Products for Home Care
Beautiful Skin requires proper care
Trying to find the skin care products best suited to your needs can be a daunting task. We are constantly being bombarded by the latest and greatest skin care products featured in magazines, infomercials, and drug stores. They are all promoting their product of choice, but how do you know what is right for you? When you turn to medical professionals trained in all facets of skin care — you can be sure that they will recommend the right products for your skin care needs.
What should I consider when choosing a skin care program?
When we think of aging skin, whether from natural aging, photodamage, or the environment, we think of wrinkles, creases, large pores, fine lines, sagging skin, folds, uneven skin tone and texture, dryness, and hyper- and hypopigmented areas.
Always consult with our physician or staff before making any changes to an existing skin care regimen. Look for products that work at the cellular level to re-establish the functioning of normal skin:
- Tretinoin is the gold standard and Retinaldehyde is a newer vitamin A derivative. Products containing these molecules are effective in treating fine wrinkles, dark spots, or rough skin on the face caused by damaging rays of the sun. They work by lightening the skin, replacing older skin with newer skin and by slowing down the way the body removes skin cells that may have been harmed by the sun.
- Hydroxy acids are naturally occurring acids in certain plants and fruits. They work by stimulating dead cells on the surface of the skin so they can slough off more easily. A new layer of skin with a smoother texture and more uniform color can be revealed. These acids also encourage the production of connective tissue, lessening fine lines and wrinkles.
- Anti-oxidants are important, especially vitamins C, E and green tea. They fight free radical damage and collagen break down caused by the aging process, sun damage, stress and pollution.
- Growth factors are the newest ingredients to help your skin appear younger. They stimulate new collagen growth.