Many patients who are interested in doing everything they can to improve their facial appearances, even surgery, are often not taking optimal care of their skin. Because facial surgery can only tighten or reposition skin, muscle, and fat that has changed with aging but not change the character of the skin itself, the best results are usually obtained by a combination of surgery and skin care or sometimes even skin care alone.
We have cared for hundreds of patients through our Skin Solutions program using the product line that is right for you. We still have Societe Clinical Skincare products available. If you need more products, please use the ‘Contact Us’ form to let us know. We will respond as soon as we are able.
How Your Skin Ages
The biology and character of the skin changes as we age. The amount of change is determined by heredity, skin type, history of acne or rosacea, and many other environmental factors such as sun exposure or smoking. In general, the rate of new skin cell turnover and maturation slows, so that fewer new cells come to the surface at a decreased rate; and the surface, shedding, layer of the skin becomes thicker. Skin elasticity and circulation decrease, new pigmentation (“age spots”) can appear, pore size becomes coarser, and the skin appears drier, less rosy, and more lined.
All of these changes can be reversed, at least in part, by good skin care.
Société Clinical Skincare
Société Clinical Skincare is a skin care program that is only
physician-office based and is “green”, which we are very
excited about. Société is a line of skincare products and peels that deliver results through scientifically-based products that are free of parabens, sodium, laurel sulfate and propylene glycol.
Société products are medical grade and can only be purchased through a doctor’s office.
Medical grade skincare products are continually checked
and formulated for greater efficacy, safety and potency.
The products contain antioxidants, proteins, plant sources, vitamins, and important ingredients such as Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Beta Hydroxy Acid, and Poly Hydroxy Acid. The ingredients are clearly displayed on each product.
Société Clinical Skincare is frequently reminding us of how we can take the best care of our skin. These are just a few of the many corrective and anti-aging products that are available.
Some Questions about the Skin Solutions Program
- “Why are you so concerned with skin texture if the Skin Solutions method is not surgical?”
- Remember that skin covers the nose, face, and eyelids. No surgery on any of those structures dramatically improves skin texture or quality. The best cosmetic result comes from a combination of both the best surgical treatment and expert skin care.
- “Is your skin care really skin rejuvenation? Isn’t it cosmetic?”
- It is real skin rejuvenation. Biopsies of skin treated by this program show a recovery of youthful characteristics – more elastic tissue, more circulation, less dryness, smoother surface and thicker, healthier skin. The changes are not cosmetic.
- “I have used many over-the-counter skin products and I haven’t seen a big change. How effective is Skin Solutions?”
- Remarkably, in three months, the great majority of our patients can see a change that is so obvious it shows in photographs. If your skin care program is not giving you obvious improvement, it is not doing enough for you.
If you want your teeth to look good as you age, you have to take care of them. Just think of how much less environmental exposure your teeth have than your skin does. Good skin care is the equivalent of good care of your teeth, hair, nails, or physique. Skin Solutions is like taking your skin to the gym. Results are usually evident within two to three months, and like consistent exercise, improve with time. There is never an endpoint: Just as you can always condition your body better, you can improve your skin.