Healthy skin begins with Clarisonic®!

While cleansing is the first step in any skin care ritual, it is often overlooked.  Typical manual cleansing can and will leave behind dirt and oil trapped in pores, eeek! This build-up can damage the appearance and health of your skin and keep your skin care products from working like they should.

Used and recommended by skin care physicians and dermatologists, Clarisonic® Sonic Skin Cleansing Systems use a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to gently, yet thoroughly remove 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone. Cleaner skin is the first step toward healthier skin. And healthier skin is smoother, more radiant and more beautiful.

Sonic Cleansing Benefits:

  • Removes makeup 6X better than manual cleansing
  • Removes impurities that keep creams and serums from working their best
  • Gentle enough to use twice a day
  • Reduces oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Minimizes the appearance of visible pores

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DON’T FALL FOR THE IMPERSONATORS!  Seriously y’all, they are not worth it, and eventually, end up causing more damage to your skin.  Ask anyone that has a Clarisonic®, there is no going back!

 Come by the office to look at all the new, fun colors we have to offer!  With every Clarisonic® purchase, receive a FREE gift!  Who doesn’t love freebies?!

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Vitamin C: Nature’s Most Powerful Antioxidant Therapy

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Daily exposure to the damaging rays of the sun and the environment can prematurely age your skin. So, your skin needs all the protection it can get to stay looking young and healthy. Vitamin C has been proven to neutralize free radicals in the prevention of skin cell damage when absorbed by the skin.  It is the most powerful antioxidant in the world and has led to several scientific breakthroughs in skin care.

Our C-Serums contain the professional-grade Vitamin C that gives your skin the protection it needs.  By penetrating the epidermis and dermis to protect skin cells and stimulate collagen production, they help skin to look and feel healthier.  All of our vitamin C serums are jam packed with THD Ascorbate, the most powerful form of Vitamin C.  According to Tatiana Kononov, director of research and development for Revision Skincare, “One of the ingredients breaking through now is the THD ascorbate, a vitamin C derivative that’s unique in that its extremely stable and functional. It’s similar to L-ascorbic acid, but without those issues of being unstable and not bioavailable. It’s anti-aging, antioxidant, and brightening. It’s a very expensive ingredient, but it is the gold standard of Vitamin C technology.” It also promotes collagen synthesis and protects skin from UVA/UVB rays.  Who wouldn’t want this?!  The perfect solution for looking years younger and sporting a beautiful, healthy glow at any age.

Professional C Serum Antioxidant Therapy:

  • Helps to prevent signs of premature aging, including fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps to protect against future skin damage
  • Stimulates collagen production for firmer, more resilient skin
  • Lightens and brightens skin for more even tone
  • Moisturizes and increases skin hydration for softer, smoother texture

 

What Makes Professional C-Serums Better?

Professional C Serums offer maximum antioxidant protection with superior penetration and stability that you won’t find in other Vitamin C products.

Easy To Use – Simply apply a few drops of serum to your face, neck , chest and around your eyes in the morning for maximum daily skin protection benefits.

Quickly Absorbed – Your skin will absorb the serum quickly, providing immediate antioxidant benefits that won’t rub or wash off.

Lasting Stability – Our Professional C Serums are proven to be more stable over time, which can lead to greater efficacy. Other serums can break down and lose potency more quickly.

 

Don’t Wait to Start Protecting Your Skin!!  Protecting your skin is the greatest gift you can give yourself. By implementing antioxidant therapy into your daily routine, you’ll enjoy healthier, younger-looking skin.

 

So, which of our vitamin C serums would be best suited for you?

glytone c serumRight now we have the 2 best vitamin C serums on the market; one is from our Glytone line, the other from Revision Skin Care.  They both contain THD Ascorbate, which is the most powerful form of vitamin C, to help brighten dull skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and moisturizes skin.   Our Glytone Vitamin C Serum is best suited for maturing skin (I would say age 30 and up).  Glytone’s serum has time released vitamin C & E, red tea flavonoids, and Glycolic acid, and is better suited for patients needing correction.  Glytone’s Vitamin C Serum is priced at $120.

revision vit cOur Revision Vitamin C Serum has many of the same benefits as Glytone’s without the glycolic acid.  Revision’s vitamin C serum is best suited for younger, less mature skin, and patients seeking long-term protection for their skin.  Revision’s Vitamin C Serum is priced at $66.  Check out a recent article from MedEsthetics Magazine, featuring our Revision and Glytone skin care lines!

journeejpegWe also have a tinted moisturizer, Journee, and although it is not a serum, this product is saturated with vitamin C along with other potent antioxidants.  Like other Neocutis products, Journee has growth factor to help with cellular turn over, boost collagen production, and actually improve the DNA of your skin.  It also contains medical grade SPF, making it the perfect all-in-one day cream.  Journee is suitable for ALL skin types and is priced at $120.  Click here to read more information on our Neocutis line!

