Many of my patients wonder why I only recommend Vaseline after surgical procedures. This is a photo of a patient I saw today, who was applying Neosporin on his wound. You can see the small blisters along his wound edge. Neomycin was the allergen of the year in 2010. With repeated usage, about 10% of people will develop an allergy to this antibiotic. In addition, studies have shown that non-infected wounds do not heal faster with Neosporin versus Vaseline. These same studies have shown that white petrolatum jelly (Vaseline) is the preferred wound care agent after skin procedures.
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This patient wanted a fuller upper lip, and defined cupid's bow. I added volume with Restylane to subtly increase her pout, and soften the fine lines in and around her lips. Studies have also shown that hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero, increase collagen production after injections. I believe the most natural temporary fillers are hyaluronic acids, such as Restylane and Juvederm. Depending on the filler used, results may last up to 6-8 months. You will see the results almost immediately.
My heart is so full today. I'm taking time to celebrate this moment. Being a solo private dermatologist is sometimes hard, but so worth it. We have amazing patients, employees I value to the core, and a neighborhood that has embraced me with open arms. Happy Boss's Day to all the boss's out there! #houstonskindr #skincare #dermatology #happybossday #riseandgrind
Botox (technically called onabotulinumtoxin A) is specifically FDA approved for treating frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and lines around the eyes (crows feet). The most popular use of Botox is to temporarily smooth facial wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. It is also used to temporarily treat many medical conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles. Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles, or by blocking certain nerves.
A milium is a small cyst containing keratin (skin protein); if there are multiple milium, then they are referred to as milia. These harmless cysts present as tiny, pearly-white bumps just under the surface of the skin. Milia are common in all ages and both sexes. They most often arise on the face, and are particularly prominent on the eyelids and cheeks, but they may occur elsewhere. Milia can be found in infants, children, in certain genetic conditions, after trauma, and rarely after certain topical medications.
Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition which appears as tiny bumps on the skin. Some people say these bumps make their skin look like plucked chicken skin. Others may mistake the bumps for small pimples. Keratosis pilaris affects up to half of normal children, and up to three quarters of children with ichthyosis vulgaris (a dry skin condition due to filaggrin gene mutations). It is also common in children with atopic eczema.
Congratulations to Dr. Berthelot, who was selected for inclusion in 2015 Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars Edition. Texas doctors are surveyed each year, and asked to nominate one or more doctors other than themselves from specified medical specialties, based on the answer to this question: “If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?” Only the highest-scoring doctors, based on recommendations by their peers, are included on the Super Doctors list.
Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection of infants and young children. Adolescents and adults are less often infected. Molluscum contagiosum presents as clusters of small round bumps on the skin. They mostly arise in warm moist places, such as the armpit, groin or behind the knees. The bumps range in size from 1 to 6 mm and may be white, pink or brown. They often have a waxy, pinkish look with a small central pit. There may be few or hundreds of spots on one individual.