Joel Schlessinger MD answers frequently asked questions about SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Everyone’s skin can benefit from an antioxidant serum. Antioxidants protect the complexion against environmental damage caused by pollution, smoke, the sun and more. In his most recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD shares how SkinCeuticals’s newest antioxidant serum can benefit your skin.

This antioxidant treatment protects your skin while you sleep, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E uses the antioxidant power of red grapes to strengthen, repair and protect skin. Active ingredients in this concentrated serum also help boost the skin’s antioxidant defense system to help your complexion repair itself overnight. Resveratrol B E is different from other treatment serums because it offers the triple antioxidant power of resveratrol, baicalin and vitamin E to repair and prevent damage. This serum also uses an innovative delivery system to help these active ingredients work deep into skin.

Joel Schlessinger MD shares how SkinCeuticals Resveratrol  B E helps minimize the signs of damage.

This nighttime treatment repairs skin while protecting the complexion from future damage. With regular use of Resveratrol B E, you’ll see a visible improvement in skin smoothness, firmness, clarity, density and overall radiance.

Because Resveratrol B E is not meant for morning use, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends pairing this product with SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic for all-day protection. In the morning after cleansing and toning, apply four to five drops of C E Ferulic to your face and neck. Then after cleansing at night, apply one to two pumps of Resveratrol B E to your face and neck.

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Joel Schlessinger MD discusses body treatments and how to choose the right one

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

When it comes to skin care, it’s important to treat the skin on your body as well as you treat your face. Areas like the neck, chest and hands are often neglected in the way of treatments. Body treatments provide the rest of your skin with firming, anti-aging, hydrating and other skin care benefits. In his most recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD discusses body treatments and how to choose the right one for your concerns.

Body treatments can diminish signs of aging on hard-to-treat areas, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

The neck, décolletage and hands are all areas where most people forget to apply sunscreen. This leads to sun damage down the road. Body treatments can help firm, tighten and brighten, giving your skin a more youthful appearance. For an all-in-one treatment to target the neck, chest and hands, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands. This anti-aging cream diminishes dark spots and plumps thinning skin.

Joel Schlessinger MD also recommends body treatments to treat specific skin concerns.

Body treatments can also improve the symptoms of common skin conditions. FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone soothes dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, insect bites, poison ivy, seborrheic dermatitis and more. The hydrocortisone in this balm goes beyond moisturizing to treat and heal itchy, irritated skin.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends Glytone Body Retexturize KP Kit to improve the rough, bumpy skin associated with keratosis pilaris. The exfoliating products in this kit are formulated with glycolic acid to promote healthy skin renewal.

Finally, DerMend Moisturizing Bruise Formula helps improve the appearance of bruised skin with key ingredients like retinol, ceramides, alpha hydroxy acids, and niacinamide.

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Joel Schlessinger MD answers frequently asked questions about PMD Personal Microderm Device

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Complete skin renewal is possible to achieve without making an appointment at the spa. PMD Personal Microderm Device is a microdermabrasion tool that yields professional-quality results from the comfort of your own home. In his most recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD shares how to use the PMD device and what results you can expect.

This at-home microdermabrasion tool rejuvenates the complexion, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

PMD Personal Microderm Device unclogs pores, improves skin tone, smooths a rough texture, diminishes blemishes and minimizes wrinkles. This tool offers three exfoliating discs that provide different levels of renewal, allowing you to control your own treatment. The blue discs provide sensitive treatment, the green discs provide medium treatment and the red discs provide maximum treatment. For best results, start with the blue discs first, then work your way up to the green and red discs.

PMD Personal Microderm Device makes skin renewal quick and easy, says Joel Schlessinger MD.

This at-home microdermabrasion tool is simple to use. Start by cleansing your skin and patting it dry. Use your free hand to put your skin taut, creating a smooth surface for the tool to glide across. Move the PMD device in an upward motion across the skin. Keep the device moving at all times and do not make more than two passes over one area during the treatment. PMD Personal Microderm Device can be used once a week.

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Joel Schlessinger MD answers frequently asked questions about moles

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Everyone has at least one mole. These marks can be any irregularity or dark spot on the skin, such as a birthmark. Most moles are harmless and don’t change, but others can show early symptoms of melanoma. In his most recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD discusses how to distinguish harmless moles from dangerous ones.

Safe sun practices and proper skin care can protect you from dangerous moles, Joel Schlessinger MD says.

Protecting yourself from harmful sun exposure can prevent moles from developing into skin cancer. Wear sunscreen and protective clothing to shield your skin. Another way to keep yourself safe is to avoid tanning booths.

