5 Dermatology Must Do’s This Summer

by David Vasily

When you’re a business person, it’s important to put your best face forward.  No matter what your age or stage, keeping your skin in good health is important. It’s your largest organ after all!   Here are 5 “Must do’s” to keep your skin healthy this summer.

1 Wash your face with your own products.  Beyond a bar of bath soap, wonderful skin care products are made specifically with men and women in mind.  Everyone should wash their face daily with products designed for your skin type and then follow with moisturizer.  Your skin care specialist can help steer you to products that will work best for you (or you can try one I invented-MDRejuvena- available at Aesthetica Cosmetic & Laser Center).

2 If you’ve spent most of your life soaking up the sun, it’s important to schedule an annual skin cancer checkup with a board certified Dermatologist.  If you have a history of skin cancer in your family, you should be seen more often.  It goes without saying that you should wear broad spectrum sunscreen with at minimum of 15 SPF daily.  If you’re planning to be outside, use SPF30 or more and apply often.  You should also avoid tanning beds year round.

3 Since youth is often valued in the workplace, keep an eye on signs of aging.  If you’re starting to see wrinkles, consider minimally invasive and no downtime procedures. Injectables including Botox® and cosmetic fillers such as Juvéderm® can provide both fullness and smoothness to the skin, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the forehead, eyes, as well as a sagging neck skin.  We feature products by Allergan and Galderma in our practice, which allows us to customize these products to bring out the best in you. We also pride ourselves in offering the very latest in cosmetic and laser technology.  My years as a medical researcher in the field has helped us tailor treatments to address the common signs of aging including; sagging skin around the face, fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.

4 If you are bothered by heavy sweating, sometimes deodorant isn’t enough.  Botox injections in the area can help but you must repeat treatment ever few months.  We also offer an FDA-approved in-office procedure called miraDry™.  In fact, we were the first practice in the state of Pennsylvania to bring it to patients and have since become one of the premier providers of this treatment in the country.  MiraDry uses microwave energy, delivered in a handheld wand, to “zap” sweat glands.  Two treatments are typically needed to complete the process but improvement can be seen after one.  The procedures are done in my dermatology office and are spaced six weeks apart.  Our first patients, who had the procedure over two years ago, still report that they are sweat free!

5 Finally, if you struggle with embarrassing toenails, sandal season can be especially difficult.  Millions of men and women have onychomycosis (the fancy name for toenail fungus infections).  You see the ads all over TV and radio for prescription medications.  You can avoid harsh chemicals and pills by trying treatments like Q-Clear™, available at Lehigh Valley Dermatology.  It’s the only FDA-approved laser on the market designed to clear nails in patients with Onychomycosis.  It’s painless and takes very little time–just less than a minute per nail.  There’s no downtime and a series of treatment is cost effective.

Don’t let the summer heat get you the best of you.  Your skin will thank you.

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