The general health of an individual can often be reflected in the quality of the skin. The skin is a barrier of defence against atmospheric physical, chemical and biological agents.
Adjusting your lifestyle through measures like promoting psychological well being, maintaining moderate physical activity, avoiding smoking, protecting the skin from sun damage, avoiding dehydration, keeping a healthy and balanced diet are all essential steps to keeping the skin healthy for a longer time.
The most marked changes in the shape of the face with aging are due to changes of structures under the skin. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery procedures are specifically designed to address these changes.
Whether or not surgery is part of the rejuvenation management a Programme of Skin Rejuvenation is an essential adjunct if one is to achieve the best possible result. The skin conditioning is achieved by the use of topical agents that work synergistically to regulate skin cells’ functions and improve circulation. This action allows skin to constantly renew itself, repair damage, and retain natural moisture and function at peak level. You can work with the science of your skin to restore health with help from the medically prescribed Health Restoration System.
When required, and often as part of the preparation for aesthetic procedures, Mr. Cerqueiro will prescribe the medical products appropriate for your skin type and colour. These products are often a combination of cleansers, toners and creams that enhance the action of prescription medications like tretinoin and hydroquinone. A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel may also be required.
The concept of taking steps to restore and maintain skin health is a radical departure from the conventional philosophy of correcting specific skin diseases without maintaining the skin after treatment. Less attention has been paid to regulating the function of skin that is not diseased, but simply showing signs of deterioration due to normal aging or sun exposure.
Part of the skin rejuvenation management consists in the use of a medically prescribed tretinoin medication in combination with hydroquinone, alpha hydroxy acids, and phytic acid products. This combination helps make the skin healthier and addresses dysfunctional skin conditions such as acne, hyperpigmentation and photoaging.
Skin Health Restoration also offers adjunct support to many cosmetic procedures.