The Secret to Flawless Skin

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-Allyson, Licensed Aesthetician at The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic

What is the secret to flawless skin?

We all want to have healthy, glowing, flawless looking skin. Skin care can seem so complicated and overwhelming with all the products on the market claiming to have the answer. The answer is not so much in the products themselves rather the ingredients in the products. The “secret” to flawless looking skin is not in just 1 product but a complete regimen geared toward your own skin concerns (with compliance, of course). This skin care regimen can be as simple or complex as you would like. The flawless skin regimen looks something like this:

  1. Cleanse twice a day with a makeup removing cleanser
  2. Exfoliate manually and chemically everyday
  3. Hydrate/Moisturize everyday
  4. Use SPF everyday

The specifics of these products can vary with skin type, but we do offer skin care for all skin types at The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic.

A NEW generation of Sunscreen.

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-Allyson, Licensed Aesthetician at The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic

A NEW generation of Sunscreen.

SkinMedica’s Total Defense + Repair is the first and only Superscreen. Formulated for all skin types, it not only protects against UVA and UVB rays, but also harmful Infrared rays (IR-A rays).

Infrared is a form of light… light that we cannot see with our eyes, but that we can feel on our skin as heat. We experience infrared light every time we feel the heat of the sun on our skin or heat from sources such as electronics, or campfires. IR-A rays penetrate deeper into the skin than UVA and UVB rays, and can cause skin changes similar to those caused by UV light, namely, broken blood vessels, photo-ageing, fine lines and wrinkles.

Total Defense + Repair features SOL-IR an Advanced Antioxidant Complex to help protect against UVA, UVB, IR-A, free radicals, and it also helps to correct the signs of aging.  

 

 

Skincare for your 40’s+

 

Women in their 40s and 50s experience particularly dramatic hormonal changes because they are either perimenopausal or menopausal.  Many women experience a dramatic decline in hormones during this stage which can trigger skin changes.

In our office, the skin complaints I hear most from women in this particular age group are dissatisfaction with age spots, uneven skin tone, volume loss, texture changes, dryness and sensitization. All of these skin issues become more prominent in more zones of the face as cell turnover and collagen production slow. We have in office treatments to combat these issues but office treatments are a quick fix.  To protect your investment and achieve healthy glowing skin, these treatments need to be coupled with a comprehensive skincare routine.  It’s time to call on intense ingredients including peptides, growth factors, antioxidant vitamins and Retinol to stimulate collagen production, repair damage, firm and shield – and maintain radiance!

Your ideal regimen:

Step 1: An exfoliating  makeup removing Cleanser AM/PM   (SkinMedica AHA/BHA  Cleanser)                                                      

Step 2: Growth Factor   AM/PM    (SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex)

Step 3: Vitamin C            AM         (SkinMedica Vitamin C&E Complex)

Step 4: Brightening/Dark Spot Corrector   AM/PM   (SkinMedica Lytera)  

Step 5: Retinol   PM    (SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.25 or .05)

Step 6: Hyaluroinc Acid   AM/PM   (SkinMedica HA5)

Step 7: Sunscreen   AM   (SkinMedica Total Defense+Repair SPF 34)

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-Allyson, Licensed Aesthetician at the MedicalSpa at Corbett Cosmetic

Skincare for your 30s

Skincare for your 30’s

Now that you’re in your 30s, it’s time to get serious about taking better care of your skin.     If you’ve been diligent with sunscreen, you most likely haven’t seen a radical change in your skin since your 20s. But this is the decade when your complexion may start to look dull due to slower cellular turnover, so regular exfoliation should be your top priority.           Sun worshipers will see an increase in fine lines and damage like dark spots and loss of elasticity—but it’s never too late to get with the (sun protection) program.

We can address these aging skin issues in the office with treatments such as chemical peels, micro-needling and IPL treatments but to achieve optimal, long lasting results, I recommend focusing on your at-home skincare routine.

A sample ideal regimen:

I recommend consulting with your aesthetician to design a personalized skincare routine that will address your specific issues and concerns.  At The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic, offer free skin consultations with visa screenings for your convenience.

-Allyson, Licensed Aesthetician at The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic

 

 

 

 

 

Longer, Fuller Lashes with Latisse

 

Does Latisse really work?  The answer is YES.  Latisse really does work.

Since FDA approval in 2008, Latisse has become THE celebrity-loved lash treatment. It is praised for its ability to grow longer, thicker, darker lashes for those of us who have sparse, thin, or nearly none. It not only extends the growth phase of the existing hair, but also increases the number of hairs that actually grow. Some of my patients even have to cut them because they get so long!

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Latisse is a topical prescription solution applied to the top lash line every night with gradual results over 4-16 weeks. It’s simple, quick, and it really works!   The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic offers Latisse in the 3ml quantity.  If you are one that struggles with sparse, thin, or short lashes, I encourage you to try Latisse.  I think you will love the results

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-.Lyzah, Registered Nurse at The Medical Spa at Corbett Cosmetic

 

 

Skincare in your 20s

Skincare for the 20 somethings…..

