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Summer is finally in full swing.

Good news: Summertime means long, sunny days, beach vacations, and outdoor everything.

Bad news: Summer also means rising temperatures and sweat. Lots and lots of sweat. 

While it is absolutely necessary to sweat to survive, sometimes it’s not the best look… or feeling. And if you’re someone who deals with hyperhidrosis, aka excessive sweating, it can be a seriously uncomfortable problem.

Do you personally deal with hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating especially during the summer? FDA-approved neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau may be able to diminish your symptoms so you can get back to enjoying this season and all it has to offer. ☀️

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Botox for sweating? Neuromodulators, aka wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox are an amazing treatment option for hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is often experienced in the underarms, and wrinkle relaxers can be administered in the affected area to drastically diminish excessive sweating. Appointments will only take around 15-30 minutes and results will last anywhere from nine to twelve months!

After the initial administration of neuromodulators, you can expect to experience full results in about seven to ten days.

Curious what a wrinkle relaxer appointment for hyperhidrosis entails? Watch as Skin by Lovely Co-Founder and Clinical Director Lovely Laban demonstrates how Botox can stop excessive sweating . >

Excessive Sweating Treatment with Botox (Hyperhidrosis) - YouTube

How to Reduce Facial Sweating

Also, since neuromodulators reduce sweat production by halting the signaling pathway to your sweat glands, if you receive treatment in other areas such as the forehead- you may experience similar sweat reduction results! 

Neuromodulator facial results typically last and are enjoyed for three to four months, so be sure to schedule your summer Botox appointment as soon as temps start to creep up!

Botox or Dysport for Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) -- FAQ -- Skin by Lovely - YouTube

How to Stop Sweating so Much in Santa Monica, Portland, and Lake Oswego

If you find yourself excessively sweaty this summer season, don’t despair! Skin by Lovely’s expert Injection Specialists in Santa Monica, Portland, and Lake Oswego offer complimentary consultations to answer all of your hyperhidrosis and neuromodulator based treatment questions. Contact our team today to schedule your appointment, and get ready to kiss your sweaty summertime sadness goodbye! 😘👋

About Skin by Lovely™

Skin by Lovely, the number one Botox® clinic in Oregon, specializes in FDA-approved, natural-looking, non-surgical, medical facial aesthetics and rejuvenation treatments. With practices in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR, and Lake Oswego, OR, Skin by Lovely is certified by Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, as a Top 10 facial aesthetic practice in the United States and the Top 25 account for Galderma, the makers of Dysport® and Restylane®. Get the treatment you deserve at Skin by Lovely.

Convenient online scheduling is available for all three Skin by Lovely locations.

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If you live in the Portland, Oregon area and are interested in your first Botox experience or maybe you are looking for a new cosmetic injector — you need Jessica Barron RN in your life. Though, we’d argue that even if you weren’t looking for an injector, you’d still need her in your life. Not only is Jessica an amazingly talented Injection Specialist at Skin by Lovely, she is down-to-earth, absolutely hilarious, and a great listener to

boot.

A graduate of California Polytechnic University, Jessica Barron RN has been a member of the Skin by Lovely team since 2014. She was one of Skin by Lovely Portland’s first employees! 

As a cosmetic injector, she is known for her ability to create all-inclusive relationships with her patients while promoting natural beauty.

Keep scrolling to find out more about what makes her great, unique, and special in 10 Questions with Jessica Barron RN.

1. What has your experience been within the field of aesthetic medicine?

I’ve worked in the aesthetic industry for over five years, and feel so honored to play a role in helping people feel like the best versions of themselves. 

I will say, though, the aesthetic industry can have a negative connotation. I know some people view this field as if we’re creating issues or complexes for people seeking aesthetic treatments. In my opinion, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

The actuality is that there is strength in being able to alter the way you look to match how you feel. It’s no different than dying your hair or getting tattoos!

2. What do you love about Portland?

I love that Portland allows me to be myself. 

Portland is built on celebrating individuality; stay weird PDX!

3. What is your favorite thing about the field of nursing?

My favorite part about being a nurse is getting to meet such a wide range of patients with different interests, backgrounds, and goals. I love the relationships we build and being able to help them.

4. Do you have a favorite product to inject?

I don’t actually! I truly love them all, and feel they all serve a purpose for varying patient needs.

