At Perimeter Plastic Surgery, we offer the latest in skincare advancements like Obagi Medical products, Clarisonic products, and bioCorneum silicone scar gel treatments, and EltaMD Sunscreens. And more importantly, we get to know your skin and your needs so we are able to recommend the products that are ideal for you!

 

EltaMD Sunscreens

For over 25 years, EltaMD’s innovative products have been proven to help restore, protect, and maintain healthy skin.

EltaMD sunscreens are great for protecting your skin from the sun. Formulated with transparent zinc oxide, EltaMD sunscreens are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free. They are also all recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad-spectrum sunscreens.When wearing EltaMD sunscreens, the UVA and UVB rays reflect and scatter away from your skin, providing you protection from sunburn.

Celebrities Seen with EltaMDEltaMD

  • Designer and Owner of Jade Swim, Brittany Kozerski, is “completely obsessed” with EltaMD Spectrum SPF 46.
  • Ashley Tisdale, actress and singer, featured EltaMD UV ClearBroad- SpectrumSPF 46 in her Summer Essentials Bag.
  • Designer Mara Hoffman says her favorite sunscreen is EltaMD Shield Broad- Spectrum SPF 45.

Obagi Medical Skincare

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Founded by leading skin care experts more than 25 years ago, Obagi medical products are designed to minimize the appearance of premature aging and skin damage and treat hyper-pigmentation, acne and sun-damaged skin. Available only from medical professionals, Obagi products are suitable for all ages and skin types. These prescription-strength formulas actually transform the skin’s cellular functions to help it look and feel younger and healthier.

Obagi medical products are the perfect choice if your skin is suffering from sun damage, as they not only work to reverse existing signs of damage but also protect your skin and prevent future damage.

We offer a range of Obagi products and systems in both of our office locations. You do not need to schedule an appointment to purchase Obagi products but please call ahead if you want to speak to a professional at Perimeter Plastic Surgery about the products or have questions about a particular item.

Clarisonic Skincare System

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This American-made deep cleansing system is sweeping the nation! The patented sonic technology offers six times better cleaning than normal skincare cleansing. Originally developed for skincare professionals to use during treatments, Clarisonic is now available for home use and is clinically proven to amplify the results of professional treatments and at-home daily skincare routines.

Clarisonic is a patented, proven method pairing sonic devices and state-of-the-art skincare formulas for a deep-down clean. The sonic brush oscillates between 200-350 movements per second to loosen dirt and oil while working with the skin’s natural elasticity to improve texture and appearance. Your skin will be brighter and firmer, and fine lines will be reduced.

BioCorneum
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bioCorneum® is a patented, proven silicone technology for minimizing the appearance of scars. This product hydrates the scarred area and creates an environment which allows the scar to mature through normal collagen synthesis cycles, and improves the appearance of the scar. The patented silicone formulation in bioCorneum® has been shown to flatten, soften, and smooth scars, reduce discoloration, and relieve itching, pain, and discomfort associated with scars.

Our chosen product to address scarring is bioCorneum+ (bC+). It is a self-adhering, self-drying silicone cream that also contains a mild broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. Using bC+ will provide the best environment for scars to heal and help speed up the healing process. We recommend our patients use this product after their sutures are removed and their wounds are closed.

At suture removal, start applying bC+ to your scar very sparingly, twice a day, for 12 weeks or until you stop seeing results. If you have a tendency to form hypertrophic or keloid scars, you may want to use it for 6 months to a year. One “pea-sized” drop is enough to cover a three-inch scar. Massage bC+ into your scar to help break up the scar tissue. bC+ should dry right away and within a few minutes will form a slick surface over your scar. bC+ will gradually wear off throughout the day, which is why we have you reapply it at night to make sure you are getting a solid 24 hour per day exposure to the silicone. For more information about bC+, check out www.bioCorneum.com.

If you would like to learn more about any of the skincare lines we carry, please contact our office. We can help you decide which products will help you achieve the results you desire. If you refer a friend to our office, you will receive 10 percent off any skin care purchase.

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Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer
What do warmer weather, sunshine and spending time outdoors have in common? Skin cancer! Directly related to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other types of cancer combined. One in five Americans will develop this disease over the course of a lifetime. Still, there is good news: most skin cancer is preventable. Here are some of the best ways to stay safe:
Use sunscreen.

Apply sunscreen to exposed skin 15 minutes before going outdoors, and reapply every two hours. We know you’ve heard this before, but that’s because it’s the easiest and most effective way to ward off harmful UV rays. While lighter skin tones are more susceptible, individuals with darker skin can still get cancer and still need sunscreen.

It’s important to use a full-spectrum sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) 30 or higher for protection from ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. UVB rays are those responsible for sunburns and damage the superficial top layers of your skin. UVA rays account for 95 percent of all the ultraviolet rays that come to the earth’s surface and are far more damaging to skin. They can penetrate clouds and glass, and play a major role in skin aging and wrinkling. UVA is the dominant tanning ray and is known to cause lasting damage; these rays increase the rate of melanoma and can even initiate the development of cancer.

Since these rays are so prevalent and powerful, it’s important to wear sunscreen even on cloudy days and even if you think you’re not spending much time outside. Remember to put sunscreen on your hands! The skin is typically thinner on your hands, so it’s often the first to show signs of aging and wrinkling. Your hands also spend a lot of time in the sun while you’re driving and are exposed to those UVA rays that can penetrate the windshield glass.

Cover up and seek the shade.
Whether you’re out for a walk, planting in the garden or soaking up sunshine at the beach, cover up your exposed skin, especially during peak sunshine hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wear a broad-rimmed hat, sunglasses to protect your eyes, and a long-sleeved shirt and pants — even if you’re also using sunscreen. Remember, more is better when guarding your skin from damage.
Give yourself a full-body skin exam.
It’s important to assess and examine your skin once or twice a year. Use a handheld and full-length mirror and enlist the help of a loved one for hard-to-see places like your back and scalp. Examine all parts of your skin including your scalp, under your arms, underneath finger and toenails, palms, soles of your feet, heels and genitals. If you notice new or dark spots or moles on your skin, or spots that are irregularly shaped, contact your physician or dermatologist for a professional exam.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Protecting it is simple and easy, and has the added aesthetic benefit of slowing the signs of aging. For more information about how you can protect your skin and prevent skin cancer, visit skincancer.org.