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Cynthia Golomb, MD | Dermatology Boutique

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Simplifying Skincare for Men

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Some great skincare advice for men from DefenAge…
A man’s skin care routine doesn’t need to be complicated or confusing. Many guys steer clear of a skin care routine for these reasons. But, if you care about the common concerns that most men do—wrinkles, dullness, sun damage, or acne—building an effective regimen is an important step in meeting your skin care goals. A men’s skincare kit can address your various needs. Here’s one simple routine that, if done consistently, can pay off in the way your skin looks and feels over time.

 

DefenAge men’s skincare kit – available at Dermatology Boutique

 

Face Cleanser

Ditch the soap if that’s been in your repertoire over the years. Soap is extremely drying and strips your skin of its natural oils and protective barrier. A high-quality face cleanser will practically melt away dirt, sweat, excess oils, environmental stressors, and any other debris on the surface of your skin. A product with prebiotics will keep your skin’s natural barrier healthy and intact. Your skin should be left feeling hydrated and soft, not tight or squeaky clean. A great skin care routine always starts with an effective face cleanser.

 

Moisturizing Cream

Moisturizers help the skin stay hydrated, but your skin shouldn’t feel greasy when wearing one. The best moisturizers won’t have an off-putting smell either. Choosing a fragrance-free formula is important. A great product will absorb into your skin and you shouldn’t feel like you’re even wearing a moisturizer. With consistent use, your skin can look brighter and feel firmer. The overall tone and texture of your skin can also appear smoother and more even.

 

Serum

This is like a shot of goodness for your skin. The best serums are potent and designed to absorb effectively into your skin, imparting all the beneficial active ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. A high-quality serum can help minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles, revive the skin’s natural moisture barrier, improve the look of visible firmness, and minimize the appearance of skin discolorations. With an anti aging cream and powerful serum, you’re well on your way to great-looking skin.

 

Exfoliating Mask

If you have two minutes to spare, you can do a weekly exfoliating mask. It’s really that easy—and it makes a huge difference for the overall look of your skin. A great formula can help renew your skin and remove dead skin cells that linger on the surface. The best exfoliating face mask will gently polish and refine the look of your skin with ingredients such as ultrafine sugar crystals and papaya, pumpkin, and pomegranate enzymes, which are natural exfoliators.


Those are the basic products that will help transform your skin, so that it appears smoother, more youthful, and healthier. If you’ve been looking for an ideal way to visibly improve exhausted-looking or damaged skin, start here.

 

About DefenAge

DefenAge, a premier skin care line with exclusive use of defensin molecules, is known for its award-winning and age-repairing products. Products are formulated to visually improve the look of aging skin for both men and women, including men’s skin care kits. DefenAge’s dermatologist recommended skin care products include the Clinical Power Trio: 8-in-1 BioSerum, 24/7 Barrier Balance Cream, and 2-Minute Reveal Masque. Proprietary use of Age-Repair Defensins is technology that wakes up dormant cells to make brand-new, healthy cells. Improve the appearance of visible skin’s density, fine lines and wrinkles, texture, and tone with DefenAge’s line, including eye cream, cleanser, exfoliating mask, serum, moisturizer, and more. Products are made in the U.S.A. and are available at my office, Dermatology Boutique.

 

How to get maximum results from DefenAge skincare

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Defensins are the difference in DefenAge Skincare.
Defensins are anti-aging molecules that naturally awaken dormant skin cells and spark a wound-healing response to create new skin.

Follow these simple tips for best results with DefenAge:

  1. One-pump rule.  Use the exact quantity of the defensin products as recommended:  one pump per area.  More is not better.  The formulas are well-balanced and refined on concentrations of defensins and other ingredients to deliver results.
  2. Serum is always last.  Yes, this is counterintuitive because in other skincare lines serum is usually first.  The 8-in-1 BioSerum should be applied as the last step of your skincare routine.  Due to the unique mechanism of the action of defenins, the BioSerum should always be the last step and applied on top of the 24/7 Barrier Balance Cream or the 3D Eye Radiance Cream.  Only sunscreen and makeup, if any, should be layered on top of the serum in the morning.  Nothing should be applied on top of the serum at night.
  3. AM and PM.  Apply DefenAge twice a day, morning and evening.  When defensin products are used twice a day, results will appear faster.
  4. Exfoliate your skin one to two times per week with the gentle, 2-Minute Reveal Masque.  (NOTE:  The 2-Minute Reveal Masque is NOT recommended for patients with acne, rosacea or extremely sensitive or abraded skin.)

