Dr. Joel Schlessinger highlights Latisse, an eyelash enhancement serum

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends Latisse for thin or short lashes.

The eyelashes are just one more area that begins to show signs of aging as we get older. Men and women often experience thinning and lightening of the lashes as well as hair breakage and loss. Rather than investing in falsies or lengthening mascara, you can use Latisse to regrow these lost hairs.

Latisse is the first FDA-approved eyelash enhancement product that is proven to grow longer and thicker lashes. Dr. Joel Schlessinger has personally seen patients with great results and often recommends this product.

Applying Latisse once daily provides advanced results, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Along with aging, aggressive makeup removal can cause hairs to break and fall out. Vigorously scrubbing your eyes to remove mascara and water-resistant makeup also weakens hairs, increasing the likelihood that you will lose them.

Using advanced ingredients, Latisse encourages lashes to grow thicker and longer. This serum is applied before you go to bed at night to the eyelid directly above the lash line. After one to three months, most users experience lashes that appear significantly thicker and darker. You can also use this serum on the brows to fill in bald or thin patches.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger sees very few side effects from this product.

While Dr. Joel Schlessinger does not often see side effects caused by Latisse, there are risks associated with this product. Occasionally, individuals with light or blue eyes experience a darkening in the color of their irises. If this occurs, stop using this serum immediately. To prevent this side effect, avoid applying this product directly into the eyes. There are also other, less common side effects such as eye redness and itching.

Find out more about Latisse and see if this eyelash enhancement product is right for you.

Joel Schlessinger MD discusses the different types of skin cancer

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Joel Schlessinger MD is seeing more cases of skin cancer every year.

In recent years, people have come to understand the dangers of UV exposure and have begun to take steps to protect themselves. Despite these advances, board-certified dermatologists such as Joel Schlessinger MD are still seeing growing numbers of skin cancer due to years without proper sun protection. The types of skin cancer vary, but they are all caused by overexposure to UV light.

In this video, Joel Schlessinger MD explains three types of skin cancer, the risks they pose and how you can protect yourself.

Not all types of skin cancer are equal, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.

On a day-to-day basis, Joel Schlessinger MD sees three types of skin cancer most often. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form and is also the most easily treatable. This type of skin cancer poses an extremely low risk of spreading and causing complications. Squamous cell carcinoma is a more problematic type because there is a risk, although low, that this cancer will spread throughout the body.

The most dangerous form of skin cancer is melanoma. This type affects approximately one in 40 individuals. Early detection is key when treating melanoma because this type of cancer has a high risk of spreading.

Routine checkups with a dermatologist such as Joel Schlessinger MD can reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Along with regular visits to your dermatologist, you should routinely check your skin for new or unusual marks. Wearing a sunscreen daily will also reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. On days when you are exposed to the sun for long periods of time, stay in the shade between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the UV rays are strongest.

Find more videos from Joel Schlessinger MD on his YouTube channel.

Joel Schlessinger MD highlights Belotero, a hyaluronic acid filler

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Belotero fillers are a popular option among patients of Joel Schlessinger MD.

Thanks to advancements in the cosmetic industry, hyaluronic acid fillers are now available as an effective solution for fine lines and wrinkles. One of the most popular options, Belotero, provides dramatic results for a more youthful and rejuvenated complexion.

To shed some light on this popular filler, Joel Schlessinger MD is explaining how this procedure works and what results patients can expect.

Belotero is ideal for fine lines around the lips and cheeks, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.

Belotero is a filler that uses hyaluronic acid, an advanced skin care ingredient that plumps the skin. This type of filler is effective for extremely fine lines because it is injected superficially into the topmost layers of the skin. This procedure reduces the depth of wrinkles to create a smoother and more even texture. Belotero can also be used to fill in indentations on the complexion that are often caused by scarring.

In this video, Joel Schlessinger MD shares before and after pictures from patients. The photos demonstrate how effective this procedure is at smoothing the appearance of fine lines, specifically around the lips and cheeks.

Find out from Joel Schlessinger MD if Belotero is right for you.

Belotero is ideal for a complexion with visible fine lines that are caused by aging or sun damage. Most often, dermatologists use this type of filler to treat etched lines around the mouth.

Unlike other fillers, Belotero can be more painful because there is no anesthetic added to the treatment. To diminish discomfort, Joel Schlessinger MD adds an anesthetic to create a painless experience.

To learn more about different types of fillers, check out Joel Schlessinger MD’s video, in which he performs a filler treatment.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses the Pellevé anti-wrinkle treatment on Aesthetic TV

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recently sat down with Stuart Brazell of Aesthetic TV to share the many benefits of a Pellevé treatment. Pellevé is a revolutionary breakthrough in anti-aging technology. This non-invasive, non-surgical treatment works to reduce the severity of mild to moderate wrinkles on the face and neck. It uses gradual radiofrequency waves to increase collagen production and tighten sagging skin. As a result, you will see an improvement in the overall texture and appearance of your skin.

In this video, Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares what sets Pellevé apart from other wrinkle treatments.

