There are so many skin care products on the market that it can be difficult to know which to buy. Everyone has different needs for their skin, depending on the oiliness, texture, color, and more. It’s easy to waste money on lots of products while you try to find the ones that work best for you, but it’s often a better idea to choose high quality products recommended by an expert. At American Self in Richmond, VA, we offer a wide range of professional-quality products to incorporate into your beauty regimen. We are always expanding our skin care lines, and only offer products we know will benefit our patients and help promote beautiful skin. Most importantly, we have Iridesse. Iridesse is an ultra luxurious and well researched skin care line developed by Dr. Ruth Hillelson. It is all natural and both preventative and rejuvenative. Go to the website www.Iridesseskincare.com.
Benefits of Professional-Quality Skin Care
Top-quality products are especially recommended following skin treatments at our offices. After receiving the rejuvenating benefits of a treatment like Thermage or Tri-Pollar, moisturizers and sun protection rich in vitamins and minerals can help improve and preserve the results of the treatment for beautiful, youthful skin. Even if you’re not planning to undergo a professional skin procedure, medical-grade products can help give your skin a youthful glow and greater vibrancy.
What Products We Offer
We offer products from Iridesse skin care, SkinCeuticals, SkinMedica, SkinBetter, Alastin, Defenage, and CosMedical. Some of the quality products we offer include
- Iridesse Night Nutrient, Iridesse Day Radiant, Eye Love It, and Kiss
- SkinCeuticals Serums and sunscreens
- MY SKIN BUDDY Ultrasound, ionic, and phototherapy for daily use
- SkinMedica Broad Spectrum SPF 50
- SkinBetter AlphaRet overnight cream
- Alastin Restorative Skin Complex
- Defenage 8-in-1 Bioserum
Who Should Consider Medical-Grade Skin Care Products
Both women and men can benefit from using better products during their everyday routine. Because these products are topical and gentle, they are not prescription-only and can help anyone achieve healthier, more beautiful skin.
Skin Care Consultation
If you’d like more information about skin treatments and products, a skin care consultation can be a great way to learn more about your skin and the products that could help you achieve your goals. During a consultation, Dr. Hillelson can go over options for treatment and recommended products for your skin type, and help you decide what will benefit your skin the most. This will give you an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about how to care for your skin properly. Additionally, our staff is always happy to help answer any questions you may have in person, over the phone or by email.
Why is sun protection so important?
Skin cancer is just one of the many reasons it’s so important to keep your skin protected from the sun, using sunglasses, protective clothing, and sunscreen. The ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun also cause premature aging and pigmentation problems like freckles, brown spots, and more severe hyperpigmentation. Skin that has been tanned and exposed to the sun many times over the years often takes on a leathery, brown appearance and the skin begins to sag early on.
I have very oily skin. Should I use a moisturizer?
Absolutely. Using a quality moisturizer can even help reduce the oil levels in your skin because the moisturizer is not allowing the skin to dry out. When skin becomes dry, oil production speeds up and you’re left with oily skin. A professional-grade moisturizer is a helpful tool in controlling oily skin.
How do antioxidants and peptides help skin?
These powerful components help prevent aging, including wrinkling and sagging skin, and are very good for overall skin health. You won’t find peptides and antioxidants in many drugstore products, but professional grade skin care lines usually have many products using these ingredients.
Can I use a moisturizer/sunblock and not have to apply additional sun protection?
While moisturizers with SPF capabilities are wonderful, you won’t want to apply them as often as you need to apply sunblock. It is generally recommended that you supplement your sunblock moisturizer with a high-quality dedicated sunscreen to help protect your skin further.
I have sensitive skin. Is it better for me to use professional-grade products?
Yes, using professional products is a great choice for someone with sensitive skin. Many drugstore products have irritants in them that can trigger skin problems in sensitive skin. For this reason, your skin will probably react better to a high-quality formula from a professional source.
Ordering Our Skin Care Products
Our medical-grade skin products are available for purchase at our Richmond, VA offices, but we also offer shipping for the skin care lines we carry. Products can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. and if you’re not sure what to order, feel free to give us a call at 804.290.0060 to inquire about products for your specific skin type.