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    Caring for Different Skin Types

    Last updated 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    What’s your skin type? Determining the answer to this question can help you take better care of your skin and get better advice from your dermatologist. Use this guide to learn about different skin types and how to care for them:

    Knowing Your Skin
    It is important to determine what skin type you have before looking for skincare products. You can look for common signs on your own or meet with a dermatologist to get an expert opinion. There are four general categories for skin types: normal, oily, dry, and combination. Normal skin looks clean and healthy. Oily skin has excessive oil and blemishes. Dry skin has roughness and irritation. Combination skin may have characteristics of both oily and dry skin.

    Finding the Right Cleanser
    There are many different facial cleansers on the market, each offering their own advantages for certain skin problems and characteristics. Foaming cleansers are good for removing excess oil, while cream cleaners are better for hydrating dry skin. If you have normal or combination skin, work with your dermatologist to find a cleanser that will work for your skin and take care of your top concerns.

    Moisturizing Regularly
    After cleansing the skin, it is important to rehydrate it with a moisturizing cream. These products are also designed for different skin types, making it easy to find a moisturizer that will hydrate your skin without irritating it. Even if you have oily skin, it is important to moisturize regularly. Find a moisturizer with sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s rays.

    Enjoying a Healthy Diet
    Your diet affects every part of your body; including your skin. Junk foods can take moisture and color from your skin, leaving you looking tired. A healthy diet with lean proteins, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, fruits, and vegetables is essential for maintaining healthy and radiant skin, no matter what your skin type is.

    Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado offers a variety of dermatology services that can help you take better care of your skin. Contact us online or at (303) 558-3192 to learn about our facial peels, injectables, and other skin treatments.

    The Science Behind Micropigmentation

    Last updated 27 days ago

    Many women have chosen micropigmentation because it offers freedom from the time-consuming routine of applying makeup each morning. Micropigmentation, or the application of permanent makeup, is a specialized technique that involves the implantation of color directly into the skin. The Micropigmentation artists uses special instruments to insert the color into the dermis, which is the middle layer of skin beneath the epidermis and above the subcutaneous tissue.

    During the procedure, the color is also implanted into the epidermis, or the top layer of skin. For this reason, your initial results will not be your final results. The color that appears bolder at first will slowly lighten as the pigments in the epidermis flake away during the healing process. Permanent makeup offers long-lasting results; however, it is subject to the gradual effects of sun exposure, natural breakdown, and other factors that gradually fade the color. When the color begins to fade or if you decide you want a bolder look, you can return to the Micropigmentation artists for another treatment session.

    Women in the Denver area who are interested in the convenience and artistry of micropigmentation can contact Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado. You can connect with our dermatology clinic  by calling (303) 558-3192 or via our website.

    Answers to FAQs About Laser Hair Removal

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you’re considering having laser hair removal, you might be frustrated with the inconvenience of shaving or waxing. You might also find that razors irritate your skin and leave little red bumps. Laser hair removal addresses these problems in about five to 10 treatment sessions.

    You can hear the answers to some frequently asked questions about laser hair removal by watching this video. This young lady explains what you can expect when you visit a medical day spa for the session and she discusses what the treatment feels like. She also strongly recommends finding a day spa that offers the newer models of lasers.

    Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado is pleased to offer the innovative Cynosure Elite Laser for laser hair removal. Residents of the Denver area can schedule a visit to our dermatology clinic at (303) 558-3192 or explore our website to read more about our premier services.

    Understanding What Causes Cellulite

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Cellulite, which is a type of fatty tissue, develops in the subcutaneous layer of skin. Within your body, you have fibrous connective cords between your skin and your muscles, which are interspersed with fat cells. Cellulite occurs when the body fails to properly remove waste products and toxins, causing the connective tissue to become thicker and harder. This results in the dimpling or puckering of the skin known as cellulite. Cellulite can detract from your overall appearance; it’s a common reason for dermatologist visits. Fortunately, your dermatologist can recommend effective, professional treatment options to streamline your silhouette.

    Uncontrollable Risk Factors

    Not all contributing factors to cellulite are controllable via lifestyle choices. For example, women are much more likely to suffer from cellulite than men. In fact, most women report at least some degree of cellulite. The reason for this is the way in which fat is typically distributed in a woman’s body. Women tend to accumulate fat in the thighs, buttocks, and hips, which are the prime areas for the appearance of cellulite. The development of cellulite can also be attributed to hormonal changes in some cases. In some individuals, cellulite may become more noticeable because the skin loses thickness due to age. Those with a lighter skin tone tend to have more obvious cellulite.

    Controllable Risk Factors

    It may be possible to reduce the severity of your cellulite by making healthy lifestyle changes. Those with a history of fad dieting and those who have a generally poor diet are more likely to visit a dermatologist because of cellulite. Dehydration, a sedentary lifestyle, and a high percentage of body fat also contribute to cellulite development.

    Although improving your lifestyle can help prevent the development of cellulite, it’s difficult to effectively address it without professional treatments. At Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado, our dermatologists offer a safe, effective anti-cellulite treatment. Call our dermatology clinic in Denver at (303) 558-3192 and ask us about our other treatments, including injectable fillers, Botox, facial peels, and laser hair removal.

     

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