SKIN CARE - SUN CARE IN GENERAL
Changes in the appearance of your skin are the most visible signs
of aging. Today, skin
rejuvenating treatments and products are available which can become part
of your daily skin care regimen to help you look your best.
Your ideal skin care regimen should include skin cleansers, toners
and moisturizers designed to keep your skin healthy while preventing sun
damage. We can assess your
skin care needs and concerns and formulate a program to meet your goals.
In addition to a daily skin care program, there are several
treatments available which can rejuvenate and restore the appearance of
your skin. Light chemical
peels with alphahydroxy acid products and treatments with products
containing Retin-A will affect the superficial layer of skin, improving
color and texture. A more
dramatic change in skin pigmentation and an improvement in deeper skin
wrinkles requires treatment with stronger TCA or phenol peels.
Such treatments can become part of a maintenance program to
optimize the health and appearance of your skin.
One of your skin's worst enemies is exposure to the ultraviolet
(UV) rays in sunlight. It is important to realize that the UV rays in sunlight can
be present even on overcast days, and that sun exposure is additive over
time. The negative effects of
sun exposure include skin cancer, early skin aging, and changes in skin
tone. As such, protection
from UV rays is very important for good skin care.
Sun protection is best provided by sunscreens with a minimum SPF
15. To guard against the
possibility of sunburn, sunscreens should always be applied prior to sun
exposure, and then reapplied as needed. Sunscreen may be applied before putting on makeup. The
use of sunscreens in conjunction with a daily skin care regimen will help
to keep your skin looking younger and healthier.