According to the Mayo Clinic, acne is most common among teenagers, with a reported prevalence of 70 to 87 percent. It is a skin condition that happens when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The most common place for it to occur is on the face, however it can also appear on your neck, back, chest and shoulders.
The effects of Acne reach beyond the physical discomfort and appearance of the acne. Acne reaches into the psychological and social regions of youth as well. In an age when pictures are snapped, captured and shared at rapid speeds, acne can limit the ability to ‘share’ in a common social networking that most teens enjoy. This felt isolation could lead to loneliness and even depression. (more…)
At San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser surgery, we offer laser hair removal for light and dark hair.
Here are the top 10 reasons to get your hair removed with our laser treatments.
- It is a permanent solution. Once your treatment cycle is complete, you will never have to worry about hair growth in that area again. A typical treatment cycle is four different sessions approximately one month apart.
- No more stubbles. During the summer (and bikini weather), laser hair removal is helpful for avoiding those embarrassing stubbles around your armpits or bikini lines.
- Throw away your razors. Good razors are a big expense. Deduct that expense from your budget…permanently!
- Smooth skin is waiting for you. (more…)
How is your summer going? Are you avoiding the heat and finding refreshment for your body? Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water each day to stay hydrated. As a general rule: drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day. The water you drink is not only good for your thirst and body, it is also good for your skin. (more…)
Are you considering getting an injectable procedure done? If so, let us answer some of the most commonly asked questions. (more…)
Can you believe spring is just around the corner? Along with spring comes a much-needed time to take a break from the daily grind and get away. Where is your spring break taking you this year? Will you be found with your toes in the sand, or in ski boots riding the slopes? No matter where you go, you’ll most likely be outside more than usual since you won’t be in your office. While outdoors, you need to consider how to take care of your skin so you prevent damaging it.
Nothing is more harmful to your largest organ on your body than the sun. Its rays are guilty of prematurely aging the skin and increasing your risk of developing skin cancer. The only way to fight sun damage is to prevent it. (more…)
It’s cold outside! Depending on where you live in the United States you usually need to consider winterizing. When winterizing, you prepare and or adapt something to prepare for the winter cold weather. Have you ever considered you may need to adapt your skin care routines and habits to care for your skin during the cold month of February?
A few tips for you to consider when winterizing your skin.
Your skin will thank you if you stop using your usual powerful deep cleanser. Using a harsh cleanser, specifically a foaming cleanser, will actually make your dry skin even worse, stripping away natural oils and moisture while irritating the skin. Consider using a gentle or lotion-based cleanser. (more…)