Growth factors – products that contain growth factors can improve the appearance and health of skin by evening out blotchiness, enhancing elasticity, minimizing surface roughness and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Retinol/Retin-A – products that contain retinoids work by promoting surface skin cells to turn over, making way for new cell growth underneath. They can help slough off skin on brown spots and curb the production of darker pigment.
Anti-oxidants – if you’ve seen a cut apple turn brown, you’ve seen the oxidation in action. Products containing anti-oxidants protect skin against oxidation and the damaging effects of the sun. Vitamins A, C and E as well as selenium are particularly effective in skin care.
Specialty Products – A couple of our favorite specialty serums contain:
- Hyaluronic Acid – acts as a moisture seal, plumping up your skin and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hydroquinone and non-hydroquinone – skin lighteners that work to lighten the areas of brown spots and pigment on your skin.
Sunscreen – Not all sunscreens are created equally! It’s important to know if you are using a physical sunscreen or a chemical sunscreen and if the sun protection factor is enough for you. Don’t forget to re-apply!
Need help figuring out what products are right for you? Call Mercy Medical Group Plastic Surgery and Laser Center to book your complimentary skin care consultation today at 916.536.2400!