Prevent and Protect

Protecting your skin from the sun and elements is essential to help prevent wrinkles, age spots, and pre-cancerous skin changes. The first line of defense against premature skin aging is sun protection. This can be accomplished through protective clothing, sun avoidance during peak hours, and sunblock, to name a few. As Nurse Practitioners we recommend protecting your face with a daily moisturizer or sun block that contains SPF 30.

Recover and Rejuvenate

Correct the signs of aging with products designed to stimulate and repair damaged skin. We offer products from the SkinMedica  and SkinCeuticals skin care lines. 

 
 

SkinMedica

Here is a selection of some of our favorite SkinMedica products (product descriptions taken from SkinMedica website). Please visit the official SkinMedica website for a complete list of all available products. NP Luxe Esthetics has partnered with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Russo as well as Medical Aesthetics Associates and is an authorized retailer of SkinMedica products. We can order any product for you through our network. Contact us today to discuss the best products for your skin care needs.

 

Moisturize and Hydrate

HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator (our favorite!)

What's the difference between a moisturizer and a hydrator?

A moisturizer is a cosmetic cream or lotion made with humectants or occlusive or a combination of both that prevent skin dryness. A hydrator is a cosmetic treatment product that promotes epidermal health by supporting the skin's natural ability to replenish HA.

What is the significance of SCE in VITISENSCE™?

SCE stands for stem cell extract. VitisenSCE™ technology contains a proprietary antioxidant extracted from Vitis vinifera flower stem cells. Exclusive to SkinMedica®, it is one of the key ingredients that allows HAs to support the skin's ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid for overall skin health.

Is HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator oil free, fragrance free and non-comedogenic?

Yes, HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator is oil free and fragrance free, and is appropriate for all skin types to give patients instant smoothing gratification and address the loss of hyaluronic acid through replenishment of the skin's own HA. HA5® is considered non-comedogenic.

The product contains whey protein. Is it safe to use for a person with a milk allergy?

Milk allergy refers to a common food allergy that results in an abnormal response from the body's immune system after consuming milk. Symptoms can vary from person to person but can range from wheezing, vomiting, hives and digestive problems. Avoidance in food is the primary treatment. It is best to determine if a patient has a true "milk allergy" versus a digestive intolerance to lactose when considering using topical cosmetic products that contain milk. The whey protein used in HA5® is derived from milk powder. Therefore a person with a history of milk or whey protein that triggers an immune response should not use this.

How should HA5® be applied?

HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator should be applied twice daily - in the morning and evening-immediately before moisturizer in a normal regimen.

How should HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator be used within a regimen?

HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator can be used with any SkinMedica® product or regimen to support hydration. It should be applied immediately before moisturizer in a normal regimen.

Is HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator a replacement for a moisturizer?

No, HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator should not replace a moisturizer.

How long does HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator last?

One pump applied twice a day will yield 8-10 weeks of product use.

Will HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator work with any SkinMedica® product?

Yes, HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator can be used with any SkinMedica® product or regimen to add a layer of hydration. It should be applied immediately before moisturizer in a normal regimen.

Will products I apply afterward still be able to work (like TOTAL DEFENSE + REPAIR)?

HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator can be used with any SkinMedica® product or regimen to add a layer of hydration. In clinical studies, HA5® was applied prior to moisturizer and sunscreen. It should be applied immediately before moisturizer in a normal regimen.

How does HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator compare to Hydrating Complex?

HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator does everything Hydrating Complex does and more. HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator gives patients instant smoothing gratification and supports skin health through replenishment of the skin's own HA. Hydrating complex contains 2 forms of hyaluronic acid, while HA5® combines HAs to immediately smooth the skin and provide continuous hydration. In addition, HA5® supports the skin's own ability to retain hydration with VitisenSCE™ proprietary technology, a potent blend of antioxidants and peptides. Both have been clinically tested, and HA5® was shown to continually improve skin hydration and appearance. Significant improvement in the appearance of fine lines and roughness were seen 15 minutes after application and after 8 weeks of twice-daily use.

How does HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator address the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles compared to TNS Essential Serum®?

Many factors contribute to skin aging and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Age defying skin care products tackle them in different ways.

HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator addresses the loss of HA in the skin. Its combination of 5 HAs works immediately to smooth the skin and provide hydration throughout the day on the outer most layers of the skin. In addition, HA5®supports the skin's own ability to retain hydration with VitisenSCE™ proprietary technology, a potent or "top" blend of antioxidants and peptides.

TNS Essential Serum® addresses skin rejuvenation in the deeper layers of the skin to improve the appearance of skin.

Both products include powerful antioxidants, but the blends are very different and are designed to work in different ways to support the skin. We recommend people use HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator with TNS Essential Serum® in their skin care regimen.

Does HA5® work on acne-prone skin?

HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator is non-comedogenic.

What is the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin?

Dry skin is a skin type, while dehydration is a skin condition. In both, the skin undergoes transepidermal water loss, or evaporation of water from inside the body. With this water loss, the enzymes that normally help the skin shed cells can't function properly, resulting in a buildup of cells that makes the skin look rough and dry, contributing to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dry skin can be genetic or a symptom of systemic disease. It is caused either by the inadequate production of oil, called sebum, or by an imbalance of fatty acids, ceramide, and cholesterol in the stratum corneum, the barrier layer of the skin. Age is also a factor in dry skin. As we get older, we experience a decline in a main hormone that triggers sebum production.

Dehydrated skin still produces sebum but is temporarily dry because of various factors, including environmental effects such as a dry climate or use of harsh detergents or products on the skin. It is caused by a temporary imbalance of fatty acids and ceramides in the skin's barrier layer, resulting in a temporary spike in transepidermal water loss.

