Cary Dermatology Blog
Posts for: April, 2017
Skinceuticals C E Ferulic acid serum is one of the top sellers at Cary Dermatology. The main reason for this is that it is a patented triple antioxidant serum that delivers 8x the skin's natural protection against UVA/UVB rays. This serum helps to neutralize free radicals caused by ultraviolet radiation, infrared radiation and ozone pollution which can lead to visible signs of aging skin.
Dr Sheldon Pinnell, then chairman of the Division of Dermatology at Duke Universit, was doing research about collagen in 1997 when he discovered how important Vitamin C is for the skin. Taking Vitamin C by mouth did not lead to high enough levels of Vitamin C in the skin to protect against free radical damage. After much study, it has been determined that 15% to 20% L-ascorbic acid is the optimum concentration that can be absorbed into the skin. Higher levels did not improve the serum. The pH of the serum is also very important for absorption and Skinceuticals Vitamin C is at the correct pH for maximum absorption.
All of Skinceuticals products are backed by science. They are tested in people, not just in a dish in a lab. They use the highest quality medical grade ingredients and have proven efficacy.
Skinceuticals products are sold through Physician practices and Medispas. They are found on the internet mostly in counterfeit form. In fact one study of internet acquired Skinceuticals products showed that 90% of them were knock-offs.
The Doctors and PAs at Cary Dermatology recommend CE Ferulic or Phloretin CE serum for patients who are out in the sun while running, golfing, playing tennis and pickleball. The serum is applied first thing in the morning and followed by a sunscreen. While exercising and sweating will cause sunscreen to run, the Skinceuticals serum has already absorbed into the skin where it provides a reservoir of electrons to quench the free radicals that are trying to damage skin.
If you want to slow the aging process while fully participating in outdoor activities, stop by Cary Dermatology to purchase topical Vitamin C Serum in the form of CE Ferulic acid or Phloretin CF. While there you can learn more about chemical peels and cosmetically elegant sunscreens and start improving your overall skin health today.
Dandruff is the common name for a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. It is characterized by scaling, redness, itchiness and often white, greasy flakes in the hair and on clothing. It can also involve the eyebrows, behind and in the ears, the nasolabial folds and the beard area. In severe cases the armpits, central chest and groin can be involved as well.
While some believe that when the scalp is flaky and scaly that they should shampoo less, more frequent shampooing with medicated shampoos is often what is needed to calm the scalp and decrease flaking. Shampoos that contain zinc, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, salicylic acid and tar should be massaged into the scalp and left on for 5 minutes or longer. The medication is for the scalp. After rinsing the shampoo out, it is okay to use another shampoo for the hair if you would like, and conditioner is fine.
Seborrheic dermatitis is not cured, it is controlled. Daily washing of scalp, face and hair bearing areas with medicated shampoos and soaps (ZNP bar is great for the face), can keep the flaking under control. If over the counter products are not enough, several prescription products including shampoos and leave on creams can be prescribed by your dermatologist.