5. Number one piece of advice for cosmetic injection newbies?

Be in the right mindset to receive cosmetic injections. 

If you are feeling guilty or negative about treatment, then you probably aren’t ready. 

I love educating patients about what injectables can do for them, but I’m not here to talk anyone into something they ultimately aren’t ready to do.

6.Will you share your night-time skincare routine with us?

I would love to!

I start with Alastin Skincare’s Gentle Cleanser. Then follow that up with Revision Skincare’s Retinol (which is great for sensitive skin, by the way), then Revision’s Vitamin C Lotion (one of the strongest products available), and finish it all off with a SkinMedica moisturizer. Self care is errything!

7. Do you have any hidden talents?

Not really, kinda an open book!

8. What did you want to be when you grew up?

As a kid I always wanted to be a forest ranger so I could live in Yosemite. 

Yosemite is a magical place, and if you haven’t been— be careful! You just might want to quit your job and become a forest ranger so you can live there forever. 

9. What is your favorite quote or personal mantra?

I don’t have many mantras but I always try to remember to talk to myself rather than listen to myself. 

It’s easy to get down on yourself and forget how capable you are. When you tell yourself you are worthy and awesome you truly start to believe it!

10. Where do you see yourself in five years?

In five years I see myself being a mom. 

I’ve always wanted kids, and look forward to beginning that chapter of life!

Injection Specialist Jessica Barron RN is available for Botox, Jeuveau, Kybella, and dermal filler appointments at Skin by Lovely’s Portland location.

About Skin by Lovely™

Skin by Lovely, the number one Botox® clinic in Oregon, specializes in FDA-approved, natural-looking, non-surgical, medical facial aesthetics and rejuvenation treatments. With practices in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR, and Lake Oswego, OR, Skin by Lovely is certified by Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, as a Top 10 facial aesthetic practice in the United States and the Top 25 account for Galderma, the makers of Dysport® and Restylane®. Get the treatment you deserve at Skin by Lovely.

Convenient online scheduling is available for all three Skin by Lovely locations.

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Have you tried multiple procedures to improve texture, fine lines and even scars on your skin?

Many patients we see have tried wrinkle relaxers such as Botox and Dysport, chemical peels, and various anti-aging serums, but are not ready to dive into lasers yet. Our advice and recommendation is to try microneedling with SkinPen.

The SkinPen works by using fine needles to make micro-injuries or micro-trauma on your skin, stimulating and increasing the natural production of collagen by your body. The depth of the needle and number of treatments depends on the area of concern and goals of the patient. Not only does microneedling with the SkinPen target fine lines and texture, it can also help with acne scarring, stretch marks, large pore sizes, minor blemishes, and non-keloid scars. The effects of microneedling can be smoother, firmer, younger looking skin that gives the appearance of a glowing, refreshed look.

Patients always ask what they can expect during and after the procedure. If you are considering microneedling, plan on showing up to our practice with a cleansed face so our experienced Injection Specialists can fully examine your areas of concern. The provider will start by placing a topical anesthetic on the area being treated to provide you with more comfort. Once the anesthetic has kicked in, the provider will place a lubricating gel on the area so the SkinPen can glide with ease. The provider will pass over the area of concern three times with the SkinPen tip. After the procedure, recovery time is minimal. You may experience redness, tenderness, tightness and possibly slight swelling. Redness will clear 3-24 hours after the procedure.

Depending on the area being treated and the goals of the patient, one treatment or a series of treatments may be recommended by the provider. If a series of treatments is recommended, expect it to consist of 3-6 treatments at 4-8 weeks apart.

Picking an experienced provider who you feel comfortable with is key, so I encourage you to do your research. Treatment plans and results vary from patient to patient, so it’s important to pick a provider that can give you a full consultation and address any question or concerns you may have. Here at Skin by Lovely, we are happy to offer you a free consultation on all of the services we provide.

Self-confidence and your happiness are important to us and we look forward to meeting you.

Microneeding Demo - Skin by Lovely - YouTube

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So you’re getting ready for an upcoming dermal filler appointment? Or maybe you’re just considering dermal filler for the future— either way, we want you to be as prepared as possible!

Our team at Skin by Lovely understands that in order to feel good about almost anything in life, you need to feel confident.

This is why our locations in Santa Monica, Portland, and Lake Oswego offer initial complimentary consultations so you can discuss any and all of your questions with one of our expert Injection Specialists.

