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7 Simple Steps to Reverse Skin Summer Damage

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Remember how your skin looked in the spring time? Dewy, smooth and as radiant as the blossoming plants and flowers blooming all around?

Then came the summer.

Long, hot days full of beach visits, park outings, boat trips and pool fun meant a lot of time in the sun. But, the more fun we had outdoors, the more our skin suffered as a result. The ultraviolet and infrared radiation, as well as pollution, wind, sand, and other environmental influences, all bombarded our skin leaving behind their negative effects.

 

These environmental triggers cause not only change the look of our skin, they cause actual changes deep below the surface as well. These  cellular and genetic changes in our skin increase pigmentation (melasma, blemishes, sun spots) and break down our collagen/elastin, which are an important part of our framework and support structural molecules in our skin. Loss of these structures lead our skin to turn rough in texture, sallow, and wrinkly. With increase in summer humidity, our oil production increases which causes dilation of pores and more acne breakouts in prone individuals.

So, if you’re anything like us at Precision Skin Institute in Davie, and looked in the mirror at the end of summer longing for the look of your spring time skin, don’t worry, we’re here to help.  

Here are our top 7 skin boosting tips!

  1. Commit to a skin care brightening regimen that can lighten the dark spots, melasma, and blemishes on your skin. Our suggestions:
    • Elta MD Elements Sunscreen – A mineral sunscreen with broad-spectrum coverage that will protect your skin from more damage 
    • Lytera TNS Skin Medica Natural Skin Lightener – This lightens and brightens! 
    • Gentle Topix Exfoliating Cleanser- To gradually “scrub” away your blemishes and unclog the pores.
    • TNS Skin Medica Retinol- Vitamin A-derived exfoliant that will gradually remove the sun-damaged top layer of the skin.
  1. Shed that unattractive outer layer of skin like a snake with a series of our fruit acid- based chemical peels.
    • Our Vitalize peel or Advanced Corrective Peel at Precision Skin Institute are the perfect way to rejuvenate and brighten the skin. Visit one of our medical aestheticians for advice on best peel that suits your skin type.
  1. If you are busy professional with no time to shed some skin:
    1. No worries, IPL requires minimum downtime! Consider photofacials  to improve broken capillaries, rosacea, brown spots, blemishes, acne and texture. It’s a lunchtime procedure that will even out your skin tone in no time. The recovery is usually 5-7 days but easily coverable by make-up – so you won’t have to skip a beat as your skin recovers.
  1. If you are worried about discomfort or discolorations because of darker skin type, try our red carpet Pico-facial laser treatment as a way to improve melasma, brown spots pores size and skin texture all at once, and super fast. See a boost in your skin’s glow within 3-5 days – just in time for the fall festivities.
  1. The crème de la crème of skin texture and elasticity improvement? Take advantage of our Triniti Ematrix Treatment,  a combination or IPL, sublative resufracing, and Sublime tightening of your skin. The treatment takes about 1 hour, and recovery takes about 5-7 days, and it is SO worth it! You will notice supple, smoother and more radiant skin right after your first treatment, and discover a whole new you by the end of the week.
  1. For all those who did too much squinting in the sun this summer and are now noticing those pesky lines around the eyes, it’s time to soften those crow’s feet with our amazing Botox or Dysport treatments. 
  1. If a little too much partying in the summertime brought about dark hollow circles under your eyes or more deeper parenthesis around smile lines, then natural-looking fillers such as Juvederm, Volbella, and Restylane Refine are the simple ways to correct these issues.

Visit us today for a consultation on how best to refresh your skin! 

At Precision Skin Institute, healthy skin means a very healthy YOU!

The Best Lip Fillers in Fort Lauderdale – Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!

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Your lips are the keeper of your smile and the doors to many secrets, but over time, they lose their youthful, plump, appearance and could use the best lip fillers at Precision Skin Institute to perk them up again.

And, as luck would have it, in a recent article by the Huffington Post, it was reported that when it comes to attracting the opposite sex, bigger lips are better, a University of Louisville psychologist conveyed.

But unfortunately, one major fact about your lips is that they get thinner, and lose their shape, as you age.

Lips get their shape in part from collagen. But as the body ages, the body produces less of this critical protein, and the lips start to lose their plumpness, dermatologist Dr. D’Anne Kleinsmith told Real Simple Magazine. Another factor, she said, is ultraviolet light from sunlight. “One way to help preserve the fullness of your lips is to protect them from the sun by wearing a lipstick or lip balm with sunscreen.”

And this Valentine’s Day, Precision Skin Institute is giving you the tools to turn the clock back on your lips, and restore that sexy, plump appearance that so many women desire.

