Acne is a common skin condition that effects people of all ages. It is characterized by pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads that usually reside on the face, chest, or back.
Aside from the appearance of the condition, it can actually have just as much of an impact psychologically. Some who experience acne develop low self-esteem and even depression.
Although it is unclear exactly what may cause acne; stress, diet, and hormones can all be contributors. Currently there is no cure for acne, but there are many different treatment options available. Be aware that as with many treatment plans for acne, it may actually get worse before it gets better.
If you are experiencing acne contact our office today, so our providers can get you on the right treatment program. Control your acne, don’t let it control you!
Thank goodness for tattoo removal! At least that’s probably how actress/producer Eva Longoria felt after her split from Tony Parker a few years back. According to TMZ.com, the ‘Grand Hotel’ producer underwent laser treatments to remove a trio of tattoos relating to her ex.
Back in 2010, amid infidelity rumors on Tony’s end, the two went their separate ways after three years of marriage. Eva was so devastated that she desperately wanted to rid herself of all memories of their broken relationship. So shortly after, she began the process of laser tattoo removal.
The tattoos that were treated included a “nine” on the back of her neck (Tony’s jersey number for the San Antonio Spurs), their wedding date in roman numerals on her wrist, and Tony’s initials which were located in an undisclosed location.
With laser tattoo removal, the number of treatments depends on the quality and composition of ink used. Multiple treatments are necessary and must be spaced about 6-8 weeks apart, so the process can take a few years. By judging the way Eva’s tattoos (or lack thereof) have looked recently, she not only erased her tattoos but also rid herself of the last remains of a broken marriage.
Having beautiful looking nails is important to a lot of people. And for good reason. I mean who doesn’t want to show off a nice set of freshly manicured nails on their Insta? Aside from just the look, their overall health is just as important. This is why proper care and maintenance is crucial.
Here are some tips that will help keep your nails healthy and looking their best:
• Leave nails clean and dry to prevent bacteria, fungi, and other organisms from collecting under the nail.
• Use moisturizer. When you use hand lotion, rub the lotion into your fingernails and cuticles, too.
• Trim and file your fingernails regularly. Cut your fingernails and toenails straight across and rounded slightly in the center. This keeps your nails strong and helps avoid ingrown toenails.
• When toenails are thick and difficult to cut, soak feet in warm salt water (one teaspoon of salt per pint of water) for five to ten minutes, then apply urea or lactic acid cream. This softens the nails, making them easier to trim.
• Wear proper-fitting shoes and try to alternate shoes on a regular basis (tight shoes can cause ingrown toenails).
• Do not try to self-treat ingrown toenails, especially if they are infected.
• Do not bite your fingernails. This can cause damage to the skin around your fingers, allowing infections to enter.
If you follow these tips and still notice nail problems, contact our office immediately, as this may be a sign of a serious health condition.
Effecting nearly 50 million Americans, acne is the most common skin condition. With June being Acne Awareness Month, there was no better time for us to offer our popular Acne Facial for a discounted rate of only $59.
The treatment is a deep, thorough cleansing and extraction to break down impurities, sebum, dead skin cells, and blackheads. An ideal treatment for teens or anybody with stubborn active acne.
If you would like to learn more about the Acne Facial or would like to schedule an appointment contact our office today!
As the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma has more than 4 million diagnosed cases each year. Typically found on exposed areas of the skin (face, ears, neck, scalp, shoulders, and back), it is caused from continual exposure to sunlight.
Some signs that you may have basal cell carcinoma include:
• An open sore that bleeds, oozes, or crusts and remains open for three or more weeks. A persistent, non-healing sore is a very common sign of an early basal cell carcinoma.
• A reddish patch or irritated area, frequently occurring on the chest, shoulders, arms, or legs. Sometimes the patch crusts. It may also itch or hurt. At other times, it persists with no noticeable discomfort.
• A shiny bump, or nodule, that is pearly or translucent and is often pink, red, or white. The bump can also be tan, black, or brown, especially in dark-haired people, and can be confused with a mole.
• A pink growth with a slightly elevated rolled border and a crusted indentation in the center. As the growth slowly enlarges, tiny blood vessels may develop on the surface.
• A scar-like area which is white, yellow or waxy, and often has poorly defined borders. The skin itself appears shiny and taut. Although a less frequent sign, it can indicate the presence of an aggressive tumor.
If you believe you may have basal cell carcinoma or simply just a suspicious spot on your skin, contact our office today.
Source: The Skin Cancer Foundation