We all have bought a product to improve our skin and have been disappointed when we don’t look any younger than prior to purchasing it. Many skincare products sold in the cosmetic industry make anti-aging claims that are not backed up by science. It is often difficult to know which products are worth the cost and which ones will end up in the deepest corners of our bathroom cupboards.
We reached out to Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa to give us some suggestions on anti-aging ingredients that really work. Dr. Norris informed us that there is a difference between anti-aging products purchased in a medical spa and those purchased at the department store, retail beauty shop, over-the-counter pharmacy.
Dr. Norris explains, “The cosmetic products sold in a medical spa are by and large developed and backed by science and studies. The cosmetic products sold elsewhere may have trace amounts of anti-aging ingredients, but there is little or no science behind them. When I learn about a new cosmetic product or ingredient, I always ask about the science and studies used to develop it and I encourage my patients to do the same. Skin care is expensive, so it is important to make a good investment.”
Kelsey Thrush, licensed esthetician, at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa was asked to tell us about a skin care product with good studies behind it. “One of the most exciting skin care products to come on the market in the last few years is composed of defensin proteins. These are signal proteins that have a very specific action in the dermis. They send a signal to dormant skin stem cells to become active and start making new skin. When we do anti-aging procedures, we often injure the skin on purpose and then use a product like this to get quicker and more robust results. The result we are looking for is new and improved skin!”
Sierra Vaessen, licensed esthetician, at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa agrees. “Defensin science is amazing. Patients who start these products can see significant improvement in wrinkles, pores, and crepey skin in the first six weeks of use. Some patients only use products with defensins in them and stop using everything else.”
“Another wonderful thing about defensin products is that they work differently than any other skin care product and so they can be used with almost any other skin care product ingredient. We like to mix them with our other favorite anti-aging ingredients, including Vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid and growth factors” added Amanda Visione, another licensed esthetician at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa.
If you are tired of decorating your bathroom shelves and closets with expensive anti-aging products that do not work, call Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa for more information about products with defensin in them or a complete skin care consultation with product recommendations customized to you. 815-780-8264