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!

If only we could go back in time and stop ourselves from taking the actions that have damaged our beautiful skin. While we cannot time travel (that’s our next project!), we can restore your skin to its optimal dermal health.

UV radiation from the sun damages DNA and natural proteins. Tanning beds are similar, but they produce UVA rays, which can be more damaging to the skin. Smoking (and even second-hand smoke) accelerates skin aging because it triggers the inflammation process and generates more free radicals than sun.

The quick solutions to preventing further damage are to use a good sun screen and protect your skin from the UV rays, stop using tanning beds, and stop smoking. Staying hydrated by drinking lots of water and hydrating the skin with a good moisturizer always help.

At Wildflower MediSpa, we have the best technology to restore your skin, including broadband light therapy, medical grade exfoliation treatments, radiofrequency technology, and skin resurfacing. Our goal here at Wildflower is to get your skin its youthful glow back! As well as its elasticity, firmness and softness!

Why are so many millennials getting Botox? What is all the hype about with these neuromodulators? The most popular, commercialized brand is Botulinum toxin type A. When injected, it paralyzes the muscle, thus reducing muscle movement, and it decreases the appearance of wrinkles. The popular areas to inject, which are FDA approved, are the glabella complex (the dreaded frown line), forehead furrows, and crow’s feet. The benefits of paralyzing these muscles include maintenance and prevention. Since the muscle aren’t being overused when you’re talking, smiling, and making many other facial expressions, the wrinkles don’t get deeper. Although it doesn’t make static rhytids disappear (wrinkles at rest), it does help soften them. So maybe these young millennials are on to something . . . Results can last up to 3-6 months and can help you look and feel your best.

Acne in both the younger population and the adult population is just plain unfair. The development of acne is multifactorial and often has little to do with skin care habits. At Wildflower MediSpa, we have multiple treatment options that range from exfoliation of the skin to laser therapy to light therapy to skin resurfacing. We can also educate you on daily skin care routines and products that are specifically created to both treat and prevent acne. Don’t hide your beautiful face any longer.

Read more about Agnes RF microneedling and Scarlet RF microneedling and SaltFacial and IPL.

At Wildflower MediSpa, we have created a skincare line that is superior to other skincare products available on the market today. Our line, Wildflower Skincare, is available for purchase at our medical spa in north Colorado Springs.

Our Wildflower Skincare Radiance line is our anti-aging line, offering the benefits of antioxidants, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, apple stem cells, Gotu Kola, Sqisandryl, and the hexapeptide Argeriline. These ingredients reduce lines and wrinkles and improve dermal health.

Our Wildflower Skincare Refine line is our line that reduces hyperpigmentation, offering ingredients such as vitamin C, ferulic acid (which can suppress melasma), phloretin (a very powerful antioxidant), vitamin E (from astaxanthin), and Emblica. These ingredients promote collagen synthesis and increase elastin, decrease melasma, and promote overall skin health.

Our Wildflower Skincare Sensitive line includes ingredients such as arnica, definisil (with balloon vine, black currant and sunflower oils), biophytex (a complex that reactivates microcirculation), Delisens (a hexapeptide that is a tyrosinase enzyme inhibitor), and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients work together to decrease inflammation and improve circulation, while also providing the benefits of antioxidants and decreasing melasma.

Come visit us, and take your skin care to the next level. Treat yourself to optimal dermal health!

Read more about Wildflower Skincare.

When considering seeing a medical provider regarding aesthetic skin care, it is important to consider what your overall skin care goals are. Historically, in the field of aesthetic medicine, plastic surgeons have provided surgical intervention in an effort to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. However, most plastic surgery performed simply changes how tight the skin appears by taking aged skin and pulling it more taut. This does nothing for the overall health of the actual skin. Technology has advanced to such a great degree, it is certainly worth considering changing the health of the skin, restoring the density of the skin and, as a side effect, eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. It is no wonder that plastic surgeons are now purchasing some of the advanced technology available at Wildflower MediSpa in order to restore skin health rather than automatically proceed with surgical intervention. Read more about Scarlet Radiofrequency Microneedling and NeoGen Plasma Therapy.

Young woman after skin restoration

Looking for total restoration and rejuvenation of your skin without plastic surgery? Science has delivered! At Wildflower MediSpa, we offer skin redensification and restoration that involves all skin layers, restoring the skin back to its youthful health and glow. This cannot be achieved with most treatments on the market and certainly cannot be achieved with surgery. We perform a series of treatments with 3 separate machines, each of which focuses on a separate skin region. To date, this is the most powerful and effective way to turn back the clock to restore your skin’s natural beauty. Call us for a complimentary consultation today–and be ready to be amazed. 719-988-9453

Woman in a field of flowers after treatment

If you are a fan of microdermabrasion, then you will love SaltFacial.  This treatment offers state-of-the-art technology made up of 3 separate treatments. The initial treatment involves using organic sea salt to exfoliate the outer layer of the skin. Once this has been performed, the skin is more permeable and is ready to be treated with ultrasound therapy and specific serums to permeate the skin deeply. Your serum options are tailored to what your desired goal is, including rejuvenation, hydration, tone repair, improved texture, and acne treatment and prevention. The third part of the treatment involves LED phototherapy, which further helps with skin repair and recovery. This is a safe and effective therapy that can be performed up to once a month for maintenance care of the skin, as well as a little pampering.