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January 2011

Visible Facial Blood Vessels

As a dermatologist, common facial discolorations I see visible facial blood vesselsin my patients are visible facial blood vessels. There are 4 common visible facial blood vessels. They vary in shape, size, and color, and each has a different effect on your skin’s appearance.

Vitamins and Skin: What You Need to Know

A multitude of over-the-counter skin care products – from sunscreens and moisturizers to cosmetics – tout vitamins and antioxidants as ingredients. What importance do vitamins play in skin and skin health, and do these products really work?

Colorful Terms for Dry Skin

During winter, skin is subjected to an increased amount of moisture loss. As a result, I hear the term dry skin used a lot. There really are many terms in dermatology related to dry skin. In fact, the term dry skin is a layman’s phrase. I’m going to share some of the more colorful and interesting terms physicians use to describe this condition. Often, the medical term itself is a clue to the symptoms it is referring to. I selected and interpreted a few terms that I find particularly interesting and relevant to this time of year.

Skin Rejuvenation 201

In our last posting, we discussed ways for you to improve the appearance of your skin without having to visit the dermatologist.

Incorporating things such as sunscreens, moisturizers, and over-the-counter retinoids can all contribute to a more youthful appearance, but these changes are subtle and require long periods of time before they become noticeable. Minimizing exposure to ultraviolet radiation, whether from the sun or a tanning lamp, is beyond a doubt the most important (and simple) change you can make.