How to care for your skin. Lets make it better!

Rejuvenating Skin Care, Skin Cancer Screening Ashburn, Leesburg, Reston, Virginia

One of the best ways to improve your looks is by having nice skin. Great skin appears firm and smooth. It has an even tone and glowing color. We are born with healthy skin. As a child, our skin is supple and soft. It appears to glow from within. A child’s skin is mostly free from diseases and medical problems.

As we mature, our skin changes and may become diseased. It may lose structure. The skin’s deeper layers begin to break down. The suppleness begins to decrease. It may become saggy and wrinkled with an uneven color. Cell turnover slows down and the blood flow that nourishes the skin diminishes. Sun exposure increases this damage. Other environmental factors and habits like smoking also damage the skin. These issues can result in dry, blotchy skin. In addition, they can cause the skin cells to become diseased. These skin cells may go on to become cancerous.

The best skin health is achieved by the use of topical products that work with the skin. They help to regulate the skin’s functions and promote circulation. This allows the skin to:

  • rejuvenate itself
  • repair damage
  • ward off disease
  • retain its natural moisture

Skin lesions can be repaired with better skin care. This helps the skin to become healthy and look better.

Skin lesions can be repaired with better skin care. This helps the skin to become healthy and look better. By combining top medical supervision with our specially developed products, your skin is will improve. Our goal is to treat your skin from the outside and the inside. We do this using the best approach possible to for your skin. It will help prevent further skin diseases and cancers. The idea is to work on all the layers of your skin. This allows us to smooth out the roughness, correct damage, and remove skin lesions. Since damage occurs at every level of your skin, we treat all layers.

We want to address the skin as thoroughly as we can. We want to treat wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and dark spots. We want to treat excess facial hair, blood vessels, skin lesions and skin cancer cells. We want to treat below the surface of the skin too. At the cellular level, medications can stimulate cell turnover and improve blood supply. We want to help restore your skin’s natural moisture. We want to treat skin diseases as well. This can be done with medications for precancerous lesions, to cutting away the bad cells.

It all starts with choosing a top physician trained in the art and science of skin care. A treatment plan suited to your individual needs is created. We will change or alter the process as needed to assure that steady progress continues. Your skin is cared for under the close eye of Dr. Brown, his dermatology physician’s assistant, and his master aesthetician.

This is customized service includes treatments like microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and/or laser treatments. This will depend on your skin’s condition and your desire for improvement. The steps and the level of involvement of your program are tailored to your goals. These steps involve periods of:

  • preparation
  • correction
  • stimulation
  • control
  • protection

Using these steps in a daily routine, will make a difference!

Preparing the skin involves cleansing and toning. This makes the skin more receptive to the corrective step. Correction may take the longest amount of time. It serves to reverse years of skin damage. The correction phase aides in repairing the surface of the skin. It also corrects uneven skin tone and dark skin areas

While the preparation and correction is going on, the skin is also stimulated to repair itself within its deeper layers. We use top products that restore the key structures of collagen and elastin in the skin. Once we achieve the best results possible, we control the skin’s appearance for long-term effects.

Protection should always be incorporated into any skin care program. It should center on guarding the skin against the rays of the sun. UVA and UVB sunrays increase the likelihood of photo aging and skin cancers.

Our skin care programs are second to none. We are committed to providing you with the best state of the art care and medically controlled products.

Helpful hints for better skin care in Loudoun

We all enjoy the warmth of the sun. We also need it to help our bodies to produce Vitamin D. This is needed for the absorption of calcium. Too much of the sun’s UV light can cause a long list of skin problems. Over exposure can lead to premature skin aging and disease. Aging may present as age spots, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity. Skin cancer risks are increased with excessive exposure to the UV rays of the sun. This may appear as changes in freckles, new skin growths, or ulcers. These risks are magnified by use of a tanning bed.

Since comfort makes total coverage at all times unlikely, skin protection should be used every day. This includes proper clothing and avoidance of prolonged sun exposure during peak hours of the day. One should always apply sun block to exposed areas. Be sure to pick one with an SPF of 20 or higher. Not all sun blocks are equal. Certain sunscreens block specific wavelengths of UV light. The SPF rating on sunscreens refers to how long you can stay in the sun without burning. SPF is an indicator of UVB protection only. Sun blocks usually protect against UVB and some UVA wavelengths. Unfortunately, the SPF system does not consider UVA light. This is not good because UVA light is associated with skin cancers. The UVA light is best covered by complete blocking agents, like zinc and titanium agents. Be sure to use sun block that blocks out not only the UVB but also the UVA.

Proper nutrition helps your skin’s cells. A balanced diet rich in vitamins like C, A, and E, as well as the B-complex group really makes a difference. These vitamins help maintain skin function in different ways. Vitamin A is required by skin cells for maintenance and repair. Vitamin B3 is helpful in the formation of healthy new skin cells. Vitamin C is required to create collagen. Vitamin E improves circulation, aids in repairing tissue, and reduces scarring in wounds. Niacin improves blood flow to the skin’s surface. The antioxidant vitamins (C, A and E) also assist in scavenging cells known as free radicals. Minerals like chromium and zinc also help. Chromium aids in reducing skin infections, while zinc helps heal tissue and prevents scarring.

Acne Prevention

While you cannot change the genetics that sometimes causes acne, you can take these therapeutic steps to keep skin clean and clear:

  • Cleanse with a mild, non-drying soap in the morning, night and after exercise.
  • Always remove make-up before bed.
  • Clean cosmetic brushes regularly in soapy water, and throw out old make-up.
  • Wash your hair daily, especially if it’s oily.
  • Keep hair off your face by pulling it back as often as possible.
  • Avoid squeezing, picking or rubbing pimples, as it can lead to scarring.
Skin Care Products

Our medical product lines are considered the highest quality in the world. We pride ourselves on carrying products that are the best. We have handpicked the best aspects of several lines. This allows us to customize your skin care, and provide improvements that are not available with other lines. In this way, we do not have to use the same treatments for every patient. We carry top cleansers, toners, moisturizers, bleaching compounds, retinols, vitamin enriched products, mineral enriched products and sun blocks. All of these have been scientifically shown to be effective in treating skin diseases, improving skin quality, and preventing further skin disease. Please call the office to learn more about the physician-only skin care product line we carry. Dr. Brown also has his own skin care line. His products are medical products designed to both repair and aide in preventing skin disease.

To learn more about the anatomy of skin and its composition please visit our page on understanding the skin layers. If you would like to learn about dermotology and the dermatologist, visit the dermatology page.