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We are excited to announce the launch of our newest product, the A E Skin Illuminating Cream.
The A E Skin Illuminating Cream is an outstanding product that can be added to any skin care regimen. It contains a number of active ingredients to help brighten and even out your skin tone. All of the ingredients are non-prescription strength and the A E Skin Illuminating Cream is safe to use if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Hexylresorcinol is an ingredient found in many skin care products and is included in the A E Skin Illuminating Cream. Found naturally in rye and in whole grain wheat, hexylresorcinol brightens the skin and also works as an anti-oxidant. This provides anti-aging properties such as preventing fine lines and wrinkles. Another ingredient in the A E Skin Illuminating Cream is arbutin, which works to brighten the skin. Arbutin is found in fruits such as bearberry, cranberry, and pears and is less irritating than hydroquinone, which is found in the A E Skin Brightening Cream and many brightening products. To complement these ingredients, the A E Skin Illuminating Cream also contains a peptide called hexanoyl dipeptide-3. This allows the surface layers of the skin to exfoliate and enhances the exfoliation from products with salicylic acid such as the A E Skin Exfoliating Serum and A E Skin Acne Max Solution. The A E Skin Illuminating Cream also contains glycerin, an ingredient found in many moisturizers. Like hyaluronic acid which is found in the A E Skin Hydrating Serum, glycerin bring water into the skin to help the skin health and function. Glycerin also keeps the water in the skin. Together, these ingredients correct visible discoloration, prevent sun damage and aging, and improve hydration and the health of the skin.
The A E Skin Illuminating Cream can be added to your daily regimen. It is used twice daily before moisturization and after prescription strength products such as the A E Skin Brightening Cream, Acne Max Solution, Exfoliating Serum, and Triple Antioxidant Serum.
Do you want longer, thicker, and fuller eyelashes? If so, our newest product, Grolash, is what you are looking for.
The eyes are central features of the face and often time the first thing someone sees when looking at you. Therefore, it is no surprise why the eyes and the area around them are so important to many people. One part that provides beauty is the lash. Having long and glamorous eyelashes is considered to be a characteristic of a beautiful and attractive face. Some people genetically have short or thin lashes while others lose them naturally over time. There are many products available to address such concerns.
Eyelash extensions have been available for many years. These can provide outstanding results. But the can be tedious and time consuming to apply and are temporary. Latisse is a prescription-strength product designed to treat the lashes. It makes the lashes longer, fuller, and darker. Although not reported in the clinical trials, the biggest concern with Latisse is the possibility of changing blue eye color in to brown.
The new A E Skin Grolash product is a non-prescription product that provides longer and thicker lashes without such risks. The active ingredients in the A E Skin Grolash are peptides, silk amino acids, and hyaluronic acid. Peptides are short pieces of proteins that have multiple effects. When used on the skin, they lead to healthier appearing skin. For the lashes, peptides promote lengthening and thickening. Silk amino acids condition and fortify the hair, promoting growth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin and is an ingredient in many skin care products. Hyaluronic acid significantly provides hydration by drawing water into the area. For the lashes, this leads to shine and suppleness.
Apply a thin line of the A E Skin Grolash twice daily to the upper lash. Allow one to two minutes for the A E Skin Grolash serum to dry. You may feel a temporary tingling sensation after applying the A E Skin Grolash. As early as 30 days after beginning use of the A E Skin Grolash 70 % of patients noticed longer lashes, 73% noticed thicker lashes, and 80% found the lashed to be more nourished.
The A E Skin Growlash will be available soon.
Dry skin is a very common concern. It is important to keep the skin hydrated because about two thirds of the skin is made up of water. If there is not enough water in the skin, it becomes dry and brittle, and it cannot perform its appropriate barrier functions. There are three steps in keeping the skin hydrated. The first is drinking enough water. If there isn’t enough water in the body, then there won’t be enough in the skin. Dr. Alex recommend drinking at least eight glasses of water each day. The second step is bringing the water into the skin. Topical products such as hyaluronic acid, called humectants, draw water into the skin and are outstanding for this purpose. The third and final step is trapping the water in the skin so that it does not evaporate. Since the skin is in constant contact with the air, it is very easy for the water in the skin to evaporate. We use moisturizers or emollients to keep the water in the skin.
