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.
We exercise, maintain a healthy diet and try to stay active in our day-to-day lives and it still doesn’t seem to be enough to remove stubborn fat deposits in some areas of our bodies. This is a common complaint among men and women. Past treatments for eliminating these fat deposits have often been invasive with social downtime, time off work and exercise and a longer healing process. CoolSculpting is another option for body contouring that is nonsurgical, effective and gentler. If you have stubborn areas you’d like help with CoolSculpting might be an excellent choice for you.
Would you like to rejuvenate your complexion in a subtle way that looks natural? Perhaps you'd like to smooth out fine wrinkles, tighten loose skin, fade away brown sun spots or improve uneven skin tone. Or, maybe you’re bothered by old acne scars or scars due to injury or surgery. Perhaps you want to be proactive in maintaining the integrity of your skin before it shows the changes that come with time and sunlight.
If you’ve just recovered from a lumpectomy or mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery, both your body and mind have been through a lot. While your doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to take care of yourself following surgery, there are a few things that I see over and over again that patients neglect to follow, or do not know to expect. Here are three things I find myself telling a lot of my patients following surgery.