Skin Treatment

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

PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma

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

Winter Skin Care

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: Avoid very hot showers. Use cleanser

Get the Upper Hand on Acne – Tackle the Clogged Pores

All acne lesions start with what is called the micro-comedome which goes on to be a comedome or clogged pore. Comedomes form from upper skin cell layers sticking together and not sloughing off, thus blocking the pore and causing build up of oil and debris in the pore. These build ups can be "open comedomes" which often have a black surface and are known as blackheads, or

Going to the PGA Championship this week?? Some tips for sun protection

The single best thing you can do for your skin is protect it from excessive sun exposure. For a day at the tournament I would recommend a minimum SPF of 30 – but not all sun blocks are created equal.     Those containing zinc or titanium offer the best protection from UVB and UVA rays. Look for a concentration of at least 5% zinc or 2%

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