Medical Grade Skin Care Products
In order to stop the aging process, a skin care regimen is necessary. The most important element of skin care is using sunblock daily with SPF 15 or higher to protect against UVA and UVB skin damage. Zinc oxide is the only agent that has been shown to be effective against all ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays. While ultraviolet A rays are believed to contribute to elastic tissue damage and skin aging because of their constancy, ultraviolet B rays are thought to be the primary cause of most sunburns and acute skin damage due to their intensity during summer months. It is important to note that the SPF rating of a sunscreen measures its effectiveness against ultraviolet B radiation only. Because the overall effect of solar exposure on skin aging should instead be measured primarily by long-term exposure to both ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B radiation, it is important to use a sunscreen.
Medical Grade Skin Care Treatments
Patients seeking to improve the texture, quality, and appearance of their skin must understand the importance of medical grade skin care therapies. Medical grade skin care therapies provide real, proven changes at the cellular level to increase collagen, improve skin tone and texture, and erase sun-spots. I recommend progressing from simple over the counter moisturizers to medical grade skin care therapies for all patients over 30 years old.
Topical Vitamin C decreases free radical-mediated skin damage and increases gene transcription of collagen types I and II, resulting in thicker, healthier skin.
At RGV, one of the leading plastic surgery centers in south Texas, we want to help you. Please contact our MedSpa to learn more about microneedling, photofacial IPL, our acne laser treatment, and more. We’re happy to arrange a free consultation and skin analysis. A custom designed treatment plan can then be created for you implementing these medical grade skin care treatments.
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