Skin CareConveniently located to serve St. Petersburg and Tampa
Everyone agrees that beautiful skin is an essential component of beauty. It can help you look younger, feel younger, and portray yourself with greater confidence. Some people are lucky and blessed with beautiful skin throughout their lives. Others may start with beautiful skin but begin to experience prematurely aged skin at a distressingly young age. Some people have high-maintenance skin that needs attention throughout their lives to look its best.
This page contains general information about some of the skin care options we offer. No matter what your age or the condition of your skin, the best way to get appropriate evaluation and treatment is with a personal complexion analysis performed by our master aesthetician Gina Gathings-Giancola. “The Good Skin Fairy”. Please contact us today for your personalized evaluation.
Best Skin Care Practices
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and, unlike your other organs, it is constantly exposed to the assaults of the environment, including dry or contaminated air, sun, and harsh chemicals. Unfortunately, your skin may also not be given the nutrition it needs to put up an effective fight against these attacks. Even if you are getting the right blend of nutrition, your body may de-prioritize your skin’s need for nutrients, which can impair its condition.
At our Med Spa we can perform a detailed complexion analysis and coach you in the best skin care practices or offer personalized treatment. In general, the best skin care practices seek to protect your skin from environmental damage, improve your skin’s access to nutrition, and remove dead or damaged skin to let your skin show its best self. Therefore, the best skin care practices include:
- Sun protection
Sun protection is crucial for the long-term health and appearance of your skin. The sun is one of our skin’s greatest enemies, and protecting your skin from its ravages will help your skin to look healthier and younger for longer. The best way to protect your skin from the sun is to shade it and reduce exposure. If you are going to be out in the sun, utilize an adequate sunscreen. Remember to use sunscreen even on cloudy or cold days.
Cleansing is necessary to remove all the chemicals and contaminants that accumulate on your skin over the course of the day. Most people need to cleanse their skin twice a day. Pick a cleanser without chemicals, dyes, or perfumes. Use warm water, and remember that the goal is not to remove contaminants while leaving some of your skin’s natural oils behind.
Moisturization provides your skin with essential nutrients directly. This allows your skin to get the nutrition it needs that your body is not supplying it. Moisturization is a crucial step even for people who have naturally oily complexions because it does carry with it many other essential nutrients.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead or damaged skin. It is not an everyday procedure for everyone. Many people do well to leave exfoliation to an expert, who might perform a facial, chemical peel, or a customized microdermabrasion peel.
Offering SkinMedica by Allergan and ZO Skin Health products
At Gayoso Plastic Surgery, we are always evaluating skin health and skin care products so that we can provide you with the most current and effective products on the market. We proudly offer both the SkinMedica line by Allergan and ZO Skin Health® by Zein Obagi, MD. Both lines offer the ability to improve the appearance and texture of your skin as well as provide protection from sun exposure.
To learn more about the skin care options we offer, please call our office today. Serving the areas of St Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa, Florida.