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Sunscreen helps, but it is just the beginning. Consider, too, what you apply to your skin, skincare procedures, what you eat and your hormone levels to help you care for your aging skin.
It’s never, ever, too early to start an anti-aging, anti-wrinkle skin care plan. Think PREVENTION is key! And it is also never too late to slow down and start reversing the signs of aging skin. Think REWIND the hands of time! (more…)
Maybe the terms “icy temps” and “frigid cold” don’t apply here in Florida, but it is winter and your skin is probably feeling it. For that reason, I’m dedicating this blog to Tips and Tricks to get through your Winter Skin Woes….
Rapid change from outside cold to indoor heat sucks the moisture out of your skin leaving you dry, irritated, looking dull, and can even lead to (gasp) premature wrinkles! So how can we avoid this…? (more…)
From time to time, I like to switch up my regimen and try out different products. It helps me learn about other skincare lines besides what I use in treatment and I can better recommend products to my patients. I’ve never learned well from reading alone, so I have to get hands on and see, smell, touch, taste (ok, maybe not taste) the products to decide how I feel about them. With that being said, today’s blog is dedicated to hyperpigmentation and Obagi. (more…)
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines and wrinklesfor a short period of time (temporary).
While Botox was the first in this class of drugs to be approved by the FDA, newer products such as Xeomin are also available. Each product is a little different, particularly when it comes to dosage units, so they aren’t interchangeable.
Botulinum toxin injections block certain chemical signals from nerves, mostly signals that cause muscles to contract. The most common use of these injections is to temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles, such as:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s-feet, the lines that fan out from the corners of the eyes
- Forehead furrows, the horizontal lines that form when you raise your eyebrows
In addition to these cosmetic procedures, which simply improve your appearance, botulinum toxin injections have also been used to treat other medical such as:
- Cervical dystonia. In this painful condition, your neck muscles contract involuntarily causing your head to twist or turn into an uncomfortable position.
- Hyperhidrosis. In this condition, excessive sweating occurs even when the temperature isn’t hot and you’re not exercising. In some people, the sweat literally drips off their hands, feet and armpits.
- Chronic migraine. If you experience migraines more than 15 days a month, botulinum toxin injections may help reduce headache frequency.
Botox injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor. The most common side effects include swelling or bruising at the injection site, headache or flu-like symptoms. If the injections aren’t placed correctly, the medication may spread into adjacent tissues and cause problems such as:
- Eyelid droop
- Cockeyed eyebrows
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- Dry eye or excessive tearing
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Serums penetrate the skin deeper than moisturizers.
Serums may be used to brighten skin, banish breakouts, hydrate and/or minimize fine lines.
A facial serum can contain up to 70% active ingredients.
Serums are developed to block and rebuild the reduction of collagen.
When layering products, serums that contain glycolic acid serum
may deactivate serums that list vitamin C as an ingredient.
Serums should be applied to the skin prior to the application of a moisturizer.
Adult acne can be treated with the use of an anti-aging serum.
Most serums are water-based. They typically have a shorter shelf life than moisturizers.
The penetrating moisture from a serum helps to regulate sebum production.
Some examples of serums we carry at Dr. K’s Med Spa are:
- Blemish & Age Defense
- Phyto Corrective Gel
- Retexturing Activator
- CE Ferulic
- Phloretin CF
- Hydrating B5 Gel
And so much more!
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What They Are
Growth factors are proteins that, “regulate cell growth and cell division in the skin,” says celebrity aesthetician Gina Mari. “We have synthesized growth factors to heal injuries and wounds and stimulate the immune system.” When skin is damaged, the production of growth factors slows and the skin can look weathered.
How They Work
Growth factors are absorbed by cells in the epidermis and dermis, “signaling surrounding tissues and cells to incite wound-healing,” says St. Augustine, FL, facial plastic surgeon Patrick Angelos, MD. Products with growth factors stimulate
tissue regeneration and create collagen and elastin.
What You’ll Notice
According to High Point, NC, dermatologist Zoe Draelos, MD, many products with growth factors hydrate because of the carrier vehicle they are packaged in. New York dermatologist Patricia Wexler, MD says growth factors can facilitate pathways for peptides and antioxidants, which drive repair. This is why they are often in skin-care products, too.
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Throughout the course of our lives, we occasionally experience different types of skin problems, depending on our age and genetic background. When we’re younger, we often battle the on-set of acne and oily skin. As we get older, a new set of skin problems develops, including: fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, dryness, rough texture, and hyper-pigmentation. That’s why effective anti-aging skin care treatments (including proper cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and protection) are of optimal importance in our daily skin care regimen, regardless of the stage of life we are in.
One of the best ways to dramatically improve the look of aging skin is to use skin peels. Skin peels help reduce the appearance of pores, minimize skin texture problems (like roughness and dry patches), help improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, boost radiance, and eliminate dullness. Featured here is information about the various types of skin peels available, as well as are explanations about the immediate and long-lasting benefits that skin peels will have on your skin.
The Benefits of Skin Peels
The four basic types of skin peels include: at-home cosmetic exfoliating skin peels, superficial in-office treatments, medium in-office peels, and deep surgical skin peels. Below are explanations about each of these skin peels, and how they can help reverse the aging process, leading to younger, healthier looking skin.
At-Home Cosmetic Exfoliating Skin Peels
There are three types of cosmetic exfoliating peels that you can do in the privacy and comfort of your home. These include chemical treatments (such as AlphaHydroxy Acid treatments or fruit acid peels), mechanical peels (like facial scrubs and hand-held exfoliating devices), and enzymatic solutions.
