At The New England Facial & Cosmetic Surgery Center, SkinMedica products make the perfect complements to our in-office procedures and services. These powerful products made by Allergan combine proven medicine with high-quality scientific formulations to effectively meet the varied skin care needs of our Boston, MA-area patients.
TNS Essential Serum®
TNS Essential Serum was voted one of InStyle magazine’s 2013 Best Beauty Buys. It is a longtime favorite at our Boston-area facial plastic surgery practice, because patients love the results it provides for skin rejuvenation, given its collection of 118 natural growth factors. As we age, our skin does not rejuvenate itself as effectively as in the past and it begins to thin out, becoming flaccid and showing fine wrinkles because of loss of supportive collagen. Appropriate for all skin types, TNS Essential Serum forms the foundation for a great at-home skin care routine. Serums, including TNS Essential Serum, are most effective when applied twice daily, after cleansing and before the application of any other products. TNS Essential Serum combines 2 products into 1 for a double dose of benefits:
- SkinMedica’s patented TNS Recovery Complex® relies on TNS, which is a combination of antioxidants, collagen, growth factors, and other ingredients that are invaluable to skin health. TNS Recovery Complex features a 93.6% concentration of its active ingredient.
- APS Corrective Complex™ is an advanced formulation that includes peptides and antioxidants to smooth, even, and protect the skin.
The 2 products are kept in separate chambers within the handsome taupe and silver TNS Essential Serum bottle to maximize their potency, and they are both dispensed at once with the dual pump. With proper use, preliminary results take about 30 days to develop, while optimal results appear after about 90 days. TNS Essential Serum is great for skin of all ages and types. In one study, 92% of users said their skin looked healthier and more youthful, with a reduced appearance of wrinkles and an improved tone.
Retinols are necessary for skin regeneration, and SkinMedica offers them in increasing strengths so that a novice patient would start with the lowest concentration and work his or her way up. Thus, also because of the excellent bioavailability of the SkinMedica retinol, the irritation that occurs with Retin A, Renova, and other retinols is avoided.
Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex
Lytera’s active ingredients include medically proven doses of vitamin C, fatty acids, retinol, and other ingredients to brighten skin and even its tone. After 12 weeks of use, 95% of study participants reported a general improvement in the condition of their skin. Lytera Skin Brightening Complex fades freckles, age spots, and other types of discolorations. For best results, use twice daily after cleansing.
Dermal Repair Cream
This intense moisturizer hydrates the face, neck, and chest with vitamins C and E. This versatile moisturizer is popular in the winter or year-round for those who live in drier climates. It’s also a great nighttime moisturizer, too. When skin is properly hydrated, it looks and feels its best.
TNS Illuminating Eye Cream®
The thin, delicate skin around the eyes often needs special care to look its best. TNS Illuminating Eye Cream relies on TNS, the same powerful product in TNS Essential Serum, as well as peptides and brightening ingredients to reduce fine lines, dark circles, and other common complaints specific to the eyes. Puffiness is also reduced. For best results, TNS Illuminating Eye Cream should be applied twice daily after cleansing and before moisturizing.
Scar Recovery Gel with Centelline™
This revolutionary product can significantly aid in the reduction of scars, whether from injury or surgery. Centelline is SkinMedica’s proprietary blend of scar-minimizing ingredients and herbs, including licorice root and centella asiatica, a member of the parsley family that has long been used to alleviate various skin conditions. Scar Recovery Gel with Centelline should only be used on closed wounds. With continued use, red or pink scars fade to discreet normal skin color.