Recognize the warning signs of dangerous moles by using the ABCDE rule. Look for moles with asymmetry, where one half doesn’t match the other half in shape. Next, check for moles with ragged, blurred or irregular borders. Watch out for marks with uneven coloration, more than one color or unusual color. Pay attention to moles with a diameter larger than 6 millimeters, or the size of a pencil eraser. Finally, keep track of evolving moles that change or grow in shape over time.

Scar treatments can minimize marks left behind after mole removal, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

Joel Schlessinger is an expert in skin cancer evaluation. As a board-certified dermatologist, he is skilled at assessing dangerous moles and removing them if necessary. If you do need a mole removed, there are several scar treatments that can help diminish the appearance of scarring.

SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel is clinically proven to address multiple phases of scar formation to improve the overall healing process. You’ll see softer, smoother skin with less noticeable scarring with continued use. To conceal and heal post-procedure scars, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation. This breathable foundation stimulates cell growth and soothes stressed skin to minimize scar formation. Plus, the formula is gentle enough to use immediately after procedures.

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Joel Schlessinger MD discusses the Clarisonic Pedi System

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to prepare for sandal-ready feet. In the winter, dry air depletes skin of essential moisture, causing feet to become rough, cracked and worn. Luckily, Clarisonic’s newest skin care tool is designed to address this very problem. In his most recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD answers frequently asked questions about the Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System.

This skin care tool will soften hardened heels just in time for spring, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

The Clarisonic Pedi System is designed to smooth and soften rough feet from the comfort of your own home. This set helps you achieve smooth and sandal-ready heels. The full kit includes the device, a smoothing disc, a buffing brush, a hydrating balm, an exfoliating treatment and a foot peel.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends using the buffing brush as a daily treatment for rough soles. Twice weekly, use the smoothing disc on hardened areas that need a little extra attention.

The Clarisonic Pedi is specifically designed for use on the feet, Joel Schlessinger MD says.

Like all Clarisonic devices, the Pedi is equipped with technology that really works. It features three speeds and an adjustable timer. The system is also water-resistant so it can be used in the shower. However, Clarisonic facial brush heads will not work with this skin care tool. The Pedi device is built with a different motor that is only safe for use on the feet.

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Joel Schlessinger MD explains the benefits of fragrance-free skin care

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

If you have a red, irritated complexion, your skin care products could be to blame. Fragrance is a common irritant that can aggravate sensitive skin. Luckily, there are a wide variety of fragrance-free skin care products available for those with sensitive complexions. In a recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD explains how going fragrance-free can benefit your skin.

Red and reactive skin types should avoid products with fragrances, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

Irritation can occur whether the product’s scent is natural or synthetic. Added fragrances are especially harsh on allergy-prone skin and anyone battling eczema, rosacea or psoriasis. If your skin is red or reactive, Joel Schlessinger MD suggests switching to fragrance-free products, which could help you avoid irritation and inflammation.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends choosing gentle formulas that soothe sensitive skin.

Joel Schlessinger MD suggests cleansing with a gentle face wash like La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream, which will not disrupt the balance of your skin. This soothing cleanser calms redness while removing makeup, oil and other debris.

FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone is the perfect solution for dry, chapped skin. This fragrance-free balm hydrates and heals the symptoms of dry skin, chapped lips, psoriasis, eczema, allergic skin reactions and more.

Joel Schlessinger MD also recommends a sensitive skin care cream to moisturize extremely dry, dehydrated and reactive complexions. Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream soothes itching and irritation while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture levels.

Soothe dehydrated hands with CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream. This hand cream uses ceramides to help repair, restore and protect skin from harmful irritants.

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Joel Schlessinger MD answers frequently asked questions about sun damage

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Sunburned skin is not the only sign of sun damage. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a “safe” tan. Any change in the color of your skin is a sign of sun damage. In his most recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD discusses how to recognize sun damage, the best way to protect yourself and what you can do to reverse existing damage.

Sun damage can cause premature signs of aging and skin cancer, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

Dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles are a common sign of sun damage. UV exposure creates an uneven skin tone and breaks down elastin in the skin, which gives the complexion a saggy and aged appearance.

Most skin cancer is caused by too much UV exposure. In the early stages, it usually resembles a freckle or a mole that can change in size, shape or color. The best way to avoid skin cancer is through regular visits to your dermatologist. This will also improve your chances of catching it early when it’s easily treatable.

Joel Schlessinger shares tips on how to prevent sun damage.

