Summer is officially over. You might be noticing a few more irregularities in your skin or having to wear more makeup to cover up the signs of too much fun in the sunYoung woman with cracked skin. Fall is the perfect time to treat sun-damaged skin. At Aesthetics MD, we have the right Combination Therapies to treat the unwanted signs of sun kissed skin, such as melasma, hyperpigmentation, dry skin and wrinkles.
Along with the state of the art devices available to treat sun-damaged skin, Aesthetics MD now offers a complete line of anti-aging nutraceutical products from GliSODin. Our therapies are aimed at addressing and improving the symptoms of sun-damaged skin from the inside out to better and longer lasting results.
Melasma – Also known as the “pregnancy mask” is different from hyperpigmentation in that its primary cause is hormone related. Melasma should primarily be treated with chemical peels like Glycolic, Salicylic, Lactic, Arbutase or a combination thereof, plus home care products. Treatments that heat the dermis of the skin, such as Lasers and IPL, can exacerbate the appearance of melasma and should be avoided. Melasma should also be treated internally to achieve the best results. Nutrition plays a key role in balancing hormones and significantly reducing the appearance of melasma.
Combination Rx for Melasma –
Hyperpigmentation – Also known as dyschromia, appears as dark spots. Here in the OC because of year round sun exposure, hyperpigmentation is a common concern amongst women and men of all ages and skin types. The darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces skin color, forms deposits in the skin. The sun is the worst culprit in causing hyper pigmentation, but nutritional deficiencies like Vitamin D can also contribute. Unlike melasma, hyperpigmentation can be treated with Lasers, IPL along with chemical peels, CORE and GliSODin products.
Combination Rx for Hyperpigmentation
Dry Skin – Many factors contribute to dry skin including harsh soaps, long, hot showers and especially sun exposure. Dry skin is the result of the natural lipids that protect your skin being stripped away, leaving your skin exposed to the elements. Dry skin doesn’t cause wrinkles (see below) but it sure can worsen the appearance of fine lines.
Combination Rx for Dry Skin
Wrinkles – Also known as rhytides are a common sign of aging and are as inevitable as your next birthday. Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of wrinkling skin, but other factors like genetics and diet play a key role. There is no cure for wrinkles, but you can greatly reduce their appearance with combination therapies aimed at stimulating collagen growth.
Combination Rx for Wrinkles
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