Dermatology

4 Ways Avocados are Good for the Skin

  • Woman holding an avocado in a kitchen

Avocados contain Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect against damage from free radicals. They contain Vitamin C, which helps the body use Vitamin E more effectively and also helps to build connective tissue needed for healthy, more youthful-looking skin. They contain lutein and zeaxanthin that help protect the skin […]

Tattoo Removal

If “Linda” is tattooed on your arm inside a big red heart, and your wife’s name is Cathy, it’s probably time to get that tattoo removed. Tattoos are meant to be permanent, so the ink of a tattoo isn’t just sitting on the surface of the skin, waiting to be […]

Mole Removal is not for “Do-it-yourselfers”

If you decide to have a mole removed for cosmetic reasons, is it a “big deal”? As long as you don’t try to remove it yourself, probably not. A dermatologist can either cut the mole out, or shave it off with a surgical blade, usually in one office visit. If […]

Henna Tattoos: A Dye-ing Art

Art fairs and festivals abound in early fall. Given the popularity of permanent tattoos, it’s not surprising that Henna art, an ancient and temporary form of body art, is so popular among festival goers. Natural henna is a reddish brown dye that is made from the henna plant. Henna art […]

Anti-Aging Skin Care

An anti-aging skin care routine should fit both your skin type and your budget. When starting a new routine, introduce only one product to your skin at a time. Use each new product for several weeks before adding a new one, so you can check for allergies and make sure […]