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Topical Agents in Skin Health

Topical agents should be classified based on: therapeutic value and does it work intracellularly or extracellularly? More specifically, topical agents can be classified as essential or supportive. Basically, essential topical agents are those that are intracellular and supportive agents are extracellular. In this blog post, we will discuss the difference between essential and supportive agents… Read More »

Waking Up the Skin

In any good skincare regimen, the skin is stimulated using active ingredients. Have you ever felt your skin tingle after putting on a cream? This is the process in which skin is being stimulated. Oxygen production is increased and cellular activity is increased. This results in slowed aging and skin health restoration.   Skin stimulation… Read More »

ZO Skin Conventional Moisturizer Theory

Dr. Zein Obagi of ZO Skin Health has an interesting take on conventional moisturizers, and we’re here to discuss and explain his theory of why you should say no to conventional moisturizers.    According to Dr. Obagi, “The popularity of moisturizers has led to the term “sensitive skin.” Using moisturizers occasionally when needed is acceptable,… Read More »

ZO Skin Health Smart Sun Protection

Smart sun protection is taking a more comprehensive approach to sun protection – beyond traditional approaches of just blocking against UVA/UVB rays. ZO Skin Health engineers scientifically superior sunscreens with the broadest, most comprehensive range (UVA, UVB, HEV, and IR-A) of sun protection available. Additional hydrators, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories complete each formula for optimal protection…. Read More »

ZO Skin Health Principles

ZO Skin Health has defined healthy skin as skin that is smooth, firm and tight, even in color, hydrated, tolerant, and free from disease. When the skin lacks any of these factors, the skin must be restored to a healthy state. ZO Skin Health states there are eight core principles that holistically treat the skin… Read More »

Benefits of Vitamin A

Common ingredients in skincare may include retinol and retinoic acid. These agents are important in the stimulation of skin cells and can aid in preventing and correcting signs of aging. Retinol and retinoic acid are derivatives of vitamin A. Vitamin A is a stimulant that increases oxygen circulation in the skin. Vitamin A stimulates both… Read More »

Post-Op Maintenance

Let’s talk about the importance of post-op maintenance when it comes to you and your cosmetic or reconstructive surgical procedure. Whether you’ve reversed the signs of aging with a facelift, enhanced the shape of your nose, or reduced the appearance of a scar, post-op maintenance is a must in order to maintain and enhance the… Read More »

Laser 101

The history of medical light therapies and lasers began with Albert Einstein in 1917. He published a paper outlining the theory of laser light and theorized how a brilliant form of light energy could be artificially created. However, it wasn’t until May of 1960 that Theodore Maiman created the first laser from a ruby crystal…. Read More »

LED Light Therapy

Light therapy is the application of light rays to the skin for the treatment of wrinkles, capillaries, pigmentation, and/or inflammation. LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode and can come in many different colors: red, yellow, green, and blue. Today, we’ll be answering the most asked questions when it comes to LED light therapy.  What do the… Read More »