Skin Care

Dr. Shire offers evidence-based skin care to treat aging skin. Read his blog post “Skin-Care That Really Works… and Why!”

Experience the difference of a personalized physician-administered skin care program.

As the natural aging process occurs our skin cells gradually lose their ability to rapidly turn over and renew. Combine this with the effects of sun damage, smoking and other environmental factors and we see the result of the breakdown of collagen and elastic fibers and the increase of brown spots and pigmentation changes. The combination of this results in the appearance of aging skin:

  • Fine lines, medium-deep lines and wrinkles
  • Texture changes and volume loss
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull complexion
  • Brown spots and red dilated vessels
  • Adult onset of acne
  • Pre-skin cancer and skin cancer

To help restore and revitalize your skins appearance, and prevent future damage, a physician-administered skin care program is critically important. Dr. Shire performs a physical examination of the skin of your face, neck and décolleté’. He then designs a personalized skin care program just for you.

Our skin care products are carefully researched and tested. They contain the most effective ingredients available. Our patients are treated with the following agents depending on their needs:

Retinoids

Derived from Vitamin A acts to re-accelerate the turnover of skin cells and help reduce the incidence of brown spots, skin cancer, acne and stimulate new collagen production.

Hydration

The entire science of hydration has changed with the use of hyaluronic acid hydrators. The days of heavy, emollient moisturizers are a thing of the past. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body to retain moisture. As we age the level of Hyaluronic acid decreases which results in dry, lifeless skin. The products we recommend were developed with a unique, patented formula that allows deeper skin penetration than any other hyaluronic acid product available.

Sunscreen

Appropriate sunscreens and knowledge of their application is crucial to any skin care program. The use zinc based UVA and UVB products are prescribed for daily use year-round and for special sun activities.

Anti-aging

Neuropeptides are the newest agents that help reduce fine lines. The most effective of these protein molecules is Matrixyl, a compound that mimics the skins own natural regeneration process.

Antioxidants

Topical Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and lightens brown spots.

Cleansers

Various cleansers including those that are based on hyaluronic acid are prescribed according to patient needs.