Hyperpigmentation is a prevalent skin disorder that has multiple causes and can be challenging to treat. A health history at your initial consultation will help determine the cause. Book your complimentary consultation and let’s talk about a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs.
Cholesterol deposits are fatty-looking, slightly raised plaques in the skin near the eyes. They usually appear gradually, are not painful, tender or itchy. They look fatty because that is what they are. They are collections of cells called histiocytes, bulging with fat (usually cholesterol). In some people this can be indicative of a raised level of harmful fats in the blood, such as high cholesterol.
White heads (milia) also known as milk spots or oil seeds, are very common, benign, keratin (protein)- filled cysts within the sweat glands that present as whitish, pearly bumps on the skin, usually across cheeks, nose, chin or gums, but milia can occur anywhere on the body.
The only way sure way to get rid of cholesterol deposits is to have them removed surgically.
Milia need to be extracted either by a physician or a licensed aesthetician.
While air pollution affects the outside of the body, it also is entering our bodies as we breathe. Drinking sufficient water every day hydrates the skin and helps the liver to process and remove toxic substances from the blood. Without plenty of water, our organs do not work as efficiently, and the results will show up in the skin.
11/6/2014 – You should be wearing sunscreen during the fall and winter months, even when it is cloudy. Your skin will thank you.
Please do not get sun burns. Your chance of getting melanoma increases by 45% if you have had 4-5 sun burns in your life. I saw this on a poster at KAISER just this week when I was getting suspicious growths cut off my face and arm. Thank goodness they were not cancer!
Many people don’t realize there’s a difference between the two.
True to its name, sunblock reflects the sun’s rays, thereby blocking them from reaching your skin. Sunblock such as Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are highly effective in protecting against both UVA (aging) rays and UVB (burning) rays (the types that cause sunburn and skin cancer).
Sunscreen absorbs rather than reflects Ultraviolet (UV) radiation. They usually contain Benzophenones which protect against UVA and UVB rays. It is recommended to use sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 15. People with fair skin or at high risk for skin cancer may want to go higher.
Two new sunscreens: AntheliosSX and Helioplex, provide longer lasting protection against UVA and UVB rays.