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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition with a constellation of features that can include redness, dilated blood vessels, pimples, and swelling. Individuals suffering from this condition often have a difficult time finding treatment options that effectively combat these symptoms. However, a newly created product has been shown to substantially improve the most common symptoms of rosacea.



Rozatrol™, by ZO Skin Health Inc., relieves the multiple symptoms known to be associated with rosacea. Studies have shown that after 6 weeks of use, 73% of patients reported an improvement in their rosacea condition with regular use of Rozatrol™. Furthermore, 82% saw a reduction in appearance of areas of inflamed skin and 68% reported noticeable improvement in the reduction of visible blood vessels. This daily treatment serum targets red, sensitized skin and reduces excess oil as well as the bacterial organisms that produce inflammation. Formulated with an advanced amino acid complex that helps to promote microcirculation to reduce redness, Rozatrol™ also provides anti-aging benefits along with a mild exfoliant to help smooth skin texture and produce an improved skin tone. Additionally, Rozatrol™ contains antioxidants, helps replenish hydration, and supports the skin barrier function. Rozatrol™ is a multi-faceted product that benefits not only rosacea but overall skin health.

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

DefenAge is a new skin care product line that rejuvenates the skin by  activating the stem cells found in hair follicles. Age-Repair Defensins™  are the regenerative messenger peptides contained in DefenAge. They work by triggering the production of new skin cells by the stem cells they target.

Stem Cells in the hair follicles are activated by Defenage to rejuvenate the skin.

Stem Cells in the hair follicles are activated by DefenAge to rejuvenate the skin.


This process leads to cell renewal that results in more youthful appearing skin. The barrier surface layer of skin cells, known as keratinocytes, are restored leading to enhanced protection from environmental skin stressors and improved skin hydration. The clinical trials that were performed showed diminished wrinkles, enhanced skin tone and texture, and reduced dryness.

Dr. Forley is using DefenAge in combination with the Fractora micro needling and radio frequency energy treatment to maximize skin improvement. Enhanced penetration of the stem cell stimulating Age-Repair Defensins™ through the channels created by the Fractora procedure may potentiate their effect on skin cell renewal.

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Sunday, November 27th, 2016

New York, NY (July 26, 2016) – A new study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), indicates that compression, tension, and shear forces applied to the face during sleep cause facial distortion when people sleep on their sides and stomach, leading to the development of sleep wrinkles over time.

Source: News Releases – Aesthetic Surgery Journal – ASAPS Press Center – Study Shows Stomach and Side Sleeping Positions Cause Facial Distortion and Wrinkles Over Time

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Monday, February 29th, 2016

Dry skin is a common problem that often defies effective solutions. It can be caused by genetics, systemic diseases, and hormonal conditions associated with the aging process. Environmental factors and procedures and products that we utilize in an effort to improve our appearance can result in dehydrated skin due to water loss through the outer skin layer. The consequences of a lack of skin hydration can lead to chronic irritation and discomfort as well as accelerated signs of aging from the free radicals that are produced due to an ongoing inflammatory reaction in the skin.


Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the body’s natural hydrator. It gradually decreases with age which inhibits the ability of the skin to remain hydrated. HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator from SkinMedica provides immediate hydration and the ability to continuously hydrate the skin with a combination of 5 types of HA that includes a time release HA and a cross linked HA that works for up to 8 hours. In addition, HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator contains an antioxidant extracted from Vitis vinifera flower stem cells that improves overall  skin health by helping the skin restore its own natural hyaluronic acid. It is designed to be applied prior to a moisturizer to drive added hydration into the skin and will enhance your existing skin care regimen.

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The decline in skin quality that occurs with age is partially the result of a diminished ability to neutralize the damaging effects of electrons known as free radicals on skin elasticity and collagen density. Antioxidants are produced by the body to defend itself against the harm being done by free radicals.

Resveratrol photoResveratrol B E is a new addition to the well known SkinCeuticals collection of antioxidant skin care products. It combines resveratrol with baicalin and Vitamin E to provide a triple antioxidant boost to the skin’s own defense mechanisms against cell damage.

Clinical trials demonstrated that with nightly use of Resveratrol B E there was a significant improvement in firmness, smoothness, elasticity, and overall radiance of the skin.

Dr. Forley has added Resveratrol B E to the antioxidant skin care regimen he recommends to patients. As an evening treatment, it complements the environmental protection provided by the morning application of the antioxidants CE Ferulic and Phloretin CF.

