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Four Things Coronavirus Stress Can do to Your Skin …
And What You Can Do About It!
Every American is living with the stress of the Coronavirus situation. And while it is well understood that stress can cause mental and emotional problems – many people underestimate the effect that stress has on the body. But clinical studies have shown that mental stress can lead to a wide array of physical problems – including skin damage and disease.
In this article the skin care experts at AMAE Med Spa discuss 4 common skin problems that are associated with Coronavirus isolation – along with the treatments and products that can help protect and restore your skin.
#1. Coronavirus “Stress Acne”
Problem: During stressful situations the body’s increases production of the stress hormone “cortisol” – which stimulates increased production of oil. This can worsen existing acne – or cause new acne eruptions in people who normally do not suffer from acne.
Treatments: At AMAEA Med Spa we offer a wide variety of treatments that can reduce acne break outs.
The Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser effectively treats acne, by using a combination of fractional and infrared lasers in one device. The laser’s wavelengths are very effective in killing the p-acnes bacteria,
The ZO Acne Intervention Facial utilizes five steps to fight acne: cleansing, exfoliation, medication, extractions, and sunscreen. This acne facial gently removes dead skin cells, without irritating skin. And medical grade acne medication kills the pimple-causing bacteria.
Products: ZO Oil Control Pads can help remove the excess production of oil due to Coronavirus stress, as well as normalize pore size, and reduce irritation.
#2. Coronavirus Rosacea Flare Ups
Problem: The causes of rosacea inflammation is not completely understood. However, it is known that hormonal fluctuations and hyperactive oil glands play a role. And it is well established that stress can be a “trigger” that sets off episodes of inflammation.
Treatment: The Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser enables us to treat rosacea without harsh dangerous drugs or antibiotic pills with side-effects. A single Ellipse IPL Laser treatment can effectively and dramatically reduce or eliminate the facial redness of rosacea.
Products: Premium skincare products from ZO Skin Health, Inc. is a comprehensive skincare solutions from the inventor of Skin Health Science, Dr. Zein Obagi. These skin care products are formulated to soothe the inflamed and enlarged pores that contribute to rosacea, and includes intensive treatments that regenerate severely dry, irritated skin and red inflammation.
#3. Coronavirus Skin Dryness & Dehydration
Problem: A recent clinical study in The Archives of Dermatology reported that stress can reduce the skin’s ability to act as a “protective barrier” – causing moisture loss and skin dehydration – as well as decreased ability of the skin to repair itself. As a result of stress skin can not only dry out and crack, but new wrinkles can develop because the skin is no longer effectively repairing itself.
Treatments: Dermalinfusion is a revolutionary new skin treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and serum infusion into a single treatment. Dead, dry skin cells are removed and then hydrating and restorative formulas are infused deep into the skin – for immediate and long lasting hydration and cellular repair.
Products: ZO Hydrating Crème relieves symptoms of severely dry skin while replenishing skin’s natural moisture to aid in skin recovery. Awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the National Eczema Association. ZO Hydrating Crème also supports skin barrier restoration and function, so that skin retains moisture.
#4. Coronavirus Sun Damage
Problem: For many of us, daily walks outdoors, or sitting on our porches and patios, is part of our new routine as we are relegated to staying at home and social distancing. This means that many people who previously spent every day in an office, school, or other place of employment are now exposing their skin to the sun’s UV rays on a daily basis.
And, while fresh air and exercise is essential during the Coronavirus, it is no secret that sun exposure causes cellular skin damage that can lead to everything from dark “age spots”, to skin laxity, and lines and wrinkles.
Treatments: At AMAE Med Spa we offer a wide range of skin care treatments that can reduce pigmentation and sun spots, reduce lines and wrinkles and reverse the effects of sun damage. Ellipse IPL Laser treatment applies pulses of controlled light at special frequencies that are absorbed by the melanin in skin pigmentation – destroying dark skin cells without any damage to the surrounding tissue.
We also offer Skin Stylus Microneedling with PRP that stimulates the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, scars, and other signs of sun damage.
Products: The best defense is always a good offense – and that includes protecting your skin with high quality sunscreen that is actually nourish for your skin, during the increased outdoor activity of the Coronavirus quarantine.
Five skin nourishing sunscreen products with up to SFP 50 are available at a 15% discount on the ZO website when you use this link: https://zoskinhealth.com/drmali
And to combat sun damage that has already occurred, ZO skincare products like Radical Night Repair are available on our website. This products is formulated with 1% retinol to improve dark spots and other pigmentation, as well as minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Coronavirus Skin Care Products
Dr. Ali and the AMAE aestheticians care deeply about their patients – in good times, as well as during this time of unprecedented Coronavirus stress and isolation. We are now currently open – practicing strict social distancing and seeing one patient at a time – to offer many skin care and restoration treatments.
We also offer a wide variety of skin protecting, nourishing and restoring products for home delivery HERE.
We continue to offer the latest and most advanced aesthetic treatments and products to restore health, beauty and youthfulness to your skin and body – so we can all get through these challenging times together and continue to feel happy and beautiful inside and out!