Skin

Fat Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Fat always seems to get a bad rap. Fat, sometimes referred to as lipids, however, are essential to the health of our skin. In fact, new research is showing that fat in our diets is not as bad as we have been led to believe for the last several decades. Let’s take a look at some of the ways fats Continue reading

How Does Platelet-Rich Protein Rejuvenate Hair and Skin?

There are many options when looking to smooth and restore the skin, but what if you could naturally boost your collagen production and reveal a more youthful appearance? What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? “Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments use a patient’s own blood plasma for a variety of procedures, ranging from treating conditions like arthritis and easing muscle strain to smoothing out Continue reading

Effective Sun Protection: Sunscreen or UPF Clothing?

With the increasing risk of skin cancer, everyone needs protection from the sun. But what is the best way to stay safe outdoors? What SPF and UPF Mean.  Both SPF and UPF are measures of sun protection. SPF (Sun Protection Factor) reflects the amount of time it takes for sun-exposed skin to turn red. For example, if your skin normally starts to burn after 20 minutes Continue reading

Are Sweat and Eczema Connected?

If you have eczema, learning how to manage your symptoms on a day-to-day basis can be difficult. Although there are many things you can do to control your eczema flare ups, there are certain times that they simply can’t be avoided. Now in the summer months, you may wonder if heat and sweating can impact your skin condition. Does Sweat Continue reading

Understanding Common Skin Concerns of Asian Patients

Regardless of where you live, your heritage has shaped a great deal of what your skin will do. For example, many people with Asian heritage may come to find that they tend to experience very common skin problems. Here are a few common skin complaints Asian patients report, designed to you better understand how to take care of your skin. Oily Continue reading

Top 4 Treatments for Your Cystic Acne

For some people, acne goes beyond the annoying blackheads and ugly whiteheads. For some, the acne becomes a deeper skin problem that causes red, painful bumps that are filled with large amounts of pus. Gross? It certainly doesn’t stop people from trying to pop them. You just want them to go away. It makes sense. Not so fast. “With cystic Continue reading

What You Need To Know Before Using Topical Antibiotics To Treat Your Acne

For sufferers of severe acne, relief often proves elusive. They try topical treatments, oral treatments, and follow a regulated diet, but nothing seems to clear their embarrassing and painful acne. “One common treatment option for sufferers of severe acne is a topical antibiotic,” shares Dr. Miriam Hanson, dermatologist and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology. But many patients ask: While Continue reading

What is Alpha Hydroxy Acid?

What is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)? Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are a class of compounds which can either be synthetic or naturally occurring. Due to their abundance, safety and effects on the skin, they are commonly used in a variety of skin care products and treatments. What are the Different AHAs? AHA refers to a family of compounds derived Continue reading

5 Skin Care Tips for Teens

It’s important to start healthy habits early. And when you are a teenager, taking care of your skin is especially crucial. This is a time of big hormonal changes, which can throw your skin into turmoil. Here are 5 tips for teens to help you improve your skin. 1. Drink Water Water is really important for your skin. Especially when Continue reading

Skin Tags: What Are They and Should I Worry?

What is a skin tag? A skin tag is a small, soft, round growth of skin that stands apart from the rest of your skin. “It’s often not bigger than a few millimeters, but it can grow up to half an inch,” explains Dr. Kellie Reed, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. “Once it’s grown, it usually doesn’t change shape Continue reading

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