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What is our skin barrier?

What is our skin barrier? Our skin barrier is the outermost layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum. It acts as a physical and chemical barrier that helps to protect the body from the external environment. The stratum corneum is made up of dead skin cells that have been pushed to the skin's surface and lipids (fats) produced by the skin cells. These lipids, which include ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids, form a barrier that helps to retain moisture in the skin [...]

2023-01-17T14:50:36-06:00January 17th, 2023|Skin Care|0 Comments

12th Annual Fall Into Beauty Event

12th Annual Fall into Beauty Event This past October, Village Dermatology held its 12th annual Fall event, Fall into Beauty.  This event was the first time since the pandemic that the event was held in person again.  "We were so excited to see everyone again at our event.  It has become one of the annual events that our patients and staff look forward to the most." Explained Audrey Easterwood, Practice Administrator. The evening events were designed to connect with the local community plus drive [...]

2023-01-09T14:24:54-06:00January 9th, 2023|Botox|0 Comments

Winter Skincare Tips

Winter Skincare Tips Winter weather is currently upon us, and keeping your skin healthy during this season can be difficult without the right habits. In this article, we are going to review 3 tips for healthy skin during the winter season. All of these important tips are designed to accomplish one very important goal: Maintain a healthy skin barrier. So, before we jump into the 3 tips, let's take a moment to understand why this is important. A healthy skin barrier is important because [...]

2023-01-04T07:28:34-06:00January 4th, 2023|Skin Care|0 Comments

The Importance of Choosing Non-Comedogenic Skincare Products

The Importance of Choosing Non-Comedogenic Skincare Products Acne breakouts are common, especially between the ages of 11 and 30. Dermatologists say 4 out of 5 people experience acne during their teenage and young adult years. This common skin condition can cause considerable discomfort and embarrassment. Effective acne treatments are available. But if you have acne-prone skin, you must be careful about what you put on your face. Many common ingredients in skincare and cosmetics can cause clogged pores and worsen your acne. On the [...]

2022-10-13T08:33:11-05:00October 13th, 2022|Acne, Blog, Skin Care|0 Comments

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
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