 

Rejuvenative Moisturizer

What skin type is this product best for?

Rejuvenative Moisturizer is appropriate for normal to dry skin types.

When should I use this product in my daily skin care routine?

Rejuvenative Moisturizer should be applied twice daily after cleansing, toning and applying treatment products.

How to apply?

Apply a small amount to face and gently massage into the skin.

Where to apply?

Apply to your face, (neck and chest if desired).

How long to use?

You can use Rejuvenative Moisturizer as long as needed to improve the overall condition of your skin.

What is special about this product?

Rejuvenative Moisturizer nourishes and hydrates the skin with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid

 

TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream (our go-to post procedure cream!)

What skin type is this product best for?

TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream™ is best used on dry or post-procedure skin.

When should I use this product in my daily skin care routine?

Use TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream™ twice daily after cleansing, toning and using treatment products.

How to apply?

Apply a small amount to face and gently massage into the skin.

Where to apply?

Apply to your face, (neck and chest if desired).

How long to use?

After procedures, it's best to consult your physician, but generally TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream™ can be used morning and night. If you are using TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream as a daily part of your skin care regimen there is no limit to the amount of applications.

What is special about this product?

This product contains TNS®, peptides and a patented Ceramide technology to hydrate and help restore your skin's natural barrier function.

What is TNS®?

A physiologically balanced, naturally secreted and stabilized growth factor blend.

What are growth factors?

Growth factors are proteins that manage the growth and the activity of cells. Growth factors are inherent in our bodies and play a role in maintaining healthy skin.

 

Protect

Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum SPF 34 (tinted and non-tinted)

When to Apply

Apply in the morning, as the last product in your regimen or as needed, at least every 2 hours if in direct sunlight.

Where to Apply

Apply to your entire face (neck and chest if desired), and other sun-exposed areas.

How to Apply

Dispense onto back of hand and apply generously to face and other sun-exposed areas. Children under 6 months of age, ask a doctor.

 

Correct

Retinol Complex 0.5

Key Benefits of Retinol Complex 0.5

Enhances skin tone, texture, and resiliency

Diminishes appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles

Enhances skin tone and texture

 

TNS Essential Serum

What skin type is this product best for?

TNS Essential Serum® is appropriate for all skin types.

When should I use this product in my daily skin care routine?

TNS Essential Serum® should be applied after cleansing and toning the skin and prior to applying any other products, including sunscreens. Note: TNS Recovery Complex® is in one chamber of the TNS Essential Serum®pump, you do not need to incorporate TNS Recovery Complex® in your daily routine.

How to apply?

Before the first application, tap the top of the pump several times in the palm of your hand. Remove the cap and press on the very center of the pump to dispense onto the back of your hand and blend together before applying.

Where to apply?

Apply to your face, (neck and chest if desired).

How long to use?

You should use TNS Essential Serum® as long as you wish to improve the overall appearance of your skin. Our clinical studies show that initial results occur in 30 days with optimal results occurring in 90 days. For best results, you should use twice daily and incorporate as part of your daily skin care routine.

What is special about this product?

TNS Essential Serum® offers an unprecedented combination of the renowned growth factor formula, TNS Recovery Complex® in one chamber and APS Corrective Complex™ in the other.

TNS® is the main ingredient in TNS Recovery Complex's patented skin treatment which is formulated from naturally occurring growth factors, antioxidants, soluble collagen, cytokines and matrix proteins (93.6% concentration).
Clinical studies with TNS Recovery Complex® have shown:

  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Enhanced skin texture and tone

APS Corrective Complex™ is a formulation of antioxidants, peptides and other innovative ingredients that in combination improve the overall appearance of skin. 
APS Corrective Complex™:

  • Helps to smooth skin

  • Helps fight free radical damage

  • Minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration

What is TNS®?

A mixture of growth factors, cytokines, antioxidants and matrix proteins.

What are growth factors?

Growth factors are messenger proteins that are inherent in our bodies and play a role in maintaining healthy skin.

Why does the TNS Recovery Complex have a bit of an unusual scent?

TNS Recovery Complex® has a 93.6% concentration of TNS which is a very high concentration of protein that has a distinct odor.

What is APS Corrective Complex?

A patented mixture of antioxidants, peptides and other innovative ingredients that in combination improves the overall appearance of skin.

 

Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum

Key Benefits of Lytera® 2.0

Formulated to address even the most stubborn discoloration, regardless of skin type or genetic makeup

Improvements seen in as early as 2 weeks with progressively dramatic results at 12 weeks and beyond

Helps optimize results of multiple treatment approaches, including chemical peels, laser therapy, microdermabrasion, and prescription skin care products, such as hydroquinone

Non-hydroquinone, retinol-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic formulation

 

SkinCeuticals

Here is a selection of some of our favorite SkinCeuticals products (product descriptions taken from SkinCeuticals website). Please visit the official SkinCeuticals website for a complete list of all available products. NP Luxe Esthetics has partnered with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Russo as well as Medical Aesthetics Associates and is an authorized retailer of SkinCeuticals products. We can order any product for you through our network. Contact us today to discuss the best products for your skin care needs.

CE Ferulic (Vitamin C Serum)

C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid to enhance protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals that can contribute to atmospheric aging. This vitamin C serum helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3), which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging. In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, C E Ferulic improves signs of aging and photodamage, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and the loss of firmness, while brightening skin's complexion.

  • Provides advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals

  • Visible anti-aging benefits, such as the improvement of the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin’s complexion

  • Neutralizes free radicals on the upper layer of the skin to help prevent the impact of ozone damage to skin

  • Once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours

  • Paraben-free and ideal for normal, dry, and sensitive skin types

  • Tested suitable for use post-laser, always consult with a physician for individual post-procedure care

Questions?

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