You probably think of botox as a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, but did you know it has a plethora of other uses? Botox is a low-dose toxin injection that works with your neurological system to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles. The toxin that creates Botox comes from the botulism microbe and has been adapted to be safely used for medicine. Since its conception, the FDA has approved Botox to treat migraines, muscle spasms in the neck, eyelid spasms, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and bladder dysfunction. However, as dermatologists, we have some off-label usages of Botox.
Spring is here, and as the seasons change, it’s always good to check and update your skin care regimen as needed. With the clouds moving away and the sun coming back out, it’s also essential to keep your skin from getting sun-damaged.
There is nothing worse than that awful feeling of dry, chapped lips, especially when you have nothing nearby to help relieve that feeling. Chapped lips are most often associated with the wintertime, and it’s dry, cold weather, but you can suffer from chapped lips during any time of the year if you do not take proper care of them.
If you are struggling with stubborn breakouts, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 50 million Americans are affected by acne each year, making it the most common skin condition in the United States. Acne usually begins in puberty, but it can occur at any stage of life.
You may have heard of the food pyramid, which focuses on your diet. But did you know that there is another pyramid that focuses on the health of your skin? At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, we like to use the skin pyramid to help our patients achieve healthy skin. The base of the pyramid begins with a daily, at-home skin care routine. The pyramid's additional levels contain other skin care elements and treatment options that help improve the skin as well. Read on to learn more about the skin pyramid.
“Social distancing” is a term that we have become very familiar with throughout the last year. But keeping a safe distance from others during a pandemic is not the only type of distancing we should be doing. Did you know that it is essential to be protected from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays as well? Spending time outside in the sun throughout the year increases your risk of skin damage, and sun exposure will contribute to skin cancer later on. Though some skin cancers are genetic, you can avoid most skin cancers with the proper prevention methods. Continue reading to learn more.
Rashes are abnormal changes in the color and texture of the skin. They are often the result of skin inflammation and can cause the skin to become bumpy, scaly, itchy or red and irritated. Sometimes, rashes even appear as blotches, welts or painful blisters.
While moisturizing your skin may feel like just another step in your skin care regime, using a moisturizer each day is a must — no matter what skin type you have. Moisturizers act as protective barriers for your skin, and they help keep your skin healthy and hydrated. They also help give your skin a more youthful appearance as they fight against wrinkles. Continue reading to learn more about why moisturizing your skin is necessary.
Niacinamide is an effective skincare ingredient that is gaining popularity because of its desirable benefits and versatility across different skin types. And while you may not have heard of niacinamide until today, it is not a new ingredient. This dermatologist-approved ingredient is well-loved, and it has been a staple in a variety of skin care products for years. Continue reading to learn more about niacinamide and what benefits it has to offer your skin.
Nowadays, face masks are commonplace and are used by many to exfoliate and protect the skin. But not many people know that face masks were some of the first cosmetic products used to maintain beauty. Even as early as 3000 BC, face masks were used in beauty rituals in ancient cultures. In early Indian culture, for example, various herbs, plants, roots and flowers were mixed to make many different kinds of masks. Herbs were combined in varied proportions to accommodate individual skin types and achieve desired outcomes.