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

If your skin has trouble retaining moisture and usually feels dried out, flaky, and irritated then you need to consider using a treatment program designed to both restore and maintain adequate oil and water in the barrier layer.

Dr. Forley recommends the following SkinCeuticals products to complement your own efforts to manage dry skin, as discussed in our previous blog. He will evaluate your skin during your consultation and develop a customized regimen specific to your needs.

Gentle Cleanser is a cream cleanser that is non-irritating and will remove impurities without drying the skin. The emollients and skin conditioning components it contains help to hydrate sensitive, dry skin. Gentle Cleanser is ideal for calming dry skin that is often very reactive.

SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser

A.G.E. Interrupter benefits dry skin by the restoration of water and nutrients to the junction of the dermis and epidermis by stimulating the production of GAGs (glycosaminoglycans) such as hyaluronic acid. GAGs help to maintain fluid balance in the skin and serve as a natural lubricant between cells.

SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter

Retexturing Activator reinforces the barrier function of the skin with a compound that promotes cell differentiation while enhancing the amino acid supply to make renewal of the epidermis more efficient. Both exfoliation and hydration mechanisms are used to improve regeneration of the skin.

SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator

Face Cream is specifically designed to combat collagen breakdown and moisture loss in mature skin. This light formulation provides an array of emollients to replenish moisture in skin depleted of hydration and to replace lipids. Face cream contains targeted botanical ingredients specifically included to counter not only moisture loss but collagen breakdown and free radical damage.

SkinCeuticals Face Cream

Emollience is a restorative moisturizer that is optimal for dry, sensitive skin. The skin is nourished and hydrated using nutrient-rich brazilian sea algae while grape seed, rose hip, and macadamia oils help to replenish and maintain moisture.

SkinCeuticals Emollience

Renew Overnight Dry is a night cream that helps to both exfoliate dead skin cells and combat dryness with a blend of 10% hydroxy acids and extracts of aloe, chamomile, evening primrose oil, and comfry.

SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight Dry


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Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Dry skin results from the loss of lipids (oils) and water in the outermost layer of skin. This barrier layer is largely made up of lipids. These lipids regulate the water content of the skin so as lipids diminish in the skin, water loss increases, eventually resulting in dry skin.


Healthy structure and function of the outer barrier layer requires a water concentration of 10-20%. When water loss occurs, cell volume decreases and skin cells curl upward, shrink, and become scaly. As cells become increasingly inelastic, fissures or cracks occur, which further compromises the skin. This can lead to inflammation and the entry of agents that can produce an allergic or irritant reaction. In this condition, exposure of your skin to additional irritants will cause further damage and lead to increased dryness.

Here are some things to consider in your efforts to maintain adequate oil and water in the outer skin layer:

Skin pH

The normal pH of the skin is 5-6. Higher pH levels, such as those found in most bar soaps, damage the skin by harming proteins. You should use creamier cleansers instead of soaps and pH adjusted oils and moisturizers for added hydration.


Shower or bathe with lukewarm water, as it does not allow water to evaporate from the skin barrier as quickly as hot water. After bathing, towel dry and, while still damp, apply an oil or moisturizer to replenish the oil lost in your skin.

Body Products

Products that use de-greasing agents, fragrances, preservatives, dyes, etc., which remove oil, as well as rough scrubs that further deplete sebum, should be avoided. Body products that are made to enhance oil-retention should be used instead. Fatty acids found in virgin coconut oil have the added benefit that they are native to skin so they replace lost lipids. It is important to use a regimen that is consistent. At a minimum, use a hydrating cream cleanser for the face and an intensive moisturizer. A non-drying, anti-aging toner may be added if your skin is not already very dry.

Medical Conditions, Diet, & Sun Exposure

It is also important to consider whether your health status is contributing to your dry skin. Diabetics or those who take medications such as diuretics are more likely to have really dry skin especially if the medications used are not well controlled. A poor diet, sudden weight loss, or inadequate nutrition can make the skin extra dry. The production of less oil in the skin of the elderly often leads to chronic dryness. Extended periods of unprotected sun exposure will lead to sunburns which adds to water loss and will initiate or worsen dry skin. Allergens and irritants in your makeup, skin care, and hair care products and even in your clothing can be intensified when your skin is dry.

In the next blog, skin care products that we recommend for dry skin will be discussed.

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