Complete skin renewal is possible to achieve without making an appointment at the spa. PMD Personal Microderm Device is a microdermabrasion tool that yields professional-quality results from the comfort of your own home. In his most recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD shares how to use the PMD device and what results you can expect.
This at-home microdermabrasion tool rejuvenates the complexion, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.
PMD Personal Microderm Device unclogs pores, improves skin tone, smooths a rough texture, diminishes blemishes and minimizes wrinkles. This tool offers three exfoliating discs that provide different levels of renewal, allowing you to control your own treatment. The blue discs provide sensitive treatment, the green discs provide medium treatment and the red discs provide maximum treatment. For best results, start with the blue discs first, then work your way up to the green and red discs.
PMD Personal Microderm Device makes skin renewal quick and easy, says Joel Schlessinger MD.
This at-home microdermabrasion tool is simple to use. Start by cleansing your skin and patting it dry. Use your free hand to put your skin taut, creating a smooth surface for the tool to glide across. Move the PMD device in an upward motion across the skin. Keep the device moving at all times and do not make more than two passes over one area during the treatment. PMD Personal Microderm Device can be used once a week.
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Safe sun practices and proper skin care can protect you from dangerous moles, Joel Schlessinger MD says.
Protecting yourself from harmful sun exposure can prevent moles from developing into skin cancer. Wear sunscreen and protective clothing to shield your skin. Another way to keep yourself safe is to avoid tanning booths.
Recognize the warning signs of dangerous moles by using the ABCDE rule. Look for moles with asymmetry, where one half doesn’t match the other half in shape. Next, check for moles with ragged, blurred or irregular borders. Watch out for marks with uneven coloration, more than one color or unusual color. Pay attention to moles with a diameter larger than 6 millimeters, or the size of a pencil eraser. Finally, keep track of evolving moles that change or grow in shape over time.
Scar treatments can minimize marks left behind after mole removal, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.
Joel Schlessinger is an expert in skin cancer evaluation. As a board-certified dermatologist, he is skilled at assessing dangerous moles and removing them if necessary. If you do need a mole removed, there are several scar treatments that can help diminish the appearance of scarring.
SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel is clinically proven to address multiple phases of scar formation to improve the overall healing process. You’ll see softer, smoother skin with less noticeable scarring with continued use. To conceal and heal post-procedure scars, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation. This breathable foundation stimulates cell growth and soothes stressed skin to minimize scar formation. Plus, the formula is gentle enough to use immediately after procedures.
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As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to prepare for sandal-ready feet. In the winter, dry air depletes skin of essential moisture, causing feet to become rough, cracked and worn. Luckily, Clarisonic’s newest skin care tool is designed to address this very problem. In his most recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD answers frequently asked questions about the Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System.
This skin care tool will soften hardened heels just in time for spring, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.
The Clarisonic Pedi System is designed to smooth and soften rough feet from the comfort of your own home. This set helps you achieve smooth and sandal-ready heels. The full kit includes the device, a smoothing disc, a buffing brush, a hydrating balm, an exfoliating treatment and a foot peel.
Joel Schlessinger MD recommends using the buffing brush as a daily treatment for rough soles. Twice weekly, use the smoothing disc on hardened areas that need a little extra attention.
The Clarisonic Pedi is specifically designed for use on the feet, Joel Schlessinger MD says.
Like all Clarisonic devices, the Pedi is equipped with technology that really works. It features three speeds and an adjustable timer. The system is also water-resistant so it can be used in the shower. However, Clarisonic facial brush heads will not work with this skin care tool. The Pedi device is built with a different motor that is only safe for use on the feet.
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If you have a red, irritated complexion, your skin care products could be to blame. Fragrance is a common irritant that can aggravate sensitive skin. Luckily, there are a wide variety of fragrance-free skin care products available for those with sensitive complexions. In a recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD explains how going fragrance-free can benefit your skin.
Red and reactive skin types should avoid products with fragrances, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.
Irritation can occur whether the product’s scent is natural or synthetic. Added fragrances are especially harsh on allergy-prone skin and anyone battling eczema, rosacea or psoriasis. If your skin is red or reactive, Joel Schlessinger MD suggests switching to fragrance-free products, which could help you avoid irritation and inflammation.
Joel Schlessinger MD recommends choosing gentle formulas that soothe sensitive skin.
