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