Good at home skin care compliments everything we do at SDBotox. Botox paralyzes muscles, reversing the root source of the wrinkle, and dermal fillers fill larger wrinkles, but what about fine lines that can’t be addressed with injections? And what about your skins general health, texture, elasticity, and evenness?

Enter the Skin Medica at home skincare line.

Skin Medica is made by Allergan, the same company that makes Botox and Juvederm, so you know they understand wrinkles better than anyone. The Skin Medica team is made up of four full time Ph. D’s that have been perfecting their formulas for over 20 years. There is more science behind a Skin Medica product than anything at Sephora or other skin care retailer and you can only get it at a Doctor’s office.

The entire line can be a little intimidating so we focus on three of our favorite products: TNS Essential Serum, HA5, and Lytera 2.0.

TNS Essential Serum

Retrain your skin to think and act younger.

For those who are looking for that all-in-one solution that addresses a number of common problems, the TNS Essential Serum will deliver exactly what you’re looking for. This is the number one selling product within the SkinMedica line and for good reason.

There are two chambers in the TNS Essential Serum bottle: TNS Recovery Complex which is red and APS solution which is white.

TNS stands for tissue nutrient solution and that’s exactly what it is. It is made up of over 380 growth factors, the most of any skin care product.

APS stands for antioxidants, peptides, and specialty ingredients that complement the growth factors found in TNS Recovery Complex and further improve skin quality.

It is this combination of growth factors and other ingredients that work to provide the maximum benefits to your skin. Ingredients such as vitamin E works to reverse free radical damage, Vitamin C as an antioxidant, alpha-arbutin to brighten the skin, hyaluronic helps to trap water within the skin providing hydration and plumping, and the camellia oleifera (green tea) leaf extract to give a second boost of antioxidants. This serum is absolutely loaded with top of the line ingredients that offer incredible results.

What results specifically, you may ask. You should begin to see a difference in your skin after about 30 days, but 90 days is when you’ll get the full results. In a study of those who used the serum as directed for 90 days, 92% said they noticed their skin looked more youthful and healthy overall. Furthermore, biopsies show a 37% thickening of the Grenz zone, the area of the skin that collagen first appears, at three months and a 64% thickening at six months.

This serum can be used with all skin types, and is meant for all ages as we start to lose collagen in our 20s. It works by enhancing the skin’s tone and texture, fading and reducing the look of wrinkles and fine lines, and helps to create that healthy, youthful look.

HA5 Rejuvinator Hydrator

HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator has been called a topical filler because it can mimic and complement some of the more advanced procedures we perform at SDBotox. It works so well, we often apply HA5 Rejuvinator Hydrator to areas of the skin we just treated with Botox or dermal filler for an instant glow and happy patient.

In addition to Vitamins, Antioxidants, Peptides, HA5 contains 5 types of Hyaluronic Acid to provide instant moisture to the skin and continues to hydrate for eight hours after application. Not only does the Hyaluronic Acid instantly plump the skin, but other ingredients down-regulate Hyaluronidase, an enzyme whose specific function is to break down Hyaluronic Acid. Additionally, HA5 features humectants that are able to draw moisture from the air around you all day and deliver it to your skin.

This serum works excellent on rough and dry patches repairing them almost instantly and working to balance the moisture levels in your skin.

Lytera 2.0

Are you experiencing discoloration or unevenness of your skin and haven’t yet been able to find a product that addresses this issue? Have you been formally diagnosed with melasma?

It’s time to give the SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum a chance.

It’s the ingredients in this product that make it so effective. Ingredients such as phenyl ethyl resorcinol, tranexamic acid, marine extract blend, niacinamide, tetrapeptide-30, and phytic acid work synergistically and block the formation of melanin at multiple levels of the biological cycle.

Just as important as what’s in Lytera 2.0 is what’s not in it. Unlink most skin creams that correct uneven tone and issues with hyperpigmentation, Lytera 2.0 is retinol-free and doesn’t contain hydroquinone. That means it will not dry out your skin like retinol containing products and you don’t have to cycle on and off of it like you do with hydroquinone containing products, thus avoiding a likely rebound in dark spot when not applying it.

You will begin to see a different in as little as two weeks and after 12 weeks of continued use, the results will be nothing short of dramatic. A clinical study of the product showed that 100% of subjects said it made their skin tone appear more even, 95% saw a lightening of dark spots and splotches, and 100% said it mixed well with the other products they use in their skincare routine.

If you have recently had laser therapy, a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or use prescription skin care products, Lytera 2.0 can be used to better the results.