Joel Schlessinger MD suggests cleansing with a gentle face wash like La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream, which will not disrupt the balance of your skin. This soothing cleanser calms redness while removing makeup, oil and other debris.
FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone is the perfect solution for dry, chapped skin. This fragrance-free balm hydrates and heals the symptoms of dry skin, chapped lips, psoriasis, eczema, allergic skin reactions and more.
Joel Schlessinger MD also recommends a sensitive skin care cream to moisturize extremely dry, dehydrated and reactive complexions. Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream soothes itching and irritation while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture levels.
Soothe dehydrated hands with CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream. This hand cream uses ceramides to help repair, restore and protect skin from harmful irritants.
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Sunburned skin is not the only sign of sun damage. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a “safe” tan. Any change in the color of your skin is a sign of sun damage. In his most recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD discusses how to recognize sun damage, the best way to protect yourself and what you can do to reverse existing damage.
Sun damage can cause premature signs of aging and skin cancer, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.
Dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles are a common sign of sun damage. UV exposure creates an uneven skin tone and breaks down elastin in the skin, which gives the complexion a saggy and aged appearance.
Most skin cancer is caused by too much UV exposure. In the early stages, it usually resembles a freckle or a mole that can change in size, shape or color. The best way to avoid skin cancer is through regular visits to your dermatologist. This will also improve your chances of catching it early when it’s easily treatable.
Joel Schlessinger shares tips on how to prevent sun damage.
The best way to prevent sun damage is to avoid direct sun exposure and keep your skin well protected. Apply a daily sunscreen like EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen and avoid outside activities during peak hours when the sun is directly overhead.
Heliocare Sun Protection Pills can give your regular sunscreen a boost. These daily supplements build up your body’s natural defense against UV damage. Wearing a hat and clothing with SPF also help shield your skin.
Joel Schlessinger MD suggests treating existing sun damage with an anti-aging formula like SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum. This serum combines growth factors, peptides and antioxidants to diminish the look of dark spots and wrinkles.
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It’s no secret that indoor tanning is dangerous. To see just how harmful tanning beds can be, researchers recently compared prolonged UV exposure with other negative habits. The study results suggest that indoor tanning may result in more cases of cancer than smoking alone.
Tanning beds are often linked to skin cancer, Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger strongly urges his patients to avoid indoor tanning. The UV lamps in tanning beds give off 10 to 15 times more radiation than the sun, which puts users at an even higher risk of developing melanoma.
The study included research that showed how common indoor tanning is among adults and teenagers. Out of the 500,000 people who participated, nearly 36 percent of the adults and 20 percent of the teenagers admitted to using a tanning bed.
Researchers also examined cancer rates and found that the number of skin cancer cases outweigh the number of lung cancer cases each year. While smoking causes around 363,000 cases of lung cancer annually, there are an estimated 419,000 cases of basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Additionally, there are around 11,000 cases of melanoma that could be linked to the use of tanning beds.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger is passionate about proper sun protection.
As a board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a strong advocate for practicing healthy skin care. He supports the ban of tanning beds for all minors in hopes that it will save future generations from melanoma and other skin cancers.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger also recommends wearing sunscreen every day, even if you aren’t exposed to direct sunlight. He is especially supportive of the use of sunscreen in schools, where many administrators have banned the use of sun protection for children. Dr. Joel Schlessinger appeared on the Huffington Post last year to discuss the implications of this ban.
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Obagi360 helps address the early signs of aging, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.
This preventative anti-aging line is perfect for patients who are starting to see fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. The Obagi360 system includes an exfoliating cleanser, a moisturizing sunscreen and a gentle retinol for a complete skin care regimen.
The exfoliating cleanser uses manual and chemical exfoliation to unclog pores and refine skin. It leaves your complexion soft, smooth and prepared for other products. The sunscreen moisturizer soothes inflammation while providing broad spectrum sun protection. This formula also contains potent antioxidants to protect your skin against environmental damage. Finally, the 0.5 retinol will help diminish the signs of aging without irritating the complexion.
Joel Schlessinger MD recommends the Obagi360 system for a simple yet effective anti-aging routine.
For best results, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends trying the Obagi360 System Kit. This starter set contains the full-size cleanser, sunscreen moisturizer and 0.5 retinol. In addition to the retinol included in the kit, Obagi360 also offers a 1.0 retinol for patients who want a stronger treatment. Both formulas use an entrapped form of retinol that provides time-released treatment with minimal irritation.
