Thinking of a Facial Cosmetic Procedure?

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Thinking of a Facial Cosmetic Procedure?

There are many reasons to consider a facial cosmetic procedure.

You may have facial scarring that has bothered you for a long time or you may have recently noticed some age related changes you’d like to reverse. The decision to enhance your appearance is a personal one, but in the end, patients are hoping for an improved aesthetic appeal. Here are some important questions to ask when ...

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Common Bacterial Skin Infections

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Common Skin Infections

Normal Skin Bacteria

Skin is the body’s primary barrier against a variety of problems. One of the most important functions of skin is protection from bacteria. Bacteria and other microorganisms that cause disease are ubiquitous in the environment, but although the skin is colonized with bacteria, these pathogens usually don’t cause problems unless there is a break in the barrier or a problem with your immune system. In fact, normal ...

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Early Detection of Skin Cancer

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Early Signs of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer found in the United States. The incidence of skin cancer has increased significantly in recent years among both men and women in the US. Although there are different types of skin cancer, the most deadly is known as malignant melanoma. In 2011, the most recent year for which ...

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Melasma And Skin Pigmentation

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Melasma and Skin Pigmentation

Your Skin Color

There are a variety of factors that determine the color and tone of your complexion. These factors include the thickness of your skin, the density of blood vessels in your skin, dilation of the surface blood vessels, the oxygen content of your blood, the amount of melanin, and any other pigments that have been deposited in your skin as a result of diet or environment. ...

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Treating Age Spots

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Age Spots | BH Skin

If you’ve been out in the sun, chances are you have both visible signs and invisible signs of damage from ultraviolet rays. While you can’t turn back time to completely repair cellular damage from UV rays, there are things you can do to reverse some of the unattractive markers of sun damage.

Solar lentigines are large brown age spots that are sometimes called “liver spots”, although ...

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Treating Sunburn

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Treating Sunburn | BH Skin
Did your forget your sunscreen?

Prevention of sunburn is critical to reduce cumulative damage from the summer sun, but sometimes we find ourselves unexpectedly without sunscreen. We recommend use of at least SPF 30 sunscreen protection against both UVA and UVB rays. You should apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before you plan to be outside and be certain to reapply your sunscreen every couple of hours when you’re ...

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Facts About Poison Ivy

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Poison Ivy | BH Skin
If you’re allergic to poison ivy, you will probably have a reaction to poison oak

People are more likely to come into contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac in the summer, when outdoor activities are at their peak. The plants are part of a species called Toxicodendron, which lends its name to the common allergic rash, known as Toxicodendron dermatitis. This annoying skin condition ...

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Facial Contouring and Rejuvenation

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Facial Rejuvenation

Today, 82% of Americans who choose a cosmetic surgery procedure are avoiding invasive surgeries in favor of nonsurgical solutions for cosmetic enhancement. Dermal fillers are one of the most popular procedures in the country among patients who want to “turn back the clock,” but treatment of a problem line or crease with a dermal filler should be considered in the context of other changes in the patient’s face. The ...

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Skin rejuvenation: Ablative or Nonablative Treatment?

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Skin Rejuvenation

Laser skin resurfacing procedures are popular in the United States, with good reason. As we age, time and sunlight can accelerate formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and pigment changes in the skin. Laser resurfacing treatments are an effective way to reverse this damage and restore your complexion to a more youthful and healthy state.

Laser treatments are classified into ablative or nonablative procedures, and there are significant differences ...

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Myths About Laser Hair Removal

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Myths About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a popular procedure used to remove unwanted hair from the face and body. Patients who are considering laser hair removal sometimes ask friends or family for advice, and unfortunately, that advice is sometimes inaccurate. Here are the top laser hair removal myths you may encounter if you are considering this treatment:

1. Laser Hair Removal Takes Only One Treatment

Laser hair removal will take more ...

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