Skin Care Products
Most of a plastic surgeon’s days are spent taking care of other people’s skin; however, everyone who works with skin knows that a proven, consistent skin care regime is the key to having beautiful skin every day of the year. The skin is the largest organ in the human body and is constantly damaged by the effects of sun and smoke. This results in skin that is dull and dry with sunspots or other discoloration.
Additionally, aging and the repetitive movements on the face from the underlying muscles can result in lines and wrinkles. How then can we address these changes or, better yet, prevent them? The answer is easy. Develop a skin treatment regime that works for you. Everyone’s skin is different and at Carlin Plastic Surgery, we are here to help you make the right decisions about your skin and your skin’s issues.
Overall, a broad-spectrum sunscreen can dramatically improve the appearance and health of skin. It is designed to protect your skin from ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, which can cause direct and indirect cell and DNA damage. This results in degradation of collagen, an increase in pigment and a decrease in cell turnover.
Ultimately, this results in signs of facial photoaging, lines, pigment changes and an overall unhealthy appearance to your skin. Daily use of sunscreen can diminish these signs. Additionally, its use can prevent skin cancers. Sunscreen should be used daily and reapplied throughout the day, rain or shine!
CLENZIderm Acne Cleanser, CLENZIderm Acne Pore Therapy, Hydrate, NuDerm System, Regenica Eye Cream, Regenica Repair Gel, Regenica Replenishing Cream, Regenica by Suneva and Tretinoin Cream 0.05%, Tretinoin 0.1%.
No matter your age or skin type, there’s an Obagi for everyone. But your skin care routine, like your skin itself, is yours alone.
Obagi And Vitamin A For Skincare
Vitamin A (retinol) and its derivatives, are powerful anti-aging ingredients. Retinoids, retinoic acid (Retin-A), tretinoins, retinaldehydes and retinyl esters are all in the vitamin A family. They help increase collagen content in the skin to decrease fine lines and increase cell turnover. Additionally, they can be used to treat acne by decreasing cell debris that can block pores. Retinols can, however, result in skin irritation, peeling or flakiness and sun sensitivity so it is important to use these products with sunscreen and under the care of your plastic surgeon.
While sunscreen and vitamin A products are the biggest bang for your buck, there are many additional acids and antioxidants on the market which may improve your skin health. At Carlin Plastic Surgery, we carry a line of skin products that have been FDA approved, time tested, and patient approved products that will help you achieve your very best skin. For a more comprehensive plan of what’s right, and what’s not right, for your skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. C. Brett Carlin today.
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Dr. C. Brett Carlin, MD | Board Certified Plastic Surgeon