Lifestyle




Scarring? Let’s make a thing of the past

From mild acne scars along the temple and cheekbones to keloid tissue, most people have imperfections they would like to eliminate. Scarring can often remind us of times we’d like to forget, and for some it can be embarrassing—or even painful. Not only this, but the appearance of acne scars increases as we age due to lower levels of collagen production. Luckily technological advances have given us several laser treatments that are proven to help reduce or even eliminate scarring.Read More >

Lifestyle




OTC retinoids and prescription retinoids: what’s the difference?

In a word: purity. A concentrated form of vitamin A, retinoids increase cell turnover and boost collagen production, leaving skin radiant and smooth. Products you can find in beauty stores like Sephora or Space NK are over-the-counter (OTC), and will contain formulations like retinol and retinyl palmitate. These are not pure forms of retinoic acid—rather, they convert to retinoic acid once they’ve been absorbed by your skin. Read More >

Lifestyle




Décolletage: Firming and tightening

We’ve already discussed décolletage discoloration issues here. Today, we’ll focus on how to best handle firming and tightening in this area. Sun damage speeds up the body’s natural process of aging, by damaging the skin’s reparative qualities. As a result, collagen production slows down, and volume decreases, leading to wrinkles, creases, and loose skin. And the sun isn’t the only thing that causes aging: gravity, menopause, or weight loss can all affect the skin of the chest.Read More >

Face




Use an eye creme already!

“Eye creams are opthalmologist-tested, so they're formulated specifically for thin skin in this area. Use a formula that contains retinol or peptides, which kick-start collagen production, thereby fading lines, thickening the skin (so under-eye circles don't look as dark), and firming it to reduce puffiness. Look for one that also has strong antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, or idebenone.” — Dr.Read More >