Heliocare: SPF in a pill?

Here in Colorado, we are constantly battling the effects of the sun on the skin. The sun is the reason we live here but it can wreak havoc, causing sun damage in the form of brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles and chronic redness. Not to mention skin cancer but we’ll leave that to the Dermatologists!

What is Heliocare?

Heliocare Ultra is an oral supplement taken once daily that decreases inflammation in the body and fights off free radical damage. While this is a great thing for anyone in any location, it’s especially important in a state like ours where the UV radiation is so concentrated and intense.


Heliocare’s broad spectrum antioxidant blend is a rare and powerful one. It is derived from a fern native to Central and South America call Polypodium leucotomos. Once an aquatic plant, this fern had to adapt to being a land plant, therefore developing incredible resilance to the sun’s harmful rays. Taken internally it provides HUGE antioxidant and antiinflammatory protection. It even helps block DNA damage and mutation caused by UV radiation which can prevent many, many unwanted side effects.


Studies confirm that the long-term use of Fernblock inhibits photoaging and cancer-forming cells, as well as a decrease in UVB-induced skin changes. We recommend Heliocare Ultra as a powerful addition to your topical skin care regime year-round, but especially in the summer months when sunlight exposure is in its prime.

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The importance of “Prejuvenation”

Skin Rejuvenation Treatments

“Prejuvenation” is just a fun word we use to describe preventative, skin rejuvenation treatments/procedures. It is truly never too early to start preventing a problem. Think about your car- you take it in routinely for maintenance and care to keep it running longer, and your face is no different! Consistent prevention early on can help you maintain a naturally youthful appearance for longer without the need for more invasive or corrective procedures. At the most basic level, prevention starts with home care. A high quality SPF, antioxidant like vitamin C, and a retinol are the absolute must haves for everyone at ANY age.

After good home care, there are a few in office procedures and treatments that we recommend for good “prejuvenation” at any age.

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    • Neurotoxins/neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, etc)- these relax the targeted muscles to help prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles from dynamic movements. The most common areas we treat include “11s”, upper forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), upper lip, DAOs (the muscles on the corner of your mouth that contribute to marionette lines), and platysmal bands (the band like muscles in your neck that give a “turkey neck” appearance. Dosage will vary from person to person depending on age and how you use your face! The best time to start neurotox is BEFORE you ever get a line! Neurotox is truly preventative- it’s purpose is to prevent the motions that cause static lines to form. To some extent you can expect to see some correction of existing fine lines and wrinkles with neurotox, but once a line is deep enough at rest it will never go away with neurotox alone.
    • Biostimulating InjectablesCollagen and elastin are 2 components that contribute to youthful, glowing, tight/firm skin. Sadly, we start to lose around 1% of collagen per year after our mid 20s, so it is never too early to start replenishing/maintaining those collagen and elastin stores. Sculptra, Hyperdilute Radiesse, Microneedling or Radiofrequency Microneedling, Ultherapy, and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF), are just a few of the options that can help achieve this. These “biostimulating” (aka collagen stimulating) procedures all work in various different ways to induce collagen synthesis in the skin, which helps combat the annual collagen loss we experience naturally! The results from these procedures look incredibly natural- you look better without being able to pinpoint that you had something done!
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    If you’re still not sure where to start, but ready to start somewhere, schedule a consult and we will discuss the best plan for you!

    Skincare Essentials Part 2

    Skincare Essentials

    Skincare Essentials in your 50’s and 60’s

    Skincare treatments in these decades are going to be determined by how you’ve treated it up until now and what your major concerns are. Skincare essentials like strong chemical peels and microneedling with radio frequency are huge collagen producers and will smooth and tighten skin the most effectively. Using “full dermal health” lasers will help rejuvinate skin and prevent further damage.

    Your 50’s is not the time to go easy on your skin as your likely to not see any results. The skin in your 50’s and 60’s needs the extra push to stimulate collagen and produce results. One of our highly recommended skincare essentials is Ultherapy. This should be done every 6-12 months depending on your level of laxity. Ultherapy not only stimulates collagen at extremely deep levels but also elastin which gives our skin that nice snap back and resilance youthful skin has.

    This is also the time to start doing some injectables if you haven’t already. Injectables can be scary for some, we’ve all seen the celebrities and “houswives” that look overfilled. Injectables are nothing to be afraid of if performed by a skilled injector with the same natural aesthetic as you. Injectables can soften fine and deep wrinkles but also prevent them from ever forming. Some injectables are important for rebuilding your skin’s “scaffolding’ or underlying structures to lift and firm the face. There is a lot that they can do and tend to have very quick results.


    As for skincare essentials at home, retinol is a must. Try to use a retinol that you can tolerate nightly, (We can make recommendations). Use an anti-aging/color correcting serum daily if you aren’t already. Revision DEJ Booting Serum is the best! This will revive your skincells and get them to start acting and looking like much younger skincells.  A topical line relaxer around the eyes and mouth can soften and prevent wrinkles from getting deeper. We recommend Revision Revox. And of course a heavy duty moisturizer day and night to seal in those corrective ingredients and keep skin hydrated! skincare essentials