The A E Skin Hydrating Mask promotes hydration of the skin, making it feel soft and healthy and providing a radiant glow. It contains two forms of hyaluronic acid to draw water into the skin. It also contains a number of other ingredients with further benefits. The A E Skin Hydrating Mask contains aloe, which serves to calm down sensitive or irritated skin. This makes it perfect for applying after certain laser treatments such as the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial or Ultra Microneedling. The A E Skin Hydrating Mask also contains arnica, a natural product that decreases inflammation, swelling, and bruising in the skin. In addition, the A E Skin Hydrating Mask contains extracts from a variety of fruits including blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and apple. This provides high levels of antioxidants to protect the skin. Finally, the A E Skin Hydrating Mask contains niacinamide, a vitamin B2 derivative that decreases redness in the skin and is particularly useful for those with rosacea.
The A E Skin Hydrating Mask is easy to use. First wash the skin and pad it dry. Remove the A E Skin Hydrating Mask from the container and apply it onto the skin. There are two parts, one for the upper face and another for the lower face. The part for the upper face has two holes for the eyes and goes from the forehead down to the tip of the nose, allowing the nostrils to be uncovered. The part for the lower face has a hole for the mouth. Be careful when applying the mask because it is slippery. Adjust the A E Skin Hydrating Mask to gently and smoothly fit the curves of your face. Leave the A E Skin Hydrating Mask on your skin for at least ten minutes. Some people leave A E Skin Hydrating Mask on for 30-60 minutes for further hydration. Dr. Alex recommends applying the A E Skin Hydrating Mask once per week. Some people prefer to apply the A E Skin Hydrating Mask every day, which is even better.
A E Skin is excited to announce our launch of four new products in our Green Tea Essentials collection. These include the A E Skin Green Tea Rejuvenating Cream, A E Skin Green Tea Gentle Facial Cleanser, A E Skin Green Tea Soothing Chamomile Mist, and A E Skin Green Tea Healing Ointment.
The A E Skin Green Tea Rejuvenating Cream is the ultimate moisturizer that is ideal for dry or mature skin. The A E Skin Green Tea Rejuvenating Cream can be used either at night only or twice daily depending on the individual's skin. One of the key ingredients in the A E Skin Green Tea Rejuvenating Cream is apple stem cells. This is a growth factor that stimulates the skin to rejuvenate and promotes a youthful, soft, and radiant appearance. The A E Skin Green Tea Rejuvenating Cream contains the powerful antioxidants green tea extract and resveratrol. Hyaluronic acid and a variety of ceramides combine to hydrate and moisturize the skin. The A E Skin Green Tea Rejuvenating Cream is paraben-free, oil-free, gluten-free, and non-comedogenic and has a very mild hypoallergenic citrus-like fragrance.
The A E Skin Green Tea Gentle Facial Cleanser is a soothing and purifying cleanser that gently cleans and replenishes the skin, giving you a refreshed and hydrated look. The A E Skin Green Tea Gentle Facial Cleanser is soap-free, alcohol free, and suitable for all skin types, especially for those with sensitive skin. The revitalizing formulation is rich in antioxidants and botanicals; it contains extracts from green tea, chamomile, and cucumber, giving it a unique aroma. The A E Skin Green Tea Gentle Facial Cleanser also contains a variety of antioxidants to nourish the skin. The A E Skin Green Tea Gentle Facial Cleanser has a pearl white color and feels like silk when applied to the skin. The A E Skin Green Tea Gentle Facial Cleanser is paraben-free, fragrance-free, gluten-free, soap-free, alcohol-free, and non-comedogenic.
