New Year, New Skin Care Routine: In-Office Treatments to Revamp Your Skin Care Game


It’s a brand-new year, and that means making a fresh start and committing to shake things up in your daily routine. If you have decided 2019 is the year to bring your “A game” to skin care, you’ll undoubtedly be excited to learn about innovative treatments that can help you achieve your goals. Here are our top five favorites.

  1. Injectable Products

For anyone who wants to achieve a fresher, younger appearance without the downtime or “worked-on” look often associated with invasive surgical procedures, injectable products are for you. Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport work like a one-two punch when combined with biocompatible dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane. The fillers minimize wrinkles and add subtle volume to cheeks and lips, while the neuromodulators go to work creating a temporary paralysis that helps relax frown lines and crow’s feet around the eyes and brow area. The result will be a refreshed, open appearance without the need for surgery or recovery time.

  1. Ultherapy

Ultherapy is one of the newest options to make waves in the world of non-invasive aesthetic medicine. It is a highly effective solution for anyone who wants to look younger without having to resort to surgery such as a facelift. Ultherapy works by using ultrasound energy to stimulate your skin’s natural production of collagen – a structural protein that acts as the “scaffolding” of healthy skin. Your skin makes less collagen as you age, which leads to sagging and wrinkling, but Ultherapy is FDA-approved to help reverse those effects by firming and tightening your face, neck, and chest area.

  1. IPL

If you’d like to start 2019 by putting your best face forward, consider intense pulsed light, or IPL, therapy – which is an ideal treatment for addressing many common skin care concerns such as discoloration, freckles, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, spider veins, scars, and enlarged pores. Also known as a photo facial, IPL is a safe and non-invasive alternative to surgery that uses multiple light frequencies to achieve outstanding results. Slight redness and mild inflammation are the most common side effects of getting IPL, and most people can resume their usual daily schedule immediately after their treatment.

  1. Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliating procedure in which a skilled technician removes the top layers of skin with a small, handheld device. It is a popular and safe rejuvenating skin care procedure for people of all ages who would like to improve the tone and texture of their skin. Microdermabrasion also helps resolve issues such as sun damage, scars, blackheads, melasma, and age spots. After your treatment, your skin will look smoother, brighter, and healthier. You will also continue to notice improvement as your skin produces new collagen.

  1. Fraxel

If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to turn back the clock on your aging skin, remove scars or refine texture and tone, laser skin resurfacing with Fraxel is one of your best options. The treatment is safe, highly customizable, and requires less recovery time than more invasive procedures such as a facelift. Fraxel is a technologically advanced fractional laser that excels at visibly improving the quality of the skin on the face, neck, chest, and hands. Fractional treatment means the laser light gets broken up into thousands of tiny beams to treat only small columns of the skin in the specific treatment area and leave the surrounding skin untouched, which helps reduce recovery time after the procedure.

Get the Top Treatments for 2019

If you’re ready to learn more about how we can help you take your skincare game to the next level in 2019, contact our San Francisco office to schedule a consultation appointment. As an expert in the field of cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Seth L. Matarasso is here to help you decide what solutions will give you the results you want.