Summer is all about getting a healthy, natural-looking glow going. While a good, consistent skin-care routine can accomplish this there are also a handful of in-office treatments that could give skin a quick glow-up. Dermatologists often turn to combination treatments to address multiple skin concerns at once with the plan depending on the patient’s goals.
Campbell, CA dermatologist Amelia K. Hausauer, MD is one such expert who likes to create multi-tiered plans for patients to deliver well-rounded, comprehensive results with customization for redness, textural improvement, acne scars and more while boosting glow. Whether you mix and match these treatments with others or give just one a try, experts say you’re sure to get gorgeous, glowing skin.
Clear + Brilliant
This light resurfacing laser can “target superficial pigment and pore size, with either intense pulsed light if sunspots are a major concern or with microneedling/PRP to provide a deeper level of collagen stimulation and airbrushing of the skin,” says Dr. Hausauer. Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore and Hilary Duff are among the celebrities that love this treatment.
“For a natural glow that really lasts, I always recommend Sculptra, an injectable that stimulates Type 1 collagen. This leads to natural-looking results, including improved skin quality and facial glow,” says New York plastic surgeon Sachin Shridharani, MD. One of the biggest benefits is that while patients find the treatment to be impactful, they still maintain their own aesthetic, notes Dr. Shridharani.
“As an injectable collagen biostimulator, Sculptra works to gradually help restore your skin’s natural collagen growth, typically over the course of three treatments,” explains Dr. Shridharani. “Because of this, results develop over time, leading to natural-looking facial firmness, smoothness, and glow that can last up to two years.
Sculptra has long been believed to boost glow but it recently became official. Sculptra just received FDA-approval for improving skin’s natural glow with clinical data to back it up.
New York dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD recommends using Morpheus8 with exosomes immediately following treatment. Morpheus8 is a microneedling and radio frequency device that penetrates the skin to give it a smoother and sleeker appearance,” she explains. After the treatment, Dr. Peredo applies ExoCel Bio Exovex Serum “to rejuvenate the skin, reduce redness and downtime and the post-laser burning sensation.” Glowing results can be seen within a few days, with the most noticeable results after one month, says Dr. Peredo.
Microdroplet botulinum and hyaluronic acid
Dr. Hausauer says this is a popular option in her practice. “We deposit the products very high up in the skin to minimize the appearance of pores and redness or flushing (can be great in rosacea),” says Dr. Hausauer. The treatment also helps boost hydration. “This process is called skin boosting in other parts of the world and is a mainstay in complexion routines. It is not like traditional neuromodulator or filler treatment because it targets actual skin quality,” she explains.
This FDA-approved hyaluronic acid microdroplet injection is getting rave reviews from many dermatologists involved in the clinical trials.
“The first and only intradermal microdroplet injection approved in the US to improve skin smoothness,” SKINVIVE offers next-gen skin improvement and radiance that is proven to last up to six months.
Once officially available to try—stay tuned for more!—it’s one to add to your list.