How to Ace a No-Makeup Selfie

No-makeup selfies are all over social media, and at their core, we love the message behind them – encouraging us all to step away from our Instagram filters, ditch the cover-up, and appreciate the beauty we already have. But for many (including our own patients at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center), that’s much easier said than done because, despite that saying our elders used to get us through those awkward teenage years, beauty ISN’T only skin-deep. If you’re not happy with your appearance, the self-consciousness can be a nagging stressor that’s constantly in the back of your mind, putting up invisible blocks to hold back your smile. That’s why we’re here to help with treatments to unleash (instead of cover up) your own natural beauty by addressing your specific concerns.

How to Ace a No-Makeup SelfieUndo sun damage

We may not have a DeLorean that can take you back in time and remind you to slather on the sunscreen, but we do have a number of ways to minimize those pesky age spots which have appeared after years of sun exposure. For milder spots, light chemical peels or microdermabrasion may be effective, but for more significant hyperpigmentation, your best bet may be fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing, photofacial rejuvenation, or targeted laser treatments, which still offer little downtime.

Banish acne once and for all

Whether you’ve been battling one pimple or another for decades or you’ve been fairly acne-free until recently, we may be able to help. Silk Dermalinfusion® microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells and damaged surface skin while using a customized topical solution to give you clearer skin and keep acne at bay. Some gentle chemical peels are even well-suited for acne treatment, and we offer acne facials which are designed specifically with those clogged pores in mind.

Show your age in wisdom, not wrinkles

Nobody likes to look in the mirror and see fresh wrinkles, but here’s the good news: because this is one of the most common aesthetic complaints around, it has a wide variety of potential fixes, too! If you want to go the ever-popular injectables route, our double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman offers muscle-relaxing injections like Botox® as well as fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm®. Other effective wrinkle-smoothers include microneedling, laser treatments, photofacial rejuvenation, and chemical peels.

Get that fresh-foundation look

Ah, the dream – waking up every day to a complexion that looks great foundation-free. Réjuvapen® microneedling is one of our newest and hottest treatments, using tiny needles to activate your body’s natural collagen production for minimized acne scars, smaller pores, and an overall more radiant and even complexion. If facial redness is your main concern, we have specialized laser treatments that can help, and we can also remedy other complexion issues with chemical peels or Silk Dermalinfusion® microdermabrasion.

Kick acne scars to the curb

Whether they’re raised, pitted, or simply discolored, acne scars are quite the challenge to cover up. Depending on the shape and characteristics of your scarring, we may recommend photo rejuvenation, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, microneedling, or fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing to help you finally purge those unhappy reminders of pimples past.

Top it all off with luxe lashes

Beautiful eyelashes can be the perfect finishing touch for any look, and you may not need mascara to get them. Latisse® eyelash enhancement allows your lashes to continue growing past the point when they would normally stagnate, causing them to become longer, fuller, and darker.

We all enjoy looking our best – it inspires a confidence that allows us to let loose and enjoy the rest of our lives more fully. But we’re happy to say that you don’t always need makeup to make that happen. By tackling each of the cosmetic issues that are holding you back, we’re here to help you fearlessly snap those No-Makeup selfies and take on any other challenges that come your way. To discuss the best treatments for your skincare needs, schedule a consultation at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Or, to see our latest specials and upcoming events, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.