Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares how to minimize pore appearance

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares how to minimize pore appearanceLarge pores can be unsightly and leave your skin looking old and dull. Here are some tips from Dr. Joel Schlessinger on how to minimize the appearance of large facial pores.

“Pore size can’t ever be changed,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger, “but the contents of pores can be exfoliated and cleaned out, resulting in smaller-looking pores.”

Pores can appear large if they are not taken care of properly. They will fill with debris, makeup and excess oil that can lead to blackheads and blemishes. In order to remove buildup, proper skin care is pertinent.

“The best thing to do is to keep your skin clear and clean. This can be done with a good exfoliative procedure or product,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

For a procedure, the doctor recommends trying a professional peel or extraction procedure. Visit LovelySkin Spa or your local esthetician to see what procedure is right for you.

After the procedure, begin using an at-home regimen to minimize the appearance of your pores and keep your healthy complexion.

The doctor recommends using the LovelySkin Acne Care kits to clear your pores and minimize their appearance. These kits contain a powerful cleanser, toner, exfoliating gel and moisturizer in order to keep your skin clean, healthy and refined.

These kits are available for normal skin or for oily skin.

What regimen do you follow to keep your pores looking small? Share with us in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD answers frequently asked questions about scar treatments

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Scarring can result from burns, injuries, surgeries or even acne. Unwanted scar formation is a common concern for many patients during the healing process. Fortunately, there are a variety of products available to help treat, heal, prevent and cover excessive scarring.

Joel Schlessinger MD’s recent presentation on frequently asked questions about scar treatments highlights several recommendations for products proven to help heal and prevent excessive scar formation. For personalized treatment, you should make an appointment to see your local dermatologist.

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

Joel Schlessinger MD gives advice about topical wrinkle treatments

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Joel Schlessinger MD gives advice about topical wrinkle treatmentsAs we age, our skin loses its elasticity and becomes thinner. Eventually creases and lines form in the skin. Similarly, when our skin is damaged by the sun, free radicals or other harmful environmental factors, furrows and folds begin to develop in the weakened skin. These creases, folds and furrows are also known as wrinkles.

To many, wrinkles can be seen as unsightly. While there are many cosmetic and plastic surgery options to fix these wrinkles, many people may want a less evasive way to treat and prevent future wrinkles. Joel Schlessinger MD tells us what topical products can be used to treat wrinkles.

What causes wrinkles? Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.

“Wrinkles can take the form of a crease or can simply be evidenced by accelerated sun damage,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Joel Schlessinger MD says it is important to note that what works is often dependent upon the patient.

“What is important for a 25-year old is clearly not the same for a 45-year old,” he said. “The region of the country matters, too – someone in Florida, with the humidity and sun, is going to be more concerned about sun protection than someone in Minnesota, for example.”

It’s very important to note factors that have caused wrinkles in people before selecting a proper topical treatment. However, generally speaking, there are several products that have been known to make a difference in wrinkles.

Joel Schlessinger MD shares his recommended topical wrinkle treatments.

“When I see a person with wrinkles in the office, I always encourage them to try Retin A or some form of it,” said the doctor.

Retin A is a prescription cream that improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other common skin ailments like acne and dark spots. It promotes the turnover of healthy skin and the growth of collagen, leaving your complexion looking younger and smoother.

Make an appointment with Dr. Joel Schlessinger to learn more about Retin A.

“Additionally, if a patient has pigmentation issues such as brown spots, melasma (splotches) or roughness along with their wrinkles, I encourage them to try the Obagi regimen.”

The Obagi skin care line offers condition-specific skin treatments that work aggressively yet gently. With regular use of the regimen, you’ll see a dramatic improvement in skin texture and tone.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger conducted a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal that confirmed increased benefits of the Obagi regimen when used in conjunction with Botox injections. After 120 days:

  • 89 percent of participants were satisfied or extremely satisfied with overall facial appearance
  • 93 percent of participants were satisfied or extremely satisfied with the treatment regimen
  • 100 percent of participants wished to continue treatment after close of the study

For the best wrinkle treatment for your skin, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends visiting your local dermatologist for a catered skin care regimen.

What topical products do you use to treat your wrinkles? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter.