Cary Dermatology Blog
Posts for: March, 2016
Here comes the sun! Although sunscreen is a year round necessity, more sun exposure occurs during the longer, warmer days. Sunscreen works to prevent the harmful ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays of the sun from injuring the skin and causing long term damage which leads to wrinkles, dark spots, loss of elasticity and in some, skin cancer. Here are a few things to think about:
-SPF is not additive. Having two products with SPF 15 will not equal SPF 30
-sun protection is found in makeup and other products used for the face. Look for products with SPF 30 or higher.
-sunscreen needs to be reapplied every 80 minutes when exposed to the sun. Reapply after swimming or toweling off.
-Physical barrier sunscreens sit on the surface of the skin and can be slightly thicker and chalkier. Physical sunscreens include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. There are a number of chemical barrier sunscreens each Different UVA/UVB specific coverage. Most products use a combination of physical and chemical barriers to achieve their specific SPF. Fewer people are allergic/sensitive to the physical sunscreens..
-Spray sunscreens can seem convenient but may offer less coverage. When spraying, some of the product may not reach the skin. To prevent missed areas, lotion/cream formulations are preferred.
-several sunscreens available at Cary Dermatology contain antioxidants to help repair sun damage while they are blocking the UV rays. Others are better for sensitive skin.
Neostrata Matrix Support sunscreen SPF 30 helps neutralize free radicals and targets dark spots.
EltaMD sunscreen is broad spectrum and formulated for skin types prone to acne and rosacea. It is very light and oil free.
So, grab some sunscreen and get ready for spring!!
Now introducing KYBELLA injectable at Cary Dermatology
We are pleased to offer Kybella, an injectable for permanently dissolving fat from the under chin. Most people are candidates... schedule a consultation today. Every person is different, but most patients need 2 vials and 2-4 treatment sessions. There is swelling locally post treatment and results are not seen for several weeks, but improvement of the injected area is permanent.
If you have any other questions prior to consulting, you can check the website:
Do you sweat a lot? Are you tired of using antiperspirants that irritate your arm pits and stain your clothing? Do you hate the white residue on your nice clothing? Now there is a solution for all of those problems with the added benefit of decreasing the amount of underarm hair by as much as 70% in many people. Miradry technology uses heat energy to destroy sweat glands in the armpits. As only 2% of sweat glands are located in the armpits, loss of them does not affect a person's ability to sweat to cool off. See our website under "Services unique to our practice" to learn more.
For the month of March, all eye related products from our great product lines are 15% off!
Here's a look at a few of our favorites. We are happy to consult with you to pair the best eye product for your personal needs and concerns.
Revision TEAMINE Eye Cream-- great for dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines
Revision D-E-J Eye cream--for anti-aging, especially for the upper lids
NeoStrata Intensive Eye Repair-- for building and plumping the delicate skin around the eyes
Skinceuticals AOX Eye Gel--an antioxidant combination gel to help correct damage
And remember, sun protection and SPF are always your best defense for aging skin! We carry Elta MD sunscreen, and find that it is amazing for all skin types. Stock up early for the season ahead
Promoting Bright, Even Skin Tone with Neostrata's Enlighten Skincare Regimen
We are now offering the Neostrata Enlighten system, a daily 3-step skincare line that helps target uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and dull-appearing skin. The Enlighten system consists of a Ultra Brightening Cleanser, Skin Brightener with SPF 25, and Pigment Controller. The system utilizes vitamin C, Patented NeoGlucosamine, 7 Alpine Plant Extracts, SabiWhite, and Retinol to achieve a more even skin tone in as little as 4 weeks of use.