How Vitamin C Affects Your Skin!

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Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is one of the most crucial vitamins for human health. You are likely already aware of this vitamin’s importance when it comes to preventing disease: vitamin C famously has a very positive effect on the body’s immune system. What you might not know is that consuming a healthy dose of vitamin C can also be beneficial to the cardiovascular system, the eyes, and even the skin. Because of all these amazing properties of ...

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Melanoma

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Melanoma is one of the top 3 dermatologic malignancies and the one of the most serious and deadly skin cancers. As opposed to more commonly occurring basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas, melanomas can exhibit a much more unpredictable and dangerous behavior that can lead to significant morbidity and death. Melanomas are much more likely to change rapidly, invade quickly, and metastasize to other organs. Even those melanomas that are small, less invasive, and caught early, can have an ...

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8 Common Triggers of Rosacea Symptoms

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Rosacea is a skin condition in which the face, particularly around the nose and cheeks, appears pink or red. This is caused by the blood vessels underneath the skin dilating – or becoming larger and inflamed. Eventually, this can lead the skin to develop bumps or rough texture. Although the exact underlying cause of Rosacea is unknown, here are a few things that could trigger the condition:

Food. Various types of food, particularly spicy food, have been known to aggravate ...

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6 Misconceptions About Acne

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Acne is a very common skin condition that affects most people at some point in their lives. It occurs when a pore becomes blocked or clogged, allowing bacteria to grow and the pore to become inflamed. Although acne affects a large portion of the population, there are still common myths and misconceptions associated with it. Here are a few of the most popular ones:

1. Only teens get acne. Although many people see acne disappear in 20’s due to hormonal balance, ...

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4 Important Facts About Botox

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One of the most widely recognized cosmetic anti-aging medicines in the world is also one of the most misunderstood. Read on to learn four important facts about Botox — especially if you are trying to decide if this treatment could be right for you!

1. Botox Works on the Muscles. One of the main causes of aging is that the constant contraction of facial muscles eventually causes the skin to wear out and crease. By weakening the contractions of the facial ...

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What Are Skin Tags?

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Skin tags are harmless growths, usually small and elongated, that form frequently under arms, on eyelids and on the chest and neck. These growths, sometimes called acrochordons, are usually painless, and tend to roughly the same color as your skin, if not a bit darker. Acrochordons often occur in places where frequent friction occurs or where clothing might be worn tighter. They can also appear in creases and folds of skin.

Usually, skin tags are caused by collagen and sometimes blood ...

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7 Sunscreen Myths You Probably Believe

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Many people underestimate the power of sunscreen. Seeing as it can be a bit of a hassle to put on, and some people find the sensation of applying it uncomfortable, it is not surprising that a number of myths have arisen that could potentially keep people from using sunscreen. However, in reality, sunscreen can be vitally important not just for preventing the discomfort of sunburns, but also for your overall health and well being. So forget the gossip and get ...

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Laser Hair Removal Q&A

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Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures on the planet. Read on to learn more about whether laser hair removal may be right for you.

Q: Why choose laser hair removal?

A: For many patients, the choice to receive laser hair removal is all about convenience: with just a few laser hair removal treatments, you may never need to worry about shaving your legs again. For others, this decision may be based upon comfort: laser hair ...

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Designing Your Ideal Skincare Routine

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Even for those blessed with a naturally healthy complexion, developing a regular skincare routine is an important part of health and hygiene. Here is a simple guide that can help you design the right program for your individual needs.

How is Your Skin Doing?

In order to personalize your skincare routine, it is important to identify any potential issues that cause you discomfort or less-than-ideal looking skin. Here are a few of the most common non-medical issues that many patients experience. Of ...

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Preventing Scars From Cuts and Scrapes

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Cuts, scratches, scrapes, and boo-boos are a common part of growing up. (Frankly, they’re a common part of adult life too!) Fortunately, the human body is amazingly resilient, and capable of healing itself quickly and efficiently. Not so fortunately, scars are sometimes left behind as souvenirs.

For those hoping to remove scars, there is hope: cosmetic dermatology is an amazing thing, and it has helped thousands of people throughout the years to minimize or even eliminate the after-effects of all those ...

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