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Mar 26 2010

QUESTION: How exactlly does a Chemical Acid Peel work?

Your skin is made up of protein, water and other minor chemicals. Proteins are very complex chains of amino acids and they are very sensitive to the level of pH surrounding them. When the skin’s proteins react with an acid in a low pH coagulation occurs. This is a non-reversible reaction where the proteins are basically destroyed (frosting is what you see when this process is happening). This is the actual goal of chemical peeling the skin. The acid destroys the existing tissues so that they can be replaced with new structures.

Go to www.SkinRxClinic.com to learn more and check out all the different Acids offered.

Mar 25 2010

QUESTION: How often should you replace your sunscreen?

Don’t save your sunblock from one summer to the next. Buy the size that will be adequate for the time you need it and then discard. Sunblock that is over a year old has started to deteriorate so the benefits will be diminished. When purchasing sunscreen make sure you check the active ingredients…if  Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide are not listed you wont get the maximum benefits. Try Skin Rx Clinics Advanced Protection SPF 30 Sunblock with Zinc Oxide. This physical sunblock provides full-spectrum protection and has vitamins & anti-oxidants.

There are two kinds of sun protection: Physical & Chemical.

Physical sunblock does not have the ability to be absorbed into the skin and as a result sits on the surface and reflects the damaging rays away from the skin. Physical sunscreens will always have Zinc and/or Titanium Dioxide.

Chemical sunblock has the ability to be absorbed into the skin and as a result must be reapplyed to keep its effectivness.

Hope this helps!

Mar 24 2010

QUESTION: Is there a product on the market that can get rid of my stubborn dark under eye circles??

Yes. The trick to getting ride of dark under eye circles is Vitamin K. What you are seeing is blood at the surface of the skin caused by weakened capillaries. SkinRxClinic.com has a product called Vital K and it actually helps strengthen the capilaries and reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles. I recommend anyone with dark circles check this product out. And hang in there it is not an easy process and there is no quick fix but you can deminish the appearance!

Mar 17 2010

QUESTION: What are the risks of chemical peels and how long after a chemical peel before I can return to normal activities?

Superficial peels are quite safe although rarely minor irritation of the skin can occur.  Minimal redness and sometime brownish patches can occur as well as tightening of the skin and slight peeling.

Superficial peels require no recovery time. Redness may last up to three days and can be diminished by using a mineral based makeup. Skin Rx Clinic offers a “Mica Free” Ultra Sensitive Loose Mineral Base that will assist in the healing process as well as mask any redness or discolorations.

Mar 17 2010

QUESTION: How many peels will I need and how long do the results last?

The superficial peels are usually done several times over the course of several months.  With good sun protection, results can last months but you will likely need repeat treatments in the future.

Mar 17 2010

QUESTION: What are chemical peels? And what are chemical peels used for?

Chemical peels produce controlled injury to the skin which promotes growth of new skin with improved appearance. Many different chemicals are used for chemical peels and include glycolic acid, Lactic acid, salicylic acid, and “Jessners” solution.

Chemical peels are used for the treatment of photoaging (from sun damage), wrinkles, scarring, acne, precancerous lesions, and discoloration (including melasma, freckles, and age spots).

Mar 16 2010

QUESTION: What should I expect after preforming an At Home Jessner Peel?

I am in the process of documenting the stages of the Jessner Peel. I applied the Skin Rx Clinic At Home Jessner Peel to my face on Monday 3/16/2010.  Stay tuned for a day by day recap and pictures of the experience!

Mar 16 2010

QUESTION: I wanted to know which product gives the better result – 40% unbuffered rx strength or 60% buffered strength glycolic acid skin peel?

Great question…Buffered peels are partially neutralized to a pH of around 2.1. The resulting product is considered just as effective and safer for home / non-professional use. Unbuffered peels are at lower pHs and are said to act quicker and more aggressively on the skin and I strongly recommend that unbuffered peels be neutralized with a peel neutralizer. If you decide to go with the Unbuffered Rx strength I recommend also purchasing Skin Rx Clinics 2 oz Home Skin Peel Kit. This can be found on our website just search “peel kit” and scroll down. The kit contains a Pre Peel Prep and Post Peel Neutralizer as well as application fan brush and dispensing dish.

Mar 12 2010

QUESTION: How often should I exfoliate and what should I use? Should I do it at night or in the morning?

Its recommend that you exfoliate your skin 1 to 2 times a week. Skin Rx Clinic Microdermabrasion Peel gently buffs away dulling surface flakes, unclogs pores and renews, refines and retexturizes skin as it exfoliates. It does not matter whether you exfoliate morning or night, but be sure to cleanse and tone your skin first as exfoliators are not cleansers.

Professional Microdermabrasion results at home

Mar 10 2010

QUESTION: I’m 22 and I would like to use some sort of anti-wrinkle cream for my eyes as a preventitive measure, but everything I`ve tried gives me pimples, which I never get there otherwise. Any suggestions? I would also like to know of a very very light facial sunblock to wear under my make up or alone that won`t give me pimples or feel greasy or heavy

I thinks it’s great you are thinking about taking preventive measures. Parabens or fillers are used to create the best preservative effect. These ingredients can be irritating and pore clogging and can cause breakouts. I recommend using a Paraben Free product such as Skin Rx Clinic Eyebright Intensive eye cream or Eyebright Anti-puffiness Gel. You will be much less likely to breakout and you will still reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

As far as sunblock goes it is essential that Zinc Oxide is one of the active ingredients. Zinc has the ability to reflect UVA & UVB rays instead of absorb them like most sun protection. I’d suggest Skin Rx Clinics Advanced Protection SPF 30. This creamy lotion is fragrance free, lightweight and provides UVA/UVB full spectrum protection with anti-oxidants!!



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