Get Back Your Glow
Perfect skin may seem like a fairy tale, but there’s no reason you can’t achieve your best skin ever—at any age. Dr. Bekanich offers customized skincare services to help you achieve and maintain healthy, radiant skin all year long.
During your personal skincare evaluation and consultation, Dr. Bekanich will evaluate your skin and listen to your concerns. Working closely with you, she will design a treatment plan that best addresses your needs, and make product recommendations so you can maintain your results at home.
The first step to glowing skin is getting rid of the dull, dead, or damaged layers of skin that are hiding the fresh, new skin underneath. Depending on your needs, Dr. Bekanich may recommend skin resurfacing through a chemical peel. Chemical peels can have a customized strength and are a great option for improving the appearance of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age or sun spots
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Acne or other scarring
During your peel, a chemical solution will be carefully applied to your skin to exfoliate and resurface the skin. In addition to removing the damaged outer layers of your skin, this creates a controlled “trauma” to the skin, prompting your body’s natural healing response. Your body will send protein to the area and increase collagen production, resulting in brighter, smoother, and softer skin.
The Vi Peel is a great option if you are hoping to improve the appearance of sun damage, signs of aging, uneven skin tone and texture, and acne and resulting acne scarring. This light peel combines a unique blend of ingredients to provide beautiful results without the pain and downtime associated with some deeper peels. The peel solution contains:
- Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) to heal deeper scars and promote new collagen growth
- Retin-A to minimize wrinkles
- Salicylic Acid to exfoliate and clear up acne
- Phenol to help with skin penetration and provide antiseptic properties
- Vitamin C to mildly exfoliate and provide antioxidants to the skin
After cleansing your skin to remove all oils, Dr. Bekanich will begin applying the first layer of the Vi Peel. You may feel slight stinging for a few seconds, but the peel will begin to numb your skin and treatment should be comfortable. Additional layers are applied based on your unique skin needs. Unlike other peels, that’s it! The peel will stay on your skin over the course of about 6 hours, during which time it will gradually self-neutralize.
Once your treatment is complete, Dr. Bekanich will provide you with a list of post-peel instructions to ensure your skin is protected and nourished while healing. For the first few days, your skin will look like it has been sunburned, but this will resolve over the course of the week. It’s important to avoid sun exposure and keep your skin hydrated during this period. The peeling of your skin should begin around day three and will last until day seven, where you will see noticeably smoother, clearer, and brighter skin.
Microneedling is a great way to revitalize your skin by prompting your body’s natural healing response. Bellus Medical’s SkinPen® takes microneedling to the next level by offering precise application, fast treatment, and minimal pain. By creating a series of hundreds of tiny skin punctures (the needles are as thin as a piece of hair!), SkinPen creates a controlled “micro-injury” in the upper layers of your skin. This triggers your skin to increase production of collagen and elastin in the area, helping to even skin texture and color, reduce acne scarring, clear blemishes, and smooth fine lines.
The advantages of the SkinPen device are numerous:
- Quick, minimally invasive treatment performed in-office
- You’ll experience little-to-no downtime
- It’s suitable for all skin types
- SkinPen can be used anywhere on the body
During treatment, Dr. Bekanich will move the pen-like SkinPen device across the treatment area. Unlike other devices, the device will not drag or “catch” along your skin, meaning you should experience very few side effects. You should be able to resume normal activity immediately, though you may experience very slight swelling and sensitivity in the area. As your results begin to appear, you’ll notice a firmer, tighter, and brighter overall appearance to your skin.