Dr. Philip Young describes the skin care products that he uses in his office, Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery, as well as recommendations and instructions for your skin care.
With glycolic peels, you only want to start using it once a week. With our beginning program we suggest starting them on Sundays. When you first start using at home chemical peels, you put it on and take it off immediately.
Then, you can increase it by the number of times a week and increase the length of time you keep it on your skin as tolerated meaning just to the point of tingling or very mild stinging. Be careful not to burn yourself and cause scarring. If in doubt, just put it on and take it off immediately. Don't put any of these skin products on after the chemical peel, you can try a gentle lotion but if you want to be safe don't put anything on after the peel. Start with these peels and then add on Retin A and the Glycolic Cream 10% (for more anti-aging) or Rebrightylzer Kit (for more lightening) respectively and slowly as tolerated as we will discuss next.
Start the Retin A on Wednesday night and do only once a week. You can start with a tiny drop mixed in with your moisturizer. The Retin A can make you sensitive to sunlight and should only be applied during the nighttime. The Glycolic Cream 10% or the Rebrightalyze Kit should be applied starting once a week on Fridays. You can increase it if you can tolerate it. For each product and peel the "tolerate" means do not use if you have redness, discomfort or irritation.
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The following skin care have three to six steps. Choose what you need. You can also start on our more aggressive scientific skin care regime described above using Retin A, an at home glycolic peels, and the Rebrightalyze Kit or our 10% Glycolic Facial Cream.
These products can cause dryness and increased sensitivity to the sun’s harmful rays and put you at risk for brown spots or increased redness if used too aggressively.
For patients dealing with severe acne we recommend the scientific skin care regime with the use of the Gly Sal 10/2% Cleanser as an option.
All of these products are used in the morning and / or at night as can be tolerated except for the sunscreen and the Retinol which are used in the morning (Sunscreen) and night (Retinol Products) respectively. You may need to start slow with these products and use only as can be tolerated using the repair and prevent products a few times a week based on the level of irritation of your skin.
If you are going to get a co2 laser treatment, you can also be on Skin Lightener's which contains any or all of these ingredients: Kojic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Mequinol 2% [solag].
The main products for CO2 laser resurfacing surgery are Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 10x and the Rebrightalyze Enhancement Therapy Kit. Dr. Young also usually adds at home chemical peels. He may also add in other treatments such as clindamycin gel, and oral antibotic medication. Our gly-sal 10%/2% cleanser is great for patients still dealing with breakouts. Some patients may need to add in a hydrocortisone 1% to help with inflammation. Please read about these topical medications on rxlist.com to see if there are any reasons you should not be taking these medications.
To see how you will react to our Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 10x, use one application and wait up to 3-5 days or until all of the redness has gone away before you apply again.
Doing a test patch in a small area may be a good way to start. You should wait for at least three to five days for the test patch to reveal any reaction. Keep doing it until you can tolerate our Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 10x on a nightly basis. But you may find that you might only tolerate a certain number of times per week.
Once you’ve gotten use to the Retinol Serum, you can start the Rebrightalyze Enhancement Therapy Kit and do the same process. You should wait up to three-five days for all of the redness to subside before putting on the next application. This approach should be done until you can tolerate both of the medications.
Hydrocortisone 1 % can be started with either of our Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 10x or the Rebrightalyze Enhancement Therapy Kit. The hydrocortisone can help decrease the inflammation caused by the two topical applications.
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If you are having an Active FX laser procedure, these topical medications (Retin A, Rebrightylzer Kit, at home peels) scan be started two to six weeks before your laser procedure and stopped one week before your procedure. These medications can be restarted only after four weeks after your laser procedure.
Check with your doctor first. If you are doing IPL, these medications can also be started three or four weeks before your first procedure and stopped seven days before your treatments. You can resume the Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 10x and the Rebrightalyze Enhancement Therapy Kit seven days after your IPL.
If you are going to use these topical medications without a procedure, you should use the same approach. Some people can only tolerate these medications once or twice a week. Everyone is different and you will need to find out how much you can tolerate these medications. You can call or email your doctor or his staff for more information.
The instructions for the glycolic acid peels are:
You should be very conservative and never apply the peels if your skin is significantly inflamed. If you are trying to treat active acne, the inflammation should be limited to those inflamed and infected pimples. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
For the application of clindamycin gel, we suggest using it only when you have active inflammation and/or infection of your pores. Only use spot applications to the infected pore. If you have any questions, please call or email us.
For the oral antibiotics, your doctor may want to prescribe it if your acne is really severe. The prescription may include tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline, erythromycin, or clindamycin.