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According to a recent study, there may be a connection between drinking alcohol and skin cancer. The British Journal of Dermatology found that drinking too much alcohol could set off a chain reaction that makes the skin more sensitive to UV light that can cause skin cancer.
The study looked at 16 different case studies involving thousands of participants. These studies found that drinking one alcoholic beverage or more per day increases the risk of skin cancer by a fifth.
How does alcohol increase skin cancer risk? Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares.
A number of forces may be to blame causing the link between alcohol and skin cancer. Ethanol is converted to acetaldehyde soon after ingestion, and acetaldehyde can render the skin more sensitive to UV light. Sunscreen negligence and not wearing enough protective clothing while drinking may also be to blame.
“The interesting question will be whether it is because protection and the awareness of sun protection is flawed while ‘sunning under the influence’ or whether there is a particular worsening of sun exposure when drinking,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
“We have many drugs and foods that intensify sun exposure when ingested, so it isn’t a stretch to think alcohol could do the same thing.”
Dr. Joel Schlessinger is not surprised by the findings of this study.
Although this is a new study, Dr. Joel Schlessinger isn’t surprised by the findings.
“It is tough enough to encourage patients to stay out of the sun,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger, “so it comes as no shock that when drinking, sun protection habits go out the window.”
Dr. Joel Schlessinger always recommends wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen every day, especially when you plan to be in the sun. Wear protective clothing, such as long sleeves, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses. For extra protection, try an antioxidant supplement such as Heliocare Sun Protection Capsules.
But at the end of the day, Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends avoiding drinking alcohol and spending time in the sun.
“The take home message is that it is unsafe to be in the sun and drink at the same time.”
Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends Latisse for thin or short lashes.
The eyelashes are just one more area that begins to show signs of aging as we get older. Men and women often experience thinning and lightening of the lashes as well as hair breakage and loss. Rather than investing in falsies or lengthening mascara, you can use Latisse to regrow these lost hairs.
Latisse is the first FDA-approved eyelash enhancement product that is proven to grow longer and thicker lashes. Dr. Joel Schlessinger has personally seen patients with great results and often recommends this product.
Applying Latisse once daily provides advanced results, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
Along with aging, aggressive makeup removal can cause hairs to break and fall out. Vigorously scrubbing your eyes to remove mascara and water-resistant makeup also weakens hairs, increasing the likelihood that you will lose them.
Using advanced ingredients, Latisse encourages lashes to grow thicker and longer. This serum is applied before you go to bed at night to the eyelid directly above the lash line. After one to three months, most users experience lashes that appear significantly thicker and darker. You can also use this serum on the brows to fill in bald or thin patches.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger sees very few side effects from this product.
While Dr. Joel Schlessinger does not often see side effects caused by Latisse, there are risks associated with this product. Occasionally, individuals with light or blue eyes experience a darkening in the color of their irises. If this occurs, stop using this serum immediately. To prevent this side effect, avoid applying this product directly into the eyes. There are also other, less common side effects such as eye redness and itching.
Find out more about Latisse and see if this eyelash enhancement product is right for you.
Cellulite creates bumpy, dimpled skin that can be unsightly and hard to treat. In his latest SlideShare presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD answers frequently asked questions about cellulite and why it is such a common concern. He also highlights a few of his favorite products to treat and prevent this condition.
Genetics play a key role in the formation of cellulite, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.
Most noticeable on the buttocks and thighs, cellulite is characterized by stubborn fat deposits that give the skin a lumpy appearance. Although hormones, poor diet and lifestyle choices have been thought to cause this condition, the cause is most likely hereditary. Cellulite usually appears after puberty and is more common in women than men.
Joel Schlessinger MD shares how you can fight cellulite for smooth, even skin.
As a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Joel Schlessinger MD offers VelaShape for patients who want to eliminate stubborn cellulite. This non-surgical body shaping procedure uses innovative elos technology to tone, contour and shape targeted areas.
LovelySkin.com also carries a wide range of products to treat problem areas from the comfort of your own home. The bliss FatGirlSlim Lean Machine targets dimpled skin with a combination of rolling, lifting suction and pulsing motions. This vacuum massager provides best results when paired with regular exercise and a healthy diet. SkinCeuticals Body Tightening Concentrate works quickly to diminish the look of cellulite in as little as eight weeks. If you prefer a treatment kit, ResolutionMD’s Cellulite System contains three products to help firm, tone and tighten skin.
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