The Special Powers of Renew Night Cream

The Special Powers of Renew Night Cream

Renew Night Cream isn’t your average retinol-based face cream. Dr. Carolyn Mai of MD Refresh specially crafted this product to help patients seeking to maintain vibrant, youthful and hydrated skin. This product fills the need for a night cream with all the benefits of retinol that is not too irritating to the skin, as most similar creams tend to be rather harsh. The result is a nourishing, hydrating and regenerating night cream that is made from some of the best ingredients available, including: Extended release retinol: The type of retinol in Renew Night Cream is cylosphere retinol, which is both hypoallergenic and non-irritating. Its slow release into the skin and its cytotoxic properties mean it is better accepted by the skin than other retinol products. Fig extract: Fig extract is an organic source of vitamin A, and is instrumental in repairing the dermis. It gives a major boost to hydration in the skin — up to 90% within an hour — and leaves the skin looking dewy and fresh. Chamomile extract: We’ve included chamomile to help soothe the skin and prevent the negative effects often experienced with retinol creams, such as redness and irritation. Its antibacterial and wound-healing properties act as a calming agent to leave your skin refreshed. One of the main ways to maintain that youthful glow is by helping speed the cell regeneration process so that new, fresh skin cells form in the dermis. A process that once took twenty-eight days extends to a 50-day process as we get older. Extended-release retinol works to increase cell turnover while evening out skin tone and even helping to...
Kybella: Plastic Surgeons Trade the Scalpel for the Needle

Kybella: Plastic Surgeons Trade the Scalpel for the Needle

There is finally a non-invasive alternative to liposuction to reduce submental fullness, commonly referred to as a “double chin”. With the recent introduction and FDA approval of the first and only non-invasive treatment for submental fat, more and more patients are opting away from liposuction. Kybella is a fantastic alternative to liposuction for many patients, and in this article we’ll discuss some of the similarities and differences between the two treatment options. Is Kybella more or less effective than liposuction under the chin? Both procedures are effective at eliminating the fat under the chin, but are done in different ways. Which treatment is right for you can depend on your body, your goals, and your preferences. Let’s talk about how each one works. Liposuction is the most common form of plastic surgery to reduce submental fullness. The surgeon will numb the area with local anesthetic and use a tube to suction out and remove unwanted fat. Kybella, on the other hand, is a non-invasive procedure that can be done in an office setting in about 30 to 45 minutes. Multiple treatments may be necessary, at eight-week intervals, with no more than six treatments. The active ingredient in the injection is deoxycholic acid, which is a substance your liver produces naturally. It is used in the body to break down and absorb dietary fat, and it does the same thing when carefully injected into the neck and chin area. It actually destroys fat cells, rendering them unable to store or accumulate fat in the future. The fat then gets processed through the body’s natural metabolism and eliminated. No other tissue...
6 Ways Vitamin C Serum Helps Your Skin

6 Ways Vitamin C Serum Helps Your Skin

6 Ways Vitamin C Serum Helps Your Skin Vitamin C serum is a fantastic way to keep your skin healthy and prevent long-term damage and premature aging. Here are six ways this serum acts to protect your skin: 1. Combats UVA & UVB damage 2. Contains powerful antioxidants to fight free radicals 3. Revitalizes aging skin and helps prevents wrinkles 4. Corrects dehydration and loss of volume 5. Reduces hyper-pigmentation and lightens skin 6. Supports collagen synthesis Many of the symptoms that can be helped by vitamin C serum are those that stem from those harmful free radicals and the damage they cause. What’s So Bad About Free Radicals? Free radicals are those molecules that have an extra electron in their outer ring, and in order to pair off that remaining electron, they try to steal one from the atoms in the skin. When that happens, it actually damages the skin’s DNA. That leads to visible effects of aging, dehydration, lines, wrinkles and loss of that youthful fullness in the face. Exposure to the sun actually encourages free radical damage to the skin and can lead to more than just early signs of aging. It has even been associated with skin cancer. Here in the beautiful state of Hawaii, sun exposure is something we all get plenty of, which is one of the many reasons it is so important to implement a healthy skin care routine. What Should I Do For My Skin? One fantastic product that combats free radical damage and subsequent premature aging is the Protect Illumine Serum by MaiSkin. The Protect Illumine Serum gets its Vitamin...
Tightening Skin with Venus Freeze

Tightening Skin with Venus Freeze

Tightening Skin with Venus Freeze If you’re looking to revitalize the skin on your face, neck or body to achieve that youthful, firm look it once had, let Dr. Mai and her team at MD Refresh help you realize your vision with the revolutionary Venus Freeze treatment. What Does the Venus Freeze Do? As we age, natural collagen production slows, leading to the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. Now there is a safe, effective, non-surgical treatment option available to help combat the appearance of aging. This quick, non-invasive procedure utilizes technology that encompasses both Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields to stimulate the body’s production of elastin and collagen. It does this by gently heating the tissue deep under the surface of your skin, which is a surprisingly pleasant experience for patients to undergo and not at all uncomfortable. The effects of the Venus Freeze treatment include: Tighter skin and body contouring Improved appearance of cellulite Reduced circumference measurement Reduced appearance of wrinkles Increased blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to the skin How Does Venus Freeze Work? The name is slightly misleading, as no freezing takes place — except perhaps the freezing of time! It’s actually quite the reverse — you will experience a deep heat during the treatment session while the advanced technologies work in tandem to refresh and tighten your skin and contour your body. The Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and the rapid production of the cells within the dermis (the middle layer of skin) that generate connective tissue and collagen. The Mutli-Polar Radio Frequency emits a...