Being in your 20’s your skin probably looks great right now, requires minimal products and has a healthy, natural glow. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about caring for skin in your 20s as many might think they don’t need to address problems until they are able to see them. It is never too soon to be proactive about taking care of your skin at this age. Your 40 year old self will thank you.
Read on to find out what kind of aesthetic services we recommend you start in your 20s.
Dr. Fiona Wright’s Tip:
One of the primary issues with people in their 20’s is leftover teenage acne and acne scars. On top of the products recommended in our last blog Facing Your 20’s-Skincare, in office procedures would include light chemical peels to include glycolic or retinoic acid/retinol derivatives if you suffer with acne, or other peels may focus more on early pigmentation problems and prevention.
For more severe acne, a combination of lasers and other light devices offer a new kind of one-two punch that clears skin with the speed and thoroughness of any acne medication. When too much sebum and skin cells clog the follicles, they become irritated and inflamed, resulting in those dreaded bumps — pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and other lesions. For this reason, acne is more common among people who have oily skin, but it can affect people of all skin types. There are a number of treatments for acne — one of the newer ones is Blu-U Light Therapy.
What is Blue Light?
Originally, light treatments for acne contained ultraviolet, or UV, light. However, UV light is no longer used because of the adverse effects it is now known to have on your skin. Blue Light or Blu-U is a state-of-the-art system and the latest technique in acne therapy. The blue light system delivers painless light of blue color that greatly enhances the results of your skin rejuvenation.
The BLU-U alone approach is one of the safest acne treatments available. The system’s blue-violet light penetrates just deep enough into the tissue to reach the acne target, without adversely affecting surrounding skin. This treatment has no known side effects and the laser is FDA approved safe for all skin types.