May Is Skin Cancer Prevention Month!

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It protects us from the environment, helps detox our system from harmful substances, and more. It is also an indicator of health. We’re all born with decent skin, and as we get older, different factors impact the aging of the skin—lifestyle, hormones, diet and nutrition, environmental toxins, and more. These factors are what bring many of our clients through the door at DermaTouch RN.

With May being Skin Cancer Prevention Month, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the impact the sun has on the aging of our skin. The Skin Cancer Foundation states that 90 percent of our skin aging is caused by the sun. The good news is, with the right steps, we can protect ourselves from sun damage and premature aging of the skin due to sun exposure.

How can you prevent and treat sun damage?

Avoidance. Wear sun protective clothing, hats and long sleeves to protect your face and body from the sun. Also, avoid the sun between the hours of 10AM and 3PM when the sun’s rays are most potent. Tanning beds are also a no-no when it comes to protecting the skin. At the same time, the sun supports Vitamin D production and activates several other bodily functions, so some sun is good for you.

Wear Sunscreen. Per The American Academy of Dermatology, wearing a sunscreen that’s “broad-spectrum” and water-resistant with at least an SPF 30 is essential to prevent sun damage. Apply sunscreen right after you sweat or swim, and reapply it at least every 2 hours. The American Academy of Dermatology also shares that one should apply sunscreen to dry skin 15 minutes prior to exposure.

Cosmetic and skin care treatments. Laser treatments are a great option to remove photo-aging and sun damage. At DermaTouch RN, we offer a number of skin care and laser treatments to help you turn back the hands of time. We also offer high-quality skin care products to support healing the skin and to prevent premature aging of the skin. Also, if you get burnt, immediately treat the burn with an aloe vera plant or high-quality aloe vera gel or lotion.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation in honor of Skin Cancer Prevention Month. Let us help you remove and prevent skin care damage with the best options for your skin care needs and concerns.

Botox and Facial Rejuvenation – It’s for Men, Too!

When we hear the terms cosmetic services, facial rejuvenation, and skin care, we often think of women and women’s services. However, more and more men are turning to DermaTouch RN in Houston for cosmetic services to support facial rejuvenation and skin care, as they tend to care as much about their skin and appearance as much as women do (even if they don’t like to show it)!

Botox for men can treat moderate to severe lines on the face.

Botox is one option to help turn back the hands of time for men. Botox treats moderate to severe lines on the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and between the brows. The muscles will relax and the lines will appear smoother within a week and last for up to six months. Results vary based on the individual needs and desired outcome, the areas treated, and the number of units used.

Dermal fillers and chemical peels are also great options for men.

Other cosmetic treatments for men include dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Voluma, chemical peels, and skin care products. At DermaTouch RN, we offer skin care products from top-of-the-line brands, such as SkinMedica and Obagi Medical Products, Inc, as well as chemical peels from SkinMedica and VI Aesthetics. These products and services are backed by science and proven results.

Father’s Day is a great time to treat the men in your life.

With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to treat that special father in your life with services from DermaTouch RN. Or, if you’re the father in the picture, take the time out to treat yourself to our products and services. You’ll be glad you did!

At DermaTouch RN, we’re backed by more than 10 years of experience and positive reviews. Contact us today for a free consultation for yourself or the special father in your life!

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week with DermaTouch RN!    

With National Women’s Health Week (May 14-20) just around the corner, we wanted to help women celebrate by focusing on our partnership to support overall health and well-being at DermaTouch RN! Per the Government Women’s Health website, “National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their health.”

Overall well-being starts on the inside; that’s our perspective at DermaTouch RN, at least.  This is why we offer products that address external skin and cosmetic concerns, in addition to what’s required to maintain health from the inside out. We’ve outlined some of the ways we support overall well-being for women below.

BioTE Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Balanced Hormones

Hormones help to regulate much of our body’s systems, which in turn means that balanced hormones are essential for optimal health. As we age, naturally occurring hormones levels can drop, which often results in symptoms like weight gain, sleep concerns, mood swings, low energy, hair loss, and more. Fortunately, there is hormone replacement therapy for those who need it.

