Skin is an organ – the largest organ in the body – and every day, the skin on the face, hands, and neck is exposed to sun and other environmental damage, as well as air pollutants. In addition, poor nutrition, chronic stress, smoking and other factors can affect skin health throughout the entire body. Having a regular skin care routine helps combat the issues that can cause immediate and long-term skin damage and also prevent or lessen some skin diseases and disorders, including acne and eczema.
A doctor who is skilled in caring for the skin and skin problems can develop customized skin care routines based on the unique needs of each patient to achieve optimal results, altering the routine as the patient ages or experiences other changes. Plus, patients can receive lifestyle guidance that can help them take important steps to support healthy skin.
That depends on the needs of the patient. Products can include medications to treat or prevent issues like acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions, as well as daily care products like cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen products. Treatments like facials and peels focus on maintaining healthy skin and addressing issues like lines, wrinkles and uneven tone and texture that can detract from the healthy appearance of skin. Peels and facials can also be used to help prevent or reduce acne flare-ups.
Peels are facial treatments that use special chemical solutions to slough off upper layers of skin, reducing the appearance of acne scars, lines, wrinkles and other types of sun damage while revealing healthier-looking skin beneath. Peels come in different strengths depending on the type of issue that is being addressed.