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LAYERED LIVES

Prevent Damage To Your Skin - You Take Charge

Nov 01, 2016 5:03 AM

There are times when the pages on the calendar seem to exfoliate faster than a maple in fall. One page after another and suddenly another year has flown by. Just as time is marked on your calendar, your skin marks the passage of time by shedding older layers to reveal the new below. The passing of time may be unwanted and seem scary, but the joy of the New Year is truly a blessing. It can be for your skin as well.

Skin is the largest and most complex organ we have. Its job is to shield our insides from the external stress of disease, infection and the daily onslaught of sun, wind and rain.

Prevent Damage - You Take Charge
Take care of your skin by:

  • Using moisturizers and gentle, non drying cleansers
  • Wearing protective clothing
  • Avoiding overexposure to the sun and using sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher)
The Damage is Done - Who Can Help?
A dermatologist is a physician who specializes in skin care. The extensive medical training of a Dermatologist includes:
  • Medical school (four years)
  • Hospital residency in general medicine (one year)
  • Additional and intensive medical and surgical training focused on the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes (at least three more years)
  • Board Certification by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) is your indication that the doctor you are seeing has received the training outlined above and, in addition, has passed a test designed to demonstrate competency. The ABD now requires Dermatologists to pass a comprehensive re-certification examination after 10 years of practice. Don’t hesitate to ask whether your doctor is board certified.
What Does A Dermatologist Do?
Dermatologists have many effective medical and surgical treatments for problems of the skin, hair and nails. Some common conditions they treat include acne, athlete’s foot, cold sores, hair loss, hives, nail problems, psoriasis, rashes, sweating disorders and warts.

A dermatologist can help you care for your skin through:
  • Diagnosis - Dermatologists diagnose skin disease quickly and effectively by noting your symptoms and checking your skin. They then give you options for proven treatments. If you have any symptoms of skin disease, see a dermatologist as soon as possible.
  • Prevention - Dermatologists help you prevent unnecessary damage to your skin. They do this through education and by showing you how to examine your skin for signs of skin cancer or other skin problems.
  • Surgery - Dermatologists are skin surgeons. They often perform surgery on the skin to prevent disease, provide early control of disease or improve how the skin looks.
  • Cosmetic Procedures - Dermatologists improve the appearance of skin damaged by aging, sunlight or disease. Some ways they do this include BOTOX injections, chemical peels, Juvederm injections and removal of hair, skin growths, discoloration or unwanted veins using lasers or other techniques.
Your skin reflects your health. When you’re healthy, your skin glows. When you do not eat well or are under stress, your skin shows it. Remember also that your skin interacts with other organs in your body. Your skin can alert you to health problems that may be going on in your body. Take care of your skin and feel good in the New Year.

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