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The skin is the largest organ of the body. It insulates and protects against trauma to the internal organs and regulates our body temperature. The sebaceous glands in the skin secrete oily material to lubricate and maintain its health. This elastic, protective covering is thinnest on the lips and eyelids and thickest on the palms and soles.
Our skin is placed at risk every day, by the bright sun and by toxins in our environment. Skin is surprisingly complex, and its fine network of tissues is disrupted by the UV light of the sun, smoking, age, and the polluted air around us.

Common Skin Conditions

Acne – Acne is the most common skin condition in humans. Acne develops where there are more oil glands present, e.g. face, scalp, chest, back and neck. There are many different types of acne and each patient should be treated according to their particular case.

Aging – Aging of the skin is a result of many different factors that can be broken into two categories: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic or uncontrollable aging is chronological and genetic. Facial wrinkling, expression lines and drier, more sensitive skin may be a result of intrinsic aging. The extrinsic or more controllable factors of aging refer to exposure to the sun and/or pollutants which cause a breakdown of the skin’s structure, leading to discoloration, wrinkles, skin growths and even cancer. The extrinsic factors are to blame for 90% of the visible signs of aging. When attempting to correct signs of aging, it is important to use products that not only treat, but also prevent future damage from occurring.

Hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration) – Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin. Causes of hyperpigmentation range from sun damage caused by UV exposure, hormone fluctuations due to pregnancy or menopause, and skin injuries such as acne scarring. Certain skin types can also be more susceptible to hyperpigmentation. It is important to consult with a skin care professional prior to using products to even skin discoloration as high percentages of strong ingredients can cause further irritation and lead to more discoloration.

Rosacea – Rosacea is a somewhat misunderstood skin condition. Currently, there is no known cure or cause. Rosacea is generally characterized by persistent redness and/or breakouts on the central areas of the face, commonly affecting the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin. Although there is no cure, there are many different methods of controlling rosacea symptoms.

Medical Skin Rejuvenation

Topically applied treatments are usually most effective when skin manifestations of aging and photo aging are superficial to moderate. Products most commonly used include:
• Tretinoin, a substance in the vitamin A family, has been shown to reduce fine wrinkles, splotchy pigmentation, and rough skin associated with chronic sun exposure.
• Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHSs) may be used alone or in combination with tretinoin to treat mildly damaged skin. AHAs are derived from fruit and dairy products.
• Over-the-counter products containing retinols (of the vitamin A family), AHA, anti-oxidants and moisturizing agents may temporarily improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
• Topical antioxidants, especially vitamins C and E, function to help cells repair damage caused by ultraviolet radiation and smoking.

We listen to our patients ask about skin care and it becomes clear that many people are confused. What is a good skin care plan? There are hundreds of products. There are conflicting and exaggerated claims. Much of what you read and hear is based on marketing rather than on scientific information.

Over the counter products sold in cosmetic stores can be ineffective for two reasons: the concentration of the active ingredient is often too low, and the "active" ingredient can actually be in a form that does not penetrate the skin.
There is also confusion about professional skin care because different dermatologists and plastic surgeons offer different treatments with peels and lasers. There is more scientific evidence for some treatments than for others.

Protection & Prevention

Even though talking about sunscreens has become boring by now, study after study show that people do not use sunscreens properly. Patients typically apply one fourth to one half the recommended amount and they don't reapply sunscreens frequently enough when outdoors.

Also remember that the sun protection factor (SPF) of a sunscreen indicates only its ability to block ultraviolet B (UVB) light. UVB light causes sunburn and skin cancer, but ultraviolet A (UVA) light penetrates deeper into the skin and causes aging. Be sure to use a sunscreen that absorbs both UVA and UVB rays.

In addition to sun blocks, retinol creams protect against sun damage by preventing harmful chemical reactions and also by preventing loss of collagen. There is also evidencethat antioxidants such as vitamin C protect against sun damage when applied to the skin.

Professional Skin Care in Lahore by Dr. Babar

Men and women alike share a common desire to have healthy youthful skin. Unless someone invents time travel, you can’t reverse the flow of time and become younger. However, with the wide array of treatments available today, you can remove many of the effects of aging and photo aging. You can’t become younger, but you can look younger and more attractive by using professional skin rejuvenation treatment that is right for you.