And since knowledge is power— we’ve also put together this list of things you need to know before and after your dermal filler injections. Let’s dive in.

Preparing for Dermal Filler Injections

Whether you’re preparing for:

there are foundational tried-and-true instructions we suggest to all of our dermal filler patients. This is also true for the different hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers on the market such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero.

We call these instructions “pre and post care” and strongly suggest our patients follow them to ensure the best experience and results possible.

Before your Dermal Filler Appointment

For less bruising and a faster recovery, be sure to follow Skin by Lovely’s Pre-Treatment Instructions for Dermal Filler:

-Trade your caffeine for some extra H2O.

  • Drink at least 64 ounces of water daily leading up to your appointment and be sure to thoroughly moisturize the injection areas prior to your visit. Hydrated skin is happy skin.

-Supplement with the following to help speed up recovery and diminish potential bruising:

    • Take 2000 mg of Vitamin C daily before your treatment. The earlier you start, the better!
    • Pre-treat with Arnica Montana 4 days before your treatment by dissolving 4 pellets under your tongue 4 times a day. Arnica can be purchased at any of our locations as well as pharmacies and health food stores.

-To help prevent excess bruising and swelling, avoid the following blood thinners for 7 days prior to your appointment(unless otherwise instructed by a physician)

    • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    • Turmeric
    • Ibuprofen and Aspirin
    • Vitamin E
    • Garlic
    • Ginkgo Biloba

Avoid alcoholic beverages for 4 days prior. (Yes, that includes wine….)

Doing so will help prevent healing delays, bruising and swelling, and dehydration.

-To lessen your chance of irritation and redness, pause the use of retinoids and exfoliating acids for 3 days leading up to your appointment and for 3 days after.

After your Dermal Filler Appointment

Now for the after-care instructions. Please, please, please do not overlook these tips!

You will thank us later. We promise.

Even though dermal filler treatments are non-surgical, they still require injections, aka trauma, to the skin. Bruising and swelling may occur as a result— but by following Skin by Lovely’s Post-Treatment Instructions for Dermal Filler you will help ensure the longevity of your results as well as help prevent any unwanted discomfort.

-Do not massage the treatment area!

The area may look asymmetrical or uneven for up to 10 days after– this is normal!

So is swelling– it will go down.

Avoid the following for 24 hours after your treatment:

    • Saunas or extreme heat
    • Any type of exercise. Basically, don’t work up a sweat.

Avoid retinoids and exfoliating acids for 3 days after your treatment.

-Keep your head above your heart for at least 4 hours afterwards. So no shoe shopping or downward-facing dog!

-Sleep upright on your back the night following your treatment to help minimize swelling.

-If you experience the following side effects:

      • Swelling: Lightly apply Arnica cream and continue taking oral Arnica pellets.
      • Both swelling and bruising: Ice and OTC anti-inflammatory agents (ie: Ibuprofen) and pain relievers (ie: Tylenol) can be helpful.

However, if you are experience severe side effects such as difficulty breathing or swallowing, or intense and painful swelling at the injection site- call 911 immediately and then email help@skinbylovely.com.

Facial Dermal Filler in Santa Monica, Portland, & Lake Oswego

We hope you now feel more confident and prepared heading into your upcoming dermal filler appointment, but if you have any further questions— our team is here to help!

Skin by Lovely Injection Specialists specialize in non-surgical, natural-looking facial medical aesthetic treatments and are leading experts in our field. Your care is of utmost importance to us, and we can’t wait to deliver the aesthetic results you’ve been dreaming of..

Contact Skin by Lovely today with your dermal filler questions and to schedule your initial complimentary consultation. Appointments are available at Skin by Lovely Santa Monica, Portland, and Lake Oswego.

About Skin by Lovely™

Skin by Lovely specializes in FDA-approved, natural-looking, non-surgical, medical facial aesthetics and rejuvenation treatments. With practices in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR, and Lake Oswego, OR. Skin by Lovely is certified by Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, as a Top 10 facial aesthetic practice in the United States and a Top 25 account for Galderma, the makers of Dysport® and Restylane®. Get the treatment you deserve at Skin by Lovely.

More information can be found at skinbylovely.com.

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So you’re getting ready for an upcoming dermal filler appointment? Or maybe you’re just considering dermal filler for the future— either way, we want you to be as prepared as possible!

