Hydrated Skin = Beautiful, Healthy Skin
Water makes up over half of our body – over 60%. Water keeps us alive. Every cell, tissue and organ depends on it for survival.
When our skin is hydrated , it is plump, firm and glowing. Every skin type can benefit from hydrating their skin – even oily complexions need to balance their skin. There is a difference between just moisturizing your skin and hydrating your skin. Moisturizers hold in what moisture you already have, they create a barrier of sorts, on the surface of your skin. Hydrators help your skin create its own moisture over an extended period of time. They do this by using the ingredients they are formulated with.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the best hydrators available in skin care. It is a natural substance in our bodies and draws 1000 times its weight in water to the area it is applied. (or injected if you do fillers like Juvederm or Restylane!)
Abrams Dermatology offers some of the best hydrating products available.
Neocutis offers Hyalis. Hyalis is pure hyaluronic acid. It is a fluid gel- like substance that is perfect for all skin types, acneic skin included. Hyalis may be applied day or night. Under sunscreen and makeup and over nighttime routine. It is perfect for applying over retin products to help minimize irritation. Neocutis also has a day lotion – Journee. Journee is considered a “one and done” lotion as it contains hyaluronic acid, zinc sunscreen, and anitoxidants in the form vitamin c and green tea .
Obagi carries a hydrating lotion named – Hydrate. The name says it all. This lotion is an 8 hour hydrator. There are no fragrances or unnecessary ingredients added. Its consistency is slightly richer, but not as heavy as a cream. It contains shea butter, mango butter, avocado and glycerin among other ingredients to combat dry skin.
Our sunscreen line Elta MD has a very popular daytime lotion – UV Daily. It is a tinted light weight, sheer sunscreen that contains hyaluronic acid with zinc oxide. It’s your hydrator and sunscreen all in one.
There are many therapeutic products to keep your skin beautifully hydrated. Whether you are extremely dry and sensitive or oily with active acne there are many options available. Schedule a complimentary consult with Licensed Medical Esthetician , Catherine Deans, to see how hydration can change your skin.
Physician Strength Skin Care Products
Products used at Abrams Dermatology are recommended and prescribed to treat skin care issues such as hyperpigmentation, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne, fine lines, enlarged pores and texture. Obagi and NeoCutis are our two main skincare lines.
Obagi medical was founded in 1988 by skin care experts and is the #1 physician dispensed product line. Obagi skin care products include prescription 4% hydroquinone and are available only through physicians and medical professionals.
Neocutis is a Swiss based company that fuses science and technology together to address the signs of aging. Neocutis uses PSP- Processed Skin Proteins. PSP is a mixture of peptides, nutrients and Human Growth Factors.
When choosing recommended physician strength products, you are choosing to make an investment in your skin’s treatment plan. These products can go deep in the layer of skin (the dermis) that changes the cellular makeup of skin. They contain higher concentrations of active ingredients (vitamin c, growth factors, retinoids) that stimulate collagen and elastin to strengthen and repair skin. Over the counter products are superficial and generally only temporarily improve the skin’s appearance.
When purchasing prescription or physician strength products it is best to purchase from licensed physicians. Everyone loves a bargain, but purchasing these products elsewhere can lead to problems. When purchasing at online sites that are not authorized, you may be receiving products that are not suitable for your skin causing reactions and infection. They may also be expired, diluted or even worse – counterfeit products.
Partial List of Unauthorized Internet Resellers
• 101 MedicalSpa
Complimentary consults are always available with Catherine Deans, LE , to discuss a plan of action for each individual’s skincare needs. Feel free to bring in the products you use and discuss the good, the bad and the not really necessary. Many over the counter products can easily be incorporated into a regimen that includes prescription and physician strength formulas. Review your skin care products and help correct existing damage or prevent it altogether.
Posted on 16. Aug, 2016 by Catherine Deans, L.E..
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures – what they can do for you Non-surgical cosmetic procedures and treatments are part of a $20 billion global industry and are projected to rise to over $27 billion by the year 2019. There are three categories that comprise these non-surgical procedures and treatments – injectable products that include neuromodulator toxins, dermal […]
Abrams Dermatology is one of the first dermatology practice in the area to offer their patients Teleheatlh services. Telehealth can be used for minor issues like acne flares, eczema flare, and skin lesion that would prefer to receive diagnosis for sooner than later while avoiding the commute to the doctor’s office.
Posted on 21. Jul, 2016 by Nadia Vizza.
Silhouette InstaLiftTM is a non-invasive procedure that re-contour the face of the patient by lifting the deeper layers of the skin. The results are immediate with a minimal recovery time after the procedure. Dr. Abrams creates a treatment plan to ensure the patient achieves desired natural-looking results.
Abrams Dermatology Telemedicine solution helps maintain the relationship and continuity of care with its patients by allowing Dr. Abrams to provide treatment, diagnosis and advice for his patients when a virtual visit is appropriate.
Rolling back the years on your complexion can be possible with one laser treatment. Years of sun damage can be corrected with the SmartXide Dot CO2 laser therapy. Acne scarring, even ice pick scars – the kind that looks like “pitting”, can be reduced. Photo aging is the premature aging of the skin and occurs […]
Perks at Abrams Dermatology Everywhere you look you see advertising for discounts and specials on everything from dining out to dental cleanings. A lot of those ads are trying to get you into an establishment for the first time or introducing a new service or product. We at Abrams Dermatology offer discounts and specials on […]
Posted on 28. Apr, 2016 by Sheryl Wilson ARNP-C.
Abrams dermatology will be out there at Cars and Coffee sponsored by Suncoast Motorsports on Saturday May 14th from 8-10am. We will be giving away samples of Elta MD sunscreen and other goodies. If you do nothing else for your skin throughout your life time applying a great sunscreen such as Elta MD will help […]
The VI Peel – the Painless Peel Exfoliation is the process of eliminating dead skin cells to reveal a smooth, refreshed complexion and can be performed with different methods. Chemical peels can be a very effective and efficient way of exfoliating the skin. Chemical peels vary in depth and strength. They can be very superficial, […]