At Babar Plastic Surgery, we believe that skin care should be a part of virtually all of our lives. This may take the form of effective sunscreens, specialized soap for washing, moisturizers, toners, fruit acids, hydroquinones, retinoids and many other scientifically formulated chemical products that can work to repair skin and prevent further damage. A good skin care program can enhance your appearance by reducing blotchy and uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, freckling, age spots, sun damaged skin and acne scars.

We use professional skin care program and products manufactured by Physicians Choice of Arizona (PCA) USA. A complete skin care program consists of in-office exfoliation treatments and home care products. The home care products provide rejuvenation for both women and men and are effective for correcting aging skin, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, acne and maintaining healthy skin color and texture.

Superficial Chemical Peeling—the "Lunchtime Peel"

What is Chemical Peeling?

Chemical peeling is a procedure used for cosmetic improvement of skin or for the treatment of some diseases of the skin. Chemical exfoliating agents are applied to the skin to remove skin cells at superficial, moderate, or deep layers over a period of days. As the treated skin peels, new skin forms to take its place.

How long does it take to do a Superficial Chemical Peeling Procedure?

The reason superficial peeling is called a "lunchtime peel" is because the procedure can be done in 15-20 minutes. The patient is able to leave immediately after treatment and resume normal daily activities with some restrictions such as avoiding exposure to strong sunlight.

What Are the Side Effects of Superficial Chemical Peeling?

Skin redness and slight swelling for a day or two are the most common post-procedure effects. Post-procedure medications and ointments are prescribed as necessary for discomfort and moisturization of the new skin. A very important post-procedure precaution is avoidance of sun exposure during healing and the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 25 or higher on healed skin to prevent new photo damage.

What Are the Long-Term Benefits of Superficial Chemical Peeling?

Superficial chemical peeling is very effective in rejuvenating skin that has early indications of photo aging—fine wrinkles, pigmentation, roughness, and patches of early actinic keratoses. Superficial chemical peeling can be repeated as often as necessary to keep skin looking young. A series of peels at weekly, biweekly or monthly intervals is usually required to attain the best skin rejuvenation result.
Chemical peeling can be combined with other procedures such as Botox Injections and skin fillers. It can also be used as an adjunct procedure to further enhance results of facial cosmetic surgery.

Skin Care Products by Physician’s Choice of Arizona

 Skin Care Products by Physician's Choice of Arizona Daily use of results oriented PCA Clinical Care products greatly improves health and appearance of your skin. Whether battling acne, rosacea, sun damage or age, effective products formulated with the most technically advanced ingredients will help your skin overcome its challenges, giving your complexion a glowing and radiant appearance.

We recommend skin maintenance using medically dispensed PCA home care products to extend, maximize and enhance the results of your clinical treatment plan. The use of alpha and beta hydroxyl acids, peptides, polyphenols and advanced botanicals in these products incorporates the latest in medical and scientific research for optimum results. Formulated in all-natural healing aloe vera base combined with free radical fighting antioxidant vitamins, PCA products will make a visible difference in your skin. Using ingredients that are biocompatible with human skin in combination with gentle botanical actives these products provide excellent results without irritation. PCA products are free of color additives, synthetic fragrances, harsh alcohols, comedogenic oils and other ingredients that are known sensitizers..

Used daily, PCA SKIN Clinical Care Products make an enormous difference in your skin's metabolism. When your skin receives essential nutrition and hydration, the result is a healthy, youthful, evenly toned, clear and glowing complextion.

PCA Skin Care Products for Men

Women and men have different needs, especially when it comes to skin care. A healthy complexion is also more desirable in men. In recent years there has been a rapidly growing demand for non-surgical cosmetic procedures by men of all ages. Hormones wreak havoc in men too. Due to men's testosterone level, their skin is typically more oily than women's skin. As men age, their bodies' ability to produce collagen decreases, as in women. Men also are predisposed to sagging, less resilient skin in their later years. PCA Advanced Skin Care can help men improve their complexion and prolong youthful appearance.






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