From the age of 35, the structure, firmness, smoothness, and elasticity of skin start to decline.
Production of collagen and elastin - two compounds that give young skin its tightness and tone - decreases, leading to wrinkles and lines.
Oxidative damage is one of the biggest culprits of premature aging. One well-known cause of oxidation is ultra-violet radiation from the sun, but factors such as car exhaust, second-hand smoke, diets high in processed food, stress and illness also play a role. Over time, the damaging effects build up, gradually making skin look old and lined.
New skin treatments are less invasive than a facelift and require little downtime. They improve all aspects of skin appearance, leaving skin with regular pigmentation, smaller pores, fewer lines and a dewy glow.
Topical retinoids are the gold standard of home wrinkle treatments. Retinoids stimulate collagen production, even out skin pigmentation, and help keep pores clean. Da Vinci Med Spa recommends Replenix “All Transretinol” smoothing serum and PCA Skin retinol products, which come in various strengths. In-office PCA Skin retinol chemical peels aggressively treat wrinkles, while similar products for use at home provide a gentler alternative. Another option for reducing fine lines is the Skinceuticals “Retexturing Activator,” which both hydrates the skin and generates renewal.
Antioxidants fight oxidative damage. Top antioxidants for the skin include vitamin C or L-
ascorbic acid, green tea extract, alpha lipoic acid, grape seed extract, coffee extract, and berry extract.
Da Vinci Med Spa in NY recommends that Hastings, Dobbsferry and Terrytown residents try Replenix “The Power of Three,” which contains green tea, resveratrol and coffee. It comes in serum and cream forms and has great anti-inflammatory properties, which are useful for soothing skin post-procedure and treating conditions like rosacea, skin photodamage, and acne.
“C-Quench Antioxidant Serum” from PCA Skin is the perfect antioxidant formulation for dry skin. Meanwhile, “CE Ferrulic” from Skinceuticals contains vitamins C and E. This product has very strong antioxidant properties and is good for all skin types.
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Peptides are strands of amino acids that dictate cell behavior. Skincare products may contain pentapeptides, oligopeptides, copper peptides, and hexapeptides. Peptides build collagen, increase cellular communication, and increase microcirculation. The Topix Pharmaceuticals peptide products “SRS cell repair” and “SRS proceramide barrier repair” are useful for stimulating post-procedure regeneration and repair. Try using these products after getting an in-office procedure, such as spider veins treatment.
Stimulating collagen and elastin production can slow down, stop, or even reverse the loss of skin elasticity that happens with age. The very same ingredients that work for wrinkles (retinoids, antioxidants, and peptides) will also improve elasticity. Oxygen is another essential ingredient, and it’s provided by the “Oxygenating Trio mask” from PCA Skin.
Age spots are caused by overproduction of the pigment melanin. These freckle-like spots reproduce abnormally when exposed to UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Da Vinci Med Spa in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York offers age spot removal, but individuals can also tackle these annoying blemishes at home using exfoliants such as glycolic acid, which help to slough off discolored skin.
Da Vinci Med Spa recommends Glycolix facial wash from Topix Pharmaceuticals, as well as the Vivite products “Vivite Décolleté” and “Vivite Vibrance,” which restore skin on the chest and face, respectively.
Results can be maintained after age spot removal by using Vivite sunscreen, which has SPF 30 or 50 with filters for UVA rays. Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 also protects the skin from harmful UVB rays. In addition, “Blemish Age Defense” from Skinceuticals is great for mature skin, as it reduces inflammation and adult-onset acne.
Healthy skin is replenished every 28 days, as dry skin cells fall off to make way for the younger cells underneath. This process slows down with age, leaving skin dry and rough. Sun exposure can also make skin rough and leathery. Some product solutions for dry skin include “Hydrating B5 Gel,” “Emollience Epidermal Repair,” “Eye Balm,” “Blemish Age Defense” and “Phytocorrective Gel” from Skinceuticals.
When clogged and dilated with excess oil, pores will tend to stretch out and become more noticeable. Pores can also become more visible due to sun exposure or age. Ingredients that can tighten up pores include glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid. Try PCA Skin chemical peels based on these active ingredients.
Hyperpigmentation from sun exposure, acne, or inflammation responds well to products such as “Re-brightelize” from Topix Pharmaceuticals and the Skinceuticals products “Pigment Regulator” and “Phyto +”.
Da Vinci Med Spa is a certified distributor for the above-mentioned lines of products and guarantees their quality. These products can be safely used in combination with in-office treatments.