Skin Care Blog
Welcome to our Skin Care Blog, where we will provide you with the latest in skin care tips and tricks as well as information about the many prescription strength products we keep in stock.

Carol Billingsley - Advanced Skin Care of Chattanooga



Carol Billingsley

Carol Billingsley continues to improve with the love and support of her family and friends but unfortunately she is unable to return to the work she so loved doing. With great sadness we have closed her business as of February 2020. Thank you for your continued support and prayers.





Chattanooga's Discount Provider of Real Obagi Medical Skin Care Products

Chattanooga's Advanced Skin Care by Carol Billingsley provides the utmost in professional services with Real Rx Obagi Medical Skin Care products. Don't be fooled by the Obagi products you find on discount web sites and major outlets like

Advanced Skin Care solutions can only be found in prescription strength products and ingredients that are simply missing from the over the counter Obagi products. Your skin will benefit greatly from the Real Rx Obagi medical skin care products prescribed and monitored by Carol Billingsley.

Advanced Skin Care by Carol Billingsley is administered in a medical office, within a medical group of dermatologists to make sure your treatments are precisely what your skin care needs. 

When you look in the mirror be sure you can appreciate the extra effort you put into making yourself happy with Real Obagi medical skin care products from Carol Billingsley. 







Can I use Obagi Skin Care Products Without A Prescription?Obagi brand skin care products seem to be flooding the market.  Any random search and you can find seemingly any Obagi product you want from online retailers such as Amazon and even so called online skin care providers. Why not buy direct from the internet and save money while getting the skin care I need. Is your skin important to you?  Did you know that the most effective Obagi products are not available "Over The Counter"?  

Can I Use Obagi Skin Care Products Without a Doctor's Prescription?

The answer is not an easy "Yes" because the most effective Obagi skin care products are in fact prescription only due to the ingredients and/or strength of chemicals found within them.

When it comes to advanced skin care treatment, always consult your skin care specialist and if believe there is a comparable product to what your skin care specialist is prescribing you, then simply ask.  While most effective skin care products do contact federally monitored chemicals, if your skin care solution can be handled by over the counter products your skin care specialist is going to happily tell you which ones, if any.

Do not leave the quality of life and the happiness of the skin you are in to a product found on the internet just because it may carry the Obagi name. Always check with your skin care specialist for a proper treatment plan.

Carol Billingsley - Advanced Skin Care of Chattanooga



Over 40,000 Patient Visits in 20 Years...

My profession is exciting and rewarding. I am so pleased to be able to help people live better lives through improvements and enhancements in their appearance and the health of their skin.

Carol Billingsley is dedicated to your enhanced personal appearance, your health and safety, and your complete satisfaction. Her commitment to maintaining the highest standards available is apparent in the number of people whose lives she has positively touched.

Carol maintains contact with professional organizations, attends continueing education programs, and continually strives for excellence in all aspects of her profession.  If you have been considering anti-aging skin treatments or intradermal cosmetics for some time, or if you have just been introduced to these opportunities, Advanced Skin Care is the place to explore your options.




Peel away the signs of skin aging with Obagi Blue Peel. What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a minimally invasive procedure that helps improve the appearance of skin. During the procedure, your doctor carefully applies combinations of powerful solutions to the face, decolletage (neck and chest), or hands to remove dead skin cells. The solutions penetrate into the skin, causing dead skin cells to peel off. The new skin is smoother and more refined-looking.

There are many types of chemical peel preparations, and the right preparation for ytou depends on your skin type and desired results. Medium-depth chemical peels often include the use of trichloroacetic acid. (TCA) to improve the appearance of:

  • Chattanooga RX Chemical Peel - Obagi Original Blue PeelFine to medium wrinkles
  • Moderate photodamage
  • Discoloration problems
  • Superficial acne scars

Chemical peels in general can also improve other skin problems, including:

  • Acne
  • Freckles
  • Facial scars
  • Rough skin

Reveal healthier, younger-looking skin with Original Blue Peel

  • A highly effectuive, medium-depth chemical peel with a low concentration of TCA
  • Skin will appear firmer, clearer, and smoother
  • Patented Blue Peel Base allows your doctor to tailor the application process to the specific needs of your skin
  • Can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, back of arms, and legs
  • Application takes about 20 minutes


From Obagi Nu-Derm Systems, to Obagi-C RX Systems, only the Prescription Strength products give the results you deserve. 

