Peptides are a common ingredient in aging products. Peptides are protein fragments or short chain amino acids that can deliver messages to the cells in our skin. Anti-aging products are often formulated with multiple peptides to more effectively create change in the skin. GMC medical is a well researched and formulated line that we have introduced into the practice, in order to bring you the highest quality of anti-aging products. Matrixyl 3000, a key ingredient in GMC Medical products, is a combination of two peptides which act to restore collagen fibers by increasing collagen production, as well as and preventing breakdown of the skin’s matrix. We loose the strength of these fibers through age, sun exposure, as well as smoking, and other elements. Matrixyl 3000 will improve the elasticity in your skin, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
FUN FACT: Simply washing your face gently and applying moisturizer twice daily will help prevent your skin from again prematurely. Just think if you did that and added in one anti-aging product how much your skin would thank you. Home care can be simple and effective. We do not need to use seven products a night in order to get desired results. Set up a consultation with our aesthetician to help build your home care today!
We are always growing here at Center City Dermatology! It is our goal to offer you the convenience of one place to go to for all your skin care needs. Not just with the products that we offer, but our dermatology and cosmetic services. This October 7th we will be hosting an aesthetic event, to renew, revive and restore your skin. Enjoy promotions and discounts on all Cosmetic/ Aesthetic procedures and products. We will have representatives from Elta MD, GMC Medical, as well as Galderma,. With complementary food and beverages, this event is a way for us to say ‘thank you’ to our patients. Bring and friend and earn additional savings.
PROMOTION: Back to School
It’s time to start sharpening your pencils and preparing your brain for learning. Look your best this fall with our “Oxygenating Treatment”. This treatment will detoxify your summer skin and bring your healthy glow, so you are ready to greet the new season refreshed. 30% off our Oxygenating Treatment for the entire month. Call to set up your appointment today.
Please be advised that if you are using any leave-on exfoliating products such as Benzoyl Peroxides Tretinoin, Tazorac or Adapelene, discontinue use three days prior to your scheduled treatment.
FYI: Laser Hair Removal is another amazing procedure that we offer. This is a wonderful way to treat unwanted hair on the face, bikini area, underarms or any place else. Our laser will safely treat all skin types and is very affective. We offer complimentary consultations.
FLASH DEAL: AUGUST 21st $100 off Restylane Lyft
Introducing Restylane Lyft! This treatment is formulated to give your cheeks a lift while adding natural-looking volume. It also smooths out wrinkles, such as the lines around your nose and mouth, making it one filler for more places on your face.
Restylane Lyft is proven to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and lines for up to 9 months and lift cheeks for up to 12 months, all while nourishing the skin with naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. And with over 8 years of proven safety experience treating nasolabial folds in the US, Restylane Lyft is a reliable member of the trusted Restylane family of fillers.
Treating you skin in the summer is a little different then treating your skin in the winter. Some of us are under the impression that we need to stop all treatments and home care for our skin in the summer. The good news is that we don't. It can sometimes be challenging, yes, but still possible. It is important to know about the medication that you are using. Some medications may cause "photo sensitivity", meaning your skin will sunburn more easily. Examples of medications that make you more sensitive to the sun include: doxycycline (Acticlate), isotretinoin (Accutane), retinoids (tretinoin, tazorac, adapalene). It is important to protect your skin during the summer. Wearing your sunscreen and a hat is always recommended. Be conservative about your sun exposure before and after treatments and while specifically using a photosensitizing medication. You will be able to maintain results with your skin, just keep caution in mind. If you have any specific questions regarding your treatments or home care during the summer, please do not hesitate to call our aesthetician! She would be glad to assist.
Fun Fact: Lime juice can cause you to get a severe sunburn if it gets on your skin. So, be careful if you enjoy a good Corona with lime while sitting on the beach this summer!
New at the office...
With rising co-pays and insurance restrictions, it has become very challenging to prescribe effective medication at an affordable price. In addition, pharmacies will frequently disregard a doctor's prescription and dispense a less effective (and sometimes non-equivalent) generic medication as opposed to the more effective brand-name product. Sometimes it feels like the doctors' prescription pad is now just a "suggestion pad"! We at Center City Dermatology understand that it is patients who lose when they can't get the right medication to treat their condition. That's why we are now working with a laboratory, Prescriber's Choice, that is able to tailor the highest quality topical dermatology medications for our patients at an affordable price. By creating unique combinations of pharmaceutical and natural ingredients that work together to enhance efficacy in the skin, we are able to provide a better product. Combining several medications into one product increases the ease of use and reduces out of pocket expenses (why use 2 or 3 different creams per day to treat your condition when you can use just one that has all the necessary components?). This process also allows us to customize medications that are not currently available at retail pharmacies (e.g. spironolactone gel, 10% minoxidil, etc). And for the same cost as the typical co-pay for a single generic medication, you get a superior product containing multiple medications that is more effective and easier to use. Now you can pick up many of your topical medications right here in our office. No more trips to the pharmacy or waiting for mail-order prescriptions. Center City Dermatology strives to be the only stop you need to make for all of your skin care needs.
July Promotion: OBAGI Summer Sale
Center City Dermatology will be offering 20% off all OBAGI products for the month of July. This also includes the OBAGI Radiance peel. Help us keep your skin radiant this summer.
Please remember to discontinue all topical acne treatments (e.g. benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, adapalene, tazarotene), at least three days prior to a chemical peel.
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FLASH DEAL: July 24th ONLY
20% off Resylane Silk. This product is perfect for around the lips. Making them soft, supple and full. If you have lost lip volume this is the product for you. It creates a very natural enhancement of the lips. Don't forget to ask about our "Throwback Rewards" program.
Let us help you achieve the beautiful skin you deserve.