Institut' DERMed Spa hosts Let’s Talk EVENT!
Don't miss this intimate Evening with Lyn Ross L.M.E., founder of Institut' DERMed and Assia Stepanian M.D., F.A.C.O.G. founder of Academia of Women's Health & Endoscopic Surgery.
When: February 6th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Institut' DERMed Spa, 3726 Roswell Rd. Atlanta, Ga. 30342 (in the Powers Ferry Square shopping Center).
This is an educational opportunity to have all your questions answered by the experts in women's health. Learn about how life’s changes and decreased hormone levels impact the skin and feminine health. Introduction to the MonaLisa Touch Laser and other life enhancing solutions to increase vitality and pleasure.
Hor d'oeuvres and wine will be served.
All attendees will receive a swag bag valued at $500.
Tickets are $10 - available to purchase online - click here
We look forward to seeing you there!
About Assia Stepanian, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Founder /MIG Surgeon/Physician:
Academia of Women's Health & Endoscopic Surgery
Founder, Founding Editor - SurgeryU
V.I. Kulakov National Medical Sciences Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology
and Perinatology of Ministry of Health of Russian Federation
About Lyn Ross L.M.E.:
Founder Institut' DERMed Spa
Founder and Education Director Institut' DERMed College of Advanced Aesthetics
Founder and Formulator Institut' DERMed Clinical Skincare products
The aging process begins when we enter the world and the effects of aging are evident in our bodies throughout our lives. Aging of the skin is mainly due to solar exposure and loss of hormones. Depending on your age, skin type, genetic makeup, and sun exposure you may have begun to see the effects of skin damage including lines, wrinkles, and age spots. While we are aging daily it is typically individuals over 35 years of age that begin to see these effects of aging reflected in the mirror.
The sun is also a major culprit in the skin-aging process. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation accounts for 90 percent of the symptoms of premature skin aging, resulting in lines and wrinkles, lentigos (brown freckles), telangiectases (dilated capillaries), acne and dry complexion.
After many years of research, scientists, dermatologists and plastic surgeons have discovered that a variety of natural ingredients and vitamin extracts significantly help slow down and even reverse the signs of aging skin. Many topical products are now formulated to moisturize and hydrate the skin, lessen fine lines, reduce roughness and pigmentation, and protect the skin from sun damage.
If visibly reducing the signs of aging is your main skin concern look for Ingredients in your skin care products such as:
Vitamin A (Retinol) - Topical Vitamin A has been suggested to help build collagen fibers within the skin in addition to its more superficial exfoliating property. This is the basis for its use in minimizing the appearance of fine wrinkle lines. Retin-A was the first popular agent intended for acne treatment, but widely sought as a cosmetic agent to reduce wrinkles.
Vitamin C - Vitamin C or ascorbic acid acts as an antioxidant and is considered vital in wound healing because it aids in stabilizing collagen. When applied topically, vitamin C can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and may lessen the severity of sunburns.
Vitamin E is another antioxidant that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. When applied topically, vitamin E can improve moisturization, softness and smoothness and also provide modest photo protection.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) - AHAs are designed to smooth fine lines and surface wrinkles, to improve skin texture and tone, unblock and cleanse pores, improve oily skin or acne, and to improve the skin’s condition in general.
Glycolic Acid - Glycolic acid is the most active and beneficial of the Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids (AHAs) in skin care, plumping cells and reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the skin’s surface. Glycolic acid is also very effective in the treatment of acne.
Peptides - Peptides are the latest scientific breakthrough in skin rejuvenation. Copper has been found to naturally firm the skin, enhance elasticity, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Hydroquinone - Repeated exposure to UV radiation from the sun causes premature skin aging. This photo-aging is characterized by wrinkles, mottled pigmentation, dry and rough skin and loss of skin tone. Treatment with topical Hydroquinone, a potent tyrosinase inhibitor, helps to “turn off” melanocyte cell activity.
Chromabright – Is a relatively new patented active molecule for skin brightening without the cytotoxicity of hydroquinone. Photo protective Chromabright is proven to have higher melanogenesis inhibition than Arbutin, MAP, and Kojic Acid and the same depigmenting effect as hydroquinone.
