Theraplex in Charlotte, NC Darst Dermatology offers the following skin care products from Theraplex® to the residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities: Physicians have long recognized petrolatum as one of the most effective moisturizers and protective skin barriers available. The problem with petrolatum has always been its greasy, occlusive nature which makes it cosmetically undesirable (greasy, tacky, sits on top of skin without penetrating) as a treatment for patients with dry skin conditions. In 1990, a Swiss research scientist, Dr. H.R. Suess, developed and patented a process which eliminated over 80% of the greasy oils found in petrolatum. This resulted in an enriched special petrolatum fraction (ESPF) which retained all of the superior moisturization and protective properties of petrolatum without the greasiness and tackiness. Dr. Suess joined with a noted U.S. research scientist, Dr. Eugene Gans, to combine his ESPF with a novel hydrosilicone delivery system to create the Theraplex® line of moisturizers. These moisturizers, with their hydrosilicone delivery system and ESPF, have the unique ability to penetrate deep into the cracks and fissures of the skin to provide moisture where it’s needed most and to create a protective barrier to seal the skin and help prevent future moisture loss. The Theraplex® brand has expanded to include five unique formulations, each designed to meet different skin care needs. Each of the products contains the ESPF and hydrosilicone delivery system. Dermatologists have been using and recommending Theraplex® products to their patients for over 20 years. Theraplex® FT ($15) Specifically formulated to exfoliate and moisturize: Dry, scaly skin Rough, callused feet Keratosis Pilaris Dual-action Theraplex® FT Exfoliating Emollient combines the superior moisturization and protection of Theraplex® Emollient with the addition of beta hydroxy acid and camphor to gently exfoliate and soothe rough, scaly skin, including callused feet. When used daily, Theraplex® FT quickly restores natural softness and smoothness to skin. Noncomedogenic, Paraben Free, Preservative Free, Not Tested On Animals Theraplex® ClearLotion ($18.50) National Eczema Association Seal of Approval ClearLotion has the National Eczema Association Seal of Approval For use after showering/bathing Theraplex® ClearLotion is a light, fast penetrating emollient oil, which is ideal for use after showering or bathing. When applied to damp skin, ClearLotion uniquely wraps around water on the skin’s surface sealing in moisture and replacing the natural oils that water and soap can strip away. In addition to the special petrolatum fraction, natural jojoba oil helps to provide added protection against moisture loss and prevent dryness without irritation. ClearLotion penetrates deep into the skin in seconds providing long lasting moisturization and protection and leaves skin soft and smooth. Noncomedogenic Hypoallergenic Free of Parabens, Fragrances & Preservatives Not Tested on Animals Theraplex® HydroLotion ($16.50) For daily skin maintenance and protection against dry skin Theraplex® HydroLotion is an ideal daily facial and body moisturizer that protects skin from the harsh, drying effects of the environment. HydroLotion delivers the benefits of an exceptionally rich and uniquely elegant “water-in-oil” emulsion deep into the skin without greasiness, tackiness or the use of emulsifiers which can cause further damage to sensitive skin. HydroLotion refreshes and hydrates skin; leaving it noticeably softer and smoother. Noncomedogenic Hypoallergenic Free of Parabens, Fragrances & Preservatives Not Tested on Animals 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.