The A E Skin Green Tea Soothing Chamomile Mist is a product specifically used for post-procedure skin, but can also be for daily use, and is safe for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. This A E Skin Green Tea Soothing Chamomile Mist is sprayed on the skin to provide moisture to the skin surface, which is particularly important after chemical peels and ablative laser resurfacing treatments. Unlike plain water, the A E Skin Green Tea Soothing Chamomile Mist contains a number of ingredients to help with recovery. The A E Skin Green Tea Soothing Chamomile Mist is alcohol free but contains witch hazel, which calms the skin, removes excess oil, and tightens pores to provide a smooth appearance. The A E Skin Green Tea Soothing Chamomile Mist also contains green tea extract and vitamin C, two powerful antioxidants to calm and protect the skin. Extracts from comfrey, chamomile, and lavender sooth irritated skin and provide a floral scent. The A E Skin Green Tea Soothing Chamomile Mist is paraben-free, gluten-free, and oil-free. It is also free of artificial fragrances.
The A E Skin Green Tea Healing Ointment provides a strong barrier for compromised or extremely dry skin. The A E Skin Green Tea Healing Ointment is ideal for post-procedure use such as after chemical peels or ablative laser resurfacing treatments. Petrolatum provides and occlusive protective layer to keep water in the skin, which is critical in the healing process. Ceramides and yucca extract further help to moisturize the skin. The A E Skin Green Tea Healing Ointment also contains green tea extract and vitamins B and E. The product is very thick and only a small amount is needed to cover the entire skin surface. A E Skin Green Tea Healing Ointment works best when the skin is damp, especially after application of a few sprays of the A E Skin Green Tea Soothing Chamomile Mist. The A E Skin Green Tea Healing Ointment is paraben-free, fragrance-free, and gluten-free.
Through the end of July 2018 we are offering 25% off all of these products as an introductory promotion.
The single most important product recommended for skin health is sunscreen. There are many, many sunscreens available on the market and it is important to find a product that works well. Everyone’s skin is different and not all products are ideal for everyone. But the new Hydratint sunscreen by Alastin is a product that works well for many people.
Why is sunscreen important?
Light from the sun damages the skin in many ways. When light hits the skin, it forms free radicals. These are small molecules that affect the skin at the cellular level, damaging the DNA and proteins. The proteins that maintain the structure of the skin such as collagen and elastin become damaged, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. The amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin decreases, leading to dry and dehydrated skin. Production of melanin is stimulated, leading to the formation of dark spots. The DNA is damaged, which increases the risk of skin cancer. All of these things are undesirable. Therefore, it is critical to protect ourselves from the sun.
What should I look for in a sunscreen?
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Also look for UVA and UVB (broad spectrum) protection. This protects against two kinds of UV (ultraviolet rays): UVA rays which cause aging and UVB rays which cause burns. It is important to apply sunscreen every day, even if it is cold or overcast, because the sun’s rays can penetrate through clouds. There are two types of sunscreen ingredients: physical and chemical. Physical ingredients include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These reflect the light from the sun and cause minimal irritation to the skin. They also block both UVA and UVB rays. There are a variety of chemical sunscreen ingredients. These absorb the light from the sun so that is does not damage the skin. These should be applied 30 minutes prior to going outside. Some chemical sunscreens can irritate the skin, especially for those who are sensitive. This is particularly important after laser treatments and chemical peels. Therefore, physical sunscreens are ideal for post-procedure.
May new sunscreens provide a number of additional benefits. For example, some include ingredients to hydrate the skin. This allows the product to work as a moisturizer and sunscreen in one. Others include a tint, allowing for the product to work as a primer or foundation. This makes it easy to apply skin care products for those with busy lifestyles who do not have too much time in the mornings. Some of the physician-dispensed sunscreens also include other products such as antioxidants to provide further protection and to rejuvenate the skin.
What is the Alastin Hydratint sunscreen?
The Alastin Hydratint sunscreen is our newest sunscreen and is quickly becoming one of our most popular products. The Alastin Hydratint sunscreen is a physical sunscreen containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which makes it safe for those with sensitive skin and for those who have recently had a laser treatment. The SPF is 36 and it has UVA and UVB protection. The Alastin Hydratint sunscreen also contains a number of antioxidants which protects the skin from environmental pollution as well as products to hydrate the skin. Finally, the Alastin Hydratint sunscreen has a light tint that is compatible with most skin types to provide coverage and reduce the need for more makeup.
