What skincare products does a plastic surgeon use?
We get asked this daily in our offices. Who doesn't want to know what a Plastic Surgeon is using on their skin? We've gone behind the counter with our in-house Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to see exactly what secrets she has for healthy, beautiful skin.
About Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez
Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez is a nationally acclaimed Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Beleza Medical Spa. Her clientele comes from around the country to see her for everything from Botox and fillers, to full Mommy Makeovers and Breast Augmentation. Dr. Hix-Hernandez has a reputation for making woman feel beautiful in their own bodies and an exception track record in doing so.
The second a patient meets Dr. Hix-Hernandez, they are immediately taken aback by her humble and down-to-earth demeanor and her stunning natural beauty. In an industry full of egos and overly done aesthetics, she is truly one of a kind.
Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez is an avid skier, concert goer, and mother of two beautiful boys. If there is a Woman of the Year award, Dr. Hix-Hernandez would without-a-doubt win it. She works hard, plays hard, and is an incredible mother and wife to her beautiful family.
So, what are her beauty secrets?
We sat down with Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez to find out some of her secrets to having it all. Specifically, we wanted to know her must have beauty products that she can’t live without. Naturally, she had a long list, so we decided to recap only her top 4 must-have products.
Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez’s Top 4 Must- Have Beauty Products
After a recent car accident, Dr. Hix-Hernandez was introduced to this amazing healing cream by Truth Treatments. Because of the accident, Dr. Hix-Hernandez had severe burns on her face and neck in which she used Truth Treatment Omega 6 Healing Cream exclusively.
Almost immediately, there was a difference in some of the small lacerations on her neck and chest, but the real miracle is what the Truth Treatments Omega 6 Cream did to her larger facial burns. The difference is simply amazing. Dr. Hix-Hernandez has said that “Anti-Aging products and Healing products are synonymous”. Even after (an almost) full recovery, this is still a staple in Dr. Hix-Hernandez’s skin care regimen.
No surprise here! Dr. Hix-Hernandez is obsessed with one of the leading growth factor products on the market. What Dr. Staci Hix- Hernandez likes specifically about the NeoCutis BioSerum over other growth factors is that the Processed Skin Protein (PSP) technology includes various cytokines and full cell proteins. This potent growth factor includes not only the conditioned media around the fibroblasts, but also the actual cells themselves. NeoCutis BioSerum is truly anti-aging in a bottle!
By now, most people know the importance of exfoliating regularly. But not all exfoliating is created equal. SkinMedica’s AHA/BHA cleanser is one of the few dual action, and well formulated, exfoliating products on the market. It uses acid exfoliants in the form of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids (AHA/BHA) to chemically exfoliate deeper layers of skin, all while microbeads manually exfoliate dead skin cells on the skin’s surface.
For most, this potent scrub can only be tolerated a few times a week and is used in conjunction with a “daily” cleanser. Dr. Hix-Hernandez explains, “SkinMedica AHA/BHA Cleanser is an easy and affordable way for patients to get real brightening and anti-aging results without stepping foot in our offices.” She followed up with, “But a good zinc oxide sunscreen is required after using any AHA/BHA products.”
This power packed product is a clinically and scientifically backed eye treatment for almost all aging issues. Perfect for fine lines (crow’s feet), rough texture, puffiness, skin laxity, and dark circles! Need we say more? With Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (“premium” Vitamin C) being one of the leading ingredient, it is easy to determine why this “feel good” product is a physician favorite. Dr. Hix- Hernandez said, “I find the amount of high quality ingredients in the Revision DEJ Eye Cream remarkable for the price tag.” We couldn’t agree more!
As mentioned, these are not all of the products that Dr. Hix-Hernandez recommends or uses routinely, but four of her everyday staples.
She believes that all patients should use a high quality Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and mineral based sunscreen. Some of her favorites in these categories are Truth Treatment’s Transdermal Vitamin C Serum, Skinbetter AlphaRet Overnight Cream, and EltaMD Elements SPF 44.
What are you favorites on her list? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below!