Dermatologist tips in Charlotte that everyone should know

Dermatologists know best Dermatologists can offer skincare tips that will have your skin looking beautiful for decades. It is never too late to begin to practice good skin care habits. We are sure that you are familiar with a few of them, so consider these gems, and make sure they are a part of your regimen: Avoid the sun as much as possible, and when that is not possible, wear sunscreen and protective clothing. Get a full-body skin exam by a dermatologist before you turn 30. You will want your dermatologist to have an early record at your moles and be able to follow them for changes in the future. Always remove your makeup. Removing makeup is the foundation for clearer, healthier skin. Make a habit of cleaning your face as soon as you get in the door instead of waiting until right before bedtime. Moisturizers help preserve our skin barrier, but they also help to provide protection from external chemicals. Go easy on dairy products. Dairy products can be difficult for the body digest, as is evidenced by so many people being lactose intolerant. When you get too much dairy for your body to digest, it may affect your…

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Hyperpigmentation treatments in Charlotte: removing spots and discoloration

Finding skin cancer- consult your Ballantyne dermatologist

Hyperpigmentation in Charlotte Hyperpigmentation can be as inescapable as the forces that cause it… the sun, heat, and your own hormones. Many people, no matter how uncomfortable about it, choose to just overlook dark spots, or simply go to a covering makeup and call it a day. However, if spots and speckling and discoloration truly bugs you, a board-certified dermatologist can help. Over-the-counter treatment for hyperpigmentation Do not be so easily convinced by over-the-counter products; hyperpigmentation is definitely one of the most challenging issues to resolve on your own. There is an endless list of botanical brighteners such as licorice root, arbutin, and soy. There are hardcore chemicals like hydroquinone and retinoids; there are antioxidants, alpha hydroxy acids, and sunscreen. Without a doctor’s expertise, all other effort are essentially futile. Treatment options If you are bothered by spots of any kind, the very first thing you should do is see a dermatologist. They have a whole arsenal of treatments such as serums, peels, and creams that can help your situation tremendously. Your dermatologist may decide to treat the problem by lifting and lightening the spots with various strengths of chemical peels and/or carefully calibrated lasers. The protocol that your dermatologist…

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PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy) rejuvenates skin in Charlotte NC

PRP therapy is here in Charlotte PRP is an acronym for Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy. PRP is cutting edge technology for regenerative therapy and is becoming one of the most popular anti-aging treatments. Platelet rich plasma is a concentrated solution of plasma from a sample of your own blood. The plasma is naturally enriched with growth factors and stem cells, which stimulates tissue repair and collagen growth. When used in dermatology, the result is healthier and younger-looking skin. Almost like a modern-day youth serum, the potential benefits of PRP have led to widespread use for anti-aging and regenerative procedures. Benefits include: Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles The tightening and toning of skin Increased collagen production Decreased volume loss Improves crow’s feet and dark under eye circles Acne scarring treatment Improves the appearance of rosacea Hair restoration Injecting your own plasma into your skin to make it more youthful sounds like something from a science-fiction movie, but PRP therapy is real science and increasingly popular for cosmetic dermatology. PRP in conjunction with microneedling or fillers PRP therapy is performed by injecting plasma into the dermal layer of the skin. Platelets contain proteins that activate existing cells and stimulates local stem cells…

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PRP- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy at local dermatologist

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – April 8, 2019 – PRLog — PRP- also known as Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is being offered at Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte, a local dermatologist in the Ballantyne and Blakney area.  PRP is a treatment that uses growth factors from your platelets to stimulate repair and regeneration of tissues.  PRP can be used in medical dermatology for hair regrowth, facial rejuvenation and scar reduction. For facial rejuvenation, PRP stimulates collagen production, helping to keep skin smooth, plump and firm. “We will be combining PRP wtih microneedling and laser treatments to enhance the results of the Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy,” says dermatologist Dr. Deborah Nixon. PRP will also be combined with fillers to provide longer lasting results. PRP has been used for years to treat pain and injured tissues and joints. Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology is now using PRP to use your own body’s cells to stimulate skin repair and hair growth. To learn more about PRP treatments and Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte, go to or call 704-943.3714. 160 Rating: 10 out of 10 (from 77 votes)

Botox injections are subtle and natural looking, Charlotte NC

Botox injection - Ballantyne dermatologist

Botox for the face in Charlotte NC Botox injections are a minimally invasive way to address the signs of aging skin or undesired facial features. The most common area for the application of Botox is the face. The major focus is on wrinkles that are known as frown lines or “crow’s feet”. Initially, the use of Botox was subject to some negative effects. Early on, it had been associated with a frozen or expressionless countenance when used in the facial area. Since 2002, there has been constant improvement in both the product and in procedural expertise. Because of constant advancement with this procedure, today’s patients can expect results that are very subtle and natural-looking. What is Botox? Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein that is produced primarily by the bacterium, “Clostridium botulinum.” Commercial forms are marketed under the brand names Botox®, Dysport®, MYOBLOC®, and XEOMIN®. When administered by a board-certified dermatologist, botulinum toxin is considered safe and effective for the reduction of facial wrinkles, especially in the uppermost third of the face. The dermatologist usually performs the treatment during an office visit. Injection of Botox into the muscles under facial wrinkles causes those muscles to relax, resulting in the smoothing…

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