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)
What: Vitamin A derivative that increases cell turnover
-retinoic acid is most potent and prescription form
- retinol has to be converted to retinoic acid once on the skin and is 20x LESS potent
- FDA-approved for acne
- decreases oil on skin- great for oily skin, large pores, pimple spot treatment, and milia-prone skin
- Improves sun damage
- Lightens dark spots in 6-12 months time
-Improves and prevents fine lines/wrinkles when: at night (wash off in AM) because makes you more sensitive to the sun Where: face, neck, and sometimes chest and back ( use on back for acne)
How: 1 finger tip unit dabbed in 4-5 places on face then massage in after cleansing before moisturizer (sometimes after moisturizer when first begin using) and avoid nasal crease
Side effects: dry, flaky skin apply the right amount, start slow, MOISTURIZE Start SLOW: 2-3 nights per week to start working up to every night.
Listen to your skin! Don’t use if dry and flaky. Skip that night and restart when skin has recovered.
Who: everyone except in pregnancy and breastfeeding... Bakuchiol is considered a retinoid alternative that is safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Differin gel (adapalene 0.1% available in acne aisle at drugstore) is the only retinoic acid available over-the-counter and required a prescription before 2017
When: at night (wash off in AM) because makes you more sensitive to the sun
Where: face, neck+ acne on face and back