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Dr. Burns' Optimal Skincare Regimen

 

To my patients,

I believe the quality of your skin may be the single biggest factor to maintaining a youthful appearance. There is no doubt that surgical correction is necessary to achieve optimal facial rejuvenation. However, optimizing the quality and health of your skin enhances surgical results and ensures that your skin’s appearance matches the overall post surgical rejuvenation appearance.

Many of my patients have asked about my “optimal skin care regimen.” Although there is no one specific regimen right for everyone, there are some basic features that I believe are valuable to almost everyone.

 

  • Sunscreen UVA/UVB
    • Utilize a sunscreen daily with SPF 30 or greater and Zinc Oxide, as it provides a full-block to harmful rays. See below recommended sunscreens:
      • ThinkBaby/ThinkSport Sunscreen: Primary Active Ingredient: 20% Zinc Oxide (non-nano). SPF Factor: 50+. Price: $10.50 for 3 oz. Price per oz: $3.50. EWG Rating: 1 Company claims: First sunscreen to pass Whole Foods’ Premium Care Requirements. Ease of rubbing into skin: Great. Water resistant: 80 minutes.
      • Burn Out Kids Physical Sunscreen: Primary Active Ingredient: 18.60% Zinc Oxide. SPF Factor: 30+. Price: $12.99 for 3.4 oz. Price per oz: $3.82. EWG Rating: 1. Company claims: Rich in anti-oxidants and enriched with extracts of papaya, plankton and plantains. Ease of rubbing into skin: Good. Water resistant: 40 minutes.
      • Coola Baby: Primary Active Ingredient: 6.8% Zinc Oxide, 7.6% Titanium Dioxide. SPF Factor: 50. Price: $36 for 3.0 fl. oz. Price per oz: $12.00. EWG Rating: 1. Company claims: 0% Synthetic ingredients, preservatives, chemical sunscreens. Soft and gentle. Helps prevent “heat build-up” in skin. Ease of rubbing into skin/whiteness: Fair. Leaves skin with a pale white, greasy appearance. Water resistant: 80 minutes.
      • CeraVe: Primary Active Ingredient: 11.4% Zinc Oxide, 7.4% Titanium Dioxide. SPF Factor: 45. Price: $22.23 for 3.5 oz. Price per oz: $6.35. EWG Rating: 2. Company claims: Naturally sourced ingredients, hypoallergenic, paraben and sulfate free. Developed with dermatologists. Water resistant: 80 minutes.
      • CoTZ Pure:Primary Active Ingredient: 8.4% Zinc Oxide, 4.1% Titanium Dioxide. SPF Factor: 30. Price: $16.39 for 3.0 fl. oz. Price per oz: $5.46. EWG Rating: 1. Company claims: 0% Synthetic ingredients, preservatives, chemical sunscreens. Soft and gentle, water resistant for 40 minutes. Helps prevent “heat build-up” in skin. Ease of rubbing into skin/whiteness: This rubs in fairly well. No whiteness because the lotion itself is light brown, which could be a selling point. Water resistant: 40 minutes.
      • Adorable Baby Sunscreen (formerly Loving Naturals): Primary Active Ingredient: 24.7% Zinc Oxide (non-nano). SPF Factor: 30+. Price: $12.99 for 2.5 oz. Price per oz: $5.20.EWG Rating: 1. Company claims: Safe for babies, non-nano zinc oxide. Ease of rubbing into skin: Good. Water resistant: 40 minutes.
      • Alba Botanica Natural Very Emollient Sunscreen: Primary Active Ingredient: 14.5% Zinc Oxide. SPF Factor: 30. Price: $10.00 for 4 oz. Price per oz: $2.50. EWG Rating: 2. Company claims: Recommended by Skincancer.org. Ease of rubbing into skin: Fair. Water resistant: 80 minutes.
      • All Terrain AquaSport Natural Sunscreen: Primary Active Ingredient: 16.0% Zinc Oxide. SPF Factor: 30. Price: $9.11 for 3 oz. Price per oz: $3.04. EWG Rating: 1. Company claims: Cruelty free, fragrance free, oxybenzone free, 80 minutes of water resistance. Ease of rubbing into skin: Great. No whiteness. Water resistant: 80 minutes.
      • Babytime! by Episencial Sunny Sunscreen: Primary Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 11%, Zinc Oxide 5.5%. SPF Factor: 35. Price: $12.34 for 2.7 fl. oz. Price per oz: $4.57.EWG Rating: 1. Company claims: Enriched with green tea, aloe and water resistant for 80 minutes. “Free from the bad stuff!” Ease of rubbing into skin/whiteness: Very hard to rub in, left a strong white appearance to skin. Water resistant: 80 minutes..
      • Badger Sport Sunscreen:: Primary Active Ingredient: 22.5% Zinc Oxide (non-nano). SPF Factor: 35+. Price: $13.59 for 2.9 oz. Price per oz: $4.69. EWG Rating: 1. Company claims: “Extra” zinc oxide, very water resistant. Ease of rubbing into skin: Not good. Also reappears on skin when you sweat. Water resistant: 80 minutes.
      • Beauty Counter’s Protect All Over Sunscreen: Primary Active Ingredient: 19% Zinc Oxide (non-nano). SPF Factor: 30. Price: $32 for 4.8 oz. Price per oz: $6.66. EWG Rating: 1.Company claims: “Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, so it blends seamlessly into skin without leaving white streaks. Aloe helps hydrate skin, while antioxidant-rich green tea and blood orange extracts fight free radicals.” Water resistant: 40 minutes.
      • Beyond Coastal Natural: Primary Active Ingredient: 6% Zinc Oxide, 5% Titanium Dioxide. SPF Factor: 30. Price: $15.99 for 4 oz. Price per oz: $4.00. EWG Rating: 2. Company claims: Nourishing ingredients include organic shea butter, acai extract. Repairing ingredients include yerba mate extract, grape seed extract. Free of fragrance, petroleum, oxybenzone, gluten and Vitamin A. Water resistant: 80 minutes.
      • TruBaby Everyday Play: Primary Active Ingredient: 20% Zinc Oxide. SPF Factor: 30+. Price: $12.59 for 2.0 fl. oz. Price per oz: $6.30. EWG Rating: 1. Company claims: All natural, gentle and lightly scented. Pediatrician and Dermatologist tested. Safe and gentle for whole family. Ease of rubbing into skin/whiteness: It’s slightly thick, but not too bad. The whiteness must be rubbed away. Water resistant: 40 minutes.
         
