Ever hear of the “Vampire Facial” or someone having their own blood used as a treatment for acne scarring? Originally used by cardiac surgeons and orthopedic surgeons as far back as the 1980s, this procedure has hit the limelight in dermatology and rejuvenation medicine. You have heard about it from Kim Kardashian and seen it on Dr. Oz…. but what does the evidence really say? In particular, does it really help for acne scarring?
Nails, nails, nails. We hear advice from almost everyone – family, friends, nail salons, beauticians, advertisements in every magazine, and that friend of a friend who swears by some product. But who is correct? As a board-certified dermatologist, I take pride in giving quality advice based on scientific evidence.
So what are the magic steps? Read below to find out.
Its that scary time of the year. When else can you go all-out with your makeup, masks, costumes, and still get free candy from strangers? Halloween brings out the ghostly ghouls, the scary beasts, the wicked witches, and… the terrifying rash the day after Halloween!
Halloween makeup requires strong-colors and typically a thicker consistency to give that striking effect. But these heavy oil-based products can do havoc to your skin: acne pimples, blotches, redness, allergies, and more! So what can we do to avoid worsening acne or developing rash from Halloween makeup?
Whenever your skin is injured (accidents or surgeries), your body works to repair the wound. As your skin heals, a scar may form, as this is a natural part of the healing process. But how the scar appears in the long-term depends on the healing process of your skin.
While scars from surgery or over joints like the knees and elbows are hard to avoid, scars caused by minor cuts and scrapes can become less noticeable by properly treating the wound at home. Here are my tips for reducing the appearance of scars caused by injuries such as skinned knees or deep scratches: