Skincare products are not smart enough to know what your skin needs. Each person has different skin in terms of skin tone, texture, thickness, previous sun damage, etc. Even each part of our face or body has different skin, which is suitable for specific creams or lotions. With age, our skin starts to become more dry or thin. There are different stages of skin damage and several types of dark spots such as: melisma, lentigo, post-inflammatory pigmentation, etc. Occasionally, we have to help the skin by applying creams with more active ingredients which can cause irritation of skin - for this reason, we recommend using active creams every second day to stimulate the skin without causing irritation. Some skincare products need to be applied only in the morning or only at night.
There are so many products on the market with specific ingredients that address the most common and annoying ageing concerns. Usually, these ingredients include Vitamin C, Retinol, Kojic Acid and salicylic acid to break up dark spots, hyaluronic acid to give thirsty skin hydration, and collagen- boosting peptides to plump out wrinkles. The ingredients increase not only collagen and elastin fibres synthesis, but also blocks the production of pigmentation.
With such an assortment of super specific ingredients, the cream or serums offer many different outcomes for different concerns – whether it is smoothing out fine lines or lightening up dark sun spots or damaged skin. We also have to help the skin by having additional specific laser treatments once or twice a year. This helps to achieve a softer, smoother and more luminous skin. Emollients reduce irritation of the skin following laser, and very often they have solar filters for protection and absorption of UVB and UVA sun radiation. Very often we have to use skincare products as a maintenance program following laser therapy or peels.
For this reason, skincare is more complicated than ever; only specific creams or lotions are right for specific problems
There are a wide variety of options of different creams at Cosmetic Medical Centre. It is important to have a doctor with experience who is not only practicing simple procedures for a few years. Dr. Roberts has had decades of practice in teaching hospitals and has seen the full spectrum of many dermatological problems.