When I opened The Real Spa, I wanted to give the best tools, resources and education to the patients we saw.  There was a large need for a “guidebook” to getting overall results for preventive and maintenance care for your skin and aging.   Over the years I have heard a consistent message from patients: they don’t know what to do for their skin, they don’t know what treatments really work, and that everything at a medical spa is too expensive and they get  overwhelmed by all of the choices. Patients are more likely to walk into a department or drugstore seeking a cure based on what they have seen on TV, magazine ads, social media or whatever celebrity they follow. This becomes very confusing and patients end up spending thousands of dollars hoping for results and are left disappointed and still chasing a cure.  My goal was to simplify and educate patients on their needs when it comes to aging and their skin.

I collaborated with my team to create The Real Spa Regimen.  We customize a treatment plan for each patient based on their needs with three simple steps.  The Real Spa Regimen consists of 1.) daily medical grade skincare, 2.) monthly maintenance such as hydrafacials, custom facials, chemical peels, laser treatments or micro needling to name a few.  And 3.) would be quarterly BOTOX Cosmetic and yearly dermal filler injections.

Medical grade skincare is backed by science and has numerous studies to prove that you will receive results.  Medical grade skincare cannot be sold without being overseen by a physician. This is due to the fact that the ingredients in these products are so strong the FDA says it can only be sold under the direction of a medical provider.  It has been proven through studies that you will have results when using this high level of skin care. You should expect a customized skin care regimen and the explanation for why you need the products they are giving you along with educating you on what each product does from your aesthetician or provider.  There is not a cookie cutter solution; different patients need different products based on what they are trying to accomplish.

Monthly maintenance is vital to seeing maximum results for your skin and the anti-aging process.   These treatments can be (but are not limited to): hydrafacials, chemical peels, laser treatments, micro needling and dermaplaning.  These treatments can only be performed by someone who is overseen by a medical director. These treatments have been proven through studies to improve overall tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, and the overall appearance which can take years off your skin.  To ensure the best results you must use both medical grade skincare in conjunction with a monthly maintenance regimen. You get more bang for your buck by combining these two. Who doesn’t want the most bang for your buck?

The final step in The Real Spa Regimen is quarterly BOTOX Cosmetic and yearly dermal filler.  These two things lay the foundation for your face and structure. When not using BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal filler it is like painting a house with the foundation falling apart.  As a rule of thumb BOTOX Cosmetic is typically used from your eyes up, softening fine lines and wrinkles, while the dermal filler is used to from the eyes down to replace the structure back into your face.  Dermal filler also lifts, plumps or smooths fine lines and wrinkles in the lower face. These treatments will help you pause that aging clock. The injections are the icing on the cake.

These are the three easy steps for anyone looking for a “guidebook” to anti-aging.  Aesthetics should not be overwhelming or scary, because with the right guide and education it should be a fun, continual journey in seeing the results that help you to feel and look your best. We hope this helps you in your pursuit of anti-aging goals.

Please stay tuned to our blog posts each month as we will be diving deeper into all the products you can use and treatments you can have done to benefit your skin and help with the aging process.