Seven Sins Of The Skin

By
Diane D Lowery, c.e., n.d.
Advanced DermaCare, inc

Skin is the body’s largest organ and is responsible for maintaining water and salt balance within the body, cushioning delicate internal organs, and serving as the first-line of defense against germs attempting to invade the body.  This last purpose is perhaps the most important reason to maintain healthy skin as we age… healthy skin is better able to perform immunoprotective functions such as serving as our #1 germ barrier.  For all these reasons, we can consider skin as our “Preventative-Aging Survival Suit.” 

The majority of skincare problems can be grouped into seven categories.  Fortunately, redemption from these sins is simple if you adopt a preventative-aging lifestyle, coupled with a proactive personalized skincare program.

 

Skin Sin #1 Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Humans express feelings and these emotions become the fine lines seen with aging.  Squinting leads to crow’s feet (lines radiating from the corners of the eyes), frowning causes frown lines (furrows between the eyebrows), and laughing leads to laugh lines (arc-shapes around the mouth).  In addition, any other habits that cause small muscle contractions will produce additional places for fine lines and wrinkles to take hold.  Wrinkles are a result of age-related weakening of the skin’s collagen and elastin, the fibers that keep the skin firm in youth.

INTERVENTENTION

  • HydraFacial removes the top layers of the skin without any down time and nourishes the skin cells.
  • LumiFacial (Photodynamic facial rejuvenation), stimulates the growth of new elastin and collagen proteins (which are needed to grow elastin and collagen fibers) in the lower portion of the dermis.
  • FSD (MicroPhotoTherapy) stimulates the elastin and collagen proteins to create a healthy matrix of fibers in the dermis, homogenizes the surface of the skin and reduces redness (Rosacea).
  • Plasma Ablation & Quantum Hydration rehydrates the hylauronic acids in the upper portion of the dermis to keep the collagen fibers supple.

 


Skin Sin #2 Skin Discolorations and Spider Veins
Blotches in which small patches of skin appear to have a different color than the main skin area become common as we age.  Most skin discolorations will likely be harmless…warts and liver spots (also known as age spots) and others will be temporary…such as melasma, caused by hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy or menopause, or seen in women taking birth control pills.  But, some skin discolorations can be harmful: a small flat brown spot can become cancerous, especially if its shape changes or it starts to itch…early signs that signal melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

With age a circulatory condition called “varicosity” becomes an issue.  Most of us have heard of varicose veins, which are enlarged leg veins that appear blue and bulging, and sometimes are twisted and swollen.  A faulty valve that returns blood to the heart is usually the cause.  Varicose veins that appear on the face are called spider veins, the size and nature of which are typically smaller than non-facial varicosities.  Both varicose and spider veins are seldom dangerous, but some individuals experiencing them consider them unsightly.

INTERVENTION
Skin Discoloration

  • Plasma Ablation lightens the darker skin.
  • DiamondTip exfoliates the outermost layer of skin resulting in a more even skin color.
  • FSD (MicroPhotoTherapy) stimulates the elastin and collagen proteins to create a healthy matrix of fibers in the dermis, homogenizes the surface of the skin and reduces redness (Rosacea).
  • Sun Screen of 20spf or higher and skin bleaching products containing Kojic or Hydroquinone.


Spider Veins

  • LumiFacial improves the overall condition of veins.
  • FSD (MicroPhotoTherapy) stimulates the elastin and collagen proteins to create a healthy matrix of fibers in the dermis, homogenizes the surface of the skin and reduces redness (Rosacea).
  • Nutrients both topical and internal to prevent reoccurrence of  broken veins



Skin Sin #3 Thinning Skin
As the outer-most layer of the skin thickens, the mid and lower portion of the epidermis and entire dermis thins resulting in a decrease in skin metabolism, oil gland activity and loss of the suppleness of the hylauronic gel-like substance which provides the fullness to the skin.

INTERVENTION

  • HydraFacial softens and stimulates the skin with special serums.
  • FSD (MicroPhotoTherapy) stimulates the elastin and collagen proteins to create a healthy matrix of fibers in the dermis, homogenizes the surface of the skin and reduces redness (Rosacea).
  • Plasma Ablation reduces the thickness of the outermost layer thereby boosting the metabolism of the skin and rehydrates the hylauronic gel-like substance in the dermis, creating a thicker more supple appearance.
  • DiamondTip reduces the thickness of the outermost layer stimulating oil gland activity.
  • LumiFacial stimulates the skin metabolism.

 


Skin Sin #4 Dry Skin
Dry skin affects only the very outermost layer causing the skin to become flaky, itchy or tight.  Genetics, disease, lifestyle, and the environment can all cause the skin to become dry.

INTERVENTION

  • FSD (MicroPhotoTherapy) stimulates the elastin and collagen proteins to create a healthy matrix of fibers in the dermis, homogenizes the surface of the skin and reduces redness (Rosacea).
  • Quantum Hydration oxygenates, hydrates  and nourishes the skin relieving itchiness.
  • HydraFacial removes the top layers of the skin without any down time and nourishes the skin cells.
  • Plasma Ablation lightly removes the flaking skin and rehydrates the surface reducing tightness.
  • DiamondTip  exfoliates the flaky skin

 


Skin Sin #5 Rough Skin
Rough skin is commonly caused by the accumulation of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface.  These dead cells are usually discarded by the body via a natural process called exfoliation. However natural skin exfoliation does not always happen resulting in the build-up of dead skin cells causing the skin surface to appear bumpy and rough in texture.

INTERVENTION

  • HydraFacial softens and exfoliates the surface skin while penetrating special serums.
  • FSD (MicroPhotoTherapy) stimulates the elastin and collagen proteins to create a healthy matrix of fibers in the dermis, homogenizes the surface of the skin and reduces redness (Rosacea).
  • Quantum Hydration oxygenates, hydrates  and nourishes the skin relieving itchiness.
  • Plasma Ablation lightly removes the surface skin cells smoothing the texture of the skin.
  • DiamondTip exfoliates the top layers causing the skin to appear smoother.

 

Skin Sin #6 Dull Skin
Up to the age of 14, the skin of the face exfoliates naturally every 14 days.  This quick rate of renewal leaves the complexion with a healthy looking glow.  However, as we get older the rate of natural exfoliation slows down.  By the age of 25 and over the skin will exfoliate every 28 days or so.  The resulting build-up of dead skin cells can leave the skin looking dull or grey.

INTERVENTION

  • HydraFacial provides a gentle but deep exfoliation without any down time.
  • DiamondTip  provides an even exfoliation of the skin.
  • FSD (MicroPhotoTherapy) stimulates the elastin and collagen proteins to create a healthy matrix of fibers in the dermis, homogenizes the surface
    of the skin and reduces redness (Rosacea).
  • Quantum Hydration oxygenates, hydrates  and nourishes the skin relieving itchiness.
  • Plasma Ablation exfoliates and also hydrates the skin.

 

Skin Sin #7 Acne
Acne, America’s #1 skin disease is caused by a disorder of the oil glands producing an outbreak of skin lesions we’ve nicknamed as zits, pimples and other unflattering names.

INTERVENTION

  • HydraFacial removes topic skin and with a special serum minimizes the production of oil and kills the surface bacteria.
  • Plasma Ablation reduces the bacterial growth.
  • LumiFacial minimizes the over production of oil by the oil gland.
  • Thermal Facial reduces bacterial growth at a deeper level.
  • DiamondTip  reduces depth of acne scars.
  • Quantum Hydration oxygenates, hydrates, reduces bacteria and nourishes the skin relieving itchiness.