After extensive research, we offer BioTE Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy to our patients at DermaTouch RN. BioTE offers “the balance of nature and science with extraordinary benefits!”  We share more about why we love BioTE in “BioTE Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Overall Well-being.”

Skin Care Treatments that Offer Results

We offer a variety of skin care and cosmetic services to treat a number of skin conditions and concerns. Our treatments range anywhere from chemical peels and fillers (Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, etc.) to Botox and laser resurfacing to skin needling and body contouring. We also offer tattoo removal, eyelash treatments, and treat several skin conditions like melasma, warts, rosacea, and Seborrheic Keratoses.

Premium Products for Skin Health

Skin health is dependent on a good skin care regimen. At DermaTouch RN, we offer products that are backed by proven results and address skin care concerns such as acne, premature aging, and sun damage. We are thrilled to offer top-of-the-line skin care products backed by science from companies such as SkinMedica and Obagi Medical Products, Inc. You can find out which products are our Founder’s favorite in “Renee’s Top 5 Skin Care Products at DermaTouch RN.”

Whether you’re looking to turn back the hands of time or simply want to feel better, we’re here to help. DermaTouch RN is backed by 10 years of success. Contact us today to celebrate National Women’s Health Week by scheduling your free consultation to address your health and skin care and cosmetic needs today!

Give Your Lashes a Boost with Latisse and Revitalash!

Are you tired of having thin lashes? Or are you looking for a cosmetic line to truly give your lashes a boost? Then Latisse and Revitalash might be of interest.

What is Latisse?

Latisse if the first FDA-approved treatment by Allergan to support the growth of eyelashes in people with inadequate or not enough lashes. It was first developed as a glaucoma drug called Lumigan in 2001. Eye doctors and patients noticed that it also helped eyelashes grow longer and lusher with time. It was approved for use on lashes in 2008.       

To see the amazing results of Latisse, check out the before and after photos in the Latisse Real Women Gallery.

What is Revitalash?

Revitalash is a cosmetic line created by Dr. Michael Brikenhoff in 2006. He wanted something that helped his wife “feel beautiful during her fight against breast cancer.” As a result, he created a unique eyelash conditioner, and with time, a full line of products was born.

It’s a privilege to offer these highly sought-after products at DermaTouch RN. They are backed by customer satisfaction with proven results, which is a must to meet our quality standards. It’s a great feeling to see women at our clinic feel great about their new and improved lashes after using Latisse and Revitalash.

DermaTouch RN is committed to supporting our customers with a variety of skin care and cosmetic needs, and we’d love the opportunity to support you. Contact us today for a free consultation to see if Latisse or Revitalash are right for you!

Obagi Medical Skin Care Products at DermaTouch RN

Since 1988, Obagi Medical Products, Inc. has been a leader in medical skin care products. Obagi “is a global specialty pharmaceutical company founded by leading skin care experts in  1988, and is now owned by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.”

Obagi means quality and results.

With a commitment to only represent the best skin care products in the industry–meaning they safely deliver the results promised–DermaTouch RN is pleased to offer several products from the Obagi skin care line. Obagi’s products help minimize the appearance of skin damage, premature aging, acne, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. Our patients have seen a lot of success with Obagi products.

In last week’s blog, “Dana’s Favorite Skin Care Products for Acne Prone Skin,” Dana Mendoza, our Practice Manager, shared that she uses Obagi’s Clenziderm Acne Products to help keep her acne at bay.

Be sure you’re getting authentic Obagi products.

Also, keep in mind that, per Obagi’s website, “genuine Obagi products are available only through physicians, medical spas, and other skin care professionals,” so be sure you’re purchasing authentic Obagi products from these types of professionals. Otherwise, you might be getting a product that is not formulated correctly or is something else, altogether. It can be tempting to order such products online at a discount, but you could be jeopardizing your safety and results when doing so.

DermaTouch RN is here to help you determine the best Obagi products for your skin needs and concerns.

