Benefits of Traditional Chemical Peels

There are a lot of new and interesting skincare and anti-aging treatments available today, and it can be tempting to go with the latest technology. Yet there are many benefits to a traditional chemical peel, and they should not be discounted out of turn. Here are some of the benefits you will enjoy with a traditional chemical peel.

Skin Tone and Color

A chemical peel can help restore your skin’s natural tone and coloring. When you get a chemical peel, the aggressive exfoliation can help give your skin a fresh new look. The peel will improve your skin’s tone, color, clarity, and texture. The chemical peel can also restore an even skin tone to sun damaged and discolored skin. 

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Three Benefits of PRP Injections for Anti-Aging

Have you heard of the latest health trend? PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is being used in a number of treatments from orthopedic medicine to cosmetic aesthetics. Platelet rich plasma is derived by concentrating the presence of platelets from blood drawn from the patient. The platelets are then suspended in the patient’s own plasma to create PRP. Here are some benefits that you can enjoy with PRP used for anti-aging.

Topical Application

PRP can be applied topically for many different skin benefits. The PRP stimulates the rejuvenation process that exists naturally in the skin. It promotes secretion of collagen and elastin, both of which are necessary for healthy and youthful skin. This can reverse the effects of UV sun damage, smoking, pollution, and other things that affect our skin every day.

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Common Hyaluronic Dermal Fillers and Their Benefits

Most people start noticing the signs of aging at some point in their lives. Those subtle lines and wrinkles that were barely noticeable before may suddenly be staring at you from the mirror. One way to tackle these issues is with hyaluronic dermal fillers. There are many available, and their benefits are very similar. Here’s what you need to know.

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural component found in the skin that helps make it elastic and supple. Hyaluronic acid is also responsible for volume in the face, especially in the cheeks and lips. Over time, loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid can make the skin sag or cause the appearance of moderate to severe lines, wrinkles, and facial folds. Hyaluronic dermal fillers use this natural skin component to restore lost volume and smooth out the lines that occur.

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Three Common Causes and Treatments for Teen Acne

Teen acne is very common, but it isn’t always caused by the same factors. How acne is treated depends on the cause of the acne. In order to understand the causes and treatments for acne, you must first understand how the pores work. Every pore in your skin secretes an oil called sebum, and most causes of acne have to do with this oil or the pore itself.

Too Much Oil Produced

The most common cause of teen acne is an increase in production of sebum. When there is too much oil being produced, it clogs the pores and creates pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. The best way to treat this type of acne is to decrease the oil on the skin and in the pores, which can be done with medicated topical treatments.

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Three Common Causes of Acne and When to Treat It

Acne is a very common skin condition that affects around 50 million Americans annually. There are several different potential causes for acne, and the type of treatment you need depends on the reason for the acne flare-up. While acne can be treated with over-the-counter cleansers, astringents, and topical medications, sometimes you need to seek professional treatment for acne. Here are the three most common causes of acne and when to seek treatment.

Excess Oil Production

Sometimes acne is caused by excess oil production in the skin. There is a natural oil called sebum that keeps the skin hydrated and supple. Yet when there is too much of this oil being produced, it can easily clog pores, causing acne. Typically there isn’t much that can be done about excess oil production, but topical treatments that keep oil under control and keep pores clean and unclogged are available.

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Three Ways Wrinkle Relaxers Can Benefit Your Appearance

Wrinkle relaxers can benefit your appearance in a couple of different ways. There are several different wrinkle relaxers, or neurotoxin injections, including Botox and Dysport. These wrinkle relaxers are great for different reasons, but the common treatment areas are the same. Here are the three most common ways that wrinkle relaxers can benefit you.

Laugh and Frown Lines

Laugh and frown lines can easily be diminished or eliminated with wrinkle relaxers like Botox. The neurotoxin is injected into the facial muscles that make the expressions that lead to these nasolabial folds. While the muscles are relaxed and not forming those movements and expressions, the folds and lines can be dramatically reduced.

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Dermaplane with Vibrance Peel: What You Can Expect for Your Skin

After summer is a great time to think about rejuvenating your skin and remedying the sun damage and other blemishes that occurred over the summer months. One of the best ways that you can do this is by getting dermaplaning with a Vibrance peel. Here’s what to expect from the treatment and how it can help you.


Dermaplaning is a type of facial exfoliation in which a doctor uses a fine scalpel to scrape away the dead skin cells and peach fuzz that are commonly on the surface of the skin. This can make it easier for facial serums and treatments to be absorbed into the skin, and it can also help give your face a more clean feeling and look.

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Three Reasons to Attend a Fall Cosmetic Event Near You

This November, Bay Dermatology will be hosting a fall cosmetic event at four of their locations: St. Pete Beach, Spring Hill, Largo, and Lutz. These events are going to be an excellent opportunity for you to discover the cosmetic and aesthetic services that we have to offer, learn more about the procedures and treatments, and get more information that will allow you to make a decision about the treatments you are interested in receiving. Here are three excellent reasons to attend a fall cosmetic event near you.

Learn More About Treatments

Have you had an interest in reducing the signs of aging or improving your appearance, but aren’t sure about the treatments available and which one is right for you? A consultation with our experts can help you learn more, but this event is an opportunity for you to learn more in a more casual setting. There are several different treatments that are available from Bay Dermatology including cosmetic injectables, facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. At this event, you will learn more about these and other cosmetic and aesthetic services.

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Allergies and Eczema: What to Expect from Patch Testing

Did you know that eczema can sometimes be caused by allergies? While the exact cause of eczema is often unknown, in some cases it appears to be caused by allergies. If you have eczema that resists treatment, you may need to go through allergy testing to determine if that is the cause. If so, treatment options for allergies are available that can reduce or eliminate eczema. One of the most common ways to test for allergies is patch testing.

What Is Patch Testing?

Patch testing is a form of allergy testing that is designed to determine if a specific allergy is causing skin irritations such as eczema. The suspected allergen is infused in a patch that is placed on the skin. One or more patches may be used at a time. If there is a particular allergen that is suspected, you may only have a few patches. However, it is not uncommon to have 20 to 30 patches at once. 

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