Pellevé is an excellent alternative to more invasive, painful treatments and surgeries and it can be done at your doctor’s office in less than an hour. The treatment diminishes wrinkles by heating the dermal layers of the skin. This heat helps stimulate collagen to smooth and tighten the complexion.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger says one of the benefits of this treatment is that it’s not painful and doesn’t require any down time.

“My patients often say that it feels like a warm facial massage and that they’re comfortable throughout their treatments.”

Patients can see both immediate and long-term results with Pellevé. Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.

This anti-wrinkle treatment is gaining popularity in doctors’ offices across the country. Each session lasts anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas treated. Plus, Pellevé requires no anesthetics or medication.

After the first treatment, your skin will look more youthful and refreshed. Significant changes to the complexion can be seen in as little as four weeks. For best results, Dr. Joel Schlessinger usually recommends three Pellevé treatments total over a span of three months. Many of his patients also opt to come in for yearly touch-ups.

Do you have a question about the Pellevé treatment? Ask Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD explains the best way to treat keratosis pilaris

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Keratosis pilaris affects the majority of people, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.

Many people go through their lives experiencing a common yet treatable skin problem without even realizing it. It is estimated that more than 50% of people, both men and women, will deal with keratosis pilaris at some point in their lives. While this condition is harmless, attempting to eliminate the annoying symptoms can be frustrating.

In this video, Joel Schlessinger MD explains what causes this condition and which products can help you deal with the symptoms.

What causes keratosis pilaris? Joel Schlessinger MD answers.

Keratosis pilaris is caused when skin cells build up around hair follicles and appear as small white bumps. These generally occur on the back of the arms and thighs. This condition is common for people who suffer from dry skin and can worsen during the cold winter months when skin is more prone to dryness.

The most effective way to treat keratosis pilaris is by regularly exfoliating the skin. Physical and chemical scrubs can remove the excess skin cells and help prevent bumps from returning. Moisturizing the skin is also an important step in minimizing this problem.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends the best products for treating keratosis pilaris.

One of Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s top choices for keratosis pilaris is NeoStrata Bionic Lotion. This product contains 15% polyhydroxy acids that eliminate dead skin cells while encouraging cell turnover to promote a soft and smooth complexion.

You can also use Glytone Body Retexturize KP Kit to eliminate these pesky bumps. This kit contains an exfoliating body wash with glycolic acid to smooth the skin. The body lotion in this kit replenishes lost moisture and prevents dryness that can aggravate this condition.

View more videos by Joel Schlessinger MD on his YouTube channel.

Joel Schlessinger MD shares sun protection tips during his trip to Alaska

Friday, July 5th, 2013

While on vacation, Joel Schlessinger MD always remembers to follow important skin care tips.

During a recent trip to Denali, Alaska, Joel Schlessinger MD was able to spend time hiking Mt. McKinley, one of the highest mountain peaks in North America. While enjoying his vacation, he also took the time to remind his patients about the importance of sun protection, especially at high altitudes.

In this video, Joel Schlessinger MD highlights some of his favorite products to use while on vacation to protect against UV and other types of skin damage.

Higher altitudes often lead to more sun exposure, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.

Even in areas with cooler temperatures such as Alaska, there is still a risk of sun exposure, especially at higher elevations. Mountainous areas often have less cloud coverage so the skin is exposed to a large amount of direct UVA and UVB rays. Areas with snow also increase the risk of sun exposure because the snow reflects the damaging light rays.

When you are spending time in areas of higher altitudes, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends applying either a physical or mineral broad spectrum sunscreen to defend against damage. One of his top choices is EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Very Light Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, a lightweight sunscreen that is gentle enough for sensitive skin. You should also wear protective clothing and a hat to provide complete coverage.

Protect yourself from other skin issues with more product recommendations from Joel Schlessinger MD.

Bug bites, rashes and allergic reactions can be a concern while you’re on vacation. To soothe these irritations, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone. You can take this portable stick with you anywhere you go to heal minor skin irritations quickly and effectively.

Questions or concerns for Joel Schlessinger MD? Let him know in the comment section below!

See the results of hyaluronic acid fillers performed by Joel Schlessinger MD

Friday, May 24th, 2013

To reduce the appearance of a tired or aged complexion, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends hyaluronic acid fillers.

One of the best choices for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles isn’t the latest cream or serum, it’s hyaluronic acid fillers. This type of filler is used frequently by Joel Schlessinger MD, who has seen impressive anti-aging results following this procedure. In this video, he shares the conclusion of this treatment performed on his 49-year- old patient.

To watch this procedure being performed, watch the first part of this video series.

Joel Schlessinger MD shares the significant improvements seen by his patient.

By injecting hyaluronic acid into the outer layers of the skin, fillers plump and firm the complexion to minimize signs of aging and create a more youthful appearance. After receiving this treatment, the patient experienced an overall lifting and toning effect that improved the appearance of a tired complexion.

Hyaluronic acid injections can be applied around the eyes, cheeks, lips and forehead to target specific areas the patient wishes to treat. This patient of Joel Schlessinger MD experienced a reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes as well as in the expression lines between the eyes. The fillers restored lost volume for a complexion that appears years younger.

