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Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares his thoughts about cosmeceuticals and at-home devices with Dermatology Times

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses cosmeceuticals with Dermatology Times

Offering cosmeceutical skin care and at-home devices can allow dermatologists to connect with their patients in new ways. Dr. Joel Schlessinger recently shared his thoughts on the best products available for patients in an article for Dermatology Times called, “Cosmeceuticals and at-home devices: What’s hot, what’s not?

Offering cosmeceuticals helps the patient know exactly what to use, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Cosmeceuticals and at-home devices are important, says Dr. Schlessinger, because they “can benefit patients and the practice and allow for a better, ongoing relationship between the dermatologist and their patients…”

Offering high-quality professional products to patients takes the guesswork out of going to the pharmacy and ensures that they receive the care they need. It also gives dermatologists the chance to offer hands-on education about how to use the products correctly. This boosts compliance and allows patients to achieve their best results.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares some of his favorite cosmeceuticals and at-home devices.

The top-selling cosmeceutical at Dr. Schlessinger’s practice is the Obagi Nu-Derm Transformation System. Available in formulations for normal to oily skin, as well as normal to dry, this regimen is one of the best available for addressing dark spots. It may also be combined with prescription Retin-A to help minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Schlessinger is also excited about Teoxane products: “[Teoxane RHA Serum] is the first topical hyaluronic acid preparation that is actually crosslinked. This makes a huge difference, and the combination of this with their new growth factor product, Alphaeon Epidermal Growth Serum, makes it a significant force in cosmeceuticals.”

When it comes to at-home devices in the anti-aging category, Dr. Schlessinger is particularly intrigued by the NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer: “This is an interchangeable platform, where we have the ability to offer blue light, red light or microcurrent treatments –all in one. The…device even has an attachment for the eyes and lips!”

He also recommends the Clarisonic Opal for treating aging eyes and the iluminage Skin Smoothing Laser for tightening skin. The Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System offers a unique at-home pedicure, and the iluminage Touch device receives a thumbs up for light-based hair removal.

FixMySkin Healing Balm, invented by Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his son, can help common skin issues.

FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1% Hydrocortisone have recently undergone a logo and packaging redesign. The balms are available in two sizes, one for the lips and one for the body, and in vanilla and unscented varieties. They have proven to be a major asset for dermatologists who normally prescribe expensive hydrocortisone formulas for issues like cracked, itchy skin and Accutane lips.

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Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares ways to stimulate hair growth with

Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares ways to stimulate hair growth with

Pixie cuts are beautiful, but growing them out can leave your hair at an awkward length. Dr. Joel Schlessinger recently shared a few tips on how to help speed up the hair growth process with With the right treatments, diet and hair care, you can promote healthier hair growth.

Look for professional treatments to encourage healthy hair growth, Dr. Joel Schlessinger says.

There are several treatment options available to help promote healthy hair growth. Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends taking Viviscal® Professional Supplements, which contain clinically proven ingredients like biotin, apple extract, vitamin C and a marine complex called AminoMar to help nourish hair and promote healthy growth from within.

Daily supplements can also help you fortify and strengthen hair. PHYTO Phytophanere Dietary Supplement provides strands with essential vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants to encourage stronger, healthier growth for both hair and nails. Another great option is Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition, which work to stimulate your own natural hair-growth cycle, resulting in stronger, longer and thicker strands. Aviva provides 18 essential nutrients that your hair needs, like biotin, vitamin B5, folic acid, iron, pumpkin seed oil, silica, horsetail, zinc and selenium.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares a few changes you can make in your diet to help hair grow faster.

Adding healthy foods to your diet will also help promote healthy hair growth.

“Look for foods with protein (like chicken, fish and nuts) and omega-3 fatty acids (like salmon and avocados),” Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares. “Eating these foods will help hair grow strong and healthy.”

The products and tools you use also have an impact on how fast your hair grows, Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.

Taking care of your hair will also help prevent breakage, leading to longer hair. The three-step Revivogen system helps create a healthy scalp environment for hair growth and strengthens strands. This system includes a shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatment to nourish and protect hair.

Additionally, avoiding hot tools like flat irons, blow dryers and curling irons will help prevent breakage. Heat styling is hard on hair but if you can’t bear go without your irons, apply a nourishing deep conditioner like Rene Furterer KARITE Intense Nourishing Mask to help repair dry, damaged strands.

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