The appearance of stretch marks is something that affects most women and some men in their lifetime. Our doctors receive a lot of questions about stretch marks, such as:
“I want lips like (insert a celebrity name here),” you may have thought to yourself a time, or two, before. Whether you’re looking for rounder, plumper or fuller lips, there is a way you can achieve that famous voluminous look.
Collagen is no longer the only option on the market for lip fillers. A variety of safer dermal fillers are now available that use hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in our bodies that is highly attracted to water and binds to moisture.
Choosing the right type of lip filler for you should be determined by a dermatologist, because there can be many risks involved if the selection is not made carefully.
Keep reading to learn more about hyaluronic acid, different types of fillers, side effects, risks and lasting effects.
Skin care is not one size fits all. From rosacea to wrinkles, acne, psoriasis and skin cancer, we have treated it all.
At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, we can help from using vascular laser treatments for rosacea to prescribing and recommending topical products for psoriasis.
Read on to learn more about common skin problems and how our medical and cosmetic skin care services can help treat them.
During the winter, it’s hard to protect your skin from damage. We get it.
However, there are things you can do to help your skin. We all know about the importance of eating right and getting enough sleep, but there are so many other things you can do to promote the health of your skin.
Read on to learn some tips on how to keep your skin healthy during these last few cold months and even into the warmer months ahead.
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.
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.
What's the Difference Between Sunscreen and Sunblock? Does it Matter?
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.
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.
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.