For a full list of Obagi products, visit Obagi’s product page, and then contact us at 281.895.9090 to discuss what products you think would work best for you. Better yet, stop on by, and we’ll be happy to meet with you to show you our full line of Obagi products. We will work together to develop a skin care regimen to meet your skin care needs and concerns!

High-Quality SkinMedica Skin Care Products at DermaTouch RN

At DermaTouch RN, we’re committed to bringing only the best services and products to our patients, and SkinMedica skin care products, an Allergan product, fall within that scope. SkinMedica has “dedicated years of research to formulate advanced skin care products to deliver optimal results for our patients and the physicians who care for them.”

SkinMedica is a name you can trust.

Our patients love SkinMedica products. Why? Because they see results when they use them as directed. SkinMedica was founded by Physicians committed to “advancing the science of skin rejuvenation through research and innovation.” Using research and clinical data, SkinMedica products are formulated for long-term results vs. a short-term fix by using science to work with the skin’s natural healing properties. As a result, transformation happens from the inside out.

Don’t be fooled by online sellers of SkinMedica products.

SkinMedica only sells their products to establishments with a licensed physician on board. If you’re purchasing your products online or through an establishment without a licensed physician, then beware. SkinMedica recently released a list of companies that are selling their label illegally. You can read more about product fraud in our recent blog, “Beware of Skin Care Cosmetic Fraud.”

Let DermaTouch RN help you determine the best SkinMedica products for you.

In last week’s blog posts, “Renee’s Top 5 Favorite Skin Care Products at DermaTouch RN,” and “Dana’s Favorite Skin Care Products for Acne Prone Skin,” Renee Moschitto, our Founder, and Dana Mendoza, our Practice Manager, both shared their favorite SkinMedica products.

Renee’s favorite SkinMedica products include TNS Essential Serum, GlyPro Antioxidant Serum, AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, and HA5. One of Dana’s favorite SkinMedica products is the TNS Recovery Complex.

For a full list of SkinMedica’s products and testimonials, check out their product page.

Call us at 281.895.9090, or stop by our  DermaTouch RN location today to see our full line of SkinMedica products. We can help you to determine the best products for all of your skin care needs.

Renee’s Top 5 Favorite Skin Care Products at DermaTouch RN

 

Renee Moschitto, DermaTouch RN Founder

To continue our blog series on skin care products offered at D ermaTouch RN that provide proven results, we thought it would be fun to share what our Founder, Renee Moschitto, had on her list of favorite products! Below, we’ve provided her top 5 products offered at DermaTouch RN and what their benefits are (which is why she loves them!).

SKINMEDICA TNS ESSENTIAL SERUM

SkinMedica‘s TNS Essential Serum is an “all-in-one rejuvenating treatment” that’s appropriate for all skin types. It helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, skin texture and tone. As reported on SkinMedica’s site, 92% of those who tried TNS Essential Serum “rated their skin as looking healthier and more youthful, reduced the appearance of wrinkles, and enhanced skin texture and tone. Initial results occurred in 30 days with optimal results occurring in 90 days.” You can read more about this study by visiting the TNS Essential Serum page.

SKINMEDICA GLYPRO ANTIOXIDANT SERUM

SkinMedica’s GlyPro Antioxidant Serum is a Glycolic rejuvenation appropriate for all skin types. It soothes skin, provides a barrier against free radicals, and fights the appearance of premature aging.

SKINMEDICA AHA/BHA CLEANSER

SkinMedica’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser is appropriate for all skin types. It gently exfoliates and scrubs away dead skin cells to improve the appearance of skin texture and tone.

SKINMEDICA HA 5

HA5 is a Hyaluronic Acid skin hydrator. It is suitable for all skin types and helps reduce the appearance of aging by hydrating the skin. We all love this product so much that we recently dedicated a blog to discuss it in more detail: We Love SkinMedica’s HA5 (Hyaluronic Acid) Product at DermaTouch RN!

APEX ENERGETICS OXICELL

Oxicell, by Apex Energetics, is a rejuvenating topical cream “formulated with glutathione and superoxide dismutase, along with alpha lipoic acid, CoQ10, S-adenosyl L-methionine, and vitamins B2 and B3.” These ingredients are powerful vitamins and antioxidants to help fight free radicals and reduce the signs of aging.

