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We can fix that!

By Bernard I Raskin, M.D.

Just about everyone has experienced an acne breakout, and most people know that a dermatologist can prescribe medications to combat this problem. But are you aware of the many skin issues that can be easily treated by your dermatologist? Below are some common skin disorders and their treatments.

A dull lifeless complexion can age you beyond your years. This can be easily treated with a combination of products and esthetician services. Retinol is an essential part of a successful anti-aging program. Retinol helps stimulate new collagen to form. This thickens the skin and helps erase wrinkles. Retinol also helps the surface cells function better by removing the dull quality so the skin appears brighter.

Esthetician services work hand in hand with your product regimen. A bi-monthly Microdermabrasion will help exfoliate away the dead skin cells and stimulate blood flow and collagen production in the skin. Try a chemical peel to promote healthy, youthful and smoother looking skin.

Another common skin problem is redness; whether it is diffused all over the face, a specific red spot, or broken blood vessels, this common condition can be treated easily with little to no downtime. Using a specially designed light, the V Beam Laser targets the affected area, increasing the temperature of the red blood cells in the vessel, causing the vessel wall to close.

Brown pigment in the skin can create a mottled or discolored appearance to the skin. This brown discoloration can be treated in a number of different ways. The least invasive treatment would be a topical lightening cream. This cream can be used alone or in conjunction with another treatment such as IPL. IPL therapy consists of a series of 4 to 6 treatments, in which an intense flash of light is emitted similar to the flash of a camera. IPL passes through the top layer of skin (epidermis) and penetrates to the deeper layer (dermis) where blood vessels, pigment cells, and collagen are found. IPL treatments of freckles or brown spots usually require no downtime, and you can return to normal daily activities immediately. Over a 2 to 3 week period after treatment, brown spots or freckles will flake off.

These are just a few of the most common skin troubles we are faced with but that are easily treatable. See your dermatologist today for more information and expert guidance.

For more information contact Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care at 661.254.3686 or visit