FALL BACK IN LOVE WITH YOUR SKIN
It is that time of year again! Crisp morning air, colorful leaves, and kids going back to school. With all of these welcome changes of the season, it is also time to consider some changes to your skin care routine. No matter how religious you were with your sunscreen, odds are that you still had a good amount of UV rays that caused some amount of damage and allowed for some pigment to come back as well. Time to erase all of that damage from the summer sun, and prepare your skin for colder days. Here are some of our staff’s favorite products that will make you Fall back in love with your skin.
With the harsh sun and heat starting to die down and colder, dryer days quickly approaching; I recommend switching to a cleanser that is more hydrating and won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Cleansing the skin with an appropriate cleanser allows your skin to absorb products effectively and sets the tone for how your skin behaves for the rest of the day.
Elta MD Foaming cleanser
When I think of this cleanser, I think “Clean and Balanced”. Because that is exactly how your skin will feel after using this gentle, oil-free, rich foaming cleanser that is dermatologist recommended for our acne and sensitive clients. The enzymes and amino acids that this cleanser contains loosens makeup, oil, and other impurities and lifts it off the skin for a clean and balanced feel.
Skin Medica Facial Cleanser
A customer and staff favorite, this cleanser is appropriate for all skin types. It is enriched with powerful antioxidants to protect and chamomile to soothe all while effectively removing excess oil, makeup, and environmental pollutants leaving it feeling hydrated and refreshed.
Skin Medica AHA BHA Cleanser
This exfoliating cleanser has naturally derived alpha-hydroxy acids combined with beta-hydroxy acids in addition to gentle jojoba spheres (no plastic beads here!) that help gently exfoliate dead skin cells to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture. A great cleanser that will exfoliate away all that summer fun!
If you have tv, you have probably seen all of the skin care commercials for Vitamin C. That is because everyone is catching on to how important and vital this serum is for healthy skin. There are many benefits of using Vitamin C serums. This powerful antioxidant protects the skin from free radicals, essential to producing collagen, decreases transepidermal water loss, and brightens the skin allowing for a more youthful glow. Bye summer sun damage, Hello healthy skin!
Obagi Professional Vit C Serums
This medical grade skin care line is the creme de la creme when it comes to Vit C serums. It contains L-Ascorbic Acid which is the most bioavailable form of Vit C for optimal skin absorption for efficacy and results. Obagi has many different percentages of potency and blends to ensure that there is a serum for everyone!
Obagi-C RX Clarifying system with 4% hydroquinone
This complete skin care system from Obagi has all of the same great key ingredients and L-Ascorbic Acid as the Vit C serums and is specifically formulated to improve the toughest pigmentation issues and create a more youthful appearance.
Lets face it, the climate here in Central Oregon is drying to the skin. And it only gets worse in the colder seasons. Do you find that no matter how much moisturizer you apply, your skin is still dry? That is because you have lost your hyaluronic acid that allows your skin to retain moisture. Hyaluronic Acid is a molecule that draws the moisture from the air, the water you drink, and the moisturizers you put on your skin and puts it to work. Moisturizers alone are typically just a quick bandaid which is why you may have to reapply throughout the day. Adding a Hylaorinic Acid to your skincare routine may just be the missing piece to your dry skin woes!
Skin Medica HA5
Another customer and staff favorite, this HA serum supports the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture by a proprietary mix of five HA forms that work synergistically to provide immediate and long term hydration that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Not to mention the 13 hour plumping effect for supple skin throughout your day!
Retinol, which is a retinoid and part of the Vit A family, is important to add to your nightly routine for optimal cell turn over and healthy skin. This serum reduces signs of aging by reducing pigmentation and wrinkles. As we age our cell turnover slows down significantly. This traps pigmentation and creates deep wrinkles. By increasing our cell turnover at night we allow pigmentation to come to the surface to slough off and increase collagen production that will aid in decreasing wrinkles. Retinol will also help other serums penetrate the skin effectively.
Skin Medica Retinols
I always recommend my clients who are new to retinoids to start out with Skin Medica’s Retinol Complex series. There are three strengths available that you can work up to so your skin can acclimate to this strong antioxidant product. Skin Medica’s Retinol Complex serums are encapsulated with a PhytoShield Complex that is rich in antioxidants to allow for optimal cell renewal while you are sleeping.
Already a pro with Retinol? It is time to up the ante with Obagi Tretinoin. With three strengths available, we can get your skin acclimated to this prescription strength retinoid. You will notice such an amazing glow to your skin, you are sure to get compliments.
Melasma is chronic pigmentation caused by hormones or excessive sun exposure. It typically occurs in young women that have been pregnant or taking birth control. It can last several years or can be lifelong. This skin condition can affect a person’s quality of life depending on the severity of it. Here at EsthetixMD, we have several options to help the appearance of it.
