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Darst Dermatology offers the following skin care products from Revision® to the residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities.

 

For over 25 years, Revision® Skincare has provided physicians with clinically proven, high-performing skincare products. Using only the purest, most efficacious ingredients, the Revision® Skincare collection was formulated to provide targeted solutions for enhancing the skin’s appearance and reducing signs of aging.

Revision® Skincare products represent the furthest advancements in scientific skincare. Our formulations are rooted in rigorous research and testing, and manufactured by us using the highest ethical standards. Revision® Skincare products are never tested on animals.

While Revision® Skincare is first and foremost about serious skincare, we are inspired every day by the positive effects our products have on people’s lives.

ThisThat Beauty Previews: Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30 %

By Christene Carr

Vitamin C has long been hailed as an antioxidant superstar in the skincare world and has lots of research to support those claims. Vitamin C helps to boost skin’s radiance, promote collagen production to increase skin firmness, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and more.  I was recently introduced to the Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30% and  I am intrigued! Since no one has ever complained about their skin being too radiant or too firm, I’m introducing you to this Vitamin C rich product.  Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30 % features a formula with one of the highest concentrations of Vitamin C available. It’s packaged in black pump bottle to keep light and air out and prevent oxidation, thereby keeping the Vitamin C at its most potent level.  Dr. Anna Paré, a board-certified dermatologist and President of Dermatology Consultants in Atlanta, GA, shares her expertise on why we should be using Vitamin C in our beauty regimen and what makes the Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30% so effective.

Q: What are the benefits of using products formulated with Vitamin C on your skin?

A: Anti-oxidants have many benefits for the skin. Studies now show it is just as important to have a daily anti-oxidant alongside a great UVA and UVB sun protection regimen. It is shown to act as an anti-inflammatory, reducing redness by strengthening weakened capillary walls. Vitamin C also lightens and brightens by suppressing excessive melanin production, providing a more even tone to the skin. One exciting benefit that Vitamin C has over other anti-oxidants is the stimulation of collagen production. Restoring collagen loss is important as we age – patients in my practice ask me daily for solutions to treat pre-mature aging.

Q: Why do you recommend Revision Skincare’s Vitamin C Lotion 30% to your patients?

A: Unlike many of the other Vitamin C product’s available in the skincare market, Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30% is well tolerated by our patients. Many serums require opening the bottle to use the product, exposing the Vitamin C, which results in premature oxidation and causes the product to be less effective. I recommend the Vitamin C Lotion 30% to patients in search of anti-aging benefits.

Q: What are the differences between THD Ascorbate and L-Ascorbic Acid? Why does it matter that Revision Skincare uses THD Ascorbate in their products?

A: Unlike L-ascorbic acid, THD Ascorbate will not irritate or cause the skin to exfoliate. THD is more potent with a higher penetration rate. L-Ascorbic Acid loses its stability when exposed to light, heat and air causing early degradation and premature oxidization. THD Ascorbate is stable in air and water and is lipid soluble, making it easier for the product to penetrate deep into the dermis layer to maximize the benefits of the product. It does not have a low PH because its lipid based, therefore it eliminates the irritation that is common with other vitamin C products.

I don’t know about you but I want all the benefits of Vitamin C and I’m not talking about what I can get from oranges. Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30% is currently only available through dermatologists, plastic surgeons and medical spas. If you would like to try it, please visit Darst Dermatology!

Hydrating Serum ($49)Revision Skincare in Charlotte, NC

Hydrating Serum - an oil-free moisturizer for all skin types.

Hydrating Serum is boosted with the benefits of NEW smart hydration for a smooth, refreshed appearance. This ultra-light, oil-free serum contains two forms of Hyaluronic Acid and natural fruit extracts to keep skin uniformly hydrated.

  • Provides short- and long-term moisturization
  • Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Keeps skin uniformly hydrated
  • Plumps skin and improves overall texture
  • Moisturizes without leaving skin feeling sticky

Who Benefits – All skin types.

