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Posts for: April, 2015

By MD SkinCenter
April 29, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dermatology   eczema   Rockford   MD SkinCenter  

 

"Topical steroids are an important part of the treatment plan for most people with eczema. When eczema flares up, applying cream, lotion or ointment containing a steroid will reduce inflammation, ease soreness and irritation, reduce itching, and relieve the need to scratch, allowing the skin to heal and recover.

Steroids are naturally occurring substances that are produced in our bodies to regulate growth and immune function. There are many different kinds of steroids, including “anabolic steroids” like testosterone and “female hormones” like estrogen (both produced in the gonads), and corticosteroids such as cortisol, which is produced by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids are the type of steroid used for eczema. Corticosteroids have many functions in the body, but among other things they are very effective at controlling inflammation. The way corticosteroids reduce inflammation is very complicated, but it involves temporarily altering the function of a number of cells and chemicals in the skin." --nationaleczema.org

Follow the link below to watch a video on topical steroid use:

http://nationaleczema.org/eczema/treatment/topical-corticosteroids/

 

 


By MD SkinCenter
April 24, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: laser   cosmetic   eczema   Rockford   MD SkinCenter  

MD SkinCenter is currently offering a great special on our EltaMD products

Buy any TWO EltaMD products and get a FREE 8oz body lotion

 

 

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

Serious UV protection and hydration join forces in this sheer facial sunscreen. EltaMD UV Daily has hyaluronic acid to boost moisture retention and diminish fine lines. Choose from tinted and untinted formulas for use every day

 

EltaMD UV Lip Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 31

EltaMD UV Lip Balm contains 5% Hydromanil for immediate and long-term moisturization. Powerful UV protection and a super hydrating power make EltaMD UV Lip Balm the ideal lip protector. Antioxidants help absorb free radicals. Water-resistant (80 minutes).

 

EltaMD UV Aero Broad-Spectrum SPF 45

EltaMD UV Aero provides sheer but sure sun protection. This continuous spray sunscreen makes it easy to protect hard-to-reach places. EltaMD UV Aero sprays on white so you can see coverage then dries clear when rubbed in. Continuous spray convenience. Water-resistant (80 minutes)

 

EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser

Give your skin a fresh start with EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser. A gentle enzyme and amino acid blend loosens makeup, oil and other impurities on the skin and in the pores. Oil-free and pH-balanced. Has no harsh chemicals or soap.

 

EltaMD Lotion

Dry, itchy skin becomes silky-soft with this long-lasting therapeutic lotion that helps skin retain moisture. Use EltaMD Lotion every day to soothe and strengthen the skin's protective barrier. It is an ideal all-over moisturizer for use after showering or bathing. Fragrance-free therapeutic lotion. Applies easily to relieve chronically dry skin.

 

EltaMD Moisturizer

EltaMD Moisturizer absorbs deeply to soothe red, irritated and flaky skin. It relieves symptoms of eczema and atopic dermatitis and may be used post-procedure. Melts on contact and retains 90% of skin's moisture for at least 12 hours. Helps relieve dry skin problems associated with diabetes, renal disease and certain medications.

EltaMD Laser Post-Procedure Balm

EltaMD Laser Post-Procedure Balm keeps post-procedure wounds moist and prevents crusting after CO2 laser, dermabrasion and other treatments. It will not irritate even the most sensitive skin and may be applied as often as needed. Paraben-free, fragrance-free, preservative-free. Moisturizes and strengthens resurfaced skin.

 

 

 


By MD SkinCenter
April 14, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dermatology   laser   rosacea   Rockford   MD SkinCenter   Lumecca  

LUMECCA

Discover a superior solution to improve skin complexion, reduce skin irregularities and look years younger.

 

What is LUMECCA?

Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.

What are the benefits?

Lumecca improves the appearance of the skin including:

  • Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)

  • Sun damage

  • Vascular lesions (spider veins, port wine stains, leg telangliectasia's)

  • Rosacea (redness)

  • Freckles

 

What areas can be treated?

Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. These often include the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms. 

 

What steps must be taken before the procedure?

Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month prior to treatment.

 

What should I expect during and after LUMECCA?

During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels like a light elastic sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subsides within an hour. Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the week afterwards the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissapates after a few days.

 

How many sessions are required?

An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session and multiple sessions provide even better results. Treatment regime's depend on the severity of skin damage, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage) and energy settings.

 

How quickly will I see results?

Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen a few days after the first session. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photofacial sessions will improve the final result. For vascular treatment such as spider or leg veins, results can be seen immediately in up to 2 weeks.

 

Are there any side effects?

Most patients do not experience any side effects and any skin reaction usually resolves within a few hours. Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight.