Professional, Medical Skin Care Services in Atlanta
At The Spa at NAPS, we offer medical-grade skin care products formulated with ingredients that have been clinically proven to have a positive effect on the skin. They are often categorized as a blend of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, providing both aesthetic and medicinal benefits. These effective topical products offer many benefits for patients, and we are happy to customize an at-home regimen that fits your needs.
To learn more, contact The Spa at NAPS today and schedule a consultation.
Medical Grade vs. Over the Counter Products
Medical grade products are different from products you can buy at the drug store in that they contain ingredients that can penetrate below the top layers of the skin. The skin has multiple layers, with the topmost superficial layers being dead skin. This top layer of dead skin cells provides a barrier to the deeper layers of skin that has live, growing skin cells. Penetration into the deep layers of the skin allows for more visible changes to the texture and quality of the skin. Products sold over the counter do not affect the skin with long-term results. These products sit in the outer layer of dead skin then get washed down the drain daily. Only medical grade products can make the visible changes to your skin that you desire.
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Critical Components to Daily Skin Care
Daily sun protection with a professional SPF product is essential to your skin’s health. It is proven to help prevent skin cancer and premature aging. SPF stands for sun protective factor and is a measure of how long a sunscreen will protect you from ultraviolet (UV) B rays. The UVB rays damage the skin’s outer layer and are the cause of sunburn and skin cancer. SPF 30 means 97% of UVB rays are blocked. SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays. SPF 70 means 98.5% of UVB rays are blocked. Notice that higher SPF above 30 do not provide substantially more protection. The key is reapplication when having significant sun exposure.
We have several products available for your sun protection. Some include zinc oxide for maximal protection, and others are formulated with a color tint that allows you to use as a base foundation for your makeup. Our aesthetic team will help you decide which product is best for your skin type and daily needs.
2. Antioxidants: Preventing skin damage from the inside out
Antioxidants are topically applied to the skin to reduce premature aging caused by free radical enzymes being released into the skin that break down our collagen, elastin, and hydration in the skin. Free radicals are released into the system by everyday exposure to environmental factors such as UV rays, infrared rays, and even pollution. Free radicals are also released from stress, foods we eat and so much more. Backed by science, medical grade antioxidants neutralize free radicals and are clinically proven to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants help us defend our skin against environmental damage and maintain healthy skin and an even skin tone. Well-known antioxidants are vitamin C and vitamin E. Our aesthetic team will discuss the different antioxidant products available that will best fit your skin care needs.
3. Vitamin A: Also known as Retin-A, Tretinoin, and Retinol
Vitamin A was initially used to treat acne because it encourages healthy skin cell turn over and exfoliates the top layer of skin. It soon became recognized as an anti-aging product because Vitamin A also stimulates collagen production in the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The combination of increased skin turnover and increased collagen production leads to younger looking skin with more even complexion and tone.
Vitamin A can be very irritating to the skin if the proper strength is not prescribed. Our aesthetic team will help pick the formulation that is best for your skin type and detail an application schedule that will help minimize skin irritation. Most patients start with application once or twice weekly and build up to a nightly routine. Product lines are also available to patients with sensitive skin who may not be able to tolerate the standard delivery of vitamin A.
Peptides in skin care can provide significant anti-aging benefits by encouraging your body to produce more collagen in your skin. The increased collagen production will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase the thickness of your skin.
Collagen is the main building block or foundation to our skin. After the age of 30, we begin to lose collagen, due also to sun exposure, and environmental factors, which leads an older appearance, thinner skin, and fine lines and wrinkles. Applying medical grade products that include peptides will stimulate your body to increase collagen production in your skin. The result is thicker, more youthful appearing skin. Our aesthetic team will discuss the different peptide-delivering skin options available to suit your skin care needs.
We offer different lines of medical-grade skin care for all different skin types and concerns. Choosing the right products for your daily needs can feel overwhelming at times with all the skincare companies out there trying to attract our attention.
Contact us today at The Spa at NAPS to schedule a complimentary skin analyst consultation with one of our experienced skin care specialists to help you learn more about choosing the right products for your skin care needs and concerns.