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Cosmetic Concerns Of Face

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Good skin care practices can help to maintain firm, smooth, and healthy skin. Eventually, though, time and sun exposure take a toll on the skin's appearance. Facial skin problems and skin problems on other areas of the body can occur because of age, exposure to environmental elements, and a host of other factors. Some common skin flaws are the result of genetics, viruses, and other causes. A cosmetic dermatologist has the advanced training and expertise necessary to effectively treat skin problems.

What You Need To Know?

The Fitzpatrick Scale gives a person’s skin’s tendency to sunburn when exposed to UVA/UVB radiation.  On the list you’ll see below, people with skin Types II and III on average do not do as well as the Types I, IV-VI. The issue for Types II and III is the collagen seems to be thicker, and there’s less contractibility.

The Fitzpatrick Scale:
•    Type I (scores 0–6) always burns, never tans (pale peach; blond or red hair; blue eyes; freckles).
•    Type II (scores 7–13) usually burns, tans minimally (peach; fair; blond or red hair; blue, green, or hazel eyes)
•    Type III (scores 14–20) sometimes mild burn, tans uniformly (light brown; fair with any hair or eye color)
•    Type IV (scores 21–27) burns minimally, always tans well (moderate brown)
•    Type V (scores 28–34) very rarely burns, tans very easily (dark brown)
•    Type VI (scores 35–36) never burns, always tans (deeply pigmented dark brown to darkest brown)

 

Back in the 1960s, people were embarrassed to admit they dyed their hair.  Maybe you’ve heard of or remember the Clairol slogan, “Does she or doesn’t she? Only her hairdresser knows for sure.”  Up until recently, people were likewise embarrassed to admit to having plastic surgery.

Today, however, this attitude has almost reversed. Many people want to look young for as long as they can, and they don’t want to “let themselves go.” This can be particularly important for people in highly competitive big city markets.

When a patient comes in, we give a mirror, and ask, “What features do you like about your face?” We find out what’s important to the person and that’s what we’ll work to enhance. Maybe s/he likes his/her large forehead or advancing hairline or high cheekbones or lips or eyes. We work on the fact that s/he wants to keep him/herself up and look the best.

We know that aging is going to happen to everyone, but just as a woman who a few years ago decided she wasn’t going to let her hair go white, today she may want to minimize her wrinkles to stay younger-looking.


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