What’s Next for Skincare?

Lola MagazineDr. Lindsey Pennington, Health and Beauty

Just like the perfect little black dress, skin care is not one size fits all. The right skin care routine needs to be tailored to you and your skin care goals. Board Certified Dermatologist Skylar Souyoul M.D. has spent years training and performing clinical trials for cosmetic and medical dermatology in New Orleans and Boston. She has recently relocated and joined Dr. Lindsey Pennington M.D. in Shreveport. We asked her to share with us any advancement in technology or skincare coming that people will want to be the first to try.

“I am so excited about our new SkinCeutical D.O.S.E. machine at Pennington Facial Plastics, a machine that brings a compounding lab and customized skincare together in the office. It took three years and a legion of dermatologists, scientists, and Silicon Valley engineers to create the Skinceuticals’ Custom D.O.S.E. machine. Currently this is only the second machine in the state of Louisiana, so we are so thrilled to be on the forefront of truly personalized skincare.

“SkinCeuticals has a line of medical grade skin care that we have sold in our practice since opening. It has quickly become our best selling line and a favorite among our patients. This D.O.S.E. machine is the newest innovation from them. It formulates and compounds individualized serums specifically for you, based on your skin care needs. The ingredients, vehicle, and amount of medicine are calculated and customized specifically for you. These custom serums treat skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, redness, acne, rosacea and melasma.

“With the new D.O.S.E. machine, I am able to make one specialized product to address all your skin needs instead of recommending multiple over the counter and prescription medicines. This new one step approach makes it easier for patients to stay consistent with their skin care regimen and saves them time and money by not having to apply numerous different products. Through a combination of photographs and my input as a Board Certified Dermatologist, an analysis of your skin can be evaluated through a series of 85,000 algorithms to design your perfect skin care formula. The same machine then compounds it. All of this happens in less than 10 minutes!

“The multitude of active ingredients available in the D.O.S.E. machine for your individual serum is the best part. Tranexamic acid is the latest product used to treat hyperpigmentation. It is less irritating than the more commonly used hydroquinone, and in many patients it’s actually more effective. It’s safe for long term use and doesn’t cause photosensitivity. Another active ingredient option is azelaic acid, which I have traditionally prescribed individually to patients for treatment of their acne and rosacea. Azelaic acid works by cleaning out the pores to prevent whitehead and blackheads. It is antibacterial, which helps ward off pimples and reduces inflammation. These examples are two of the many possibilities. There are over 48 possible combinations with glycolic acid, retinol, and niacinamide being just a few more. We essentially have a completely customizable skin care lab at our disposal. Having all of these active ingredients available to compound in our office is truly the future of skincare.”

To learn more about the SkinCeutical D.O.S.E. machine or to schedule your personal skin care consultation, please call (318)216-5366.

Dr. Skylar Souyoul M.D. is a Board Certified Dermatologist who has recently joined board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lindsey Pennington M.D. Together, their years of education and expertise provide the perfect environment for truly one stop self care, anti-aging, and skincare needs.

Office is located 6030 Line Ave Suite 110, Shreveport LA. Follow @penningtonfacialplastics   to stay up to date on specials and events.