Our skin takes a beating every day, from the elements to chemicals, as well as internal issues such as stress, illness, and genetics. For this reason, the skin is the one of the first areas to give away our age. Tissue that is dry, has dark spots, or is beginning to sag can actually make us appear older or less healthy than we really are. Unfortunately, even the most expensive over-the-counter creams and serums do little to fight the aging process. For this reason, Dr. Pramit Malhotra and his team at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery is excited to offer patients the Skin Type Solutions skincare system.
The Science Behind Skin Type Solutions:
Skin Type Solutions is a technologically advanced regime, based on Dr. Leslie Baumann’s patent-pending Skin Typing System. This methodology pinpoints four major parameters, which are then mixed and matched, to create 16 unique skin types. To begin, a Skin Type Solutions quiz is taken, followed by an in-person consultation with Dr. Malhotra. Finally, a personalized treatment plan is created to match the needs and desires that match the patient’s unique skin type. Over the last decade, more than 200,000 patients have found success with the Skin Type Solutions System.
Skin Type Solutions Four Sets of Parameters Include:
- Oily vs. Dry –
Determined by how much moisture and oil (sebum) is created by skin, establishing the overall hydration status of tissues.
- Sensitive vs. Resistant –
Characterized by the amount of inflammation in skin. Sensitive tissue is more prone to acne, burning, stinging and rashes, while resistant tissue may require stronger ingredients.
- Pigmented vs. Nonpigmentted –
Unrelated to ethnicity, pigmented skin is easily discolored with age spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation.
- Wrinkle-Prone vs. Tight –
Winkle prone tissue needs additional products to fight the aging process; younger patients, such as teens, will have unique requirements for issues such as acne.
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The Ideal Candidate for Skin Type Solutions:
Anyone can make an excellent candidate for the Skin Type Solutions System, as each regime is uniquely tailored to the client’s needs. Patients in their teens can use Skin Type Solutions to ease acne and prevent early aging. Those in their late 20s or 30s may require stronger products, helping to eliminate the need for more invasive facial rejuvenation techniques and stave off the signs of early aging. Finally, women and men in their 40s, 50s, and beyond may benefit from a treatment using more intense or hydrating products.
No matter the age or skin type, Skin Type Solutions helps Dr Malhotra and his team of licensed Medical Aestheticians create an optimized skincare plan that can be tweaked over time, as lifestyle and needs change.
Your Skin Type Solutions Consultation:
Determining the right Skin Type Solution will begin with a short, self-administered quiz. This questionnaire takes from three to five minutes, completed in-office, while waiting to see Dr. Malhotra. The valuable information collected in the Skin Type Solutions quiz, plus an in-depth skin evaluation will help to determine the Baumann Skin Type. A personalized Skin Type Solutions treatment plan will then be created.
The Skin Type Solutions Regime:
The Skin Type Solutions regime will utilize products selected from more than 12 different skincare brands. These products will be matched perfectly to the patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. Depending on the individual, a basic core regime is available, and for optimal results, a more extensive Skin Type Solutions treatment plan. A typical Skin Type Solution regime will include a cleanser, moisturizer, antioxidants, sunscreen, and/or anti-acne or facial serum.
The benefits from Skin Type Solutions will take several weeks to appear. While some patients may note an improvement in the skin’s quality, texture, or tone right away, on average, results will take about three months. As the old, dry skin sloughs away, fresh, healthier tissue will begin to show. Acne can also see dramatic improvements in just eight to twelve weeks.
Results from Skin Type Solutions:
For the fastest results, the recommended products should be used exactly as prescribed. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled in approximately eight weeks, to assess the progression and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. If the patient notes the recommended products stop working, the weather or seasons change, the region is adjusted (such as moving to another city), a major lifestyle change occurs (such as stopping smoking or menopause), Dr. Malhotra may request another Skin Type Solutions quiz be taken, so the treatment regime can be readjusted.
Skin Type Solutions Skincare in Ann Arbor:
Contact Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery for additional information on our noninvasive skincare solutions. Call the Ann Arbor office at 734.913.5100, or our Jackson office at 517.789.9800, to schedule your consultation. Potential patients can also fill out our online Contact Us form for more details.
Dr. Pramit Malhotra is a double board certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of surgical and noninvasive experience. Together with the renowned aesthetic team at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, Dr. Malhotra brings the safest and most innovative skincare solutions to Michigan patients.
Skin Type Solutions FAQ:
Why take the Skin Type Solutions Quiz at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery?
The Skin Type Solutions questionnaire helps to understand your unique skin function, health history, allergies, and susceptibility to infection or irritation. The results will also provide an important starting point for additional educational information, making the skincare treatment even more efficient.
What if my answers are not correct?
Over the last ten years, the Skin Type Solutions quiz has been tested on over 200,000 people, all finding success in the system. For a personalized skincare plan, the team will review your answers and perform an in-person skin evaluation, which creates an accurate picture of the skin’s health. There is no concern over a ‘wrong answer’.
How long until I will see my results from Skin Type Solutions products?
The amount of time necessary to see younger, smoother, more even-toned skin will depend on the exact patient and the level of correction required. While some people may note benefits almost immediately, on average, results will take about three months. Acne will take form 8-12 weeks to diminish.
How soon will I follow-up?
Dr. Malhotra’s team of Medical Aestheticians will keep a close eye on your skin’s progress during the Skin Type Solutions treatment. Patients are scheduled to return to the office approximately every eight weeks to be re-evaluated, so that changes or adjustments can be made, if needed.
Can I share my Skin Type Solutions quiz?
The Skin Type Solutions quiz can be taken by anyone, and Dr. Malhotra encourages you to recommend friends to fill out one of their own. Unfortunately, the quiz is not online; it is only available in-person from an approved Skin Type Solutions doctor. Those interested in the quiz can fill out Dr. Malhotra’s online Contact Us form. Those patients outside of the Ann Arbor or Jackson, Michigan areas should go to Skin Type Solutions for helping find an approved doctor in their area.