Dear Dr. Anne,
My skin looks as gray, flat and dull as my garden does in winter. I need some color! Wearing more blusher makes it worse, and indoor tanning isn't good for me, from what I've been reading. What healthy ways can I give my skin a mid-winter boost?
Outstanding job on passing up indoor tanning as a viable cure for the winter blahs! The rise in skin cancer rates happens to coincide with the growth of indoor tanning. People who tan indoors are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma, 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma, and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma than non-tanners. Indoor tanning is not an option that anyone in the medical community would recommend.
There are number of safe and healthy ways to improve the look and health of your skin. At Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center, we offer both laser and non-laser treatments that are safe, proven and painless, to bring a flattering and healthy glow to your skin. Fillers like Radiesse immediately replace lost volume, and stimulate the production of your own natural collagen. Chemical peels and Microderm Laser treatments improve skin texture and result in a more youthful appearance. A little touch can make a big difference, too, like permanent make-up eyeliner: accentuating the eyes helps make your face appear instantly younger and more refreshed.
When you come in for a consultation, you'll share with me your areas of concern. After examining your skin, together we will map out treatment options, along with their pricing. From there you can pick and choose what treatment(s) you would like to pursue. The best option for you could be far simpler than you might think!
Looking healthy is best done without the help of the sun. Simply pairing a good skincare regimen with a procedure will go along way to help your skin get and keep a healthy glow. Give us a call today to schedule your visit, and you'll be one step closer toward achieving a healthy, glowing countenance, regardless of the season.
Dr. Anne White
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Pat R., Pfafftown: My skin looks as gray and dull as the winter landscape! I've heard that using a tanning bed really isn't a good idea, plus I'd like a longer lasting and healthier option. What can you suggest to give my skin a desperately needed and relatively inexpensive pre-spring pick-me-up?
Dr. White: Don't despair, there are many ways to improve the look and health of your skin, though using a tanning bed isn't one of them. Using a tanning bed would actually damage your skin further, leaving you with even less healthy skin.
For healthy ways to freshen your look for Spring, there are a number of both laser and non-laser treatments that are safe, proven, non-surgical, and painless, from chemical peels, to microderm, to laser resurfacing. When you come in for... Read more
Jennifer: Dr. Anne, how do I take care of my skin in the winter months? This time of year my skin gets dry and chapped.
Dr. White: Jennifer, the dry air of winter, both indoors and outside, can make it difficult to keep skin from getting dry, chapped, and itchy. Harsh wind, low humidity, and indoor
heating are common factors that sap moisture from the skin. This time of year, it's especially important to protect your skin, keeping it healthy, moisturized, and youthful. The following tips will help.
Cleansing And Bathing
There is a common misconception that skin needs to be "squeaky clean."
People often spend too much time as well as use too irritating soaps while
bathing. Skin is more healthy when all of the natural oils are not stripped by too
aggressive or too frequent... Read more