Your days of over-the-counter skincare products are over. With the Skinceuticals Custom D.O.S.E., ICLS patients can achieve beautiful-looking skin at home with a facial serum created just for them.
Why One-Size-Fits-All Isn’t Enough
Thanks to advances of modern dermatology, today’s selection of skincare products is tremendous. Whether your skin is dry or oily, showing signs of aging or recovering from teen years filled with acne, there now are products for every skin condition conceivable. However, so many options can make it difficult to narrow which product or series of products work best for a person’s skin.
Furthermore, the difference in skin type and reaction can make finding a personalized skincare product a never-ending journey of trial and error. Even with expensive creams and serums, it can be difficult to know how your skin will react to the product and whether it will make a difference in your overall appearance or your ability to ward off the symptoms of aging. Until now.
The Solution: Custom D.O.S.E.
Developed by dermatologists, scientists and engineers, the Skinceuticals Custom D.O.S.E., or Diagnostic
Optimization Serum Experience, is a new approach to personalized skincare that uses algorithms to build the perfect serum. Starting with a brief questionnaire that covers your current regimen and skincare products, the D.O.S.E. machine combines your answers with Dr. Sapra’s evaluation and runs a series of algorithms to determine which ingredients would best address your skincare needs. Your perfect serum is then measured and mixed right in our office – all within about 10 minutes.
The beauty of the custom D.O.S.E is not what it’s made of, but in how it’s made. The machine can combine 15 different high-potency ingredients into nearly 48 different serums based on the results of your in-person skin evaluation. Known as the machine’s “periodic table”, the ingredients are designed to brighten, exfoliate and enhance skin with just one product – eliminating the need for multiple creams or serums to do the same thing. As the serums are precisely and thoroughly mixed, patients are able to take their treatment and start using it that day as part of their existing skincare routine.
Why We Love D.O.S.E.
At ICLS, we pride ourselves on providing cutting edge solutions that address each person’s unique needs. Skinceuticals Custom D.O.S.E is one such treatment solution that allows the ICLS team to take personalized skincare to the next level. Adding this unique nexus of technology and skin care to Dr. Sapra’s in-depth treatment planning gives us the opportunity to help individuals achieve beautiful, healthy skin.
Convenience is another major benefit of this new technology. In the past, developing and testing custom ingredient combinations in order to address a patient’s immediate concerns was both expensive and time-consuming. The algorithm component of custom D.O.S.E. removes the risk of human error and can be created time and time again – all within a few moments. For busy patients tired of testing different products and being disappointed with the lack of personalization, the new option can be an excellent next step to beautiful skin.
Another benefit of this technology-driven treatment is that it offers a safe, results-driven treatment option. Once your first batch of serum has been completed, you can return to ICLS for follow-up evaluation and identify whether your first combination addressed your concerns. These results can be entered into the machine and used to develop an updated formula that has been customized to address new skin goals.
Perhaps even more importantly, our specialists love D.O.S.E. because it works! For our patients who’ve integrated the custom serums into their daily routines, the results have been noticeable within days of trying their personalized formula. After years of trying other over the counter or mass-produced high-end treatments, the near immediate results often take many by pleasant surprise.
Getting Your D.O.S.E.
While the technology and algorithms behind Skinceuticals Custom D.O.S.E may sound intimidating, the process of receiving your own bottle of personalized skincare treatment is not. During the initial consultation, you’ll complete a brief survey on our D.O.S.E. tablet device. The questions cover details about your current skincare treatments and at home regimen, current skin conditions that you’d like to improve and what type of products your skin responds to best. Our dermatologist Dr. Sapra will then conduct his own evaluation of your skin and keep record of your goals in order to mark progress with the treatment. Photos of your face and skin will be taken and inputted into the machine, which then runs the series of algorithms in order to reach the perfect formula.
Once the computational portion is complete, the machine then begins to measure the precise amount of the following ingredient into your custom serum:
- To brighten skin: Tranexamic Acid, Koji Acid, Niacinamide, Licorice Root Extract, Mulberry Extract or SymWhite
- To exfoliate skin: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Phytic Acid, Hepes or Hydrovance
- To enhance skin: Proxylane or Retinol
The ingredients are mixed into either a hydroalcoholic or emulsion base, then all is blended at nearly 1,200 rotations per minute to ensure they’re properly blended. Once completely mixed, the ingredients, instructions, batch number and expiration date are printed onto the bottle and given to you. In total, the session takes approximately 10 minutes. Once your first batch is completed, you’ll return to ICLS for re-evaluation and either receive more of your custom D.O.S.E. or repeat the process to better tailor the formula to your skin.
Learn More at ICLS
From facial rejuvenation to at-home care, the dermatology team at ICLS is committed to helping all patients achieve beautiful, healthy looking skin at every age. With the Skinceuticals Custom D.O.S.E, you receive a skincare regimen that is tailored to your skin’s unique needs and your cosmetic goals. Discover the difference a custom D.O.S.E treatment can make by scheduling your first consultation in The SkinSpa with Dr. Sheetal Sapra. Call 905-842-2262 today to get started!