PhytoCellTec™ Symphytum - (Comfrey Stem Cells) commonly known as Gotu Kola, is derived from the roots and leaves of the plant scientifically known as Hydrocotyle Centella asiatica provides for recharging the youthfulness of the skin.
It may be impossible to stop the aging process, but with the knowledge of effective ingredients and products, it is now possible to look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside.
Collagen rejuvenating treatments are based on the principle that the skin has a natural abilitiy to repair itself whenever it is subjected to any kind of physical damage. Immediately after an injury such as a cut, burn or an abrasion our body goes into a healing response and part of that response mechanism is to produce new collagen and elastin fibers.
Collagen is the main protein found in our bones, muscles and tendons. It makes up 75 percent of our skin forming the scaffold that strenthens our connective tissue. There are several different types of collagen but two types in particular, Type I and Type III Collagen, are responsible for the majority of our skin’s regeneration. When the skin is injured Type III Collagen begins the healing process and is followed in the later stages of wound repair by Type I Collagen, which is stronger and more resilient.
As children, our skin is rich with Type III Collagen. This is why a child's skin is soft and supple, enabling it to repair very quickly when injured. As we enter adulthood production of Type III Collagen slows and the production of Type I Collagen begins to increase. Type I Collagen continues to build until we reach the age of around thirty-five and then starts to decrease.
This is when true aging begins. Existing collagen degrades and the formation of new collagen decreases. Due to this reduction in collagen our skin becomes thinner and less elastic, pore size increases, facial spider veins and sun damage become more apparent, fine lines begin to appear, wrinkles become deeper and our skin loses its natural youthful radiance. These issues then become steadily worse as time progresses.
Collagen production can, however, be stimulated with what we call a controlled injury. When the face is cut, for example, Type I and Type III Collagen are released to repair the wound. This is the body’s normal wound-healing response. It is this normal wound-healing response that treatments such as Micro-Needling, RadioFrequency, IPL and Clinical Peels are based on to naturally increase the production of collagen in the skin.
With the presence of new collagen the skin’s condition begins to improve. It becomes plumper and suppler, wrinkles and scars diminish, skin tightens, uneven skin texture is smoothed, pore size appears smaller, and blemishes fade. With each treatment more new collagen is produced and the overall quality of the skin continues to improve.
What are the after effects?
Topicals for home skin care maintenance are recommended to extend results and of course to continue to protect the collagen you have.
Vital A Serum contains L-Retinol that helps to promote collagen production and slow down the loss of elastin in skin tissue. The exfoliation effect of Vital A Serum also removes the dead skin cell layers and improves acne as well.
Vital C Serum (ascorbic acid) is essential for the synthesis of collagen. In fact collagen cannot be built without vitamin C and its antioxidant properties make it a vital ingredient for skin health. Studies have shown that maximal absorption in the skin is achieved with a 20% vitamin C solution. Although not a suncscreen Vitamin C is also recommended for it's antioxidant activity that limits the damage caused by UV exposure.
Summer fun and sun can take a toll on your skin but the right products and treatments can work wonders to counter balance the effects of too many UVA/UVB light rays.
Sun exposure can result in hyperpigmentation, patchy skin color or a blotchy complexion. Now is the perfect time of year to help pigmentation problems caused bye by sun damage with a regimen of professional peels.
Natural peeling agents (AHA's and BHA's, such as those contained in the Institut' DERMed Micro Lifting Peel) can help to slough off damaged skin cells and encourage an environment for new skin cells. Ingredients such as Ascorbic Acid - a vitamin C designed to prevent skin discoloration and assist with boosting collagen production; Malic Acid -a alpha hydroxy acid that is naturally found in fruits such as apples and works as an exfoliant on the skin; Papain Enzymes - fruit enzymes from papaya, that are gentle yet effective exfoliants; and Salicylic acid that helps to shed the outer layer of dead skin cells as well as dissolve the oil that clogs pores. All of these ingredients also brighten and even the skin tone and texture.
Fall is the season for professional skin peels and you can continue your path to healthy skin at home with skin-brightening serums—Vital C Serum: a high potency L-ascorbic acid serum or Chromabright Serum: an alternative to hydroquinone fromulated with Chromanyl Palmitate to help fade dark discoloration.