At Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, dermatology is obviously our specialty. With the word “skin” in the name of the practice, you can be sure that we have everything from the epidermis to the subcutis covered—and more besides that. While our three physicians regularly treat a variety of conditions, both cosmetic and medical, they also encourage ongoing skin care and health to maintain a look not yet touched by many or any wrinkles, sagging, or spots.
The key to preserving clear and smooth skin is committing to a care regimen that includes:
• sun protection: This is vitally important for anyone who cares about the look of their skin, as well as their long-term health. Since ultraviolet radiation breaks down collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other beneficial skin components, venturing out without adequate sunscreen or shade is inviting problems. Wrinkles can form, tissues can start to sag more dramatically than they would due to aging alone, and skin cancer can take hold.
• hydration: Moist skin is happy skin. Drinking plenty of water and ensuring your skin does not dry out can keep skin pliant and strong, able to bounce back from the various expressions it is pulled into by facial muscles every day.
• regular, gentle cleaning: Oil, dirt, debris, and worse can accumulate on your skin every day, leading to problems that range from a dull appearance to acne to more significant problems. Be sure to wash and dry your face every day, but don’t go overboard. Using harsh chemicals can lead to dryness. Always be sure to remove any makeup each night.
• rest: Get plenty of sleep. Exhaustion, stress, and fatigue can hasten the breakdown of vital proteins and other elements in the skin, and sleep is when your body repairs itself. Take advantage of the longer nights of fall and winter to turn in earlier than normal and have a good, long rest for the sake of your skin.
In addition to these tips, the Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills team recommends Clear + Brilliant® to patients looking for something more as they maintain their radiant appearance. Unlike injectables and lasers designed to correct wrinkles and spots that have already formed, this laser is about preservation, allowing you to continue to enjoy the beautiful skin you’ve already worked so hard to maintain.
When it comes to dermatology, our Beverly Hills-area physicians can help no matter what your concern, from treating blemishes and lines that have developed to helping men and women develop a routine that will last them for years. It’s never too late—or early—to care for your skin.
Learn more about Clear + Brilliant® and other dermatology treatments and tips by calling us at 310-246-0495.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.