Dr. Ileana Perez-Quintairos, Dermatologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains to determine what a patient's skin type is they look for the shine on the skin, how much oil or sebum is there. She says if the skin is dull, there is an issue with sebum production, the sensitivity and the protective layer. They also look for the thickness of the skin and how many pores the skin has and the size of those pores.
The dermatologist is the best specialist that can evaluate what is the correct treatment to prevent aging, explains Dr. Ileana Perez-Quintairos, Dermatologist at Baptist Health South Florida. The specialist will say if it is more convenient to use only cosmetics, prescription medications or cosmeceuticals, products to achieve some changes that are similar to the prescription medications but are still over the counter strengths, she affirms.
Retinoid is one of the products most proven to have anti-aging functions, affirms Dr. Ileana Perez-Quintairos, Dermatologist at Baptist Health at South Florida. There are many types of retinoid which the specialist can prescribe. The treatment is designed in steps. It starts with a prescription retinoid, which can cause irritation and inflammation. But with daily use we can build up a tolerance.
Dr. Ileana Perez-Quintairos, Dermatologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains hair and nails are products of the skin and they also change and get drier as we age. She says the nails get more brittle and thinner, and they develop longitudinal long ridges along the nail plate that can be cosmetically displeasing.
Dr. Ileana Perez-Quintairos, Dermatologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says skin is something we always want to improve and look our best, because that is how we present ourselves to the world. She also explains the skin is a live biologic product and there is a lot that dermatologists can do to make us look good for those that are judging and hiring us.