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Winter Skincare


As the seasons change, so should you skin care regime. Hot showers, dry air, and toasty fires are just a few culprits that can negatively affect your skin this time of year. Clear Dermatology and Aesthetics Center would like to make some recommendations to ensure your skin survives the frigid winter months. 


1. MOISTURIZE. Transition from using a lotion based product to an oil-based cream moisturizer. The oil will create a protective barrier on your skin that will help retain more moisture and prevent future outbreaks of dry, itchy winter skin.


2. Use gentle skin cleansers. Harsh soaps can strip your skin of moisture.  Try products like Cetaphil and CeraVe, which can be found at your local drug store.


3. Avoid long, hot showers. We all know how amazing it feels standing under a steaming hot showerhead on a cold winter morning, but it actually causes more harm than good. Turn down the temperature and minimize...

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ASDS National Meeting


Dr. LaTowsky had the privilege of attending the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery's National Meeting in San Diego, CA this past weekend. Procedural Dermatologists from all over the country came together for this event to learn about the latest techniques and technology to use in their practices. The meetings' guests learned all about the improvement of acne scar treatments, increased use of laser treatments in pediatric patients, successful business techniques, and much more.

Dr. LaTowsky had a wonderful time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, while also learning new ways on how she can continue to improve her practice at Clear Dermatology and Aesthetics Center!

Follow the link below for a full description of highlights from the ASDS...

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"Can trauma displace fillers?""


There have been reports of patients who have experienced a traumatic event at the site of a filler injection that resulted in a pernament indentation. These instances have raised the question whether or not trauma can displace fillers. Conclusions hold non-core physicians with a poor technique or lack of experience responsible for these results, as opposed the the filler product used. This goes to show how important it is for patients seeking facial fillers and other injectibles to only recieve treatment from trained cosmetic physicians. The full article can be found at the link below.


Source: Emer, J MD. 2014, Sept 23. Can Trauma Displace Fillers?. Retrieved from:

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Contaminated White and Blue Lion tattoo ink that was recalled in July may have reached distributors and poses the potential for skin bacterial infections and other health problems. The Food and Drug Administration advises anyone who is experiencing redness, swelling, blemishes, weeping wounds or excessive pain at the site of a new tattoo to seek medical care immediately.

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Source: Thuerk, S. 2014, 13 Aug. FDA Warns of Contaminated Tattoo Ink. Retrieved from:

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"In the pecking order of wrinkle removal treatments, dermal fillers lie somewhere between Botox injections and a face lift." Although dermal fillers are approved and considered to be safe by the FDA, there are certain risks involved, and it is the responsibility of the doctor to inform prospective patients of the possible side effects. Patients should also be aware of the importance of recieving dermal filler treatments from a medical doctor who is adequately trained in cosmetic injectibles and openly discusses the substance of the fillers they are injecting. 


The full article can be found at the following link:


Source: Kotz, D. 2014, August 11. Dermal...

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