We are excited to announce the newest product in our Green Tea Essentials line: the A E Skin Green Tea Firming Neck Cream. The A E Skin Green Tea Firming Neck Cream is an outstanding product to address a number of concerns on the neck.
While the face is the most common area for cosmetic treatment, don’t neglect the neck. The neck is immediately adjacent to the face and can be a dead giveaway of cosmetic enhancement when the face appears youthful but the neck looks aged. Some of the most common concerns in the neck area include uneven color, redness, irregular texture, loose skin, and wrinkles. Twice daily application of the A E Skin Green Tea Firming Neck Cream can improve many of these concerns in a few weeks.
The A E Skin Green Tea Firming Neck Cream contains green tea extract, which is one of the most powerful antioxidants to protect your skin from further sun damage. One of the most unique ingredients in the A E Skin Green Tea Firming Neck Cream is extract from the Edelweiss flower (Leontopodium alpinum). This unique flower is found in the European Alps and is able to survive extreme conditions such as cold temperature, high altitude, and high levels of solar radiation. The additional antioxidants in the Edelweiss flower extract sooth and calm the skin while providing further protection from the sun. It also contains phenolic acids and flavonoids to protect the skin from further environmental damage. The Edelweiss flower extract firms and lifts the skin, improving loose and saggy skin that is commonly seen in the neck over time.
The A E Skin Green Tea Firming Neck Cream contains many other key ingredients such as ceramides, peptides, niacinamide (vitamin B3), apple stem cells, botanical extracts, LYCD, and emollients. These ingredients serve a number of functions such as preventing water loss in the skin to provide hydration, soothing the skin, decreasing redness, improving irregular color, stimulating collagen to tighten the skin, improving the texture of the skin, and further protecting the skin from sun damage.
For a limited time, we are offering 25% off the A E Skin Green Tea Firming Neck Cream.
We are excited to announce our newest product in the A E Skin line of products: the Hydrating Lip Plumper.
The A E Skin Hydrating Lip Plumper is a product that has multiple functions to enhance and protect the lips. The A E Skin Hydrating Lip Plumper serves to provide an immediate plumping effect of the skin and enhances the natural rosy color of the lips. At the same time, the A E Skin Hydrating Lip Plumper provides hydration for the lips. In addition, the A E Skin Hydrating Lip Plumper contains broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect the lips from sun damage. Eighty-five percent of patients observed an instant decrease in fine line lines and wrinkles, 90% said their lips look fuller, and 100% a healthier and hydrated appearance with enhancement of the natural lip color.
Hyaluronic acid is included to hydrate the lips. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin and elsewhere in the body that binds 1,000 times its weight in water. Hyaluronic acid draws water into the lips to provide hydration, which is particularly helpful in the dry, winter months. Hyaluronic acid is also the active ingredient in the Juvederm family of fillers which include Juvederm Ultra, Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella. By using high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, the water is retained on the lip’s surface, which keeps the moisture in the lips by forming a protective barrier. The A E Skin Hydrating Lip Plumper is the perfect complement for any filler in the lips.
Other ingredients in the A E Skin Hydrating Lip Plumper include peptides, niacinamide (vitamin B3), ceramides, and herbal vitamins and conditioners. Together these ingredients volumize and protect the lips by stimulating collagen production and nourishing the skin.
The A E Skin Hydrating Lip Plumper can be used as often as desired. When using, apply a generous coat to the entire lip surface, while staying inside the lip line. A temporary tingling sensation can be felt when the A E Skin Hydrating Lip Plumper is applied. The enhancement in terms of volume and color are seen within minutes and last one to two hours.
For a limited time, we are offering 25% off the A E Skin Hydrating Lip Plumper.
