Two factors, inherited genetics and environmental exposure determine how quickly the delicate skin of the face ages. Biological skin aging results from natural changes based on our genetic makeup. As we age, our skin gradually loses the ability to function as it once did.
Environmental skin aging occurs from daily exposure to free radicals from sun, pollution, wind and smoke. Sleep deprivation, stress and disease also play a role in the aging of the skin. UV sun damage accounts for 90% of avoidable skin aging by compromising the structural health of the skin, causing it to loose elasticity and wrinkle prematurely. Medical grade skin products are designed to provide the most effective means of cleansing, correcting and protecting the skin.
“How do I choose the products that are right for me?”
We can provide you with choices among the best available products to achieve your goals for skin correction, rejuvenation and maintenance. Our skin care staff and I are continuously evaluating the efficacy and reliability of the many products available in today’s marketplace. To meet your goals, it is vital that we carefully evaluate your skin and help you to choose skin care products that will enhance the treatments that you receive in our office.
In general, products are meant to cleanse, correct and protect the skin. We will discuss with you the conditions in your skin that you want to improve, how rapidly do you want to see changes occur and what is your tolerance for downtime, how many steps are you willing to take with application of products, and very importantly, what is your budget. In some cases, we will recommend products from one single skin care line, in other cases we will combine specific products from a variety of lines to help you achieve your goals.
The skin care products that we have available to you are from the following companies that specialize in medical grade skin care:
- Obagi Medical Systems: Nu-derm, CRX and Clenziderm
- Jane Iredale Mineral Make-up
- Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System and Opal Sonic Infusion System