The Science of Skin Care
The skin is the body’s largest organ, mainly serving as a protective barrier and acting against harsh elements while keeping us balanced and healthy. Aesthetics are a patient priority, but like any organ system, it’s also vital to protect your skin so that it will continue to function properly, acting as a filter and even regulating temperature. Your skin is affected by your every decision – right down to the food you eat and where you spend the majority of your time. Unfortunately, many of our early choices determine the future condition of our skin, but with the advancement of science and technology, luckily, we are able to often restore it to a much healthier state. Healthy skin is resilient and is more likely to “bounce back” from trauma, resist scarring, heal faster and prevent disease.
Types of Skin Care
The term “skin care” refers to both the restorative procedures performed to recondition the skin and the routine use of a personal skin care regimen using advanced skin care products based upon years of scientific research. Licensed medical professionals, under the direction of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Potter, perform all skin care procedures and make recommendations for follow up skin care based on a consultative approach. Chemical peels, BroadBand lasers, and the SkinMedica® product line are all very powerful tools, delivering optimum results to our patients, and your treatment plan will be developed by our expert professionals based on your goals, timing and desired results.
Chemical peels address standard patient complaints like fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and tone, acne scarring, and sun damage and are ideal for almost every skin type. Delivering results with minimal downtime, they are perfect for correcting the problems often caused by the natural aging process and UV sun exposure.
Lasers are another innovative tool used to address skin problems and improve the overall health of your skin. Gently heating the upper layers of skin, lasers stimulate the regeneration of cells resulting in an overall rejuvenation. They address the same problems as invasive surgical options – sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, facial redness, aging, acne scarring and more – without the downtime because they are non-invasive. Patients also really like lasers for hair removal as well.
SkinMedica® Skin Care Products
Like a solid exercise program, good habits will go a long way in protecting the future health of your skin. Whether you use SkinMedica® products as a chemical peel and/or laser aftercare system, alone, or both, they help enhance the treatments you’ve invested in and reveal the complexion you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Offering cleansers, moisturizers, sun protection, texture and tone treatments, as well as retinol products, SkinMedica® delivers healthier, younger looking skin.
To find out more about the total skin care Dr. Potter and her team offer, contact Dr. Potter through the online contact form, or call 512-867-6211.