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What is the SkinMedica Method and How Should I Use It?6 min read

What is the SkinMedica Method and How Should I Use It?
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In an age where every new dawn brings forth an array of skincare products and methods, finding a path that truly resonates with your skin’s needs can be a quest. 

Enter the SkinMedica Method, a regimen that doesn’t merely skim the surface but delves deep, targeting the very essence of skin health!

The Uniqueness of Your Skincare Routine

Everyone’s skin is a story, mapped with its unique lines, textures, and shades. This uniqueness means there’s no one-size-fits-all skincare routine. However, a foundational approach could be a game-changer for many: the SkinMedica method.

The SkinMedica Method Order: From Thin to Thick

While skincare is deeply personal, a basic rule can always guide us: apply from the thinnest to the thickest product. Imagine painting a canvas — you’d start with a light wash and end with thick strokes, right? The same goes for skincare.

Kickstarting Your Routine: The Cleanse

Every masterpiece starts with a clean canvas, and your skin is no different. Morning and night, begin with the SkinMedica Facial Cleanser. It doesn’t just remove impurities; it hydrates, invigorates, and sets the stage for future products.

A Gentle Boost with Exfoliation

The AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser comes into play for those looking to elevate their cleansing game. Used several times a week, it’s like a mini spa treatment. The fusion of alpha and beta-hydroxy acids, complemented by jojoba spheres, unclogs pores, strips away excess oil, and gives you a refined skin texture. 

The method? Simple. Splash, gently massage, rinse, and feel the difference.

If tackling melasma or hyperpigmentation is on your agenda, the SkinMedica Even & Correct Pads are your secret weapon. Use them post-cleansing for a bright, exfoliated finish, but give a wide berth to those sensitive eye areas.

Empower With Growth Factors

When we speak of growth factors, we’re delving into the microscopic architects of your skin’s health and beauty. Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins responsible for many cellular activities, including cell growth, proliferation, and wound healing.

In skincare, growth factors play a pivotal role in maintaining the skin’s youthful vigor by promoting collagen production, improving elasticity, and mitigating the effects of free radicals. SkinMedica’s range — including TNS Advanced+ Serum and TNS Recovery Complex — harnesses the might of these growth factors. When applied after cleansing, these serums penetrate deeply, nourishing the skin and optimizing its natural rejuvenation processes.

Tips for Use: A single pump blended well, applied morning and night, will have you seeing results in no time.

The Corrective Phase

In the vast realm of skincare, a pivotal juncture exists where targeted intervention becomes essential to restore the skin’s natural balance. It’s not merely about maintenance but metamorphosis, steering your skin toward optimal health and radiance.

The Power of Retinol

Retinol, a vitamin A derivative, is often hailed as the gold standard in skincare – and for good reason. It exerts its magic by accelerating cellular turnover, bringing fresh skin cells to the surface while promoting collagen production. The result? Reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

However, with great power comes great responsibility. Considering its potency, it’s essential to introduce retinol into your routine with caution. Starting with a gentler formulation like Retinol 0.25 and gradually upping the strength ensures your skin acclimatizes without adverse reactions.

Specialized Treatments

For those with particular concerns like stubborn skin discoloration, Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum and the LUMIVIVE® System have you covered. Use them post-retinol and see your skin transition to a more even, glowing complexion!

Eyes: The Windows to Your Soul

Your eyes deserve special attention. Products like TNS Eye Repair and Instant Bright Eye Cream are perfect for diminishing dark circles or combating fine lines. Remember, a gentle touch goes a long way!

Hydration is the Key

Moving on to hydration, HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator stands out. Think of it as a drink for your skin, prepping it before sealing the deal with a moisturizer. The HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator supports the skin’s innate ability to retain moisture, ensuring you’re dewy all day, every day.

The Final Touch: Protection

Let’s seal the deal with protection. 

Even on an overcast day, your skin is still at the mercy of harmful UV rays. Here’s where the SkinMedica sunscreens shine, acting as a shield against premature aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. They’re not just sunscreens; they’re your daily armor.

Tips for Use: Slathering sunscreen generously every morning and reapplying it every couple of hours ensure that your skin is looking its best and is protected against the long-term harmful effects of sun exposure.

Discover the Power of SkinMedica at Aesthetica!

Elevate your skincare routine with the transformative range of SkinMedica products. Tailored to rejuvenate, correct, and protect, SkinMedica offers solutions for every skin type and concern. Explore the curated collection and empower your skin with scientifically-backed formulations. Ready to embrace radiant, youthful skin? Visit Aesthetica’s SkinMedica Store and embark on a journey to flawless beauty.

Meet us at 19500 Sandridge Way, Suite 350, Leesburg, VA 20176, or call us at (703) 574-4342 for a complimentary consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang before moving forward with your procedure! If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process from beginning to end! Also, remember to check out our blog and social media for more information on plastic surgery and plastic surgery trends!


  1. Chien, Anna Lien-Lun. “Sunscreen and Your Morning Routine.” JHM, 20 July 2022, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/sunscreen-and-your-morning-routine. Accessed 21 Aug. 2023.  
  2. “Retinol: Cream, Serum, What It Is, Benefits, How to Use.” Cleveland Clinic, www.my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/23293-retinol. Accessed 21 Aug. 2023.

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