Facial plastic surgeons are big fans of sunscreen. While YOU may think you look healthier with a tan, the TRUTH is that UV light damages your skin. It causes pigment and texture irregularities. It even causes skin cancer!
We use UV light to diagnose skin problems, particularly sun related damage. Sun damage looks dark brown under UV light. Check out this video!
We just received our own UV light box to help analyze our clients’ skin and I tried it out.
I have Fitzpatrick 3 skin (stay tuned for a future post about the Fitzpatrick skin classification system!). This means I will burn if I’m out in the sun for a long time, but I can also get a deep tan with prolonged sun exposure. As an adult, I have consistently worn sunscreen and a hat during sun exposure (at the beach, working in the yard, etc.), but I wasn’t so good about it during childhood and my teenage years working at summer camps.
While we were all sitting at home for most of 2020, I kept reminding myself that scientists were rapidly working on a COVID-19 Vaccine. Once community spread of COVID-19 became wide spread, there really wasn’t going to be another way out of the pandemic.
The eyes are often one of the first areas of the face to show aging. Some of these changes are related to your lifestyle- if you are, perhaps, on call all the time and/or have young children who wake up ...
Eyelid lifts are my most popular cosmetic surgery. But how do you know when it’s the right time? In general, people want to manage their aging process gracefully, meaning that they want to look better ...
I love it when the azaleas start to bloom! Here on the blog, we’ve been talking a lot about non-invasive types of treatments that we can use to help you look as good as you feel. These include Pelleve, IPL, and chemical peels.