Month: September 2018

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Is It Too Late To Use Retin-A?

With an array of “age-defying” skin care products to choose from, Retin-A has emerged as the gold standard for skin improvement. Approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in the 1970’s, Retin-A has proven to be something of a miracle treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage—no matter what your age. Dr. Brandy believes that …

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SUN DAMAGE RECOVERY: PART 2 Understanding Hyperpigmentation

Your skin is your largest organ. At The Skin Center, we strive to help you develop a healthy relationship with your skin. Our goal is not only to treat skin problems, such as hyperpigmentation, but to help you prevent them. And since knowledge is power, it helps to understand some skin basics. The undisputed #1 cause of premature aging is …

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SUN DAMAGE RECOVERY – PART 3: Treatment with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Real treatment for sun damage? Sign me up! Faced with the good fortune of choosing between the top two technologies available for the treatment of hyperpigmentation—Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Fraxel Laser Resurfacing—I had a tough decision to make. Or did I? After some serious discussion with the experts at The Skin Center about the benefits of each …

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SUN DAMAGE RECOVERY – PART 5: Review of Results with IPL vs. Fraxel

Final Results! After several months of treatments—alternating between Intense Pulsed Light (IPL and Chemical Peels on the right side of my face and Fraxel on the left side of my face, Nellie and I are finished with our Sun Damage Recovery experiment. I’ve now had a series of three treatments on each side of my face plus Fraxel on …

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AFTER THE BURN: Sunburn Treatment Strategies That Really Help

So you forgot your sunscreen. You need sunburn treatment—fast! It happens to the best of us. We can be soooo diligent to guard against sunburn and BAM—you get caught with your guard down. Maybe you forgot to reapply your sunblock. Maybe you forgot it altogether.  And (uh, oh!) you suddenly notice that unwelcome hue of …

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Retinoids, Retinol And Retin A: Things You Should Know

Hands down, retinoids are considered the most effective, proven topical treatments for your complexion. Retinoids are a class of compounds structurally-related to vitamin-A. For decades, they have been working wonders to treat acne, diminish wrinkles, reduce skin discoloration, improve skin texture and prevent “photo aging” (a fancy term for the signs of aging caused by …

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