There Are A Few Things Everyone Should Know About Skin

There Are A Few Things Everyone Should Know About Skin

What should everyone know about skin, skin care, and dermatology? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Emily Altman, board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, specializing in general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery, on Quora:

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Is There a Best Time of Year for Laser Treatment?

Is There a Best Time of Year for Laser Treatment?

Laser skin procedures are becoming more and more popular as they provide excellent results while at the same time being quick and relatively painless. In addition, they have much shorter and less intense recovery periods than surgical procedures.

There is, in fact, an optimal time to have your in-office laser resurfacingpigment and vein treatmentsmicro laser peel, or Madonna eye lift performed.

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Fall is the Best Time for Laser Treatments

Fall is the Best Time for Laser Treatments

We rarely see patients who have not done some type of internet research about their skin concerns or their cosmetic options. The challenge, however, is that the information you see online is not always complete or accurate. As a reliable resource, we’re happy to fill in the gaps for you.

Around this time of year, we often have clients asking about laser skin treatments, saying, “I’ve heard that if you’re going to get laser treatments, it’s best to have them in the fall. Is that true?”

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Whatever You Put Into Your Body Shows on Your Skin

Whatever You Put Into Your Body Shows on Your Skin

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. We can’t wait to indulge in our favorite candies, perfect our costumes and makeup looks, and watch a horror movie or two. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the holiday spirit, but you can’t forget about your skin! You still need to take the time to give it the love it needs. Here are a few Halloween skin care tips to keep in mind so you can head into November and December with beautiful skin.

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The Answer to Stretch Marks

The Answer to Stretch Marks

Even celebrities deal with it - stretch marks.

Stretch marks are a pulling out of the elastic properties of skin, which result in a thinning of the dermis and epidermis. The elastic properties of skin stretch or pull out but they can’t retract back to their original shape.

Certain people are predisposed to get stretch marks from genetics, while others get them because of weight gain, through both fat gain or weightlifting, growth spurts or pregnancy.

What can we do to minimize stretch marks? 

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The Right Moisturizer is Hard to Find - Even for Men

The Right Moisturizer is Hard to Find - Even for Men

While the market has always heavily favored skin care products for mostly women, the focus on men has dramatically increased over the past several years – and with good reason.  More and more men are starting to work in a daily moisturizer or face cream into their skin care routine.

When it comes to selecting a face cream, there are a ton to choose from and can be incredible overwhelming. 

To help guide you through this process, there a few key factors that you need to look out for before you press that ‘buy it now’ button.

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What is Your Perfect Skin Care Routine?

What is Your Perfect Skin Care Routine?

Great skin is not simply a matter of DNA — your daily habits, in fact, have a big impact on what you see in the mirror. But depending on which product reviews you read or doctors you consult, there is a dizzying number of opinions on everything from how to moisturize to how to protect yourself from UV rays.

Ultimately, caring for your skin is simply personal. Here’s what you should keep in mind to sort through all the noise.

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How Does Visia Analysis Work?

How Does Visia Analysis Work?

If it's your first time visiting SkinSpaMED, one of our talented staff members will sit you down in front of a white, egg-shaped pod and take pictures of your face. They will then print off the skin analysis (seen above) and review the results with you.

The VISIA skin care analysis is an excellent tool to learn more about your skin and discover effective ways to improve your personal concerns. It also saves money by allowing you to focus on the areas of most need. With VISIA, you can better understand your skin rejuvenation goals. VISIA gives a complete visual analysis of your skin and allows us to recommend customized treatments and products based on detection and overall evaluation.

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Defeating Aging – More than Just Sun Screen, Botox and Moisturizer

Defeating Aging – More than Just Sun Screen, Botox and Moisturizer

The cosmetic surgery and medical spa industry have many snazzy, innovative, high-tech solutions designed to slow down or reverse the effects of aging. Every month there's a new cool gadget or special sauce that hits the market adding a couple more years to our ‘beauty curve’. They all have one thing in common – they attack the effects of aging after-the-fact.

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