Generations of Beauty

Generations of Beauty BioSpa and Pacific Center Specials

Look Your Best in Your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s & Beyond

We want you to look and feel your best at any age. For the entire month of May, Pacific Center and BioSpa are celebrating women across the generations with special offers on popular non-surgical and surgical treatments for every age group.

SKINCARE INFORMATION & TIPS FOR ALL AGES

Sun damage and Sun Protection:

Sun exposure is the most serious threat to your skin and causes premature aging in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. It can also cause pigmentation issues, acne breakouts, and skin cancer. While it can take up 10 to 15 years to see serious sun exposure effects on our skin, sun protection is one thing you cannot skip at any age. Physical sun blocks such as titanium or zinc dioxide are preferable to protect the skin from the harsh rays. So don’t forget to wear a good sunscreen before you leave the house. BioSpa recommends the EltaMD brand of sun protection products.

  • EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 – good for normal, combination skin types, or post treatment. Provides serious UV protection while hydrating the skin. It is lightweight and can be worn alone or with makeup. Comes in tinted and untinted formulas. Great for everyday use.
  • EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 – good for skin types prone to acne, Rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.This oil-free formula helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to breakouts, rosacea and discoloration. Very lightweight and silky, it may be worn with makeup or alone. Choose from tinted and untinted formulas. Can be used everyday.

TIP: EltaMD sunscreen can be used as your daily moisturizer. Apply after cleansing your face followed by your applying make-up. Or, if you prefer to use it along side of your preferred moisturizer brand, combine both together in your hand before applying to your face.

Regular Facials:

A regular clean up is recommended to control white heads and black heads, acne breakouts, clogged pores, and to slough off skin to improve tone and texture. BioSpa recommends the HydraFacial performed by an experienced medical aesthetician who monitors your regimen and makes adjustments as needed to maximize the benefits of the treatment.  They HydraFacial is gentle enough to be done monthly, but can also be spread out every 2-3 months if preferred. The gap between treatments can be longer or shorter depending on what is going on with the skin. Generally speaking, chemical peels are not necessary in your 20’s unless your skin is really bad or prone to severe acne issues. Stick to mild peels if possible.

General Tips for Healthy Skin:

  • Drink 4-5 liters of water daily. Nothing cleans up skin quicker than water.
  • Use sunscreen daily, applying it at least 15 minutes before heading outside
  • Wash your face nightly followed by applying a good hydrating moisturizer. The BioSpa recommends using medical grade products with high quality ingredients. Some of our favorite skincare lines are Environ, SkinBetter Science, and Skin Medica.
  • Use a Retinol. It has decades of clinical data to support its efficacy, helps skin cell turnover, and boosts collagen production to keep skin firm and youthful. Most experts agree that if you’re only going to use one anti-aging product, prescription Retin-A is considered a wonder product of our time, and can even reverse abnormal and cancerous growth, among other forms of sun damage. It is effective at treating acne, wrinkles and other signs of aging. BioSpa carries a medical grade Retinol by Environ.
  • Work-out for at least 20 minutes a day. Any form of cardio done a minimum of 2-3 times a week may drastically improve your health and skin. Be sure to shower within an hour of working out to prevent breakouts.
  • Eat nuts. Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, which increases skin elasticity and may decrease skin cancer. Walnuts are loaded with omega-3, which lower inflammation and help prevent breakouts. Macadamias are full of high quality oils and fatty acids that aid in skin repair and rejuvenation. A handful of mixed nuts daily will help you maintain that youthful glow.
  • Wash your makeup brushes. A study in the UK found that 72% of women never wash their makeup brushes. They are filled with dirt and bacteria so it’s a must to do so every few weeks. Mix a couple of drops of facial cleanser or shampoo in a cup of warm water. Swish your brushes around, rinse off, pay dry, and lay out until they are completely dry.
  • Exfoliate your skin regularly. Large pores are one of the biggest complaints about the appearance of facial skin. Pores look larger when they are filled with dirt, oil, dead skin cells, etc. To unclog pores and improve your skin’s tone and texture, BioSpa recommends using the ZOE by QYKSONIC. The first and only 3-in-1 anti-aging sonic beauty brush that cleanses, massages, and applies skincare products. Gentle enough for all skin and can be used daily.

20’s: PREVENT & ENHANCE

For some it may seem too early to start thinking about non-invasive cosmetic treatments, but the reality is this is the best time to start. Taking preventative measures in your 20’s will only benefit you in the years to come. There has also been a surge of requests by 20 year olds for treatments to enhance or improve their appearance. There is no denying social media has certainly been one of the biggest influences on the importance of twenty-somethings wanting to look their best.

Follow the skincare tips provided and consider adding Skin Medica’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator to your current skincare regimen.

Trending Facial Treatments

  • Botox – Neurotoxins such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are used to temporarily paralyze muscles in the face to prevent or correct fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movement. Patients in their 20s may begin seeing subtle lines developing, so they turn to Botox to prevent them from becoming more severe and etched into the face. The most popular areas include the forehead, glabella (between the eyebrows), and crow’s feet. In most cases, a small number of units are needed at this stage.
  • Lip Augmentation – One of the most popular treatments with the younger clientele. Injectable dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane are used to augment the lips to provide more fullness, improve shape, and provide better symmetry with other facial features.
  • Non-Surgical Nose & Chin Augmentation – Dermal fillers are used to subtly improve the shape of the nose and chin. It is a great solution for those with minor imperfections that might not warrant having a surgical procedure. Although filler is not permanent, it is a less-expensive option than a traditional rhinoplasty or chin augmentation. There is also no downtime and results are immediate. For those who are considering surgery but are unsure about how they might look, filler is a great place to start to see what minor changes might look before going through with it. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can’t make a nose look dramatically smaller, but it can correct imperfections and refine the appearance of the nose. The same goes for the chin. Filler can be used to provide more projection to the chin tip and even out the shape.
  • HydraFacial – As mentioned earlier, this is a terrific “clean up” treatment for all ages and all skin types requiring absolutely no downtime.

