PCA SKIN® has been and continues to be a trusted innovator in the development of highly effective professional treatments and daily care products. PCA’s vision is to improve people’s lives by providing results-oriented skin care solutions that are backed by science for the health of your unique skin.
PCA SKIN® treatments and products are available through licensed skin health professionals that have been trained and certified by PCA SKIN® in their use.
B. Maya Kato, MD
Dr. Kato is a highly trained specialist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA, and received her M.D. from UCSF. She is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and has performed thousands of procedures.Meet dr. maya kato
Age is just a state of mind – it doesn’t have to be the state of your skin
Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and dark spots are all signs of visible aging. There are two types of skin aging: intrinsic, which happens naturally over time, and extrinsic, which is a result of external factors like sun exposure, pollution, smoking, alcohol use and other lifestyle choices. Mild facial wrinkling, expression lines, and dry, sensitive skin are likely a result of intrinsic aging. Extrinsic factors are thought to be responsible for 85% of visible aging, with sun exposure being the leading cause. The suns damaging rays breakdown the skins support structure, leading to discoloration of the skin, wrinkles, sagging and, in some cases, even cancer.
When treating visible facial aging, you’ll want to use products that treat both existing conditions and also protect the skin from future damage.
Don’t fight skin discoloration, get even
Discoloration is an area of abnormal darkening of the skin, either visible spots or dark patches. Discoloration happens when your skin produces excess pigment, usually triggered by sun exposure, hormone fluctuations or skin injuries like acne, cuts or burns.
It is important to consult with a PCA SKIN® Certified Professional before using products to treat skin discoloration, as high percentages of certain ingredients can cause further irritation or darkening of the spots you’re intending to lighten.
Break free from breakouts
Acne is the most common skin concern, affecting nearly 45 million Americans each year. Acne occurs when there is a build up of oil in your skin, which clogs your pores creating whiteheads, blackheads and pimples on the surface of your skin. Typically, acne develops where there is an abundance of oil glands, like the face, scalp, chest, back and neck.
While acne is common, its severity varies. There’s not a one-size-fits-all remedy. Seeing a PCA SKIN® Certified Professional is the best way to ensure this condition is treated appropriately and specific to each person’s unique needs.
Your skin doesn’t have to be a sensitive subject
Those with sensitive skin typically experience a combination of irritation, discomfort, bumps, redness and inflammation. Dermatitis — commonly referred to as eczema — rosacea and psoriasis are classified as sensitive skin conditions. While it is unclear what specific factors lead to sensitive skin, it is possible for skin to become sensitized from over-exposure to harsh topical ingredients or climate. Fragrances, lanolin, formaldehyde, latex and menthol are common irritants and the use of aggressive chemical and mechanical exfoliants can also increase skin irritation.
Always consult a PCA SKIN® Certified Professional for a treatment plan tailored to address the underlying causes and symptoms of your unique, sensitive skin.