May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and one out of five Americans will develop it during their lifetime. However, when it’s caught early, skin cancer is very treatable and almost always curable, which is why it’s so important to raise awareness.
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As we well know here in Littleton, plunging temperatures and dry air can wreak havoc on an otherwise healthy complexion. Winter is the opportune time to give your skin a little extra TLC with a HydraFacial MD treatment at Revalla Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics. HydraFacial MD’s multi-step approach merges revitalizing and calming therapies into one gentle skin resurfacing treatment—all while delivering a welcome dose of hydration. Continue reading “Hello HydraFacial MD®, Goodbye Winter Skin” »
Along with Dr. Hunsicker, we, at Revalla Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics, are believers in the truly transformative qualities of chemical peels. The Perfect Peel is no exception. Providing one with younger, healthier looking skin, The Perfect Peel is specially designed to work deep below the skin’s surface to improve a number of skin conditions. By brightening the skin, The Perfect Peel is able to lighten areas of hyperpigmentation to improve the overall tone and texture of your complexion. Stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, The Perfect Peel defies age as it helps to refine and soften fine lines and wrinkles while also tightening the skin.
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Skin can become damaged from the inside out and vice versa. So, are you doing the right things to protect your skin
and its youthful aesthetic and elasticity from the outside in?
Learn the 3 myths about sun safety.
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Antioxidants are substances that work to provide for a long list of health benefits, ranging from increased energy and weight loss to improved memory and concentration. Antioxidants have also proven to be effective when used as an ingredient in various skin care products
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Researchers in Australia found that consistent, long-term sunscreen use helped to keep skin youthful
In terms of skin care
, sunscreen might be the biggest bargain around. Not only has long-term use been shown to decrease the rate of skin cancer but a recent study
in the Annals of Internal Medicine
found that daily application can help slow aging as well.
Researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Australia analyzed data from 903 adults 55 and younger over a four-year period.
Participants had casts made of the top of their hands to measure fine lines and wrinkles that signal sun-caused aging.
Those who used sunscreen regularly had younger-looking hands, with 24 percent less skin aging than individuals who lathered it on only some of the time.
Dermatologists have always recommended year-round sunscreen use — especially for the face, hands, neck and upper chest. “I’m fond of telling people that if they start using sunscreen on a regular basis and [nothing] else, over time they’ll see an improvement in the appearance of their skin,” observes Dr. Richard Glogau
, a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco.
And it should be applied daily, not just when going outside or to the pool. So although it’s never too late – in the study, both young adults and the middle-aged experienced skin-saving effects — the sooner you begin using it, the better.
Woman applying sunscreen by moodboardphotography on Flickr