One of the most important things to know about your skincare is whether the product is designed for day or night use, according to speakers at the recent Aesthetic Plastic Surgery/Anti-Aging Medicine: The Next Generation Symposium 2012 held in New York City.
The most active type of skincare products are called cosmeceuticals – a word that is a hybrid of cosmetics and pharmaceutical. Cosmeceuticals generally do not require a prescription, even though many brands are sold exclusively through physicians’ offices and skincare professionals. Yet some leading brands, such as Perricone MD and Murad and others, are available at retail stores and online outlets.
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Donna Bilu Martin, MD is a board certified cosmetic dermatologist at South Beach Dermatology in Miami, as well as in Aventura, Florida at Horwitz Dermatology. Her colleague in South Beach Dermatology is Dr Stephen Mandy. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Bilu Martin completed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical System. She is the “Make the Diagnosis” editor for Skin and Allergy News online and a volunteer instructor in Dermatology at the University of Miami. Sought frequently by the media, Dr. Bilu Martin is quoted regularly on television and in print on topics in medical and cosmetic dermatology, and has been