View it in your browser JUNE Newsletter 2019
 
Fighting wrinkles with Botox treatment
Aticle Banner There’s a reason that Botox has become a lasting standard in the dermatology industry. The injectable can smooth out lines and wrinkles that develop on the face as part of the natural aging process, taking years off of your appearance without the need for surgery. At Washington Dermatology Center in Rockville, MD, we specialize in injectables such as Botox as part of our anti-aging treatments.

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On May 4th, our team attended the National Psoriasis Foundation fundraiser to support finding a cure for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Prevent acne breakouts during warm humid months
Acne is one of the most common skin problems in the United States and is widely prevalent during the hot and humid summer months.

Although acne is mostly associated with teenagers, it’s not unusual for women in their 30s, 40s, 50s or even older to suffer from this skin condition. It could be a frustrating and embarrassing problem. Acne breaks out when pores on the skin get clogged as a result of sweat mixing with bacteria and oil on the skin surface.

There are many myths surrounding this skin condition such as it’s normal for all teenagers to have acne and there are no treatments and acne should be allowed to run its course. Nothing could be further from the truth. According to dermatologists, acne should be treated as there are many successful treatments available now and the sufferers would receive a huge boost to their self-esteem as a result of being treated. Also, without treatment, acne could lead to permanent scars and dark spots.

Some acne prevention steps recommended by dermatologists:
  • Avoid excess friction and rubbing of the skin which may increase breakouts. Instead blot sweat off with a clean towel or cloth.
  • Wash sweaty clothes, towels, hats and caps and headbands before reuse.
  • Use non-comedogenic products with labels announcing ‘oil free’ or ‘won’t clog pores’ on the face, neck, back and chest.
  • Avoid high sugar foods and excess dairy products like skim milk which can worsen acne
 


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Be cautious when swimming in summer
People love to take a dip in the pool or sea during summer. However, there are a few concerns you need to address to prevent any major health issues which would keep you grounded for the rest of summer.

Swimmer’s (clam digger’s) itch – One may be afflicted with this itchy rash after swimming or wading in seas, lakes or other water bodies infested with this parasite. When these parasites dig into the skin, tiny itchy red spots, welts and/or blisters may appear. Children are especially vulnerable as they stay in warm and shallow water.

The best precaution is to stay off infested waters. There may be warning signs beside such water bodies or there may be stories about people who were recently infected at those locations. Immediately wiping the skin with a towel after getting off the water will also help.

Seabather’s eruption (pica-pica) - This itchy rash is caused by newly hatched jellyfish or sea anemones which get trapped between a swimmer’s skin and swimsuit, fins or other gear. This condition especially affects people who swim in the Caribbean Sea and off the coasts of Florida and Long Island, New York. Staying off infested waters is the best preventive method.

Swimmer’s ear – This infection occurs when water gets trapped in the ear canal. Wearing ear plugs to keep the ears dry when swimming, is recommended. One shouldn’t clean the ears with cotton swabs which can push earwax and dirt deeper into the ear canal, causing further irritation.

Sunburn - Getting sunburnt while swimming is also common, but can be minimized by applying a broad-spectrum, SPF 30+, water-resistant sunscreen.
 


Meet our new NP, Alexa Toohey! Alexa is passionate about dermatology and will be seeing patients in both our Frederick and Rockville offices.
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