By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2011
Dr. Mallory Spoor-Baker says improving your overall health leads to better skin.
The New Year is a time for making resolutions to better your life in some way, and for many people, their goals revolve around improving their health and feeling and looking better. Mallory Spoor-Baker, D.O., of Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in Tulsa says that if your resolution is to have better skin, focusing on your health and what you take into your body will work wonders. “If you improve your overall health and diet, your appearance will automatically improve because your skin will look more youthful, fresher and clearer,” she explains.
“Each patient I see for skin care has a different problem, but it is usually a variant of one thing – sun damage,” says Dr. Spoor-Baker. “The principal approach to sun damage begins with nutritional supplementation, using a whole food fruit and vegetable concentrate. I am completely convinced that better nutrition provides the foundation for everything else I may recommend, such as laser procedures and topical treatments.”
Dr. Spoor-Baker explains that many people stop taking the antioxidants too soon, as they are not immediately seeing results in the first three months. “It takes four months to make a new red blood cell and about eight months to see improved collagen in the skin. If you are going to take an antioxidant or whole food supplement, you need to take it for a minimum of four months, and you will begin seeing measurable results by eight months.”
The next step to better skin takes place at home. Dr. Spoor-Baker recommends a topical treatment called CE Ferulic® to her patients. “This product is a revolutionary antioxidant combination that delivers advanced protection against photoaging – neutralizing free radicals, helping build collagen, and providing unmatched antioxidant protection. More protection means more youthful looking skin and better defense against environmental aging.”
If you’re in a hurry to look great and want to see fast results, Advanced Cosmetic Medicine also offers several other effective skin treatments including Laser Genesis, Pearl, and Titan.
The Laser Genesis procedure utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, discretely and effectively treat fine line wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, and diffuse redness and scars. You can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation. On average, patients require four to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. “Over the course of these treatments, Laser Genesis can help restore the skin’s youthful glow and appearance – you will see a creamier, healthier complexion as large pores are reduced in size and minor imperfections are diminished,” says Dr. Spoor-Baker.
The Pearl procedure combines the impact of resurfacing lasers with the gentleness and safety of non-invasive procedures to treat aging and sun-damaged skin. Pearl reduces wrinkles, uneven texture and solar damage with only one to three treatments and less recovery time than other technologies to provide a healthy, pearl-like glow. In a short time, patients will notice overall skin clarity, smoothness and softness. “Results are noticeable by day 3 or 4, when the superficial tissue has peeled off, revealing fresh, bright, healthy skin underneath.”
The Titan skin tightening procedure offers a quick, effective solution for sagging skin. Titan utilizes a safe infrared light to heat the dermis well below the skin’s surface. During the procedure, the skin’s top surface is protected through continuous cooling with the Titan hand-piece. The result? Existing collagen is broken down to help regenerate new collagen, making the skin tighter. Patients have been successfully treated on many areas of the body, the most common being the jaw line, under the chin and the abdomen. “The Titan gives you an all-natural option to enhance skin tone. Without surgery, recovery time or injections, it is an ideal solution for your face, arms and abdomen.”
Call Advanced Cosmetic Medicine at (918) 280-0270 to learn more about making 2011 your best year ever for youthful, gorgeous skin.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.