Monthly Archives: August 2014
Laser hair removal is becoming more and more popular because it saves time and effort when it comes to keeping skin smooth and hair-free. Before you decide to undergo this treatment, however, you should know what the process will involve. In a recent article on WomensHealthMag.com, Joel Schlessinger MD shares insider information about this procedure. These tips will help you determine whether this treatment is the best choice for you.
Joel Schlessinger MD outlines which patients are likely to see the best success.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in hair. For this reason, the procedure works best for individuals with dark hair. It is difficult for the laser to pick up blonde, grey and red hair so individuals with these colors may not experience optimal results. There are also certain machines that do not work with tan or dark skin tones because there is not enough contrast between the hair and skin colors.
Joel Schlessinger MD also wants patients to know that they will have to make multiple appointments for hair removal. The best results occur when patients make consistent follow-up appointments every four to six weeks. Certain areas such as the body can require eight to ten sessions while the face may only take six to eight sessions.
Prepare for your treatment with these tips from Joel Schlessinger MD.
Laser hair removal devices target the hair follicles so do not wax or pluck the area for a few weeks before your treatment. This ensures that follicles are in the proper stage of growth for the best results. You will, however, want to shave the area so the laser can precisely focus on the root of the hair.
Do you have more questions about laser hair removal for Joel Schlessinger MD? Ask in the comments section.
There are a vast number of products designed for all different skin types available on the market today. That’s why you shouldn’t just pick up any old cleanser! In the article, “Scrub It: The Best Facial Cleanser for Your Skin Type,” Dr. Schlessinger talks to DivineCaroline.com about the best facial cleanser for skin type.
Dr. Schlessinger talks about the best cleansers for normal to dry skin.
To find the best cleanser for you, you’ll first need to determine your skin type. If you have normal skin, you probably maintain a healthy balance of moisture and oil unless there are extenuating circumstances (spending a day outside in cold winter temperatures, for example). For normal skin, try LovelySkin Cleanser – Regular. Made with medical-grade ingredients, this cleanser helps to purify pores and create a soft, smooth texture.
Dry skin types struggle with tightness, flakiness and occasional irritation. The best cleansers for dry skin are those that contain humectants. Dr. Schlessinger recommends Avene Cold Cream Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel for dry skin. This non-drying, soap-free cleanser gently cleanses and nourishes the skin, leaving a protective barrier so that skin stays smooth, soft and hydrated.
Oily skin types need a cleanser that contains acne-fighting ingredients, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
If you have oily skin, you may notice that your complexion appears shiny or greasy by early afternoon. If you need to blot or powder your nose and forehead often and your skin is prone to frequent breakouts, you probably have oily skin. One of Dr. Schlessinger’s favorite cleansers for oily skin is Obagi CLENZIderm MD Daily Care Foaming Cleanser. This award-winning cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid to stop acne-causing bacteria in its tracks.
Combination skin types find that some parts of their face are oily while others are dry. The areas around the nose, mouth and forehead may be oily while the cheeks and hairline are dry and sensitive. For combination skin, you’ll want a cleanser that will wash away impurities and provide much-needed moisture to problem areas. EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser lathers into a rich foam to remove dirt, oil and other debris. The oil-free, pH-balanced formula won’t disturb the skin’s natural moisture barrier or clog pores.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends La Roche-Posay Toleriane for sensitive skin.
Those with sensitive skin often experience a tight, itchy complexion and find that many products cause redness and irritation. Sensitive skin is also often highly reactive to environmental stressors.
If you have sensitive skin, it’s especially important to choose products that don’t contain harsh chemicals, fragrances or exfoliants. Dr. Schlessinger recommends La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream for sensitive skin. This cleanser is perfect for those who struggle with eczema, atopic dermatitis and other conditions that leave skin compromised. The gentle, soothing cream gently removes oil, makeup and other debris while hydrating the skin to prevent over-drying.
Do you have a question about choosing the right cleanser? Let us know in the comments section.
Are lip textures like fingerprints? Does each person have a unique texture that could determine the type of lip colors and products that work best for them? It’s certainly a possibility! Recently, Dr. Joel Schlessinger sat down with BeautyHigh.com to examine these questions in the article, “Our Lips Aren’t All the Same: Why Some Lipsticks Work Better On You.”
Moisture level plays a key role in the application of lip products, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
Lip moisture levels vary from person to person due to genetics, habits, climate, and even the other products in your skin care and beauty routine. The amount of moisture in your lips determines the types of products that work well for you as well as the longevity of your lip color. “For some, [low moisture levels] could allow less lipstick to stay on, while many folks are able to go without [applying] lipstick for periods of time due to the extra moisture,” says Dr. Schlessinger.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses common causes of dry skin and lips.
If you struggle with dry skin, you probably find yourself reaching for lip balm just as often as body lotion. Those with dry skin often have dry lips as well, and medication could be a contributing factor to stubborn dryness. Dr. Schlessinger reminds us, “Patients who are on Accutane or other drying medications also have trouble with dry lips. Without moisture, any lip color you apply will wear off quickly.”
Age also factors into lip texture. As we get older, our lips often change, losing moisture and volume just as our skin does. This will cause fine lines to appear, lip texture to become rough or uneven and lip color to grow dull.
Try FixMySkin Healing Lip Balm, developed by Dr. Joel Schlessinger, to keep lips smooth and hydrated.
To keep lips full and young-looking and help keep lip colors in place, choose FixMySkin Healing Lip Balm with 1% Hydrocortisone. Available in unflavored and vanilla, this lip balm doesn’t just hydrate lips, it heals them. FixMySkin helps to repair damage with 1% hydrocortisone and nourishing shea and cocoa butters.
Do you have a question for Dr. Schlessinger about lip texture? Let us know in the comments section.