As discussed in a previous post, hyaluronic acid is important to maintaining youthful-looking skin. Skinceuticals understands the importance of this, and has a number of products containing the popular skin care ingredient. Below are all the products from the line that do.
• Phyto Corrective Gel – A hydrating soothing gel serum with botanical ingredients ideal to calm and hydrate skin while improving visual redness
• HA Intensifier – A multi-functional corrective serum to help amplify skin’s hyaluronic acid levels
• Hydrating B5 Gel – An oil free hydrating serum replenishes moisture and restores radiance for a smoother complexion
• Retexturizing Activator – This oil-free serum gently exfoliates skin and replenishes moisture for radiant, smooth, skin
Each of these products provide all skin types with long-lasting moisture. Ideal for daytime and nighttime use, these products smooth skin texture and plump up the appearance of skin. To find out which one would be best for your skin type, contact our office.
Looking to improve the look and appearance of your skin? A chemical peel can do just that! In this treatment, a chemical solution is gently applied to the skin causing it to exfoliate and peel off. The newly regenerated skin is typically smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
There are a number of different chemical peels that we offer and they include:
If you would like to learn more about chemical peels and if one may be right for you, schedule an appointment today with our aesthetician Lauren.
Source: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a type of scarring that occurs on the skin due to a sudden fluctuation in its size. This abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin to rupture, leaving behind narrow lines or streaks as the skin heals.
Although they can develop anywhere on the body, they usually reside on the abdomen, breasts, and thighs. Stretch marks are most common in women after pregnancy, but they can also develop from rapid weight gain or loss.
When they first show up, they typically have a pinkish, red hue and may feel slightly raised. Eventually, that color will fade and they level off into the skin. Their appearance may improve over time, but as is the case with any scar, they are permanent.
There are some products and treatments however that can make stretch marks less noticeable. They include:
With any of these options, it is important to be patient and understand that results will not be seen immediately. If stretch marks are something that is bothering you, contact our office today to see what options are best for your situation specifically.
Source: The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
Dermoscopy, also known as dermatoscopy, is a noninvasive technique primarily used to examine skin lesions. Utilizing a handheld device called a dermatoscope, the objective is to differentiate between benign and malignant tumors.
Featuring a high-quality magnifier and a polarized light system, the dermatoscope is able to see areas of the skin not visible to the naked eye. This significantly reduces the rate of unnecessary biopsies and leads to more accurate melanoma detection. Aside from melanoma detection, dermoscopy can also be used to diagnose fungal infections, hair/scalp diseases, warts, and even scabies.
At our office, all of our providers have been specially trained in dermoscopy. If they notice anything of suspicion, they will follow it very closely. Pictures will be taken, stored, and compared with pictures at the patient’s next visit. If the lesion evolves or changes, it may require a biopsy. If the lesion does not, it most likely is benign.
As you can see, dermoscopy is an important clinical tool and something that no dermatologist (MD, NP or PA) should go without. If you have something of concern on your skin and would like one of our providers to check it out, contact our office today.
As discussed in a past post, acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people. Although it may only appear on the skin, the effects can go much deeper. Many sufferers deal with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. With the start of the school year, those problems are only amplified.
So, what exactly causes acne and what can you do to control it? We recently sat down with our aesthetician Lauren Battaglia and asked her just that. Here’s what she had to say…
“Acne occurs when the pores on the skin become blocked with oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells. This causes the inflammation that appears on the skin. Working as an aesthetician over the years, I have helped a number of patients with varying degrees of acne. I put them on a great regime of treatments and products.”
Some products that she says are the most effective for combating acne are as follows:
Lauren also offers a facial specifically for acne. It consists of a deep, thorough cleansing and extraction that breaks down impurities, sebum, dead skin cells, and blackheads. “It’s really a must for teens or others struggling with stubborn acne,” she says.
With skin type and acne severity varying from person to person, certain products/treatments may work better for some than others. If you would like to meet with Lauren to discuss a customized skin care regime for yourself, contact our office today.