Monthly Archives: January 2014

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses common hair removal mistakes with BeautyHigh.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses common hair removal mistakes with BeautyHigh.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recently offered his expert opinion in a BeautyHigh.com article titled “Common Hair Removal Mistakes: Are You Doing It Wrong?” The article lists several common hair removal mistakes and outlines the proper way to shave and wax for smooth, healthy skin.

Experts like Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommend not shaving every day.

Shaving every day only removes hair at the skin’s level, making it easy for the hair to grow back. Constantly cutting the hair stimulates its growth, causing unwanted hair to come in thicker, fuller and faster. Daily shaving also aggravates the skin. Regular use of your razor can cause nicks, cuts, razor burn, ingrown hairs and more. Experts recommend skipping a day or two and never shaving areas with damaged skin.

Exfoliating before shaving is also important, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger suggests using an exfoliating body wash to slough off dead skin cells and combat ingrown hairs.

“This will prevent the razor from ‘catching’ on the dry skin and causing cuts and scrapes,” he says.

Another tip is to avoid cuts and scrapes is to never shave on dry skin. Wetting your skin softens the hair and makes shaving easier. Using a shaving cream will also prevent irritation, allowing the blade to glide gently across your skin.

Do you have a question about hair removal mistakes for Dr. Joel Schlessinger? Let us know in the comments.

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Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses the cause of acne on MedicalDaily.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses the cause of acne on MedicalDaily.com
A recent article on MedicalDaily.com titled “Cameron Diaz Opens Up About Acne Struggle: Actress Says ‘Junk Food Set Off Hormonal Surge’ As A Teen” features Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s expertise. In the article, Cameron Diaz details her struggle with acne and how changing her diet transformed her skin.

Fatty foods aren’t responsible for breakouts, Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.

Many people believe greasy foods and chocolate play a significant role in the cause of acne, but that’s not the case. Acne forms when your pores become clogged with oil, bacteria and dead skin cells.

Dairy, carbohydrate-rich foods and foods with a high glycemic index can cause acne to worsen. This is because your body quickly breaks down these foods into sugar, which leads to an increase in sebum production and clogged pores.

Acne isn’t caused by the fat in your fast food order. Processed carbs are responsible for those breakouts, Dr. Joel Schlessinger says.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares how a change in your diet can help your skin.

As a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Joel Schlessinger often sees patients who struggle with acne. A change in diet can have a positive effect on your skin. Although unhealthy foods aren’t the cause of your acne, cutting them out of your diet can improve your complexion. Dr. Joel Schlessinger also recommends swapping your regular foundation for mineral makeup because the minerals sit on top of your skin without absorbing, as well as regularly cleaning your makeup brushes.

Do you have a question for Dr. Joel Schlessinger? Share with us in the comments.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his son Daniel’s invention, FixMySkin Healing Balms, featured on YouBeauty.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his son Daniel’s invention, FixMySkin Healing Balms, featured on YouBeauty.com

Many individuals with eczema notice that their skin becomes worse during the cold and dry winter months. This common skin condition affects millions of Americans and the number continues to grow each year. Characterized by inflamed, red plaques that can appear anywhere on the body, this condition causes skin to become dry, irritated and itchy. There is hope, however, for treating this condition. An article featured on YouBeauty.com focuses on products that provide relief for eczema symptoms. One of the top choices is FixMySkin Healing Body Balm with 1% Hydrocortisone invented by Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his son, Daniel.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends this balm because it soothes irritating symptoms.

While there is no cure for eczema, there are ways to prevent your symptoms from becoming worse. Cold, dry climates often exacerbate symptoms so it is important to maintain moisturized skin during the winter months. You should also avoid skin care products that contain irritating ingredients such as fragrances. These additives can further irritate the complexion and leave skin dry and itchy.

When treating eczema, moisturization is often not enough to eliminate symptoms completely. Regularly applying lotion is important, but it is also necessary to apply a product with a topical steroid to actively heal the skin.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his son’s invention contains hydrocortisone to heal damaged skin.

Made with 1% hydrocortisone, FixMySkin Healing Body Balm relieves itching, flaking and irritation.

“It’s useful for a variety of conditions ranging from eczema to dry skin, poison ivy and even minor burns,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger says.

He recommends applying this product to irritated areas up to five times a day. You can use this balm on your hands, cuticles, elbows, knees and even the lips. The travel-friendly design allows you to take it with you anywhere.

Leave your questions or concerns for Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the comments section.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s article on AbobotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of glabellar lines was featured on MDLinx.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s article on AbobotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of glabellar lines was featured on MDLinx.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s recent article titled “Long-Term Safety Of AbobotulinumtoxinA For The Treatment Of Glabellar Lines: Results From A 36-Month, Multicenter, Open-Label Extension Study” was featured on MDLinx.com. Originally published in Dermatologic Surgery, this study was ranked by a team of physician editors as no. 6 on MDLinx’s dermatology website.

Studies like Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s make a difference in the healthcare industry.

MDLinx connects patients to scholarly articles and peer-reviewed journals from the medical industry. Professionals can also use this website as a tool to keep up with the latest research. Clinical articles like Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s provide a wealth of knowledge for both patients and professionals.

The website also gave Dr. Joel Schlessinger the opportunity to respond to his article, offering a personal view on how the study’s findings have impacted the field of dermatology.

“AbobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport) continues to be an interesting and useful addition to the armamentarium of botulinum toxins available,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger said. He added that the study is “helpful for prospective patients with lingering concerns” because it improves the safety profile of neurotoxins.

As an expert in the fields of dermatology and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Joel Schlessinger participates in a number of studies each year.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger frequently participates in studies centered on new drug and treatment options. Are you interested in participating in a local research study with Dr. Joel Schlessinger? If you live in the Omaha area, visit our website for more information on our current studies.

Joel Schlessinger MD discusses the dangers of temporary tattoos

Joel Schlessinger MD discusses the dangers of temporary tattoos

We’ve all seen kiosks at the mall, park or outdoor festival that offer temporary or henna tattoos. While many view this art work as a fun, easy alternative to permanent tattoos, there are dangers associated with temporary tattoos that can cause skin damage, irritation and even scarring. In an article featured on EverydayHealth.com, Joel Schlessinger MD and other experts explain why you should avoid marking up your skin with these works of art.

Joel Schlessinger MD sees reactions to henna, one of the most common types of temporary dye.

According to Joel Schlessinger MD, natural henna is made from tropical plants and has been used for centuries to dye hair, skin and fingernails. Many modern henna tattoos however, use black henna that is supposed to be darker and longer-lasting. This type of dye contains ingredients that can cause allergic reactions including redness, blisters, raised bumps and scarring.

Discoloration and scars occur often enough that the FDA has recently issued an alert about temporary tattoos to encourage individuals to avoid them. These marks can last anywhere from months to years and can be difficult to remove. While changes in pigmentation can be covered with makeup, the raised texture must be addressed by using resurfacing treatments.

Avoid these dangers with a few helpful tips from Joel Schlessinger MD and other experts.

Unlike permanent tattoos, most states do not have standards to regulate those who perform temporary tattoos.

“The best way to stay safe is to completely avoid temporary tattoos of any kind,” Joel Schlessinger MD says. If you have already received a henna tattoo, use a gentle makeup remover to take it off and avoid scrubbing the area too harshly.

Before you ink, ask the artist what kind of henna they are using.

“When kiosks promise darker, longer-lasting temporary tattoos, this is a sign they could be using black henna,” Joel Schlessinger MD says.

Questions or concerns? Ask Joel Schlessinger MD in the comments section.