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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.