Everyone wants healthy, beautiful skin for its cosmetic benefits, but skin health goes far deeper than just looking good. Your skin is the largest organ of your entire body, protecting our internal organs from potential harm caused by outside elements. Your skin health is absolutely critical to your overall health and wellness, and it’s essential to take every measure to maintain it!
That’s where the providers and skin health professionals at BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center. From our office in Broken Arrow, we serve patients from all across the Tulsa area and help them not only reach their skin goals, but maintain and improve their current skin health. Whether you’re looking for preventative treatments, or something to reverse any existing skin damage, we can help.
This month, we’re talking all about skin health, what causes unhealthy skin, and the skin treatments in Tulsa we can use to maintain or boost your skin. We’ll also discuss some of the products that patients can use to upgrade their at-home routine!
What Causes Unhealthy Skin?
It’s impossible to have truly “perfect” skin. Everyone will have their own blemishes and imperfections, and that’s perfectly okay! However, there are certainly telltale signs that your skin might need some expert care and attention, and different factors that can cause these symptoms.
Some of the most common symptoms of potentially unhealthy skin include:
- Dryness or dullness
- Sun spots
- Premature aging
- Inconsistent skin tone
- Itchy, tingling, or burning sensations
- And more
How your habits affect your skin
Though skin treatments in Tulsa can effectively treat many of the issues above, the reality is that long-term skin health comes from good daily habits. For instance, many people end up suffering from poor skin because of a poor diet. Consistently eating foods high in trans fats, sodium, sugar, and gluten can lead to issues like increased oil production (causing acne) or inflammation and other skin problems.
Another common issue is poor hygiene, which can cause external irritants like dirt and grime to clog your pores and result in blemishes, dry skin, wrinkles, and other imperfections. Forgetting or not prioritizing your skincare routine every once in a while won’t set you back, but doing so consistently (or not at all), can cause your skin to look older and more unhealthy than you really are.
Finally, another common cause of poor skin health has to do with smoking and alcohol consumption. Many of us enjoy a drink every now and again to decompress after a long day or week, or as a treat to celebrate the joys in life.
Drinking in moderation won’t have much impact on your skin, but consistently doing so can cause dehydration due to the fact that alcohol is a diuretic. With dehydrated skin, you’re missing out on important nutrients and moisture, which can cause your skin to sag or show wrinkles.
Cigarettes are also a diuretic, although their effects on the skin are probably more well-documented. By smoking cigarettes for a prolonged period of time, you risk drying out your skin and causing wrinkles to show. You can also end up with an ashy, sagging appearance that makes you appear much older. This is also true for second-hand smoke as well, so steer clear from second-hand smoke to protect your skin!
All of the factors mentioned above play a huge role in achieving or maintaining healthy skin. However, one of the most crucial aspects for skin health is proper sun protection. With summer around the corner, most people are probably thinking about buying sunscreen for the first time all year.
The truth is, you should be wearing sunscreen year-round! Even during colder seasons, the sun’s UV rays can cause sun damage to the skin and, in some cases, cancerous melanomas. While you can always change up your diet and hygiene, there isn’t much you can do about the existence of the sun. Fortunately, there are ways you can keep yourself protected through a combination of skin treatments in Tulsa and SPF Products.
Best Treatments & SPF Products for Sun Damage
The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, and one of the primary ways people can get sun cancer is through sun exposure. If you have concerns about how the sun is impacting your skin, the first step is to meet with our team for a complimentary consultation. Here, we can get a better understanding of your current skin condition and recommend the most potentially beneficial treatments or products for your specific needs.
If your skin is already suffering from sun damage in the form of sunburns or sun spots, an effective treatment option could be skin rejuvenation treatments like laser treatment or IPL. In particular, we like to recommend an IPL Photofacial treatment for sun-damaged skin. Using Intense Pulsed Light, which is different than a laser, our providers can help eliminate common issues such as:
- Sun spots
- Skin discoloration
- Age spots
- And more!
Also effective at treating many of these concerns is our Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment, which can include either the CO2 and ResurFX lasers. Though the three treatments are largely similar, the CO2 laser does have one major difference in that it’s an ablative laser, which means it can target deeper skin concerns. What patients tend to like most about all of these treatments isn’t just their proven effectiveness, but also the fact that they’re non-invasive and cause minimal discomfort!
In addition to skin treatment in Tulsa, BA Med Spa also offers a host of SPF-based products that patients can incorporate into their daily skincare routine. As we mentioned, sunscreen shouldn’t be a product that you only use during the summer. Even when it’s cold or cloudy outside, the sun’s ultraviolet rays are still present and can cause significant damage to the skin.
In the worst case scenarios, failing to protect your skin from sunlight can lead to skin cancer. Using and reapplying products that contain SPF 30 or higher every day can help protect you from these
One of the best brands for sun protection is Skinmedica, which contains SPF 30+ and is a medical-grade skin care product used for both skin protection and correction. We also offer OBAGI products as a pigmentation corrector for sun damage. It’s not as powerful as other products,making it great for breastfeeding or pregnant women. If you’re curious about which product is best for your skin, our providers can help point you in the right direction during your consultation!
While skin health is critical to your overall health and wellness, it’s also just one part of a larger puzzle! In addition to Skin Cancer Awareness Month, May is also when we celebrate Mother’s Day. An important aspect of a woman’s overall health is their sexual wellness, in addition to physical and mental wellness. One of the best ways to boost sexual wellness in women is through our FemTouch treatment at BA Med Spa.
FemTouch is a minimally invasive laser treatment that helps increase vaginal rejuvenation by treating symptoms of both vaginal health and discomfort. In particular, FemTouch can help treat issues such as dryness, stress urinary incontinence, and looseness.
The treatment works by using a non-hormonal, fractional resurfacing technique applied to both the inner and outer areas of the vagina. The CO2 laser technology then delivers gentle and controlled ablation to the vaginal lining, which helps restore conditions like vaginal dryness and resurfaces the lining of the vaginal wall. Additionally, this ablation technique also helps to stimulate new collagen in the area.
With all of these different factors combined, patients can expect to improve both function and sexual pleasure in the area after a series of 2 to 4 treatments. We’ve used this specific treatment to provide comprehensive vaginal rejuvenation all across the Tulsa and Broken Arrow areas! The best part? Not only is the treatment highly effective, with hundreds of satisfied patients, but it also has little to no side effects.
Any time of year is a great time to boost your health and wellness, but with May containing both Mother’s Day and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, there’s no better time than now to start! Whether you’re looking for proven skin treatment in Tulsa or comprehensive vaginal rejuvenation, our experts can help.
Learn More About FemTouch and Skin Treatment in Tulsa—Contact BA Med Spa in Tulsa Today!
At BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center, we offer a variety of treatments to help you live your happiest, healthiest life. Whether you’re looking for preventative skin treatments in Tulsa, reversing any existing skin damage, or boosting your sexual health, we’ll help you find the right treatment for your needs. Our dedicated team takes the time to understand your unique beauty needs and goals, before developing a personalized treatment plan that gets results.
We take a personal interest in our patients’ success, and we’re committed to helping you look and feel your absolute best. Get started today with our virtual consultation tool or give us a call at (918) 872-9999 to schedule an in-person consultation.
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