Category Archives: Cosmetic Treatments

Maintain Your Glow With ZO® Skin Health

Cosmetic treatments, such as laser resurfacing or a chemical peel, can make your skin look smoother, healthier, and more youthful. In order to maintain your results, you should make sure you are taking care of your skin. A comprehensive skincare routine can keep your skin glowing long after your treatment. At Iconic Plastic Surgery, we offer products by ZO® Skin Health to help you keep up with your new radiant complexion.

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Why Is a Good Skincare Regimen Important?

Your skin is the largest organ, and you should care for it the way you care for the rest of your body. A proper skincare regimen includes a few different products and should be followed every day. While you should already be protecting your skin from damage, it is important to be even more diligent after you have had a cosmetic treatment. A good skincare routine can also help slow down the appearance of further signs of aging.

What Is ZO® Skin Health?

ZO® Skin Health was developed by skincare expert and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi. He developed the brand to provide people with products to truly optimize the health of their skin. The products have been created using the latest technology to help patients achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin.

 

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Here at Iconic Plastic Surgery, we also offer products from ZO® Medical. These treatments are only available for use by professionals and can be used to treat several skin conditions, including severe acne, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea. Once the health of your skin has been stabilized, you can use ZO® Skin Health products in your everyday routine.

How Will a Skincare Routine Prolong My Results?

Skincare after a procedure is important because if you do not take care of your skin, you are basically undoing all of the work that was just done. Moisturizing and protecting your skin from the sun are the two most important steps to take. You should also try to avoid touching your face as much as you can. Serums and other products can be added to your routine according to the concerns that you wish to correct or prevent. Maintaining healthy skin will take less effort than trying to fix any damage that has already occurred.

 

For more information about ZO® Skin Health products or skin rejuvenation treatments, contact Iconic Plastic Surgery by calling 760.637.5288 or by filling out our online contact form.

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Look Effortlessly Polished with Microblading

The appearance of your eyebrows has a significant impact on the way the rest of your face looks. We live in a fast-paced world, and sometimes you don’t have time to put on makeup before you start your day. Microblading can give you sculpted, polished brows without the need for eyebrow pencils.

What Is Microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that can be applied to fill out sparse eyebrows. A small needle is used to deposit pigment under the skin, and each “hair” is tattooed individually for a natural appearance. Microblading can be used to fill in patchy brows or even to fully reconstruct missing eyebrows, depending on your needs.

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What Can I Expect During My Procedure?

Your esthetician will first determine the ideal shape and arch of your brows. A topical numbing cream may be applied for your comfort. Then the tattoo machine will be used to fill in your brows. It usually takes one to two hours to complete your microblading session.

Once your procedure is finished, you may notice that the tattooed areas look dark. This effect is normal, and the pigment will fade and settle as your skin heals. Your brows may also be red and swollen, but these side effects should resolve in one to two days. Over-the-counter pain medication can be used if you desire.

How Long Will My New Brows Last?

You will need to come in for a touch-up treatment four to six weeks after your initial session. Pigment and brow thickness can be adjusted at this time. Once your touch ups are complete and your skin has completely healed, you can expect your results to last for one to three years, depending on your skin type, age, and other factors.

If you want an even more dramatic effect, you may choose to have lash extensions applied. Combined with microblading, lash extensions can give you a polished, put-together look even when you don’t have time for makeup.

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How Do I Maintain My Microbladed Eyebrows?

While you are healing, you should stay out of the sun, swimming pools, and saunas. Sun protection is also essential after you have healed, as UV rays can cause your tattoo to fade faster. If you use products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids or glycolic acid, your tattoo may also fade more quickly.

For more information on microblading, eyelash extensions, or our other services, please contact us at 760.637.5288 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.