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

To actually repair your complexion…
• It has to be corrected from the inside out – not from the outside
in
• You have to actually reverse the causes – and signs – of aging
• You have to pick a medical grade skin care regimen
You have to make a commitment to stay with it for 4-5 months

As our skin ages, it’s not so pretty…
• The outer layer of your skin thickens, creating uneven texture
• You have less cell turnover
• Your pores enlarge
• Cells that make melanin function irregularly, leading to age
spots and discoloration
• Collagen and elastin production slows down, weakening and
loosening your skin
• Thick, irregular connective tissue forms, contributing to wrinkles

Over-the-Counter Skin Care Products…
• Contain low (weak) concentrations of active ingredients, by law
• Aren’t formulated with enough strength to heal below the surface
• Only work on the top layer of your skin
• Don’t penetrate deeply enough to actually change your skin
• Won’t correct your underlying skin condition, so they…
• Won’t result in a permanent improvement in your skin

We invite you to retrain your skin back to health with a customized plan to treat your unique skin concerns. The plan takes only moments a day, and once your skin has been repaired you can keep it healthy with a simple maintenance plan.  Set up a skin analysis and start your journey to beautiful, flawless skin!

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More About the VISIA Complexion Analysis System:
The VISIA Complexion Analysis System scans your skin and captures key visual information, using multi-spectral imaging and analysis, of eight areas that affect your skin’s health and appearance. We use the VISIA to measure your skin pigmentation, pore size, porphyrins (evidence of bacteria), UV spots, photo damage (typically from sun damage), texture and wrinkles. With this quantitative assessment of your skin, we compare your skins features to other individuals of the same sex, age and skin type to provide you with your relative skin condition within your peer group. We then prepare your personalized skin care regime and rejuvenation program.

As your treatments progress, the VISIA is used to track the changes in your skin and the effectiveness of your skin care program. Set up an appointment for a free consultation today!

New Year, New You!

Happy New Year

Happy 2013! The 2012 Holiday season is officially over! Time to take down decorations, write thank-you notes, and tell your family to finally go home… (kidding!). The beginning of a New Year is one of our favorite times of the year at Sugar Land Plastic Surgery. We like to think of it as a chance to start over with a fresh, clean slate. This is a time to focus on you. Be selfish, Christmas is over! The Holiday of “giving” has come to an end so no need to feel guilty. We want to help you feel good about yourself in whatever way we can. A few of the most common New Year’s Resolutions this year include losing weight, eating healthy, taking better care of yourself, increasing self confidence, enjoying life to the fullest, spending more time with family, quit smoking, and becoming better organized. While we can’t help you with the latter few, here are a couple of ways SLPS can assist with making some of your resolutions last!

Losing weight and eating healthy

Losing weight and eating healthy:

We are proud to introduce Nutrition services at Sugar Land Plastic Surgery, including a medical grade vitamin line and Nutrition Counseling with our very own Clinical Nutritionist.  Whether following a cosmetic procedure or focusing towards your overall health, we are here to help you out in the long run.  We strive to meet every individual’s beauty, health and wellness needs, and together can come up with a customized plan to help you achieve your specific goals.  Nutrition consults are free, so call us to set up an appointment and jump-start your journey to a more healthy and beautiful life!

Taking care of your skinTaking better care of your skin:

Give your skin the treatment it deserves this year with our exclusive medical grade skin care products.  Whatever your concern may be, we have the perfect solution for you.  Our skin care experts can help you address: aging skin, acne, vascular skin, hyperpigmentation, delicate and sensitive skin, rosacea, KP, or all of the above.  Call us to set up a free skin analysis with our VISIA Complexion Analysis System and let us help you come up with an individualized skin care regimen that’s specifically formatted for you!

Self-confidenceIncreasing self confidence:

Our appearance can often have a big impact on our self-confidence, poise, and self-esteem.  Looking for a quick fix?  Botox® and injectable fillers can make a dramatic difference in your appearance and give anyone a substantial confidence boost.  Don’t just trust anyone for these treatments, Dr. Nguyen has an artistry background which helps to give you the absolute best results.  Looking for something a bit less invasive?  We have several skin care and laser services with the best technology and products on the market.  Skin care and laser services include: microdermabrasions, a variety of chemical peels, bio-boost eye treatments, laser hair, vein, and tattoo reduction, pigmented lesion correction, and IPL photo facials.  We also offer complementary make-overs following any skin care treatment with our amazing mineral make-up line, Glo Minerals.  Check out our Glo Minerals post to learn more about the make-up line!

