Medical-grade products combined with skincare education are essential in uncovering your skin’s true potential. The following products may be included in your program and aid in the rejuvenation, improvement of function, and protection of your skin.
We carry a wide variety of clinically researched skincare lines at our practice in Dallas and Frisco to help patients from Fort Worth, Arlington, and other nearby communities treat their individual skincare needs. These skincare lines include:
- ZO Skin Health
- Elta MD
We plan a comprehensive, unique approach to each patient’s skincare evaluation and daily maintenance.
A Passion for Facial Plastic SurgeryJeffrey Kenkel, MD, FACS
At the apex of an accomplished career, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel is enthusiastic about turning his focus exclusively to facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. Known for creating understated yet remarkable results, Dr. Kenkel ranks among the best plastic surgeons in the greater Dallas area.
- Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern
- D Magazine, Best Doctors in Dallas 10+ years
- Past president, The Aesthetic Society
- Past president of Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons
Credentials You Can Trust
Retin-A or Tretinoin Cream
A derivative of vitamin A, Retin-A is the most effective and most studied anti-aging topical on the market today. It encourages your skin to function as it should. Retin-A comes in three strengths and is used to stimulate cellular turnover. It sheds the surface layer (stratum corneum) of the skin while thickening the epidermis. This process strengthens your skin, softens fine lines and wrinkles, and produces a youthful, healthy glow. Retin-A is also known to improve texture, elasticity, and increase blood circulation as it maintains even cell growth.
Many patients believe that they are allergic or too sensitive to use Retin-A because of normal side effects that occur. This active prescription can cause dryness, itching, redness, flaking, and photosensitivity, though the benefits largely outweigh the brief and controlled side effects. The prescribed strength and frequency of this product are determined by your skin type and level of tolerance.
Retinol is a milder derivative of Vitamin A, which works well for sensitive skin. Retinol can achieve results similar to those of Retin-A but may take longer to rejuvenate the skin. Retinol must be converted to retinoic acid before it can stimulate cell turnover and improve skin texture, dyspigmentation, dryness, and fine lines. Most retinol products are formulated with emollients and other soothing ingredients to help combat irritation.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Alpha Hydroxy Acids are a family of natural compounds found in fruit, sour milk, and plants. AHAs are beneficial in treating photo-aging, acne, and the prevention of fine lines. Although not as effective as Retin-A, AHAs offer significant exfoliation benefits for patients ready for a skincare maintenance program, or who do not want to experience the side effects of Retin-A.
Beta Hydroxy Acids
Beta Hydroxy Acids are exfoliating acids that are oil soluble. BHAs are best at treating oily and acneic skin. They help regulate oil production, have anti-inflammatory properties, and are able to deeply penetrate pores to help unclog them. The most well-known BHA is salicylic acid.
Hydroquinone suppresses pigment formation in your skin. Pigment, often called sunspots, age spots, liver spots or freckles, are caused by sun damage, free radicals, and hormones. Hydroquinone will not bleach your skin but will keep your skin from producing more unwanted pigment. This is why it is always important to use Retin-A in conjunction with hydroquinone. Most patients are not satisfied if they use hydroquinone by itself.
We treat both deep and superficial hyperpigmentation. Retin-A will exfoliate your established pigment and hydroquinone will prevent reoccurrence or suppress new pigment formation and assist in achieving an even skin color. Your aesthetician will monitor the strength and frequency of this product.
The most popular forms of antioxidants are vitamin C and vitamin E. These antioxidants neutralize and protect the skin from free radical stress or extrinsic aging. Free radicals are oxygen atoms that attack by attaching themselves and compromising the membrane. We come into contact with free radicals every day through pollution, sun exposure, poor diet, smoking, and alcohol. Over time, free radical damage will cause collagen collapse, loss of elastin, and hyperpigmentation.
The formulation of protective products containing antioxidants is important. Delivery of vitamins into the skin is difficult and must remain stable. L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and Alpha Tocopherol (vitamin E) are considered the strongest and most effective active ingredients but should come from a reputable skincare line to ensure delivery into the skin. Topical antioxidants should be included in most patients’ home skincare programs and come in many strengths with stronger percentages sold only through a physician’s office.
Growth factors found in skincare products are derived from human or plant sources. As we age, our natural growth factors reduce significantly. Finding the right delivery system to restore growth factors can play a major role in healing damaged skin. By stimulating the body’s natural cell regeneration, growth factors can rejuvenate your skin’s collagen and elastin. This helps your skin heal efficiently and achieve lasting results.
Probiotics are living microorganisms that can provide incredible health benefits to the skin when used topically. Probiotics accelerate the skin’s renewal process, coaxing fresh cells for healing to the surface and boost the skin’s immunity protecting it from harmful bacteria.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep skin hydrated and plump. The amount of natural HA in our bodies decreases as we get older. HA is the key to instantly plumping fine lines and adding glow to the skin’s appearance. This lightweight serum is a great hydrator for combination and oily skin types. HAs are also found in serums and even injectables.
The majority of premature aging is caused by overexposure to the sun. Only a broad-spectrum sunblock will provide sufficient protection from both UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays. Active ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide provide protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is a rating given by the Food and Drug Administration but only applies to the burning rays, not the aging rays. You should use a broad-spectrum sunblock with SPF 30 or greater every morning. Sunblock is only active for three hours, so reapplication is crucial to protecting your skin.
Moisturizers are rated on their ability to attract water and provide a barrier to keep moisture in. Our moisturizers are carefully formulated with multi-functional ingredients that nourish and protect all skin types.
Cleansers and Toners
Cleansers and toners prepare the skin for treatment products with a variety of active ingredients to remove makeup, lift impurities, gently exfoliate, and balance our natural pH. Also, patient preference and individual lipid levels (oiliness or dryness) are taken into consideration when choosing a cleanser or a toner.
Request a Consultation
Our skincare patients from Fort Worth, Frisco, and cities surrounding Dallas can trust that they are getting the best quality medical-grade skincare products to improve the health of their skin. Schedule a skin consultation online with Dr. Kenkel or call our office at (214) 645-3112 to schedule an appointment.