 

Our favorite skincare products!

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Here we are with our favorite skincare products.

Adriana (far left) uses Obagi foaming gel cleanser.  She says it leaves your face so clean and smooth.  No dryness after washing.  Your skin feels moisturized and soft.

Mylene (second to left) loves Skinbetter’s AlphaRet overnight face cream.  It delivers all the retinoid benefits without irritation.

I’m holding biopelle’s Tensage Intensive serum 50 which contains growth factors that repair skin damage.  I also like to use it on my patients, post treatment, to take away redness or irritation, for example, after a CoolPeel CO2 laser treatment.

Jill (far right) recommends emepelle’s serum for estrogen deficient skin.  Just one pump daily can turn the clock back on your skin, by restoring some of what menopause takes away.

 

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Technology that targets estrogen deficient skin

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With time I have noticed that my skin did not respond to treatments as well as it did in the past.  My moisturizer was not working as well and my laser treatments were not giving me the boost that I saw 5 years ago.

The reason for this is a decrease in hormones.  As estrogen decreased, my skin was losing collagen at an exponential rate.

For women like me, finally there is a scientific breakthrough that is very different than any other anti-aging skincare product.

Emepelle is not a hormone or hormone replacement.  Rather it’s a technology that targets estrogen deficient skin to restore the features of our skin before menopause.

After 3 weeks of using emepelle twice a day, my skin was more luminous, smoother and firmer.

I had mild irritation during the first few days that was easy to tolerate.  I thought of it as “out with the old.”  Within a few more days I was very happy to see the more youthful look and feel of my skin.

Emepelle is the first product that addresses the cause of accelerated aging seen in women like myself.  After my good experience with it, now I’m offering it to my patients. 

It is recommended for women with estrogen deficient skin—if you are perimenopausal, currently in menopause or you are postmenopausal.

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.

Skinbetter provides award winning results

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I love this skincare line!  That’s because Skinbetter provides results.

Skinbetter Science has received many accolades and awards for smoothing wrinkles and hydrating skin. I’m pleased to offer these proven winners to my patients!

– Allure Magazine is known for its rigorous testing of skincare and beauty products. AlphaRet Overnight Cream and ALTO Defense Serum both received the Allure Beauty Breakthrough Awards.

– InStyle and Shape Magazines named AlphaRet Overnight Cream “the best wrinkle treatment.”

– Hydration Boosting Cream won a Cosmopolitan Magazine Beauty Award.

– Women’s Health Magazine had dermatologists review vitamin C serums and ALTO Defense Serum was named one of the best nine serums on the market.

– Luxury lifestyle website and blog, The Coveteur, named EVEN Tone Correcting Serum one of the 36 best new beauty products that launched in April.

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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!

Old with the old, in with the new!

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As we ring in the New Year, there’s something simple you can do to improve the health of your skin … some early spring cleaning!

Get rid of skin care and make up products that are old. Especially creams in jars that can host bacteria. How about some of those products in the back of the drawer? You can’t even remember when you bought them.

And those makeup brushes have germs too! Wash them with hand soap, preferably once a week.

HydraFacial MD — now available at Dermatology Boutique

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Great for all skin types, our new HydraFacial MD® Treatment is not only highly effective at improving overall skin health, but is also excellent for remedying:

–  Fine lines, Wrinkles
–  Skin Tone Evenness
–  Skin Texture
–  Hyperpigmentation
–  Oily/Congested Skin
–  Enlarged Pores
–  Advanced Signs of Aging

The results are immediate and long-term.  These before and after photos demonstrate the many benefits.  Check out the reviews from satisfied patients and celebrities alike.  Call 954-251-0367 for an appointment now!

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