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Dr. Zoe Gazola is a board-certified and Doctorate prepared Nurse Practitioner with more than 16 years of combined experience in plastic surgery, dermatology and primary care. Dr. Gazola has developed her aesthetic training internationally in several different countries. With an intimate understanding of minority skin and features, she has developed a keen eye for aesthetics that serve a diverse clientele using different aesthetic modalities and pharmaceuticals. Her continued international training shapes the way in which she harmonizes and balances each person’s aesthetics, based on their own genetic traits and features. Dr. Gazola began her medical career as an Intensive Care Unit nurse across the U.S. and abroad, during which time she completed medical missions in war-torn countries to provide medical care. She describes her career as living out a lifelong desire to help and heal people. She is the owner and medical director at The Indigo Clinic in Miami and draws in patients from all over the globe.
Tags: skincare | aging | pigmentation | retinol

Protecting Against Summer Skin Aging

By Thursday, 10 June 2021 04:23 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The summer is here, and unfortunately so is the higher risk for skin damage and aging that comes with direct sun exposure.

During the summer, I recommend that patients be more careful with their skin, especially if they are taking certain medications or topical skincare products such as retinols and hydroquinone.

Due to the constant cellular turnover and exfoliation that occurs with retinol, the skin is more susceptible to burning and damage. Hydroquinone can also cause skin sensitivity with the sun. Generally, I recommend reducing the use of retinol during the summertime to two-three times a week.

For patients with pigmentation issues and who are on hydroquinone, I recommend stopping for the summer months and using other skin-brightening alternatives, such as products with niacinamide, kojic acid, vitamin C, and lactic acid.

One of my favorite products, which is hydroquinone-free, is DistinctBright by LeReve Skin. There is also a skin-brightening package from a new skin line called Alkeme Rx. They have a full skincare kit for anti-aging and hyperpigmentation that is safe to use all year, with no hydroquinone yet offering powerful skin brightening and antioxidants.

And once again, SPF is the most important and most basic anti-aging measure you can take to prevent sun damage and skin aging.

After the summer, a customized chemical peel at a doctor’s office is a great treatment to rejuvenate the skin and remove summer sun damage.

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The summer is here, and unfortunately so is the higher risk for skin damage and aging that comes with direct sun exposure.
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