Custom Prescription Skincare
Most Americans associate skin troubles with the teenage years. But, the fact is the skin issues we deal with simply change over time. Acne certainly plagues teenagers, but adult acne is a problem for many people well past their teenage years. Other issues arise with time, triggered by lifestyle, pregnancy, aging and hormonal changes. Each individual’s skin has a different life history behind it. With that history comes specific needs. Sometimes even good skincare with over-the-counter products fail to produce the desired results. In a search for the best skincare products, more and more patients are turning to customized skincare. These products cost a fraction of what the top face creams are. They also deliver a customized result that you can’t get with a different cream.
What is Custom or Prescription Skincare?
Customized skincare is just what it sounds like. They are skincare products custom-made to meet your needs, and the unique nature and type of your skin. At the Living Young Center for Health and Anti-Aging, our goal is to help you achieve your best possible skin, both in health and appearance, through custom-made skincare products. Our medical professionals will meet with you to discuss your goals, current skincare regimen, and health history. We will discuss which over-the-counter or prescription products you have used in the past and how that has worked for you. Based on that discussion and a physical exam of your skin, our team will create a prescription skin cream designed to specifically meet your needs.
Common Adult Skin Conditions
Here are some examples of the skin conditions we commonly see in adults and examples of the prescription medications we use to treat them.
While acne is rampant among teenagers, it continues to plague many adults. Over-the-counter treatments that simply dry out oil in a spot-treatment may not work on adult skin. Retinoids are a great option for treating adult acne. Retinoids were approved by the FDA in 1971, so they have a solid track record for acne treatment. Retinoids work by exfoliating your skin, which means removing the outer layer of skin cells. Some people using retinoids experience uncomfortable side effects such as redness, tightness, peeling, and swelling, especially in the first few weeks of use. Our staff may suggest that you start off by applying the cream every other night, then work up to a daily application.
For patients who simply cannot tolerate retinoids, products containing salicylic acid or alpha-hydroxy acid can be a great alternative. These treatments also exfoliate the skin. While you may see over-the-counter products containing these treatments, our custom skin creams contain higher levels only available with a prescription.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Retinoids are not just a great treatment for acne. Clinical studies have demonstrated how well they reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Talk to our team if you are concerned about fine lines or wrinkles.
Commonly known as the “mask of pregnancy,” melasma often occurs with pregnancy, the use of birth control pills, or other hormonal changes. It produces dark, hyperpigmented spots on the face, especially the forehead. Prescription-strength hydroquinone, a skin-lightening agent, can reduce the appearance of these spots.
Living Young Center Custom Scripts Products
Advanced Cell Repair Serum – Vitamin E serum base for better penetration. Antioxidant multi-purpose blend excellent for hydration, stimulates and supports collagen, enhances skin quality (firmness, elasticity). Promotes skin thickness and helps to reduce wrinkles. Please schedule a consult with us so we can create the right combination for you.Purchase Now
Eye Cream – Infused with green tea/caffeine. Reduces puffy eyes and dark circles, has anti-inflammatory properties. Soothes and calms skin. Vitamin E base helps to easily penetrate into skin cells. This cream can be used without a consult.Purchase Now
Co Q 10 1% in biopeptide base – Has good effects on fine l lines and wrinkles. Co-Q 10 is strong antioxidant which increases blood flow and helps neutralize harmful free radicals, which are one of the causes of aging. Vitamin E base helps to easily penetrate into skin cells. Please schedule an appointment at one of our two locations for this product.Purchase Now
Tretinoin with Co-Q 10 1% – Improves appearance of skin, reducing roughness. Co-Q 10 promotes production of collagen and stimulates cell renewal. Vitamin E helps to penetrate skin. We can create the right combination for you through scheduling an appointment with our staff.Purchase Now
Anti-Hyperpigmentation Gel (also available in cream) – Increases collagen, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, lightens skin. Vitamin E base helps to penetrate skin. Please call to schedule an appointment with our staff so we can determine what amounts are right for you.Purchase Now
Custom Scripts FAQ’s
Simply call us to make an appointment so that we can determine what skincare combination is right for you.
The cost for prescription skin care is a fraction of the cost of most face creams on the market today. Your face cream would only cost around $100.00 and it’s customized to your skin.
With Custom Scripts, what you can expect is a product (face cream) that will have the right ingredients and elements that will work best for your skin whether you need moisturizer, wrinkle reducer, etc.
Custom Scripts from Living Young Center
If you are searching for something beyond what’s available at your local drugstore, reach out to the Living Young Center today. Our team of medical professionals is ready to work with you to create a skincare regimen just for you, to help you achieve the youngest, healthiest skin possible!