January 22, 2024
Can you really turn back the clock on aging skin in just 6 weeks? Back in 2015, I put that theory to the test during an esthetician competition called The Skin Games. I needed a model and enlisted my then 72-year-old mom. At the time, she felt like her skin was rapidly aging and wanted solutions.
For context, The Skin Games is an esthetician competition. It consists of a 6-week intensive case study challenge focused on achieving dramatic anti-aging transformations. Estheticians are paired with a mature model to treat using their best modalities and homecare over the 6 weeks. At the end, models are judged on their amazing improvements. It's an exciting chance for estheticians to showcase their skills through remarkable makeovers in a short timeframe.
Though challenging, I loved formulating my targeted antiaging approach for my mom during The Skin Games. It showed the power of consistency and the right modalities for turning back the clock on skin.
I created a 6-week treatment plan using three powerful modalities - facial contouring massage, microcurrent, and LED light therapy. While new advanced technologies and medical-grade skincare products exist today, these time-tested techniques remain proven antiagers.
Twice weekly, I worked on my mom with targeted facial massage to release fascia “fault lines” etched from repetitive expressions. This softened wrinkles. I followed with microcurrent to lift and tone. Finally, I finished with collagen-boosting red light LED.
After 6 weeks, my mom’s transformation astonished me. Her wrinkles dramatically reduced. Skin looked firmer, smoother, and glowing - easily shaving off years. My mom felt elated over her new youthful appearance.
Though proud of the dramatic results, I often wonder what could have been possible with today’s cutting-edge products like NeoGenesis stem cell exosome serums and House of PLLA’s growth factor formulas.
If I were to redo this antiaging case study today in 2024, I would take advantage of the latest innovations paired with those proven techniques.
Now 81, my mom's favorites are anything from the House of PLLA line (CaviPLLA, Skin Prep, Promoter Cell Repair), including their iconic Eye Cream and Sun Cushion. Her ride-or-die remains the CaviPLLA. 💕 For cleansing, she loves the CBE Botanicals Just Say Ah.
I would have her use Omnilux Red Light Therapy in her home skincare routine, applying it to her face, chest, and hands 4 times a week. Additionally, I'd ask her to maintain the use of her House of PLLA products as part of the regimen.
In the treatment room...
💦Lastly, I'd want her to stay hydrated with more daily water (she doesn't drink enough). I'm confident we could achieve remarkable antiaging improvements together!
A: For best results, aim for professional treatments like microcurrent, LED, and radiofrequency every 2-4 weeks for a few months. Maintenance visits every 1-2 months help sustain results.
A: At-home devices allow frequent mini-treatments to maximize results. In-clinic visits offer more powerful technology and procedures. Combine both for optimal anti-aging.
A: Results vary but typically last 2-4 months. Consistent at-home care and maintenance visits will sustain your youthful glow longer term.
The right anti-aging plan can help refresh your skin at any age. If you're looking to turn back time on your complexion, I'm here to help!
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