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Lifetime Skin Care is something that millions of men and women take for granted. Although it is common for females to spend thousands of dollars on cosmetics, many women are missing the true basis of skin care and concentrating on camouflage. Age, sun damage, smoking and heredity take their toll on all of us. Skin damage begins in childhood and much of it does not show up visibly until we are older.
How Skin Ages
Over time, normal aging and damage from the environment (sun, stress and pollution) cause skin to lose its ability to ‘renew’ itself properly. Cell turnover slows, causing the dead skin layer at the stratum corneum or surface to be thicker and slowing the flow of moisture from within, resulting in dry uneven skin texture. Skin cells are disorganized and misshapen. Daily exposure to sunlight causes the amount of pigment in each cell to increase, producing freckles or age spots and uneven skin tone. Collagen and elastin begin to break down, causing the skin to lose its resilience, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
The skin’s cellular functions are accelerated allowing continual renewal as dead skin cells are replaced by fresh cells pushed to the skin’s surface, making the surface (stratum corneum) smoother and naturally hydrated. Freckles and age spots seem to disappear. Pigment cells (melanin) are more evenly distributed, helping prevent the appearance of new freckles and age spots. The skin is rich in collagen and elastin that promote resilience and firmness. All these functions work together to keep skin looking and acting younger and healthier.
Our office will provide a complimentary skin scan analysis to actually show you the invisible damage beneath the skin that most of us have but cannot see.
This sun damage is not visible with the naked eye. It is important to protect our children from sun damage and adherence to “sun sense” is mandatory. Wearing protective clothing, using proper sun screens and avoiding the sun from 10am to 4pm is a great start.
The skin normally has a complete turnover from the bottom layers to the top about every 30 days. Modern medical research has provided skin care regimens and products that actually attack the problems of aging instead of merely covering them up. Our office prescribes an affordable regimen of Retin-A in combination with bleaching agents, skin cleansers, toners, sunscreen, and moisturizers. These medically based products accelerate exfoliation of the dead skin as well as effect changes in the deeper layers of the skin to remove blotchy pigmentation, sun spots and fine wrinkles. These products contain prescription strength ingredients and cannot be purchased in stores. They are only available by a doctor’s prescription. The difference between store bought products and prescription strength products is similar to Tylenol versus Morphine. In other words, strong medications cannot be sold without a prescription.
Virtually all of our patients on our “Lifetime Skin Care” program rave about the positive effects of skin health and rejuvenation. We place all of our skin peel patients on this program and some of these patients see so much benefit from the skin care that they postpone the skin peel. This skin care program will benefit men and women alike, and will improve blotchiness, pigmentation abnormalities, and fine lines or fine wrinkles. Everyone can benefit from “Lifetime Skin Care”, regardless of having cosmetic facial surgery. It is simply just something that works, is scientifically proven, is not overly expensive and works!
Obagi Skin Care System
The Obagi Skin Care System is a world famous treatment that is effective and affordable and works with all skin types and colors. Used twice a day with Retin-A, this system will significantly improve and rejuvenate the skin. This is what the movie stars use! Obagi products are prescription strength and can only be purchased through a doctor’s office.
The Obagi Nu-Derm System offers a complete, convenient protocol for treatment at home. Below is a standard protocol for how the products in the system are used. Your Physician and Skin Care Specialist will design a specific protocol of dosage, frequency and treatment objectives for your skin.
We invite you call our office for a complimentary skin care consult