Retinol is considered the gold standard ingredient in anti-aging products because of it’s proven ability to stimulate and reproduce collagen in the skin. But knowing when and how to use retinol can be confusing.

Why You Need a Daytime Retinol Now

The latest crop of retinol products don’t fight wrinkles and discoloration while you sleep — they do it during the day. Find out how to use retinol, and why you should

Things we love about retinols: They get rid of wrinkles, lighten dark spots, and zap zits better than just about any other skin care ingredient in existence.
Things we hate about retinols: the red, lizard-like skin you get for the first six to eight weeks when you’re using one; having to be maniacal about sunscreen; and only being able to use them at night.
We were downright giddy when we found out there are now daytime retinols (yes, you read correctly) on the market. And dermatologists are calling them a game changer. Throw out everything you thought you knew about how to use retinols. With these new products, you can get all of the benefits of every dermatologist’s favorite skin care ingredient, morning and night, without your skin peeling off your face.

The old:

Let’s talk about retinol. You’ve probably heard of it — in fact, you’re probably stocking some skincare products containing this potent ingredient in your medicine cabinet. So why isn’t everyone using it? And even more importantly, why does a product that promises and actually delivers smoother, brighter and younger looking skin while fighting acne have a semi-bad rap? Long before over-the-counter products were available, you had to purchase retinol in its strongest form: prescription strength Retin-A, a powerful and sometimes harsh treatment. But that was then, and unbelievable skin-changing OTC progress is now.

The new:

Unlike their predecessors, the new generation of retinol products can be used during the day, as their effects kick in gradually and aren’t as harsh on skin. You still get cell turnover, but it’s in a more controlled way. In addition, new retinols also come mixed with antioxidants, sunscreen and even moisturizers — making them much less irritating than they used to be. (Make sure you continue to be very cautious and diligent about applying SPF, even if you purchase a retinol cream with UV protection, as your skin will be more senstive as it becomes acclimated to the new product.)
Please contact our office for more information on why Retinol is very important: (817) 473-2120.
This information is brought to you courtesy of Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

Overview of Skinceuticals CE Ferulic

Research and innovation are at the core of the SkinCeuticals company mission, and their dedication to science has established the brand as a leader in the advanced skincare arena.  At the office of Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Med Spa- we offer an extensive line of the Skinceuticals skincare line.  Here is one that just made a top 10 list for great skin care.
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic is a revolutionary antioxidant combination that delivers advanced protection against photoaging by neutralizing free radicals, boosting collagen synthesis, and providing unmatched antioxidant protection. More protection means more youthful looking skin and better defense against environmental aging.
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How it works:
C E Ferulic contains ferulic acid, a new antioxidant that doubles the synergistic benefits of C E – neutralizing free radicals,building collagen, and providing improved antioxidant protection. No other antioxidant technology has been shown to deliver comparable levels of photoprotection.
-Provides advanced environmental protection against UVA, UVB and infrared radiation A.
-Stimulates collagen synthesis to improve signs of aging.
-Increases firmness and replenishes lipids to reduce wrinkles.
-Once absorbed, this serum can’t be washed or rubbed off. It remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours, making it an excellent addition to sunscreen.
Spotlight Ingredients:
L-ascorbic acid: Neutralizes free radicals and promotes collagen synthesis.
Alpha tocopherol (vitamin E): Potent antioxidant which promotes the healing process.
Ferulic acid: This plant-based antioxidant neutralizes free radicals, inhibits UV-induced melanogenesis, and has anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Highly effective anti-wrinkle serum
  • Concentrated formula provides quick results

Other Notes:
A huge benefit from using CE Ferulic is its photoprotection benefits. Photoprotection is a measure of a product’s ability to neutralize free radicals and protect against oxidative stress. SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic reduces sunburn cell formation up to 96% in UV irradiated skin. Though the smell of the serum is a bit off-setting, the effectiveness of CE Ferulic is apparent after the first time I used it. Its skin firming abilities are incredible, earning it a #3 spot on the top 10 list.
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Ever wonder after getting a facial or chemical peel what makes your face feel so firm and fresh? There is a very important and common ingredient found in some skin care products. We all know that taking our daily multivitamins and eating healthy are important to our everyday lifestyle as well as keeping our skin looking beautiful, but did you know that we can also find our vitamins in our skin care products as well.  At Dr. Bishara’s office and The Paragon Med Spa we know the benefits of Retinoids for skin care.
Our epidermis is the outer most part of our body and is exposed to so many free radicals each day and it is also the organ to receive the least amount of vitamins from the foods we
eat and the supplements we take. This is why in order to protect the biggest organ on our body (our skin) we need to use good topical products to insure it receives all the vitamins it needs to stay healthy as well.
Retinoids are a form of vitamin A and essential to collagen production, wrinkle and inflammation reduction. Retinoids can be found in many different forms and can also have different side affects on the skin. Retinal is the alcohol form of Vitamin A which can convert to retinoic acid. Retinoic Acid is more commonly found in chemical peels and is used for more acne prone, problematic skin. Now although these are okay to use on the skin they can at times cause a little peeling depending on the strength and form thats in the product being used.
The next time you see our aesthetician at Dr. Bishara’s office & The Paragon Med Spa- please ask how Retinoids would be beneficial in your daily skin care regimen.  For more information about us, feel free to explore our website, or call the office today at 817.473.2120.