A common misconception is that cosmetic treatments are only for women. While it is true that women represent the majority of cosmetic treatment patients, the number of men getting these procedures is on the rise! What are the best treatments for men?
All about foot care - calluses, athlete's foot and toe nails
Hand & nail care is not difficult, and you are pretty much doing most of this already (I hope), but just to emphasize the key points...
Chances are you’ve been shaving since your teen years, but do you experience skin irritation, razor bumps, ingrown hairs, or other such problems associated with shaving. A poll by the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) found that 78% of men who shave experience irritation. In this post, we’re just going to give you a quick overview of shaving and some tips. Hopefully, one of the tips or steps may help your skin out next time you shave!
Acne is the most common skin condition in the US, occurring in men and women of nearly all ages. Chances are, you have had (or are having) acne breakouts, so you are very familiar with this topic! Let’s review what you can do to reduce and treat acne.
Many men don’t take proper care of their skin because it seems like there is too much time & effort is involved, but that’s not true! While there are a lot of product options these days, only a few are needed for healthy, great skin. If you want to have a simple, easy and fast skin care routine, what we recommend is just to Cleanse and Protect.
OK guys, this month we are focusing on skin care concerns and topics that are tailored for YOU. While a lot of the same principles are also beneficial for women, this June – for Men’s Health Month – this month’s blog series is geared towards the guys, so stay tuned in!
Next month is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so this post makes a good segue from our April series to the May series: Fact & Fiction about Skin Cancer. We’ll go more in depth on many related topics next month, but today we’ll quickly touch on the most common misconceptions about this disease.
Another recent key advance in dermatology is the potential for an easier, yet effective psoriasis treatment.
Our lives can be so busy and hectic that certain habits get pushed to the side. Somehow, these also tend to be the habits associated with health, such as eating right, exercise…and skin care! What skincare practices should you absolutely not skimp on?
The age-old saying “A little goes a long way” certainly applies to skin care. Sometimes people want the effects sooner, so they will use more product than recommended in the hopes of accelerating the results. Other people will simply use more products to try and fix everything all at once. Show your skin some love by listening to the above saying – a little goes a long way.
Skin is the largest organ in your body, and it is also one of the few that is constantly exposed to the elements –wind and rain, hot and cold, allergens and irritants, and more. In addition, skin is the gatekeeper to the rest of the body; it works to keep harmful things out and to hold beneficial things in. These two attributes together shine a light on how important it is for us to protect our skin as much as we can. If we protect our skin, our skin will protect us. So, what are the main concerns that we need to protect our skin from?
There is often confusion about the different types of skin cancer, so we thought it may be helpful to put them together into one chart comparing the three types of skin cancer (Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma).
KybellaTM is one of our newest cosmetic procedures as it was FDA approved and released within the past few years (but don’t worry, it has been in clinical trials for years prior to FDA approval). This innovative treatment targets the “double chin” which has been difficult to treat without plastic surgery.
Vanquish Fat Reduction is our newest procedure. This non-surgical body contouring treatment uses radio frequency (RF) technology to pass through the skin to target fat cells and cause apoptosis (cell destruction) of these cells. The destroyed fat cells are permanently removed by the body through natural excretion methods.
Another procedure that we offer at Beverly Dermatology & Laser Center is Laser Hair Removal. This procedure uses a targeted beam of highly concentrated laser light to target & destroy the unwanted hair follicles, significantly reducing and/or preventing hair growth.
This is the season when people start transitioning their workouts from the indoor gym to the great outdoors. Who doesn’t love a nice morning run (or walk) by the beach in the summer? For the most part, outdoor workouts have the same skin care recommendations as indoor workouts, but here are two that become particularly important in the warmer months.
While we cannot stress the importance of Sun Safe Practices enough (needed 365 days per year!), if you get a sunburn, let’s talk about what you should do.
Ingrown hairs are not only a summer problem, but they become especially troublesome during swimsuit season.
The scalp is an often forgotten area when it comes to preventing & checking for skin cancer. We likely forget about this area of skin because we have hair that “must” be protecting our scalp from UV exposure. Funny how the sun has a sneaky way of getting here too! Melanomas on the head are particularly dangerous because of the proximity to the lymphatic and circulatory systems, so don’t overlook this area of skin!
We always get a lot of questions about sunscreens: What’s the difference between physical and chemical sunscreens? Are the ingredients safe or harmful? Should I get the highest SPF available? Are spray sunscreens OK? Is sunscreen waterproof? In this article, we will touch on the most common questions!
Sports are year-round of course, but they are popular summer activities as well!
So you found a vacation spot without any mosquitoes, spiders, or poisonous plants? Awesome! Alas, if you brought your skin with you there are still some skin conditions that are especially common in the summer that can still find you J: Heat Rash, Swimmer's Itch, Hives & Sunburn.
Now let’s talk about those feet! Like hands, men don’t tend to spend all that much time thinking about foot care.
I understand that you guys are not all that likely to go get a manicure at the salon.
Chances are you’ve been shaving since your teen years, but do you experience skin irritation, razor bumps, ingrown hairs, or other such problems associated with shaving.
Acne is the most common skin condition in the US, plaguing men & women, teens, adults and sometimes even babies! As we have pretty much all experienced it (some of us still do!), I don’t have to go into a lot of detail about it, so let me give you a quick overview of what causes acne and then go right into helpful tips for you guys!
As mentioned in our last post, the majority of men need their skin care routine to be simple, or they just won’t do it. It's ok- we understand! I know many women who use so many products that they take up the entire counter around the sink! (hence why the double sink was invented).
If you are a man and pretty much the only skin care products you use are shaving cream & after shave, you are not alone. It seems like it’s mostly women buying the “lotions & potions” for their skin, but it’s time to re-think this.