Posts for: January, 2019
Learn the best way to care for your skin based on your skin type.
Just like fingerprints are unique to each individual person, so too is our skin. So what kind of skin type do you have, and why is it important? Let’s learn how to identify your skin type, so you can plan an effective skin care regime and combat the issues you may be prone to.
Normal Skin Type
Normal skin is characterized by few to no imperfections, no sensitivities and nearly invisible pores. Normal skin doesn’t have dry or oily patches.
Oily Skin Type
Oily skin is common in teenagers, who are going through various hormonal changes, but can affect adults as well. People with oily skin will deal with enlarged pores, shiny skin, and different kinds of blemishes (e.g. whiteheads; blackheads).
Dry Skin Type
Dry skin is exactly as it sounds; however, if you battle with dry skin you’ll most likely notice visible pores, red patches on your skin and the appearance of fine lines. Your skin may look dull and contain less elasticity than someone with normal skin. Factors that cause dry skin or exacerbate the condition include:
- Weather conditions
- Hormonal changes
- Indoor heating
- Certain ingredients in skin care products
Combination Skin Type
If you have combination skin then you may notice that some parts are dry while others are oily. It’s not unusual to have an oily Tzone, which makes up the nose, chin and forehead. It’s common for many people to have combination skin, and this skin type is prone to enlarged pores, blackheads and shiny areas.
Sensitive Skin Type
If you have been dealing with sensitive skin for a while now, then you may already know what triggers it. Those with sensitive skin often respond poorly to harsh or fragranced skin care products, which can create red, burning patches. Be sure to look for hypoallergenic products, which typically contain no potentially irritating fragrances or ingredients.
If you are still not sure what skin type you have, then you can always talk to your dermatologist. We are always here to discuss the best skin care regime for you. Remember, no two people’s skin is ever the same, so take time to figure out what works best for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Acne can be frustrating, but our board-certified dermatologist, Ellen Jacobson, MD and her team are here to help.
There are many factors that can contribute to acne and so no two treatments may ever work the same for two people. We know that trying to tackle your acne symptoms on your own can be frustrating, so it’s important to know how Dermatologist Ellen Jacobson, MD in Nashville, TN can work with you to find the right acne treatment for clearer skin.
First and foremost, it’s important to know that any acne treatment takes time to be effective. Most acne treatment options and medications take 2-3 months to see the full effect. The way we treat your acne will depend on the cause.
Treatment options include:
- Topical or oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline (kills acne-causing bacteria)
- Topical Benzoyl Peroxide products and washes (kills acne-causing bacteria and dries out oily skin)
- Topical retinoids, such as Retin-A (helps unclog pores/decreases black and whiteheads)
- Oral Isotretinoin, such as Accutane (used for severe cystic acne or resistant inflammatory acne)
- Laser therapy (kills acne-causing bacteria)
- Chemical peels
- Light therapy
- Medical -grade skincare products
Of course, there are also habits you can adopt every day to reduce acne breakouts while also handling acne when it appears. These habits include:
- A good daily skin care regimen
- Moisturizing daily
- Wearing SPF during the day
- Staying hydrated
- Getting good, quality sleep
- Changing your pillowcase weekly
- Eating a healthy balanced diet
Here at SkinMD in Nashville, TN we believe that everyone should feel confident in their skin. If acne is affecting your appearance and your self-esteem, then it might be time to give us a call. We would love to sit down with you and map out an effective treatment plan to get you one step closer to clearer skin!
The Benefits of Botox
Want to erase the signs of aging this year? Millions of men and women are discovering the benefits of BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is a medicine that is injected into muscles to erase the signs of aging and treat certain conditions. Dermatologists are physicians who are trained in diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the skin. BOTOX is available from dermatologists. Read on to learn about the benefits of BOTOX.
1. It rejuvenates the skin.
BOTOX treatment is an excellent adjunct for rejuvenation of the face. BOTOX should be considered in addition to laser therapy, skin care, chemical peels, and resurfacing to improve the appearance of the face. It tightens and rejuvenizes your skin to help you look and feel younger.
2. It can remove your wrinkles.
BOTOX works by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and cause wrinkles. It's commonly injected into the face to eliminate wrinkles. Many patients who get BOTOX treatments can experience an improved complexion without the need for surgery.
3. It can erase smile lines.
For most people, nasolabial folds— also known as smile lines— are nothing to smile about. Smile lines are fine lines that primarily develop around the sides of your mouth. They are more noticeable when you laugh or smile. BOTOX can reduce the appearance of smile lines. BOTOX can improve your look with minimal to no downtime. You will be able to go about your normal routine immediately after your treatment.
4. It can make crow's feet disappear.
Before you know it, crow's feet can leave you looking older than you feel. Crow’s feet are the lines that appear around the eyes. BOTOX is injected into crow’s feet with a tiny needle to improve the skin’s appearance. You may begin to notice the results of your BOTOX treatment within a few days, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Ready for an anti-aging makeover? Say yes to BOTOX! Find a dermatologist near you and schedule a consultation. BOTOX has helped many people enhance their appearance, giving them more self-confidence and improving their lives. And it will do the same for you.