Our team at Skin by Lovely understands that in order to feel good about almost anything in life, you need to feel confident.

This is why our locations in Santa Monica, Portland, and Lake Oswego offer initial complimentary consultations so you can discuss any and all of your questions with one of our expert Injection Specialists.

And since knowledge is power— we’ve also put together this list of things you need to know before and after your dermal filler injections. Let’s dive in.

Preparing for Dermal Filler Injections

Whether you’re preparing for:

there are foundational tried-and-true instructions we suggest to all of our dermal filler patients. This is also true for the different hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers on the market such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero.

We call these instructions “pre and post care” and strongly suggest our patients follow them to ensure the best experience and results possible.

Before your Dermal Filler Appointment

For less bruising and a faster recovery, be sure to follow Skin by Lovely’s Pre-Treatment Instructions for Dermal Filler:

-Trade your caffeine for some extra H2O.

  • Drink at least 64 ounces of water daily leading up to your appointment and be sure to thoroughly moisturize the injection areas prior to your visit. Hydrated skin is happy skin.

-Supplement with the following to help speed up recovery and diminish potential bruising:

    • Take 2000 mg of Vitamin C daily before your treatment. The earlier you start, the better!
    • Pre-treat with Arnica Montana 4 days before your treatment by dissolving 4 pellets under your tongue 4 times a day. Arnica can be purchased at any of our locations as well as pharmacies and health food stores.

-To help prevent excess bruising and swelling, avoid the following blood thinners for 7 days prior to your appointment(unless otherwise instructed by a physician)

    • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    • Turmeric
    • Ibuprofen and Aspirin
    • Vitamin E
    • Garlic
    • Ginkgo Biloba

Avoid alcoholic beverages for 4 days prior. (Yes, that includes wine….)

Doing so will help prevent healing delays, bruising and swelling, and dehydration.

-To lessen your chance of irritation and redness, pause the use of retinoids and exfoliating acids for 3 days leading up to your appointment and for 3 days after.

After your Dermal Filler Appointment

Now for the after-care instructions. Please, please, please do not overlook these tips!

You will thank us later. We promise.

Even though dermal filler treatments are non-surgical, they still require injections, aka trauma, to the skin. Bruising and swelling may occur as a result— but by following Skin by Lovely’s Post-Treatment Instructions for Dermal Filler you will help ensure the longevity of your results as well as help prevent any unwanted discomfort.

-Do not massage the treatment area!

The area may look asymmetrical or uneven for up to 10 days after– this is normal!

So is swelling– it will go down.

Avoid the following for 24 hours after your treatment:

    • Saunas or extreme heat
    • Any type of exercise. Basically, don’t work up a sweat.

Avoid retinoids and exfoliating acids for 3 days after your treatment.

-Keep your head above your heart for at least 4 hours afterwards. So no shoe shopping or downward-facing dog!

-Sleep upright on your back the night following your treatment to help minimize swelling.

-If you experience the following side effects:

    • Swelling:
      • Lightly apply Arnica cream and continue taking oral Arnica pellets.
    • Bruising:
    • Both swelling and bruising:
      • Ice and OTC anti-inflammatory agents (ie: Ibuprofen) and pain relievers (ie: Tylenol) can be helpful.

However, if you are experience severe side effects such as difficulty breathing or swallowing, or intense and painful swelling at the injection site- call 911 immediately and then email help@skinbylovely.com.

Facial Dermal Filler in Santa Monica, Portland, & Lake Oswego

We hope you now feel more confident and prepared heading into your upcoming dermal filler appointment, but if you have any further questions— our team is here to help!

Skin by Lovely Injection Specialists specialize in non-surgical, natural-looking facial medical aesthetic treatments and are leading experts in our field. Your care is of utmost importance to us, and we can’t wait to deliver the aesthetic results you’ve been dreaming of..

Contact Skin by Lovely today with your dermal filler questions and to schedule your initial complimentary consultation. Appointments are available at Skin by Lovely Santa Monica, Portland, and Lake Oswego.

About Skin by Lovely™

Skin by Lovely specializes in FDA-approved, natural-looking, non-surgical, medical facial aesthetics and rejuvenation treatments. With practices in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR, and Lake Oswego, OR. Skin by Lovely is certified by Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, as a Top 10 facial aesthetic practice in the United States and a Top 25 account for Galderma, the makers of Dysport® and Restylane®. Get the treatment you deserve at Skin by Lovely.

