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Chemical vs Mineral Sunscreens

Confused by which which type of SPF is best for you? Physical sunscreens contain active mineral ingredients, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, which work by sitting on top of the skin to deflect and scatter damaging UV rays away from the skin. Chemical sunscreens contain organic (carbon-based) compounds, such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate and avobenzone, which create a chemical reaction and work by changing UV rays into heat, then releasing that heat from the skin. And don't forget, reapplying is key!

IPL/Photofacial for Sun Damaged Hands

Here is a before and after photo of a patient who had Intense pulsed light (IPL) for her sun damaged hands. She loved her results, and so do we! IPL therapy is considered a non-ablative resurfacing technique, which means that it targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers of skin (epidermis). The results are not as dramatic as ablative resurfacing, where both the dermis and epidermis are injured to produce a much more noticeable overall outcome.

Basal Cell Skin Cancer

This was a recent patient of mine who had a growing lesion on her face for over 2 years. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. More than 2 million cases of BCC are diagnosed in the United States each year. Be diligent with sun protection, and make sure to see your board certified dermatologist for skin exams.

Botox for Forehead Lines

By mapping out which muscles tug down on the skin, we can effectively inject Botox or Dysport to relax the muscles and prevent deep wrinkles. Look how smooth her forehead looks in the bottom after photo!

Dr. Cindy N. Berthelot, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist treating patients in the greater Houston community, including Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood, Pasadena, Deer Park, Dickinson, Pearland, Alvin, Seabrook, Kemah, Webster, Galveston, Texas City, La Marque, and Santa Fe, Texas. To make an appointment with Dr. Berthelot, please contact us at 281.480.7272.

Ducray for Hair Loss in Women

We are loving our Ducray Neoptide Hair Lotion Spray. It is specially formulated to target, treat and prevent the leading causes of chronic hair loss. An advanced complex of vitamin B3, amino acids and active botanicals support healthy growth and follicle longevity. Neoruscine, nicotinamide and GP4G boost shaft thickness for increased volume and a thicker, fuller appearance. Hair is stimulated, thus reducing the appearance of hair loss and simultaneously boosting hair mass.

Review Avène Extremely Rich Compensating Cream

To celebrate Valentine's Day this year, we are posting about our new favorite moisturizer. Dear Avène Extremely Rich Compensating Cream, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. It not only provides hydration for dry, sensitive skin, it also has antioxidant benefits, boosts hydration and revitalizes dull skin.

Botox for Crow's Feet in Clear Lake/Houston

By mapping out which muscles tug down on the skin, we can effectively inject Botox or Dysport to relax the muscle. This smooths the area, and prevents deep wrinkles. This patient was injected with Botox for her periorbital rhytid's (crow's feet). BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. The popularity of BOTOX® is due to its ease of use and effectiveness in treating common types of wrinkles. These injections can reduce wrinkles of the brow (frown lines), eyes (crow’s feet), lips and neck.

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