Skin Care

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Is your skin oily, dry, or a combination? Do you have dark spots, acne, or wrinkles? Customized skin care can address all these issues and leave your skin looking its very best. Dr. Mess carries a variety of product lines to address your skin concerns and leave you with naturally radiant skin. She even carries a skin care line specifically for men. Get to know your skin by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Mess today.

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The Essential Skin Care Regimen

Patients often come in for Botox or fillers for special occasions. Skin care is not for special occasions. You have to care for your skin every day. Adhering to a quality daily regimen will produce significant results, so don’t wait for a special occasion to have specialized skin care!

Dr. Mess believes in focusing skin care on the products and regimens that will give patients the absolute best results. She will customize a regimen to suit your skin, but most, if not all regimens will include a group of essentials:

  • Cleanse
  • Age Defense
  • Moisturizer
  • Eye care
  • Sun Protection

Our essential products will transform dull skin and blemishes to a natural and radiant complexion by helping you shed dead skin and contaminants while creating a foundation for healthy skin. Your skin will look healthy, and more importantly it will be healthy. Enjoy beautiful skin, reverse sun damage, and show significantly less wrinkles with The Essential Regimen from Dr. Mess.


Want to learn more about the best skin care for your face, neck and hands? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mess and discover beautiful skin all over again.


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Most people should cleanse their skin twice a day. For others, once a day is sufficient. There are a host of facial cleansers available today from our medical grade cosmetic offerings to products you will find on the aisle of the grocery store or Target. Whatever you chose find a cleanser that you like that is free of dyes, alcohol, and harsh soaps. Dampen your face and apply cleanser with your hands instead of a washcloth. Very cold or hot water can leave the skin irritated and promote broken capillaries, so use warm water for best results. Don’t try to strip all the oil from your face. Natural skin oils are essential for healthy skin. Your cleanser should be effective but gentle.

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Age Defense

Skin care should provide more than clean, moisturized skin. Today’s age defense products include Retinols, antioxidants, eye repair and specialty products such as SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum and Lytera. These products are some of the most active and beneficial skin care available. Together they work to remove the dead outer layer of skin and encourage skin rejuvenation on a cellular level. Age Defense products can encourage collagen production and improve skin texture and elasticity leaving you with healthy beautiful skin.

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Moisturizing is an essential part of your skin care regimen. Even patients with oily complexions tend to benefit from a moisturizer, and there are a wide range of moisturizers to choose from. Dr. Mess can work with you to determine the best moisturize for your skin care regimen.

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Sun Protection

Sun exposure can damage your skin, lead to premature aging, wrinkles and sun spots. The good news is that there are a wide selection of sunscreens available as part of any skin care regimen. These sunscreens are effective and can be used everyday even on sensitive skin. Applying SPF 30 or above sunscreen will not only help your skin look younger, it will help decrease your risk of developing skin cancer.

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Chemical Peels

Dr. Mess offers SkinMedica, Illumize and Rejuvenize chemical peels as well as Glycolic and TCA peels. Pairing these peels with a TNS Essential Regimen or Lytera Corrective Complex Regimen provides outstanding results without the downtime of more invasive procedures. Chemical Peels are a natural companion to most skin care regimens.


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Dr. Mess is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). She is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). She is a plastic surgeon of distinction with the experience and training to provide results that match your vision.

Dr. Mess looks forward to meeting you during your initial consultation to discuss your aesthetic options. For all of your cosmetic and reconstructive surgery needs, we encourage you to contact us or call our Columbia practice at (410) 541-1419 today.

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Many patients come to see Dr. Sarah Mess from the Baltimore, and Washington DC areas because of her ability to provide their face and body with a revitalized look that appears naturally youthful. For all of your cosmetic needs, please call (410) 559-9468 or use the form below to request a consultation.

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