Cary Dermatology Blog
Spring has arrived in Cary and with warmer weather and longer daylight we will be exposed to more sun. while sun brings happiness and helps our bodies produce Vitamin D, it also cna bring sunburn and eventually wrinkles and skin cancer. Protection from the sun is important and comes in several forms.
Sun protective clothing - Hats with broad brims and clothing with a high UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) physically block ultraviolet rays from touching our skin. Currently these products are widely available. Several online companies offer a variety of hats and sun shirts. They include Solumbra, Coolibar and Sunday Afternoon. Local retailers also carry excellent hats and long sleeved sun shirts.
Sunscreen - The US environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 90 percent of all non melanoma skin cancers are caused by the sun. Ultraviolet radiation from both the sun and tanning beds is a known cause of cancer in humans. Photoaging (wrinkles, brown spots, sagging and leathery skin) is also a result of sun exposure over time. Regular application of sunscreen has been shown to decrease the risk of sunburn. Only sunscreens with SPF 15 or higher can claim to decrease photoaging and skin cancer.
Sunscreen should be applied 30 min prior to sun exposure. In routine daily activity where there is no extended outdoor exposure, applying sunscreen once in the morning is sufficient as long as there is no sweating. Otherwise sunscreen should be reapplied at least every two hours and after swimming or heavy sweating.
Cary Dermatology offers a variety of sunscreens. Some are tinted, some very light for acne prone skin. A new product in our sunscreen line up is BU a spray on sunscreen that is easy to use and great for sensitive skin.
The "Eyes of March" are almost upon us. During the month of March all eye creams are on sale. Pick up a new jar of your A.G.E. Interrupter eye cream by Skinceuticals or try Revox 7 for those crow's feet that have been bothering you. Not sure which cream is best for you? Schedule a free consultation with our aesthetic nurse Mary.
Thinking of trying either a filler or Dysport? No need to choose in March. The first 5 people who book a treatment before the end of March, and complete the treatment before the end of April will get up to 60 units of Dysport FREE when they buy 2 syringes of any Restylane product. Patients may not have tried Dysport previously.
What do you get for that special someone who is dificult to shop for? How about a gift certificate to Cary Dermatology. There is something for everyone who wants smoother, better looking skin with fillers or Botox, laser hair removal, freedom from underarm sweat and odor with Miradry, less under the chin fat with Kybella, or any of our medical grade skin products such as topical Vitamin C with Skinceuticals or Nectifirm Advanced from Revision. We carry several sunscreens, bleaching creams and other specialty products.
For younger people we offer ear piercing with hypoallergenic earrings.
Please see our website www.CaryDermatology.com for more information
As winter approaches, air cools and becomes less humid. Now is the time to winterize your skin, just as you might winterize your car or house.
- Start moisturizing now, to minimize your risk when winter sets in. Dry skin is often more sensitive skin.
- Moisturize at least once a day, as soon as you are done showering. A moistruizing wash in the shower can also help.
- The drier your skin, the thicker the moisturizer you should use. Lotions are thinner than creams which are thinner than ointments.
- Look for products containing ceramide, an ingredient that helps replace the skins natural oils.
- Take warm showers rather than hot showers in the winter.
- Just because it is cold, do not forget your daily facial sunscreen. UVA rays are constant year round.
If you have questions about which products to use this winter, call for your free consultation at the Cary Aesthetic Center. We are here to help.
Let the turkey be the only one with a wrinkly neck on Thanksgiving. Throughout the month of November we are offering a discount on all neck firming products such as Triple Firming Neck cream and Nectifirm.
Does your neck cream seem less effective now than when you first started using it? Perhaps you have achieved all that it can do and it is time for a new cream. Nectifirm Advanced incorporates new ingredients that focus on reducing the visible signs of moderate to advanced aging.
Finally, Kybella is the first FDA approved injectable treatment to reduce fat under the chin. This November we will have special pricing for Kybella treatments. Call today for a consultation to see if you are a candidate and to learn about our discounts.
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