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A patient receives Ultherapy treatment. Courtesy of Van Dyke Laser & Skin

Non-invasive ways to restore, protect sun-damaged skin

The Arizona sun is harsh for skin, especially during the summer time, and desert dwellers are most susceptible to skin damage.

Dr. Susan Van Dyke and Van Dyke Laser & Skin have compiled a number of services to restore and protect damaged skin. All of the services that Van Dyke has compiled are all non-invasive.

Van Dyke’s procedures include regimes to resurface and tighten skin such as Fraxel Hands, Botox, and Clear + Brilliant. There are also a handful of treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, like Botox.

Aside from the classic beauty treatments to enhance the daily appearance of skin, the Van Dyke Laser & Skin team has also compiled a series of procedures for brides to have glowing skin on their wedding day.

Starting about four to six months away from the wedding, brides should start to consider skin treatments. Brides typically have a year to get ready, but that starts with a consult in order to have the best skin.

“You want to start with something like Cool Sculpting for noninvasive fat removal long before you do the dress fitting,” Van Dyke said.

Another beautification aspect that brides should consider is miraDry. This treatment safely and permanently inactivates sweat glands in the armpit. The procedure itself takes about 30-40 minutes in the office.

Although some of these treatments can get pricey, it’s important to pick a reputable place. The place should have a health care or medical provider, such as a physician or nurse practitioner. That type of authentication resembles that there won’t be any harm done to the patient’s body.

In addition to procedures, there are simple daily routines to take into account with skin care as well.

Sunscreen is an important part of skin protection, but most people don’t reapply every two hours like they should. Van Dyke says that an alternative to spray or lotion sunscreen is a powdered SPF 50 sunscreen.

“You can put it on and not disturb your makeup. It’s a great bridal tip for the day of the wedding, especially outdoor ones,” Van Dyke said.

Antioxidants are also important for skin. New products for skin care are loaded with antioxidants. While they don’t protect your skin the same way that sunscreen does, it helps repair some of the damage caused by the sun.

Even if people aren’t looking for skin care treatment, it’s still important to keep in touch with a cosmetic dermatologist from time to time, according to Van Dyke.

“The advances are coming to fast with products that reanalyzing their skin care every once in a while is a good idea,” Van Dyke said.

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Van Dyke Laser & Skin Launches “Refreshed & Fabulous” Lunchtime Seminar Series

Get ready to lunch and learn with Van Dyke Laser & Skin! The award-winning dermatologists in Paradise Valley are teaming up with the (also) award-winning beauty care company, SkinMedica, with a “Refreshed & Fabulous Lunch Series.” Slated for noon, Friday, Aug. 16 and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, attendees will enjoy a complimentary lunch while learning about SkinMedica’s new skin rejuvenation product package, Essential System. According to Dr. Van Dyke, this customizable anti-aging regimen uses a combination of growth factors and retinoids to correct prior skin damage, while anti-oxidants and sun protection prevent and protect the skin from future damage. SkinMedica’s Essential products have been featured everywhere from the “The View” to the “The Today Show,” and was named a “Best Beauty Buy” by InStyle magazine.

Screen Shot 2013-08-13 at 5.02.19 PMAll “Refreshed & Fabulous Lunch Series” attendees will receive a personalized complimentary skin care assessment.

Limited seating is available! Call Van Dyke Laser & Skin at 480-948-5045 to reserve your seat.

5206 N. Scottsdale Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

About Van Dyke Laser & Skin:
With over 28 years of experience, renowned expert Susan Van Dyke, M.D. and her staff deliver unparalleled excellence in cosmetic dermatology. Offering a wide variety of procedures ranging from injectables such as Botox and fillers to state of the art resurfacing lasers, the staff at Van Dyke Laser & Skin helps clients reach their goals and provides stunningly beautiful skin that everyone is meant to have.

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Injectables Can Fill Out Wrinkles, Scars And Sculpt Your Face To Perfection

Give it a shot: Injectables can fill out wrinkles and scars and sculpt your face to perfection, experts say.

Do you want your face to be a masterpiece?

“What paints and clay are to an artist, ‘injectables’ are to a cosmetic dermatologist,” says Dr. Susan Van Dyke of Van Dyke Laser & Skin in Scottsdale.

The term “injectable” refers to any substance that can be introduced into the skin through a needle, Van Dyke says. Injectables can be broken down into three main groups: fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse), volumizers (Sculptra) and relaxers (Botox and Dysport).

Here is how Van Dyke defines them:

Fillers: “Plump up the lips, fill out wrinkles and scars, and can do amazing things by sculpting faces to perfection.”

Volumizers: “Improve overall facial volume that is lost as we age, filling in hollow temples and cheeks to re-establish a more youthful proportion.”

Relaxers: “Smooth wrinkles from movements such as squinting and frowning. Relaxers can also create uplift in the brow and lower face, which can get dragged down by age and gravity.”

Dr. Lee P. Laris of Phoenix Skin Scottsdale says the ideal patient who will benefit from injectables is someone who still has good elasticity in their skin, without a lot of excess skin around their jowls. If there is too much skin, the injectables can help soften the area, but will not get rid of the excess skin, so Laris recommends a mini facelift or a skin tightening system (Thermage, Ultherapy) before injecting the fillers to help tighten the surrounding area.

“As we age, we lose structure and often time one’s own fat is the best filler we have because it is long-lasting — 7-10 years — and natural.” Laris says.

He recommends that patients do their research before receiving an injectable.

“Many times I can suggest areas to inject that patients never knew could be done that makes a dramatic difference in the final result, and other times I may explain that filler is the wrong choice for them altogether,” Laris says. “They should go to a licensed doctor or provider that has been trained in the art of injecting.”

Even though most injectables can be done in less than 20 minutes, doctors say to make sure you spend some time doing research before walking into their office.

“My advice would be to ask questions, and make sure you are getting the best injectable and the best procedure for you,” Laris says. “Every patient is different and we all age differently. Someone with deep smile lines may need skin tightening before fillers to achieve optimal results, others may need several syringes around the mouth and under eyes to look their best. A younger patient may only require filler in their lips or acne scars. No one is the same and before you invest time and money into a procedure, I always recommend speaking with the provider so you know the expectations and risks of the procedures.”


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For more information about injectables, visit:

Phoenix Skin Scottsdale
(480) 473-9111
phxskin.com

Van Dyke Laser & Skin
(480) 948-5045
vandykelaser.com

Scottsdale Living Magazine Winter 2013