So far, 2021 doesn’t seem to be a big improvement on 2020, and instead of visiting our favorite spas and health clinics, beauty remains a pretty DIY endeavor for most of us. That said, there are some silver linings - including the many virtual opportunities to learn about self-care and wellness from the best so that we can apply their sage guidance to our everyday life. We sat down with on such expert, dermatologist Dr. Caren Campbell, to discuss her must-have wellness tips for not only great skin, but sanity and feeling good.
“During a time in the world where we are all under tremendous stress and inundated with mixed messaging on how to best care for ourselves, I’ve found that cosmetic dermatology affords an opportunity to truly help people from the outside in,” said Dr. Caren Campbell.
Campbell, a board-certified dermatologist, treats her patient’s medical and cosmetic concerns all in one visit.
“My aim is to help patients take care of themselves from the outside in, and the inside out. In a compassionate, connected and honest way,” she said. “My practice is personalized to each patient, I don’t need to break up medical, cosmetic and surgical concerns into multiple visits.”
Practices like Campbell’s have had to pivot during the pandemic and embrace the virtual world.
“I take extreme pride in doing more with less, so these virtual visits have been a sanity saver for me and the patient,” said Campbell. “I want to help people, and when it’s best not to do it in real life it’s been really nice to keep doing what I do virtually. I have found that virtual visits are the perfect opportunity to simplify and fine-tune your current skincare routine.”
Campbell has also built out an online store with some of the must-have, no-nonsense products everyone needs for better skin. www.carencampbellmd.com/shop
The Virtual Visit
Dr. Campbell suggests using this downtime to clean up and update your skincare routine. Focus on a few products that do a lot of work and get into a daily morning and evening routine that can sustain itself. This is also a great time for procedures with the potential for downtime like lasers and fillers. Lips are an area that can swell and bruise so if you’ve been holding off on trying natural looking lip enhancement, there’s no better time to try natural looking fillers like Restylane Kysse.
“Kysse is the newest filler which has proven to be a great option for hydrating, filling and restoring lip volume,” she said. “Kysse is a great filler for both young and mature patients wanting more fullness in the lips, while keeping structure. Kysse is for my patients wanting a more natural lip that lasts.”
To book your virtual visit and to get a jumpstart on the best skincare for you, visit www.carencampbellmd.com/schedule-appointment
Photography by: Images provided by Dr. Campbell