Yearly Archives: 2015

What is a UV camera?

A UV Camera shows damage under the surface of the skin. We’ve all seen the gruesome ads sponsored by the Truth people about the long-term dangers of smoking: smokers who can only speak through special handheld devices and internal organs blackened by the tar that builds up from smoking. But these are just some of the examples I’ve seen on TV. Unfortunately, these scare tactics don’t seem to work. Dermatologists are battling a similar problem in their quest to reduce tanning behaviors, especially among young people. Scare tactics depicting possible skin cancers, oftentimes deadly melanoma, don’t seem to work. Do […]

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis is Excessive Sweating Hyperhidrosis is a common condition where sufferers sweat excessively. Three percent of the American population suffers from this condition. Exercise, anxiety, and nerves do not provoke the sweating. You’re sweating just because your sweat glands are hyperactive and want to create sweat. In normal conditions, your body will produce sweat to cool down. This is necessary when it’s warm outside or when you’re exercising. Your body also makes more sweat when you’re feeling strong emotions like nervousness, anger, fear, or embarrassment. Unfortunately, I also get really sweaty. As in, sweat will literally drip from my armpits […]

Prevent and Treat Razor Bumps (Pseudofolliculitis)

Razor Bumps Happen to Everyone For all the men out there who struggle with painful, itchy, razor bumps every time they shave, the good news is that there are ways to avoid this painful consequence. Men are not the only sufferers. Women can also develop painful razor bumps after waxing or tweezing. Shaving shouldn’t have to be a nightmare. The pimples of razor burn, similar in presentation to acne, can be cosmetically disfiguring. The skin lesions can result in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, scarring, keloids, and infections. But there are ways to prevent them and several options to treat razor bumps. What causes […]

How To Take Care of Tattoos

Protect Tattooed Skin I don’t have any tattoos, but all of my tattooed friends and readers have their own skin care concerns that need to be addressed. I don’t know if most tattoo artists educate their clients on how to take care of tattoos long term, but this is essential if you want to preserve your art forever. Tattoos cover everything from body art to permanent makeup so this is likely to apply to more people than you originally imagined. The most important concern thing to prevent in tattooed skin is fading. As time goes on, the sun works on […]

Stress Related Hair Loss

Stress Can Lead to Hair Loss Do you ever feel like your hair is thinner than it used to be? It might be that you’re getting older, in which case it’s natural to experience some hair loss. However, it might also be related to your stress levels day in and day out. If you’ve been going through a particularly stressful time lately or experienced big changes in your life then stress related hair loss may be something else you’ve been worrying about lately. (1) Stress Related Hair Loss occurs due to different conditions. Telogen Effluvium This is a condition where […]