How to Use 

Apply to clean skin. Dispense into palm of hand and apply to face. Avoid eye area. Use twice daily. Can be used alone or as a moisture booster under creams or lotions.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

  1. Which skin types benefit from Hydrating Serum? Hydrating Serum provides hydration for all skin types including oily, sensitive and dry. The Smart Hydration technology helps provide moisture uniformly to where it's most needed.
  2. Which ingredients provide hydration to the skin? There are 2 forms of Hyaluronic Acid which provide short- and long-term hydration. A blend of fruit extracts including Watermelon Extract helps keep the skin moisturized evenly.
  3. Can Hydrating Serum be used with other products?Yes, because of its light, oil-free texture, Hydrating Serum can be worn alone or layered with other products. Apply Hydrating Serum first before other creams and it acts as a moisture booster.
  4. Does this product contain ingredients to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Yes, Hydrating Serum contains Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 and Hydrolyzed Hazelnut Protein, both shown to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid immediately plumps the skin for a firmer appearance. It is also formulated with Vitamin E and Pomegranate Extract for antioxidant benefits.

Ingredient Highlights:  

  • Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid). Binds water to the skin and provides short- and long-term moisturization.
  • Watermelon, Apple & Lentil Fruit Extracts.Blend of natural fruit extracts keeps skin uniformly hydrated.
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Vitamin E & Pomegranate Extract. Provide strong antioxidant benefits.
  • Honey & Sea Kelp.Hydrate and condition the skin.

Retinol Complete ($95)

Revision Skincare in Charlotte, NC

Retinol Complete - for reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This breakthrough serum is formulated with high levels of pure, time-released Retinol and a blend of antioxidants.

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brightens, plumps and smooth’s skin’s texture
  • Contains time-released Retinol for maximum efficacy with minimal irritation
  • Boosts skin’s hydration level to help combat the dryness associated with Retinol

Results of a clinical study showed 100% of subjects experienced an improvement in the appearance of fine lines.*

Who benefits – Mature and oily skin types.

Formulated for – all skin types.

This product may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Sunscreen is recommended when using this product.

*Retinol Complete™ used once daily in P.M. in combination with Vitamin C Lotion 30% used once daily in A.M. Data on file. Results may vary.

Ingredient Highlights: 

  • Isosorbide Dicaprylate. Provides long-term, controlled hydration to needed areas of the skin.
  • Enhances the effects of Retinol and provides broad-spectrum antioxidant benefits.
  • Ophiopogon japonicusRoot Extract. Boosts skin’s hydration levels.
  • Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate). Brightens the skin and provides powerful antioxidant benefits.
  • Sesame Extract. Helps plump and smooth skin’s texture.

How to Use:

Use only at night. After cleansing, dispense 1-2 pumps into palm of hand and gently apply onto face, avoiding eye area. Begin using every other night, and gradually increase to nightly application. Application of Intellishade® (Original or Matte), or Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is recommended during the day as Retinol makes the skin more sensitive to UV rays. Can be used alone or with Hydrating Serum and D.E.J face cream™. Apply Hydrating Serum first, allow product to absorb and apply Retinol Complete™. Follow with D.E.J face cream™. Not recommended for women who are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or who are breast-feeding.

Vitamin K Serum ($46)Revision Skincare in Charlotte, NC

Vitamin K Serum - a soothing complex with arnica montana extract.

This lightweight, oil-free serum contains Phytonadione, a very beneficial form of Vitamin K.

  • Includes Arnica Montana extract
  • Provides antioxidant benefits
  • Soothes and moisturizes skin

How to Use: Apply to clean skin. Use as a spot treatment by dabbing gently on bruises, spider veins and redness or massage gently over entire face. For best results, use twice daily before applying moisturizer. Be sure to follow with a sunscreen.

Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30 %

By Christene Carr

Vitamin C has long been hailed as an antioxidant superstar in the skincare world and has lots of research to support those claims. Vitamin C helps to boost skin’s radiance, promote collagen production to increase skin firmness, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and more.  I was recently introduced to the Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30% and  I am intrigued! Since no one has ever complained about their skin being too radiant or too firm, I’m introducing you to this Vitamin C rich product.  Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30 % features a formula with one of the highest concentrations of Vitamin C available. It’s packaged in black pump bottle to keep light and air out and prevent oxidation, thereby keeping the Vitamin C at its most potent level.  Dr. Anna Paré, a board-certified dermatologist and President of Dermatology Consultants in Atlanta, GA, shares her expertise on why we should be using Vitamin C in our beauty regimen and what makes the Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30% so effective.

