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Acne 101 - The best ingredients for your skin.

Acneic skin disorders occur as the result of excessive sebum or oil production that have mixed with keratinized dead skin cells inside the hair follicle. This can create a micro-plug, also known as a comedone. There are a variety of lesions that can appear as blackheads, pimples, pustules, papules, cysts, and nodules on the face, chest, and back.

The classification for lesions that helps us discern the severity of acneic skin conditions is called the Dr. Kligman’s acne grading scale.  The "Acne grade" will determine the frequency and types of treatment needed and the duration as well as the intensity of the product needed both in-clinic and for home care to control the acne.

Topical cosmeceuticals used in clinical skincare treatment products  are addressing primarily acne grades I,II, and III.  Acne grades IV, V and VI may actually need a combination of dermatologic intervention, so that would be  prescription drugs as well as topical treatments.

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2016-07-01 16:32:26
 

Summer Essentials from Institut DERMed

The Summer Season has arrived.

"The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring, Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again, And who will call the wild-briar fair?" 
Emily Bronte

Institut’ DERMed welcomes the Summer with our Summer Essentials to help guide you through summer fun without the sun damage. None of us want to end up like a "wild-briar" come September and so we've come up with a few recommends designed with just that goal in mind.

sun protection  sun damage  melasma  hyperpigmentation  brown spots

2016-05-31 12:18:56
 

Have More Control Over the Way You Age

The skin is the largest organ of the body and works beautifully as a shield to keep environmental toxins out of the body. The skin‘s purpose is to prevent these toxins from penetrating the body’s delicate internal machinery. Most people don’t realize that the skin and hair have evolved filtration functions. Skin, for example, keeps impurities out by electro-statically filtering chemicals out of the air and concentrating these polluted cells in the epidermal barrier cells, before shedding them.

Unfortunately, environmental chemicals (i.e.: iron and lead), exposure to radiation (i.e.: UV rays, X-rays, etc), pollution, inappropriate diet and stress are highly toxic to the human body. The skin cannot shed itself fast enough to keep these elements from damaging the underlying physiological process. This is one reason why skin cancer has become the most common malignancy in mankind.

Of all the therapies addressing skin-disorders, anti-oxidants ability to combat oxidative stress remains the most popular. Oxidative stress is the damage caused to skin cells by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules without electrons, which attached to healthy molecules with electrons in order to achieve their own stabilization. It is transformed into another free radical, triggering a chain reaction that can produce thousands of free radicals in seconds. The damage caused by these free radicals is cellular breakdown. Surface damage manifests itself in superficial lines, deep wrinkles, dry skin, loss of elasticity and skin discoloration. In the deeper levels of the skin, free radicals can destroy the collagen and elastin support system, damage DNA and enzymes, impair immune functions and originate tissue deterioration.

wrinkles  skin aging  photo aging  fine lines  aging skin  aging

2016-05-05 21:21:38
 
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Cassie N - Customer since 2015
5 stars
    I recently started coming in once a month for facials and LOVE it...and so does my skin! Great atmosphere, awesome therapist and friendly staff.

hollys - Atlanta, GA
I have been a customer for many years.I have entrusted my skincare to the ladies of DERMed without reservation. This was my first body waxing experience...I was totally comfortable with my aesthetician. She was very professional in every way. Thank you for meeting and exceeding my expectations! Job well done. Also, thanks to the front desk ladies for finding me an appt when they were all booked.

Judy C - Customer since 2014
5 stars

What a fantastic day for my daughter and me. We both got glowing facials (Judith and Leah)and I got a much needed massage from Jane't. Sun was shining, we both left refreshed and happy. All of you are great. Thank you.