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Chemical Peel Aftercare Instructions

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Whether you want to reduce the signs of aging or to smooth out skin tone, a chemical peel can be an effective way to achieve clearer, younger skin. Depending on the type of chemical peel performed, patients may need several days or weeks to fully recover, but the following chemical peel aftercare suggestions can be beneficial for a variety of facial peels. Talk to your dermatologist for further instruction on caring for your skin following a chemical peel.

  • Stay Away from Sun: Because of the sensitivity of new and fragile skin, limit sun exposure, particularly in the first few days following the procedure. If you must go outside, wear a wide-brimmed hat, large sunglasses, and a liberal amount of sunscreen to protect exposed skin.
  • Keep Skin Moisturized: Your dermatologist may recommend applying a gentle moisturizer to your face throughout the day or when the skin appears dry. While hydrated skin can heal faster and feel smoother, be careful of over-moisturizing, as this can affect how your skin will naturally peel.
  • Wash Face Gently: While keeping skin clean is an important part of chemical peel recovery, avoid scrubbing too hard or using abrasive cleansers. Use a mild soap in the morning and at night to remove dirt, dead skin and other irritants gently from the skin.
  • Look, but Don’t Touch: It may be tempting to scratch or rub your skin after a peel, but this can slow the healing process. You can monitor your recovery by inspecting your skin in the mirror and taking note of any abnormal side effects, but avoid contact with your face unless absolutely necessary.

For more information about chemical peel recovery, please contact the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. As part of the largest dermatology practice in America, our doctors can assist you with all of your cosmetic or clinical skincare needs. Immediate appointments are available at one of our Tampa offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Sun Damage and Skin Care Protection: Resources for Further Reading

Protecting yourself from sun damage is a critical component of maintaining healthy, youthful skin. Sun exposure can cause wrinkles, dark spots and even skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. Talk to your dermatologist about preventative and protective measures against sun damage, and read more in the resources below. 

  • Did you know that every fifth American will develop skin cancer during his or her lifetime? Get more United States skin cancer statistics with this resource from The Skin Cancer Foundation.
  • Protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays can help to reduce your risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Apply sunscreen daily and shield exposed skin with protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses. For more skin cancer prevention tips, read through these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Helping your children to have healthy skin now can mean they are better able to manage and care for their skin in the future. Learn more about taking care of children’s skin with these skin care tips for conditions like acne, eczema, cold sores and more. 

For more information about sun protection and skin care, please contact the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. As part of the largest dermatology practice in America, our doctors can assist you with all of your cosmetic or clinical skincare needs. Immediate appointments are available at one of our Tampa offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at(866) 400-3376.

Treating Post-Acne Hyperpigmentation

If your skin tone is uneven and blotchy with brown spots, you may be suffering from post-acne hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation refers to the darkened discoloration that results when the skin has been injured and responds by producing excess melanin pigment.  While picking pimples can cause brown spots, the presence of a pimple alone may be enough to damage sensitive skin. In the dermatology video below, learn more about hyperpigmentation caused by acne and what can be done to treat brown spots.

Dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation can sometimes take weeks or even months to fade away on their own, but with some patience and the right products, they can be minimized. Use sunscreen and a bleaching product to prevent brown spots from darkening and to slow melanin production. Then, use a chemical exfoliant to gently remove dead, pigmented skin cells to reveal smoother skin.

For more information about treating acne and hyperpigmentation, please contact the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. As part of the largest dermatology practice in America, our doctors can assist you with all of your cosmetic or clinical skincare needs. Immediate appointments are available at one of our Tampa offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

 

Reduce Your Risk: Four Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer

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With more than two million American being diagnosed with it each year, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In fact, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in every five people will be diagnosed with skin cancer during their lifetime. Protecting yourself against sun damage can also help to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. Talk to your dermatologist about suggested preventative measures and consider some of the following skin cancer prevention tips.

  1. Avoid Direct Sunlight: Limiting sun exposure is one of the most effective ways to reduce your risk of skin cancer. The sun’s rays are powerful enough to damage exposed skin within half an hour. Protect yourself from sun damage by avoiding direct contact with the sun, especially during peak hours of the day.
  2. Wear Sunscreen: If you can’t avoid sun exposure, apply sunscreen liberally and daily. Because the sun’s damaging rays can penetrate through even cloudy days, make a habit of wearing sunscreen regularly. Women can purchase makeup with protective SPF, and men can apply a daily moisturizer containing sunscreen. Ask your dermatologist about recommended types of sunscreen, and look for a product that offers both UV and UVB protection.
  3. Wear Protective Clothing: You can now purchase pants, shorts, shirts and other clothing items that offer UV and UVB protection. The sun’s rays can penetrate through clothing, so sun protection clothing can be especially useful for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. Consider wearing protective clothing when spending prolonged periods of time around reflective snow and water or when engaging in outdoor recreational activities like gardening.
  4. Sacrifice the Salon: Although many are aware of the dangers of sun damage and tanning, many continue to use indoor tanning beds. Declared to be “cancer-causing agents” by the World Health Organization, indoor tanning devices can increase your risk of melanoma and lead to cellular damage. Embrace your natural skin shade and reduce your risk of cancer.

For more information about skin cancer prevention and treatment, please contact the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. As part of the largest dermatology practice in America, our doctors can assist you with all of your cosmetic or clinical skincare needs. Immediate appointments are available at one of our Tampa offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

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