Short Hills Dermatology’s Best Blogs of 2018

2019 is right around the corner, and with all of the various skin care topics we’ve covered for you, it’s time to look back and see what made this past year so versatile. Looking to prevent premature graying? Forgetting what belotero filters are? Wondering what all the rage is about with cryotherapy? No matter, refresh yourself and get your skin ready for the New Year with 10 of our best blogs from 2018!

10. All You Need to Know About Laser Tattoo Removal

Regretting that tattoo you got on a Saturday night at 2:12 am? We covered the basics of laser tattoo removal, including how it works, how to prepare for the process, and how to recover from it. It is important to avoid anything that can make your skin irritated, including the sun. Tattoo removal itself is painful, but not overly complicated. It takes a while for your skin to fully heal from the procedure. Additionally, you may want to take Tylenol  during and after the procedure to ease the pain.

9. What’s the Difference Between Face Wash and Skin Cleanser?

There are advantages to using both, but choosing one depends on what’s better for your skin. Face wash removes the oil and grime that accumulates on your face throughout the day, while skin cleanser accomplishes the same but is more effective in removing makeup and other beauty products. If you choose to use both, try and use face wash a bit more often than skin cleanser and adjust overall usage accordingly should your skin start to dry out.

8. Tips for Keeping Skin Fresh on an Airplane

A long flight can cause your skin to dry out, causing it to overproduce unnecessary oils in response. In the midst of your travel plans, skin care isn’t likely to be a priority, but taking measures such as including serums into your routine prior to your flight, wearing light makeup, packing the right products, and washing your face after the flight will help prevent any skin blemishes from getting in the way of your trip.

7. What Causes Spider Veins?

They may not be large like varicose veins, but spider veins can feel just as unwanted and  unsightly on your body. Thankfully, they don’t pose any threat to your health. They most commonly appear on women’s legs but can appear on the face and in men as well. Work that involves both extensive sitting and standing can lead to spider veins; but for most people, they are genetic and appear as you age.

6. What Causes Premature Graying in Hair?

Gray hair is inevitable, but we certainly don’t expect to see any crop up before age 50. Several different factors can contribute to the early appearance of gray hairs, namely genetics, ethnicity, and overall health. There’s nothing to be ashamed of, but if you’d rather not have any grays, the most appropriate response would be to dye your hair.

5. What You Need to Know About Belotero Filters

You’ve tried everything you can to halt the appearance of your wrinkles, including every cream imaginable. While you cannot stop the aging process, you can reduce the visual indicators that it is  taking place. Belotero Balance treatment is an FDA approved dermal filler that smooths out your skin to create a youthful appearance. Read on and find out exactly how it works!

4. How to Treat Under Eye Bags and Dark Circles

We all know them. Those telltale signs of a lack of sleep or increase in stress. Dark circles underneath the eye appear as a result of blood vessels draining incorrectly. Your diet and genetics can also be a factor in their appearance. Luckily, in addition to the classic cucumber treatment, there’s a few different ways you can tackle the situation, including tea bag treatment, vitamin E treatment, and a vegetable eye mask. Should none of these methods work, contact your dermatologist to see what other approaches exists.

3. What is Cryotherapy?

It’s hard to believe all the health benefits that come with doing something as unexpected as exposing yourself to freezing cold temperatures. Nevertheless, cryotherapy has been popular since the 1970s. Cryo Chambers and cryosaunas envelop your body in freezing temperatures, which can improve your mood, boost your immune system, and even burn more calories. Just be wary of the health risks involved with exposing yourself to such a level of cold.

2. Everything You Need to Know About Seborrheic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Seborrheic dermatitis affects more than 3 million Americans each year. On babies, it can appear as crusty yellow or brown scales on the scalp, w hile in adults, it commonly leads to itching, burning, and a pink or red colored appearance. Washing the affected area regularly and being exposed to the sun should help prevent outbreaks, but the best option would be to consult with your dermatologist.

1. How to Get Rid of a Blemish Fast

First thing’s first, you don’t want to pick or pop your pimple, no matter how tempting it may be. Doing so is likely to damage your skin further. Plus, your hands carry tons of bacteria that transfer over to the affected area. What you should do is drink plenty of water, take warm showers to open up your pores, and use natural spot treatments such as tea tree oil, vitamin E, and applying ice. Implementing these methods should prevent unwanted blemishes.

Keep Your Skin Clear in 2019

We covered a wide array of topics to help your skin stay healthy and clear. Skin care is often neglected by many but proves essential to maintaining that youthful glow for as long as you can. Following our tips and guidelines should be a tremendous benefit for your skin, but the best option would be to develop a personalized skin care regimen. Consult your dermatologist to see what works best for you! Happy 2019!


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