Dr. Mentz Teams up with SkinMedica® for the GRASS Anti-Aging Campaign

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Dr. Henry Mentz, of the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, has teamed up with SkinMedica’s GRASS Campaign to educate patients on anti-aging skincare products.

Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz, of the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, has recently teamed up with SkinMedica® for the GRASS Campaign in an effort educate his patients on the five pillars of anti-aging skincare products.

There are a lot of confusing skincare buzzwords, such as retinols, anti-oxidants, peptides, etc. Therefore, SkinMedica® has created an acronym to help patients make sense of all the anti-aging products on the market: GRASS.

Growth factors: Human growth factors are the body’s system for wound healing and repair. As people approach their 30s, growth factor production slows. This is why adult wounds heal more slowly than children’s, and why adults start to show aging. By applying growth factors in the form of a topical skin product, they are absorbed into the skin where they can heal skin damage and reverse aging.

Retinols: With age, skin cell turnover slows down and the skin holds on to the dull, dead skin cells. Retinoids prompt the skin to flake off old skin cells quickly, revealing a new layer of skin. This continuous cycle of turning over cells helps the skin maintain a youthful glow.

Antioxidants: The main causes of skin damage are environmental stressors like the sun’s harmful UVA rays, pollution and other free radicals. Antioxidants protect the skin from this oxidative stress. Antioxidants can also be found in foods we eat, but using a topical product is the most direct way to reach the skin.

Sunscreen: In addition to skin cancer risks, sun damage is responsible for wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Sunscreens that contain zinc oxide are the only products that block UVA rays, which represent 95 percent of the sun’s rays and are known to cause the most damage.

Specialty products: Many patients experience other skin issues such as rosacea, hyperpigmentation or melasma that can occur with age or hormonal changes. To treat these conditions, the last element of the GRASS philosophy is specialty products.

Dr. Mentz and the staff of the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery have chosen SkinMedica as their primary skin care line for patients.

“SkinMedica is a pharmaceutical grade skin care line with proven results,” said Dr. Mentz. “They understand the science behind skin and create innovative products that work for our patients.”

In keeping with the green theme, patients can also bring back their empty bottles of TNS Essential Serum and receive $30 off the next bottle.

To learn more about SkinMedica and the GRASS Campaign, visit http://www.drmentz.com.

About Dr. Henry Mentz:
Insecurities regarding body image can cause overwhelming stress, anxiety and even pain. When seeking guidance on a decision regarding surgery, finding an expert in aesthetic plastic surgery is essential in order to achieve the look and results desired. Dr. Henry Mentz, a triple board-certified surgeon, has been recognized as one of Houston's leading plastic surgeons and a principal authority on the subject. For more than 20 years, Dr. Mentz has drawn upon his diverse and extensive aesthetic plastic surgery training to constantly perfect and refine surgical procedures and deliver the results his patients expect. He has helped countless patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Over the years, Dr. Mentz has refined and perfected surgical techniques to achieve his primary goal - to give patients a natural and youthful appearance that is minimally detectable. For more information, call 713-799-9999.

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