The main environmental factors that contribute to skin damage are sunlight, infrared radiation, air pollution, alcohol consumption, and cigarette smoke. These aggressors generate free radicals, which cause a damaging chain of events in the skin that compromises vital cellular components as well as the cells’ DNA. Inflammation, DNA mutations, protein damage, and changes in gene expression are among the other destructive effects. When cells become less able to defend themselves from environmental insults and lose their ability to replicate correctly, the visible signs include fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, discoloration, and potentially skin cancer.
Why Sunscreen Alone is Not the Answer
To adequately shield skin from the sun, sunscreen needs to be a part of every daily routine. Options include physical UV-reflecting ingredients, chemical UV-absorbing ingredients, or a combination of both, but the most important thing to look for on a label is the term “broad spectrum”. This indicates full coverage from the entire spectrum of UVA and UVB radiation, whereas SPF only measures the length of time one is protected from the UVB rays responsible for sunburn.
- Research has shown that sunscreen alone does not provide adequate protection from environmental damage.
- A key finding shows that the average consumer does not apply enough sunscreen, therefore only obtaining up to half the protection stated on the bottle.
- Sunscreens only block 55% of the free radicals generated by UV exposure.
- UV filters do not provide protection from damaging infrared radiation.
The Answer is SkinCeuticals
For broad range protection against all sources of environmental skin insults, it’s imperative to use a topical antioxidant in conjunction with a daily sunscreen. The Med Spa at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery features SkinCeuticals that offer eight antioxidant products that have been clinically proven to provide optimal protection from the damage caused by UV rays and other environmental factors.
Made in the USA, your El Paso Cosmetic Surgery Med Spa registered nurse or aesthetician may recommend SkinCeuticals to correct signs of aging, protect healthy skin, and prevent future damage. Born from decades of skin cancer research that led to pivotal breakthroughs in antioxidants, Skinceuticals high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin.
In order to maintain and improve the health and appearance of skin, a proper skincare regimen is essential. Although the specific products depend on skin type and skin conditions, every effective regimen must include three fundamental elements—
These three steps and using SkinCeuticals address and minimize the effects that environmental aggressors have on your skin.
An El Paso Cosmetic Surgery Med Spa registered nurse or aesthetician under the supervision of Dr. Ozan Sozer can create an effective skincare regimen that is tailored to every unique skin type and condition. It is possible to achieve your skincare goals. Think of an El Paso Cosmetic Surgery Med Spa skincare professional as an essential partner for your healthy, beautiful skin.
The El Paso Cosmetic Surgery Difference: At Our Med Spa We Provide Professional Care and Consultation to Choose the Skin Care Products That Are Right For You!
You are unique, with your own skin type. It’s important before you start a skin treatment regimen that you work with one of Med Spa professionals who sees you for the individual that you are. All skin services are performed by our on-staff team which includes an aesthetician, three Registered Nurses and overseen by our cosmetic surgeon Ozan Sozer, M.D. Your skin deserves more than a random purchase off a website…you deserve to never be left in the dark as to what is the best regimen for you. That’s why your skin care recommendations will be based on a personalized analysis of your skin. You can know that you are using the product that is right for you.
Don’t settle for less than optimum results from pharmaceutical grade products that penetrate and provide faster results. Rest assured when it comes to your skin care, the Med Spa professionals at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery are here for you!