This process must be performed by a properly trained specialist such as Carol Billingsley.

Your skin needs sun protection every day.

When you're not wearing sunscreen daily to help preserve your skin's health,  UVA and UVB rays can cause the following damage:

  • Skin reddening and sunburn
  • Brown spots (sun spots)
  • Accelerated skin aging
  • Increased risk  of skin cancer

An Obagi sunscreen for everyone

Chattanooga's Obagi Medical Sunscreens available at Advanced Skin Care.Choose from the Obagi sunscreen family of products to help prevent sunburn and protect skin health. Their unique compositions offer the following benefits:

  • Physical (inorganic) protection with ingredients such as mineral pigments to reflects UV rays away from the skin
  • Chemical (organic) protection with ingredients that absorb UV radiation and disperse it as heat

How the sun harms your skin UVB

  • Penetrates skin at the surface (the epidermis)
  • Is a primary cause of skin reddening and sunburn
  • A factor in the development of skin cancer
  • Contributes to photoaging


  • Penetrates through the epidermis to the dermis (the next skin layer)
  • Plays a major role in accelerating photoaging effects
    • Wrinkles
    • Skin roughening
    • Blotchy skin color
    • Brown spots
    • Poor skin tone
    • Sallowness
  • Contributes to skin cancer development

obagi blogInfrared (IR)

  • Deepest skin penetration
  • Associated with loss of skin elasticity
  • Induces production of free radicals
  • Combined with UV rays, has been shown to inflict damage over time

The Importance of SPF

Wearing an SPF 15 Sunscreen?

  • It will take 15x longer for your skin to redden than if you weren't wearing any sunscreen
  • 93% of the sun's UVB rays will be screened out

Wearing an SPF 30 Sunscreen?

  • It will take 30x longer for your skin to redden than if you weren't wearing any sunscreen
  • 97% of the sun's UVB rays will be screened out


Chattanooga's Obagi Sunscreen ProviderApply Obagi Sunscreen Generously - Every day Skin Protection Guidelines

  • Seek the shade, in particular between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths
  • Cover up skin with sun-protective clothing, a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses
  • Usa a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day with an SPF of 30 or higher
  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen all over your body 30 minutes before going outside; reapply every 2 hours and after swimming or sweating
  • Examine hour skin head to toe monthly for changes
  • Schedule a yearly visit with Carol Billingsley for a complete skin exam

Physical Sun Protection

  • Mineral Based
  • Paraben Free
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Water Resistant
  • Broad Spectrum


Chattanooga TIZO Facial Mineral Sunscreen
TIZO3 Facial Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40

TiZO3 is a tinted facial mineral sunscreen that offers superior sun protection in a silky, cosmetically elegant lotion, with a non-greasy matte finish. It contains the #1 and #2 rated sunscreen filters that helps prevent pre-mature skin aging, sun-induced wrinkles and loss of firmness.TiZO3 layers invisibly under makeup and refines the look of the skin



Chattanooga TIZO Facial Mineral Sunscreen
TIZO Ultra Zinc Body and Face Sunscreen SPF 40 Tinted & Non-Tinted

(Zinc Oxide) TIZO for ultra-sensitive

A uniquely formulated mineral sunscreen designed for the most sensitive skin, utilizing the #1 rated sunscreen filter (Zinc Oxide). TiZO for Ultra-Sensitive skin gives a soft, silky and elegant feel that easily and quickly vanishes into the skin. It is excellent for post-procedure, easily-irritated and young, sensitive skin.



Chattanooga TIZO Facial Mineral Sunscreen
TIZO SheerFoam Sun Protection SPF 30 Tinted & Non-Tinted

The gentlest mineral sunscreen uniquely formulated to provide sheer, weightless, non-greasy protection from the sun’s harmful UVA-UVB rays.

TiZO SheerFoam™ SPF 30 is formulated with multiple particle sizes of micronized Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide into a light foam sunscreen that applies smooth and clear. Its easy application glides on skin for uniform, complete coverage and maximum protection. Formulated for all skin types, this product is free of oils, fragrances, preservatives, and chemical sunscreens. It contains the #1 and #2 rated sunscreen filters (Zinc Oxide)(Titanium Dioxide) resulting in excellent, broad spectrum protection to help prevent premature skin aging, sun-induced wrinkles and loss of firmness.