For many years, doctors have tried all sorts of approaches to treat cellulite, which affects 90% of women (only 10% of men get cellulite, ridiculous right?). Despite what you might read on their labels, no topical creams-prescription or over-the-counter-have been shown to permanently reduce the appearance of cellulite. Clear Dermatology is very proud to announce that we have just added a new, long-lasting treatment to our practice that eliminates cellulite on the upper thighs and buttocks of women. Cellfina is the first ever FDA-cleared, minimally invasive, and clinically proven breakthrough that treats the primary structural cause of cellulite. This structural cause of cellulite are called fibrous sepate bands and they weave through fat and pull down on the top layer of skin, creating that unwanted dimpling effect. Cellfina releases these bands in a non-invasive, one time, in-office treatment. This treatment lasts 45-minutes and...
Simply put, acne is a disease that affects the skins oil glands and causes pimples due to clogged follicles. It is the most common skin disease and contrary to popular belief, acne affects people of all ages (not just teenagers). In fact, "25% of adult men and 50% of adult women at some time in their lives have adult acne". These statistics are unfortunate considering acne can be painful and can cause crippling social anxiety, self-consciousness, and depression. Even more unfortunate is the fact that these percentages of adults with acne are steadily increasing each year.
Severe Acne can be caused by a number of factors: hormone levels, stress, pollution, heavy makeup, heredity, and even some types of medicine. Oftentimes it is a combination of these factors....
Although most people would associate hair loss with men, it can also be very common for women. Excessive or abnormal hair loss is known as alopecia, and there are several different types and causes. One commonality is that all hair loss is caused by something that has gone wrong in your body, whether it is a hormone imbalance, disease, or some other condition. The hair loss types that affect women include:
Most women with this form suffer from diffuse thinning on all areas of the scalp. Ovarian cysts, taking high androgen index birth control pills, pregnancy, and menopause are all potential causes of this.
This form is a result of something traumatic like childbirth, malnutrition, a severe infection, major surgery, or extreme stress. Many women will see hair falling out in large clumps. The hair usually regrows after the causing event has subsided,...
Acne is the most common skin condition in United States. The widespread effect that it has on so many people has sparked many myths regarding the subject. So what really is acne? Who gets it and why? And how should we treat it?
What is acne?
Acne goes far beyond what most of us consider being “pimples.” Acne can be present in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, red bumps, pus-filled bumps and deep cysts. It is common on the face, chest and back, but can also appear on the neck, shoulders, upper arms, and buttocks. There is way more to acne than just blemishes. It is also known to cause low self-esteem, depression, dark and red spots, and scars.
Who gets acne?
Persons of any age can be affected by acne but it is most common in teens and young adults. The number of middle-aged women with acne is also...
United States Melanoma skin cancer rates have doubled within the past 30 years and will continue to increase unless Americans take higher precautions in protecting their skin from harmful UV rays. If detected early, skin cancer is one of the most highly curable of all cancers. This is why Dr. LaTowsky highly recommends her patients to perform monthly, at-home skin checks and encourages them to schedule yearly skin examinations at the Clear Dermatology office. Skin self exams can be done easily at home in just a few minutes, and could be potentially lifesaving.
Here is a step-by-step guide to checking your skin at home. See below for the irregularities you should be looking for!
Step 1: Examine your body front and back in the mirror, then right and left sides with arms raised.