Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  March and April 2019


Sidestep skin infections at the gym

Anyone who works out at a gym, pool, or fitness center can be sidelined by a skin infection, such as athlete’s foot or plantar warts. Find out how you can sidestep the germs that cause common skin infections. While working out has many benefits, including weight control, disease prevention, and even mood improvement, germs can thrive at the gym. This could put gym goers at risk for a variety of common skin infections, including ringworm, plantar warts, or impetigo, unless they take certain precautions. Learn how to prevent workout-related skin infections here.
Also, here is a video on preventing skin infections in the gym, pool or fitness center.


Acne Scars: What really works?

Learn from board-certified dermatologist M. Laurin Council, MD, explains what you should know about microdermabrasion as a treatment for acne scars. You’ll also discover which treatments work best for deep acne scars and can submit your questions here. 
Also, here is a video teaching you more about acne scars. 
Whole-body cryotherapy: Helpful or harmful? While cryotherapy chambers are becoming more popular, they still lack FDA approval. They also have some potential hazards, such as asphyxiation, frostbite, and frozen limbs. Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) involves exposing your body to subzero temperatures for 2 to 4 minutes while nearly naked. Temperatures can exceed -200° Fahrenheit. If you’re wondering why anyone would do this, most people try it for the alleged health benefits. You may have seen claims that WBC can clear acne, eczema, and psoriasis — as well as give you younger-looking skin. Whole body cryotherapy can be hazardous to your skin. Learn more about cryotherapy here. 



Age spots: See a dermatologist before you treat

If you prefer to treat your age spots with a home remedy or cream that you can buy without a prescription, see a dermatologist before doing so.
Board-certified dermatologist Jennifer Powers, MD, tells you why this is so important.
Ask a Dermatologist: How do I get rid of age spots? Listen to this interesting video here. You can also submit your age spot related questions here.


Psoriasis: What dermatologists tell their patients

Learning about psoriasis can help you gain control over this often life-long condition. You’ll find advice that dermatologists give their patients in these articles:



What’s got people talking?

Learning the warning signs of melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, could save your life or the life of someone you love. This may be why so many people are sharing these warning signs on Facebook at @AADskin. What to look for: ABCDEs of melanoma

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We are now offering LED Light Therapy

Amber light stimulates collagen and elastin. Red light is most commonly used to promote circulation and is also believed to target oil glands to reduce cytokines, which cause inflammation and play a role in chronic acne. White light penetrates the deepest and works to tighten and reduce inflammation. Blue light kills bacteria.Call to schedule your light therapy treatment or add it into your next treatment.

PRP Microneedling and PRP for Hair Loss

PRP is Platelet-Rich Plasma processed from the patient’s own blood which provides fundamental protein growth factors.

  • PRP Microneedling is ideal to treat wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, large pores, uneven skin texture, lax skin, scars and sun damage.
  • PRP for Hair Loss triggers natural hair growth and maintenance by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft

Call to schedule and see if PRP is right for you.


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