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By Coastal Dermatology
August 29, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Dry Skin   Chapped Hands  

Chapped hands can be painfulChapped skin can happen at any time of the year, from the warmest climate to the coldest. Whether it’s harsh chemical soaps, cold temperatures, or over¬≠exposure to the sun, chapped hands are painful and inconvenient in any season.

What is to blame for this nasty problem? Unfortunately it has to do with a loss of moisture. Just washing your hands multiple times throughout the day can cause hands to peel and bleed. However, once you recognize your issue, then you can do something about it. Find out the best ways to care for your chapped hands to prevent this issue in the future.

Moisturize

If you want your skin to return to its once supple state, then you’re going to want to put back the moisture that you’ve robbed your skin of. Sadly, just drinking water just won’t cut it, although it is helpful. You must apply a moisturizer directly to your skin to combat this problem. 

The best way to prevent chapped hands is to start a moisturizing regime even before your hands start to feel dry. This way it’s already a normal habit in your daily routine, and you can keep your hands from drying out.

Some people are dealing with such deep cracks and bleeding that a light moisturizer isn’t going to do the trick. In this case, using a thicker product can be very effective, such as petroleum jelly or a rich moisturizer that contains cocoa butter or beeswax as an ingredient. For an even deeper moisturizing experience, trying putting this product on at night, and then wearing cotton gloves to bed.

Washing hands

It’s vital to wash our hands, and no one is recommending giving up this healthy habit. It can, however, wreak havoc on your hands! It’s important to follow these steps when washing: 

  • Use a mild soap
  • Avoid using hot water
  • Pat rather than rub your skin dry
  • Apply a moisturizer right away

While handwashing can be drying, hand sanitizer gels are even harsher on your skin. Try to avoid their use unless absolutely necessary, opting instead for a gentle wash.

If you are dealing with severely chapped hands and you can’t seem to find relief from your symptoms, then it might be time to see your dermatologist for treatment. Call us today!


By Coastal Dermatology
August 20, 2018
Tags: botox  

What your dermatologist in Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville, FL wants you to know
 
The normal aging process changes your body and your face! Your skin loses elasticity and moisture which eventually causes small wrinklesbotox and frown lines. Fortunately, you can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with Botox!

Dr. Sanjiva Goyal at Coastal Dermatology & MedSpa wants to share how Botox can help you look younger. He has two convenient office locations in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida to take care of your skincare needs.

So, what is Botox? Botox is an injectable material produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It has the amazing ability to temporarily “freeze” or paralyze muscles and nerves, making your skin appear smooth and wrinkle-free.

Botox is very effective in reducing the appearance of:

  • Crow’s feet, showing up at the corners of your eyes
  • Furrows, those annoying frown lines in your forehead
  • Glabella, the unattractive lines between your eyebrows

Botox treatment involves injecting small amounts of material into your skin using a tiny, ultra-thin needle. Treatment is tolerated well. The number of injections will vary depending on the number of areas treated.

People love Botox treatment because there is no downtime, so you can go back to enjoying your day immediately after treatment. You will enjoy the rejuvenating effects of your Botox treatment up to 3-6 months.

To read some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about Botox, please view the Botox page on the Coastal Dermatology & MedSpa website at http://www.coastaldermatologyjax.com/botox.html

Botox can help reclaim what the years have done to your face! Say goodbye to your wrinkles and fine lines and hello to a more youthful, energized face. It all starts with a simple phone call to Dr. Sanjiva Goyal at Coastal Dermatology & MedSpa, with offices in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Call today!


By Coastal Dermatology
August 14, 2018
Category: Skin Care

Take years off your skin thanks to this skin resurfacing system.

 

Aging happens to all of us; however, it doesn’t mean our skin has to give away our age. Of course, if you’ve spent years basking in the sun to get the perfect tan or you had acne as a teenager that has now left scars, you may be looking for a treatment option that will be able to reduce or even get rid of these issues and improve the texture, tone, and overall appearance of your skin.

What is microdermabrasion?

During microdermabrasion, a dermatologist will glide a small device over the skin that contains fine crystals designed to remove the outermost layer of dead skin to reveal healthier, more radiant and younger-looking skin underneath.

As the handheld device is directed over the skin to blast away dead skin cells and remove the outer layers of the skin it also stimulates the production of collagen and the growth of new skin cells. Collagen is instrumental in keeping skin tight and firm but our bodies do not produce as much collagen as we get older, which is why the skin becomes loose and saggy.

What can microdermabrasion help with?

Microdermabrasion is a great treatment option for handling a variety of dermatological issues. If you feel like your skin has become dull and lifeless, this treatment can enhance and improve the tone and radiance of your skin.

Since this treatment removes the outer layers of the skin, it can reduce the appearance of acne scars, lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, age spots and other imperfections. If you are someone who has enlarged pores, microdermabrasion can clean out the pores to remove excess oil and to reduce their appearance.

Microdermabrasion doesn’t just reduce imperfections in the skin, it can also help tighten the skin and make it look more vibrant.

What can I expect from microdermabrasion treatment?

The treatment itself is completely painless and only takes between 30 minutes to one hour to complete. Depending on the severity of the issues you wish to treat, your dermatologist will tell you how many sessions you will need to get the results you want. Typically, you’ll receive anywhere from five to 12 treatments spread out a couple of weeks apart, but you should notice results almost immediately.

If you are interested in what microdermabrasion can do for your skin then it’s time to talk to a dermatologist who can discuss your treatment goals and determine the best course of action to give you that healthy, glowing and younger-looking skin.