At The Grace Clinic, we are committed to helping you look and feel your best. We believe the first stage of the facial rejuvenation process is the incorporation of a daily skin care routine. For healthy glowing skin at any age, our professionals welcome you to schedule a consultation and learn more about what we can do for you,
Watch Dr. Grace Discussing Skin Care for the Ages
Customizing Your Professional Skin Care Routine
Our team is pleased to offer a wide range of high quality, medical-grade skin cares lines, each offering unique qualities to treat your specific skin care needs. These include:
Zo® Skin Health by Zein Obagi, MD
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We recommend booking a skin care consultation with talented Burlington cosmetic surgeon Dr. Douglas Grace or with one of our staff members to discuss which product is best for you.
Are you living with adult acne? If so, you’re not alone. Research indicates that over 20% of adults suffer from chronic acne. Clenziderm M.D., however, provides relief from embarrassing blemishes.
The Clenziderm M.D. system is a simple, effective acne treatment from renowned skincare expert Dr. Obagi. Clenziderm contains several prescription-strength products that are designed to reduce the frequency of breakouts, control acne symptoms (like swelling and redness), while healing and protecting the skin. While the Clenziderm system includes take-home products meant for daily use, you won’t find these highly specialized cleansers and serums in any drugstore or through online retailers. The only way to get authentic Obagi products is through a consultation with a certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Grace.
When choosing this skin care line, you will be provided with cleanser that contains 2% salicylic acid, a pore therapy serum that also contains 2% salicylic acid, and a bottle of therapeutic lotion that contains 5% benzoyl peroxide. Salicylic acid is one of the most powerful topical acne-fighting agents, owing to its peerless ability to dissolve excess oil and debris. It unclogs pores, allowing them to breathe, and deprives acne bacteria of the environment they need to grow. Meanwhile, the benzoyl peroxide works to kill acne-causing bacteria. This two-step approach has been shown to dramatically reduce the number of active acne, giving patients clear, smooth, healthy skin. Finally, salicylic acid also speeds up the rate of cell turnover. Patients who use Clenziderm products experience less scarring and acne-related pigmentation problems, compared to results from other acne treatments.
Contact us to learn more about this innovative acne treatment system from Obagi.
Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Sun Protections is a lightweight mineral powder with a barely-there feel that provides the safest, non-irritating UVA and UVB sun protection.
Skin Care by age group: 30’s, 40’s and 50’s
As we age our skin changes: it becomes more delicate and loses elasticity, while age spots appear and skin no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did.
Various factors such as genetic predisposition, exposure to sunlight and environmental irritants can cause aging.
Skin Concerns in Your 30s
Signs of aging slowly start to appear. The skin’s texture starts to become uneven and rough while fine lines and discolorations may appear. Cells aren’t replaced as quickly which causes the epidermis to become thicker and drier. Moderate wrinkles and crow’s feet may also start to appear.
Regular application of glycolic acid helps to remove dead cells on the surface of the skin. Using products containing vitamin C evens out skin tone and inhibits discolorations. Products containing peptides help moisturize and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin Concerns in Your 40s
Signs of aging may appear more dramatically; crow’s feet, wrinkles around the mouth and on the forehead are visible and darker spots appear. The skin thins and collagen starts to break-down, which leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. The skin may appear blotchier, caused by capillaries that rupture. A dull complexion is apparent, since it takes more time for the skin to renew and repair itself, and signs of photo-aging are visible.
Peptides stimulate collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Glycolic acid removes dead cells on the surface of the skin to help minimize fine lines. The use of products with vitamin C help target uneven complexion while retinol revitalizes photo-damaged skin.
Skin Concerns in Your 50s
Deep wrinkles and a loss of firmness and a definition of the facial contour are major concerns caused by the degradation of collagen and elastin fibers. Pre-menopause and menopause cause a loss of estrogen and progesterone which leads to thinner, dryer skin which may also cause temporary acne problems. Age spots become more prominent, due to sun damage incurred throughout the years.
Using a product with polymers and peptides helps plump and firm the skin. Regular use of retinol and glycolic acid helps diminish the appearance of sun damage.