Products Archives - Surface Clinical
August 8, 2017
Why does Surface Clinical carry products from many different companies? As opposed to department stores and brand product centers, Surface Clinical is a medical skin care practice. The focus is on individual care of the patient – not retail sales. No doubt companies offer discounts for carrying their entire product lines, but not every company has the best product in each biologic category. At Surface Clinical, we divide products into their biologic activity categories. We constantly review the investigative science for each product and select only those which have credible evidence of benefit. So, patients may notice that from time to time we switch up products and brands we recommend most often. Our commitment is to provide our patients with….
August 2, 2017
How do I deal with unwanted pigment spots? For practical purposes, pigmented skin spots are in two categories: Age spots (lentigines) and melasma. Melasma is caused by the accumulation of pigment deep within the skin – often even in the dermis. It appears to be hormonally stimulated – common in pregnancy or when taking supplemental hormones, like birth control. What’s more, melasma is very resistant to treatment. Age spots (lentigenes) are more superficial. Pigment producing cells (melanocytes) reside in the bottom layer of the epidermis. They produce pigment as a natural sunblock. Each melanocyte normally distributes pigment evenly to approximately 15-25 epidermal cells (keratinocytes). With age the coordination of pigment production and distribution gets out of sync. Pigment tends to….
January 14, 2015
Top 3 Ingredients for Most Effective Moisturizers It’s funny. I am not even a big fan of moisturizers, but i have a few more things I want to tell you about them. The most effective moisturizing agents are: Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, and Ceramides. Glycerin is a humectant, which means it pulls water from the atmosphere into your skin. It’s fairly heavy so glycerin is more commonly found in body products. Hyaluronic Acid is an acid, but not an acid acid. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your skin and it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water…like glycerin on speed. The most effective moisturizers contain “pricey” dehydrated hyaluronic acid which swells up to retain more water. Several of….