The best way to prevent sun damage is to avoid direct sun exposure and keep your skin well protected. Apply a daily sunscreen like EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen and avoid outside activities during peak hours when the sun is directly overhead.

Heliocare Sun Protection Pills can give your regular sunscreen a boost. These daily supplements build up your body’s natural defense against UV damage. Wearing a hat and clothing with SPF also help shield your skin.

Joel Schlessinger MD suggests treating existing sun damage with an anti-aging formula like SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum. This serum combines growth factors, peptides and antioxidants to diminish the look of dark spots and wrinkles.

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Joel Schlessinger MD answers frequently asked questions about Obagi360

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Obagi is well-known for its impressive anti-aging results, but the products have always been targeted toward correcting existing damage. Obagi360, the brand’s newest line, is formulated for younger patients in their 20s and 30s to protect skin and prevent the signs of aging. In his latest presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD discusses these new products and how they can benefit your skin.

Obagi360 helps address the early signs of aging, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

This preventative anti-aging line is perfect for patients who are starting to see fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. The Obagi360 system includes an exfoliating cleanser, a moisturizing sunscreen and a gentle retinol for a complete skin care regimen.

The exfoliating cleanser uses manual and chemical exfoliation to unclog pores and refine skin. It leaves your complexion soft, smooth and prepared for other products. The sunscreen moisturizer soothes inflammation while providing broad spectrum sun protection. This formula also contains potent antioxidants to protect your skin against environmental damage. Finally, the 0.5 retinol will help diminish the signs of aging without irritating the complexion.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends the Obagi360 system for a simple yet effective anti-aging routine.

For best results, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends trying the Obagi360 System Kit. This starter set contains the full-size cleanser, sunscreen moisturizer and 0.5 retinol. In addition to the retinol included in the kit, Obagi360 also offers a 1.0 retinol for patients who want a stronger treatment. Both formulas use an entrapped form of retinol that provides time-released treatment with minimal irritation.

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Joel Schlessinger MD discusses how to treat and prevent cellulite

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Cellulite creates bumpy, dimpled skin that can be unsightly and hard to treat. In his latest SlideShare presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD answers frequently asked questions about cellulite and why it is such a common concern. He also highlights a few of his favorite products to treat and prevent this condition.

Genetics play a key role in the formation of cellulite, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

Most noticeable on the buttocks and thighs, cellulite is characterized by stubborn fat deposits that give the skin a lumpy appearance. Although hormones, poor diet and lifestyle choices have been thought to cause this condition, the cause is most likely hereditary. Cellulite usually appears after puberty and is more common in women than men.

Joel Schlessinger MD shares how you can fight cellulite for smooth, even skin.

As a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Joel Schlessinger MD offers VelaShape for patients who want to eliminate stubborn cellulite. This non-surgical body shaping procedure uses innovative elos technology to tone, contour and shape targeted areas. also carries a wide range of products to treat problem areas from the comfort of your own home. The bliss FatGirlSlim Lean Machine targets dimpled skin with a combination of rolling, lifting suction and pulsing motions. This vacuum massager provides best results when paired with regular exercise and a healthy diet. SkinCeuticals Body Tightening Concentrate works quickly to diminish the look of cellulite in as little as eight weeks. If you prefer a treatment kit, ResolutionMD’s Cellulite System contains three products to help firm, tone and tighten skin.

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Joel Schlessinger MD discusses Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Obagi skin care creates some of the most effective product lines on the market. The brand’s newest line, Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation, is specifically designed for patients with sensitive skin who cannot tolerate more aggressive anti-aging regimens. In his latest presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD shares more information about this new line of skin care products.

Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation features the same Pro+Therapy MD formulas you know and love, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

Pro+Therapy MD products have transitioned into the Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation line. Although the packaging is brand new, each formula has remained the same. The products still contain kinetin and zeatin, two powerful plant-based growth factors that help diminish the signs of aging. Plus, some of these formulas are now sold at a lower price for a better value.

In addition to giving your old favorites a makeover, Obagi has created a few new products just for this line, Joel Schlessinger MD says.

The Gentle Rejuvenation line includes two new formulas to benefit your sensitive skin. Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation Soothing Cleanser is a gentle face wash that removes impurities while calming redness and inflammation. Specifically designed for skin that is prone to irritation, this cleanser won’t harm your sensitive complexion. Also new to the line is Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation Fortified Sunscreen with Vitamin C. This broad spectrum sunscreen contains vitamin C to help prevent the signs of aging.

Patients looking for a comprehensive regimen should try the Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation System Kit, which contains a cleanser, sunscreen, moisturizer and night cream.

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