Category Archives: Skin rejuvination
There’s now a way to take care of almost any body problem you want to change – from head to toe – with many non-surgical procedures. You’re no longer limited to just plastic surgery on the face.
If you don’t want to change the way you look, but you do want to maintain your natural beauty and keep it tuned up without going under the knife, there are many non-surgical treatments and procedures available.
For example, there is the amazing anti-aging non-surgical cosmetic procedure called Venus Freeze, which lifts and plumps the face.
Take a look at how this helped America’s Top Model winner – Sophie Sumner – who visited the MBeauty by Dr. Tess clinic in Glendale. This San Diego Living segment also shows amazing before and after photos of the Tickle Lipo procedure – for both men and women.
In her article The Anti-Aging Challenges of Different Skin Colors – and Their Solutions, Part 1 and Part 2, Dr. Tess discussed the problems that each skin type can present to an anti-aging program. Now Dr. Tess will look at the actual benefits that the different types of skin color offer.
Regardless of a person’s chronological age, what is known as “photoaging” varies according to skin color, which, in turn is determined by the amount of pigment that is produced in the skin, and that is based on your racial heritage.
Many of you have probably noticed that people with brown skin, especially African-Americans, seem to age better than the rest of us – at least as far as how the years show up in the face.
The darker the skin, the larger the pockets in skin cells known as melanosomes, that contain the pigment melanin. In brown and black skin the melanin is packed so tightly that it absorbs and scatters more light, giving more protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The greater quantities of melanin give people with darker skin some protection against both wrinkles and skin cancer.
One study found that on average 55% of ultraviolet A rays penetrate Caucasian skin while fewer than 18% get through African-American skin. This is why photoageing is delayed in people with dark skin.
People with medium skin have beautiful exotic skin with moderate natural protection from the sun. Your aging will be slower and you will find you stay away from wrinkles and sagging compared to your friends with fair skin.
Everyone knows that Asian skin ages well. The skin’s dermis is thicker so there is less sagging that happens with aging and the skin stays tight, which is why pores appear smaller.
Asian skin also is oilier and over time, this keeps the skin from getting dry and wrinkled. In people with Asian skin photoageing is delayed and many people notice very few lines on their faces before they reach their fifties or sixties.
Very pale skin produces almost no melanin which means you basically have little or no protection against the harmful effects of the sun. There is no such thing as a safe tan. A tan is an indication that there has been sun damage on your skin cells.
Most people all over the world who were not born with fair skin go through extremes to lighten their skin. Hence, the skin lightening and skin whitening treatments and products that are readily available. It may be shocking to learn but fair skin is considered the standard of beautiful skin for most of the world.
So start appreciating your fair beautiful skin even at a young age and keep it fair for the rest of your life and you can keep yourself looking younger longer!
In this 2-Part series, Dr. Tess is sharing the advice she gave on her recent appearance on the CBS TV show “The Talk,”about the anti-aging challenges of different skin colors and the skin care products that can make each skin type younger-looking and as beautiful as possible.
In Part 1 Dr. Tess looked at the skin colors of brown, medium, and olive. Now in Part 2 Dr. Tess discusses light and fair skin colors.
4. LIGHT SKIN – APPLY PRODUCTS WITH LICORICE EXTRACT AND CHAMOMILE
Soothe a light complexion with an anti-redness lotion or moisturizer. These use ingredients like licorice root extract and chamomile to calm ruddy skin over the long term.
Licorice extract and chamomile (also called bisabolol) both have anti-inflammatory properties. Some anti-redness products are tinted green so they temporarily neutralize redness.
Visit Your Dermatologist at Least Once a Year
People with light skin may have growths on their skin that are rough, scaly and do not go away, no matter how many times you peel or apply products on them, you may have “Actinic Keratoses” or AKs, which must be treated before they turn into skin cancers.
You should also have your moles checked regularly.
Even though the signs of aging are accelerated when you have light skin, there are so many technologies, like lasers to reverse the signs of sun damage, that works so much better and safer on light skin.
5. FAIR SKIN – BUY SKIN PRODUCTS LABELED “HYPOALLERGENIC”
Look for products formulated for sensitive skin and those labeled “hypoallergenic,” meaning it’s less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
Fair skin was not designed to enjoy the California sun or be tanned. There is very little natural protection from ultraviolet exposure and sun damage, so the aging process is accelerated. If you’re out in the sun, wear over-sized hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect your fair skin from burning.
Skip cosmetics and skincare items containing fragrances, soap and alcohol. Fair skin is easily aggravated and can sting or burn in response to these products. Avoid tanning – get used to spray tanning instead, if you like that look. There is no such thing as a safe tan.
On her recent appearance on the CBS TV show “The Talk,” Dr. Tess discussed the anti-aging challenges of different skin colors and the products that can make each skin type younger-looking and as beautiful as possible.
Her advice from the TV show is being shared here in a two-part series. Part 1 looks at brown, medium, and olive skin colors.
1. BROWN SKIN – EXFOLIATE AND USE SHEA BUTTER
Browner skin is more prone to irritation, dry skin, and scarring. African Americans tend to develop thick scars called keloids sometimes from as little trauma as acne on the chest and it can be very difficult to treat.
