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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. 

 

 
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