Joel Schlessinger MD explains the process of a Botox injection: decide if it’s right for you with these informational videos

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Have you ever considered getting Botox injections? If you’re still on the fence about this anti wrinkle treatment, watch the following videos and learn more about this quick and easy procedure.

There have been over 9,000 Botox injections performed since it hit the market in 2002. This proven treatment relaxes the facial muscles, resulting in minimized fine lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains pre-treatment and performs a Botox procedure

In this first video, Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses the preparation of Botox as well as the pre-treatment steps, which includes a consultation and photos. The consultation allows the patient to see their areas of concern as well as receive advice from the medical professionals on other areas that could benefit from an injection.

After the consultation, Dr. Joel Schlessinger will perform the Botox injections. As you can see in the video, the actual procedure is very fast and relatively painless.

Joel Schlessinger MD shows results from the Botox procedure

In the second video, Joel Schlessinger MD explains what to expect after a Botox injection. Gradually, you will fewer wrinkles and fine lines as your frown muscles begin to relax. Dr. Joel Schlessinger then goes over the photos from this patient’s treatment.

Do you think Botox is right for you? Set up a consultation with Dr. Joel Schlessinger and Skin Specialists PC today.

Joel Schlessinger MD answers frequently asked questions about eczema

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that consists of an inflamed, itchy rash that can be limited to a few spots on the body or become more widespread. Eczema can be painful and uncomfortable, but luckily, there are a wide number of products you can use to combat these symptoms.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s recent presentation about frequently asked questions about eczema gives several recommendations for products proven to treat the symptoms of eczema. If you have severe symptoms of eczema, it’s best to see your local dermatologist.

What do you use to treat your eczema? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter.

Joel Schlessinger MD shares his recommendations on the best sunscreens

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Joel Schlessinger MD shares his recommendations on the best sunscreens
Although the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping, the sun is still emitting harmful UVA and UVB rays that can cause burns, premature aging and skin cancer. To shield your face and body from these rays in the cooler months, it’s still a necessity to wear sunscreen every day. Dr. Joel Schlessinger gives us his recommendations on the best sunscreens to use daily.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends Obagi sunscreen for general everyday use

If you have normal skin, a great daily sunscreen is Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50. Joel Schlessinger MD says this is a great sunscreen with excellent coverage that doesn’t look white on the skin.

Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50 is a sheer, elegant formula that leaves a matte finish while it gives you incredible protection. This sunscreen contains both physical and chemical sunscreens so rays will both absorb and deflect.

For oily or acne prone skin, Dr. Joel Schlessinger applauds ultra-light, oil-free sunscreens.

For acne prone skin, Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends EltaMD UV Clear or La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid.

“These are both great options with good UVA and UVB coverage that won’t irritate acne prone skin,” the doctor says.

These sunscreens are also gentle options that work for a variety of other skin conditions like rosacea and hyperpigmentation. Recommended by many dermatologists, these sunscreens are perfect for skin that is easily irritated.

Brush-on sunscreens are also one of the doctor’s favorites.

Colorescience Sunforgettable products contain broad spectrum protection in the form of a makeup brush. Simply sweep these products on your skin for a touch of color and superior protection. Joel Schlessinger MD recommends these products for quick touch-ups throughout the day, as they make a perfect companion for your purse or pocket.

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Joel Schlessinger MD says that he recommends sunscreen based on the skin conditions a patient may have. If you have a skin condition that may prevent you from using a general sunscreen, it is best to get advice from your dermatologist.

What’s your favorite sunscreen? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger speaks at RxDerm2012 meeting in Austin, Texas

Friday, September 21st, 2012

On Sept. 21, Joel Schlessinger MD spoke at the RxDerm2012 meeting in Austin, Tex. This yearly meeting consists of physicians and guests that want to learn the ins and outs of new and upcoming dermatology technologies.

This year, Joel Schlessinger MD spoke to a room of physicians about hand-held devices and top cosmeceuticals. See his presentation below.

Other speakers at this year’s conference included Peter Panagotacos, Bill Danby, Lynn Danby, Joe Eastern, Sahar Ghannam, Rhett Drugge and many more.

Did you attend RxDerm 2012? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

Joel Schlessinger MD shares his thoughts on airplane safety and asking for doctor help on -board so you can be prepared.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Joel Schlessinger MD shares his thoughts on airplane safety and asking for doctor help on board so you can be prepared.
Joel Schlessinger MD shares his thoughts on airplane safety and asking for doctor help on board so you can be prepared.

