Dr. Berthelot's blog
During the first of the year (also known as Sign Up for a Gym Membership or Start a Cleanse Month), the majority of resolution-makers will vow to start exercising and eating better. If you fall into this category but are already thinking that maybe a seven-day-a-week training schedule and surviving on quinoa all year is not happening, here are some of the simplest, easiest tips for dropping pounds—no personal trainers, crash diets, or fancy weight rooms required.
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Dark spots? Zap. Redness of the skin? Zap. Lasers are more effective than ever, and for nearly every skin issue under the sun. Read ahead to learn more about photo facial, and if it is the right treatment for you.
How does a laser work? Unlike the white light from a bulb that is a blend of all the colors of the rainbow, a laser is a focused beam of light that has just one color. When its intense rays target a problem area on the skin (a brown spot, a scar, an unwanted hair follicle), the laser's light can destroy that pigment or tissue while sparing the skin around it.
Actinic keratosis may not be a term as familiar as skin cancer or melanoma, but there is good reason to familiarize ourselves with it. Without treatment, actinic keratoses can lead to skin cancer. It is considered a precancerous skin condition, serving as a serious warning sign that you are at an increased risk for skin cancer. The most common cause of actinic keratoses is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, which is why it is also known as "solar keratosis". The UV light from tanning beds can also lead to an increased risk of developing these lesions.
I am loving this new video by photographer and artist Thomas Leveritt. He asked people on the street to take a look at themselves under ultraviolet light, exposing sun damage beneath the skin that hasn't revealed itself yet. But it's when Leveritt offers his subjects sunscreen that we see its true effectiveness. It is another reminder to always wear sunscreen whenever you leave the house. Time to cover up those invisible freckles!
Summer's here, bringing the sun, heat and humidity in Houston. Long, light-filled days often mean overexposure to the sun's dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can wreak havoc on your skin. And while the prospect of following your dermatologist's orders to slather on sunscreen every two hours seems neither fun (or even feasible), there's an easy alternative: Wear sun-proof clothing that has been tested for Ultraviolet Protection Factor.