Skin Care in New York, NY
The skin changes that occur as we age are primarily a direct result of our history of sun exposure combined with hormonal and genetic factors. The ultraviolet radiation and environmental toxins to which the skin is exposed produces damage to the collagen and elastic fibers that give the skin its youthful appearance. The wrinkled, dry, and tired looking skin that results can be restored to a healthier and refreshed appearance with a customized program of skin care prescribed by Dr. Forley.
CLEANSE AND TONE
SkinCeuticals cleansers and toners include a variety of active ingredients such as hydroxy acids, botanical extracts, and cleansing agents to lift impurities and oils, gently exfoliate dead skin cells, and balance ph levels. The cleansing and toning products leave the skin feeling fresh and clean without increased dryness or oiliness.
Research shows that aging skin is the result of more than just years on the calendar. Exposure to environmental elements like sunlight, smoke, and air pollution causes photoaging in skin. Not only does this lead to the formation of lines, wrinkles, and discoloration—it can lead to more serious skin conditions, including skin cancer. A comprehensive preventive program can help prevent environmental damage as well as the onset of more serious skin conditions. Studies prove antioxidants effectively neutralize chemical reactions generated when skin is exposed to environmental assaults. When used together, antioxidants and suncreens provide optimal photoprotection—preventing signs of premature aging, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promoting skin health. SkinCeuticals has developed a full menu of super-antioxidant formulas for all skin types—designed to provide the most advanced protection from environmental damage.
Over time, regardless of lifestyle, skin begins to change. Signs of aging may appear, fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and loss of elasticity become more visible. These signs can be the result of collagen breakdown, slower cell turnover, and loss of moisture. Damage is intensified by sun exposure, environmental elements, and smoking. A strong preventive program is critical to prevent further damage from these assaults and help slow down the aging process. Additionally, SkinCeuticals corrective products combine reparative, lightening, and exfoliating ingredients to help rehabilitate damaged skin, restoring a healthier and more youthful appearance.
SkinCeuticals moisturizers are carefully formulated with multi-functional ingredients that nourish, protect, and exfoliate as they hydrate and restore elasticity. The moisturizers are designed to maximize ingredient synergies and provide optimal benefits to the skin.
As skin ages, elasticity decreases, lines emerge, and overall appearance is diminished. As part of his approach to facial rejuvenation, Dr. Forley recommends SkinMedica products because of the restorative ingredients they contain which work to regenerate skin health. A comprehensive program of skin care helps to reduce fine lines, fade age spots and discoloration, and improve skin texture and elasticity.
A key component of SkinMedica products is NouriCel-MD. It is a combination of growth factors and other naturally occurring elements that are crucial to the regeneration of healthy skin and work to enhance the skin’s natural renewal process. Optimal skin rejuvenation is achieved when products containing Nouricel-MD are combined with an overall skin care regimen.
Sun protection is a key component in avoiding the aging changes produced by exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays. The free radicals produced by these rays, damage the collagen and elastin building blocks of the skin. EltaMD® sunscreens provide long lasting, broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection by utilizing microfine, transparent zinc oxide, leaving no white residue on the skin’s surface. Zinc Oxide is the only single ingredient that uniformly blocks both UVB and UVA rays, including the long UVA rays that have been implicated in both photoaging and skin cancer. All EltaMD® products are non-comedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.
Dr. Forley recommends the use of topical anti-oxidants, such as SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, to be used in combination with EltaMD® Sun Protection. Applied daily, this treatment penetrates into the deep layers of the skin and neutralizes free radical damage from the inside. Sunscreen compliments the benefits of the use of an antioxidant by blocking and absorbing UVA and UVB rays, thereby limiting their ability to penetrate the external layers of the skin.
Dark spots, known as hyperpigmentation, are caused by the overproduction of melanin. Lumixyl™ is an innovative peptide technology that works by reducing tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for producing melanin in the skin. It is effective in treating the skin discoloration produced by photodamage, melasma, inflammatory reactions, and from the use of prescription drugs or systemic disease. Unlike other topical treatments, the unique technology of Lumixyl™ is safe for all skin types and does not cause irritation or sensitivity to sunlight. It can also be used in conjunction with laser or skin resurfacing treatments for additional management of unwanted discoloration.
Obagi System skin care products are prescription strength, pharmaceutical quality products that work at the cellular level to improve skin cell function.
The Condition & Enhance System uses proven formulations that penetrate the layers of your skin to promote overall skin health by increasing cellular turnover, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin tone, and lightening skin darkening known as hyperpigmentation.
The Condition & Enhance System is particularly effective for problematic hyperpigmentation that has not responded to treatment regimens in the past. Pigmented skin cells become more regulated, creating a more even toned appearance. Melanin, the pigment in skin cells, is distributed more evenly. Itching, dryness and redness are initial, normal reactions that may occur as your skin adapts to the active ingredients in the system. Over 6-8 weeks of consistent use, your skin will appear smoother, and more evenly colored with improved clarity and a healthy glow.