Category Archives: Skincare

  1. How to Repair Sun-Damaged Skin

    Sun exposure over your lifetime can account for up to 90% of skin aging. Damaging ultraviolet rays result in specific hallmarks of UV damage including wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, and a dull overall skin appearance. Treating sun damage can reverse many signs of aging while additional lowering your risk of skin cancer. As a… Read More

  2. How to Take Care of Your Skin After Laser Resurfacing

    Caring for your skin after laser resurfacing is essential to achieving the best results. But what does your skin need during recovery? If you receive laser rejuvenation at the West Institute, we’ll provide detailed post-treatment instructions at the time of your procedure, and our team will be available to answer questions or concerns that arise… Read More

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    How to Use Retin-A for Wrinkles

    Wrinkles are one of the earliest signs of aging. Rather than allowing these lines to deepen and worsen, many women and men turn to Retin-A to refresh their skin and achieve a more youthful appearance. However, in order to efficiently and effectively combat wrinkles with this topical treatment, patients must apply it correctly. If you… Read More

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    Retin-A for Wrinkles

    Have you ever wondered why children have extremely bright, smooth, and vibrant skin, while adults have duller, rougher complexions with wrinkles? Photodamage and a slowing of skin cell turnover are primarily responsible for this difference. Fortunately, women and men can counteract these effects with Retin-A –a topical treatment that many believe to be the holy-grail… Read More

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    Living with Psoriasis

    Psoriasis Treatment in Chevy Chase Psoriasis is a skin condition that can have wide-reaching effects on a person’s life. In fact, many men and women living with psoriasis find that its social, personal, cosmetic, medical, and psychological impact can fluctuate based on the severity of their symptoms. For this reason, it’s important for patients to… Read More

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    Eryfotona Actinica

    Eryfotona Actinica helps to address existing actinic damage with DNA Repairsomes® that deliver encapsulated photolyase enyzmes. Eryfotona Actinica also helps to prevent additional actinic damage with 11% zinc oxide (50+ SPF, broad spectrum UVA/UVB). Discover Eryfotona Actinica Sun exposure causes progressive changes as skin lesions accumulate over the years: known as actinic damage. Eryfotona Actinica® helps… Read More

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    Retinol Does NOT Thin the Skin

    I hear this all of the time. I recently walked into a Blue Mercury and a salesperson asked me what skin care I used. Without getting into what I did for a living and being in a hurry I responded with, “I use a retinoid and all medical skincare by a dermatologist.” Her response was,… Read More

  8. Top Anti-Aging Secret for the Summer!

    Everyone knows that sunscreen is the secret to keeping your skin looking young. Unfortunately, it’s one of those things that’s simple to do, but not so easy to do. Applying sunscreen consistently makes sense, but we often don’t just do it. But even those of us who do a pretty good job of applying sunscreen… Read More