Exfoliating helps to remove the dead skin cells in the epidermal layer (which is the top layer of skin), which prompts skin-cell turn-over (helping to bring fresh, new skin cells to the surface). Through weekly use, over the course of several weeks you will begin to see brighter skin, with fewer fine lines, diminished sun spots or pigmentation problems, and a healthy, dewy glow.
When using at-home skin peels, make sure to gently exfoliate your skin (so that you don’t create scratches or injure your sensitive skin). In addition, always moisturize and protect your freshly-exfoliated skin with sunscreen to prevent dryness and sun damage.
Superficial In-Office Skin Peels
Frequently done at spas and dermatology offices, superficial in-office skin peels are available in a range of options, including: light laser, Glycolic treatments (also known as “Lunch-Time Peels”), and microdermabrasion (which uses fine granules to gently buff the surface of the skin).
These skin peels do not require any recovery time, and affect only the top layer of your skin, resulting in added radiance. It is encouraged to do a monthly treatment over a longer period of time to see any noticeable results. The most immediate effect you that will be visible noticeable is fresher, healthier looking skin.
Medium In-Office Skin Peels
For deeper skin problems (such as acne scars, wrinkles, and dark spots caused by hormonal imbalances, sun exposure, or internal toxins), you might consider a medium in-office skin peel. These treatments include chemical, laser, and mechanical (or dermabrasion) procedures.
These treatments work by burning-off old skin to help regenerate new skin cells (otherwise known as facial rejuvenation). This type of medium-intensity skin treatment is performed by a Doctor and requires the use of local anesthesia. In addition, you can expect to need one week for recovery time, since this procedure reaches some dermis layers.
Deep Surgical Skin Peels
The most intense skin peel is called a deep surgical skin peel. This type of treatment is generally only done one time in a person’s life, as it requires anesthesia and a two-week recovery period. This type of skin peel is reserved for severely damaged skin, but it also provides the most radical improvements to a person’s skin. There are potential complications with this type of skin peel, so consult with your Doctor before under-going this procedure.
Schedule your complimentary consultation today to see which peel will be right for you…
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Introducing Gentle Rejuvenation…A system for patients with sensitive skin who have the Concern and Condition (aging skin) but don’t yet want to commit to more aggressive therapies It is safe for patients who are pregnant, nursing, or allergic or sensitive to hydroquinone.
This system, for all skin types and ages, features the power of plant-derived growth factors Kinetin and Zeatin and exclusive technologies.
Gentle Rejuvenation gently improves the signs and symptoms of premature aging in sensitive skin patients, leading to an overall improvement in appearance for patients not yet ready for more aggressive therapies.
Gentle Rejuvenation addresses skin concerns such as:
- Dry skin and sensitive skin
- Visible signs of premature aging
- Appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Dermaplaning is a gentle skin resurfacing procedure utilizing a special surgical blade to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. The removal not only allows for cell renewal, but also allows for better penetration of professional and home products, optimizing their results. As an added bonus it also removes facial hair –a great procedure for patients wanting to remove lighter-colored facial hair or “peach fuzz,” which does not respond to laser treatment.
Dermaplaning is fantastic on its own, though it can also be used in combination with almost any facial or chemical peel for a greater impact. The Skinceuticals Micropeel combines dermaplaning, a chemical exfoliation, and cryogenic therapy to reduce signs of photo-damage. It improves skin texture and radiance, helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and supports healthy collagen levels for firmer skin. It is a great alternative for clients that are not good candidates for Microdermabrasion.
NeoCutis is an advanced line of professional skincare products which incorporates PSP® (Processed Skin Cell Proteins), an optimal blend of proteins including Human Growth Factors, Cytokines and Interleukins for beautiful, youthful skin. PSP® was discovered in Switzerland through medical research in scarless wound healing and burn treatment. It is now offered in a line of skincare products to repair damaged skin and reverse the signs of aging for renewed, radiant skin.
NeoCutis offers a variety of skincare products including cleansers, moisturizers, eye creams and anti-aging serums. All products are free of artificial fragrances and color additives. While their products are formulated for regular use, many are ideal for use before and after non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures to help prime the skin or repair it afterward. NeoCutis products are available through healthcare professionals.
The Bio-Restorative Skin Cream is NeoCutis’ original skin cream formulated with PSP® to promote recovery and rejuvenate the skin. It can address fine lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and tone, and diminished skin elasticity. The Journee Bio-Restorative Day Cream with PSP® and SPF 30+ is a complete anti-aging day cream which protects and hydrates the skin and improves aging conditions. NeoCutis also offer the Bio-Gel Bio-Restorative Hydrogel with PSP® and hyaluronic acid to improve skin tone and texture and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
NeoCutis offers two skin cleansers: the Neo-Cleanse Gentle Skin Cleanser and the Neo-Cleanse Exfoliating Skin Cleanser. NeoCutis also offers a variety of anti-aging treatments to minimize lines and wrinkles, improve texture and tone, plump and hydrate the skin, and protect against environmental concerns, including the Lumiere Bio-Restorative Eye Cream with PSP®, Hyalis Refining Serum, PREVedem Antioxidant Serum, Bio-Serum Bio-Restorative Serum with PSP®, Perle Skin Brightening Cream with Melaplex, Peche Redness Control With Rosaplex™, and Lumiere Riche Bio-restorative Eye balm with PSP®.
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