Q: What are the benefits of using products formulated with Vitamin C on your skin?

A: Anti-oxidants have many benefits for the skin. Studies now show it is just as important to have a daily anti-oxidant alongside a great UVA and UVB sun protection regimen. It is shown to act as an anti-inflammatory, reducing redness by strengthening weakened capillary walls. Vitamin C also lightens and brightens by suppressing excessive melanin production, providing a more even tone to the skin. One exciting benefit that Vitamin C has over other anti-oxidants is the stimulation of collagen production. Restoring collagen loss is important as we age – patients in my practice ask me daily for solutions to treat pre-mature aging.

Q: Why do you recommend Revision Skincare’s Vitamin C Lotion 30% to your patients?

A: Unlike many of the other Vitamin C product’s available in the skincare market, Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30% is well tolerated by our patients. Many serums require opening the bottle to use the product, exposing the Vitamin C, which results in premature oxidation and causes the product to be less effective. I recommend the Vitamin C Lotion 30% to patients in search of anti-aging benefits.

Q: What are the differences between THD Ascorbate and L-Ascorbic Acid? Why does it matter that Revision Skincare uses THD Ascorbate in their products?

A: Unlike L-ascorbic acid, THD Ascorbate will not irritate or cause the skin to exfoliate. THD is more potent with a higher penetration rate. L-Ascorbic Acid loses its stability when exposed to light, heat and air causing early degradation and premature oxidization. THD Ascorbate is stable in air and water and is lipid soluble, making it easier for the product to penetrate deep into the dermis layer to maximize the benefits of the product. It does not have a low PH because its lipid based, therefore it eliminates the irritation that is common with other vitamin C products.

I don’t know about you but I want all the benefits of Vitamin C and I’m not talking about what I can get from oranges. Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30% is currently only available through dermatologists, plastic surgeons and medical spas. If you would like to try it, please visit Darst Dermatology!

Patient started using Revision Vitamin K Serum (1% pure Phytonadione Vitamin K and Arnica Montana) for 3 days. 

Vascular Before and After Pictures Charlotte, NC
Before use of Vitamin K

Vascular Before and After Pictures Charlotte, NC
After 8 days of Vitamin K use

Photo courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Friedman, MD, Head of Plastic Surgery Department Houston Methodist.

Ingredient Highlights:

  • Vitamin K. Purified Phytonadine, also known as Vitamin K1.
  • Arnica Montana Extract. High in flavanoids.
  • Barley Extract. Keeps skin hydrated and provides antioxidant benefits.
  • Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) & Vitamin E (Tocopherol). Potent antioxidant blend that helps to calm the skin.
  • Squalane. Natural oil derived from olives surges moisture into the skin.

Benefits for all skin types.

Soothing Facial Rinse ($30.50)Revision Skincare in Charlotte, NC

Soothing Facial Rinse - an alcohol free toner for all skin types.

This calming, oil-free formula gently hydrates and refreshes skin after cleansing without making your skin feel dry or tight.

  • Hydrates and conditions your skin with a blend of plant and algae extracts
  • Contains a blend of Arnica Montana extract, grape seed, and Vitamin K
  • Restores skin to its optimum pH level

How to Use: After cleansing, saturate a cotton pad with toner. Gently swipe across face or only on those areas desired. Use twice daily, morning and evening, for best results.

Ingredient Highlights:

  • Arnica Montana Extract. High in flavanoids.
  • Allantoin. Moisturizes and soothes irritated skin.
  • Red & Brown Algae Extracts. Naturally moisturizes skin.
  • Bisabolol. Soothes skin.
  • Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5). Moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
  • Grape Seed Extract. Provides potent antioxidant benefits.

All skin types benefit, especially those with sensitive skin.

D.E.J. Eye Cream ($94)Revision Skincare in Charlotte, NC

A new pathway to younger-looking eyes.

D.E.J. eye cream provides intense moisturization for smoother skin texture. Advanced extracts, peptides and potent antioxidants work cohesively to create clinically-proven results.

  • 96% of subjects experienced an improvement in the look of fine lines, firmness, and overall photodamage*
  • 90% of subjects experienced an improvement in upper eyelid appearance*
  • 96% of subjects experienced an improvement in skin elasticity*

*Data on file. Results may vary.