To find out more about Renee’s favorite products, or any of our products at DermaTouch RN, contact us today or stop in for a free consultation!

Dana’s Favorite Skin Care Products for Acne Prone Skin

Dana Mendoza, Practice Manager

As we explore some of our top skin care products at DermaTouch RN, we thought it made sense to share the products that some of our employees love to use. After all, they are walking, talking testimonials that our clients get to see every day!

Dana Mendoza, our Practice Manager, shared, “I have acne prone skin, so I use the Obagi Clenziderm acne products and SkinMedica’s Recovery Complex. I love the results!”

So, why does Dana rave about these products? We’ve shared more about them and how they work below.

OBAGI CLENZIDERM ACNE PRODUCTS

The OBAGI Medical brand has become a leader in the skin care industry. The high-quality ingredients provide benefits for the skin with results that are visible and last when used as directed.

Per Obagi’s website, the CLENZIderm M.D.™ System is a “three-step acne treatment with clinically proven benzoyl peroxide to help control adult acne for a clearer, healthier-looking complexion.” The system includes a 3-step process:

  1. Daily Care Foaming Cleanser: This cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid that unclogs pores while washing away dead skin cells. Calming menthol is included to help relieve and cool irritated skin.
  2. Pore Therapy: Pore Therapy contains 2% salicylic acid to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells. It preps the skin for the next step in the acne treatment.
  3. Therapeutic Lotion: This lotion contains 5% BPO. It’s a lightweight treatment “uniquely formulated to help clear acne.”

SKINMEDICA TNS  RECOVERY COMPLEX 

SkinMedica, by Allergan, is another trusted name in the skin care and cosmetic industry.

The TNS Recovery Complex is appropriate for all skin types and has been “clinically shown to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”

So if you have acne prone skin like Dana, stop in at DermaTouch RN today to see if these products are right for you! While you’re at it,  you can check out our other great products. Contact us today for a free consultation.

We Love SkinMedica’s HA5 (Hyaluronic Acid) Product at DermaTouch RN!

For our next series of blog posts, we want to share with you some of our favorite skin care products that we offer at DermaTouch RN. We focus on products backed by science and results. HA5, by SkinMedica, is one of those products.

HA5 is a Hyaluronic Acid skin hydrator that adds value to any skin care regimen. It is suitable for all skin types and is easy to use. You simply apply it in the morning and night after cleansing and toning, but before moisturizing. HA5 works great on the neck, face, and décolleté areas where wrinkles and fine lines exist.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid is a natural hydrator for your skin. It is naturally found in the skin and helps keep skin healthy and resilient by holding in moisture. Hyaluronic Acid decreases as we age, with only 50 percent left between the ages of 40 to 50 when compared to what your body had at the age of 20. It’s important to replenish Hyaluronic Acid as we age to help minimize signs of aging.

How does HA5 work?

Per SkinMedica‘s website “HA5 supports the skin’s ability to replenish its own HA for overall skin health. HA5 has a proprietary mix of five HA forms that smooth the skin, thereby decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The 5 HA’s work synergistically to provide immediate smoothing and continuous hydration throughout the day.”

Another component that sets HA5 apart from other Hyaluronic Acid products is its VITISENCETM Technology. This technology “harnesses potent antioxidants found in Vitis Flower Stem Cells and algae extracts to support skin’s ability to replenish its own HA.” This allows for long-term hydration and healthier looking skin. Other topical Hyaluronic Acid products only focus on hydrating the skin’s surface for a temporary period of time.

There is a difference between moisturizing and hydration.

Though it might seem surprising, there is a difference between hydration and moisturizing. Hydration actually increases the water level in the skin, which helps to fight the signs of aging, whereas moisturizing is the process that helps the skin feel like it’s hydrated. HAincreases the water level within the skin, and as such, is a hydration product.

DermaTouch RN is here to help!

With more than 10 years of experience, DermaTouch RN is has tried and tested several skin care products to determine what’s best for our clients. Contact us today for a consultation to determine if HA5 is right for you!