skinfo® The Anti-Aging Gym
When we want to get into shape or maintain our good health there are typically two factors we look at: The first being our diet and the other physical activity. According to multiple sources, as a rule of thumb, weight loss is generally 75% diet and 25% exercise. When explaining to patients the best way to take care of their skin, I typically will use this rule as well as the "gym" analogy to accelerate their skincare routines for optimal results. Incorporating treatments and skincare products into our lifestyles like we do diet and exercise will help us achieve the best results. Think of your treatments as your exercise and your skincare as your healthy diet. If you were to diet and eat healthy, wouldn't your results be amplified if you went to the gym conjunctively, rather than just dieting? Why not apply this same concept to your skincare routine? Advanced Dermatology offers an array of treatments and each of the treatments vary when it comes to maintenance. Typically a patient will come into the office to receive a specific treatment every 1-5 months. Skincare should be used three times daily (morning, throughout the day and in the evening). Another way to understand this analogy is knowing that different types of foods we eat are good for different parts of our bodies, the same applies to skincare. There are specific skincare products that will help to enhance and prolong certain treatments.
Treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers such as Juvederm® can be amplified by using products that help with collagen production, soften expression lines and superficial lines and products that protect us from sun damage. Some products we recommend to compliment treatments such as these include:
(A) SkinMedica® Retinol (1.0 oz) The SkinMedica® Retinol will diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while evening out the tone and texture of the skin. This also encourages the skin's elasticity and firmness. This Retinol is also formulated with encapsulated antioxidants to help minimize irritation.(B) Revision® Revox 7 (0.5 oz) A potent oil-free serum that incorporates clinical levels of seven different peptides to firm the skin, relax the muscles and increases collagen synthesis. This product can be used on all skin types morning and night and for anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Revox 7 is a great compliment to injectable fillers.
Body Reshaping treatments such as CoolSculpting® or truSculpt® 3D is excellent when used to dissolve stubborn fat, dispose of fat that may have "magically" appeared over the holidays or even used as a jump start to your New Year's resolution. There are products to help boost the results from the treatments and help prolong them as well.
(C) skinfo® Strengthening Body Cream (7 oz) This ultra-hydrating skin cream uses an all-trans-retinol that increases firmness and elasticity while promoting skin clarity. This product also contains PWR3+™ an antioxidant complex that appears to lift skin and address sagging while green tea antioxidants soothe, calms and protects the skin
(D) NeoCutis® NeoBody (6.76 oz) This body moisturizing cream locks in moisture with a trio of nourishing ceramides. Helps to improve the feel of firmness, radiance and helps to exfoliate rough and bumpy skin with Salicylic Acid.
(E) Alastin TransFORM Body Treatment (6 oz) Helps tighten, firms and lift the appearance of sagging skin and has an instant cooling effect. This cream was created to help with areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs knees and upper arms.
Your neck and your décolletage are the two parts of your body that are most exposed to the sun! The skin around your neck is thinner than that of your face and tends to age faster. These areas do not only benefit from applying your daily skin care routine to these areas but also treatments that help support the production of collagen, firmness, and elasticity. There are products that are available to specifically help target the neck and décolletage and help boost and prolong the results of treatments.
(F) skinfo® Neck.of.Time (1.7 oz) This neck and chest cream helps to brighten areas of pigmentation with Niacinamide. Also uses Peptides, Botanical Extracts, and powerful Antioxidants to help support a more collagen-rich appearance, tighter and smoother looking skin while addressing the appearance of sagging skin.
(G) NeoCutis® NeoFirm Neck and Décolleté (1.7 oz) Moisturizing cream for the neck and décolleté to combat visible signs of aging. MPC complex is blended with peptides to help firm and promote collagen, antioxidants, and exfoliating Glycolic Acid to help smooth texture and brighten skin.
(H) Revision® Nectifirm Advanced (1.7 oz) A blend of 8 peptides to firm and plump to decrease the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Brightening antioxidants diminish pigmentation why protecting skin. This daily cream helps targets adipose tissue and diminishes crepey, rough skin so skin appears tighter and lifted.
Revamp your skincare game, visit us at either of our locations in Glencoe and Lincolnshire. skinfo® The Skincare Gym will be more than happy to help you prolong your cosmetic treatment results and kick your skincare routine in gear, no membership required!