How to Use: Pump a pearl-sized amount and apply along the orbital bone. This includes under the eye, to the cheek bone at the outer corner and underneath the brow. Avoid direct eye contact. Use twice daily.

Ingredient Highlights:

  • Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline. Helps firm and moisturize the skin.
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Methyl Glucoside Phosphate Proline Lysine Copper Complex. Firms and energizes the skin.
  • Goji Fruit Extract. Provides powerful antioxidant benefits.
  • Sunflower Seed Oil Unsaponifiables. Enhances the skin's moisture level.
  • Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate). Brightens skin and provides antioxidant benefits.
  • Cucumber Fruit Water. Soothes and calms the skin.

All skin types benefit.

Teamine® Eye Cream Concealer ($68) - Light and Medium shades available

Revision Skincare in Charlotte, NC

Teamine® Concealer™ is so much more than a concealer. It’s a serious three-in-one eye complex that works to reduce dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles while it lightly conceals. Results of a clinical study proved the effectiveness of Teamine® Concealer™ after once daily use:*

  • 86% of subjects showed an improvement in dark circles
  • 91% of subjects showed an improvement in fine lines
  • 93% of subjects showed an improvement in overall under-eye appearance

Who benefits: All skin types

How To Use

Pat a very small amount under eyes and blend. Apply more if needed for added coverage.

Ingredient Highlights

  • Troxerutin. A potent, purified antioxidant.
  • Chrysin. Improves the appearance of dark circles.
  • Dihdroxymethylchromone (DHMC). Provides Retinol-like benefits without the irritation.
  • Brazilian Ginseng, Marapuama & White Lily Extract. Reduces the appearance of dark circles.
  • Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3. Helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate). Brightens skin and provides powerful antioxidant benefits.
  • Green Tea Extract. Provides strong antioxidant benefits while soothing the skin.

Teamine® Eye Complex ($78)

Revision Skincare in Charlotte, NC

Advanced technology for dark circles

Since there is not one single cause of dark circles, Teamine®® was formulated to effectively address dark circles in multiple ways.

  • Visibly diminishes dark under-eye circles
  • Smooths the look of fines lines and wrinkles
  • Firms and brightens skin and provides antioxidant benefits

Who benefits: All skin types.

How To Use

Teamine®® is a concentrated cream, so a very small amount is needed. Apply under eye area along the orbital bone twice a day after cleansing. Gently apply with ring finger from the inner corner of the eye outward up to the brow bone. Results should be seen in 4-8 weeks with twice daily use.

Ingredient Highlights

  • Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Grape Seed Oil & Green Tea Extract. Provides antioxidant benefits.
  • Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate). Brightens skin and provides antioxidant benefits.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate. Hydrates and moisturizes without oil.
  • Mica, Silica & Titanium Dioxide. Instantly brightens skin.

Intellishade® Broad-Spectrum SPF 45 ($65)

Revision Skincare in Charlotte, NC

Anti-aging tinted moisturizer with sunscreen. ORIGINAL or MATTE finish.

Outsmart the signs of aging with this best-selling tinted moisturizer that gives skin a touch of sheer, healthy color. Formulated with an advanced peptide and broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, it’s the smart way to care for your skin.

  • Moisturizes and blends naturally with the color of your skin
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection
  • Matte formula contains the latest pore-minimizing technology
  • Fights photodamage, which causes premature aging
  • What is the difference between the Original and Matte finish? Intellishade® Original has a more moisturizing feel. The Matte formula provides a lightweight matte finish and contains ingredients which have been shown to reduce the appearance of pore size and absorb excess oil. Some may prefer Intellishade® Original in drier, colder months and Intellishade® Matte in warmer, humid months.
  • Who benefits – All skin types.

