Treatments for Acne and Acne Scars

Acne is a common skin condition that frequently occurs in teenagers but often extends into adulthood. The cause of acne is multi-factorial and results from the multiple culprits like clogged pores, increased oil production, inflammation and bacteria and may have hormonal etiology.

At Esthetica MD, we offer a range of comprehensive treatments and home care regiment protocols that address acne. The variety of treatments that help to lessen acne and reduce hyper pigmentation and scarring resulting from acne are :

Medical Facial Treatments

At Esthetica MD, we perform a variety of facials for the treatment of tired, abused, dehydrated, aging, sun damaged or acne prone skin. Our medical facials include exfoliation, deep pore cleansing, lymphatic drainage massage to increase lymph flow, and Iontophoresis/ Sonophoresis technique, which uses an electric current  and ultrasound waves to deliver the product safely into the skin.  We use only medical grade skin care products, so that the result achieved is a hydrated, rejuvenated, youthful looking skin.  Our medical facials usually work in combination with other treatment protocols to enhance the outcome.

Traveling Beautifully

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When flying, combat dehydration by drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol and using a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, which pools water to the skin.  Our Picks: Ageless Total Pure Hyaluronic Filler or Prescriptives Super Flight Cream.

Lips are one of the  first areas to get chapped and dry.  Using a moisturizing lip balm often is also a good idea. Our Pick: Lip Enhancing Complex by Image Skincare.

Heading to a cold weather climate? Keep in mind that low temperatures combined with low humidity affects the skin on the face and body, resulting in feelings of extreme dryness, irritation and itchiness. Even those with oily skin might experience tightness and dehydration.

Use a good, nourishing cream that works as a barrier from harsh, cold winds and moisture loss.  Look for ingredients like Avocado or Apricot Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E.  Our Picks: Face Cream from SkinCeuticals or Max Cream from Image Skincare.  

Try adding 2-3 drops of Geranium Oil to a water mister and applying it to your face a few times throughout a day. Avoid alcohol-based products for the skin and hair since they cause extreme dryness.

Heading to a hot and humid climate? Look for a gentle salicylic cleanser to remove dead skin cells and keep oil at bay. Our Picks: A Sebuwash Cleanser with tea tree oil from Environ or a Grapefruit Cleanser from Neutrogena is a good choice.  

Protect the skin from the sun’s damaging rays with a good quality Vitamin C Serum or a Moisturizer with Antioxidants, like green tea. Our Picks: Environ’s C-Boost  or Phloretin Cream from Skinceuticals.

Finally, we cannot stress enough the importance of extra protection from the sun rays, rain or shine, hot or cold.  Grab a hat and some sunscreen (at least 15SPF) and cover up!

Happy (and healthy) Travels,

The Esthetica MD Team.

5 Quick Tips to Get Holiday Pretty

Dr Rabkin’s Tips for Quick Beauty Fixes

Dr. Rabkins Quick Tips for Winter SKin

Holiday Season is upon us and time is a commodity.  Check out these 5 quick fixes to get you looking “Fabulous Dahling” just in time for your A list events.

 

A touch of Vitamin B  – and by that we mean Botox of course,  is always a quick way of looking refreshed minus those pesky frown lines and wrinkles.  While requiring only 10-15 minutes of your time, you can dramatically improve your appearance.  The effect lasts up to 3-4 months.

 

Plump Up the Volume with a Platelet Rich Plasma – a natural filler derived from your own blood.  Taking advantage of your platelet’s regenerating factors, your own plasma is injected much like any other filler to promote a subtle and natural improvements to your appearance.  This procedure takes approximately 30-40 minutes, with very minimal to no discomfort and no downtime and lasts up to –12 months.

 

Kickstart repair & renewal of Collagen with Dermapen.  This technique enhances the appearance of your skin without the need for surgery or lasers.  This treatment has an aerating effect on the skin, helping the skin to rejuvenate itself.  It can be combined with  applying plasma, placenta or antioxidants to amp the skin’s self-healing ability.  The procedure takes approximately 40 minutes and has minimal to no downtime, a perfect solution during the busy holiday season.

 

Lose the dead skin – exfoliate dull skin with a Microdermabrasion or Dermafile.  Using a gentle stream of tiny crystals, or a diamond file, remove the very top layer of skin and uncover a fresh, glowing, younger looking you.  The treatment is comfortable and takes about 30 minutes.

 

Infuse skin with Oxygen and Antioxidants – One of the effortless fixes is to get a professional Facial Treatment where you can have your skin deeply cleansed and exfoliated.  Look for facials that incorporate  oxygen infusion, which is anti-bacterial and essential antioxidants, like vitamin C and green tea, that would give you the skin you always wanted; clean, clear and glowing- the perfect pre-party treatment.

Here is to looking Fabulous, Happy Holidays!