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Skincare Blog

In an effort to keep you informed about the latest products and procedures, please visit our Skincare Blog. And if you have any questions about any of these articles, please don't hesitate to call our office. Thanks for visiting!

Do UV Nail Lamps Cause Skin Cancer?

I get asked about this a lot, as gel manicures become more and more popular due to the lasting effect of the nail polishes. The truth is, we just don't have enough research yet for a conclusive answer. Dr. Joel Schlessinger, a leader in the dermatology community, recently stated in the November issue of Dermatology Times that, "The use of ultraviolet (UV) rays to dry nail polish can spell potential danger for patrons of nail salons. We are seeing more skin cancers on the nails of women who have been close to the UV light."

Dermatologists Selected As The Top Choice For Cosmetic Skin Procedures By Other Physicians

In a recent study published in the October issue of Dermatologic Surgery, researchers from institutions across the country asked 561 physicians in primary care, family medicine, and internal medicine residency programs to select which specialists were the most qualified to perform different skin procedures and non-invasive cosmetic surgeries.

The Nobel Prize For Medicine Could Have A Future Effect On Skincare and Cosmetic Aesthetics

Further advancing research done by British scientist John Gurdon, Japanese researcher Shinya Yamanak co-received the Nobel Prize for physiology/medicine this year. According to to the Associated Press, "By sprinkling four genes on ordinary skin cells, Yamanaka discovered a virtual fountain of youth for cells:

Should I Use A Retinol?

Retinol products are derived from Vitamin A. There are various forms of retinols, including those that are used for the skin. Retinols for skin are often used to treat acne, as well as sun and general skin damage. The reason it works is because it increases and speeds up cell turnover. While this can be irritating for some people's skin, when used properly, almost anyone can tolerate a retinol product. There are retinol products available only by prescription, and some more cosmetic varieties that aren't as high of strength, and therefore available without a prescription. Retinol products are good when you start to see sun damage reaching the surface, as well as when you want to kick up your skincare regimen a notch.

Illegal Medspas

Penalties for Illegal Medspas Rise - A First Step by the State of California

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill designed to minimize unlicensed practice of medicine, which is aimed at protecting consumers of medical spas where illegal procedures are being performed. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov

Medical spas that provide illegal non-surgical cosmetic and aesthetic procedures both in physician's offices, as well as at standalone facilities, are being targeted.


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