In the News Archives - Surface Clinical

Physical versus chemical sunscreens

September 11, 2019

You may have seen controversial articles in recent magazines regarding the safety of sunscreens. Some beach resorts have promoted limited sunscreen use due to its effects on undersea coral. Other concerns regard sunscreen absorption through the skin and its potential hormonal side effects. There are two types of sunscreens: Physical (mechanical blockers) and chemical (skin filters). The mechanical blockers are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. They sit on top of the skin and block all harmful skin rays. They are made from natural minerals that are non-allergenic and not harmful to you or the environment. On the other hand, even in the most elegant formulations, they are visible (though they don’t have to be neon colors!). Due to the visibility….

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What do skin care, neurotoxins, fillers, and surgery have in common?

August 24, 2017

How do skin care, neurotoxins, fillers, and surgery fit together? All four avenues play an important part in achieving beautiful skin, but each has a different role. Skin care – including intense pulse light, peels and lasers – deal with and enhance the surface quality of your skin. Neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) – weaken overactive muscles of expression to soften animation. Fillers (Juvaderm, Restylane, etc) can serve two purposes. First, they can soften skin creases, particularly around the mouth. Placed deeper, they can add volume to patients with thin faces or who wish to have more prominent cheek bones. But in spite of all the current marketing, fillers do not lift! Finally, the only method to correct skin laxity and….

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Be Careful With Home Treatments

January 14, 2015

Monday, on my way to work, I got a text from a good friend needing help.  She had tried a “home made” face peel she had seen on Dr. Oz and her face was blistered! I like Dr. Oz just fine, but ….. not everything you see on TV or read in your fashion magazine is as good as it sounds.  Or maybe I should say “is good for you”.  She told me it was a few spices mixed in ???something, maybe olive oil and then applied on the face. She did not hear or maybe know to be gentle and not use any of her corrective products she usually applies.  She reacted to the spices themselves or to the combination….

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