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How to Best Care for Your Skin This Winter

Many people find a great skincare product, incorporate it into their skincare routine, and never want to try other products or treatments. But even as you cling to your favorite skincare product for dear life, you could be damaging your skin instead of repairing it. Your skincare routine should not look the same in the summer as it does in the winter. Your skin has different needs during this time. Here are some of the best ways to care for your skin as temps get colder.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

We can’t stress this enough. The winter months are very drying to your skin. As temperatures drop, the humidity in the air also usually decreases significantly, taking away some of your skin’s natural moisture. You also spend more time indoors, and indoor air run through a furnace or other heating system is also very dry air. The end result is that your skin becomes dry and prone to injury or rapid aging. For best results, moisturize right out of the shower or just after washing your face.

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Common Uses for Cryosurgery in Dermatology

Cryosurgery can sound like a scary word, but it really isn’t surgery at all. This dermatological service uses cryolysis technology to remove certain skin lesions of varying types and sizes. By freezing the offending feature, the cells are killed off; and eventually the mole or other object simply falls away, and the small area heals. Here are the most common uses for this freezing technology.

Cosmetic uses for cryosurgery

Sometimes cryosurgery is only done because someone doesn’t like a feature. Usually this is going to refer to a mole, wart, or skin tag being removed for cosmetic reasons. You can also have acne and raised acne scars removed this way. Of course, there are medical and quality of life concerns with these removals as well; but when the procedure is done for purely cosmetic reasons, it makes a difference in charges and insurance coverage.

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Chronic Itch: Stress, Allergies, or Side Effect? Getting an Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment

Having a chronic itch can be really infuriating. As the itch gets worse, it becomes distracting, keeping you from your work or making it difficult to follow a conversation. If the itching is severe enough, you might have to clip your nails to stubs to prevent scratching open your skin. Chronic itch is a very real problem, not just a minor annoyance, and it should be addressed by your dermatologist.

There are four primary causes of chronic itch: stress, allergies, side effects, and skin conditions.

Stress related itch

The biggest problem with diagnosing stress related itch is that it can’t really be measured or detected. If the patient is under significant emotional, mental, or physical stress on a daily basis, this diagnosis might be determined after all others have been ruled out. The best treatment is reducing your stress level anyway that you can.

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Suddenly Have Acne? Learn the Most Common Reason Most Adults Have Acne

When you became an adult and started having kids of your own, you probably thought you would never have to deal with acne again. Right? Wrong! Many adults develop acne later in life, for a variety of reasons. Here is why you might have acne and what to do about it.

Understanding acne

The key to preventing and treating acne is to understand what it is. Acne breaks out on your face in the form of pimples, white heads, and black heads. Regardless of underlying causes of higher amounts of sebum, these natural oils combined with bacteria and debris provide the perfect storm for acne of all types to develop. Therefore, it stands to reason that decreasing the amount of oil on the skin is the most prudent course of action.

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Sensitive Skin: What Does This Really Mean?

Do you have sensitive skin? What does it really mean? The term “sensitive skin” is thrown around a lot, especially on hygiene products and cosmetics. Most people will tell you that having sensitive skin means that you are more likely to have inflammatory skin when exposed to various compounds that are normally harmless. 

If you have allergies, that definition is going to sound very familiar. Here is what you need to know about your “sensitive skin” diagnosis.

Sensitive skin is a symptom, not a diagnosis.

If you have sensitive skin, it is usually a symptom of at least mild allergies. It can also be a symptom of certain inflammatory diseases such as fibromyalgia. If you have had sensitive skin your entire life, it probably has more to do with allergens than a new condition, but you should allow your doctor to explore all of the options.

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Why Teen Acne and Adult Acne Cannot Be Treated the Same

Acne is acne, right? Not really. In addition to there being several different types of acne that can be present in either teens or adults, acne is caused by different things at different ages. The type of acne and what caused it are important factors in determining the best treatment. 

Since adults and teens differ greatly, treatments for one may not work for the other. If you suddenly find yourself with acne, you’re not going to be able to just steal your teen’s topical treatment. You need to see our expert dermatologists to help find the right treatment for you. Here are some things to consider.

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Our Acne Treatment and Prevention

Most people think of acne as being a problem for teens; but in reality, anyone of any age can get a bad acne outbreak. There are a lot of different things that might cause you to break out in zits, and often you won’t be able to stop the acne completely unless you can pinpoint and treat the cause. Most often, acne breakouts are related to hormonal changes.

Regardless of what is causing your acne, we have several different treatment options available to help you clear up your skin once and for all. We will do an extensive skin and lifestyle evaluation to determine the exact cause of your acne. Once we know the cause, we can find a solution.

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These Minor Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for the Face and Neck Could Give You a New Look for 2021

Are you tired of hiding behind a mask? It has been an interesting year, with everyone working on improving their appearance “above the mask” in 2020, and many are optimistic about what 2021 might bring. In looking forward to being able to remove that mask more often, it is now time to consider treatments for the lower face and neck.

Dermal fillers for facial signs of aging

Some of the same dermal fillers that can be used for above the mask can also be used for a perfect look without it. Dermal fillers can restore lost volume in your cheeks, smooth and plump lips, and fill in even deep marionette or laugh lines. 

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What You Want to Know About the New Thermage Treatment

Curious about the new Thermage skin tightening treatment offered at Bay Dermatology? We are happy to offer this service that tightens skin almost anywhere on the face, neck, or body. If you are noticing folds and wrinkles due to loosened skin, Thermage can correct this problem giving you a more youthful appearance.

What exactly is this going to do to my body?

The first question on anyone’s mind upon hearing about a new treatment is what does it do or how it works. Thermage is a completely safe aesthetic treatment that works with radiofrequency technology. There are no real side effects of this treatment for most people. It doesn’t involve any invasive techniques, and there is no recovery of any kind.

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Transform Your Eyes with These Cosmetic and Aesthetic Solutions

With everyone in the world wearing masks, you want your eyes to pop. We can transform your tired, worn looking eyes into a beautiful and timeless aesthetic. Here are a few of our services you might consider for your eye transformation.

Botox

The first thing you’ll want to do is get rid of those crow’s feet! Don’t be embarrassed, even if yours are just starting to show, everyone has them. Botox can minimize them though, and help keep them from getting worse over time. While you’re at it, get your forehead done to stop those worry and stress lines.

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