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Teen Acne Doesn’t have to be a Struggle

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 31, 2014

By: Mary Kelley

Here at Dream Spa Medical, we see many moms come in for treatments and they often tell us how concerned they are with their teens’ acne. Acne is something that can cause depression, low self esteem, and lasting physical scarring; but, many people think that acne is just a phase that many teens and young adults go through. Many of our aestheticians have struggled with acne, or have teens themselves that struggle with acne, and understand exactly what you and your teen are going through.

Instead of going through trial and error with acne products found in drug stores, why not bring your teen in with you during your next visit to Dream Spa Medical for a free consultation. We can advise on the best treatments and the best products for your teen or young adult based on their lifestyle, preferences, skin condition, and other concerns. Our patient-centered approach will instantly put your teen at ease. Whether your teen has face or body acne, we can give your teen the best treatments here in our office and also design a sensible home care routine.

We offer a variety of acne treatments suited for both boys and girls. We offer treatments that start at just $100 and for a limited time, if you bring your teen or young adult in and mention this blog, you will receive 10% off any full priced service. Our treatments can be as mild as steaming and pore extraction but for more advanced acne, we offer acne peel treatments and soothing LED Light Therapy. Also, we offer 25% off of first time products when you come in for a treatment.

One teen wrote to Dream Spa Medical….

“I came to Dream Spa Medical with the hope that their team of professionals could help treat my acne problem. I just completed my fourth treatment and the results are amazing! My skin is looking acne free and giving me more confidence. Mary has chosen to treat with my acne with the Image Acne Peel which has given my skin an amazing change. My skin use to be covered in acne and now I’m acne free! Thank you Dream Spa!”

Call Dream Spa Medical at 339-502-8070 to schedule a free consultation. We have flexible hours to accommodate school hours and sports practice.

Free Radicals and How to Fight Them

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 09, 2013

By: Mary Kelley

Lately, it seems that the word antioxidant is on the lips of every healthcare and skincare care professional. We are told that we must eat a diet rich in antioxidants, take antioxidant supplements, and use antioxidant-based skin care products. There’s a lot of talk but very little information about what antioxidants are and what they really do.

First, let’s look at what antioxidants protect us from. Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons—this imbalance causes the molecules to be very unstable and chemically reactive. These reactions are called oxidation. For most of us, this is a word we haven’t heard since junior high science class when discussing why metals get rusty. Our skin doesn’t get rusty when exposed to free radicals, however, we do see the adverse affects of oxidation in other ways. Skin damaged by free radicals will lose elasticity, develop hyperpigmentation, wrinkles or fine lines, or become rough, dry, or scaly; also, the biggest indicator of free radical damage is sunburn or skin cancer.

How do we fight free radicals by using proper skin care at home? The answer is simple: make sure your homecare products have effective antioxidants in you serums, crèmes, and sunscreens. Sunscreen, especially physical sunscreens that contain titanium oxide or zinc oxide, protects our skin from radiation damage from the sun.

But, what else works? The October issue of Skin Inc. lists Vitamins C and E as effective antioxidants. In fact, the article states that applying “topical antioxidants like vitamins C and E are potent tools for reversing sun damage to the skin.” Many product lines have Vitamin C in cleansers, crèmes, masques, and serums. Look for topical serums or crèmes that will stay on your skin for a long period of time.

SkinCeuticals has also published a study that concluded that topical C and E “provided substantial protection for human skin against solar simulator-induced oxidative skin damage, including erythema, sunburn cell formation and DNA mutations related to skin cancer.”

We’ve all heard the benefits of vitamins C and E but what may be news to most, is an antioxidant mentioned in a Skin, Inc article; melatonin—the chemical that moderates our sleeping and waking cycles. Naturally produced by our bodies, melatonin works synergistically with topically applied vitamins C and E for deeper penetration and to reduce inflammation. WebMD also lists the active form of vitamin A (Retinoic acid) as an effective antioxidant that reduces the impact of sun damage on skin.

Not sure how to work antioxidants into your skin care routine? Call Dream Spa Medical at 339-502-8070 to schedule a free consultation to find the best products for your skin type. If you are going to take antioxidant supplements, always consult your physician before beginning any regiment.


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