So how you can you achieve those perfect puckers, refreshed and ready for this year’s Valentine’s Day kiss?

With Volbella and Restylane Silk, of course! Both of these lip fillers are safe, effective ways to give your lips the appearance of looking younger, softer, and of course, more kissable!

Here’s what you need to know about these two options for bringing the beauty back to your lips:

Juvederm Volbella
Otherwise known as Volbella, this Allergan lip filler is an injectable gel designed to add subtle volume to your lips and soften the appearance of those telltale signs of aging – vertical lip lines. It also works wonders for lip hydration, like an internal lip gloss that keeps reapplying itself to make sure you shine ALL the time.

Volbella is FDA-approved to last for up to an entire year, and statistically speaking, this treatment is a winner. Eighty percent of people treated with Volbella experienced improved satisfaction with their lips one year later, and 75% of people experienced desired results with their vertical lip lines one year later. Results are immediate, meaning you’re on the fast track to great lips!

Restylane Silk
Restylane Silk by Galderma is another amazing option for those looking to improve their smile. It also happens to be the first FDA-approved product designed for lip enhancement. Just like Volbella, this product targets those vertical lines and brings back the plump, smoothness to your lips that you had before age showed its cards.

The best part is that 98% of patients experienced smoother, fuller lips in under 14 days, with 60% of patients reporting that their lips stayed kissable for up to six months! While this treatment may cause slightly more swelling in the first few days post-treatment than Volbella, it’s still a winner in our eyes!

Will these procedures hurt*? Not more than a pinch, especially when you’re at the hands of two of the best dermatologists in Fort Lauderdale. Many of the patients who visit Precision Skin Care consider lip filler injections to be rather painless, due to the special numbing techniques involved, and the slow, gentle touch of both Dr. Blyumin-Karasik and Dr. Clark-Loeser.

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we’re proud to offer this amazing deal to our Precision Skin Institute clients:

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We hope to see you soon for all of your skincare needs, because at Precision Skin Institute in Davie, a healthy skin means a healthy YOU!

* Common side effects for both of these injectables include mild swelling, redness, or tenderness. As with any procedure, make an appointment for a consultation before deciding with treatement is right for you.

Why Buying Skin Care Products From Your Dermatologist Is The Best Choice

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C hoosing an ideal skin product is challenging. At a dermatologist office you will obtain guidance on selecting and using the ideal skin products for you. It demands an intricate and PRECISE equation that leads to the most satisfying results.

Many factors influence our skin product selection. Subjective factors include artistic presentation on the bottle, fragrance, texture, consistency, formulation and social perception. Often times patients may not comply with the skin regiment because it is simply too time consuming and/or complicated. Other skin care factors are more objective, such as selecting a product to match a skin type or condition.

Often my patients complain that the cosmeceutical industry is very confusing because there are so many skin products that are sold and so many marketing massages that are misleading. Many patients purchase skin products in department stores, pharmacies, or spas with minimal knowledge about the products or their appropriate use, which leads to poor outcomes – unhappy skin, unhappy individuals.

This brings us to the answer why someone would go to a dermatologist to find the best skin care products?

The answer is multi-faceted. A dermatologist will take the time to listen and will PRECISELY educate you on what products would best suit your skin. It is a personalized team approach. A dermatologist has the training, skill, and experience to help you to make this choice. During a skin care consultation, a dermatologist will ask you specific questions leading to a recommendation that is best for you. This is a skin care regiment that takes into account your skin type, your skin care goal, a skin condition you would like to treat, or what you may have liked or disliked about previous or currently used skin care products.

Also, many of the products that dermatologists offer in their offices have PRECISE scientific evidence to back-up the efficacy. So if the product claims to improve wrinkles or dark spots, it actually did show in human clinical studies to do so. Therefore, these products provide consumer confidence and devotion through significant results.

Many of my patients ask why they would purchase products in my office versus online or other stores after we made skin care regimen selection. My answer is simple, buyer beware. I do understand the convenience and low cost factors that drive consumers to shop at discount online outlets. Although skin care discount websites and stores that may carry the products that appear the same or have similar ingredients, these products, are not PRECISELY the same. Many of these skin products are counterfeit or expired. Counterfeit products will have unknown and potentially harmful ingredients and expired products may have degraded and hazardous agents – both of which can lead to unintended side effects and inadequate results. I had several patients who presented with irritant skin reactions to creams purchased online and after reviewing them, they had a “fake label” = counterfeit or “expired”. So beware when purchasing products online!

– Marianna Blyumin-Karasik, M.D.

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