Who doesn’t have questions about how to care for their skin? Whether you’re dealing with specific issues such as sensitive skin or acne, or you simply want to make sure you are giving your skin the exact care it needs, turning to our Tulsa, OK, dermatologists Dr. Lynn Anderson and Dr. Kristen Rice can provide you with the results and answers you’re looking for. Have questions about skincare? We have answers!
Why does acne happen?
Acne is one of the most common skincare problems our dermatologists treat, and it’s not just in teenagers. Everyone from children to seniors can battle annoying and persistent acne. Acne is caused by excess sebum (oil in the skin and hair) and clogged pores. Sometimes hormonal fluctuations or bacteria can also cause more severe forms of acne.
What is the most important skincare tip?
While your entire skincare routine is important for the health of your skin, one of the most important skincare tips your dermatologist can provide is to wear sunscreen every day. Sun damage leads to skin cancer, and the best way to reduce your risk is by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen that shields both UVA and UVB rays. You’ll also want to find a sunscreen that contains at least an SPF of 15. Make sure to apply sunscreen to your face and body 30 minutes before going outside, and reapply every two hours.
How can I prevent skin from aging?
Another reason people turn to us is that they are looking for anti-aging treatment options and tips for how to keep skin looking young. Again, wearing sunscreen can reduce sun damage, which in turn can reduce the sunspots, sagging skin, and wrinkles that can form as a result. Using products that contain retinoids and antioxidants can also lessen early signs of aging such as fine lines. If you are looking for more drastic results, talk to our dermatologists about chemical peels, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, Botox, or dermal fillers.
When should I see a dermatologist?
Everyone can benefit from visiting a dermatologist once a year for a comprehensive checkup. Everyone should come in annually for a skin cancer screening. This is truly the best way to catch those early signs of skin cancer that you might overlook. Other reasons to see a dermatologist include,
- Hair loss
- Nail problems
- Fungal infections
- Severely dry skin
- Varicose and spider veins
- Suspicious moles or growths
- Poison oak or ivy
Midtown Dermatology is your premier Tulsa, OK, dermatology practice, providing a full spectrum of skin, nail, and hair care services to patients of all ages. If you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anderson or Dr. Rice, call (918) 728-3100.