Articles Tagged: dermatologist skin care
Posted on May 5, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
Long, thick, luxurious lashes have the remarkable ability to make a woman feel more beautiful and give her that extra boost of confidence in her ability to take on the world. Cosmetics can create the illusion of bolder, more prominent lashes, but the temporary effect can have a long lasting negative impact. It’s an unfortunate reality that regularly using heavy mascaras and falsies can cause your natural lashes to become brittle and sparse. Luckily, there are a few alternatives available to elongate and accentuate lashes without the harm caused by trying to remove stubborn mascara or glue. (more…)
Posted on July 1, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
Whether you’re headed to the beach, pool or a backyard barbecue, follow these simple do’s and don’ts of summer laser hair removal. (more…)
Posted on June 6, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
The same drug that smooths out your skin can help soothe your headaches if you suffer from chronic migraines. Severe, recurrent headaches significantly affect patient’s quality of life. Botox, consisting of botulinum toxin type A, decreases frequency of migraines in some patients.
Botox for Migraines
Botox is prescribed for people who have severe debilitating migraines. It is not approved for use in adults who suffer fewer than 14 headache days every month. Each headache episode must last at least four hours.
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Neurology recently updated its guidelines and approved the use of Botox for migraines and certain other neurological disorders. These include:
- blepharospasm – a condition causing a disabling eyelid closure
- cervical dystonia – involuntary contractions of the neck and upper shoulder muscles
- adult spasticity
- spinal cord injuries.
While the FDA approved Botox for chronic migraines in 2010, American Academy of Neurology did not include Botox treatments for migraines in its guidelines until April 2016. Scientists aren’t exactly sure how Botox works in reducing chronic migraine, although research indicates it may inhibit pain by reducing pain pathway expression involving specific nerve cells.
The injections are performed on certain areas of your neck and head. Patients receive injections roughly every three months for about a year. As a result, most patients enjoy significantly more pain-free days.
Botox has not yet been scientifically proven to work on tension, cluster or other types of headaches.
Your Laser Skin Care
Posted on June 8, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko
Taking good care of skin in your 20s means looking great at any age
If you’re in your 20s, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of time pondering getting older. But when it comes to your skin, your 20s are the perfect time to get into some good habits that will pay off in a big way as you age. (more…)
Posted on February 2, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko
We don’t even have to talk about the shoveling, the heating bills and the black ice to know that winter brings its fair share of difficulties.
Cold, dry weather and single-digit temperatures pose difficulties to our regular skincare routines. The fact that we spend most of our time indoors in dry, heated buildings also contributes to the problem.
There are plenty of articles and blogs out there recommending winter skincare tips and tricks. However, what do dermatologists do to protect their own skin? How do they combat a dry, pale appearance?
- Exercise — It’s a natural way to restore the glow to your skin. Skin is rehydrated in the warm and humid air of a workout facility. Having a regular class to attend also will help you get the exercise you need during the winter months when it’s harder to drum up spare energy and motivation. Of course, you can also attain this same benefit by closing the door and keeping the fan off while you shower. Trap in the humidity for a sauna-like experience. Apply moisturizer while the bathroom is still humid to trap in as much moisture into your skin as possible.
- Invest in a humidifier — You don’t have to live in the Midwest or on the East Coast during the winter months to need a humidifier in your home. Residents of the dry western states also benefit from the use of a humidifier from the fall months through early spring. They will add moisture to the air and also to your nails, hair and skin.
- Skip the sanitizer — Hand sanitizers are usually alcohol-based. You can find some with moisturizers, but it’s best to skip the product that will dry out your hands. Take time to wash your hands at a sink with moisturizing soap. Apply lotion regularly.
- Use a different body cleanser — Your skin is extra sensitive in the winter months. Use a milder cleanser for your body during harsh winter weather. That could mean using your facial cleanser on your body as well.
- Apply a balm — A thin layer of balm applied to skin prior to venturing outdoors can keep skin protected from the elements.
- Switch to moisture-rich products — Avoid alcohol-based products. Even products with fragrances can be irritating to dry skin. Silicon-based products and moisture-rich lotions make up for the drier conditions. Grapeseed oil is a good, natural product that works on all skin types. Apply directly to skin and hair to see its moisturizing benefits.
- Be mindful of labels — Don’t wear materials that will irritate your skin. Avoid wool, acrylics and metallic fabric. Silk and cotton are preferable. They can be layered underneath warmer wool apparel.
To schedule a free consultation, call us today at (323) 525-1516. We can help you determine how best to remedy winter skin concerns.