Obagi Nu-Derm System
This professional grade lightening system is a complete skin care regimen with effective prescription strength Tretinoin and 4% hydroquinone to inhibit melanin production and renew the skin’s surface for smooth texture and even skin tone improving the toughest pigmentation issues like Melasma.
Skin Medica Lytera Advanced Pigment Correcting System Kit
We understand that some clients want to go a more natural route with their skin care. And that is what this system provides! Complete with everything you will need for your skin care, this kit has naturally derived ingredients that will help target the toughest pigmentation issues and improve skin texture.
Summer is not the only season that we need to remember our sunscreen. Even if it is overcast and cold, those harmful UV Rays are still penetrating the skin’s barrier. At EsthetixMD, we have lots of sunscreen options to choose from that you are sure to find one perfect for you.
Skin Medica Total Defense and Repair SPF 50
This rejuvenating sunscreen is available in tinted and non-tinted and helps prevent premature signs of aging from chronic sun exposure. With a trio of potent antioxidants that protect and repair the skin from within, this sunscreen will not only protect from harmful UV rays, it will also protect from Infrared-A rays and heat that break down collagen and elastin.
Sometimes we get too fixated on the skin on our face, we neglect our largest organ; the skin on our body! It is just as important to baby the skin on your body to avoid signs of aging. We also want our skin to look as youthful as we feel!
This skin care line is scientifically researched and developed to make a real difference to the skin. It is designed to correct the chronic deficiency of Vitamin A that everyone suffers from in the exposed areas of the skin. Not only is it intended for all skin types, but all ages as well. Using this product you will notice an improvement in hydration, tone, texture, and crepiness of the skin. You will be bummed you will have to cover it up with all of those winter layers!
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This chemical peel line will address the visible skin imperfections like pigmentation and wrinkles that result from skin aging and sun exposure. This treatment aims to accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances. After assessing the clients skin condition, you chose from three peel strengths for optimal results.
Brighten your skin and get rid of sunspots and old acne scars with the IPL treatment. At EsthetixMD, you are in safe hands.
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IPL, Intense Pulse Light, uses light energy to target certain chromophores (targets) in the skin. When those chromophores are heated with the light of the laser, your body gets rid of those heated, unwanted cells. IPL can help improve hyperpigmentation, sun spots, redness, rosacea, acne, and texture of the skin. For optimal results, four treatments four weeks apart is recommended. This allows for different layers to be targeted without the risk of over-treating. IPL has very little to no down time with pigment pulling to the surface that may take a week to slough off.
GET RID OF UNWANTED TATTOOS, MELASMA, AND HYPERPIGMENTATION WITH PICO, THE NEXT GENERATION OF LASERS, NOW AVAILABLE AT ESTHETIXMD.
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Pico’s unique photomechanical effect is exceptional at removing even highly pigmented inks deep in the skin, precisely and safely. The number of treatment sessions that are required to clear your body art depends on several factors, such as the size and age of the tattoo, as well as the quality and color of the inks.
Pico technology’s built-in capabilities minimize the amount of heat that is generated during treatment, which decreases the risk of damage to the skin. This advanced design also triggers a process that disrupts clusters of melanin pigment. So, in three to six treatment sessions, stubborn hyperpigmentation such as freckles and sunspots fade. Pico is one of the most effective lasers that you can use for melasma, too.
Clear + Brilliant improves skin tone and texture, helps boost collagen, and fights signs of aging. It’s the complete skin treatment!
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Clear + Brilliant® helps to protect your skin’s youthful appearance and health by delivering powerful laser energy to a fraction of the treatment area at a time. Fractional laser systems create microscopic treatment “zones” or injuries in the skin’s outermost layers, which triggers a healing and resurfacing process. The damaged outer layers then make way for fresh, glowing, perfected skin underneath.
Experience CoolPeel, one of the latest C02 laser resurfacing treatments. The minimally invasive procedure takes less than 30 minutes.
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CoolPeel is an advanced method of ablative laser skin resurfacing that reduces fine lines, gets rid of sun damage, and improves tone and texture. The system produces precise energy that is delivered to the skin in very short pulses, which removes the dull upper layers of the skin and stimulates new collagen production. This treatment can have little down time and up to 5 days of redness and swelling depending on the strength of the treatment.
EsthetixMD uses customized treatments and the latest technologies – from CoolPeel, CO2, and Clear + Brilliant to Fraxel – to offer the best outcome for patients.
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Fraxel is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment designed to create younger looking skin in a single treatment. Fraxel targets aging and sun damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. Best outcomes are with four to six treatments, six weeks apart. Downtime consists of 5-7 days of redness and swelling.Call our office for more information Call us at 541-508-7907 or Schedule an Appointment online today
I hope that you have found some inspiration for a Fall skin care routine. Want more information on products or your personal skin care needs? You can call EsthetixMD and schedule your complimentary consultation and receive an Observe Skin Care Analysis to start your skin care journey. Your Results, Our Reason.
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