More information can be found at skinbylovely.com.

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Do you ever just look at someone and think, “Wow- your skin is so beautiful. So flawless. So dewy. Just Gorgeous. What kind of sorcery is this and how can I find out more?” Chances are if you’ve been to Skin by Lovely, you’ve probably had these exact same thoughts about your Injection Specialist. They have seriously enviable skin! 

Since they are experts at injections like Botox, Jeuveau, Restylane, Juvederm and Kybella– our cosmetic injectors also have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to quality skincare. This is because our team at Skin by Lovely takes a well-balanced approach with our treatment plans. If you’re going to invest in treatments like wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers- taking care of your skin is a non-negotiable!

Want to know which products are responsible for their amazing skin? Keep scrolling to hear 6 Cosmetic Injectors share their favorite skincare products.

Brittany Lehmann PA-C

Santa Monica Injection Specialist

Skin by Lovely Santa Monica Injection Specialist Brittany Lehmann PA-C

Brittany’s Favorite Skincare Product: Alastin Skincare Restorative Skin Complex

“I love Alastin’s Restorative Complex because I can noticeably tell how much smoother my skin has been since using it! Not only does it boost my collagen and elastin production but it is also SUPER hydrating so I wake up in the morning with baby-soft skin!”

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Semona Amaral RN

Lake Oswego Injection Specialist

Skin by Lovely Lake Oswego Injection Specialist Semona Amaral RN

Semona’s Favorite Skincare Product: TNS Essential Serum®

“TNS essential Serum is my all time favorite skincare product. It’s a bottle of ‘all the things’ to help tone, texture, and tighten.

Proteins for collagen stimulation ✓

Skin brightening ingredients to even tone ✓

Hyaluronic acid for moisturizing and plumping ✓

Antioxidants for cellular protection ✓

and more!”

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Amanda Scott RN

Portland Injection Specialist

Skin by Lovely Portland Injection Specialist Amanda Scott RN

Amanda’s Favorite Skincare Product: Revision Skincare Hydrating Serum

“Firstly, I love the Hydrating Serum because it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Secondly, It hydrates and soothes without oils, leaving my skin plump. It is also great for post-procedure care and hydration.”

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Lovely Laban GNP-C MSN

Co-Founder and Clinical Director

Skin by Lovely Co-Founder and Clinical Director Lovely Laban GNP-C MSN

Lovely’s Favorite Skincare Product: Revision Skincare Intellishade® TruPhysical™

“Intellishade is the ultimate multi-tasker. I love that it has broad-spectrum 100% mineral-based sun protection, peptides, antioxidants, squalane, aloe, and a universal coverage tint. If you’re tight on time and are looking for a simple morning skincare routine- look no further!”

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Marissa Abdo MS RN CANS

Santa Monica Injection Specialist

Skin by Lovely Santa Monica Injection Specialist Marissa Abdo MS RN CANS

Marissa’s Favorite Skincare Product: SkinMedica HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator

“I wear HA5 morning and night. It’s super lightweight so I can layer my tinted sunscreen on top, which is perfect for summer! It also smooths out fine lines and makes my skin look as velvety as the product feels. HA5 is easy to use and pairs incredibly with other products.”

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Rachel Pangilinan PA-C

Portland Injection Specialist

Skin by Lovely Portland Injection Specialist

Rachel’s Favorite Skincare Product: SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34

“This is my favorite skincare product I recommend going into the summer. I love it because it doesn’t feel too chalky or oily. In addition to protecting the skin against UV rays, Total Defense and Repair protects the skin against infrared rays WHILE restoring the skin.”

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Skincare in Santa Monica, Portland, and Lake Oswego

All of these skincare products and more are available for purchase at Skin by Lovely’s three locations in Santa Monica, Portland, and Lake Oswego.

About Skin by Lovely™

Skin by Lovely specializes in FDA-approved, natural-looking, non-surgical, medical facial aesthetics and rejuvenation treatments. With practices in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR, and Lake Oswego, OR, Skin by Lovely is certified by Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, as a Top 10 facial aesthetic practice in the United States and a Top 25 account for Galderma, the makers of Dysport® and Restylane®. Get the treatment you deserve at Skin by Lovely.

More information can be found at skinbylovely.com.

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Bright, glowing, radiant skin— the epitome of skincare goals.

