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Dr. Jeannie Chung, Facial Plastic Surgeon | On Personal vs. Professional Skincare

May 17, 2012

Dr. Jeannie Chung, Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Jeannie Chung is one popular lady in the Boston area and a friend of gloss48!  She nips, tucks and tells it like it is.  We asked Jeannie to share her expertise on both at-home skincare and procedures that are better left to the experts.

Q.  What’s the most popular beauty procedure in your office?

Definitely BOTOX® injections. It is a quick and easy treatment for those forehead wrinkles and crows feet lines.

Q.  Are there any at-home anti-aging skincare products that really work?

I love VIVITÉ® Exfoliating Facial Cleanser. It contains exfoliating microbeads and salicylic acid so that we can mechanically and chemically remove dead skin cells. It leaves my skin smooth and glowing.

Q.  What do you think are the most impressive skincare technology innovations of the past few years?

The use of hyaluronic acid in fillers (such as Restylane and Juvederm®) and creams has taken the skin care industry by storm. Hyaluronic acid is a natural core building block of skin and also stimulates collagen production.  It is now a major ingredient in many creams and serums.

The Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System has brought the electric face brush to a whole new level.  With proper cleaning, the skin is healthier and able to absorb skin care products more readily.

Q.  Which issues should we tackle at home vs. those that are better left to a medical professional?

A daily beauty regimen consisting of cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing should be tackled at home for good skin health. However, procedures such as chemical peels which can harm the skin should be left to the professional. Chemical peels can cause burns, scarring, and color changes to the skin if not administered properly.

Q.  What is the once piece of advice you dole out most frequently to your patients?

I have three bits of advice…take care of your skin EVERYDAY, avoid smoking, and use sun block!  Our skin is the largest organ in the body and we need to use the right skin care products everyday. You can’t avoid good skincare in hopes of “catching up” when you are older. Also, nothing ages the skin more than smoking and getting too much sun!

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