History repeats itself . . . Agh, puberty all over again?!? Do you ever think to yourself, “I’m too old to have acne!” These dreaded blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and clogged hair follicles can put a damper on your day. Why do we get these???

Acne forms when the sebum, an oily substance from the sebaceous glands, becomes trapped in a pore. In addition to the oil, the pore can also get clogged with acne bacteria, dead skin cells and white blood cells; this then produces the pimple. Acne can also be hormonal, and many can break out at different times of the month, usually before the menstrual cycle in women. What can we do about this?

The most effective ways to treat acne include a good skin care regimen, LED light photo therapy, broadband light therapy, peels and radiofrequency micro-needling, all of which we have here at Wildflower MediSpa. Our Wildflower Skincare Clarifying line can help eliminate acne and restore dermal health. If you need a big knockout of those stubborn sebaceous glands or just a gentle re-posturing of your skin’s health, our Scarlet RF Microneedling can help!

Our skin experts would love to create a plan to help you achieve optimal dermal health and regain your confidence!

To plump or not to plump? That is the question . . . As we age, we start to get structural changes in our face through thinning of skin, resorption and remodeling of bone, fat redistribution, and the loss of fat pads (the only time losing fat is a bad thing).  Queue in dermal fillers . . . Dermal fillers can vary anywhere from being soft to hard. The softer fillers work well to fill in lines and wrinkles (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) and plump lips, whereas the harder fillers can help plump and sculpt areas that lose fat pads (cheeks, temples, under eyes). The benefit of fillers is that you can achieve a youthful look without the cost or downtime of plastic surgery!