Nothing screams healthy, enviable skin like a face that has zero makeup on and still looks amazing.

Sure, there are products out there like highlighters, glow lotions, etc.— but we don’t think you should have to have to fake it ‘til you make it. We here at Skin by Lovely want you to have skin that glows from the inside out.

And in order to achieve this goal, you need to cover your bases.

Protect the skin. ✓

Exfoliate the skin. ✓

Correct the skin. ✓

These 3 products for brighter skin will help you do just that.

Product #1: Protect Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30%

If you want brighter skin, antioxidant skincare is non-negotiable. Revision Skincare’s Vitamin C Lotion 30% is one of the most potent Vitamin C skincare products on the market today and is comprised of THC Ascorbate, or Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, a form of Vitamin C that is known for its stability and ability to penetrate the skin, aka get results!

Vitamin C also helps protect the skin from free radicals, a fancy term for molecules that damage the skin. This damage includes premature aging, hyperpigmentation and even skin cancer lesions. Unfortunately, none of us are immune to free radical damage as it’s caused by things like air pollution, cigarette smoke, and UV rays.

We love that in Revision’s Vitamin C Lotion 12 week clinical study 93% of participants felt skin tone appeared more even, radiant and brighter. Those are serious results!

Bottom line, do not- we repeat, do not under any circumstances omit Vitamin C from your skincare routine. It is the ultimate multi-tasker and protector and should be used daily!

When to apply: Every morning after cleansing and prior to moisturizer and SPF.

Product #2: Exfoliate Revision Skincare D·E·J Night face cream™

When some people hear the word ‘exfoliation’ they are transported back to their youth and images of using harsh face washes from the early 2000’s flash before their eyes. If you are one of those people- don’t fret. Exfoliating skincare has come a long way.

Exfoliation can take the form of manual or physical exfoliation, ie. using a washcloth, facial scrubs, etc.— but there is also chemical exfoliation and it is incredibly important for bright, radiant skin.

Revision Skincare’s D·E·J Night face cream contains Retinol, an antioxidant (Vitamin A) that when applied topically converts to retinoic acid within our skin. This process communicates to our cells to regenerate— this regeneration results in firmer, tighter, brighter skin.

Also found in D·E·J Night face cream is an ingredient called Bakuchiol, an antioxidant that boosts the effectiveness of Retinol, making D·E·J Night face cream a must-have on your bathroom vanity.

When to apply: Nightly as your last skincare step (after cleansing and serums).

Product #3: Correct SkinMedica Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum

Last but certainly not least on our list is SkinMedica’s Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum. If you have existing dark spots and hyperpigmentation, you will definitely want to incorporate this into your daily routine.

Containing ingredients like Tranexamic Acid, Niacinamide, and Phytic Acid— Lytera 2.0 helps to correct existing pigmentation issues while also enhancing the texture and overall appearance of your skin.

95% of participants in SkinMedica’s clinical study also reported that Lytera 2.0 diminished the appearance of their dark spots after 13 weeks of use. Continued use will not only treat your current pigmentation, but will also help prevent new dark spots from forming.

When to apply: Morning and night, after cleansing and prior to SPF or night cream.

Best Skincare Products for Bright, Glowing Skin

Dull, lackluster skin doesn’t stand a chance against these 3 products for brighter skin. You’ll be glowing from the inside-out in no time.

And remember— just as important as any of these 3 products is SPF! Any time you are exfoliating your skin or applying retinoids, sun protection becomes even more important to protect your beautifully bright skin from UV damage and burns.

Like the sound of brighter skin? Contact our team at Skin by Lovely to purchase your new skincare regimen today!

Glow on, lovelies! ☀

About Skin by Lovely™

Skin by Lovely specializes in FDA-approved, natural-looking, non-surgical, medical facial aesthetics and rejuvenation treatments. With practices in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR, and Lake Oswego, OR, Skin by Lovely is certified by Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, as a Top 10 facial aesthetic practice in the United States and a Top 25 account for Galderma, the makers of Dysport® and Restylane®. Get the treatment you deserve at Skin by Lovely.

More information can be found at skinbylovely.com.

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Is your under-eye area hollow or dark?

Do you feel as if you look tired even when you’re not?

Is under-eye concealer your bff?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, dermal filler for the tear troughs (under-eyes) may be a wonderful option for you! Darkness and hollowness under the eyes is incredibly common and can be the result of genetics and/or aging and can be made worse by environmental factors such as sleep deprivation or improper skincare.

