MCSC Newsletter August 2023
Congrats to all our lucky winners of the client appreciation contests and draws! It was a wonderful day, and many thanks to all of you enthusiastic attendees who helped make it such fun. For those who watched the highly informative Ultherapy® demo with our charming rep, please feel free to contact Laura, our cosmetic nurse, if you have any questions about the procedure!!
As some of you now know, we introduced our MCSC VIP program at Client Appreciation Day. For those of you who took advantage of the sale and became a VIP member, keep your eye out for emails and specials JUST FOR YOU! If you are interested in becoming a VIP member, visit our website regularly to look out for other opportunities throughout the year to join the program.
This month, as the summer sun and heat are still with us, take advantage of our newest exciting aesthetic treatment, The Obagi Vitamin C Radiance Anti-Aging Facial! See the end of this newsletter for details.
Topics In Cosmetic Medicine
Why is Vitamin C important for maintaining a healthy complexion and healing damaged skin?
Research in skincare has revealed some new, novel ingredients that can help us maintain great skin (for example – stay tuned for news about Exosomes), but it’s worth taking a closer look at Vitamin C, an ingredient in many skincare products.
Why Is Vitamin C Important?
Our skin is the body’s largest organ, and it performs a lot of vital functions for us, including providing a barrier to harmful things in our environment. Think of your skin as a forcefield, constantly being bombarded by harmful UV radiation and pollutants, irritants and toxins. Those things gradually damage our skin barrier through a process called oxidation, which is part of the aging process.
Vitamin C has been shown in studies to help prevent oxidation by scavenging, or mopping up free radicals, which are damaging compounds that are part of the oxidative process. Vitamin C has also been shown to play a role in production of collagen.
Through complex interactions with many other important compounds including metalloproteins and vitamin E, it can also turn off melanin production, help maintain the skin’s elastin, and exert an anti-inflammatory effect.
Not all topical Vitamin C formulations are created equal, and to be effective, Vitamin C in a skincare product needs to be formulated in a manner that is “bioavailable,” meaning the skin can absorb and use it (for example, altering the pH of a skin cream or serum will alter how much Vitamin C is absorbed).
Products manufactured by medical-grade skincare companies specifically include highly bioavailable forms of Vitamin C, packaged in containers that ensure they will be stable (for example, Vitamin C in a clear bottle will break down due to light exposure).
Some of the proven benefits of topical Vitamin C include:
- 1. Protection from photoaging.
- 2. Protection against photo carcinogenesis – i.e. Vitamin C can offer some protection from skin cancer.
- 3. Aiding and speeding wound healing.
This translates into some big-time positive effects of regular use of vitamin C.
Seven Benefits of Vitamin C
- 1. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
- 2. Reduces pigment and brown spots.
- 3. Reduces redness and development of broken blood vessels.
- 4. Maintains skin elasticity and improves texture.
- 5. Reduces Sebum production and acne outbreaks.
- 6. Heals damaged or injured skin.
- 7. Helps reduce scarring.
These last two properties are worth considering when recovering from procedures such as microneedling, facelift or neck lift surgery, or even when healing from liposuction, breast augmentation, or tummy tuck.
Obagi Vit-C Radiance Facial – On now until September 5, 2023. Purchase an Obagi Vit-C Radiance Facial for $110 (regularly $130).
Enjoy everything you love about Obagi C serums in an intensive treatment that promotes recovery from UV exposure and summer’s heat and humidity, leaving you with a summer glow without the damage!
With purchase, you’ll enjoy 20% off the new Obagi Professional C Peptide Complex. This serum diminishes signs of aging, promoting a balanced, youthful complexion.
**Offer ends September 5, 2023.