Sponsored by PCA SKIN
Vivian Bucay MD, FAAD Dermatologist
Carolyn Jacob, MD, FAAD
Joel L. Cohen, MD Dermatologist
As aesthetic physicians continue to fill patient demand for minimally and non-invasive therapies for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging, the trend is to integrate cosmetic treatments with professional home-care skin products. For 30 years, PCA SKIN® (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has been the trusted industry leader with innovative products that many practitioners turn to for both professional treatments and at-home skincare products.
PCA SKIN’s C&E Advanced, and new C&E Hand Renewal, are truly breakthrough skincare advancements, offering physicians the chance to extend care beyond the office. Thanks to its anhydrous formula, C&E Advanced delivers 4.4 times more vitamin C and 3.5 times more vitamin E than the leading competitor’s water-based formula. Added antioxidants provide additional corrective benefits; hexylresorcinol brightens and pro- motes an even skin tone and silymarin fights free radical damage while providing powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. The result is a product that is clinically proven to improve skin tone evenness, dramatically reduce discoloration and improve the appearance of fine lines.
Patients appreciate the knowledge and professional insight their physician has to offer when it comes to home skincare. Vivian Bucay, MD of Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics in San Antonio, Texas explained that her practice is not limited to procedures, and patient outcomes are linked to their personal habits. “The outcome of a treatment depends not only on my skill, but on the condition of a patient’s skin,” she shared. “For that reason, every consultation includes a discussion about medical grade skincare.”
PCA SKIN's C&E Advanced enhances the patient’s outcome and is clinically proven to work. Findings from a clinical study performed by an independent third party dermatologist, featuring 42 patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I-VI, revealed that after 12 weeks of using C&E Advanced once daily in the morning, 92% of patients showed improvement in skin brightening, 86% showed improvement in hyperpigmentation, 73% showed improvement in global facial appearance and 64% of patients showed improvement in both fine lines and skin tone evenness. And patients notice the difference.
“The fact that skin looks brighter, less red, more even toned and smoother, encourages patients to keep using it,” Dr. Bucay shared.
According to Carolyn Jacob, MD, a board certified dermatologist and medical director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology in Chicago, Ill, the formula shows visible improvement. “C&E Advanced is the perfect antioxidant for my patients as it addresses brown spots, redness and anti-aging,” she said. “Its unique waterless cream also glides on nicely and can be layered with your favorite PCA SKIN® SPF in the morning.”
PCA SKIN’s newest antioxidant, C&E Hand Renewal, is specially formulated for the delicate skin of the hands. With the same advanced technology as C&E Advanced, the formula adds bakuchiol, a plant-based ingredient that mimics the effects of retinol without the dry, irritating side effects and bisabolol with its anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties.
Joel L. Cohen, MD, director of AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery in Greenwood Village, Colo. believes that these products complement the treatments that he offers. As he explained, “I commonly do fillers on the hands for volume loss, laser treatments and BBL for benign pigmented spots called lentigines, or micro laser peel for crepey skin. C&E Hand Renewal is a great adjunct to the many hand rejuvenation proce- dures I commonly perform.”
The C&E family of products by PCASKIN truly is a game changer in the industry. Dr. Jacob summed it up perfectly: “The science behind PCA SKIN C&E Advanced makes it one of the most unique and relevant products used in my office daily.”