Showing posts from November, 2014

Treating acne scars

There are lots of ways to heal your scars and keep new ones from forming. It is important to prevent acne scars before they begin. If your scar is red or swollen, use a cortisone cream to calm your skin. The cortisone is absorbed by skin cells and reduces inflammation. Skin creams with cortisone can be bought over the counter.
If your acne scars don't fade away on their own, it may be time to consider booking an appointment with our dermatologist. Fraxel® Laser Treatment is a revolutionary and effective treatment for wrinkles, uneven color and tone, texture irregularities from sun damage and aging, crepiness, and loose skin. No downtime is involved and gradual improvement is noted in texture and color. Collagen is both increased and remodeled due to the treatment. Fraxel laser is the treatment of choice for facial acne scars. This is primarily due to its ability through nano beam technology (like camera pixels) to safely penetrate deeper than the older ablative lasers and, the…

Have eczema? Avoid this list of foods

The old saying “you are what you eat” is typically used to teach children healthy dietary choices, but as time and medical technology advance, we have learned just how accurate that saying really is. What you put into your body is what it uses for fuel, so it makes sense that if you’re eating something your body doesn’t like, you’ll see symptoms of it. This is true even for conditions once thought to be unrelated to diet–like eczema.  An inflammatory condition of the skin, no one knows the exact cause of eczema

Actually an umbrella term, “eczema” can be used to refer to many different types of skin conditions that are thought to be linked to allergic reactions within the body, some of those caused by diet.
Studies of children and young people with atopic eczema found that one-third to nearly two-thirds also had a food allergy.

As a general rule, the following foods can cause eczema to worsen:
MilkEggsPeanutsTree nutsWheatFishShellfishSoy Food allergies can vary from person to perso…