  • TNS Essential Serum (topical nouricell serum)
    • There is simply nothing like it on the market! The product contains TNS, which contains over 90 percent of human epidermal growth factors that produce more youthful collagen within the dermis when applied.
    • Our practice was involved with the initial studies in proving its effectiveness many years ago. It stands as the #1 product in our office due to the science behind it, as well as extremely high patient satisfaction.
    • Although TNS can be purchased alone, the Essential serum contains peptides and powerful antioxidants that fight and block the harmful cancer causing “by- products” of UV rays.
       
  • Lytera
    • It attacks all 4 melanin producing pathways and smooths the color of the skin, giving it a youthful glow. It also improves the overall health and appearance of your skin.
    • Our practice was involved firsthand in clinical trials that proved that this Non- Hydroquione product was equal to the Obagi Nu derm gold standard for problematic dyschromia (brown spots and sun spots, blotchiness).
       
  • Retinol Complex
    • Retin-A is a wonderful and effective product that causes skin cell turnover and more youthful skin, but is not tolerated by most patients due to the intensity of the peeling and dryness it causes. Retinol Complex and Retinol Complex ES (extra strength) are excellent alternatives that produce similar results to Retin- A, but are much better tolerated.

There are many other products and services available, but these 4 products, offered only through medical offices, serve as the foundation for any excellent skin care plan. Please call our skin care specialists at Dallas Medical Skin Solutions (214-887-1577) for more information. Feel free to set up a complimentary consultation appointment to determine an individualized treatment plan.