When summer arrives, many of us become suddenly aware of our skin’s imperfections. Time in the sun can be unequivocally therapeutic, but it also means more sun damage. Joyful hours in the sunshine can also come with sunspots, dull or uneven skin tone, sagginess, and fine lines and wrinkles. So are there dermatology treatments that allow you to revel in the summer sun and still treat your skin to keep it looking youthful, radiant and healthy all season? Absolutely. Just select a regimen of in-office dermatology treatments that pinpoint and treat the results of UV damage, as well as skincare treatments that treat and protect your skin from further harm. Continue reading “Dermatology Treatments in Summer”
You’ve probably noticed that skincare goes through trends in the same way that fashion does. From cucumbers on tired eyes to vampire facials, skincare seems to have seen it all. But now, many dermatologists are publicizing the benefits of simple ingredients—ingredients you often find in your own kitchen. Recently, Dr. Harold Lancer was featured on the Dr. Oz Show, where he discussed the anti-aging benefits of using probiotic yogurt on your skin.
One morning you wake up, look at your reflection, and realize you look older than you feel. You no longer recognize the person gazing back at you. The way your skin is beginning to droop makes you look tired and it doesn’t reflect your youthful personality. You consider whether you’re willing to undergo surgery to repair the damage done by time, gravity, and the sun, but it’s a daunting undertaking. Ultimately, you don’t feel ready to undergo the cost or the time commitment a surgery requires, and the risks of a full surgical facelift aren’t worth it for you. Does this mean you’re out of options?
Somewhere in our mid-30s or early 40s, we look in the mirror one day and realize our skin looks different than it used to. Over time, skin loses elasticity and collagen, causing the telltale sagging and loose skin that signifies aging. Jawlines loosen, cheeks begin to fall, eyebrows and eyelids droop, and chins start to look weaker than they are. Time and gravity can be cruel, and this loose skin is one of the principal complaints dermatologists see. Yet even those who are most bothered by the touch of time and gravity on their skin are often hesitant to sign up to get poked by needles, injected with fillers and neurotoxins, or go under the knife, fearing the unnatural results and complications that can come with these procedures. So, is there an option that doesn’t require these kinds of invasive treatments?
Dr. Harold Lancer was pleased to receive the “Beauty Enhancement Award” at the third annual Hollywood Beauty Awards on February 19th for his work as a world-renowned dermatologist to the stars. As the Hollywood Beauty Awards noted, Dr. Lancer has had the pleasure of working with many high-profile celebrities who sing his praises. His three decade long commitment to helping patients achieve radiant, youthful-looking skin is legendary in the industry and ultimately earned him this accolade.
The skin’s incredible ability to heal itself is at the core of The Lancer Method. Rather than relying on invasive measures or miracle ingredients to keep skin looking young, we always recommend the natural route first. With young skin, cell renewal happens every 28 days. However, as aging occurs, the skin stops renewing itself at the same rate, resulting in dull, sallow skin, a lack of collagen and elastin, and eventually wrinkles and sagging. But here’s the good news: You can fight this slow-down with manual exfoliation and recreate the lit-from-within glow of youth – and all it takes is a little scrub. By using Polish, you physically stimulate the skin to speed up the cell renewal cycle. Exfoliating (or Polishing, as we call it around here) causes a controlled injury at the most surface layer of the skin, which signals the body to send growth factors, blood and new cells to the skin. This action creates the fresh, glowing look of youthful skin and staves off aging. So next time you look in the mirror and see a reflection that’s looking a little tarnished. Remember this: all it takes is a little Polish.
Frankie Grande is militant about his skincare! The YouTube phenom (and Ariana’s big brother) has been a devotee of The Lancer Method as well as our Sheer Fluid Sun Shield and Eye Contour Lifting Cream since the brand relaunched. He recently Instagrammed a command to his legions of followers, “Defend your skin with @drlancerrx” – and with good reason: from Big Brother 16 to his role in the Broadway production of Mamma Mia!, The Method has served him well. We’ve rarely seen a more flawless complexion – or had more fun than when he stops by to visit.
Clinically proven to signal the skin’s own retinoid receptors to create new skin cells, collagen and elastic fibers, retinol has been the gold standard for anti-aging skincare treatments for over 25 years. Few treatments work as quickly and effectively as retinol, however this anti-aging crusader has some big drawbacks (outlined below).
Enter Younger: Pure Youth Serum. Dr. Lancer sought to solve the retinol conundrum by developing a treatment that is as effective as retinol, but did not have its incidence of irritation and other side effects. The result is Younger: Pure Youth Serum, and more specifically, MIMIXYL™, the technology platform developed by Dr. Lancer that powers the product. Retinol has finally met its match.
Here’s a snapshot comparisons of these two powerful anti-aging ingredients:
- Helps to create new skin cells, collagen and elastic fibers.
- Works quickly and effectively.
However, it is also:
- Irritating and drying to skin.
- Not recommended to be used while pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Can increase oil production for some men.
- Very unstable and reacts with light and oxygen.
- Signals the skin to produce new collagen and elastic tissue
- Activates the skin’s retinoid receptors, thereby stimulating the production of collagen, elastin, and new skin cells.
- Improves skin tone and elasticity
- Lessens the number and depth of wrinkles and fine lines
- Calms inflammation
- Has none of the side effects of retinol
Clinical results show that MIMIXYL™:
- Reduces deep wrinkles by 28%
- Reduces skin roughness by 35%
- Increases skin elasticity by 13%
- Increases skin density by 25%
There’s much more we could tell you about this incredible serum, but seeing and feeling it in action on your own skin is the best evidence of all. The proof is in the results – and we know you’ll love them. Order a bottle today.
Mena Suvari has rarely had a moment out of the spotlight since her breakout role in American Beauty fifteen years ago. And with three new movies and a pilot coming out, she’s spent the better part of the last year on call for the camera. So how does she keep that fresh-faced glow despite logging serious hours in the makeup chair? We chatted with her to find out.
Lancer Skincare: What difference does good skincare make in your line of work?
Mena Suvari: It’s very important to have a good skincare regimen when you’re working in any type of environment that involves wearing full makeup for extended periods of time. As an actress, I can attest to how wonderful it is to know that I can clean my skin properly with Dr. Lancer’s products, refresh and renew my skin with what it was stripped of by wearing makeup all day, and also protect it for the coming day.
LS: Do you have a favorite product in the Lancer Skincare range?
MS: As per usual, it is difficult for me to just pick one product that I like more than others, as in this case it really is true that the products work together, hand-in-hand. But I will say that I really enjoy the Polishes, as I’m the type of person that loves that “squeaky clean” feeling when I wash my face. It’s probably because of living in a city – even being out during the day causes such a build-up!
LS: Quick glowing skin tip!
MS: I found that after using Dr. Lancer’s products, I didn’t need to wear any makeup during the day. Even products providing the lightest coverage, like tinted moisturizers, weren’t needed. Using The Method is powerful enough to really give me that even skin tone I’ve always wanted.
LS: What is the the most unexpected piece of advice Dr. Lancer has given you?
MS: Well, something that I was very impressed with was that Dr. Lancer talks to you about your specific needs based on your ethnicity and where your ancestors come from, which dictates how your skin will react and behave. For me, he explained that I need to wear sunblock all day every day because I am of Estonian descent, which makes my skin very sensitive to light. In fact, my skin could pigment even from the lighting they use on set! That really surprised me and was something I had never thought of!