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I Hate My Scar: Options for Reducing Scars

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 2:54:50 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Cosmetic Procedures, scars

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Most people have scars. Scars occur whenever the skin is damaged, whether from an accident (scraped knee etc.), burn, surgery or a skin condition, like acne. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do to avoid them.

The body has an efficient process in place to heal a wound after the skin is injured. First, the body controls and stops the bleeding. A scab then forms, keeping bacteria out of the wound and reducing the risk of infection. Finally, the wound is closed with collagen and fully repaired, leaving a scar.

New scars are usually red and can be quite noticeable. The redness typically fades over time. Some scars may remain noticeable, depending on the type and the severity.

That’s where we come in — you don’t have to live with highly visible scars. There are options available for scar treatment that lessen the visibility and help scars blend into the surrounding skin.

Read on to learn more.

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What Causes Wrinkles & How to Treat Wrinkles

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Preventative, Cosmetic Procedures

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Wrinkles are a completely natural and normal part of the aging process. They generally start to appear as you age, but can be caused prematurely by poor sun protection habits and smoking.

Genetics play a role in the texture of your skin. You probably know somebody in their late 70s who doesn’t look a day older than 60. And on the other hand, you probably know somebody in their 40s who looks like they’re nearing 60. Even if genetics are in your favor, you still need to take care of and protect your skin.

Fortunately, there are more safe and effective options to reduce and prevent wrinkles than ever before. Read on to learn more about what causes wrinkles and how to treat wrinkles.

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What's the Difference Between Sunscreen and Sunblock? Does it Matter?

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 16, 2017 4:36:59 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Preventative, Cosmetic Procedures

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Many people think that sunscreen and sunblock are exactly the same thing — a product used to protect the skin from the sun. Sunscreen and sunblock actually work in different ways and knowing the difference can help you make the best decision to protect your skin.

Additionally, many people are shocked to learn that they should be using these products through the winter months, not just outside in summer. The rate of skin cancer in West Virginia is actually higher than southern states like New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana — this is because many people fail to use sunscreen or sunblock through the winter months.

Read on to learn the difference between sunscreen and sunblock along with the reasons you should be using the products year-round.

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Experience Matters with Facial Fillers

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 1, 2017 4:23:30 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Cosmetic Procedures

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You see dermal fillers everywhere. Celebrities are plumping cheeks and lips. Increasingly, your friends and neighbors are also showing off their younger-looking, fresh faces. 

Dermal fillers reduce or eliminate lines and wrinkles on the face. Some people use them to plump and define the lips, cheeks, or to fill out hollow areas on the face. In some cases, they reduce the visibility of severe facial scarring. Dermal fillers can also eliminate minor insecurities and create a more youthful appearance. 

At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, we want to ensure you’re reading accurate material. It’s important that you understand the benefits and the drawbacks of fillers. 

There are two main aspects to dermal fillers: the artistic side and the scientific side. The best dermatologists know exactly how to blend the art and science of dermal fillers. They know exactly where to place them in each unique face and which filler to use to achieve optimal results. 

Read on to learn more about dermal fillers and why experience is crucial when selecting a doctor. 

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Welcome to the Dermatology Center for Skin Health

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 7, 2017 4:57:38 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Preventative, CoolSculpting, Acne/Rashes, Cosmetic Procedures, Laser Hair Removal, Skin Cancer

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We are excited to be launching our new website, which encompasses a fresh style and look with a comprehensive line of services to share with you. If you have any questions about the new site, feel free to reach out!

With the launch of the site comes new videos of Dr. Michele Maouad and Dr. Rola Gharib as well as an image film giving you a background on what we do and why we do it.

To learn about our physicians, visit our staff page.

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With more than 20 years of experience, the Dermatology Center for Skin Health’s purpose is to inform and assist patients as they make care decision regarding the health and beauty of their skin. 

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