Medical Review By: John Minni, DO If you’ve ever had acne, you know how frustrating it can be. But for some people, it’s more than frustrating. “Many people think that acne is just a cosmetic issue, but the condition can lead to depression and anxiety, and teenagers are particularly vulnerable,” said John Minni, DO, a[Read More]
Are Chemical Peels Safe?
If you’re tired of seeing fine lines, acne scars, sun spots, or dark patches every time you look in the mirror, you may be considering getting a chemical peel. In this procedure, a mixture of acids is applied to the skin to slough off the top layers and reveal the smoother, more even-toned skin beneath.[Read More]
5 Tips to Help Your Teen Overcome Acne
Acne is the most common skin disorder in the U.S. and affects 40 to 50 million Americans. Just when appearance often becomes so important to teens acne can strike and strike hard. By the mid-teens, more than 40 percent of adolescents have acne. At Water’s Edge Dermatology, teens come to see our acne experts tens[Read More]
Three Major Misconceptions & Myths About Professional Acne Treatment
We’ve heard more than our share of acne treatment myths in recent years; from how people get acne, to how they can get rid of it, and just about everything in between. Let’s look at three of the more common misconceptions about professional acne treatment. Myth 1: Dermatologists are basically professional strength pimple-poppers This is[Read More]
Top 5 Causes of Children’s School Year Skin Problems – Plus Prevention Tips
When summer officially ends every late September, the somewhat stressful “Back-to-School” season is also pretty much over with – whew! The question is, did shopping for school supplies and other preparations also leave you well-prepared for dealing with inevitable school year skin problems? Below are 5 of the most common causes of skin problems among[Read More]
If You Want to Avoid Acne Scars, Avoid Doing This
It’s hard to know exactly what the best skin care treatment is for your skin. You could have problems with excessive oil, or dryness, or maybe a combination of the two. But with nearly 85% of all people suffering from acne at some point in their lives, there’s a probable chance that you’ve struggled with[Read More]
You Popped That Pimple, Now What?
You couldn’t resist. You’ve popped that pimple, and now you wish you hadn’t. A while back on the blog, we listed the Top 5 Reasons NOT to Pop Your Pimples, but regardless you went ahead and did it. We’ve all heard that messing with a pimple is a bad idea, and the truth is –[Read More]