The A E Skin line of skin care products continues to provide outstanding results for our patients. Dr. Alex designed this line of product to address the most common concerns patients have: uneven color, irregular texture, and acne.
The image shown here is a before and after picture of a 34 year old female who was concerned with her acne and her uneven color. This included dark spots left over from acne breakouts; these are commonly, but incorrectly referred to as scars. She had tried a number of products, none of which worked. She even invested a lot of money in treatments such as PRP, the results of which were disappointing. Understandably, she was hesitant to try new products.
This patient started on the standard line of A E Skin line of skin care products: Brightening Cream, Exfoliating Serum, Triple Antioxidant Serum, and Hydrating Serum. The photograph on the right is after using these products for just two months without having any treatments. She noticed an improvement in her acne, uneven color, and texture. She also enjoyed a youthful glow to her skin. She commented that her coworkers also noticed an improvement in her skin.
Patient Testimonial of the A E Skin Products
The Brightening Cream is our most popular product and we often sell out of it. The Brightening Cream contains three active ingredients: hydroquinone, kojic acid, and retin-A (retinoic acid). Hydroquinone is the strongest brightening agent available and serves to lighten up the dark spots on the skin. Kojic acid is another brightening agent that works by a different mechanism than hydroquinone. Together they provide a powerful punch. Retin-A is a vitamin A derivative that exfoliated, smoothens out the skin surface, helps with acne, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, tightens the skin, and decreases enlarged pores. The Brightening Cream is used at night on a clean, dry face. The Brightening Cream is a prescription-strength medication and is only available for patients who have had a consultation with Dr. Alex in the Encino, CA office.
As its name implies, the Exfolilating Serum gently exfoliates the dead skin cells from the surface. The active ingredient is salicylic acid. It works in a different way from the retin-A. Specifically salicylic acid breaks the glue that holds the dead skin cells together. It works well for all skin types and particularly well for oily skin types. The Acne Max Solution is a modified version of the Exfoliating Serum which contains a higher level of salicylic acid and also includes other products directed at acne. The Exfoliating Serum or Acne Max Solution are used first thing in the morning on a clean, dry face. The Exfoliating Serum and Acne Max Solution are prescription-strength products and are only available for patients who have had a consultation with Dr. Alex in the Encino, CA office.
The Triple Antioxidant Serum is a favorite of many patients. It contains vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid. Vitamins C and E serve as antioxidants, each in a different part of the skin cells. This protects the skin from damage from free radicals that are formed by sun exposure or other insults such as pollution or smoking. Ferulic acid serves to stabilize the vitamin C so that it remains active for every use. In addition to its antioxidant properties, vitamin C also helps to smoothen out uneven color. Some people apply lemon juice to their skin to even out the color; it is the vitamin C in lemon juice that is responsible for this response. Vitamin C is also a cofactor for collagen formation. Collagen is the protein in the skin that is responsible for keeping the skin tight, firm, and youthful in appearance. Formation of new collagen will serve to decrease wrinkles and close enlarged pores. The Triple Antioxidant Serum is used in the morning immediately after the Exfoliating Serum or Acne Max Solution and it is available on our online store.
Approximately two thirds of the skin is composed of water. It is therefore important to have enough water in the skin for appropriate function. There are three steps in maintaining adequate water in the skin. The first is drinking enough water. Dr. Alex recommends drinking at least 8 cups of water each day. The second step is getting that water into the skin. This is what the Hydrating Serum does. The third and final step is trapping that water in the skin by using a good moisturizer on top. The Hydrating Serum is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin that binds 1,000 times its weight in water. It works well to draw water into the skin to provide the hydration necessary for appropriate skin function. This water helps to fill in fine lines and the product works well in combination with Botox and fillers. Our patients say that it makes their skin feel like silk. Only two or three drops of the Hydrating Serum are required twice daily immediately before moisturizer. The Hydrating Serum is available on our online store.
Wrinkles on the face are some of the most common concerns we use and Botox and fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Restylane, and Radiesse to address these concerns. Topical products such as the Alastin Restorative Skin Complex and the A E Skin Hydrating Serum enhance the results of these treatments.
