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Cynthia Golomb, MD | Dermatology Boutique

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Are you ready to JuvedermIt?

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My beautiful patient is in her early 20s.

I gave her the fuller lips she desired with Juvederm Ultra.

The after photo was taken immediately after injections.

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And here’s her beautiful smile after treatment!

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Patient review of antioxidant ampoules

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One of my patients was telling me about the good results she got from one of the ISDIN products we carry:  ISDIN Flavo-C Ultraglican.  Since she also had suggestions about how to use that product, that she learned by trial and error, I asked her to write a review and share her tips for using the Vitamin C ampoules.

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When Dr. Golomb recommended I try the ISDIN Flavo-C Ultraglican ampoules I jumped at the chance.  I’ve been reading about the benefits of Vitamin C serums for years but never made it part of my skincare routine.

I have very fair skin and I’ve read that layering an antioxidant like Vitamin C under your sunscreen provides extra protection from sun damage that causes wrinkles or crepey skin.  Another Vitamin C benefit I was interested in was to stop more dark, pigmented spots from appearing on my face.

My research also indicated the problem with Vitamin C is that it is unstable when exposed to light and air.  The delivery method of this product ensures that isn’t an issue.  You get a box of 30 dark glass ampoules.  You use ½ of an ampoule once a day, emptying the ampoule completely within 24 hours.

When you open an ampoule and apply it to your face the first thing you’ll notice is a light, floral fragrance that dissipates quickly.  I love the smell.  It’s like a little pick me up in the morning.  The product is not greasy and easily absorbs into the skin as you massage it into your face, neck and chest.  The first thing I started to notice after using the product is that my skin looks and feels smoother.  My brown spots are less noticeable too.  I’ve been using the product for four months.

So now that I’m a Vitamin C serum convert, I will admit that this particular product is a little more work to use than others.  Here are my tips for not wasting a drop.

  • There are directions in four languages on the inside of the lid of the box. I ended up highlighting my language so I could find them the next time I needed to refer to them.
  • The instructions say to shake the ampoule before you break off the neck (and tap the tip after shaking to move the product down into the ampoule). I always forget to shake it before opening!  When you shake the ampoule the serum becomes cloudy showing the ingredients are mixed.  If you forget to shake the ampoule before removing the tip, you can gently put your finger over the opening and shake.  Be careful, it is cut glass, but it is scored to break so it is not jagged.  You can also gently shake the serum when the applicator tube is on the ampoule.
  • Find a tall plastic cap (around one inch in diameter) to store the ampoule that’s currently in use in an upright position. I use the cap from hair mousse.  This keeps the ampoule from tipping over and the applicator tube from falling off and all your precious serum from ending up on the bathroom counter!
  • After you’ve used the applicator tube a few times on new ampoules, the product will collect inside it and make it slippery. Clean the base of the applicator tube with a cotton swab before inserting it onto a new ampoule to get a secure fit.  Putting a few drops of alcohol into the applicator once in a while will clean it nicely.
  • When placing the applicator on a new ampoule, remove the cap from the applicator first so the air pressure doesn’t pop the applicator off of the ampoule.

This product, like many other Vitamin C serums, includes a form of Vitamin E (Tocopherol) that increases the potency.  Vitamin E is also an antioxidant that helps to prevent sun damage from UV rays.  It softens the skin and smooths the appearance of wrinkles.  Additionally, it is a preservative for the other oils in the serum.

I’ve learned that both Vitamins C and E reduce skin inflammation, which I appreciate because I have rosacea.

Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award

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SkinBetter’s Alto Defense Serum™ just won Allure Magazine’s 2017 Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award.

It protects against environmental stressors and future signs of aging.

Alto Defense Serum also works to reduce redness and to improve skin tone/luminosity.

We carry many of SkinBetter’s science-based products and we’d be pleased to match you up with the one that is right for you!

Treatments for Acne Scars

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There are many treatments for acne scars. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests answering these questions before you seek treatment:

  • Do I often wish that I could get rid of my acne scars??
  • Do I feel that my scars limit my opportunities to date, get a job, advance my career, or perform well in school??
  • Am I less social now than before I had acne scars?

The organization has information online for you to learn more about the various treatments for scars, as well as advice for preventing them. When you’re ready to discuss treatment of your acne scars, give me a call 855-465-6621.

April is Rosacea Awareness Month

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RosaceaMonth_button_500The National Rosacea Society (NRS) is a resource for information on the types of rosacea, treatments and skin care and cosmetic tips for rosacea.

The National Rosacea Society offers a toll-free telephone number (888-NO-BLUSH) for information. The NRS also has a newsletter for rosacea patients; a “Rosacea Diary” to help patients identify and avoid lifestyle factors that may trigger flare-ups in their individual cases; and other booklets to help patients understand and manage their condition.

Dr. Golomb can recommend options to manage your rosacea, including medical therapy, as well as every day actions you can take to calm your skin.  Prior to your appointment, write down situations that have caused your redness or breakouts to flare:  sun exposure, foods or beverages, heat, stress or anxiety or soap.

Obagi Medical – ELASTIderm Complete Complex Eye Cream

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One of my patients purchased this Obagi eye cream at our office and I asked her what she thought:  “It’s light and silky.  I also like that I can use it at night and not wake up with puffy eyes.  My skin instantly drinks it in and fine lines become less noticeable.  What I really like is that I can put on foundation immediately without ‘pilling.’”

If you’re not familiar with the pilling she’s referring to, it can happen when you apply one product over another on your face and during application the products roll up into little balls.  The best way to avoid this is to let each layer dry, but on rare occasions, with certain products, even that doesn’t work.  Here are some tips from Allure Magazine on how to avoid pilling.

She continues:  “I’ve been able to apply foundation on top of the ELASTIderm Complete Complex Eye Cream with no pilling. With my sensitive skin I’ve had no reaction or problems using this eye cream.”  The eye cream is formulated with clinically proven ingredients such as several antioxidants, and malonic acid which can improve skin texture and elasticity.

Pick up a jar at your next visit to our office.

Sculptra Provides Natural Looking Results and Can Take Years Off of Your Face

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I recently attended some refresher training on Sculptra from one of the most expert injectors of the product, a cosmetic dermatologist. I like to attend continuing education to learn from others and refine my techniques.

I’m very enthusiastic about the results patients achieve with just two or three sessions of Sculptra. The injections stimulate collagen over the bone.  This new collagen is key in regenerating fullness in areas where loss of volume and/or wrinkles have taken over.  It gives very natural and long-lasting results – renewing the angles of youth.  Take a look at these before and after photos.

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