THE PEEL MEISTERS
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“Honey, I had a little something done and it’s not as bad as yesterday, but… I’ve looked better” – those famous words from Samantha Jones in SATC explaining a peel treatment are forever engrained in our minds. That scene gave peels a bad rap for awhile, but now they seem to be having a rebirth.
Chemical peels are really a form of mild to deep exfoliation, a minimally-invasive and essential component of facial rejuvenation. Peels are beneficial for all skin types, even sensitive skin, and can help many conditions from acne to melasma and wrinkles. They are also not only reserved for your face; peels can be done on any area, including hands, chest, arms and legs.
MEET DR. MONIKA KIRIPOLSKY OF THE OBAGI SKIN HEALTH INSTITUTE
Dr. Monika Kiripolsky is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained cosmetic surgery and laser surgeon. She is also the newest member of the Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills, where she works with Zein Obagi, M.D. Dr. Kiripolski has a keen interest in treating the most common dermatologic conditions, including skin cancer, acne, rosacea, eczema, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and of course, aging skin. Born and raised in California, Dr. Kiripolsky earned her B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She attended the prestigious Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and was selected to pursue additional dermatologic surgery training in Barcelona, Spain. S
3 STEPS TO SMOOTH – ZOÂ® MEDICAL RESULTS-DRIVEN PEEL
Peels are the new black, when it comes to skin rejuvenation. This tried and true method of reversing skin damage has been overshadowed in recent years by laser and light technology, but facial peels are still one of the most effective ways to treat signs of aging, discoloration and UV damage. But not all peels are created equal. Some of the deeper peels around can leave you red and irritated for days. The new 3-Step Stimulation Peel from ZOÂ® Medical works to improve the health of facial skin through exfoliation, cellular stimulating and a calming post-treatment cream – with little or no downtime.
Created by Dr. Zein Obagi, the uber dermatologist of the tony Obagi Skin
PROTECTING SKIN OF COLOR
From fairest pale to luscious brown, all skin types need to take care in the sun. Skin cancer can strike anyone, regardless of color, and can occur even with skin types rich in melanin. If you have lighter skin that burns easily, you have a higher risk of developing skin cancers, but contrary to popular belief, deep pigmentation does not make you immune.
With all skin tones, the key to prevention is protection, which means avoiding sun exposure during peak hours, wearing protective clothing and, of course, using broad spectrum sunscreens and sunblocks.
â€œSkin cancer prevention is the same for all skin types â€“ sun protection, sun protection, sun protection,â€ said Washi