What are your resolutions this year?  Comment below and receive an EXTRA 10% off any skin care product for the month of January!

Beautiful Hands

Beautiful Hands with Glytone Hand Peels & Lumiquin Hand Cream:

Unfortunately as we age, yucky brown spots begin to appear on sun-exposed skin. Most of us are aware of the extreme importance in protecting our faces from the sun; however, other neglected parts of our body (such as our hands) may not receive the same attention and protection. The result? Ugly, aging hands that do not match the rest of your beautiful skin. Our hands do most of the dirty work from our daily activities and deserve some special attention too!

There are many techniques to help rejuvenate the hands including lasers, chemical peels and fillers. Fillers can be injected under the skin of the hand to plump up the skin to help hide veins and tendons. For a less invasive approach we recommend one of our 3 peels to decrease hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and coarse wrinkles. The patented technology in these peels allows key ingredients and nutrients to penetrate deep into the skin, rejuvenating beyond the surface of the skin, for a cellular transformation and true, lasting results! We offer a variety of medical grade peels at our office, but for hands, we recommend Glytone Hands by Enerpeel®, which is specifically indicated for photoaging of the hands. The Glytone Hands peel by Enerpeel® exfoliates, renews, and hydrates, allowing your hands to take on a brighter and more youthful appearance.

Just check out the difference our hand treatments have made for a few of our patients after receiving a Glytone hand peel and using Revision’s state of the art Lumiquin hand cream for maintenance:

A little more about Lumiquin by Revision Skincare:
Lumiquin specifically focuses on evening out skin tone and treating brown spots on the hands and arms. This specialty formula contains Mytrothamnus Flabellifolia, a Quintic Acid ester known to inhibit stress-related signs of aging, great for treatment and prevention! Lumiquin is also formulated with naturally derived moisturizers to hydrate the skin and effectively fade age spots, dark spots, and melanin deposits. Lumiquin is not only brightens, but also PLUMPS the hands, making them look and feel absolutely amazing! This formula is packed with antioxidants, including THD Ascorbate, the most bio-availible form of vitamin C, which will support the skins natural barrier against environmental stressors – can’t get much better than that! Combining the Glytone hand peel with Revision’s Lumiquin for maintenance will give you optimal results and help your hands look DECADES younger!

Come see us and rejuvenate your hands from the inside out! We would love to put together a discounted hand rejuvenation package individualized for your specific needs!

Click here to check out Revision Skincare’s latest promotion!

In addition, mention this post and receive an extra 15% off of a Glytone hand peel AND a bottle of Revision’s Lumiquin! Call us at Sugar Land Plastic Surgery to make your appointment today!

Neocutis & PSP®

Neocutis uses the most advanced biotechnology for your skin by obtaining a naturally balanced mixture of crucial skin nutrients.  This mixture is known as PSP®, which stands for ‘Processed Skin Cell Proteins’, and it is a scientific breakthrough that has raised the standards in anti-aging products.

So what makes PSP® so awesome for aging skin?  Well, actually, PSP® was originally intended for wound healing and skin rejuvenation in burn victims to help heal burn wounds and prevent scarring.  Like aging skin, wounded skin loses the ability to reproduce collagen, causing cellular turnover to slow down immensely.  So when scientists saw the effect PSP® was having on wounded skin, they put it to the test for aging skin as well.  This allowed growth factors and other cytokines to interact synergistically in order to initiate the wound healing response in aging skin.  The result?  Improved elasticity, drastic improvement in skin texture and hydration, with added protection for any future damages!  The bio-mimetic peptide helps maintain youthful and healthy looking skin by inhibiting those enzymes that cause our skin to degrade and age.  This peptide, along with vitamin C and a combination of hydrating Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid, help instantly plump and smooth the skins surface.  These factors work with Pullulan (a polysaccharide polymer), to form mature collagen bundles directly below the skins surface, giving your face a skin tightening appearance.

Come discover the secret to maintaining beautiful, youthful skin today!  Until the end of November, receive 10% off your order when you purchase 3 or more skin care products, so hurry and come see us!

Check out these clinical studies provided by Neocutis Pharmaceuticals, the results are absolutely amazing!

Neocutis 2 Month Study

Neocutis – Reduction of Skin Wrinkle Depth