Trending Body Treatments

30’s: PREVENT, CORRECT, ENHANCE  

The signs of aging seem to sneak up unexpectedly in your 30’s with lines appearing around the eyes, mouth, upper lip and forehead. Folds start forming from the sides of the nose and corners of the mouth.

Studies have proven that the skin’s structural proteins – collagen and elastin – begin to decrease as early as the mid twenties. Collagen is responsible for skin firmness and elastin gives it flexibility. As skin becomes thinner and less hydrated over time, even those with the best genetics will still experience visible facial lines and a loss of fullness. The 30’s is typically when individuals begin to really notice the formation of lines and wrinkles resulting from years of muscle movement, environmental damage, and the depletion of collagen and elastin.

The same skincare tips mentioned earlier still need to be followed in your 30’s. If you notice your skin health and appearance declining, consider consulting with an aesthetician about recommended skincare products. In your 30’s BioSpa recommends Skin Medica’s TNS Essential Serum, an all-in-one super serum that reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin texture and tone. Great for all skin types.

Trending Facial Treatments

  • Botox – This may still fall into the preventative category for some, but more often than not, it is needed for correction of dynamic lines that are now beginning to show on the face resulting from years of muscle movement.  More units are usually needed in your 30’s than in your 20’s.
  • Facial Filler – Dermal fillers may still be requested for lip enhancement, but the 30’s is typically when they become needed to correct deeper lines and folds caused by loss of skin elasticity and volume. Fillers such as Sculptra or the Juvederm or Restylane family each have products which target issues such as volume loss, lines and folds. Popular areas for treatment include the cheeks, under eyes, nasolabial folds, and marionette grooves.
  • HydraFacial – Good at any age for ongoing maintenance
  • Clear + Brilliant – A more aggressive treatment than HydraFacial, but not as aggressive as Fraxel or other more intensive laser treatments. Great for those wishing to combat the early signs of aging or wish to maintain already healthy looking skin. Clear + Brilliant can be used to reduce fine lines, decrease pore size, and improve skin tone and texture.
  • Micro-Needling – Used to improve overall tone, minimize sun spots, and promote collagen production for healthy, bright, smooth skin. It is also used to tighten skin and soften scarring.

Trending Body Treatments

40’s+: CORRECT & MAINTAIN  

The 40’s is a time when women may begin to experience the effects of perimenopause. During perimenopause, hormonal changes coincide with the overall change in your skin and body due to the acceleration of the aging progress. Because your skin isn’t producing collagen and elastin like it did in your 20’s and 30’s, and cellular turnover is slowing down, you may notice a loss of volume, pronounced laxity on the face, neck, and body, crepiness, and a duller complexion. Any existing imperfections on your skin that you already have tend to worsen with age, such as leg veins, broken capillaries, and sunspots.

Continue following the same skincare tips mentioned earlier, however now is the time to look at changing or adding supplemental skincare products to meet your skin’s current needs

Between the ages of 40-50 your skin has lost 50% of the hyaluronic acid it had at age 20. The products below address this issue by providing formulations which include various forms of HA to nourish and hydrate the skin to provide plumpness in order to decrease visibility of lines/wrinkles.

  1. SkinBetter Science’s Interfuse Intensive Treatment Lines
  2. Skin Medica’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

Trending Facial Treatments

All of the treatments mentioned above are still popular among women in their 40’s and older, however the frequency of treatments may increase along with the need for more product to achieve your desired result. In many cases, non-invasive treatments alone may no longer be enough. At this time in life, it is not uncommon to transition into more aggressive correction such as a facelift, fat transfer, brow/temple lift, etc. For best results, cosmetic surgery combined with non-invasive facial rejuvenation may be recommended.

  • RF Micro-Needling w/ PRP – A more aggressive micro-needing option using radio-frequency. The RF energy heats the underlying layers, causing constriction and tightening of the skin, as well as the stimulation of collagen and elastin production. Because the energy is delivered so deeply, it can produce faster, more dramatic results than traditional micro-needling. Even more benefits can be achieved by adding your own blood (known as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy) to the treatment. The tiny pinholes made with micron-needling allow the platelets to reach even deeper parts of your skin, creating a powerful combination that stimulates rapid skin repair and induces further collagen replacement.
  • ThermiTight – A no-downtime treatment used to tighten loose skin and deeper tissues. Radiofrequency energy is used to heat the deep tissues to promote skin tightening of the lower face and neck.

Trending Body Treatments

As your metabolism begins to slow, it’s no longer as easy to lose weight or burn off stubborn fat with exercise and diet alone. Combination packages targeted to address multiple body issues such as stubborn fat, skin laxity and dimpling are more common at this stage in life.

  • Vanquish – body contouring, circumferential reduction
  • UltraShape – fat reduction in areas such as the stomach, hips, back, bra fat
  • VelaShape – skin tightening and smoothing on the body
  • MiraDry – underarm sweat elimination
  • Geneveve – vaginal rejuvenation for improved sexual sensation and reduction or stress or urge incontinence
  • Apex – take-home product for vaginal muscle strengthening
  • Sclerotherapy – uses injections to improve the cosmetic appearance of spider veins, treat small varicose veins in the legs, and relieve related symptoms such as aching, burning, swelling and cramping
  • PRP Hair Restoration – using your own blood injected into the scalp, hair regrowth is stimulated

Interested in these treatments and want to take advantage of our amazing Generations of Beauty specials? Schedule your consultation today by contacting us at (949) 347-5656.