Topic: Flawless Skin

Q: What is the best way to take care of my skin?

A: Skin Fitness is the process of keeping your skin active and healthy. Just as your body and muscles need to work out to maintain a youthful appearance, your skin does too! Your skin is constantly renewing itself and requires nutrients and exfoliation to keep it in the best shape possible.

The epidermis is the outermost layer of skin that continually forms new epidermal cells (squamous epithelium). These transverse the epidermis from the basal layer to form a protective layer and are eventually shed. Your skin regenerates itself every 30 days.

When the protective barrier becomes disrupted, it can lead to sensitive and inflamed skin. Excessive dead skin cells can build up, causing a dull and thickened appearance. Providing gentle exfoliation and topical building blocks and nutrients will enhance cell turnover to increase cell division and production of new collagen, dermal matrix, elastin fibers and epidermis.

To achieve skin fitness, a daily skin care regimen including hydroxy acids, acetylated amino acids, antioxidants, SPF and retinoids is recommended. Glycolic or Retinol Chemical Peels and HydraFacials can be performed at monthly intervals with minimum downtime and will keep your skin glowing. Significant improvements in smoothing the skin, fading dark spots, reducing wrinkles and controlling acne are immediate benefits.

Additional cosmetic services (lasers, microneedling, filler and Botox) are also available to increase collagen formation and minimize redness, scarring and wrinkles to jumpstart or maintain your regimen.

Our providers at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Institute will work with you to determine what regimen is best for your desired results.