When we usually think of airplane safety, we think of buckled seatbelts, floatation devices and oxygen masks. But what happens when there’s a medical emergency when you’re 32,000 feet in the air? If you’ve ever been on an airplane when the flight attendant asks if there is a physician on board, you know how terrifying it can be.

Joel Schlessinger MD was recently featured in an LA Times article, In-flight first aid: What’s a passenger to do?, where here shared his thoughts on the topic as a frequent-traveling physician who has aided in medical airplane safety.

You can help struggling passengers. Here’s how.

“If a passenger notices another struggling person on an aircraft, it is very important to remain calm and summon for help. It may be difficult, but it is the best way to get the attention of another person and receive doctor help,” said the doctor.

Once a flight attendant is aware of the situation, he or she will usually make an announcement over the intercom system asking for the help of a physician.  This is both for airplane safety and for the safety of the passengers.

How can a doctor help? Joel Schlessinger shares experiences.

Although many physicians may have emergency room training, the doctor says that some physicians “don’t have the knowledge to manage a complex and critical medical problem.”

“There are many different skill sets in physicians,” said the doctor, “and some tend to shy away from acute care/management due to their personalities.

“In the time since I have been a doctor, there have been three instances where I have been called upon to give help to a passenger.”

Joel Schlessinger MD said one of the most concerning times was when a passenger lost consciousness right before landing. It was unclear if the passenger was having a stroke or not. After the passenger was sent to the hospital, it was discovered that the passenger had a seizure condition and had not been taking medication.

“The passenger was released without any further problems, but it was difficult during the time that we didn’t know about the condition. We had no background information on this passenger, making it very difficult to treat.”

Have you ever been called upon to help a passenger? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about Xeomin

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares with us his answers to frequently asked questions about Xeomin. Botulinum neurotoxin type A, also known as Xeomin, is an advanced wrinkle injection treatment that is an alternative to Botox or Dysport.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger performs many of these simple cosmetic procedures daily in his clinic. To sign up for a consultation about Xeomin or any other cosmetic procedure, click here.

For more information about Xeomin procedures performed at Skin Specialists P.C., visit our website.

Soothe, heal and relieve cracked fingers with FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1% Hydrocortisone

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Soothe, heal and relieve cracked fingers with FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1% Hydrocortisone
Although autumn has just begun, it only means that winter is right around the corner. Winter season can wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it dry, itchy and cracked. Our fingers and toes are especially susceptible to these conditions. This leads us to one of the most common questions Dr. Joel Schlessinger is asked – why do my fingers crack in the winter?

“Cracked skin is caused by moisture loss, much like dry earth in the summer,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger said. “Once there is a source of artificial heat in your home, your skin begins to dry out.”

This itchy, uncomfortable and sometimes painful condition can be treated with the FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1% Hydrocortisone. These medicated healing balms soothe dry and irritated skin. With regular use, you’ll have relief from pain and a faster healing time.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his son, Daniel, invented these balms to help fight dry, itchy skin. In fact, Daniel Schlessinger invented the idea of these balms while he was treating dry, cracked skin on his fingertips.

Purchase FixMySkin Healing Balms today or learn more about these pocket-friendly medicated healing balms here.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about rosacea

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Do you have questions about rosacea? Dr. Joel Schlessinger answers common questions about this common skin condition in his newest SlideShare presentation.

For answers to other common skin conditions, ask Dr. Joel Schlessinger on his Facebook page.

What is combination skin? Joel Schlessinger MD tells about this commonly misdiagnosed skin condition.

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

What is combination skin? Joel Schlessinger MD tells about this commonly misdiagnosed skin condition. Skin care products are often targeted toward specific skin types. Normal, dry, oily and combination are the usual culprits – but what exactly is combination skin? Dr. Joel Schlessinger gives us his expert definition of combination skin and the best products for this special skin type.

Combination skin is commonly characterized by two or more different skin types on your face at the same time. Some areas of your face may be dry or flaky while other areas are oily. Sometimes, conditions such as wrinkles and breakouts, or dry skin and rosacea occur at the same time.

“Basically, combination skin is usually a mild yeast infection over the central areas of the face,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger. “With treatment, it can resolve, but it does tend to come back in time.”

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends the use of a 1% hydrocortisone product to help heal and soothe combination skin types. He prefers the use of FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1% Hydrocortisone.

“Many people assume combination skin is a form of dry skin, but it is more akin to a mild form of psoriasis than anything else. Luckily, there are good treatments for it now,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

If you do not see signs of improvement in your skin after using a 1% hydrocortisone product, Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends visiting your local dermatologist.

“The take home message, however, is that there isn’t really a skin care regimen that will treat it, but since it is a true skin condition, there are medications.”

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