Teenage Skin

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

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

What Changes in the Pilosebaceous Unit Lead to Acne?

We’ve heard about all the contributors: diet, stress, hormones. Even outside variables, like touching the skin too much, transferring bacteria and pollution can also contribute to acne. But all of these factors really effect one underlying structure in your skin that leads to the development of acne. The Pilosebaceous Unit “At its core, acne is a disease of the pilosebaceous unit Continue reading

What Traits Does Your Skin Have? How to Identify Your Skin Type

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the basic skin “types” — oily, dry, combination, sensitive and normal — but may still be a bit confused about how to characterize our own skin. The easiest place to start is by asking yourself “What traits does my skin have?”. “Making a list of your skin’s characteristics will help you Continue reading

Benefits of Low Dose Accutane Therapy

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a Vitamin A derivative that has been touted as a miracle drug for the treatment of moderate to severe acne. “This oral pill opens pores in the skin and shrinks oil glands,” explains Emily Johnston, certified physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology. The shrinkage of the glands helps clear up the acne cysts and prevents new ones from forming. Continue reading

What Are the Best Chemical Peels to Treat Acne?

Acne is a stubborn and an embarrassing skin condition that begins to affect many people in their teenage years. Blemishes form as a result of excess sebum production, bacteria, and a build-up of dead skin cells getting trapped in the pores. “Some of the best chemical peels for acne exfoliate the surface of the skin, increase the rate of cell turnover, Continue reading

Should I Use A Moisturizer If I Have Oily Skin

Oily, Dry or Combination skin? It can be difficult to know the ideal skin care routine for your skin type, or even what type of skin you have. These questions can be cleared up with a quick visit to your dermatologist. But for those who are certain that they have naturally oily skin, we have a few tips on how Continue reading

3 Tips for Talking to Your Teen About Tanning and Sun Protection

As a parent, you care deeply about the health of your child. Even as they grow into teenagers, you can’t help but want the best for them. And believe it or not, talking to your teen about tanning and sun protection is an important discussion that you need to have with your teenager. Teens often covet the glow you get from having beautifully bronzed Continue reading

Dairy and Your Skin

Is your acne putting you at a standstill? Are your efforts at clearing your complexion falling short? Is the idea of taking medication too intimidating? “Many of my patient are looking for more natural approaches to treating their skin conditions,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas.”They wonder what lifestyle changes they can make to Continue reading

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