What is Botox used for?
Botox is used to treat wrinkles associated with facial expression. Common areas of treatment with Botox include the horizontal lines on the upper forehead seen when we raise the brows, the vertical lines between the brows seen when we frown, and the crow’s feet around the eyes seen when we smile or squint. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that we use to make these expressions and smoothening the overlying wrinkles.
What are fillers used for?
Fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Restylane, and Radiesse are used to restore areas of volume loss in the face and off the face as well. Perhaps the most common area of treatment is the nasolabial fold, the wrinkle that goes from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Sometimes this wrinkle extends to the jawline as what are called the marionette lines. In these areas, as well as wrinkles directly around the mouth, the products serve to fill in the wrinkles. In the mid-face fillers such as Voluma can be used to restore volume loss that occurs with aging. This provides the apple of the cheek and pulls up on the lower face to address wrinkles, sagging, and jowls. Fillers such as Volbella can also be used to fill in hollows under the eyes and to plump the lips.
What is the Alastin Restorative Skin Complex?
The Alastin Restorative Skin Complex is a new topical product that is used for facial rejuvenation. When used with treatments such as Botox and fillers, the Alastin Restorative Skin Complex will enhance the results. It does this through its proprietary TriHex peptide technology, which stimulates the skin to form collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are two proteins in the skin that maintain the youthful appearance by providing structural support and keeping the skin tight. As we age the amounts of collagen and elastin in the skin decrease, leading to signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. When the skin produces its own natural new, fresh, and healthy collagen and elastin the skin becomes tighter and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines is improved. Additionally, the Alastin Restorative Skin Complex contains other ingredients to volumize the skin, effectively boosting the effects of fillers. The Alastin Restorative Skin Complex also contains potent antioxidants to protect the skin from further damage and to smoothen out the skin tone. When the Alastin Restorative Skin Complex is used, the results of treatments such as Botox and fillers (Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Restylane, and Radiesse) are enhanced. This means better results are seen and patients enjoy their results for a longer period of time. For a limited time we are offering $50 off the Alastin Restorative Skin Complex with purchase of two syringes of fillers.
What is the A E Skin Hydrating Serum?
The A E Skin Hydrating Serum is one of our most popular products. It is like drinking a glass of water for the skin. The A E Skin Hydrating Serum contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin that binds 1,000 times its weight in water. When applied topically to the skin the A E Skin Hydrating Serum draws the water into the skin providing hydration. This helps fill in fine lines on the surface of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is the same ingredient in many fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, and Restylane. When fillers are injected into the deep layers of the skin and the A E Skin Hydrating Serum is applied topically to the skin surface the effects of hydration are increased. This allows for an improvement in the wrinkles and for the results to last longer.
The Alastin Restorative Skin Complex is a new product to restore and maintain the health of your skin. It will tighten the skin, restore lost volume, improve fine lines and wrinkles, and correct uneven color. The product is used twice daily and can be added to any skin care regimen. The Regenerating Skin Nectar, an award-winning product from Alastin, is used specifically for pre- and post-procedure to improve the results and decrease the recovery time. The Alastin Restorative Skin Complex is designed for daily use, regardless of whether you are having treatments or not.
The Alastin Restorative Skin Complex uses a proprietary Tri-Hex peptide complex which cleans the deeper layers of the skin, allowing for correction of sun damage while at the same time stimulating your skin to produce its own natural collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for maintaining the firmness of the skin. As a result, the skin becomes tighter and fine lines become less visible. For this reason, the Alastin Restorative Skin Complex is a perfect product to combine with fillers such as Voluma, Juvederm, Volbella, and Restylane. The Alastin Restorative Skin Complex also contains potent antioxidants to protect your skin from sun damage in order to maintain a youthful appearance.
The Alastin Restorative Skin Complex comes in a pump tube and is used twice daily. Results can be seen in as little as two months. For a limited time, we are offering 25% off the Alastin Restorative Skin Complex while supplies last. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.