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with Ron M. Shelton, MD; Director, The New York Aesthetic Consultants, LLP, New York City

Beauty Breakthroughs

April 29th, 2014

In the ongoing pursuit of ageless beauty, patients often seek the veritable next best thing: effectual treatments that offer real results with the added convenience of minimal downtime. Today’s cosmetic procedures aim to achieve nuance and subtlety over a decidedly “done” look, in line with the patient-driven trend for a more radiant and refreshed overall appearance. And while we’ve yet to see the perfect no-downtime procedure, science continues to evolve, developing advanced treatments for the face, skin and body...

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The Power of Probiotics

July 5th, 2014

With words like L. acidophilus, Lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium popping up more frequently on store shelves, you’re likely familiar with probiotics. Since gaining popularity for their numerous health benefits, probiotics have gone mainstream, appearing in many supplements and foods. And now,…

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Does Your Dermatologist Make the Grade?

June 22nd, 2014

Just like any other part of the body, the skin requires preventative and specialized care to look its best. Healthy, beautiful skin is best achieved with the guidance of a dermatologist or skin care specialist. Whether you’re taking a proactive step toward healthy skin by scheduling an annual…

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Build a Better Regimen with GRASS

New from SkinMedica®, the GRASS Regimen combines proven skin care ingredients—growth factors, retinol, antioxidants, specialty products and sun protection—to take the guesswork out of compiling an effective skin care routine.

Products in the GRASS Regimen work in tandem to improve the health and appearance of the skin. In fact, in a clinical study, physician assessments showed that 100 percent of patients using the GRASS Regimen had smoother skin and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while 97 percent experienced improvement in the…

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Get Personalized Care with the Skin Care Concierge Team

Having a beauty consultant at your fingertips makes shopping for skin care easy. That’s why SkinMedica® has assembled a team of experts to help you make product selections that best meet your skin’s needs...

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Spotlight On: Volume Restoration

Look at an array of youthful faces, and they’re bound to have one thing in common: volume. This look of fullness results from skin having the necessary structural support to look smooth and supple, and to reflect light. And while the etiology of volume loss may be attributed to many factors, modern, integrative approaches to volume restoration address both the underlying cause and visible effects...

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Bid Dry Skin Adieu

As the long-awaited signs of spring begin to appear, for many, our skin offers a constant reminder of a particularly punishing winter. During the colder months, a combination of frigid temperatures, low humidity and forced indoor heat can strip the skin of much-needed moisture. Furthermore, ongoing moisture loss impairs the skin’s barrier function and can exacerbate conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and rosacea.

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Re-Introducing Retinol Complex

The new SkinMedica® Retinol Complex products offer an advanced encapsulated retinol with an antioxidant complex called PhytoShield™. It's available in three strengths so you can pick exactly what's right for you...

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Introducing Retinol Complex

The new SkinMedica® Retinol Complex products offer an advanced encapsulated retinol with an antioxidant complex called PhytoShield™.

Available in three strengths, Retinol Complex features an innovative targeted delivery system that helps to minimize irritation. The efficacious formulas help renew the skin, enhance exfoliation, and improve overall texture and tone. In fact, in a clinical study, 100% of subjects who used Retinol Complex 1.0 reported that it made their skin feel firmer and tightened after 12 weeks of use.

Retinol Complex is available…

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Sunscreen

The need for sunscreen is undisputed: Adequate SPF minimizes the skin’s exposure to cancer- and wrinkle-causing UV radiation. Also important is the body’s requirement for vitamin D, as it contributes to healthier teeth and bones, reduced inflammation, and improved immune function in the skin. But is the controversy surrounding sunscreen and its role in blocking vitamin D production a valid one?

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For Better Skin, Start with Sleep

Maintaining a healthy sleep schedule can be downright, well, exhausting. According to recent statistics, 30 percent of the nation’s adults get inadequate sleep on a regular basis. Proper sleep is vital for a healthy body and mind, and for weight stability, mental health, and improved immunity. Sufficient slumber also improves the skin’s overall appearance and helps give the skin a healthy, vibrant glow. And the effects of beauty sleep aren’t just skin-deep: Healthy skin acts as an external barometer of the body’s overall health...

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Steam, Sauna and Hot Yoga: The Effects of Heat on the Skin

When the mercury starts to dip, heat seekers looking for a warmer-weather fix can head indoors: to a sauna, a steam room or even a hot yoga studio. Not only do these practices relax the body, reduce stress, and release endorphins essential to proper nerve function, they increase circulation to the skin to improve its health—and appearance...

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Shedding Light On Laser Treatments for Face and Neck

With their ability to reduce discoloration, lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and address texture irregularities (among other benefits), lasers offer a host of ways to improve the skin on the face and neck without the invasiveness of surgery. Today’s technologies allow us to better treat damage by stimulating the skin’s collagen and other structural proteins. Yet even as laser technologies continue to evolve, the goal remains the same: to stimulate skin to return to the condition of its youth...

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