‘Good skin care addresses more than just surface appearance,” says Jessica Posner, RN who has more than 15 years of experience as the skincare specialist for the Glasgold Group, a facial plastic surgery practice with offices in Highland Park and Princeton. Before recommending a treatment or a product, she spends time with clients learning about their concerns, skin type, history, and goals. In conjunction with the doctors, she creates a plan that addresses the client’s specific areas of concern.

Working closely with physicians Mark and Robert Glasgold, MD, FACS, Posner provides non-surgical, medically based treatments for clients seeking solutions to existing problems or looking to prevent future issues.

Her client base is a mix of men, women, and teens who seek consultation for a variety of reasons. They look for solutions for dry or oily skin, acne scars, enlarged pores, dullness, redness, brown spots, uneven skin tone, loss of firmness, and fine lines.

One of the most popular and effective treatments is the intense pulsed light (IPL); it reduces photo damage, enlarged pores, redness, and pigmentation issues. It is also highly effective in managing rosacea.

Other treatments available at the Glasgold Group are Dermapen, dermaplaning, chemical peels, and Salt-A-Peel treatment, all of which improve the quality and appearance of skin and increase cell turnover and collagen growth.

The group also offers pharmaceutical-grade products from SkinMedica and Topix. Medical grade skincare products are effective and offer visible results due to the amount of active ingredients they contain. The products they choose to sell not only make the skin feel good, they actively help improve the overall health of the skin and are available at a price point that makes them easily affordable.

Posner states: “We have researched all our products and services and only use what we have found to be safe and effective. We stay informed of the latest studies and findings and resist jumping on the bandwagon of the latest ‘hot’ trend. We don’t want people to spend money, not see results, and then be unhappy. We do our research.”

The newest procedure offered at the Glasgold Group is Salt-A-Peel Macrodermabrasion. The procedure is similar to Microdermabrasion, which exfoliates the outer layer of dead skin. However, the similarities end there. Salt-A-Peel uses natural, water soluble sea salt that is blown across the skin, removing more skin cells more aggressively and with less irritation than traditional microdermabrasion. “Sea salt is a natural ingredient and draws toxins from the skin,” says Posner.

Microdermabrasion uses aluminum oxide beads and suction that are pulled across the surface of the skin. The downside of this process is that, for some people, it can cause redness and irritation.

The most important advice Posner can share with the public is that prevention is the most important thing you can do for your skin’s health. “I advise people to always use sunscreen, especially on the face,” she says. “At the Glasgold Group, our philosophy is that good skin care isn’t just about looking good. It’s about knowing your skin’s needs and making informed choices.”

To learn more about the skin care treatments and products offered by the Glasgold Group, visit www.glasgoldgroup.com/face/skin-care and be sure to sign up for special offers on skincare and injectable treatments. Call 732-846-6540 to schedule a complimentary skincare consultation. Mention this article and get 10 percent off your treatment and any products purchased (offer expires July 29, 2015).

Glasgold Group, 11 Chambers Street, Princeton. 609-924-3459. 31 River Road, Highland Park. 732-846-6540. www.glasgoldgroup.com. See ad, page 30.

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