Tuesday, March 20, 2012

skin care for my daughter- the basics and the should be basics Jack Peterson M.D. Topeka Kansas

I have two beautiful daughters in their 20's. What do we recommend for their skin care? Here are a few obvious and a few not so obvious suggestions.

the obvious ( I think ) suggestions

1) do not smoke. Your skin can't take the damage of the free radicals released from the smoke. Also, the repetitive motion of smoking creates wrinkles
2) drink enough water
3) get enough sleep
4) wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. ( Vivite daily facial moisturizer with SPF 30). Apply to face, neck and decollete

the not so obvious (I think) suggestions

1) remove all make up every night and wash with a gentle cleanser. (Vivite daily facial cleanser)
2) exfoliate 2-3 times a week. (Vivite exfoliating Facial Cleanser)
3) moisturize, moisturize, moisturize ( 2 tablespoons of product is about right). Apply to face, neck and decollete. You are never to young to use moisturizer. (Vivite daily facial moisturizer with SPF 30)

finally, the if I can afford a bit extra because its never to early to begin additional preventative care suggestions

1) an antioxidant serum to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals ( environmental stress factors like smoking, pollution ). Vivite daily antioxidant facial serum
2) additional moisturizer for under eye area twice daily. Vivite revitalizing eye cream
3) periodic microdermabrasions for a professional exfoliation
4) consider Botox as a wrinkle prevention. Botox will minimize repetitive contraction of facial muscles that over time create wrinkles.

We carry the full line of Vivite skin care in our office and are happy to ship product. Forward this to your daughters!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

seven years younger with a facelift by Jack Peterson M.D. in Topeka

A recent study reported that having a facelift can make a person appear seven years younger. Patients in the study were mostly women, 45 to 72 years old.

The study, performed by researchers in Canada and the United States, used 60 volunteers (all 1st year medical students) to estimate the age of patients with post operative photos. The study yielded an average age difference of 7.2 years after plastic surgery.