Sydney offers virtual and in-person skincare consultations!
You can schedule a consult with Sydney by visiting the consulting page to choose and pay for your consult.
In-person consults are at Southern Institute of Plastic Surgery in Dothan, Alabama.
2800 Ross Clark
Dothan, AL 36301
Skincare consultations include daily skincare routines as well as recommendations for monthly and yearly treatments that are typically on the esthetics side of care. Sydney works closely with the estheticians at Spa Novus to help you reach your skincare goals.
An esthetician specializes in analyzing your skin and deciding the appropriate treatments for you. Sydney believes the best skincare is achieved when skincare plans include both the medical side and esthetics sides.
Mon - Thur 9-5, Fri 9-2
Laser and microneedling treatments are offered through SIPS (334-699-7477)
Moisturizers are so important for all skin types if you are using a medical-grade skincare routine. Treatments for acne, skin discoloration, and wrinkle prevention can all cause dryness and irritation.
Oily skin can become more oily if anti-oil products are used but the skin barrier is not properly maintained.
In my experience the best moisturizer for most people is Neutrogena Hydroboost gel-cream. It has Dimethicone as the second ingredient, which gives it a wonderful whipped texture and smooths pores. It is especially great in. the AM before tinted spf or make-up . It is advertised for extra-dry skin but works well for all skin types. Actually, some dry/normal-dry or combo skin needs an extra moisture at night.
EltaMD PM Therapy is my recommendation for the winter months or those needing extra moisture.
Moisturizers are a good place to talk about hyaluronic acid because it helps moisturize and plump the skin by attracting water. It is actually naturally occurring in our skin and joints, but decreases as we gain years of life.
The active form is listed as sodium hyaluronate on the ingredient list.
Hyaluronic acid is an important ingredient for improving appearance of aging skin.
Another reason I love the Neutrogena Hydroboost is it has hyaluronic acid in it! It is not as concentrated as other products. Like with all active ingredients, cheaper versions will have sodium hyaluronate further down on ingredient list so less concentrated. The most potent form of any ingredient is in the form of a serum.
The Skinceuticals HA Intensifier is recommended for those treating for signs of aging. I like to use it around eyes/cheekbones, forehead, mouth in AM.
It's important to note that hyaluronic acid does not lend long term effects like other ingredients mentioned. It is for hydration and short-term plumping of skin although it is subtle.
For oily skin, the Effaclar Mat Mattifying Moisturizer is a great option, especially in the AM.