don’t do it. I felt refreshed and well rested. Along with the visual improvement of less fine lines around my eyes. This whole experience was a total win. Considering It took about thirty minutes of my day with no recovery time to deal with, this is a perfect choice for so many women who want to start turning back the hands of time. I would highly recommend this to everyone.

 Theresa Pinson