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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.

Porokeratosis Treatment in Clear Lake/Houston

The term porokeratosis refers to skin lesions with a thin center, surrounded by a ridge-like border called the "cornoid lamella". The cause of this condition is unknown, however there may be a genetic disposition to developing it. Porokeratosis of Mibelli is one type of porokeratosis, however other types of porokeratosis include linear porokeratosis or disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP). Lesions start as small, light brown, scaly papules and patches, that may join into one or more plaques with irregular boundaries.

Say Goodbye to Toenail Fungus!

Here is a photo of an actual patient who was battling toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, for years. I started him on a topical antifungal medication called Jublia, and look at his transformation! This is my actual patient, and photos are posted with permission. Images are copyrighted by Dr. Cindy Berthelot, MD.

Onychomycosis may affect one or more toenails and/or fingernails, and most often involves the great toenail or the little toenail. It can present in one or several different patterns:

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