Every day, patients come in and tell me: “Well, I purchased this $250 product because it worked for my friend. I’ve been using it faithfully for 2 months now, and I’m not sure that I see results.”
Patients need to understand that everybody’s DNA is unique, and so their skin care should be. Nobody will age the same way, at the same rate, with the same symptoms. Aging skin looks different on different people. It could be fine lines and wrinkles, lack of firmness, lack of elasticity, lack of radiance, brown spots and sun damage, redness, sensitivity, large pores, dark circles…. one person might be presenting one of visible signs of aging (ex: only wrinkles), another person might show 3 signs (ex: wrinkles, large pores and lack of firmness), another person a different combination of 3 (ex: brown spots, large pores, lack of radiance) and another all of them at once.
The problem comes when you are being sold (or choose) an anti-aging product for a certain sign of aging (let’s call it “A”), when it actually doesn’t address directly that issue (because the ingredients it contains actually work on “B” and “C”).
How are you going to know if the anti-aging product you are purchasing will work on what YOU want to improve? (Hint: you have to have a very advanced knowledge of active ingredients, pH, concentration, and that’s one of the things our clinic does best)
Since aging has a strong genetic component (also referred as intrinsic aging), people say that can look at your mom to have a good idea of how you are going to look later in life. It’s partially true, but that’s not enough to explain one’s aging – as the environment and lifestyle also has a strong influence on the long term aging of the skin (also referred as extrinsic aging). And even then, different people will be affected differently by different extrinsic causes.
Do you know what your ideal skin care routine should be? Which specific ingredients, texture and combination of actives will work for YOUR skin and yield the best results?
Book today for our 1-hour skin consultation, let’s build a routine that is 100% customized to you + let’s track improvement over time with our computer-based skin analysis.
Let’s take the guesswork out of skin care, together! (and save you thousands of dollars along the way)