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Category archives: FAQs

FAQ: Self-exam Skin Checks

FAQ: Self-exam Skin Checks
What do we look for when doing self-exam skin checks?Early detection is key to successful melanoma treatment. Make it a habit to perform regular skin self-exams to check for any changes in moles, freckles, or other skin lesions. Use the ABCDE rule as a guide: A for asymmetry B for...

FAQ: All About Rosacea

FAQ: All About Rosacea
1. What is Rosacea, and What Causes It?    - Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by facial redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes, bumps or pimples. While its precise cause remains elusive, several factors are implicated, including genetics, environmental triggers, vascular abnormalities, immune system responses, and the presence of...

Why are retinoids only used at night?:

Why are retinoids only used at night?:
Why are retinoids only used at night?:    Retinoids are photosensitive, meaning they break down and lose efficacy when exposed to sunlight. Nighttime application ensures that they work optimally without interference from UV rays. Additionally, skin repair processes are more active during  Incorporating retinoids into your skincare routine requires patience and...

What is the difference between microneedling and microchanneling?

What is the difference between microneedling and microchanneling?
Microneedling and microchanneling are both cosmetic procedures that involve creating controlled micro-injuries to the skin to stimulate collagen production and enhance skin texture. While they share similarities, there are differences in terms of the devices used, the depth of penetration, and the intended outcomes. Let's explore the distinctions between microneedling...

Question: What are some of the most common causes of melasma?

Question: What are some of the most common causes of melasma?
Answer: Both melasma and hyperpigmentation share common contributing factors, and understanding them is crucial in devising effective treatment plans: 1. Hormonal Imbalances: Fluctuations in hormones, especially estrogen and progesterone, can trigger melasma in women. Pregnancy, oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, and certain medications can lead to increased melanin production. 2....