This woman, who's been our clinic's patient last year took an incredible approach towards her post-recovery. She decided to record it on film and hand it to our blog editors as a time-lapse!

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Is New York's Cold Weather During Holidays Bad for Your Skin?

  • 20-11-2018, 13:38

Is New York's Cold Weather During Holidays Bad for Your Skin?

 

With temperatures plummeting throughout New York City, I continue to be bombarded with questions surrounding what kind of impact this harsh weather has on the skin.

Surprisingly, many ask if colder temperatures have medicinal or anti-aging benefits - but to date, there are no known anti-aging benefits resulting from very cold temperatures. In fact, low temperatures can make skin dry, raw and irritated. Exposing your skin to cold temperatures (such as winter weather and wind) can promote and contribute to aging.

So, how should you protect your skin during the winter months?

I've always recommended patients use a thicker, richer moisturizer to create a barrier from the elements.

I also suggest that patients use moisturizers indoors during the winter months because heated rooms can cause skin to become dry and dehydrated. Using a humidifier is also a good idea.

With that said, it's important to avoid both extremely hot and extremely cold temperatures due to the negative impact on skin.

But the cold can also be very healing in specific settings. If you are fighting puffiness under or around your eyes, applying a cool compress has soothing effects and can reduce inflammation. Cool compresses may also reduce swelling associated with redness in the eye area.

I also recommend the application of cold compresses for the immediate treatment of a thermal or chemical burn. I recommend putting the affected area in cold water (but not ice water) for up to 30 minutes immediately after the burn. This type of cold treatment has been shown to reduce the total area of the burn as well as its depth.

IPL Laser: Brown Spot Removal - Before and After 1st Treatment

  • 26-07-2018, 12:20

The Solution: Brown Spot Removal Treatments Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light devices remove brown spots and patches from the skin by selectively targeting the melanin and melanocyte, leaving the other cells in the skin untouched.

 

This unique feature is why these procedures are the safest and most effective treatment choice for removing brown sun damage spots from the skin. Laser Treatment Lasers are a medical device which have changed and dramatically advanced the way we treat skin issues.

 

The definition of a laser  can help you better understand why your laser procedure is so safe and effective. Lasers are unique light emitting devices which give off a single very specific wavelength of light-targeted to eliminate one issue or problem. Certain lasers have been designed to just remove brown spots; these devices break up the excess melanin causing the discolorations. The treatment is a quick office-based procedure and requires no anesthesia.

 

Generally 1-2 sessions give the best results.

 

Here is a link to the great article online explaining the feeling of an actual patient who went trough procedure.
IPL Brown spot removal 

 

 

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