Dark skin can really benefit with regular exfoliation to avoid ashy and dry cracking skin.
I recommend using a body scrub (you can make your own at home) in the shower and immediately apply moisturizers afterwards to keep skin from drying. Exfoliate your skin to reveal a layer of fresh, smooth skin.
Put a few tablespoons of coarse sea salt in a bowl, and add enough orange juice to make a paste. Apply to skin by rubbing gently in a circular motion. Rinse with cool water to tighten pores.
Moisturize with shea butter to complete the process.
2. MEDIUM SKIN – FIND NON-HYDROQUINONE SKIN BRIGHTENING PRODUCTS
Find and use a non-hydroquinone skin lightening and brightening product on a regular basis to even the skin tone and reveal glowing skin. People with medium skin should not use products with hyrdoquinone because it will make their skin color uneven.
Most of the signs of aging that happen with medium skin involve discoloration, blotchy uneven pigmentation so if you start early you may be able to help prevent this from happening.
People with medium skin and some Latinos are prone to getting a very challenging condition called melasma where there is gradual darkening of the skin usually in a map-like fashion on the cheeks, and can involve the upper lip and even look like a mustache. This tends to occur during pregnancy and, for some, remains for the rest of their lives. It can be a very difficult condition to treat.
3. OLIVE SKIN – WASH YOUR FACE WITH GLYCOLIC ACID CLEANSER
Use glycolic acid cleanser and use products with vitamin C to constantly exfoliate, deep clean pores and minimize oiliness. This will help prevent breakouts and minimize the discoloration from acne before they even happen!
Because of the extra oiliness, olive skin tends to also break out more – some women are breaking out all the way to menopause. And because olive skin has a strong tendency to create pigmentation, acne is not only a bigger problem but worse yet, once the pimples are gone, we are left with dark scars that can last a long time.
There are non-surgical options that can really give better anti-aging results than surgery. The Time Machine by Dr. Tess is personally designed to help you look younger, refreshed, and naturally beautiful without surgery.
In this San Diego Segment Dr. Tess’s patient, Jennifer, shows her before and after photos. She now looks years younger, and you’d never believe that she has twelve grandchildren!
Call us to learn how about our Time Machine by Dr. Tess introductory offer savings of $1000!
This segment of San Diego Living was filmed at our new office in Del Mar, across from the Del Mar Racetrack on Villa de la Valle.
Here Dr. Tess talks about the fellows,and discusses that it’s important to reach out to men because men need rejuvenation, too.
One of the top things that keep marriages happy, based on real studies, is keeping the spouse looking attractive.
It doesn’t work for men to under the knife because they can look too unnatural. See our patient, Patrick, who had anti-aging Time Machine non-surgical procedures to look 30 (he’s actually 50!).
Call us today – we’re happy to discuss how the Time Machine by Dr. Tess can make Men look young and rejuvenated.
Time Machine by Dr Tess is our special combination of the latest technologies and expertise to address all the factors that cause aging on our skin: skin deterioration and sun damage, wrinkles, sagging, loss of volume and hyperactivity of muscles of facial expression.
Time Machine by Dr Tess will give you total and complete skin rejuvenation – more complete rejuvenation than just pulling loose skin of your face and neck (if you have face lift or neck lift).
You will have improvement on your eyelids, undereyes, cheeks, pores, wrinkles, sagging, discoloration, and overall quality of your skin!
We personalize the treatment plan for each patient and the Time Machine by Dr Tess package may be a 2 session treatment.
The reason it is called Time Machine is that you will literally look like you traveled back in time – how you looked 5 or 10 years ago!
You will look natural! There will be no alteration of how you look – it’s just restoration and turning back the clock.
We are able to do this because along with technology, we use the highest levels of expertise and artistry to create only the most natural looking results!
Come in for a free consultation and start your travel back in time! You can be 5 to 10 years younger looking in no time, no surgery required!
If you are considering skin rejuvenation treatments, learn more about Mixto Fractional C02. This resurfacing treatment works by literally vaporizing wrinkles, acne scars, and pores right off of your face, and even your hands.
Small dots of laser energy penetrate deep into the tissues to blast away the old and abnormal skin cells while stimulating new cell and collagen growth.
Watch this segment of San Diego Living where Dr. Tess not only talks about Mixto Fractional C02, but demonstrates it as well. And you’ll even see the amazing before-and-after of Dr. Tess’s patient, Patty – You won’t believe her real age!
Call us with any questions you might have about this amazing anti-aging procedure, and to set up an appointment. 1-858-689-4990.
PRP is an in-office procedure used for anti-aging, wrinkle reduction and volume restoration. PRP is also commonly used in combination with ablative/CO2 treatments for rapid healing, decreased complications and superior results.
Your own platelets are used to activate and boost collagen and elastin production! It’s your own natural dermal filler!
Dermal fillers, used for skin rejuvination, restore youthful fullness to your face by adding volume to the soft tissue, which softens wrinkles and reduces folds and lines.
Call us for details on PRP!