Skin Rejuvenation Spring Lake, Monmouth County NJ

Bringing Back the Softer Side of your Skin

Skin Rejuvenation Spring Lake, Monmouth County NJYou may have heard that adage “youth is wasted on the young.” It expresses how many adults feel when they reach a certain age when discernment provides them with all that insight they needed when they were young. As it pertains to the skin, not very many of us grew up knowing that the softness we took for granted would one day be a distant memory.

If you are pining for the softness, you once had. You can stop right now. Your Spring Lake dermatologist has tips and treatments that will help you bring it back.

First, the Cleansing

We know that the skin needs cleansing, so we may all do a quick once-over while in the shower. Those who are committed may spend a few minutes every night cleaning off makeup and debris from the day. This is not what we’re talking about. There is only so much a daily skin care routine can do when the surface of the skin is blocking products from doing their job.

Cleansing, in the context of getting back that baby-soft skin, means cleaning that blockade that is in the way of your products. Chemical peels are a great method of exfoliating the epidermis. Not only do these gentle treatments clear the path for better skin care, they enliven the tone of the skin for a healthier, younger-looking glow. Other ways to clean up include microdermabrasion and sublative skin rejuvenation.

Next, the Moisture

After a surface cleansing treatment, skin care products are better able to nourish on a regular basis. It is important if you want softness, to choose quality creams that will moisturize as needed at the right time. Estheticians recommend daytime and nighttime moisturizing products to ensure the skin gets what it needs when it can best utilize certain ingredients.

Finally, the Protection

Soft skin is skin that has the support of strong collagen. UV exposure, whether from the sun or a tanning bed, breaks down this vital protein. Without tightly-wound strands of collagen, the skin loses its firmness, and it is less capable of retaining moisture for long-term softness. To make your skin soft, make sunscreen a priority.

Does your skin need some attention? We’re here to help. Call (732) 449-0167 for cosmetic or medical dermatology services in Spring Lake.

Ready to Try Something New?

skin treatmentsTrying new things is good for the soul. It’s also good for your skin, if you spend time visiting your dermatologist for the latest beauty treatments! Sometimes, the speed at which new technologies and treatments become available may feel overwhelming. That shouldn’t stop you from looking and feeling your best. Here, we want to introduce you to some of the ways our patients are spreading their proverbial wings in the realm of aesthetic medicine.

Sublime Skin Rejuvenation

We all could use a little rejuvenation from time to time. Our sublime skin contouring treatment is just as valuable for the man or woman who wants to preserve youthful skin as it is for the individual who has begun to notice the signs of aging. The reason this is so is because this treatment focuses on restoring adequate stores of collagen. Collagen is the protein that gives skin its firmness. Production starts to slow sometime during our 20s, though we don’t see the signs for another decade or two. By then, we are chasing a problem rather than preventing one.

Hair Removal

If one of your major frustrations is the time you have to spend grooming away unwanted hair, then now may be an excellent time to schedule laser hair removal. After a series of treatments, you can throw out that razor and never need another. The results of laser hair removal become evident after the first treatment, when hair that exists in the follicles at that time is vaporized. Further treatments are necessary to complete the cycle of hair growth, but hair often grows back much thinner throughout the process.

Injectables

For some people, just visiting the dermatologist for wrinkle reduction feels adventurous, and that’s ok! Until you have undergone this treatment, it may sound uncomfortable or unsettling, at the least. Rest assured, your experienced provider knows the appropriate method of application, as well as dosing. patients who are treated with Botox or dermal fillers regain a more youthful, more energetic appearance without losing their true self.

Raise your confidence with cosmetic treatments tailored to resolve your concerns. Call our Spring Lake office at (732) 449-0167 for a convenient appointment.

Two Very Important Proteins, Collagen and Elastin

anti aging treatmentsFirm, beautiful facial skin is a worthy goal for life-long skin care. Two naturally occurring proteins, collagen and elastin, play important roles in meeting that goal. You may have heard of them, read about them and possibly have wondered what they are.

  • Collagen is a very abundant protein found in your nails, skin, hair, muscles, tendons and other parts of your body – it is an important component of your body’s connective tissue. Collagen helps your skin stay smooth and firm. It also aids in the formation of new skin cells and keeps harmful toxins at bay.
  • Elastin is a protein that helps your skin stay young by keeping it flexible and elastic, thus countering the effects of gravity on your skin. There is less elastin in your body than collagen, but they work together to keep your skin flexible, firm and youthful looking.

