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Woman applying lotionYour skin is your armor—it protects you against injury and infection. Typically, people tend to concentrate on caring for their face because it is what is most noticeable to others. However, it is important to care for skin below the neck as well. Proper skin care varies by body part, as some areas have thinner, more sensitive skin than others. Your dermatologist in provides you with the information you need to properly care for your skin. 

While shopping for skin care products at the pharmacy or beauty store, it may be difficult to decide what products to use on your skin. Your dermatologist offers you helpful tips in caring for the skin on each part of your body, including your:

  • Face – The best way to prevent dry skin on your face is to moisturize.
  • Lips – Since your lips retain less moisture than other parts of your body, they tend to dry out more quickly, which means it is important to maintain moisture by using balm several times a day.
  • Hands – Your hands bare the brunt of the seasons more than any other part of your body. It is important to pay attention to your hands by applying moisturizer—especially during the flu season when we tend to wash our hands more vigorously than normal.
  • Feet – Use a thick moisturizer daily on your feet to maintain moisture and keep your feet softer.
  • Scalp – In order to keep your scalp from drying, wash your hair once a day with a mild shampoo and do not use water that is too hot.
  • Body – Try washing your body with a moisturizing cleanser. If you have sensitive skin look for skin care products that cater to your individual skin needs.

Visit your dermatologist today, for more information on how to properly care for your skin year round. Whether your skin is normal, oily or sensitive, there is a skin care treatment just for you.

By Robert K. Dyer, MD Dermatology, LLC
September 18, 2014
Category: Dermatology
Your face shows all of your emotions to the world – laughter, sadness, anger and surprise.  A lifetime of emotions means your facial muscles have been put to the test, leading to wrinkles, crow’s feet, and even laugh lines.  All of these signs of emotion can leave you looking older than your years.  With advancements in technology, your dermatologist can significantly reduce the appearance and signs of aging on your face with Botox.  With Botox you will be able to see a visible improvement to the wrinkles on your face, creating smoother skin for months! 

What is Botox?

Unlike soft tissue fillers, such as Juvederm, that add volume to skin depressions, Botox blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine, which triggers the muscle contractions that create wrinkles.  Botox essentially paralyzes the muscles and stops them from contracting.  Results are visible within approximately one week after treatment, and remain for a minimum of three months. 

Botox cosmetic treatments can be used to improve:

  • Worry lines in your forehead
  • Lines between the eyebrows
  • Smile lines
  • Laugh lines—from nose to mouth
  • Crow’s feet
Anyone in generally good health, who has fairly shallow fine lines and wrinkles, may be good candidates for Botox treatments.

The Botox Procedure

Botox works to relax the contraction of muscles by blocking nerve impulses.  The result is muscles that can no longer contract, which relaxes and softens your wrinkles.  Typically, it will take two to four days to see cosmetic improvement, with results that can last anywhere from four to six months.  Most patients require retreatment to remove wrinkles and lines as they begin to reappear. However, after each injection the wrinkles return less severe as the muscles are trained to relax. 

Botox TreatmentThe procedure does not require anesthesia and usually takes just a few minutes to perform.  The protein is injected into the muscle using a fine needle to minimize discomfort and maximize accuracy. In order to minimize bruising, patients should stop using aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications about two weeks before their treatment.  You can resume normal activities immediately, but your dermatologist may advise you to stay out of the sun.

Call Robert K. Dyer, MD Dermatology, LLC Today!

Botox treatments can help both men and women rejuvenate and revitalize their appearance.  Contact our office in East Greenwich if you are interested in Botox.  We will be able to discuss the procedure and help you decide if Botox is an appropriate treatment for improving your skin’s appearance.

Do you want to know more about the process of getting a Botox? If so, call our East Greenwich dermatology office, (401) 471-3376. Have you recieved Botox at Robert K. Dyer, MD Dermatology, LLC? If so, we would love to hear about your experience below!
May 19, 2014
Category: Skin Care