Hey 20 somethings!  This is the most important decade for your skin. The way you care for it now will determine what it will look like for the rest of your life. The number one complaint among women in their 20s is acne, but it’s largely avoidable. Most 20-somethings break out because they use dehydrating products that strip their skin of natural oils. This causes oil glands to overproduce, resulting in pimples.
Skincare in your 20’s should be fairly simple. It’s all about preserving and protecting.

Your ideal regimen:

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Improve your skin texture with hyaluronic acid

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Not all Hyaluronic Acids are equal.

SkinMedica has introduced a new product that is a rejuvenating hydrator called HA⁵. SkinMedica HA5 is a Hyaluronic Acid which is a natural “water-loving” substance found in the skin that holds in moisture keeping skin healthy, resilient, and supple. By the time you are 40-50, you have lost 50% of the HA that you had at age 20.

HA⁵ works differently than other topical HA serums. It delivers both immediate and long-term results, improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, texture, and overall skin health. Within minutes your skin will look and feel smoother but it is the ONLY HA on the market that is penetrating, builds your own HA and offers EIGHT hours of hydration.

This product is perfenct for someone who wishes to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture and roughness.  HA5 fits nicely into the recommended GRASS skin health regimen.  It should be applied after your growth factor in the morning and after your retinol at night.  It is sold in a 2 oz. bottle.  It is TSA friendly.

Allyson- Licensed Aesthetician at the MedicalSpa at Corbett Cosmetic

A Breast Reduction using Liposuction?

Yesterday I performed a Breast Reduction using Liposuction only. To my surprise, the OR nursing staff was unaware this was possible. So I figured if they were unaware it was possible, most people probably are. So lets talk about it.

Why it works: Well, breasts are normally made up of glandular milk producing breast tissue AND fat. In fact, for many women, the breast is a preferred fat storage site. So, we are able to use liposuction to remove the fatty component of the breast. This can be done with one or two very small incisions instead of the typical larger more noticeable breast incisions.

Limitations: There are limitations to the procedure being done this way. First, you cannot get as much skin tightening this way and you cannot lift the breast as well as with a traditional reduction. Secondly, you cannot suction out the glandular breast tissue component, only the fat component. So gauging final breast size is more challenging.

In the end, it is a very effective technique that replaces the significant scaring of a traditional reduction with almost no scars yet still effectively can reduce the breast.

To learn more contact our East Louisville office at 502-721-0330

Lee E Corbett MD

Medical Director Corbett Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery and Med Spa

 

What are age spots?

What are Age Spots?

Age spots are pigmented lesions caused by excess melanin in skin cells resulting from UV exposure. People of any age or race can develop these spots. (That was the bad news.) The good news is that there are several treatment options that can help you achieve that beautiful, even skin tone again. Topical treatments used to bleach, lighten or brighten include Hydroquinone, Lytera, or Chemical Peels.  Another popular option is IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), for skin types I-IV,  which can pull the excess pigment out of the skin for an immediate improvement. We recommend using Lytera with retinol  to protect your investment and results after your IPL treatment.  Regardless of the treatment option you choose, sunscreen should always be applied afterwards and daily.

RealSelf 500

Dr. Lee Corbett Wins RealSelf 500 Award

Louisville, KY Plastic Srugeon Recognized as Top Social Influencer in Aesthetic Surgery

Louisville, KY – Marrch 7, 2016 – Local physician Dr. Lee Corbett is one of 500 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 500 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf—the leading online community helping people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures.

In a time when 1 in 4 U.S. adults share their health experiences on social media channels, the medical professionals that made the 2015 RealSelf 500 are recognized both for having an outstanding record of consumer feedback and for providing credible, valuable insights in response to consumer questions about elective cosmetic treatments, plastic surgery, dentistry and more.

Dr. Corbett is the Medical Director of Corbett Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery and Med Spa in Louisville. In his 18th year in practice, his specialties include Aesthetic Surgery of the Face, Breasts and Body as well as non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

“In 2015, these 500 doctors collectively impacted tens of millions of consumers, with nearly 30% of our total doctor content posted by this relatively small group,” said Tom Seery, RealSelf founder and CEO. “When I started RealSelf, many doctors questioned why they should ‘give away’ their expertise ‘for free’ on the web. Now, eight years later — and with over one million doctor answers on our platform — we are proud of the standard this select group has set. They’re leading the way by empowering millions of consumers to gain access to the information they need to make smart and confident health and beauty decisions.”

Dr. Corbett is an expert contributor to RealSelf, and to date has posted over 700 answers to questions on RealSelf. Each month people from all over world ask important aesthetic-related questions about all aspects of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Corbett also maintains a patient star rating of 5 out of five stars in RealSelf reviews. For more information on Dr. Corbett, please visit www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com, and for the full list of RealSelf 500 Award winners, visit http://www.realself.com/RS500.

About RealSelf

Since its founding in 2006, RealSelf has created the world’s largest community for learning and sharing information about cosmetic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and other elective treatments. Our extensive collections of reviews, photos, videos and doctor Q&A make RealSelf the most trusted resource for those who are looking for help beyond the beauty counter. www.realself.com