Taking before and after pictures allows Joel Schlessinger MD to clearly highlight the results for his patients.

Before performing any cosmetic procedure, Joel Schlessinger MD and his staff take photos of the areas a patient wishes to treat. This not only allows the patients to clearly see the results, it also offers other individuals the opportunity to see the results of cosmetic procedures before undergoing them.

To see more procedures and concerns addressed by Joel Schlessinger MD, check out his YouTube channel.

Watch Joel Schlessinger MD perform hyaluronic acid fillers

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Hyaluronic acid fillers are one of the most popular procedures performed by Joel Schlessinger MD.

Treating fine lines and wrinkles can be a frustrating and lengthy process. While many individuals use creams, serums and other products to create a youthful complexion, more and more individuals are choosing fillers as an alternative for treating signs of aging. In this video, Joel Schlessinger MD highlights the benefits of fillers while demonstrating how this procedure is performed.

According to Joel Schlessinger MD, hyaluronic acid fillers provide a number of anti-aging benefits.

At his practice, Joel Schlessinger MD uses a number of fillers including Belotero®, JUVEDERM®, Restylane® and Perlane® on a daily basis. These hyaluronic acid fillers are injected directly into the outer layers of the skin during a procedure that only lasts a few minutes. The hyaluronic acid plumps the skin to immediately smooth the appearance of wrinkles and improve moisture retention.

Individuals who undergo this procedure often experience dramatic results including a complexion that appears 10-15 years younger. These fillers restore lost density around the eyes, lips, cheeks and forehead for a firmer and plumper complexion.

Joel Schlessinger MD takes photos of each patient before the procedure to highlight the results.

In this video, Joel Schlessinger MD works with a 49-year-old patient who is experiencing signs of aging around the eyes, forehead and cheeks. Before performing the procedure, Joel Schlessinger MD and his staff take photos of the patient. This allows the patient to determine which areas they wish to treat and to clearly see the results of the procedure. Once the procedure is performed, the patient returns for a follow-up appointment to see the dramatic results.

Watch this video to view the first part of this procedure and stayed tuned in to Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s YouTube channel to see the conclusion.

Joel Schlessinger MD highlights how to treat yeast-based acne

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Treating yeast-based acne is different than treating other types of acne, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.

Acne treatment products are not designed as “one size fits all.” Everything from hormone changes, yeast infections, stress and diet can contribute to acne symptoms. Because every case has a different cause, each individual must be treated a certain way.

In this video, Joel Schlessinger MD discusses a common yet often times unknown type of acne known as pityrosporum folliculitis, or yeast-based acne. He also highlights the treatment options for this type of acne.

What is yeast-based acne? Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

Pityrosporum folliculitis is caused by a yeast infection and appears as tiny red bumps on the skin. These bumps are often itchy and can become irritated easily. This type of acne generally begins to form on the forehead and face and continues to spread to the neck, chest and back areas.

Sweat, heat and wearing clothes that are not breathable may cause this condition to worsen in areas such as the back and chest. Many people attempt to treat this condition using traditional acne products and do not experience any improvement in their symptoms.

Joel Schlessinger MD highlights both topical and oral treatments for yeast-based acne.

Treatment products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid will not effectively treat yeast-based acne. Instead, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends topical anti-fungal products such as Nizoral to his patients. This cleanser can be used to wash the face and body to treat the yeast infection. Patients can also take the oral medication Ketoconazole that helps eliminate the infection to reduce the appearance of acne symptoms.

If traditional acne products are not working on your blemishes, consult a physician to determine whether or not you have developed pityrosporum folliculitis.

Watch more videos from Joel Schlessinger MD on his YouTube channel.

Retinol products highlighted by Joel Schlessinger MD

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Retinol, reveals Joel Schlessinger MD, is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients available.

Retinol is an ingredient that is becoming more and more popular within the skin care industry. This ingredient is a derivative of vitamin A and is used to reduce the signs of aging. In this video, Joel Schlessinger MD highlights his favorite retinol products and how to incorporate these formulas into your regimen.

Retinol is used in anti-aging products to encourage cell renewal and rejuvenate the complexion. Applying a retinol product daily minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fades discoloration and softens a rough or uneven texture.

What is the difference between retinol and Retin-A? Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

Retin-A is a powerful form of vitamin A that is only available with a prescription. Retinol is a popular alternative to Retin-A because it is gentler, less irritating and is available over the counter.

For patients who do not have a prescription for Retin-A, products that contain retinol are an excellent alternative. While they will not experience results that are quite as dramatic, they will still achieve noticeable smoothing and renewing effects.

Because this ingredient causes dramatic skin renewal, it is important to always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen while on a retinol regimen. This will protect against serious UV damage and irritation. Some individuals may experience redness, flaking or irritation after applying retinol products, which disappears quickly.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends his favorite retinol products.

For advanced anti-aging results, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends SkinMedica Tri-Retinol Complex ES, which contains three types of retinol. You can also use LovelySkin Retinol Drops or SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and minimize dark spots.

Learn about other skin care ingredients and issues by watching videos by Joel Schlessinger MD on his YouTube channel.