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Posts for: May, 2020

By Sanjiva Goyal
May 14, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Facial Treatments  

FacialsGetting a facial can certainly feel like a luxurious, relaxing, and pampering experience but did you know that a facial could also provide your skin with some amazing health benefits? Not only does turning to a dermatologist ensure that you get quality and comprehensive care to treat everything from sun damage to acne, but also a dermatologist has the knowledge, skills, and tools to be able to provide customized facials that can target and treat common skin problems.

A facial offers the skin a variety of benefits including:

  • Deep cleaning
  • Extractions
  • Exfoliation
  • Hydration and moisturizing

A facial can also be tailored to your skin type and the concerns or dermatological issues you are worried about. A facial can be used to treat:

  • Redness and uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dry, dull and flaky skin
  • Acne-prone skin
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged pores

One facial won’t be able to address all skin issues you may have, but our dermatological team can work with you to create a customized facial and treatment plan that will be able to treat any and all problems you’re concerned about.

The products that we use during your facial will also depend on the results you’re hoping to achieve. For example, certain enzyme peels and products with glycolic acid can help to remove dead skin cells to produce fresh, radiant skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you have questions about the different products we use and their ingredients, or if you have any allergies, it’s important to discuss this first with your skin doctor.

Getting regular facials can be a great way to keep skin looking and feeling its best, and it should be a normal part of most people’s skincare routines. Along with keeping skin clean and hydrated, facials can also target problem areas when they arise. Have questions about facials? Ask your dermatologist today.


By Sanjiva Goyal
May 12, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Acne   Acne Treatment  

When nothing you try improves your acne, your dermatologist, Dr. Sanjiva Goyal, can help. With offices in Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Goyal offers several treatments that reduce acne flareups and clear your skin.

When nothing you try improves your acne, your dermatologist, Dr. Sanjiva Goyal, can help. With offices in Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Goyal offers several treatments that reduce acne flareups and clear your skin.
 
How Your Dermatologist Can Help You
Pimples form when the pores in your skin become clogged with dead skin cells and excess sebum, a natural oil that moisturizes your skin but can block pores. The P. acnes bacteria on your skin causes the red, inflamed appearance you associate with acne.
The treatments offered by your Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville skin doctor target the factors that can cause acne. Your treatment plan may include one or more of these therapies:
  • Medication to Keep Your Pores Clear: Your dermatologist may prescribe a topical medication that unblocks pores and prevents new blockages by increasing skin cell turnover. Commonly prescribed medications include tretinoin, tazarotene, and adapalene.
  • Antibiotics: An oral or topical antibiotic that kills p. acnes bacteria may also be recommended. In most cases, you'll continue applying your topical prescription medication when taking or using an antibiotic.
  • Exfoliation of the Outer Layers of Your Skin: Removing the outer layers of the skin offers a quick, effective way to get rid of acne lesions. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are often used to reduce lesions and eliminate shallow acne scars.
  • Strong Medication for Severe or Cystic Acne: Isotretinoin may be prescribed if you have cystic acne or severe acne that doesn't respond to other treatments. Because the medication can cause serious side effects, you'll have frequent blood tests while you take it and will need to use a reliable form of birth control if you're female.
Do you still have acne despite buying plenty of drugstore acne medications? Contact your dermatologist in Ponte Vedra Beach (904-567-1050) and Jacksonville (904-727-9123), Dr. Goyal, to schedule an appointment.