Skin Defense – Know Your Enemy

By March 18, 2017 Blog No Comments

Your skin is the single largest organ in your body, and it forms the first line of defense for your health and well being. It’s designed to keep out the bad stuff that assaults your body on a daily basis while helping to maintain a healthy environment on the inside. It’s composed of multiple layers that include proteins, such as collagen and elastin, for structure as well as enzymes and blood cells that help regulate everything from your body temperature to damage repair. Your skin really is your best friend, and good skin care isn’t only about looking your best. It’s also about staying healthy.

As skin ages, it needs a little help to keep doing its job well. We all know about the importance of using a good sunscreen, but there’s more to atmospheric skin aging than just exposure to the sun’s UV rays. We’re also bombarded with a range of airborne pollutants every day, and chief among them is ground level ozone.

Ozone pollution takes a toll on the natural lipids that your skin produces and also attacks its antioxidant reserves. What follows amounts to an avalanche of skin damage that picks up speed as it progresses. Skin that’s been overexposed to ozone ages prematurely, and fine lines, wrinkles and loosening of the skin begin to appear.

Fortunately, there is a range of advanced skincare products specifically designed to counteract the loss of antioxidants. SkinCeuticals provides a line of advanced skincare products backed by science, and used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas as a fundamental component of their skincare treatments. When combined with a home-based regimen, these products help your skin fight off the damaging onslaught from the environment resulting in healthier skin with visible improvement in the signs of premature aging.

We are proud to offer a full range of SkinCeuticals products here at the Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa for both in-office treatments as well as for use at home. With nine locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia – three of them in the Pittsburgh area alone – you’re never far away. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art technology are ready to help you meet all of your beauty goals. Give us a call today on 412-963-6677 to schedule your consultation, or send us an email at appointments@gollaplasticsurgery.com.

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