Nov 10

The Down & Dirty on Blackheads

Blackheads are a form of non-inflammatory acne called “open comedones.”   Basically, a mix of sebum (oil) and skin cells get caught in the pores and oxidize, forming the characteristic brown–black color of comedones.

Number one rule when you have a blackhead is don’t pick at it! If you pick a blackhead, the area around the hair follicle and oil gland may get inflamed. This inflammation or trauma, the mix of sebum or skin cells, and the presence of a bacteria called P. acnes can cause non-inflammatory acne to become inflammatory. Inflammatory acne is characterized by redness, tenderness and cystic lesions. Inflammation in the area can lead to pain, unsightly acne cysts and in the worst-case scenario, it can cause scarring. Basically, you don’t want to stoke the fire of a well-behaving blackhead and create an inflamed and far worse situation.
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Jan 10

Behold the Power of Uplifting Ultrasound: Ultherapy Event at Art of Skin MD

Ultrasound Facelift Art of Skin MD Solana Beach CA     Harness the power of Ultrasound!  The nonsurgical facelift, browlift, and necklift that takes approximately an hour to complete with NO DOWNTIME is here at Art of Skin MD.  Check out the details below for the Art of Skin MD Ultherapy special event on Thursday, January 24th from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.  Refreshments, and informative talk by Dr. Melanie Palm, grab bags, and even a live demonstration of Ulthera will take place.    

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    Most importantly, internationally-recognized, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Melanie Palm is keen on making Ultherapy PAINLESS.  Having treated 4 patients with this uplifting ultrasound technology in the last 24 hours, we can assure you that treatment of the neck, around the eyes, and lower face can be completed without discomfort.  Several of these patients were concerned with discomfort having researched online and read about other accounts of Ultherapy being uncomfortable.  Dr. Palm utilizes local blocks  for the neck, face, and brows to ensure patients are always comfortable and at ease.  Unlike many other practices, comfort measures taken by Dr. Palm at Art of Skin MD allow NO SEDATIVES to be required during treatment.   Join us for the Ultherapy festivities on January 24th.  It is sure to be a great time at Art of Skin MD.  Spaces are limited, call Art of Skin MD at 858.792.SKIN (7546) to confirm your attendance!