Your body has less of these critical proteins as you age, and, as a result, your skin becomes loose, saggy and thin. It also damages more easily and is more susceptible to the effects of gravity. Fine lines and wrinkles appear and your skin may sag, which creates the appearance of jowls and a double chin.

It’s impossible to completely prevent the visible signs of aging, but there are some things you can do to protect the collagen and elastin in your body and keep your skin looking young for as long as possible:

  • Stop smoking. Just do it.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Avoid spending too much time in the sun – and always use sunscreen when you are outside.

And, as many of our client’s do, consider one of the cosmetic treatments we offer to counter the visual signs of aging. We proudly offer Restylane® and Perlane® – FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

Call us for a consultation, today, to learn more about the anti-aging, cosmetic procedures we offer our clients: (732) 449-0167.

Renew, Refresh, Revive – It’s Spring!

Each season presents its own skin care challenges…and each season calls for a different skincare routine. Your skin, especially your fragile facial skin, is constantly exposed to the elements…from winter’s chill to summer’s heat. You should give your skin the tender, loving care it needs to thrive throughout the year – but especially now that spring is just around the corner.

To that end, here are a few tips to jump-start your spring and summer skincare routines:

skin careExfoliate: Because the cold, dry winter air is hard on your skin, sloughing off winter’s dead cells can renew and refresh your skin. If you haven’t exfoliated the dead skin cells from your face all winter, it’s time to start. You can exfoliate gently at home by using a soft washcloth or, if you want an easy DIY scrub recipe, you can mix granulated sugar or oatmeal with honey or olive oil for an extra dose of hydration. Remember to be gentle! Don’t pull or tug at your skin or rub too vigorously. The idea is to work up to exfoliating two to three times a week.

If you want maximum rejuvenation, make an appointment with us for a microdermabrasion treatment or a chemical peel. These treatments are designed to improve the appearance of dull skin, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, blackheads, and even sun damage. They are non-invasive, quick and easy…and can be done on your lunch hour.

Moisturize: Invest in a good facial moisturizer – one with a built-in sunscreen, if possible. Hopefully you have been keeping your skin moist during the winter months…but now that the sun is about to be a daily visitor, moisture plus sunscreen are absolute musts for soft, summer-ready skin.

Spring is also a great time to make an appointment for one of our Injectable Treatments, like Botox. There is absolutely no downtime with a Botox treatment. You’ll be smiling and ready just in time for summer. And you’ll look your best, even without make-up, as you trade your boots for sandals and head to the beach or pool.

Spring Forward! Call to schedule an appointment for a microdermabrasion, peel or Botox treatment, today: (732) 449-0167.

The 411 on Wrinkles And Lines

Your amazing skin is made to be resilient, and it is. But you have to take care of it…every day.
For everyone, aging and aging skin is impossible to deny. Time marches on.
facial rejuvenationThe good news is you don’t have to give in to time’s effects on your skin…especially fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Aging thins your skin so it becomes less elastic and more vulnerable to wrinkles. The sun’s harmful rays break down your skin’s connective tissue and those rays are the main cause of wrinkly skin. Repeated, unprotected sun exposure can also cause skin cancer. Keep in mind that the effects of the sun’s damaging rays are cumulative over your lifetime.
  • Smiling is good; worrying is not. Your frown lines don’t need extra help to become deeper.
  • Wrinkles appear first around your mouth, eyes and eyebrows because of repeated facial expressions.

Although wrinkles are a natural result of aging, there are some things you can do to keep them at bay:

  • If possible, stay indoors when the sun’s rays are at their most damaging, between noon and five p.m. And don’t tan in tanning beds…those rays are even more damaging to your skin.
  • Using a good sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do to prevent sun damage, but it doesn’t do any good in your beach bag. Choose a product that is at least 30 SPF and re-apply often to your face, hands and neck.
  • Use a moisturizer and eye cream every day. A retinol cream may also help reduce the appearance of fine lines.
  • Don’t scrub or pull at your skin. Use a soft touch when washing your face and applying makeup, especially around your eye area.
  • Smoking accelerates your body’s aging process and causes wrinkles to appear prematurely. So stop or cut back if you can.

If your wrinkles are deep and pronounced, you may want to consider one of our injectable dermal fillers.

Want to know more? Call for an appointment with Dr. Lobuono and let our team of specialists help you achieve your best, most youthful looking skin: 732.449.0167.