Ingredient Highlights

  • Octinoxate & Octisalate. Provides UVB protection.
  • Zinc Oxide. Physical sunscreen that provides UVA/UVB protection.
  • Lysophosphatidic Acid & Lysolecithin (Matte formula). Reduces the appearance of pore size.
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate). Brightens and provides antioxidant benefits.
  • Blend of White Birch Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Plankton Extract and Coenzyme Q10. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Nectifirm® – By Revision® ($89) Revision Skincare in Charlotte, NC

Nectifirm® by Revision® is a one-of-a-kind product that is specially formulated to reduce signs of aging on and around the neck. Nectifirm® contains a proprietary blend of ingredients that work by treating it as a completely different zone of skin than the face. This is best applied twice daily in an upward motion as part of a daily skincare regimen. Learn more at Nectifirm.com.

 

This patient used Nectifirm two times per day for 8 weeks on her check ONLY.

Nectifirm® is formulated to:

  • Improve skin firmness and lift
  • Reduce the appearance of scaly or rough skin
  • Dramatically reduce fine lines and wrinkles

Revision Skincare in Charlotte, NC

Vitamin C Lotion (30%) – By Revision® ($115)

 

Vitamin C is one of the best ways to provide antioxidant protection for your skin—leading to a brighter, younger appearance. This vitamin C lotion by Revision® has one of the strongest formulas available (30%). This product is used once daily; apply to clean skin before moisturizing.

This product offers a number of benefits including:

  • Contains a powerful type of Vitamin C—THD Ascorbate
  • Provides antioxidants such as Co-Q10 and Vitamin E
  • Lessens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Utilizes high-tech delivery and stabilization technology
  • Provides natural moisture with Squalane
  • Helps brighten dull skin

Revox 7 ($126)

Revision Skincare in Charlotte, NC

What is Revox™ 7?

A clinically proven, high-performing skincare product from Revision®, Revox™ 7 is designed to be used on all areas of your face and neck, as it will improve the look and appearance of frustrating fine lines and worrisome wrinkles, and it can even help you if you have hard to treat lines around your eyes. You just apply the Revox™ 7 product around your eyes, forehead, and mouth, twice a day, on clean, freshly-washed skin, and watch your wrinkles and fine lines start to recede as clear, fresh, smooth skin emerges. Many patients observe meaningful results within the first week of using Revox™ 7, as smile lines and eye wrinkles start to diminish within days of starting your regimen.

What are the Benefits of Revox™ 7?

With seven peptides that soften the appearance of the seven different types of expression lines, Revox™ 7 is an award winning peptide-rich serum for expression lines. Formulated with only the purest, most efficacious ingredients available, and uniquely calibrated to reduce the appearance of those problematic wrinkles and fine expression lines on your face, Revox™ 7 is a truly age-defying, oil-free serum solution that’s perfect for you. Expression lines are a fact of life that result from muscular motions occurring below the surface of the skin on your face, but now you do have a solution with Revox™ 7 from Darst Dermatology.

Who is a Candidate for Revox™ 7?

Do you want a product that feels like it’s tightening your skin without the dryness that can be associated with other products? Rooted in rigorous research and testing, and manufactured by Revision® using the highest ethical standards, Revox™ 7 is a gel that you can pat onto any areas that have fine lines, twice a day, allowing it to soak in before moisturizing, to help make those lines look less visible, with most patients enjoying noticeable improvements. If you are looking for outstanding results from a product that’s easy to apply to those pesky little expression lines around your nose and mouth, then the Revox™ 7 serum is the right choice for you.

What is the Procedure for Revox™ 7?

For best results, use Revox™ 7 twice daily, both in the morning and in the evening. Revox™ 7 should be applied to clean skin before you apply your moisturizer. One pump of the dispenser provides the correct amount of product, which is then applied to your expression lines, including around your mouth, forehead, around your eyes, and even on your neck. Do not bring into direct contact with your eyes. After waiting sixty seconds, apply your moisturizer as Revox™ 7 goes to work to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, softening the look of expression lines around your eyes, forehead, and mouth.

What are the Ingredients for Revox™ 7?

Revox™ 7 is sourced from only premium-level medical grade ingredients, and it is developed by a manufacturer, Revision®, known for a commitment to quality and comprehensive skin care and repair. The ingredients for Revox™ 7 include:

  • Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-19, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Octapeptide-3 & Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate. Help to reduce the appearance of expression lines.
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-28 & Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2. Provide skin smoothing and toning benefits.
  • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. Helps skin appear more firm.
  • GABA – Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid. Helps to reduce the appearance of expression lines.

 

Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers skin care products to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.