Skin Care

Under Your Skin: The Inside Story on Blackheads and Whiteheads

Nearly everyone has them at some point in life, but that doesn’t make having pimples any easier. Whether you have whiteheads, blackheads or an inflamed acne bump, you’d like them to clear up. The problem starts when greasy secretions from the skin’s sebaceous (oil) glands combine with dead skin cells. This excess oil (called sebum) and the dead cells stop Continue reading

Exfoliation: What Is It & How Often Should I Do It?

How Often Should I Exfoliate Your skin is not only a cover, but also the largest organ in your body. Like the rest of your body, it constantly regenerates and replaces dead cells for the duration of your life. It is also porous, so as cells die at the surface, they can be trapped by the oil of your skin. Continue reading

Can I Get A Chemical Peel If I Have Active Acne?

If you’ve been wondering if you can get a chemical peel if you have active acne, the answer is a definite yes! When your skin suffers from active acne blemishes, or even if you have scarring from acne that occurred in the past, getting a chemical peel is a great idea. Here are four reasons why you should get a Continue reading

Glycolic Acid… What Is It?

Glycolic acid can effectively remove skin irregularities, roughness, superficial wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Belonging to the alpha hydroxy acid family, glycolic acid is a natural skin exfoliant. “The acid works by going under damaged layers of skin cells and disrupting the proteins that hold them together, increasing skin cell turnover,” explains Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Continue reading

4 Ways to Deal with Psuedofolliculitis Barbae (a.k.a. “Razor Bumps”)

Psuedofolliculitis Barbae (sometimes called “razor bumps”) refers to ingrown beard hairs that become inflamed when the hairs penetrate the skin. It affects those who shave, and reinfection is common–especially if contaminated shaving equipment is used. It occurs near the skin surface, in the topmost portion of hair follicles, resulting in papules or pustules (pimples) that can ultimately lead to permanent Continue reading

Why Is Collagen So Important?

Collagen is the main structural component that determines how well our bodies retain their shape and firmness as well as making up around 30% of the body’s total protein. Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Kellie Reed, explains, “It’s naturally occurring and made from amino acids, helping to form the connective tissue that supports and holds all the body’s components together, from teeth to tendons.” There Continue reading

6 Benefits of Consistent Chemical Peels

A medium intensity chemical peel is a procedure that utilizes acid solutions to assist in removing dead and damaged layers of skin. “This helps to reveal the more youthful and glowing skin that is present underneath,” explains Amy Bowen, licensed aesthetician and laser technician at Sanova Dermatology –  North Austin in Austin, Texas. This procedure can provide many benefits when Continue reading

The Role Of A Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician assistants (PAs) are becoming more prevalent in many areas of healthcare. These highly qualified medical providers work with physicians, and they receive education and training in all major specialities, including dermatology. While physicians receive a doctorate degree in medicine, most PAs have a master’s degree in medicine. “PAs who work in dermatology receive a great deal of additional training from the Continue reading

Accutane: The Top 5 Tips to Care for Your Skin

When you have acne that has not responded well to other treatments, your dermatologist may choose to prescribe Accutane. This medication is used to treat severe acne to clear the breakouts and reduce the associated risks of scarring. Accutane works by decreasing oil production. When you are taking Accutane, there are several things you should be aware of to take Continue reading

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