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Skin Care Tips

What should you treat first, acne or hyperpigmentation?

First, you had acne, it was inflamed, now you have dark spots where the acne breakout occurred.  Does that sound familiar to you?  The fact that acne and hyperpigmentation are two separate skin care issues, what should you concentrate on first? The answer should be Acne Control first.   Because the inflammation caused by pimples can turn into dark spots, which could take months or even years to fade.  If you don’t stop and prevent new pimples occurring, the new pimples will leave new dark spots.  Your acne control program should be constructed around the severity of your acne.   There are...

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Ingrown Hair-Cause and Prevention

Acne Oily Skin Skin Care Tips

Ingrown Hair-Cause and Prevention

What is an ingrown hair? An ingrown hair is a hair that has grown back into the skin after it has been shaved or tweezed.  The hair is confined, growing sideways within the hair follicle, creating a tiny red bump or mild inflammation in the area where the hair was removed.  Sometimes it has the appearance of a pus filled acne bump, with a head.  Some have a visible hair trapped inside them. Ingrown hairs are a common problem shared in the African and African-American population.  Also, people with very curly or course hair are more likely to get an...

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Eyebrow Microblading Is It For You?

Cosmetics Skin Care Tips

Eyebrow Microblading Is It For You?

         Microblading is one of the most popular beauty trend today.   You see pictures of beautiful defined dramatic brows all over Facebook and Instagram.  But, what is microblading?  It is tattooing?  Is it the same as microshading?  You have mature skin, which technique should you choose?  How much does it cost?  I don’t offer microblading in my center, so I did some research.  Hopefully this article answers a few of your questions.  Today’s microblading is being promoted as a semi-permanent process, and not a tattoo process.  Cosmetic tattooing are different names for permanent cosmetics, permanent makeup, cosmetic tattooing ...

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Laser Resurfacing Facts You Should Know

Laser Resurfacing Facts You Should Know

What is a CO2 Laser?  The CO2 laser,(carbon dioxide laser) one of the most commonly used in the field of dermatology.    In the early 1990s, the CO2  laser was considered a major advancement in ablate the epidermis to stimulate collagen production and remodel the underlying dermis. Today ablative full-face laser resurfacing is still regarded as the gold standard for facial rejuvenation of severely photoaged skin.  (1,5) The CO2 laser has proven to be effective in the improvement of acne scars in addition to photo rejuvenation.  “Although laser resurfacing can deliver dramatic results and significant improvement in wrinkles, as well as help smoothen...

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Sebaceous Hyperplasia: Causes and Treatments

Sebaceous Hyperplasia:  Causes and Treatments

What is Sebaceous hyperplasia? Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common benign condition consisting of prominently enlarged sebaceous glands on the face. It occurs both on men and women.  Papules rarely occur before the age of 30 become increasingly more common with advanced aging. Sebaceous hyperplasia happens when the sebaceous gland.   Sebaceous glands secrete an oily, waxy substance consisting of fats and cellular debris, called sebum.  It’s purpose it to lubricate the surface of the skin. The sebaceous gland become enlarged with trapped sebum, thus causing lesions on the skin Although there are sebaceous glands all over the body, and the lesions...

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