Why Home Skincare is Important

If I could stress one thing, I would tell you to take care of & start protecting your skin as early as possible. By the time someone is sitting across from me in consultation, the damage is done and very difficult to correct.

Establishing a skin care routine

Every adult should start out their day brushing their teeth and applying a good sunblock. Preserving the elastin in your skin is the first and most important step in anti-aging. The next most important thing is the steps you do at home to take care of your skin. Find a good, medical esthetician through a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon’s office and develop a skincare protocol to preserve your skin. Working with a medical esthetician will put you on the right track and help you achieve your skincare goals.  Medical estheticians will have access to medical and physician-grade skincare products.  I strongly recommend Retin-A, Vitamin C & E and a good micronized sunblock containing at least 8% zinc. The esthetician can also recommend other therapeutic products that can be slowly incorporated into your daily skincare routine.

In-office treatments

After establishing a good at-home skincare routine you can augment care with in-office treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels or collagen induction therapy once monthly. Combining at-home and in-office care will get you the best and fastest results. Patients that are consistent with their skincare protocols can enjoy healthy, beautiful skin and slow down the aging process.

So, what do you think ?