Vitamin C: It’s Not Just for Cold and Flu Season

In case you haven’t heard, vitamin C is one of the most-praised skincare ingredients these days. There is a reason why vitamin C serums are so popular: they actually get results. When used consistently, vitamin C can decrease acne scars, brighten the skin, smooth fine lines, and smooth rough texture. According to skincare experts, there isn’t much that vitamin C can’t tackle. That’s why this ingredient is found in so many of the products A-listers use. Here, we want to discuss what vitamin C is and how it can

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C has historically been known as a cold-busting nutrient. However, numerous studies indicate that this vitamin is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, unstable atoms that attach to and destroy healthy cells. This is why we are encouraged to consume antioxidant-rich foods. As a free-radical fighter, vitamin C offers both cosmetic and disease-reducing benefits. Medical grade serums containing this ingredient are particularly helpful to tissue repair and the renewal of damaged skin cells. In addition to combating premature aging, vitamin C is also believed to reduce the risk of cellular changes caused by UV exposure. You know, the ones that lead to precancerous lesions.

The Vitamin C and Collagen Connection

As beneficial as it is to have a product that will fight free radicals on the skin, vitamin C does even more. When applied topically, the mildly acidic ingredient affects the skin in two ways. One is that it inhibits the production of melanin in the skin. Melanin is the chemical that gives the skin its color. Not to worry, vitamin C won’t cause white spots and won’t keep you from that tan. It will, however, lighten hyperpigmentation and sunspots. If you don’t have those yet, vitamin C can discourage them from developing in the first place. Secondly, the acidic nature of vitamin C triggers the body to heal by producing more collagen and elastin. These are the chemicals involved in smoothing, plumping and firming the skin. This effect is enhanced by adding a time-released vitamin C supplement to your daily wellness practice.

Do you want to take your skincare to the next level? Dr. Murrell offers professional-grade skincare products in our Amarillo office. Call (806) 351-1177 to learn more about how they can help you age into your best self.

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This is the latest IOL for Dr. Murrell's cataract practice. The LAL is the first IOL that can be adjusted after the surgery. Dr. Murrell can customize your IOL so that you can have the vision that you desire.

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What's coming to Dr. Murrell's practice in the next few months.
Embrace with Accutite and Facetite and Morpheus Prime and Morpheus8

Accutite and Facetite: - These are FDA approved cosmetic devices that can melt fat and mildly tighten skin. It requires only a small opening in the skin. The Accutite is for small areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. The Facetite is for the larger areas of the face such as the jowls, neck, and nasolabial folds.

Morpheus Prime and Morpheus 8 - These are FDA approved cosmetic devices that are applied to the skin to tighten the skin and collagen underneath the skin. The Morpheus Prime is for smaller areas smaller areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. the Morpheus8 is for the larger areas of the face. Both Morpheus Prime and Morpheus 8 takes 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart from each other.

The Accutite and Morpheus Prime can both be performed to the eyelids to maximize the cosmetic effect. Likewise, the Facetite and Morpheus8 can both be performed to maximize the cosmetic effect.

The Embrace is the device that rungs the Accutite, Facetite, Morpheus8, and Morpheus Prime. These treatments are not covered by insurance. The patient will have to pay for the procedure.

What's New in Dr. Murrell Practice in 2023

Light adjustable IOl (LAL) for Cataract Patients

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