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Rosacea Awareness Month

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April showers may bring may flowers, but it also a month that brings about awareness to a common skin disorder: Rosacea. Over the years, Precision Skin Institute, a full-service medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology center in Davie, has helped hundreds of clients to manage their rosacea symptoms.

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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!

Skin Saving Tips | Skin Care Routines

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Your skin is a mirror for your soul. It is a barometer for your feelings, gives evidence to your deepest emotions, and very often tells a story before you’ve had the opportunity open your mouth.

And at Precision Skin Institute in Davie, Florida, we make it our business to ensure that your skin tells the most beautiful story possible.

While we’re here for all of your cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology needs, it is important for us that we take the time to educate our patients on best skin practices to apply outside of our office as well. Taking good care of your skin and developing a skincare routine that works doesn’t always happen overnight, but like everything else, works best with consistency and dedication.

A good skin care routine is not only a practice that can keep you looking your best, but one that can potentially save your life from skin cancers such as melanoma. Just as essential as brushing your teeth, drinking enough water, and getting adequate sleep, a healthy skin care routine, or lack thereof, can take it’s toll very quickly.

To ensure your skin is getting the love it deserves, looks it’s best, and stays healthy for years to come, Precision Skin Institute is sharing their top tips for developing a skin care routine that lasts. And take it from two of the leading dermatologists in South Florida‐ if you build it, great skin will come!

Here are our five guaranteed ways to keep your skin healthy, while keeping yourself beautiful in the interim:

5. Know your skin type
Take a look at any skin care product and you’ll find labels that dictate which type of skin to use it with. Dry skin, oily skin, or combination – it’s important to know which category you fall into to ensure you choose the best skin care products for your skin type. Need help determining which category you fall in to? Visit our South Florida dermatology center to learn more from one of our skin experts!

4. Moisturize
This word may automatically remind you of your mother, who likely begged you to get into this habit way before your skin showed any signs of aging at all. Moisturizing is like going to the gym ‐ the more you do it, the more it works. Moisturizers help your skin from drying out, and assist in keeping your skin looking soft, supple, and young. The best time to apply moisturizer? Fresh out of the shower or just after washing, when skin is still damp and pores are still open to help seal the deal.

3. Sunscreen
This seems to be a no‐brainer, but we’re constantly amazed at how many people are unclear as to the proper procedures for using sunscreen. The sun can damage your skin in only 15 minutes. Even though you’re young, you can get skin cancer. Look for sunscreen that works against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of at least 30. Bonus tip: Sunscreen is essential even on the coldest, cloudiest, or rainiest of days – the sun can always find you, even when you can’t seem to find it.

2. Water
Hydration, hydration, hydration. Just think of your skin as the really porous, really absorbable sponge that it is – and now think of that sponge in your kitchen sink that has dried out. We can always tell which clients are drinking enough water and which aren’t, within just a few seconds of looking at their face. A well‐hydrated person will have skin that appears more supple and full, while a dehydrated person will show signs of aging and dryness more quickly. To ensure you’re getting enough water on a daily basis – do the math. “In general, you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.

1. Schedule annual visits with your Dermatologist
The number one tip with good reason. Your annual visit to the dermatologist is just as crucial as a yearly physical with your primary care physician and your teeth cleaning at the dentist. Your skin is ever‐changing, and may quickly develop an area of trouble that can only be detected by a dermatologist. A typical skin check takes all of ten minutes – a mere blip on the calendar when it comes to potentially saving your life from harmful skin cancers.

For more skin‐saving tips or to have a professional South Florida dermatologist take care of your skin, visit us today!

Healthy skin means healthy you at Precision Skin Institute.

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