Why Skincare & Injectables Alone Just Don’t Cut It

In the quest for youthful, radiant skin, many people turn to skincare products and injectables like Botox and fillers. While these treatments can certainly help improve the appearance of wrinkles and add volume to the face, they fall short when it comes to addressing deeper skin concerns and promoting long-term skin health. Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely love botox + filler, but we’re all about a holistic approach with the end goal of giving you your best skin possible!

In this blog post, we will explain why incorporating repair and collagen-induction treatments are crucial for achieving optimal skin rejuvenation.

Skincare & Injectables Don’t Repair & Regenerate the Skin

Skincare products and injectables can provide temporary solutions, but they do not actively repair or regenerate the skin. This is where repair treatments such as lasers and microneedling come into play. As we age, our skin naturally loses collagen, which leads to sagging, laxity, and wrinkles. Lasers and microneedling devices are powerful tools that stimulate collagen production and trigger the skin’s natural repair mechanisms.

Stimulating Collagen Production Is Key As We Age

Collagen induction treatments are essential for an anti-aging regimen! Collagen induction treatments involve creating controlled injuries in the skin to initiate a repair cascade. As the skin repairs from these controlled “injuries” new collagen is produced! It’s basically magic (and science!).

Lasers use specific heat or targeted wavelengths to target specific skin concerns within the dermis, which is the skin’s lower layer, while microneedling creates controlled physical/mechanical injuries in the skin. Topical skincare simply isn’t able to reach the dermis in the way that collagen induction treatments do! These treatments not only promote the production of collagen and elastin but also improve the tone and texture of the top layer of the skin for a true transformation.

Addressing Pigmentation and Stimulating Elastin

In addition to collagen induction, these repair treatments can also address pigmentation issues and stimulate the production of elastin. Laser treatments and microneedling can fade pigmentation and even out skin tone, while also improving the skin’s elasticity. By targeting multiple aspects of skin aging, these treatments provide more comprehensive and longer-lasting results compared to skincare products and injectables alone.

The Importance of More Invasive Treatments

As we age, it becomes crucial to incorporate more invasive treatments to combat the natural aging process. 

  • In your 20s, standard microneedling and Clear & Brilliant Laser are suitable options, especially if you have a history of tanning, acne issues, or excessive sun exposure. 
  • In your 30s, continue with microneedling and Clear & Brilliant, and consider adding CO2 laser and VirtueRF Microneedling as you start to notice skin laxity. 
  • The late 30s to early 40s and beyond is an ideal time for CO2 laser treatments, which can eliminate surface sun damage and rejuvenate your appearance. VirtueRF Microneedling will also be a signature treatment for aging skin as it improves tone, texture and elasticity on all areas of the body!

A note on sun damage

Utilizing our in-office devices to rid the skin of sun damage like hyperpigmentation, dark spots and sun spots instantly takes years off of your appearance! People simply don’t realize how significantly photo aging (sun damage) makes you look older. Once we’ve cleared this up, you’ll look so much more youthful.

Addressing Hesitations and Fears

Despite the numerous benefits of repair treatments, people often hesitate to undergo these procedures due to fear of the unknown. Concerns about pain, redness, and swelling post-treatment, as well as safety issues, are common. People love to share horror stories about lasers and microneedling gone wrong, but this is the result of going to a practitioner who does not truly understand the power of these devices. We work closely with you to develop rigorous pre- and post-skincare regimens to minimize the risk of any adverse side effects. In addition, Dr. Kademian is a board certified dermatologist with over 15 years of experience operating these devices! 

Additionally, some individuals are reluctant to invest in these treatments due to the associated costs. However, it’s important to weigh the value of luxury items against the long-term benefits of investing in your skin’s health and appearance…If you had to choose, would you rather have luxury handbags or incredible skin??? Just something to think about 😉

Combination Treatments Are Where It’s At!

At Vérité Dermatology Boutique, we believe that everything is best when in combination. While skincare products and injectables can deliver noticeable results, combining them with collagen induction treatments in-office can optimize and prolong those results. Our wellness packages are designed to help you distribute your budget effectively, ensuring that you receive the best possible outcomes. By taking a holistic approach to skincare, you can achieve healthy, youthful-looking skin that stands out in the crowd.

While skincare products and injectables are still winners in our book, they are not sufficient on their own to address all skin concerns and promote long-term skin health. We are here to help you and support you on your skin journey and create a customized, holistic plan that will deliver youthful, radiant skin—because you deserve that lit-from-within-GLOW!  


Vérité Dermatology Boutique is the premier aesthetic boutique dermatology practice in Columbus, Ohio. Vérité is owned and operated by Board Certified Dermatologist Monique Kademian, MD.

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