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Your Skin Regimen Prescription


Being in the skin business, it's important to stay up to date on everything new and exciting going on within products lines. The business is constantly changing, so we always like to stay on top of the latest and greatest innovations to best take care of our patients specific needs! This past week, we were invited to attend the SkinMedica Pro Seminar here in Birmingham, AL. 

SkinMedica is a top-rated skincare line when it comes to medical grade skincare. The line includes a broad spectrum of high-grade ingredients that can only be distributed by a medical office. Having a wide variety of products to fit every skin type and need, there is something available for everybody! Dr. Billano has been a huge fan of the brand for years, and has been recommending the line to her patients since we first partnered with them. She finds it essential to customize a "skincare prescription" for each patient to accomplish their skincare goals. For the month of September we will be highlighting some of her favorites! Be sure to read til the end, you might find a giveaway somewhere ;)

Her skincare prescriptions always include a cleanser, growth factor, retinol, sunscreen, and treatment products (eye creams, antioxidants, and anything that we need to customize based on your skin type). 

Cleansing your skin removes impurities to prep the skin for serums and treatment products. SkinMedica has created a wide variety of cleansers to fit a variety of skin types. From brightening, to hydrating, to calming, there will be one that fits your specific needs.

As far as top pick, it is no question that Dr. Billano would choose SkinMedica's TNS Essential Serum for her growth factor/ antioxidants. This two-in-one cream does the work of 15 different serums! The bottle contains two chambers, each with a different serum. One side contains the TNS Recovery Complex, which has 380 growth factors. The other side contains the APS Corrective Complex, which is a blend of peptides, antioxidants, and skin-brightening ingredients. Both serums complement each other to provide in overall younger looking skin. 

Retinol is a no-brainer when it comes to overall improving the skin. Every skin type can use it, and you can customize the strength based on your specific needs. SkinMedica carries a 0.25, 0.5, and 1.0 percentage to fit your lifestyle. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that helps retexturize the skin. It diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves sun damaged skin, and enhances skins texture. SkinMedica's retinols also contain a PhytoSheild Complex, which protects the retinol for a targeted delivery into your skin. This ensures that you get all of the benefits from retinol, without the irritation. 

With all of these being said, these products can't work if you're not protecting your skin from the sun. Having an SPF of at least 30 will ensure that you are not reversing the benefits of your other products. Total Defense and Repair gives you an SPF 34, and also has antioxidants to rejuvenate and correct the skin. Who doesn't love a two-in-one?

Interested in trying SkinMedica? Heights Dermatology and Aesthetics will be giving away some of my favorites to one lucky winner! This bundle includes:

Facial Cleanser - to remove environmental pollutants, excess oil and makeup, and hydrate and refresh skin. This cleanser is perfect for all skin types.

HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator - to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and also restore hydration back into the skin. 

Total Defense and Repair SPF 34 - A revolutionary sunscreen that goes beyond UV protection to defend against harmful infrared rays while supporting the skin’s ability to restore itself.

Uplifting Eye Cream - This eye cream smoothes the appearance of skin around the eyes and reduces the appearance of puffiness and fine wrinkles.

Want to know how to win? Follow our Instagram page (linked in the side bar) to read the rules on how to enter!



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