The Skin Series

Sunscreens 101: Decoding the Labels

Photo Credits: labmuffin.com Why do we need sunscreens? As I discussed in my previous blog post on anti-aging, the ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun is one of the most potent causes of premature skin aging. This phenomenon is called photoaging, and this commonly manifests as deep wrinkles, uneven skin texture and skin hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Younger patients

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All About Anti-Aging

One of the most popular questions I receive at the Levana Dermatology Clinic is, “What is the best anti-aging regimen?” To answer this question, I start by explaining the aging process. Can we stop aging? You CANNOT stop aging — but you can slow down the process (or speed it up). Skin aging, in particular,

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The Science of Cleansing

Why do we need to cleanse? The initial step in any skincare routine, whether face or body, is cleansing. Cleansing is an important process because it removes dirt, excess sebum or oil, dead skin cells, microorganisms or any products you might have applied during the day. How do cleansers work? – Introduction to surfactants Before

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What are Fractional CO2 Lasers?

What are ablative lasers? Ablative refers to lasers that remove or destroy the outer layers of the skin. This occurs when the light emitted by the laser heats the skin to a boiling point, vaporizing the skin cells. The skin will expectedly react to it being burned, therefore healing from these lasers take time (also known

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Introduction to Lasers

What are lasers? “Laser” is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. A laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. Long story short, lasers work by emitting light. What are the different types of lasers? There are different types of

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What is a Dermatologist?

What is a dermatologist? A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating the skin, hair and nails. When should I see a dermatologist? Anytime you want! You do not need to have a disorder to see a dermatologist, We can help you determine your skin type and create the best regimen for you. We

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The Skinny on Microdermabrasion

What is exfoliation, and why do we need it? The outermost, protective layer of the skin is called the stratum corneum. It is made up of dead skin cells (also known as keratinocytes), and is replaced every 4 weeks in a process called epidermal turnover. The normal shedding of skin cells can be prolonged due

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