February 05, 2024
It's a new year — and if better skin is part of your 2024 resolution, this is the perfect time to try a new treatment and get closer to conquering your skincare goals! Regardless of your skincare goals, I think a new year is the *perfect* opportunity to reevaluate your skincare routine.
Whether you want to explore anti-aging treatments or just get overall better skin in 2024, keep reading to learn more about three of my favorite treatments that are easy, effective, and non-invasive.
A microcurrent treatment uses a small device, usually with two probes, that applies a micro amount of energy to your face, décolleté, and neck. You'll love the massaging and sculpting feel. In addition to feeling relaxed, it helps energize the treatment areas to stimulate ATP, which is critical in producing collagen and elastin. The microcurrent energy helps to firm, tighten, and tone the tired muscles under your skin.
If you're looking for a non-surgical alternative to a facelift — and don't want any downtime — microcurrent treatments could be perfect for you! This is a great anti-aging treatment because it targets fine lines and wrinkles and can even help tighten sagging skin.
And if anti-aging isn't your primary skincare focus, microcurrent treatments could still be helpful for you. This treatment helps reduce blackheads and acne, as well as dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. A microcurrent treatment can also help lessen symptoms from skin conditions like eczema, melasma, and rosacea.
I love microcurrent treatments because there isn't any pain or downtime involved. While I often add it to many facial treatments I perform for my clients, you can benefit from microcurrent in the comfort of your home with devices like the FOREO Bear 2 Microcurrent or the Clarebend Mini Microcurrent.
LED is short for "Light-Emitting Diode." Therefore, LED therapy devices convert electrical current into wavelengths of light. These lights can be amber, red, infrared, blue, or green, each serving a different purpose. Our skin can absorb this LED light energy the same way plants absorb UV light energy. This skin therapy approach can help treat milder skin conditions, promote increased blood circulation, and create a more even complexion.
LED treatments can be used on just about every skin type. They can help smooth
fine lines and wrinkles, lessen the appearance of sunspots, plump and revitalize skin, soothe rosacea flare-ups, and so much more.
I love LED treatments because they're easy, fast, and effective. Adding a 5-minute LED treatment into your skincare routine just a few times a week can seriously accelerate your skincare results. For home use, I recommend the Glow Younger TriLight LED Device. This compact gadget lets you choose from yellow/amber, red, or infrared color light. For more coverage per treatment, the Omnilux Contour is my go-to. These devices are the most powerful flexible LED devices on the market today. Equipped with medical-grade LEDs, and optimized wavelengths of red and near-infrared light, Contour devices are designed and manufactured using Omnilux's proprietary gold-standard medical device technology - giving you derm-level results right from home.
I think microchanneling is an excellent addition to your skincare regimen if you're concerned with acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. You can even use it to help reduce the appearance of surgery scars and stretch marks on other parts of your body.
I love microchanneling because it's an easy treatment to do yourself at home — especially with the Skin Wand Pro. It's safe for daily use to gently remove dead skin cells, plump and hydrate the skin, and help you achieve that healthy glow all year round.
A microneedling dermaroller tool has longer needles that penetrate the skin deeper.
Microchanneling uses a wand-like device with no needles but a silicone microchip that causes less inflammation and zero downtime after treatment. Microchanneling creates smaller wounds that decrease the risk of skin tearing but still stimulate beneficial collagen and elastin production. If you’re not an experienced esthetician, microchanneling can get the job done much safer.
Studies show that LED absorbs into the skin within 3 – 5 minutes but you may continue to safely use for up to 8 – 10 minutes for Red, Blue, Green or Amber/Yellow. INFRARED is often used longer for inflammation of muscles or joints. It can safely be used 20 – 25 minutes.
It is important to choose an OIL-FREE conducting gel. My preferred conducting gel is CBE Botanicals Hydrate + Conduct.
Enhancing our skincare routines with innovative and non-invasive treatments is a promising approach to achieving healthier, more radiant skin in 2024. Microcurrent, LED, and microchanneling treatments offer versatile options that can be seamlessly integrated into both professional facials and home skincare regimens.
Microcurrent therapy stands out as a top anti-aging solution, harnessing gentle energy to firm, tone, and rejuvenate the skin without any downtime. LED treatments, with their diverse range of wavelengths, offer benefits for almost every skin type, from reducing fine lines and wrinkles to soothing conditions like rosacea. Meanwhile, microchanneling effectively stimulates collagen production and enhances product absorption, addressing concerns such as acne scars and pigmentation.
These treatments not only yield visible results but also empower individuals to take control of their skincare journeys. Whether seeking professional treatments or investing in at-home devices, the accessibility and effectiveness of these modalities make them valuable assets in achieving skincare goals.
I love these three skin treatments for 2024 because they are so accessible — you can add them to a regular facial treatment at any medical or day spa (including mine!) or purchase a gadget to get at-home results.
Ready to turn your 2024 skincare resolutions into reality? Join me in the Christine Byer Beauty Club. I offer a 14-day FREE preview with full access to everything in the Club. Whether you're looking for anti-aging solutions or just want to get better skin in 2024, you'll get personalized support for your questions and have access to savings and the opportunity to win a FREE consultation. If you don't find value in your membership, cancel within 14 days at no charge.
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