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Sep 12, 2011



If you are concerned with sun damage, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines or acne, consider adding a retinoid product to your routine. 


What is a retinoid?
The term describes vitamin A derivatives that unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth the skin-sometimes in as little as four weeks.

Retinoids, and their over-the-counter cousin, retinols, can improve skin texture and fade dark spots and freckles because it causes skin cells to turn over more rapidly. It shrinks dilated pores and improves cell turnover within the pores so they are less likely to clog and become blackheads and whiteheads. But what has earned Retin-A its long-held reputation is its ability to affect the retention and regeneration of collagen.


Collagen is what gives skin its structure, firmness and elasticity. Repeated sun exposure breaks down collagen and, with age, cells produce less and less collagen to repair the damage. Skin wrinkles, sags and loses fullness.


Vitamin C Serums

Vitamin C is critical for your body and, among other things, plays an important role in maintaining healthy, resilient skin. 


One of the most powerful functions of Vitamin C is its role in the production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its elasticity and youthful appearance  Aging skin naturally loses this nutrient over time.


Adding a Vitamin C serum can help to counteract wrinkle formation by increasing collagen production.   


Age spots (hyperpigmentation) are essentially sun damage, and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, shown to reduce the number of sunburned cells as well as reverse age-related damage to skin. While it's not a replacement for sunscreen, vitamin C protects against and may repair UV damage like discoloration and fine lines.

The length of time from when you start using vitamin C until you see results varies with each person. While some people see changes as soon as 2-4 weeks, it may take others 6-8 weeks to see a difference. After around 6 months, you'll reach the maximum benefits.


Clarisonic PRO Skin Care Brush


Oprah's FavoriteNamed one of Oprah's "Favorite Things," it uses a gentle sonic micro-massage action to gently yet deeply remove dirt and oil. It helps remove 6X more makeup than soap and water alone to reveal healthier, younger looking skin!

Clarisonic PRO

Before Clarisonic

After Clarisonic


  • Leaves skin feeling and looking younger and smoother
  • Cleanses so well that products absorb better
  • Gentle enough for use twice daily
  • Helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Helps reduce the appearance of visible pores
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Clinical Results

The clinical results are impressive - including six times more makeup removal than manual cleansing, a reduction in the appearance of pores, improved skin tone, and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Clarisonic creates healthy skin and is an integral part of our treatments.


What is Clarisonic PRO?

Video of Clarisonic ProDeveloped by the lead inventor of the Sonicare® toothbrush, Clarisonic® is a proven skin care system that redefines the cleansing experience for healthier, softer, younger-looking skin. The professional-caliber Clarisonic Skin Care Brush uses a gentle sonic micro-massage action to gently yet deeply remove dirt and oil.

Make sure you get the “PRO”! Clarisonic PRO is enhanced just for medical professionals. It is waterproof and rechargeable and includes 3 adjustable power levels, separate controls for on/off and speed, and a 60 day money-back guarantee with a 2 year warranty.



Clarisonic PRO Skin Care Brushes make excellent gifts!

Call us at 803.329.6630 or come by to learn more about how Clarisonic can improve your skin's health and appearance.


If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.