December 28, 2009
Contact: Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR
Falcon Valley Group
Put Your Best Face Foward in the New Year
GBK Cosmetic Laser Dermatology offers its top tips for looking your best in 2010
(San Diego) - Advancements in cosmetic dermatology make state of the art treatments available and affordable for more people in 2010. But there are also simple and inexpensive options that can help everyone put their best face forward in 2010.
“Everyone wants to look good, whether it’s to stay competitive in the job market these days, to make themselves attractive to others, or just to celebrate good health and vitality,” says Dr. Mitchel P. Goldman, Medical Director of GBK Cosmetic Laser Dermatology. “Research in cosmetic dermatology continues to provide us new and exciting ways to offer treatments and smart products that are more effective and less invasive than ever.”
“People are living longer, have healthier lives, and they want their appearance to reflect this,” said Dr. Goldman. “Men and women of all ages from all walks of life are starting to take better care of how they look and they aren’t apologizing for it. Like it or not, how you look affects your well being and your attitude, and when you look good you feel good too.”
Dr. Goldman’s top tips for looking good at every age in 2010:
- Minimize sun damage with a daily moisturizing sunscreen.
Without this basic step, other treatments are practically worthless.
- Practice good basic health habits for a healthy appearance.
Eat healthy, drink alcohol sparingly and exercise 20 minutes a day to improve blood circulation and skin tone.
- Stay away from tanning beds. To achieve a warm skin tone in the winter, use a self tanner or bronzing powder.
Don’t believe the hype about tanning beds being “safe” or healthy.” Tanning is tanning and it ALWAYS damages your skin. Even though you do not see the damage immediately, you will be likely to develop more wrinkles and sun spots and increase your chances of developing skin cancer. Self-tanners are more natural looking than ever due to increasing demand.
- Use a humidifier in the winter.
Cold weather and indoor heaters can cause your skin to become dry and scaly. To minimize alligator-like skin, use a humidifier in your bedroom. This will restore moisture to your skin while you sleep.
- Maximize your moisturizer.
Apply moisturizer to skin while you are still damp after your shower. This will lock in the moisture and prevent itching and flaking. Moisturizers with glycerin are especially effective in sealing in moisture, such as the Action® moisturizer from Obagi’s Nu-Derm® line of products.
- Use skin care with anti-oxidants.
Antioxidants are critically important. They protect the skin from free radical damage caused by hazards like sunlight, pollution, smoking, and a poor diet.
- Reduce pore size, exfoliate dead skin, and clear acne with a Clarisonic skin brush.
Using this brush improves the effectiveness of your skin care products as they will be able to penetrate your skin more thoroughly. Helping your skin get rid of dead skin cells will keep your skin from looking dull and keep pores from clogging.
- Minimize the swelling and fine lines by temporary plumping with the Opal.
The Opal is a newly developed tool that uses suctioning as well as vibration to deliver topical hyaluronic acid into the delicate skin around your eyes.
- Minimize frown and wrinkle lines with Botox or Dysport.
These treatments are safe, quick, non-painful, cost-effective... and they work.
- Smooth deep facial folds with one of the array of dermal fillers.
Fillers are truly effective. They act as a liquid face lift with no cutting at much less cost and risk. Facelifts are painful and require lots of down-time. Fillers have little to no down-time and no one needs to know that you had anything “done.”
- Try eyelash lengthening treatments.
Latisse is a topical solution prescribed by a doctor. It is easy to use and creates longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes. It can also be used on fill in “patchy” eyebrow growth.
- Use IPL (intense pulse light) treatment on freckles, sun spots, and broken blood vessels.
IPL is usually the reason celebrities look good even in high definition. IPL can reduce the size of pores and remove facial hair “peach fuzz.” There is no down-time with this treatment.
About Dr. Mitchel P. Goldman
Dr. Goldman is a double board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who is renowned for his pioneering research of multiple laser techniques and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Goldman is a Volunteer Clinical Professor of Dermatology/Medicine for University of California, San Diego, and has written 18 medical textbooks on cosmetic and laser surgery, several of which are considered definitive medical texts in their respective fields, as well as over 300 peer-reviewed medical publications. Dr. Goldman has been featured on The Today Show, 20/20, The Discovery Health Channel, Wealth TV, E!, Extra, and The Swan, and in top publications including The Wall Street Journal, TIME, New York Times, Prevention, Elle, O Magazine, Self, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, Glamour, InStyle, More, and Good Housekeeping.
About GBK Cosmetic Laser Dermatology
GBK Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is San Diego County’s leading cosmetic dermatology practice, dedicated to combining major cosmetic breakthroughs of science and medicine with beauty and creativity to bring the ultimate in rejuvenation. World-renowned board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mitchel P. Goldman and colleagues Dr. Kimberly Butterwick and Dr. Douglas Keel offers clients a combined 50 years of experience in a full range of procedures in its surgical suites, recognized by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care for meeting its nationally recognized high standards, as well as cutting-edge cosmetic dermatology. GBK Cosmetic Laser Dermatology stays on the cutting edge of medical technology with its participation in groundbreaking research studies and ongoing education. For more information, please visit www.gbkderm.com