Skin

Care

Maintaining the health and appearance of your skin relies on gentle but effective daily care and regular visits to your dermatologist’s office to help prevent, diagnose and treat any potential abnormalities.  The skin is susceptible to many different conditions, from acne, eczema and psoriasis to moles, warts and skin cancer lesions.  Detecting these conditions as early as possible can often help minimize long-term damage to the skin, while a customized skincare regimen can help reduce the risk of developing these conditions and related complications.

Dr. Kim and his staff are highly trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of general skin conditions such as moles and birthmarks, rosacea, acne, skin cancer and more.  In addition to having your skin examined by a professional on a regular basis, it is important to practice healthy skin care habits on a daily basis to help protect conditions from developing.  Unhealthy skin care habits can lead to long-term problems such as skin cancer and premature aging.

Cleanse

Cleansing the skin is one of the most important steps in successful skin care, as it removes dirt, debris, germs, oils and cosmetic products from the skin on a daily basis to prevent buildup.  Choosing the right cleanser for your skin type will help you achieve skin that looks and feels fresh, not dry and tight like some people may experience.  With a myriad of cleansers available on the market today, only a dermatologist can recommend the most appropriate one for each patient.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating is a valuable skin care step that removes the top layer of dead skin cells to revitalize the complexion and stimulate the production of new skin cells.  This can be done with a scrub, retinoids or home microdermabrasion kits.  There are also many natural ingredients that can be used to exfoliate the skin.  Exfoliation is not needed everyday, but instead only once or twice a week for the best results.  Patients notice an immediate sense of renewal after exfoliation. 

Tone

Toning the skin effectively removes all traces of oil, makeup and dirt that remain after cleansing the skin and provides a fresher, tighter feeling to the skin, while also reducing the appearance of pores and preventing acne breakouts.  They are often made of alcohol, citric acid or other ingredients.  There are many toners and astringents available on the market, although natural products such as apple cider vinegar and witch hazel can also be used for this purpose. 

Moisturize

Daily moisturizing keeps the skin hydrated throughout the day, promotes normal cell function and reduces the risk of damage from free radicals.  It is also helpful in avoiding a cracked, flaky appearance that is common in the harsh winter months.  Different moisturizers are available for dry, oily, normal, acne-prone and other types of skin.  Dr. Kim will recommend an effective moisturizer for you based on an evaluation of your skin type and needs.

Following a daily skin care regimen customized for your individual skin type can be highly effective in maintaining a healthy, youthful appearance and reducing the risk of certain conditions, as well as the signs of aging.  While facial skin care is a priority for many patients, it is also important to address the skin elsewhere on the body, especially when protecting against certain conditions.  Dr. Kim provides patients with specific recommendations on how to maintain their overall skin health.   

To learn more about our skin care services or to receive a personalized skin care regimen from Dr. Kim, please call our office today.  We would be happy to speak with you and let you discover what our practice has to offer.

Skin Care Products

Latisse®

Latisse® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for hypotrichosis, or inadequate eyelash growth.  Latisse® is a breakthrough treatment that enhances eyelashes by increasing their length, thickness and darkness through a daily treatment applied to the base of the upper lashes.  This treatment contains bimatoprost, which increases the amount of hairs and the duration of the eyelash growth process.

Tri-Luma

Tri-Luma is a prescription skin cream designed to help even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark blotches caused by melasma and other discolorations. The Tri-Luma cream contains hydroquinone, an effective skin lightener, as well as tretinoin to increase skin shedding and fluocinolone to reduce swelling, itching and redness.

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