If you’re from the Scottsdale or Mesa area and you’ve done any research on skin care, you probably know that your skin is the largest organ in your body. You may even know that it is sometimes the most neglected, too. The Arizona sun and dry humidity is tough on skin. While you likely apply sun block as a habit—it’s imperative if you want to keep your skin healthier and more youthful-looking, you may know very little beyond that about how to treat your skin or what products to use.
Marketing skin products to the general public is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States, so it is no surprise that many of the patients I see use over-the-counter skin care products, many of which are very expensive. I commonly hear that these products are not effective, and I am not at all surprised. The FDA tightly controls the amount and concentration of active ingredients that can be included in products sold over the counter. This is for the consumer’s protection because the use of these products is not overseen by a doctor or board certified plastic surgeon. On the other hand, products supplied by a physician’s office have to go through rigorous testing to prove that they are effective.
If the wrapping paper doesn’t look good, the whole present will be less appealing. In the same way, healthy skin is the cornerstone of a youthful appearance. If your skin isn’t in good shape, even the best facial plastic surgery won’t benefit you as much as it should. Dr. Flint designs personalized skin care programs so your skin can get exactly what it needs to return to health and vibrancy. Stop wasting your money and time on department store products and let Dr. Flint prescribe a skin care program that actually works for you.
“I do my own skin care evaluations and deeper peels. I perform all the injectable filler treatments myself, too, as I feel patients deserve the time and attention of a board certified plastic surgeon for all treatments delivered in my practice.” —Patti Flint, M.D.
Skin Care at a Glance
Topical skin care products and peels are designed to improve the appearance of your skin.
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What to Expect
Dr. Flint encourages you to embrace her three-prong approach to facial rejuvenation: skin care, peels, and surgery, if needed. She emphasizes that surgery alone does not always provide the best results. Whether you are preparing for surgery or just want to rejuvenate your skin, follow her advice to see the difference effective products and light peels can make.
Preparing for Skin Care
Dr. Flint will ask you to fill out a skin care history form to tell her more about your skin type. She will then examine your skin and recommend skin care products that will provide you with healthier, more youthful-appearing skin. During your skin care consultation, she will answer all of your questions.