Sleep is an unsung hero when it comes to health. It’s amazing how much work our body is doing while we rest. It's a process that keep us healthy, energized, and happy—not to mention looking good. Getting your beauty sleep really does affect how you look, but the benefits start from the inside out. Here’s a deeper look at how sleep affects your skin and hair, and the aesthetic treatments you can get to enhance sleeps benefits, or make up for your beauty rest if you couldn’t get your full eight hours.
Aside from feeling well-rested, sleep has several benefits specifically designed to boost skin and hair health:
Collagen, the protein that supports our connective tissue, is an essential element for keeping skin healthy, firm, and youthful-looking throughout your lifetime. Your skin produces collagen during sleep’s all-important repair mode. Collagen production naturally slows as we age, a process that’s sped up if you often get less than eight hours a night.
Sleep supports general physical and mental well-being to keep you healthy, and that includes your skin. Since your skin is the largest organ of your body, responsible for protecting you from environmental stressors and filtering out toxins, it’s important to let it recharge each night by getting proper rest.
Quality sleep helps regulate metabolism and glucose levels—and too much glucose leads to unhealthy inflammation. Not only does inflammation speed up the breakdown of collagen, it shows up as puffy skin, especially under the eyes.
Human growth hormone, which we produce naturally, supports the building of muscle tissue, strengthens bones and hair, and is a critical component of keeping skin full and healthy as you age. Less sleep means less HGH, which can contribute to thin, sagging skin and thinning hair over time.
Your hair and scalp depend on having healthy circulations. Lack of sleep stresses all of the body’s functions, including blood flow. When blood flow decreases to the hair follicles, hair loss, breakage, and damage are the end result. Additionally, the stress from not sleeping well increases cortisol levels, which can also contribute to thinning hair and less hair growth.
There are a lot of things you can do to get more sleep and improve the quality of your sleep. Here are just a few ideas:
If sleep is eluding you lately, here are the aesthetic treatments that can make it look like you get your beauty sleep every night without fail. If sleep is no problem, these treatments support the healthy processes that keep your skin and hair looking beautiful for life.
A shortcut to looking well-rested, TriBella™ facial treatments combine our three most popular technologies into one powerful device. First, an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial reduces sun damage and fades discoloration for a brighter complexion. Then, an anti-aging treatment erases fine lines and wrinkles for a firmer, more youthful look. Finally, a skin resurfacing treatment smoothes out imperfections and improves the texture of the skin. The treatments boost the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin for an overall firmer, brighter, and more youthful appearance.
Lack of sleep can make fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging more pronounced. Venus Legacy™ treatments deliver targeted Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF) deep below the skin’s surface to stimulate skin cell renewal and promote increased collagen and elastin production. The treatments use a gentle heating process to boost your skin’s natural processes, supporting skin health from the inside out in comfortable sessions, with no downtime. Quick and effective, these combined wrinkle reduction and skin tightening treatments rejuvenate your décolletage so it looks lifted, smooth, and firm, with no downtime.
Tired skin tends to highlight textural irregularities on the face, neck, and chest. Venus Viva™ MD skin resurfacing treatments resolve even the most stubborn issues, such as scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and stretch marks, by stimulating the skin’s natural healing process. Venus Viva™ MD’s NanFractional Radio Frequency energy penetrates deeply into skin’s layers to trigger collagen and elastin production, the same proteins you produce in your sleep. Post-treatment, the boosted collagen and elastin levels correct scar tissue, improve textural irregularities of the skin, and restore a brighter, smoother complexion.
Whatever your sleep schedule, many men and women do experience permanent hair loss at some point in their lives. If you’re concerned about thinning hair, a receding hairline, or balding, hair restoration can fully restore your hair. Venus Treatments offers two state-of-the-art devices for hair restoration for men and women.
For treating the complexities of female hair loss, NeoGraft® is the latest generation in hair restoration devices, using a fully automated process that requires no stitches, leaves no visible scarring, and delivers a more natural-looking result. The procedure uses your own existing hair, transplanting healthy follicles through precision micrografts that cause little to no discomfort during the procedure, and require little downtime. After some initial tenderness in the first 2-3 days, most people return to regular activities. The transplanted hair will look natural, grow at the same rate as the surrounding hair, and lasts for life.
Ideal for treating male hair loss, the ARTAS® iX Robotic Hair Restoration makes hair restoration procedures swift and seamless. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to design the ideal extraction and placement of the hair follicles, the device’s precision and speed work to protect existing hair and maintain a natural appearance for the newly implanted hair. Full hair regrowth is realized within 9-12 weeks of the procedure for a natural look that no one will be able to tell came from a hair restoration procedure. With a record number of ARTAS® procedures performed last year, there’s no denying the popularity of this state-of-the-art hair restoration device.
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