Photo-aging is often the first sign that your skin has been damaged from sun exposure. Brown spots, known as hyper-pigmentation can be caused by UVA & UVB light. After years of sun exposure these dark spots begin to rear their ugly heads on our faces, hands and body.
Reducing these signs of sun damage can also reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. Many of the treatments for photoaging not only restore a more youthful appearance, but also reduce the risk for developing precancers.
Targeting dark spots that often result from over exposure to sunlight is best achieved with regular treatments containing active ingredients such as those contained in the Institut’ DERMed Brightening Product category.
Regular facial treatments can be a tool in the fight against skin cancer. Research has shown that peels, along with other facial-resurfacing techniques, may help reduce the presence of skin lesions and precancerous conditions that can develop into skin cancers..
Treatment Spotlight - Fundamental Level 101 Brightening Facial
After a superficial cleanse to remove make up the Brightening treatment begins with a corrective cleanse using the Institut' DERMed Brightening Skin Cleanser – An aromatic foaming gel treatment cleanser formulated with Kojic acid designed to initiate the brightening process. This deep cleanse of the skin helps to prepare for the application of the corrective products that will exfoliate and even the skin tone.
After the cleanse we apply the Institut' DERMed Brightening Skin Toner – A potent anti-oxidant treatment toner formulated with L-ascorbic acid, L-glutathione enzyme and Spin Trap molecules to help protect the skin against environmental stressors and free radical reactions by rapidly releasing skin cells as well as dissolving oil.
We then apply the Institut’ DERMed Enhancing Micro Crystal Polish, a highly effective exfoliater formulated with Diamond Corundum Crystals and Jojoba Beads to polish away dead skin cells, improve overall texture and refine pores in preparation for the Brightening Peel.
The Institut' DERMed Brightening Peel is formulated with 10% -Lactic Acid to increase cellular exfoliation, brighten and re-texturize the skin. The Pearl Powder in this formula is rich in micro-nutrient anti-oxidants helping to protect against environmental damage and improve the rate of cell renewal.
Our prize winning (Dermascope Aestheticians choice award) Institut' DERMed Brightening Mask is an excellent post peel treatment as it is very hydrating as well as brightening and helps to fade stubborn uneven skin tone. Formulated with Licorice Root Extract and SymWhite®77 to rapidly improve the appearance of dark spots and uneven, patchy skin.
An application of Institut' DERMed Vital C Serum – formulated with L-ascorbic acid, DHEA-ascorbic and calcium ascorbic then helps to increase skin firmness and create a more youthful appearance.
Always complete this and any other facial treatment with an application of Brightening Moisturizer, a light weight SPF15 - all in one Micronized Titanium Dioxide, Oxybenzone and Sodium PCA moisturizer for daily use to hydrate and protect.
When we are dealing with skin that has been over exposed to the sun very often we are dealing with more than one issue, and this regimen is ideal for promoting overall healthy skin.
Heading into Spring there may still be some unexpectedly cooler temperatures here and there, but the evenings are starting to stay brighter longer and the days noticeably more sunny. Early Spring is the perfect time to say goodbye to dry, winter skin and prepare your face and body for spending more time outdoors.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dry, damaged skin cells from the surface of the skin; Exfoliation helps to increase skin regeneration, boost elasticity and create a smoothness (minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles). Natural aging may be unavoidable but exfoliation contributes to “healthy skin aging” by delaying or preventing the visible appearance of skin aging. Strengthening your skin’s ability to retain moisture is the key to youthful looking skin.
The more hydrated your skin is, the more youthful it will look and moisturizing on top of a layer of dead dry skin buildup won't accomplish much. Dry winter skin can also just feel itchy and uncomfortable and clog pores leading to more breakouts if you are acne prone.
Using both a topical and a physical exfoliant in a skin care regime will keep those dead, dry skin cells at bay. An exfoliating scrub such as the Enhancing Micro Crystal Polish with corundum crystals and jojoba beads and an exfoliating peel such as the Brightening peel with Lactic Acid will also break up pigmented areas, sloughing off those damaged skin cells to help even the skin tone and brighten for a gorgeous healthy glow.
In clinic this is a great time of the year to add on a professional peel, a microdermabrasion or a dermaplaning to your regular facial treatment. Spring is here - get your Dermed glow on!
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.