There are a few stand-out products from 2016!
The Alastin Restorative Skin Complex® has become a part of my daily routine. I have found an improvement in the texture and tone of my skin using this product regularly. The skin around my eyes (especially under my eyes) has firmed and there are fewer fine lines. This product has peptides that help your skin grow collagen and elastin. Restorative Skin Complex has been written up in numerous publications and has been recommended by multiple dermatologists and plastic surgeons. It is worth every penny.
Skinceuticals C E Ferulic rotates in and out of my regime, and has for years. There is unequivocal evidence that this product, loaded with antioxidants, helps neutralize UV and free radicals. Used with sunscreen, your protection is improved significantly. 90 % of visible premature aging is caused by environmental free radicals. Sunscreen alone is not enough. Adding an antioxidant such as C E Ferulic or Phloretin CF gives the skin significantly improved protection.
Elta MD® UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 is always on my bathroom counter, in my purse and in my car. With 9 % zinc oxide, the sun protection is superior to any chemical sunscreen. The formula is not at all heavy, and with hyaluronic acid , it is hydrating. I love this sunscreen.
Skinceuticals Metacell Renewal B3 is also always in my rotation. This product helps with hyperpigmentation and, with niacinamide, redness as well. It has a smooth and hydrating feel without feeling heavy or greasy. Great product.
Allergan Juvederm Voluma™ has become one of my favorite dermal fillers. It is FDA approved for filling the midface, although I use if off-label in temples, tear troughs and lower face. This filler is wonderful at restoring lost volume while looking very soft and natural.
And, as always, the tried and true merits of Botox® and Dysport® can not be disputed. The preventative and corrective effects of both of these botulin products are proven in terms of efficacy and safety. They are here to stay, and when in the right hands, can create a rested appearance. We have all seen a “Botoxed” face, but that is not how it has to be. There can be movement and expression when the muscle activity is minimized rather than frozen. A rested appearance is the ideal outcome.
One more product I have enjoyed this year, and in previous years, The Vi Peel. In a perfect scenario we would all have a peel every 3-4 months. Peels help to lift damaged and dull skin, stimulates collagen, fades hyperpigmentation and clears stubborn breakouts. I love my skin 10 days after the peel is applied. The Vi Peel is strong enough to see a difference ,but not so strong that there are weeks of downtime. Great glow!
All products and services mentioned are available here at TOC Medical Spa in Austin!
I hope your 2017 is off to a great start! Here is to your health and happiness!