Dr. Ulysses Scarpidis has dedicated his practice to mastering the latest and most effective facial and body rejuvenation treatments available – ensuring his patients have access to the procedures they need to look and feel their absolute best. Downtown had the opportunity to interview Dr. Scarpidis about Skincare for our Arts issue 2017

The TWENTIES – Dr. Ulysses Scarpidis The NEOCUTIS MicroDay with SPF 30 combines two steps in one: Applying sunscreen and daily moisturizing.

The THIRTIES – Dr. Ulysses Scarpidis Apply a cream with antioxidants and exfoliating properties like NEOCUTIS MicroFirm to your neck and décolleté for a more youthful, sculpted profile.

FIFTY-PLUS – Dr. Ulysses Scarpidis Help address the complex signs of aging by using a serum like NEOCUTIS MicroSerum before your moisturizer to improve firmness, elasticity, tone, and texture.

Skin REVEAL DR. ULYSSES H. SCARPIDIS talks preventive care, PM regular maintenance, and fillers.


DM – How do you assess a patient?

Dr. Ulysses Scarpidis – Before all else, I obtain a thorough patient history. Then I assess a patient’s skin by inspecting for tone, texture, quality, laxity, sun spots, and aging to determine how much sun damage they may have accrued. After hearing their concerns, I recommend the best treatment. I typically work with my patients using a three-step process.


DM – Tell us about the three-step process?

Dr. Ulysses Scarpidis – First, I make sure they’re using sunscreen every single day. Once the patient spends at least two weeks taking care of their skin, I might recommend a neurotoxin, like Xeomin, to treat frown lines or a filler, like Radiesse or Belotero, to treat smile lines around the mouth. Lastly, depending on the patient and their needs, I might recommend a non-invasive procedure like Ultherapy to lift, tighten, and tone the neck, chin, brow, and chest, or a laser, such as Halo by Sciton, to resurface the skin, remove sun damage and sun spots, tighten pores and fine lines, and improve skin tone and texture.


DM – Can, aging be reversed? When is it too late?

Dr. Ulysses Scarpidis – Essentially, it’s never too late to start taking care of yourself. Multiple factors come into play if you truly want to reverse the signs of aging. For instance, self-care, a wholesome diet, and a healthy lifestyle can play an important role in reversing the signs of aging. Medical-grade skin care is also important. When used properly, TCA peels, glycolic acid, niacin, and retinoids can help in reversing signs of aging.

DM – What are your thoughts on medical-grade vs. retail products?

Dr. Ulysses Scarpidis – Skincare comes in many shapes and sizes, and one size does not fit all. Medical-grade products are formulated to perform and deliver the desired effect for the right patient. Retail products are meant for broader consumption and are generally safe and consistent for everyone regardless of age, skin type, or skin history. When determining which products are skin-worthy for you, consider three factors: the ingredients included, ingredients excluded, and the quality of the ingredients. DT



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