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Skincare Ingredients for Acne-Prone Skin

Skincare Ingredients for Acne-Prone Skin Acne can affect people of all ages.  For some, dealing with acne can be a source of embarrassment when it comes to their social life and can impact their general mood.  Thankfully, there are many skincare products specially formulated to treat acne.  In this article, we will talk about four key ingredients in skincare products that are particularly beneficial for acne-prone skin. Benzoyl Peroxide Benzoyl peroxide is an antiseptic. It is a common ingredient in skincare products for [...]

2022-09-14T08:50:29-05:00September 14th, 2022|Acne, Blog, Skin Care|0 Comments

Changing to a Fall Skincare Routine

Changing to a Fall Skincare Routine The changing seasons can have a dramatic effect on your skin.  To keep your skin looking its best, you should change your skincare routine with the seasons.  As the weather goes from hot and humid in summer to cool and dry in the fall, some tweaks to your skincare routine can keep your skin looking healthy and radiant. Here are some of our dermatologists-recommended tips for maximizing your skincare routine this fall. Use Thicker Skincare Products In [...]

2022-09-06T09:16:13-05:00September 6th, 2022|Blog, Skin Care|0 Comments

After Effects of Acne – Now What?

After Effects of Acne - Now What? By Gwen Timmons, Licensed Medical Aesthetician You've worked hard and have been diligently following treatment protocols battling your acne and are now seeing the positive results of your efforts as your skin becomes clearer. Now you are left with the after-effects - dark spots and scarring - reminders of those upsetting and oftentimes embarrassing moments you would like to forget and move on from. Depending on your individual needs, there are things you can do to fade pigmentation [...]

2021-06-02T14:15:40-05:00June 1st, 2021|Acne, Blog|0 Comments

Why Choose a Dermatologist for Injectables 

Why Choose a Dermatologist for Injectables In recent years, injectables have been skyrocketing in popularity. According to a report released by the ASPS, soft tissue fillers and Botox were among the top 5 minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2019, with more than 10 million Americans opting for these treatments. Now, when you’re talking about medical injectable procedures on your face, the sensible thing to do is to choose a PROVIDER with extensive training in FACIAL ANATOMY AND injectable treatments. But with their increasing [...]

2021-06-01T12:08:52-05:00April 8th, 2021|Blog, Botox|0 Comments

What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?

What is a Physician Assistant? A Physician Assistant (PA) is a healthcare professional that serves as an extension of the Physician to provide accessible, quality healthcare. They are an integral part of the health care team and practice medicine under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician. PAs are nationally certified and state-licensed. At Village Dermatology, we are fortunate to have 2 amazing PAs available for our patient's dermatology care. Both Amanda Lanier, PA-C, and Kelly Fordham, PA-C, are licensed Physician Assistants with years [...]

What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

What is a Nurse Practitioner? A nurse practitioner (NP) is a healthcare provider who works independently to manage people’s medical problems and prevent illness. Nurse practitioners often specialize in a specific patient population, for example, children, adults, women, or elderly individuals. Some nurse practitioners may specialize in a medical field such as cardiology, oncology, or dermatology. Currently, Village Dermatology is extremely fortunate to have the expertise of Wendy Cantrell, DNP, CRNP available to serve our patients. Wendy is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) with [...]

2020-11-30T15:30:30-06:00November 30th, 2020|Blog, Dermatologist, Dermatology, Nurse Practitioner|0 Comments

Why are laser hair removal procedures sold in packages

Why are Laser Hair Removal Procedures Sold in Packages? Tired of ingrown hairs and tiny red bumps that crop up after shaving? At your wit’s end with the fuzz that appears two days after waxing? If you’ve had enough of the back-and-forth, never-ending hair removal process, laser hair removal might be the answer to your woes. Laser hair removal is a procedure in which a laser (a concentrated beam of light) is used to remove unwanted hair – a great option for anyone who’s sick [...]

2020-09-04T13:49:26-05:00September 4th, 2020|Blog, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Treatments|0 Comments

Botox for Depression

Botox for Depression Botox for Depression: New Study Shows Promising Findings Everyone has heard of Botox, and many know of its amazing benefits outside of aesthetic use.  Botox was first approved for therapeutic use more than three decades ago. It was developed as a treatment for eye muscle disorders like blepharospasm (involuntary blinking) and strabismus (crossed eyes). Over the years, doctors found they could use Botox to treat a variety of health conditions. As the use of Botox has increased over the years, a surprising [...]

2020-08-20T19:41:10-05:00August 20th, 2020|Blog, Botox, Dermatologist, Dermatology|0 Comments

What is Tinea Versicolor

What is Tinea Versicolor? Tinea versicolor (also called Pityriasis Versicolor) is a yeast infection of the skin. This common medical dermatology condition frequently occurs in adolescents and young adults. It is caused by the fungus Malassezia, a type of yeast that can naturally be found on human skin. Usually, these microscopic organisms are not harmful, and in fact, protect you from infections and other pathogens that might cause diseases. However, sometimes this yeast can grow out of control and can interfere with the natural pigmentation [...]

2020-08-03T20:18:21-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Blog, Dermatologist, Dermatology, Skin Care|0 Comments

Five ways you may be applying sunscreen incorrectly

Five ways you may be applying sunscreen incorrectly Ignoring the label There are a variety of sunscreens on the market. To effectively protect yourself choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher, is water-resistant and provides broad-spectrum coverage (meaning it covers you from both UVA and UVB rays) Using too little Adults need about 1 ounce (size of a golf ball/shot glass) to fully cover their body. Apply a liberally amount to all areas of the body before getting dressed [...]

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