Every day our skin is exposed to sun, wind, and other substances in the environment. The foundation for a successful anti-aging rejuvenation program rests on the regular application of products designed and scientifically proven to prevent and repair the damage. There are four main components of a daily regimen: retinoids, antioxidants, growth factors, and sun protection. Skin care should be divided into two groups: Prevention and Repair.
PREVENTION: Staying in the shade as much as possible, while wearing a wide brimmed hat, and apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun block on a regular basis when outdoors. Unfortunately, sun blocks do not completely stop the passage of all sunrays. The rays, that get through hit oxygen atoms on the skin. These oxygen atoms become excited and fire off electrons, which cause the damage. The activated electrons hit pigment-producing cells, causing them to become overactive and form brown spots on the sun-exposed skin. These electrons also damage the collagen-manufacturing cells, which then decrease collagen production, resulting in the formation of wrinkles. Lastly, these electrons hit cells in the epidermis, and cause premalignant changes. That is a lot of scary stuff…lucky for us there is help!! In addition to the sun block, a second line of defense is necessary—an antioxidant such as a Vitamin C serum that neutralizes the very active oxygen electrons before they cause problems.
REPAIR: Retinol products are in the Retin-A family but are much less irritating to the skin. They lighten brown spots, stimulate the production of new collagen and repair premalignant cells in the epidermis, causing them to revert to normal cells. TNS Essential Serum (by Skin Medica) contains growth factors also helps with collagen production. When this is applied to the skin on a regular basis, the fibroblasts are turned on to increase new collagen production, which results in reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Using this daily skin care regimen for 90 days will produce smoother, more even toned and tightened skin.
Is this too much information? Quinn Aesthetic Center can help! (913) 492-3443
Schedule your Kansas City plastic surgery consultation today
When you commit to your beauty journey, you are choosing to take how the world sees you into your own hands. That’s an empowering feeling. Dr. Quinn and his team at Quinn Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center are here to honor that commitment and help you achieve the best results for you and your body. These are your decisions. Our role is to help you make the most of them. Schedule a consultation today to get started on your beauty journey.
6920 W 121st St #102, Leawood, KS 66209