December 2014 Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter for Dermatology Associates of Charlotte Skin Care in Your 40’s and 50’s Yes, it’s possible to keep your skin healthy and vibrant in your 40s and 50s. This month, we share dermatologists’ secrets, revealing how you can reduce common concerns like dry skin and adult acne. You’ll also learn how you can make your skin feel better. Skin care in your 40s and 50s (2:27) What Dermatologists Tell their Patients An effective anti-aging skin care plan starts with healthy habits. These habits include protecting your skin from the sun, getting enough sleep, and not smoking. Related Resources Adult acne How to select anti-aging skin care products Who should be providing your cosmetic treatment?       Your Holiday Cards Can Help Send a Kid to Camp Your holiday greeting cards can make a difference in a child’s life. When you buy your cards from the Academy, you help fund Camp Discovery. By offering onsite medical care, kids who have a chronic skin condition can experience summer camp. They can participate in camp activities like learning how to horseback ride, paddling a canoe, and performing in a talent show. You benefit, too, because you get: Quality cards at…

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November 2014 Newsletter

November 2014 Newsletter for Dermatology Associates of Charlotte Caring for Pierced Ears It takes just a few minutes a day to keep newly pierced ears healthy. This month’s video shows you exactly what you need to know. You’ll learn how to avoid an infection and prevent the piercings from closing. If you know anyone with newly pierced ears, be sure to share these dermatologists’ tips. Caring for pierced ears (1:30) Ear piercing is now offered at the DSC office. Call for details. What Dermatologists Tell their Patients If you plan to get your ears pierced, ask the person piercing your ears to use earrings made of surgical steel, titanium, 14- or 18-karat gold, or niobium. Earrings are more likely to cause itchy, red skin when made of nickel, cobalt, or white gold. Related Resources Getting piercing done safely Things that can happen with pierced ears Getting rid of pierced ears Office News ZO Store is back! Zo Medical Revised and expanded original protocols New guidelines for the safe use of hydroquinone New alternative to hydroquinone Improved patient results and compliance Call to make an appointment with our esthetician to discuss this new line for your skin!  Then, you can go…

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October 2014 Newsletter

October 2014 Newsletter for Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte (DSC) How to Care for Tattoos Skin care plays an important role in keeping tattoos looking their best. This month, we share skin care tips that dermatologists give patients who want to keep their tattoos looking vibrant. You’ll also find a few other tips that can be helpful if you have a tattoo. Caring for tattooed skin (1:53) What Dermatologists Tell their Patients When thinking about where you’d like to get a tattoo, choose skin without a mole. Covering a mole with tattoo ink can make it more difficult to see a change. Sometimes, a changing mole is a sign of melanoma. Detecting and treating melanoma early improves the outcome. Related Resources Lasers lighting the way for enhanced treatment of melasma and tattoo removal Moles   Office News ZO Store is back! Zo Medical Revised and expanded original protocols New guidelines for the safe use of hydroquinone New alternative to hydroquinone Improved patient results and compliance Call to make an appointment with our esthetician to discuss this new line for your skin!  Then, you can go to our online store and order products whenever you need them. Dermatology in the News Wanted:…

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September 2014 Newsletter

September 2014 Newsletter for Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte (DSC) Caring for African-American Hair Millions of people experience hair loss, and most suffer in silence. Many do not know where to turn for help. Others mistakenly believe there is nothing they can do. To dispel these common misconceptions, the Academy sheds light on hair-loss topics every August. This August, we’re shifting the spotlight from treating hair loss to preventing it. In this month’s video, you’ll find hair-care tips that can help keep African-American hair healthy and beautiful. Tips include how to add moisture and elasticity to the hair. African-American hair: Everyday care, processing, and styling (2:11) Related Resources How to stop damaging your hair Coloring and perming tips for healthier-looking hair Do you have hair shedding or hair loss?   Office News Introducing Colorscience Sunforgettable®   Makeup that does more. Colorescience™ is a premier luxury mineral makeup line that includes high quality ingredients, pure mineral formulations, sun protection and luxury colores with a focus on simplicity of use. Composed of micronized, light reflective minerals that give color and high levels of zinc and titanium for a combination of color with the highest level of sun protection.  Never any harsh chemicals, dyes, talc,…

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August 2014 Newsletter

August 2014 Newsletter for Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte (DSC) Melasma: Tips to make it less noticeable Are you bothered by brown or brownish-gray patches on your face, which tend to darken during the summer? This month’s video explains what you can do to fade those patches, even in the height of summer. You’ll be able to use many of the tips right away. Melasma: Tips to make it less noticeable (2:05) Related Resources Melasma: Signs and symptoms Melasma: Who gets and causes Melasma: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome What Dermatologists Tell Their Patients Some women develop melasma when they become pregnant or take birth control pills. For these women, melasma often fades when they deliver or stop taking birth control pills.       Office News   Introducing Colorscience Sunforgettable® Makeup that does more. Colorescience™ is a premier luxury mineral makeup line that includes high quality ingredients, pure mineral formulations, sun protection and luxury colores with a focus on simplicity of use. Composed of micronized, light reflective minerals that give color and high levels of zinc and titanium for a combination of color with the highest level of sun protection.  Never any harsh chemicals, dyes, talc, alcohol, minieral oil or fragrance. Easy…

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