Wendy Bowers, R.N. Specializing in Aesthetic Medicine
William Scott, Jr. D.O. Medical Director
The Basics & Tips for…
+ Types of dermatitis that may cause dry, itchy, flaking skin
+ Treatments for acne & care for aging & sun-exposed skin
Protecting your skin from the sun is important because the sun emits ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Over time, UVR exposure causes many changes in the skin, including wrinkles, discoloration, age spots, benign growths, and pre-cancerous and cancerous growths. In fact, most skin cancers are related to sun exposure.
UVR consists of two main subtypes: UVB and UVA. UVB rays are responsible for sunburns and tanning. UVA rays are believed to be responsible for photoaging (the damage that occurs to the skin from many years of exposure to the sun). Both types have been linked to cancer.
Most sunscreen products prevent sunburns by blocking UVB rays. Newer sunscreen products are also successful in blocking UVA rays. For that reason, sun protection recommendations emphasize certain behaviors, as well as the use of sunscreens. Our recommendation is to use Elta MD sunscreens and…
- Avoiding mid-day sun (between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.).
- Wearing wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, and pants.
- Using Elta MD sunscreen and reapplying it frequently (every 2 to 3 hours if active).
- Using sunscreens that have an SPF greater than 30, and have UVA & UVB coverage.
REVERSE THAT SUN DAMAGE
Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
How is this different from regular Microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that’s primarily used to minimize the signs of aging. During a standard session, your aesthetic provider uses a special roller or device with needles to prick the skin and stimulate new collagen production. Because of this, Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections can be added to the session for an additional cost. Microneedling with PRP is said to create more tightness in the skin and speed the healing process along.
The Palomar Starlux 500 Fractional laser is among some of the best treatment devices in skin resurfacing & hair removal technology.
Fine lines and wrinkles, acne and traumatic scars, sun or age spots, stretch marks, discoloration and some skin loosening are among the major conditions that benefit from this state-of-the-art treatment. And the procedure may be performed on most areas of the body including the face, neck, chest, arms and hands.
DRY SKIN CARE
ALASTIN Skincare® Products contain proprietary TriHex Technology® and
a potent blend of peptides designed to combat signs of aging.
These exclusive active components are combined with all-natural skin brighteners, nourishing vitamins, phospholipids, and antioxidants, which deeply penetrate the skin to stimulate, strengthen, and support the skin’s regenerative processes. In histological studies, which involve microscopic examination and comparison of skin tissue samples, ALASTIN Skincare® products have been proven to:
- Enhance the deposition of both new collagen and elastin fibers to smooth and rejuvenate the skin.
- Clear cellular debris to improve overall skin health.
Whether your anti-aging goals include skin health maintenance, minimizing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, brightening skin tone, and/or replenishing skin hydration, we offer ALASTIN Skincare® to help you achieve a more vibrant, youthful complexion. Based on an evaluation of your individual skin needs and desires, our skin care professionals will create a customized ALASTIN Skincare® product regimen to achieve your goals.
EltaMD BROAD SPECTRUM FACIAL SUNCARE
EltaMD sunscreens help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures. EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free. All EltaMD sunscreens are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad-spectrum sunscreens.
EltaMD DAILY REGIMEN SKINCARE
EltaMD skincare product line includes deep yet gentle cleansers, intense moisturizers and innovative formulas that repair the visible signs of aging.
Make an appointment today and discuss with A FRESH FACE team member about our products
currently available for anti-aging purposes, including Microneedleing & Palomar Laser Treatments