Dermal filler in the tear troughs typically lasts around a year+ and can greatly diminish the look of dark circles and general hollowness. Dermal fillers are comprised of a hyaluronic acid gel (hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by our body and is crucial to the hydration of our skin) that replaces lost volume in a very natural-looking (and feeling!) way.

At Skin by Lovely our expert Injection Specialists in Santa Monica, Portland, and Lake Oswego use FDA-approved dermal fillers to deliver personalized treatment plans that deliver customized results for each of our patients. No two people are the same, so crafting a unique approach for each patient’s under-eyes is crucial.

Approaches to treat the tear troughs can include:
  • Cannula injection technique
    • Reduces the amount of ‘pokes’
    • Doesn’t cause as much trauma to the skin and underlying tissues
    • Helps reduce bruising
  • Dermal filler placed in the mid-cheek area as well as the tear troughs
    • Can establish needed structure to the mid-face and create a more even transition between areas
  • Wrinkle relaxers used for the crow’s feet in addition to dermal filler
    • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles and helps smooth the entire eye area

Commonly used dermal fillers for the tear troughs include:

Each patient’s unique anatomy will determine the specific techniques, type of dermal filler and amount needed to attain the best results for that individual.

Watch as Santa Monica Injection Specialist Brittany Lehmann PA-C explains how dermal filler is used to treat the under-eyes:

How to Treat Under-Eye Hollowness at Skin by Lovely - YouTube

Before and After Care for Under-Eye InjectionsPrior to receiving dermal filler for the under-eyes we suggest our patients:
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drink at least 64 oz of water and moisturize the injection areas prior to treatment.
  • Take 2000 mg of Vitamin C daily. The earlier you start, the better!
  • Pre-treat with Arnica 4 days before treatment by dissolving 4 pellets under your tongue 4 times a day.
  • Avoid Omega 3s, Turmeric, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, Garlic and Aspirin for 7 days prior.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages for 4 days prior to treatment.
  • Pause the use of Retinol and exfoliating acids 3 days before treatment and for 3 days after to lessen the chance of skin irritation.
After receiving tear trough dermal filler we suggest our patients:
  • Keep your head above your heart for at least 4 hours after treatment.
  • Do not massage the treatment area! The area may look asymmetrical or uneven for up to 10 days after– this is normal! So is swelling– it will go down.
  • Avoid:

– Saunas and exercise for 6 hours after.

– Retinol and exfoliating acids for 3 days after.

  • Sleep upright on your back the night following treatment to help reduce swelling.
  • Apply Arnica cream and take oral Arnica for swelling.
  • Apply Auriderm and take 200 mg of Bromelain for bruising.
  • Ice lightly and take an NSAID (ie. 200 mg of Advil) as indicated for bruising and/or swelling.
What to Expect During Under-Eye Injections

Watch as Skin by Lovely Injection Specialists Lovely Laban MSN GNP-C and Rachelle Michelon RN perform tear trough dermal filler treatments for under-eye darkness as well as for general under-eye hollowness:

Under Eye Rejuvenation with Lovely Laban MSN, GNP-C of Skin by Lovely - YouTube

Under Eye Rejuvenation with Rachelle Michelon RN Skin by Lovely - YouTube

Under-Eye Fillers in Santa Monica, Portland, and Lake Oswego

If you’re interested in not looking so tired all the time, cutting back on your concealer budget, and reducing the amount of darkness or hollowness under your eyes— our teams in Santa Monica, Portland, and Lake Oswego would love to speak with you!

Skin by Lovely offers complimentary consultations for under-eye fillers at all three of our convenient locations as well as the availability to book online.

Our Injection Specialists will craft a personalized treatment plan specifically for you that will achieve your desired aesthetic goals. Contact Skin by Lovely today!

About Skin by Lovely™

Skin by Lovely specializes in FDA-approved, natural-looking, non-surgical, medical facial aesthetics and rejuvenation treatments. With practices in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR, and Lake Oswego, OR, Skin by Lovely is certified by Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, as a Top 10 facial aesthetic practice in the United States and a Top 25 account for Galderma, the makers of Dysport® and Restylane®. Get the treatment you deserve at Skin by Lovely.

More information can be found at skinbylovely.com.

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