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An introduction to cosmetic skin care in Encinitas, CA – from Botox and fillers to laser therapies

Cosmetic skin care in Encinitas CA at the Skin & Vein Institute is personalized and tailored to your specific skincare needs. Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Amanda Lloyd, will recommend day-to-day techniques and products to maintain what you've got as well as in-office procedures including Botox, Fillers, and Laser Therapies that can help revitalize the skin.
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A youthful face has smooth and soft skin, well-defined features, an even tone, and a healthy glow. Lines, dark spots, leathery texture, dullness, sagging, and sunken features all contribute to an overall aged appearance. The march of time is to blame for the loss of collagen and elastin fibers that support tissues; however, this process is accelerated, and you may look older due to habits like tanning and smoking, which increase the breakdown of these essential proteins.

Tips to care and protect your skin explained by a dermatologist

Tips to care and protect your skin - Encinitas CA
Dr. Amanda Lloyd from Skin & Vein Institute Encinitas, CA recommends to use sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as it is the most effective way to filter UVA and UVB rays. Wearing sunscreen every day even if it's cloudy and raining is highly recommended to protect your skin. Watch the video to learn more from the expert.
You must wear sunscreen every day no matter what, even if it is cloudy and raining UV penetrates the clouds so your skin is still being damaged even if the sun is not out.

What sunscreen do you wear? It must be broad-spectrum and has an SPF of at least 30. There are studies that show that SPF 50 blocks out two times more ultraviolet radiation than SPF 30 and SPF 30 blocks out four times more ultraviolet radiation than SPF 15.

The type of rays the SPF measures is the UVB ray that causes burning and does cause skin cancer. So it is important to block out UVB.

The sun's rays consist of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). 95% of the sun's rays that hit the earth are UVA. UVA causes aging and skin cancer.

UVA and UVB damage the skin resulting in premature aging degradation of collagen create wrinkles and cause red-brown and white spots, brown spots.

Wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen is very important to block both UVA & UVB rays.

The SPF only tells you how effective the sunscreen is at blocking out UVB.

Therefore, you only know that sunscreen is effective against UVA when it says a broad spectrum on it, this is really important because you want a sunscreen that is effective against both UVA and UVB.

The physical sunscreens are made of inc oxide and titanium dioxide and are the most effective at filtering the UVA & UVB rays.

The more you can avoid the sun and its direct rays the better it is for your skin. You can use sunscreen, wear a broad-brimmed hat, stay in the shade or walk on the shady side of the street to avoid the sun.

See a board-certified dermatologist for your skin concerns as no other type of physician has the same degree of in-depth training in diagnosing and treating skin diseases.

Three Products that are Essential to your Skin Care Routine

Three Products that are Essential to your Skin Care Routine - Encinitas CA
Listen to Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd and Ms. Earth for 2018 Corinne Devin talk about the three products that are mandatory for any skincare routine – sunscreen, antioxidants, and moisturizer. They are essential in an area like California, where the harsh sunlight can damage the skin. Dry or oily, your skin needs these products.
Dr. Lloyd consults with you on healthy habits, professional anti-aging products that are both safe and are proven to work, and will suggest interventions that can be done to restore the health of the skin. In addition to an excellent medical-grade skin care routine, she may recommend cosmetic procedures to prevent existing lines from getting worse, or to improve the appearance of age-related signs. Both neuromodulators such as Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvéderm are injectable procedures used to combat the signs of aging. Botox is designed to relax the muscles responsible for creating the static wrinkles of the forehead, area between the eyebrows and around the eyes. Since Dr. Lloyd injects Botox very precisely into specific muscles, the results are natural and are tailored to your desired look.

The many dermal fillers on the market today are designed to improve the volume loss caused by aging in these common areas:
  • The apples of cheeks, to treat the sagging around the mouth
  • The lips, for augmentation and definition
  • The area around the mouth, to soften the marionette lines and turn up the corners of the mouth
Lasers and other light-based therapies are among the most versatile technologies available at the Skin & Vein Institute. The energy delivered by the lasers such as the Fraxel, Laser Genesis and Clear and Brilliant Original produces therapeutic heat in the skin which improves the appearance of sun damaged and lax skin, as well as acne, scars, and wrinkles by building collagen. Dr. Amanda Lloyd has lasers that produce these results with little to no downtime. She also has lasers, like the ExcelV, Fraxel Dual and Clear and Brilliant Permea to combat those pesky red spots and brown spots that accumulate on our skin over the years. Removal of these spots is virtually painless, and has very little to no downtime. Laser procedures are safe, effective, easy ways to reverse the signs of aging.

Dr. Amanda Lloyd also has lasers to treat those unwanted veins. Unfortunately, with aging, veins pop up in all kinds of places. The veins around the eyes become more noticeable, the veins on the nose become more prominent and spider veins develop on the legs. Thankfully, all of these, and more, can be treated with the lasers Dr. Lloyd has at the Skin & Vein Institute. Lasers are an excellent treatment option to improve the health of the skin, as they are safe, effective, there is little to no downtime, and no injections are required!

For your questions about these and other services, and to address your specific concerns, schedule a consultation. Call (760) 642-6674 or email [email protected].

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Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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