Understanding Melasma and its Treatment

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Sun exposure can cause the skin to develop multiple conditions. Melasma is one of them. It appears as brown or grey patches on the face. Common facial areas that are affected include the forehead, cheeks, nose, upper lip, and the chin. Some may also experience it on other parts of their body that are frequently exposed to the sun.

As our environment worsens and the sun become harsher, it has become even more important to learn about proper sun protection. Melasma ...

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What Dermal Filler is Right for me?

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Aging can cause our skin to lose its healthy appearance. It starts to wrinkle and lacks the volume that it once had. This happens due to the natural loss of subcutaneous fat. The skin muscles start functioning closer to the surface of the skin. The skin itself has reduced elasticity, which means that it does not return to its original position after being stretched. Therefore, when we smile, the smile lines and crow’s feet start becoming permanent.

On the ...

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4 Ways You Could Be Exposing Your Skin to Harmful Bacteria

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You may go to great lengths to promote healthy skin — perhaps you wear sunscreen, eat a healthy diet, perform regular self-examinations, and see your dermatologist on a regular basis. All the same, if you regularly expose your skin to harmful bacteria, you are still going to be at risk for acne breakouts and other infections. In this article, we will cover a few of the most commonly overlooked ways that people expose themselves to potentially harmful ...

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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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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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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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Accutane: Weighing the Pros and Cons

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If you are searching for a solution to your acne problems, one possibility you may have heard of is Accutane. Although the active this solution is just an extract of a widely available nutrient, vitamin A, Accutane packs a very powerful punch: it is almost undoubtedly the most powerful and widely applicable acne medications out there.

Nonetheless, Accutane (also known as Isotretinoin), is controversial. The reason for this is that Accutane can cause very serious side effects. Because of the potential ...

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How to Keep Skin Looking Young

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Perhaps the most common cosmetic dermatology question encountered in today’s world is “how can I keep my skin looking smooth and young?” Despite what thousands of sensationalistic internet articles would have you believe, however, there is no simple answer to this question. In fact, one of the largest contributing factors to how we age is simple genetics.

Now, that’s not to say that everyone is powerless to slow the effects of aging: there is no doubt that a healthy lifestyle and ...

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Sun Safety for Spring Break!

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Spring break is almost here and this means a flurry of activity in preparation of travel to sunnier states, trips to the beach, and all kinds of outdoor fun. Unfortunately, in the midst of all this excitement, one very important consideration can oftentimes be overlooked. We’re talking, of course, about skin protection!

Sure, it’s oftentimes easier to pay attention to our wardrobes, our waistlines, and our spring break plans than it is to pay attention to our skin. However, skin health ...

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