Chronic Inflammation Elimination

Inflammation is induced by many elements, including disease, UV light, excess sebum and long-term use of topical irritants. It is the immune system’s innate response against internal and eternal assaults. Inflammation is a normal, essential defense mechanism to keep the body healthy. Acute inflammation can be beneficial. For example, in wound healing: Inflammation is necessary… Read More »

Sebum Control

Sebum control prevents induction and progression of chronic inflammation and pigment conditions resulting from excess sebum output.   Excess sebum is detrimental to skin health. Sebum control is a critical step in skin health restoration to help prevent and control inflammatory conditions.   Excess sebum results in the following: Clogs pores, leading to acne Manifests… Read More »

Skin Barrier Function

At Desert Bloom Plastic Surgery, you’ve probably heard the term “skin barrier function” a time or two. Skin barrier function is important to correcting skin weakness, sensitivity, dryness, and restoring skin health. What is skin barrier function? According to Dr. Zein Obagi, the barrier function “acts as a protective skin envelope preventing penetration of harmful… Read More »

The Importance of Wearing SPF

Did you know skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States? One out of five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime.  Just in case you need another reason to be wearing your sunscreen, here are four reasons you should wear SPF.   1 – SPF lowers… Read More »

How to Treat Sun Spots, Age Spots and Melasma

Sunspots, age spots, melasma, acne marks: Whatever you call it, hyperpigmentation can be as difficult to treat as it is to avoid. Hyperpigmentation begins in the late teens and early twenties and gets progressively worse as you age.  It can be caused by cumulative exposure to the sun or tanning beds, hormones, genetics, and/or the… Read More »

Chemical Peel vs. Laser: Which Has Better Anti-Aging Effects?

Daily skincare products make a big difference to our skin, but really, there’s no anti-aging treatment as effective and potent as a chemical peel or laser treatment. Both procedures do wonders for your appearance, but which one is best? It might just be that there isn’t a yes-or-no answer to this. Signs of aging include… Read More »

Cool Science Behind the Best Anti-Aging Cosmetic Treatments: Why They Work So Well

Isn’t science amazing? Today’s anti-aging cosmetic treatments are unlike anything you’ve ever used before. We can fade sunspots, smooth wrinkles, and rejuvenate the skin, achieving impressive results without surgery.  Anti-aging cosmetic treatments are more advanced than ever before. Cutting edge technology and breakthroughs in FDA approved techniques offer patients a chance to turn back the… Read More »