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Winter Dry Skin

While some of us look forward to the magical winter weather every year, it can really take a toll on your skin. Dry, cold, and harsh windy air outside combined with dry heated air indoors quickly depletes your skin’s natural moisture barrier. These season changes can cause skin to get dry, cracked, and irritated causing […]

Chapped Lips – How to Protect Your Pucker

Chapped, cracked, and dry lips can be a huge nuisance – and the winter weather is probably making it worse! Also known as cheilitis in the medical community, chapped lips are essentially an inflammation of the extremely thin and delicate skin on the lips. When added to normal wear and tear of talking, breathing, eating, […]

Topical Retinoid Products

There are many topical retinoid products (also commonly known as topical retinol products) that can be used on the skin. Retinoid based products work by promoting surface skin cells to turn over rapidly, making way for new cell growth underneath. They are commonly used for treating acne but can also be used in a cosmetic […]

Myths about laser hair removal debunked

Myth 1: Laser hair removal is painful If you’ve ever waxed or had threading, then laser hair removal will be a breeze! The laser removes hair by a process called photothermolysis, which basically means using heat from light to remove the hair. This causes some warming sensation in the skin but our office used cooling […]

Risk Factors for Melanoma

What causes melanoma? Anyone can get melanoma. Most people who get melanoma have light skin, but people who have brown and black skin also get melanoma. Your risk of getting melanoma increases if you seek the sun, tanning beds, or sunlamps: These all emit ultraviolet light (UV), and scientists have proven that UV light can […]

Women and facial hair

All women have facial and body hair, but the hair is usually very fine and light in color. Excessive or unwanted hair that grows on a woman’s body and face is the result of a condition called hirsutism. The main difference between typical hair on a woman’s body and face (often called “peach fuzz”) and […]

How to do a monthly skin check

It’s important to keep an eye on your skin and any changes that may occur. Patients are recommended to take a good look at their own skin once a month. So put a reminder in your phone and spend 5 minutes doing a good check: Examine your face, especially your nose, lips, mouth and ears […]

Over the counter acne medications: has anything changed?

There are two ingredients that you have probably seen listed as active ingredients of acne products at your local pharmacy are: benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. These two ingredients have dominated the market for years– here’s how they work: Benzoyl Peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide unclogs skin pores by stopping bacteria from growing and causing an acne […]

Isotretinoin (Accutane®)

Isotretinoin, formerly known as Accutane, is the most effective medication for the treatment of severe acne. Other medications may or may not help severe acne or moderate versions that can be unresponsive, but isotretinoin is known to clear up most people’s acne. Around 80% of those who use isotretinoin are cured of their acne. Isotretinoin […]

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