Written by: Elizabeth Rostan, M.D.
Summer is almost here! I thought I would share some facts about skin cancer -
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in adults in the United States, affecting 1 in 5 Americans. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) reports that more than 2 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer (squamous cell and basal cell) are diagnosed each year.
Rosacea Awareness Month is in full effect! We want to share with you a popular laser treatment we offer that can combat Rosacea’s deep pigments and a variety of other concerns that can cause redness such as acne scars, bruises, angiomas, Port Wine Stain and even warts.
PRP is short for platelet rich plasma. PRP is obtained from your own blood that is drawn at the office at the time of procedure. The PRP or platelet rich plasma part is obtained by spinning the blood to separate the plasma from the red blood cells and white blood cells. Additional separation yields platelet rich plasma from platelet poor plasma. This part of the blood draw – the platelet rich plasma – contains platelets and plasma which has numerous growth factors that work in the body to stimulate and enhance repair and growth after an injury.
During the winter months our skin is exposed to a less humid environment and cold temperatures. Outdoor activities can also expose skin to wind, as well as cold. These factors can lead to dry and cracked skin making it more prone to itch, discomfort and rash. Below are some great tips for keeping your skin in great condition despite the elements:
Laser Cocktail - A Customized Treatment - A Blend of Laser Ingredients to give you delicious results!
A laser “cocktail” is your personalized combination of treatments to help you achieve the best looking skin possible. At Charlotte Skin and Laser we routinely combine different non-invasive laser, light or energy treatments in the same session to achieve more out of each session.
So you’re all about leading a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly and tailoring your diet to healthier options that make you look and feel your best #goals. But with all of your hard work and lifestyle changes there still seems to be certain areas of your body that just don’t look the way you want them to. Whether you just can’t seem to get rid of that tummy pooch or are experiencing some loose skin in areas like your abdomen or back of your legs- you may just need a little boost to get you where you want to be.
We are all very familiar with the use of cosmetic fillers in areas like the cheeks to restore lost volume and create a more contoured effect or even the lips to achieve the ideal pout. But there are many other uses for dermal fillers to help patients achieve a more desirable appearance and regain self-confidence.
Here are 5 uses for filler you didn’t know about: