Skin Treatment

It’s Mask Season: Answers to your questions about masks

Keersten Jackson, Lead Aesthetician Keerstan Jackson, Lead Aesthetician at Charlotte Skin and Laser answers the most common questions she receives about treatment masks including how and why you should use one. Stay tuned next week for more information about treatment masks including how to choose the best one for your skin.

What Can Radiofrequency Do For My Skin?

What Can Radiofrequency Do For My Skin? By Elizabeth Rostan, MD Radiofrequency is an energy treatment that can be used to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and enhance overall appearance of facial and non-facial skin. RF treatments are very popular as many have little to no downtime and because they deliver such nice results for skin. What is radiofrequency and how does it make

Turn Back The Clock Anti-aging Laser Treatments

LASERS & TREATMENTS Turn Back The Clock Anti-aging Laser Treatments By Elizabeth Rostan, MD Filed Under DEVICES & TREATMENTS Quick Look AGING SKIN Around age 30, our skin stops producing collagen. Aging and sun damage lead to collagen loss as well as loss of elastic tissue in our skin. Collagen can be thought of as the strength

Common Questions About Rosacea: A conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Rostan, MD

If you didn’t know, April is National Rosacea Awareness Month, so we sat down with Dr. Rostan of Charlotte Skin and Laser to get the scoop on the redness (and other symptoms) associated with the condition. What is rosacea and how would I know if I had it? It's kind of on a continuum with acne. So, if you look at bumps and things sometimes there's acne

So You Got Sunburn, Now What?

We say it over and over again… wear sunscreen! Reapply! But still, someone will get a sunburn. And it will hurt and be uncomfortable. So what do you do? For the pain, you can take anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve). However, do not give aspirin to children! To cool your skin: Spray Avene Spring Water ($14) on the area. For an even

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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. Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer – an epidemic: Basal cell

Laser Treatment for Rosacea and Redness

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. Vbeam Perfecta The Vbeam laser is excellent at targeting issues that relate to the body’s network of blood vessels making

Rosacea Skin Care – Sun Protection

One of the most common and frequent triggers for rosacea flare is sunlight or ultraviolet radiation. Daily sun protection is essential to treat and prevent progression of rosacea. A sunscreen product whose main active ingredient is a physical agent such as zinc or titanium is recommended for sensitive skin patients and patients who suffer from rosacea. Chemical sunscreens can cause sting and burn and are more likely

What is rosacea?

April is Rosacea Awareness Month. We will feature a series of blogs and tips on rosacea and management of rosacea and sensitive skin. Early treatment is essential to prevent long term worsening of rosacea. Rosacea (pronounced "roh-ZAY-sha") is a chronic disorder of facial skin that can consist of redness, flushing, bumps and pimples, sensitive skin, increased oil and other symptoms. Rosacea is very common affecting an estimated

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