There are so many antioxidants on the market… how do you know which one is right for you? In our opinion, there’s one that stands out far above the others—Vitamin C! It’s the most powerful antioxidant available. The benefits are a bright and luminous glow to your skin, it regenerates collagen, and also increases elasticity. The brand of Vitamin C we like at Colorado Dermatology Institute is Obagi. Obagi has found a way to stabilize this powerful vitamin, and make the molecule small enough to penetrate and to absorb into the skin. Vitamin C does have its limitations (for example, it is very complicated to stabilize), and there are lots of creams for sale that have Vitamin C in them, but the percentage is a guess, so you may think you’ve purchased a high quality product, but it really doesn’t have the science and research to back it up. Obagi has in fact invested the scientific research necessary to produce a high quality Vitamin C product for the skin that you can use with confidence. We are pleased to offer Obagi products at Colorado Dermatology Institute.
Finding Good Makeup For Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, you’ve probably had a hard time finding makeup for sensitive skin that doesn’t irritate your skin. Many products on the market contain harsh and irritating ingredients in them. Not only can these harsh chemicals act as irritants, but they can also cause a burden on your immune system, allowing it less time to repair and heal, which leads to premature aging.
If you’ve struggled with these kinds of sensitivity issues, you’ve got to check out the Hylunia skin care line. It was specifically made for people with sensitive skin. Hylunia has products that calm and soothe the skin, and that are safe and effective, along with being truly free of preservatives, parabens, fragrance, lanolin, alcohol, dye, propylene glycol, animal or human derived ingredients. Colorado Dermatology Institute is proud to carry Hylunia products. Contact us if you’d like a free sample!
Dermatology is a complex practice of helping nurture and protect your largest organ. Your skin takes a lot of abuse, so finding make up that works and that is also effective is important. Colorado Dermatology offers many products that may help you realize you can have the best of both world’s. Make up that looks great and also is non irritating to your skin. If you would like more information on what Colorado Dermatology Institute can do for you give us a call or send us an email via our contact form. We would be happy to help you realize your skins full potential. Healthy skin is one of the key ingredients to having a healthy life and important to the overall health of your body.
NeoCutis’ research team has found an innovative technology that helps heal wounds without scarring by using a single donation of fetal tissue under strict legal and ethical laws of Switzerland, along with rich proteins. Researchers named this process PSP®. Studies have shown that after two months of use, these products help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
PSP also improves tone and texture, as well as enhancing skin elasticity. This state of the art skin care line has several products that are specific to certain needs and skin types. They even have a lightening cream with a 4% hydroquinone, which will help with unsightly sun spots. These creams are available at Colorado Dermatology Institute.
One of our favorite skin care product lines we carry in our clinic is called Nia24. Nia24’s products are based on Niacin, (which is actually vitamin B3). This line has MicroNutrient Delivery, which means the molecule is small enough to pass through your top layer of skin, down to the epidermis where it stimulates the DNA repair cells. Nia24 also repairs your cells by releasing a natural hormone to strengthen them.
We’ve found their Intensive Recovery Complex and Eye Repair Complex to be very moisturizing, which in Colorado’s harsh environment can be quite challenging to achieve. Their Sun Damage Prevention Lotion is extremely nice because it is oil-free and light weight while also having an SPF of 30. As a result of the technology Nia24 has in it, you get a medical grade product that moisturizes’, repairs and protects. Contact us if you’d like to learn more about it.
Want to add volume and firmness to your lips? Restylane is an FDA approved filler for wrinkles and for enhancing lips. Restylane is a hyaluronic gel that is injected into the skin or the lips. It adds volume, making the face appear softer and more youthful and lips appear more full. To get the treatment, a consultation is required to determine the amount needed to achieve desired results. The procedure for wrinkles is done in the lower one third of the face, around the mouth region or directly into the lip. The treatment takes about thirty minutes, and results are immediate.
The first day, the area will be swollen and red and it usually takes about a week for any swelling and bruising to subside. The results last approximately twelve months for wrinkles and six months for the lip area. Restylane can be used on just about anyone, but if you have severe allergies it is important to talk with your physician first about possible reactions. It costs $400 per syringe. If you’re interested in Restalyne, give Colorado Dermatology Institute a call!
Radiesse is a unique wrinkle filler that is a calcium based microsphere and gel-based filler. It has a heavier and bigger molecule than the hyaluronic gel fillers. Because of this, placing this product in a thicker area of the face, like the area from your nose to your mouth, is perfect. Faces are like mattresses; as they get older, the coils get softer and the support system starts to break. Radiesse stimulates your natural collagen, making it produce more.
Depending on where you have the product injected, it could last up to one year. Side effects may include bruising, redness or swelling. The in-office procedure takes about 30 minutes, and the results are immediate. At Colorado Dermatology Institute, Dr. Anderson is the only physician who performs this treatment. The cost is $599 for a 1.5cc syringe and $399 for a .8cc syringe. Contact us for a visit to see if Radiesse is right for you!
It’s a proven fact that as we age, our eyelashes get thinner. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There is an FDA approved product called Latisse that will help your eyelashes become darker, and grow thicker and longer. It only takes four weeks to start seeing results. All you have to do is apply on your top lash line at night, just like liquid eyeliner. The Latisse kit comes with a pair of 30 day applicator brushes. If you stop applying the treatments, your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance. It is a very safe product, over 2.5 million kits have been sold, and it has been studied for safety and efficacy.
As with all cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, there are some possible side effects: eye redness, itchy eyes or dryness. The number one question we’re asked is about the possiblity of your eye color changing. There is always a possibility of this happening, but the chances are unlikely. Remember not to apply Lattise directly into the eye or on the lower eye lid. The kit is sold for $99 at Colorado Dermatology Institute.
Banish wrinkles and Scowl lines by getting the #1 anti–aging weapon: Botox. Colorado Dermatology Institute offers Botox treatments, and it’s a very simple process. You can be in and out of the doctor’s office within 15 minutes. In anywhere from 3-7 days you can see that “scowl” start to soften and appear smoother. Over 11.8 million women (and men) have decided to try Botox as part of their beauty regime. The best part about using Botox is that there’s no surgery or recovery time needed. Botox is injected into the muscle and reduces muscular activity, not allowing the muscle to contract. The results are dramatic, and there’s no more mean or angry look. Treatments need to be repeated every 3-4 months to maintain that youthful appearance. Contact us for more info!
Something people constantly ask us is “Is there a miracle cream that will reduce wrinkles and erase the signs of aging?” We often answer, with a grin, “Yes, there is!” The product is actually 40 years old, and we’re sure you’ve heard of it: trentinoin.
Tretinoin, more commonly called “Retin-A” is a derivative of Vitamin A. It has been proven to unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover, so you have smoother skin. It was originally intended to be used as an acne product to dry out the sebaceous glands. However, when initial clinical studies were being done, the clinicians noticed that peoples’ skin tone and texture had greatly improved.
There are some rules you should be aware of when using this powerful little product in a tube. When starting out, it is best to go slow and ease into a regime. Using the product every third night is a good way to start off. All you need is a pea-sized amount of tretinoin for your entire face. At first and until your skin adjusts, tretinoin can cause redness, peeling, and sensitive skin in the area of application. An SPF 30 sunscreen must be worn every day, and if you’re out for long periods of time re-applying sunscreen is a must. We carry two different brands, for different skin types, an average cost is $85. Contact us if you’re interested.