Tips For Glowing, HEALTHY Skin This Summer



As you enjoy time outdoors through the rest of the summer, keep your skin health in mind. While we all love basking in the summer skin, it can be one of the most damaging forces to the skin. Over exposure to the sun causes sun spots, wrinkles, dull skin and potentially skin cancers. Keeping your skin healthy the entire year is our goal at The Retreat. Our expert Medical Aesthetician, Emilie, can help you find product regimen that targets your unique skin concerns and fits your routine and budget.


New to Skin Care?

Dr. McLaughlin’s Essentials Kit provides all the necessities to maintain or kick start your journey to healthy and more youthful looking skin. The kit contains our tinted sunscreen, day and night time moisturizers, and a brightening/ re-texturing nightly treatment. The kit is priced to give a 10% discount over the individual items purchased separately. Magnolia Members receive an additional 5% totaling at a 15% discount off the kit.

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Sun Safe Treatments

While some treatments require downtime and limited sun exposure there are several that leave you with immediate results and require little to NO downtime! Each of the following treatments are sun safe and will allow you to finish the summer with luminous, healthy skin:

HydraFacial MD

HydraFacial is the only hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. The treatment is soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive and non-irritating.

SkinPen – Micro-needling

Micro-needling is a skin rejuvenation procedure that helps to improve your skin’s appearance by stimulating its natural ability to produce collagen and repair itself. SkinPen is a tool that uses needles to create tiny holes in your skin. In response to these micro-injuries, your body produces collagen and elastin to heal the wound naturally. SkinPen doesn’t use chemicals, heat or toxins to burn or remove layers of your skin or paralyze your facial muscles. It is safe for all skin types.


This noninvasive exfoliating treatment delivers immediate results for a smooth, youthful appearance that is soft to the touch and gives you radiant, glowing skin. This is a wonderful treatment for removing unwanted dry skin. This is one of the safest, most effective skin care treatments available and is ideal for most skin types.

EMd Facial

The EMd facial works to deep cleanse the skin, brighten your complexion and hydrate dull, dry skin. It combines exfoliation, brightening and hydrating agents to rejuvenate the skin. Suitable for all skin types as it helps to reduce acne and offers immediate results with glowing skin!

Chemical Peels

The Retreat offers 3 different chemical peels which target different skin types and skin concerns. Peel solution is composed of natural, non-corrosive acids to help smooth and brighten skin. The Deco-Boost peel is specially designed for the delicate décolletage area. Most peels come with comprehensive home-care products to help amplify and extend peel benefits. Patients who regularly schedule the EMd Facial and chemical peels at The Retreat maintain great results and healthy skin.


All injectables appointments are scheduled with Dr. McLaughlin, sole injector at The Retreat On West Magnolia and West Magnolia Plastic Surgery.

Dermal Fillers – Restylane®, Restylane Refyne®, Restylane Defyne®, Restylane Lyft®, Restylane Silk®

Dermal Fillers, such as the Restylane® family products, a clear, non-animal-based, biodegradable gel that is composed of hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. Restylane products are administered through facial injections to reduce wrinkles and boost volume and fullness in the face. Fillers can be injected in the following areas:

  • Midface/ Cheeks: enhance volume in cheeks and help to lift the face
  • Under the Eyes/ Tear Trough: diminish dark circles & bags and add volume to under the eyes
  • Nasolabial Folds/ Smile Lines: the area that extends from the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Corners of the Mouth: the area next to the crease of the lips
  • Lips: plump or enhance both the upper and lower lips
  • Marionette Lines: the area the extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline
  • Hands: adds fullness to the backs of the hands, which can result in more youthful-looking appearance


Dysport® – Don’t Let Frown Lines Get You Down this Summer!

Dysport® is an injectable that paralyzes certain muscles in the forehead so they can't move, thus preventing wrinkles from forming. It can also soften existing lines over time. Like Botox, Dysport uses a type of botulinum type A to stop muscle movement. Improvement can be seen in 2-3 days and may last up to 4 months. Dysport is injected in the following areas:

  • Frown Lines: Wrinkles that develop in between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s Feet: Wrinkles that develop on the outer corner of the eyes
  • Worry Lines: Forehead Creases and Wrinkles

Contact The Retreat to get your summer glow underway at 817-887-9956! The Retreat is open one saturday a month. Call for dates.