Hair loss is a genetic issue that has been plaguing men and women for centuries. Both men and women come to me frustrated and lacking self-confidence because of thinning hair they have no control over. It’s a common problem. Sixty-five percent of men have noticeable hair loss by age 60, and 35 million men in the United States experience hair loss, while it affects 21 million women. Hair loss sufferers can expect to lose an average of 100 hairs per day.
Everyone wants smooth, youthful-looking skin. Did you know that what you eat and your daily skin-care habits can actually slow the aging process for your skin? By eating the right foods, having a set routine, and avoiding bad habits that damage your skin, you could have the radiant skin you’ve always wanted.
If you’re having to tilt your head back or frequently raise your eyebrows so you can see, chances are you’re suffering from eyelid drooping. Many patients I see don’t realize there are surgical options to fix eyelid drooping and they are pleased with the results after they’ve had surgery.
Men typically take the spartan approach when it comes to skincare – a bare-bones routine that involves splashing their faces with some water and drying it off. For some, there may even be a bar of hand soap involved. (Terrible! Please don’t do this!) The reality is, you can still take good care of your skin and not stray too far from your normal three-minute morning skincare routine.
This particular winter hasn’t been all that wintery so far, but that doesn’t mean you’re not feeling a change in your skin. Seasonal changes from the humidity of a Houston summer to the drier air of fall and winter can wreak havoc on your skin, especially if it’s already prone to being a little dry. Here are some things to keep in mind about dry skin as we forge on through January and February.
When you stop to think about how often we use our hands every day, it’s no surprise that there are conditions that occur from the repetitive use of our fingers over time. Trigger finger, while not as widely known as carpal tunnel, is one of these conditions.
Texans are blessed with many opportunities for outdoor fun. Unfortunately, this means more exposure to the damaging rays of the sun. And that can lead to skin cancer – the most common type of cancer in the world. In fact, about 5.4 million squamous and basal cell cancers in about 3.3 million Americans are diagnosed each year. While alarming, there is some good news. As the rate of different types of cancers increases, our technology and science rises to meet the demand for treatment. Mohs surgery is an example of technology and science rising to meet the need for skin cancer treatment.
Taking care of your skin can seem like a full-time job. One of the most-asked questions from my patients is how to deal with blackheads and how to get rid of them.
Cubital tunnel syndrome, or ulnar neuropathy, is a condition commonly caused by abnormal pressure on the ulnar nerve near the “funny bone” in the elbow, which could originate from a number of our typical habits and daily activities.
Pruritus might be a funny sounding word, but those diagnosed with it might not feel the humor. Pronounced pru-ri-tus, it refers to severe itching of the skin. Pruritus can affect anyone for different reasons. It can be mild or severe. It can occur once or it can be an ongoing battle. Millions of people are affected by varying degrees of pruritus each year. A recent study of adult patients in a primary care clinic found that nearly one-third of patients are affected to some degree at any one time. Knowing a little about the condition can help you through it if you’ve been dealing with itchy skin.